Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a pint glass with an amber colour and small fizzy white head. Aroma of Citrus hops, toasted malts and a hint of butter. The malt toastyness instantly takes over, hops are really not making their appearance from expectations but finishes with the bitter hops on the palate. Body is thin, carbonation is medium. Nothing crazy, but it was an interesting vienna to taste.
Beerio (48) - USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2007 This was pretty good, considering it is a lager. I do not usually enjoy lagers, as they are barren of any body or taste. However, this beer has a reasonable amount of body. Once upon a time, I sampled this beer on draft at a beer convention. It was seriously "toasty". It fuckin tasted like a loaf of burned Sunbeam....But in a fuckin excellent way. However, in the bottle it loses it’s French Toast appeal, and tasted more like an Amber Bock. Fuckin-A, I really liked the "burnt toast" flavor this beer exhibited at the beer show! Hey, Blue Point, turn the fuckin temperature up on the oven and toast this shit! Your Hoptical Illusion is great, but it seems as though you are shooting for a commerical "dark" lager with this. FUCKIN TOAST IT DICKHEADS!
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite a nice lager. Smooth and crisp with clover and doughy notes, subdued as they are, with light malt tones overlying a faintly hopped character.
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Great aroma, some toasty biscuit smelling malts and buttery bread and toast aroma. Flavor not so good, a bit weak, with watery butter and cereal grains. Ok overall, nothing special but I’ve been craving a good lager for a while and this one works.
dunkelbitte (20) - New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at a promo night at Andy’s in Bagota. Pours a beautiful amber with a clear body and minimal head. There is definitely a toasted flavor to this beer and you can smell it before you taste it. Malty enough to be called a lager with just a little bt of hops for balance.
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
wonderful lager. nice medium depth head, chinese chesnut color mid- autumn. recycled paper colored foamy head. sweet caramel taste sugary. after taste is sweet ice tea with lemon. blue point theme coming through - maybe the soft water? sugar?
Willin8 (55) - Massapequa, New York, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
If you take this beer in context, it is actually quite excellent. It is usually served along side Coors and Bud Light here on Long Island. Nice slight malty aroma and flavor. Nothing complex but it still has a lot more character than its competitors.
Tanker12 (173) - USA - APR 17, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not really a bad beer but just nothing really special about it. after reading the description i was expecting something wit a little more body. Not something I would seek out but ok none the less.
Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good lager. Makes me want to not be afraid to be a lumber jack. But it’s such god darn dangerous work. Oh well.
DonkeyHoetay (21) - Bellerose, New York, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap and bottle, readily available thruout new york. im not a great fan of lagers.. but i think this is a damn fine effort. a great tasting beer that i find goes especially well with all kinds of food.