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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,746 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,746
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 150
Gots: 243 | 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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Ratings: 1,746 | Reviews: 487
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of WankelEngine
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass

A: Pouts a lightly hazy brown/amber color. There is an off-white head with pretty decent retention.

S: A combination of some roasted toffee and pine.

T: A good bit of sweet malt. Caramel, toffee and just a hint of raisin. A nice earthy pine flavor provides some bitterness to complement the malt.

M: Medium-light bodied with some foam carbonation. Nice full mouthfeel.

O: A pretty drinkable cream ale. Decent sweet malt and bitter hops make a balanced brew.

Photo of BeefyMee
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark copper body, creamy white head. Murky as hell and I love it.

S: Husky grains and a wheaty whiff of banana. Alcohol is detectable.

T: Quite interesting. There's a lot going on, but nothing's ratcheted up to 11. Sweet biscuit is prevalent upfront. Finishes tangy and leaves some bitterness on the palate. Alcohol is still oddly noticeable but not boozy. This one packed a lot more flavor than I expected.

M: Coats your mouth with heaven.

This is what I always wanted cream ale to be. Will come back again and again.

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of NODAK
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma has a grassy hoppiness to it...a little sweetness...not much else to be quite honest.

Taste has a small grassy hop character with some floral notes as well but it subsides rather quickly into a mildly sweet body comprised of grainy sweetness, creaminess, and even a hint of roasted malt at the finish, which was rather unexpected. Very little aftertaste after the swallow, with a bit of grain showing up and a twinge of hops on the sides of the tongue, it's pretty clean and inoffensive.

The style of "cream ale" can be an enigma in a way....there aren't that many of them and many people may avoid them because they're far from bold. This was pretty good though. Easy drinking, a great quaff out of a 16 ounce can.

Photo of gshackles
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of vonnegut21
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Pamola
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of mynie
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

WILL THIS CREAM ALE CONTEST SUN KING'S?

There should be beerfights and I should curate them because I'm very good at writing in all caps.

But, shit, this don't pour anything like a cream ale. It's dark. Pretty and hazy and with a nice head, too.

Smells lightly grassy with a decent dose of east coast hops. Suppose this could be a cream ale, come to think of it, even in spite of its lack of salient adjunct grain.

Tastes good, but not at all what the appearance, aroma, or style led me to expect. It's mostly like a fruity, medium hopped east coast pale, only with a very nice, thick body. Starts off lightly earthen, moves into nodes of bread and plums, and ends with a lightly bitter, lightly floral hop profile. Very nicely balanced.

This definitely pushes the boundaries of what a cream ale can be--I thought adjunct grain was kind of a necessity for the style. Still, it's a damn good session, and yet another winner from Six Point.

Photo of bckayaalp
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BigPlay1824
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a nice medium amber color with a nice amount of carbonation bubbles working their way to the top and a ton of suspended sediment, pours with two fingers of frothy off white head which dissipates very rapidly and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass
S: interesting malt character, vanilla and something buttery or reminiscent of butterscotch
T: smooth taste, not overly complex or deep but a good enough sipper, decent malt notes which are slightly sweet like fake maple syrup, ends with that slight sweetness which lingers on the palate for a bit
M: very smooth and, dare i say, creamy? gentle carbonation, silky across the palate, leaves the palate just slightly dry almost to the point of being imperceptible but otherwise clean
O: when i think cream ale i think of genny screamers and my appetite for beer goes away, this one is decent enough, sips nicely and isnt overly heavy, enjoyable, if its in the cooler ill grab it but thats about as far as i would go

Photo of russpowell
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent honey color with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Great head retention, & lacing

S: Cereal notes, crackers, some lemon & perfumy hop notes

T: Follows the nose, much dryness, a touch of flowery hops & grassyness up front. Grapefruit comes through as this warms, plus grainy & dry notes. Finishes grainy with red grapefruit & lemongrass

MF: Light/medium bodied, firm carbonation, but not overdone. Turns creamy with great balance

Super drinkability, a new highwater mark for this style IMO. This is the kind of cream ale I would drink on semi-regular basis or more so

Photo of mactrail
2.79/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy amber, on the orange side. Not much foam, very little lacing, but average carbonation in the mouth. Some beery aroma with a little hop floweriness, like a Pale Ale.

The flavor is kind of a murky stew. Something like oatmeal with a touch of raw grain covers the malt. Some malty sweetness, but quite bitter. More like a diluted IPA. This tastes more like some of my old homebrew experiments with hop bits floating in the trash can and a mysterious lack of head. Dishwatery, vegetable broth flavors with a hint of resins.

Maybe there is a place for this in the giant stadium of beers, but it misses all the bases for me. In the tall can from Food and Friends in Philadelphia.

Photo of MichPaul
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First Sixpoint offering I have tried to date and didn't know what to expect at all. Not a bad beer, but I was expecting a little bit tastier of a brew.
The beer pours a dark amber, with a half finger head. All lacing seems to wash down the glass quickly after each taste.
Very low aroma to this beer, which was a disappointment. I enjoy catching a good aroma before the first sip.
For a name like "Sweet Action", I thought it would be sweeter than it was. There is a sweetness that hits you a bit, but not much. I guess if one is up for more subtle beers, this may be the one for them.
This is the first time I have ever tried a beer from the "Cream Ale" genre. Not bad, and was quite creamy. I was just hoping for more of a burst of flavor, and didn't get it.
I would recommend this to someone who likes a subtle, sweet, very malty type of brew. Seems like a nice Summer beer as well.

Photo of Flounder57
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: The poured a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy orange amber color with some signs of tiny little bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: slight citrus aroma, caramel and bready malts.

Taste: Same as the smell. Very simplistic, but tasty. Not really sure what a cream ale is supposed to taste like.

Mouthfeel: creamy, smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, and easy to drink.

Overall:

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.17/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.0 A: Moderately hazed dark orange brown color. Two and a half fingers of beige, frothy/foamy head. Retention is average and moderate amounts of randomly dispersed clumps of lacing are left behind.

3.5 S: Bready yeastiness is probably the strongest aspect of the nose. To follow, hops of the earthy, floral, and herbal variety manifest. Mildly sweet, mildly biscuity malts round this out.

3.0 T: Solid blending of the yeast, malt, and hops, but the end result doesn't impress or discourage. Grainy malts with a moderate neutral malt sweetness. Mild bitterness with earth, herb, and flower hop flavor. Mild yeasty breadiness. Not bad, but run of the mill.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light, pleasant creaminess.

3.0 D: Not a bad brew, but there's enough similar, yet tastier ones out there to forget about this.

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Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,746 ratings.