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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,210 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 1,210
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 24
Gots: 99 | 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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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.

BuzzLitebier, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of Dmbphoenix
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Dmbphoenix, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Stingray5
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a nice copper/orange with a frothy white head that stuck around. Aroma was malty and definitely toasted as advertised, with a decent hop presence. Taste was more of the same, and the toasted flavors were in good harmony with the hops, not too much of anything.

On the downside, this one tasted like it was on the verge of going bad. I'd like to seek it out on-tap to get a better sense of this brew.

Stingray5, Aug 13, 2003
Photo of joeskirkie
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clear amber, good frothy head, nice lacing.

A touch of toffee on the nose, creamy and sweet it is.

Creamy toffee flavors on the tongue, hop bitterness without any detectable hop flavor.

Medium-light as far as body is concerned, with a crisp finish. The remnants of the head lace all the way down the glass. It's nice, nothing spectacular. Perhaps a good transition for rookie BA's.

joeskirkie, Nov 08, 2007
Photo of MikeyJ777
5/5  rDev +41.6%

MikeyJ777, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of FCRICH
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

FCRICH, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of PaleAleWalt
3/5  rDev -15%

PaleAleWalt, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of ConorGolden
2/5  rDev -43.3%

ConorGolden, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of BreakfastStout
5/5  rDev +41.6%

BreakfastStout, May 18, 2014
Photo of trubeernick
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

trubeernick, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Ezone024
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

the toasted lager looks very inviting the minute you see it in the beer store... just the way the artwork on the package and bottle looks. it has a very "toasty" feel to it.
When poured out in to a pint glass it leaves a thin creamy head. and it's deep golden/amber color sees through clear with nice carbonation flowing throughout.

i don't get much but a rusty lager scent from it. but once tasted it's nice and creamy. it has a good amount of a bitter hop flavor thats oversoothed by a creamy malt backbone..
to compare it reminds me of genny cream ale/ yuengling.

shouldn't be priced like most micro's. not worth the dough..but if you see it out in a bar throw two back....you're gonna need the 1st one to warm up your taste to it so you can enjoy the 2nd.

Ezone024, Oct 20, 2009
Photo of ksiazewski
5/5  rDev +41.6%

ksiazewski, May 28, 2012
Photo of beersensei305
3.05/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

From Notes- had this on Draft @ World of Beer and Old Chicago

A- A light amber color with a thin white head

S- Light Aroma sweet malts with a smidge of hops

T- expecting more character from this- the toasted notes are at the end but the brew is grainy with sweet malts

M- Light to medium Bodied- Crisp and smooth

D- Drinkable beer but nothing specail. The name is actually tastier.

beersensei305, Jan 05, 2011
Photo of DrinkinBoy
2.3/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Blue Point Toasted Lager pours a deep gold. Its bright white head has decent retention.

Its aroma is slight, but has toasted barley notes and hints of pine from the hops.

The taste is extremely disjointed and goes from one extreme to another. It begins with similar toasted barley notes as the nose. The middle of the palate gives a quick glimpse of hoppy bitterness, before any inkling of intensity is washed away. The finish is faint but mostly consists of light bread notes.

Its mouthfeel is medium light, with a smaller than average amount of carbonation for the style.

Overall, the beer is fairly sessionable. Seems like the perfect beer for a drinker entering craft beer.

DrinkinBoy, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of chefelf
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had this last night on tap at a local restaurant. I've had this one a bunch and I've always enjoyed it, I've just never reviewed it on Beeradvocate before.

This is a good solid beer. It's one of the only beers referring to itself as "lager" that I genuinely like. Given that it actually has flavor it is conceivable that you could drink it with something other than spicy bar food. You could even, dare I say, enjoy it with nothing at all!

This raises an interesting question: Why don't they toast ALL lager?

chefelf, Mar 06, 2011
Photo of goodshiz
2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

goodshiz, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of C63AMG
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

C63AMG, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of nitro0292
4/5  rDev +13.3%

nitro0292, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Annesemj
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Annesemj, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of bcal16
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

bcal16, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of shabbtastic
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a brilliant amber color, very little head with almost no lacing, perhaps the glass was dirty.

S - Strong yeast with toasted grains.

T - A very pleasant malty lager. Undertones of nutty bread, followed by a nice dry finish.

M - Medium bodied with faint carbonation. A dry, clean finish makes this very enjoyable.

D - Very complete lager IMO. Very easy to drink and very balanced. Not very filling which allows this to be a great session beer.

shabbtastic, Feb 19, 2008
Photo of dmmcgove
4/5  rDev +13.3%

dmmcgove, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of Peanut2074
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Peanut2074, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of alemiester
3/5  rDev -15%

alemiester, May 19, 2012
Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 1,210 ratings.