Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Blue Point Toasted Lager

Today I'm drinking Blue Point Toasted Lager brewed by Blue Point Brewing Company in Patchogue, Long Island, New York. The label touts this as "The best American style amber lager in the world" based on their World Beer Cup Gold Award. Nice. 1.054 OG for you geeks. 28 IBUs and 5.3% alcohol.

Smells like toasted bread and buttered biscuit. Aggressive carbonation start; in fact, a bit harsh. Hoppy and bitter-ish in the beginning, very cleansing. Some herbal tea flavors come next along with the expected toasted bread. There is a bit of spicy play from the hops and accentuated by the carbonation. Toward the end of each sip, there seemed to be a buttery flavor coupled with a soapy texture leading to the finish. It isn't super prominent, but it is the final flavor by which you'll remember each and every sip of big 22. I didn't like that part. Overall, an OK beer. For the record, it was $1.99 for the big bottle so hard to complain that much!

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