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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (2989) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2013
Pours a beautiful clear chestnut with a very thick and foamy light tan head. The growler I got foamed like a mad dog, so be careful! Strong aroma has malty, woody and fruity tones plus a hint of caramel. Flavor has malty and caramel notes with earthy, nutty and toffee hints for backup singers. Texture lacks fizz, though has OK body, leaves an earthy and hoppy finish. If not great, still worth a snort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9081) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Can. Pours clear tawny with a medium, creamy and frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cracker and toast malt, apple and pear fruity esters, earthy and woody hops. Flavor is well balanced hops, hop bitterness, and malt with light fermentation esters and a dry finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Tasty brown ale style beer. Poured into pint glass from tall-boy can. Has a bitter sweetness that tastes of resin, brown sugar, malts, and yeast. Pours a clear brown, with lively carbonation and a sticky head that has decent retention. Solid, as Iíve come to expect form Sixpoint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
strongpieman (1390) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 Can. Caramel colored a little cloudy, medium body and thick. Great taste, nutty and malty. Very nice brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Smell of malt, toffee, darker bread, dead leaves. Taste is a little sweet, but also pleasantly tangy. Medium carbonated mouthfeel, more than in a typical brown ale, which works well. Could easily drink this all night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (1877) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2013
From the 16 oz. can stamped on the bottom with: Best Before 26 Apr 2013. The pour is a slightly cloudy medium copper brown color with a huge foamy. lasting off-white head. The aroma is delightful with a decent malty note, nuts, and a kind of earthy hop character. The body is medium and smooth. The taste begins with the same malty flavor I got on the nose followed by a low, relaxing bitterness. Well balanced decently crafted brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (1507) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 Refrigerated can, extra from JStax, poured into a shaker. Pours dark amber with medium creamy head. Nice thin small bubble lacing, medium body, creamy texture, well carbonated, and green herbal hop aroma. Taste is herbal hops, caramel malt, and some nut. I would have guessed amber ale, but has brown ale characteristics. Doesnít do it for me, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (1787) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2013
16oz can - pours amber with tam head and decent lacing. Nose is caramel and nutty. Flavor adds bread and hay. Spicy aftertaste. Moderately bitter and less sweet. Long bitter finish. Not my favorite from the brewer. Reminds me of a weak holiday beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market. Thanks zvikar. Pours hazy brown with a cream-colour head. Sweet, a little nutty and bread aroma, Slightly roasty, bitter, old hops taste. Fizzy, medium body, long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 28, 2013
Can sample at a tasting at Beer Market. Thanks zvikar. Deep amber to brown color with a beige head. Aroma of piney hops, slightly stale, and some malt, nutty, caramelly and a bit toasty. Sweetish flavor with caramel, malt, a bit of nuts and a bitter finish with slightly stale hops. Medium-bodied. Decent.

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