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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: 13 | 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 Bustersuess
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Bustersuess, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Juice-O
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Juice-O, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of jkane101
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jkane101, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of blmar311
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

blmar311, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of MattXT
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

MattXT, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Brownstone from Sixpoint was a nice beer I tried at the local Tap House & Grill. The beer poured a clear brownish amber with 1/2 finger thick white head that left a nice lacing. The smell was faint but carried biscuit and malt. The taste was a smooth well balanced Brown that was easily sessionable. The mouthfeel was medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this was a good brown and worth a try.

WoodBrew, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has an amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some caramel. Taste is well balanced malts and hops, some caramel, tasty and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable and solid beer.

tone77, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev +2.6%

jeffthepony, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of gpblackgt
4/5  rDev +2.6%

gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of 1up
4.25/5  rDev +9%

1up, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of jderosia603
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jderosia603, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of reizorc
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

reizorc, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev +2.6%

sgregory, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

blt2646, Jun 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

petermethot, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a snifter. April ?? 2013 on the bottom.

A: Pours a mostly opaque dark ruby brown with an off white head. Leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass. Too hazy to really see any carbonation.

S: Light aroma of roasted malt with some sweetness. Certainly a nutty character to it. Chocolate comes in as it warms up. Dark fruits, vanilla and carmel.

T: Well balanced blend of malt and hop. As anticipated from the aroma there is a nutty quality and a touch of chocolate. Roastiness is light. Hops are a bit subdued by this point but provide a bit of piney earthiness.

M: Easy drinking beer, has a lightness to it but still holds a creamy and smooth body. Finish is smooth, bit of a nitro feel to it.

Overall this one could be used to define the American Brown Ale. Not off the wall with flavor or complexity but very well rounded and enjoyable to drink.

CloudStrife, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep mahogany brown with a nice finger of caramel head, nice lacing and the head lasted until the last sip was consumed.

S - Some sweet fruits - apples/pears. Sweet caramel malts, slightly nutty and bready, a bit of earthy hops.

T - Sweet brown APA type flavor. Apples and Pears with some toasty caramel malts and a mild earthy hop kick to balance it out. Quite flavorful, especially compared to your standard brown ale!

M - Lightish bodied, medium carbonation, very refreshing and easy to drink!

O - Tasty, not overpowering in any way but theres a nice balance of several (relatively) strong flavors. Very refreshing, fantastic appearence. Very good overall

MacQ32, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of corysmith01
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

corysmith01, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

mklisz, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Budinetz
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
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 -6.4%
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 -27.9%
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%

jkn09, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Localdrinklax, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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