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Point Oktoberfest - Stevens Point Brewery

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.87%


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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metter98

New York

3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Serving type: can

11-17-2012 20:28:59 | More by metter98
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 03:01:24 | More by scaliasux
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denman


1.2/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

If I wanted a miller light I would order one.

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Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2012 22:44:31 | More by denman
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
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...

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 16:36:46 | More by RoamingGnome
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wiscokid920

Maryland

3.35/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 02:19:22 | More by wiscokid920
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wingman14

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

Serving type: can

09-12-2012 01:17:42 | More by wingman14
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scratch69

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 22:10:44 | More by scratch69
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 23:16:20 | More by BeerFMAndy
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ferrari29

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 02:09:13 | More by ferrari29
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socon67

New York

3.6/5  rDev +4%
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.

Serving type: growler

11-05-2011 22:59:21 | More by socon67
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zimm421

Ohio

3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 23:01:17 | More by zimm421
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 02:16:54 | More by SolipsismalCat
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

1.95/5  rDev -43.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 00:39:30 | More by NuclearDolphin
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DCon

Missouri

4/5  rDev +15.6%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2011 16:53:03 | More by DCon
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falloutsnow

Illinois

2.85/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 04:37:37 | More by falloutsnow
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a flared pokal at Bliss.

Another new O-Fest, courtesy of the most recent Bliss tasting. It pours a clear golden amber topped by a finger of dirty light tan foam. The nose comprises light caramel, white bread, light grass, cracked wheat, and a very light touch of clove. It's pretty bready in my nose right now. The taste follows pretty closely, though the breadiness is toned down a bit, the caramel is slightly sweeter, and there's now a small amount of orange-centered citrus. There's still a good amount of wheat in there, keeping things lighter than usual. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta watery feel. Overall, a decent O-Fest, one that's lighter, thinner, and grainier than most.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 05:51:19 | More by TMoney2591
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zeff80

Missouri

3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, orange/amber color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left minimal lacing.

S - It smelled floral and malty. Not much going on here.

T - It actually had a spicy hop bite up front with some bready maltiness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and fairly smooth. A light to medium bodied lager.

O - This is an okay oktoberfest. Fairly typical brew from Point - a nice gateway beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 05:07:55 | More by zeff80
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dhannes

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 00:45:21 | More by dhannes
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Transcribed from my notebook.

Semi-cloudy orangish-amber in color with a single finger of head that fizzles out without any lacing. Smells of caramel malts with medium nuttiness, tastes of the same with the addition of some mild spicing and a semi-dry finish. Body is medium and unfortunately, somewhat undercarbonated for my tastes. However, when the carbonation is my main nitpicking issue, that usually means that I'm struggling to find something wrong with something that does most everything else pretty much OK.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 04:13:28 | More by WastingFreetime
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +15.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 22:25:41 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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brewmandan

Iowa

2.68/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 03:32:55 | More by brewmandan
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Clear and orange, head and lacing ain't bad but ain't spectacular either.

Malty with bready character and some of the typical Octoberfest aromas you'd expect. OK but not memorable.

Taste is malty, plenty of sweet doughy breads, with some spices and a little bit of fruitiness.

Body is crisp and refreshing with ample carbonation. Not bad at all, very easy to drink.

As far as Octoberfest beers go, it's good, but it's nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 23:27:18 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From fall brew tasting notes (2010): Pours a crystal clear, golden-orange-copper colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing throughout. Aroma is some sweeter caramels with a light grainy toast. A hint of earth, honey, nuts, and bread. Flavor is solid. Caramels, a light grain, honey, toffee, bread, some nuts, a light toast, and florals. Finishes with a light, balancing earth that helps dry this out before leaving a light bitterness and a medium-length aftertaste. Very smooth, light-medium body and soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent Oktoberfest.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 21:33:33 | More by CuriousMonk
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scarfacecrowe

Missouri

3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 22:10:53 | More by scarfacecrowe
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-amber body with a finger or two of off-white suds. A few glass-clinging smears of lace on the descent.

Smell: Sweetish nose, primarily bready, but with some toasty and nutty accents to it and a far-off hint of light caramel syrup. Herbal, spicy, earthy Noble hops.

Taste: Maltiness tasting of ever so slight toasted bread brushed with a coating of sugary caramel. Lightly nutty. Faint fruitiness. Spicy, earthy German hops with ample supporting bitterness. The initial, light nuttiness grows a bit as you near the drying, reasonably crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: A standard, simple, but easy-drinking O-fest (at a decent price) to kick-start the weekend.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 19:26:47 | More by ChainGangGuy
Point Oktoberfest from Stevens Point Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.