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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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1,109 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,109
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 20
Gots: 57 | 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:
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Photo of Jayli


3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was in Long Island recently and had a friend hit the local liquor store to pick up beers brewed in the area. She scored with this one!
The toasted lager poured a copperish color with a decent size head. It definitely looks fantastic to drink! This beer definitely follows through on the taste as well. It's rich but not filling, and you can definitely taste the "toasted" in it. This is a great beer to sit back, relax and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2008 19:02:35 | More by Jayli
Photo of Lenny2884

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a amber, golden color with a one finger thick white head leaving nice lacing. Great clarity.

Smells of, this is a shocker, toasted malts! Slight nutty aroma with a hint of spicy hops. Classic lager aroma as well.

The toasted malts are delicious. Hardly any bitterness but it doesnt need it. The malt character is very deep and refreshing. Classic smooth lager finish with a slightly dry finish which brings out the some hop bitterness.

Im definately on board with this one. Great session beer as well as just for a tasting. Would love to make a homebrew clone of this. Cheers to Blue Point!

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2008 01:37:24 | More by Lenny2884
Photo of jaxon53


3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer of this at Stew Leonard's in Newington. I didn't even know you could get Blue Point in Connecticut. Served this chilled, in a pint glass, from a twelve ounce brown bottle.

Appearance: Toasted Lager pours out a beautiful golden copper color that is crystal clear. A bit of a hard pour yielded a good finger of bone white, thin head. Head faded on the quick side, but did leave some thin streaks of white foam behind on the glass. Some pretty active carbonation bubbles were noticed streaming up to the top of the glass.

Smell: Has that classic, craft lager smell to it. Faint notes of hops with a smooth toasted malt aroma. Hints of caramel are just barely noticed amid an almost grassy, hay like aroma. Smells pretty fresh overall.

Taste: Has that classic, craft lager taste to it as well. Just a touch of bitter hops. The toasted malt flavor is alot less noticeable in the flavor. Some faint caramel flavors. Finishes smooth and dry with a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Has a nice medium bodied mouthfeel to it. Very crisp and clean. Some pretty lively carbonation leaves a quick burn on the tongue and throat.

Drinkability: Pretty damn drinkable thanks to the lower ABV. Clean and refreshing. Definitely a go to beer on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2008 19:45:48 | More by jaxon53
Photo of dashirey


3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Extra bottle from a tasting I had with some friends. So here goes nothing...

A - Poured a clear reddish/copper color with about a finger of head after a vigorous pour. The head was gone in a blink of the eye, with nearly no lacing.

S - I don't know why, but I loved the smell of this one. More than anything else I was hit with floral hops wit hsome maly mixed in, but I just loved the smell!!

T - Malty flavor with a dry finish and a good amount of hops present. It had a slight floral twinge to it as well (not bad). I was not hit with the "toasted" flavors, but maybe I'm not sure what that is....

M - Good...nothing great.

D - Hands down an easy drinking beer. This could be a good everyday go-to beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2008 00:50:17 | More by dashirey
Photo of Rsobotka

New York

4.38/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: nice golden amber color wiht a frothy toasty finish

S: A great burst of Hops with a true bread like toasty smell

T: Rich and full flavored...as if i were toasting some campfires right over the open flames
M: Tasty, fullness with a smoooth aftertaste
D: This is a great beer, will buy again. A superb beer with a truly original taste and feel

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2008 02:40:48 | More by Rsobotka
Photo of grees20


3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Enjoyed Blue Point Toasted Lager during a tasting with friends.
The Toasted Lager pours a copper body with a thin, white head that leaves behind minimal lacing. A little bit of a floral hop aroma, but not much else there. Mouthfeel is thin, crisp up front. Having a hard time picking up the "toasted" part of this lager. Has a slightly bitter finish. Doesn't compare with some of Blue Point's other offerings.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2008 00:30:58 | More by grees20
Photo of sleazo

New York

3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A_Light brown clear liquid with a light off white two fingered head. The head settles into a 1/4 inch of foam that remains throughout.

S_Clean lager smell with a hint of grassy noble smelling hops. Smells much like a pilsener with hints of toasted malt.

T_Slightly sweet up front, slightly toasted in the middle and bitter in the end. SLight vegetal nature detracts somewhat. Not too complex but refreshing.

M_Light bodied, medium to high carbonation.

D_A good crisp lager and a nice change of pace from Brooklyn Lager. I still prefer Brooklyn to this for the most part.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2008 03:07:46 | More by sleazo
Photo of frazbri


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

Blue Point Toasted Lager poured a pristine, polished copper with a well structured white head and excellent lacing. Mild aroma was bready with a touch of fruit. Bread and orchard fruit flavors with a touch of caramel and a mineral tinged, bitter finish. Medium high carbonation with medium body and a dry finish.

This beer looked beautiful. The copper almost shined! After that, it's a solid lager. It just doesn't taste as great as it looked.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2008 01:43:38 | More by frazbri
Photo of fitzy84


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

Clear amber appearance with some thin lacing. Faint malt with some spice aromas were sensed, nothing too strong. Not too "toasty" but it did have a sweet, hoppy taste to it. Good medium body but a bit too watery. Overall, I felt like the drink could have better, but its watery texture hindered any potential it could have had. Simply, just too weak for my tastes.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2008 15:28:32 | More by fitzy84
Photo of nsmartell


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer while delayed at LaGuardia Airport for almost 8 hours. Poured into a Weiss glass.

Appearance: Poured a nice amber/copper color, with not much head.

Smell: Toasted grains and copper.

Taste: Nice and malty with a clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and well carbonated.

Drinkability: Not a bad beer to spend some time with. Went down easy and tasted good throughout.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2008 11:55:37 | More by nsmartell
Photo of tmitch75


3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Found this in six-packs at the Sam's Wine on Clybourn, previously not available here in IL (at least that I know of).

Clear copper/amber color with thick 2-finger head and sticky lace.

Grainy lager smell. Very slightly toasty, but not much to it at all. Smells pretty much like a standard macro lager.

Sweet toasty malt flavor with just a touch of hops. The toasty flavor is pretty light but still distinctive and tasty.

Mouthfeel is light, which only serves to make this go down faster.

A fairly standard lager with a slight hook in it's toastiness. Not a bad beer, but I was expecting a more pronounced toastiness.

Tasted on 3/10/08.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2008 21:18:31 | More by tmitch75
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

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

A: Poured a beautiful bronze-caramel with a quickly dissipating dirty white head. Visible carbonation was light but steady throughout the entire course of the drink.

S: a dry sweet toasted caramel, light brown sugar hints and alcohol. There was some spicy apple cider and woodiness as well detected.

T: The initial flavor was warm and toasty with sweet caramel with a dried, woodiness and bread hints. There was a spicy fruitiness of boozy apple cider and pears that provided a warming alcohol and toasted woodiness to the overall flavor of the beer giving it a earthy feel.

M: light-medium body and texture with a warm boozy caramel apples and dry spicy burbon alcohol fade.

D: Drinkability was warm and toasty making for a big drinking lager with a big flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2008 00:33:09 | More by beerthulhu
Photo of EStreet20

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Never had much experience with this style, other than TONS of Yuengling during my college years in NE PA. Figured I'd give this a shot.

12 ounce bottle, best by June '08, poured into a 16 ounce shaker pint.

A - Perfectly clear with a nice reddish golden color. About two finger of head on top. Looks nice on the pour.

S - Faint and typical aroma of lager yeast. Some fruity smell.

T - Some fruity taste here but for the most part the brew is rather bland. Some husk/grain aftertaste.

M - Light bodied in the mouth.

D - Could be a good entry level type craft beer. Not really my style but I could see many considering this drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2008 23:39:47 | More by EStreet20
Photo of albern


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

I had this when it first came out, and it seems like it has improved a bit. The presentation is quite nice in that it pours a coppery amber color with a nice creamy bubbly head with lots of retention and lacing. The beer is clear and moderately carbonated. The smell is very subdued, I'm getting some sweet malts, husky grains, some very typical lagery yeast aromas, maybe some florals too. The taste is malty, a bit tilted in the direction of caramel, there is some hop in the finish. I'm getting some crystal malt flavors, some slightly toasted grains, some reddish flavors in the background. There is a slight sourishness to this beer in the finish and aftertaste that detracts somewhat. This is a decent beer, not brilliant, but refreshing enough in the right circumstances.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2008 18:43:26 | More by albern
Photo of mltobin


3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mixed a Six in Northern Westchester, New York.

Once poured into a glass, the beer is a nice amber color with a medium-sized white head.

Smell is very nice, light, crisp, with a bit of spice to it.

Taste has a small bite but a clean after-taste, a great beer, first beer I have ever drank from Bluepoint Brewery.

Mouthfeel is fairly unique for a lager, I definately prefer this beer to most macro lagers produced in the United States.

Drinkability is up there, a very enjoyable beer, glad I picked it up.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2008 00:43:19 | More by mltobin
Photo of shabbtastic

New York

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a brilliant amber color, very little head with almost no lacing, perhaps the glass was dirty.

S - Strong yeast with toasted grains.

T - A very pleasant malty lager. Undertones of nutty bread, followed by a nice dry finish.

M - Medium bodied with faint carbonation. A dry, clean finish makes this very enjoyable.

D - Very complete lager IMO. Very easy to drink and very balanced. Not very filling which allows this to be a great session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2008 17:17:23 | More by shabbtastic
Photo of davidt


3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy amber-orange with a thick off-white head that drop quickly, leaving little lacing. Aroma is biscuits, malt and little else. Toasty malt flavor with a hint of bitter grassy hops. Mouthfeel is creamy, thick, with a bitter aftertaste. A decent if unremarkable lager.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2008 19:43:32 | More by davidt
Photo of shirfan

New York

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

Clear amber orange in color with a good layer of foam.

Grainy, slightly husky aroma with touches of pear and apple.

Good, refreshing all-grain lager flavor -- lightly toasted malt, a hint of honey perhaps, and very mild herbal hops in the finish.

Soft mouthfeel makes this an easy quencher with just enough flavor to not feel "light".

An excellent candidate to offer a macro drinker as a "crossover beer".

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2008 23:37:34 | More by shirfan
Photo of tugdriver7


4.28/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous, clear amber in the glass with a nice foamy head and bubbles climbing up the sides. Malt (a toasted-like scent, really) in the nose with the same in the initial taste. Nicely balanced fruity/bitter hops and a touch of sweetness that brings the whole beer together. The "toasty" flavor is apparent and, actually, quite unique and flavorful. All in all, a very good beer and one that could be enjoyed over and over again. Very smooth and drinkable. Serve this to your macro-loving friends when you're introducing them to micros. They'll be hooked.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2008 00:28:15 | More by tugdriver7
Photo of ffejherb


4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle int pint glass on 1/24/08.

A - Clear amber body with one finger of frothy bone white and plenty of active carbonation. Quite good head retention and some decent lacing.

S - Very pleasant malt aroma with toasted barley and oats, and some mild grassy hoppiness in the nose. Not much else going on.

T - Very well-balanced toasted grain flavor paired with grassy hops. Finish is grainy and mildly bitter. Just a tad bit of honey sweetness to contrast the slightly bitter quality.

M - Medium body with fairly lively carbonation. Pretty full, almost creamy texture that gives way to just a bit of a grainy texture. Semi-dry, crisp finish that leaves a slight bitter aspect on the tongue.

D - Tasty lager with a very clean palate and lots of flavor. The toasted quality really stands out in this brew. Not particularly complex, but certainly aptly named.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2008 23:33:08 | More by ffejherb
Photo of stewart124


3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First time seeing this beer and this brewery. Thanks Brillobox.

Pours a deep golden color with a bit of haze. Nice white head that left a bit of lace.

Smells of floral and grassy hops in the nose with a nice malt smell to accompany the hops.

The name is no joke. This is a toasty lager. Almost chewy in body and it made me think I was drinking my breakfast. Lightly toasted malts and possibly some dextrin or decoction. Hops add a grassy and slightly spicy character. I was pleasantly pleased with this lager.

Aftertaste is still malty and a bit chewy. I could drink quite a few of these lagers.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2008 03:02:23 | More by stewart124
Photo of garcia2a


3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice golden color with a decent half-inch head. This beer has a nice, lager-esque nose that gives rise to the expectation of an easy drinkin tasty.

The crystal malt gives a nice, even brew lager that is tasty and refreshing. This beer drinks smooth under slightly chilled conditions as well as full chilled conditions. Very smooth on the old taste buds.

This is a versitile beer that will, as the great John Molson once said, "make its own friends."

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2008 05:41:25 | More by garcia2a
Photo of yelterdow

New Jersey

2.85/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a pint glass at just over fridge temperature, this is relatively a newcomer here in Northern NJ. Freshness date of 2827 is lasered on the lower neck of the bottle.

Appearance- Pours a nice medium amber with a slightly red tinge, the crown is sumptuous at three fingers high. Plenty of lacing evident here.

Smell- Really toasted biscuity malts, but that's all. It's nice for what it is, but too one-sided and uninteresting.

Taste- The beer is clean and very fresh tasting, but the dominating toasted malt character is flat out boring after the first couple of sips. There's some hop bitterness in the finish, but it's just uninteresting.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Sharp in the mouth, especially on the outset... it doesn't smooth out very well through the duration either. Overall, this beer was definitely a letdown, considering what I have previously heard about it.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2008 03:35:02 | More by yelterdow
Photo of Stimack

New York

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

This brew poures to a copper color with a fair sized slightly off white head which seems to have some staying power. Fair amount of lacing being left down the side of the glass. IMO, presentation is pretty good. The aroma is nice, clear malt scent that goes along with its name as it gives a nice toasted scent mixed with a nice hop presence. The taste is quite smooth with, the front end has a nice malt flavor, again slightly toasted with a slight fruit like presence. The tail end shows off a nice hop presence that seems to coat the back of the mouth to give the feeling of the hops sticking around for a while. Quite easy drinking brew, possibly not a sessional one for me just due to the hop presence and residual taste, take this with a grain of salt as I am not usually one to have a very hoppy brew as a sessional. Overall this is a nice brew, some nice flavors coming out. This is a keeper.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2007 13:44:45 | More by Stimack
Photo of dsa7783

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copped a single 12oz beer for $1.49 at Wine and More in West Orange... glad I only got one, because even though this is an all-around good brew, it's nothing exotic or above and beyond... The appearance was better than average, with a decent foam head... smell was somewhat bland and didn't really have a strong aroma... The taste was crisp, clear, and went down really smooth... no prob at all drinking a clear-cut brew like this... Although I wouldn't want to run out to buy a sixer of this, it was a nice sample that I did enjoy... Recommended...

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2007 23:15:27 | More by dsa7783
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