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RATINGS: 229   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.


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4.1
   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (1242) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a nice brown color with off-white head. Roasted malt, caramel malt, chocolate, and a bit of sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes very clean for a brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (360) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Received this in a trade and have fallen in love with this brewery. Problem is that they donít ship to NC/SC!! Looking forward to trying their staple beers in the future!

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Howlader (696) - - JUN 8, 2014
Served in a 4oz taster at Churchkey in Washington DC or Rustico in Ballston.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (312) - FRANCE - MAY 28, 2014
Pours dark amber with ruby reflects and medium tan head. Light hoppy nose. Caramel, roasted malts, biscuits and some piney hops. Medium carbonation. Long bitter and dry finish. Really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (4723) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2014
This beerís 225th rating, my personal US rating #2222. Pint can and I think this one is a best before April of last year, so grains of salt. Nose is nicely hoppy with light tang and fruit, somewhat earthy, and itís got nice, traditional Bitter overtones all around. Pours tawny red-amber, dusky with slow and average carbonation, a dense and rocky beige head that sticks. Taste is semi-dry but with significant tanginess (no infection, though). Low bitterness, light crystal malt, brown sugar and strong toasted malt character that is very nice. Generic fruitiness in the background, some citrus and very light pine, very light roast with lighter nuttiness and light toffee. Light body a bit watery but has an occasional rush of creamy air from the bulbous head. I like this a ton, and even if itís changed its essence after a year-plus of storage, it still has really enjoyable session flavor (no alcohol here!) and would be a great substitute for a Bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4127) - 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)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (3749) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Tap at Ron's. Pours a clear light orange color with a light white head. Aroma is lightly malty, some bitter notes. Flavor is light, dry, sweet and malty. Very seasonable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3433) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Can: Pours cloudy brown with a huge tan head. Toffee, nut, breadheel aroma....a little stale chocolate. Taste is caramel malt, bread, roasty..... Slightly watery, but not bad overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
USA_MasterHop (15) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2013
a nice malty nose, which runs into a little chocolate with a nice hint of nuttiness. Roasted taste, with sweetness. Good balance!

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1466) - 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.


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