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6 Geese-A-Laying - The Bruery

6 Geese-A-Laying6 Geese-A-Laying

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BA SCORE
84
good

335 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 335
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.43%


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:
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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-30-2013 02:03:33 | More by IPAdams
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2.7/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Hazy red-brown body with fine carbonation bubbles. No lacing and very little head. The quickly fading ring of foam has a nice presence while it is around, albeit shortly.

S: Floral scent of alcohol, but nothing else. Very uncharacteristic lack of nose for this style of beer.

T: It has a pretty good combination of flavors. It has a rosewater flavor, then a bit of alcohol, and finishes only a tad phenolic; classic Belgian yeast character that is welcome. It's quite bland and not as complex as what I'd seek from a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. At this point I will announce that the beer says "With Cape Gooseberries" on the label. I've tasted regular Gooseberries before and they were delicious. I can't speak to the difference between the Cape variety and those that I've had previously, but I can say that there is no discernible flavor in this beer from my recollection of this fruit. Extremely unfortunate given how delectable they are. I won't let the lack of this flavor impact the overall taste score but I feel it is important to note.

M: The mouthfeel is fairly thin and watery for the style. It is only saved by the level of carbonation and adequate coating of the palate. There's nothing more to say.

O: It's an "okay" beer, like a table-wine version of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. It lacks a lot of flavor, complexity, and body. It's something to buy if no other option is available. If you are a fan of this style of beer, it probably won't be too offensive to your palate, but it certainly won't be memorable. I would not give this beer to a person to attract them to the style, in fear that it might misrepresent the style in unfavorable light.

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6 Geese-A-Laying from The Bruery
84 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.