Oktoberfest | Blue Point Brewing Company

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally brewed a couple hundred years ago to celebrate the betrothal of the Crown Prince of Bavaria, we’re helping keep the tradition alive by brewing Oktoberfest every fall for our most royal/loyal followers.

Added by Bitterbill on 10-14-2002

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1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -50.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

Good flavor but sweet for an Oktoberfest beer

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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2.58/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Artwork looks like something from the cover of a Sammy Hagar-fronted supergroup from the early 2020's, a band called Tuna Arm, or something like that, with the dude from Slipknot on drums.

Lighter-colored pour, somewhere between an American and German marzen, filtered, with a small head.

Very, very light aroma. Like smelling a bag of pale DME. Just a hint of a sweetish aroma like it's the inside of a Whopper candy. No hops whatsoever. No spice. No complexity.

Tastes like it smells: nothing offputting, but very very tame. A little bit of inorganic spice, then a malt finish that's weirdly similar to Naragannsett, which is pretty good in an American adjunct but not really acceptable for a marzen.

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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 WoodBrew
2.65/5  rDev -24.7%
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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2.7/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From fall brew tasting notes (2010): Pours pale copper-colored, mostly golden, with a medium beige head. Aroma is mostly caramel malt, with toffee, brown sugar, and some cocoa. Flavor is weak sweet malt and a slight bitter grass finish; this is like Budweiser brewed with caramel malt. Thin, with medium carbonation. Not very good.

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2.71/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes

Pours a clear light amber color with a finger of head. Aroma is clove, nail polish, grass, and wheat. The flavor is pretty basic, mostly herbal hoppiness and bready malts with a slightly sweet kick. The body is light and carbonation is far too high. Overall this was a beer that would be drinkable in a session environment but doesn't really have much going for it otherwise.

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2.73/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter - Fridge temp - 2008

Appearance: Pours a golden brown with orange highlights. The head is 1.5" tall, white, with good retention. Lots of lace that allows no window space.

Smell: Instant forefront of butter cream with some sharp malt aromas. Sweet smelling rum makes it's way into the fold.

Taste: Slight nougat flavor with some nuttiness. A weird aftertaste isn't sweet, but an odd burnt flavor.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and medium bodied. Alcohol isn't noticeable. Not sweet but probably over-attenuated.

Drinkability: Not good. Nothing is very redeemable about this brew. Not worth revisiting.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.76/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into a mug.

Pours a crystal clear gold, with several fingers of rich and foamy off-white head. This retains with a thick finger or so that leaves back heavy looking swathes of sudsy lacing. The aroma smells sweet and bready, with an odd lemon tartness thing going on and a bit of a medical feeling tinge as well. Just a touch of leafy spice hangs on the edges and is what gives this any kind of liveliness in the nose.

The taste is sweet toast and light toffee with a citrus presence that has a tart edge to it but isn’t nearly as lemon-like as the nose was. It’s definitely got a tang to it though. This finishes dry, earthy and spicy on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a softer bubbly feel to the carbonation that just kind of flops around in the mouth.

I don’t know what happened here. Unbalanced sweetness, off-notes, a soft, limp body and lemon? Ugh! I expected much, much more from this beer and didn’t get it. This is unfortunately one of the lesser American O-Fests that I’ve had.

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2.76/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Large, soapy, white head froths out the top of my Bruery tulip. Brew is nicely clear and orange in color. Color and complexity seems a bit off.

Smells like a crisp blonde ale... Honey, slightly wheat, bread-y; not overly complex.

Crispy, clean, bread-y and..boring. A slight skunk funk in the taste too.. Nice even carbonation, not sweet. Nailed the feel, but missed the flavor, bad.

This brew (to me) was a total miss. It's off style and not a strong representation of a Marzen. It's refreshing, but I can't recommended it as a Marzen...

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Oktoberfest from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 408 ratings