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Blue Point Oktoberfest - Blue Point Brewing Company

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328 Ratings
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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.31%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 10-14-2002)
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Reviews by madmanjf:
Photo of madmanjf
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saw this at Half-Time and bought two bottles since this is a favorite brewery of mine. The label was awesome!

I poured this beer into the special Sam Adams glass. It poured great with about 2 fingers of head. The color was a dark topaz, slightly lighter than one would expect but certainly not too light in color.

The aroma was of sweet malt with no hop character; what you'd expect for the style

The flavors were on point but on the mild side. It certainly had the expected flavor but was not over-powering. This made it a great session beer. I only had one, but suspect it wouldn't be difficult to work through a 6-pack of these.

It was very smooth drinking, great flavor and not heavy.

I'd have to say it's one of the better domestic Oktoberfests I've had and would put it up against Sam Adams version.

madmanjf, Sep 16, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I personally think that alot of American craft brewers should put more into Oktoberfest beers,to many make "standard" versions of the style and throw it out there.Poured one and a half bottles into a .5 liter stein with a lighter copper color prevailing,a decent fluffy white head atop.Caramel malt dominates the nose,quite grainy with a bit of toastiness.Lightly sweet flavors with that toasted grain element coming into play,no frills but decent flavors.This isnt a bad beer, but lacks very much complexity to it.

oberon, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of SuomiHobbit
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

SuomiHobbit, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of BK2084
4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of generallee
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a mug. There appears to be no freshness date on the label.

Appearance: The body has a deep golden to light amber color with very good clarity and lots of carbonation. Its head is just off white in color and fades down quickly to just a wispy thin layer which makes very little lacing.

Smell: In the nose there are notes of pale light malt, biscuits and a very light touch of herbal/floral hops. There is also a light sweetness and something that reminds me of smartlys candy.

Taste/Palate: It has a base of light roasted malt, grain and some biscuity flavors with mild sweetness. Hop flavor is light, mostly floral with some leafy and citrus notes on the finish. The finish also has the mildly sweet malt turning dry and crisp with more of a raw grain and husk character. The body has a light to medium feel and its carbonation is quite lively and a bit fizzy on the palate.

Notes: The head retention was a bit of a let down for me but it was still a tasty Oktoberfest style beer. It was a little bit lighter in color and body than most but it was very drinkable.

generallee, Oct 19, 2009
Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft, pour a clear dark honey amber, with a moderate tan head. Leaving minor lacing. Nosa is sweet malt. Decent octobetfest, moderate sweetness, smooth and tasty. Lingering maltyness on the palate. Not the most exciting of styles in my book, but this one is pleasant and drinkable. Always good to support NY state. More respectable brew from BP.

Billolick, Oct 22, 2005
Photo of warriorsoul
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a growler on my visit to the brewery yesterday...
A honey amber color with a full finger of white head with an agressive pour...most of which disappears too rapidly and leaves no lacing whatsoever.
Mild spice in the nose with a mellow sweet maltiness to go with it.
The taste is ok...a bit lacking in depth and very thin for the style.
Spice is much less than what was showing up in the nose, but a generous hop profile helps clean up the back end, which also carries a peat/smoked flavor that I like.
Thin mouthfeel with enough carbonation to come across very fresh.
Not my favorite offering from Blue Point, but still quite drinkable.

warriorsoul, Sep 03, 2006
Photo of JC333
3/5  rDev -15%

JC333, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of jiffymon
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

jiffymon, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Milkysunshine
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Milkysunshine, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

bpfrush, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of far333
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark copper color with a biege foamy head that sits low, but leaves spotty lacing around the glass as I drink. Nose is sweet and fruity. Flavor is sweet malt, with hints of apricot and honey. Mouthfeel is tingly. A lingering mild hop bitter creeps in as the aftertaste.

far333, Oct 08, 2003
Photo of jefftuck47
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

jefftuck47, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale copper hue when compared to most of this season's oktoberfest styles, this one has a very nice bright white head with distinct chunky lacing forming with each sip. Seems to be contracted in Rochester at High Falls, seems like a trend for alot of crafts out there. Very nice spicy hop nose present, a touch of caramel drizzled on a biscuit cracker with nice lively citrus and grassy hops kickin'. A stong mineral water characteristic creeps throughout the entire drinking experience. Flavors is a bit dull in malt presence, a quick touch of caramel and biscuit that disappear quick and are replaced by a carbonated watery graininess. Not as much hop action as the nose was entailing, maybe a bit of lingering spicy hop edge in a burp or two but that's about it. Mouthfeel is pretty lackluster light to medium bodied with odd carbonation much a metallic mineral water edge with sweetness with a touch of rust and spicy herbal hop finish. Drinkability overall is decent not a beer I'd pick to win the race but one that I know will finish effortlessly, not the best craft fal seasonal out there worth a shot for sure.

WVbeergeek, Sep 06, 2009
Photo of Trashcat
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Trashcat, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Jeffreysan
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, clear, lighter golden color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a very thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed a few wispy clouds that collected in the center of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Like most Oktoberfest beers, it is very malty and bready, with notes of freshly baked bread or pretzels, and some notes of caramel, black pepper and clover.

Taste: Very similar to the aroma, lots of bready malt up front, followed by some caramel-like sweetness and nicely rounded out by some wonderfully balanced hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of only 5.5% there is no alcohol presence on the palate

Overall: This is another very solid American example of an Oktoberfest beer. Nicely balanced, extremely quaffable. I liked it a lot, and I’ll certainly add it to my Oktoberfest rotation.

Jeffreysan, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of TheycallmeTim
4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip pint.

A--One and a half fingers of creamy off-white foam retains well and laces, especially for a lager. Body is much lighter than expected, more of a shiny penny copper than a deep roasted looking mother. Looks like it's on the Hofbrau Marzen end of things, which could be very, very bad once we get to the tasting end of things.

S--Very exciting, actually. There's plenty of roasted smell going on, with caramel and toffee notes, despite the lighter body. More than that, though, there's an apple cider twinge biting at the back of this. Something sour and crabapple-y in there. I like!

T--Way better than the appearance would suggest. This is a solid, if lighter-bodied than most, American interpretation of the style. Very much meant for quaffing without sacrificing a lick of flavor. Malt is a juicy middle full of whole wheat bread crust and honey, but is surrounded by not only more of that acidic apple cider tang, but also considerable hop bitterness. The tug on the finish combined with the ultra-clean flavor profile makes you want to drink this in quantity.

M&D--can't complain on either one. Definitely thinner as a lager is, opting for crisp simplicity than fruity bulk. Carbonation is pleasant. Drinkability is off the charts. I could pop back plenty of these.

Blue Point had me thinking they were tailored for mass market tastes, after I had one of their summer ales. Now I'm starting to turn the corner a bit, and thinking this is one of the more underrated breweries from NY. This and the toasted lager have been solid, and now I'm eager to try some of their more rare stuff, like the sour cherry stout or the ESB. We shall see...

TheycallmeTim, Sep 16, 2009
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Blue Point- Oktoberfest

A- Light yellowish orange with a good foamy head. Moderate lacing.
S- Nice sweet caramel malt, buttery bread grains, and shortbread.
T- Sweet buttery caramel malt with hints of shortbread.
M- Sweet and malty up front but toning down and becoming watery in the end.

Overall- A good decent sessionable season beer. Worthy enough to start off your night.

NJpadreFan, Sep 13, 2008
Photo of BrewMaven
4.22/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a six of this along with a six of S.A. Octoberfest.

Pours a nice deep honey gold and raises a good head of off white foam. Head dissapated shortly after.

Has a slight yeasty aroma. Nothing else here but that could be my sometimes crappy sense of smell.

Taste is another story. Nice and malty, somewhat sweet. Smooth and very drinkable. Finely carbonated. Mouthfeel is a good bit north of thin.

This is becoming one of my favorite styles to session and the Blue Point version will be a repeat purchase for me.

BrewMaven, Sep 11, 2009
Photo of cclark67789
4/5  rDev +13.3%

cclark67789, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - light, transparent amber with a big, soft, frothy, white head that has decent retention

S - caramel, a bit sweet, a little sugary

T - caramel, a bit bitter, a little sweet, faintly toasty

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, a bit crisp

This is a nice, drinkable version of an Oktoberfest. It has nice flavor and a solid body. It's worth a try if you're looking for a good Oktoberfest beer.

tdm168, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of socon67
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Copper colored pour. Beige colored foam. Foam settles quickly. Minimal lacing.

S - Scents of bready malt, dried fruit, and butterscotch.

T - Nice flavors. First sip had an initial sweetness of apricot and figs. The light malt flavor came through but was more of a background flavor. Finish had a slight candy sweetness.

M - Drinkable. This is an easy drinking marzen that goes well with food. Not overbrearing at all, though for someone who enjoys a hearty oktoberfest this may seem a little thin. Slight carbonation is noted.

O - Pleasantly surprised by the local folks. This is a darned good fall seasonal from Blue Point that I'd gladly have again.

socon67, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of pastramionrye7
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

pastramionrye7, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of tempest
3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single from Liberty St. Tavern in Allentown. Pours a clear orange with a white head.

Right off the bat, this reminds of Hacker-Pschorr's O'fest for with smooth, yet lightly roasted caramel and hint of hops in the finish. Unfortunately, there are two flaws that really detract from an otherwise tasty marzen. At first I'm getting a metallic tang in the flavor and then diacetyl in the aroma. What a shame.

tempest, Oct 03, 2008
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Blue Point Oktoberfest from Blue Point Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.