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RATINGS: 231   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 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.

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DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
Draught, The Pony Bar, Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. Murky ruby with a beige rim. Toasty, hazelnut and mocha aroma. Gentle and peaty with earthy hazelnut malt, good softening English milk chocolate biccies; digestives and hobnobs in the aftertaste. Malt-driven, biscuit barrel, mild-like effort. Could well imagine sinking this in some quantity. Good one.

italianjohn (3223) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Firkin pour ... dark brown hazy pour light bubbly head .... aroma of coffee and toasted malts ... little bit thin on the body tastes like cold coffee with some chocolate .... pretty roasted taste coffee and a bit of chocolate just missing cream and sugar! .... roasted bitter coffee finish ... not bad but probably better on co2

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.

keepersj12 (3137) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2010
A very nice brown to say the least. Fine malty aroma from a very dark brown pour with a small beige head. The flavor is malty and roasty malts with just the right hop balance. The finish is quite dry and refreshing.

hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
On tap at Publik House Brookline. A nice brown ale. Poured a dark brown transparent color with fluffy tan head. Aroma of toffee and carmel. Heavy taste of roasted malts. Finish is medium body. Pretty good Brown ale.

Leighton (22027) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2010
Tap at Angels & Kings, among other places. Pours a cloudy brown with a foamy white head. Good roasted malt aroma with coffee notes. Flavor is fairly sweet, with light cocoa, roasted coffee, caramel and nuts. Light to medium in body with lively carbonation. Finishes with a nice, dry and roasty bitterness. Very sessionable, very good.

Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 22, 2010
On tap at Coles, Buffalo
Aroma mild aroma , brown malts , straight and simple nose.
Appearance brown shade with lighter top. 2+.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied , noticeable carbonation , based on brown malts with hint of roast. Hint of cocoa , touch of alcohol. Very straight forward but on plus note it is with out off flavours.

AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2010
On tap at the Publick House in Boston. Slight head with nice lasting lace. Malty sweet dried fruit aroma with slight bitter. Flavor follows aroma. Nice session beer.

Nickls (2577) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2010
(Old BA rate - tap) Deep coppery brown; hints of orange around the edges. Thinnish off-white head. Great spiderweb lacing. Sweetish maltiness, with light fresh yeasty bread/biscuity aromas. Great maltiness for the style, with bittersweet chocolate and just a touch of hop bitterness in the finish. Thinner MF, but within what would be expected for the style. Not at all watery, and muted carbonation. Hugely drinkable, and has made a fine session brew for me on many occasions. Great flavors, but very well balanced really makes this a high score for me. Overall, this is a fine take on what can be a blander style from other breweries.

zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2010
(draft @ Tap & Mallet - Rochester, NY) Clear copper color with a thick off-white head. Lightly spiced and hoppy aroma with a nice amount of bread malts and some light caramel. Flavor is bitter and dry at the start with a nutty and slightly sweet middle. Lightly toasted flavors coming at the end with a very nice caramel and nut combination as well.

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