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Blue Point 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:
#40,338
Reviews:
506
Ratings:
1,764
pDev:
13.6%
Bros Score:
3.21
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
471
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,764 |  Reviews: 506
Photo of Sammy
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
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 acurtis
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.15/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Knapp85
2.8/5  rDev -20.7%
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 t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
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 metter98
3.67/5  rDev +4%
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 BEERchitect
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
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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3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
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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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of brentk56
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
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 WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.73/5  rDev -22.7%
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 zeff80
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
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 superspak
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
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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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mothman
2.16/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Contract brewed by Clipper City in Baltimore, MD - fresh off the bottling line from the brewery. It's crystal clear copper body rests gently beneath a short head of light tan foam that drops shortly to a wide, creamy collar and leaves some nice, thin lace about the glass. The nose is exceptionally clean with a light note of yeasty fruitiness and some mildly sweet and lightly toasted malt. The body is medium/light, and it's very fine, moderate carbonation lightly caresses the tongue before it slides away effortlessly. The lightly toasted malts found in the nose return in the flavor with a bit of leafy hop flavor and some delicate, berry-like fruitiness. It's backed by a solid bitterness that becomes quite apparent towards the swallow, and leads into a dry, grainy finish that lingers in the mouth but never builds beyond that. Very well brewed.

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Photo of chinchill
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear light amber with a small white head. Plenty of carbonation is visible

S: Light and pleasant aroma of caramel malt with hints of hops, apple juice and toast.

T: Flavor corresponds to the aroma, with the malt base of the beer being the primary flavor and aroma component. It has a light bitterness tied to some floral hop flavor.

M: near medium body; moderate+ carbonation; rather dry finish.

O: Excellent example of style. As expected, it is not bold or complex, but it had no detectable flaws and is highly drinkable

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright amber color with a very thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is heavy with caramelized malt, apples and honey. There’s a slight touch of hops as well.

T: The taste is malty but light, with flavors of roasted grain, caramel and a tiny bit of spice. The hops presence comes out more in the taste than it does in the smell and leaves a little bitterness in the after-taste. However, the after-taste is mostly bready and sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, clean finish.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not very filling, it might be a good transitional beer for those that are trying to ease their way into craft beer. However, I prefer something more flavorful and with more of a kick to it.

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Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 1,764 ratings
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