The beer of choice on this fine Easter evening is Blue Point Brewery’s Toasted Lager. Blue Point is a microbrewery in Long Island, New York. This delicious treat clocks in at 5.3% ABV. A shout out to Andy for purchasing this one for me!
The beer is a beautiful copper color. When poured into a glass, it produces a significant head. The head settles quickly, however a nice mini-layer of foam never leaves until the glass is empty. The head is an indication of the fizzyosity (yes, another new word) of the lager. The carbonation is lively, but not so much as to be obnoxious in your mouth.
As for taste, I was really hoping that there would be some kind of toasted nut flavoring. Even my vivid imagination couldn’t make nuts appear where they didn’t exist. Wow…that sounded wrong!
The Blue Point website states that caramel is used for sweetening. At first, I didn’t get any caramel, rather mild bitterness toward the finish. As the beer warmed, the bitterness was replaced with mild caramel sweetness. The afterfeel in your mouth is soft, smooth, and creamy. The creamyness lingers for minutes!
There isn’t anything terribly unique about Blue Point Toasted Lager, which I am going to let slide primarily because of the awesome aftertaste/afterfeel of this beer. I’d recommend you go find a six-pack.