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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1.5/5  rDev -58%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

Good flavor but sweet for an Oktoberfest beer

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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 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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2.7/5  rDev -24.4%
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 -24.1%
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 -23.5%
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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2.76/5  rDev -22.7%
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 -22.7%
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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2.76/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, golden-amber body with a small, near white head.

Smell: Mild bready malt scent, a little foraged apple with some sweetish hints to it. That's about it.

Taste: Modestly bready malts given a pinch of powdered sugar. Cidery apple hints. Very faintly spicy hops, near nil bitterness. Folds back in the sweetness until the near crisp, quick finish. Sadly, this one totally lacks complexity, even for a simple, little O-fest.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-plus carbonation. Feels a little soda pop-like at times.

Overall: It's not nice to point fingers. It's also not nice to Blue Point Oktoberfest.

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Blue Point Oktoberfest from Blue Point Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 385 ratings.
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