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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: 30
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sixpoint on 03-15-2005)
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-23-2013 04:43:10 | More by Kelp
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BeerNotes

Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown in color, pretty clear. Pours with a 1/4-inch eggshell head that dissipates quickly, but leaves some lacing on the way down.

S: Full malt aroma. A slight hint of toffee and nuts with just the tiniest bit of hops.

T: The malt from the nose is big up front, like a traditional brown ale. Hints of chocolate. Halfway down, the hops kick in and finish out the flavor.

M: Creamy on the tongue, but finishes a bit prickly and dry.

O: A really interesting take on a brown ale. The hop flavoring — and where it kicks in — makes this a surprisingly refreshing darker brew. The transition between the malts up front and hops in the back is a bit weird, and really the only downside to the flavor combination. It was a really smart move by Sixpoint to release this when they did, as the beer is a great segue from lighter, refreshing summer beers to the Märzens/Oktoberfests and pumpkin ales of the fall.

Serving type: can

04-21-2013 18:29:55 | More by BeerNotes
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cram

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-18-2013 00:59:19 | More by cram
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-10-2013 03:11:33 | More by dmorgan310
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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-07-2013 23:36:51 | More by Keith_R
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dllman25

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-07-2013 19:34:20 | More by dllman25
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visualmartyr

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-05-2013 21:44:33 | More by visualmartyr
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Zuela

New York

3/5  rDev -23.1%

04-05-2013 17:42:47 | More by Zuela
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-05-2013 14:49:51 | More by ryser2k
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-05-2013 01:31:50 | More by tpauer
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-03-2013 16:47:55 | More by Celtics76
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-30-2013 21:10:19 | More by t0rin0
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Mlitesonata

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-26-2013 00:48:12 | More by Mlitesonata
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-24-2013 00:44:19 | More by Sparky44
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rcatalano

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-23-2013 21:19:02 | More by rcatalano
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Metalaero

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-22-2013 22:08:25 | More by Metalaero
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours an attractive chestnut brown color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade that isn't particularly creamy-looking. The lacing, however, is fantastic.

S: On the first inhale, it seems like it's overly hoppy...but the hop profile seems to fade a touch as it warms up. This allows the notes of brown sugar, molasses, cola, and nuts to appear next to the citrusy/grapefruit hops. I'm actually intrigued - this smells like it will work!

T: And actually, it kind of does. Dry nuttiness opens the flavor profile up, before finishing with a combination of citrusy hops and sweet, vaguely chocolaty malts. Good cohesion between the hop/malt interplay helps make it surprisingly pleasant, but there is a lack of depth here.

M: A bit thin, and not particularly creamy. The feel is nicely balanced between sweet and bitter, though, and it drinks easily.

O: Very solid - one of the better Sixpoint offerings I've had. Hopped-up dark beers tend to be hit or miss, and I'd reckon this is an almost unqualified hit (and needless to say, it works FAR better than Diesel did). I say almost because it does lack a couple things, such as complexity, but I'd have no trouble revisiting this one again.

Serving type: can

03-22-2013 21:18:15 | More by ThisWangsChung
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-17-2013 19:22:56 | More by JohnQVD
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: can

03-14-2013 22:55:18 | More by beerthulhu
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: can

03-12-2013 21:28:57 | More by puboflyons
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

03-12-2013 19:28:00 | More by Zachtheporter
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rangr514

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

03-12-2013 00:37:23 | More by rangr514
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zoober911

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-07-2013 02:34:52 | More by zoober911
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-06-2013 09:47:54 | More by GrindFatherBob
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srw

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-06-2013 02:26:47 | More by srw
Brownstone from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.