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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,146 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 1,146
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 22
Gots: 75 | 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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mikesgroove

South Carolina

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.

03-04-2009 03:45:20 | More by mikesgroove
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Hoagie1973

New York

3.68/5  rDev +4%

Crystal clear light amber color with a decent rocky cream colored head. Retention isn't great, but leaves good sticky lacing.

Not much remarkable about the aroma. Smells pretty much like your average lager. A bit grainy.

Taste was surprisingly good. Toasty crystal/caramel malts with a touch of grassy hops in the finish. Flash of sweetness, but pretty good balance overall. Not overly complex; pretty simple malts & hops.

Feel is a touch creamy. Light bodied.

A solid & tasty lager overall. No off flavors, just a straight forward drinkable beer. Could use a bit more flavor (not very robust) but what's there is good. I could blast through a six of this no problem.

03-02-2009 00:22:22 | More by Hoagie1973
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Coorskid33

Rhode Island

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%

A~ 2 finger head that fades fast and slightly laces the glass. Amber red in color. Semi clear with visable carbonation. Appealing overall.

S~ Nothing overpowering. Slight hops and malt smell.

T~ Nice! I got a malty, caramel with a lil vanilla. Perfect carbonation level. Very nice.

MF~ Thin but kinda creamy. Pleasant.

D~ Bought it for the name, just to try. Glad I did. This is a good brew that I strongly recommend to any beer drinker. Good pick-up on my part. :o)

02-19-2009 00:56:19 | More by Coorskid33
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured as a fairly clear copper lager - very similar to Sam Adams. Head is not too substantial, and doesn't stay long.

Aroma is of a typical lager...slight honey scent is present.

Mouthfeel is fairly carbonated, but a little thin. I'd ideally like some head in each sip. But the head was long gone by the time I was 4 sips into the beer.

This is a very drinkable beer - definitely a session beer. Although I think the slight honey aftertaste would get old after you throw back a few. But overall, it's a pleasantly crisp beer with still some flavor.

02-06-2009 01:18:06 | More by jbertsch
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vik1ng

New York

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%

A - Mahogany color, not too dark. Cream colored head.
S - A hint of nuttiness to the beer. As it warms the scent of the beer is accentuated.
T - Great toasted flavor. Kind of reminicent of almond.
M - Smooth, not overly carbonated.
D - Very enjoyable beer. Since it is so smooth it would be easy to drink a pint or two.

02-03-2009 05:54:53 | More by vik1ng
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ThirstyBird

Germany

3.68/5  rDev +4%

Served in a 16 oz. tumbler on tap at Rue De L'Espoir
A - Crystal clear light amber in color with a white head that falls to a skim. Some lacing.
S - Toasted malt, some sweetness.
T - Toasted malts, a touch of cherry and some bitterness on the back end.
M/F - Light/Medium in body. It has a smooth mouthfeel with bright carbonation.
D - Nice easy drinking brew.

01-15-2009 03:15:23 | More by ThirstyBird
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%

(A) Bronze color. Clear. Very clear and transparent. Pours with a nice, sustaining cream colored head.
(S) Slight malty-ness with strong yeast and earthy tones.
(T) Crisp and creamy. Mild sweetness capped with faint citrus taste.
(M) Mellow creaminess with bubbly carbonation.
(D) This is a beer that has the potential to grow on you.

01-13-2009 01:27:39 | More by u2carew
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StJamesGate

New York

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours amber with little head. Some mild malts on the tongue of nut and honey, with a toasty note to end. Surprising body for a lager, but never clingy.

Like a lighter Brooklyn Lager or Sam Adam Boston Lager. Refreshing; the summery beer it's meant to be.

01-11-2009 07:07:30 | More by StJamesGate
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trbergman

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +22.3%

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

A - Amber color with one finger of white head that quickly collapses but laces well on the way down.

S - Earthy, spicy hops, as well as toast, biscuit, praline, and oddly, chocolate.

T - Biscuity malts, with hints of toast, nut, and toffee. Subtle bitterness balances the malt, but doesn't steal the show. It's really weird, but I'm still getting a taste of chocolate. The moderate-length finish is balanced between herbal hops and bready malt.

M - Low carbonation, peppery and yet smooth.

D - A very enjoyable beer from start to finish. Who says lagers are boring?

12-24-2008 03:40:35 | More by trbergman
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.85/5  rDev +8.8%

Reviewed on 8/7/08. Bottle, best by 10/2008. Pours a dark orange with a small light tan head. Wow, quite toasty! Smells like an altbier. Also I get some cinnamon. Flavor of nice toasted and sweet malt. Well it lives up to its name! Smooth light palate. Wow, this beer is so underrated!!
7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

12-23-2008 15:32:21 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -4%

12oz bottle.

Poured a medium and clear copperish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, light roast, and grains. Tastes of toasted malts and grains, There was something else in the flavor I just can't put my finger on - almost a sweet, vanillish something.

Notes from 3/19/07

12-17-2008 14:28:02 | More by hopdog
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Blake

California

3.85/5  rDev +8.8%

On tap right before a Meat Puppets concert, YEAH!

Anyways, dark amber color and a bubbly head that disappeared rather quickly.

Smelled like toasted oats if you can believe that.

Had a roasted flavor, not too heavy though. Medium hops. This is not a party beer but rather a beer that would be excellent during some kind of big family meal. If I had this beer on Thanksgiving there would be a couple 5's up there.

Overall good beer, better than most beers on tap where I'm at.

12-14-2008 18:45:05 | More by Blake
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yesyouam

New York

2.58/5  rDev -27.1%

This lager has a pretty clear, amber body with tiny particles floating about. The small white head fades quickly. The aroma is lightly hoppy. The flavor is lightly bitter and the body is light, a bit watery and leaves a slightly chalky feeling in the mouth. I didn't really detect anything toasted or any malt for that matter. Pretty ordinary.
(rated Feb 13, 2007)

12-11-2008 04:46:29 | More by yesyouam
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Slynger

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -2.5%

Toasted Lager pours a lightly hazed orangey copper with a cap of fluffy off-white foam.

It's a touch sweet with a lightly tart, yeasty fruitiness to it. Lightly toasted and grainy with a modest herbal, lightly spicy, hoppy bitterness. Medium-light in body and lightly crisp; carbonation is light and fluffy, a bit foamy as well.

Not a bad beer, could make a decent sessioner, but not anything I will buy on a regular basis.

11-05-2008 04:32:50 | More by Slynger
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mnj21655

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a dark golden, slightly amber color with 2 full fingers of pillowy white head that is relatively slow to recede. Classic lager aroma (more of the craft than the macro variety if you know what I mean) with, surprise, toasted malts and a bit of hops. Taste is pretty good. Toasty and slightly nutty maybe even with a touch of caramel malts are the focus here with a light hop bitterness and even lighter hop flavor (its relatively indistinct and I can't name a variety or specific characteristics but its a more general, slightly herbal hoppiness). The finish is fairly dry with a light bitterness and a touch of caramel. Good mouthfeel, medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is pretty darn good, this was an enjoyable brew that while easy to drink and low in alcohol provided interesting flavors that make it a good session beer.

11-01-2008 19:24:18 | More by mnj21655
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therica

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

A= nice robust deep-yellow with a fair 1-2 finger head, slightly brownish-white.

S= nice scent of some mild hops florals and sweet roasted malts

T= a bit dusty-tasting, the hops seem more in the bitters than in florals effect, very mild sweetness from either the toasted malts or possibly honey. Less appealing in taste than in appearance and nose.

M= slight toasted, bitters and traits of sweetness with the still-dusty feel.

D= probably fine if it's what's available for session or party, or maybe on-tap.

10-09-2008 08:41:42 | More by therica
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%

Quite a unique beer.. it is probably the most refreshing and crisp beer I've ever had. Alas, it also has almost no taste and it's very bland. I can't put my finger on it but it's just way too easy to drink which is a very good thing, I can't help but think if they added a little flavor to it this would be a damn good beer.

10-03-2008 00:45:07 | More by oriolesfan4
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BanditBrewingCo

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -3.1%

pours a pale amber with a one finger white head. high clarity.

smells a bit skunky off the pour, but calms down a bit into a lightly roasted slightly sweet malty aroma.

nothing jumps out of the taste immediately but there are eventually light toasty malt flavors there. Hops are a pure afterthought, only providing a bit of finishing bitterness.

pretty smooth in the mouth but lingers between being light and medium in body.

It is what it is - for the style, it falls pretty much in line with the basics but is very average in my opinion. I think this would make for a pretty good session beer overall.

10-01-2008 23:51:50 | More by BanditBrewingCo
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +11%

(Served in a strange)

A- This beer has a crystal clear bright copper colored body with a thin patchy head of white foam.

S- The soft nougat smell of malt and a hint of toast gets just a tad stronger as the beer warms but then a more sulfury hint comes out.

T- The taste of pale malt with a slight sweet toasted malt has a soft honey note. The finish is a light sulfury note with a green note that is not really hopy.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a tight fizz finish.

D- The smooth beer has a nice depth of flavor for a session lager.

09-26-2008 21:17:35 | More by rhoadsrage
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RixBeer

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -11.6%

Pours a nice amber/copper color with a finger and a half of fluffy, creamy looking head. A very clean and clear liquid that invites with such a gorgeous looking beer.

Light toasted malt aroma with a faint hint of hops and [wait for it, wait for it] everything else. the aroma coming from my glass is pretty much like as useless as a ketchup popsicle is to a woman wearing white gloves.

Very crisp and clean but hardly worth the price of admission. Some decent toasted flavors hidden beneath miles and miles of nothingness.

It's medium bodied but what's the point when it has no really discerning flavors that make me really want another.

This beer is as drinkable as coors light with twice the flavor and nearly twice the price. With such a low ABV I don't think this beer has anything worth discussing.

Nuff said...it's ok but I'll pass...have a Boston Lager instead.

09-03-2008 00:28:27 | More by RixBeer
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diabecktic

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +11%

Appearance:
This beer is amber-colored with strong hues of brown; carbonation is present in moderate amounts. Head formation is creamy and quite good, however the retention is moderate. Lacing is pretty good, too, and a very thin of head constantly remains present throughout the tasting.

Smell:
Caramel and roasted hops are the dominant aromas; subtle biscuity maltiness seems to compliment these quite nicely.

Taste:
The balance between hops and malt are quite good; bitterness nips quickly and slowly wanes to expose the malt flavors. Bitterness lingers for a bit in the aftertaste until the caramel and biscuit flavors take over.

Mouthfeel:
For a beer that's quite creamy, it's not as heavy in the mouth as I would have expected. The carbonation doesn't linger for too long, so there's really not much to say other than that it's pretty good.

Drinkability:
For something so full-flavored, it goes down quite easily. I wouldn't want to pound this beer for two reasons: it's quite filling and a lot of the good flavor would be missed.

Summary:
My buddy raved about this brew after he had it at the tasting room on Long Island. Naturally, he brought some back with him before he left for school and said that I had to try it. I've heard quite a bit about it and I'll say that I'm pretty impressed with it. I wouldn't rate it as incredibly mind-blowingly excellent, but it's definately way above average in terms of flavor, drinkability, etc. It's just put together really, really well - try it for yourself.

08-24-2008 03:46:26 | More by diabecktic
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FatSean

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

12oz bottle poured into 12oz mug.

Poured with some head, no lacing. A very nice amber color indeed.

I didn't notice much on the nose at all, maybe a little hops. I was expecting more malt considering the toasting and all

Very nice malty flavors with a hint of smokiness. The hops back up the malt but don't intrude. Seems like citrus flavors there.

Lively on the pallet, a bit thin. Carbonation helps.

The drinkablilty is above average. The toasty malts tend to crowd my taste buds, but I could see having a few of these in a sitting.

08-22-2008 01:18:04 | More by FatSean
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%

Pours a clear amber, dark copper with small, slow bubbles. Good two finger head that quickly dissipates to nicefoamy film. The aroma is a spicey hop citrus with some toasted traditional white bread. The taste starts with a dry bread malt powder. Very toasted malt flavor then combines and finishes with spicey oranges an a litle rye flavors as well. The palate is balanced well bewteen malt and hops. Good sessionable beer. Glad this is available in Illinois.

08-12-2008 17:16:02 | More by scruffwhor
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.93/5  rDev +11%

Served in a standard pint glass. Best by October 2008 indicated on the bottle. Poured a translucent amber with a 1.5 inch tight, off-white head. Excellent retention, with some bands of lacing adhering to one side of the glass during the tasting. Copious tiny bubbles effervesced from the bottom of the glass to the underside of the cap. Scents of malt and wheat (a little bready). Taste consistent with nose, as well as a mild caramel character and a light hoppiness that presents towards the finish. Mouthfeel is light and pleasantly effervescent and also a little creamy. Easy drinking and sessionable brew; wish I tried this one sooner.

08-07-2008 02:17:10 | More by Jwale73
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

A: A copper/amber color. Had a thick foam head with ample lacing. Not sure if the pour created the thick head.

S: Faint hints of bready and biscuit malts. Not much in the way of other scents.

T: Lots of biscuit flavors, with some citrus hop flavor. Nothing overpowering, but a good combination and balance.

M: A medium body lager with ample carbonation.

D: Low ABV, was smooth and easy.

08-05-2008 14:59:27 | More by IronCitySteve
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80 out of 100 based on 1,146 ratings.