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Brownstone - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

437 Ratings

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Ratings: 437
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 36
Gots: 14 | 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 Bendurgin
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. This one pours a light chestnut color with a finger of beige head. Nice retention with some sticky lace.

This one has a nutty aroma with hints of toffee in the background. Seems to have a bit of citrus in the background. The pallet has a nice toasty malt profile with some hints of toffee and nuts. A distinct hop character in the background.

The body is medium with good carbonation. Overall this one is pretty solid. Enjoyable as are most Sixpoint beers.

Bendurgin, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of SirHefeweizen
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

SirHefeweizen, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Brendog9, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jaymo18, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

csurowiec, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

touchmeimsac, May 20, 2013
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

REY_CORTEZ, Sep 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

JoeMans, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

tedgelee, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

JuliusCaesar, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Localdrinklax, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Sep 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

mcsauter82, Sep 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

tpauer, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

mpayne5, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

PatGreer, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark brown with a thin off-white head. I could still see through the glass. The nose was roasted malt with some light chocolate notes. Tastes is toasted and faint chocolate. A malty sweet body but with a good hop kick. There was a lot of zesty hops over the malt that left a dryness which complimented the toasted/roasted malts.

DrinkingDrake, May 15, 2011
Photo of ChowHound
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a light, old copper like brown with a decent sized off white head. Aroma is not all that strong, and we had a hard time really getting anything at all out of it until it warmed. Eventually there were some soft caramel smells and a twinge of citrus. Flavor is actually decent, a nice amount of hops balance a thin malt backbone. Drinkable for a brown beer, something I would enjoy in the sumer especially.

ChowHound, Mar 15, 2005
Photo of Jacobob10
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap @ Barcade in Brooklyn, NY.

Deep, ruby brown color with a one-finger white head. Fair amount of lacing on the glass. Caramel sweetness in the aroma with noticable floral hop bitterness. Flavor consisted of a roasted malt backbone and doughy yeast. Medium bodied with a clean finish.

Jacobob10, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of rdilauro
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For starters, I am not a fan of Brown Ales. But I have loved each Sixpoint brew I have tasted.

The pour was solid brown with a very nice light cream colored head. There really wasn't much of an aroma that I could detect. I poured more into another glass to check for aromas, but again pretty neutral.

The taste was very full and soft. Softer then most brown ale's that I have tasted.

The finish was good and neutral.

So, my summary is that this one is pleasant. I have nothing negative to say about this ale, and on the other hand, I have nothing very positive to say, except that it is good tasting beer. I am glad I tasted it, but it wouldnt be something I would have again.

However, keep in mind, I really do not like Brown Ales to start with, but I always enjoy tasting different beers. Not only for my personal reviews, but it helps when it comes to describing various beers to our customers.

rdilauro, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Brownstone from Sixpoint was a nice beer I tried at the local Tap House & Grill. The beer poured a clear brownish amber with 1/2 finger thick white head that left a nice lacing. The smell was faint but carried biscuit and malt. The taste was a smooth well balanced Brown that was easily sessionable. The mouthfeel was medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this was a good brown and worth a try.

WoodBrew, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Hojaminbag
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sixpoint Brownstone has a brown body, which is what I would expect from the name. The tan head is pretty solid-looking and it does leave some nice lacing.

The aroma is a nice mix of fruity, hoppy and malty. Seems to be very balanced.

Brownstone is a nice sipper. Notes of fruit with hints of pepper come through, and it makes me think that some sort of Belgian yeast was thrown in this one, but I could be wrong about that. The hops come next, bringing a good deal of bitterness and lots of earthy flavors with perhaps a touch of citrus. The malt is rich, with dry chocolate flavors, lightly toasted malt and toffee.

Nice, substantial body with slightly creamy feel to it.

I'm a Sixpoint fan, and this one is no exception. It has a little bit of everything in it, with an interesting balance of malt, hops, and yeast.

Hojaminbag, Nov 09, 2011
Brownstone from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.