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Tesla Lager - Sixpoint Brewery

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Tesla Lager
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 07-08-2014

The brew is an energetically hopped lager with a notable wheat component. It taps into a current of hop-forward Sixpoint beers, while remaining a distinct Mad Scientists formulation. In the glass, a light amber glow shimmers with a 7.2% ABV and a formidable 58 IBU of bittering power – Sixpoint TESLA is uniquely an “Electrified Wheat Lager.”
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Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a golden amber color with a one finger head of puffy white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a good deal of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a citrus aroma, being mostly of grapefruit, but having a little bit of orange as well. Along with these smells comes other hop aromas of a slightly grassy smell. A decent showing of some wheat and bready smells have notes of coriander and spice mixed within, giving a rather invigorating spring like aroma to the brew.

Taste – The taste begins with a strong wheat flavor, which creates the backbone flavor of the beer. Upfront there is a caramel sweetness as well as a lighter level of a citrus hop flavor of grapefruit. The grapefruit grows stronger in nature as the flavor advances bittering the brew quite a bit more. The caramel fades some during this time being replaced by a little bit of tangerine. Some pine and a bit of a herbal hop come more toward the end of the taste, mixing with the other flavors and leaving a rather crisp and mostly citrusy bitter and wheaty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in thickness and chewiness with a carbonation level that is on average side. For the crisp flavors and citrus bitter tastes of the beer the feel was rather nice, as it was big enough for the hop, but thin enough for the easy drinking, crisp wheat and sweet flavors of the brew.

Overall – A rather tasty brew overall with a nice crisp feel and a good wheaty and hopped flavor.

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Who says that creativity in beer making has to be in done in the ale spectrum? Not Sixpoint brewers- they've charged their latest lager with hearty additions of wheat and hops for a taste that's just as provocative as it is quenching.

Its deep golden and lightly amber hued beer is bright and bold in its appearance. A mid-statured head greets the rim with an array of spicy, citrus and herbal hop aromas. Initally bready-sweet and lightly of toasted grain, impressions of nuttiness, elegance and earth frame those first few sips.

But as those early impressions seem ale-like, its middle dries out wonderfully to a crisp, clean and lightly creamy texture. Quintessential of lager, a toasty sweetness reminds the senses of Vienna or Marzen-type lagers... except for that kick of hops that rise late with the taste of orange peel, herbal and spicy grasses.

Its finish carries the toasted and nutty bite of peanut skin while its spicy hop bitterness mounts, reaching spruce proportions at times. Its wheaty backbone ensures that the ale doesn't dry to absolute levels, keeping the lager crisp and bready to close.

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a - brew pours a semi transparent deep orange with a frothy oily head that didn't hang out too long and left spotty lace.

s - nose is definitely as advertised, electrified hoppy wheat lager...and that about sums it up. Really zesty.

t/m/o - taste is a medley of a wheat beer, a spiced beer, and a hoppy lager. Very resinous in the hopping which clashes a bit with the wheaty aspects in my opinion...either way an interesting beer for certain. A bit like citrus powder was added to a wheat IMF such a thing is possible. Glad to try but not my thing.

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Tesla Lager from Sixpoint Brewery
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