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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,287 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 1,287
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 28
Gots: 157 | 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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Photo of bubseymour
4.02/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer has a nice brown lager appearance with 2 finger small bubble head. Smell is wonderful for a light lager with roasted malt aroma.
Taste is somewhat light and easy to drink. Tastes are very well balance of hop/malt. Nice mouthfeel and overall this is a pleasant lager that is typical of the New England styles. It probably isn't worth seeking out to buy a 6er or bulk purchase but its pleasant if offerred in a bar, restaurant or party.

Photo of Rootdog316
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very impressed by how dark the body was with a burnt amber color and a fairly thick, frothy head. The aroma is closer to a pale ale with a noticeable caramel scent, although it was definitely mild. Much like the aroma, the taste of the Blue Point Toasted Lager is similar to one you'd find in a quality pale ale. It's crisp and hoppy with a slight bitterness up front. The middle is almost all caramel - not anything too rich, but not overly sweet or candy-like. The finish, however, has a strange tang (but it's barely noticeable). This beer reminds me of Samuel Adams Boston Lager, but is not quite as robust. Despite the name and the brewer's description, I really don't get much of a "toasted" taste. There does seem to be a slight creaminess to the texture which helps combine the malts and hops into an overall satisfying flavor. The problem with flavorful lagers is they tend to sacrifice drinkability, but that's not the case here. While initially very bubbly upon being poured, Toasted Lager calms down to the point of being a little less than crisp but a little more than tepid. The mouthfeel is surprisingly thick and gentle, creating for an easy-drinking beer that goes down smooth. The astringent aftertaste lingers for a moment or two, but it's easily ignorable.

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

Pours into a pint glass a honey color with several fingers of head that eventually fall to a film while leaving a nice lace.

Nose is a lightly bready malt.

A sip has prickly carbonation and medium to light body - crisp - but flavors really don't go much beyond biscuit malt and a subtle toasted note.

Nothing wrong with it, in line with the style for the most part; A clean drinker, but nothing to suggest I have it again.

Photo of devilben02
3.16/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I remember trying something from Blue Point years ago and only remember being disappointed, but everyone deserves a second chance. This beer gives a good enough first impression, pouring from the bottle with a brilliant medium amber color topped by a decent creamy, cream-colored head. The aroma is dull but pleasant, with a light scent of toast and undercooked biscuits. The flavor is more pronounced, with the toastiness and biscuit coming out a bit more. In addition, the dry, bready malt base is balanced by a light lemony hop character. The mouthfeel is a lowlight, though, with a very thin, watery body being punctuated by small, prickly bubbles. Overall, this beer is fine and drinkable, but the distracting mouthfeel drags down my impression, and I am again a bit disappointed.

Photo of rhopeyr
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pleasant caramel color, thin and light tan colored head.

Smell: Toasted malts and wheat, light sweet banana and brown sugar smell. Thoroughly uncomplicated, but pleasant.

Taste: True to type and name. Sweet, toasted taste, without any bitterness or hop flavors.

Mouthfeel: Fairly low carbonation, maybe a little thicker compared to other lagers. Sits pleasantly in the mouth, and stays around for a nice savory finish.

Overall: Uncomplicated, but tasty. Not my favorite, but I might choose it again in hot weather if I didn't want to go for a pilsner.

Photo of pixieskid
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another solid East Coast Lager; enjoyed this one on at a birthday party today; nothing better than pouring your own draft beers!

Poured a nice light brown with a decent off white head.

Notes of roasted malt upfront with a hint of grassiness. Nice toasty malt presence, as the name implies, throughout with a solid hop presence; grassy, piney, and a hint of earthiness throughout. Finishes clean with a lingering mild bitterness and a touch of floral hops.

Overall; nice drinkability but also solid flavor, limiting you from knocking them back too quickly...not necessarily a bad thing.

Photo of ReelBigwigFish
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Got a bottle handed to me at work after missing the "blue point tasting" earlier in the day.

A: Poured into pint glass. It has a nice dark amber color to it with a medium bodied white head.

S: Smells sweet and buttery, moderate malt in the nose. Not too much else to speak of, no hop aroma, that's for sure.

T: Taste is predominantly buttery and sweet malt. A little bit of grassiness and bread as well.

M: The one redeeming quality of this beer is its smoothness. It's extremely creamy and goes down like silk.

O: Glad I didn't buy this beer. It's just slightly above average in my opinion. Better than most of the Mexican breweries making German style beers, but for a micro brewery like Blue Point, this was a definite disappointment.

Photo of stckhndlr
4.47/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had at a Hooters in Norfolk, VA
Review is from notes

A- Head is thick at first but disappears quickly. Golden dark wheat color with good lacing down the glass as you drink.

S- Wheat and sweet citrus aroma. Just a touch of toasted hops in there too.

T- Creamy wheat and light citrus. Hops leave a tiny bit of bitterness on the end but not overpowering.

M- Creamy medium body and smooth finish.

O- This one goes down really quick and easy. I thought it was an excellant beer.

Photo of Slatetank
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this at Al's of Hampden -served chilled in a Nonic.

A dark golden with slighty reddish hue -thick cap of cream settles rapidly and carbonation beads remain. The smell is creamy -butter and slightly fruity. The diacetyl is a pretty prominent odor and some mild toasted grain in the mix too. The feel is a little to creamy for a vienna lager IMO- the diacetyl is a little high for my taste also with slick and slightly thin body w/ pretty gassy and dry finish.

The taste is creamy smooth and mildly yeasty with some toasted malt and grainy flavor that leaves a littel to be desired, the yeast fruitiness is not unpleasant but the flavor drops off midway and the diacetyl is noticeable in the taste. I can't say this is my favorite style, but so many do it better than this. I actually remember enjoying this from the bottle, maybe this keg was not the norm but I didn't really find this to be very drinkable for the style.

Photo of alpinebryant
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour is a golden yellow hay and a healthy white head.

Aroma of fresh cut grass, two row malt and pilsner malts with a very light roast aroma.

Flavors of toasted malt and a light lager yeast mixed with a sweet finish. Overall this is a very clean tasting beer. The vienna lager yeast is greatly refreshing and will not leave you unhappy. Bready yeast flavors all over with a slight bitterness midbody.

high carbonation and a light body, easy drinker

Photo of B967ierhunter177
3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Blue Point Toasted Lager pours a stunning, clear, orange-copper color with no head or lace. The aroma is mainly orange and dough followed by well balanced flavors of citrus, bread, and caramel. The hops and malt work well together. It's got a light-medium mouthfeel and is very drinkable. Blue Point Toasted Lager is good beer, very refreshing and pairs well with chicken and mashed potatoes. Recommended!

Photo of psugrad98
4.07/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden straw with creamy head that disappears a bit quickly. Wispy lace clings to glass. Aroma is reminiscent of sweet syrup with crackly hop backing.

Taste is cracker like with a sort of roasted crust of bread flavor. Somewhat spritzy mouth feel carries sweetness throughout which is nicely backed up by generous but not an over abundance of hops.

Nice session beer.

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

Pours a two-fingered cream head that fades quickly leaving some chunky lace. Clear amber color. Weak malty/hoppy nose. Strong molasses aroma. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Starts sweet but hops dominate finish. Moderately bitter after taste. Good with strawberries.

Photo of Knapp85
2.8/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Toasted Lager pours out almost like an amber ale. It's a bit darker than most traditional lagers are. The head comes and goes with ease. The smell is full of grains and malts. Not much of a hop aroma or anything else really. The flavors I felt were a little bland. When looking at the name on this I expected to get some forms of actual toast in this beer. Something that has that real specific taste of char or burned. I wasn't expecting those flavors to be strong in the brew but just a little bit so you can taste them. I wasn't overly impressed by this beer.

Photo of beagle75
3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a half-pint tumbler.

A: Clear, light amber color with one finger of white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass and a few eager streams of bubbles rise in the column.

S: Mild and clean toasted grain as promised by the name, but comes across as a little under-attenuated, with earthy and slightly herbaceous hops.

T: Begins off-dry, with honeyed pilsner malt and moderate acidity. Hop aromatics are grassy and slightly floral. Toasted, slightly caramel, whole-grain bread and dryness are more prominent toward the finish where bitterness remains restrained.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, crisp and initially clean on the palate but turning sticky late, with moderate carbonation.

D: A full-bodied amber lager somewhat comparable to Boston Lager, but with a more malt-focused presence. It brings to mind a personal favorite bottled lager: the (extinct) Golden Bear lager once brewed in Berkeley.

Photo of cavedave
2.78/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A thin off white head goes away much too quickly, leaving a bare cap atop a clear gold brew.

Not much smell, a bit of of too sour lager yeast and mere hints of spicy hop.

Taste is a light to medium aroma of the overly tart yeast, some caramel sweet, barely ghosts of spicy hops, and not much else to distinguish this. Not delicious nor interesting.

Mouthfeel is about right for style, perhaps a touch undercarbed, but all else is acceptable, though it showcases a flavor profile best left behind the curtain.

Overall this is yet another barely average offering from the terminally underwhelming Blue Point Brewing.

I would be happy if this brewery would make Toxic Sludge and Rastafar Rye as their only offerings, and let go of their other forgettable beers. Toasted Lager is a must miss.

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

Light honeyed amber color, with just a touch of haze. The head is modest at best then fades towards the edges as it leaves moderate lacing.
Caramel corn aroma, backed with toasted nuts and granola. Some earthy hops can be teased out with concentration.
It carries that same honeyed granola notion into the mouth. It grows huskier with grain and almonds. Hop show up with a bit more gumption, adding lemon oil and wintergreen, along with a herbal bitterness.
Carbonation is on the high side and stays the course. It washes out any attempt for malts to fill out the mouthfeel, but the ensuing lightness makes this a candidate for quaffing.

Photo of HOMEPL8
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My local micro bartender suggested that I'd like this one...based on the lable, I was thinking toasted/biscuit, malty...I think I had my mind set on Fat Tire...but what I got from the first taste was a little more sour than I had expected. I was hoping for a bit more on the toasty side, as I was looking forward to that on my taste buds at that moment...the copper/amber apperance was pleasant, the nose was pleasant, but the taste was nothing better than average and it is not a beer I would seek out or buy again.

Photo of Delraypete
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had been wanting to try this for a very long time, but all its stronger brethren had prolonged that wait. Pours with a small head and light amber hue. Very pleasant full-bodied lager. Nice malt presence and smooth. Great session beer. These recently got into Florida (where I live) so the price is right at $5 for a 22oz bottle in the local big-box booze store.

Photo of SisuPride
2.67/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer had little to no head and was a golden beer a little darker than your standard beers. It had no scent or aroma that stood out, it's mouthfeel was unremarkable. If you just want a beer to drink for beer's sake this beer may be for you. But it was really unimpressive. The toasted larger name set my expectations higher than what they should have been. It is a drinkable beer that i might have enjoyed a lot more in my college years before I developed my beer palate.

Photo of Jslay77
2.46/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served as a sample from the tap. Overall good nose for the style. Very bready, sweet nose.

Nice look just like any lager

Mouthfeel and taste was true to the style I suppose. Not much better than say a yuengling in my opinion. Probably not a bad session beer in the long run over normal BMC taps.

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

Toasted lager looks really nice in my pint glass, crystal clear, a nice coppery amber in color with a one finger creamy off white head.

Fresh toasted and bready malt dominates the aroma, quite pleasant.

Really clean toasted malt dominates the flavor as well, bread abd a bit nutty with a pleasant earthy hop character providing a nice bitterness for balance on the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisply carbonated and on the medium side of light and very smooth.

A very drinkable and enjoyable Vienna Lager, I could easily drink several glasses of this (makes me look forward to Oktoberfest season too!). I look forward to trying it on tap as well as it's become available from time to time locally in that format.

Photo of mooseisloose
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lager is good and so is toasted, the label drew me in as I strolled through TW, well maybe the price too. Let's give this bomber a whirl. Popping the top it reminds me of passing through towns where the beer was brewing, classic. On the pour I get a nice bronze brew with a micro to small bubble head, that dissipates quickly. On the taste, the smell is revisted and the brew has a roasted smell, then indeed a roasted taste. The initial taste is a soild belt of malt goodness, lightly hopped but with enough complimentary bitterness. The taste then reveals a toasted flavor, then finishes relatively clean with a hint of lingering bitterness. In my opinion this would be a great brew for seafood. For the style it hits the mark. A good drinker and great value.

Photo of GallowsThief
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 1 pt. 6 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a copper reddish with a nice 2 inch fluffy white head.

S - Very light smell. Honestly almost none at all. Just a tiny sweetness with some bready malts.

T - Very light on the taste as well. Faint sweetness. You get the toasted malts as well but again faint.

M - Medium bodied. Lots of carbonation. Fairly clean throughout.

D - It's very drinkable. Light all the way around. It's not bad, it's not great. Strictly average.

Photo of LukeK1231
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Color: A light amber color, very nice though.

Aroma: Stronger than average lager-smell, also very nice.

Taste: I prefer to sometimes note my beers in comparison. For me, this was a very taste and more classy Bud-Heavy. It would definetly be my number 1 subtitute for the Bud during games, summer BBQs, etc.

Finish: The finish was smooth and tasteful.

Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 1,287 ratings.