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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,330 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 1,330
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 31
Gots: 195 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-18-2001

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Ratings: 1,330 | Reviews: 435
Photo of Marcosleigh
2.77/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Color is good, taste is very soft but still there, I don't feel smell of beer at all.

Photo of DuBeats
2.83/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

The look and smell of this beer are very weak, but the taste is OK

Photo of tjsmith910
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rather impressive considering the style

Photo of hopmashian
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer produces a beautiful head that gradually becomes white lacing, which lasts. It's an amber color and tastes just right to me, that is the balance between malt and hops is perfectly achieved. Carbonation is spot on and the aroma is a rich beer smell. I'm really happy that my Publix carries it.

Photo of CU_Buffs94
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good, smooth beer with easy taste.

Photo of tlema1
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Malty, with some fruity notes, easy drinking

Photo of Gajo74
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber color with decent head. Smells of toasted malts and earthiness. Fruity sweet taste, like blueberries, as well as spices. A hop finish that is dry and slightly astringent. Smooth drinking creamy feel. Not bad.

Photo of xICooRsYIx
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Sub Average Lager. Toasted, yet toasted grain notes are almost unnoticeable

Photo of PatrickCT
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a: Bubbly one and a half finger head over a lovely copper colored body. Very clear.

s: the slightest hint of toasted grain and hops.

t: Medium body. Crisp and clean...faint toastyness followed by grain, malt then hops. Semi dry finish.

mf: Crisp with medium carbonation.

o: Nothing over the top and nothing spectacular. A nice little beer with a bit of character that is easy to drink.

Photo of edificio5
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I tried this beer from a mixed 6 and I must say that it was okay. The main thing I notice about this beer is a slight after taste. I would probably try it again as a draft beer to see if there is a major difference.

Photo of Chandee
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pretty good beer, enjoyable with appetizers and steak! ;)

Photo of Falcone
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a light shade of orange, excellent clarity. Mediocre head that doesn't stick around. Aroma is pretty weak, just a bit of toasted grain but by no means living up to its name. A bit buttery as well, kind of off putting.

Mouthfeel is slick and grainy. Not a lot of flavor in the taste. No easily distinguished "toasted" notes. Unpleasant bitter aftertaste. Seems a bit heavier than it should be though overall it is drinkable.

Nothing to see here folks. Heck I'd rather have a Yuengling.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal cleqr; copper colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; nice lacing;

S: raisins, toffee; pine in the background;

T: sweet malt through mid-palate; finish is toffee; very little bitterness;

M: medium bodied; light carbonation;

O: no hop character in the flavor;

Photo of MJW211
4.98/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

light crisp clean refersing...great IBU and taste

Photo of xchgr
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very nice easy drinking lager. Smooth flow and great taste but watch out for getting it on draft - dirty pipes ruins the tastes completely as it is thin

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
2.96/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark amber and a small head after poured from tap. Very sweet nose of caramel and biscuit. Cloying for lager. Not a light nor refreshing beast. A marzenesque malt bomb. Very sweet. Cherries, chocolate and caramel taste.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.17/5  rDev +17.8%

New York State, boyeee! The home of the Yankees, Mets, and obscene gun laws.

Appearance (3.75) : Beige three fingered head, pillowy and large. The body is a toasted pecan color. 50% opacity.

Aroma (4.25) : Mild hop, toasted pecan, rolled oatmeal, milled grain, faint hint of maple sap. It actually reminds me of Minnesota. A great bouquet, medium strength, I'm giving this a 4.25.

Taste (4.25) : Wow. Can I say it again? Wow. This lager is fantastic. The slightly sour malt and hop hit unmistakeably at first, but what follows is a slight dark toast/roasted pecan flavor that sets in like a delicacy. It's like I ate a miniature pecan pie or something. Some faint hop left drying on the palate, but the pecan and nut flavors overwhelm it making it a nice finish.

Extra note : there's a slight antiseptic/paint flavor to it floating in there somewhere, I can't put my finger on it. Perhaps it's just the alcohol fermentation of the yeast. The more I drink it, it disappears (so does the beer, unfortunately).

Mouthfeel (4) : Zippy, then creamy, then roasted and dry. Light bodied within spec. Better than average for lagers. I'm giving it a 4.

Overall (4.17) : I wish they sold this here. 302BeerGuy traded me this one and so far it's probably the most impressive lager I've tried outside of the midwest area. I really enjoy it, it's a fire-side, late night, cozy lager for sure.

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +13%

Light Pilsner malts on the nose with a light toast, no corn, no fruit and no diacetyl.
Pours brilliant deep gold with a 2" white foam cap.
A hint of toast on the palate with hints of caramel, a trace of chalk on the finish and very faint vegetal with a suggestion of pepper seasoned with a spicy hop herbalness.
Medium light body and medium to medium high carbonation with a crisp dry finish.

Photo of seedyone
4/5  rDev +13%

09/19/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. To me, this is like a restrained Sam Adams. Pleasant. I think the toasting pushes this to being bit full for summer, so good it should be good for fall drinkin'. All in all a good brew.

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours very clear in body with a color that is light amber to a very deep golden. A head of about three fingers, or from the middle of a nonic glass bulge to the rim, forms and retains very well, leaving a good bit of lacing. The head is of a foamy consistency.

S- Nothing super strong or surprising here, with a good bit of toasty scent and a light smattering of hops. Hops profile is only slightly bitter and more of a secondary quality to the toast and bread like smells.

T- Just like the scent, in that the toasted flavor kicks in first and is followed up by the slightest bit of hops bitterness. The toasted flavors blends into a bread like flavors similar to the scent with just a touch of caramel malt sweetness. Lingering flavor on the tongue is of just a slight bit of hops and the same toasted flavor that is present throughout.

M- The feel of this beer is just about what you would expect from the style, with a light to medium weight on the tongue and a rather easy drinking overall feel. Medium to lower in carbonation than you would expect here.

Overall, this is just a solid flagship lager. It really does what it is supposed to do very well; with a thirst quenching quality in an easy to quaff feel and weight.

Photo of Patkarps
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Tasted like a normal Budweiser to me. Medium head. Not a special beer

Photo of Roser
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

A- big bone white head that lasted a good bit. Not much lacing. Lots of bubbles/carbonation. Clear honey gold. Nice to look at.

S- clean, malty. Slightly pungent.

T- toasted malt (the name don't lie!), biscuity, feint hops.

M- light, crisp, well carbonated. Creamy.

O- I'm not much of a lager guy, leaning heavily toward ales and more complex beers, but this was a very solid easy drinker. Most enjoyable. Great with food (wings, pizza, burgers) or on its own. Would have again and recommend.

Cheers!

Photo of AyeMito
3.36/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not too much to say about this one. It is smooth and has nice notes of barley and slight hints of spice. Don't get me wrong, its not at all a 'bad' beer. It has nice balance and tastes good. I just wasn't blown away by it. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys Yuengling.

Photo of CHickman
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours crystal clear amber color with a nice thick foamy 2 finger off white head that was full of bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving OK lacing and a foamy layer on top.

Smells of malt, caramel, lightly roasted grains, light floral hops and sweet bready notes; malt dominant with soft sweetness, this is a pretty basic nose.

Taste has more hop presence, with dry floral hops and some lemon zest in the mix that combines with the same lineup as the nose: malt, caramel, lightly roasted grains, biscuit, sweet bready notes like cinnamon raisin bread, and some toffee. The finish has a little hop nip, but trails off grainy and sweet like a graham cracker. It’s an amped up lager for sure and well above the macro standard, even after the Blue Point acquisition by InBev/AB.

Mouthfeel is smooth with light carbonation, a medium feel and a grainy and sweet aftertaste.

Overall an above average beer that is a nice option in the lager world, especially since it’s made locally to me and always fresh.

Photo of Brenden
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Notes are from 5/24. corroborated on 5/28

The color is a clear, coppery dark orange. The head is airy and foamy but settles in nicely at just more than half a finger. It's slow to fade and not too hesitant to drop down both spotting and patching moderately.
I expect to smell much more out of an award-winning beer, but both times I try this beer I strain myself to get much. What I do get is mildly toasty, as expected, with a bit of caramel, grains, and a hint of grass.
Fruits and earth are strongest in the flavor, and the toast doesn't seem to be the focal point. It does have some, mingling with a bread crust taste, then grass and herb with more grains and a very slight astringency.
It's easy-drinking and fairly clean, though not completely, in a firm medium body. It's moderately smooth and very crisp. Dryness continues to build off the grains and a certain huskiness, but never too heavily.
It's a pretty good beer, but I can only say that if this is the same beer that was given a number of medals, there may have been a lack of competition. There are too many good, flavorful ambers now for one so light in aroma and flavor to compete.

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Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 1,330 ratings.