glennmastrange (2311) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Very light aromas of cereal, hay and dried grass for the malt and hops and not much else. Head is large, creamy, slightly off-white, with excellent lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky, amber/tan. Flavor starts faintly sweet and finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, creamy with a soft carbonation and a drying finish. This Altbier(?) is very smooth and easy to drink, but the aromas and flavors are pretty bland
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Library which is not listed on this site (nor should it be in my opinion, the beer selection is dismal), but is located 1 block south of Croxley’s Ale House (which IS listed). Pours a mild copper with an average head into a Lager Glass. I am rather surprised to see this listed as an Alt instead of an Amber or a Marzen as it quite clearly lacks much in the way of hops in either aroma or flavor. However, there is a certain level of roasted malt not dissimilar to the more known "Sam Adams Boston Lager" or "Brooklyn Lager". I would be hard pressed to say this is bad, but unless you are at Croxleys or Blue Point already I wouldn’t suggest going too far out of your way for this one. It is solid, but not out and out great like some other Blue Point offerings.
As a side note, I have a subtle suspicion that this is a ’one off’ of the "Blue Point Toasted Lager".
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - MAY 29, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drank from the tap at the Blue Point Brewery. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is very dry, little bit of caramel and malt flavor. Flavor doesn’t last, fades quickly, and goes down very dry.
tgncc (2848) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on tap at Library Cafe, Farmingdale, NY. The aroma is caramel, toasted malt. The flavor is more or less the same. The color is a nice dark amber, white head. The finish is a noble hop bittering. Medium in body. Decent beer.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Aroma toasty, roasty, caramelly, malty. Flavor was much the same with solid grain presence. Surprisingly well-rounded with the toasted and really roasted character allowing for a great malty sweetness to shine rather than a sugary sweetness that I often expect from both this brewery and American examples of the style in general. Impressive.
LilBeerDoctor (3506) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from St. James Beverage. Pours a clear amber brown with a small ring of white head. Aroma of roasted malts, roasted nuts, coffee. Flavor of sweet caramel malt with some roast in the finish. This one surprised me -- it was actually quite pleasant to drink.