Today Chris and I are reviewing Blue Point Brewing Company‘s Toasted Lager. Like last time we are doubling up by doing the review while working on the website. In our ongoing review series we’ll be covering the following 5 items:
Here is a quick guide for the beginner http://indybeers.com/beer-tasting-guide/.
About Blue Point Brewing Company:
Based out of Patchogue, NY they brew about 30,000 barrels annually, having just passed the 10 year mark in brewing. They are happy to offer free tours and beer samples at the brewery, so if you find yourself in the middle of Long Island, NY, check them out.
Scott: This time around I gave Chris the beer with the light head, and poured mine with more of a heavy hand. While this caused for a good bit of head at first, it was almost gone about 2 minutes later. The color is a nice copper tone, as you would expect from a lager.
Chris: While this is only our second review this is not Scott’s second beer. He may get better at pouring beers with practice, but come on. Really, again? Enough messing around, this beer golden with hints of browns and yellows. The head on mine was thin with small light bubbles. It doesn’t strafe from your typical lager.
Scott: The isn’t much of a nose on this one, but what you do get is full of malt.
Chris: As I mentioned in the Stone Review, I’m recovering from a head cold. I’m at the tail end but my sense of smell is still really lacking. The aroma is weak and barely leans towards the sweetish side.
Scott: Wow, mouthfeel, can’t find it as I’m lost in flavor. After a few more sips I’m getting a full head of bubbles that seem to explode as soon as they touch your tongue, but quickly dissipate.
Chris: I’m still not sure how this is a category yet. Feels like beer.
Scott: With the bubbles gone I’m left with a nice classic lager flavor, if not slightly light.
Chris: This beer has a light flavor which is slightly sweet. Even though I mention its sweetness I can’t stress enough the that its flavor is light.
Scott: I definitely get the “toasted” part of this beer. With the bubbles and initial flavor gone I’m left with a short lingering reminder of something that was cooked over an open fire. Very pleasant.
Chris: Like the flavor, the aftertaste is pleasant, light and somewhat short lasting.
Scott: I’ll give this one a 3.5/5. Not big on flavor, but there’s more than enough to go around. It does, however, seem to be going down very easy. At 5.5% these could sneak up on your quickly. Fun stuff for sure.
Chris: This is one of those beers that while I find difficult to describe it has unwritten qualities. It’s not overpowering in any aspect which makes it an easy beer to drink without thought. It has a nice flavor and aroma but neither bully you around the bar. I’m fairly certain that my fiance would love this which, for me is a plus. Score it a 3.5/5.