Mmmm… Toasty!

toasted-lager.jpgYou have to love Fresh Direct. They’ve become a surprising source of micro-brews for me. And living on a 5th floor walk up, those delivery guys are heaven sent. I came across Blue Point Brewery’s Toasted Lager on their site and ordered me up a sixer. I wasn’t disappointed. I felt like this beer was incredibly fresh and easy to drink. I believe this will be the first of many samplings of Blue Point’s brews.
Appearance: Pours a nice dark orange with a good 1/2 – 3/4″ off-white head. The body is crystal clear. There’s a nice bit of lacing as well.
Aroma: The aroma on this beer really reflects the style. Lots of toasted malts, a little bit of grain or corn-type smell, and rich and nutty. There’s a bit of sweetness from the hops, but not too much, as well as a good deep breadiness.
Taste: Taste reflects scent in this beer. There’s a bit of hoppy bitterness right up front, but it’s immediately rounded out by the toasted malts and nutty flavor. There’s a yummy bread/yeast flavor that lingers briefly after tasting. I love that really rich yeast flavor – like the middle of a freshly baked loaf of bread. Delish!
Mouthfeel: Medium body with just the right amount of carbonation, this beer is very easy to drink. It’s not overly filling and would be great as a session beer. Pick this one up for your next get together and it’s sure to please the whole crowd.

The Facts:
ABV: 5.3%
IBUs: 28
Original Gravity: 1.054

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2 Comments

  1. joebev said,

    April 19, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    I look for these fancy beers in my local shop, they’re never there, so I wind up getting Pabst or something. I wish these were more accessible.

  2. Puffy said,

    April 19, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    Well, Joebev, it depends on what area you live in. Check out the beer mapping project and maybe they cover your city: http://beermapping.com You may be pleasantly surprised that there’s a great provider in your area!


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