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Blue Point Oktoberfest - Blue Point Brewing Company

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266 Ratings
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 10-14-2002)
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BeerLover48Fan

New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Love this offering from Blue Point Brewery on Long Island. Pours a nice caramel color with a foamy tan head. Fair amount of lacing on the glass. Sweet, sweet malty caramel smell to it. The taste is also sweet, yet crisp and hoppy. This is a very easy beer to drink -- smooth, crisp, and very tasty.

I bought two 6 packs of this beer today and two of the Toasted Lager f
I love both and will suggest to Friends

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 23:20:22 | More by BeerLover48Fan
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BK2084

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

08-25-2012 02:00:21 | More by BK2084
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StArnoldFest2010

Florida

4.7/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is actually one of the best domestic Octoberfest offerings I've ever had! This beer is super tasty for an Octoberfest! Not heavy on alcohol or hops aftertaste. Great blend of malt and fall spices. Medium head and lighter lacing! You can easliy get through a 6 pack of this. Awesome session beer! I want more!

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 18:17:42 | More by StArnoldFest2010
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

11-07-2012 22:59:30 | More by shigg85
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AlbanyIPA

New York

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

01-26-2012 22:07:18 | More by AlbanyIPA
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erosier

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a nice copper-amber color with a medium sized and medium bodied head that laces nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of very sweet malts, some light hops, and some spices.
T: Very nice malty taste and then a good clean and light hop finish.
M: Very clean, crisp, refreshing with the right amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable, could kill a six pack in no time. Very well balanced and delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2008 10:32:26 | More by erosier
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bonbright7

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pre-release sample at Bellport Beer from one of the Blue Point brewmaster assistants. We poured the bottle into tasting glasses and noted the orange/gold tone to it as it came up with a sudsy head resembling milk froth. The subtle aroma of wheat and mild spices came to mind, but the first taste to follow was flowing with blond malts. I had to stop for a moment as the aftertaste was revealing most of the ornate elements. I couldn't reflect off of a beer judge to describe what I was tasting, but the base reminded me a delicious hefeweizen. I was sorry we only had two bottles, but I made mental note to buy a case of this upon its release this weekend. It was very easy to drink with nuances of the traditional Oktoberfest flavor to it.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 13:46:57 | More by bonbright7
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BeerManDanNYC

New York

4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blue Point has never dissapointed with their seasonal offerings and their Oktoberfest is no exception. Easily the best I've had this fall. Not overbearingly malty while still delivering a very full flavor and medium finish. The aftertaste lingers just long enough for the next sip!

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 19:45:32 | More by BeerManDanNYC
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, bottled August 19 (lot code 2312).

Appearance: Pours a peachy gold, an easy 3 finger head that slowly recedes and leaves a good wreath of lacing.

Smell: Sweet spices, brown sugar, earthy a bit, quite malty.

Taste: Malty though there is some earthy, mineral bitterness. Some nutmeg as well as a good dose of spices that are just right.

Mouthfeel: Obviously more on the malty side yet there is a slight bitter edge. Real well balanced and pleasant.

Overall: A very flavorful Oktoberfest. Grab some while there's still some left.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 20:32:45 | More by papat444
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hkyplyr73

New York

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

08-01-2012 13:45:54 | More by hkyplyr73
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BLACKBEARDNY

New York

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

02-28-2013 17:25:53 | More by BLACKBEARDNY
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

09-29-2013 20:43:18 | More by shockrocker65
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DGSchmitt

New York

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

11-28-2013 22:07:26 | More by DGSchmitt
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

02-15-2013 23:58:34 | More by Thedrizzle
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MikeyJ777

New York

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

06-01-2013 01:26:21 | More by MikeyJ777
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BrewMaven

New York

4.22/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2009 21:49:18 | More by BrewMaven
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czfreeman

California

4.22/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OKTOBERFEST STARTS TOMMORROW!!!
blue point's offering pours out a a malty amber copper tone, capped by a nice two finger head in a straight pour. Looks good
Smells of malts, a wheat-like sourness, toasted grains, oakiness, lots of up-front maltiness. Good authentic nose for the style.
Flavor is a little more tart than the smell. More yeasty tartness, malts, a citric-lemonlike bite, more on the carbonationed side. I like the bite of this beer, as many American brewers seem to lean on the sweet side for thier oktoberfest biers, this one stays biting, lighter an highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2008 23:45:51 | More by czfreeman
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pbecsu2008

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle with twist cap. No visible date.

A: Moderately heavy head. Amber/Red color.

S Caramel aroma

t: Well carbonated. Malty caramel like toffee flavor.

M. Light bodied.

Very drinkable Oktoberfest. Somewhat lighter on the flavor as most American Octoberfests beers. A new favorite of mine.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 02:03:13 | More by pbecsu2008
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yet another Oktoberfest. If they weren't so sweet and toasty I would be sick of them

A - Clear dark amber with an inch of creamy opaque head. Sticky lacing looks good.

S - Toasted malts and caramel but it smells sweet which I like. Hope it's good.

T - Not bad at all it comes in pretty sweet with caramel and toasted malts and finishes sweet and even has a touch of hops to keep it interesting.

M - Light to medium easy drinking.

Overall a very tasty Oktoberfest and definitely one of the better ones I have had.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 01:41:36 | More by DrDemento456
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 7/30/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice foamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of pear, apple, caramel, biscuit, toast, grass, herbal, and light earth. Very nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of caramel, pear, apple, toast, biscuit, grass, herbal, and light spiciness. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, toast, biscuit, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of all flavors with no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Oktoberfest! Spot on style flavor profile with great balance; extremely smooth to drink. Really enjoyable and true to style all the way.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 03:03:38 | More by superspak
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle (new for '08) served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear, sort of a light copper color with a fizzy white head, carbonation bubbles rose endlessly.

S - sweet malt with some spices.

T - sweet malty taste with light hop bitterness.

F - light/medium bodied, crisp and refeshing.

D - easy drinking brew, prost!

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2008 23:13:35 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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TheycallmeTim

New York

4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
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...

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2009 20:17:49 | More by TheycallmeTim
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nickfl

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The foam settles fairly quickly and leaves only light lace.

S - Lightly Bready malt with some toasted notes and herbal hops.

T - Thick, rich bread notes up front with a touch of toffee. More soft, toasty malt in the middle with a finish of sweet bread and light, herbal hops.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Quite nice, it has a pleasant malt character and just enough hop presence to balance things out. Very drinkable and well made, if a little bit too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 04:44:18 | More by nickfl
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 01:42:10 | More by tdm168
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daliandragon

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a few growlers from the brewery on Railroad Ave for the weekend and figured I should give this a shot since it won't be around much longer, plenty of time for ESB and Winter later on.
A light orange and brown meld of color topped with only a wisp of head and little evident carbonation. Light scent of fruit and spice over a basic layer of malt and sugars.
A bit fruity with a muted balance between hops and malt. A sweet aftertaste that matures through the sip. A bit understated really, at least compared to the other Oktobers I've tried this fall already and exactly the opposite of a beer like Hoptical Illusion, which just brings the noise.
Mouthfeel is a little thin but not unpleasant.
This is a good beer although I'm not sure if the understatedness is them not trying hard enough or purposeful and sophisticated. I like Blue Point, so I'll guess the latter. Fresh local growlers..get some..

Serving type: growler

11-19-2005 06:23:59 | More by daliandragon
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Blue Point Oktoberfest from Blue Point Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.