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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (44223) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
From tap at Gingerman. Pours almost clear and dark brown with a small, off white and lacing head. Aroma is roasted and dark malty. Dark roasted malty and breadish flavoured. Lingering dark malty and breadish flavoured. Bitter and slight fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (24008) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Murky brown head, tan head, great lacing. Aroma of subtle cocoa. Taste is bitter chocolate, scotch and soda. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (20824) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (20298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
Draught at Five Point restaurant, NYC
Hazy dark amber color; thick head. Light aroma of caramel. Taste of caramel, bitter, with an off flavor of dirty water or tap water. Strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18846) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
Draught at Beer Authority, NYC. Hazy brown beerwith a nice brown head, leaving nice lacing in the glass. Hoppy chocolate aroma, hay, licorice, cocoa powder, milky notes. Hoppy chocolate flavor, thin bodied, metal, sourish notes, grapes, citrus, some cocoa powder. Malty fruity finish with chocolate and some hay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (18021) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
Tap @ Rattle N Hum, NYC. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are malt, grain, caramel, nuts and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (17172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2005
Fairly dark brown colour. Nutty aroma - lots of chestnuts and almonds. Pretty cool, that. Toasty, slightly malty character with a decent nuttiness factor. The beginnings of a decent brown ale here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (16242) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Draft. Pours murky brown. Tan head. Nose and taste of malt, light cocoa, bitter hops and light sprinkling of brown sugar. Medium body. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2012
Draught at Ginger Man. NYC. Cloudy brown - offwhite head. High malty. Fruity. Grassy. Nice malty. Light dried fruity. Fresh hashish hoppy. Nice brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (14292) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Draft. Poured a clear dark brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted sweet malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

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