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Review of Sixpoint 3Beans

21 Apr

Hi guys.  For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be trying one of the most talked about beers to hit the market in the last few months.  It’s made by the Sixpoint Brewery located in Brooklyn, New York and it’s called 3Beans.

I think that Sixpoint makes some great beers and when the word got out that the 3Beans had made it to my neck of the woods I just knew I had to grab a 4-pack.

Let’s jump over to the website, sixpoint.com, and read the commercial description.

Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans…and put them into one vessel.  The beans of bygone brewers, united with cacao and coffee, to create a trinity of roasted, rich, and savory flavors.

Sounds delightful.  Let’s pour.

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This beer came in a 12 oz. can and it carried an ABV of 10.0%.

It poured a gorgeous, deep brown color.  It had a smaller, tightly compacted, khaki colored head that was mostly smooth, although only somewhat creamy.  The retention time was modest, which wasn’t all that surprising considering the relatively high ABV.  The lacing looked alright though.  A meager amount of alcohol lacing was left on the sides of the snifter when tilted as well.

The bouquet smelled great I thought.  Tones of coffee and chocolate as well as some type of a “creamy” milk tone.  Further complexities of sugary toffee and nutty peanut brittle permeated as the liquid warmed and opened up.  Maybe even some hints of toasted bread also.  I found no alcohol in the nose.  I was amazed at that to tell the truth.

The flavor started with that creamy, milky tone that was found in the scent.  Of course, that fell right in line with the milk chocolate savors.  Shots of bitter espresso came and went as I worked my way through the glass.  A touch of roasted hazelnut added some intricacy and additional relishes of toffee sweetness held true underneath.  As it warmed, I began to pick up on the alcohol and I also started to recognize a minute buttermilk type of tone. Hmm.  Could’ve just been me I guess.

The mouthfeel was medium to medium/full bodied.  Smooth, creamy, soft, chewy and dry.  The carbonation seemed to be of medium to medium/low strength.  Just a little bit of warmth was discovered and an excellent dose of the brew was left behind on the palate long after the sip.

Overall, I found this to be a great beer.  Pretty easy to drink too considering the 10.0% ABV.  Certainly, I think it would go great with the Fall and Winter seasons.  If you like “coffee” type beers… you’ll appreciate this one, however it wasn’t completely one-dimensional.  Those milk chocolate, nutty and toffee attributes really added a different element for sure.  I’m just not sure what happened with that buttermilk taste I got at the end.  Oh well, I’d still highly recommend that you guys give the Sixpoint 3Beans a try if you run across it.  I’m positive that you will enjoy it.  I know I did.  Don’t be afraid to leave a comment sometime if you’d like.  I really treasure the interaction.

Thanks for reading everyone.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  4.25 out of 5

Grade:  A-

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Posted by on April 21, 2013 in Country: USA, Sixpoint

 

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