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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.

b33r's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (695) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Dark amber color, slightly cloudy, with small head and no lacing. Aroma and flavor are very spicy with nice malts, slight boozyness, and hints of deep fruits. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (10270) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of gooseberry, sweet fruit, cocoa, grape juice, bubblegum and caramel - full bodied.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
huineman (63) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 21, 2015
Hazy tan body with rapidly disappearing beige head. Strong aromas of honey, vanilla, red berries, orange and croissant. Powerful, sweetish, with fresh sourness. No bitterness whatsoever. Creamy, medium-lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2828) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dogfishho (646) - 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.

   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 :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3500) - 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!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9621) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansjelaah (1629) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4515) - 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.

   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.


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