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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: 28
Gots: 11 | 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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PatGreer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-28-2013 02:36:12 | More by PatGreer
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-27-2012 23:37:50 | More by thebigredone
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rtepiak

Poland

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a nice looking brown with a thick headed pour. A tad caramel to the caramel wash color. Mild cloudy. Nose is subdued floral and toffee malt. Palate is a nice caramel malt toasty. With a mild tang that blends into the rather dry crisp bitter. Quite simple but very enjoyable and drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2010 00:55:04 | More by rtepiak
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farrago

New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Average finger’s worth of tan foam, moderate dimpling across the surface, disappears steadily but final retention near the surface is very good, not much lacing to speak of. Hazy brown liquid with a strong orange influence, almost looks like rusty water, very active carbonation throughout. The nose does a good job of creating an even spit between sweeter chocolate, toffee crunch, cola bean notes and an earthier, grassier hop presence, almost metallic or minerally at times, nothing here has too much cutting punch to it while also stays firm, maybe could soak in a bit more for added length. Medium-bodied, comes on quickly with carbonated churn in the mouth which likely keeps it drying than otherwise might be. So-so richness to the cocoa, malt, caramel, coffee bean flavors, not a lot of roast but there is decent yeastiness in a dry powder form. Less earthy and minerally here, about same level of herbaceousness with a run up in pine and grapefruit pith. No real fruit flavors. Curiously, sweeter colder than as it warms. Extends the finish well without sacrificing freshness, the bitterness could be ratcheted back.

Serving type: can

11-12-2012 03:40:07 | More by farrago
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-05-2014 03:31:18 | More by SkinniePost
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-09-2013 04:16:11 | More by Localdrinklax
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-12-2013 17:47:58 | More by mikeburd1128
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-13-2014 21:26:05 | More by Mantooth
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socon67

New York

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a pint glass, this was a dark brown with a tan head. Very opaque, and small bubbles swirling about. Nice lacing.

S - Smells of brown sugar with a smoky vibe. This would be awesome with some Carolina hickory BBQ.

T - Very malty, with a back end of smoke and molasses. This is a rather tame brown ale, and while I might like it to be more epic, I'm happy with it being what it is.

M - Solid, but a but thin and not enough grab of the taste buds at the end. The result makes it a solid drinker however.

O - Another good offering from Sixpoint. Perhaps this guy will make it into the canning lines.

Serving type: growler

07-09-2011 23:28:32 | More by socon67
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Espresso brown body with hints of mahogany red-brown when held up to the light. Thin off white head. No lacing. Decent retention.

S: Caramel. Coffee. Nuttyness. Bread.

T: Almost porter like. Rich coffee and chocolate dominate over a bready/nutty base. Very little bitterness. Pleasant, if not a bit odd in combination.

M: A bit oily. Lacking in some carbonation. But otherwise smooth in flavor transitions.

D: All things considered... not too shabby. It does lack compared to some of the other Sixpoint brews i've had.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2009 20:30:42 | More by callmemickey
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-18-2013 21:00:55 | More by DIPAFAN
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am a big Sixpoint fan. This is another example of why. Every style from them has been a winner and near top of class.

This brown ale is nicely balanced with a bit less sweet and more hops than typical. It has a great, fresh aroma and a lovely taste and aftertaste. It looks great in a glass, and it seems to transport well (I dragged this one with me to Moline IL on the banks of the Mississippi). Great stuff.

Serving type: can

08-17-2012 22:18:52 | More by schoolboy
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sirsteve42

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-02-2013 10:54:37 | More by sirsteve42
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

06-12-2013 12:20:03 | More by mklisz
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

pint sized can into pint glass. best before APR 25 2013.

A: very light brown hue, almost a dark orange. hazy. brownish/white head is frothy, one-finger. retention stands tall, recedes to a rim.

S: chestnuts. apricots. mild toffee. brown sugar. a slightly Belgian dubbel-like aroma in my opinion.

T: fruity, nutty, and sweet. I getting some sort of woody flavor in there as well. something in the middle of the body gives me a salt-like flavor as well. finishes with some lingering sweetness that tries to cloy.

M: I find this body on the lighter side of medium. moderate amount of carbonation.

D: good flavors, but a little muddled in my opinion. these guys have some better brews out there that I would recommend over Brownstone.

Serving type: can

12-30-2012 23:55:53 | More by Jimmys
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erosier

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a nice brown color with a medium sized and medium bodied white colored head that leaves some nice lacing down the glass.
S: Smells of sweet roasted malts, some nice caramelized malts, a big floral hop aroma, and some spices.
T: Tastes of a nice mix of roasted, toasted, and caramelized malts, some grapefruit, floral hops and some citrus hops at the end.
M: Smooth, medium bodied, perfect amount of carbonation, and a bit dry at the end.
D: Overall it was a pretty tasty and interesting take on the beer, well worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2011 10:26:08 | More by erosier
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sixpoint Brownstone pours a very dark brown with a good amount of fluffy off-white head. Considering that this was poured from the tap into a bottle and then from that bottle into my glass its looking pretty good.

Aroma is a boat load of sweet malt. It definitely has a lot of that dark brown bread smell to it along with the smell you get when you open a can of malt extract. There is also some sweet caramel and definitely some dark brown sugar. Its a very "warm" smelling brown ale.

Flavors and aromas are one in the same. There is a ton of sweet caramel and dark brown sugar flavor to this beer. Its a big dose of sweet malt and a bit of hop bitterness that just rounds out the finish to each sip. Very tasty.

Everything I've ever had from Sixpoint has been excellent. If you ever find yourself in NYC, venture down to the Redhook section of Brooklyn and pop into Sixpoint for a tour and a tasting, you won't be sorry.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2009 03:07:15 | More by indiapaleale
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goodbyeohio

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz homebrew-looking bottle "i handbottled all them shits"

another attempt to beat the heat. what could be more refreshing than a nice brown ale? pours a very solid dark brown. par for the sixpoint course, this beer looks foreboding in a serious way. looking at it makes me sweat more. creamy and thin coating of cottony foam. uniform lacing. looks like a homemade root beer. aroma is dominated by a bitter nuttiness with a mild hint of aromatic hops. more traditional nose, very fresh hints of soft-baked pretzel. wow, this is a smooth beer. slides down the throat like silk, emitting more of that roasted nut flavor as well as a touch of botanical green hoppiness. malt character isn't too thick or overbearing, but rather buttery and velvety. finishes bitter but not oppressive with a nougat flavor and some wheat bread. beery and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2005 07:30:54 | More by goodbyeohio
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-22-2013 03:55:51 | More by csfcmitchell
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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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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-17-2012 18:22:17 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

4.55/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draught into mug.

Pours dark brown with a small, light tan head.

Aroma is bread crust and a hint of cocoa, roasty.

Taste follows suit - light nutty bread crust, roasty, hint of cocoa, smooth and round with a dry, roasty finish. Really top notch brown ale, could have drank this one all night long.

Moderate carbonation with a light to medium body.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2009 13:27:14 | More by JohnQVegas
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kew

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-29-2012 21:52:48 | More by kew
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-08-2013 22:42:06 | More by mpalestino
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz Tall Boy with Best Before 26APR2013 stamped on the bottom of the can. Good amount of lacing. Pours a dark brown color with an inch of frothy head. Almost looks like a glass of coke. Aromas of citrus hops, nuts, pine, earth and malts. Taste is citrus hops, caramel malts, earthiness and nuts. Actually has a bit of a cola taste to it. Floral at the end. Bubbly, light mouthfeel. Highly carbonated. Overall, one of the better Brown Ales out there. Sixpoint does it again.

Serving type: can

08-31-2012 15:03:30 | More by PicoPapa
Brownstone from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.