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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

438 Reviews
THE BROS
74
okay

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Reviews: 438
Hads: 1,411
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 37
Gots: 265 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-18-2001

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Reviews: 438 | Hads: 1,411
Photo of biboergosum
3.47/5  rDev -2%
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? (1,649 characters)

Photo of Frank_TX
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
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. (301 characters)

Photo of Dan-76
2.55/5  rDev -28%
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. (393 characters)

Photo of Zaktcc
2.76/5  rDev -22%
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. (938 characters)

Photo of mrfrancis
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
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. (646 characters)

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
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 (160 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
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. (239 characters)

Photo of Lahoi
2.7/5  rDev -23.7%
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. (152 characters)

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very similar to Yuengling with a nice toasty element to it. Not better than Yuengling in my opinion though. Still, it is a nice difference that makes it stand out a bit.

Would drink again. (189 characters)

Photo of Bunman3
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I ordered this to accompany my oysters and Manhattan Clam Chowder at Grand Central Station. It arrived wit an inch of foamy white head. The colour, carbonation, and taste all went together very nicely. I would not say there was anything particularly distinctive about this beer, but it was a very pleasant choice to accompany my lunch. (335 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly citrusy aroma, a touch grainy. Toasted malt is subtle.

Flavor reveals more toasted malt at the backbone, but it pales in comparison to the sharp lemon and grapefruit notes. Becomes a touch resiny at the finish. Has a slightly offputting grain character, reminiscent of a cheap lager. (291 characters)

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. (302 characters)

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 but nothing special. (243 characters)

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. (424 characters)

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. (215 characters)

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. (494 characters)

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; (297 characters)

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 (157 characters)

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. (219 characters)

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. (1,385 characters)

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. (393 characters)

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. (223 characters)

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. (1,232 characters)

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! (505 characters)

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. (288 characters)

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Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
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