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: 484 | Ratings: 1,681
Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good Amber lager with typical toasted bread crust aroma and taste.. Heavy piney slightly harsh bitterness for a lager.. but not over bearing.. Good beer pick up

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Photo of Immortale25
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Smell is uninspiring. Taste is indeed toasty but lacking in other flavor departments. Mouthfeel could also use more crispness. Easy enough to drink but not so much fun. Slightly sweet with a bit of an alcoholic twang. Not recommended.

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Photo of Lahoi
2.7/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Meh. Too much of an emphasis on the "toasted" for my liking. Not bad, but I wouldn't order it again unless it's either this or the typical domestic AAL.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very similar to Yuengling with a nice toasty element to it. Not better than Yuengling in my opinion though. Still, it is a nice difference that makes it stand out a bit.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of Bunman3
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I ordered this to accompany my oysters and Manhattan Clam Chowder at Grand Central Station. It arrived wit an inch of foamy white head. The colour, carbonation, and taste all went together very nicely. I would not say there was anything particularly distinctive about this beer, but it was a very pleasant choice to accompany my lunch.

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Photo of barczar
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly citrusy aroma, a touch grainy. Toasted malt is subtle.

Flavor reveals more toasted malt at the backbone, but it pales in comparison to the sharp lemon and grapefruit notes. Becomes a touch resiny at the finish. Has a slightly offputting grain character, reminiscent of a cheap lager.

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Photo of hopmashian
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer produces a beautiful head which lasts 5 min or so and gradually becomes white lacing. It's an amber color and tastes just right to me, that is the balance between malt and hops is perfectly achieved. Carbonation is spot on and the aroma is a rich beer smell. I usually drink Yuengling and this lager is just a little bit more hoppy. I'm really happy that my Publix carries it.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber color with decent head. Smells of toasted malts and earthiness. Fruity sweet taste, like blueberries, as well as spices. A hop finish that is dry and slightly astringent. Smooth drinking creamy feel. Not bad but nothing special.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.27/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a: Bubbly one and a half finger head over a lovely copper colored body. Very clear.

s: the slightest hint of toasted grain and hops.

t: Medium body. Crisp and clean...faint toastyness followed by grain, malt then hops. Semi dry finish.

mf: Crisp with medium carbonation.

o: Nothing over the top and nothing spectacular. A nice little beer with a bit of character that is easy to drink.

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Photo of edificio5
2.5/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I tried this beer from a mixed 6 and I must say that it was okay. The main thing I notice about this beer is a slight after taste. I would probably try it again as a draft beer to see if there is a major difference.

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Photo of Falcone
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a light shade of orange, excellent clarity. Mediocre head that doesn't stick around.

Aroma is pretty weak; just a bit of toasted grain but by no means living up to its name. A bit buttery as well, kind of off putting.

Mouthfeel is slick and grainy. Not a lot of flavor in the taste. No easily distinguished "toasted" notes. Unpleasant bitter aftertaste. Seems a bit heavier than it should be though overall it is drinkable.

Nothing to see here folks. Heck I'd rather have a Yuengling.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.37/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal cleqr; copper colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; nice lacing;

S: raisins, toffee; pine in the background;

T: sweet malt through mid-palate; finish is toffee; very little bitterness;

M: medium bodied; light carbonation;

O: no hop character in the flavor;

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Photo of xchgr
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very nice easy drinking lager. Smooth flow and great taste but watch out for getting it on draft - dirty pipes ruins the tastes completely as it is thin

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
2.96/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark amber and a small head after poured from tap. Very sweet nose of caramel and biscuit. Cloying for lager. Not a light nor refreshing beast. A marzenesque malt bomb. Very sweet. Cherries, chocolate and caramel taste.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.17/5  rDev +18.5%

New York State, boyeee! The home of the Yankees, Mets, and obscene gun laws.

Appearance (3.75) : Beige three fingered head, pillowy and large. The body is a toasted pecan color. 50% opacity.

Aroma (4.25) : Mild hop, toasted pecan, rolled oatmeal, milled grain, faint hint of maple sap. It actually reminds me of Minnesota. A great bouquet, medium strength, I'm giving this a 4.25.

Taste (4.25) : Wow. Can I say it again? Wow. This lager is fantastic. The slightly sour malt and hop hit unmistakeably at first, but what follows is a slight dark toast/roasted pecan flavor that sets in like a delicacy. It's like I ate a miniature pecan pie or something. Some faint hop left drying on the palate, but the pecan and nut flavors overwhelm it making it a nice finish.

Extra note : there's a slight antiseptic/paint flavor to it floating in there somewhere, I can't put my finger on it. Perhaps it's just the alcohol fermentation of the yeast. The more I drink it, it disappears (so does the beer, unfortunately).

Mouthfeel (4) : Zippy, then creamy, then roasted and dry. Light bodied within spec. Better than average for lagers. I'm giving it a 4.

Overall (4.17) : I wish they sold this here. 302BeerGuy traded me this one and so far it's probably the most impressive lager I've tried outside of the midwest area. I really enjoy it, it's a fire-side, late night, cozy lager for sure.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Light Pilsner malts on the nose with a light toast, no corn, no fruit and no diacetyl.
Pours brilliant deep gold with a 2" white foam cap.
A hint of toast on the palate with hints of caramel, a trace of chalk on the finish and very faint vegetal with a suggestion of pepper seasoned with a spicy hop herbalness.
Medium light body and medium to medium high carbonation with a crisp dry finish.

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Photo of seedyone
4/5  rDev +13.6%

09/19/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. To me, this is like a restrained Sam Adams. Pleasant. I think the toasting pushes this to being bit full for summer, so good it should be good for fall drinkin'. All in all a good brew.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours very clear in body with a color that is light amber to a very deep golden. A head of about three fingers, or from the middle of a nonic glass bulge to the rim, forms and retains very well, leaving a good bit of lacing. The head is of a foamy consistency.

S- Nothing super strong or surprising here, with a good bit of toasty scent and a light smattering of hops. Hops profile is only slightly bitter and more of a secondary quality to the toast and bread like smells.

T- Just like the scent, in that the toasted flavor kicks in first and is followed up by the slightest bit of hops bitterness. The toasted flavors blends into a bread like flavors similar to the scent with just a touch of caramel malt sweetness. Lingering flavor on the tongue is of just a slight bit of hops and the same toasted flavor that is present throughout.

M- The feel of this beer is just about what you would expect from the style, with a light to medium weight on the tongue and a rather easy drinking overall feel. Medium to lower in carbonation than you would expect here.

Overall, this is just a solid flagship lager. It really does what it is supposed to do very well; with a thirst quenching quality in an easy to quaff feel and weight.

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Photo of Roser
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

A- big bone white head that lasted a good bit. Not much lacing. Lots of bubbles/carbonation. Clear honey gold. Nice to look at.

S- clean, malty. Slightly pungent.

T- toasted malt (the name don't lie!), biscuity, feint hops.

M- light, crisp, well carbonated. Creamy.

O- I'm not much of a lager guy, leaning heavily toward ales and more complex beers, but this was a very solid easy drinker. Most enjoyable. Great with food (wings, pizza, burgers) or on its own. Would have again and recommend.


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Photo of AyeMito
3.36/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not too much to say about this one. It is smooth and has nice notes of barley and slight hints of spice. Don't get me wrong, its not at all a 'bad' beer. It has nice balance and tastes good. I just wasn't blown away by it. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys Yuengling.

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Photo of CHickman
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours crystal clear amber color with a nice thick foamy 2 finger off white head that was full of bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving OK lacing and a foamy layer on top.

Smells of malt, caramel, lightly roasted grains, light floral hops and sweet bready notes; malt dominant with soft sweetness, this is a pretty basic nose.

Taste has more hop presence, with dry floral hops and some lemon zest in the mix that combines with the same lineup as the nose: malt, caramel, lightly roasted grains, biscuit, sweet bready notes like cinnamon raisin bread, and some toffee. The finish has a little hop nip, but trails off grainy and sweet like a graham cracker. It’s an amped up lager for sure and well above the macro standard, even after the Blue Point acquisition by InBev/AB.

Mouthfeel is smooth with light carbonation, a medium feel and a grainy and sweet aftertaste.

Overall an above average beer that is a nice option in the lager world, especially since it’s made locally to me and always fresh.

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Photo of Brenden
3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Notes are from 5/24. corroborated on 5/28

The color is a clear, coppery dark orange. The head is airy and foamy but settles in nicely at just more than half a finger. It's slow to fade and not too hesitant to drop down both spotting and patching moderately.
I expect to smell much more out of an award-winning beer, but both times I try this beer I strain myself to get much. What I do get is mildly toasty, as expected, with a bit of caramel, grains, and a hint of grass.
Fruits and earth are strongest in the flavor, and the toast doesn't seem to be the focal point. It does have some, mingling with a bread crust taste, then grass and herb with more grains and a very slight astringency.
It's easy-drinking and fairly clean, though not completely, in a firm medium body. It's moderately smooth and very crisp. Dryness continues to build off the grains and a certain huskiness, but never too heavily.
It's a pretty good beer, but I can only say that if this is the same beer that was given a number of medals, there may have been a lack of competition. There are too many good, flavorful ambers now for one so light in aroma and flavor to compete.

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Photo of delta490
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a fairly thick creamy white head. There was quick dissipation and minimal lacing, left, though. It has a lighter aroma but with nice toasted notes and some hints of fruit. The flavors match the aroma and it was a good beer with brunch. There was also a nice weight to the body. Overall, this is a pretty good lager.

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Photo of illpass78
4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint on tap at John Henry's in Long Beach, N.Y.

Appearance: It's an amber/copper color with heavy carbonation and a half-inch white head that recedes swiftly.

Aroma: Bready malts are up front, with some piny hops and caramel malts. Also, unsurprisingly, there's a note of buttery toast. Some grassiness, too.

Taste: Tasty. Really a perfect all-seasons lager. Smooth, crisp and refreshing, with enough complexity to keep you interested. Hop bitterness and alcohol are muted, while malts are very forward. Pretty much a perfect American lager. I had this alongside a terrific veggie burger, fries and a pickle and practically felt like singing God Bless America; tied the whole thing together in star-spangled glory.

Mouthfeel: The amount of body is spot-on. Some density, but far from heavy.

Overall: Excellent. A lager for folks who usually get bored by lagers. Also a lager for people who love lagers. There's everything to like about this, and no discernible flaws. Let's see what happens after the Anheuser-Busch acquisition.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass at Estelle's in Boston.

Appearance: This beer had a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Toasted, nutty, caramel malts, lager yeast, and Noble hops.

Taste: Nice toasted malts, nutty, grassy hops, caramel malts, and a little bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, light to medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, and quite enjoyable.

Overall: Pretty solid lager. I haven't had it in a while and think it has gotten better than when I had it a few years ago.

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Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 1,681 ratings.
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