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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 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.


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1474) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Hazy brown color with average head and body. Malt made very modest contribution. Hops were mild but pleasant.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4353) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
16 ounce pint - Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a medium-toned brown body with a slim, paper thin, tan head.

Smell: Pithy, resinous top note from the hoppier elements. Muted brown sugar, nuts, ashen roast, and ineffusive chocolate powder.

Taste: Earthy, roasted nuts. Very low hint of brown sugar, even lesser hint of cocoa powder. Some ashy soot, molasses. Never much sweetness present. Resinous, citric hops with a medium-plus bitterness. Light nutty, roasty flavors, as well as some sustained, scraping resins on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied (barely), feels a little hollow. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A muddled hop-forward brown ale that, even with the addition of extra hops, still feels bland and lifeless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (416) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2013
I love the detailed description of this beer, and I think they achieved what they were going for. Notes of bread, bitterness from the roasted malts, some caramel, and chocolate. A lot of stout & porter character. Not as nutty or as sweet as many brown ales. Mild hop flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap at Dexters. Unfiltered amber-brown. Really off, disappointing aroma. Clearly infected. Really sub-par, upsetting. I might cry. Off caramel amber. Unimpressive.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
12oz can. Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a large tan head that has good retention. The aroma is lots of biscuit with caramel and slight chocolate malts. Taste is slightly sweet with tastes of caramel and bread, with a bitter finish. Medium creamy bodied with a mild amount of carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robgibbens (406) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours deep brown, but has some opaqueness against the light. Nice big foamy head! Aroma has a freshness, caramel. Taste is nicely balanced, malts donít overpower hops and vice-versa. Goes down smooth with a nice coffee-ish finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Location/Date:Can on September 8th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel, nuts, faint roast.
Taste: Caramel, light bitterness, faint roast, nuttiness.
Palate:Medium body, light lingering aftertaste.

Summary: Glad I finally got to try this. Nice amount of flavor, roast, sweetness, nicely balanced, and at a solid abv.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2486) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
On tap at the brickstore. A little spice and pine on the finish. Requisite Caramel malt aromas and sweet flavors. Some nutty flavors creeping in there as well. Pretty nice to style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (844) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Dark brown pour Nice coffee and sweet malt aroma Bitter roast and hop flavor

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3740) - - AUG 16, 2013
growler. light brown with a large, foamy, beige head. floral hoppy aroma mostly. flavor has a noticeable soapy hop bitterness with some caramel and dry nuttiness. light body and dry. i would prefer a different hop choice.


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