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Sixth Day - Goose Island Beer Co.

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498 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 498
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 10-14-2013)
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Photo of donbet69
3/5  rDev -16%

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

bundy462, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Ego
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

Ego, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
3/5  rDev -16%

DaftPatrick, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of JohnathanColeman
3.75/5  rDev +5%

JohnathanColeman, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.26/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

BeerWithMike, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of rkarimi
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%

rkarimi, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of superdoopersauce
3.75/5  rDev +5%

superdoopersauce, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Wsherry1
4/5  rDev +12%

Wsherry1, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of mlklein27
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

mlklein27, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.25/5  rDev +19%

GreesyFizeek, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of Act25
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Act25, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

spinrsx, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Morakaton
3.16/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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!

Morakaton, Feb 19, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44%

ConradKenney, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of brutusmuktuk
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

brutusmuktuk, Feb 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

drinking12many, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of gonzo000
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

gonzo000, Feb 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

alexm1309, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Lehighace06, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of bubseymour
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

bubseymour, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

maketheheartglad, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Swaino, Feb 12, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

mrfrancis, Feb 11, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +12.3%

APH, Feb 09, 2014
Sixth Day from Goose Island Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.