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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TATE (407) - Lubec, Maine, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Can. Pours a murky brown with a billowing tan head. Nice hop aroma. The can says its dry hopped. Its pretty cloudy. Browns are one of my favorite styles and this one is a little more hoppy than I was expecting though its pretty easy drinking. There’s a little roasty sweetness at the beginning but it is quickly overpowered by the lingering hop bitterness at the end. At 6% the ABV is a little high for a brown. The balance is too hoppy for me but jamming hops into everything seems to be the popular trend these day.

JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 3, 2016
Dark copper to umber color, with a taller, stable ecru colored head. Aromas of pale to slightly toasted malts along with a citric zest hops component. Thin lightly metallic feel.
Lightly sweet, and a bit nutty in flavor. Rather bitter in the finish and linger which takes away most if not all the enjoyable qualities. Needs more body for me. A bitter, watery amber. 5/12

Viper666 (3290) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment :
Canette, dégustée le 7/10/2013.

Visuel :
Couleur : brune.
Apparence : claire.

Arôme :

Malt légèrement rôti et sucré, noix grillées, notes fruitées.

Goût :
Entrée de bouche : Petites notes fruitées (cerises).
Une dominante de malt légèrement rôti et sucré est présente avec un léger goût de noix grillé, des traces de biscuits, de caramel et de houblon herbeux.

En bouche :

Corps : moyen.
Effervescence : moyenne.
Texture : légèrement crémeuse.
Finale : moyenne, composée d’une très légère amertume de houblon herbeux aux et de rôti avec des notes terreuses et de noix.

pinkzambia (2073) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Tap @ Rattle N Hum: Brown color with light brown head. Aroma of bread per the description definitely there. All around great brown ale. Easy to drink with a slight ESB type finish.

djd07 (15704) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Can. Pours a cloudy brown with large tan head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and hazelnuts. Medium mouth with roasted malt, caramel and light bitter finish, good.

jrodooo5 (1728) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Mmm, a delightful brown! Very good deep brown pour w/ a very good tan head that leaves lacing. The aroma is subtle but provides a nice coco malt scent. The taste is similar - heavy w/ the malts upfront & then finishes a tad bitter. Exquisite mouthfeel for a brown & overall definitely one to try!

Beergeek23322 (2643) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2014
7/24/2014. From can. Dark brown with a tan head. Malty aromas with caramel, hops and dark fruit. Not overly hoppy, but with a good balance of hops and fruit.

TXBadger (2811) - 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.

Busick (398) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Received this in a trade and have fallen in love with this brewery. Problem is that they don’t ship to NC/SC!! Looking forward to trying their staple beers in the future!

cagou007 (1222) - 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

ganache (6071) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2014
This beer’s 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 it’s 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 it’s 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.

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