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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

Blue Point Toasted LagerBlue Point Toasted Lager

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1,021 Ratings

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Ratings: 1021
Reviews: 411
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.6%

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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3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Three plus fingers of rich creamy off-white colored head with a slightly rocky top... Solid retention... A medium golden yellow color... Sparse carbonation... A bit of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - Freshly baked breads... Warm roasted almonds... Creamy butter... Crystal malts... A very subtle hoppiness...

T - Toasted malts... Nutty... Roasted almonds... A bit of toffee...

M - Light to medium bodied... Very smooth... Sleek... Delicate carbonation... Quite nice...

D - A very nice Vienna Lager... Simple, straight-forward, and effective... Super sessionable... Lots of pilsneresque qualities are mixed in...

Serving type: growler

07-02-2011 03:01:42 | More by philbe311
Photo of SkunkWorks

New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler, fresh from the brewery. Poured into a pint glass.

Look: clear amber body with a two finger, frothy white head. The head fades slowly and leaves behind a good deal of lacing.

Smell: caramel malt, some toasted malt aroma and some spicy hops.

Taste: follows the nose with a solid, caramel malt base, some Victory malt, some breadiness, and a bit of spicy, floral hops. The hops are much more pronounced direct from the brewery than elsewhere or from a contract brewed bottle and it really helps this beer out.

Feel: light, medium bodied, crisp carbonation, easy drinking and refreshing like a lager should be.

Drink: easy drinking. This is a good, sessionable beer.

Overall, this beer improves drastically when it is fresh from the brewery rather than in the bottle or on tap from elsewhere. Its a very solid lager and worth a try if Vienna lagers are your thing. Cheers!

Serving type: growler

02-28-2011 18:02:30 | More by SkunkWorks
Photo of daliandragon

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is Toasted Lager, one of Long Island's signature brews. I have been drinking this for a good decade and am glad to finally be reviewing it in growler form, in which it decisively outperforms the bottle. This was Blue Point's first flagship beer and has long been solid.

Starts with a dark golden color, medium cream head and chocolate malts in the nose. There is a lot of flavor and surprising balance. The texture is crisp and refreshing but still strong enough. Lots of bready malts accompanying a surpisingly sturdy hop presence and a nutty finish. Overall this has always been a good "comfort" beer in the bars of Long Island

Serving type: growler

12-29-2009 07:51:56 | More by daliandragon
Photo of BoostandBeer

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok, so I'm lucky enough to have a job that takes me near blue point to the brickhouse brewery in Patchogue LI. I look forward to it every month.

While i'm there, I usually pick up two growlers, one is always this brew. It's been my hands down favorite beer, and is probably the only constant in my beer fridge.

A- Dark golden color. Looks like a beer should look. From the growler, it pours with nearly 0 head into a traditional pint glass. This is not what I get from a 12oz bottle, but that's ok, I don't need a visible head to enjoy it.

S- bready, malty, toasty smells. Kind of nutty.

T- Tastes like it smells, and has a wonderful toasted aftertaste. This beer seems to get better when it warms slightly. More of the toasted flavors are revealed when I let it stand for 5 mins before drinking.

M- Not too thin, not too thick. Nice balanced carbonation. Might have more carbonation in the bottle, but I don't think so this time. Weird since theirs no head.

D- I could (and probably will) kill this entire growler in one sitting. I crave the taste this beer has, so the only thing slowing me down when drinking it, is savoring the taste. I can't beleive this beer is not rated higher.

Summary: this is a great example of a beer that deviates from the norm, but not so far as to alienate people that like the normal (IE: boring macro) stuff. Has no "macro" style taste, but IMO can be enjoyed by people that have only experience macro's thus far.

As I said before, this is one of my all time fav's, and I can't recommend it enough!

Serving type: growler

09-23-2009 17:50:02 | More by BoostandBeer
Photo of ByTor2112

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
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!

Serving type: growler

07-31-2008 15:52:29 | More by ByTor2112
Photo of vladimerjr

New York

3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer direct from the brewery. It pours to looks like a dark and clean blonde ale but light in color for an amber lager, retained a good head. The smell is not really definable in any way.
I drank this from a frosty mug but the flavor opens up quite a bit more as the beer warms up a little bit.
Light in hops with a strong grainy flavor followed by a citruisy aftertaste. A good beer for a BBQ tastes great with a good well doen steak. Goes down easy and you can easily lose track of how many you have had.
Being as I am so local to the brewery I managed to score a keg of this for my housewarming party and it went over great.

Serving type: growler

06-24-2006 02:33:33 | More by vladimerjr
Photo of DaggerEyes

New York

2.42/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I am a huge fan of Blue Points "hoptical illusion" and was up for something new so I decided to pick up a growler of Blue Point Toasted Lager. I enjoy a smokey tasting beer from time to time.

I'd have to say that I was not overly impressed on my initial taste, it seemed to be pretty avarage in taste, which was a disappointment. There was a subtle smokey taste to the beer nothing too strong. The killer though was the after taste that this beer left in my mouth. My girlfriend summed it up perfectly when she said she felt like she had drank out of an ash tray. A really unpleasent after taste to say the least. And for the first time in my life I didn't even finish the whole growler. I was trying to fight my way to the bottom as I hate to waste beer, but I could just not do it, and I ended up pooring out about 1/3 or the bottle.

I will never pick this one up again. A total bummer!

Serving type: growler

10-12-2005 18:15:37 | More by DaggerEyes
Photo of delta490


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

Pours a clear amber with a fairly thick creamy white head. There was quick dissipation and minimal lacing, left, though. It has a lighter aroma but with nice toasted notes and some hints of fruit. The flavors match the aroma and it was a good beer with brunch. There was also a nice weight to the body. Overall, this is a pretty good lager.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2014 16:01:32 | More by delta490
Photo of BeerKangaroo


3.99/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in beer trade from beerloserLI. Thanx man for this one

Into a pilsener.

A: hazy amber/copper colored body with a one finger white foamy head that dies within about a minute leaving a nice speckled thin white lacing, carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace

S: bready, caramel maltiness and gets kinda toasty yet buttery as it warms

T: sweet caramel breadiness that comes across fairly smooth and crisp; sweet roasty caramel aftertaste and long sweet finish - nice - I like it

M: light to medium, pretty sessionable, carbonation runs along my mouth and tongue fairly smooth and is good for the style and for me

O: hey nice American Red Lager that I would have again.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 23:42:36 | More by BeerKangaroo
Photo of illpass78


4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint on tap at John Henry's in Long Beach, N.Y.

Appearance: It's an amber/copper color with heavy carbonation and a half-inch white head that recedes swiftly.

Aroma: Bready malts are up front, with some piny hops and caramel malts. Also, unsurprisingly, there's a note of buttery toast. Some grassiness, too.

Taste: Tasty. Really a perfect all-seasons lager. Smooth, crisp and refreshing, with enough complexity to keep you interested. Hop bitterness and alcohol are muted, while malts are very forward. Pretty much a perfect American lager. I had this alongside a terrific veggie burger, fries and a pickle and practically felt like singing God Bless America; tied the whole thing together in star-spangled glory.

Mouthfeel: The amount of body is spot-on. Some density, but far from heavy.

Overall: Excellent. A lager for folks who usually get bored by lagers. Also a lager for people who love lagers. There's everything to like about this, and no discernible flaws. Let's see what happens after the Anheuser-Busch acquisition.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2014 02:36:24 | More by illpass78
Photo of Flounder57


3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass at Estelle's in Boston.

Appearance: This beer had a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Toasted, nutty, caramel malts, lager yeast, and Noble hops.

Taste: Nice toasted malts, nutty, grassy hops, caramel malts, and a little bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, light to medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, and quite enjoyable.

Overall: Pretty solid lager. I haven't had it in a while and think it has gotten better than when I had it a few years ago.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2014 00:51:05 | More by Flounder57
Photo of WhiteHillsStore


4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Although the price and the appearance of the pour were a bit underwhelming for the beer, it more than delivered on both taste and smell. The name is spot on because on the nose and after the first taste you are bombarded by the taste of toasted wheat and malt that I found stupendous. Wonderful toasted wheat in the beginning and then a caramel flavor to finish it. For what it is, I think that the price is a steal at about three dollars a bomber here in CT.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 19:53:45 | More by WhiteHillsStore
Photo of BuzzLitebier


3.19/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Sampled on 12/27/13 with Arithmeticus
Appearance: caramel/apple juice color, creamy head, nice lacing, nice looking carbonation
Smell: lotsa caramel, little apple, slight spice
Taste: slightly sour, bready, not lots of hops, cider undertones- overall not very complex
Mouthfeel: pretty decent carbonation but thin
Overall: Meh. I'm not the biggest lager guy, so would I have it again? Possibly. I might have reviewed this a bit more favorably had I tried it earlier in a session.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 19:57:07 | More by BuzzLitebier
Photo of Alextricity


3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

$4 bottle from Three Blind Mice in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Drank straight from the bottle, so I'll skip the appearance.

Toasted lager this is... on the nose and in the taste buds, there's a really nice toast and caramel flavor that leaves a slightly sweet aftertaste. The carbonation is fairly high, which makes this really drinkable with its low bitterness. I tend to find lagers a bit boring for the most part, but something as simple as making the beer taste a bit toast-like worked very well. I'd have another one. It's a good beer to drink after you've had a few, but are still looking for something with a little bit of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 17:31:37 | More by Alextricity
Photo of SteveB24

New York

3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pretty clear amber/ red. Finger of white head that settles to reasonable lacing.

Smell: faint toasted smell. Bit of malt. Smooth yeastiness.

Taste: true to its name, nice toasted flavor. With bread and some sweetness and some apples in the background.

Mouthfeel. Medium body. Pretty strong carbonation. Slightly creamy.

Overall. Was pleasantly surprised. Wouldn't buy it. But would order it at a bar against
Most major beers I can think of

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2014 05:03:56 | More by SteveB24
Photo of Josh24


3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I'm not much of a bottle guy but I didn't have many choices when I tried this one.

I was pleasantly surprised. I haven't had anything from blue point prior to this but I will try some now after enjoying this.

Amber colored light lager.

Little hop and bready malt tastes which was a good mixture for me.

Overall a solid lager

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 02:22:56 | More by Josh24
Photo of CochonKing

New York

2.79/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Clear amber pour with a weak quickly fading head and ok lacing but nothing special.

Aroma is malt forward with some notes of caramel and baked bread. A light vanilla note is at the end as well.

Taste is the beers downfall, it has some slight malt giving way to intense water on the palate with a short finish.

Light bubbles with a light body.

This beer does not have much going for it.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 03:40:26 | More by CochonKing
Photo of FLima


3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clean amber color with a thin head with short retention.
Light aroma of honey and papaya.
Flavor of grains, oxidized apples, slightly toasted malts, spices and floral hops.
Light to watery body with moderate carbonation.
Very interesting that it behaves a bit like Ale rather than a Lager. But, it would be nicer if it had more body.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2013 01:30:50 | More by FLima
Photo of lewzer99


4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a light amber with a single finger off-white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing.
Smell: some orange, some mallet sweetness
Taste: care sky sweetness, and mild bitterness on the front end. Toasty malt and nutty on the back end.
Mouthfeel: crisp and medium bodied. Drinkable
Overall: I really liked this one. I'm not typically a big fan of this style of lager, but this one has alot of character.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2013 19:23:00 | More by lewzer99
Photo of JG-90

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Toasted Lager pours a large, just off-white head with okay retention and above average lacing. Beer is golden/yellow in color with a bit of orange. Smells of floral hops, and a bit of toasty nuttiness, with a touch of dough.

Tastes of floral hops, bready malts, and toasted malts, with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is average with high carbonation, just slightly chewy with a crisp finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 02:42:46 | More by JG-90
Photo of dwren89


3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 21:27:47 | More by dwren89
Photo of macrosmatic


3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a Weyerbacher pint glass.

A: Pours a nice clear copper, with a finger and a half of off-white head and lots of visible carbonation. Very attractive beer.

S: Toasted malts, roasted caramel, lager yeastiness, and faint pilsner malts.

T: Follows the nose well. Clean lightly toasted bready malts, lager yeastiness with mild fruity esters, a touch of caramel sweetness, and a bit of grassy and floral hops near the swallow. Very clean finish, with light hop and toasted malt bitterness.

M: Light body, lots of carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is presence is well-hidden.

O: I found this to be quite enjoyable. The darker malts than typical for most canned American lagers made for a deeper flavor profile without being overly sweet. A nice complimentary hoppiness while still staying malt-forward. A quality canned lager. Maybe it's not quite enough to become a staple in my fridge, but I wouldn't hesitate to pick up another six-pack when I'm in the mood.

Serving type: can

08-26-2013 14:57:48 | More by macrosmatic
Photo of mnrider


3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. Yellow Can. No discernible Freshness date.

A: Pours semi-clear light amber color. Thin white head. Thick bubbly carbonation.
Light retention with little lacing.

S: Malts, caramel, toasted, light grains. An overall weak aroma, but enough for me
to get the picture.

T/M: Light to medium bodied. Creamy. Biscuits. Toasted malts. Medium carbonation.
Surprisingly crisp. Hops are only hinted at and don't do much. The finish is mostly
clean with a little linger of malt sweetness.

O: A slightly above average Amber Lager.


Serving type: can

08-05-2013 00:32:40 | More by mnrider
Photo of CarlosDanger

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First time I had this beer was at a steakhouse in NYC, one of the first craft-beers I ever tried. I've had it since then (after drinking countless other craft-brews) and it was still pretty darn good.

I had it in a bottle and poured it into a glass, it had a good aroma and nice head.

I'm a little new at this so forgive my lack of craft beer "buzzwords," but for some reason this beer just went really well with food. It was flavorful enough but not overpowering. I've had beers before that were basically meals in-and-of-themselves, and those beers can be good- but when eating steak and shrimp and potatoes and other steakhouse staples, the star of the show shouldn't necessarily be the beer. The BP Toasted Lager was a nice compliment.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 14:13:36 | More by CarlosDanger
Photo of EagleTalon


3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a thin white head and amber color. Moderate lacing. Aroma is toasty and malty with sweet wine and no hop nose. Flavor is caramel malts and sweet grapes. Mouthfeel is light and slightly sticky and very soda-like. Overall, a solid citizen. Good call.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2013 19:20:58 | More by EagleTalon
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Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 1,021 ratings.