Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by Mitchster:
3.3/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Brewed with English Pale, Crystal, Munich, Carapils, Wheat, and Belgian Caravienna malts. 1.054 OG, 28 IBU’s, 5.5% ABV (per the website)
Purchased as part of a mixed 12 pack. Pours out to a clear medium amber, forming a modest white head with average retention and lacing. Moderate carbonation, ~2.5% carbs. Aroma has a nice Munich and carapils (bready malt) aroma, with a subtle floral hoppiness. Obvious diacetyl, which I would consider a flaw in the style. The taste also has a nice pleasant bready maltiness with a medium body and a mild bitterness. Well balanced, but the diacetyl is pretty evident, coming through as toasty butterscotch.
It's an OK brew, and as a Vienna lager, kinda fails. Certainly better vienna lagers out there.
Serving type: bottle
08-23-2012 23:11:13 | More by Mitchster
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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
3.59/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Served in a pint glass at Estelle's in Boston.
Appearance: This beer had a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Toasted, nutty, caramel malts, lager yeast, and Noble hops.
Taste: Nice toasted malts, nutty, grassy hops, caramel malts, and a little bitterness in the rear.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, light to medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, and quite enjoyable.
Overall: Pretty solid lager. I haven't had it in a while and think it has gotten better than when I had it a few years ago.
Serving type: on-tap
02-11-2014 00:51:05 | More by Flounder57
Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.