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Blue Point Oktoberfest - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Oktoberfest

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138 Reviews
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Reviews: 138
Hads: 365
Avg: 3.57
pDev: 21.01%
Wants: 8
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Reviews: 138 | Hads: 365
Photo of pbecsu2008
4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

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Photo of Kc4shore
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
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

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Photo of indiapaleale
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of ReelBigwigFish
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

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Photo of BeerManDanNYC
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
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!

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Photo of thagr81us
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to a brewery rep for giving me this one quite awhile back. Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Poured golden yellow with a two finger bone white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, brown sugar, nutmeg, and slight spices. The flavor was of sweet malt, pumpkin, spices, and nutmeg. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. It was however not a favorite of mine from the style. The flavor was pretty good, but the aroma was lacking big time. This one could have used a little more spice to bump it up a notch. Still worth trying around the season, but I would leave it at that.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
2.7/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From fall brew tasting notes (2010): Pours pale copper-colored, mostly golden, with a medium beige head. Aroma is mostly caramel malt, with toffee, brown sugar, and some cocoa. Flavor is weak sweet malt and a slight bitter grass finish; this is like Budweiser brewed with caramel malt. Thin, with medium carbonation. Not very good.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

picked this bottle up in the mix-a-six cooler at Al's of Hampden. The beer was poured chilled from a 12oz brown bottle into a mug.

A light copper color with honey tea-like hues with thick band of light tan cream cap -smooth and foamy which settles and becomes rocky. The bead is fine and visible carbonation is evident with great clarity and retention is very good. The lacing sticks in a web-like pattern -a pretty beer to behold. The aroma is good with a nice floral ester and slight toasted/caramel note from the malt, no diacetyl evident. The smell has a light spice accent and seems to give off some herbal notes from the hops. The feel is good with mild carbonation and slightly bready toasted texture and mild caramel sweetness. There is a light alcohol presence and finish is semi-dry.

The flavor is good, nice malt which has a slightly honey-like fruitiness and mellow spice from the hop in the background. I enjoy the mellow caramel presence from the malt, but toastiness is mild and hops could be more forward. I like the yeast's role in this which is mild, yet it could use a little more character. I think it is pretty easy to drink and still represents the style ok -a refreshing lager without a whole lot of German yeast character or hops, but still very drinkable and no major flaws to speak of.

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Photo of alcstradamus
2.71/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes

Pours a clear light amber color with a finger of head. Aroma is clove, nail polish, grass, and wheat. The flavor is pretty basic, mostly herbal hoppiness and bready malts with a slightly sweet kick. The body is light and carbonation is far too high. Overall this was a beer that would be drinkable in a session environment but doesn't really have much going for it otherwise.

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Photo of CHickman
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of mnrider
3.64/5  rDev +2%
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.


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Photo of micromaniac129
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of lackenhauser
3/5  rDev -16%
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.

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Photo of IronLover
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of kneeland
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of fo5s
3.75/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of JamnesCameron
3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of MarcGetty
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
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).

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Photo of Naugled
3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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Photo of takeabrewski
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of cavedave
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Blue Point Oktoberfest from Blue Point Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.