The Bruery 6-Geese-A-Laying (11.5% alcohol): This Belgian Strong Dark Ale from The Bruery based in Placentia, California is the sixth installment of the brewery’s 12 Days of Christmas series. It pours a slightly hazy dark amber brown with a minimal off-white head that disappears quickly. Dark fruits including cranberries, cherries, apples, plums and gooseberries are picked up by the nose and create a sweet yet slightly tart aroma. The sweetness and sourness from the gooseberries carries over to the flavor which also has notes of malt and alcohol, which is expected from the high ABV. Not my favorite winter beer, but the tartness of the gooseberries improved the overall drinking experience of 6-Geese-A-Laying for me. Not a bad beer, but I would not purchase again for the price — it cost me about $15.