Blue Point Oktoberfest | Blue Point Brewing Company

Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Oktoberfest
BA SCORE
36%
Liked This Beer
3.52 w/ 397 ratings
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Oktoberfest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company
New York, United States
bluepointbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bitterbill on 10-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,338
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
397
Liked:
143
Avg:
3.52/5
pDev:
12.78%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
56
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 397 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of antman27
3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkazemi
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkblr
3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottled 8/9/17 poured into a.5L krug at fridge temp 5.7% ABV. The beer pours bright light honey in color with off white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and a few bubbles with no lacing. The aroma is faint sweetness, bread and yeast. The taste is semisweet caramel up front that slowly tapers off to an undry finish. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, very carbonated and finishes with a seltzer like bitterness with no signs of hops. Overall, not a fan. I detect no off flavors or flaws, but this is a very generic amber lager, not a Marzen.

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Photo of Beerwithoutallthehops
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

For a brewer that cant seem to make up their mind (100+ brews?? really??? how did Bud make money with one?? they did becuz people bought it, get the idea???) I tried this beer simply becuz it said "octoberfest" on the label. I love malt (with a little hops) in my beer and make no apologies to "crafties" who MUST have 150 lbs of hops in ea 12 oz bottle. I love O'fest beers - ESPECIALLY those from German brewers - so it made sense. The label on this beer on Beer Advocate is not the same as the label on my beer.

This is NOT a good Octoberfest beer, it does not have the maltiness that brew MUST have to be an O'fest beer.

But.......... not so fast..... this is a VERY GOOD beer. I drank it out of a glass, not out of the bottle as I usually do. I hope they dont pull a Leinenkugel and brew a beer good one year and then brew it poorly the next (that is what Leinie did with their 2015 ofest- BAD and then their 2016 ofest was VERY GOOD)

The aroma? smelled like a lite beer, no strong aroma at all.
The suds? Small layer ( I dont pour it like a moron) that disappeared quickly. No aroma.
The color? golden.

There, is everyone happy? Now you know all the bells and whistles. Go buy 3 dozen cases of it, ok???

What? You need to know what?? How it tastes??? Really??? What a flipping surprise. Get rid of all the "lacing" comments and tell me how it tastes. You can tell, if you read between the lines, how it tastes by how it is described. Those who say a beer is "sweet" are trying too hard to sound like an expert. NO BEER IS SWEET. It may taste "as if " it is sweet compared to other brews , etc. If it tastes good, guess what - they will say that. They should, unless they start comparing aprons......

Well, back to the Blue Point. Awesome taste - as a REGULAR beer. This is not of the o'fest genre simply because it has no malty character. A hopshead will disagree, but that is becuz they MUST HAVE 200 lbs of hops in ea 12 oz bottle.

Sorry, not gonna find that except at "craftie" parties where they sit and eat cookies and compare their aprons as they tell each other how nice it is to eat cookies and compare aprons. My, my, grandma is so proud of you.....

This beer is good. Good malt/hops balance. Good flavor. Try it, if you like a good, regular beer, I think you will like this.

If you must have 200 lbs of hops in ea 12 oz bottle - move to Siberia, they have a lot of hops there.

Thanks Blue, if you made more like this one, I think you could have stopped at about 15 or less brews.......

will buy again.

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Photo of Lucular
3.04/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Azpittil57
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nater919
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PJCarnell
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pro45
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, Very light amber color. Fait nose of caramel and toffee. Taste is light and subdued with caramel malts. Brown toast. Again, all subdued. Good carb, goes down easy. A very pedestrian Marzen. Wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint; produced 16 July 17.
A: Pours a perfectly clear, light copper color with a half inch, white head with good retention, but little lacing.
S: Floral easternness, but tart with a hint of pitted fruit at the apricot end of the spectrum.
T: Smooth, light caramel with balanced light bitterness.
M: Light bodied; good effervescence.
O: Lighter bodied and less scented/flavorful than I expect from this style, but very drinkable and refreshing as a summer offering. Wouldn't think twice about trying again and would certainly serve to good friends.

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Photo of bogues1
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cliff1066
3.21/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent offering from Blue Point in the October Fest category...

I think I've had a couple of other Blue Points before, but in any event, this one in the October Fest category is not too shabby. The liquid has nice yellow and orange highlights to go with a head that dissipates halfway down the glass and has no lacing to mention - but it does look good. The smell was good, not spectacular, nothing memorable, but solid. Feel-wise I sensed medium carbonation, a light body, and some slight astringent-ness added in for added effect. The taste was lager all the way with a hint of cumin to my mouth. Though this might not be the best October Fest I've had, it's not bad, and I'm glad to have a six pack to enjoy.

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Photo of bushwack
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aasher
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This FINE fest pours a very nice
glowing amber with a fluffy head of white foam that falls to a thick ring,
thin layer, and spotty lacing. Nose of big breaded malts, herbal hops,
and caramel...all the usual suspects present! Flavors follow the nose with
breaded malts touched by caramel and floral and herbal hop notes present on
the rear of the taste. Balanced and sessionable; smooth, medium mouth feel,
lightly crisp, and finish sweet. Very nice.

Cheers

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of D1noB
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A medium bodied beer with breads and grains in the front that rounds off into a well portioned hoppy bitterness.

Taste Rating in Words: It's a night out, dancing on straw and tossing back beers.

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Photo of lobos62
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
3.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of logicalparadox
2.61/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Wouldn't buy this again. Falls flat in all categories. Palate is unbalanced by a slightly harsh bitter note that lingers and isn't compensated for in any way by the other elements. Hard to finish.

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Photo of Huffs
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Blue Point Oktoberfest from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 36% out of 100 with 397 ratings
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