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Blue Point Toasted Lager | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Toasted LagerBlue Point Toasted Lager

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-18-2001

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Reviews: 480 | Ratings: 1,658
Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I first had this at Nationals Park, really hit the spot. Enjoyed it again with some BBQ. Great grain, malt balance, with a touch of citrus hops on the finish. A solid go to lager.

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Photo of ManlyWealth
4.21/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good! I enjoyed this lager. Pours very bubbly and settled with a healthy off white head. Clear dark golden-copper color. Subtle, but clean & refreshing aroma. Smooth taste overall for a lager, mostly sweet then slightly bitter hop finish. Good job Blue Point.

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.26/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L- Looks like a solid lager. Deep red/amber appearance with a large two finger head. Clear body.
S- Strong boozy smell. Don't know if its just the bottle but pretty metallic smell mixed in with the other aromas. Sweet floral and fruity smells. Very sweet smell.
T-Little bit of sweetness from the malt, but very overpoweringly bitter. The nose is quite good, but the overall flavor of this beer is... Meh.
MF- The mouthfeel is definitely a bit watery with light carbonation, but crisp and clear like the look of it.
O- Nothing special here. But a good lager. I don't really know what else to say. It's flavor just isn't anything great. Not even very tasty. Once again nothing more than a good/mediocre lager. Boston lager is better in my opinion.

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Photo of Vestlake
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Amber color with an okay head. Floral hop aroma along with a little toasted malt. The flavor was okay. I expected more of the toasted malt to come through but I got mostly floral hops.

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Photo of arizcards
3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead in early July for $1.99. Bottled on 04-13-16.

Beer poured amber with a nice white head that has some good hang time.

Nose is sweet with hints of toasted malts.

Taste is very well balanced between the toasted malts and floral hops.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this is an enjoyable easy-drinking session lager. Definitely worthy of a tailgate and sharing with friends that may not be so crafty!

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Photo of D1noB
4.22/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A smooth beer that balances flavor, malt, hops and grains. Creating a full bodied beer that amazingly feels light.

Taste Rating in Words: Imagine a man relaxing on the log roll, he doesn't have to try and the log is spinning like a tire on the highway, take all this and roll it into a beer.

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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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