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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1179) - Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Pours clear light brown with a large beige head. Smells of bread, nutty, chocolate, roast, hints of caramel and toffee. Taste is roasty at first with some resinous bitter notes and then moves to some caramel and toffee notes with a hint of bitterness and has some nice nuttiness on the back end. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Sixpoint Brownstone finishes with some roasted and resinous bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
Cask at Gingerman, NYC. Nice murky dark brown, good creamy head. Great aroma - sweet burnt malt with some chocolate notes. Tsste is excellent - rich burnt malt, really sweet and chocolaty. Very fresh - what a great opportunity to try it fresh on cask! If I wasníít a ratings whore tourist, I would have drank this all rainy Friday afternoon. Great stuff, likely the best brown ale I have ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours a dark brown. Nice off white head. Nose is nice and deep with a sweet tone. Flavor is deep, robust, and at just the right levels. You know youíre drinking a brown ale with this one. If I were blind and tasted it, I would know exactly what it was. Nice lasting caramel aftertaste. Feel is smooth on liquid with a great bubble on the tongue. It kind of stays with you and nibbles on your mouth long after you are done (the bubble that is).Extremely drinkable. Another great brew from Sixpoint and a beautiful take on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Very nice brown ale. Nut and bread flavors predominate, but there is some caramel sweetness, some toffee, and a touch of brown sugar. Medium body with a slick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
glyphs (4) - - SEP 25, 2012 does not count
Nice head, dark cloudy amber. Fruity aroma. Slighly syrupy texture. Nice balance of sweetness, malt, and a bit of bitterness. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Best before April, 2013.

A: This is a perfect looking brown ale to me. The body is clear and dark brown, but opaque through the center. A thin, but dense, tan head is on top and has excellent retention.

S: The aroma is very interesting, complex, and restrained. Iím picking up light fruity esters with some nut aromas, light cocoa, and a light toffee aroma. This smells excellent.

T: This is a very well-balanced brown ale that has a lot going on without being overly aggressive in flavor. There is some sweet cocoa and toffee with light fruity notes and a dry nutty finish.

M: Medium bodied with light carbonation.

O: I really love this beer, this is a great brown ale I would buy often if it were year round.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2014
16oz can. Medium brown color. Roasted malts, deeply toasted grains. Flavor is sweet malt, burnt toasted bread. Harsh bitterness in the finish. Way better than Newcastle Brown Ale. (3989)

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Original review posting date 12/31/2008. On-tap at Sunset Grill in Allston... Deep chestnut/mahogany body. Single-finger head is rather ephemeral actually. Nose predominantly of toffee and a little bit of dried fruits. Iím guessing dates at this point. Clean-tasting with a good husky dark malt backbone. Hop character is slightly floral - maybe a little pininess in there as well. Palate feel for this one is quite enjoyable - typically comforting for a brown session ale - nothing breaking out to disrupt balance. I could enjoy a few of these in a session - strong effort indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Tap @ Dumont Burger. Hazy brown pour with a brown head and a dense lace. Mildly sweet with root beer, brown sugar, chocolate and nut flavors. Medium-heavy body with a bitter, resinous finish. Absolutely delicious and sessionable, a top brown ale.

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