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Sixth Day - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

496 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 496
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 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
Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Pegasus, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of MrBoz21
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

MrBoz21, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Bstrickler
4/5  rDev +12%

Bstrickler, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of J_Barrett
3.75/5  rDev +5%

J_Barrett, Mar 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

SharkNado, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
3.25/5  rDev -9%

ZEB89, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of DoubleMalt
3.5/5  rDev -2%

DoubleMalt, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of oso
3/5  rDev -16%

oso, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Stidge77
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Stidge77, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Seabass1964
4/5  rDev +12%

Seabass1964, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Zetcha7x
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Zetcha7x, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of AnalogErik
3.5/5  rDev -2%

AnalogErik, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of PaulAndrew
3.5/5  rDev -2%

PaulAndrew, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -16%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of jduprey007
3.75/5  rDev +5%

jduprey007, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of crowsnest
3.5/5  rDev -2%

crowsnest, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Wamba
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Wamba, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Grugalug
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Grugalug, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of Mongrel
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Mongrel, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of donbet69
3/5  rDev -16%

donbet69, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of bundy462
4.25/5  rDev +19%

bundy462, Mar 01, 2014
Sixth Day from Goose Island Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.