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Point Oktoberfest - Stevens Point Brewery

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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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 denman
1.2/5  rDev -65.3%

If I wanted a miller light I would order one.

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denman, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of NuclearDolphin
1.95/5  rDev -43.6%

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.

NuclearDolphin, Oct 19, 2011
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

Irish7r, Jun 23, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -35%

McHenry, Oct 06, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

mpalestino, Aug 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

green_plastic, Jul 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

larbush, Saturday at 05:48 PM
Photo of brewmandan
2.68/5  rDev -22.5%

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.

brewmandan, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of dacrza1
2.73/5  rDev -21.1%

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...

dacrza1, Jan 10, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

IchLiebeBierZu, Dec 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Schlafly33, Oct 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Sara, Oct 20, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Joey-bags1990, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of webbcreative
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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.

webbcreative, Sep 20, 2009
Photo of colts9016
2.78/5  rDev -19.7%

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.

colts9016, Dec 14, 2008
Photo of falloutsnow
2.85/5  rDev -17.6%

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.

falloutsnow, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of KeefD
2.93/5  rDev -15.3%

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.

KeefD, Sep 05, 2008
Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.93/5  rDev -15.3%

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.

BuckeyeNation, Jan 13, 2009
Photo of cjgator3
2.99/5  rDev -13.6%

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.

cjgator3, Oct 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Golden32, Apr 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

TheMrFarnham, Sep 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

ShanePB, Oct 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Jimbo73, Oct 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Eric908, Nov 11, 2013
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Point Oktoberfest from Stevens Point Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.