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Blue Point Oktoberfest - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of BeerLover48Fan
4.85/5  rDev +37%
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

BeerLover48Fan, Sep 03, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of StArnoldFest2010
4.7/5  rDev +32.8%
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!

StArnoldFest2010, Oct 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

shigg85, Nov 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

AlbanyIPA, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of erosier
4.33/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

erosier, Sep 19, 2008
Photo of bonbright7
4.33/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

bonbright7, Sep 11, 2008
Photo of BeerManDanNYC
4.33/5  rDev +22.3%
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!

BeerManDanNYC, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of papat444
4.28/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

papat444, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

hkyplyr73, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

BLACKBEARDNY, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

shockrocker65, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

DGSchmitt, Nov 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Thedrizzle, Feb 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

MikeyJ777, Jun 01, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +19.8%

skriv, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of BrewMaven
4.22/5  rDev +19.2%
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 czfreeman
4.22/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

czfreeman, Sep 20, 2008
Photo of pbecsu2008
4.2/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

pbecsu2008, Oct 15, 2011
Photo of DrDemento456
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

DrDemento456, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

superspak, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
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!

JoeyBeerBelly, Sep 18, 2008
Photo of TheycallmeTim
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
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 nickfl
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

nickfl, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

tdm168, Sep 16, 2012
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Blue Point Oktoberfest from Blue Point Brewing Company
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