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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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1,088 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,088
Reviews: 411
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 19
Gots: 48 | 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:
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Photo of WeezyBoPeep


3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a big bottle into a giant frozen crystal stein; an awesome way to enjoy this beer!

A: Pours a deep, darkish orange, clear, with plenty of carbonation and a pretty, white head of foam. Lacing? Minimal.

S: Smells instantly of floral hops with a perfume character. Sweet malt and vanilla extract can be detected deep in there, with a lightly toasted wheat bread presence.

T: Very nice and refreshing...hoppy with a creamy front. Middle is tangy and wet. Finish dries off a bit with a blast of malt. Left behind is a nice hoppy burp. I'd call this an excellent summertime beer; fresh and somehow fruity. Perfect for a ballgame.

D: I could easily relax with two or three of these big guys on a hot summer day.

Value: I paid $2.99 for a big one. Not bad...not bad at all. In fact, I'm going to buy a few more of these while I can get 'em at that price.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 00:33:17 | More by WeezyBoPeep
Photo of eporter66

New York

3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle to a pint glass

Picked this up on recommendation from the guy at the distributer. Looking for something mild when I was going to our NCAA final 4 party

A - Good appearance, copper color with nice foamy one finger head and decent lacing on the glass

S - Not getting much at all from the smell, a bit of the toasted/biscuit aroma comes through

T - Toasted flavor comes through with some malt sweetness in the back. A little bitterness comes through after a few sips

M - Good carbonation, not heavy at all

D - This is a good drinking beer, and probably a good microbrew for the beginners. I dont find much special with this at all, but a good solid beer

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 21:39:21 | More by eporter66
Photo of mstyne

New York

3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received as a share of a Blue Point mix pack. No brewed on/best by date to be found. Poured a reddish brown with a minimal head that escaped into the ether quickly. No lacing. Solid carbonation. A mostly pleasant aroma. I can definitely taste the 'toasty' flavor in this brew, it almost has a smoked kind of flavor to it, with a warm finish. Perhaps if it weren't brutally cold and windy today, I could see myself enjoying this out in the backyard. A nice offering from Blue Point, but not something I would actively seek out.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 17:01:40 | More by mstyne
Photo of confer


3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Botm selection for April 2010.
A- Looks like cream soda with no head at all.
S- Rich malty sweet smell.
T- This beer tasted like a an American wheat beer. The prominent taste was that dull stale wheat taste.
MD- Although this beer is very easy drinking and I can't really say anything bad about, I wouldn't look for it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 11:10:54 | More by confer
Photo of KTCamm

New Jersey

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours bright copper amber with creamy white foam that settles out to a thin layer. nice lacing.

Light caramel sweet smell. Modest.

Taste is a sweet/hop balance to open. Toasty. Evenly carbonated in the mouth. Basic, but yes, I like it.

Very drinkable - I once drank 1/2 a keg of this on a ski trip, and have always wanted more.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 23:35:32 | More by KTCamm
Photo of DrDemento456


3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Have to agree Light amber color, clear with lots of tiny carbonation bubbles and decent head.
S - Well I am not too keen to lagers but it smells of slight biscuit malt with some pine nuts.
T - Pretty Ok for a lager. More of big bitterness from slight hops yet balanced by malts.
M - Pretty heavy but drinkable. A nice seasonal lager.
D - Well I really don't like lagers at all but this one seems like a good one. Nice

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2010 05:08:16 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of rye726


2.93/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours an amberish brown with a nice beige head. Nose has stale hops, caramel and mellow malts. Similar flavor profile. Bready malts and some grassy hops. Light body drinks well. Clean finish. Decent beer. Not too much going on, but a good session lager.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2010 05:49:34 | More by rye726
Photo of BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The local favorite at Champions Sports Bar in the Marriot Hotel, Uniondale, NY.

Light amber color, clear with lots of tiny carbonation bubbles. Short, white head which slowly receded to a thin layer, some small strings of lace. Smell malts, bready, toasted nuts, not alot of hop aroma.
Roasted malt flavor, again more on the malty sie than hops. Finish has a more noticeable hop bitterness. Flavorfull and well balanced start to finish. Medium (leaning towards full) body, very satisfying mouthfeel.
A clean and simple beer, great balance make it smooth, easy to drink. A great sessional.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2010 22:33:43 | More by BigBry
Photo of beer2day

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong gold pour into a standard pint. No head and very little lacing. Nice, but not impressive.

Sweet malt all over the nose. Bread and biscuit, but not getting any toast.

Thin watery hit. The toasted malt comes out midway through. Gets a little thick and syrupy in the finish.

Pretty decent body for a lager and very easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2010 11:56:03 | More by beer2day
Photo of Mojojo07


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Great look to this one, bright copper with a finger of white head.

Smells grainy/bready with a faint hop smell.

Tastes crisp and dry with just a bit of sweetness.

Very drinkable but nothing exceptional. I would drink a few of these at a bar but won't seek out for the old personal stash.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2010 01:13:31 | More by Mojojo07
Photo of horshack7


3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Apperance: A clear amber color with about two fingers worth of head. Upon thining out the head leaves decent lacing behind.

Aroma: Mild carmamel malts floral hopiness. A little bit of pineyness a straight forward aroma.

Taste: A nice sweetness from the malts. A slight bit of floral hops. A smooth mouthfeel medium bodied.

Notes: This is a very simple brew that's decently drinkable. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 00:31:08 | More by horshack7
Photo of cpetrone84


3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a transparent golden orange color with a lot of bubble action going on. the head is about 2 1/2 full fingers in size, a dirty white looking color that is thick and fluffy. the retention is great and there is a thick lacing coating the entire glass and not giving in.

S-the nose is pretty sizeable, toasted caramel malts give a nice initial aroma. An underlying metalic phenol note takes away from the pleasant beginning. A light hop presence comes in at the back to provide a fair amount of balance and adding some lemon and orange peel to the overall scent.

T-the taste follows the nose pretty spot on. The toasted malt and caramel lead off and are slightly more faint in the taste. The metalic note is present right in the middle breaking up the malt and hop balance that would have proved to be very well done without the interuption. The hops provide a lemon rind accompanied by a touch of grapefruit and bitterness at the finish.

M-lighter in body, a little rough around the edges as a prickly carbonation seems to sting the throat. Slightly astringent at the back finishing very crisp

D-light and easy to drink. Pretty nice flavors that just are a little off from being darn good. The carbonation seems to be on the high side

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2010 21:06:12 | More by cpetrone84
Photo of steelerguy

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 02:44:04 | More by steelerguy
Photo of Andreji


3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

blue point toasted lager i also tried during a night at the Dizzy Club while listening to jazz music.

Poured in an american pint, strong reddish amber tone not too glowy and not blatantly translucid either. the head was less than white, small but lasting and certainly leaves a lot of lacing.

Roasted malts dominate the nose, the sort of vienna-ish feel with an incomplete sweetness you sometimes get with maerzen or o'fest beers.

Which is certainly the case with the taste, charged with the toasty malty feel but much less sweet than i had anticipated. very dry sense with nonetheless a soft, not-too-bitter hoppy finish: neither here nor there.

Well carbonated however the mouthfeel seems a little oily which makes it not so refreshing either. all in all it's a decent beer but not one to go out of your way for.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 21:23:47 | More by Andreji
Photo of matty


3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber colored beer with a head that hangs around for a few minutes.Aroma is hops and malt.Taste is toasted biscuits and sweet malts.Overall a pretty good beer that is pretty smooth and refreshing.I would recommend to try at least once.I can see myself buying this again down the road.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2010 05:08:42 | More by matty
Photo of MurdaMassMan


2.65/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Gold to copper. Nice and clear, a job well done. Nice head befitting of lager, leaves half a finger until the last drop.

Smell: What can I say? Not impressed at all, in fact I would bet good money this fermented a few degrees higher than it should have due to the rather unclean, ester smell. I would expect a little toastier aroma from the munich malt they likely used.

Taste: Okay, pretty bland. Nothing exciting happening with the flavor, almost tastes like PBR with more body and less metallic flavor.

Mouthfeel: Not as clean and light as I normally enjoy in a lager.

Drinkability: Well, it is a lager after all.

Overall this beer is pretty sub par for what I'd expect from Blue Point from what I keep hearing, but this is my first experience. Given the aroma you can just tell this beer doesn't fit the high technical standards of a premium lager. Probably a contract brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2010 03:14:35 | More by MurdaMassMan
Photo of Duhast500

Rhode Island

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

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The color is a clear amber with about a finger and a half of brownish foamy head and some nice lacing.

The smell is at first hoppy with a really nice earthy feel. The malts come through to give me some anticipation of good things to come.

The taste is sweet, giving me a rush I wasn't expecting. It has some nice toasty flavor but is just slight with a fizzy bready feel.

The feel of this beer is quite crisp. If feels as though you are breaking into this beer and stealing a sip. I was quite impressed by how nice the finish really was. It felt so professional and that counts for something. It is really refreshing and easy going down. A good brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 05:41:21 | More by Duhast500
Photo of barleywinefiend


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

Poured a orangish copper with good caronation and big white head. A sexy brew. Nose is light hops, grains, caramel. Taste is caramel, bread, light hops, a modest roasted graininess, very light booze. Mouthfeel is light, crisp and refreshing. I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 02:44:00 | More by barleywinefiend
Photo of jgasparine


3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured from the tap with a thin white head, which slowly receded to a haze layer, leaving some little bits of lacing in its wake. The body was a clear light amber color, which showcased some sparse bubble trains from the sides of the glass.

S- Smells of bready malts, nuts and a mild low alpha hop bitterness. Clean, simple and elegant.

T- A nice replicate of the nose with some more prominent hop bitterness in the middle and through the finish than anticipated. The finish itself is a bit nutty and toasty with a mild hop bitterness throughout.

M- A solid medium body... slightly underattenuated with a nice soft carbonation.

D- Goes down smooth and is sessionable. Quite drinkable overall...

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2010 23:04:54 | More by jgasparine
Photo of cjgator3


3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle

A- Pours a clear copper color with a fizzy white head that quickly disappears.

S- Not a whole lot going on in the aroma. It is very muted. There is some faint toasted fruity malt in the nose and not much else.

T- The taste thankfully has a bit more flavor than the subdued aroma. There is a good dose of toasted bready malts and a touch of bitterness in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this isn't a bad lager but I do find it to be a little bland. There really isn't anything "off", but I think if the flavors were enhanced this would be a very solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 04:55:08 | More by cjgator3
Photo of MikeGill

New York

3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have been drinking Blue Point beers for many years now and being from Long Island I am proud of what this brewery has accomplished. Blue Point has many well made brews but in my opinion Toasted Lager is perhaps the most unremarkable. It bothers me that there are a lot of people who appreciate this beer but are unaware of the brewery's other offerings, some of which are wonderful I might add.

It shows better on draft but I chose to review the bottle because it is becoming redely available in most gas stations and 711 type stores here on Long Island. Speaking of the bottle, it is brewed by Blue Point Brewing Company, Patchogue, New York and under special agreement, Rochester, NY. Which is okay I guess. This beer is considered Blue Point's flag ship offering.

Bottle poured into large mug. Copper, amber color with carboration aparant in the pour. Nice one inch white head which settles into good lacing. The namesake "Toasted" comes through lightly on the nose along with some hops.

The beer has a mild carmel candy sweetness and a jammy quality which is followed by a grainy dryness. The carbonation makes it very drinkable and refreshing.

I am happy that this beer exists though there are many other Blue Point beers I would reach for first. I consider this beer a solid dinner time brew but on its own, it is somewhat lacking.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 22:23:43 | More by MikeGill
Photo of glid02


4/5  rDev +13%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 22:17:01 | More by glid02
Photo of donkeyrunner


3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this in Patchogue NY home of Blue Point and the bottle says, "brewed by Blue Point Brewing Co. and under special agreement Rochester NY." I hate that.

Twist off cap. Clear orange with an impressive fluffy white head. Thin film retention and some lacy meandering.

The actual toasted malt is rather mild. Mainly fruit.

Taste is dry and husky with mild toasted orange marmalade. Drying aftertaste that I'm on the fence about--I like it one sip than hate it the next.

Since I went all the way to Patchogue NY to visit the brewery and buy this I'm going to pretend it was brewed on premises. So there.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 21:34:36 | More by donkeyrunner
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2010 22:48:11 | More by boatshoes
Photo of Onenote81

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle of this tonight with some grilled burgers. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a reddish-light brown. I expected a bit more red in the appearance. Nice fluffy white head on top. Retained well. Left lots of sticky lace. Scents of toasted grains, some mild caramel, and whisps of floral hops.

The body is crisp and fresh. Good carbonation level. Nice sharp lager flavors of grains, light toffee, and a short bitter bite at the finish. Dang. This was really refreshing and tasty. I could make this a regular with my cookouts this summer. Recommend.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2010 02:40:02 | More by Onenote81
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