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Blue Point Oktoberfest - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.31%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | 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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Photo of CHickman
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange gold color with a massive 3 finger foamy beige head that faded very slowly; left good bubbly lacing clinging to the glass.

Smells of sweet malt, caramel, toffee, wet bread and some light grains; aroma is sweet and almost clean.

Tastes of sweet malt, light toasted grains, brown sugar, faint floral hops, caramel, light syrup, wet bread, herbs and what seems like corn; there's an overall sweetness to it that dominates any other flavors. It tasted basic and decent, but was not exciting.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with very little carbonation and a medium body with a semi-dry roasted finish.

Medium drinkability, it was OK; I could pound these at a party or a football game to get wasted and would even have one or two at a bar, but it's not something I would seek out as far as a six pack purchase to savor the taste. It's a good to better than average beer for mass consumption.

CHickman, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

metter98, Nov 23, 2010
Photo of mnrider
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Brown Bottle, Twist Off

A: Pours a clear orange with a nice creamy white fluffy head. Nice looking carbonation, not much lacing.

S: Sweet and creamy, cool and crisp.

T/M: Malty, sweet, toffee, chewy. Hops are small but do make a small presence.

D: Worthy Oktober brew. I'd have a few more. Just needs a larger hop presence to make it better.


mnrider, Nov 11, 2010
Photo of micromaniac129
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden straw in color. A really, really big foam head with really nice carbonation.
Good lacing around glass.
Sweet toffee malt aroma with a slightly spicy hop bouquet.
A sweet toffee caramel malt taste with just alittle bit of roastiness. I also taste butterscotch. Biscuit finish.
Hops are present but just for bittering and balance, I don't really pick up any hop charcacter.
I deem this beer good tasting and would enjoy a few more but, alas, I have not.

micromaniac129, Nov 06, 2010
Photo of lackenhauser
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper sort of color. Not much carbonation. One dimensioanl aroma-not unpleasant just there. Mildly sulfurish and blood like. malty flavor with an ok hop presence. Again it is just "there". Touch of toasted malt. Mildly bready. Ok mouthfeel-pretty standard. Average in a bottle. Would not avoid but not something I would not buy myself. If offered at a party go for it.

lackenhauser, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of IronLover
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper orange with hints of yellow and perfect clarity. Briefly sports a frosty white head that leaves a wispy cap and a few wet lacings. Sweet bready malt aromas. Toasted malt and bread flavors, nut flavors in the middle and a sweet malt ending with a crisp clean finish. Medium bodied with refreshing carbonation. A very good Oktoberfest, unfortunately I only had one.

IronLover, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of kneeland
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had several of these the other night. This is a very great oktoberfest. It's got a nice warm nutty malt flavor to it. A very tasty deep golden brown brew with nice carbonation. Flavor is quite smooth with sweet golden malts and a nice hoppy balance.

This is the type of beer that makes me wish it were October more often.

kneeland, Oct 25, 2010
Photo of fo5s
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into my heavy seas glass. Bottle proclaims "uber fresh" but lacks dating. It's been in the fridge since I picked it up early in the season, so it should be fine.

Pour yields a lively head that dissipates quickly, leaving a very clean light-copper / autumn orange ale.

Nose is bready, on par for the style with just a touch of sweetness.

Bready, toasted malts on the palate. Truthfully, not a lot to say here- middle of the road for the style, perhaps a bit on the weak side. Very smooth.

Mouthfeel is good, springy on the tongue, but not crisp.

Put down 12oz with easy, and could drink more. A decent rendition of the style. Not my favorite, and not going to blow anyone away, but nonetheless a respectable local.

fo5s, Oct 20, 2010
Photo of JamnesCameron
2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got two bottles thanks to Cuzco.

Poured into a Willis glass. Pours an amber brew with two fingers of off white head that lasts. Looks like a good carbonation.

Aromas of sweet malt and Toffee.

First sip is more grainy than malty. Not the kind of sweetness I expect from an O'fest. Feels a little light on the alcohol, and a little too much carbonic bite.

Mouthfeel is thin, less body than I expected as well. And a bit of a carbonic bite.

Overall drinkability is good. Would make a decent session beer, but not very strong in the qualities that make up a good O'fest.

JamnesCameron, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden orange with a 2 finger white head. Head is quick to flee and leaves a thin, milk mustache line up top. Not much to look at.

Lightly sweet honey notes amid biscuit and light grain. Lil' apple peel. Malt is toasted biscuit with some mineral character and thin, sweetness. Mild hop spice in finish adds depth. Crisp, effervescent carbonation. Sweetness gets a little cloying after two or so.

I'd drink it out of a boot without complaint. I don't know if that's saying much 'cause in rugby we used to have to drink Steele Reserve out of old rugby cleats. C'est la vie.

donkeyrunner, Oct 02, 2010
Photo of MarcGetty
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At first I thought this could be the poster child for an Oktoberfest (not a bad thing), but as the drink went on that turned out not to be the case.

Pours a rich copper color without much head (typical for an Oktoberfest). First taste was good, somewhat solid taste, however, the taste was quickly lost and never found again.

If you like weak beers, or if you don't like an Oktoberfest, but want to like it, this one is for you. Nothing about this beer stands out as bold in any way (again not a bad thing, it just is).

MarcGetty, Sep 28, 2010
Photo of Naugled
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A nice looking beer, deep copper color, with a nice thick head that sticks around, a bit carbonated though.

Smells a bit off to me, buttery.

The bad butter flavor dominates in the beer. Not sure if I have bad bottle or not, but not good. The malt is perceptible but fights with the diacytel.

Mouthfeel is good, has a nice richness and creaminess to it.

Could be more drinkable without the butter.

Naugled, Sep 26, 2010
Photo of takeabrewski
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

A: Clear, with a 1 finger head, straw-colored.

S: Clean, not much to speak of.

T: Some hop bitterness immediately up front, which is quickly replaced by toasted bread and caramel. I get a slight lemon taste at the end.

M: Soft, very fine carbonation. Almost more like an ale than a lager.

D: Nice session beer...great effort for an American Oktoberfest.

takeabrewski, Sep 24, 2010
Photo of cavedave
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It pours a dark straw, topped by a slowly diminishing two finger beige head. This baby is clear as glass.

The smell is caramel, yeast with a lemony edge, and some spicy hops. Not strong, but very clean and fresh smelling.

The taste starts with that yeasty lemony twang, gains some sweet caramel, and slowly evolves into a lightly dry end, with merest hints of spicy and herbal hanging in there for a pretty good finish. Not the strongest flavor for this style, but decent.

Mouthfeel is med. carb., light bodied, fair clear out, and a slightly building-up finish )not in a good way).

Drinkability is better than average due to the refreshing nature, but others in this style beckon with their luscious blended complexity of flavors.

Impression: I support local brewers, but I won't be getting this again, as the many German offerings avail. here are far superior.

cavedave, Sep 17, 2010
Photo of BeerLover48Fan
4.85/5  rDev +37.4%
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
Photo of mikesgroove
3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

mikesgroove, Mar 02, 2010
Photo of strengthdoc
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer poured to reveal a light bronze color. There was a small head and little lace. The aroma was nice with a scent of honey. The mouthfeel was very light. The taste was mild and refreshing with a taste of honey. The beer could use a little more body and spice, but was quite quaffable.

strengthdoc, Feb 05, 2010
Photo of oldirtycaffrey
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

oldirtycaffrey, Nov 10, 2009
Photo of ItMakesMeHappy
4/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

ItMakesMeHappy, Nov 09, 2009
Photo of Minkybut
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was a orangy golden color. The beer had a off white looking head that started off great but did not last long.The smell of this beer was slightly sweet. The taste was nice with a hint of caramel and a slightly bitter finish. Good beer that I will buy again.

Minkybut, Oct 30, 2009
Photo of generallee
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a mug. There appears to be no freshness date on the label.

Appearance: The body has a deep golden to light amber color with very good clarity and lots of carbonation. Its head is just off white in color and fades down quickly to just a wispy thin layer which makes very little lacing.

Smell: In the nose there are notes of pale light malt, biscuits and a very light touch of herbal/floral hops. There is also a light sweetness and something that reminds me of smartlys candy.

Taste/Palate: It has a base of light roasted malt, grain and some biscuity flavors with mild sweetness. Hop flavor is light, mostly floral with some leafy and citrus notes on the finish. The finish also has the mildly sweet malt turning dry and crisp with more of a raw grain and husk character. The body has a light to medium feel and its carbonation is quite lively and a bit fizzy on the palate.

Notes: The head retention was a bit of a let down for me but it was still a tasty Oktoberfest style beer. It was a little bit lighter in color and body than most but it was very drinkable.

generallee, Oct 19, 2009
Photo of MrDanno96
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Hmm, I usually have a tough time rating appearances, but right off the bat I'm not really pleased with this one. Much lighter then I would expect an Oktoberfest style beer to be: a pale organ-yellow color that I can easily see through. Very little head and lacing. I can see lots of carbonation rising to the top as well.

S: Fairly light on the nose: some hops and citrus are most apparent. After warming a bit, I began to also smell the roasted malts that I'm really looking for in a beer like this. I'm glad this happened, because the initial smell reminded me of a run-of-the-mill American pilsner.

T: Some decent taste here - it doesn't quite follow the nose. Some nice roasted malts and spices are readily apparent. It's nothing to get excited about, though.

M: Disappointing. It's very watery most of the way through. I feel like a nice medium to full body is trying to come out, but it never really materializes.

D: I wouldn't say this is a bad beer, but it definitely isn't one of the better brews you can drink this Oktoberfest season. I was expecting a malty, medium to full bodied beer and this one was just too light and watery.

MrDanno96, Oct 16, 2009
Photo of jeffthecheff
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This beer was recommended to me by two different people, so I decided it must be worthy of a shot. Poured into a shaped pint, the beer is gold like a lion's fur. I like my oktoberfest to be a bit darker than this. The head is white with decent consistency and good lacing.

The malt in the aroma comes off as pale and bready. Combine this with a slight spice and apple fruitiness, it smells a lot like apple fritters. Bonus points for reminding me of a fall seasonal food.

The flavor does little to impress. There is a slight touch of caramelized grain, and a bit of biscuity bread, but it's a very weak malt flavor for a style that is supposed to have deep malt flavors.

The finish is light, wet, and has a touch too much carbonation. This really isn't doing much for the flavor of the beer.

Drinkability is above average for an Oktoberfest. This pint went very quickly. However, the beer doesn't wow me enough to make me look forward to the next glass.

This was an okay oktoberfest, but there are so many great local seasonals out, I won't be picking up another six. If they went with a darker color, and a touch more body, this would be excellent.

jeffthecheff, Oct 10, 2009
Photo of thespaceman
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice light amber in color, head size is nice upon pouring yet dimminishes fairly quickly. This one left some nice sticky lacing as a result around the rim of the glass.

Smell: Out of any of the American O'fests I've tried, this one smells the most like a true German marzen. Lots of German properties up front, earth like aromas blended with some spiced malt and a touch of wheat. Not a bomb of malt by any means compared to the traditonal American marzen offerings. It's light in the nose and the very subtle aromas are close to representing the actual style.

Taste: Up front is alot of the earth like grain I got in the aroma, a slight metallic undertone is present but not enough to deter one away. A smooth malt presence takes over and is very light and sweet. I get some bits of wheat here in the taste as well, and almost bits of corn? Almost like a lager configuration yet the slight bits of malt presence bring you back to reality. Finish consists of a nice spicy backdrop, almost cinnamon like that really compliments it's true marzen-like origins.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated almost like a pilsner, light on the tongue and refreshing. Crisp and clean on the palate, a touch of bitterness is present for a nice aftertaste.

Drinkability: I like that Blue Point went a bit outside the box and didn't create a American Marzen that was overfilled with malt, yet they went to the German roots and created one that more likely compares to the German bred beers like Spaten, HS, and Paulaner. Very drinkable and easy to top of a six of these in a short period of time. One of the lighter fall selections you'll come across and a good one in that sense.

thespaceman, Oct 09, 2009
Photo of SkunkWorks
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass. Nice amber orange color you'd expect from an Oktoberfest beer. Good head formation but dissipates quickly. Tastes like a fairly typical Oktoberfest but a bit more drinkable than most others that I have had and that's what makes this a great one... as Oktoberfest beers are meant to be drank in large amounts!

SkunkWorks, Oct 01, 2009
Blue Point Oktoberfest from Blue Point Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.