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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 Ive 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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   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (4575) - Arlington, 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (6427) - Coxs 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
USA_MasterHop (28) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (2168) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4874) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
16 ounce pint - Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a medium-toned brown body with a slim, paper thin, tan head.

Smell: Pithy, resinous top note from the hoppier elements. Muted brown sugar, nuts, ashen roast, and ineffusive chocolate powder.

Taste: Earthy, roasted nuts. Very low hint of brown sugar, even lesser hint of cocoa powder. Some ashy soot, molasses. Never much sweetness present. Resinous, citric hops with a medium-plus bitterness. Light nutty, roasty flavors, as well as some sustained, scraping resins on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied (barely), feels a little hollow. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A muddled hop-forward brown ale that, even with the addition of extra hops, still feels bland and lifeless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2013
I love the detailed description of this beer, and I think they achieved what they were going for. Notes of bread, bitterness from the roasted malts, some caramel, and chocolate. A lot of stout & porter character. Not as nutty or as sweet as many brown ales. Mild hop flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (6059) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap at Dexters. Unfiltered amber-brown. Really off, disappointing aroma. Clearly infected. Really sub-par, upsetting. I might cry. Off caramel amber. Unimpressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2209) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
12oz can. Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a large tan head that has good retention. The aroma is lots of biscuit with caramel and slight chocolate malts. Taste is slightly sweet with tastes of caramel and bread, with a bitter finish. Medium creamy bodied with a mild amount of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robgibbens (432) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours deep brown, but has some opaqueness against the light. Nice big foamy head! Aroma has a freshness, caramel. Taste is nicely balanced, malts dont overpower hops and vice-versa. Goes down smooth with a nice coffee-ish finish.

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