Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine by selecting auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

6 Geese-A-Laying - The Bruery

Not Rated.
6 Geese-A-Laying6 Geese-A-Laying

Educational use only; do not reuse.

63 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 63
Hads: 515
Avg: 3.75
pDev: 30.13%
Wants: 17
Gots: 125 | FT: 18
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:
Beer added by: jvillefan on 10-13-2013

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: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 63 | Hads: 515
Reviews by ProudBeerSnob:
Photo of ProudBeerSnob
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into snifter. Ruby in color with a solid head that dissipates quickly and leaves faint lacing.

Intense fruity aromas rendolent with plums and apricots. I had this on tap last week and it seemed less sweet than in the bottle. As it warms that fruit taste turns a bit boozy. Nice.

Not really interested in cellaring this, but I am interested on what the Bruery comes up with for swans a swimming.

 417 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev 0%
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.

 489 characters

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of SkiBum22
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Ben7773
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of supa0525
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of freshflesh
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of warnerry
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Todd
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Callmecoon
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of mrw1zard
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of WeymouthMike
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

 516 characters

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TKEbeerman
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 01001111
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of Beer21
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bdtva
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Adkins1203
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of ste5venla
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of weonfire
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
6 Geese-A-Laying from The Bruery
84 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.