Right in the middle of the middle
A Review of Toasted Lager by Blue Point Brewing Co.
Posted on 8/31/2012 by Brew's Your Daddy
                   
Decent
So it finally happened. There I was, standing in the beer store, completely surrounded by an endless supply of tasty brew juice, and I had not one single preference of the kind of beer I wanted. None. Zero. Nothing was speaking to me. Talk about a very rare occasion. So at the risk of sounding like a total beer snob, I said to myself ''What is the least offensive style of beer as a whole?'' After a few moments of contemplation, I decided that it had to be the lager. Now the reason I say I might come across as a beer snob by thinking that is because it seems to portray my view of lagers as a whole in a negative aspect. In reality, all I was really saying was that most of the time, even though they may not be stellar brews, you can still make it through one without being completely offended. Did that make any sense? If it didn't, stay with me just a little longer and I will give you an example of what I'm trying to say.

I ended up choosing the Blue Point Brewing Company Toasted Lager as my ''I really don't care as long as it doesn't end up sucking'' selection, and as far as that criteria goes, it ended up being a great selection. Pretty much everything about the Toasted Lager fell right smack in the middle of acceptable. The coloration was a caramel brown, and there was a slight haze to it. The aromas and flavors walked hand and hand from start to finish, with toasted bread being up front, followed very closely by a light, sweet caramel, and a faint earthy hops finishing things off. All pretty basic, but still both acceptable and unoffensive. The mouthfeel is slightly on the heavy side of medium, as is the carbonation level, but again both are still well within the limits for the style.

So through all the confusion of my day of no beer preference, it seems as though I ended up with the perfect choice. Toasted Lager won't blow you away on any levels, but its not going to send you looking for the closest drain to pour it down either. Its a pretty middle of the road beer from the middle of the road style. I'm in no way saying that Blue Point Brewing has a single thing to hang their head about here, but more that they simply landed in a very crowded zone. All levels of drinkers can approach it with little to no caution at all. My guess is that you will enjoy it in the moment, and in reality that's all we can really ask for from a beer.

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