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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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Original review posting date 12/31/2008. On-tap at Sunset Grill in Allston... Deep chestnut/mahogany body. Single-finger head is rather ephemeral actually. Nose predominantly of toffee and a little bit of dried fruits. Im guessing dates at this point. Clean-tasting with a good husky dark malt backbone. Hop character is slightly floral - maybe a little pininess in there as well. Palate feel for this one is quite enjoyable - typically comforting for a brown session ale - nothing breaking out to disrupt balance. I could enjoy a few of these in a session - strong effort indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (6094) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (3283) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
O, Quand, Comment : Canette, dguste le 7/10/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : brune. Apparence : claire.
Arme : Malt lgrement rti et sucr, noix grilles, notes fruites.
Got : Entre de bouche : Petites notes fruites (cerises). Une dominante de malt lgrement rti et sucr est prsente avec un lger got de noix grill, des traces de biscuits, de caramel et de houblon herbeux.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : lgrement crmeuse. Finale : moyenne, compose dune trs lgre amertume de houblon herbeux aux et de rti avec des notes terreuses et de noix.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1929) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (13689) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1611) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2763) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (390) - 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 dont ship to NC/SC!! Looking forward to trying their staple beers in the future!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (1133) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2014
This beers 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 its 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 its 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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