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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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1,239 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,239
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 26
Gots: 115 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-18-2001)
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Reviews by facundoCNB:
Photo of facundoCNB
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a clean copper pour with 2 fingers of off white head.
smells of yeast, banana, roasted nuts, hints of sourness.

tastes very copper-like.. almost like a penny... very acidic/sour - checked for a date, and they don't put one on their bottles... contacted them and it seems like i got a bad batch :(

i DO get slight tastes of roasted walnuts though in the backbone.

mouthfeel is champagne like.. very carbonated, light body, feels nice going down, but the sourness is repulsive.

trying to be fair with this score since i got a bad batch AND i have had this before on tap and don't remember it tasting anything like this.

facundoCNB, Jun 26, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice rich,clear amber with a sticky white head,aromas a re a little subdued but a real toasted grain presence is there with light caramel note.Very sturdy mouthfeel goes down smoothly,flavors are toasty and lightly sweet some caramel with a nice hop zing in the finish somewhat herbal.This a very nice food friendly lager great with pizza,nice flavor I would definently buy again.

oberon, Sep 25, 2005
Photo of tectactoe
3.34/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautifully translucent, bright copper-golden color with lots of carbonation bubbles that quickly rise to the top. The head is wispy, white, and thin, leaving behind very little lacing (if any, really) on the glass. The nose is full of wheat, grains, and a bit of sweet malt and citrus. Smells very clean and crisp, very inviting for a lager style. Crisp taste, thanks to the carbonation, low bitterness and very little hoppy flavor. Full of toasted wheat and barley with a nice hint of warmth and sweetness from the malt. A little bit of honey can also be detected as the beer warms. Thin-medium body with an overall dry finish.

Not a bad beer, at all. Very crisp and refreshing, this beer triumphs many other lagers of similar style. Plus, this is fairly easy to find year-round.

tectactoe, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of JMD71
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Transparent dark gold to amber color. Small head when poured which receded almost immediately. Strong carbonation visible.

Aroma: Slightly hoppy aroma with malty backbone. Not any real "toasted" notes apparent.

Taste: Rich flavor of malts balanced with mild hops. The toastiness makes a slight appearance in the middle. Finishes crips & fairly refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium bodied. Smooth & crisp. Body was a bit thin for what I was expecting from the initial appearance.

Drinkability: Very easy drinking. This goes down smoothly. Refreshing...

Comments: I enjoyed this lager from Blue Point, but did not find it overly exciting, More full flavored than your standard lager, but nothing out of the ordinary. Would have liked it to be more toasty per the name...

JMD71, Jul 31, 2006
Photo of steelerguy
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark copper color, very clear, nice carbonation, 2 finger head that faded fast leaving just a lacing.

S - Sweet and lightly toasted malt aroma.

T - Toasty and sweet flavor with a little bitterness to finish.

M - Soft and velvety feel to start but ends with a little astringent feeling.

D - Easy drinking, non-offensive lager.

steelerguy, Feb 27, 2010
Photo of chOAKbarrell
2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Uh, where's the "toast"? The name of this beer piqued my interest, as I am fond of smokey beers, and the thought of a "toasted" beer grabbed me.

However, this is mediocrity, straight across the board. There's not really anything to distinguish this lager from the hundreds of other lagers out there. Looks like your average lager, and smells & tastes that way too. I don't really know what to tell you. If you've had one lager, you've had 1,000. Kind of a grass/hay taste & mouth to this beer. Kind of a mildly unpleasant aftertaste, but nothing that really lingers.

Ultimately forgettable, this was rather a disappointment, as I am very fond of Blue Point's "Hoptical Illusion." I'm glad I only bought one. I wont be having this beer ever again.

chOAKbarrell, Oct 03, 2005
Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3/5  rDev -15.3%

kuishinbo_tantei, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of kevrob802
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

kevrob802, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of BK2084
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of sponberg
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A brilliant copper color with a thinnish yet persistent white head. Sampled, several times, out of a growler from the brewery.

Starts with a clean, sharp, toasty malt/citric hop nose with a hint of buttery ester tossed in. Bitter citrus hop on the tongue, with a toasty malt flavor that comes through to keep the rest of your mouth busy. Overall, the hop outdoes the malt (at least as far as my tastebuds went - this was the fourth of six brews/growlers that day) when cold. But as it warms, a toasted caramel flavor emerges that really makes the ol' tastebuds happy.

sponberg, Aug 11, 2002
Photo of rhopeyr
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pleasant caramel color, thin and light tan colored head.

Smell: Toasted malts and wheat, light sweet banana and brown sugar smell. Thoroughly uncomplicated, but pleasant.

Taste: True to type and name. Sweet, toasted taste, without any bitterness or hop flavors.

Mouthfeel: Fairly low carbonation, maybe a little thicker compared to other lagers. Sits pleasantly in the mouth, and stays around for a nice savory finish.

Overall: Uncomplicated, but tasty. Not my favorite, but I might choose it again in hot weather if I didn't want to go for a pilsner.

rhopeyr, May 24, 2011
Photo of Kori
4/5  rDev +13%

Kori, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Doomcifer
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Guden
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Light amber with a small white head. Looks like a slightly darker yeungling.

S- Toast and cinnamon though nothing very strong.

T- The toast and spice from the nose meld with nuts and a light earthy character that seems to come from both the hops and yeast, a good balance.

M- A bit thin but it has a little more body than most light lagers..

D- Highly enjoyable and refreshing, this is definitely a worthwhile beer if nothing mind blowing.

Guden, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of Jason
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle with a purchase before date on the side of the label.

Appearance: Inviting fresh looking head, bubbly and frothy just the way I like it. Bright copper colour, with a brilliant clarity.

Smell: Clean with a meek aroma. Light toasted grain, hint of sweetness and bread with a very faint hop aroma.

Taste: Clean and crisp with a moderate body, toasted flavours are a bit dull but still add to the palate. Graininess is laid back with a quick flash of sweetness then the hops roll in with a balanced bitterness and faint flashes of oily and herbal flavour. Grain flavours border on husky in the drying finish and become a tad bothersome.

Notes: A run of the mill amber lager, flavours are placid though sometimes plain is good. Its just and easy drinking brew, nothing special.

Jason, Oct 30, 2002
Photo of Billolick
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ouncer, I can find no freshness/bottling date info. Pours clear, dull orange tinged amber. Light khaki head, showing some retentive powers and then going to a thick collar/film and respectable sliding lace. Bright malty nose, with a hay like quality to it. Nutty amber brew, pleasant enough stuff. Decent sesioner. Nothing special, but not a bad brew to expose a micro newbie to.

Billolick, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of tigg924
2.93/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: big head, golden brown color, high carbonation

Smell: I get some wheat and malt

Taste: malty start with a small hop finish

Mouthfeel: light body, smooth, and creamy

Drinkability: I found this to be a very typical lager...Nothing outstanding, nothing bad either..Just there..A good lawnmower beer, but nothing I would pay a premium for

tigg924, Mar 06, 2009
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4/5  rDev +13%

Lgrec8, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of KolbMarley
3/5  rDev -15.3%

KolbMarley, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of andlight91
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

andlight91, Today at 07:06 PM
Photo of JC333
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

JC333, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

alienlifeforcecube, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of jakester
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light orange with millions of tiny floaters. Date on bottle says Jan '06, so it's not that. A two finger head of off-white foam forms on top, dropping after a while to islands and a ring, with intermittent traces of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is faint caramel, slight DMS, and very faint citrusy/spicy hops. Not alot going on, but nothing bad, either.

Flavor is sweet caramel, DMS, fairly strong hop bitterness, and juicy hops. The hops taste citrusy? Aftertaste is sweet and slightly nutty. This is almost like a pale ale, but it's a lager, with DMS and everything.

Mouthfeel is medium, with pretty strong carbonation. Finish is sweet and tingly.

This is a good beer. I know from touring the place that the color comes from the boiler being either on or off, which means the sugar is caramelizing, giving this its color. It's not smoky. The only thing that's weird are the floaters. Recommended.

jakester, Oct 13, 2005
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Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
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