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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

Blue Point Toasted LagerBlue Point Toasted Lager

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Ratings: 1019
Reviews: 410
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.6%

Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-18-2001)
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Photo of BeerKangaroo


3.99/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in beer trade from beerloserLI. Thanx man for this one

Into a pilsener.

A: hazy amber/copper colored body with a one finger white foamy head that dies within about a minute leaving a nice speckled thin white lacing, carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace

S: bready, caramel maltiness and gets kinda toasty yet buttery as it warms

T: sweet caramel breadiness that comes across fairly smooth and crisp; sweet roasty caramel aftertaste and long sweet finish - nice - I like it

M: light to medium, pretty sessionable, carbonation runs along my mouth and tongue fairly smooth and is good for the style and for me

O: hey nice American Red Lager that I would have again.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 23:42:36 | More by BeerKangaroo
Photo of illpass78


4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint on tap at John Henry's in Long Beach, N.Y.

Appearance: It's an amber/copper color with heavy carbonation and a half-inch white head that recedes swiftly.

Aroma: Bready malts are up front, with some piny hops and caramel malts. Also, unsurprisingly, there's a note of buttery toast. Some grassiness, too.

Taste: Tasty. Really a perfect all-seasons lager. Smooth, crisp and refreshing, with enough complexity to keep you interested. Hop bitterness and alcohol are muted, while malts are very forward. Pretty much a perfect American lager. I had this alongside a terrific veggie burger, fries and a pickle and practically felt like singing God Bless America; tied the whole thing together in star-spangled glory.

Mouthfeel: The amount of body is spot-on. Some density, but far from heavy.

Overall: Excellent. A lager for folks who usually get bored by lagers. Also a lager for people who love lagers. There's everything to like about this, and no discernible flaws. Let's see what happens after the Anheuser-Busch acquisition.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2014 02:36:24 | More by illpass78
Photo of Flounder57


3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass at Estelle's in Boston.

Appearance: This beer had a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Toasted, nutty, caramel malts, lager yeast, and Noble hops.

Taste: Nice toasted malts, nutty, grassy hops, caramel malts, and a little bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, light to medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, and quite enjoyable.

Overall: Pretty solid lager. I haven't had it in a while and think it has gotten better than when I had it a few years ago.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2014 00:51:05 | More by Flounder57
Photo of WhiteHillsStore


4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Although the price and the appearance of the pour were a bit underwhelming for the beer, it more than delivered on both taste and smell. The name is spot on because on the nose and after the first taste you are bombarded by the taste of toasted wheat and malt that I found stupendous. Wonderful toasted wheat in the beginning and then a caramel flavor to finish it. For what it is, I think that the price is a steal at about three dollars a bomber here in CT.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 19:53:45 | More by WhiteHillsStore
Photo of BuzzLitebier


3.19/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Sampled on 12/27/13 with Arithmeticus
Appearance: caramel/apple juice color, creamy head, nice lacing, nice looking carbonation
Smell: lotsa caramel, little apple, slight spice
Taste: slightly sour, bready, not lots of hops, cider undertones- overall not very complex
Mouthfeel: pretty decent carbonation but thin
Overall: Meh. I'm not the biggest lager guy, so would I have it again? Possibly. I might have reviewed this a bit more favorably had I tried it earlier in a session.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 19:57:07 | More by BuzzLitebier
Photo of Alextricity


3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

$4 bottle from Three Blind Mice in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Drank straight from the bottle, so I'll skip the appearance.

Toasted lager this is... on the nose and in the taste buds, there's a really nice toast and caramel flavor that leaves a slightly sweet aftertaste. The carbonation is fairly high, which makes this really drinkable with its low bitterness. I tend to find lagers a bit boring for the most part, but something as simple as making the beer taste a bit toast-like worked very well. I'd have another one. It's a good beer to drink after you've had a few, but are still looking for something with a little bit of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 17:31:37 | More by Alextricity
Photo of SteveB24

New York

3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pretty clear amber/ red. Finger of white head that settles to reasonable lacing.

Smell: faint toasted smell. Bit of malt. Smooth yeastiness.

Taste: true to its name, nice toasted flavor. With bread and some sweetness and some apples in the background.

Mouthfeel. Medium body. Pretty strong carbonation. Slightly creamy.

Overall. Was pleasantly surprised. Wouldn't buy it. But would order it at a bar against
Most major beers I can think of

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2014 05:03:56 | More by SteveB24
Photo of Josh24


3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I'm not much of a bottle guy but I didn't have many choices when I tried this one.

I was pleasantly surprised. I haven't had anything from blue point prior to this but I will try some now after enjoying this.

Amber colored light lager.

Little hop and bready malt tastes which was a good mixture for me.

Overall a solid lager

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 02:22:56 | More by Josh24
Photo of CochonKing

New York

2.79/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Clear amber pour with a weak quickly fading head and ok lacing but nothing special.

Aroma is malt forward with some notes of caramel and baked bread. A light vanilla note is at the end as well.

Taste is the beers downfall, it has some slight malt giving way to intense water on the palate with a short finish.

Light bubbles with a light body.

This beer does not have much going for it.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 03:40:26 | More by CochonKing
Photo of FLima


3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clean amber color with a thin head with short retention.
Light aroma of honey and papaya.
Flavor of grains, oxidized apples, slightly toasted malts, spices and floral hops.
Light to watery body with moderate carbonation.
Very interesting that it behaves a bit like Ale rather than a Lager. But, it would be nicer if it had more body.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2013 01:30:50 | More by FLima
Photo of lewzer99


4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a light amber with a single finger off-white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing.
Smell: some orange, some mallet sweetness
Taste: care sky sweetness, and mild bitterness on the front end. Toasty malt and nutty on the back end.
Mouthfeel: crisp and medium bodied. Drinkable
Overall: I really liked this one. I'm not typically a big fan of this style of lager, but this one has alot of character.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2013 19:23:00 | More by lewzer99
Photo of JG-90

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Toasted Lager pours a large, just off-white head with okay retention and above average lacing. Beer is golden/yellow in color with a bit of orange. Smells of floral hops, and a bit of toasty nuttiness, with a touch of dough.

Tastes of floral hops, bready malts, and toasted malts, with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is average with high carbonation, just slightly chewy with a crisp finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 02:42:46 | More by JG-90
Photo of dwren89


3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pale orange with thin white fizzy head and great clarity

Aroma: toasty, slight biscuit notes with clean yeast character that lets toasty malt shine

Taste: well balanced, great toast and a malt character somewhere between bready and biscuity. No real hop character but great stabilizing bitterness.

Mouthfeel: lager-y smooth and crisp mouthfeel, medium body with medium carbonation

Overall: A great beer overall. Vienna lagers make for great flagship beers and this one is no exception. Flavorful and balanced, this is a perfect beer for non-craft drinkers to enter the craft beer world.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 21:27:47 | More by dwren89
Photo of macrosmatic


3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a Weyerbacher pint glass.

A: Pours a nice clear copper, with a finger and a half of off-white head and lots of visible carbonation. Very attractive beer.

S: Toasted malts, roasted caramel, lager yeastiness, and faint pilsner malts.

T: Follows the nose well. Clean lightly toasted bready malts, lager yeastiness with mild fruity esters, a touch of caramel sweetness, and a bit of grassy and floral hops near the swallow. Very clean finish, with light hop and toasted malt bitterness.

M: Light body, lots of carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is presence is well-hidden.

O: I found this to be quite enjoyable. The darker malts than typical for most canned American lagers made for a deeper flavor profile without being overly sweet. A nice complimentary hoppiness while still staying malt-forward. A quality canned lager. Maybe it's not quite enough to become a staple in my fridge, but I wouldn't hesitate to pick up another six-pack when I'm in the mood.

Serving type: can

08-26-2013 14:57:48 | More by macrosmatic
Photo of mnrider


3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. Yellow Can. No discernible Freshness date.

A: Pours semi-clear light amber color. Thin white head. Thick bubbly carbonation.
Light retention with little lacing.

S: Malts, caramel, toasted, light grains. An overall weak aroma, but enough for me
to get the picture.

T/M: Light to medium bodied. Creamy. Biscuits. Toasted malts. Medium carbonation.
Surprisingly crisp. Hops are only hinted at and don't do much. The finish is mostly
clean with a little linger of malt sweetness.

O: A slightly above average Amber Lager.


Serving type: can

08-05-2013 00:32:40 | More by mnrider
Photo of CarlosDanger

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First time I had this beer was at a steakhouse in NYC, one of the first craft-beers I ever tried. I've had it since then (after drinking countless other craft-brews) and it was still pretty darn good.

I had it in a bottle and poured it into a glass, it had a good aroma and nice head.

I'm a little new at this so forgive my lack of craft beer "buzzwords," but for some reason this beer just went really well with food. It was flavorful enough but not overpowering. I've had beers before that were basically meals in-and-of-themselves, and those beers can be good- but when eating steak and shrimp and potatoes and other steakhouse staples, the star of the show shouldn't necessarily be the beer. The BP Toasted Lager was a nice compliment.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 14:13:36 | More by CarlosDanger
Photo of EagleTalon


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

Pours to a thin white head and amber color. Moderate lacing. Aroma is toasty and malty with sweet wine and no hop nose. Flavor is caramel malts and sweet grapes. Mouthfeel is light and slightly sticky and very soda-like. Overall, a solid citizen. Good call.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2013 19:20:58 | More by EagleTalon
Photo of taylor714914


3.19/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Haven’t had one of these in quite some time, so I thought I’d pick one up and see if I still disliked them. 

Yep, still dislike them.  I figured this would be a solid thirst quencher on a hot summer day, which it was, until the aftertaste kicked in.

While I enjoy the slightly toasty aroma this gives off and the crisp, refreshing mouthfeel, there is some underlying off flavors along with some astringent alcohol building as the lager warms.  I feel like this had some serious potential, but the off flavors are the aftertaste is all about, and frankly it isn’t a good one.  Maybe it was an bad batch, or maybe this is how its always been, but either way, I won’t be revisiting this one again anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 14:45:35 | More by taylor714914
Photo of tone77


3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A thanks to woodychandler for more canned beer. I had this one in a bottle before, but seemed to be much better from the can. Has a dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is malty, slightly sweet. Taste is refreshing, lots of malts, some caramel and honey, a bit sweet. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a great warm weather beer.

Serving type: can

07-05-2013 00:01:45 | More by tone77
Photo of Profchaos20


3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 4/12/13, 12 oz bottle in nonic pint glass.

A - Pours a crystal clear gold with a fluffy one and a half finger white head. No lacing.

S - Malts, grainy, barely noticeable grassy hop aroma. Not a whole lot going on here.

T - Light malt upfront, light to medium bitterness. Clean and crisp similar to aroma.

M - Light bodied, medium to high carbonation. Crisp easy drinker.

O - Average craft lager, nothing special here.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 01:07:15 | More by Profchaos20
Photo of BillSempf


3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Grabbed this as the only beer on the shelf at a shop in Hell's Kitchen that I hadn't tried. Pretty beer for a lager - kinda red-orange in tint. Light head. Initial reactions by smell were promising, but the beer didn't deliver. A little too much throaty almost mildew taste for me - nearly like That Homebrew Taste. Got over it pretty fast. Pretty malty at the outset, but some hop character shows through at the end. OK beer, but I'm not sure I would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 19:47:44 | More by BillSempf
Photo of rdilauro


3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A very interesting brew. Poured a light golden tan with a medium size head. There really wasnt any obvious bouquets, aromas, smells that I could detect with this one.
I bypassed sniffing this one and went right to tasting it. It was light and very refreshing but also had an extra 'hit' of being alive!
Couldnt place any spice or hop or anything else on this one, except that there was something there!
The best thing I liked about this beer was that it was very refreshing, young , alive and kept my mouth wanting to have another sip. Now that is pretty good

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 02:38:22 | More by rdilauro
Photo of NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle in a tulip glass.

A-As advertized, reddish-brown color with white a 1-finger head. Bubbly, clean, and carbonated. It looks like a red lager should.

S-Mild malt aroma with some subtle notes of red wine.

T- Dry and toasted (roasted) malt, lightly breaded.

M-Good body for a lager, well carbonated . Clean dry finish.

O- All around decent lager, worth a look.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 00:50:58 | More by NiceTaps
Photo of RyanTeeter

New York

3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: This poured into a half pint glass - gave me a great two finger head that shrunk however never disappeared. Dark straw in color. Very pretty - stereotypical beer.

s: The smell was not too powerful, rather weak. Light pear aroma within all of the grainy malts.

t: A very nice taste. There is some sweetness there - a light honey/grain taste. Very close to style.

m: Great light body.

o: Beers that leave you with little words are typically awesome. I really enjoyed this beer. Went down real smooth.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 00:09:41 | More by RyanTeeter
Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

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

24 Jan 2013. Our ship had just left Montego Bay and we were heading towards Cartagena in Columbia: I was thirsty and decided to open a pint and 6oz bottle of this brew to slate that thirst. The bottle had been bought at our first port of call: New York.

Poured into one of my stateroom tumblers (three times) it showed a light amber body with an off-white head.

Toffee nose with a malty caramel taste: this is a semi-sweet brew with a drying finish of hop bitterness: I quite liked it.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 07:29:55 | More by BlackHaddock
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