Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery
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4.45/5 rDev +13.8%
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.
09-01-2012 13:02:57 | More by Guylefleur
3.93/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
08-31-2012 23:38:04 | More by TheBrewo
3.88/5 rDev -0.8%
On tap at George St alehouse in new Brunswick.
Arrives in a pint glass with a finger of foam and epic lacing. Clear copper color. Aroma is honey like, very sweet. Flavor is sweet as well. No real hops to speak of and finishes kind if dry if that is possible with a sweet beer. Maybe thin bodied is what I'm trying to describe but that doest quite fit either.
Either way this is a bit of a sweetness bomb. Not bad but suffers from a lack of complexity. Nice clean flavors though.
08-31-2012 16:55:57 | More by FickleBeast
3.73/5 rDev -4.6%
A- I remember seeing the cans a while back (in Houston), but I'm pretty sure I'll be the first person reviewing this Brooklyn Beer in the city of Austin (being that the debut of Six Point in Austin was today.) Anyways, the beer poured nicely from the can, with minimal lace that settled with a trace head. Great, bright gold shown from it's body.
S- Short-lived but a vibrant rye on the nose.
T- Finely tunes, rye-ish taste, with a creamy presence that attempts to dominate towards the end, but falls short. Dries out very nicely. Although the ABV is over 5%, it has great session potential.
MF- Flows very nicely, very fluid with minimal carbonation and alcohol trying to show it's face.
O- Great beer from the guys at Six Point. Looking forward to the Resin next.
08-30-2012 05:50:23 | More by genitempo
3.2/5 rDev -18.2%
Have tried this exactly 3 times before tonight. First time I loved this beer right out of the can. 2nd time at a bar, I thought the beer lines were dirty as the beer came to me tasting sour. 3rd time was the same day as the 2nd - out of the can, I again thought this beer tasted cloudy - even checked the best by date which was March 2, 2013.
Anyway, I tried this one for the 4th time after pouring into your standard pint glass.
A: Nice rocky head. Has tons of small particle size whatevers which clouds up the golden yellow.
S: I hate giving craft cans shit, but I do get what I perceive to be a slight hint of metallic. Immediately after poured, I get aromas of vanilla, light malts, maybe some orange, and still a slight tinge of sourness. Does have a doughy smell to it - I'm wondering if this beer can be easily mishandled or if Philly got a bad batch or something.
T: Nice little malt kick upfront with mostly pale malts, but then that strange sour taste seems to come into play. This beer's expiration, or best by, was also 3/2/13, so I don't know what's up.
M: Feels about medium with enough residual sugars to make it so-so full. Seems even with bitterness & sweetness in check with one another.
O: This one is an enigma to me only because I either had a string of bad beers, my palette is completely off, or I'm just not digging this. I'll definitely give this one another shot as I seem to like all other Sixpoing beers. Until then, this one is kinda middle of the road for me.
08-30-2012 00:42:24 | More by jwhancher
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
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