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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
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
381
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
21.01%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
49
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 145 | Ratings: 381
Photo of TheycallmeTim
4.07/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip pint.

A--One and a half fingers of creamy off-white foam retains well and laces, especially for a lager. Body is much lighter than expected, more of a shiny penny copper than a deep roasted looking mother. Looks like it's on the Hofbrau Marzen end of things, which could be very, very bad once we get to the tasting end of things.

S--Very exciting, actually. There's plenty of roasted smell going on, with caramel and toffee notes, despite the lighter body. More than that, though, there's an apple cider twinge biting at the back of this. Something sour and crabapple-y in there. I like!

T--Way better than the appearance would suggest. This is a solid, if lighter-bodied than most, American interpretation of the style. Very much meant for quaffing without sacrificing a lick of flavor. Malt is a juicy middle full of whole wheat bread crust and honey, but is surrounded by not only more of that acidic apple cider tang, but also considerable hop bitterness. The tug on the finish combined with the ultra-clean flavor profile makes you want to drink this in quantity.

M&D--can't complain on either one. Definitely thinner as a lager is, opting for crisp simplicity than fruity bulk. Carbonation is pleasant. Drinkability is off the charts. I could pop back plenty of these.

Blue Point had me thinking they were tailored for mass market tastes, after I had one of their summer ales. Now I'm starting to turn the corner a bit, and thinking this is one of the more underrated breweries from NY. This and the toasted lager have been solid, and now I'm eager to try some of their more rare stuff, like the sour cherry stout or the ESB. We shall see...

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Photo of JMD
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper color with pillowy white head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S: Light aroma of bready malt and carmel.

T: Biquity and bready malt. Sweet carmel and some brown sugar. Finishes with a light touch of hops.

M: Medium bodied and very smooth

D: This beer is flavorfull and goes down very easy. I could easily drink a 6pk of this with little effort. This isn't the best Oktoberfest I've had, but still a solid offering from Blue Point.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Clear golden yellow in color. Couldn't make much of a head, but the 1/8 inch that is there sticks around pretty long.

2.5 S: Metallic and grainy. Not what I want in the style.

3.0 T: Biggest taste is buttery diacetyl. Cannot figure out if this would be a decent O-fest beer without the diacetyl because it is so strong. Nonetheless, it is decent in terms of taste, just not what I want.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good carbonation and very smooth. Easily the best aspect of the brew.

3.0 D: Decent but with many flaws.

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Photo of david18
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It was the perfect day for an octoberfest and this was a pretty good one to have during day. Rich copper color, good malty aroma, very easy drinking and, in general, a good session beer for the fall. Carbonation is a little light and the mouthfeel could be better but in general this is a good beer.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours more of a golden color than the typical amber color of the style. Slight floral aroma to it. I like the mouthfeel for this one, more towards the lighter bodied side. Some decent taste here.. nice and sweet/malty taste, very smooth.. highly drinkable. Could use a little bit more body for my liking but definitely an above average octoberfest. Pretty good beer, throw it in your mix a six and give it a whirl.

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Photo of BrewMaven
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a six of this along with a six of S.A. Octoberfest.

Pours a nice deep honey gold and raises a good head of off white foam. Head dissapated shortly after.

Has a slight yeasty aroma. Nothing else here but that could be my sometimes crappy sense of smell.

Taste is another story. Nice and malty, somewhat sweet. Smooth and very drinkable. Finely carbonated. Mouthfeel is a good bit north of thin.

This is becoming one of my favorite styles to session and the Blue Point version will be a repeat purchase for me.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale copper hue when compared to most of this season's oktoberfest styles, this one has a very nice bright white head with distinct chunky lacing forming with each sip. Seems to be contracted in Rochester at High Falls, seems like a trend for alot of crafts out there. Very nice spicy hop nose present, a touch of caramel drizzled on a biscuit cracker with nice lively citrus and grassy hops kickin'. A stong mineral water characteristic creeps throughout the entire drinking experience. Flavors is a bit dull in malt presence, a quick touch of caramel and biscuit that disappear quick and are replaced by a carbonated watery graininess. Not as much hop action as the nose was entailing, maybe a bit of lingering spicy hop edge in a burp or two but that's about it. Mouthfeel is pretty lackluster light to medium bodied with odd carbonation much a metallic mineral water edge with sweetness with a touch of rust and spicy herbal hop finish. Drinkability overall is decent not a beer I'd pick to win the race but one that I know will finish effortlessly, not the best craft fal seasonal out there worth a shot for sure.

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Photo of riversider76
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden with a very thick white head. Excellent retention and nice lacing. Aroma is of bready malts and sweet fruits. Nice,but weak. Body is on the light side with some carbonation. Taste is buttery up front with a malty cereal finish. A lighter version of this style,but worth a try.

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Photo of animal69
2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

last years offering, reviewed from notes
A- pours a clear light golden-amber color w/ a thick white cap which dissipates quickly leaving a decent lace down my pilsner glass
S- a surpisingly am. adjunct lager smell with some subtle hints of nutty munich malt and grassy hops, some diacetyl noted as well
T- taste follows suit, a bit thin with a bit more cereal grain and nuts, still has that "macro" flavor overall, a bit metallic in the finish
M- light creamy mouthfeel,just on this side of dry, plenty of co2 as well
D- a fairly drinkable brew but a poor attempt ata 'fest IMO

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Photo of BWMKappaSig
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in pint glass

A: Golden copper color, with a huge white head at first, despite a slow pour. Head dissipates quickly leaving a good amount of cream-colored lacing on the glass.

S: Mild bready malts and almost indiscernable hop characteristics.

T: A sweet breadiness up front with a bit of bitterness giving it a little balance. Very yeasty, slightly fruity, but the bready character dominates the mouth. Not quite as pronounced in the sweetness as most other Marzen's I've had. Aftertaste is somewhat sweet, but not cloying.

M: Very smooth, perhaps a little light bodied compared to other oktoberfest beers, but not off style.

D: Very drinkable, and the smooth finish leaves the beer enjoyable.

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to biggness for this one.

A - Clearn golden orange with an enourmous thick off-white head. Excellent retention and lacing. Lots of little bubbles rising up through the beer.

S - Aroma of toasted bread and a slight malty sweetness. Light fruity hints underneath provide a somewhat unqiue O-fest aroma. In all, a slightly weak aroma but rather inviting.

T - RIch, bready sweetness initially. A light bitterness mid-drink provides some balance. In all, the breadiness of this beer is the dominant taste. Taste like a classic o-fest with somewhat muted tastes.

M/D - Medium boided with a very lively amount of carbonation, almost tickles the tongue. Very easy drinking.

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Photo of jackorain
3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I poured this 12 ounce bottle into my SA glass. Semi-aggressive head resulted in a ever so slightly off-white head of creamy white bubbles. The head hung around around for quite a long time and left very very nioce lacing. A fine looking oktoberfest.

. The aroma weak caramel malts with a mettalic twinge.

The taste is similar to the nose, caramel and biscuit matls with a mettalic twinge. A little more complex than the nose with a slight sweet-n-sour like quality as well. There is a slight spicy/earthy hop flavor and very light bitter edge in the finish.

The mouthfeel is generally on target, could be a little fuller in body for the style. But the creamyness in the feel is cut nicely by a lively effervesence.

There are defintely many better Oktoberfest out there but there are also worse ones for sure. Not terrible to drink but I wouldhave to look elsewhere for my O-Fest fix in the future.

Thanks For Reading

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Photo of Risser09
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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Photo of mikereaser
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle into my church brewworks pint glass

A - pours a deep copper color with 1/4 inch of foam that disappears quickly

S - light malty aroma but nothing else

T - very mild malt taste, not really alot to speak of

M/D - nice carbonation and the flavors do tend to come out more
as this one warms up. overall nothing really to get excited about and i doubt i'd be trying this one again.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a beautiful, clear coppery-orange with a soft creamy beige colored head that retained for a minute or two before lapsing and leaving a slight rim lacing. Visible carbonation was very soft, almost non-detect. I really liked the coloring of this, a little lighter then usual but bright with a nice capping makes this a solid example appearance wise.

S: The nose yielded soft fresh caramel scents, fresh orange peels, fresh bread, with a gentle noble hopping making a nice appearance in the end.

T: light sweet caramel with toasted bread notes. The flavor transition was very smooth from start to finish with light fresh orange peels, sweet caramel and honey toasted bread adding a nice sweetness that was light enough not to be overbearing while letting a gentle flowery hop presence sneak in. The flavor overall I thought was very clean, without any indication of dms on the nose or on the tongue.

M: light with a slightly oily viscosity. A gently carbonation is detected with a touch of breadiness lining the tongue.

D: Drinkability is perhaps its strong point here making this a highly sessionable oktoberfest and six pack worthy by all means. Worthy of prosting to and one that easily goes down.

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Photo of WesWes
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice golden color with a 1/2" offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a wonderful pale and Munich malt scent along with a fruity lager yeast aroma. The taste is good. It has a solid pale and Munich malt flavor that goes down smooth and sweet with a nice dry finish. It's crisp with some prickly carbonation. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good drinking beer. It's brewed perfectly to style.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got this bottle in a trade with jwc215. Thanks Joe!

Very colourful label!

It pours a medium gold with a 2 finger head of foam.

The smell has big notes of toasted and bready malt.

The taste has the toasted malt up front with some bread and some earthiness followed by a medium tartness that shows up near the finish and dominates it. Interesting flavours here and not like any other Oktoberfest I've tried, me thinks.

This brew has great head retention and lots of lacing.

Bottom line: A tasty example of the style that's pretty easy drinking and looks great in the glass. I like.

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Photo of HopDerek
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with 2+ fingers of foamy off-white head. OK retention and some lacing. Smells of butter, toasty grains, bread, and caramel. Tastes of honey, bread dough, caramel, butter, lightly toasted grain, and a nice floral hop finish. Medium to medium light in body with moderate carbonation. Smooth and sweet with a good balance and a crisp finish. A pretty good Oktoberfest, easy to drink, assumingly sessionable. Worth picking up again.

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

pours a verry light orange yellow color with a 2 finger white head on top that was afraide to stay to long. the smell was musty malt and corn and the taste is just that starting a bit sour and the finsh is one of big malt with practly no hop present at all, this one is a big disapointment to me as their hoptacal illushion is one of my favriot beers in my state. i think that thay should go back to the drawing bord on this one

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Photo of NoahSYGG
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is a good local oktoberfest. The color is a dark golden color. The aroma is malty, with not much else. It is a little on the sweeter side with little to no hop presence. It has a nice light mouthfeel for an oktoberfest with good,lively carbonation. This is a highly drinkable beer for an oktoberfest.

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Photo of tempest
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single from Liberty St. Tavern in Allentown. Pours a clear orange with a white head.

Right off the bat, this reminds of Hacker-Pschorr's O'fest for with smooth, yet lightly roasted caramel and hint of hops in the finish. Unfortunately, there are two flaws that really detract from an otherwise tasty marzen. At first I'm getting a metallic tang in the flavor and then diacetyl in the aroma. What a shame.

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Photo of ATPete
3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

Pours a vibrant, clear orange brown color with a small white head and slow rising carbonation. Sugary sweet malts on the nose, very floral and spicy, cinnamon, roasted nuts, woody and grainy. Caramel malt is dominant with a subtle hop scratch and a slight alcohol note. Not uber complex, sticky medium bodied but definitely drinkable. Good beer.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber body, very good clarity, beneath a big sticky three finger off-white frothy head.

Inviting toasty bakery aroma.

Nice semi-sweet malt beginning, with good depth to the taste. Enough noble hops to balance, and even take a brief bow of their own. Clean finish.

Light but smooth mouthfeel. Superb drinkability, just as the style calls for. A beer that can disappear in a few long pulls.

Maybe not a classic, but a tasty interpretation of the style. Will revisit. Worth a try.

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Photo of jwc215
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange amber with nice clarity. A thin off-white head soon becomes a wide patch.

The taste is of carmelized grain with some earthy, floral notes.

The taste is of light caramel with some buttered toast and a tea-like bitterness. Flavor is a bit thin with a bitterish touch in the finish.

Light-to-medium- bodied. Medium to high carbonation.

There's a slight touch of odd astingency, though that may have been from carbonation, making it not quite as smooth as I would have liked it, and there is a slight thinness, but, overall, it's a fine O-fest with a nice sweet/bitterish balance.

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

12 oz bottle
poured a clear copperish color with a fizzy slightly off white head.

yeasty bready nose, some hops in the back

bready taste with some slightly spicy herbaceous hops, a little bit of honey sweetness. Whole Wheat toast and a bit of honey

Medium body, smooth, a bit of fine bubbled carbonation.

Not an offensive beer by any means but not something I'll probably be reaching for again

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Blue Point Oktoberfest from Blue Point Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 381 ratings.
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