West Sixth Brewing Co Smithtown Brown
What the brewers say
Balanced and complex brown ale with roasty caramel, molasses, and chocolate malt notes, and a subtle, earthy hop character.
What our panel thought
Sweet, fruity, musty, earthy aroma: lychee, berries, dates, plums, light toast, and caramel, with piney hops. Flavor starts with sweet, smooth toasted malt followed by pronounced, fresh, piney-resinous hops. Tropical notes linger. Very flavorful. Slightly too bitter.
What our editors thought
Over-the-top floral nose with lavender, honey, tangerine, lime, and lemongrass—almost Southeast Asian. The sip is more conventional, with light roast, heavily toasted bread, and a honey back note. A bit thin, but curious flavors bring us back.