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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,583 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,583
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 129
Gots: 162 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sixpoint on 03-04-2005)
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Photo of nyclee
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

nyclee, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of jimilayne
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

jimilayne, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a (512) anniversary glass.

Didn't see having a third cream ale today, but at least this one is a bit of an oddball take on the style (sort of, anyway). It pours a clear brass topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises wheat, grass, light flowers, light orange rind, and a streak of biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, with the grass and wheat really strangling out everything else. What results is a mild bitterness that seems a touch out-of-place and detracts from the proceedings for me. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, despite the bitterness, which isn't all that powerful anyway, this is a solid cream ale. It may not be all that indicative of the style, but it's enjoyable enough.

TMoney2591, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of bmoney
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

bmoney, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of BklynTerp
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BklynTerp, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of lisahope27
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

lisahope27, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

BeerNDoggerel, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of confer
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold in color with an off white fluffy head.
Smell is all hops but not overpowering. Hops are of the citrus kind, smell like bitter grapefruit.
Taste starts with just a hint of hops until the beer gets swallowed when the real hop flavor come through. Again they are the grapefruit flavored kind. Nothing too strong again this is a very easy drinker.
Overall I'm sure this is how a cream ale should taste. This definitely isn't a genny.

confer, Nov 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

CGMLS3, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

TrickkyGangsta, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of JKuras
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a deep burnt orange color with a good inch of fluffy head, and great lacing all the way down. Perfect color for November. One good looking beer.

Smell: True to its name, emits a powerful musky honey-sweetness overlaying the malts and flowery hops.

Taste: Again, a very strong honey-clover sweetness is the most prominent feature of this brew and it hits you right away. Following this is the malt backbone and some apple/pear fruity notes, finished off with a spicy hops that is has just the right amount of bitterness to round things out.

Mouthfeel: It’s got a slightly heavy mouthfeel, with proper moderate carbonation.

Overall: This was a tasty one, and probably one of the best brews I’ve sampled this year. It might be a little sweet for some but I thought it fit perfectly. It has some strong flavors so I’d probably only enjoy one and move on to something else, but it’s a great way to start the evening.

JKuras, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of SadMachine
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes from 7/27/12

A- Big 2+ finger head that peters slowly to a thin cover that leaves nice lacing.

S- Big nose of creme and caramel, with some bready malt.

T- The flavor is much the same, but with some surprising piney hop character.

M- The creamy finish and mouthfeel makes you want to drink it over and over!

O- A great go-to beer that can be readily found year round!

SadMachine, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of FLima
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Made onE finger head which dissipated quickly. Dark amber hazy color. Light-medium body, haven't notice the stated cream.
Nice aroma of herbal and fruity hops. Very well balanced between malt and wheat sweetness and bitterness from its 34 IBUs. Citric aftertaste (gets to it fairly quick), mostly orange. Liked this beer, good drinkability with flavor.

FLima, Nov 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

tastymug, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BrazilianAussie, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of ianjsullivan
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ST: One pint poured into a pint glass.

A: Looks like peach juice with a thin white head. It has steady carbonation.

S: Cherry, plum, citrus, malt.

T: Sweet zing of cherry works with pepper until mellowing into a pleasant creamy slightly bitter citrus finish.

M: Medium

O: Wonderful flavor. Fruit, pepper, slight bitterness with well blended alcohol and a bit of bread / malt. This is a great drinking beer.

ianjsullivan, Nov 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

dumptruck81, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of obninsk23
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came in 4 can pack. 16 oz/can. They say in can its better preservation then in bottle. OK. Poured in Sam Adams 2011 style glass. Carbonation is good, foam is nice, not creamy though. Smells like fresh Cascade hops, lot's of them and I did appreciate this fact. Tastes naturally bitter, a bit amateurish like a typical home made brew. My overall is 3.79.

obninsk23, Nov 04, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Unibroue tulip from a 16 ounce can. Off-white head head, low retention. Oily, clear lacing. Hazy, cloudy coppery body. Best by date is 11/12/12. Smell is mainly floral hops with mild caramel malts. Taste is citrus like, mainly lemons and nectarine with some malty sweetness, slightly bready. Nothing bad about this beer, maybe not the most memorable one every either.

KickbacksSteve, Nov 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

bkrbdan, Nov 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

aztraz, Oct 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

tsm2011, Oct 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Duesler, Oct 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ilikebeer03, Oct 29, 2012
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,583 ratings.