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Sixth Day - Goose Island Beer Co.

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492 Ratings
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Ratings: 492
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 10-14-2013)
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Photo of Hopscat
4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at my fav bottle shop for a steal- (sixer @ 4.99)
Dated Sept 13, 2013.
Pours a murky reddish brown, with good 3/4 inch off foam that subsides to good cap with lacing.
Smell is wonderful , dark fruits- nuts- crackers- hops.
Taste follows on as rather complex with the fruits first , then the caramel-cracker malts asserting themselves in the middle and a pleasant licorice spiciness along with some hops bitterness nand alcohol warmth on the long finish.
Mouth- good med.-leaning toward heavy feel. Coats the mouth nicely.
Overall a very good red-brown ale . Brewery notes say it can be kept for best results to 1 year. I'm holding on the remaining for Sept.

Hopscat, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy reddish-brown with a two-finger tan head. Light sticky lacing.

S - Sweet malt, toffe, and a hint of alcohol.

T - Starts sweet with brown sugar, caramel malts, and dark fruits. There is some eathery hops in the finish producing some lingering bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Chewy mouthfeel with a sticky finish.

O - A nice beer. A little too sweet to have more than one in a sitting. This would make a nice winter sipper.

TreyIsWilson, May 31, 2014
Photo of mpayne5
3.75/5  rDev +5%

mpayne5, May 28, 2014
Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Bonsall_Phil, May 28, 2014
Photo of generallee
1.74/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: It has a hazy brownish mahogany color with a tall slow fading head on top. This head is creamy light tan in color makes cool lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma is an odd mix of overly sweet malt, spices, hops and orange peel.

Taste / Palate: Just the the aroma the taste is an odd mix up of flavors. I get a heavy sweetness from the malt with notes of brown sugar, sweet bread and molasses. This is cut with harsh orange rind/pith like bitterness and spice. The mouth feel is heavy, slick and cloying.

Notes: To me nothing is working well with each other and I ended up drain pouring the last half of this beer.

generallee, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

cd34, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

jyacco15, May 22, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy reddish brown in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dense tan head that died down, leaving lacy wisps of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Sweet aromas of toffee and caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has some malty flavors and flavors of toffee and caramel along with hints of nutmeg and raisins. There's only a slight amount of perceptible bitterness, although the hops obscure any cloying sweetness from the malts.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice holiday-themed brown ale and has a little extra body to get you through the winter months.

metter98, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

BlazedNug, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

smithj4, May 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

visualmartyr, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

bigbeers84, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of tp05lg
3.75/5  rDev +5%

tp05lg, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of Andy_Luft
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Andy_Luft, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -9%

nmann08, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of davemarc87
3.75/5  rDev +5%

davemarc87, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of 21Maestro8
4/5  rDev +12%

21Maestro8, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Duff27
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Duff27, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Hellpop65, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

Luweezy, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

PhillyNole, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev +5%

thatoneguymike, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of leffebrown84th
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Sixth day: Reddish brown in color. Pours with a head that fastly dissipates.
Smell is complex, slightyly sweet and almost a nutty smell.
Tastes like brown sugar, bitter hops and a lingering almost honey menthol flavor. And a toffee/vanilla aftertaste.
8.3% alcohol goes down slightly warm but alcohol not really detectable.

leffebrown84th, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of bushbeer75
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle - Bottled on 9/30/13

Goose Island Sixth Day American Brown Ale has a hazy dark amber body and atop sits a nice creamy and bubbly 1 1/2 finger tan head. The head gradually reduced to a foamy collar and sticky lacing lined the walls of my pint glass. The nose was dominated by dark malts, toasted bread, and caramel/toffee scents. The taste begins with toasted bread flavors; followed by dark caramel, dark fruit and hops. The mouth feel is slightly creamy, a little sticky and even slightly chewy with a medium body. The carbonation is active, almost a little prickly.

Sixth Day was a pleasant surprise. This Brown Ale is a must try for those that are a fan of the style - nice job Goose Island.

bushbeer75, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of HopGrazer
3.5/5  rDev -2%

HopGrazer, Mar 21, 2014
Sixth Day from Goose Island Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.