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Brownstone - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

422 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 30
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sixpoint on 03-15-2005)
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

03-12-2013 19:28:00 | More by Zachtheporter
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rangr514

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

03-12-2013 00:37:23 | More by rangr514
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strohme2

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

10-08-2012 04:33:43 | More by strohme2
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phishbone23

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

02-03-2013 15:56:13 | More by phishbone23
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Haglev

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-28-2013 23:30:29 | More by Haglev
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johntandlich

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-26-2013 00:45:24 | More by johntandlich
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-25-2013 17:48:53 | More by Jason1337
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rab53

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

12-07-2011 02:36:11 | More by rab53
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MichPaul

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

11-17-2013 02:49:05 | More by MichPaul
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blmar311

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

07-25-2013 04:32:54 | More by blmar311
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

16 oz can poured into a shaped pint glass.

Appearance
Mahogany with 3 fingers of creamy, off-white head. Good retention leaves behind decent rings of lacing. Really good clarity with low carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, bread and candy sugars. Hints of nuts and brown sugar.

Taste
Light on the palate. Caramel, brown bread and a dose of candy sugar. Light nuttiness with a touch of brown sugar. Just a hint of piney bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, silky and smooth.

Overall
A little bland in the flavor arena, but very easy drinking.

Serving type: can

05-08-2013 20:51:57 | More by justintcoons
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Barcade. A good brown, I should have loved it more, perhaps it got lost as many a brown in the heavier beers before and after it. Opaque brown colour with lace. There is coffee grounds pronounced, nuch and many malts makes for a creamy mouthfeel but not the complex malt I was so expecting.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 04:27:22 | More by Sammy
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Ever since the Cosby show, I've wanted to live in a brownstone somewhere. Call me weird. Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear sienna topped by a finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises honey-laden biscuit, light maple syrup, mild grass, light walnut, and a hint of incredibly vague citrus rind way in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with a stronger contingent of grass, a slightly stronger contingent of citrus, and a dried version of the honey and syrup. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a pretty nice little brown ale, nothing overtly special, but a decent option for the style.

Serving type: can

02-05-2013 21:51:40 | More by TMoney2591
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greybeardloon

Rhode Island

3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

best before March 22, 2013 (I think--the date is pretty smudged; I remember the date being in March of 2013 when it was legible)

A: Clear reddish brown with a thick head and good lacing.

S: Resinous, piney hops.

T: Citric, resinous hops that come across as sour. Bready malt is faint in the background. Well hidden toastiness on the finish, if I really concentrate.

M: Soft, yet a bit prickly. Too thin.

O: A far cry from the draft version I remember from the Redhook brewery.

Serving type: can

10-30-2012 01:22:10 | More by greybeardloon
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler from Bellport Beer & Soda. Pours dark brown with a small ring of white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, light roasted nuts, and sweet malt. Flavor of sweet malt, crystal malt (iced tea) and light roasted malt. Definitely sweeter on the flavor side. An ok brown, definitely on the sweet side.

Serving type: growler

06-09-2009 18:27:52 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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nimrod979

Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can into a standard pint glass. Best by 4/26/13

Appearance: Pours a lighter, well more of a deep amber when held into the light. Smallish one finger off white head. Okay retention but some nice sticky lacing

Aroma: Slight nutty, caramel, malty. Earthiness. Not much though. Aromas are rather weak.

Taste: Mild nutty and roasty flavor. some brown sugar molasses thing going on. Still laking on the malts. Interesting thing is the somewhat bitter finish on the backend. Citrus hops thing going on back there.

Mouthfeel: Actually goes down pretty easy. The hops bitterness is a little too forward than I've perhaps ever had for the style. It's medium bodied. with average carbonation. I think the lighter use of malts make it a bit

Decent, drinkable. Nothing remarkable though.

Serving type: can

10-01-2012 23:56:56 | More by nimrod979
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Amalak

New York

3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Much better off tap.

I had this on cask at Stout, right next to MSG in NYC. Very brown with a slight nut scent to it. It was opaque and left a good lace.

To be honest, this was one of the least flavorful cask beers I've had. It had a nut and malt taste to it. Semi creamy but lacks any real kick to it. It left a sour aftertaste.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2009 02:22:45 | More by Amalak
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Very dark brown body. No lacing.

S: nutty, coffee, bread.

T: Very solid taste, with good coffee and chocolate undertones. Very little bitterness.

M: Not highly carbonated.

O: Very good brown ale, challenges the style, and Six Point continues to impress me.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2011 18:45:36 | More by seanwhite
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - a heavy handed pour yields a ruddy brown liquid with a billowing tower of off-white foam. Decent retention and leaves tons of lacing on the glass.

S - nose is a simple yet pleasant balance between malts and hops. Doughy dark bread and hints of milk chocolate collide with spicy and slightly citric American hops.

T - flavors are very similar to the nose. Lots of bready flavors. Mostly dough and multigrain bread. Citrus hop character presents a smooth bitterness and almost caraway like spice quality which lingers quite some time past the finish.

M - medium bodied with a slightly creamy texture. High carbonation almost fizzy.

O - not my favorite Sixpoint offering but still an enjoyable ale. Went quite nicely with cheeseburgers.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 16:59:46 | More by Teleweizen2
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dar482

New York

3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is light brown with a decent amount of foamy head.

It has a good brown malt flavor, but it is a bit short on the flavor. It's soft and drinkable, but nothing very exciting. It's a decent brown ale, but nothing I'd go crazy over. I don't generally care for brown ales without the load of flavor that this lacks.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2013 05:41:29 | More by dar482
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Brownstone - Pint Can

First off let me say that I will try just about any micro in a can, I don't know why but it is appealing to me. Also let me state that I am not particularly fond of Brown Ale's for the most part, so my review is somewhat biased in that regard.

Look - Pours a dark amber with a thick foamy head.

Smell - Malty and mahogany, tingles the nose a bit with bitterness.

Taste - Bitter and malty with mahogany overtones, made me think of a "Porter Jr."

Mouthfeel - Bitter mahogany. Not a trace of alcoholic content on the pallet. Fairly drinkable but would not have a second one.

Overall - Not overly impressed but it is above average. Decent, but not amazing. If I had to place this somewhere I would call it "New Castle's bigger brother" or a "Porter in training".

Serving type: can

01-28-2013 12:49:40 | More by JMScowcroft
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Gmann

New York

3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours your standard chocolate brown color with a moderate bubbled khaki head that left some nice webby lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of a light grapefruit hop. Some metal notes from the malt and a subtle toasted malt.

Hops dominate the flavor of the American Brown Ale. Grapefruit in nature but of are a strength that won't confuse this with an IPA. Some leafy and grass notes from the hops as well. The malt is fairly weak for a brown ale. It provides some toasted flavor and perhaps a hint of brown sugar and chocolate. Some dry lemony notes in the finish.

Light to moderate feel with appropriate carbonation. Dry and almost astringent in the finish, not overly bitter.

A weak brown ale base with a good hop profile. Sixpoint definitely cut down on the yeast profile from the last time I had this beer. Would love to see more body to this beer.

Serving type: can

08-19-2012 20:21:43 | More by Gmann
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Magery

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-09-2013 03:09:03 | More by Magery
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david18

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a recent review of the growler version:

Got this at the new whoe foods on the upper west side in Manhattan. The best thing about that place is the growlers. I wanted something light in alchohol. I'm not a huge brown fan but this was really good for the style. YOu could very distinctly discern between the maltiness of the dark malts while still finding light enough in alchohol to drink as a session. With my new found appreciation of this beer I will enjoy it as a session beer in Winter, like a Guiness.

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The cask version was the same. Good but not overwhelming in any way. Worth trying.

Serving type: cask

03-15-2012 18:20:28 | More by david18
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ystazi

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-06-2013 04:09:19 | More by ystazi
Brownstone from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.