Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by MikeGill:
3.45/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I have been drinking Blue Point beers for many years now and being from Long Island I am proud of what this brewery has accomplished. Blue Point has many well made brews but in my opinion Toasted Lager is perhaps the most unremarkable. It bothers me that there are a lot of people who appreciate this beer but are unaware of the brewery's other offerings, some of which are wonderful I might add.
It shows better on draft but I chose to review the bottle because it is becoming redely available in most gas stations and 711 type stores here on Long Island. Speaking of the bottle, it is brewed by Blue Point Brewing Company, Patchogue, New York and under special agreement, Rochester, NY. Which is okay I guess. This beer is considered Blue Point's flag ship offering.
Bottle poured into large mug. Copper, amber color with carboration aparant in the pour. Nice one inch white head which settles into good lacing. The namesake "Toasted" comes through lightly on the nose along with some hops.
The beer has a mild carmel candy sweetness and a jammy quality which is followed by a grainy dryness. The carbonation makes it very drinkable and refreshing.
I am happy that this beer exists though there are many other Blue Point beers I would reach for first. I consider this beer a solid dinner time brew but on its own, it is somewhat lacking.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2010 22:23:43 | More by MikeGill
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4.08/5 rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pint on tap at John Henry's in Long Beach, N.Y.
Appearance: It's an amber/copper color with heavy carbonation and a half-inch white head that recedes swiftly.
Aroma: Bready malts are up front, with some piny hops and caramel malts. Also, unsurprisingly, there's a note of buttery toast. Some grassiness, too.
Taste: Tasty. Really a perfect all-seasons lager. Smooth, crisp and refreshing, with enough complexity to keep you interested. Hop bitterness and alcohol are muted, while malts are very forward. Pretty much a perfect American lager. I had this alongside a terrific veggie burger, fries and a pickle and practically felt like singing God Bless America; tied the whole thing together in star-spangled glory.
Mouthfeel: The amount of body is spot-on. Some density, but far from heavy.
Overall: Excellent. A lager for folks who usually get bored by lagers. Also a lager for people who love lagers. There's everything to like about this, and no discernible flaws. Let's see what happens after the Anheuser-Busch acquisition.
Serving type: on-tap
03-05-2014 02:36:24 | More by illpass78
Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 990 ratings.