Sweet Action | Sixpoint Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
If you traced from 2004, you’d see that SWEET ACTION is a representation of our palates at any given point in time… it’s a vibe more so than it was ever one distinct formulation. This version, a juicy, blonde wheat ale, is the latest iteration in that story.

Added by Sixpoint on 03-04-2005

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4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can

A: Pours hazy golden. Thin creamy tan head. Little retention but leaves very nice lacing.

S: Pretty clean with hints of sweet fruits and floral hops. Nice, but could be stronger.

T/M: Creamy, peachy, malty, sweet. Bitter floral hops. Smooth, medium bodied with the
taste of melons.

O: Bitter and sweet. Well balanced. Smooth and easy to drink. Nothing too complex,
which makes for one of the better if not the best Cream Ales around.


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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of dgilks
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy golden colour with a small, creamy, light tan head. Nice.

Interesting combo of light, sweet malt and mild citrussy hop. Like a light pale ale to my nose but some sweet, creamy elements come through too.

The palate moves around a little with a balance of sweet, creamy malt and then a light pop of C-hop. Interesting and well balanced.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A solid beer. The cream ale doesn't really come through for me as the hopping is quite high for that style but it works nicely on the whole.

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3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows caramel, sweet malt, soft peach and floral hops. A little light on.
Similar flavours - lightish but still tasty flavours. Some sweet caramel, a little floral and spicy hops.
Carbonation seems a bit full-on.

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Photo of BlackDog
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sixpoint defines Sweet Action as "part pale ale, part wheat, part cream ale- all Sweet Action." I couldn't put it any better myself.

If asked to define the style after just one sip, I'd say it's a pale ale. But after the second sip, I'd say it's a cream ale. And after the third sip, I'd give up trying. And that's a good thing.

Sweet Action, brewed in Brooklyn, pours a dark, hazy pale with a creamy tan head. Retention is great and lacing is on par.

The 5.20% ABV is undetectable throughout the drink. 34 IBUs of hops come through nicely in the aroma, though, with floral hops mingling nicely with yeast and pale malt sweetness.

The taste upfront has a nice hop bitterness that initially has a crisp bite to it. But it quickly fades to a malty focus, with a peachy cream flavor that goes nicely with a dry, fruity ester finish. The crisp carbonation and medium body work together for an extremely smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

Appearance: 9/10
Aroma: 4/5
Taste: 9/10
Mouthfeel: 5/5
Overall: 18/20
<strong>Total: 45/50</strong>

Sweet Action has a reputation of balancing the bitterness of a pale ale and the sweetness of cream ale, and it does just that. A great beer brewed by a great brewery, enjoyable any time of the year.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've always loved this style but I've never really enjoyed a single example I've tried so far lets hope this sets the bar anyway it pours a hazed light amber hue with a rather fluffy fluffy three finger ever present head and lacing everywhere,the nose is quite feint but I Do get herbal grassy hops along with barley,slight vanilla and grains,the mouthfeel is smooth medium bodied and quite satisfying on a hot night like tonight but the tastes are not up to par it's just grassy herbal hops,grains,barley,caramel malts and the finish is smooth and a touch sweet but not overly sweet and overall yeah it's a better option than The macro on offer but the flagfall ain't worth the ride cheers.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Citrusy grass aroma. Pours deep ruddy amber with thick beige head. Head lasts a goodly time with nice lacing of glass. Hits the mouth with a citrus bite along with a light caramel note. Nice slight hoppy aftertaste. The can notes this is dry-hopped with fresh hops. Very nice!

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 2,335 ratings