Preface: This brew was purchased at American Beer Distributing Co. on Court Street in Brooklyn, NY. It was sold in a four-pack in a full-cover container. These notes have not been influenced by reading promotional material or any other review of this brew.
The following are my tasting notes:
Appearance: Sweet Action is a light copper-colored mildly effervescent brew with carbonation that builds a firm but rocky head of very light sandy-colored almost-yellow small and tiny bubbles. The Belgian lace is most evident.
Aroma: The first impression introduces faint citric aromas of orange and lemon as well as a very light but specifically identifiable hops aroma. The second visit introduces a toasty grain aroma that seems to be waiting patiently behind the first citric impressions. The third nosedive revealed much more of that particular hop aroma.
Mouth feel: This brew is not a heavy hitter, and it shouldn’t be. The mouth feel is not overpowering, rather quite a comfortable feel altogether.
Flavor: After the first refreshing sensation the flavors that pop out of this beer immediately are easily identified as roasted malt quickly followed by a slight touch of bubblegum. The second sip revealed a unique hop tang that the taste receptors first identified as bubblegum, but on second impression find not so much sweet or bitter but palate cleansing. The third swig was able to focus on those hop flavors that are truly citric rather than sweet but certainly unique. The toasted malts made a curtain call at the very end.
Finish: Both of the prominent flavors, the particular hops flavor, and a toasted malts do not linger long however, there impression is not short-lived.
Comments: First of all allow me to admit that I am a great fan of Six Point. I was also impressed with the fact that they canned this beer. I’m going to make a point in the near future of doing a taste test between the canned version of this beer and the draft. The front label of this can informs the beer drinker that this is 16 ounces (473 mL or 1 pint), the alcohol by volume is 5.2% and it sports 34 international bittering units of flavor, 12 SRM’s of color unit and is in ale.
I will admit also that I poured this beer at just under 40°F a bit cool for the traditionalist. However, the extra chill seems to enhance the flavors rather than mute them. Should you be the sort of person who enjoys grilling up a lobster dinner I would suggest picking up at least one for pack of sweet action to help that lobster on to a better place.
I admit it… I finished this beer. I also hope you enjoy the beads of sweat on the can in the picture.
The brewery – Six Point Craft Ales