Toasted Lager
Blue Point Brewing Company

Toasted LagerToasted Lager
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Style:
Lager - American Amber / Red
Ranked #59
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
80
Ranked #46,607
Avg:
3.54 | pDev: 13.56%
Reviews:
537
Ratings:
1,900
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Blue Point Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
80
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Toasted LagerToasted Lager
Notes: Our flagship and most popular brew, Toasted Lager is the best American amber Lager you’ll ever taste.

To back up that claim, we use six different grains to perfect a balanced flavor of malt and hops, and a special proprietary lager yeast to give Toasted Lager an exceptional, long-lasting smooth finish that’s meant to be enjoyed year-round. Pairs perfectly with fresh seafood...or any food for that matter.

28 IBU
Reviews: 537 | Ratings: 1,900 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

One of the better mass produced lagers out there.
I think it used to taste better before the buyout as all beers go, unfortunately.
Gotta cheapen them up to line the wallets of them greedy bastards.
However it has a nice roasty aroma.
Taste is similar, slight roast, low bitterness. Easy drinkin'.

Feb 17, 2021
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realJohnnyHobo from Maryland

3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Blue Point is another portfolio brand of ABInBev, which offers a handful of bottle/ can/ and draught options from New York. They're more independently recognized, but the quality of their beer has always been above average. The toasted lager is another example of an above-average amber lager with a large hopping that is more tolerable than other examples I have tried.

The scent of the beer is toasted malt. No hidden flavorings to mask, no artificial coloring supporting the hue, leaving this beer to have unparalleled quality. There is a caramel scent, whether it is crystal blended with caramel I do a slight hint of it within the nose. The hue is a beautiful see-thru orange, mild lacing ontop, mild action too regarding the carbonation. /

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with semi-dry but a bit hoppy. Rounded caramel notes in the flavor, alongside a clean blend of multiple grains, the hop character is a plus as there is a lot of body to support a robust hopped beer. Notes of the hops include a mild spice and an easy-drinking nature that is found in the Tettnanger family of strains alongside something like Willamette or Mt. Hood? Regardless the finish is ultra-smooth, as I mentioned before a hoppiness that lingers but a sweetness that is just appealing between each sip. Probably one of my low key favorite beers.

Jan 04, 2021
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jmbrill81 from Virginia

3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is very inexpensive now- right around the price of the big macro-brews. Seems like this is going to be the AB InBev weapon of choice against Sam Adams/Dogfish Head. I don't know but I think they have lowered the quality of this beer. It's got a little bit of that apple juice undertaste that I used to associate with New Castle- which is a different style of beer completely, but also was traditionally (until Lagunitas started making it) that sweet goodish cheap premium beer. I get no hop taste whatsoever from Blue Point now, and I don't think that was always the case. It used to be a nice, balanced beer, but I think they changed it.

Dec 23, 2020
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BJB13 from Maryland

3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip style pint glass.
Best by: 25 OCT 20

L: Very clear amber, three finger khaki head with good retention, leaves small bits of lace.
S: Decent strength malty aroma, caramel and toast, light herbal/spicy hop aroma.
T: Same caramel and toast but more of a floral hop flavor, opens up balanced but finishes hoppy and bitter, bitter aftertaste builds throughout the glass.
F: Medium-low body and carbonation, smooth with a bit of creaminess, carbonation seems a bit low for style.
O: OK but I'm not a fan of the increasingly bitter aftertaste.

Jun 29, 2020
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a see through light amber with a big offwhite head. Main thing I’m getting from the nose is sweet malt with some toasted bread in there too. Interesting flavors that include caramel malt and a metallic hint that’s starts sweet then turns slightly bitter on the tongue. Feel helps this beer somewhat. It’s got some body and some decent carbonation that adds to this brew. Not a favorite.

Jun 21, 2020
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Tacoma223 from New York

4.73/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really beautiful amber color, very slight bitterness but extremely refreshing. Lacing is really thick and creamy. Evenly carbonated and easily drinkable beer. First time enjoying a solid blue moon in a long time.

Dec 27, 2019
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stevoj from Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draft at City Tap House DC. Pale amber pour, lots of lacing, kind of creamy. Malty aroma and taste, caramel. Not much here, but really nice feel. easy drinker.

Nov 29, 2019
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AccipiterofBeer from New York

3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: 3.75
S: 3.25 barely
T: 3.25.
F: 3.5
O: 3.25

An OK lager, but there are better options out there for around the same price point. It has become somewhat known in the NYC region for the brewery's partnerships with radio stations and sports teams.

Nov 21, 2019
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mothmanscott from Georgia

3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From notes 6/6/12: Pours a clear pale amber producing 2 fingers of beige moderately lived head that leaves a webby lacing. Aroma is malty, toasted bred, roasted nuts, apple and grassy hops. Taste is similar to nose but sweeter with caramel. There is also a faintly metallic hint. Clean but not crisp;lightly bitter and dry in the finish and aftertaste.

Oct 29, 2019
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Tantonys from Maine

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I was kind of expecting something similar to a Rauchbier given the use of the term "Toasted Lager." I am totally disappointed.
Lightly roasted 12-row overall with slight hops presence.
Quality production,
yet incorrectly labeled.

Oct 25, 2019
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can, best by 31 Dec 2019.

A clear amber with a dense, off-white head with great retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is quite wonderful with a toasted grain, pumpernickel, a mild earthy, spicy hop character, all quite well balanced with just a hint of sweetness. The palate opens with a mild grainy and nutty note, a blend of pumpernickel, a mild spicy, almost rye-like note, a light earthy and delicate green peppercorn spicy hop character. The mid-palate has a mild caramel and toasted grain sweetness. Drying, mildly bitter and mildly sweet on the finish, this beer is quite excellent.

Sep 19, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(12 oz bottle, bottled on 18DEC18 BF0157; purchased single off shelf... poured into simple mug)

L: crystal-clear, tawny-amber liquid; ton of spongy, aged-white foam on the pour; rocky receding, suds clinging in chunks

S: medium-caramel, brown grainy bread crust, chewy dark golden pretzel... sedate-to-moderate intensity

T: dry, but firm malty backbone; the payoff is in its finish though - toasty (as billed) edge to the vaguely Vienna-lager-like (or American marzen??) malt foundation, bit of earthy hop bite boosting the toast... caramel and toasted grain in the aftertaste all day

F: bit of a swell and bounce up front; stays fairly flat-flowing as far as body and viscosity, though it does have a mild streakiness in its finish... relatively dry; as expecting more of a residual greasy film, but it burns out nicely with help from the firm bitter/roast and a soft warmth

O: I've had this probably no more than a handful of times over the years, always thought it was decent - even now, not too shabby for what it's presenting, even for an 8-month-old bottle... thought I did detect some oxidation etc by sight, sniff, and slurp, but it didn't detract much; would do again (1441)

Aug 20, 2019
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moodenba from New York

3.21/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Blue Point Toasted lager draft at a Tapas Restaurant in July, 2019. The Toasted Lager was Blue Point's first popular brew, and seems to have survived the ABInbev transition without damage. This is a "middle of the road" pleasant amber beer in the style of Brooklyn Lager and Sam Adams Boston Lager, and is pretty much comparable in quality to those brews. Before the acquisition, I had three favorite Blue Point products (Pale Ale, Rasta Rye, and especially ESB), and none is now regularly available.

Jul 08, 2019
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1009 from Massachusetts

3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Highly smooth, quite flavourful and just a solid beer on a summer afternoon. Very toasty taste that doesn’t disappoint! Great color as well, nice and dark!

Jun 30, 2019
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pleasant surprise to find this on tap in a wine restaurant near Paddington Station.
Looks like a nice amber and lace, to boot. Smells mostly of malts and not all barley. Taste is balanced and surprisingly I get some nuttiness. Finishes refreshing and dry. This probably would be a good lager with delicate foods.

I'd known about Blue Point from a visit to NYC, but they don't seem to make it much to Chicago; so this was my first. I was surprised to find out they have a distribution deal with AB who is building a High End line. I wish them well and AB gives them as much independence as Goose Island got.

May 30, 2019
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice little lager pours a
medium brown tinged amber with a nice head of white foam that
subsides to a thick ring, thin light clumping pool, and shows subtle lacing.
Nose of caramel malts and light herbal hops. Flavors surpass the nose with
a lightly toasted caramel malt with nicely balanced herbal hops that are a
touch reminiscent of an ESB but with lager notes and subtle light toasted bread.
Nice mouth feel; medium light body, medium light carbonation, and a lightly
sweet and malty finish. Of note the toasted elements come out more with
warmth.

Overall, a VERY nice brew that would be great at the next BBQ.

Cheers to Randy from work for this one!

Apr 26, 2019
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badgerbeer1 from Wisconsin

4.12/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Agree with some of other reviews. Not as refreshing as i want a lager to be, but very tasty. Enjoyed in Miami bar, maybe enjoyed too much based on headache following morning

Apr 04, 2019
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Sprowt20 from New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark and malty for a lager, this beer has body. The maltiness makes Blue Point Toasted Lager a bit less refreshing than you might want from a lager, but it goes down smooth and is a relative crowd pleaser.

Feb 28, 2019
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depechemode1983 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a clear medium amber. The head is beige a bit foamy. Retention is decent and leaves a good amount of lacing.

Not much toastiness going on here. Picking up a fair amount of caramel malts. Its exceptionally grainy.

Toasted grains caramel grains come through more so in the taste. Its bitter but the malts definitely dominate here.

Its a medium bodied mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Goes down nice.

Oct 21, 2018
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Krajnyak from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark straw with a fast dying head. Smell was nothing amazing...not bad mind you, just what I’d expect. Good lager taste with a clean mouthfeel. Perhaps a bit metallic finish for me. Overall, fine lager that’s true to the style.

Jul 28, 2018
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RomanDeanPollizi from New Jersey

2.46/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a glass from a twelve ounce bottle. Light in color with a fair amount of bubbles indicating a fair amount of carbonation. I can't comment on the aroma mainly because I didn't notice much of one. The beer tasted good though and went down smoothly. Clean, crisp, and refreshing. It paired well with the shrimp kebabs and roasted veggies. Overall a decent lager and better than I had expected. I'd order this one again in the future.

Jul 05, 2018
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gvickery from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don’t like the name and it is probably a bad marketing idea. Like most people I was initially turned off by it. I decided to give it a try and am pleasantly surprised. Poured it into my favorite cheap glass, looks great, dark amber/red color. Medium white head dissapates quickly. Smells Carmel, toasted grain, molasses. Taste is Carmel with, you guessed it, toasted grain. There’s enough hops to balance it but it’s definitely malt forward. I think it’s nice and deserves a higher rating. Don’t let the name scare you off. Cheers

Jun 22, 2018
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chitoryu12 from Florida

3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Light orange/copper with a nice big white head.

Smell: Toasty malt and citrus.

Taste: Bitterness with a little hop flavor, bready malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation.

Overall: Not bad. Could use a bit more balance and complexity against the bitterness.

May 18, 2018
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57md from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light ruddy copper with almost two fingers of head. The nose is nicely toasty. The flavor also has a good dose of toasted malty goodness. The body is slightly light for the style but that only serves to make it very sessionable.

Apr 28, 2018
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BeerMan247 from New York

3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This Brewski was a very nutty tasing Lager, that unfortunately left much to be desired. To my surprise the beer packed less of a tasteful punch than I expected. That being said, there is almost no aftertaste as the piney nutty taste dissapates almost immediately. Overall it’s a solid beer that was quite enjoyable, but maybe a little less aromatic and pungent than I was expecting.

Apr 01, 2018
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