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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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1,209 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,209
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 24
Gots: 99 | 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 KTCamm
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours bright copper amber with creamy white foam that settles out to a thin layer. nice lacing.

Light caramel sweet smell. Modest.

Taste is a sweet/hop balance to open. Toasty. Evenly carbonated in the mouth. Basic, but yes, I like it.

Very drinkable - I once drank 1/2 a keg of this on a ski trip, and have always wanted more.

KTCamm, May 01, 2010
Photo of DrDemento456
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Have to agree Light amber color, clear with lots of tiny carbonation bubbles and decent head.
S - Well I am not too keen to lagers but it smells of slight biscuit malt with some pine nuts.
T - Pretty Ok for a lager. More of big bitterness from slight hops yet balanced by malts.
M - Pretty heavy but drinkable. A nice seasonal lager.
D - Well I really don't like lagers at all but this one seems like a good one. Nice

DrDemento456, Apr 28, 2010
Photo of rye726
2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours an amberish brown with a nice beige head. Nose has stale hops, caramel and mellow malts. Similar flavor profile. Bready malts and some grassy hops. Light body drinks well. Clean finish. Decent beer. Not too much going on, but a good session lager.

rye726, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of BigBry
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The local favorite at Champions Sports Bar in the Marriot Hotel, Uniondale, NY.

Light amber color, clear with lots of tiny carbonation bubbles. Short, white head which slowly receded to a thin layer, some small strings of lace. Smell malts, bready, toasted nuts, not alot of hop aroma.
Roasted malt flavor, again more on the malty sie than hops. Finish has a more noticeable hop bitterness. Flavorfull and well balanced start to finish. Medium (leaning towards full) body, very satisfying mouthfeel.
A clean and simple beer, great balance make it smooth, easy to drink. A great sessional.

BigBry, Apr 08, 2010
Photo of beer2day
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong gold pour into a standard pint. No head and very little lacing. Nice, but not impressive.

Sweet malt all over the nose. Bread and biscuit, but not getting any toast.

Thin watery hit. The toasted malt comes out midway through. Gets a little thick and syrupy in the finish.

Pretty decent body for a lager and very easy to drink.

beer2day, Apr 01, 2010
Photo of Mojojo07
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Great look to this one, bright copper with a finger of white head.

Smells grainy/bready with a faint hop smell.

Tastes crisp and dry with just a bit of sweetness.

Very drinkable but nothing exceptional. I would drink a few of these at a bar but won't seek out for the old personal stash.

Mojojo07, Apr 01, 2010
Photo of horshack7
3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Apperance: A clear amber color with about two fingers worth of head. Upon thining out the head leaves decent lacing behind.

Aroma: Mild carmamel malts floral hopiness. A little bit of pineyness a straight forward aroma.

Taste: A nice sweetness from the malts. A slight bit of floral hops. A smooth mouthfeel medium bodied.

Notes: This is a very simple brew that's decently drinkable. Cheers.

horshack7, Mar 15, 2010
Photo of cpetrone84
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a transparent golden orange color with a lot of bubble action going on. the head is about 2 1/2 full fingers in size, a dirty white looking color that is thick and fluffy. the retention is great and there is a thick lacing coating the entire glass and not giving in.

S-the nose is pretty sizeable, toasted caramel malts give a nice initial aroma. An underlying metalic phenol note takes away from the pleasant beginning. A light hop presence comes in at the back to provide a fair amount of balance and adding some lemon and orange peel to the overall scent.

T-the taste follows the nose pretty spot on. The toasted malt and caramel lead off and are slightly more faint in the taste. The metalic note is present right in the middle breaking up the malt and hop balance that would have proved to be very well done without the interuption. The hops provide a lemon rind accompanied by a touch of grapefruit and bitterness at the finish.

M-lighter in body, a little rough around the edges as a prickly carbonation seems to sting the throat. Slightly astringent at the back finishing very crisp

D-light and easy to drink. Pretty nice flavors that just are a little off from being darn good. The carbonation seems to be on the high side

cpetrone84, Mar 14, 2010
Photo of steelerguy
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark copper color, very clear, nice carbonation, 2 finger head that faded fast leaving just a lacing.

S - Sweet and lightly toasted malt aroma.

T - Toasty and sweet flavor with a little bitterness to finish.

M - Soft and velvety feel to start but ends with a little astringent feeling.

D - Easy drinking, non-offensive lager.

steelerguy, Feb 27, 2010
Photo of Andreji
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

blue point toasted lager i also tried during a night at the Dizzy Club while listening to jazz music.

Poured in an american pint, strong reddish amber tone not too glowy and not blatantly translucid either. the head was less than white, small but lasting and certainly leaves a lot of lacing.

Roasted malts dominate the nose, the sort of vienna-ish feel with an incomplete sweetness you sometimes get with maerzen or o'fest beers.

Which is certainly the case with the taste, charged with the toasty malty feel but much less sweet than i had anticipated. very dry sense with nonetheless a soft, not-too-bitter hoppy finish: neither here nor there.

Well carbonated however the mouthfeel seems a little oily which makes it not so refreshing either. all in all it's a decent beer but not one to go out of your way for.

Andreji, Feb 24, 2010
Photo of matty
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber colored beer with a head that hangs around for a few minutes.Aroma is hops and malt.Taste is toasted biscuits and sweet malts.Overall a pretty good beer that is pretty smooth and refreshing.I would recommend to try at least once.I can see myself buying this again down the road.

matty, Feb 11, 2010
Photo of MurdaMassMan
2.65/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Gold to copper. Nice and clear, a job well done. Nice head befitting of lager, leaves half a finger until the last drop.

Smell: What can I say? Not impressed at all, in fact I would bet good money this fermented a few degrees higher than it should have due to the rather unclean, ester smell. I would expect a little toastier aroma from the munich malt they likely used.

Taste: Okay, pretty bland. Nothing exciting happening with the flavor, almost tastes like PBR with more body and less metallic flavor.

Mouthfeel: Not as clean and light as I normally enjoy in a lager.

Drinkability: Well, it is a lager after all.

Overall this beer is pretty sub par for what I'd expect from Blue Point from what I keep hearing, but this is my first experience. Given the aroma you can just tell this beer doesn't fit the high technical standards of a premium lager. Probably a contract brew.

MurdaMassMan, Feb 11, 2010
Photo of Duhast500
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The color is a clear amber with about a finger and a half of brownish foamy head and some nice lacing.

The smell is at first hoppy with a really nice earthy feel. The malts come through to give me some anticipation of good things to come.

The taste is sweet, giving me a rush I wasn't expecting. It has some nice toasty flavor but is just slight with a fizzy bready feel.

The feel of this beer is quite crisp. If feels as though you are breaking into this beer and stealing a sip. I was quite impressed by how nice the finish really was. It felt so professional and that counts for something. It is really refreshing and easy going down. A good brew.

Duhast500, Feb 02, 2010
Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a orangish copper with good caronation and big white head. A sexy brew. Nose is light hops, grains, caramel. Taste is caramel, bread, light hops, a modest roasted graininess, very light booze. Mouthfeel is light, crisp and refreshing. I enjoyed it.

barleywinefiend, Feb 02, 2010
Photo of jgasparine
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured from the tap with a thin white head, which slowly receded to a haze layer, leaving some little bits of lacing in its wake. The body was a clear light amber color, which showcased some sparse bubble trains from the sides of the glass.

S- Smells of bready malts, nuts and a mild low alpha hop bitterness. Clean, simple and elegant.

T- A nice replicate of the nose with some more prominent hop bitterness in the middle and through the finish than anticipated. The finish itself is a bit nutty and toasty with a mild hop bitterness throughout.

M- A solid medium body... slightly underattenuated with a nice soft carbonation.

D- Goes down smooth and is sessionable. Quite drinkable overall...

jgasparine, Jan 31, 2010
Photo of cjgator3
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle

A- Pours a clear copper color with a fizzy white head that quickly disappears.

S- Not a whole lot going on in the aroma. It is very muted. There is some faint toasted fruity malt in the nose and not much else.

T- The taste thankfully has a bit more flavor than the subdued aroma. There is a good dose of toasted bready malts and a touch of bitterness in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this isn't a bad lager but I do find it to be a little bland. There really isn't anything "off", but I think if the flavors were enhanced this would be a very solid brew.

cjgator3, Jan 30, 2010
Photo of MikeGill
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have been drinking Blue Point beers for many years now and being from Long Island I am proud of what this brewery has accomplished. Blue Point has many well made brews but in my opinion Toasted Lager is perhaps the most unremarkable. It bothers me that there are a lot of people who appreciate this beer but are unaware of the brewery's other offerings, some of which are wonderful I might add.

It shows better on draft but I chose to review the bottle because it is becoming redely available in most gas stations and 711 type stores here on Long Island. Speaking of the bottle, it is brewed by Blue Point Brewing Company, Patchogue, New York and under special agreement, Rochester, NY. Which is okay I guess. This beer is considered Blue Point's flag ship offering.

Bottle poured into large mug. Copper, amber color with carboration aparant in the pour. Nice one inch white head which settles into good lacing. The namesake "Toasted" comes through lightly on the nose along with some hops.

The beer has a mild carmel candy sweetness and a jammy quality which is followed by a grainy dryness. The carbonation makes it very drinkable and refreshing.

I am happy that this beer exists though there are many other Blue Point beers I would reach for first. I consider this beer a solid dinner time brew but on its own, it is somewhat lacking.

MikeGill, Jan 25, 2010
Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from a six-pack purchased by a friend in Long Island - thanks!

Pours a clear orange-copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of pale malts with just a hint of toastiness. Also present are light leafy hop aromas.

Tastes good. Mild light malt flavors kick things off and gain just a bit of toastiness midway through the sip. The ending is mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have another.

Overall there was nothing outstanding about this beer but for some reason I found myself drinking it down quicker than normal. Very easy drinking and worth a shot.

glid02, Jan 23, 2010
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.05/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this in Patchogue NY home of Blue Point and the bottle says, "brewed by Blue Point Brewing Co. and under special agreement Rochester NY." I hate that.

Twist off cap. Clear orange with an impressive fluffy white head. Thin film retention and some lacy meandering.

The actual toasted malt is rather mild. Mainly fruit.

Taste is dry and husky with mild toasted orange marmalade. Drying aftertaste that I'm on the fence about--I like it one sip than hate it the next.

Since I went all the way to Patchogue NY to visit the brewery and buy this I'm going to pretend it was brewed on premises. So there.

donkeyrunner, Jan 23, 2010
Photo of boatshoes
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a six of this from Fairway on a recent trip to New York. My first beer from Blue Point, but I have heard good things.

Appearance- Pours a very bubbly amber with lots of evident carbonation and about a finger and a half of fizzy white head. Head dies back to a ring rather quickly but beading carbonation in the body of the beer shows throughout.

Smell- Lots of caramel sweetness and bread in the nose with a muted backdrop of citrusy hops. Smell is quite mild.

Taste- Taste is a similar combination of sweetness and muted hops. The toasting of this lager shines through in the caramel that shows through in the flavor profile, along with a bit of the breadiness that I picked up in the nose. Balanced by some grapefruit rind that is detectable as well. A good amount of flavor for a lager.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is spot on and pretty substantial for a lager. I liked the flavors going on in this beer and it would be quite sessionable but it was just a little sweet in my opinion to really give it high marks on drinkability.

Overall, a nice sessionable offering from Blue Point. It makes a nice substitute for flavorless lagers, and I'd have it again.

boatshoes, Jan 22, 2010
Photo of Onenote81
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle of this tonight with some grilled burgers. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a reddish-light brown. I expected a bit more red in the appearance. Nice fluffy white head on top. Retained well. Left lots of sticky lace. Scents of toasted grains, some mild caramel, and whisps of floral hops.

The body is crisp and fresh. Good carbonation level. Nice sharp lager flavors of grains, light toffee, and a short bitter bite at the finish. Dang. This was really refreshing and tasty. I could make this a regular with my cookouts this summer. Recommend.

Onenote81, Jan 21, 2010
Photo of EtOHMD
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper /orange in color. Depth of head varied greatly depending on the pour, whitish, lingered. Not much of an aroma -- hints of fruit -- apple, ? pineapple. Taste is bready, toasted as the name suggests, ? hints of rye / caraway. Feel is combo of crisp and creamy, bit heavier than many lagers. Easy to drink. Decent lager, but definitely better ones out there in the genre.

EtOHMD, Jan 19, 2010
Photo of cosmicevan
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Rich harvest orange color with a nice head and sticky lacing.

S - Sweet orange harvest.

T - Nice flavor with a toasted orange hoppy flavor.

M - Very even with a good balance of flavor and carbonation.

D - Very drinkable beer. I was rather excited to see this on tap at dinner in a random restaurant.

cosmicevan, Jan 16, 2010
Photo of daliandragon
4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is Toasted Lager, one of Long Island's signature brews. I have been drinking this for a good decade and am glad to finally be reviewing it in growler form, in which it decisively outperforms the bottle. This was Blue Point's first flagship beer and has long been solid.

Starts with a dark golden color, medium cream head and chocolate malts in the nose. There is a lot of flavor and surprising balance. The texture is crisp and refreshing but still strong enough. Lots of bready malts accompanying a surpisingly sturdy hop presence and a nutty finish. Overall this has always been a good "comfort" beer in the bars of Long Island

daliandragon, Dec 29, 2009
Photo of tjd112
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation - On tap in pint glass at Bar on A in East Village

Appearance - Amber color, decent off-white head retention, and some lacing

Smell - Bready and malty

Taste - Bready and malty, with a hint of citrus

Mouthfeel - Crisp yet light

Drinkability - Sessionable

Overall - A well done lager

tjd112, Dec 22, 2009
Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
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