6 Geese-A-Laying | The Bruery

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6 Geese-A-Laying6 Geese-A-Laying

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The Bruery
California, United States

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.

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Photo of teromous
2.66/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Hazy red-brown body with fine carbonation bubbles. No lacing and very little head. The quickly fading ring of foam has a nice presence while it is around, albeit shortly.

S: Floral scent of alcohol, but nothing else. Very uncharacteristic lack of nose for this style of beer.

T: It has a pretty good combination of flavors. It has a rosewater flavor, then a bit of alcohol, and finishes only a tad phenolic; classic Belgian yeast character that is welcome. It's quite bland and not as complex as what I'd seek from a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. At this point I will announce that the beer says "With Cape Gooseberries" on the label. I've tasted regular Gooseberries before and they were delicious. I can't speak to the difference between the Cape variety and those that I've had previously, but I can say that there is no discernible flavor in this beer from my recollection of this fruit. Extremely unfortunate given how delectable they are. I won't let the lack of this flavor impact the overall taste score but I feel it is important to note.

M: The mouthfeel is fairly thin and watery for the style. It is only saved by the level of carbonation and adequate coating of the palate. There's nothing more to say.

O: It's an "okay" beer, like a table-wine version of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. It lacks a lot of flavor, complexity, and body. It's something to buy if no other option is available. If you are a fan of this style of beer, it probably won't be too offensive to your palate, but it certainly won't be memorable. I would not give this beer to a person to attract them to the style, in fear that it might misrepresent the style in unfavorable light.

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Photo of spense727
2.96/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Has a cloudy, 'dirty copper' appearance.
Smell - Sour and floral aroma. Notes similar to muscadine grapes as well.
Taste - Very slightly sour. Alcohol not present at all in the taste.
Mouthfeel - Quite heavy mouthfeel. Syrupy. Lingers quite a while. Appropriate.
Overall - Taste like hot garbage. Might be better after aging.

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Photo of corby112
3.09/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a dark golden copper color with ruby red/purplish-plum hues and a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind. Nice color but not much head retention/lacing.

Slightly tart, vinous dark fruit aroma with subtle peppery spice, silky chocolate malt and boozy sweetness. Hints of pepper, clove and candi sugar along with tart fruit, plum, raisin and fig. I'm not really familiar with gooseberries but I'm assuming they are giving off the tart sweetness that compliments the other ester-y dark berry notes. The fruit and spice aromas are followed by silky chocolate malt sweetness and subtle roast. I'm picking up some cocoa, caramel, toast and cola. Nothing too out of the ordinary but the aroma is decent with a nice touch of tart fruit incorporated into the classic elements of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale.

On the lighter end of medium body with tight carbonation and a blast of sweet boozy heat that overpowers the others flavors with somewhat overwhelming fuesel alcohol. Some peppery spice and slightly tart fruit integrated into light malt sweetness and vinous dark fruit flavors. Some pepper, clove and ginger followed by strong alcohol heat, tart berries, plum, raisin and currant. Finishes with light malt sweetness giving off hints of caramel, milk chocolate, lactose, burnt toast and ash. The tart fruit presence isn't as strong as in the nose and the spice and alcohol flavors are too prominent for my preference. After a while my palate adjusts to the alcohol and heavy spices, letting some Belgian candi sugar and vinous fruit sweetness come through. The high ABV is not well masked at all but the tart fruit, sweet ester notes and chocolate maltiness make this beer easy to drink than I expected. Not terrible like some of the other beers in this series but the carbonation is off, the spices are too strong and there is overwhelming boozy heat.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a hazy, medium amber-brown body, a bit murky, with a medium-sized, beige head.

Smell: Earthy, anise, with a strong scent of the added berries sprinkled with yeast. Thin sliver of smoke. Toasty, bready malts, a bit mild in aroma, when compared to the more potent aromatics. Pinch of allspice and a belt of booze.

Taste: Syrupy-soaked, toasty breadiness in the fore, but, right away, there's a burst of sourish, sharply tangy berries. Additionally, toffee and a shot of liquor. Orange zest. Lightly musty, yeasty. Spice, light vanilla, and varied-berry liqueur on the back-half with plenty of belly-warming alcohol driving into the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: It's a tad hot. Don't go into this bottle alone, friends!

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Photo of Jonada
3.21/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a dark red brown color with a finger of a beige head that dissipates quickly to a collar. Body is hazy with very little light getting through.

Smell: Dark fruit, vinous, peppery spice, chocolate, slight vinegar notes. Smells a bit odd.

Taste: Sweet and tart with notes of dark fruit spicy yeast, and chocolate. There's a tart and almost slightly vegetal quality present as well, which I assume is from the gooseberries. This one's not really doing it for me.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied slightly creamy mouthfeel. Medium soft carbonation.

Overall: Now I neither know what a gooseberry looks or tastes like (so maybe they're awesome for all i know), but I'm essentially attributing the tart, vinous vegetal qualities to the gooseberry addition. Those qualities really detract from the enjoyment of the beer rather than adding to it. Not a fan of this one, and I would recommend avoiding unless you're trying to obtain the whole Bruery 12 days of Christmas set.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

BOTTLE: 2013 vintage. 1 pint 9.4 fl oz. Brown glass. Branded pry-off crown cap.

11.5% ABV.

Served cold into stemware and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Reviewed live as a Belgian-style dark ale. Expectations are above average.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: About 1 inch wide. White colour. Average foaminess, frothiness, and thickness. Leaves uneven lacing on the sides of the glass as it recedes. Retention is average - about 2 minutes.

BODY: Glowing deep auburn. Translucent but nontransparent. Ample brown yeast particulate is plainly visible within.

Appears well-carbonated. It's a nice looking Belgian dark ale, if a bit nontraditional.

AROMA: Candi sugar, plum, bright cherry skin, ample malty sweetness, some supple fruitskin, and maybe a bit of Belgian yeast. No prune or fig. Date juice is prominent. Lightly syrupy. Sweetness is right for the style.

Seemingly balanced and enjoyable. Aromatic intensity is above average.

No overt hops, yeast, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

TASTE: Prune/date juice dominates, with subsidiary notes of light plum and cherry skin. Not as supple as would be ideal. The yeast isn't as biscuity or raisin-y as would be ideal. The deep amber malts disappear beneath the sticky juice. Candi sugar is obvious throughout.

Balanced enough, but the depth of flavour is a bit lacking, and it's not as intricate as the best beers in the style. Still, complexity is adequate. Well put together for what it is.

No notes of aging are evident. I imagine this would taste the same fresh.

Flavour duration is above average. Flavour intensity is average.

Gooseberries? Citrus? Definitely not...and what the hell is a gooseberry anyway?

TEXTURE: Not as dry or coarse as it needs to be to satisfy (traditional) style conventions. Carbonation is near perfect. Full-bodied. Not too thick, syrupy, or viscous. Sticky, definitely.

Complements the taste well enough, but it doesn't elevate the beer as a whole. Its stickiness does accentuate the dominant prune/date juice. But this is one of the stickiest beers I've ever had...

OVERALL: Shockingly drinkable for its high ABV. It's a decent enough Belgian strong dark ale, but it's a far cry from the best beers in the style. The juiciness is interesting, albeit a bit geriatric. Aging has done this no wonders (even a scant 2 years). Another underwhelming-for-the-price but still enjoyable brew from The Bruery.

High C+

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Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

*This is at 40ish degrees F at the time of review. I will write about the beer as it warms up.*

A- A dark, rusty orangey kinda red to it. Cloudy as hell, but no big sediment chunks are floating around. Head was nice and pillowy at about 3 fingers worth, but that die to a fine rim around my tulip glass. Looks the style for sure.

S- Very sweet with some spices. The fruitiness does show up here, no doubt about it. Smells tart, slightly acidic, and sour. Has a slight alcohol presence in the nose. The maltiness is caramel like. Breadiness and biscuty notes come out when the beer warms.

T- Same as the smell. Very sweet. It has a candied sweetness. The sweetness dies down when it warms. It is very tart and sour, but not overly sour. It does have the clove, ginger, coriander, and nutmeg. There is a biscuty type note a carmel maltiness. It's very mouth puckering. The finish is very dry, but does have a some sweetness and alcohol to it as well. It was almost like a mulled wine in a way. It had that kind of fruitiness.

M- This is rich and full bodied. It's very sticky and rich. I don't know if tartness is a mouthfeel, but it is very tart and puckering like in the taste.

Overall, this is very interesting when warmed. But this is almost too sweet and big. But it's nice to have once. If you can get this beer at a reasonable price, try it. Otherwise, I'd pass.

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

bottle picked up locally cause i'm a sucker for this series and at this point, why start skipping them? enjoyed from a 5 oz brewery taster...stemless snifter glass.

a - a semi transparent mahogany brown with a thin bubbly head that bubbles away no real lace to speak of.

s - nose is sweet. dark berry and just sweetness. smells like a lot of the american takes on a BSDA...missing the lush creaminess of the classics.

t - definitely sweet...as the nose suggested. hints of brown sugar behind some dark fruit and berry.

m - extraordinarily thin. lacking the creaminess and body that a good BSDA needs.

o - overall, the bruery makes some amazing beers, and they also make lots of meh beers...because they make SO many different beers. there hasn't really been a superstar yet in this series and it makes sense since these are all one offs. i doubt time will do magic on this one, hopefully tame down the sweetness....all in all for some dumb reason i feel the need to try all of these and the BA versions (some of those are pretty solid) and every time i consider stopping and then just go for the tick. oh well, if you aren't ticking or collecting the set, i'd pass on this beer. not a drain pour...but that's about all i can say about it.

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Photo of Zorro
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Chill hazed brown colored ale with a small brown colored head. Guess the alcohol level is retarding the formation of much head. Held up to the light I can see how this could be described as a red colored ale.

Smells strongly of malt with some fruity scents of cherry and cranberry with a slight sour scent like lemon. Scent of brown sugar and date sugars. Trace of cinnamon and fainter clove scent.

Starts out mildly sweet with a slight musty flavor. Flavors are not as intense as expected, faint fruity flavor most cherry and berry. Mild bitterness. Frankly this could be more flavorful.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall something of a disappointment. I expected stronger flavors from the ale.

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Photo of AdamBear
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A-dark amber, almost red. Thin off white head.

S-smells like strong dark Belgian sugars with a very sweet syrupy scent to it. Also some caramels and fairly tart dark cherries. Almost has a buttercream aroma to it as well.

T-comes on with a very thick and sweet flavor of dark berries and caramels. It's so syrupy and sweet tasting, not in the best way. It does have a slight burnt caramel aspect to it as well. It doesn't have too much of a Belgian dark ale in it at this point. Definitely tastes like a beer with a high abv.

M-thick and syrupy. Not too much carbonation.

O-such a disappointment, I generally love these Bruery Christmas beers but these past 2 years have been a disappointment. It's just way too syrupy and it leaves your tongue with an odd stickiness. I really wish I would've shared this.

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Photo of jlindros
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of rudzud
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of drpimento
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pretty good stuff, tho my bottle seemed a tad under carbonated. Poured it on the cold side with a smallish tan head that soon settled and no lace. Color is a somewhat hazy brown amber. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus, orange pith. Flavor's like nose,while not much carbonic tang, the gooseberries' acid helps mitigate the heavy sweetness. Also present are malt, caramel. Body would've been great if better co2. Finish is like flavor, of average length, with strong alcohol warmth.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a slightly turbid and hazy chestnut color. Large off tan head leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell is malty and sweet. Some hints of molasses and rich caramel. Not very "Belgian-y" contrary to what the label suggests. No big deal, nice aroma anyway

Flavor is muddled a bit. Nothing really stands out, and i would presume that this is a barleywine or some kind of old ale rather than anything Belgian style. Rich caramel with hints of molasses. A bit earthy. Some twang in the middle, probably from gooseberries. Flavor fades away on the end leaving a sweetness.
A solid beer, but for the price the overall goes down

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, dirt, spice, and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy grain and dirty, slightly tart fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earthy and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the earthy and dirty aromas and flavors detract from the drinkability in my opinion.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque dark amber/pale brown that is a nice ruby red when held to the sunlight. In a goblet the pour produces 1.5 fingers of somewhat lasting, foamy, tan head that leaves only a few motes & streaks of lace. Aroma is fruity, sweet but also slightly acidic & sour; dark, bready malt, spice & earthy notes. Just out of the bottle there is almost no alcohol presence but it increases as the brew warms. Taste is a complex blend backed by liquid Sweet-Tarts: toast, biscuit, caramel, toffee, ginger, wood, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, grape, dark cherry, melon, citrus, light chocolate, clove & pepper notes come out when the brew warms. An earthiness joins the tart finish producing an aftertaste that is reminiscent of tart mulled wine. I don't know what gooseberries taste like but I'm sure they add to the complexity. Alcohol is prominent in the mouth as warmth, spice & bitterness. Mouthfeel is full bodied with light-medium carbonation, rich sticky & wet, puckering, dry & drawing. Balanced in terms of sweet & tart but this, for lack of a better term, seesaws as the brew warms. Very robust & complex.

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Photo of KAP1356
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Christmas Eve tradition continued this year! Poured into a Weyerbacher tulip...

A - Pours a deep and rich reddish hue with some slight murky brown mixed in here and there. A large, 2 finger thick, eggshell white head forms and retains quite well for a high ABV beer.

S - The aroma starts with off with a strong hit of lactic acid which I believe stems from the large amount of gooseberries used in the beer. There is also a strong citrus aroma adding to that acidic presence. Strong aromas of grain and warm spices come next along with a healthy malt background.

T - The taste is similar to the nose. There is an interesting mix of light, acidic fruits, and dark, warm, roasted malts and spices. The lactic fruits come out the winner in the battle as they hit the palate the strongest. Fresh lemon, gooseberry, and some sour cherries stand out the most. This is followed by roasted malts, clove, and some slight nutmeg.

M - This beer is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. It is crisp and somewhat refreshing once you get past the hit of alcohol heat.

O - Overall, this wasn’t a bad beer by any means. However, it certainly was nit my favorite in the series. I feel that some age on this could help mellow the alcohol heat. I guess we’ll have to wait a few years before I crack open the one I’ll age until the series us done. Merry Christmas! Cheers!

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml, winter 2013
IME snifter

A: Pours a murky lighter brown. Initially an off white head. Some sticky lacing.

S: Some fruity yeasty esters. Smell some dark fruits and raisin.

T: It's a pretty nice Belgian. Lots of dark fruit and malt. Some berry.

M: Full bodied.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 01/12/13 notes. Bought this in the RS in December, poured frm a 750ml bottle into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a dark brown color with a reddish tint, one finger of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head leaves quickly.

s - Smells of slightly tangy blackberries and dark fruits, spices, yeast, fruity malts, and earthy notes. A bit weird and tangy but ok.

t - Tastes of tangy dark berries, chocolate, sweet dark fruits, spice, pepper, yeast, roasted malts, and earthy notes. Like the nose but with chocolate mixed in. Not better or worse, just different.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. No heat, pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a weird beer; not necessarily bad, but not good and realy not sure what they were going for. Kind of feel like they knew the name was "6 Geese-A-Laying" for the next Christmas beer so just used gooseberries for that reason and it didn't work out that great. Had after 5GR and neither was great; think their Christmas beers have really gone down hill.

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Photo of ProudBeerSnob
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into snifter. Ruby in color with a solid head that dissipates quickly and leaves faint lacing.

Intense fruity aromas rendolent with plums and apricots. I had this on tap last week and it seemed less sweet than in the bottle. As it warms that fruit taste turns a bit boozy. Nice.

Not really interested in cellaring this, but I am interested on what the Bruery comes up with for swans a swimming.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
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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Photo of chuckbeaster
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was very excited to try this beer after the guy at the store talked up "The Bruery". I popped the top of the bottle and poured into a goblet.
(A) It poured an off white 1 1/2 finger head. The head dissipated fairly quickly with minimal lacing. The beer was cloudy and light brown, with a slight reddish tent.
(S) Very fruity (berries/plum) with undertones of spice (coriander and pepper) and caramel. very tart taste from the berries. very little alcohol smell.
(T) Very similar to the smell, fruits and spice, but there was a slight citric taste in addition to berry/plum. It tasted a bit sweeter than what I was expecting from the smell. Instead of tasting like the caramel I smelt it had more of a sugar flavor to it. Very little alcohol taste, especially for an 11.5% abv beer.
(M) Medium-bodied and slightly syrupy. Medium/Moderate carbonation. Left a nice coating.
(O) Very pleasant beer. Not my favorite BSDA, but still very enjoyable. I would recommend to fans of Belgian Strong Dark Ales, but I would not recommend to a beginner to Belgian Ales.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
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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Photo of SeatsTaken
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour: Poured into a snifter. Presents in a cloudy red/orange hue with half an inch worth of head.

Aroma: Sweet berries (WTF is a gooseberry anyway?) upfront with a tangy, sour and spicy end.

Taste: Ooh...not what I was expecting. There is a berry flavor, just not what was advertised in the nose. I'm tasting mostly spice and a little bit of yeast. It has a slightly sour and boozy finish. Booze begins to dominate the flavor as the glass gets lighter.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation that creates a creamy sensation.

Overall: Not one of The Bruery's best, but still better than a lot that is out there. Cellaring this beer makes sense as the nose and flavor need to find some sort of middle ground, but right now it's really more of a novelty.

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Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
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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