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 BeerWithMike
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampling right now on 2/16/14. From the back of the beer cooler from last autumn. bottled chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass stein.

Pours burnt orange in color with no head to speak of. Very spotty lacing is seen also but is very light. The aroma is of sweet malt with a hint of caramel. The taste is about the same with the malt really coming through that ends in a sweet at first then slightly bitter finish. Not over done and perfect carbonation.

Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance -It is a dark orangish color, with a decent head.

Smell - It is a sweet malty smell.

Taste - It is a very malty beer, with a nice bread like flavor to it.

Mouthfeel - It is a good-bodied beer, with great carbonation.

Overall - It is a pretty decent Oktoberfest beer.

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 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 soju6
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a dark amber color with a fairly small head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, mild sweetness and bit of grain.

T: Taste of roasted malt, nice malt sweetness and bit of grain in the background. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Fairly light body, smooth with a good balance.

O: Enjoyable beer, better than I expected.

Photo of RobbieAshmore
3.76/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Purchased in a pick six at Collins Mid-Towne Liquor in Tulsa, Ok. while on a business trip.
A- Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Color was amber, carbonation was very evident.
B- The smell is great. Like bisquits.
C- Taste is good over-all, very crisp, very drinkable, with a slight hoppy finish.
M- A little more carbonation than I like . More like a Miller lite on steroids.
O- I'm mixed on this beer. As a Marzen, it is certainly not anywhere near the top. But as a drinkable beer, it is actually pretty good. Very tasty. If it had about 1/2 the carbonation it would be even better. I recomend trying it, but having said that. I probably won't be buying it again. But not because it was bad, I've just had much better Marzens.

Photo of Jparker37
4.04/5  rDev +17.4%
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 Omnium
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice clear amber, one finger of fizzy white head, little lacing.
S - Some caramel malt, toasted grains, not mach else.
T - Sweet toasted caramel malt, some minor nutty character, roasted malts, a tad bit of earthy undertone. Pretty accurate for a octoberfest
M - A little sticky sweet, but not overdone.
O - Accurate portrayal of an octoberfest, not too sweet, decently balanced, good for the season.

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 cyclonece09
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a translucent orange with a tiny white head that leaves little lacing. Smells of dark roast grain, some caramel, but nothing else much, and quite weak. Tastes of some caramel and some chocolate, dark malt dominate. Beer is light bodied and has good carbonation, finishes very crisp. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber orange in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of sweet caramel malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has some malty sweetness with flavors of caramel malts and notes of toasted malts. No bitterness is detectable, but they help the malty nature of this beer from becoming too sweet.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This would probably be a nice beer to drink outside during the Oktoberfest when it's a little chilly outside because it seems a little maltier and fuller bodied compared to other beers in the style. I liked the sweetness, especially since it wasn't overdone.

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 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.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 9/11/12 Tasting Notes

Poured from 12 oz bottle into Cheers mug. Served chilled...

A) Lighter amber with a finger of soapy foam. This settled fairly rapidly to a wispy dusting. No lacing noted.

S) Nice sweet malty/toasty aroma, light caramel, and some hops, which provide some grass/flower petal to the nose.

T) Near the nose... Very nice flavored Marzen. Bready, toasted cereal, light caramel sweetness, and nice grassy/herbal/floral hops on the backend. Enjoyable...

M) Lighter medium body, and I found the carbonation to be fairly light as well. This was a super smooth Oktoberfest, with a superb finish, very clean. Taste+Mouthfeel on this create high drinkability.

O) I came away pretty impressed with this offering from Point. This O-Fest is right up there with a few of my favorites for this time of year. I would definitely go for this again. Glad to recommend...

Photo of wiscokid920
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz poured in pint glass

A- Amber in color, 2 finger white foaming head which quickly disappears to think ring around rim of glass.

S- Toasted grains and malts with sweet notes and subtle hops

T- Sweet malty and toasted grain flavor upfront and ends with subtle hop crispness
M- Decent carbonation, smooth and crisp.

O- Of the two Oktoberfests I had this evening, this is by far better than the other (O’so O-toberfest), but not the best I have ever had. A good beer to have on a crisp August day, but it’s not an offering that I would long for when out of season.

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 scratch69
3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Golden - amber color with a fingers worth of quickly disappearing head. Very light amount of spotty lace.

Smell- Grain, toast, and the faintest hint of hops.

Taste- Sweet malt at the start with notes of toast. Slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation. Just a tad dry.

Overall- Not bad, but I have had better. I wouldn't go out of my way to seek this out.

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 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 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 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 SolipsismalCat
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Blue Point Oktoberfest.

A: Clear light amber with two-finger, white foamy head that lasted a minute or two. Okay lacing.

S: Caramel malt. Fruit. Citrus.

T: Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Toasted malt and fruity.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Smooth and slightly dry.

O: I liked this just slightly more than the Blue Point, but they were actually very similar.

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 DCon
3.98/5  rDev +15.7%
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 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.

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