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Sixth Day - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

488 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 24 | 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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cd34

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

05-27-2014 03:07:35 | More by cd34
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jyacco15

New York

4/5  rDev +12%

05-22-2014 16:15:14 | More by jyacco15
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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.

05-14-2014 02:24:55 | More by metter98
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BlazedNug

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-02-2014 02:31:22 | More by BlazedNug
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-01-2014 02:40:38 | More by smithj4
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visualmartyr

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-27-2014 14:37:15 | More by visualmartyr
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12%

04-17-2014 00:57:38 | More by bigbeers84
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tp05lg

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-16-2014 22:34:05 | More by tp05lg
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-16-2014 00:03:23 | More by Andy_Luft
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -9%

04-12-2014 03:41:49 | More by nmann08
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davemarc87

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-10-2014 16:08:06 | More by davemarc87
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12%

04-10-2014 02:54:00 | More by 21Maestro8
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Duff27

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9%

04-09-2014 02:36:43 | More by Duff27
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-06-2014 02:19:21 | More by Hellpop65
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Luweezy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

04-05-2014 16:33:30 | More by Luweezy
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PhillyNole

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

03-29-2014 23:36:02 | More by PhillyNole
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-29-2014 01:07:22 | More by thatoneguymike
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leffebrown84th

Georgia

3.64/5  rDev +2%

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.

03-28-2014 01:11:55 | More by leffebrown84th
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bushbeer75

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

03-24-2014 16:54:10 | More by bushbeer75
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HopGrazer

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-21-2014 13:54:11 | More by HopGrazer
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Pegasus

Texas

4/5  rDev +12%

Appearance: Deep amber brown body is surmounted by a massive, dense and persistent light tan head, which threatens to escape the glass. Thick, glass-coating lacing resembles fern frost on the glass walls.

Aroma: Dark malt dominates the aroma, with notes of deeply toasted bread, as well as caramel, bitter cocoa, and faint sweet alcohol..

Taste: Opens with toasted dark bread flavors, and a fairly strong punch of herbal hops. Burnt caramel and bitter cocoa soon follow. Later in the taste, there are some understated dark fruits and a ghostly alcohol presence, more notable for its warmth than flavor. Late in the taste, the earthy hops and burnt caramel bring the taste to a graceful close.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, pleasant and very full.

Drinkability/notes: Quite nice, I hope this reappears for the next winter season, Sixth Day could easily become a classic. I love the name, a clever allusion to The Twelve Days of Christmas. One wishes Goose Island would produce a holiday beer for each of the Twelve Days, and perhaps a special one for Twelveth-Night.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

03-19-2014 22:34:22 | More by Pegasus
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MrBoz21

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev +4.8%

Poured brown, murky with 1/2 inch tan foamy head that settled to skiff. Light comes through but is mostly opaque. Light carbonation.

Aroma: Fruity plum, raisin cookie and molasses. A hint of solvent.

Taste: Gingerbread spice with complex stone fruit medley and dank and woody bitterness. A bit of booze on the tip of tongue.

Mouth: Warm on tongue, juice like with a dry finish.

Overall: It is strong and complex ... hard to consider it a brown. More like a light barleywine.

03-19-2014 03:54:47 | More by MrBoz21
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Bstrickler

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +12%

03-17-2014 02:30:39 | More by Bstrickler
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J_Barrett

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-17-2014 01:52:13 | More by J_Barrett
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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-16-2014 23:17:44 | More by SharkNado
Sixth Day from Goose Island Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.