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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Sixpoint Brownstone is based upon one of my favorite and most popular homebrew recipes; an instant classic that I’ve been brewing since my college days. The most distinguishing characteristic of the Brownstone is its aroma of fresh-baked bread, which is accomplished by using generous portions of classic Belgian specialty malt. In addition, I use a very small portion of the same malt you would find in a stout, which lends a roasted quality in addition to the usual chocolate and nutty qualities you might find in a typical brown ale. Although brown ales typically emphasize malty sweetness, I find a balance must remain if the hop bitterness is diminished. As a result, I carefully blend ten different malt varieties and keep the Brownstone only mildly hopped. Instead of hop bitterness providing the balance, I achieve a balance among the flavors of malt: the deep caramel and malt flavors are balanced by notes of rich toffee, chocolate, a slight nuttiness and a roasted tang. It is a true session ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Tap @ Dumont Burger. Hazy brown pour with a brown head and a dense lace. Mildly sweet with root beer, brown sugar, chocolate and nut flavors. Medium-heavy body with a bitter, resinous finish. Absolutely delicious and sessionable, a top brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (3019) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2010
A very nice brown to say the least. Fine malty aroma from a very dark brown pour with a small beige head. The flavor is malty and roasty malts with just the right hop balance. The finish is quite dry and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
On tap at Publik House Brookline. A nice brown ale. Poured a dark brown transparent color with fluffy tan head. Aroma of toffee and carmel. Heavy taste of roasted malts. Finish is medium body. Pretty good Brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (16285) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2010
Tap at Angels & Kings, among other places. Pours a cloudy brown with a foamy white head. Good roasted malt aroma with coffee notes. Flavor is fairly sweet, with light cocoa, roasted coffee, caramel and nuts. Light to medium in body with lively carbonation. Finishes with a nice, dry and roasty bitterness. Very sessionable, very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6885) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 22, 2010
On tap at Coles, Buffalo
Aroma mild aroma , brown malts , straight and simple nose.
Appearance brown shade with lighter top. 2+.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied , noticeable carbonation , based on brown malts with hint of roast. Hint of cocoa , touch of alcohol. Very straight forward but on plus note it is with out off flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AGAquino (666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2010
On tap at the Publick House in Boston. Slight head with nice lasting lace. Malty sweet dried fruit aroma with slight bitter. Flavor follows aroma. Nice session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2168) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2010
(Old BA rate - tap) Deep coppery brown; hints of orange around the edges. Thinnish off-white head. Great spiderweb lacing. Sweetish maltiness, with light fresh yeasty bread/biscuity aromas. Great maltiness for the style, with bittersweet chocolate and just a touch of hop bitterness in the finish. Thinner MF, but within what would be expected for the style. Not at all watery, and muted carbonation. Hugely drinkable, and has made a fine session brew for me on many occasions. Great flavors, but very well balanced really makes this a high score for me. Overall, this is a fine take on what can be a blander style from other breweries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4003) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2010
(draft @ Tap & Mallet - Rochester, NY) Clear copper color with a thick off-white head. Lightly spiced and hoppy aroma with a nice amount of bread malts and some light caramel. Flavor is bitter and dry at the start with a nutty and slightly sweet middle. Lightly toasted flavors coming at the end with a very nice caramel and nut combination as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (4649) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 23, 2010
Dram House pint ($5): Pours a muddy brown colour... looks kind of like a brownstone. Can’t really comment on the head because it was poured for me without one. Aroma is yeasty, bready, and malty. You know it is going to be a little sweet and to no surprise when I tasted it, it was a little sweet, but in a good way. This is an all malt beer... almost no hops to be had, making it very sessionable as it is extremely well-balanced... letting you drink on and on because of the lack of either excessive sweetness or hop bitterness. I just wish I wasn’t so full with food when I drank this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2010
Pint on tap at the Southwest Airlines patio at Bryant Park. Pours a dark cola-like color with moderate chocolate colored head. Aroma is sweet and roasty with hints of malt, nuts, coffee, chocolate, and syrup. Taste was well balanced as advertised with certain bread-like doughy taste with some sweet malt and bitter hops present. Taste held up well as the drink got warmer and flavor intensity increased. Palate was nice and smooth, maybe a bit too syrupish however. Good session beer, nice brown ale.

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