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6 Geese-A-Laying - The Bruery

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432 Ratings

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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 10
Gots: 96 | 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:
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 TruePerception:
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4.05/5  rDev +7.7%

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.

TruePerception, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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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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.

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6 Geese-A-Laying from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.