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Blue Point Toasted Lager | Blue Point Brewing Company

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80
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475 Reviews
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Blue Point Toasted LagerBlue Point Toasted Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-18-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
475
Ratings:
1,614
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
25.57%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
393
For Trade:
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Reviews: 475 | Ratings: 1,614
Photo of BCad
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Carmel and liquor nose with a real toasted-malt finish (yea I know that seems obvious, but I have no other words for it!)

The start is great, but there is an off alcohol taste in my bottle that I do not like. Honestly this guy is my first toasted lager, and this isn't completely what I was expecting! The first sip with a good mouth full of foam was really creamy and sweet, but their is a sharp liquor bitterness to the whole thing that I was not expecting and it is honestly sharp enough that I can't ignore it.

There are a lot of great flavors going on like toasted nuts, caramel, and some clear hop goodness, but the tail end of every sip makes me pucker up! It may just be an overwhelming and unbalanced amount of hops for my taste, or maybe I got an off batch. The off-tasting bitterness is impossible to ignore though to me, and it knocked my rating of this beer way way down..

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.24/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My first toasted lager and I was quite pleased with the overall experience.

As crisp as a lager but with the bold taste of an ale, this toasted lager was a good and refreshing surprise on a hot FL day. Out of the bottle it pours a dark amber color with nice head and great lacing. The smell was something more than a lager, but something less than an ale - and I really liked it. It was well carbonated but the feel was still crisp and light. The taste was distinctly "lager-ish" but had an added flavor due to the roasted malts? Anyway, I liked it and am very glad I picked up a sixer earlier this week.

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Photo of Matthewmetcalfe
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A great amber lager from Long Island. Malty front with a happier than normal finish. Crisp, finish and no heavy malt or alcohol feel to it. Great for a hot day!

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Photo of utopiajane
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours amber orange , clear and with a creamy head of white foam that fell fast. nose is not hoppy at all. Lots of ambers show plenty of hops. This one doesn't. Just a little toasted malt and a lower hops presence. A faint citric note and herbal compliment the background. the floral and earth are more to the forefront. Finishes with a touch of sweetness and without much bitterness. Easy drinking.

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Photo of hman43
3.09/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: It pours amber with a bit of cooper. It has a moderate white head with low head retention. It is clear overall.

Smell: It has aromas of citrus and caramel which are fairly well balanced.

Taste: It has caramel flavors with citrus and toast. The balance is slightly towards the malt.

Feel: It has a moderate feel in which the sweet caramel and bitter citrus into the finish.

Overall, it is a slight malt balanced lager with a moderate bitter sweet finish.

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Photo of Mattandwin
4.16/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The fact that it's from Long Island doesn't do much for its image in my mind, but I do like this beer. It is smooth and very drinkable. The "lager" part of its name confuses me because it is a darker beer.

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Photo of leantom
3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A tasty Amber lager. Like a heavier Yuengling. Here goes:

A: Dark but clear brown-amber. Pours a very large head that leaves great lacing. Good.

S: Caramel, brown sugar, toasted malt. Good, but somewhat generic.

T: Follows the nose. Like a heavy Yuengling. Good.

F: Refreshing lager; light on the palate.

O: Good beer.

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Blue Point Brewing Company - Toasted Lager. 5.3% ABV. 3oz sample pour in mini mug.

Look: Golden Copper hued body.

Smell: Toasted grain, slight fruity sweetness, slight hop hints, malts.

Feel: Carbonated, thin side. Dry finish.

Taste: Toasted grain and malts, sweet fruit backbone, slight hop hints leaving very minor tones of bitterness.

Overall: Had at the Firkin Fest 2016 at Ashland, KY. Last beer I tried at the fest, and it was almost gone by then. Pretty good take on a pretty average style. Good fruit notes improve on the base malts and grain.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
2.49/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured a deep gold-copper color, resembling a fine whiskey. Drinks rather thick for a lager, but the thickness doesn't necessarily provide much in flavor. Taste is a bit sour, the "toastiness" is nice, but could benefit from being more pronounced.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.07/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Strong, malty aroma has a fruity overtone and a resiny hint. Pours a nice clear amber with a very thick cream-white head. Malty flavor has fruity and hoppy hints, nothing to write home about but still satisfying. Smooth texture is fairly firm but has just a little fizz. Maybe not their best, but heck, make a toast with it!

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Photo of DadsDrunkAgain
4.77/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the most beery tasting beer ever. Starts a tinge sweet, finishes a bit like a good IPA. No candyass light beer here, tasty, heavy, fills your belly, even tastes good on a burp.

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Photo of ajm5108
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just your standard run of the mill beer, which could be either a good thing or a bad thing depending on your feelings. It's inoffensive and isn't actively bad, just bland and lifeless.

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Photo of EMH73
3.26/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap, poured amber with a half inch, off white head, minimal lacing. Smells of sweet caramel and toasted malt. Taste is moderately sweet, with some toasted malt flavor and a dry finish. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with moderate carbonation. Overall nothing special, but drinkable.

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Photo of ccgurl
4.43/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this on tap at Fenway. Nice and light with nice toasty flavor. First beer from Blue Point I have had. Would get it again. Nothing special about the smell.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear coppery/reddish color with off-white/ivory colored head. Caramel malts, toast, biscuit, and some cereal on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes pretty clean and crisp with a nice biscuit note.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.22/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a becker glass

This beer pours amber with a slight haze. It is topped with an inch of beige head that leaves a little lacing.

I get caramel malt and toast.

The taste is caramel malt and biscuit with a dry finish. There are enough hops to balance the sweetness.

Medium the thin mouthfeel

It is an okay beer. It is a little bland. I didn't expect much and my expectations were met.

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Somewhat flat tasting lager. Not too bad, I do get the "toasted" taste to some extent. On a hot summer day for thirst reasons this would be OK. Sort of a weak brew , maybe watery? It is not substantial in taste\, but worthy of consuming. It is a mild Lager. Better than Bud.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle at a hockey game. Initial impression is roasted malt, slightly sweet, not a whole lot going on taste-wise. Medium to medium-high carbonations. Better'n Labatt's or Yuengling, but not something I'd go out of my way to procure.

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Photo of Mardukk
2.64/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a deep amber with some off white head and a bit of lacing. Good looking amber lager. The look of the beer is definitely the best part about it.

The smell is faint toasted malt, a hint of sweet nuttiness. Muted smell overall.

There isn't much taste at all. Really struggling to come up with a definitive taste as there isn't much taste at all. Slightly sweet hint of toasted malt burst of carbonation with a dry finish. There is a bit of alcohol warmth in the finish as well. This is a light bodied lager with medium to high carbonation.

Overall, I wouldn't pay a craft beer price for this. If they priced it with Yuengling lager I would buy this over that as that is even more watery. Overpriced lawnmower beer. I think the American amber style may not be my favorite, as I've yet to find one I would pick over almost any other beer style.

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Photo of BrokenEdge
3.21/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had this on tap. Reddish amber body, about average for the style. Smell was faint caramel and just a general sweetness. Taste was more caramel and toasted nuts, with hits of lemon, mostly sweet all the way through with a dry finish. Feel is light with moderate carbonation. A refreshing and easy to drink brew but not complex enough to be really interesting. Probably pairs well with most food.

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Photo of Act25
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not a beer to over-think. It's refreshing and good. Built for Long Island and its oysters.

A: Pours a clear amber with a head that laces a bit.

S: Caramel malt dominates; with lemony hop, fresh smelling, light.

T: Ample caramel base with a very crisp finish; hops provide a bitter and fresh ending.

F: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: A refreshingly tasty lager with a good malt/hop balance. Better than its reviews. Try 1.

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Photo of Roby923
3.01/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Decent lager but not too memorable. Hints of caramel, not overbearing. Prefer the pale ale option from this brewery. On tap from Broadway Bar and Grill Ottawa.

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Photo of 88caprice
3.16/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Look: A clear, light copper brew with minimal head.
Smell: Almost no smell. A malt hint is barely there.
Taste: More hop presence than expected (though still mild) leading to a light crisp taste. Not bitter. Some toasty malty taste, but nothing that stands out.
Mouthfeel: Light body as expected for the style, and noticeable carbonation.
Overall: Not a stand-out craft breakthrough, but a solid, refreshing lager.

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Photo of secondtooth
2.92/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clean golden amber, with a nice head of off-white suds. Thin and wispy lace.

Aroma: Malty grains, with some light happiness in there. Typical of the style, faithful but not remarkable.

Taste: Toasty malts, for sure, with a touch of fruitiness at the finish. There is an odd medicinal quality that does kick this one back a bit. Overall, a drinkable but mediocre brew.

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Photo of Baptizedinsweettea
4.75/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle is decent. Draught is exceptional, comparatively. Draught comes through as a very sweet, toasted, nut; at least the last time I had it at The Gin Mill in Charlotte, over a year ago. Was excited to try the bottle since, and it was a let down.

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Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
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