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Blue Point Oktoberfest - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Reviews: 136
Hads: 353
Avg: 3.57
pDev: 20.73%
Wants: 8
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
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Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Bitterbill on 10-14-2002

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Photo of BeerLover48Fan
4.83/5  rDev +35.3%
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

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Photo of StArnoldFest2010
4.67/5  rDev +30.8%
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!

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Photo of erosier
4.32/5  rDev +21%
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.

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Photo of bonbright7
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

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Photo of BeerManDanNYC
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
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!

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Photo of papat444
4.25/5  rDev +19%
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.

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Photo of pbecsu2008
4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

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Photo of czfreeman
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of BrewMaven
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
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!

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Photo of TheycallmeTim
4.07/5  rDev +14%
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...

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Photo of nickfl
4.07/5  rDev +14%
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.

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Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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Photo of alexgash
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle.

Brilliantly clear light copper body. Good inch of dense, creamy, light beige head. Some nice lacing. Doughy cookie malts, caramel, cooked carrots, toasted grains, and some spicy hops.

Lightly toasted malts up front. Faint soapy-ness follows, briefly, before sweetish, caramel-y malts take over. Cookie dough and caramel play together nicely. Cooked carrots and vegetbales into the finish. Lingering sweetish malts and spicy noble hop bitterness. Moderate body, with a gently carbonated, smooth feel. A very solid Ofest!

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Photo of daliandragon
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
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..

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Photo of Mistofminn
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to JoeyBeerBelly for this cool extra! Since it's O'fest season I figured this was an appropriate first beer of the day.

Poured into my Darkness tulip. Pours a clear amber color with a large creamy white head, very impressive. Immediately, retention is poor, as it shrinks to a small pillow. Then, as if the head realizes it's suppose to stick around, it does. Leaves nice lacing as well.

The nose is a mixture of sweet malts and toasted bread. German hops and malts are light, but you can pick them out as it warms a bit.

The taste is much more malty than other American O'fests I've had in the past week or two. Light bitterness in the finish, but the malts are definitely the focal point in this one. Still tastes great.

In the beginning, slightly overcarbonated, but warming kills that. Light body with a nice smooth finish. Drinkability is good, a great session lager.

As my first taste of Blue Point Brewing Co., I'm rather impressed. They took a common style and put just enough twist on it to keep it simple, yet give it some character. Great stuff, and looking forward to the other offerings from them I have! Thanks a bunch Joe for the sweet extra!

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Photo of jkrich
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best Oktoberfests I have tried this season. Poured from an undated 12 oz. bottle: bright, deep golden hue with a lovely, foamy and sustained white-head.

The aroma is sharper than your typical fest beer: spicy and malty with a nice perfumy aroma.

The flavor is solidly malty while maintaining a refreshing character with a nice hop complement and moderate carbonation. The almost silky smooth mouthfeel leaves a pleasing sweetness on the lips. The body is light to medium with a very quaffable quality. While not very complex, the flavor profile is far more interesting than your typical oktoberfest.

I purchased this lager while visiting my niece in Michigan. I now wish I had purchased some other offerings from this brewery.

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Photo of reggiekoko
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best American Oktoberfests!

Pours a nice rich amber color with a long-lasting off-white head with some nice lacing.

Beautiful aromatic nose of malts and caramel.

Just a wonderful tasting marzen with a balance of mild hops and delightful sweetness.

Gets even better when it when it warms to room temperature.

I bought two six packs at Publix and I am really savoring them!

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Photo of KTCamm
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from two 12oz bottles into a 500ml mug.

Pours golden orange with 1 finger creamy white foam. Very clear. Lacing all over the place.

Mildly malty smell, though not as much as other marzens I've had.

Taste is the classic october fest malt, but more muted than I've had. Slightly sweet, with notes of caramel. More watery, but still tasty - maybe like an October-light-fest? Very small hop, modest bitter holdover.

Good taste and carbonation in the mouthfeel.

Very drinkable, a solid October beer.

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Photo of FickleBeast
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours clear orange copper color with a finger of sticky foam that coats the glass. Aroma is malty, Munich malt, spicy sweetness, and a kiss of earthy hops.

First sip is very clean, with a basic munich malt sweetness and smooth finish. Hops are minimal. This is a nice, malty session beer with great drinkability. Crisp, clean, flavorful, but not overly complex.

A solid Oktoberfest. Nothing Earth-shattering here, but a clean tasting flavorful beer. Would get again.

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Photo of socon67
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

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Photo of ItMakesMeHappy
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A- Very little head retention on this dark golden marzen. Lighter then most oktoberfests but with in the range.

S- Smells slightly sweet and bready with almost no hop aroma.

T- This beer, like every other oktoberfest I have ever had, tends to lean towards the sweater side of balanced. I could not discern any hop taste. A bready grainy sweetness through out.

M- Medium amount of carbonation with a full/medium body.

D- This beer is very drinkable and a sixer would be perfect for a night.

I have had many more marzens with more taste and sweetness then this beer. I usually find those beers tasty but kinda hard to drink. This beer does not have that problem as the sweetness isnot as assertive as many others in this style.

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Photo of Biggness
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a light amber (lighter than other Oktoberfests) with a 2 fingered head and nice lacing. The smell is nice of sweet malts and spices. The taste is very nicely balanced with the sweet malts and the hops aftertaste. The main flavor I get is oktoberfest, sorry nothing else really comes to mind. The mouthfeel is nice and creamy with a nice carbonation level. I could see myself utting 3-4 of these back with no problem. All around a nice brew!

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Blue Point Oktoberfest from Blue Point Brewing Company
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