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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Six is a dark rye beer with layered flavors including chocolate, caramel, pepper, wood, cherry and tropical fruit. It starts semi-dry and smooth and finishes fully dry and tart with a small bite from the hops. The overall balance of the Six makes it easy to pair with richly prepared meats along with many harder cheeses.
Malts: organic pale, caramel, rye, black
Unmalted: rolled rye
Hops: magnum, tettnanger
6.7% abv


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with full head. Aromas of malt, raisins and spice. Definite sharp woody flvor right up front, followed by sour dark fruit and vinous notes. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Muddy chocolate with fair beige head / Somewhat sour nose of orchard fruit, caramel, chocolate, and oak / Medium body, dry with only a hint of sweetness, somewhat tart and astringent, hoppy, with bitter finish / Flavors of rotten apple, caramel, chocolate, oak, and rye spice / Close to a sour ale, enjoyable but a little excessively bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (927) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Good beer. Has a unique taste. Dark amber pour with a gray head. Tropical fruit smell. Tastes good. Only downside is a weird aftertaste. It's a particular element. Had in bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2012
This is a complex beer. Some sweetness in the aroma. Orange-brown. A bit fruity for a rye beer. Some strange grainiess from the rye. Good but odd.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy caramel brown with a gray head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount amount of dark fruits with an earthy chocolate note and a hint of spice. Flavor starts with some sweet dark grains that is joined by a dark fruit note that is backed by spice and an earthy yeast note.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4930) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Mid brown and opaque. A nice creamy beige head. Nice rye and fruit flavors. Big malt and grain flavors with an almost balancing hop back ground. Cherries and bark. Tasty and smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1356) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2012
Bottle; Pour is murky dark brown / amber with a fine bubbled khaki head that retains fairly well in this glass; there is some average lacing present. The nose is a bit on the peppery side, with some caramel and mild belgian notes present. The flavor profile I find to be quite nice overall; it has a fairly smooth mouthfeel, a light bitterness near the finish; there are some light fruits here, the rye elements are certainly present, more pepper comes through, with some sweetness from the caramel malts. I enjoyed this one quite a bit -

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8393) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2012
Bottle. Dark ruby red/brown with tan head. Nose/taste of grapes, sweet malt, raisins, dark fruits and spicy rye. Taste is initial sweet and vinous grape that morphs into spicy rye. Medium body. Mild acidity.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerVic (4) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2012 does not count
750mL @ Engine House #9. I hope for the brewery’s sake, this bottle had gone bad. I love a good rye beer; this was not one. Poured hazy amber. Very thin, almost no head. Aroma of dirty tap lines (from a bottle?) and musty, wet cardboard. No hop aroma whatsoever. Flavor, again, tasted like a beer that had gone bad (from light?, dirty lines?) No lacing, no mouth feel. Hint of rye sourness, but not nearly enough to make up for the overwhelmingly strong "off" flavors. Couldn’t finish a single pint glass. Simply awful. After reading some reviews, I get the feeling that there wasn’t a lot of consistency from batch to batch (assuming there were several batches).

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - APR 16, 2012
22 oz. stolen from Carl. Oooh, rye is quickly becoming my favorite grain. Kind of a rusty red color that’s all sorts of cloudy. Rye makes it a nice smooth palate and offers up some subtle complexities in the malt profile. Hint of Belgian yeasts which seem to have tinned a bit.


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