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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Location/Date:Can on September 8th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel, nuts, faint roast.
Taste: Caramel, light bitterness, faint roast, nuttiness.
Palate:Medium body, light lingering aftertaste.

Summary: Glad I finally got to try this. Nice amount of flavor, roast, sweetness, nicely balanced, and at a solid abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3649) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
On tap at the brickstore. A little spice and pine on the finish. Requisite Caramel malt aromas and sweet flavors. Some nutty flavors creeping in there as well. Pretty nice to style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1831) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Dark brown pour Nice coffee and sweet malt aroma Bitter roast and hop flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 16, 2013
growler. light brown with a large, foamy, beige head. floral hoppy aroma mostly. flavor has a noticeable soapy hop bitterness with some caramel and dry nuttiness. light body and dry. i would prefer a different hop choice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (957) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Caramel, nut, and toffee in the aroma. Sweet flavor with caramel and chocolate and nuts. Somewhat thin finish with a little coffee bitterness. Solid brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (3416) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2013
Can, long lasting very creamy mocha head, hazy very deep red to brown colour, aroma of bread, milk chocolate, some herbs and a touch of caramel, flavour of bread, nuts and some caramel, quite bitter. Drinkable but a bit dull, maybe a little old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
THOUGHTS: Crazy, malt-centric brew. Rather complex for a brown ale. TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a medium brown with a large, creamy, off-white head that mostly, but slowly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had moderate dark bread and chocolate cake; lighter roasted and burnt malts; light pine and citrus hops; cola; and slight berry. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, lightly bitter and slightly sour; while the finish was lightly sweet, moderately bitter and light to moderately sour with an average duration. There was dark bread, chocolate cake, roasted malt, burnt malt, pine and citrus hops, hints of berry, bakers chocolate, and sour malts. The medium body was sort of creamy with rather fizzy carbonation and a lightly metallic and astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Can. Nose has some interesting breadiness to it with a little bit of chocolate in there and just a hint of nuttiness. Taste is actually a little toasty, with a bit of sweetness coming through underneath. Interesting...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (2304) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 21, 2013
Barcade: Brooklyn. Buy local. I had heard a lot about this brewery and enjoyed my first experience with their brews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tylerbp6 (40) - - JUN 16, 2013
16 oz can. Drank out of a pint glass. Decent brown ale. Not too much flavor. Good to drink in the summer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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