Signal | Sixpoint Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Billolick on 08-23-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of sleazo
4.49/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A_hazy pale orange brown with a very frothy white head. Excellent lacing and retention.

S_Mesquite smoke, orange and bit of pine

T_Bready up front followed by a slight sweetness and then an orange cranked hop attack. The finish leaves the palate with a decent amount of smoke. Campfire and barbecue mixed together. Slightly spicy as well

M_Medium body with a nice mellow but present carbonation

O_A smoked beer mixed with a citrus forward balanced IPA. Fairly complex as the smoke, sweetness and bitterness mesh wonderfully. Terrific beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a clear orange-amber color with a one finger off white head. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading over time to give a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma was a mix of sweet caramel and a bready aroma mixed with a lighter amount of smoke. Behind all these smells are some quite light notes of a citrus and earthy hop aroma giving a rather smoked but sweet dirty aroma overall.

Taste- The taste begins with a big dose of caramel sweetness mixed with a bready malty taste. Upfront there is a little bit of citrus in the taste mainly of a light grapefruit hop and some orange. As the taste advances more roasted malt flavors start entering the taste. With these flavors comes smoke and burnt flavors with notes of a salty bacon like taste and a light almost pepper flavor hitting the tongue. The citrus hop is then joined by a little bit of an earthy hop in the end leaving a smoky but somewhat hoppy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. Both are rather fitting for the smoky and hopped flavors of the brew balancing the drinkability and allowing all the flavors to be fully sensed by the tongue.

Overall- A nice smoky brew with a nice blend between sweet caramel, smoke/burnt flavors, and hop flavors. Quite tasty overall.

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3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy amber color. Nice head with sticky lacing on the glass. Smells very smokey with a little citrus hops and sugar sweetness. Strong taste of smoke which merges with the bitter and citrus hops. A little lingering sweetness. Very nice carbonation and clean mouthfeel. Had this at a smoked beer event. The smoke is a little distracting but fades into the hops as time goes by.

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5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is amazing. If you like the tastes of foods like smoked salmon, bacon, ect, you need to try this beer if you ever stumble across it. Every gulp is like a delicious smokey heaven. One of my favorite and most memorable beers I've ever had. Try it!

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3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: My first Rauchbier! Poured from a growler into a Sam Adams pint glass. Appears an orange amber with lazy carbonation with a thin white head that leaves a bit of lacing.

S: Smells very malty up front with some toasted malt, caramel particularly. Towards the middle the smoke enters the aroma but is not overpowering. Interesting.

T: Similar to the smell, with a big malty foretaste that reminds me of a good Oktoberfest beer, with some caramel and nuts. Then the smokiness comes in with a jerky-like smoke flavor and finishes a bit dry with some astringent smokey residuals on the tongue.

M: Medium body with very light carbonation, could perhaps stand to be a bit more carbonated. Quite smooth on the palette though.

O: I was expecting the smoke to be in my face, but it is rather subtle and contained within the other qualities of the beer here. Very interesting and paired fantastically with some smoked gouda cheese.

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Signal from Sixpoint Brewery
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