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The Bruery 6 Geese A Laying

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2817) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle at catch 22 bottle share! Pours a hazy golden brown with minimal head. Aroma and taste are sweet and easy, fruity Belgian notes. Not the best but I guess it’s decent.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dogfishho (645) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2015
I’m a Bruery fan, in general, but this was terrible. Super artificial tasting fruit addition to a beer with little other character. Awful.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
plytton27 (6) - - MAR 19, 2015 does not count
Wow. I'm really impressed with this beer. I'm usually not to have gooseberries, but I think I like them :)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3487) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2015
Red amber colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, spices, yeast, alcohol, brown sugar, fruity notes. Sweet flavour, caramel, quite fruity, not necessarily physalis though. Sweet, spicy finish, caramel, red fruits.
(from 75cL bottle @ ZZT XI. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, Oirschot crew!)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9549) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT XI. Murky reddish color, average to medium sized beige head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is lightly malts, some overripe fruits, cherries, sweet alcohol. Taste malts, alcohol, sweet alcohol, overripe fruits. Quite heavy, not a beer to drink a 75 cl bottle of by yourself.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansjelaah (1617) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ Zzt?11. Orange brown color with a small white head. Smells alcohol, herbs, sweet, fruity. Tastes alcohol, sweet, caramel, fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4501) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT11. Clear amber to copper colour with no real head. Smells sweet, barleywine, slightly almond, some alcohol, nice. Tastes sweet, barley wine, alcohol, dried apricot, herbs. Quite sweet and quite alcoholic, but not bad at all. Full body, soft to medium carbo.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Raisins, alcohol and old newspapers surge from this barrel-aged monster, leading to lengthy candied sweetness and palate fatigue.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy ochre-tinged red.
-Earthy tones are felt as well.
-The nose is nearly all oxidation (and not the good kind).
-Drinkability is really low, as you can imagine.

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5375) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists of apples, caramel, Belgian yeast, and a touch of spice. It pours a hazy orangish-brown with a one finger beige head that leaves a good amount of thin webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate caramel apple and light Belgian yeast. The finish has more apple, spice, and alcohol. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, it’s a pretty solid Tripel, but just a tad sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freeofthoughts (681) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2014
One year old bottle pours an auburn ish brown with off white fizz. Sweet aroma of Belgian fruits and toasted bread. The flavor follows with a sweet fruits, mostly cherry and very malty start, earthy Belgian lingering sweet fruits. Simple but strong malts make it dense with a light malty spice, a very nice Christmas time beer. I don’t see it holding up another 5 years tho.


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