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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (880) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Caramel, nut, and toffee in the aroma. Sweet flavor with caramel and chocolate and nuts. Somewhat thin finish with a little coffee bitterness. Solid brown ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (1787) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2013
Can, long lasting very creamy mocha head, hazy very deep red to brown colour, aroma of bread, milk chocolate, some herbs and a touch of caramel, flavour of bread, nuts and some caramel, quite bitter. Drinkable but a bit dull, maybe a little old.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
THOUGHTS: Crazy, malt-centric brew. Rather complex for a brown ale. TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a medium brown with a large, creamy, off-white head that mostly, but slowly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had moderate dark bread and chocolate cake; lighter roasted and burnt malts; light pine and citrus hops; cola; and slight berry. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, lightly bitter and slightly sour; while the finish was lightly sweet, moderately bitter and light to moderately sour with an average duration. There was dark bread, chocolate cake, roasted malt, burnt malt, pine and citrus hops, hints of berry, bakers chocolate, and sour malts. The medium body was sort of creamy with rather fizzy carbonation and a lightly metallic and astringent finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3790) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Can. Nose has some interesting breadiness to it with a little bit of chocolate in there and just a hint of nuttiness. Taste is actually a little toasty, with a bit of sweetness coming through underneath. Interesting...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1881) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Barcade: Brooklyn. Buy local. I had heard a lot about this brewery and enjoyed my first experience with their brews.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tylerbp6 (40) - - JUN 16, 2013
16 oz can. Drank out of a pint glass. Decent brown ale. Not too much flavor. Good to drink in the summer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2258) - New York, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Tap at stagshead didn’t know i hadn’t had this before. Pours pretty deep brown and beige head. Nose of cocoa powder and toffee. tastes pretty nice of chocolate, caramel, nutty, malt, ginger, floral, woody, and light smoke. creamy texture and smooth finish. i could buy a 4 pack of cans of this puppy

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
12oz can. Pours a hazy amber/brown color with 2 fingers of off white head. Aroma of mellow roasted malt, toffee, nuts, and caramel. Taste is toffee, nuts, mild roasted malts, with an earthy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (1740) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2013
16oz can. Pours brown with a big white head. Malty aromas. Decent brown ale flavors with a noticeable hop presence that sets it apart from most other browns. Could almost call this a "Brown IPA".

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (1056) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Average brown ale. The aroma was barely present with a slight tone of malt. Nice full brown color with a foamy head. Average carbonation with the weight being a little light. Malt presence with a hint of sweetness but very subtle. There was a hops bitterness on the finish. I like the malts to have a more roasted tone, which this did not have. Nothing exciting here.


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