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Blue Point Oktoberfest - Blue Point Brewing Company

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277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 10-14-2002)
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orcasteve

North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -14.6%

pours a verry light orange yellow color with a 2 finger white head on top that was afraide to stay to long. the smell was musty malt and corn and the taste is just that starting a bit sour and the finsh is one of big malt with practly no hop present at all, this one is a big disapointment to me as their hoptacal illushion is one of my favriot beers in my state. i think that thay should go back to the drawing bord on this one

10-17-2008 12:19:14 | More by orcasteve
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NoahSYGG

New York

3.78/5  rDev +6.5%

this is a good local oktoberfest. The color is a dark golden color. The aroma is malty, with not much else. It is a little on the sweeter side with little to no hop presence. It has a nice light mouthfeel for an oktoberfest with good,lively carbonation. This is a highly drinkable beer for an oktoberfest.

10-13-2008 03:26:38 | More by NoahSYGG
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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
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ATPete

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -4.8%

12oz bottle

Pours a vibrant, clear orange brown color with a small white head and slow rising carbonation. Sugary sweet malts on the nose, very floral and spicy, cinnamon, roasted nuts, woody and grainy. Caramel malt is dominant with a subtle hop scratch and a slight alcohol note. Not uber complex, sticky medium bodied but definitely drinkable. Good beer.

10-02-2008 00:15:36 | More by ATPete
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%

Amber body, very good clarity, beneath a big sticky three finger off-white frothy head.

Inviting toasty bakery aroma.

Nice semi-sweet malt beginning, with good depth to the taste. Enough noble hops to balance, and even take a brief bow of their own. Clean finish.

Light but smooth mouthfeel. Superb drinkability, just as the style calls for. A beer that can disappear in a few long pulls.

Maybe not a classic, but a tasty interpretation of the style. Will revisit. Worth a try.

09-29-2008 03:45:11 | More by RonfromJersey
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jwc215

Wisconsin

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
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DaggerEyes

New York

3/5  rDev -15.5%

12 oz bottle
poured a clear copperish color with a fizzy slightly off white head.

yeasty bready nose, some hops in the back

bready taste with some slightly spicy herbaceous hops, a little bit of honey sweetness. Whole Wheat toast and a bit of honey

Medium body, smooth, a bit of fine bubbled carbonation.

Not an offensive beer by any means but not something I'll probably be reaching for again

09-28-2008 19:50:25 | More by DaggerEyes
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dsa7783

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

Single, twelve-ounce bottle just copped from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
Appearance: Garnet, deep-amber, caramel-hue... Minimal head... Minor lacing...
Smell: Pure Oktoberfest scent... Caramel essences, vanilla nuances, slight amber and grains...
Taste: Strong bread and butter flavors with a nice malt backbone...
Good mouthfeel with an equally good level of drinkability...
Not bad...

09-28-2008 19:13:53 | More by dsa7783
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sleazo

New York

3.13/5  rDev -11.8%

A_Pours a medium light clear amber/ hue with a one and a half finger head. Decent staying power and lacing.

S_The aroma is fairly malty and bready. The hops are there way in the background. There is a minor mineral note as well.

T_The taste mirrors the smell as it is mostly bready with a bit of herbaceous hop in the background. The finish is somewhat dry. The mineral quality is there as well and detracts from the overall picture.

M_Medium bodied all the way.

D_A decent stab at the style. However the mineral note is a bit too much and hurts the beer overall.

09-28-2008 03:15:31 | More by sleazo
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Biggness

New York

3.98/5  rDev +12.1%

This beer pours a light amber (lighter than other Oktoberfests) with a 2 fingered head and nice lacing. The smell is nice of sweet malts and spices. The taste is very nicely balanced with the sweet malts and the hops aftertaste. The main flavor I get is oktoberfest, sorry nothing else really comes to mind. The mouthfeel is nice and creamy with a nice carbonation level. I could see myself utting 3-4 of these back with no problem. All around a nice brew!

09-28-2008 01:02:55 | More by Biggness
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scootny

New York

3.78/5  rDev +6.5%

A 12 oz bottle into a tulip tumbler. A very clear copper liquid with an off white head of about a finger. It settles quickly to a collar of light foam around the glass with streaks of lace. No visible carbonation to speak of.

Smell is sweet grains and toasted malts. A light caramel/butterscotch and faint hop florals.

Taste is malty sweetness and light toasted bread. Mild yeasty fruit esters with with light caramel in the middle. A buttery/butterscotch facet that opens up as it gets warm. Hops close it out cleanly and gently. The bittering is light and pleasant and leads to a butterscotch and cracker note. The finish is crisp and short.

Mouthfeel is medium light and gently carbonated. A mild tingle to the mouth. Very refreshing and enjoyable.

Drinkability is excellent. Not an overly complicated brew, just delicious and easy drinking. I can easily see this as a fall session staple. Will pair beautifully with traditional German food as well a just about anything from popcorn to football food like hot dogs and such. Good stuff to have on hand.

09-26-2008 01:10:10 | More by scootny
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Lexluthor33

New York

3.7/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours an amber with golden highlights.
Small head and almost zero lace.
The aroma is of malts,caramel and butter.
The taste is sweet,caramel hints,malty,light hops and really buttery.
The feel is low carbonation,medium body,smooth and creamy.

Notes:Not much to say on this one because it was dominated by the "butter". I can not say it was bad,but a tad bit below average.

09-22-2008 00:30:58 | More by Lexluthor33
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Gmann

New York

3.33/5  rDev -6.2%

Pours a clear copper color with an average white head that dissipates into a slight ring. The aroma is of buttery caramel malt, little rust, and a small hop spice. The taste is of sweet caramel malt, quite buttery, some honey, not much in the way of hops. Reminds me of a more malty version of their toasted lager. The buttery taste seems out of place for an Oktoberfest. The feel is moderate, slightly chewy, well carbonated, finishes with a malty sweetness. Not a bad beer but I have had better Oktoberfests. This one seems to miss the mark with the buttery flavor.

09-20-2008 03:11:25 | More by Gmann
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czfreeman

California

4.22/5  rDev +18.9%

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.

09-19-2008 23:45:51 | More by czfreeman
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erosier

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +22%

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.

09-19-2008 10:32:26 | More by erosier
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.1/5  rDev +15.5%

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!

09-17-2008 23:13:35 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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madmanjf

New York

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%

Saw this at Half-Time and bought two bottles since this is a favorite brewery of mine. The label was awesome!

I poured this beer into the special Sam Adams glass. It poured great with about 2 fingers of head. The color was a dark topaz, slightly lighter than one would expect but certainly not too light in color.

The aroma was of sweet malt with no hop character; what you'd expect for the style

The flavors were on point but on the mild side. It certainly had the expected flavor but was not over-powering. This made it a great session beer. I only had one, but suspect it wouldn't be difficult to work through a 6-pack of these.

It was very smooth drinking, great flavor and not heavy.

I'd have to say it's one of the better domestic Oktoberfests I've had and would put it up against Sam Adams version.

09-16-2008 13:43:54 | More by madmanjf
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -3.4%

Blue Point- Oktoberfest

A- Light yellowish orange with a good foamy head. Moderate lacing.
S- Nice sweet caramel malt, buttery bread grains, and shortbread.
T- Sweet buttery caramel malt with hints of shortbread.
M- Sweet and malty up front but toning down and becoming watery in the end.

Overall- A good decent sessionable season beer. Worthy enough to start off your night.

09-13-2008 22:13:55 | More by NJpadreFan
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bonbright7

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +22%

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.

09-11-2008 13:46:57 | More by bonbright7
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Amalak

New York

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%

I had out of a 12 oz bottle.
A- Rusty orange. Great foamy head and lacing. Slightly bubbly.
S- Slight spicyness to it.
T- Crisp and carbonated, it has something of a European Oktoberfest taste to it, than a Micro-brew American.

On second tasting, this was quite good. Who knows, maybe my tastes changed since 2007.

Previous review, on tap (10/6/07). 4/4/2/4/3.5
A: Gold with a tremendous head.

S: Mild, but fruity.

T: Ok, now maybe it's because this particular bar never cleaned out its lines and Blue Point Blueberry was still in there, but this tasted nothing like an Octoberfest. It had a very blueberry taste, and no offense because it wasn't bad, but if I am having an Octoberfest, I want that bitter pumpkin taste.

M: Sits nicely with lots of flavor.

D: Very fruity, blueberry, it goes down well but I can't have a lot of them.

Don't get me wrong, its a good beer, but it wasn't what I want out of an Octoberfest. I will give it another chance, though, if I see it somewhere else.

10-06-2007 20:13:48 | More by Amalak
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aerozeppl

New York

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%

Even though I live in New York it seems that this brewery has all of a sudden become available everywhere.

Nice deep amber color with nice rich head. Very smooth although a little on the light side for a marzen. While other reviewers noted that this was on the simple side I think that it is an advantage for this beer. Very drinkable with a sweet taste while finishing with a slight spicy taste.

10-05-2006 16:16:08 | More by aerozeppl
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plaid75

New York

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
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -2.8%

Snagged a growler on my visit to the brewery yesterday...
A honey amber color with a full finger of white head with an agressive pour...most of which disappears too rapidly and leaves no lacing whatsoever.
Mild spice in the nose with a mellow sweet maltiness to go with it.
The taste is ok...a bit lacking in depth and very thin for the style.
Spice is much less than what was showing up in the nose, but a generous hop profile helps clean up the back end, which also carries a peat/smoked flavor that I like.
Thin mouthfeel with enough carbonation to come across very fresh.
Not my favorite offering from Blue Point, but still quite drinkable.

09-03-2006 18:14:54 | More by warriorsoul
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daliandragon

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +13.5%

Picked up a few growlers from the brewery on Railroad Ave for the weekend and figured I should give this a shot since it won't be around much longer, plenty of time for ESB and Winter later on.
A light orange and brown meld of color topped with only a wisp of head and little evident carbonation. Light scent of fruit and spice over a basic layer of malt and sugars.
A bit fruity with a muted balance between hops and malt. A sweet aftertaste that matures through the sip. A bit understated really, at least compared to the other Oktobers I've tried this fall already and exactly the opposite of a beer like Hoptical Illusion, which just brings the noise.
Mouthfeel is a little thin but not unpleasant.
This is a good beer although I'm not sure if the understatedness is them not trying hard enough or purposeful and sophisticated. I like Blue Point, so I'll guess the latter. Fresh local growlers..get some..

11-19-2005 06:23:59 | More by daliandragon
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Billolick

New York

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
Blue Point Oktoberfest from Blue Point Brewing Company
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