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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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438 Reviews

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Reviews: 438
Hads: 1,410
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 37
Gots: 265 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-18-2001

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Reviews: 438 | Hads: 1,410
Photo of Wildman
3.16/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is courtesy of one of my old college friends that lives in this area of Long Island. The beer poured a medium amber color and formed a foamy white head that coated the glass with lace. A mild aroma of hops, grain and banana. The flavor was slightly of hops and grain. A medium light body and a sweet finish. Not a bad session beer. (341 characters)

Photo of JohnnyM2002
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass at 45 degrees.

Pours an amber color with a very slight head. Smells of malt and roasty nuts (mmm, roasty nuts...). Tastes almost like a nut brown ale, but with a little hop hint...also a little citrus comes back on the aftertaste...a good lager. Very drinkable offering from the Patchogue brewery. (345 characters)

Photo of JMD71
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Transparent dark gold to amber color. Small head when poured which receded almost immediately. Strong carbonation visible.

Aroma: Slightly hoppy aroma with malty backbone. Not any real "toasted" notes apparent.

Taste: Rich flavor of malts balanced with mild hops. The toastiness makes a slight appearance in the middle. Finishes crips & fairly refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium bodied. Smooth & crisp. Body was a bit thin for what I was expecting from the initial appearance.

Drinkability: Very easy drinking. This goes down smoothly. Refreshing...

Comments: I enjoyed this lager from Blue Point, but did not find it overly exciting, More full flavored than your standard lager, but nothing out of the ordinary. Would have liked it to be more toasty per the name... (796 characters)

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

A: Pours a darker amber color consistent with many types of lagers. Slight head with not much retention. Not much movement in that glass.
S: Normal toasted wheat and biscuit aromas hit the nose first with strength. Much stronger than any other lager I've smelled recently.
T/M: Good bready and wheaty malt flavors hit the palate first with an ever so slight bitterness in the finish. Bitterness is a tad sweet. Crawls through the mouth leaving a grainyness in its wake. Medium bodied with a coating to it. Not great, but not bad--mediocre.
D: Drinkable, but not overly impressive. Blue Point makes some good offerings so I'd try this if you're looking for a good summer lager, otherwise, pass. (696 characters)

Photo of new2craft
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Barefoot Peddler.

Appearance: Copper to light amber, with a good 1/2" white head.

Smell:Faint smell of hops and caramel malts that improve and become more pronounced as the beer warms up.

Taste:Smooth, sweet, and malty clean taste. Almost bread like. Hops are light and subtle and help add some balance to the malty taste.

This beer has really improved over the years. A simple easy drinking lager. An excellent session beer with a good flavor. My new local favorite. (502 characters)

Photo of BadBadger
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ah what a treat: I wasn't expecting anything exceptional but this turned out to be a very tasty and highly drinkable lager. For those tired of the ubiquity of hops, this toasted lager is a taste bud sanctuary. It pours a nice dark gold-amber color, with a foamy, though short lasting, head. The smell is malty, with hints of yeast. The taste is pleasantly flavorful. What does that mean? Give it a try and you will knoew. A very nice brew. I wish I had not waited so long to give this a try. (491 characters)

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

I had this beer direct from the brewery. It pours to looks like a dark and clean blonde ale but light in color for an amber lager, retained a good head. The smell is not really definable in any way.
I drank this from a frosty mug but the flavor opens up quite a bit more as the beer warms up a little bit.
Light in hops with a strong grainy flavor followed by a citruisy aftertaste. A good beer for a BBQ tastes great with a good well doen steak. Goes down easy and you can easily lose track of how many you have had.
Being as I am so local to the brewery I managed to score a keg of this for my housewarming party and it went over great. (643 characters)

Photo of Franchise
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, I loved this lager. It poured a dark blonde basically a light brown with a foamy tan head. The aroma is initially sour musty with a sweet fruity background followed by a oaky vanilla flavor. The taste is fantastic, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, sugar cookies are all upfront with a pungent spicy lemon citrus background for balance. This is a playful lager that tantalizes the palate with sweet and funky notes. (417 characters)

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

this is a very drinkable beer. ive had a whole bunch of these more or less in a row and never really gotten tired of it. nature of this type of brew i think, but thats taking nothing away from the brewers. theyve toasted the grain enough to elicit a very nice sweetness without anything overpowering like some sweeter stouts, etc. good beer overall.
i think drinking this out of a bottle, tho, might leave a little to be desired. this is a pint beer due to its NOT OVERWHELMING characteristics. meaning that you need to really drink a good helping of this guy to really appreciate whats going on. the paltry 12 oz serving common to US bottles isnt going to impress. (667 characters)

Photo of tgbljb
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a crystal clear deep amber color with modest white puffy head that slowly fell to a thin coating with no lacing. Smell is mild for toasted malt and a slight metallic note. Taste is malty with a light hop bitterness. The same metallic taste as in the smell is also in the background. Nice refreshing finish with a nice balcance of the malt and hops. A nice pleasurable beer with excellent drinkablility. (409 characters)

Photo of TheDeuce
2.93/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blue Point Toasted...

Appearance-decent light amber, somewhat muddled carbonation but there are some bubbles.

Smell-grainy with slight hop and malt tendencies, a little alcohol mixed in.

Taste-almost grainy to a fault, I know that is what they were going for but this is almost too much. Fairly smooth, not that much in the way of malt or hops, it's light.

Mouthfeel-light, smooth, easy drinking. A little grainy, but slightly better than average.

Drinkability-you could pound plenty of these, a light easy amber lager.

Overall-I've had many Amber Lagers that put this to shame but that by no means makes this a bad choice, lighter version of the style, not too bad. (684 characters)

Photo of apintofknowledge
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear orange-amber with a large frothy, foamy off-white head. The aroma is pure hops... grassy and earthy. The taste is both subtley sweet and dry in almost perfect balance... the hops are very present, but not overwhelming, and not very bitter at all. I suggest pouring into a wide-mouth glass, like a British pint glass, so you can get your nose into it as you drink to soak up the hop aroma.

All in all, an enjoyable brew... not a big beer, but a well-crafted enjoyable beer that has good balance, some complexity, but is approachable and drinkable for those times when you want a good lager with real flavor... a lager that might even win over your "lite-beer" drinking friends. (691 characters)

Photo of plaid75
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Have had several kegs of this "flagship" beer in my kegerator. After the ESB, perhaps the most drinkable of the Blue Point beers.

The color is a nice, rich copper with a foamy head, which dissipates to a half inch ring three sips into the process. The aroma is typical of a full bodied American lager and the mouthfeel is light to medium.

This beer is similar to Sam Adams Boston Lager in all respects. I find it, however, to be a bit hoppier and a bit less malty - both of which add to its drinkability. (510 characters)

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was a lovely amber, clear brew that poured out with a four-finger head that was rather foamy. No lace on the glass, though.

The aroma was of light hops, somewhat bready, slightly grassy, with hints of fuity maltiness. Not too bad.

Taste was nothing spectacular. Lightly biscuity, with flavors of toasted malt (big surprise) and hints of hoppiness. Just bittering hops, no citrus or pine character, just a little resinous. Balanced, just nothing that stood out and said "Drink me! Drink me!!!"

Mouthfeel was average as well. Not too thin, but not a lot of body.

Drinkability was strictly average. Not a bad beer to have around, better than a macro, but there are plenty of other micros with more going for them. (732 characters)

Photo of Jredner
2.66/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

While this is exactly without an aroma it is low enough in intensity that if it were a fart no one could pinpoint the origin enough to lay blame on any one person. Vaguely hoppy is all I can say. Tea colored..thin filmy white head. Slight metallic tinge in the fore yields to a fairly toasty (hey like the name) grain flavor with mild hop notes and a tinge of sweetness. (370 characters)

Photo of oldirtycaffrey
3.36/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this on tap at Brickhouse Brewery in Patchogue, NY, right around the corner from Blue Point Brewery. Appearance is a gold color with an inch white head. Lacing is OK. Smell is OK. Taste is sweet malt, with hints of apricot/apple. Mouthfeel is good -- tho' carbonation is a little high, the drinkability of this is quite good. Could easily spend the night drinking just these. Tasty lager. Worth trying. (406 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
2.72/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a two-fingered cream head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Clear amber color. Weak malty/hoppy nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Starts sweet but hops dominate finish. Moderately bitter after taste. $1.95 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma. (280 characters)

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

This one’s a rich honey-amber color with a simple white head. The aroma is about what was expected: bread crust, a little malt, no fruitiness, light hop aroma, a bit of grain…all of moderate intensity. Nice, but nothing special. The taste is a little better: faintly sweet up front, with toasted and caramel malts. There’s a nice balance, but with just enough hops. Finish has a solid bitterness. Medium body, with maybe a bit less than typical carbonation. All in all, this one’s better than average, but just slightly over that bar. (538 characters)

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

Pours a clear golden honey with a finger of bright white head that subsides quickly, lots of carbonation streams, and a bit of spotty lacing. Aroma is clean and moderately malty with a slight grassy hop aroma. Taste is a sweet malt, lightly toasted as the name indicates, a little grainy, with a decent grassy hop finish. Simple but satisfying. Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Not a big lager drinker, but this is a pretty solid one. Picked this up as a single, but I might by a 6 pack for around the house. (518 characters)

Photo of gdogalishus
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving from a bottle into a tumbler
Serving Temperature: 48 degrees
pH: 4.47
Alcohol Measured: 5.3% by Residual Extract Method

Poured a very clear golden color with large white head of small bubbles. Light carbonation.
The aroma was a very faint hop aroma and a taosty/malt background.
The flavor was malt with a slight hop aftertaste. The toasted character, if that's what I'm tasting, is dominant. This beer could be more balanced with aditional bittering hops. This would be an improvement in my opinion. Head retention was good as it stuck to the side of the glass as I drank it but don't expect it to remain on top of the beer.

Overall a good looking beer with a better aroma than flavor. It is difficult to judge due to the catch-all character of it's style category, but a drinkable and enjoyable lager. (822 characters)

Photo of ppoitras
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle purchased as a single from Julio's, Marlboro, MA, I think. Notched best by March 06.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" beige head over the clear amber brew. Head deflates rather quickly, down to about half height, with bits of lacing here and there. Aroma is somewhat generically well balanced with light malt and hops presences. Taste is balanced as well, with a bit somewhat sour fruitiness. Mouthfeel is average, and drinkability is limited by that sourness. Not a favorite here. (511 characters)

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

Has this on tap at Donnely's public house in Fairport, NY. This came to me with a good head with great lacing. The body was a really good looking amber shade.The smell was sorta toasty and hoppy. Simple but nice. The taste was nice besides the odd metallic flavor i noticed. Roasted malt and good hops to balance. Nothign special but pleasant. Moderate mouthfeel. Moderately drinkable. (385 characters)

Photo of jakester
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light orange with millions of tiny floaters. Date on bottle says Jan '06, so it's not that. A two finger head of off-white foam forms on top, dropping after a while to islands and a ring, with intermittent traces of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is faint caramel, slight DMS, and very faint citrusy/spicy hops. Not alot going on, but nothing bad, either.

Flavor is sweet caramel, DMS, fairly strong hop bitterness, and juicy hops. The hops taste citrusy? Aftertaste is sweet and slightly nutty. This is almost like a pale ale, but it's a lager, with DMS and everything.

Mouthfeel is medium, with pretty strong carbonation. Finish is sweet and tingly.

This is a good beer. I know from touring the place that the color comes from the boiler being either on or off, which means the sugar is caramelizing, giving this its color. It's not smoky. The only thing that's weird are the floaters. Recommended. (917 characters)

Photo of DaggerEyes
2.43/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I am a huge fan of Blue Points "hoptical illusion" and was up for something new so I decided to pick up a growler of Blue Point Toasted Lager. I enjoy a smokey tasting beer from time to time.

I'd have to say that I was not overly impressed on my initial taste, it seemed to be pretty avarage in taste, which was a disappointment. There was a subtle smokey taste to the beer nothing too strong. The killer though was the after taste that this beer left in my mouth. My girlfriend summed it up perfectly when she said she felt like she had drank out of an ash tray. A really unpleasent after taste to say the least. And for the first time in my life I didn't even finish the whole growler. I was trying to fight my way to the bottom as I hate to waste beer, but I could just not do it, and I ended up pooring out about 1/3 or the bottle.

I will never pick this one up again. A total bummer! (897 characters)

Photo of chOAKbarrell
2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Uh, where's the "toast"? The name of this beer piqued my interest, as I am fond of smokey beers, and the thought of a "toasted" beer grabbed me.

However, this is mediocrity, straight across the board. There's not really anything to distinguish this lager from the hundreds of other lagers out there. Looks like your average lager, and smells & tastes that way too. I don't really know what to tell you. If you've had one lager, you've had 1,000. Kind of a grass/hay taste & mouth to this beer. Kind of a mildly unpleasant aftertaste, but nothing that really lingers.

Ultimately forgettable, this was rather a disappointment, as I am very fond of Blue Point's "Hoptical Illusion." I'm glad I only bought one. I wont be having this beer ever again. (753 characters)

Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.