Review of Sixpoint Sweet Action

18 Jan
Hello again good people.  For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be trying a Sixpoint Sweet Action produced by the Sixpoint Brewery located in Brooklyn, New York.

This is the last of the brews that Shane from Sixpoint sent me.  I just want to thank him again for giving me the opportunity to try some of their great beers.

From the website,, we find this description of the Sweet Action. 

Have you tried Sixpoint Sweet Action?

These are the words that have been whispered between cupped hands in bars of New York City.  This grassroots phenomenon has now blossomed into a citywide force of recognition for their unique and mysterious brew. 

What is Sixpoint Sweet Action?

Sweet Action is an idea, a concept.  It is a simple representation of what makes beer great – the marriage of barley and hops, in a harmonious balance for your mind, body, and soul.  The experience is transcendental.  You must experience it yourself.

Sweet is from the barley malt – maltose – the sugar that coats your tongue like honey and reminds you of the sweet, relaxed side of life.  

Action is from the hops – the bittering spice – the herb that brushes your palate clean with every sip and reminds you of the active, energetic side of life.  

You have heard of the wonders and magic of the Legend, but have you experienced Sweet Action?

Sounds great.  Let’s try it.

This brew has an ABV of 5.2% and it comes in a 16 oz. can.

It poured a hazy, copper to amber color with some burnt yellow highlights showing at the bottom of the glass.  It had a full, thick, billowy, creamy, rocky head that was of great size, held its retention quite well and left behind some very attractive lacing.  All of the Sixpoint beers that I’ve had thus far always present well in regards to the appearance.

The aroma brought forth very satisfactory notes of toasted bready and biscuit malts.  Siimilar to bread crusts and toasted croutons.  It was lightly hopped and it divulged some light pear or apricot fruitiness.  Some sweetness was encountered from hints of caramel malt and as it warmed it began to smell a bit earthy and herbal too.  Nice smelling beer right here.

The taste announced some of that sweet caramel malt with hints of doughy biscuits and freshly baked, whole loafs of bread.  A very good hop profile was present in the flavor.  The bitterness was strong enough for a little tickle too.  Tones of apricot gave me a light fruity savor.  Again, very earthy, herbal, well balanced and harmonized.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied.  Very creamy, very smooth, dry and chewy.  Good carbonation throughout.  A decent amount of flavor was left behind on the palate after the sip also.

Well, we have another very good beer from Sixpoint with this effort.  I have no doubt that it would be a great brew to share with a group of friends on a Fall afternoon.  It had enough aroma and flavor to commission some discussion and the drinkability was quite good.  I would love to have another four pack of this stuff.  If you guys happen to see the Sixpoint Sweet Action whilst on a beer run, pick up a few and see what you think of it.  I, personally, think Sixpoint does a great job of catering to both craft beer enthusiasts and introductory craft beer drinkers alike.  They really know how to straddle that line.  Thanks again to Shane at Sixpoint for hooking me up.

Thanks for reading and commenting folks.  Until next time.


Score:  4.0 out of 5
Grade:  B+

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Posted by on January 18, 2012 in Country: USA, Sixpoint


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