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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,692 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,692
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 143
Gots: 214 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sixpoint on 03-04-2005

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Photo of bashiba
2.73/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a deep orange/amber with a light off white head.

The smell is malty sweet and almost syrupy, a bit of corn with a touch of floral hops.

Very sweet, and i mean sweet, it tastes like it is super under attenuated. Has a ton of residual sugar and a big corn flavor. Has just a touch of hop bitterness but not nearly enough to even it out.

Has a light creamy mouthfeel.

I found this to be a tough drink, it was so cloying and completely out of balance it was a tough drink.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of hoody711
4.62/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Stag's Head in Houston. Follows a Spaten Oktoberfestbier. Was reluctant to get this, since a) being from Chicago, I'm sick of hearing how awesome Spotted Cow is, the only other cream ale I've had, and b) Stone IPA is on the menu. But giving it a shot, since Bengali, Resin, and Apollo have all been excellent. Sincerely ecstatic about this brewery arriving in Texas, since Texas has so little local stuff to offer.

A - comes in a pint class, very thin head with decent lacing. A nice orange, bronze. The color is beautiful. I would like to see this out of a can, since their other beers have great heads. This time though, a bit lacking in that category.

S - not at all what I expected, in a very good way. Citrusy goodness with some floral goodness. Basically right in my wheelhouse, just a little muted.

T - crazy good. Starts snappy and crisp, then creaminess coats the tongue as the maltiness sets in. The citrus hops just hang out in the background, not dominating, but making themselves known. As it fades a little bitterness comes in and it finishes a little tart. It's phenomenal.

M - crisp carbonation, then creaminess, then a nice drying tartness. Wasn't sweet at first, but after half a glass, it does leave a little candy aftertaste. Still quite good.

O - well, I usually don't agree with the Bros more than I do with the average, but in this case, I definitely do. This beer is amazing. And it's available year-round. Yes, please. Over and over.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Don't be put off by the fact it comes in a can. Poured beautifully out of the can with a good two to three inches of foam.

Burnt orange color and cloudy.

Simcoe hops aromas of citrus and pine shone through on the nose.

Soft mouth feel, smooth rather than creamy as the style suggests. Very balanced between the bitterness and the malt character.

Overall, a very good session beer.

Photo of TheBrewo
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We rip the tap and pour a brew of toasted golden pumpkin orange. It holds a glorious one and a half finger tall head of crisp, creamy tan bubbles. This shows great retention, slowly bubbling away into a sticky, patterned lacing. There is a definite chill haze, but no sediment is noted. Carbonation appears medium. The nose is surprisingly hoppy. The malts take on a toasted Wit quality, with lighter phenols, and greater banana ester sweetness. There is white sugar, vanilla, and cream soda sweetness, as expected, but it balances nicely amongst the citric hoppiness and toasted malts. With warmth comes light metallics. Our first impression is that there is a ton of creaminess to the flavoring!! As we sip, sour toasted pale malts start things off. There is a light prickling of lemony hop freshness, and light tinny metallics. These persist to the peak where a sugary sweetness comes to cut the hoppy bitterness in the form of vanilla cake frosting and chalky baby powder. The finish shows a return to the bitter hop qualities of the initial flash of flavor, with more sour grain, light lactic sours, and bitter metallic yeast. The very end shows a bit of that vanilla sugar, making for a smoother last drop. The aftertaste breathes bitterly of grain and hops, while still retaining that light cream and orange soda sweetness. The body is medium to full, and the carbonation is medium. The feel is crisp and clean, with light bubbly pop and smack to each sip. There is nice cream and froth due to the head as well. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the feel. There was nice froth and creamy coating, with a cooling, crisp finish. We were surprised at the hoppiness of the flavoring, and also at the relative lack of sweetness. For the style we were expecting a cloying punch off the bat, but we were given a more serious brew, with a very “grown up” flavor. The sweetest part about it was actually the nose, which was clean throughout, and nicely inclusive of all of the other elements.

Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,692 ratings.