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Sixth Day - Goose Island Beer Co.

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513 Ratings
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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 10-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 513 | Reviews: 103
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3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date October 15, 2013 printed on the back label. A new winter seasonal from Goose Island, and about as fresh as I could possibly ask for. Expectations are about average; going in unbiased.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours two fingers of creamy fluffy tan head on top of a dark ruby-mahogany colored body. Head has some pretty excellent staying power for such a high abv. Nice rings of lacing.

S - Smell is definitely interesting and unique. An interesting vegetal pine / spruce sort of aroma was the first thing to strike me. Brown bread, creamy caramel, some chocolate, a hint of spice, and some metallics on the end.

T - Taste follows the nose pretty well. Toasted brown bread, creamy smooth caramel, mild chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, some strange dark fruitiness almost reminiscent of an artificial cherry / rum raisin taste, unidentifiable spice, and just a hint of alcohol. A sweet tea leaf like hop presence is in there, but it takes the back route to the bready malt. Not 'bad' tasting, but there is something about it that I don't like.

M - Feel is thick, creamy, a bit syrupy, and full bodied with moderate carbonation. A slow sipper for sure.

Overall, not a bad beer, but strange, and not entirely approachable or enjoyable. Definitely glad I managed to score a single bottle, because I would not want to have an entire six pack of this stuff.

Goose Island Sixth Day ---3/5.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of russpowell
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 8 Oct 13

Pours an effervescent brown/crimson with 3 fingers of tan head. Good head retention & even better lacing

S: Maltyness, brown bread & leafy hops

T: Toastyness, leafy& herbal hops & brown sugar. More toastyness & brown sugar as this warms, a bit of toffee as well, more leafy hops as well. Finishes semi-dry with woody & leafy hops & a kiss of toastyness & cranberry

MF: Not bad, wish there was little more body to this, soft carbonation

Drinks easy enough , ABV is well hidden

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of keithmurray
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - mahogany body with tan head

Smell - pine, spruce, caramel

Taste - coming in better than the smell - caramel, toffee, orange peel, ginger, cinnamon, spruce

Mouthfeel - spices attack upfront, the beer has an astringent quality to its bitterness,medium bodied, high carbonation, sweetness lingers in the back

Overall - this is a decent brew for a winter warmer. Worth a shot

Price point - $3/12 oz single

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Danno48
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of barczar
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark brown with copper highlights and a frothy tan head slowly dissipates, leaving sticky lacing.

Floral hops, dark malt, resin, and dank cannabis form the initial aroma. Citrus and brown sugar surface as it warms. A metallic character emerges late.

Flavor is malt dominant, with a sugary sweet caramel malt backbone that's eventually toasty and bready, finishing slightly bitter. Underpinnings of floral and herbal hops add complexity, but tea and bitterness own the show.

Body is moderate to full, with moderate to low carbonation, and noticeable alcohol warmth.

I wasn't impressed with last year's Christmas ale, and I'm not impressed with this brown. Though last year's seemed flawed and this does not, there's just an off character to it. It tastes like something I'd make.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Goose Island Sixth Day
Poured from bottle into a goose island nonic pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a mahogany color with a decent level of murkiness and a one finger of foamy cream colored head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt smell and a caramel sweetness. Along with these aromas is plenty of spice. The spice is heaviest of a nutmeg and allspice smell but others of a coriander nature are there as well. Some other notes of a brown bread and some darker fruits of cherry and plum are present as well rounding out the aroma nicely.

Taste – The taste begins with some sweeter flavors of a caramel and molasses as well as some roasted malt and brown bread tastes. A clove and allspice are present from the start and are later joined by other spice flavors of nutmeg and cinnamon. Darker fruit flavor develop more toward the middle of the taste with the caramel fading but being replaced by more molasses like flavors. More roasted flavors come to the tongue with the darker fruits giving it a darker flavor overall. Along with the darker flavors getting more potent, so too comes a bit more spice as well as new hop flavors of a herbal and grassy nature. A decent spiced rum like flavor comes to the tongue at the very end, leaving a sweet, nicely roasted, slightly warming, and spiced flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thicker body is very nice for the combination of roasted, and dark and flavors of the brew while the moderate carbonation keep it a bit more drinkable and prevented the spice and sweet from being too overwhelming.

Overall – A rather nice and tasty big brew at a good price. The brew had a good sweet and spiced flavor with plenty of roast and spice to keep pace. A nice slow sipper. With a six pack only $9.50 this is one that is high on the (quality+ big abv)/price ratio. Rather pleasant overall.

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3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 9/10/13.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, brown sugar, caramel, fruit, and alcohol aromas. There is also a slight nail polish remover smell that I get as the beer warms up. Taste is much the same with sweet malt, toast, and some herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of toasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a bitterness that is a bit unexpected with the flavors I am getting from this one.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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Sixth Day from Goose Island Beer Co.
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