Blue Point Oktoberfest | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Oktoberfest

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Bitterbill on 10-14-2002

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Reviews: 146 | Ratings: 384
Photo of TheDeuce
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Blue Point Octoberfest…..on tap at Dark Horse Tavern in NYC

Appearance-a steady red orange color, decent two fingers of lacy head with nice retention.

Smell-spice, little mit of malt, hops barely there, alcohol. Ok aroma.

Taste/Mouthfeel-sweeter than most fest-beers, a mix of sweet spice and breaded malts, medium mouthfeel, easy to drink and very smooth. I wish the flavors had been trumped up a little more and more pronounced but it’s clear they are going for something a little more easy on the palate. Still, not bad.

Overall-an approachable fest, a little disappointing given this can be a compelling style and I know Blue Point can pull it off. Still, not bad and give it a try during the season.

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Point Oktoberfest.

A: Clear amber with two-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a few minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Caramel malt. Fruit. Citrus.

T: Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Malt and spicy hops.

M: Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Kind of thin. Not bad though.

O: Not bad. Pretty average. I liked the Point Oktoberfest slightly more.

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Photo of GallowsThief
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A – Pours a golden copper color with a small amount of cloudiness. One figer of cream soda colored head that stayed around a bit. Patchy lacing.

S – Light malts with a bit of sweetness.

T – Malty to start with some caramel in there that lends it to a bit of sweetness. Toasted grains. Toffee and honey. Very little bitterness.

M – Light bodied with medium carbonation. Very clean crisp brew.

O – Pretty solid fest beer here. Not overly complex and that’s good. Straight forward nice tasting and an easy drinker. Pretty good one.

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Photo of StArnoldFest2010
4.67/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is actually one of the best domestic Octoberfest offerings I've ever had! This beer is super tasty for an Octoberfest! Not heavy on alcohol or hops aftertaste. Great blend of malt and fall spices. Medium head and lighter lacing! You can easliy get through a 6 pack of this. Awesome session beer! I want more!

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Photo of confer
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Deep amber with a white head that disappears quickly.
S- The smell is like a sweat bread.
T- The smell doesn't follow through to the taste. It isn't bad but there isn't much there. Just a little maltiness.
MO- Definitely on the thin side. Not as good as many of the Maerzens but not a bad beer.

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Photo of Holland
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: looks amber in color, perfectly clear, with a large head and decent retention.

S: smell is disappointing, consisting only of a faint malt character

T: tastes of some spiciness, small amount of bitterness, and sweet malt and grain

M: standard for the style, decent carbonation and medium body

O: decent brew, wasn't bad from the screw top. Relatively cheap and available, as I bought it in a grocery store.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yet another Oktoberfest. If they weren't so sweet and toasty I would be sick of them

A - Clear dark amber with an inch of creamy opaque head. Sticky lacing looks good.

S - Toasted malts and caramel but it smells sweet which I like. Hope it's good.

T - Not bad at all it comes in pretty sweet with caramel and toasted malts and finishes sweet and even has a touch of hops to keep it interesting.

M - Light to medium easy drinking.

Overall a very tasty Oktoberfest and definitely one of the better ones I have had.

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Photo of JMWEB2
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice amber color, head was finger high, and dissipated.

S: Malty, caramel smell, but also sweet.

T: I thought it was very sweet, malty, and a spice in the finish, very pleasing.

M: Pretty smooth, and light for style, good drinkability.

O: I like this beer, damn good oktoberfest.

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Photo of pbecsu2008
4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle with twist cap. No visible date.

A: Moderately heavy head. Amber/Red color.

S Caramel aroma

t: Well carbonated. Malty caramel like toffee flavor.

M. Light bodied.

Very drinkable Oktoberfest. Somewhat lighter on the flavor as most American Octoberfests beers. A new favorite of mine.

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Photo of Kc4shore
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Off-Amber brown, caramel
S: Caramel, subtle spices, high hop bitterness,
toasty notes
T: Super-high carbonation, nice bitterness and
drinkability. Disapointingly light for a
marzan style beer

Notes: Honestly, I have mixed feelings about this one. On one hand, it is extremely easy to drink, but not in a watery sense. On the other, however, i feel that this Oktoberfest is simply too light to call an actual Marzan style of lager. Not too shabby though overall

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

Pours an amber to golden color with a rather large, thick, off-white head. Very clean and clear in appreance.

Nose is caramel, sweet grains, corn syrup and brown sugar. Smells like a sweet, dark lager which is what it is...

One sip and its apparent that this is a clean tasting dark lager. Its got some nice sweet, malty notes and a bit of a vegetal back. A little bit caramel-y with a lingering sweet finish.

Overall its not a bad brew - nothing Blue Point does is bad by any means. Its a solid Oktoberfest and well worth trying at the bar. A six pack may be a bit presumpious but that being said it may depend on your choices.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to amber color with an off white head. In the aroma, earthy and somewhat barnyard like. In the taste, more earth than expecting and a nice dryness. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry earth in the aftertaste. Dry and smooth, a nice earthy presence.

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Photo of ReelBigwigFish
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into mug

A: dark amber color with a thick creamy off white head.

S: lightly roasted sweet caramel and bready malt aroma, some spice, slight grassy hop aroma, and a bit of an off putting alcohol aroma.

T: Sweet toffee and bready malt followed by a smooth diacetyl finish.

M: cream, medium bodied, smooth finish. medium-low carb

O: Pretty good, this one seems creamier than many oktoberfests, definitely better than the blue point pumpkin.

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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I live less than 10 miles from the brewery so this is a local brew for me.

This has a nice orange-amber color, clear, not much of a head certainly dissapates quickly, no lacing glass. Taste is sweet and malty, light hint of hops.Pleasant,dances on the tounge, lingering aftertaste.

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Photo of BeerManDanNYC
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blue Point has never dissapointed with their seasonal offerings and their Oktoberfest is no exception. Easily the best I've had this fall. Not overbearingly malty while still delivering a very full flavor and medium finish. The aftertaste lingers just long enough for the next sip!

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Photo of thagr81us
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to a brewery rep for giving me this one quite awhile back. Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Poured golden yellow with a two finger bone white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, brown sugar, nutmeg, and slight spices. The flavor was of sweet malt, pumpkin, spices, and nutmeg. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. It was however not a favorite of mine from the style. The flavor was pretty good, but the aroma was lacking big time. This one could have used a little more spice to bump it up a notch. Still worth trying around the season, but I would leave it at that.

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

picked this bottle up in the mix-a-six cooler at Al's of Hampden. The beer was poured chilled from a 12oz brown bottle into a mug.

A light copper color with honey tea-like hues with thick band of light tan cream cap -smooth and foamy which settles and becomes rocky. The bead is fine and visible carbonation is evident with great clarity and retention is very good. The lacing sticks in a web-like pattern -a pretty beer to behold. The aroma is good with a nice floral ester and slight toasted/caramel note from the malt, no diacetyl evident. The smell has a light spice accent and seems to give off some herbal notes from the hops. The feel is good with mild carbonation and slightly bready toasted texture and mild caramel sweetness. There is a light alcohol presence and finish is semi-dry.

The flavor is good, nice malt which has a slightly honey-like fruitiness and mellow spice from the hop in the background. I enjoy the mellow caramel presence from the malt, but toastiness is mild and hops could be more forward. I like the yeast's role in this which is mild, yet it could use a little more character. I think it is pretty easy to drink and still represents the style ok -a refreshing lager without a whole lot of German yeast character or hops, but still very drinkable and no major flaws to speak of.

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

Pours a clear orange gold color with a massive 3 finger foamy beige head that faded very slowly; left good bubbly lacing clinging to the glass.

Smells of sweet malt, caramel, toffee, wet bread and some light grains; aroma is sweet and almost clean.

Tastes of sweet malt, light toasted grains, brown sugar, faint floral hops, caramel, light syrup, wet bread, herbs and what seems like corn; there's an overall sweetness to it that dominates any other flavors. It tasted basic and decent, but was not exciting.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with very little carbonation and a medium body with a semi-dry roasted finish.

Medium drinkability, it was OK; I could pound these at a party or a football game to get wasted and would even have one or two at a bar, but it's not something I would seek out as far as a six pack purchase to savor the taste. It's a good to better than average beer for mass consumption.

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Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber in color and poured with a finger high head that quickly died down leaving a thin layer of bubbles consistently covering the surface. A light to moderate amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are faint aromas of caramel malts in the nose.
T: The taste has a slight amount of sweetness and is filled with flavors of bready and caramel malts. The hops contribute a very mild amount of bitterness and spiciness to the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, smooth and a bit watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and goes down smoothly. I could definitely drink a few of these in one sitting.

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Photo of mnrider
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Brown Bottle, Twist Off

A: Pours a clear orange with a nice creamy white fluffy head. Nice looking carbonation, not much lacing.

S: Sweet and creamy, cool and crisp.

T/M: Malty, sweet, toffee, chewy. Hops are small but do make a small presence.

D: Worthy Oktober brew. I'd have a few more. Just needs a larger hop presence to make it better.


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Photo of micromaniac129
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden straw in color. A really, really big foam head with really nice carbonation.
Good lacing around glass.
Sweet toffee malt aroma with a slightly spicy hop bouquet.
A sweet toffee caramel malt taste with just alittle bit of roastiness. I also taste butterscotch. Biscuit finish.
Hops are present but just for bittering and balance, I don't really pick up any hop charcacter.
I deem this beer good tasting and would enjoy a few more but, alas, I have not.

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

Copper sort of color. Not much carbonation. One dimensioanl aroma-not unpleasant just there. Mildly sulfurish and blood like. malty flavor with an ok hop presence. Again it is just "there". Touch of toasted malt. Mildly bready. Ok mouthfeel-pretty standard. Average in a bottle. Would not avoid but not something I would not buy myself. If offered at a party go for it.

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

Pours a copper orange with hints of yellow and perfect clarity. Briefly sports a frosty white head that leaves a wispy cap and a few wet lacings. Sweet bready malt aromas. Toasted malt and bread flavors, nut flavors in the middle and a sweet malt ending with a crisp clean finish. Medium bodied with refreshing carbonation. A very good Oktoberfest, unfortunately I only had one.

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