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Point Oktoberfest - Stevens Point Brewery

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.15% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 08-17-2007)
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Photo of TimRasmussen
5/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of Cbunch82
4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

Great

Photo of RyanLaCount03
4.29/5  rDev +24.7%
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 Jimboe
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of IPAFrankieH
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of boehmer7
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of ldsmith79
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of nicholas2121
4.24/5  rDev +23.3%
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 Rennpferd
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It poured a beautiful clear copper tone with a three inch foamy head. A little light but good looking none-the-less.

A balanced yet light smell of sweet malt and hops.

Moderately malty, a touch of hops. Unbelievably smooth. It left a nice malty starch feeling on my tongue that was accompanied by a mellow hop taste.

If I did not have to work in the morning I would finish this six pack beer after beer this evening.

I was not expecting this from the Stevens Point Brewery. I have had their beer before. I feel that they put out a quality product, but this beer really hit the mark. Thank you Point.

Photo of cdkrenz
4.18/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$5.49 / Six Pack
Copps Grocery Store
Stevens Point, WI

Appearance - Carmel brown color with about a 1/2 inch of pale tan head. An enticing appearance begging to be consumed.

Smell - Malty scent but not very strong.

Taste - Malt flavor is strong with a full body. The hops kick in after a second or two after you swallow the brew. This is an intriguing taste.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and full of body. There are different textures to this Marzen Style brew to keep my tongue guessing and wanting more.

~ I can't seem to get enough of the Oktoberfest by Point Brewery. This is another Point well made. The Stevens Point Brewery has given me one more reason to love this time of year. Get yourself a six pack of this fine brew, and enjoy.

Photo of ZAP
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice drinkable Oktoberfest.

Pours a deep, regal gold....nice white head on top...nice clarity

The aroma is toasted malts drizzled with caramel. I really like the way this smells. Some bready notes too. Remind me a little of hacker-Pschorr or Paulaner Ofests on the aroma..

Nice toasty maltiness on the taste....a hint of caramel and breadiness....hops are minimal but seem to lend a dryness to the finish.

Medium bodied...a little sweet but finishes drier..

Boy I am surprised I like this so much. Not as big or full bodied or full flavored as some American made ofests but this seems closer to the German brands I have had. Very enjoyable and the price was right too (6.99 a sixer)

Photo of Chugmonkey
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had in a bottle and was like "eh." Had several fresh pints on tap and this turned out to be a fabulous O-fest.

Very true to style, has that perfect O-fest caramal sweet twinge bite at the finish. Color is on the light side - a clearish light amber. Not too sweet, but lightly tasty sweet that you want more. Lacks the wateryness of most Point beers.

I think they nailed this. Don't pass it up if you find it on tap. I picked up a 12er last night to do some more analysis on this baby this week.

Photo of Jparker37
4.09/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a perfect pint.

A - Dark golden but not quite amber in color. Perfect clarity. Small white head recedes to a small ring around the glass. No lacing.

S - Light base/biscuit malt. The most mild of all munich malts. Hint of fruity/lemony aroma.

T - Pleasant grassy hops enter as early as malt does here, a perfect dance of balance. Malt has a great backbone of toastiness that sits in back and gradually gives way to more and more noble hop flavor within. Finish leaves me with modest bitterness, which is assertive enough to dry and quench, drawing me in for another sip.

M - Medium-light body, medium-light carbonation, mild sweetness yet drying making this all the more drinkable.

O - The only unusual aspect of this beer for me was the citrusy aroma I experienced. A great oktoberfest otherwise all around. Plenty of character yet not a palate crusher, one to please you through the entirety of festival days.

Judgement - Try

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 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
4.03/5  rDev +17.2%
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 generallee
4/5  rDev +16.3%
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 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 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 Rand_ale_Thor
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of DCon
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Wolf Public House in Ballwin, MO for $3 (normally $6 but employee discount was counted in). Tapped from the AWESOME handle with a Cone Head raising his Litre for a cheers & is blue/white checkered into a 16oz Pint Glass.

Aroma- Has a nice light malt, corn-like aroma from the beginning. Seems like a clean lager is going to be the primary taste and while this is a weaker aroma, appropriate for the style.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that stays for decent time. Has a copper body that is clear and is similar to apple juice. Has tons of lacing!

Flavor- Has a nice malty beginning of the drink and then a bit of corn again like the aroma. Malty and just like a lager but then a very dry finish. I could see myself having this at the Kerwe!

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, Refreshing, and has a nice clean finish!

Overall Impression- This is one of my favorite Oktoberfest brews of this season yet! Very smooth, clean, and while not many attributes come with this one, the style doesn't allow for this anyways. Next time I see this, I will be grabbing my Litre and filling up more than this time around!

Photo of AmandaSchaefer
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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

Sampled this brew in the past, but failed to review -- until now. I've enjoyed some of Point's specialty beers in the past, hope this one is up to that speed.

Oktoberfest Marzen (no umlaut) Style -- Hand Crafted.

A -- Clear, amber to copper color with a white head that settles slowly to a persistent, thin cap.

S -- Bready malts up front with some vague citrus to spicy hops back, mild DMS with warming.

T -- Light, sweet, bready malts up front, mild spicy hops in the middle and finishing with a bready, nutty character and a lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.

M -- Light medium body with a very soft, almost creamy mouthfeel, finishing dry.

D -- A very pleasing Ami take on the Bavarian style (despite the lack of Umlaut). Point seems to be stepping up their quality in years past and making some pretty decent to-style brews.

Photo of Nick-K
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of HumphreyLee
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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Point Oktoberfest from Stevens Point Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.