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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Reviews: 441
Hads: 1,436
Avg: 3.53
pDev: 24.93%
Wants: 40
Gots: 287 | FT: 1
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 boilermakerbrew
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours very clear in body with a color that is light amber to a very deep golden. A head of about three fingers, or from the middle of a nonic glass bulge to the rim, forms and retains very well, leaving a good bit of lacing. The head is of a foamy consistency.

S- Nothing super strong or surprising here, with a good bit of toasty scent and a light smattering of hops. Hops profile is only slightly bitter and more of a secondary quality to the toast and bread like smells.

T- Just like the scent, in that the toasted flavor kicks in first and is followed up by the slightest bit of hops bitterness. The toasted flavors blends into a bread like flavors similar to the scent with just a touch of caramel malt sweetness. Lingering flavor on the tongue is of just a slight bit of hops and the same toasted flavor that is present throughout.

M- The feel of this beer is just about what you would expect from the style, with a light to medium weight on the tongue and a rather easy drinking overall feel. Medium to lower in carbonation than you would expect here.

Overall, this is just a solid flagship lager. It really does what it is supposed to do very well; with a thirst quenching quality in an easy to quaff feel and weight.

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Photo of Roser
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

A- big bone white head that lasted a good bit. Not much lacing. Lots of bubbles/carbonation. Clear honey gold. Nice to look at.

S- clean, malty. Slightly pungent.

T- toasted malt (the name don't lie!), biscuity, feint hops.

M- light, crisp, well carbonated. Creamy.

O- I'm not much of a lager guy, leaning heavily toward ales and more complex beers, but this was a very solid easy drinker. Most enjoyable. Great with food (wings, pizza, burgers) or on its own. Would have again and recommend.


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Photo of AyeMito
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not too much to say about this one. It is smooth and has nice notes of barley and slight hints of spice. Don't get me wrong, its not at all a 'bad' beer. It has nice balance and tastes good. I just wasn't blown away by it. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys Yuengling.

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Photo of CHickman
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours crystal clear amber color with a nice thick foamy 2 finger off white head that was full of bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving OK lacing and a foamy layer on top.

Smells of malt, caramel, lightly roasted grains, light floral hops and sweet bready notes; malt dominant with soft sweetness, this is a pretty basic nose.

Taste has more hop presence, with dry floral hops and some lemon zest in the mix that combines with the same lineup as the nose: malt, caramel, lightly roasted grains, biscuit, sweet bready notes like cinnamon raisin bread, and some toffee. The finish has a little hop nip, but trails off grainy and sweet like a graham cracker. It’s an amped up lager for sure and well above the macro standard, even after the Blue Point acquisition by InBev/AB.

Mouthfeel is smooth with light carbonation, a medium feel and a grainy and sweet aftertaste.

Overall an above average beer that is a nice option in the lager world, especially since it’s made locally to me and always fresh.

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Photo of Brenden
3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Notes are from 5/24. corroborated on 5/28

The color is a clear, coppery dark orange. The head is airy and foamy but settles in nicely at just more than half a finger. It's slow to fade and not too hesitant to drop down both spotting and patching moderately.
I expect to smell much more out of an award-winning beer, but both times I try this beer I strain myself to get much. What I do get is mildly toasty, as expected, with a bit of caramel, grains, and a hint of grass.
Fruits and earth are strongest in the flavor, and the toast doesn't seem to be the focal point. It does have some, mingling with a bread crust taste, then grass and herb with more grains and a very slight astringency.
It's easy-drinking and fairly clean, though not completely, in a firm medium body. It's moderately smooth and very crisp. Dryness continues to build off the grains and a certain huskiness, but never too heavily.
It's a pretty good beer, but I can only say that if this is the same beer that was given a number of medals, there may have been a lack of competition. There are too many good, flavorful ambers now for one so light in aroma and flavor to compete.

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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.

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Photo of illpass78
4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.6/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of MichaelProcton
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Darker and deeper than your average lager and active carbonation, though not much head produced on draft. Smell is present (unlike many lagers), but a reserved happiness is what's there. The flavor is the rich fullness of a lager with a healthy dose of hops on the back end. Even as someone traditionally hop-averse, this is a beer I'd have a few of.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

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Photo of BuzzLitebier
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

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Photo of SerialTicker
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.

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Photo of SteveB24
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
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

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Photo of Josh24
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
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

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Photo of CochonKing
2.83/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

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Photo of FLima
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of lewzer99
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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Photo of JG-90
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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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.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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Photo of mnrider
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
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.


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Photo of CarlosDanger
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.

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.6/5  rDev +2%
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. Let it warm up a bit to get the full toasted malt experience.

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Photo of taylor714914
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Haven’t had one of these in quite some time, so I thought I’d pick one up and see if I still disliked them. 

Yep, still dislike them.  I figured this would be a solid thirst quencher on a hot summer day, which it was, until the aftertaste kicked in.

While I enjoy the slightly toasty aroma this gives off and the crisp, refreshing mouthfeel, there is some underlying off flavors along with some astringent alcohol building as the lager warms.  I feel like this had some serious potential, but the off flavors are the aftertaste is all about, and frankly it isn’t a good one.  Maybe it was an bad batch, or maybe this is how its always been, but either way, I won’t be revisiting this one again anytime soon.

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Photo of tone77
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A thanks to woodychandler for more canned beer. I had this one in a bottle before, but seemed to be much better from the can. Has a dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is malty, slightly sweet. Taste is refreshing, lots of malts, some caramel and honey, a bit sweet. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a great warm weather beer.

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Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.