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Blue Point Oktoberfest - Blue Point Brewing Company

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288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | 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 riversider76
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours golden with a very thick white head. Excellent retention and nice lacing. Aroma is of bready malts and sweet fruits. Nice,but weak. Body is on the light side with some carbonation. Taste is buttery up front with a malty cereal finish. A lighter version of this style,but worth a try.

riversider76, Sep 06, 2009
Photo of animal69
2.95/5  rDev -16.9%

last years offering, reviewed from notes
A- pours a clear light golden-amber color w/ a thick white cap which dissipates quickly leaving a decent lace down my pilsner glass
S- a surpisingly am. adjunct lager smell with some subtle hints of nutty munich malt and grassy hops, some diacetyl noted as well
T- taste follows suit, a bit thin with a bit more cereal grain and nuts, still has that "macro" flavor overall, a bit metallic in the finish
M- light creamy mouthfeel,just on this side of dry, plenty of co2 as well
D- a fairly drinkable brew but a poor attempt ata 'fest IMO

animal69, Sep 02, 2009
Photo of BWMKappaSig
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%

12oz bottle in pint glass

A: Golden copper color, with a huge white head at first, despite a slow pour. Head dissipates quickly leaving a good amount of cream-colored lacing on the glass.

S: Mild bready malts and almost indiscernable hop characteristics.

T: A sweet breadiness up front with a bit of bitterness giving it a little balance. Very yeasty, slightly fruity, but the bready character dominates the mouth. Not quite as pronounced in the sweetness as most other Marzen's I've had. Aftertaste is somewhat sweet, but not cloying.

M: Very smooth, perhaps a little light bodied compared to other oktoberfest beers, but not off style.

D: Very drinkable, and the smooth finish leaves the beer enjoyable.

BWMKappaSig, Aug 29, 2009
Photo of ckeegan04
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%

Thanks to biggness for this one.

A - Clearn golden orange with an enourmous thick off-white head. Excellent retention and lacing. Lots of little bubbles rising up through the beer.

S - Aroma of toasted bread and a slight malty sweetness. Light fruity hints underneath provide a somewhat unqiue O-fest aroma. In all, a slightly weak aroma but rather inviting.

T - RIch, bready sweetness initially. A light bitterness mid-drink provides some balance. In all, the breadiness of this beer is the dominant taste. Taste like a classic o-fest with somewhat muted tastes.

M/D - Medium boided with a very lively amount of carbonation, almost tickles the tongue. Very easy drinking.

ckeegan04, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of jackorain
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%

I poured this 12 ounce bottle into my SA glass. Semi-aggressive head resulted in a ever so slightly off-white head of creamy white bubbles. The head hung around around for quite a long time and left very very nioce lacing. A fine looking oktoberfest.

. The aroma weak caramel malts with a mettalic twinge.

The taste is similar to the nose, caramel and biscuit matls with a mettalic twinge. A little more complex than the nose with a slight sweet-n-sour like quality as well. There is a slight spicy/earthy hop flavor and very light bitter edge in the finish.

The mouthfeel is generally on target, could be a little fuller in body for the style. But the creamyness in the feel is cut nicely by a lively effervesence.

There are defintely many better Oktoberfest out there but there are also worse ones for sure. Not terrible to drink but I wouldhave to look elsewhere for my O-Fest fix in the future.

Thanks For Reading

jackorain, Dec 17, 2008
Photo of Risser09
2.63/5  rDev -25.9%

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter - Fridge temp - 2008

Appearance: Pours a golden brown with orange highlights. The head is 1.5" tall, white, with good retention. Lots of lace that allows no window space.

Smell: Instant forefront of butter cream with some sharp malt aromas. Sweet smelling rum makes it's way into the fold.

Taste: Slight nougat flavor with some nuttiness. A weird aftertaste isn't sweet, but an odd burnt flavor.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and medium bodied. Alcohol isn't noticeable. Not sweet but probably over-attenuated.

Drinkability: Not good. Nothing is very redeemable about this brew. Not worth revisiting.

Risser09, Dec 15, 2008
Photo of mikereaser
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%

poured from a bottle into my church brewworks pint glass

A - pours a deep copper color with 1/4 inch of foam that disappears quickly

S - light malty aroma but nothing else

T - very mild malt taste, not really alot to speak of

M/D - nice carbonation and the flavors do tend to come out more
as this one warms up. overall nothing really to get excited about and i doubt i'd be trying this one again.

mikereaser, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%

A: Poured a beautiful, clear coppery-orange with a soft creamy beige colored head that retained for a minute or two before lapsing and leaving a slight rim lacing. Visible carbonation was very soft, almost non-detect. I really liked the coloring of this, a little lighter then usual but bright with a nice capping makes this a solid example appearance wise.

S: The nose yielded soft fresh caramel scents, fresh orange peels, fresh bread, with a gentle noble hopping making a nice appearance in the end.

T: light sweet caramel with toasted bread notes. The flavor transition was very smooth from start to finish with light fresh orange peels, sweet caramel and honey toasted bread adding a nice sweetness that was light enough not to be overbearing while letting a gentle flowery hop presence sneak in. The flavor overall I thought was very clean, without any indication of dms on the nose or on the tongue.

M: light with a slightly oily viscosity. A gently carbonation is detected with a touch of breadiness lining the tongue.

D: Drinkability is perhaps its strong point here making this a highly sessionable oktoberfest and six pack worthy by all means. Worthy of prosting to and one that easily goes down.

beerthulhu, Nov 22, 2008
Photo of WesWes
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.

WesWes, Nov 11, 2008
Photo of Bitterbill
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%

I got this bottle in a trade with jwc215. Thanks Joe!

Very colourful label!

It pours a medium gold with a 2 finger head of foam.

The smell has big notes of toasted and bready malt.

The taste has the toasted malt up front with some bread and some earthiness followed by a medium tartness that shows up near the finish and dominates it. Interesting flavours here and not like any other Oktoberfest I've tried, me thinks.

This brew has great head retention and lots of lacing.

Bottom line: A tasty example of the style that's pretty easy drinking and looks great in the glass. I like.

Bitterbill, Oct 31, 2008
Photo of HopDerek
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%

Pours a clear amber with 2+ fingers of foamy off-white head. OK retention and some lacing. Smells of butter, toasty grains, bread, and caramel. Tastes of honey, bread dough, caramel, butter, lightly toasted grain, and a nice floral hop finish. Medium to medium light in body with moderate carbonation. Smooth and sweet with a good balance and a crisp finish. A pretty good Oktoberfest, easy to drink, assumingly sessionable. Worth picking up again.

HopDerek, Oct 30, 2008
Photo of orcasteve
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

orcasteve, Oct 17, 2008
Photo of NoahSYGG
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.

NoahSYGG, Oct 13, 2008
Photo of tempest
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.

tempest, Oct 03, 2008
Photo of ATPete
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.

ATPete, Oct 02, 2008
Photo of RonfromJersey
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.

RonfromJersey, Sep 29, 2008
Photo of jwc215
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.

jwc215, Sep 28, 2008
Photo of DaggerEyes
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

DaggerEyes, Sep 28, 2008
Photo of dsa7783
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...

dsa7783, Sep 28, 2008
Photo of sleazo
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.

sleazo, Sep 28, 2008
Photo of Biggness
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!

Biggness, Sep 28, 2008
Photo of scootny
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.

scootny, Sep 26, 2008
Photo of Lexluthor33
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.

Lexluthor33, Sep 22, 2008
Photo of Gmann
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.

Gmann, Sep 20, 2008
Photo of czfreeman
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.

czfreeman, Sep 19, 2008
Blue Point Oktoberfest from Blue Point Brewing Company
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