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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Cloudy orange-brown with particles. Small tan head. Aroma sweet malt, booze, fruity. Full body. Some alcohol burn but not unpleasant. Flavor is rather sweet. Caramel, molasses. Some red fruit in the background. A bit of tartness. Big and sweet, mildly complex, I think I like it but its a little hard to say.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Danish tasting session
Hazy dark amber color with small sized compact head. Aroma of fruits, some smell of puke and stale water; light talc. Sweetish flavor, some fruit (fruit jam), malt, not much of the promised Belgian character (self defined Belgian style); ordinary bitterness with some wood in the end and fairly strong alcohol impression.
Confused and not much interesting concoction.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2014
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two finger thick, light tan colored head that is tightly beaded and leaves a fair amount of lacing stuck to the sides of the glass. the beer is a dark, concentrated amber / plum color that shows an almost clear, amber / golden hue when held up to the light. The nose smells sweet, richly caramelized, of brown sugar soaked fresh baked dough (sort of like a sticky bun), a touch of toasted nutty character, as well as a rich, dark fruit character that leans towards dates, raisins, and some fig notes. As the beer warms up it picks up a bit of peppery, alcohol warming character to it.

The beer is quite sweet up front, this is slightly cut towards the finish by a light tartness, an almost roasted nutty note, and a lingering, though light, bitter note; this last I cant quite pin down the origin of. There is a solid fruitiness to this beer, vaguely citrus like, definitely berry leaning, with a touch of apple butter, some fig and date like notes, all of which are accentuated by the touch of tartness. As the beer warms up more of a rich maltiness starts to come out with more rounded nutty notes, a bit of toasted, whole grain malt, and a sweet, concentrated, caramelized malt character. The beer is not quite as dense and heavy as one might expect from a beer of this strength, though it is most definitely a sipping beer. Some hot alcohol becomes more noticeable as the beer warms up and adds a bite to the finish.

This is not the most complex beer in the world, and it can be quite sweet, though the light tartness from the berries is certainly a nice addition. I wonder if some age will do this some good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pentaz (1244) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
Bottle @ Yespr. Pours light hazy dark orange with a small creamy white head. Aroma is booze, dextrose, clove, toffee,toasted malt, dark fruit. Taste is heavy sweet, light+ bitter. Body is light+, texture is viscous, carbonation is soft. Finishes very sweet and warming

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7158) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2014
750mL bottle pours with a clear amber to ruby red body that supports a two minute long tan head. The aroma is full and pulsing with brown sugar, prunes, figs, molasses covered graham crackers, cinnamon, a bit of ginger and chocolate followed by some booze. The taste is rich and sweet and fruity with sweet plum juice, brown sugar, figs and a honey covered ripe red apple slice note. Behind those notes are cinnamon covered ginger snap cookies and some chocolate followed by spicy yeast and booze that surface and help bring this to the finish. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6200) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle served in my decades old Chimay Chalice: Pours a reddish brown with a fading head and some lace. Lovely tart and twangy fruit profile over candi sugar and yeast character. Plenty of that "Bruery" house character of overly sweet, overly boozy, and overly yeasty notes too. Methinks I need to get another bottle and sit on it for two or three years whereist it will be an Imperial Flanders Sour Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
Hazy amber-brown, bubbly head, some alcohol, yeasty taste, light phenols. The alcohol provides balance, but its reminding me of La Trappe Quad, but it is rough, not as refined as it needs to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (2265) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
Pours hazy brownish amber with medium off-white head. Aroma of yeast, spices, bread, carnation. Taste is sweet, spicy with light hints of bitter in the finish. Rich, creamy body with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2705) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
750 from greens. Big malt body and dark fruit flavors. Chewy grain toffee and baked bread. This will do well in a barrel for sure. Toffee and plum aromas. Dangerously smooth. Pretty decent big beer. Good for the winter season.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeneugs (3554) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
On draft at the Livermore Saloon. It pours a deep golden orange color with an orangy head. The aroma has lots of fruit candy and hints of banana. The flavor is strong with acetone alcohol, hard candy and spicy yeast. Heavy body and not very easy to drink. Scroll past.

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