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6 Geese-A-Laying - The Bruery

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458 Ratings

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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 14
Gots: 108 | FT: 16
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:
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 added by: jvillefan on 10-13-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Resuin, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

EyePeeAyBryan, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of ssarah
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Cloudy, copper color with 1/4 inch white head with nice lacing. Head disappears to almost nothing within minutes but it sticks to the sides of the glass well.

S: Sweet, smells of cherries and plums. It reminds me of the German Christmas cake Stollen. Inviting aroma- definitely well done for smell!

T: Tastes as sweet as it smells. It's 11.5% alcohol content is well masked by sweet raisin and cherry flavors. Really no discernible hops.

M: Medium carbonation, light on the palate. Definite alcohol presence which is expected for its 11.5% alcohol content.

O: Strong and sweet dark ale. Dried berry flavors definitely come out. Despite being a sweet beer, it is not overpowering in it's sweetness. I would recommend trying this beer.

ssarah, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Greywulfken
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep amber brown ale, slightly hazed with a creamy white head a finger or two high; lace motes adorn the glass

S: deep toffee malts and sweet dark fruits, sweet holiday spice

T: a basic dark Belgian ale, with candi sugar, chewy dark malts, and some rich, boozy fruit flavors brightened and improved upon with Cape Gooseberries, which add a sweet and tart bright, light character - almost like a jam preserve of gooseberries, and in this particular ale, delicious

M: medium body, slightly sticky, tart tingles, smooth and coating

O: a very nice and enjoyable ale - the gooseberry tartness is really great - made the beer, and its why I'll recommend this beer - 'specially if you like tart dark berry flavors in beer, or if you like holiday-themed dark Belgian-esque ales.

Greywulfken, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Hallertau, Dec 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

razorsdescent, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of rawfish
3/5  rDev -20.4%

rawfish, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

rab53, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

c00ller, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Nightrain87, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Holland
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Holland, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

sd123, Dec 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

marshmeli, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Modernrickk, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

MNBeerGeek, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a slightly turbid and hazy chestnut color. Large off tan head leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell is malty and sweet. Some hints of molasses and rich caramel. Not very "Belgian-y" contrary to what the label suggests. No big deal, nice aroma anyway

Flavor is muddled a bit. Nothing really stands out, and i would presume that this is a barleywine or some kind of old ale rather than anything Belgian style. Rich caramel with hints of molasses. A bit earthy. Some twang in the middle, probably from gooseberries. Flavor fades away on the end leaving a sweetness.
A solid beer, but for the price the overall goes down

Mebuzzard, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

funkel81, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

scottwurst, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

TKEbeerman, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

iL0VEbeer, Dec 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

nrbw23, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of spense727
2.98/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Has a cloudy, 'dirty copper' appearance.
Smell - Sour and floral aroma. Notes similar to muscadine grapes as well.
Taste - Very slightly sour. Alcohol not present at all in the taste.
Mouthfeel - Quite heavy mouthfeel. Syrupy. Lingers quite a while. Appropriate.
Overall - Taste like hot garbage. Might be better after aging.

spense727, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Mweiss199, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Booner818, Dec 16, 2013
6 Geese-A-Laying from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.