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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,278 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 1,278
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 28
Gots: 143 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-18-2001

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Greenport mug.

A: Pours a light caramel colour with a cap of white head.

S: Thin, bready malt aromas with a strong metallic aroma.

T: A bit light in the flavour department. Caramel notes come through and the hops provide a nice little bitter balance, but the flavours are just a little too light.

D: This is, however, extremely drinkable stuff and the balance is pretty spot on.

Overall: It lacks the bitterness of American incarnations and the crisp, sharpness of German ones, but this is a decent Vienna lager and its popularity (in NYC) makes it a great substitute for the BMC stuff that you usually have to choose from in crappy bars.

Photo of seesnow3
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shot glass-flight (class)

Pour-Tons of small bubbles, light golden brown, creamy head, runny and fizzy lacing

Nose-Hint of caramel malts, some fruit, some hops, cereal grains?

Palate-A little bit salty, hint of bitter and some sour. Light malt flavors, light citrus, vanilla towards the finish, light grain flavor.

Body-Smooth, light, crisp, refreshing. I like it, very easy going session beer.

Photo of Bigbadbudman
4.84/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

If you like Yuengling you will love this beer. And you'll never touch that beer again. Where Yuengling lacks Toasted makes up the toasted hops make for a great finish and little to no after taste. This beer is the Ideal pizza beer. this beer is my go to beer. I hope every one everyone enjoys this beer as much as I do.

Photo of Kc4shore
2.66/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Slightly cloudy deep golden with a thick white head

S: Slight hint of woodiness, nice barley notes. Descent hop aroma as well

T: Very prevelant hop-fruitiness, some bread notes, mild bitterness. Also, mild carbonation and a very short finish make this extremely drinkable

M: Light

O: Honestly, this is just okay. I was hoping for a fuller style of lager with this beer, but it just didn't meet that expectation. I would, however, recommend this brew for a newcomer to the beer world, as it is highly drinkable

Photo of DrinkinBoy
2.31/5  rDev -34.7%
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.

Photo of BeerManDanNYC
3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very solid lager offering, both winter and summer drinking. Easy-drinking and very little linger. The flavor is well-balanced and there is little to no hop bite. Also, very easy to find on tap or in a bodega in New York City. One of those beers you can drink one or ten!!

Photo of sweett3k
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried this lager on tap at Erbellis in Portage MI. Pours with thin white head with thin lacing. True golden color. Not much aroma coming off this beer. I can pick up a faint grain and malt smell. Clean overall. Great taste of toasted bread no wonder they call it a toasted lager. Easy to drink light and a little bitter bite. Better than your macro lagers. Give it a try it is better than the reviews.

Photo of JayS2629
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, light gold color with a big white head that fades fast and leaves minimal lacing.

The aroma is slightly nutty with some toasty bread notes and light earthy hops.

Clean malt flavor, nutty and grainy with some toasty qualities. Smooth, light and clean.

Very clean and boring, slightly watery

Overall, easy drinking boring beer.

Photo of soju6
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A:Pours a copper color with a small head that fades quickly with some lacing

S: primarily a toasted aroma with some grain sweetness.

T: Nice malt flavor with some caramel mixed in. Has a mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Fairly medium body, smooth and a mild creamy texture.

O: Easy drinker, Not an overpowering beer. A nice change of pace . Seems to go best with food.

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

A- Light amber with a small white head. Looks like a slightly darker yeungling.

S- Toast and cinnamon though nothing very strong.

T- The toast and spice from the nose meld with nuts and a light earthy character that seems to come from both the hops and yeast, a good balance.

M- A bit thin but it has a little more body than most light lagers..

D- Highly enjoyable and refreshing, this is definitely a worthwhile beer if nothing mind blowing.

Photo of angusdegraosta
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I haven't had Toasted Lager in a bottle. Because it is a local brew, it is plentiful on tap on Long Island. As a Vienna lager style, I think it nearly rivals Sam Adams. It even surpasses some big name ales like Bass as a good, everyday kind of beer - at least from my experiences drinking it on tap at places like Katie Mc's in Huntington. Here is a beer with good, deep golden copper color, not highly aromatic, but the taste is clean, easygoing, and yes, toasted, which gives it the character it needs. I've had it before, and I'll have it again.

Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Super surprised by this one, but a local watering hole by me had on tap so I had to try it which led me to pick up a 6 of it.

Pours dark with a very thin. Lots of carbonation with a medium to light body.

Buttery and toasty tasting and goes great with food. Drinks super smooth.

Photo of mjchiapp
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad lager from the boys in Patchogue, L.I. I like to have a couple of these during the work week...(usually a Tues. or Wed.)...I say worth the while on a 6-er....also, check out their Blueberry Ale. Nice Spring/Summer ale with an effervescent aroma of fresh blueberries...enjoy!

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. Had on tap at the Pickled Pig.

A: Served in a 20oz mug, the beer is a copper/orange color with a small off-white head, moderate retention and minimal lacing.

S: Some toasted malt and grainy and some light sweetness, with a light hop fruity hop aroma.

T: A good bit of bready/toasted malt, not surprising based on the name. There is a slight hop presence, adding a bit of fruity sweetness.

M: Light to medium bodied, crisp and smooth.

O: Easy drinking, and overall not bad. Not something I would want to drink all the time, but there is nothing wrong with it.

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a Pilsener glass

A - Deep Copper color, almost no head, leaves little lacing

S - Pumpernickel bread, very malty almost no hops

T - Sweet up front with a nice dry and clean finish. The malt is really nice and has some sweetness in the

M - Nice level of carbonation makes the beer very sessionable

O - Pretty good, Fully enjoying the offers from Blue Point and I would definitely have this one again

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.73/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color lager with a n average size foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of light dry cereal notes with some lingering sweetness. Taste is also a mix between some dry generic cereal notes with light lingering sweetness. Body has a somewhat oily texture with medium carbonation. I can’t say I really cared about this one.

Photo of DUBinMIA
3.34/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into a Heffe glass. clear nutty amber orange color with a good foaming head about 2 in... pretty impressive.

smell is malty and light trace of floral hops... nothing great.

taste is watery malt with no real pronounced hop flavor... you can tell they are there but it is just bitterness not citrus, not floral, not piney, just plain bitter... weak

full bodied and well carbonated... really good mouth feel

overall i had to try this beer because of all the hype... i prob will never buy it again... it isn't that bad just not good.... definitely not GOLD MEDAL standards if you ask me... but now i know.

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is very much a local brew for me, Patchouge being 3 towns east on Long Island.
This was served at Nicky's by the Bay, on tap. It was a great compliment to crabcakes and calamari! A crisp and refreshing taste.
I'm told the "toasted" part is due to direct fire-brew kettle technique.

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

A-Amber colored brew has very small head and barely any lacing. No haze to be seen.

S-Sweet and yes, a bit toasty. Bread and sweetness. Not an intense aroma by any means.

T-I honestly enjoyed my first glass far more than my second. There is a whipped butter component in the flavor. The toast and bread is there as well. The more I drank it, the more I began to taste blueberries. After my second glass I was done.

M-Lighter bodied with a slick feel. Moderate carbonation. Feel lingers slightly too long.

O/D-Better than expected but I would shy away from a 6-pack because the flavor began to aggravate my taste buds. I liked it however. Maybe try it again randomly if there is a weak tap list.

Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 1,278 ratings.