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Brownstone - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

424 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 31
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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Hellmeh

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-20-2013 04:24:09 | More by Hellmeh
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gratefuldawgg

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-19-2013 18:19:04 | More by gratefuldawgg
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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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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Snagged a single for $2.69 at Vintage Estates.

A - A nice deep clear brown hue with a 1/4 inch of head that seems to settle into a mild lace ring.
S - rather hoppy for a brown ale, citrus hops, brown malt, and some chocolate notes.
T - Quite good as other said the taste grows on you. Not too sweet or bitter just fruity with the house yeast, some brown malts, and a splash of citrus hops in the finish. Has mild roasty tones.
M - Quite light for a brown ale still kind of chewy and moderately filling.
Overall I would get this again it's a pretty solid brown ale.

Serving type: can

02-17-2013 04:32:42 | More by DrDemento456
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JK4Stout

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Great head to be from a can. This only my second ever six point brew, so maybe they all are like that. This definately calls for further testing. Pours very clear and lighter than some brown ales are known to be.

S: Very sweet on the nose. Reminds me of the house after we set up the chocolate fountain for the kids. You know how it doesn't quite smell like chocolate, but still something sweet. Maybe my fountain smells like Brownstone. No real POW to it though...had to really get in there to find it.

T: It is fine. A good quality brown, but still feels like there is something lacking...I had this same problem with the other sixpoint brew I reviewed. I do enjoy the fruity hints on the tale end though. Actually as I sat here I had to bump my score up a notch. it grows on you.

M: I love the mouthfeel of canned beers. something in them just feels more filling and meatier. Not sure what...will have to do some research.

O: I enjoy this beer, but just can't seem to get bored with it for a full four pack of this one. I'm sure I'll try it again someday, but it isn't one of those I feel must stay in the fridge at all times.

Serving type: can

02-16-2013 22:01:21 | More by JK4Stout
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.1%

02-15-2013 14:40:36 | More by ROBSTARR
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jjcote

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-15-2013 00:18:59 | More by jjcote
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poursbrown with maybe ruby high lights. A beige head sits on top with a dense body and lingers . Good lacing too.
Aroma is light but has slightly roasted smell some biscuit malts and cocoa nibs.
Taste has a nice depth of flavor with a slightly roasted malt bill and some biscuit notes. Drinks sweet but has a slight bitter finish. Easy drinking and a silky smooth feel with depth of character.It's a winner in my opinion. Can I have another one please.

Serving type: can

02-10-2013 12:49:18 | More by micromaniac129
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Magery

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-09-2013 03:09:03 | More by Magery
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Ever since the Cosby show, I've wanted to live in a brownstone somewhere. Call me weird. Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear sienna topped by a finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises honey-laden biscuit, light maple syrup, mild grass, light walnut, and a hint of incredibly vague citrus rind way in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with a stronger contingent of grass, a slightly stronger contingent of citrus, and a dried version of the honey and syrup. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a pretty nice little brown ale, nothing overtly special, but a decent option for the style.

Serving type: can

02-05-2013 21:51:40 | More by TMoney2591
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BrewmanCapote

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

02-03-2013 21:42:36 | More by BrewmanCapote
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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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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -48.7%

02-02-2013 00:10:15 | More by BGsWo22
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brownstone opens to a sweet, malty nose full of caramel and brown sugar, with strong touches of vanilla, and an overlying cola/kola nut aroma, lending the beer a strong resemblance to an old-fashioned hand-mixed vanilla coke. The brew is quite sugary on the nose, in addition to the aforementioned notes including some nice cherry, fig, melon, and mandarin orange fruit esters. Hops add a bit of pine and sweet pink grapefruit, but just enough to provide a soft bittering effect. As a whole, the nose is very nice, though the vanilla coke overtone is somewhat strange at the same time as it’s alluring, with the main weakness being a relatively light presence that could have used a bit of cranking up.

On the tongue, the beer is far hoppier than the nose let on, the 45 IBUs immediately present in good levels of pine, grapefruit rind, and light eucalyptus. These mix well with the sugars, which bring mainly brown sugar, as well as smaller notes of cherry, orange, and fig fruit esters. Breads are far more present here than on the nose, with biscuit, toast crust, and thick brown breads adding nice earthiness. The vanilla coke notes are thankfully gone, though touches of vanilla do remain, as well as hints of caramel and toasted nut. The aftertaste is mainly hops, toasted nuts, and toast crust, most of the sugars having died off. Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is very nice fare, and for a comparatively low 6% ABV, has good flavor and presence, even over the course of several mouthfuls. It could have still used a bit more oomph for even more presence, and the sugars needed to be stronger to better make themselves noticed against the hops and breads. Still, what is given in here is drinkable and delicious.

Serving type: can

02-01-2013 20:09:23 | More by jondeelee
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-01-2013 00:46:32 | More by jjheinrichs
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ant880

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-31-2013 20:17:57 | More by ant880
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-30-2013 07:12:57 | More by IdrinkGas
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a tallboy into a tumbler pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, slightly muddled, amber-brown coloring with a thin, filmy, off-white surface coating. Aromas of hazelnut sweetness, with a creamy undertone. The nose is not overpowering, but it is inviting. Flavors are very rich and extremely roasty. Wow...the aromas lull you into a false sense of passiveness, and then you get a fire-roasted nut sweetness and richness, followed by sharp characteristics from both the thin, carbonated body as well as the lingering charcoal highlights. Some candied sweet characteristics build slowly as you continue to drink, but the rich and roasty carry you through the whole brew. The body is light, and remains able to support the robust flavors. Slick, clean finish with only the slightest short-lived linger of sweet. Solid brown.

Serving type: can

01-30-2013 00:38:48 | More by GarthDanielson
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-29-2013 06:30:19 | More by Rhettroactive
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Brownstone - Pint Can

First off let me say that I will try just about any micro in a can, I don't know why but it is appealing to me. Also let me state that I am not particularly fond of Brown Ale's for the most part, so my review is somewhat biased in that regard.

Look - Pours a dark amber with a thick foamy head.

Smell - Malty and mahogany, tingles the nose a bit with bitterness.

Taste - Bitter and malty with mahogany overtones, made me think of a "Porter Jr."

Mouthfeel - Bitter mahogany. Not a trace of alcoholic content on the pallet. Fairly drinkable but would not have a second one.

Overall - Not overly impressed but it is above average. Decent, but not amazing. If I had to place this somewhere I would call it "New Castle's bigger brother" or a "Porter in training".

Serving type: can

01-28-2013 12:49:40 | More by JMScowcroft
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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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mirish72

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-27-2013 03:15:16 | More by mirish72
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WeisGuy

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-26-2013 22:11:30 | More by WeisGuy
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jwgkicks

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-23-2013 19:15:19 | More by jwgkicks
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rdoggg

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-22-2013 02:43:58 | More by rdoggg
Brownstone from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.