6 Geese-A-Laying - The Bruery
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Reviews by teromous:
2.7/5 rDev -28.4%
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.
04-15-2014 17:59:19 | More by teromous
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
12-10-2013 13:16:32 | More by oberon
3.74/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
03-30-2014 22:39:39 | More by Franziskaner
6 Geese-A-Laying from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.