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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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1,171 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,171
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 23
Gots: 86 | 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 cokes
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light honeyed amber color, with just a touch of haze. The head is modest at best then fades towards the edges as it leaves moderate lacing.
Caramel corn aroma, backed with toasted nuts and granola. Some earthy hops can be teased out with concentration.
It carries that same honeyed granola notion into the mouth. It grows huskier with grain and almonds. Hop show up with a bit more gumption, adding lemon oil and wintergreen, along with a herbal bitterness.
Carbonation is on the high side and stays the course. It washes out any attempt for malts to fill out the mouthfeel, but the ensuing lightness makes this a candidate for quaffing.

cokes, Mar 31, 2011
Photo of HOMEPL8
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My local micro bartender suggested that I'd like this one...based on the lable, I was thinking toasted/biscuit, malty...I think I had my mind set on Fat Tire...but what I got from the first taste was a little more sour than I had expected. I was hoping for a bit more on the toasty side, as I was looking forward to that on my taste buds at that moment...the copper/amber apperance was pleasant, the nose was pleasant, but the taste was nothing better than average and it is not a beer I would seek out or buy again.

HOMEPL8, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of Delraypete
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had been wanting to try this for a very long time, but all its stronger brethren had prolonged that wait. Pours with a small head and light amber hue. Very pleasant full-bodied lager. Nice malt presence and smooth. Great session beer. These recently got into Florida (where I live) so the price is right at $5 for a 22oz bottle in the local big-box booze store.

Delraypete, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of SisuPride
2.7/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer had little to no head and was a golden beer a little darker than your standard beers. It had no scent or aroma that stood out, it's mouthfeel was unremarkable. If you just want a beer to drink for beer's sake this beer may be for you. But it was really unimpressive. The toasted larger name set my expectations higher than what they should have been. It is a drinkable beer that i might have enjoyed a lot more in my college years before I developed my beer palate.

SisuPride, Mar 27, 2011
Photo of Jslay77
2.4/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served as a sample from the tap. Overall good nose for the style. Very bready, sweet nose.

Nice look just like any lager

Mouthfeel and taste was true to the style I suppose. Not much better than say a yuengling in my opinion. Probably not a bad session beer in the long run over normal BMC taps.

Jslay77, Mar 21, 2011
Photo of BlackBearForge
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Toasted lager looks really nice in my pint glass, crystal clear, a nice coppery amber in color with a one finger creamy off white head.

Fresh toasted and bready malt dominates the aroma, quite pleasant.

Really clean toasted malt dominates the flavor as well, bread abd a bit nutty with a pleasant earthy hop character providing a nice bitterness for balance on the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisply carbonated and on the medium side of light and very smooth.

A very drinkable and enjoyable Vienna Lager, I could easily drink several glasses of this (makes me look forward to Oktoberfest season too!). I look forward to trying it on tap as well as it's become available from time to time locally in that format.

BlackBearForge, Mar 19, 2011
Photo of mooseisloose
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lager is good and so is toasted, the label drew me in as I strolled through TW, well maybe the price too. Let's give this bomber a whirl. Popping the top it reminds me of passing through towns where the beer was brewing, classic. On the pour I get a nice bronze brew with a micro to small bubble head, that dissipates quickly. On the taste, the smell is revisted and the brew has a roasted smell, then indeed a roasted taste. The initial taste is a soild belt of malt goodness, lightly hopped but with enough complimentary bitterness. The taste then reveals a toasted flavor, then finishes relatively clean with a hint of lingering bitterness. In my opinion this would be a great brew for seafood. For the style it hits the mark. A good drinker and great value.

mooseisloose, Mar 19, 2011
Photo of GallowsThief
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 1 pt. 6 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a copper reddish with a nice 2 inch fluffy white head.

S - Very light smell. Honestly almost none at all. Just a tiny sweetness with some bready malts.

T - Very light on the taste as well. Faint sweetness. You get the toasted malts as well but again faint.

M - Medium bodied. Lots of carbonation. Fairly clean throughout.

D - It's very drinkable. Light all the way around. It's not bad, it's not great. Strictly average.

GallowsThief, Mar 12, 2011
Photo of LukeK1231
4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Color: A light amber color, very nice though.

Aroma: Stronger than average lager-smell, also very nice.

Taste: I prefer to sometimes note my beers in comparison. For me, this was a very taste and more classy Bud-Heavy. It would definetly be my number 1 subtitute for the Bud during games, summer BBQs, etc.

Finish: The finish was smooth and tasteful.

LukeK1231, Mar 11, 2011
Photo of Metalmonk
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours results in a spiffy looking lager, clean and with good clarity, very excited bubbles, a slightly off-white head and a golden-bronze sort of color. Lots of lace splashes left on the glass

Very bready nose, hints of caramel and mineral, lightly diacetyl. Kinda has that Cracker Jack thing going on. Where's my prize?

This is my third bottle of this in as many days, and each time I've had the same reaction to the taste: ho hum. The smell had me thinking this was going to be a really good lager. Not so. It's certainly not bad, but everything the nose promised is muted on the tongue. Bread, butter, caramel/toffee, sulfur, nutty, it's all there except very washed out. Timid. Nice buttery/bready flavor in the finish though, reminding of a fresh outta the oven hot buttered biscuit.

Mouthfeel is about the same as the taste. Despite crispness and attack from the carbonation, the body itself leans too much to the watery side.

Plenty drinkable, but I can't award higher drinkability simply because it's a lager with low-ish ABV. I bought this because I was craving a return to lagers after hitting the big beers consistently for weeks...but there are better lagers to choose from.

Metalmonk, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of boss302
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A orange, clear, big thick head that faded quickly 4

S malt and some hops a little grassy maybe that's from the toasted part, I don't know. 3.5 

T tastes like it is spiced, but with what, is a mystery. There is a tinny taste to the beer and sufficient hops to be weighted to the hoppy side slightly.  There is a llittle astringency that lingers at the back of the tongue, but it's not the same as with hops. 3.5

M thin body light and carbonation is good. 4

D good drinkable, but I likely will not have another.  I don't like the tingle at the back of the tongue, drinking more makes it go away temporarily, but it returns.  3.5  

boss302, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of chefelf
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
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 Morey
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours orange-amber in color with pretty good clarity. Nice foamy white head that boast some impressive head retention. Head has settled to a thin lacing after about 5 minutes or so, but it's still leaving it's mark all over the glass.

The aroma is clean and bready. Yeah it's mild, but it smells pleasant and appealing enough.

Pretty good tasting lager. The hops and carbonation hit you up front, and then the amber malts make themselves known. Finish is pretty clean and smooth, but the carbonation hangs on a bit too long.

Thin to medium bodied with a carbonation that teeters a bit on the high side.

I could drink a sixer, but there are other beers I'd rather have instead.

Morey's Bottom Line: An above average lager. I'm not a huge fan of the style, but this isn't half bad. The carbonation is my biggest criticism....it's just a bit high for this light of a beer.

Morey, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of SkunkWorks
4/5  rDev +13%
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!

SkunkWorks, Feb 28, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light copper in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that slowly faded away.
S: There moderate aromas of sweet caramel malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has a mild amount of sweetness and lots of caramel flavors. There are some hints of bitterness and toasted malts in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish has a slight amount of dryness.
D: I could easily drink a few of these beers in one sitting.

metter98, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of nickfl
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, golden brown body. The head settles rapidly and leaves only minor lace on the glass.

S - A toasted malt aroma with some biscuit notes and a little bit of toffee. Maybe a touch of spicy hop character hiding in the background.

T - Sweet, toasted malt up front with a little bit of husky grain. More malty sweetness in the middle and just a hint of the toffee that was present in the aroma. The beer finishes with lots of biscuity malt and moderately dry toasty notes that linger on the palate with light bitterness and fleeting spicy hops.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish.

D - Taken for what it is, this is actually a very drinkable beer. The toasted malt and toffee in the aroma is quite enjoyable and it leads to similar character in the flavor profile. The malt is a touch lighter there but still noticeable. The beer has just enough residual sweetness to keep the malt from developing the burnt bread notes that sometimes occur in excessively dry amber beers and it has a very clean finish that shows that it was well looked after as it conditioned. A nice, simple lager that is very drinkable and very much worth trying if you are in the mood for something light but still flavorful.

nickfl, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of SteelerNation
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark golden straw colored. The head is average at best. Good lacing.

S: Caramel-lemon sweetness with toasty hints.

T: Strong toasted malt sweetness and a background of grapefruity hops. The taste gives a lemon impression throughout with a mild hop aftertaste. The hops do not take away from the toasted profile of the malt, and they balance nicely. Dry aftertaste.

M: A bit too dextrinous for my tastes. A bit fizzy as well.

D: The balanced character and fruity lemon flavor in this beer make it something that I would reach for again.

A good beer with good character.

SteelerNation, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of claspada
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma overall is fairly subdued and faint with some light malts, bready, toasted nuts, not much of hop aroma to speak of.

The tastes are much more redeeming for this beer. A nice replicate of the nose with some nutty and toasty malts and a mild hop bitterness throughout. I usually hate lagers in general because they bore me but this was quite enjoyable and flavorful, especially considering I had this immediately after a 22 oz Ballast Point Sculpin IPA.

Mouthfeel is solid with a good balance of flavor and carbonation. Overall this is quite a drinkable beer. Goes down smooth and is very sessionable. Nothing to blow your socks off but very drinkable overall.

claspada, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of CampusCrew
4.2/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance: amberish apprearnce, nice lingering head.

smell: toasty malts, some caramel

taste: love that toasty malt flavor. not much hop appeal to this beer.

mouthfeel: medium bodied

drinkability: New to Jax. had at Engine 15 at their tapping party. nice beer... If I were a person that rates to style this would be an A+

CampusCrew, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of PubliusII
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Amber pour, with a one finger head and thin lace.

Smell- Malt and brown sugar

Taste- bitter at first, then takes on a sour character that finishes with roasted grain and caramel.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with heavy carbonation.

Drinkability- A good brew with a flavor that changes on your palate. It has a light feel in your mouth that is refreshing.

PubliusII, Jan 18, 2011
Photo of thekanna
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear gold with minimal white head.

S: Slightly sweet malts with a bit of hops and pear.

T/M: Toasted malts, with the flavor almost of toasted rice (like Japanese rice tea). Faint sweetness complements it nicely. Light body and effervescent carbonation round it out.

D: Very relaxing, no-pressure beer. Complemented the ham-and-apple-butter sandwich I was having with it nicely.

thekanna, Jan 18, 2011
Photo of GJ40
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 12oz bottle.

A - Golden with good clarity and a big white head.

S - Grassy hops with hints of black pepper, pear and honey.

T - Smooth with a low bitterness and a toasted malt backbone. Somewhat sweet.

M - A moderate consistency and carbonation with very fine bubbles.

D - Very easy to drink.

GJ40, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of wcudwight
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

The color of sweet tea with a nice frothy head that quickly fades leaving behind wet drippy lacing. Smells like a sweat bread. Nice aroma but a bit one demensional. Good sweet bread and toasty flavors. With a tiny bit of herbal and spicy hop bite in the finish. Flavorful for the style. Mouthfeel is dry, dry, dry. Almost too dry. Overall a nice easy drinking session beer. I wouldn't mind having a few of these at a BBQ.

wcudwight, Jan 06, 2011
Photo of beersensei305
3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
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 mikeg67
2.53/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bought 6 pack at Traders Joe. Pours amber with a huge long lasting white head. Aroma of grassy hops and light toasted malt. Tastes lemony hops at the beginning with a dry spicy hop finish. Malt character is very muted for Vienna. Would be not bad for the half the price I paid.

mikeg67, Dec 17, 2010
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