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Brownstone - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

438 Ratings

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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 37
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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3.5/5  rDev -10%

corysmith01, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

mklisz, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Budinetz
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured on tap into a dimpled mug.

A- beautiful color. Not the greatest head retention I've ever seen, but it does look nice in the mug

S- a little alkalinity on the nose at first, but it dissipates after a few sips. Then all I smell is sweet bread and malts.

T- sweet on the tongue with a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Very smooth

M- feels great in my mouth. Very sessionable. Does not wreck my palete. Overall an awesome brown ale!

Budinetz, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of gr0g
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown color. A head of 3+ fingers of foam develops. Excellent head retention, chunky lacing. Looks like a Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale. Slightly nutty aroma, specifically walnuts. Malts impart a chocolate/toffee aroma, while a vague floral hop aroma can be detected.

Well balanced between maltiness and hop bitterness. The bitterness picks up on the finish and lingers a bit, leaving no doubt that this is an American brown. Muddled notes of caramel and hazelnut that fail to stabilize before the hops drown them out. Roast and/or chocolate malt character is lacking, something I like to see in a brown ale. The texture is fairly impressive, though, with a medium body and a carbonation that borders on creamy.

While an impressive looking pint, Brownstone doesn't live up to the promise of its appearance. It's a good brown ale but doesn't really separate itself from the pack.

gr0g, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Ysgard
2.81/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Perhaps these cans are a bit old, but there seems to be some oxidation in my cans, with a flat cardboard taste creeping up behind the hops, biscuit and chocolate flavors.

I don't particularly care for this beer, although it doesn't have anything particularly wrong from a style standpoint. It's a bit filling, the hops clash with the malts, and the smell is a bit papery.

I've had 3 out of the 4-pack now, and one thing I will say for it is that it went well with Sriracha on food.

Ysgard, Jun 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

jkn09, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Localdrinklax, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ZombieJester, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

ystazi, Jun 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

jaxon53, Jun 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

brewstervt, May 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Dwpayne89, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

hobbitz, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

milkbone_underwear, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

notchucknorris, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

touchmeimsac, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

dkline72, May 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

danwho, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

SirHefeweizen, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

abcdefghijkyle, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

mikeburd1128, May 12, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

16 oz can poured into a shaped pint glass.

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

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

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.

Medium-full bodied, silky and smooth.

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

justintcoons, May 08, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a sixteen ounce can.

Pours chestnut brown, good 1/4 inch white foam. Fluffy on top. Malty caramel nose. Vanilla too. Rich malty refreshing taste. Light bitter hop in the close. Subtle balanced sweetness. Halfway between a pale and a brown. Flavorful. Really good.

KTCamm, May 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

schaffer9252, May 04, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Ruby caramel tinted mahogany brown body with a fine bubbled cream colored head, nice textured lacing around the sides of my glass. Aroma has some chlorophyll green quality mild citrus leafy tobacco notes, with caramel malt backbone riding thru with a quality bready maltiness. That's where Sixpoint ales win it's there malts they never forget that the hop show is nothing without the base malt, flavor here screams that with a nice bitter hopped up brown ale still able to show off a complex malt base. Semi bitter finish medium to light bodied nothing cloying or holding me back from another drink gravity did all the work, damn where did the beer go...drinkability is insane I want a whole four pack. Damn good balanced but hoppier neo brown ale.

WVbeergeek, May 04, 2013
Brownstone from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.