The Bruery 6 Geese A Laying



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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Really enjoyed this Belgium, to me brings in what a Belgium should be, strong, smooth, the ABV does not come through and it full of flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (8119) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear orange hazel, medium fizzy beige head, dissipates leaving decent lacing. Aroma is Belgian spices, raisin, prune, a bit of dust. Flavor is light plus sweet, light plus bitter, loads of alcohol burn along with dried fruits and berries and a bit of clove. Medium body, kind of harsh with the booze and some late bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (9165) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Slightly hazy deep amber under a tight ivory head. Lovely earthy berry sweet nose with dark raisins and gooseberry and Belgian candy sugar. Smooth bold flavor thats got the same tones from the nose; dark Belgian malt, plum/raisin, gooseberry, Belgian candy sugar, a warm slightly cocoad booze heat, and a sweet fruity finish. Lovely. Warming and pleasant and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (6514) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle: Almost clear brown, with a thin beige head. Raisin, plum, berry aroma. Taste is very sweet....and rich....berry, toffee malt. A bit of noticeable alcohol, but quite well restrained. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (11268) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle (courtesy of Phaleslu). Candi sugar, light gooseberry, toffee malt, and straw aroma. Copper with small head. Very sweet brown sugar, gooseberry/plum, toffee malt, and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Good body. Light alcohol finish but much less than expected. Pretty good - guess I expected more though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (4547) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2016
Bouteille de 750ml capsule mtallique. Semble tre 11/12/13 tamp sur la bouteille. Bire ambre-caramel avec une mousse beige fort ptillement. Un nez de caramel vineux, de fruits ferments., une touche diode, un peu de Norvge. Une bouche piquante, lgrement acide, mlasse, fruits ferments. Une finale acide sur lalcool. Pas ma meilleure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (6100) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, fast-dying tan head that leaves a decent lace. Aroma of roasted malt, lactose, cherries, figs, earth and a touch of nuts, but this is all about the deep sugars. Medium-bodied; Assertive sweetness from the pitted fruits along with some caramelised sugar notes, a bit of malt and earth and some subdued spice complexities on the finish. Aftertaste shows a nice yeast strain flavour, a little breadiness, some dryness, but a lot of sugars, some malt and the fruitiness that shows well. Overall, a very nice beer that is structured well and has a solid complexity throughout. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 19-June-2015 for US$15,95 sampled at home in Washington on Christmas Eve, 24-December-2015 with my family.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3737) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2016
Flaska frn Brill som sttt i kllaren ett par r. nd knns den fortfarande lite r och kantig. Visst finns choklad och torkad frukt men mest maltiga lite ra smaker som nog kommer att mogna fram fint efter ett par r till fr hr finns kvaliter frn en stor kropp. Inte en tillstymelse av spritighet eller trtthet. Gott men kan nog blir nd bttre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle..pour is golden with a light head...Nose is spice, caramel, sweetness, stale...Taste is stale, roast, berries, spice, sweetness, belgian..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Pours a golden mahogany with fizzy head. Aromas of sweet malts, dark fruit, and some chocolate. Flavors of dark fruits, tobacco, and some sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a dark golden copper color with ruby red/purplish-plum hues and a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind. Nice color but not much head retention/lacing. Slightly tart, vinous dark fruit aroma with subtle peppery spice, silky chocolate malt and boozy sweetness. Hints of pepper, clove and candi sugar along with tart fruit, plum, raisin and fig. Im not really familiar with gooseberries but Im assuming they are giving off the tart sweetness that compliments the other ester-y dark berry notes. The fruit and spice aromas are followed by silky chocolate malt sweetness and subtle roast. Im picking up some cocoa, caramel, toast and cola. Nothing too out of the ordinary but the aroma is decent with a nice touch of tart fruit incorporated into the classic elements of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. On the lighter end of medium body with tight carbonation and a blast of sweet boozy heat that overpowers the others flavors with somewhat overwhelming fuesel alcohol. Some peppery spice and slightly tart fruit integrated into light malt sweetness and vinous dark fruit flavors. Some pepper, clove and ginger followed by strong alcohol heat, tart berries, plum, raisin and currant. Finishes with light malt sweetness giving off hints of caramel, milk chocolate, lactose, burnt toast and ash. The tart fruit presence isnt as strong as in the nose and the spice and alcohol flavors are too prominent for my preference. After a while my palate adjusts to the alcohol and heavy spices, letting some Belgian candi sugar and vinous fruit sweetness come through. The high ABV is not well masked at all but the tart fruit, sweet ester notes and chocolate maltiness make this beer easy to drink than I expected. Not terrible like some of the other beers in this series but the carbonation is off, the spices are too strong and there is overwhelming boozy heat.

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