6 Geese-A-Laying - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | The Bruery

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6 Geese-A-Laying - Bourbon Barrel-Aged6 Geese-A-Laying - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brotherloco on 11-07-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
107
pDev:
8.65%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
42
Trade:
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of imperialking
3.47/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TboneRN
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Bruery recently had a vintage sale and this one was under fire with rumors of infection which made me realize I never drank one of the bottles I bought when it was originally released.

750ml into a snifter appears clear mahogany in color with a khaki cap.

Aroma contains a fruity and tart smelling addition of something akin to cranberry or currant with a solid backing of oak and bourbony booziness.

Taste includes more of that cranberry/currant fruitiness that is somewhat tart before bourbon warmth comes into play with oak spiciniess and slight bitterness.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. The label of this brew says it is tart from the addition of cape gooseberries, ive never had a gooseberry but to me, it felt very similar to cranberry or currants. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this and it really has a holiday feel about it that is somewhat lacking in the other Bruery christmas beers.

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Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baggedlunch
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer21
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mostly clear brown copper body with a small collar. Aromas of oak, booze, cherry, citrus, vanilla. Sweet and boozy, with tart gooseberry character emerging mid palate. Tannic and oaky finish with mild astringency. Like many Bruery beers, best shared with a dozen people.

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Photo of BWood
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Better than 5 golden rings barrel aged. Which I had drank last night. Solid showing here. There are so many good barrel aged beers to choose from these days that it is had to remember each one unless it is truely remarkable. I feel like I will not remember this.

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Photo of BeerDrinkingRhino
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
3.56/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From 01/11/16 notes. Got this is the RS a while ago, 750ml bottle into my Bruery tulip.

Pours a murky dark brown color with two inches of light tan head and low carbonation evident. Loads of tropical fruits, some oak, toasted malts, coconuts, sticky sweet fruit, and bourbon. Taste is lightly tart and sour, not exactly what I was looking for. not bad but a little off mix. Thick body and low carbonation, no alcohol bite.

Overall not a great beer IMO; a little too much tropical fruits for me and sweet and sour fruit going on. Not my favorite Christmas series beer of theirs.

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Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured into a snifter to a deep mahogany topped by a small off white head that fades quickly to a small collar around the edge of the glass
S: Smells of dark fruits and some bourbon barrel notes of caramel and vanilla
T: Taste is dark fruits and plums with some caramel and vanilla, slight oak and a little tartness as well. There's some spice as well. swallow is dark fruits, alchohol soaked cherries and some lingering caramel and vanilla from the bourbon barrel. It's a little boozy but it works.
M: fairly heavy and slick on the palate with soft carbonation and a drying finish
O: This beer is pretty good. So good I almost forgot to finish my review. Great complexity and flavors and the booze isn't too in your face. It definitely packs a punch and it seems a little sneaky in that somewhat typical Belgian way.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tart and tangy. Sugar covered figs, toffee, Butterscotch, vanilla, booze and oak. Medium mouthfeel. Lower carb. Very interesting. Wasn't initially into this, but it's growing on me the more it warms up and I drink.

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Photo of claspada
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IKR
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Medium brown with a modest beige head that dissipated quickly.

Smell: Upfront Bourbon, brown sugar, and faint vanilla.

Taste: Bourbon, brown sugar, mild vanilla, and some mild fruity notes which I'm assuming are the gooseberries. While there is some of sweetness typical of bal-aged Bruery beers this is not cloying. This beer has a subdued ethanol presence for it's listed ABV.

Mouth-feel: Medium-bodied. No real alcohol heat to speak of.

Overall: Tasty beer. While it doesn't necessarily taste like a typical Belgian Strong ale this is a good tasty bal-aged beer.

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Photo of bgold86
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHead84
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vma
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spycow
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AshburnWineShop
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottiethebody
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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