Sixth Day - Goose Island Beer Co.
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3.85/5 rDev +7.8%
Goose would be the perfect match for this Winter Warmer.
A: Pours a rich syrup with a persistent cream head and lots of lacing. 3.75
S: Too faint. but there's coffee, spice, cream, malt, caramel. 3.5
T: Follows the smell but big: Orange zest, Malt caramel front, followed by spice, coffee, cola, root beer, sarsaparilla, brown bread, apples, yet a warming, drying long back finish. 4
MF: A weighty rich feel, very satisfying. Great feel. 4.25
O: Good Island is putting out lovely original, strong ales, and this is one to try. Oddly festive, last one of the evening, an after dinner beer. 3.75
02-19-2014 04:35:34 | More by Act25
3.83/5 rDev +7.3%
12oz Bottle from the Wegmans Dewitt NY for $2
Appearance - Hazy brown colour with a good size frothy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some really good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, dark fruits, butterscotch, herbal notes
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, butterscotchl, and raisins. There is also some anise/herbal notes and a a touch of chocolate.
Overall - A nice winter warmer, a little like a scotch ale. I'd buy this again next holiday season.
02-19-2014 01:36:57 | More by spinrsx
3.16/5 rDev -11.5%
I picked this bottle up back in December for $1.59 a single at my local store, thinking to myself "wow, a christmas themed hearty brown ale." I wanted to like this beer, because I usually like brown ales, despite them being a rarely well represented genre of beer. I noticed it was quite packing at 8.3% ABV, which scared me because I wasn't quite sure how that would work out since the brown ale style often doesn't lend well to big ABV.
The logistics: 12oz bottle poured into a snifter, aged in a 65 degree pantry for 2 months, store in the fridge 5 hours before serving.
Aroma and appearance: The beer had a pretty nice aroma. It was malty, had a small hint of spices, a twinge of muted hops, and some toffee. It poured a dark brown with a small, unimpressive head. The beer didn't exhibit too much character looks wise, but wasn't disappointing.
Mouthfeel and taste: This is where the beer really took a hit for me. My suspicions were confirmed, the beer was way too boozy as it warmed. The body was too light to uphold the huge ABV, the flavors became almost a secondary factor to the booze. I really had a hard time finishing, not because I don't enjoy high ABV beer (4th Dimentia and BCBS are amongst my favorites), but because the other flavors were not standing out.
Overall: A big disappointment. I finished it, but due to the booziness, I probably will not return since the other flavors did not impress me whatsoever. This occurs often in brown ales, where the flavors are quite subtle. Due to that, a higher ABV needs to be compensated by either a higher dosage of flavors, or a nice last minute throw in of dry hops (like the absolutely delicious Good Humans from Short's, another winter seasonal brown with 8.3% ABV). Too boring and one dimensional for me, but not the worst beer you'll ever try.
Until next time!
02-19-2014 00:02:03 | More by Morakaton
3.94/5 rDev +10.4%
Poured from a bottle with a hazy brown color and a short lasting white foam head. Has a sweet caramel aroma. The flavor is a nice blend of sweet caramel and some malts. Has very little carbonation, but a nice medium body mouthfeel. Another solid offering from Goose Island.
02-18-2014 03:00:34 | More by brutusmuktuk
4.04/5 rDev +13.2%
a - Nice brown color - much like a nut brown with a reddish brown head
s - sweet smell
t - Sweet, molasses(?), malt, maybe a nutmeg - very nice
m - Very good mouth feel Carbonation holds well - very nice
o - Overall this is an excellent beer. Goose Island keeps the hits coming. I recommend this beer highly
02-16-2014 02:15:19 | More by gonzo000
3.28/5 rDev -8.1%
A very nice looking brown ale with 2 finger tan head and nice retention. The smell is more of a bock than a brown ale with some caramel scents. Taste is questionable. Perhaps the one I'm sampling is a tad old and stale. Some caramel sweetness, followed by a slight bitter finish. Some booziness comes through as well as it drinks quite heavy. Overall this beer is not up to the usual Goose Island standards I expect. I won't revisit this one.
02-13-2014 21:54:28 | More by bubseymour
3.83/5 rDev +7.3%
A: Pours an opaque brownish amber with a thin, lingering beige head.
S: Aromas of caramel, cream, nougat, plums, raisins, almonds, brown sugar, and mild herbs are present on the nose.
T: Notes of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toasted almonds, sweet cream, nougat, plums, raisins, herbs, mild citrus, black walnuts, and roasted chestnuts flit across the palate. The finish is mellow with notes of nougat, brown sugar, caramel, and roasted nuts.
M: Medium in body, but on the lighter side of medium, and quite syrupy. Carbonation is mildly prickly. Alcohol presence is noticeable, but understated.
O: An interesting winter ale that almost comes across as a stronger, maltier version of Goose Island's Christmas Ale. This should go over well with fans of brown ales and other maltier styles.
02-11-2014 20:19:21 | More by mrfrancis
Sixth Day from Goose Island Beer Co.
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