Sixth Day | Goose Island Beer Co.

Sixth DaySixth Day
BA SCORE
46.3%
Liked This Beer
3.57 w/ 523 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 10-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
523
Liked:
242
Avg:
3.57/5
pDev:
14.57%
Alströms:
3.93
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
29
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 523 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of Bammer21
3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of descobar
2.99/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

2013 - (bottle says it will improve only for a year, so...) pours a muddy amber/brown with tan head with decent retention. aromas are caramel and toffee with fruity esters. plums, dates and raisins and lots of spices. as expected some oxidation and some vinousy aromas. tastes very sweet with lots of Xmas spices. caramel, toffee and very bitter. body is medium full, carbonation moderate, with rich texture and significant astringency. Heavy bitterness and astringency carry into a long finish. - a very strong brown ale indeed. not necessarily my thing.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.16/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

**
11/07/2013
Appearance Is dark brown, clear. Frothy white head. Aroma is pretty light. Cinnamon, toasted barley. Taste is bready, a little spice, a bit dry like a sherry. Feel is very thick and creamy for a non-stout. A nice holiday beer, somewhat nondscript, but tasty.
**

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Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.17/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barnoloid
4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Maybe I left this one a little late.....2013 offering. Says to age up to a year to improve in bottle. Well, either ways i'm digging it! Fine mix of bready malt and festive spices. English toffee and brown sugar with a hint of cloves and allspice. Gushed out with a brown cream head. Smooth finish to it.

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Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigleague
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 edition, 12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, dark mahogany color with a quarter of a finger of off-white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Lots of toasted malt, brown sugar, dark molasses, clove, cinnamon, dried fruit, such as raisins, prunes and apricots.

Taste: Toasted malt and hops compete for the primary flavors up front, but are mellowed out by some nice toffee and brown sugar-like sweetness and notes of clove, and cinnamon.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 8.3%, I’m surprised that there’s not more of an alcohol presence on the palate. I mean there’s some alcohol heat there, but, it’s not as strong as I’d expect. It’s pretty well managed.

Overall: Another excellent beer by Goose Island, and another great Christmas beer to celebrate Christmas! Great, strong notes of beautifully balanced malt and hops, and sweetness.

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Photo of rlovitt
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RexBanner
2.21/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from chilled 12 oz bottle into chilled nonic glass.
Murky brown color with off white foamy head. Trace amount of carbonation bubbles dancing in the glass.
Aromas of roast malts, caramel and Worcestershire sauce.
Sadly, the taste followed the nose painfully close. Good mouth feel and decent carbonation for a beer of this strength. Everything else however was not appealing. What does goose island brew this thing with; soy sauce?! It has an unpleasant taste of heavy molasses. My local beer monger noticed I enjoyed the taste of festivity ale and recommended sixth day as a better version of festivity. He was way off! I don't know if the flavor changed because the bottle he sold me was a 2012 vintage. Good thing this brew is no longer in production. Awful!

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Photo of TMcGee
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of dsnyder61
5/5  rDev +40.1%

Photo of LouieBreschi
4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of PorterLambic
4.39/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a hazy, medium-dark brown with some orange around the edges. Small light tan head sticks around for a very long time as a thickish film. No lace left behind, though.
Smell is rich, malty, whiskey, dark fruits. Ok, a little off style, more dubbel than brown, but a phenomenal nose.
Taste is just what you would expect, malt, whiskey soaked dark fruits with a hint of hops and some floral.
Almost full bodied, lightly effervesced, warming, slightly drying at the finish and so delicious I wish they hadn't stopped making it. :(

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of stortore
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of KevChiTown
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -16%

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Sixth Day from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 46.3% out of 100 with 523 ratings
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