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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Reviews: 441
Hads: 1,436
Avg: 3.53
pDev: 24.93%
Wants: 40
Gots: 287 | FT: 1
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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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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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of barczar
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of hopmashian
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer produces a beautiful head which lasts 5 min or so and gradually becomes white lacing. 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 usually drink Yuengling and this lager is just a little bit more hoppy. I'm really happy that my Publix carries it.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Photo of edificio5
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%
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.

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Photo of Falcone
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.37/5  rDev -4.5%
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;

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Photo of xchgr
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
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

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
2.96/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.17/5  rDev +18.1%

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.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

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Photo of seedyone
4/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

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Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.