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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 JohnQVD
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
Photo of puboflyons
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
Photo of Zachtheporter
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Zachtheporter, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of rangr514
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

rangr514, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of zoober911
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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

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

srw, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of goldenM13
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
Photo of JohnG190
4/5  rDev +2.6%

JohnG190, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of dar482
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.

dar482, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of StJamesGate
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear oxblood with lumpy creamy eggshell head that crusts.
Orange rind, carob, and roasted peanuts on the nose.
Cran-apple, brown toast, some hazelnut, a bit of caraway in there, then lots of citrus oil hops.
Butter shortbread ending and tingly linger.
Lt-med, crisp, some cling.

A bit thin, undermalted and overhopped. A maybe a bit stale? Either way, not easy for a brown or sweet enough to justify 6%.

Sixpoint continues to underwhelm.

StJamesGate, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of ONUMello
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Opaque medium-brown color with a solid two-finger head that slowly settles
S: Roasted malt, some nuttiness and a hint of hops
T: Quite nutty which I enjoy, amber waves of grain and just a hint of citrus from the hops
M: Medium-bodied, a touch watery but smooth/balanced overall
O: Very solid, nothing earth-shattering but I will definitely be picking up more, not to pour into a glass and give a full analysis/write-up but to kick back and sip as this will be a fantastic session beer

ONUMello, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of cyclonece09
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a cloudy brown with slight red hints with an off white head. Smells of earthy hops, surprising for a brown ale. Tastes of dark malt and earthy hops, nice combination. Carbonation is right for its light body and goes down smooth. Overall a very good beer.

cyclonece09, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +9%

rolltide8425, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of Hellmeh
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Hellmeh, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of gratefuldawgg
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

gratefuldawgg, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of DIPAFAN
4/5  rDev +2.6%

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Snagged a single for $2.69 at Vintage Estates.

A - A nice deep clear brown hue with a 1/4 inch of head that seems to settle into a mild lace ring.
S - rather hoppy for a brown ale, citrus hops, brown malt, and some chocolate notes.
T - Quite good as other said the taste grows on you. Not too sweet or bitter just fruity with the house yeast, some brown malts, and a splash of citrus hops in the finish. Has mild roasty tones.
M - Quite light for a brown ale still kind of chewy and moderately filling.
Overall I would get this again it's a pretty solid brown ale.

DrDemento456, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of JK4Stout
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Great head to be from a can. This only my second ever six point brew, so maybe they all are like that. This definately calls for further testing. Pours very clear and lighter than some brown ales are known to be.

S: Very sweet on the nose. Reminds me of the house after we set up the chocolate fountain for the kids. You know how it doesn't quite smell like chocolate, but still something sweet. Maybe my fountain smells like Brownstone. No real POW to it though...had to really get in there to find it.

T: It is fine. A good quality brown, but still feels like there is something lacking...I had this same problem with the other sixpoint brew I reviewed. I do enjoy the fruity hints on the tale end though. Actually as I sat here I had to bump my score up a notch. it grows on you.

M: I love the mouthfeel of canned beers. something in them just feels more filling and meatier. Not sure what...will have to do some research.

O: I enjoy this beer, but just can't seem to get bored with it for a full four pack of this one. I'm sure I'll try it again someday, but it isn't one of those I feel must stay in the fridge at all times.

JK4Stout, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of ROBSTARR
3/5  rDev -23.1%

ROBSTARR, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of jjcote
4/5  rDev +2.6%

jjcote, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poursbrown with maybe ruby high lights. A beige head sits on top with a dense body and lingers . Good lacing too.
Aroma is light but has slightly roasted smell some biscuit malts and cocoa nibs.
Taste has a nice depth of flavor with a slightly roasted malt bill and some biscuit notes. Drinks sweet but has a slight bitter finish. Easy drinking and a silky smooth feel with depth of character.It's a winner in my opinion. Can I have another one please.

micromaniac129, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Magery
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Magery, Feb 09, 2013
Brownstone from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.