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Blue Point Oktoberfest - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 8
Gots: 20 | 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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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jeranbrews
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - A nice light orange amber hue. Moderate amount of continued cabonation. A butter-white color head with fine soapy bubbles. Lacing is a tad runny, but mostly nice fine crystalline bubbles.

S - Sweet caramel and hints of orange peel. Kind of a zesty cream smell. Not too much in the way of hops or yeast. But that's good for this style I believe.

T - Initial bitter sharp tree bark with a hint of musk. Not overpowering but not sweet either. An acceptable contrast to the initial smells. Aftertaste is mildly sugery but still bitter-sour like a lemon.

M - Carbonation comes out again to play. Fizzy and ever so slightly loose. Not the best but far far from the worst. Again, acceptable.

D - This is an all around on-par beer. They didn't get anything wrong but they didn't set themselves out from the crowd that much either. I don't think this level of bitterness is that common in German marzens, I'm not sure. That may be the American influence, just a guess.

Photo of oberon
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Photo of TheDeuce
3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Blue Point Octoberfest…..on tap at Dark Horse Tavern in NYC

Appearance-a steady red orange color, decent two fingers of lacy head with nice retention.

Smell-spice, little mit of malt, hops barely there, alcohol. Ok aroma.

Taste/Mouthfeel-sweeter than most fest-beers, a mix of sweet spice and breaded malts, medium mouthfeel, easy to drink and very smooth. I wish the flavors had been trumped up a little more and more pronounced but it’s clear they are going for something a little more easy on the palate. Still, not bad.

Overall-an approachable fest, a little disappointing given this can be a compelling style and I know Blue Point can pull it off. Still, not bad and give it a try during the season.

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Point Oktoberfest.

A: Clear amber with two-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a few minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Caramel malt. Fruit. Citrus.

T: Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Malt and spicy hops.

M: Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Kind of thin. Not bad though.

O: Not bad. Pretty average. I liked the Point Oktoberfest slightly more.

Photo of GallowsThief
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A – Pours a golden copper color with a small amount of cloudiness. One figer of cream soda colored head that stayed around a bit. Patchy lacing.

S – Light malts with a bit of sweetness.

T – Malty to start with some caramel in there that lends it to a bit of sweetness. Toasted grains. Toffee and honey. Very little bitterness.

M – Light bodied with medium carbonation. Very clean crisp brew.

O – Pretty solid fest beer here. Not overly complex and that’s good. Straight forward nice tasting and an easy drinker. Pretty good one.

Photo of StArnoldFest2010
4.7/5  rDev +33.5%
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!

Photo of confer
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Deep amber with a white head that disappears quickly.
S- The smell is like a sweat bread.
T- The smell doesn't follow through to the taste. It isn't bad but there isn't much there. Just a little maltiness.
MO- Definitely on the thin side. Not as good as many of the Maerzens but not a bad beer.

Photo of Holland
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: looks amber in color, perfectly clear, with a large head and decent retention.

S: smell is disappointing, consisting only of a faint malt character

T: tastes of some spiciness, small amount of bitterness, and sweet malt and grain

M: standard for the style, decent carbonation and medium body

O: decent brew, wasn't bad from the screw top. Relatively cheap and available, as I bought it in a grocery store.

Photo of DrDemento456
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

Photo of JMWEB2
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice amber color, head was finger high, and dissipated.

S: Malty, caramel smell, but also sweet.

T: I thought it was very sweet, malty, and a spice in the finish, very pleasing.

M: Pretty smooth, and light for style, good drinkability.

O: I like this beer, damn good oktoberfest.

Photo of pbecsu2008
4.2/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

Photo of Kc4shore
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Off-Amber brown, caramel
S: Caramel, subtle spices, high hop bitterness,
toasty notes
T: Super-high carbonation, nice bitterness and
drinkability. Disapointingly light for a
marzan style beer

Notes: Honestly, I have mixed feelings about this one. On one hand, it is extremely easy to drink, but not in a watery sense. On the other, however, i feel that this Oktoberfest is simply too light to call an actual Marzan style of lager. Not too shabby though overall

Photo of indiapaleale
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber to golden color with a rather large, thick, off-white head. Very clean and clear in appreance.

Nose is caramel, sweet grains, corn syrup and brown sugar. Smells like a sweet, dark lager which is what it is...

One sip and its apparent that this is a clean tasting dark lager. Its got some nice sweet, malty notes and a bit of a vegetal back. A little bit caramel-y with a lingering sweet finish.

Overall its not a bad brew - nothing Blue Point does is bad by any means. Its a solid Oktoberfest and well worth trying at the bar. A six pack may be a bit presumpious but that being said it may depend on your choices.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to amber color with an off white head. In the aroma, earthy and somewhat barnyard like. In the taste, more earth than expecting and a nice dryness. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry earth in the aftertaste. Dry and smooth, a nice earthy presence.

Photo of ReelBigwigFish
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into mug

A: dark amber color with a thick creamy off white head.

S: lightly roasted sweet caramel and bready malt aroma, some spice, slight grassy hop aroma, and a bit of an off putting alcohol aroma.

T: Sweet toffee and bready malt followed by a smooth diacetyl finish.

M: cream, medium bodied, smooth finish. medium-low carb

O: Pretty good, this one seems creamier than many oktoberfests, definitely better than the blue point pumpkin.

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I live less than 10 miles from the brewery so this is a local brew for me.

This has a nice orange-amber color, clear, not much of a head certainly dissapates quickly, no lacing glass. Taste is sweet and malty, light hint of hops.Pleasant,dances on the tounge, lingering aftertaste.

Photo of BeerManDanNYC
4.33/5  rDev +23%
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!

Blue Point Oktoberfest from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.