Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,379
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 37
Gots: 235 | 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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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 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.

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.

Photo of JMD71
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
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...

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.

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.

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.

Photo of rhopeyr
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of Guden
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of Jason
3.21/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Photo of Billolick
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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

Photo of jakester
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of jcdiflorio
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a nonic glass,a clear light to medium color.
a creamy white head,a few strings of tiney bubbles a lacing of the glass.
A malty nose with aromas of caramell,a light roastyness,with nutty overtones.Clean and pleasant,a bit fruity,not a real hop presence.
The taste was not a flavorful as the aroma would indicate.The flavor was clean but grainy,a bit metallic,nutty,bisquity and slightly citrusy.
The mouthfeel was light to medium,tangy a faint sourness,but not offensive and a dry finish.
A very drinkable beer,refreshing and quite enjoyable,it could use a little more hop presence to balance out the malt. Overall,not a bad beer,would drink this again.

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 boatshoes
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a six of this from Fairway on a recent trip to New York. My first beer from Blue Point, but I have heard good things.

Appearance- Pours a very bubbly amber with lots of evident carbonation and about a finger and a half of fizzy white head. Head dies back to a ring rather quickly but beading carbonation in the body of the beer shows throughout.

Smell- Lots of caramel sweetness and bread in the nose with a muted backdrop of citrusy hops. Smell is quite mild.

Taste- Taste is a similar combination of sweetness and muted hops. The toasting of this lager shines through in the caramel that shows through in the flavor profile, along with a bit of the breadiness that I picked up in the nose. Balanced by some grapefruit rind that is detectable as well. A good amount of flavor for a lager.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is spot on and pretty substantial for a lager. I liked the flavors going on in this beer and it would be quite sessionable but it was just a little sweet in my opinion to really give it high marks on drinkability.

Overall, a nice sessionable offering from Blue Point. It makes a nice substitute for flavorless lagers, and I'd have it again.

Photo of Thrasher
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle is contract brewed in MD and while the tap version is better and more authentic, the bottle is very good as well. Golden amber color with big fluffy head that laces, appealing aroma with some mild hops and roasted grains. The toasted aspect was a bit more noticeable on draft, as was the hop bitterness. Perfectly smooth, rounded mouthfeel, some traces of butter and metal in the bottled version. Still a fine, everyday drinkable amber lager. Its better than the current Sam's Boston Lager and more reliable than Saranac's Adirondack Amber which goes bad pretty quickly. I was a big fan of both those beers at one time or another, and this is a more than adequate replacement.

Photo of BadBadger
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ah what a treat: I wasn't expecting anything exceptional but this turned out to be a very tasty and highly drinkable lager. For those tired of the ubiquity of hops, this toasted lager is a taste bud sanctuary. It pours a nice dark gold-amber color, with a foamy, though short lasting, head. The smell is malty, with hints of yeast. The taste is pleasantly flavorful. What does that mean? Give it a try and you will knoew. A very nice brew. I wish I had not waited so long to give this a try.

Photo of Gunnz
4.02/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear golden amber color. A very nice, very light caramel colored head slowly evaporates leaving behind a nice lacey foam on the glass.

A sweetly floral aroma comes from the head of the beer as the beer itself has a wonderfully herbal hoppiness to it.

This beer has a great taste of it's toasted malts. Slight hints of its finishing hops are present in the aftertaste. Very well-built beer. Not too bitter, very nice balance between the hops and the malts.

The Toasted Lager is a very nice light to medium bodied beer. Nice and smooth with nicely balanced carbonation.

have to say that although I am more a fan of ales this Toasted Lager was very enjoyable. It is a beer I could see myself coming home and drinking while relaxing or drinking with friends at the bar. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

Photo of Soonami
4.07/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blue Point Toasted Lager comes a bottle adorned with all kinds of awards from various beer festivals. It pours a nice clear amber with just a little bit of foam that promptly fizzles out to a bit of dappled white. The aroma is very malty, almost like a maibock with sweet caramelized grain and browned toast. This is mirrored in the taste with rich malts and a hint of herbal hop bitterness in the finish that melds well with the malt flavor of the lager. The beer finished smooth and clean with a bit of residual sweetness. I enjoyed this beer a lot.

Photo of dwren89
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been a fan of the last couple offerings from Blue Point for as many adds I've seen about these two breweries in beer publications it's amazing I've never seen them. Appears a nice copper amber hue with a nice off whtie head leaves even webbed lacing as it slowly dwindles away. Aroma has a mild zingling pine/citrus hop combo with some toasted grain brings about light nut/biscuit components and a trace of caramel presence, but I was taken a back from the hops I was picking up especially for a flagship lager. Taste contains a mix of mineral tones, caramel biscuit malts, and expressive hop flavors including pine and citrus with mild overall bitterness, the malts were very nice toasty as the label describes. Mouthfeel is medium to light body range even natural carbonation some light hop slick oily feeling about it, damn. Drinkability comes off with a classic flavorful lager damn tasty good hop presence and I could drink these all day, definitely a fan of this and the Hoptical Illusion.

Photo of chinchill
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear light amber with a small white head. Plenty of carbonation is visible

S: Light and pleasant aroma of caramel malt with hints of hops, apple juice and toast.

T: Flavor corresponds to the aroma, with the malt base of the beer being the primary flavor and aroma component. It has a light bitterness tied to some floral hop flavor.

M: near medium body; moderate+ carbonation; rather dry finish.

O: Excellent example of style. As expected, it is not bold or complex, but it had no detectable flaws and is highly drinkable

Photo of ByTor2112
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big Thanks to Sean Patterson for this and four other growlers he brought down from Long Island!
Pours up a light shade of amber-cool color for a lager.
Aroma- light malt, caramel in there, hops are very mild.
This tastes great, nice malt flavor that you can tell has been lightly roasted/toasted. Hops are medium bitterness, and finishes clean. I hate to say balanced but this lager is very balanced. Does not taste like a traditional lager and maybe lacks some of the hop crisp or sharper hop characteristics, the toasted malt makes this very pleasing. Sessionble. Me likey!

Photo of glid02
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from a six-pack purchased by a friend in Long Island - thanks!

Pours a clear orange-copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of pale malts with just a hint of toastiness. Also present are light leafy hop aromas.

Tastes good. Mild light malt flavors kick things off and gain just a bit of toastiness midway through the sip. The ending is mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have another.

Overall there was nothing outstanding about this beer but for some reason I found myself drinking it down quicker than normal. Very easy drinking and worth a shot.

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Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 1,379 ratings.