Blue Point Oktoberfest - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 340
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 8
Gots: 28 | 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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Ratings: 340 | Reviews: 136
Photo of socon67
3.97/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

Photo of alexgash
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
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!

Photo of Bung
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. Orangy/gold pour, thin layer of bubbly white.

Aroma, a bock like fruitiness. Some caramel maltyness.

Taste, thankfully not quite as fruity, but there is still some apple. Some toffee and a nice toasted malt note. Finishes with a little tea like herbalness.

There is just a little too much carbonation. Otherwise it is on the lighter side and drinks pretty easy. Maybe just a tad thin. Plenty good at the price point.

Photo of mdfb79
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Photo of Mgm54
3.21/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.

First had two one the beach, having one now pouted into a glass.

A - copper, very clear beer. the look leaves a little to want.

S - I can't really derive much of a smell at all from this. some malt sweetness, disappointing. had to pour another one extra head to prove to myself the lack of smell.

T - Drinkable. Not my favorite word to describe a beer, but it is what it is. First taste is very clear, smooth, and that Munich malt sweetness, a little stronger than I would like in an Oktoberfest beer. Some soft nuttiness is in the middle of the beer, giving it a nice flavor not to it, balancing the sweetness some. Finishes with tiny, barely noticeable taste of hops.

Mouth - clear, smooth, very drinkable

O - Good beach beer! Thats about all I can say for it, drinks fast and easy, just disappoints me. I was in Germany for 2 months this summer, and in Munich for the end of it, and I just compare all Oktoberfest beers and the like to the Dunkels there, and it just is too light and too sweet in comparison.

Photo of FickleBeast
3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

Photo of reggiekoko
4/5  rDev +13.6%
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!

Photo of nickfl
4.07/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass- pours a very clear, yellow/orange color, a finger and a half of beige head that dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing. Visibly effervescent.

Smell to me is distinctly "cidery"; definitely get the whole german malt business but it's only equal to the cider scent. A little yeast in the mix.

Taste is better than the smell- tastes somewhat like an oktoberfest but is definitely not rich in enough. Still has a bit of the cider quality, but mostly very light grains, missing the caramel smoothness.

Mouthfeel is also not what I'm used to- light body, moderately sparkly carbonation. This is not one I'd get again.

Photo of iBeer16
3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a little light for an oktoberfest. Small bubbles create an off white but dissipates quick and leaves decent lacing
S- bready, yeast, nutmeg, cloves. allspice, malt
T- nutmeg, cloves, allspice, malt, bready
M- light, high carbonation
O- pretty good brew overall, great aroma

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.76/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of chefhatt
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I forgot i had this one pushed back in the fridge. The body is a nice amber color body with no head but a little bit of lace. The smell is of malt with some carmel sweetness coming through. The taste is sweet with some malt taste, nothing special. The mouth feel is good and overall this is a average marzen to my taste.

Photo of jeranbrews
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
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
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
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
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
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
3.52/5  rDev 0%
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
4.67/5  rDev +32.7%
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
3.87/5  rDev +9.9%
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
3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
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
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
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
4.23/5  rDev +20.2%
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
3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
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

Blue Point Oktoberfest from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.