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Point Oktoberfest - Stevens Point Brewery

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 08-17-2007)
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Photo of DCon


4/5  rDev +15.6%

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!

10-06-2011 16:53:03 | More by DCon
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.

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


3.45/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

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


3.38/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

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


4.08/5  rDev +17.9%

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.

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


3.43/5  rDev -0.9%

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.

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

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +15.6%

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!

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

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


3.35/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

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


3.33/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

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


3.23/5  rDev -6.6%

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.

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


3.8/5  rDev +9.8%

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.

11-19-2010 19:26:47 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of FickleBeast

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours very clear, pale orange with two fingers of foam that fades slowly and coats the glass. Aroma is grainy, husky, minerally.

First sip is ok, but finishes very flat-tasting. Some husky, grainy flavors, minimal sweetness and no hops. Very smooth, creamy mouthfeel is a redeeming quality.

Overall, it is ok, but falls a bit flat in the flavor department. It looks good, feels good, but doesn't quite taste good. Just needs some more sweetness to round things out.

11-06-2010 01:29:42 | More by FickleBeast
Photo of cuttsjp

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +4%

Appearance: Lighter amber, crystal clear, small white head that isn't too big but totally decent lacing

Aroma: sweet corn, honey, cereal grains, and a little bit of grassiness/straw aroma

Taste: a nice bed of amber grain with definite detectable sweetness, small amount of hop bitterness, and a bit of alcohol in the background - nice taste overall, but a little watery

Mouthfeel: pretty decent medium body, pleasant moderate carbonation

Drinkability: very balanced, drinkable beer, not all that exciting, but definitely worth a try...would be nice with German food

10-21-2010 05:35:43 | More by cuttsjp
Photo of EwaldEichstaett


3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

10-10-2010 17:37:05 | More by EwaldEichstaett
Photo of Bierguy5


3.68/5  rDev +6.4%

12 oz bottle. Lighter amber color with an orange hue. White rocky head holds well for a couple minutes. Good clarity.

Bready malt, and slightly toasty in the nose. Malt is backed up by some earthy, and slightly grassy hops.

Flavor is much like the nose, slightly toasted, bready malt. This has a bit more sweetness than others in the style. Finishes with some earthy hops to balance things. Maybe just a slight sour-ish edge.

Medium body. Carbonation is smooth, giving it a very soft feel. Alcohol hidden. This is a pretty drinkable, good marzen. Not outstanding, but pretty good.

10-07-2010 23:16:42 | More by Bierguy5
Photo of generallee

New York

4/5  rDev +15.6%

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.

10-05-2010 14:24:45 | More by generallee
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%

A: The head was active on the surface, with a feverish display of micro bubbly explosions that quickly eroded its initial 1 finger statue to a distant memory within seconds after the pour. Against lighting a pumpkin orange coloring is revealed with a spacious separation of effervesce. The lacing was weak on the hold. Would of enjoyed a more marzen/amber coloring and a sturdier head.

S: Sweet toasted caramel syrup appears on the opening nose along with moist orange peels and some sugary cereal grain. The strength was about right, maybe a bit more so then usual but personally prefer a toasted munich or Vienna malting along with some noble hops.

T: Really sweet upfront, loaded with sweet caramel syrup and sugary cereal grains with mentions of wet lemony hops. Flowery noble hops do manage to find their way within midway through the experience taming and balancing the initial sweetness. The beer progresses nicely with each sip. On the finish lied some wet lemony moments and some herbal parsley gently coating the tongue upon the swallow.

M: Sharp feel, light body with an oily texture. Nice bubbly sensation but lacked a malt fulfillment and creaminess. Overall decent.

D: After an initial sugary shock and start the beer does manage to level out and become more traditional in taste providing some light toasty malts and flowery hops. I can go for a couple of these.

10-04-2010 22:47:43 | More by beerthulhu
Photo of david18

New York

3.85/5  rDev +11.3%

I had a half liter of this at House of Brews in midtown Manhattan. It was surprisingly good. Lighter in body than a typical Oktoberfest it was still malty and very flavorful. Good marzen color, nice aroma and very easy to drink. I enjoyed it very much and will get it again if i see it anywhere.

10-04-2010 20:15:34 | More by david18
Photo of WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +4.9%

Not bad pours a clear amber caramel hue with a nice off white head fine speckled lacing all around my glass. Aroma has a spicy noble hop tone with some toasted caramel malts backbone, pleasant smell. Flavor has a nice spicy caramel malt backbone, has a bit of a sour flavor to the malts but it actually works here. Mouthfeel is light but not thin carbonation not perfectly natural but not overdone. This is a good value Ofest from Stevens Point I really haven't had a beer I enjoy from them yet, now I can say I have.

09-26-2010 16:07:39 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of GRPunk


3.53/5  rDev +2%

Twist top bottle without dating code, poured into a mug.

A- 2-finger, off-white head quickly settles to 1/2-finger pretty quickly and eventually to a full film. Good sticky rings are left on the glass. The body is a very clean, copper with moderate-to-heavy carbonation.

S- Bready/doughy initially. Lighter, spicy hops in the background. While pleasant, it's all a bit muted.

T- More doughy, breadiness as described in the aroma. Sweeter notes come in a little later. Hopping is on the spicy side and bring things into balance.

M- Moderate to heavy carbonation at first. I either got used to it, or it mellowed a little later on. An initial sting accompanies the surge of carbonation, but again falls off later. Moderate viscosity.

D- It's an easy drinker, but the style as a whole tends to be easy drinking. It doesn't really set itself apart from others. That said, at $5.99 for a sixer, I'd consider buying it again when I need a Marzen fix.

09-25-2010 02:13:35 | More by GRPunk
Photo of riversider76

New York

3.58/5  rDev +3.5%

Pours a clear amber orange with a one finger white head. Lots of bubbles. good retention and a very nice lace. Aroma is of bready malts. Nice,but a bit weak. Body is the lighter side of medium and carbonated. Taste is malty,with a bit of a honey/dark fruit through out. Smooth finish. Another solid offering from Point.

09-25-2010 00:28:17 | More by riversider76
Photo of jampics2


3.3/5  rDev -4.6%

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Looks nice, it's a relatively clear amber-orange with honey highlights and active carbonation. However, the head is just a small ring and the lace is spotty at best.

Smells OK, there's some sweet and toasted malt giving caramel and bread impressions and a touch of noble hops. Also a bit of weird cooked veggies that bring the score down. Not expressive enough and just a bit off.

The taste is nice, perhaps a touch better than average. The malt gives nice sweetness and some toasted notes, along with lingering sweetness and nuttiness. A touch of fruitiness but there's a strange pocket of nothing inbetween the initial tastes and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is acceptable and even over average for the style. It's light and refreshing and has decent carbonation. Finish is sweet and nutty. I like this beer (that is to say there's nothing offensive about it), but the nuttiness in the aftertaste and the overall weirdness surrounding the missing flavors make it just average for drinkability. Kick it up a notch and we'll meet again!

09-23-2010 19:44:04 | More by jampics2
Photo of steveh


4/5  rDev +15.6%

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.

09-20-2010 20:46:01 | More by steveh
Photo of crossovert


3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12 oz twist off brown bottle.

The appearance for this one is a dead ringer for a Shiner Oktoberfest, It is orange/amber in color, perhaps a bit lighter with a crappy fizzy white head that dissipates in about 10 seconds.

The smell on this oen is decent for an oktoberfest, there is a soapy scent hat is kind of off putting, but overall it is a clean smelling version of the style. It doesn't bring a ton of maerzen character but enough.

This one is also unnofensive int he flavor, though im picking up some diacetyl. It is nutty, caramally, with a sourdough character. It isn't too sweet like a lot of midrange oktoberfests. There is a light hop bitterness, nothing offensive, but nothing flattering.

The mouthfeel seems a bit weak, but it is nice and drinkable.

A middle of the road oktoberfest form a brewery known for brewing some crap.

09-06-2010 02:08:13 | More by crossovert
Point Oktoberfest from Stevens Point Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.