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Brownstone - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

430 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 430
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 34
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our bedrock Brown Ale, and one of the first beers ever brewed by Sixpoint. A smooth, malty trip down a hop-lined Brooklyn street.

(Beer added by: Sixpoint on 03-15-2005)
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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a brown color with a tan head. The aroma has some nice light cocoa and toffee malts, as well as a good bit of grass and some earth. The flavor is very similar. The toffee and dusty chocolate notes come through initially, but there is also a decent amount of bitterness for a brown ale. I also get a little bit of grass flavor from the hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice take on a brown ale.

Mora2000, Sep 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

SPRichard, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Keith_R, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

bmurray10, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

mikeburd1128, May 12, 2013
Photo of nebula1999
4/5  rDev +2.6%

nebula1999, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of Squidly
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Squidly, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +2.6%

JohnQVD, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Beer-A-Lot, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Chugs13, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer poured dark brown in color with a thin head that disappeared very quickly.
S: There are light aromas of bready and sweet malts in the nose along with some notes of caramel.
T: Mild flavors of sweet caramel malts stand out in the taste, which also has notes of coffee and nuts. Bitterness from the hops is noticeably absent.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and relatively smooth. There isn't a lot of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and sessionable. It also goes very well with food, particularly a burger.

metter98, Jun 13, 2010
Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy soft brown hue with a two finger creamy head. There was very good retention and good sticky lacing.

The smell was very subtle. Freshly baked bread comes to mind.

The taste was very interesting. A solid doughy backbone was highlighted with a candy like tartness. Nothing too crazy, just a little sweet tartness in the front of the mouth. The beer finished smooth. Very fresh tasting.

The mouthfeel was very clean.

I really enjoyed this brown ale. Very drinkable. Would be a good session beer.

plaid75, Jul 18, 2006
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

sgoro, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

erha2, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass.

Best Before 26APR2013

A: Pours a ruby accented dark brown with 1 1/2 fingers of sticky off-white head. Retention was great with multiple rings stuck to the inside of the glass.

S: Carmel and maple aromas blend with lightly floral hops. Toasty bread with a piney glaze.

T: See above. Nice balance between the hop and malt flavors. A glint of milk chocolate when this approaches room temp.

M: Big and slick with a decent hoppy prickle. Soothing and refreshing, all in the same mouthfull.

O: This is a style we almost always pass up. Glad we slowed down enough to let this one hop on board.

GbVDave, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of cbutova
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been in the fridge for a few weeks, time to review this one. Always pumped for some Sixpoint.

A- Poured out of the can into a pint glass for reviewing purposes. Body is pretty much straight brown with a one-finger, foamy off-white head that has decent retention. A small ring leaves impressive webs of lace down the glass.

S- Definite use of nutty, toasted malts here give this brown ale less of a roasty feel but more of a traditional Brown Ale nose. Some buttery, caramel and dark fruit hints round it out.

T- When it comes to Brown Ales there can be a large variety of malts to enhance the flavor. This one leans toward the caramel, toasted and nutty side of things. Certainly some roast malts in here but not enough to lend big porter-like flavors. Hops are noticeable with earthy, spicy and floral hints. Some yeast bread, dark fruit and spicy hints balance it all out.

MF- A moderately thick body with a creamy, somewhat foamy overall feel. Carbonation is nice and silky at a medium level. Spicy, lower-end hop bitterness in the finish.

Solid brown-ale without having to use a heavy bill of roast malts. Instead it relies on good use of nutty and toasted malts which is certainly nice for a change.

cbutova, Dec 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

SadMachine, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Metalaero, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Armsby Abbey

Fizzy and creamy 1 finger head semi with creamy lacing fades slowly over hazy dark woody brown.

Nose is malty, today brown nutty malts, sweet caramelized brown sugar, molasses, toffee, creamy, some earthy and light herbal hops,

Taste is malty to start, toasty sweet brown malts, sweet caramelized brown sugar, molasses, little creamy, light herbal hops, light tobacco, light citrus floral hops, very interesting. Finishes a bit drier, lingering sticky malty flavor and some floral light herbal hops.

Mouth is med bodied good carb.

Drink is good, light little biter but a nice malty balance, sessionable, dry finish, little sticky though.

jlindros, Mar 11, 2011
Photo of auntfloyd
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a growler filled at Bierkraft here in Brooklyn into a US pint glass.

Pours a dark mahogany/reddish-brown with scant head. The smell is very bready and biscuity, with caramel and malt notes. The flavor is similar - slightly sweet with caramel flavor, with hints of fresh bread and a smooth bitter finish. The moouthfeel is fairly light, and drinkability is high.

This is an interesting brown ale, definitely something new, at least for me. The flavor is far less sweet than many brown ales (Dogfish Head or Avery), but also has a sort of bakery quality that I don't remember having before. It seemed a bit more "British" to me than most American Brown Ales. Good overall.

auntfloyd, Dec 13, 2006
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

cdwil, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

nmann08, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

srw, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

sgregory, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 09, 2014
Brownstone from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.