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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:
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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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4.25/5  rDev +13%

martyl1000, Dec 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DanSmith17, Dec 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

MgoJohnStamos, Dec 15, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +6.1%

Okay, so they are "cape gooseberries" and not English type gooseberries. It's hard to say what flavor they add to this stuff, but it's tasty nonetheless. Deliciously sweet and fruity but with a dark tangy edge.

Malty and strong with alcohol. There's a candy-like flavor that is quite intriguing. Warm, roasted flavors with a hot blast of alcohol that is actually rather pleasant. Smooth with caramel and a touch of sugar and cream.

Thoroughly sippable dark amber brew in the small snifter. A tasty addition to the usual range of holiday ales. Maybe my favorite Bruery concoction as well. On tap at Local Habit in San Diego.

mactrail, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

sfr26, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

mrebeka, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

dvmin98, Dec 15, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +8%

Pours a murky dark amber/brown with a huge off white head that tries to escape from the bottle as soon as I pop the cork. Aromas of caramel and sweet brown sugar, tart berry, cherry and plum, rounded off by a hint of ethanol, and clove and earthy yeast phenols. Sweet sugary malt offset with tart berries, alcohol and cherries. Light spicy phenols and a touch of alcohol provide hints of balance. Medium to thick body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a sweet syrup and bubbly mouthfeel. Wow that one is actually pretty damn good. I haven't enjoyed one of the Bruery's 12 days beers this much since 2 turtle doves. Nice balance of sweet and tart with just enough spice to remind you its Belgian inspired.

johnnnniee, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

blindpiggie, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

RochefortChris, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Buckeye982, Dec 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

mychalg9, Dec 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

SaltySizzle, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

smogfood, Dec 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

2GOOFY, Dec 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

JeffSK, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

BringbakFavre, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

JacobGumina, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

SCZ, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

FlussigkeitMut, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

spoony, Dec 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

MinorThreat, Dec 10, 2013
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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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3.48/5  rDev -7.4%

Pretty good stuff, tho my bottle seemed a tad under carbonated. Poured it on the cold side with a smallish tan head that soon settled and no lace. Color is a somewhat hazy brown amber. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus, orange pith. Flavor's like nose,while not much carbonic tang, the gooseberries' acid helps mitigate the heavy sweetness. Also present are malt, caramel. Body would've been great if better co2. Finish is like flavor, of average length, with strong alcohol warmth.

drpimento, Dec 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Farnswurth, Dec 10, 2013
6 Geese-A-Laying from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.