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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 Iíve 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Draft at Brendan Beehans. Pours a dark brown color with a foamy off white head. Nose is malty and sugary with some light toffee and nuts. Palate is full and lightly syrupy with a sticky residue. Flavors are nutty and toffee with some caramel and some sugary sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ant880 (39) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2009
This is among the better brown ales I have tasted. Deep brown pour with a caramel malt aroma. Taste has undertones of chocolate with a rich maltiness. Another well done beer by Sixpoint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Gravity Keg. Pours dark brown black body with almost no head. Very malty, chocolate, nutty, caramel, toffee, with some coffee bitterness. Interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Draught. Pours dark brown with a small, light tan head. Aroma is bread crust and a hint of cocoa, roasty. taste follows suit - light nutty bread crust, roasty, hint of cocoa, smooth and round with a dry, roasty finish. Really top notch brown ale, could have drank this one all night long. Moderate carbonation with a light to medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (876) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Dark amber color. Brown sugar sweet aroma. Hop flavor and bitterness combine well with the caramel maltiness for a nice American brown. On tap at The Shep.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (1932) - USA - JUN 7, 2008
On tap at Spitzerís Corner. A well-balanced brew, with full hops and a fair amount of sweetness too. An unusual and rich brown ale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2008
very dark brown body topped with just a little head. Smells just like a normal brown ale with ahint of hops. Nice flavor with the normal brown ale taste, but add in a little bit of chocolate and cream.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Sweet malt and toffee nose. Nice light brown in color with amber/garnet edges. Rich in maltiness, slightly bready, nutty with toffee and very little in the way of roastiness. A tinge of hops. A nice brown. Draft at MacGregorís Henrietta.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2008
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Very nice brown ale. Pours a nice solid brown color. Aroma of roasted malts & coffee. Nice raossty flavors of toffee, coffee & chocolate/ Medium mouthfeel, slightly creamy. Nice job

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Itís not bad, just a bit thin, and I am not looking for thin in my browns. Some unique flavors though: not a semi-red at all. Pretty spicy, pretty malty.


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