Toasted Lager | Blue Point Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,192
Reviews:
517
Ratings:
1,840
pDev:
13.56%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
517
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,840 |  Reviews: 517
Photo of Sammy
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

fresh bottle. Neutral aroma, a bit of coloured body, without noticeable head. If you like toasted lager, this is for you. A little complexity in malt and balanced, so decent for style. Average mouthfeel and carbonation OK. A little like an amber and a festbeer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
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 acurtis
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Knapp85
2.8/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Toasted Lager pours out almost like an amber ale. It's a bit darker than most traditional lagers are. The head comes and goes with ease. The smell is full of grains and malts. Not much of a hop aroma or anything else really. The flavors I felt were a little bland. When looking at the name on this I expected to get some forms of actual toast in this beer. Something that has that real specific taste of char or burned. I wasn't expecting those flavors to be strong in the brew but just a little bit so you can taste them. I wasn't overly impressed by this beer.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light copper in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that slowly faded away.
S: There moderate aromas of sweet caramel malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has a mild amount of sweetness and lots of caramel flavors. There are some hints of bitterness and toasted malts in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish has a slight amount of dryness.
D: I could easily drink a few of these beers in one sitting.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

1L howler from the Capilano Liquor Depot location here in Edmonchuk, a much better deal than quaffing an over-priced pint at the local Fionn MacCool's in the province where this is supposedly the 'exclusive' house offering this particular financial quarter.

This beer pours a crystal clear, bright medium bronzed amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and well bubbly ecru head, which leaves some random streaky and hanging rock artifice lace around the glass as it evenly bleeds off.

It smells of grainy, faintly doughy, and sort of kids' cereal-friendly pale malt, a further grape and sugary lemon bullshit fruitiness, ethereal musty yeast, and wan leafy, grassy, and weakly floral hops. The taste is bready, lightly doughy, and only mildly 'toasted' pale and caramel malt, a still heady white grape-based 'other' fruit juice thing, subtly testy yeast, and plain leafy, weedy, and suitably floral hop esters.

The bubbles are rather unrepresented by their consistent lack of game-day frothiness, the body on the low side of middleweight, and mostly smooth, sure, but not in any way that might make me reconsider my judgement here. It finishes off-dry, a certain lack of toastiness really staring to chafe my virtual and actual palate, I gotta say.

It's a lager, and it's amber, sure, and that's about it - nothing toasted or otherwise interesting about this brew manifests in my consciousness - meh. Overall, it comes off as more crappy chain pub liquid fare (sans the pub), so don't waste your ducats out there, unless there's more heady and obvious reasons (y'all know what I'm getting at) for indulging in such, y'hear?

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Quite a unique beer.. it is probably the most refreshing and crisp beer I've ever had. Alas, it also has almost no taste and it's very bland. I can't put my finger on it but it's just way too easy to drink which is a very good thing, I can't help but think if they added a little flavor to it this would be a damn good beer.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 11/08/2011. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with great retention that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Some decent soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of apricot, caramel, toasted malt, bread, and light spiciness. Some decent malty aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of toasted malt, bread, caramel, light fruit, nuttiness, and floral spices. Fairly dry finish; but some lingering notes of bread, toasted grain, light fruit, and herbal spice on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming on the finish present. Smooth and easy drinkability. Good balance of flavors. Overall this is a solid and drinkable Vienna Lager offering. Good amount of flavor and balance.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this beer as part of a tasting panel. The beer opens with a sharp hop aroma that dominates the glass. A light malt-grain profile rises in the nose and settles into the flavor. Perhaps siding with more grain flavors, but well attenuated nonetheless. Hop flavors take the lead once again in the taste with a heavy grassy, sharp, earthy flavor that never balances out. High alpha-acid hops do much more than balance, and make the beer aggressive and bitey. Any toast character is very light and hardly makes an impact on flavor. Toast doesn't really come through in the nose, but adds to the grainy, astringent texture. Ultimately, the beer is not a train wreck, but the name suggests something much different.

Thanks Gary.

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Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of zeff80
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a one-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. The head was relatively short-lived and left some sudsy lace on the glass.

S - It smelled toasty with some grassy hop presence.

T - Toasty with some caramel and toffee. It had a mild hop bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied lager.

O - This is a pretty good vienna lager. I had heard about it for years. Glad I finally tried it.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives as a clear amber with a head that quickly disspiates; no lacing

Smell: Caramel malt dominates; quite fresh smelling

Taste: Nice caramel base with a crisp finish; rather bitter and slightly medicinal

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A refreshingly tasty lager with a good malt/hop balance

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.73/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color lager with a n average size foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of light dry cereal notes with some lingering sweetness. Taste is also a mix between some dry generic cereal notes with light lingering sweetness. Body has a somewhat oily texture with medium carbonation. I can’t say I really cared about this one.

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Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of mothman
2.16/5  rDev -39%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%

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Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
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