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Sixth Day - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

490 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 490
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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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
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ZEB89

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9%

03-15-2014 03:21:24 | More by ZEB89
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DoubleMalt

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-14-2014 01:23:37 | More by DoubleMalt
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oso

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16%

03-13-2014 05:40:22 | More by oso
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Stidge77

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-13-2014 02:19:44 | More by Stidge77
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Seabass1964

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +12%

03-12-2014 02:32:05 | More by Seabass1964
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-12-2014 02:16:53 | More by Zetcha7x
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-11-2014 20:29:10 | More by AnalogErik
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PaulAndrew

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-09-2014 09:14:08 | More by PaulAndrew
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -16%

03-08-2014 22:46:09 | More by Karibourgeois
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jduprey007

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-08-2014 22:42:57 | More by jduprey007
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-07-2014 03:49:20 | More by crowsnest
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Wamba

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-07-2014 00:50:21 | More by Wamba
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Grugalug

New York

3.64/5  rDev +2%

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a very dark brown with about a half finger of head that dissipates quickly. Not many bubbles coming to the surface. Some lacing but not much. Looks decent enough.

S- A pleasant nuttiness dominates, with some caramel and toffee there as well. Perhaps a bit of spice. Not as pungent as I expected it to be, but decent nonetheless.

T- Surprisingly complex. The nose does it no justice, as I got a lot character. Big malt along with a roasted nuttiness. The caramel and toffee are a bit more aggressive, and it's a good thing. Definitely more spice as well, and just a bit of hop bitterness. You even get a bit of alcohol warmth. Surprising that it doesn't seem as big as it's 8.30%/ABV would suggest. Really nice.

M- Very light-bodied and drinkable. For my taste it's too watery, but it is appropriately carbonated. I'm sure there are many out there that would appreciate it's lighter mouthfeel.

O- A great-tasting beer that is seriously let down by it's other characteristics. Just above average in everything else, and that's really too bad. This has the taste of a real classic. Perhaps I just got unlucky with a bad bottle, but it's still definitely worth trying and I will revisit this one if Goose Island puts it out again.

03-06-2014 04:08:31 | More by Grugalug
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Mongrel

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%

The aroma on this one is mild, but a bit off. It hints at the toffee sweetness to come, but there's also a muddy off note.

On the palate, there is some barleywine-like sweetness and flavors, but toned down. Toffee and touches of cherry and raisin. Pretty firm hopping lends a cool veneer. But flavors are generally a bit muddy and muted, and even somewhat watery. It's certainly sweet up front, but dries out a bit too quickly, betraying its booze.

Overall, it's a pretty good beer for the category and price point, but nothing I'd seek out again.

03-03-2014 14:06:38 | More by Mongrel
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donbet69

New York

3/5  rDev -16%

03-03-2014 00:12:50 | More by donbet69
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bundy462

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +19%

03-01-2014 23:37:03 | More by bundy462
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Ego

New Jersey

3.44/5  rDev -3.6%

eyes...
audible head calms down quickly, retreats to just a film with higher peaks on the diameter, medium brown mud with carbonation gurgling up, nothing great, nothing bad

nose...
spicy in a ginger bread kind of way, sweet fruitcake, apple pie, nutmeg-y

taste etc...
medium mouthfeel with just slightly prickly carbonation, definitely sweet, like sugar, with a hint of bitters in the linger, drinks like the nose with appropriate seasonal flavors, nothing over bearing here just a pretty straight forward holiday ale

verdict?
tasty but nothing special, good mouthfeel and good masking of the ABV, a little too sweet for me personally

03-01-2014 05:17:12 | More by Ego
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16%

03-01-2014 04:35:59 | More by DaftPatrick
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JohnathanColeman

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-27-2014 23:12:43 | More by JohnathanColeman
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.26/5  rDev +19.3%

Sampling right now on 2/26/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a classic pilsner flute glass.

Pours a hazy dark brown in color with a thick 1-finger beige head that stays around for a while. Lots of sticky lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is of malts, spice and coffee. The taste is about the same with some caramel malts coming through as well as followed up by a little orange zest. No harsh or bitter aftertaste at all. A better seasonal brown ale and great for the colder months.

02-26-2014 23:55:36 | More by BeerWithMike
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rkarimi

Colorado

3.52/5  rDev -1.4%

02-26-2014 16:39:45 | More by rkarimi
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-23-2014 02:04:03 | More by superdoopersauce
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Wsherry1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

02-21-2014 03:10:10 | More by Wsherry1
Sixth Day from Goose Island Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.