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Blue Point Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Toasted LagerBlue Point Toasted Lager

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447 Reviews

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Reviews: 447
Hads: 1,467
Avg: 3.53
pDev: 25.21%
Wants: 41
Gots: 311 | FT: 1
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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Reviews: 447 | Hads: 1,467
Photo of Phatz
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-Tap at Jackie Blue in Harrisburg PA 1/13/07.

Appearance: Served a clear amber lager with a creamy tan head decent retention and little lacing.

Smell: Clean small lager aroma with hint of bread and grain little tasted malt.

Taste: Again Toasted malt, grain, suggestions of sweetness and fruits fades quickly into the dry grain.

Mouthfeel: Light in the mouth with plenty of carbonation.

Drinkability: This is a quaffable lager recommended more for a hot afternoon than a tasting IMO.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of rohrbachsfan
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was intrigued by the “toasted lager” label and decided to give this one a whirl. This beer poured deep golden color and had huge foamy head but that didn’t last very long. It didn’t have much of a smell. This was a pretty traditional tasting lager with a slightly nutty tasting finish (this must be the “toasted’ part). It was drinkable but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.

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Photo of psinderson
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: A nice looking dark amber color but with a thin white head.

Smell: Slight toasty and caramel aroma.

Taste: Well blended with some pleasant hoppiness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Solid medium body, good carbonation.

Drinkability: Definitely drinkable. Some may not like the minor hoppy bite, but that doesn't bother me.

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Photo of lehows
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark golden amber color with a nice foamy head. The aromas are a light roast, caramel, and some light floral hops. A nice and pleasant amount of malt too. To me this is a good session brew when a place is serving it fresh. I could put back quite a few of these easily. It's a great beer to drink with food as well. A rock solid amber lager that hits the spot almost anytime. This is their most common beer but Blue Point definitely makes better ones than this so if this is all you've tried get out there and sample the others.

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Photo of BBM
3.37/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had this beer on tap. It pours a clear orange color with no head to speak of (although it may have been from the pour). It smells like roasted nuts, some hops, and spices. A very pleasing smell.

The taste is almost like the smell, but not as strong, which is unfortunate. Roasty malt flavors mix with a nutty aftertaste that makes for a very palatable brew. Slight hop bitterness toward the end. The one complaint I have (and it's kind of a big one) is that it's a bit watered-down. What's there is tasty, but Blue Point doesn't let it out to its full potential. That's dissapointing.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. It's quite a drinkable beer, but there are much better beers from Blue Point. Overall I'd reccoemmend it if you're looking for something easy to pick up and drink; but if you're feeling adventurous I'd look elsewhere around their brewery.

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Photo of jcdiflorio
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a nonic glass,a clear light to medium color.
a creamy white head,a few strings of tiney bubbles a lacing of the glass.
A malty nose with aromas of caramell,a light roastyness,with nutty overtones.Clean and pleasant,a bit fruity,not a real hop presence.
The taste was not a flavorful as the aroma would indicate.The flavor was clean but grainy,a bit metallic,nutty,bisquity and slightly citrusy.
The mouthfeel was light to medium,tangy a faint sourness,but not offensive and a dry finish.
A very drinkable beer,refreshing and quite enjoyable,it could use a little more hop presence to balance out the malt. Overall,not a bad beer,would drink this again.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been a fan of the last couple offerings from Blue Point for as many adds I've seen about these two breweries in beer publications it's amazing I've never seen them. Appears a nice copper amber hue with a nice off whtie head leaves even webbed lacing as it slowly dwindles away. Aroma has a mild zingling pine/citrus hop combo with some toasted grain brings about light nut/biscuit components and a trace of caramel presence, but I was taken a back from the hops I was picking up especially for a flagship lager. Taste contains a mix of mineral tones, caramel biscuit malts, and expressive hop flavors including pine and citrus with mild overall bitterness, the malts were very nice toasty as the label describes. Mouthfeel is medium to light body range even natural carbonation some light hop slick oily feeling about it, damn. Drinkability comes off with a classic flavorful lager damn tasty good hop presence and I could drink these all day, definitely a fan of this and the Hoptical Illusion.

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Photo of bonbright7
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this with 2 platters of sushi and the beer held well against the wasabi and the ginger. I liked how the brownish gold beer poured to a subtle head as it smelled like malt and biscuit.

The subsequent taste was very smooth, malty, and slightly bitter. It didn't explode with huge fruit, but it easy to drink and would probably be great on draft.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, still, copper amber body, topped by a level three fingers of off-white foam.

The aroma is appropriately toasty, bready, yeasty, if not very big.

Taste has a lightly sweet caramel beginning, the malt making it self at home. At the finish, besides a pleasant balancing hop snap, is also a toasty sensation. Clean finish.

Nice light-to-medium mouthfeel. Easy drinkability.

Lying somewhere between an American Amber and a Vienna, a nice sessionable lager.

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Photo of Wildman
3.16/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

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Photo of JohnnyM2002
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of JMD71
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
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...

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Photo of bjohnson
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of new2craft
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of BadBadger
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
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.

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Photo of vladimerjr
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of Franchise
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

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Photo of benwiley
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of TheDeuce
2.93/5  rDev -17%
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.

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Photo of apintofknowledge
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of plaid75
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.15/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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Photo of Jredner
2.66/5  rDev -24.6%
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.

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Photo of oldirtycaffrey
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.