Toasted Lager
Blue Point Brewing Company

Toasted LagerToasted Lager
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Style:
American Amber / Red Lager
Ranked #54
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
80
Ranked #44,952
Avg:
3.54 | pDev: 13.56%
Reviews:
531
Ratings:
1,882
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Blue Point Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  72
Gots
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SCORE
80
Good
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: 531 | Ratings: 1,882 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Tacoma223
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.

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Tacoma223 from New York, Dec 27, 2019
Photo of stevoj
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.

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stevoj from Idaho, Nov 29, 2019
Photo of AccipiterofBeer
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.

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Photo of mothmanscott
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.

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Photo of Tantonys
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.

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Photo of DefenCorps
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.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
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)

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Bouleboubier from New Jersey, Aug 20, 2019
Photo of moodenba
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.

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moodenba from New York, Jul 08, 2019
Photo of 1009
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!

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1009 from Massachusetts, Jun 30, 2019
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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.

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Beginner2 from Illinois, May 30, 2019
Photo of Brutaltruth
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!

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Photo of badgerbeer1
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

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badgerbeer1 from Wisconsin, Apr 04, 2019
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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.

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Sprowt20 from New Jersey, Feb 28, 2019
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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.

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Photo of Krajnyak
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.

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Krajnyak from Pennsylvania, Jul 28, 2018
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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.

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Photo of gvickery
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

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Photo of chitoryu12
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.

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chitoryu12 from Florida, May 18, 2018
Photo of 57md
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.

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57md from Pennsylvania, Apr 28, 2018
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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.

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BeerMan247 from New York, Apr 01, 2018
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3.11/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From 330ml bottle at limit of shelf life.
L: Clear, syrupy, dark copper colour with two fingers of dense head that collapses quickly.
S: Sweet malt.
T: Very sweet, molasses, wood & tobacco, semi-dry finish.
F: Medium body, some chewiness, light carbonation.
O: I first drank this in NY 8 years ago. Thought it was better then. Have AB InBev changed something?

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Spike from United Kingdom (England), Feb 24, 2018
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3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Toasted Lager pours a copper color, with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma is sweet, with hints of metal. Flavor is full crisp, sweet with a nice roasted malt flavor. Good body and feel. Overall, a very full flavored, sweeter lager.

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vette2006c5r from Minnesota, Feb 18, 2018
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3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on draught in a hotel bar. Pint pour. It's dark amber in color with ruby hues, and a thin, ecru-colored head and lacing. There's not much on the nose: mostly some sweet malt with caramel notes. The first thing I taste is a sweet malt with toast and a hint of caramel. It finishes with a touch of mild hops that leaves a slight bitterness. It's medium-bodied and moderately carbonated, and truly sessionable with its 5.5% ABV. I ordered it because I hadn't tried it before. It's okay but too sweet for my taste.

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MacMalt from New Jersey, Feb 03, 2018
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3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

man, i used to like this beer as an underage kid, but now, its pretty weak. i was surprised for one to find it on a united flight the other day, and also surprised that i disliked it so much after some pretty nostalgic times drinking this one back in the day. i imagine the recipe has changed a little over time, but also i know palates have evolved far beyond this sort of thing, so there could be pressure on both ends of this one. i wanted to like it, but found myself almost forcing it down at the end. its well carbonated and frothy, so that part is dialed in, and the mouthfeel isnt bad, nutty malty sweetness and some body, but pushed on by lively carbonation, i dont really have a critique there. the one dimensional flavor is what trips me up, its this single thread of nutty red malt, caramelized and a touch of honey sweetness to it, and then the bready lager yeast that doesnt taste to me like it has had quite enough time to do its thing, thats all i really taste, those two elements, its like so simple that its boring rather than streamlined and elegant as a positive. amber ale characteristics as much as amber lager, and i do get the toasted aspect, but its metallic a bit at times which breaks down what i am supposed to like about it. it almost just tastes cheap to me now. i had higher hopes for revisiting this old classic...

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours light brown with a nice light tan head of minimal retention. The aroma is malty, with toasted and toffee-like notes. Some freshly baked bread too toward the end. Minimal bitterness and mild carbonation.

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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania, Nov 25, 2017
Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 1882 ratings