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6 Geese-A-Laying - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

423 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 10
Gots: 95 | 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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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-12-2014 16:57:03 | More by bleedsblu
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.41/5  rDev -9.5%

Split with rudzud.

Pretty much no head, nice legs but no lacing or head, semi clear cherry maroon color.

Nose dark Belgian malts and dank candi sugar, little candy syrup, little jammy berry fruit like a boisonberry blueberry gooseberry candied blend, touch of cocoa nibs, and choc, not a ton.

Taste sweet syrupy mess, candy Sugar, syrupy candy and candy sugar, little Belgian malts dark malts, big booze, generic berry fruit, little toffee caramel, etc. Just a ton of sweet characters blending to a generic mess of sweetness, candy generic berry fruit.

Mouth is fuller bod but a syrupy mess, fair hot booze, decent but lighter carb, syrupy mess.

Overall a bit of a disappointment.

06-11-2014 18:44:37 | More by jlindros
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01001111

California

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

06-11-2014 04:09:24 | More by 01001111
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amano_h

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-10-2014 03:05:38 | More by amano_h
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-09-2014 20:01:42 | More by IAmHollywood13
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.41/5  rDev -9.5%

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a dark deep chestnut hue with a thin halo that faded to leave light lacing and wisps.

S - Aromas of Belgian sweet malts and esters, dark candy sugar, not much tartness but a genetic berry fruit. Light chocolate. Solid nose, interesting.

T - Taste is esters, dark sugars, booze, light chocolate, booze, slight metallic twinge, genetic fruitiness not tart but fruit, lightly syrupy sweet malts.

M - Mouthfeel is a syrupy mess, heavy, boozy.

O - Overall the nose was fun but everything else is a mess, heavy, syrup, meh.

06-08-2014 00:23:40 | More by rudzud
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Rborre321

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

06-06-2014 20:28:13 | More by Rborre321
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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-06-2014 20:23:17 | More by Dicers
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blabaer

California

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-05-2014 04:15:47 | More by blabaer
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JLeet

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-03-2014 21:44:43 | More by JLeet
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theholygose

California

4.06/5  rDev +7.7%

Nose - with sweet fruity accents, the aroma is quite enjoyable the moment the brew hits the glass.

Taste - roasted malts, slightly spicy, and, in line with the nose, lots of sweet fruits, with dark cherries mixed in. I’m also getting a bit of chocolate.

Mouthfeel - medium to heavy, leaving behind a slight tart pucker. But very mellow for a strong dark brew. Inoffensive, but enjoyable.

Not the most adventurous or boundary pushing ale I’ve had from The Bruery, but it certainly was the most enjoyable.

06-03-2014 05:09:06 | More by theholygose
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westyrun

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-02-2014 03:43:23 | More by westyrun
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MastaShonuf

California

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-01-2014 20:38:10 | More by MastaShonuf
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-29-2014 03:19:33 | More by wrightst
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antott0523

New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +11.7%

A: Opaque light brown with a beige head that settled to a paper thin veil . Virtually no lace.

S: Upfront notes of gooseberry that provide a slightly tart nose. Notes of raisin and fresh apricot. A hint of booze.

T: Not much tartness. Gooseberry comes through as a moderately sweet citrus flavor. Notes of dried fruit including apricots and raisins. Nice finish with some faint notes of chocolate. The booze manifests itself just enough, and the beer is big enough the withstand this.

M: Well carbonated and smooth. Some warmth from the alcohol.

D: Highly drinkable and a nice divergence from the typical "winter warmer" with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. I would characterize this one as less spicy, and more sweet citrus and berry notes backed a solid belgian dark ale.

05-28-2014 23:15:58 | More by antott0523
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-25-2014 18:40:58 | More by mikefuski17
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-22-2014 22:03:28 | More by neckbracesub
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-20-2014 01:27:43 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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BG718

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-18-2014 16:41:29 | More by BG718
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-18-2014 05:13:18 | More by mhaugo
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-16-2014 23:30:34 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-14-2014 02:03:22 | More by ADTaber
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Matt_Ortiz

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-13-2014 19:17:59 | More by Matt_Ortiz
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-11-2014 21:17:16 | More by MonkeyBread
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ChiliSauce

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

05-11-2014 02:12:00 | More by ChiliSauce
6 Geese-A-Laying from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.