Brownstone is an amazing brown ale, blending sweetness with a bite. Sixpoint is pegged at 6.0%, a shade higher than most brown ales. I feel that the additional alcohol works nicely with hints of fruit and bitterness provided by the hops. There is a decidedly more creamy feel to Brownstone that makes the beer eminently drinkable, a hint to the complexity that is present. As one begins on the second half of Brownstone, a more nutty character becomes evident. This nut flavor is something that will keep imbibers interested in the effort until the can is finished. This means that with additional sips, hints of chocolate, caramel, and even brown sugar can be discerned. The beer was experienced in a pint can, which provides imbibers with a stable flavor profile from beginning to end.
Sixpoint provides an uniquely-flavored take on the brown ale format. Check out the brewery’s website for more information about their releases, events that they have scheduled, and further merchandise that the brewery has for sale. Brownstone will work equally well in the hottest days of summer, the crispness of fall, and even the bitter coldness of the winter months. Visit your well-stocked local beer store and pick up a four pack of Brownstone.
Brownstone Beer Review / Sixpoint Brewing / 6.0% ABV / 45 IBU / http://www.sixpoint.com