Point Oktoberfest - Stevens Point Brewery

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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.15% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: cdkrenz on 08-17-2007

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Photo of RyanLaCount03
4.3/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was a very good Oktoberfest beer in my opinion. The taste and the smell of this beer was very good. It gave me a sense of what an Oktoberfest beer should be. The appearance of the beer was a brownish color, which was also very pleasing to the eye as well. I will surely drink this beer again in the fall months. It was a good beer for that time of the year.

Photo of generallee
3.98/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a small mug. There is no freshness date ABV or description other that its style.

Appearance: The body has a deep orange amber color with good clarity and lots of visible carbonation. From the aggressive pour I got a 1 inch collar of beige foam. This head quickly settles down to thin light layer. Lacing on the glass is spotty and slick.

Smell: There is not much to the aroma. It has a light bready maltiness with some earthy and slightly grassy hops.

Taste/Palate: The flavor is much more interesting. A good medium bodied base of bready malt starts things off. Deeper in there are some light toasted notes with very little sweetness. In the finish I get a lot of nutty and nut shell like notes along with fresh bread and earthy hops. This cleans up fairly quickly and somewhat dry. Carbonation and texture is right on.

Notes: This one is a solid example of the style.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad pours a clear amber caramel hue with a nice off white head fine speckled lacing all around my glass. Aroma has a spicy noble hop tone with some toasted caramel malts backbone, pleasant smell. Flavor has a nice spicy caramel malt backbone, has a bit of a sour flavor to the malts but it actually works here. Mouthfeel is light but not thin carbonation not perfectly natural but not overdone. This is a good value Ofest from Stevens Point I really haven't had a beer I enjoy from them yet, now I can say I have.

Photo of Bingja18
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Okay describes this version of Oktoberfest the best.

Photo of dacrza1
2.74/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Situation: Capping off a Black Friday...without shopping!
Glassware: Saranac willibecker...
Appearance: healthy orange body with a thick, pillowy two-finger head that settles nicely... consistent effervescence...
Aroma: light hints of malt but basically a pilsner in breadth and depth...
Palate: medium-bodied lager; an effervescent kick early that mellows...
Taste: vigorous malts arrest the throat; a bit sharper than expected, and more of a pilsner in its flavoring than a lager--not a compliment considering the expectations...
Overall: underwhelming take on a fall classic--tought to slag a beer that could prop up a tailgate, but this doesn't make me look forward to next fall or to buying another six of this, sooo...

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out clear, gold-amber hues, loud and fizzy carbonation and a creamy 2" cap of foam. Rushing, spazed-out bubbles that creates a hearty with a creamy topped look and some lace.

A dark wheat, herbal-edge and malty aroma. Creamy semi-sweet malt aroma, mild chocolate, earthy herbs and musty-dry hops and yeast blend together well.

A very clean, jazzy medium-bodied feel with a nice malty complexity, semi-sweet and smooth malt effect balanced with a very nice herbal, earthy yeast, dry hops and many subtle undertones of smoke and herbs. Nice balance.

I hate to think of October in late August, but this one is rushing in the season!

Photo of socon67
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours amber, off-white color foam. Some lacing, and visible carbonation.

S - Smells of caramel malt, honey, and fresh grain. Quite nice.

T - Refreshing taste. Flavors of caramel and english malt come out. Sweetness of honey as well. Tastes a little like golden grahams cereal; the grainy taste is noticeable.

M - A bit of a grainy feel. Light bodied, and has a swwet finish.

O - Liked this the best of the Stevens Point beers I tried. Maybe not an iconic marzen but it is a solid enough fall beer that I'fd have it again. Particularly good beer with a heavy meal.

Photo of cjgator3
3.02/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz bottle

A- Pours a clear copper color with golden hues when held up to the light.

S- The aroma is toasted malt and some tart citrus in the nose as well.

T- The taste like the aroma is mostly toasted malt flavors with a very moderate touch of hops in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied and heavily carbonated.

O- Overall, this is a pretty average brew that I probably wouldn't purchase again. Not bad, but not something that stands out among Oktoberfest beers.

Photo of zimm421
3.13/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a shaped pint glass. Appears a deep copper color with a finger and a half of off-white head. Head has good staying power and leaves some decent lacing.

Nose is spicy, earthy hops and some nice bitterness. Sweetness is actually not that noticeable. Taste is much sweeter with the malt backbone coming through first. Lots of caramel and breadiness. The bitterness comes through in the end with the earthy notes. The spiciness is also very noticeable at the end of each sip.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Pretty drinkable, and has a good balance. Overall, this isn't too bad, not worth seeking out. I've had better Oktoberfests, but this is pretty enjoyable on a cool fall evening.

Photo of nicholas2121
4.23/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Point Oktoberfest brewed by Stevens Point Brewery, with an ABV of 5.15% This brew pours out a nice light brown color with a nice white head. The smell is rich with sweetness and grains. This brew has the smell is like maple syrup. Now for the taste,it is bold at first with a smooth finish. You pick up on some malts and grains in the taste. The mouthfeel is nice and smooth, there is nothing overpowering in this brew. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.5 out 5. I would buy this brew again.

Photo of morimech
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper with a very large white head that quickly disipates leaving a little lacing at the top of the glass as it departs. Almost a solid cap remains but not quite.

I smell the caramel malt and just a hint of floral hops.

The beer is true to style but otherwise unremarkable in flavor. Slightly sweet malt with just a bit of hops to clean it up. An easy drinking if a slightly thin beer with good carbonation. A solid effort but I can't really see myself seeking this beer out next fall.

Photo of Cbunch82
4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

Great

Photo of dhannes
4.08/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured chilled into a Perfect Pint.

A=Nice honey golden color, darker towards the top; two fingers of foam that lasted about 30 seconds.

S=Moderate presence of freshly baked bread.

T=Moderate body, with a hint of citrus; not overly hopped; a bit lighter than other märzens that I've had; paired well with barbecued pork chops.

M=Very drinkable and almost no carbonation.

O=A märzen more suited to drinking with a meal or a session beer; much better than the Leinenkugel's version.

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This Oktoberfest pours a medium copper with a moderate white quickly dissipating head and
light foamy lacing. Nose of caramel, biscuit, and light hops. Taste follows the nose with
medium sweetness up front and moderate hops to the back to keep it lively. A nice session
marzen, not the best around, but far from the worst I have ever had.

Photo of Bung
3.67/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bright orange/gold pour, about a finger of white head. Appears like a large amount of carbonation's in there.

Aroma is pretty nice and malty, bready. Some yellow raisin, citrus.

Taste is also malty, caramel and a citrus tart that cuts through. Finishes a little wishy washy, cardboard, tea.

Carbonation is just a bit too high here. Not aweful, but it is too lively. Otherwise there are no problems drinking this, other than I would probably not reach for another.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The head was active on the surface, with a feverish display of micro bubbly explosions that quickly eroded its initial 1 finger statue to a distant memory within seconds after the pour. Against lighting a pumpkin orange coloring is revealed with a spacious separation of effervesce. The lacing was weak on the hold. Would of enjoyed a more marzen/amber coloring and a sturdier head.

S: Sweet toasted caramel syrup appears on the opening nose along with moist orange peels and some sugary cereal grain. The strength was about right, maybe a bit more so then usual but personally prefer a toasted munich or Vienna malting along with some noble hops.

T: Really sweet upfront, loaded with sweet caramel syrup and sugary cereal grains with mentions of wet lemony hops. Flowery noble hops do manage to find their way within midway through the experience taming and balancing the initial sweetness. The beer progresses nicely with each sip. On the finish lied some wet lemony moments and some herbal parsley gently coating the tongue upon the swallow.

M: Sharp feel, light body with an oily texture. Nice bubbly sensation but lacked a malt fulfillment and creaminess. Overall decent.

D: After an initial sugary shock and start the beer does manage to level out and become more traditional in taste providing some light toasty malts and flowery hops. I can go for a couple of these.

Photo of BierFan
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Copper/amber with a very nice tan head. Head retention is very nice.

Smell: Lighter, less rich aroma than I got from Sam Adams Octoberfest.

Taste: Noble hops are very assertive in the taste. Much moreso than they were in the smell.

Photo of Caveworm
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Point Oktoberfest - Stevens Point Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this beer's head is one and a half fingers thick, lacing is very thin, and its got a clear medium-dark amber brown body.

Smells like earthy malts, not roasted or caramelized. Well, this oughta be...different.

I taste, yes, earthy malts with no roasted or caramelized notes. Its not offensive, but I dunno...I'm just not feeling it as a top rater for my previous Oktoberfest brew experiences. Its a very decent taste, I just wish I could appreciate it more.

The mouthfeel of Point Oktoberfest is clean and crisp. This has no lingering notes.

Overall, I'll rate Point Oktoberfest - Stevens Point Brewery with a 3.25. This brew is certainly not bad, but its probably the least great Märzen / Oktoberfest I've had thus far. I probably won't pick this brew up again.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.05/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a Hofbraü maaskrug.
5.15% ABV, number on neck.

A - Crystal clear and light amber, the cool beer forms a chill haze on the maaskrug mug that's filled to the brim with off-white foam. Slowly crumbling away, the loose bubbles leave some spotty lace on the pint.

S - Plenty of carbonation brings the aroma forwards while the dense head traps it. This Oktoberfest has Munich and Vienna malt written all over it with it's toast and grainy maltiness. Hops are absent save for their balance.

T - Munich and Vienna malt provide a good toast and bready sweetness that lingers throughout the dry beer. Faint noble hops add just a pinch of herbal notes on the finish.

M - Clean, crisp, and dry, Point's Oktoberfest is a medium-light bodied session beer that finishes with a light bite of carbonation and almost demands to be drank in liters.

O - Perfectly accompanying the onset of fall with it's toasted malt flavors, Point's Oktoberfest is an easy drinking beer that would be comfortably in both the hands of a back yard relaxer, or loud, fun festival-goer. In both places, this beer is smooth and delicious with an understated complexity.

Photo of wingman14
4.02/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish orange with a small white head that fades fast. The smell is nice malty and toasted grain, subtle sweet and spice. Taste is a nice sweet rich malt, and sticks around, finishes with a subtle hop flavor that calms the malt and sweet. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich, and the flavors are deep, a nice crisp medium mouthfeel. Overall a great beer, has all the elements I was expecting with a better flavor. Worth checking out for the Oktoberfest fans.

Photo of scaliasux
3.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Medium amber. Slight haze. Tall off white head. Somewhat persistent.

Smell - Medium roasted malts. Caramel and a little nuttiness spiciness.

Taste - Rich toasty flavor. Sweet and bready with only a hint of spiciness.

Mouthfeel - Medium. Crisp.

Overall - Solid Oktoberfest with a nice rich malty flavor and a crisp finish. It'd be easy to spend a cool fall afternoon drinking these.

Photo of Bierguy5
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Lighter amber color with an orange hue. White rocky head holds well for a couple minutes. Good clarity.

Bready malt, and slightly toasty in the nose. Malt is backed up by some earthy, and slightly grassy hops.

Flavor is much like the nose, slightly toasted, bready malt. This has a bit more sweetness than others in the style. Finishes with some earthy hops to balance things. Maybe just a slight sour-ish edge.

Medium body. Carbonation is smooth, giving it a very soft feel. Alcohol hidden. This is a pretty drinkable, good marzen. Not outstanding, but pretty good.

Photo of FreshmanPour77
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 11-16-09
Cold from a bottle to a glass

A - Dark tan/copper colored, decent carbonation but less than 1 finger of foam

S - Sweet malt note, hint of pine trailing behind.

T - Not much of a sweet taste, overpowered by the malts, piney aftertaste

M - Medium bodied, strong malt aftertaste, finished pretty smooth surprisingly

D - My first brew from Stevens Point, a decent Oktoberfest, pretty strong in the malt category but does smooth out to a lighter finish. This is a brew that I can enjoy more than one of.

Photo of thebeerdoctor
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice Wisconsin take on the Fall traditional. Everything is in proper place, with hops and malts achieving balance. Proves once again that Oktoberfest is not about competition, its about celebration. Celebration is a point well taken here. A beautiful pour that reminds me that Marzen, like Bock, is all about the love of beer.

Photo of Ragingbull
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Copper would be the color but I must mention that there are some reddish hues to the beer as well. Wispy head and light lacing. Very faint bubbles of prickle. Fresh and light attack is approaching the classification of sweet. Malt heavy flavors. Full bodied beer that is "thick with malt." The finish is pretty clean considering the strong malt character. No aftertaste to speak of. This beer has nothing that I would classify as a downside, but there is nothing that really grabs me to make it memorable either. Whether it populates the fridge again or not is anyone's guess.

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Point Oktoberfest from Stevens Point Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.