MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at Tierney’s pub, Montclair NJ. clear & bright reddish amber color with a foamy light tan head. aroma is caramel malt, some biscuit, and a little grassy too. flavor is sweet caramel malt, lightly roasted peanuts, bready too. faint grassy finish.
rick10485 (53) - oneonta, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed this lager on tap at Stout’s Irish pub in NYC. Very impressive flavor for a lager. Pour a thick nice head revealing a roasted nutty aroma. First taste reveals the english pale side then finishes with a very unique wheaty smokey side.
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at bayou cafe, banana laffy taffy, will expound later, good beer, unique beer, unexpected aroma and taste
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a darkish amber color with a solid, large, off-white head. The aroma is largely malty with some toffee and a hint of crisp floral hops. The flavor is surprising. Nicely Spicy hops dominate the profile with a nice balance of sweet unintrusive hop sweetness. It finishes clean on the palate with a crispness that compliments spicy food. Overall, a gem in a largely written off style.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Robe cuivrée très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche qui s’estompe. Arômes de houblon floral. Saveurs de houblon floral, de malt et de céréales.
Lauracooks (7) - New York, USA - MAY 20, 2007 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
overall a good hot wather beer that goes well with food. lager with a body and alot of flavor
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 (9014) - 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.