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Blue Point Oktoberfest - Blue Point Brewing Company

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80
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318 Ratings
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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.46%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | 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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3/5  rDev -15%

JasonL02, Aug 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

NJBeer265, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The absolute, unrelenting eradication of my back inventory continues. I just want to return to The CANQuest (TM), but the bottles glare at me for ignoring them. This one came from The Fridge and went into my fridge.

From the bottle: "Craft Brewed [-] Extremely Fresh [-] Micro Brau"; "Long Island's Brewery".

Another surprising screw-top! I used a heavy-handed pour, which resulted in a pseudo-cascade. This settled fairly quickly into two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with good retention. Color was solid-gold (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity and of course Mammon, Croesus and Midas showed up, clamoring for a taste. I watched, bemused, as the head fell, leaving behind sticky lacing in its wake and I was thinking about some gelt for me. Nose was very biscuit-like, quite malty, but not overly sweet. Mouthfeel was medium with a pleasant amount of carbonation on the tongue. The flavor was both biscuity and grassy, a nice combination of malts and hops that proved to be eminently drinkable. The finish evinced a slight honey-like sweetness, something often found in the quality lagers, but overall, I would still classify it as semi-dry.

woodychandler, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

wrightst, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

The_Craft_Deviant_Rob, May 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

monkeybeerbelly, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Jen-P, May 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

SkinniePost, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Motozappa, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of stakem
3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a pale golden orange color with a yellow clarity seen around the edges. A white frothy topping fades leaving spotty lace.

The smell is sweet and fruity almost like orange rind overtop a caramel/toffee base of grain sweetness and freshness.

The taste is also sweet almost like candy with an herbal hop flavor blending to fruit and alcohol. A soft amount of herbal hop bitterness lingers into the finish.

This is a pretty classic medium body with modest amount of carbonation. Somewhat crisp but that candy-like sweetness could be tamed down a bit to make it overall more enjoyable.

stakem, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Dougwillhike, Jan 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

ColterKoch22, Dec 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

LMH88, Dec 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

DGSchmitt, Nov 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

mercysbane, Nov 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

nebula1999, Nov 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

deaconblues78, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With the common "American-ized" taste of festbier, Blue Point's Oktoberfest provides a dry caramel character with those toasty and lightly floral inspirations from those special Bavarian lagers.

The Oktoberfest bier opens with a bright golden, light amber appearance that sparkles with its filtered clarity. Its generous carbonation races to the top to fuel a cottony white cap with semi-stern retention and mild lace.

Its bright aromas are juicy with plump barley for a semi-sweet, partly grainy scent. With elements of bread crust, light toast and mild yeast, its light huskiness is also met with faint caramel and honey. Its floral tone is delicately perfumy with those late addition noble European hops.

Its grainy-sweet taste goes from bread to pecan to caramel as the the taste moves from initial palate to the middle. As its floral upstart develops into a mild spicy-type bitterness it shows light grass and mint. A slight mineral taste adds crispness to the taste, particularly in finish as the light hop showing is complemented with a hint of chalk.

Its easy-drinking character starts with mild residual sweetness that soon whisps away, leaving a light husky, grainy texture behind. As the minty alcohol, hop dryness and snappy mineral feel sums up its finish, the ale leaves the palate semi-clean and pleasantly refreshed.

Where the beer's caramel flavor pushes it slightly outside of its style parameters, it begins to resemble an Amber Ale as much as it does Oktoberfest. But even with its American liberties, the beer is pleasant and humble.

BEERchitect, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

bpfrush, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Cardmarauder, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of Jeffreysan
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, clear, lighter golden color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a very thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed a few wispy clouds that collected in the center of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Like most Oktoberfest beers, it is very malty and bready, with notes of freshly baked bread or pretzels, and some notes of caramel, black pepper and clover.

Taste: Very similar to the aroma, lots of bready malt up front, followed by some caramel-like sweetness and nicely rounded out by some wonderfully balanced hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of only 5.5% there is no alcohol presence on the palate

Overall: This is another very solid American example of an Oktoberfest beer. Nicely balanced, extremely quaffable. I liked it a lot, and I’ll certainly add it to my Oktoberfest rotation.

Jeffreysan, Oct 29, 2013
Blue Point Oktoberfest from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.