The Bruery 6 Geese A Laying

 
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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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.

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3.4
freeofthoughts (688) - 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.

3.6
dmac (6591) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2014
I don’t think this was the brewer’s intention because it is far more tart to almost sour in flavor. Aroma is fruity and slightly sour, cherry, alcohol, cough medicine. Body is tart, dry and acidic on the finish with a medium mouthfeel and very soft carbonation. Flavor is better with lots of sourness, fruity, cherry, granny Smith apples, slight hint of spice and acidity. This tastes nothing like the description but still enjoyable.

3.8
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 13, 2014
bottle. hazy light brown with a small head. a nice nutty caramel aroma with berries. full, highly carbonated mouthfeel. robust caramel layered with lightly tart dark berries in flavor. juicy at times. prunes. lots of caramel and toast.

3.6
mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6152-20140129] Bottle. Eggy nail polish malt aroma. Clear, light amber brown with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head with some lacing. Bitter grains and sweet biscuit flavour. Medium-full body. Tasty. (7/4-/7+/3/15) 3.6
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3.5
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
11/27/2014. From bottle. Murky light brown with a tan head. Dried fruit and spice aromas. Tart and tight, fruit and citrus.

4.1
superspak (6228) - Waterford, 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
Fredd_an (250) - 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
SpringsLicker (3685) - 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
nuplastikk (6514) - 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
zvsn (2370) - 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.


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