Blue Point Oktoberfest - Blue Point Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev +3.7%
A: The beer is clear amber in color and poured with a finger high head that quickly died down leaving a thin layer of bubbles consistently covering the surface. A light to moderate amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are faint aromas of caramel malts in the nose.
T: The taste has a slight amount of sweetness and is filled with flavors of bready and caramel malts. The hops contribute a very mild amount of bitterness and spiciness to the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, smooth and a bit watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and goes down smoothly. I could definitely drink a few of these in one sitting.
11-23-2010 01:44:56 | More by metter98
3.03/5 rDev -14.6%
Another average offering that I found in the like your spirit, fridge and decided to take a crack at last night. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 03/01/2010.
The pour was nothing terribly crazy, a nice amber color with a great clarity fills the glass. Nice streams of bubbles that rippled up toward the surface gave it a good bit of depth and created a nice moderate to medium capping of white that clung to the sides for a little while before letting itself go. Muted bready malts. Hints of light grain and a touch of some light spice, but everything was too light and muted for me. Not enough in the way of herbal hoppiness or depth to keep me interested. Same could be said as I took the first sip, while not really being bad in any way, it was just rather uninteresting. Bready grains, hints of something musky, and a touch of light pine maybe, but very muted. Smooth and even taste with a clean and concise finish. Drinkable, but most anything can be, I found myself bored halfway though the glass.
Overall it just really needed a little bit more for me to really get a grip of this one. I thought it was ok, but to be honest just needed more to finish it off.
03-02-2010 18:21:21 | More by mikesgroove
3.51/5 rDev -1.1%
With the common "American-ized" taste of festbier, Blue Point's Oktoberfest provides a dry caramel character with those toasty and lightly floral inspirations from those special Bavarian lagers.
The Oktoberfest bier opens with a bright golden, light amber appearance that sparkles with its filtered clarity. Its generous carbonation races to the top to fuel a cottony white cap with semi-stern retention and mild lace.
Its bright aromas are juicy with plump barley for a semi-sweet, partly grainy scent. With elements of bread crust, light toast and mild yeast, its light huskiness is also met with faint caramel and honey. Its floral tone is delicately perfumy with those late addition noble European hops.
Its grainy-sweet taste goes from bread to pecan to caramel as the the taste moves from initial palate to the middle. As its floral upstart develops into a mild spicy-type bitterness it shows light grass and mint. A slight mineral taste adds crispness to the taste, particularly in finish as the light hop showing is complemented with a hint of chalk.
Its easy-drinking character starts with mild residual sweetness that soon whisps away, leaving a light husky, grainy texture behind. As the minty alcohol, hop dryness and snappy mineral feel sums up its finish, the ale leaves the palate semi-clean and pleasantly refreshed.
Where the beer's caramel flavor pushes it slightly outside of its style parameters, it begins to resemble an Amber Ale as much as it does Oktoberfest. But even with its American liberties, the beer is pleasant and humble.
11-04-2013 17:57:06 | More by BEERchitect
2.75/5 rDev -22.5%
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, golden-amber body with a small, near white head.
Smell: Mild bready malt scent, a little foraged apple with some sweetish hints to it. That's about it.
Taste: Modestly bready malts given a pinch of powdered sugar. Cidery apple hints. Very faintly spicy hops, near nil bitterness. Folds back in the sweetness until the near crisp, quick finish. Sadly, this one totally lacks complexity, even for a simple, little O-fest.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-plus carbonation. Feels a little soda pop-like at times.
Overall: It's not nice to point fingers. It's also not nice to Blue Point Oktoberfest.
08-27-2012 18:03:02 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.33/5 rDev -6.2%
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.
10-30-2011 22:33:46 | More by oberon
4.08/5 rDev +14.9%
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.
09-06-2012 04:44:18 | More by nickfl
3.35/5 rDev -5.6%
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.
09-06-2009 04:50:19 | More by WVbeergeek
2.78/5 rDev -21.7%
12 oz bottle into a mug.
Pours a crystal clear gold, with several fingers of rich and foamy off-white head. This retains with a thick finger or so that leaves back heavy looking swathes of sudsy lacing. The aroma smells sweet and bready, with an odd lemon tartness thing going on and a bit of a medical feeling tinge as well. Just a touch of leafy spice hangs on the edges and is what gives this any kind of liveliness in the nose.
The taste is sweet toast and light toffee with a citrus presence that has a tart edge to it but isn’t nearly as lemon-like as the nose was. It’s definitely got a tang to it though. This finishes dry, earthy and spicy on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a softer bubbly feel to the carbonation that just kind of flops around in the mouth.
I don’t know what happened here. Unbalanced sweetness, off-notes, a soft, limp body and lemon? Ugh! I expected much, much more from this beer and didn’t get it. This is unfortunately one of the lesser American O-Fests that I’ve had.
10-03-2012 19:28:04 | More by Kegatron
3.75/5 rDev +5.6%
picked this bottle up in the mix-a-six cooler at Al's of Hampden. The beer was poured chilled from a 12oz brown bottle into a mug.
A light copper color with honey tea-like hues with thick band of light tan cream cap -smooth and foamy which settles and becomes rocky. The bead is fine and visible carbonation is evident with great clarity and retention is very good. The lacing sticks in a web-like pattern -a pretty beer to behold. The aroma is good with a nice floral ester and slight toasted/caramel note from the malt, no diacetyl evident. The smell has a light spice accent and seems to give off some herbal notes from the hops. The feel is good with mild carbonation and slightly bready toasted texture and mild caramel sweetness. There is a light alcohol presence and finish is semi-dry.
The flavor is good, nice malt which has a slightly honey-like fruitiness and mellow spice from the hop in the background. I enjoy the mellow caramel presence from the malt, but toastiness is mild and hops could be more forward. I like the yeast's role in this which is mild, yet it could use a little more character. I think it is pretty easy to drink and still represents the style ok -a refreshing lager without a whole lot of German yeast character or hops, but still very drinkable and no major flaws to speak of.
02-10-2011 21:24:08 | More by Slatetank
3.95/5 rDev +11.3%
The beer pours a nice golden color with a 1/2" offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a wonderful pale and Munich malt scent along with a fruity lager yeast aroma. The taste is good. It has a solid pale and Munich malt flavor that goes down smooth and sweet with a nice dry finish. It's crisp with some prickly carbonation. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good drinking beer. It's brewed perfectly to style.
11-11-2008 03:23:02 | More by WesWes
3.48/5 rDev -2%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Bruery tulip. Picked up a 6 pack of this at Food Emporium for $11 today.
a - Pours a somewhat transparent orange-amber color with moderate carbonation evident and one finger of fluffy white head. Head leaves a little bit of lacing on the glass.
s - Smells of toasted malts, burnt malts, bready malts, and some light sweet fruity malts. Not a ton going on here but not bad.
t - tastes of fruity malts, apples, toasted malts, bready malts, biscuit, grains, and burnt malts. More fruit than the nose and a little bit sweeter. A step up from the nose for me.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.
o - Overall an above average marzen, though nothing crazy. Nice sweet fruits in the taste and easy to drink. Worth checking out if you see it and are looking for a marzen, but nothing to seek out.
09-20-2012 22:16:53 | More by mdfb79
3.6/5 rDev +1.4%
Pours orange amber with nice clarity. A thin off-white head soon becomes a wide patch.
The taste is of carmelized grain with some earthy, floral notes.
The taste is of light caramel with some buttered toast and a tea-like bitterness. Flavor is a bit thin with a bitterish touch in the finish.
Light-to-medium- bodied. Medium to high carbonation.
There's a slight touch of odd astingency, though that may have been from carbonation, making it not quite as smooth as I would have liked it, and there is a slight thinness, but, overall, it's a fine O-fest with a nice sweet/bitterish balance.
09-28-2008 23:48:00 | More by jwc215
3.98/5 rDev +12.1%
Pours more of a golden color than the typical amber color of the style. Slight floral aroma to it. I like the mouthfeel for this one, more towards the lighter bodied side. Some decent taste here.. nice and sweet/malty taste, very smooth.. highly drinkable. Could use a little bit more body for my liking but definitely an above average octoberfest. Pretty good beer, throw it in your mix a six and give it a whirl.
09-12-2009 02:32:29 | More by oriolesfan4
3.89/5 rDev +9.6%
The absolute, unrelenting eradication of my back inventory continues. I just want to return to The CANQuest (TM), but the bottles glare at me for ignoring them. This one came from The Fridge and went into my fridge.
From the bottle: "Craft Brewed [-] Extremely Fresh [-] Micro Brau"; "Long Island's Brewery".
Another surprising screw-top! I used a heavy-handed pour, which resulted in a pseudo-cascade. This settled fairly quickly into two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with good retention. Color was solid-gold (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity and of course Mammon, Croesus and Midas showed up, clamoring for a taste. I watched, bemused, as the head fell, leaving behind sticky lacing in its wake and I was thinking about some gelt for me. Nose was very biscuit-like, quite malty, but not overly sweet. Mouthfeel was medium with a pleasant amount of carbonation on the tongue. The flavor was both biscuity and grassy, a nice combination of malts and hops that proved to be eminently drinkable. The finish evinced a slight honey-like sweetness, something often found in the quality lagers, but overall, I would still classify it as semi-dry.
07-15-2014 13:05:06 | More by woodychandler
3.08/5 rDev -13.2%
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.
10-03-2008 01:29:47 | More by tempest
3.9/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
10-22-2005 21:58:51 | More by Billolick
3.51/5 rDev -1.1%
12oz bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a pale golden orange color with a yellow clarity seen around the edges. A white frothy topping fades leaving spotty lace.
The smell is sweet and fruity almost like orange rind overtop a caramel/toffee base of grain sweetness and freshness.
The taste is also sweet almost like candy with an herbal hop flavor blending to fruit and alcohol. A soft amount of herbal hop bitterness lingers into the finish.
This is a pretty classic medium body with modest amount of carbonation. Somewhat crisp but that candy-like sweetness could be tamed down a bit to make it overall more enjoyable.
02-27-2014 14:18:20 | More by stakem
3.85/5 rDev +8.5%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a glass mug. Pours a reddish brown with a nice long lasting head and lacing.
Nose full of sweet malt goodness.
A well rounded Oktoberfest beer, caramel, munich and toasted malts all do the dance. Slight graininess and finishes semi dry.
Medium to full bodied with a clean finish.
A very drinkable Oktoberfest and is spot on for the style. I would reccommend trying this, as I found it to be quite good.
09-17-2009 17:03:27 | More by Stinkypuss
4.1/5 rDev +15.5%
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.
10-11-2012 03:03:38 | More by superspak
3.63/5 rDev +2.3%
Poured a dark copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured a solid malt graininess and mild allspice aroma.
The taste was grainy and mildly sweet with a gentle spicines.
The mouthfeel was a bit thin but smooth. Good carbonation.
Overall a good drinkable marzen. Simplistic as far as the style goes, but a nice effort nonetheless
09-10-2006 22:33:11 | More by plaid75
Blue Point Oktoberfest from Blue Point Brewing Company
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