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7th Anniversary Ale | Sixpoint Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by facundoCNB on 02-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 8
Photo of Billolick
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

32 ounce growler filled at Green Growler Grocery in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Pouring as part of Sixpoint's tap take over event yesterday.

Bill at the GG is calling this one an "IPA", but there's clearly more going on here then that.

Pours dark plummy brown, the head is large and loose, stays well, then leaves a nice looking thicker film, copious webs of sheeting and fine lace.

Earthy and malty nose, with some dark fruit.

On the palate, I get notes of ripe fruit, dark chocolaty malts, and a slight sour notes adding a heap of complexity to the party. Adequate hops , quite drying on the tongue and a snap to the finish. Again an earthy quality lingers, and increases the desire for another quaff. Carbonation on point, on the the mellow side, which leads to a nice coating and smooth mouthfeel.

Well done, this is a very high quality creation.

Happy Aniversary!

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured into my glass is a clear, rusty brown with a thin tan head. My first big whiff only presents caramel from the red ale malt base, but the hops and yeast do not shine through at all and therefore, this beer has little resemblance to either an IPA or a Belgian. Drinking presents the same dilemma with clear indication that it's a red ale...but that's it. I really wanted some dank, resiny hops and pungent yeast that I've come to espect with most sixpoint beers. However, the beer poured was an average red ale. I'm blown away by how well 77 IBUs was hidden.
Not a bad beer, with relatively high drinkability, but nothing special.

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Photo of tempest
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had a pint at Alto Cinco in Syracuse. I wasn't sure what to make of this beer. The dark character isn't strong, there's just a mild dark bread crust and cocoa malt touch. The bigger flavor is a juicy, candied orange that's more strong pale (not that there's anything wrong with that). It's just an odd combination of flavor, or rather, just different. My only problem is that it comes off a touch hot with hints of fuel alcohols. Overall though, it's tasty and an easy-drinking medium-bodied beer, and its certainly interesting. Give it a try.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - a nice crisp reddish brown pour, nice foamy initial head which died down a bit throughout time, caused great lacing throughout.

S - fruit, bittering hops, slightly boozy, sweet malts, citrus, caramel

T - very tasty!!! taste roasted grains, hints of molasses, caramel, brown sugar, slightly earthy

M - slightly creamy, very smooth, not as boozy as it smelled, sweet on the palate with a dry finish

O - this is a VERY impressive beer from sixpoint - i find their beers to be hit or miss, and this is definitely a hit.

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7th Anniversary Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
3.91 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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