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6 Geese-A-Laying - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

460 Ratings
THE BROS
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good

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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 14
Gots: 109 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

6 Geese-A-Laying is the 6th beer in our "12 Days of Christmas" series and is a return to the more classic dark and toasty winter ale, following the appropriately blonde 5 Golden Rings. Brewed with cape gooseberries, this malty ale displays notes of plums, dark cherry and bright, citrus-like flavors from the namesake berries. Delicious right now, but suitable for aging up to 6 years, upon the release of 12 Drummers Drumming.

(Beer added by: jvillefan on 10-13-2013)
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a goblet.

3.25 A: Lightly hazed deep amber color. One and a half fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is lacking, but it's to be expected from such a big beer. No lacing either.

3.5 S: This is full of plum and figs foremost. Toasty malts with strong caramel components and notes of gingerbread. Something strange to me which must be the gooseberries. Peppery spiciness with hints of clove. A bit of booze, which is well hidden overall.

3.75 T: Taste is like the nose, except that the gooseberry portion is more prominent. Plum, figs, and grape finish up the fruits. Toasty, caramel, and bready malts. Peppery spice. Molasses and deep neutral maltiness.

3.75 M: Big, heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth. Well done here.

3.75 D: It's a pretty good beer, but it's a little more standard than the usual Bruery beer. Definitely worth a try

DavoleBomb, Jan 20, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass a hazy medium brown with a tinge of amber,a sticky one finger head atop,wasn't a fan of the hazed murkiness to the color.Aromas have a lactic kick to them from the gooseberries to go along with mild spiced phenols and lemony notes.Again some lactic-like notes imparted from the gooseberries on the palate along with some clove spice with a hint of barnyard in the finish but not real strong.Not a bad beer,lightly acidic and somewhat refreshing even for its size.

oberon, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

SkiBum22, Jan 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

freshflesh, Jan 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

warnerry, Dec 16, 2013
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Todd, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

aquazr1, Dec 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

mrw1zard, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color with a lot of haziness. There's a faint bit of off white head that covers most of the top of the beer. Brussels lacing. Dal malt is prevalent in the nose and a fruitiness that I assume is from the gooseberries. There's plenty of dark malt and caramelized dark candidate sugar in the front of the palate. I get a bit of tartness from the gooseberries to balance things out. The mouth is fairly carbonated and a bit syrupy. There's a bit of earthiness present in the fade either from the spiciness.

Franziskaner, Mar 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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6 Geese-A-Laying from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.