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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Reviews: 455
Hads: 1,510
Avg: 3.53
pDev: 25.5%
Wants: 46
Gots: 337 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager | 5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-18-2001

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Photo of Mardukk
2.64/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a deep amber with some off white head and a bit of lacing. Good looking amber lager. The look of the beer is definitely the best part about it.

The smell is faint toasted malt, a hint of sweet nuttiness. Muted smell overall.

There isn't much taste at all. Really struggling to come up with a definitive taste as there isn't much taste at all. Slightly sweet hint of toasted malt burst of carbonation with a dry finish. There is a bit of alcohol warmth in the finish as well. This is a light bodied lager with medium to high carbonation.

Overall, I wouldn't pay a craft beer price for this. If they priced it with Yuengling lager I would buy this over that as that is even more watery. Overpriced lawnmower beer. I think the American amber style may not be my favorite, as I've yet to find one I would pick over almost any other beer style.

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Photo of BrokenEdge
3.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had this on tap. Reddish amber body, about average for the style. Smell was faint caramel and just a general sweetness. Taste was more caramel and toasted nuts, with hits of lemon, mostly sweet all the way through with a dry finish. Feel is light with moderate carbonation. A refreshing and easy to drink brew but not complex enough to be really interesting. Probably pairs well with most food.

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Photo of Act25
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not a beer to over-think. It's refreshing and good. Built for Long Island and its oysters.

A: Pours a clear amber with a head that laces a bit.

S: Caramel malt dominates; with lemony hop, fresh smelling, light.

T: Ample caramel base with a very crisp finish; hops provide a bitter and fresh ending.

F: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: A refreshingly tasty lager with a good malt/hop balance. Better than its reviews. Try 1.

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Photo of Roby923
3.01/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Decent lager but not too memorable. Hints of caramel, not overbearing. Prefer the pale ale option from this brewery. On tap from Broadway Bar and Grill Ottawa.

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Photo of 88caprice
3.16/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Look: A clear, light copper brew with minimal head.
Smell: Almost no smell. A malt hint is barely there.
Taste: More hop presence than expected (though still mild) leading to a light crisp taste. Not bitter. Some toasty malty taste, but nothing that stands out.
Mouthfeel: Light body as expected for the style, and noticeable carbonation.
Overall: Not a stand-out craft breakthrough, but a solid, refreshing lager.

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Photo of secondtooth
2.92/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clean golden amber, with a nice head of off-white suds. Thin and wispy lace.

Aroma: Malty grains, with some light happiness in there. Typical of the style, faithful but not remarkable.

Taste: Toasty malts, for sure, with a touch of fruitiness at the finish. There is an odd medicinal quality that does kick this one back a bit. Overall, a drinkable but mediocre brew.

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Photo of Baptizedinsweettea
4.75/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle is decent. Draught is exceptional, comparatively. Draught comes through as a very sweet, toasted, nut; at least the last time I had it at The Gin Mill in Charlotte, over a year ago. Was excited to try the bottle since, and it was a let down.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.27/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep amber, clear with a very wide white foam head, excellent retention. Aroma is of malts, caramel and some hops in the back. Taste is crisp, refreshing slightly seet. Low body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of Owlish1
3.15/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look - amber color with about 1/2 inch head which dissipated quickly
Smell - light aroma
Taste - light, refreshing, slight malt flavor, very light dryness at the finish
Feel - refreshing carbonation
Overall - very drinkable. Seems like a good beer for a hot summer day.

I am very new to craft beers and this is my first review. My previous experience has been with mass produced, readily available beers, and I was never much of a fan. I don't really have any objections to this beer, but it's probably not my favorite style.

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Photo of ordybill
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the Iron Abbey in Willow Grove, PA. The appearance is a light brown color with a large tan colored head. The aroma is big on hops and grain, really nice aroma. The taste follows the aroma with some added malt. Overall, a pretty decent lager.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This is advertised as a toasted lager and by God that's what it tastes like. Kilned grain, toasted caramel malt, light cereal malt. Very light carbonation so it's easy to drink. Well done for what it is.

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Photo of puck1225
2.85/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On draft into a pint. Thin short lived head with little lacing. Smell was not impressive. Taste was ok with good malt flavor and a slightly sweet taste. It was one of the beers on tap I had not had. Ok, not great.

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Photo of Beejay
3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Medium amber in color, slightly hazy on the clarity, and a somewhat small amount of white head.

S: Some bread and light fruit notes. There is almost a little bit of a wine thing in the finish...

T: Toasted malt, and fresh baked bread, light fruit and a touch of darker malts in the finish.. almost a hint of cherry smoke.. but not quite.

M: Medium in body, with somewhat high carbonation... a little bit of cling in the finish.

O: Overall kinda just.. meh.. Not great, not bad.

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Photo of Mitzvahman72
2.17/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

With a dark amber color, it has a straight subtle malt with an off, astringent grassy hop aftertaste. It does have a good mouthfeel for the style. Feels like a lighter version of Samuel Adams’s Boston Lager.

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Photo of ppvora
2.6/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured this beer from a cold 12 oz. bottle into a lager glass.

Appearance: Light brown with some tones of copper, good aeration and 1 finger of head.
Aroma: Malts and barley all the way!
Taste: Strong taste of toasted malts (not surprising considering the name of the beer) and some barley. Very light taste of hops in the background.
Mouthfeel: Some lingering bitterness, but nothing to complain about.
Bottom line: Probably won't buy this beer again after I finish this 6-pack...would be willing to try some of their others though.

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Photo of Thors_Bounty
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I usually am not drawn to lagers. I was pleasantly surprised by it. Easy to drink, the toasted notes I think would go great with BBQ. I would drink it again if given the chance.

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Photo of MightyMonk
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

This lager is not as bad as some reviews may lead you to think. It's not world class but I don't think it tries to be.
It is simply an american lager that offers more taste, color and well, class then the macro yellow brews that most folks seem to be pulled to.
It pours clear amber red gold. No big head or lacing here. It settles quickly and remains low and clear.
The smell is hard to acquire and there is nothing that jumps out. Some malt and fruit maybe.
The taste has a malty roast for a lager and that to me is the draw.
The carb and mouthfeel is ok and overall it aint that bad.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

1L howler from the Capilano Liquor Depot location here in Edmonchuk, a much better deal than quaffing an over-priced pint at the local Fionn MacCool's in the province where this is supposedly the 'exclusive' house offering this particular financial quarter.

This beer pours a crystal clear, bright medium bronzed amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and well bubbly ecru head, which leaves some random streaky and hanging rock artifice lace around the glass as it evenly bleeds off.

It smells of grainy, faintly doughy, and sort of kids' cereal-friendly pale malt, a further grape and sugary lemon bullshit fruitiness, ethereal musty yeast, and wan leafy, grassy, and weakly floral hops. The taste is bready, lightly doughy, and only mildly 'toasted' pale and caramel malt, a still heady white grape-based 'other' fruit juice thing, subtly testy yeast, and plain leafy, weedy, and suitably floral hop esters.

The bubbles are rather unrepresented by their consistent lack of game-day frothiness, the body on the low side of middleweight, and mostly smooth, sure, but not in any way that might make me reconsider my judgement here. It finishes off-dry, a certain lack of toastiness really staring to chafe my virtual and actual palate, I gotta say.

It's a lager, and it's amber, sure, and that's about it - nothing toasted or otherwise interesting about this brew manifests in my consciousness - meh. Overall, it comes off as more crappy chain pub liquid fare (sans the pub), so don't waste your ducats out there, unless there's more heady and obvious reasons (y'all know what I'm getting at) for indulging in such, y'hear?

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Photo of Frank_TX
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A great, fresh beer to enjoy on a warm summer day. Has much more taste than your standard macro lager and is easy to drink. Enjoying now out of a 12oz bottle but tastes great at the Mets Citi Field out of a 160z can. Highly recommended if you want great tasting craft beer but don't like ales or IPAs.

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Photo of Dan-76
2.55/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Finger of head with light lacing. Aroma is barely evident. Light toasted malts and caramels. Taste is the same as it smells...barely evident. Reminds me of a mass produced light beer. Not quite as bad, but for the price and the fact that it won a Gold Medal at the World Beer Cup makes me believe that it was either the only entry in its category or the judges doused their lunch with Siracha.

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Photo of Zaktcc
2.76/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

A - Pours an amber red color with a finger head. Head doesn't last long, lacing is present.

S - Not quite sure? Vaguely can note floral scents as well as wheat. Not much else really though. Not much going on here with the aroma.

T - Had higher hopes overall for this beer but nothing really has appealed to me too much. It's drinkable and much more enjoyable than an adjunct but nothing to be excited about. Fairly harsh with wheat and mild hop flavorings present.

M - Light bodied beer. Fairly harsh with the carbonation. Not much else to say, fairly bad feel.

O - Maybe it's the style, maybe it's the beer. Either way I'm not the biggest fan of. Haven't had many red lagers at all except Yuengling, which I find much more enjoyable personally (maybe biased) and it's less than half the price. It's a drinkable beer but one I will not go out of my way for. I can enjoy it for what it is but doesn't live up to other beers I've had.

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Photo of mrfrancis
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a thin white head that recedes quickly.

S: Very muted aromas of grass, caramel, and grain take some time to express themselves on the nose. I'm not really picking up any toasted aromas at all.

T: Faint notes of caramel, biscuit, minerals, grass, straw, and grain wash across the palate. The finish is clipped and dry, offering fleeting impressions of grain and grass.

M: On the lighter side of medium in body and dry. Carbonation is slightly more delicate than I was expecting.

O: I'm not really impressed with this lager. I find it to be lacking in terms of aroma and flavor. I doubt I would have it again.

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Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good Amber lager with typical toasted bread crust aroma and taste.. Heavy piney slightly harsh bitterness for a lager.. but not over bearing.. Good beer pick up

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Photo of Immortale25
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Smell is uninspiring. Taste is indeed toasty but lacking in other flavor departments. Mouthfeel could also use more crispness. Easy enough to drink but not so much fun. Slightly sweet with a bit of an alcoholic twang. Not recommended.

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Photo of Lahoi
2.7/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Meh. Too much of an emphasis on the "toasted" for my liking. Not bad, but I wouldn't order it again unless it's either this or the typical domestic AAL.

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Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.