6 Geese-A-Laying | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

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.

Added by jvillefan on 10-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
543
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
10.29%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
131
For Trade:
18
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Ratings: 543 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of paresis
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dro7
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap and didn't really care for it. However from the bottle, it is phenomenal!

Aroma: abbey ale, Belgian yeast, figs, hay.

Taste: strong alcohol, figs, plums, very breach, good mouth feel, and suddle berries.

The best way to describe this beer is to picture a Belgian abbey ale with a suddle sweet berries. The gooseberries are not overwhelming and that is what makes this great.

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Photo of WOLFGANG
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingmaker
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark mahogany, no head, ruby tones
S: Sweet dates, fig, goose berries, dark fruits, raisin, Belgian yeast esters, honey
T: Fig, cocoa, goose berries, caramel, raisin, red apple, Belgian yeast spice
M: Medium
O: No oxidation, better than expected

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Photo of ummswimmin
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMS1512
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 9/19/13; drank 7/23/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Murky orange/red rust color.

Cream head; nice lacing.

Mild tart dark berry nose, with a hint of booze heat.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Tart dark berry & mild banana flavors; a fruity treat! A dry champagne finish & a hint of booze heat balance the the beer nicely. Drinkable & enjoyable.

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Photo of bgold86
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sorry but this is underrated.look is a dark amber, smell is outrageous, candi sugar, dark fruits and toffee with a hint of citrus, taste is along the same lines, big sweet dark fruit up front followed by a candied syrup sweetness, slight tartness from the gooseberries fighting back and forth with that belgian candy.i love sweet belgian beers and this is one of the best.

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Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zekenyce
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prototypic
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfish2942
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stompilator
4.39/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased in 2013, cellared for 2 years. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: Beer pours a two-finger foamy head, decent retention, leaves some lacing and a ring. Beer is a chestnut brown.

S: Quite a scent. Dates, prunes, cherries, malt. Very nice, although hints of overly sweet.

T: And yeah, it sure is. Taste generally follows scent on this one. Malt cuts in a bit as it warms. Hint of alcohol on finish.

F: Aging doesn't seem to have done much for it. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, which cuts the sweetness a little bit. Pretty drinkable.

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Photo of knicks19947
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jakethesnake503
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sanitarium16
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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