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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.


3.5
   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.

3.7
   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.

3
   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.

2.7
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.4
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   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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