Sixth Day | Goose Island Beer Co.

BA SCORE
82
good
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
Ratings:
523
Reviews:
106
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
14.36%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
29
For Trade:
1
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1/5  rDev -72.4%

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1/5  rDev -72.4%

Photo of Monalenard
1.14/5  rDev -68.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

poured aggressively yields a one finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

smells mostly like a new plastic toy, seriously. dare campaigns should give this to eighth grade kids to show them the dangers of drinking.

flavor follows the nose. sucks. plastic/chemicals. as if it was brewed with hot wheels.

mouthfeel- who cares, it'd be decent if you were unaware that you had a mouthful of something that wont biodegrade.

avoid

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1.25/5  rDev -65.5%

Photo of TonyBaloney
1.59/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

In a word, yuck!How about beer that tastes like beer, instead of potpourri? It looks fine in the glass, but the smell is suspect, and the taste is pure "UGH!" This was offered by a friend, but yowza, no thanks! I like my coffee to taste like coffee, and I like my beer to taste like malt and hops, not a candle shop.

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1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

Photo of generallee
1.84/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: It has a hazy brownish mahogany color with a tall slow fading head on top. This head is creamy light tan in color makes cool lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma is an odd mix of overly sweet malt, spices, hops and orange peel.

Taste / Palate: Just the the aroma the taste is an odd mix up of flavors. I get a heavy sweetness from the malt with notes of brown sugar, sweet bread and molasses. This is cut with harsh orange rind/pith like bitterness and spice. The mouth feel is heavy, slick and cloying.

Notes: To me nothing is working well with each other and I ended up drain pouring the last half of this beer.

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of RexBanner
2.21/5  rDev -39%
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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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.61/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Almost...time...to...rest... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset russet-garnet-ruby topped by a finger or so of wan dirty-khaki foam. The nose comprises Belgian candi sugar, pine sap, light maple syrup, light cardamom, and a touch of candied orange peel. The taste brings in more of the same, along with veins of spruce, rather mild ginger, and a touch of spearmint. The mixture of flavors doesn't come together well at all, clashing occurring at every possible point, my tongue yearning for peace to once again descend upon the land. In vain. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, I found this beer to be too much for its own good, the flavors just not cooperating at all (unless their end goal was one of anarchy, complete and unfettered lawlessness and absurdity). Not gonna have this one again, unless they significantly alter the recipe.

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Photo of goochpunch
2.74/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours out a dark amber/brown. Like slightly burnt caramel. Nice nose of very "British" hops. A bit of booze in the smell and toasty caramelly malts. I pick up a lot of fruity esters. I'm not feeling the flavor. The hops are really subdued as compared in the smell. VERY SWEET. Way over-the-top fruity esters. Kind of messy overall. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky with mild carbonation. I'm not feeling this. Too sweet and the yeast character is too much.

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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Sixth Day from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.62 out of 5 based on 523 ratings.
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