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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3114) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1436) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2010
Cask at Sweet Afton. Pours a cloudy, muddy tan with minimal white head. Not a particularly good-looking glass. Aroma is surprisingly hop-heavy with a background of chocolate malt and roasted almonds. Flavor is similar: floral hops interfere with the pleasant nutty and caramel notes. The mouthfeel is intriguing and enjoyable: very delicate, almost water-like softness, but more full and velvety. The nutty, caramel, chocolate notes need to take center stage more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Drank from the tap at Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem, NY. Taste is very light for a brown ale, light amount of nutty and caramel flavor up front with almost no mouthful or aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Tap at Publick House, Dark brown pour with a light beige head. Aroma is rich toffee, some caramel, chocolate, light roast, some mild hoppiness, nut. Flavor is nutty, rich toffee, some roast, chocolate. Pretty damn good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2010
tap @ RnH: named after the ubiquitous Brooklyn Brownstone-style home I presume? Pours hazy dark brown, arouma of raisins and nuts. Taste of macadamia nuts and sweet toffee. Finsihes with some coffee bitterness. Hoppy floral notes. smooth mouthfeel and medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2155) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2009
malty and sweet with a good beer and light but complex hop character to it. bready indeed with a nice moderately light palate that is refreshing and enjoyable. it makes you want more with the nutty and toffee kick to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Tap at Dumomt. Poured a rich mahogany with a thin off white head. Mice solid malt with a sweetish finish. Like the sweet malt base very tasty. Good session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Dark brown color with a small head. Aroma and flavor have toast, nuts and roasted malts. Pretty smooth and quite drinkable, no off bitterness and has a nice sweet nutty flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Cask. Pours ruby brown with a beige head. Malty aroma, with a good balance of roasty and sweet notes. The flavor has roasted malt up front, with toasted bread and a nice nutty sweetness. Very tasty and drinkable.

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