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The Bruery 6 Geese A Laying

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/19/2013. Pours slightly hazy dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, red grape, orange zest, berries, cherry, toasted bread, light chocolate, clove, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity/earthy yeast, and berry spice notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, red grape, orange zest, berries, cherry, toasted bread, light chocolate, clove, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice and light fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, orange zest, berries, cherry, toasted bread, light chocolate, clove, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity/earthy yeast, and berry spice flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale. All around great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity/earthy yeast, and berry spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredd_an (195) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2014
Sweet dark Belgo Ale. You can really taste the yeast and sweet malt and gooseberry! Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Clear dark brown body under an average-sized light tan head. Sweet complex aroma. Molasses,dates, honey and tobacco. The flavor is sweet, fruity. Thick and sticky. Some alcohol warmth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5033) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2014
750ml shared at CC/KY tasting. Interesting. Sweet, dry berry tones in the aroma. Copper orange body. Foamy, patchy head. Sweet Christmas fruit pie flavors. Interesting fruit balance to the massive malt backbone. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (985) - ISRAEL - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle at The Bruery tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Pours amber with a small reddish-brown head. Sweet fruity and yeasty aroma with light vinous undertones. Sweet-sour flavors, very fruity and phenolic with cherries, prunes, raisins and overripe fruits notes, a bit alcoholic and cloying. Medium-bodied, low-medium carbonation. OK.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (8396) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2014
Big bottle at Haket, Göteborg, on Saturday September 6, 2014. Storflaskelördag.
Clear dark brown head, small teal head. Phenolic, sweet, solvents scent. Sweet, phenolic, alcohol taste. Phenolic, alcohol aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rayaron (638) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Hazy brownish with quickly diminishing low beige head. Aroma of whiskey, woody, aged, spicy, notes of fruits. Very sweet, peach, a bit woody, light sourness, notes of cherry and whiskey. Medium body. Sweet aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
A return to being a darker BSA. Nicely spiced and also quite zesty from the yeast. Also sweet and fruity, dark pitted fruits. Dry, sweet finish. Fizzy but full bodied, warming. No alcohol on the nose, a little on the palate. Turtle Doves still my favorite, but this was nice."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle @ Haket Bar. Dark brown witha small tan head. Malty and roasted tones. malt, coffee, chocolate and hops. Full body with a bitter after taste.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15625) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Reddish brown color, tan head. Aroma of toffee, plums. Taste is dark fruit and deep roast. Nice.


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