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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Toasted LagerBlue Point Toasted Lager

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1,313 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,313
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 30
Gots: 182 | 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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Ratings: 1,313 | Reviews: 431
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.

Photo of smakawhat
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A pale amber brown and crystal clear is poured right out of the bottle. A large just off white head of four fingers is produced. Rising almost cola sized bubbles flow to the top at a good pace but not too fast. Head has some good retention and staying power too.

Bouquet is mild toasty malts, kind of small a light grain with a hint of toast. So far so good, pretty solid so far.

Light bodied in texture is the first thing I notice on taste. Easily drinkable and feels very light. A sharp sensation dissipates very quickly leaving some mild toasty malts. Seems a little small, and a bit wet also.

Overall not too bad not that impressed, but it alright I guess but can't have much more to say about this. It's no Great Lakes Elliot Ness that's for sure.

Photo of WhiteOak
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark amber/light copper in color. The thin, fine textured, unimpressive head is off-white/light tan and offers little lace.

S - Subtle but pleasant caramel malt, honeyed grain and faint hazelnut aroma.

T - Pleasant flavor of caramel malt, toffee, carob and hazelnut. This is a clean, straightforward malty lager for when you are suffering from hops fatigue and want to keep it simple.

D - Medium-light body, med/heavy CO2. Creamy and drinkable.

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

A = darker than I expected but I think it fits the "toasted" lager idea.
S = I am missing that toasted idea here, however. I was hoping for a richer nose.
T = Very crisp and drinkable. Not complex.
F = more carbonated than expected. That seemed to last a while.

Overall, and average lager. I was expecting more interesting flavor with that "toasted" idea. Missing

Photo of ranger60
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had it on tap, in a pint glass, at Salty Dog in Brooklyn.

A- not quite dark enough to say it was amber, but it is actually a quite pleasant golden copper color, with a small tight head.

S- failry non-descript.

T- I don't find it as sweet as some of the other folks who commented here. but it also is not quite as complex as I think a 'Vienna Lager' is supposed to be. Has a light, non-bitter taste, fairly pleasant.

M- medium carbonation, with a pleasant lingering aftertaste at the back of my tongue

O- very drinkable. while not what I would call great, I can drink lots of these easily, and it is still better than most of the beers in average bars.

Photo of mdfb79
3.51/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From 07/23/11 notes. Big thanks to SpeedwayJim for sending this one; thanks Jim! Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip.

a - Pours a dark amber color with one finger of white head and moderate to high carbonation. Some light lacing on the glass and pretty good retention.

s - Smells of toasted malts, caramel malts, anf light nuts.

t - Tastes of caramel malts, nuts, bready malts, and some light fruit. A definite step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, and very easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty decent lager. Lots of toasted and nuts to it, would have it again.

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

On tap at amity hall in NYC where I will continue to say that I am a happy customer. Blue point nailed this one. Summer easy drinking lager with a sweetness to the malt and a fair amount of hoppy character.

It looks good, but not great. Amber small head that dissipates good carbonation, smells sweet line a Vienna lager but not offensive and the yeast is tasty. The taste begins crisp and finished that way too. In between the "toasted" bready character comes through for sure. And it's sweet. This is the ultimate easy drinker.

A lager by name, and not bad ny taste, this is one I'll get again for sure.

Photo of Kooz
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

Orange, but faint, in color. Some light tan head. Little lacing. Average.

Smells of malt, nice, and not sweet.

Tastes a bit nutty and somewhat malty. It has a nice flavor.

It's very smooth, though it seems to warm up quickly. Some body, pretty good mouthfeel overall.

Overall, this is an above average beer. Very nice. Maybe better for the fall though.

Photo of THECPJ
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: copper yellow with a 1 finger head

smell: sweet, honey, caramel, malts,

taste: caramel, honey, sweet, malts,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: this wasn't my thing to sweet for me to really enjoy it.


Photo of Mypintishalffull
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In my area this is probably one of the most common craft beers you see on tap. I have this every few months going back years and it seems it has changed going over time. My sample poured a clear deepmamber color with very little head. There was a clean aroma, lacking any real hops or malt. But also I thought I detected some yeast. The flavor was one dimensional. The style I believe is more complex than this. It was basically a decent beer but nothing to get excited about. It's drinkable, yes, but in my opinion at the expense of flavor and complexity.


Photo of philbe311
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Three plus fingers of rich creamy off-white colored head with a slightly rocky top... Solid retention... A medium golden yellow color... Sparse carbonation... A bit of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - Freshly baked breads... Warm roasted almonds... Creamy butter... Crystal malts... A very subtle hoppiness...

T - Toasted malts... Nutty... Roasted almonds... A bit of toffee...

M - Light to medium bodied... Very smooth... Sleek... Delicate carbonation... Quite nice...

D - A very nice Vienna Lager... Simple, straight-forward, and effective... Super sessionable... Lots of pilsneresque qualities are mixed in...

Photo of msubulldog25
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 12 oz. twist-capped bottle, poured to a Widmer Bros. pint. No date, just some cryptic coding printed on the neck ('0671 15:25 7E' mean anything?). Big thanks to BA benetoh (and his betrothed) for their kindness in sending a mixed six-pack ~ best wishes, Ben!

A: Copper (an amber 'bread crust', really) and clear as can be. Steady, if not over-abundant, carbonation rises to a thin cap of creamy whiteness. That head doesn't hold long, winnowing to a hugging crescent and a few swirls. Spattered lace that glides down gently.

S: Sweet, cereal maltiness. Honey and a bit of fruit, then all baked bread, hints of cinnamon.

T: I liked the flavor a lot in the first several sips: mild spices
off setting some serious caramel and raw, grassy honey. Bakery-fresh crustiness. Just enough ashy/husky dryness in the finish for balance. At times a little sweet, then a fleeting metallic tanginess(?) - pretty tasty, overall.

M: A slippery, slightly viscous feel. Smooth feel, no doubt, but unimpressive carbonation. Overall thin feel - not far off the style, but not as exciting as some; clean enough.

O: Just OK for the style (one I do like quite a bit), a little too sugary/off-balance for my liking. Not a problem to finish, just not a beer that must be revisited. Thanks for the chance to try this one, Ben.

Photo of BeerisfoodLLC
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass:

A - Pale yellowish color, decent head

S - Sweet malty, bready scents.

T - Malty sweetness like it smells. Toasted malt flavor is definately evident. Not much hop bitterness to note but not bad fro what it is supposed to be. Maybe light hints of bananna.

M - Medium bodied with fair carbonation

Not bad overall and decent for what its supposed to be.

Photo of erosier
3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a nice golden yellow color with a medium sized and medium bodied white colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet toasted malts, nice light sweet citrus, floral hop aroma at the end.
T: Sweet toasted malts up front mixed well with a biscuit flavor followed with some lighter citrus and floral hops at the end.
M: Light bodied, crisp, fresh, refreshing, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Overall it is a very drinkable beer, nice take on the style and really just a well put together sessionable brew.

Photo of Jimmys
2.81/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: dull penny on the sidewalk. airy white head sits atop but doesn't have great retention. clear with some miniature sized carbonation bubbles.

S: a faint banana-bread like aroma. the breadiness is obvious, but there is definitely some fruit in there as well. not a good sign considering this is a lager.

T: pretty clean and malty here. any fruit that i got in the nose subsides to the grain. almost metallic? virtually no hop bitterness or flavor.

M: a moderate fizz on a light/medium body.

D: an easy drinker, but not a good example of a vienna lager in my opinion. just cause it is an easy drinker doesnt mean you need to sacrifice flavor!

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap into a pint glass, the beer is a copper gold coloring with lots of bubbles and a thin, sparse, off-white head. Good lacing for the style. The smell is light toasted grains. The flavor is malty, with a honey-sweet characteristic, with toasty and smokey end palate flavors. The aftertaste is almost like a Sugar Daddy that was cooked in a toaster oven. Finish lingers a bit too long. This beer is a bit all over the place, with some very interesting characteristics.

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