Toasted Lager | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Toasted LagerToasted 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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Ratings: 1,840 |  Reviews: 517
Photo of UnionMade
3.51/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is just gorgeous looking. Crystal clear amber with a dense white head. It looks like the perfect lager beer.
Aroma is very much a lager, clean, with mild maltiness and a very light hoppiness. The barest touch of toasted malt, but well done.
Flavor is malty and sweet, with a lagery mellowness and very little hops. I'm not sure what's toasted about this, only a very light toasted malt presence. Mild carbonation, medium body. Good drinkin'.

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Photo of Stingray5
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a nice copper/orange with a frothy white head that stuck around. Aroma was malty and definitely toasted as advertised, with a decent hop presence. Taste was more of the same, and the toasted flavors were in good harmony with the hops, not too much of anything.

On the downside, this one tasted like it was on the verge of going bad. I'd like to seek it out on-tap to get a better sense of this brew.

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Photo of UncleFrank
2.83/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

Nice orange/amber color with a small head. The aroma is clean but does not seem like anything special. The taste is balanced with a bit of hop bitterness to finish then it all goes away. No bready or toasted flavors. The name alone makes me look for something extra, which I didnt find. If it wasnt called "Toasted" maybe I would not have been disapointed. It is a good beer, but not outstanding. Easier to drink than Sam Adams but very similar.

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Photo of AsburyParkJMH
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

blue point went a bit gimmicky here, brewing a toasted lager, and the result, while pleasant, doesn't change this brew from being anything more than an average to slightly above average lager. it pours a nice amber colour with a decent head. an immediate light toasted graininess is apparent in both smell and taste. there are hints of bread throughout. there's a bit more carbonation here than expected, but certainly nothing overwhelming. every sip goes down fairly smooth as well. no compaints, but nothing to rave about at the same time. certainly a safe bet if you can find it on tap, especially when you're in beer hell, i mean long island.

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Photo of Thrasher
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle is contract brewed in MD and while the tap version is better and more authentic, the bottle is very good as well. Golden amber color with big fluffy head that laces, appealing aroma with some mild hops and roasted grains. The toasted aspect was a bit more noticeable on draft, as was the hop bitterness. Perfectly smooth, rounded mouthfeel, some traces of butter and metal in the bottled version. Still a fine, everyday drinkable amber lager. Its better than the current Sam's Boston Lager and more reliable than Saranac's Adirondack Amber which goes bad pretty quickly. I was a big fan of both those beers at one time or another, and this is a more than adequate replacement.

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Photo of stegmakk
3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark gold with light white head.
I was expecting too much from the name of this average brew.
Aroma was earthy/hoppy/slight citrus.
The flavor had a little more of the citrus and hop flavor. I never found the toasted flavor. I actually let this sit for a while and tried it later a little warmer. Still nothing. Still drinkable. Definately not in my drinking rotation, but would bring it to barbqs or tailgait parties with non beer educated beer drinkers.

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Photo of OatmattStout
3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer had an amber color and a nice rocky head. It had a nice floral hoppy nose but it didn't jump out at me. The flavors were of a normal lager beer. I was expecting a nice toasty flavor which would be rare in a lager, but couldn't detect any toasted notes at all. I just noticed it had a smoother taste than most lagers and the hops had a nice floral finish. I am not a big lager drinker so for me nothing to write home about.

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Photo of Gusler
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful clear copper color on the pour, gigantic head, beige in color, lace large thick sheets to coat the glass. “Bazillion” tiny bubbles show the quality "Brewership" of this beer. Nose is malt, slightly sweet, hit of caramel. Begins malt sweet, the top middling in mouth feel, the finish has a portly hop presence, masterful carbonation, with a malt dry aftertaste. I don't always enjoy “Lagers”, but I can certainly respect the craftsmanship that is brewed into a good beer, regardless of style.

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Photo of Jason
3.21/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle with a purchase before date on the side of the label.

Appearance: Inviting fresh looking head, bubbly and frothy just the way I like it. Bright copper colour, with a brilliant clarity.

Smell: Clean with a meek aroma. Light toasted grain, hint of sweetness and bread with a very faint hop aroma.

Taste: Clean and crisp with a moderate body, toasted flavours are a bit dull but still add to the palate. Graininess is laid back with a quick flash of sweetness then the hops roll in with a balanced bitterness and faint flashes of oily and herbal flavour. Grain flavours border on husky in the drying finish and become a tad bothersome.

Notes: A run of the mill amber lager, flavours are placid though sometimes plain is good. Its just and easy drinking brew, nothing special.

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Photo of frank4sail
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

White head. Amber color with a slight hop nose. Taste is malt based with a little cardboard in the finish (oxidation). Medium body to the brew. The mouth is quite smooth. nothing awesome.. but nothing bad about it either.Better than the other macro choinces that were in the bar!

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Photo of sponberg
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A brilliant copper color with a thinnish yet persistent white head. Sampled, several times, out of a growler from the brewery.

Starts with a clean, sharp, toasty malt/citric hop nose with a hint of buttery ester tossed in. Bitter citrus hop on the tongue, with a toasty malt flavor that comes through to keep the rest of your mouth busy. Overall, the hop outdoes the malt (at least as far as my tastebuds went - this was the fourth of six brews/growlers that day) when cold. But as it warms, a toasted caramel flavor emerges that really makes the ol' tastebuds happy.

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Photo of StevieW
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice copper color, beige head, tiny bubbles bust through. Head stayed nicely. Toasted barley smell pleasant and noticable. Taste was rich, toastedness came through, but not overbearing. Decent crisp finish, no slimy bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied, easy going down. Better than average American Lager, IMO. Nicely done, worth giving it a try.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I expected more out of this, but it still wasnt bad. The toasted flavor was quite evident, and the aftertaste was somewhat bitter. I was still able to finish a few bottles.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear light copper with a medium white head. The same clear, gel-like particles that I just saw suspended in my Blue Point Summer Ale are present in this beer also. Pretty subdued notes of malt and hops on the nose. The flame-roasted quality is fairly evident in this brew. It is nice. This is a pretty good tasting lager. Many malts were employed to brew this and they blend together nicely. Very clean tasting. A bit of a spritzy mouthfeel, but it isn't bad. Very little hop presence. Decent brew here.

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Photo of AaronRed
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a wonderful beer to drink with food. Its' smooth and crisp taste makes this one of the lightest beers that has taste. I bought a brown jug of this beer at a local beer store and it was really fresh and enjoyable.

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