6 Geese-A-Laying - The Bruery
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Reviews by TruePerception:
4.05/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The Bruery's 6 Geese-A-Laying, a Belgian-style Dark Ale brewed with Cape gooseberries. 11.5%
A: Almost a finger and a half of head. Some decent lacing. Nice amber-brown, with yellow in the dimple at the bottom of the glass.
S: The first thing I get is a lighter rye, which I was not at all expecting. Slight funk or, perhaps, horse blanket. Touch of leather. I'm not sure I smell any fruit, yet. Darker honey notes, as it warms.
T/MF: More rye on the palate. Some kind of tree-like notes. Not quite pine, but something festive. It took me several sips, but there is a fruity upturn of sweetness towards the back. And, a more forward sweetness I'm still struggling with... Something like a caramalized sugar/sap/molasses. ...wait! Fir! The tree note is fir, like a Christmas tree. Interesting. Slightly creamy on the palate. Head has a very sweet, tree sap quality to it. A very nice holiday beer. Too bad I didn't have it at Christmas; I could see it going great with turkey and gravy! Or perhaps, a nice brie. Dammit, now I'm getting hungry!
Certainly does not come across as ten-five, but does seem like a slow sipper, taste-wise.
Poured from a 750mL bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2014 08:21:18 | More by TruePerception
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3.25/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
bottle picked up locally cause i'm a sucker for this series and at this point, why start skipping them? enjoyed from a 5 oz brewery taster...stemless snifter glass.
a - a semi transparent mahogany brown with a thin bubbly head that bubbles away no real lace to speak of.
s - nose is sweet. dark berry and just sweetness. smells like a lot of the american takes on a BSDA...missing the lush creaminess of the classics.
t - definitely sweet...as the nose suggested. hints of brown sugar behind some dark fruit and berry.
m - extraordinarily thin. lacking the creaminess and body that a good BSDA needs.
o - overall, the bruery makes some amazing beers, and they also make lots of meh beers...because they make SO many different beers. there hasn't really been a superstar yet in this series and it makes sense since these are all one offs. i doubt time will do magic on this one, hopefully tame down the sweetness....all in all for some dumb reason i feel the need to try all of these and the BA versions (some of those are pretty solid) and every time i consider stopping and then just go for the tick. oh well, if you aren't ticking or collecting the set, i'd pass on this beer. not a drain pour...but that's about all i can say about it.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 00:12:04 | More by cosmicevan
6 Geese-A-Laying from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.