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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2009
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medium brown color with an averaged sized off white. Lighter lacing left on the glass. Aromas of toasted nuttiness, earthy, roastiness, and lighter coffee. Tastes of toasted caramel, nuts, chocolate, and roasty. Decent for a brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 1, 2009
Mini growler from Half-Time. Pours a deep dark brown bordering on black with a medium sized dark beige head which falls off quickly leaving wisps of lace. Lots of toasted malt on the nose, with a touch of roast, and hints of vanilla and caramel. Medium bodied and creamy, light roasted bitterness. Finishes with a little more light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2009
On Draft at Rattle and Hum in NYC. Pours a brown body. Notes of caramel and toffee. Slightly roasty. Good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5815) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2009
On Draft at Rattle and Hum in NYC. Pours a brown body. Aroma and taste were decent. Not a huge fan of brown ales in general but this was okay..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
On tap somewhere or another. Pours brown with red highlights and a lasting tan foam head. Aroma of bruned butterscotch, breadcrust, yeast, sourdough, and rye. Toasted dark rye flavor, caramel, unsweet cocoa, light astringency. Finishes with a good toasted pecan flavor. Creamy body and light to medium body. Satisfying and drinkable, and definitely a brown ale that isn’t half-assed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MishkinBeer (73) - , New York, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Sixpoint Brownstone Ale is dark brown with a small head. Hoppy, grass aroma - nothing too special in this department. Smoky licorice and caramel flavors greet the tongue. The Ale is bitter and quite hoppy. There’s not much carbonation, but that could potentially due to the tap it came from. However, this made the beer pretty easy to consume given it’s hop presence. The ending is very dry with hints of grass and dark chocolate.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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