Grabbed a single of the new beer from Sixpoint at Bier Cellar last week and now wish I had grabbed a 4-pack. Every beer I have tried from Sixpoint has been excellent and they have become my go to golf beer and my golfing partners all agree they are making some great beer.
Brownstone is their brown ale which is slightly hoppier than most brown ales which is a plus in my book. Appearance is more of a dark red than brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is fairly typical of a brown ale with some sweet malt but there is also more than a hint of hops. Taste has everything that a brown should have; caramel malts and maybe some nut and coffee tones.
After all these flavors the hops make an appearance and the beer finished clean. An excellent beer and something you could enjoy in any season.
Pros: Very flavorful and nice hop presence
Alcohol Content: 6% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 45
Brewers Website: Sixpoint
Brewers Description: …and coming out of the brownstone house to the gray sidewalk, the watered street, one side of the buildings rises with the sun like a glistening field of wheat.
Brownstone is our bedrock; the first fortress of Sixpoint. This mahogany-hued brew has elements of roasted barley and a hop-forward profile.
Another option from Sixpoint purchased at Tully’s in Wells, ME. This one is probably my least favorite from Sixpoint so far however it probably has more to do with the style than the beer itself. I really do not enjoy pilsners but will continue to try them to see if there is something out there that will change my mind.
Beer pours a pale yellow with very thin head and lacing. Aroma is almost non-existent with only a very light cut grass smell. The beer is light and well carbonated with some sweet malt and light citrus. Ends with a fair amount of bitterness. Certainly drinkable as I did finish the 4-pack over the weekend but not something I would purchase again. I just do not get too excited about pilsners but if they are your thing you will enjoy this one from Sixpoint.
Clean and crisp
Its a pilsner
Brewers Website: Sixpoint
Brewers Description: There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior… The original Sehr Crisp from Sixpoint. Brewed with noble hops for indelible sehr crisp flavor.
This is my first beer from Sixpoint and it was a good place to start. They have a very uniquely styled can – very tall and thin sold in 4-pack boxes. They also have a very interesting website (see link below) including videos for their beers – Sixpoint Resin Video
Beer pours a nice deep red color with impressive head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Smells mostly of pine but some citrus and sweet malts. Taste is what I would expect from the aroma, pine hops, sweet malts and some grapefruit. Easy to drink for a 9.1% ABV beer. This will not be the last beer I drink by Sixpoint.
Pros: Easy to drink – lots of flavor – well balanced
Brewers Description: Whatever flames upon the night. Man’s own resinous heart has fed. A beer that celebrates the extraction of hop resin for a concentrated yet balanced brew.