Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.7/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a half-pint tumbler.
A: Clear, light amber color with one finger of white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass and a few eager streams of bubbles rise in the column.
S: Mild and clean toasted grain as promised by the name, but comes across as a little under-attenuated, with earthy and slightly herbaceous hops.
T: Begins off-dry, with honeyed pilsner malt and moderate acidity. Hop aromatics are grassy and slightly floral. Toasted, slightly caramel, whole-grain bread and dryness are more prominent toward the finish where bitterness remains restrained.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, crisp and initially clean on the palate but turning sticky late, with moderate carbonation.
D: A full-bodied amber lager somewhat comparable to Boston Lager, but with a more malt-focused presence. It brings to mind a personal favorite bottled lager: the (extinct) Golden Bear lager once brewed in Berkeley.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2011 15:57:36 | More by beagle75
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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.