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
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
541
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
132
For Trade:
18
User Reviews
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Reviews: 67 | Ratings: 541
Reviews by DavoleBomb:
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3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a goblet.

3.25 A: Lightly hazed deep amber color. One and a half fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is lacking, but it's to be expected from such a big beer. No lacing either.

3.5 S: This is full of plum and figs foremost. Toasty malts with strong caramel components and notes of gingerbread. Something strange to me which must be the gooseberries. Peppery spiciness with hints of clove. A bit of booze, which is well hidden overall.

3.75 T: Taste is like the nose, except that the gooseberry portion is more prominent. Plum, figs, and grape finish up the fruits. Toasty, caramel, and bready malts. Peppery spice. Molasses and deep neutral maltiness.

3.75 M: Big, heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth. Well done here.

3.75 D: It's a pretty good beer, but it's a little more standard than the usual Bruery beer. Definitely worth a try

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass a hazy medium brown with a tinge of amber,a sticky one finger head atop,wasn't a fan of the hazed murkiness to the color.Aromas have a lactic kick to them from the gooseberries to go along with mild spiced phenols and lemony notes.Again some lactic-like notes imparted from the gooseberries on the palate along with some clove spice with a hint of barnyard in the finish but not real strong.Not a bad beer,lightly acidic and somewhat refreshing even for its size.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of SkiBum22
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of freshflesh
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of warnerry
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Todd
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Callmecoon
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of mrw1zard
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of WeymouthMike
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color with a lot of haziness. There's a faint bit of off white head that covers most of the top of the beer. Brussels lacing. Dal malt is prevalent in the nose and a fruitiness that I assume is from the gooseberries. There's plenty of dark malt and caramelized dark candidate sugar in the front of the palate. I get a bit of tartness from the gooseberries to balance things out. The mouth is fairly carbonated and a bit syrupy. There's a bit of earthiness present in the fade either from the spiciness.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of TKEbeerman
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Beer21
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Adkins1203
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of ste5venla
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of JMS1512
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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