Point Oktoberfest - Stevens Point Brewery

Not Rated.
Point OktoberfestPoint Oktoberfest

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

233 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 233
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: cdkrenz on 08-17-2007

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (41) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 233 | Reviews: 101
Photo of denman
1.24/5  rDev -64%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

If I wanted a miller light I would order one.

Xxxx xxxffffxxxfccvgggvvgvggbbbvcdxxcvbnn nnbbbb
Xxxx cxxxcccvbbbvcdcvbbvfxxcvhhffghjhffghjjhfgjjjnnnhjjh
Dfgffghjhggffvhbbbjbvcxxxfghnnjjjhjiongvcddssfhnnmjbbbb
Ddvhhjngffccxxfccccxfghjnjicxcvbbbhhhbbbhgfjjbbbjknnnbccdfybn

Photo of NuclearDolphin
1.95/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a 12 oz. Tumbler Glass

Appearance - Has a light cooper body all around with no changes in hue what-so-ever. Has a half-finger head upon pouring that quickly vanishes

Smell - Has a very earthy and grainy scent with a hint of malt.

Taste - Very Grainy taste (Almost tastes like an Adjunct Lager) with a spicy feel up front that ends with a bittersweet grainy taste. I was expecting alot more taste out of this, considering it's an Oktoberfest style of beer and it also tasted very watery, almost like carbonated water.

Mouthfeel - Very light with some mild carbonation. Again, it feels like I'm almost drinking carbonated water

Overall - I was very disappointed by this beer. It tasted more like an Adjunct than it did a Oktoberfest. It lacked the flavor that I expected out of this style of beer and it tasted too much like grainy water. There are much better Oktoberfest styles of beer out there.

Photo of brewmandan
2.68/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

as the oktoberfest style is my favorite style, i had to try this one. the brew pour a light amber-orange color, slightly lighter color than i expected. the smell was that of an average beer of any style. i was expecting a little more malt flavor than what there was. but considering what there was for a taste, i thought the mouthfeel was decent. not the best oktoberfest i've had but still drinkable for me.

Photo of webbcreative
2.7/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured light copper color, with 2 finger white head. A = faint toasty-ness, not too much else going on here. T = little bit more of the toasty flavor, but its pretty weak. The hops barely show up here, just enough to keep it from being unbalanced to the sweet side. mouthfeel is maybe a notch below medium.

Overall this is just a really typical offering from Point, which average at best. Seems like every aspect of this beer needs to be bumped up a notch or two. This is just to light overall for me.

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 colts9016
2.8/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A light brown orange/reddish hue. There was a one finger head that quickly dissipated to a thin white line. The are small carbonation bubble traveling from the bottom of the glass to the top. You can see the beer through the head, it is that thin.

Nose: Toasted Malt, citrus, hints of esters, sweet bread yeast, and pine.

Taste: Toasted Malt, cooked corn, hint of sweet bread yeast, pine and esters.

Overall: A poorly made Oktoberfest. It seems to me that this beer is a cross between an adjunct lager, and an American Marzen. There is a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is astringent, with that being the finish also. There seem to be a funky flavor that linger a bit to long with the finish.

Photo of falloutsnow
2.83/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased from Brix in Omaha, NE.

Poured into a standard US pint glass.

Pours a 1cm, off-white head that quickly fades to a ring around the glass. No lacing. Body is a transparent copper-orange color with yellow highlights. Transparent, with some languid carbonation floating by.

Aroma is of fairly weak malt and floral hops. This is pretty bland for an Oktoberfest, guys.

Taste opens with malt sweetness joined to light spicy hops, then fades to a wet biscuit flavor, closes out with some interesting herbal and fruity flavors. Aftertaste is somewhat bready and sweet.

Body is medium to medium light, slightly watery. Carbonation is there, but fairly muted, making this sit too long on the palate. Finish is fairly dry.

I find this to be a fairly standard, sub-par American evocation of the Oktoberfest style. A bit watery, grainy, bland, and overall not very appetizing.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.91/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dried apricot orange with tangerine and amber highlights when backlit with sunshine. Atop the crystal clear liquid can be seen two fingers of whipped frothiness that is a little short on character. Thin sheets of lace decorate less than half the glass.

The nose is woefully short on power. So much so that I might not have been able to identify the correct style if blinded. A little toastiness and... that's about it. Maybe warming will help.

Although Point Oktoberfest is no go-getter, it has more flavor than aroma. It wouldn't take much. This brewery tends to brew simple, inexpensive beer that is anywhere from slightly below average to slightly above average. This offering is no exception.

All the classic flavors are present and accounted for, though they don't make a memorable impression. Vienna malt provides the usual (and extremely subtle in this case) toasted-earthy-nuttiness. Hallertau hops provide a modicum of balancing bitterness and an herbal sort of vibe that comes on with a wee bit more gusto at the finish.

The mouthfeel is midway between a 'light Oktoberfest' and a typical member of the style. Its best feature is a slightly slick, lagery smoothness that appears as the beer approaches room temperature. More heft is needed for a higher score.

To get right to the Point, Oktoberfest is stunningly average. I'm sure many of the locals are happy, but anyone interested in good-great Wisconsin beer (and there's plenty of it) should steer clear of Stevens Point Brewery.

Photo of KeefD
2.95/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint glass. No foam and no lacing upon a fairly sturdy pour. Light amber/copper color. Smell of some sweet malts and not much else. Watery caramel flavors, slightly sweet and a short lasting dry finish. There's not much to say about this beer. It's average at best. Nothing really stands out, and I've had much better representations of the style.

Photo of TubaManJack
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Woo hoo I found my "lost" beer reviews on my hard drive!

*This is the first Oktoberfest, so I guess I am looking for lots of malt and some bitterness with a high degree of drinkability.*

Appearance- A amber orange body that has a mild amount of carbonation, otherwise its clear. Although it was a bad pour, a finger of wispy head remained when it got to me.

Smell- Nothing really other than a malt note and maybe some nuts. Mainly the smell of generic beer. The smoke was thick and the beer was cold.

Taste and Mouthfeel- There was a moderate amount of grain that was gave off a nuttiness like a mixture of "woody" nuts, there was certainly was some bitterness from the hops that took a clear backseat to the malt. The flavors became more apparent towards the bottom of the mug.

Drinkablity- Fair
There beer has enough character and isn't really filling. So if you want to stretch your beer dollar further then give it a shot

Photo of Bingja18
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Okay describes this version of Oktoberfest the best.

Photo of WakeandBake
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper,with a faint light tan head no lacing. Aroma of caramel, hay,and nuts. A very light mouthfeel, little carabonation.Flavor of sweet malt,hay,and lightly roasted caramel, medium carbonation, short finish, light body. Not a bad brew but very average in all aspects,would try again.Quite sessionable.

Photo of UrbanCaveman
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Bottle, poured into a pint glass at about 40 degrees F.

A: Pours a deep amber, like the color of clover honey. Formed a decent white head, and left little lacing on the glass.

S: The aroma was mostly toast, with hints of caramel. It smelled warm.

T: As promised by the nose, toast and a little biscuit, with some slight caramel and nut flavors at the finish.

M: Overall mouthfeel was smooth if a bit fizzy, until the watery finish.

O: A standard marzen. Nothing outstanding, but nothing bad either. I won't go out of my way to find more, but if a six pack happens to be on sale for $2.99 again at a local store like this one was, it's worth the price.

Photo of FMSmith
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Have to agree with most of the reviews. It's okay. Not the worst but not the best either.

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 ibashmuck
3.06/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Pours a very small head on an amber body. Smells of sweetness and dustiness, but very faint all around. Taste is along the same lines, sweet perhaps maple syrup, a touch of caramel. Hops finish is also light. The carbonation is well above average, but still manages to go down smooth. A decent if unremarkable brew. Aromas and smells just too light.

Photo of sacfly
3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. twist off. Part of a mix 12 pack.
Pours a clear brown, somewhat orange color. Thick off white head of large bubbles. Grainy aroma. Musty grain, light sweet malt flavor. Aftertaste is mild sweetness and a touch of bitterness finally comes out. Easy to drink, solid Oktoberfest. Just don't expect anything too interesting. There are plenty of better fest beers, but this one is OK.

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 beerwolf77
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another Oktoberfest beer hot fresh from the brewery. Well as fresh as my local store could get it. Poured into my glass the beer is bright clear golden brown hue. It looks alot like apple juice. The aroma isn't very strong. What is there is sweet and a tad malty. It actually has a fruity hint to the nose. The flavor is about as muted as the aroma. Slightly malty some yeasty breadiness, almost no hop bite at all. Sweet and dry on the tongue for sure. Medium body with little carbonation. Overall it's not offensive but, not exactly memorable either.

Photo of ferrari29
3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured from bottle into a Nonic shaped pint glass

A - Beer pours with a frothy looking white colored head; about one finger in size; body has a copper, light amber colored looking body; clear; well-carbonated; some lacing formed on the side of the glass; head didn't hold as well as I thought it would

S - Sweet malt nose; pumpkin and spices, like allspice; caramel; airy lager nose; smells crisp, but the nose lacks a lot of bite; nutty

T - Tastes a bit sugary at the beginning of the beer, but most of the flavor disappears pretty quickly; spices and fruit flavors, pumpkin are faint and hard to detect; flavor profile remains weak even after the beer has warmed up; sugar sweetness; white wine grapes

M - Medium feel body; not much of an aftertaste, but kind of a sugary; very effervescent, like a sparkling wine

D - Not bad for the fall season; maybe the next batch can be more flavor focused; needs a deeper and richer flavor profile

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a light copper/ orange amber color with a one finger of fizzy white head. The head fades fast at first, but then slows at is gets smaller, eventually fading to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of lightly toasted malt and a good amount of caramel sweetness. These aromas are the bulk of the smell, but other lighter aromas of a grassy and toffee aroma are there as well, overall creating a sweet and lightly roasted aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with some bready flavors with some caramel sweetness. As the flavor advances the bready flavors gain a bit of roasted nature toward the middle and the end. Along with the change in the bready flavors, there are also changes in the sweet flavors as well. The caramel at the front is joined by some toffee flavors in the middle and a lighter fruit flavor at the end. With all these transitions, an herbal and grassy flavor comes to the tongue more toward the end of the taste, leaving a decently roasted but moderately sweet and grassy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly lighter side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both are rather appropriate for the style and quite appropriate for the flavor profile of the beer.

Overall – A rather average Oktoberfest. A decent blend of malt, roast, sweet and hop creating a rather easy drinking brew overall.

Photo of scarfacecrowe
3.19/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured an amber/apricot color with nice 1 finger head that lingered, nice lacing throughout the session. Light aroma of grain and fruit. The taste has a nice balance of hops, fruit and bread/yeast. Not to thick and not to thin, great mouth feel.
Overall I like this beer and would definitely drink it again.

Photo of dbtoe
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz poured into a pint
Oktoberfest beers are my favorite style so this is a great time for beer. Leinies and Point are the first ones on the shelves here and I just had to pick them up. Both are a fairly average Oktoberfest. Leinies is a hair more spicy and Point is a hair more earthy. Truthfully they both are very similar and I can't tell them from each other unless they are side by side. I can't wait for the other brands to start showing up. I'll be getting more of both Leinies and Point until NG's Staghorn Hits the shelves. I really want to score these much higher. Self control anyone? :)

Photo of EwaldEichstaett
3.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

Pours a brown, yellow, orange color with a good white head.

Smells a bit like caramel malts mixed with swamp water.

Not a great taste, there is something strangely sweet or swampy in the flavor as well. Caramel malts and a hint of hops. Reinheitsgebot... I think not :(

This beer just has an overall unnatural flavor and feel. Poor mouthfeel and drinkability.

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.

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Point Oktoberfest from Stevens Point Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.