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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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1,170 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,170
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 donniecuffs
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured a nice golden, carbonated color with a finger of white head that laced spottily. The smell didn't yield as much roasted malt and biscuit as I would have expected; in fact the hop bitterness was slightly more prominent. However, the flavor did yield a more prominent roasted maltiness, balanced by a bitter crisp finish with no lingering aftertaste. Good carbo mouthfeel, and certainly a sessionable beer.

donniecuffs, Sep 25, 2009
Photo of BoostandBeer
4.33/5  rDev +22.3%

Ok, so I'm lucky enough to have a job that takes me near blue point to the brickhouse brewery in Patchogue LI. I look forward to it every month.

While i'm there, I usually pick up two growlers, one is always this brew. It's been my hands down favorite beer, and is probably the only constant in my beer fridge.

A- Dark golden color. Looks like a beer should look. From the growler, it pours with nearly 0 head into a traditional pint glass. This is not what I get from a 12oz bottle, but that's ok, I don't need a visible head to enjoy it.

S- bready, malty, toasty smells. Kind of nutty.

T- Tastes like it smells, and has a wonderful toasted aftertaste. This beer seems to get better when it warms slightly. More of the toasted flavors are revealed when I let it stand for 5 mins before drinking.

M- Not too thin, not too thick. Nice balanced carbonation. Might have more carbonation in the bottle, but I don't think so this time. Weird since theirs no head.

D- I could (and probably will) kill this entire growler in one sitting. I crave the taste this beer has, so the only thing slowing me down when drinking it, is savoring the taste. I can't beleive this beer is not rated higher.

Summary: this is a great example of a beer that deviates from the norm, but not so far as to alienate people that like the normal (IE: boring macro) stuff. Has no "macro" style taste, but IMO can be enjoyed by people that have only experience macro's thus far.

As I said before, this is one of my all time fav's, and I can't recommend it enough!

BoostandBeer, Sep 23, 2009
Photo of rosmhuire
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Beautiful dark amber color. Rich, substantial head, nice carbonation.

Nose: Nothing, zip nada

Taste: Bready, with a slight toasty component to the bread. I'm getting a bit of caramel as well. Finish is slightly bitter without much of an aftertaste. Good drinkability

Nothing unique about this lager, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I think this is a good example of what a lager should taste like.

rosmhuire, Sep 11, 2009
Photo of Pencible
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%

This poured a clear dark gold with lots of light tan head. It smelled like bready yeast and lemon hops, with roasted barley and wheat. It tasted like roasted barley and earthy caramel, with creamy yeast and a bit of copper. It was somewhat thick with smooth carbonation, and had a mild bitter aftertaste. Overall this had a very nice clean taste and an ultra smooth body. There was nothing too unique or rich about the character, but it was super easy to drink. Nice refreshing and enjoyable beer.

Pencible, Sep 09, 2009
Photo of BeerImmediately
4.7/5  rDev +32.8%

On tap at a friend's house this afternoon - Wow, did not see this one coming.

Good amber color, visible carbonation, healthy 2F head, with only some faint lacing.

Overall smell was rich and bready maltiness, with some light bitter hop quality.

Wow, this is good - Don't believe I've had a better amber lager. Mouthful of fresh 7-grain bread, caramel sweetness, and a decently hoppy bite to balance this right down the middle.

Buttery smooth, with just enough carbonated bite to keep it refreshing and encouraging of more, more, more.

With that flavor and mouthfeel, this rates huge in my book of drinkability. This is far from my favorite style, but this one now sits at the top.

BeerImmediately, Aug 31, 2009
Photo of bum732
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%

Pours a burnt orange, nice creamy head, decent lacing. Smells of caramel sweetness, some nuttiness, earthy and grassy hops, touch of apple and some breadiness. Tastes of sweet caramel like malt, good earthy bitterness. Finishes fairly sweet and fairly clean. Nice full creamy mouthfull, good carbonation.

A very good lager, more akin to a vienna lager in my opinion. Nothing great, but solid overall.

bum732, Aug 22, 2009
Photo of dacrza1
4.05/5  rDev +14.4%

Situation: As a fan of Fort Collins' Z, I liked the thought of this one out on the deck to cool off the evening...
Glassware: 23 oz. lager
Appearance: a whirlpool (a vortex?) of bubbles swirl up a firey burnt orange bodywith beautiful, thick white head...
Aroma: immediate bread aroma with a tinge of nut and oat--smells hearty and lightly yeasted...
Palate: smooth, slightly warming at the throat... medium-bodied and courteous in its movement down...
Taste: definite ESB nuttiness in this; as in the aroma, a bit nutty and bready; full-flavored and walking a tightrope between sip and savor and swish and slam...
Overall: strengthens its consistency as the glass drains; caramel comes to the fore, an interesting flavor to a lager... holds its own against the cigar I am smoking...one suggestion: flaunting medals on the label is a bit of shameless self-promotion, no? Let the beer do the talking, as this lager is capable of...

dacrza1, Jul 27, 2009
Photo of Gunnz
4/5  rDev +13%

This beer pours a clear golden amber color. A very nice, very light caramel colored head slowly evaporates leaving behind a nice lacey foam on the glass.

A sweetly floral aroma comes from the head of the beer as the beer itself has a wonderfully herbal hoppiness to it.

This beer has a great taste of it's toasted malts. Slight hints of its finishing hops are present in the aftertaste. Very well-built beer. Not too bitter, very nice balance between the hops and the malts.

The Toasted Lager is a very nice light to medium bodied beer. Nice and smooth with nicely balanced carbonation.

have to say that although I am more a fan of ales this Toasted Lager was very enjoyable. It is a beer I could see myself coming home and drinking while relaxing or drinking with friends at the bar. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

Gunnz, Jul 19, 2009
Photo of BeerSox
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%

12oz bottle into nonic.

Somewhat of a dark amber hue, with a slight red tint. A one finger frothy head settle to a thin cap, with little areas of thickness. Solid lacing remains.

The aroma is very sweet and noble, very tea like. A little bit of citrus aroma is in the background. The malts are definitely toasted, giving off a little bit of caramel.

The hops almost have a little bit of a granny smith apple taste to them. The caramel is gone in the flavor, or at least much more subdued, but there is still somewhat of a dry toastiness. Full bodied, high carbonation.

Not a bad Amber Ale. Not a bad beer, it's just not for me. Still, I'd recommend it for a good summer lager.

BeerSox, Jul 19, 2009
Photo of m1ked
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Picked up a bomber so I could make my tab $10, so I could use my ATM card....let's call it an investment.

A-Pours a crystal clear peachy orange you could read through. Impressive tan head that shrinks down to a thick topping. Minimal lacing.

S- Lightly sweet malts with a notable toasty grain aroma....I like. Light caramel notes.

T- Starts off with that lihjt caramel, sweet malty biscuity flavor. Good malt backbone throughout. Background hop bitter. Ends with some toasted flavor, and a finishing bitter blip.

M- Light bodied, almost a creaminess to it. Light carb.

D- I think of this in the "sessionable" category, and I think of it fondly. Easy to drink, light and good flavor....but not complex or super unique.

m1ked, Jun 30, 2009
Photo of CHSLBrew
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Pink dress on the pint glass. This was one of two sixpacks my sister bought for me for my visit to her place in NYC. Enjoyed before lunch on the first day (Friday).

A-Very clear, bright amber brew with occasional carbonation bubbles rising. Off-white head rose 2 full fingers off the pour, fluffy and thick, then slowly reducing to a consistent layer.

S-Subtle aromas of a hoppy spice, very minimal, with a bit of malt presence, bready in character.

T-Enter a slightly toasty maltiness, very crisp, and also a bready malt character. The "toasted" in the name is spot-on appropriate. Hop bitterness provides a pleasant balance.

M-Higher carbonation levelt, zesty and pairs well with the body, which is present but non-descript.

D-Pretty decent. It won an award a couple years back (as displayed on the six-pack holder), which I feel it deserved. I noticed this beer was available at most of the bars we visited while I was in NYC, so it seemed to be relatively popular. I definitely liked it.

CHSLBrew, Jun 29, 2009
Photo of clayrock81
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured a cloudy light brown with a good tan head and had a mellow hoppy aroma with some biscuit malt in the smell. Smooth, woody/smokey I guess, mild hop and malt flavors in the beer but it goes down easy and is pleasant to drink. More hop bitterness/dryness than sweet, yet this went down easy at lunch and I could easily order another despite its simplicity.

clayrock81, Jun 24, 2009
Photo of argock
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear pint glass. Best before date present. Single purchased at Ancona's (Ridgefield, CT) for $1.85.

A: Soft amber hue with oatmeal-colored 1-2 finger head with good retention and lots of lacing.

S: Bready, slightly caramelly sweet aroma with a touch of herbal, floral hops.

T: Solid brew with sweet caramel and buttery but lightly grainy flavor, low astringency, with mild floral hops finish.

M: Light-to-medium body with moderately fizzy feel but clean aftertaste of light grain and floral hops.

D: Would be a very good session beer but is not too unique in the whole scope of brews. Solid craftsmanship and flavor.

argock, Jun 24, 2009
Photo of LumpyGuitar
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%

Picked up a 6'er of this on a whim from a local grocery chain. Was intrigued by the whole "gold medal" thing.

Poured a light coppery tan with a good finger and a half of frothy off white head.

Smells of toasted malts and light spice.

Taste is very crisp, starts with a strong spiced malt, not anywhere nearly as toasted as the name implies, and mellows quickly into a slightly hoppy grain finish.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. This pairs with quite a bit and is pretty balanced. Nothing outstanding, but its the fact that this is easily available and better than average makes this something I'd drink again.

LumpyGuitar, Jun 14, 2009
Photo of puboflyons
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with no lot number of expiration date listed. Sampled on June 6, 2009.

A - The pour is dark copper with nice clarity but the off-white head dissipates almost completely in short order. A little bit of lacing but nothing that really sticks.

S - There is a mixture of toasted malts and something vaguely floral in the aroma

T/M - Light to medium body with a kind of smooth feeling in the mouth. The taste tends to be bitter and tart with a few malts in the background that ends dry. It actually went down fairly fast.

puboflyons, Jun 06, 2009
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%

Pours a perfectly clear orange amber with a good sized crème head that falls rather quickly. Nose is like toasted (surprise!) grains. Flavor is much of the same. Kind of a sweet character that stays consistent throughout as well. Feel is thicker on liquid and carbonation is fairly full. This is a good alternative to macro lager crap. If you are visiting the NY area and see it anywhere there is a lack of selection, definitely go for it.

RblWthACoz, May 02, 2009
Photo of Sammy
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%

fresh bottle. Neutral aroma, a bit of coloured body, without noticeable head. If you like toasted lager, this is for you. A little complexity in malt and balanced, so decent for style. Average mouthfeel and carbonation OK. A little like an amber and a festbeer.

Sammy, Apr 24, 2009
Photo of CHADMC3
2.8/5  rDev -20.9%

Pours a deep golden to orange in body with a big off white head featuring densely wrapped carbonation bubbles and a sticky white lacing.

Slight citrus aroma, bready malt, a bit metallic, just a touch of hops.

The toasted malt is slightly more relevant in the flavor; again, just a hint of hops, perhaps a touch of caramel, but overall, just a bit watered down.

Light to medium in body, lighter carbonation, not much else.

Certainly is refreshing for a warm day, and a good segue beer for non-ba's. Other than that, not much to report.

CHADMC3, Apr 18, 2009
Photo of allergictomacros
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

Clear copper with a good head. Nose has some fruit, metal, light floral hops. Dry-ish, with some roasted maltiness and a bit of a fruity undertone. Husky grain as well. Quite dry overall and light in body. Quite drinkable with a nice grainy aftertaste.

allergictomacros, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of rodney45
3.4/5  rDev -4%

Nice head, sticks around for a bit. Amber red beer, pretty nicely carbonated. Hoppy aroma, and a slight bit of toasted grains... not as much as i would have expected from a toasted lager. It smells pretty nice, and upon first sip, i get the toasty bread up front, but never again, just in that first taste. Malty for a lager, and the hops dont carry through the beer, just in aroma. Feels pretty fine, not too heavy, not too sweet, a bit too dry at the finish line. Drinkable, but I think its a good first beer of the night. I would move onto something with a bit more depth. A good beer, by no means great, glad I only picked up two. Try it.

rodney45, Apr 08, 2009
Photo of BEERchitect
3.15/5  rDev -11%

Enjoyed this beer as part of a tasting panel. The beer opens with a sharp hop aroma that dominates the glass. A light malt-grain profile rises in the nose and settles into the flavor. Perhaps siding with more grain flavors, but well attenuated nonetheless. Hop flavors take the lead once again in the taste with a heavy grassy, sharp, earthy flavor that never balances out. High alpha-acid hops do much more than balance, and make the beer aggressive and bitey. Any toast character is very light and hardly makes an impact on flavor. Toast doesn't really come through in the nose, but adds to the grainy, astringent texture. Ultimately, the beer is not a train wreck, but the name suggests something much different.

Thanks Gary.

BEERchitect, Apr 02, 2009
Photo of JoKo
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%

Appearance: Poured a very nice dark gold/amber red color with an inch frothy white head. The appearance is very impressive.

Smell: The nose is relatively clean, slightly metallic. I'm not really getting all that much of anything. Maybe there is a hint of grains and hops.

Taste: The taste is very smooth with a crisp hop bitterness that subsides into a malty sweetness. Not a complex beer, but very good nonetheless. It almost reminds me of a light version of an Oktoberfest.

Mouth feel: The mouth feel of this beer is very smooth and highly carbonated.

Drink ability: Very good, light, and refreshing. I would definitely buy it again.

JoKo, Mar 24, 2009
Photo of Naugled
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%

A: nice clear light copper straw color. Fantastic head, large, rocky, silky thick and long lasting. Still there at the bottom of the mug. This is the best feature of the beer.

S: not much there, but some light bready malt

T: good light flavored lager, clean with low diacetyl, good light malt taste, hint of bread crustiness.

M: light to medium body, smooth

D: very drinkable, goes down easily and is refreshing.

Naugled, Mar 15, 2009
Photo of tigg924
2.93/5  rDev -17.2%

Appearance: big head, golden brown color, high carbonation

Smell: I get some wheat and malt

Taste: malty start with a small hop finish

Mouthfeel: light body, smooth, and creamy

Drinkability: I found this to be a very typical lager...Nothing outstanding, nothing bad either..Just there..A good lawnmower beer, but nothing I would pay a premium for

tigg924, Mar 06, 2009
Photo of mikesgroove
3.05/5  rDev -13.8%

Got this as another extra in my recent trade. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 03/01/2009.

The pour was nice enough with a light, coppery amber and a nice clarity to it. Really intresting mix here of light carbonation and as mooth, white, frothy head. Very light aroma here, soft malts, light grains and a touch of off fruit notes mixed in with a earthy touch to it. The flavor was light, crisp, medium bodied with a light hop notes and a smooth grain profile to it. Really nice bite in the finish as the hops take front and center stage. Light dry finish and a nice smooth touch to finish it off. Overall not bad at all, not the best but still a very sessionable little lager.

mikesgroove, Mar 04, 2009
Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 1,170 ratings.