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

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Photo of shirfan
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber orange in color with a good layer of foam.

Grainy, slightly husky aroma with touches of pear and apple.

Good, refreshing all-grain lager flavor -- lightly toasted malt, a hint of honey perhaps, and very mild herbal hops in the finish.

Soft mouthfeel makes this an easy quencher with just enough flavor to not feel "light".

An excellent candidate to offer a macro drinker as a "crossover beer".

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Photo of tugdriver7
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous, clear amber in the glass with a nice foamy head and bubbles climbing up the sides. Malt (a toasted-like scent, really) in the nose with the same in the initial taste. Nicely balanced fruity/bitter hops and a touch of sweetness that brings the whole beer together. The "toasty" flavor is apparent and, actually, quite unique and flavorful. All in all, a very good beer and one that could be enjoyed over and over again. Very smooth and drinkable. Serve this to your macro-loving friends when you're introducing them to micros. They'll be hooked.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle int pint glass on 1/24/08.

A - Clear amber body with one finger of frothy bone white and plenty of active carbonation. Quite good head retention and some decent lacing.

S - Very pleasant malt aroma with toasted barley and oats, and some mild grassy hoppiness in the nose. Not much else going on.

T - Very well-balanced toasted grain flavor paired with grassy hops. Finish is grainy and mildly bitter. Just a tad bit of honey sweetness to contrast the slightly bitter quality.

M - Medium body with fairly lively carbonation. Pretty full, almost creamy texture that gives way to just a bit of a grainy texture. Semi-dry, crisp finish that leaves a slight bitter aspect on the tongue.

D - Tasty lager with a very clean palate and lots of flavor. The toasted quality really stands out in this brew. Not particularly complex, but certainly aptly named.

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Photo of stewart124
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First time seeing this beer and this brewery. Thanks Brillobox.

Pours a deep golden color with a bit of haze. Nice white head that left a bit of lace.

Smells of floral and grassy hops in the nose with a nice malt smell to accompany the hops.

The name is no joke. This is a toasty lager. Almost chewy in body and it made me think I was drinking my breakfast. Lightly toasted malts and possibly some dextrin or decoction. Hops add a grassy and slightly spicy character. I was pleasantly pleased with this lager.

Aftertaste is still malty and a bit chewy. I could drink quite a few of these lagers.

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Photo of garcia2a
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice golden color with a decent half-inch head. This beer has a nice, lager-esque nose that gives rise to the expectation of an easy drinkin tasty.

The crystal malt gives a nice, even brew lager that is tasty and refreshing. This beer drinks smooth under slightly chilled conditions as well as full chilled conditions. Very smooth on the old taste buds.

This is a versitile beer that will, as the great John Molson once said, "make its own friends."

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Photo of yelterdow
2.84/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a pint glass at just over fridge temperature, this is relatively a newcomer here in Northern NJ. Freshness date of 2827 is lasered on the lower neck of the bottle.

Appearance- Pours a nice medium amber with a slightly red tinge, the crown is sumptuous at three fingers high. Plenty of lacing evident here.

Smell- Really toasted biscuity malts, but that's all. It's nice for what it is, but too one-sided and uninteresting.

Taste- The beer is clean and very fresh tasting, but the dominating toasted malt character is flat out boring after the first couple of sips. There's some hop bitterness in the finish, but it's just uninteresting.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Sharp in the mouth, especially on the outset... it doesn't smooth out very well through the duration either. Overall, this beer was definitely a letdown, considering what I have previously heard about it.

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

This brew poures to a copper color with a fair sized slightly off white head which seems to have some staying power. Fair amount of lacing being left down the side of the glass. IMO, presentation is pretty good. The aroma is nice, clear malt scent that goes along with its name as it gives a nice toasted scent mixed with a nice hop presence. The taste is quite smooth with, the front end has a nice malt flavor, again slightly toasted with a slight fruit like presence. The tail end shows off a nice hop presence that seems to coat the back of the mouth to give the feeling of the hops sticking around for a while. Quite easy drinking brew, possibly not a sessional one for me just due to the hop presence and residual taste, take this with a grain of salt as I am not usually one to have a very hoppy brew as a sessional. Overall this is a nice brew, some nice flavors coming out. This is a keeper.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.86/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copped a single 12oz beer for $1.49 at Wine and More in West Orange... glad I only got one, because even though this is an all-around good brew, it's nothing exotic or above and beyond... The appearance was better than average, with a decent foam head... smell was somewhat bland and didn't really have a strong aroma... The taste was crisp, clear, and went down really smooth... no prob at all drinking a clear-cut brew like this... Although I wouldn't want to run out to buy a sixer of this, it was a nice sample that I did enjoy... Recommended...

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Photo of dgthompson
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blue Point Brewing Company is a great brewery, almost all their beers are top notch. The Toasted Lager is my favorite. Nice lager taste and color. Very refreshing, any time of year. A great hop'py bite, right there for you to taste, but not overpowering at all. A great beer to have when you plan to have 12 or so, not filling at all. Love it.

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Photo of geexploitation
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a vibrant amber with dark gold highlights and great head retention. The aromas are of buttery, toasted grains, with hints of earthy hops and hazelnuts. On the palate, there's some nice acidity/sourness first off, before things dry a bit into some toasty grape nut flavors. The finish is a bit sour and clings to the tongue. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth with good acidity and perfect carbonation. Overall, a very solid lager but nothing too special.

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Photo of sinistrsam
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a clear golden copper witha medium white head and decent lacing.
The smell was a lot of toasted grains and sweet malt, and some mild hoppiness.
The taste was subtle with roasted grain and sweet malts makign up most of th palate; hops are in there but not as in-your-face as some other lagers. The aftertaste was somewhat disappointing as it faded too quickly, and if it left andything, it left an almost metallic taste.
The mouthfeel was light to medium bodied with a decent balance of carbonation. Overall very drinkable, but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of joeskirkie
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clear amber, good frothy head, nice lacing.

A touch of toffee on the nose, creamy and sweet it is.

Creamy toffee flavors on the tongue, hop bitterness without any detectable hop flavor.

Medium-light as far as body is concerned, with a crisp finish. The remnants of the head lace all the way down the glass. It's nice, nothing spectacular. Perhaps a good transition for rookie BA's.

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Photo of Gatch
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Light amber color w/ a white head that builds quickly and fades quickly.

S - Grains, malt, sugar.

T - Very smooth with a lingering roasted-malt sweetness. This isn't very different from most lagers but it remains above average.

M/D - Subtle flavors that move around smoothly and cleanly in the mouth. That's one characteristic that I've taken from lagers. That they're very "clean" tasting. This Toasted Lager doesn't stray far from the middle of the pack but it doesn't disappoint either. I would definitely have another bottle or order another pint. Recommended.

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Photo of BeerTruth
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic.

Pours a light copper hue with a hint of amber. Nice two finger off white head that slowly dies down to a thin layer of frothy goodness. Stickiness is pretty good, some spotty lacing leaving its mark. Smell is of buttery noble hops, caramel malt, and a bit of nuttiness in there as well. Ok, but not the best smelling beer by any means. Taste starts off with a dry caramel malt and some sweet candy like sugar. Aftertaste is a bit on the dry side with a popcorn like flavor. Mouthfeel is a smooth light/medium body with a noticable carbonation tingle. Pretty good drinkability, but there are definitely more lagers out there I'd prefer.

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Photo of brantadid
2.38/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass with a quarter inch white head. I was amber in color.

Very little in the nose. Even as the beer warmed it didn't become more fragrant.

Moderate carbonation with a watery mouthfeel.

Nice sweetness on the front palate. Toasted barley flavors. Slight tast of honey with a nice crispness.

This was a tough beer for me to review. It just didn't do much for me.

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Photo of funkengruven
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Procured this in a 12oz bottle, Thank you Premier Gourmet.

This poured a nice bright amber with a slight bit of head and a bit of lacing. Smell was a bit weak, slight caramel and malt aromas in there. It does however taste pretty decent, some hops in there matched well with the malt, goes down actually pretty smoothly and it's pretty easy to drink.

A pretty decent example of an Amber lager

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Photo of musicjustintime
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I didn't pour this.... Decent lager, with a bit of hop bitterness that I wasn't expecting. Had that nice roasted...or shall I say "toasted" flavor. Fairly smooth, but again, with that bite, not as smooth as I thought it would be. I would drink it again, but wouldn't go out of my way to get it. Had a nice full-flavor, though, and the bite wasn't too bad. I'm not a hophead, so that's why I mention the "bite" all the time. This was balaced fairly well though. Worth a try, I'd say.

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Photo of riversider76
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice amber with an orange hue. Thin off white head,with excellent retention,and lacing.Aroma is of honey,and sweet malts. Nice,but a bit weak. Body is light to medium,with some carbionation. Taste is of sweet fruit,and honey,with a nice little hop balance. Not bad.

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Photo of Alexmc2
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this on tap at The Mews in Wakefield, RI. Despite the dim lighting in the bar this one was a nice golden amber without much head to speak of, though perhaps that had more to do with the pour than the beer. I didn't notice much of a nose to this one, smelled clean, good for the style, but nothing impressive. The taste and mouthfeel were smooth with some hop bitterness to keep it interesting, I'd almost describe it as an Amber ale dialed down to mute. The beer is very crisp and refreshing, I ordered a second one. Worth a try.

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Photo of LeftyBWS
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass. A date for "brewery fresh taste" is notched on the side of the label.
A: Amber color, deepish red at top and more orangey towards bottom. One inch of frothy tan head, fades to a thin layer atop the beer. Nice foamy lacing throughout.
S: Sweet malts, with caramel and honey. Toasty and pleasant.
T: Malty at first, with some toastiness and sugars. Slight amount of bitterness towards the finish, but it's mild. Sweet throughout. As the beer warmed, I noticed a stronger, unpleasant alcohol presence in the finish.
M: Solid and refreshing at first, but overly tingly in the finish. Almost harsh as the temperature increased and the alcohol made itself present.
D: Not great. An unpleasant finish.
Overall, an interesting lager. Pleasing at first, but it didn't persist after warming. Drank cold, this would be much better.

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Photo of Viggo
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from a 12 oz I picked up at Premier Gourmet in Buffalo.

Pours a brilliant colour, reddish, orange, very clear, just amazing, thick white head, lots of lace, great retention, head never leaves, I have to give this a 5 for appearance, simply one of the best looking beers I've ever seen. Smell is sweet, very malty, bit of toast, floral, almost adjuncty, corn, disappointing. Taste is much better, sweet, caramel, floral, citrus, very fruity hops, very assertive citric bitterness, malty toast finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is really nice, appearance is amazing, smell kind of turned me off. Maybe better aroma when fresh? Still good!

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Photo of Abita45
3.09/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown, 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This beer has a nice, copper color, but poured with relatively no head and only mild lacing. There is not much aroma to comment on; slightly malty and grassy, but nothing distinct. I had anticipated a richer or mildly smoky aroma. Similarly, I anticipated that in its taste as well, however, instead it tasted like a basic lager with a faint roasted malt and mild sweetness. It is a decent lager, but not as interesting as I had hoped. On the upside, it is a nice tasting beer and easy to drink. It was a welcome refreshment on a hot Saturday.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to NutBrown for the brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden amber color, nice carbonation, nice little creamy tan head, some nice sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is malty, slightly hoppy, some spices, and lots of caramel. The taste is kinda sweet, malty, hoppy, nice little spice bite, and lots of caramel. There is a nice clean finish. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a nice amber lager, would recommended.

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Photo of biegaman
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A banal appearance, not even quite amber in colour, but rather a pumpkin orange. A couple bubbles sit on the bottom, no head either - the appearance, in every aspect, simply put, is just plain "blah". The aroma is equally insipid and really doesn't boast much of anything. A small does of stale amber malt is all I can detect. The mouthfeel is somewhat quenching, a crisp mineral character with very low (basically undetectable) level of bitterness. I wonder at this point: where are the hops? The flavour is essentially that same stale amber malt, only more outright. Some 'toasty' element to the malt bill, but not enough to carry the profile.
I wouldn't deny that this is decently brewed, but it's simply so uninteresting, even if seeking a simple, summertime lager. Fantastically in·sip·id.The best description may just be "meh" ...

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Photo of cbl2
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

6/30/2007 $15.99 12 pack 5.30% Best by Sep 07 notched in side.


As the style implies, this pours a lovely amber with a touch of chill haze. Head is minimal though, with only a faint wisp of white rimming the edge.


Slightly nutty with an overwhelming nose of brewed tea.


Good nuttyness due to the toasting, leads off this highly drinkable, if unexciting brew. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Malts lead off with the nuttyness, and hops don't really appear until the finish, imparting a tea-like quality I mentioned in the aroma. Pleasant, though uninspiring, this is easy to drink, and could make a nice session beer.

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Blue Point Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company
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