Blue Point Oktoberfest | Blue Point Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by Bitterbill on 10-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
385
Reviews:
146
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
52
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 385 |  Reviews: 146
Photo of bogues1
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cliff1066
3.21/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
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 -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aasher
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.75/5  rDev +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 -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of D1noB
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
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 +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of logicalparadox
2.61/5  rDev -26.9%
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 +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and poor lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, hint of caramel malt, slight hops, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of an Marzen / Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, hint of yeast, hint of hops, and slight caramel malt. Overall, a more traditional Marzen, but mild body with a good blend.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours deep golden with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of grassy hops and bready malt. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Herbal hops and biscuit malt nicely balanced on the palate. Finish is long and dry. Good brew.

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Photo of AD17
2.92/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of cyguyjg
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle, pours to a crystal clear medium amber color. Not much of a head and it doesn't last. The smell of the malt is evident and pleasant. Full flavored, as expected, and smooth taste. There is some heft to the body -- again, as expected. This beer is a good representative of the Oktoberfest style. I would drink it again and would welcome the chance to try it on draft.

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Photo of SkiBum22
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WoodBrew
2.65/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

My apologies....but I thought the Blue Point Oktoberfest was poor. It poured a clear yellow with thin white head that dissipated and did not leave any lace. The scent was sharp and so was the taste....sharp toward a weak bitter hop. The mouthfeel was lighter in body and ok carbonation. Overall....don't need to try this one again.

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Photo of Uncledoobz
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A rather same and straightforward take on the style, made a little more American than many with a more sturdy hop punch on the back end, but it's well within conventions. Brass colored grey, lively head and carbonation, crystal clear. Smells and tastes a little sweet, quite a bit if residual sugar here, but it's simultaneously grainy, fresh, and natural tasting. Sweet German malt, almost a bock tasting base with a honey flavor and a healthy lager yeast. Maybe a little more time in a fermenter would improve this, it didn't have the mellow lager feel I like in the style, but it's easy enough to drink, and is carbonated highly. Blue point has been hit or miss across the board for me, but I tend to prefer their hoppy stuff to their more traditional styles and malt driven brews. I much prefer the imports to this on this time of year, but a serviceable beer without any flaws of any kind and a deep nuttiness. Those who like a little sweetness in their German styles will find this delightful I am sure.

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Photo of imperialking
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickKellyCT
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.57 out of 5 based on 385 ratings.
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