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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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

cram, Apr 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Keith_R, Apr 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

dllman25, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

visualmartyr, Apr 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Zuela, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ryser2k, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

tpauer, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Celtics76, Apr 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

t0rin0, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Mlitesonata, Mar 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

rcatalano, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Metalaero, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours an attractive chestnut brown color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade that isn't particularly creamy-looking. The lacing, however, is fantastic.

S: On the first inhale, it seems like it's overly hoppy...but the hop profile seems to fade a touch as it warms up. This allows the notes of brown sugar, molasses, cola, and nuts to appear next to the citrusy/grapefruit hops. I'm actually intrigued - this smells like it will work!

T: And actually, it kind of does. Dry nuttiness opens the flavor profile up, before finishing with a combination of citrusy hops and sweet, vaguely chocolaty malts. Good cohesion between the hop/malt interplay helps make it surprisingly pleasant, but there is a lack of depth here.

M: A bit thin, and not particularly creamy. The feel is nicely balanced between sweet and bitter, though, and it drinks easily.

O: Very solid - one of the better Sixpoint offerings I've had. Hopped-up dark beers tend to be hit or miss, and I'd reckon this is an almost unqualified hit (and needless to say, it works FAR better than Diesel did). I say almost because it does lack a couple things, such as complexity, but I'd have no trouble revisiting this one again.

ThisWangsChung, Mar 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

JohnQVD, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light cola pour from the can appears a dark mahogany brown in the vessel. The head is 2 fingers plus, beach sand coloring, with a spongy and porous texture atop. Retention stays long, while a rush of effervesce quickly rises to the occasion beading up and rebuilding the head. Thick stratified frothy ring lacing condescends the vessel.

S: Nutty aroma, some spicy cola.

T: Dry nuttiness, cola and roasted chestnuts with some coffee are prominent on the open. Dry earthy bitterness, grey earl tea, deep malted tones add depth. Spicy cardamon, sweet dry nutty warming with a hint of woodsy hops, dry pine and underbrushing.

M: lively with carbonation, tingling and dancing on the tongue while a warm and dry nuttiness provides a powdery and alkaline like coating on departure.

O: Overall a beer that is intriquing with many layers of complexity when savored and slowly explored, yet just as enjoyable to drink in multiples just kicking back. 6 pack worthy. and yes i couldnt help but hum Mr. brownstone by gnr during drinking.

beerthulhu, Mar 14, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 16 oz. can stamped on the bottom with: Best Before 26 Apr 2013. Sampled on March 13, 2013.

This pours a handsome looking brown color with a big, puffy cream colored head the sits on top for the session. There is a slight cloudiness giving it that home brew feel.

The short description for the aroma is sweet but the characters are malts, nuts, and a mellow, subtle earthy hop note tickling my nose.

The body is medium with a touch of acidity.

Up front the taste is alive with sweet, flavorful malts, caramel as it warms, and a low to moderate hop bitterness on the tail end that gently goes to sleep as you finish it off. This is the kind of brown ale that I like.

puboflyons, Mar 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Zachtheporter, Mar 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

rangr514, Mar 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

zoober911, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

GrindFatherBob, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

srw, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

goldenM13, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Ego
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

eyes...
half a finger of groovy white head, decent lacing, cloudy brown, not in the opaque realm, carb seems to run to the top in various speeds but does not clutter the glass, the head dissipates relatively quickly

nose...
good evening, hello hops
upfront hop-age with a malty roast tone blanket lying underneath, the hops lean pine with a hint of citrus but mostly on the herbal scale of things, there is just a smidge of caramel malt in there as well, definitely a pleaser, nothing stunning but really nice

mouth etc...
smooth drinking with active prickly carbonation, the mouthfeel is great, really makes this uber drinkable
the flavor is not hop destroyed which the nose might lead you to believe, the hops are in balance here, in fact everything is, you get a nice punch of bitter in the long run but mostly this is a smooth ride of malty slightly roasty medium bodied joy ride,

verdict?
sure, this is more bitter than many browns, and sometimes I can't stand when hops kill a style, that said... this one blends really nicely, a nice one for hop heads to enjoy and yet maybe you can slip this in among friends ... maybe <insert evil grin here>
kudos to 6point on this one

Ego, Mar 03, 2013
Brownstone from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.