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Brownstone - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

441 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 40
Gots: 21 | 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:
Beer added by: Sixpoint on 03-15-2005

Our bedrock Brown Ale, and one of the first beers ever brewed by Sixpoint. A smooth, malty trip down a hop-lined Brooklyn street.
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of CloudStrife
3.9/5  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.

Photo of MacQ32
3.97/5  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

Photo of corysmith01
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Budinetz
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
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!

Photo of gr0g
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Photo of Ysgard
2.82/5  rDev -27.5%
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.

Photo of jkn09
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ZombieJester
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ystazi
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of jaxon53
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of brewstervt
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of Dwpayne89
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of hobbitz
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of milkbone_underwear
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of notchucknorris
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of touchmeimsac
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dkline72
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of danwho
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of SirHefeweizen
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mikeburd1128
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of justintcoons
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

16 oz can poured into a shaped pint glass.

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

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

Taste
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.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, silky and smooth.

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

Brownstone from Sixpoint Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.