Point Oktoberfest
Stevens Point Brewery

Point OktoberfestPoint Oktoberfest
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From:
Stevens Point Brewery
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Märzen
Ranked #393
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
79
Ranked #26,731
Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 13.87%
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
280
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 01, 2023
Added:
Aug 17, 2007
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  30
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Rated: 4.27 by branko7 from Illinois

Dec 01, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle. No dating information found.
Mostly clear, pale amber colored body. One finger of white head sticks around as a thin cap. Leaves behind spots and rings of lacing.
Aroma of lightly toasted bread and floral hops.
Taste is malts that express toasted bread and caramel, and woody/floral hops. The caramel note increases in the aftertaste. Has both a sweet flavor and a woody/dirt flavor. Bitterness level is very low.
Medium mouth feel, with some syrup. Easy drinker. Very good carbonation.
Easy to quaff because of the sweetness and the lack of bitterness.
Oct 03, 2023
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
draft pour into standard shaker pint glass. dark amber to light brown with a thin dirty white foam cap. dark bread from the malts with light hop character as well on the nose and in the taste. fairly thick mouthfeel with a crisp carbonation. tasty.
Sep 04, 2023
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a clear, medium, bright orange color with a strong off-white head. SRM of 10. (4.00)

Aroma: Strong aromas of bread, rich bread malt, maple syrup and honey. Some booze and caramel. (3.75)

Flavor: Moderate flavors of brown bread, sweet bread and caramel, some maple syrup and sweet honey malts. A sweet orange citrus hop flavor off the end. A dry finish. (3.75)

Feel: Lighter-bodied, strong carbonation and finishes relatively clean. Some orange citrus sweetness lingers. (4.00)

Compared to Oso O-toberfest 10/2022: Pours a lighter color. Milder aromas. More maple syrup, honey, and less rich caramel, brown sugar sweetness. Dryer and cleaner with more carbonation.

Compared to Hop & Barrel Oktoberfest: Pours lighter, Milder aromas. More maple syrup honey, orange citrus, Less toasted malt, bread crumbs, and yeast. Winner: Hop & Barrel

Overall: A decent Oktoberfest here. Nice honey and orange flavors, yet drinks pretty clean. The orange appears as it warms. Strong carbonation and surprisingly dry. Still decent stuff. (Rating: 3.79)
Oct 17, 2022
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of toasted malts. Taste is toasted malts, little else. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and decent beer.
Oct 13, 2022
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

2.77/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
I've never heard of this brewery before, but Stevens Point Brewery is based out of Stevens Point Wisconsin and this is their Oktoberfest. It's a märzen style, so it has the traditional amber color, though I didn't get as much head as I was expecting. The nose is a toasted malt which is different for this style. I would describe the taste as sharp and very much reminds me of brewing with extract. Beyond that initial "sweetness" is almost nothing, the following mouthfeel is inoffensive. I would suggest the brewery work on their recipe next year and get it closer to the standard easy to drink märzen.
Sep 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Sep 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.28 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Aug 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Aug 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.28 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.22/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Cloudy amber brown body with a thin white cap yet thick lacing. Macro caramel malt nose with not much else save some floral hints. Taste is toasted macro caramel malt the whole way, sweet finish. Flat feeling almost heavy with mostly malt texture with a hint of yeastiness. So many better options out there
Oct 07, 2021
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I got a bottle of this beer off the single shelf from a beer store in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It poured a clear amber with thin off white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had nice caramel malt notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with sweet malt base and subtle rye grain finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Sep 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.52 by uncleotis from Illinois

Sep 10, 2021
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Reviewed by wl2bill from Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Not my favorite Occtoberfest but maybe the best value. Easy drinking ,has all the right flavors, overall solid. I get this one every year because of how easy it is to session.
Jan 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.2 by MercInc from Wisconsin

Sep 26, 2020
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Rated by hof_1991 from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Decent example of the style. Wouldn't avoid or go out of my way to get.
Oct 22, 2019
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Reviewed by German-Helles from Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a 12oz. bottle poured into a 20 oz. weizen glass. The beer is a slightly hazy amber color. The foam is pure white, almost an inch that after a minute settled to a thin cap, leaving very little lacing behind. There is plenty of carbonation to watch in the glass. Very nice!
The aroma is a sweet bread malt aroma.
The taste is the bread, sweet caramel, finishing with a very light amount of the Oktoberfest spices on the finish. This is a very easy one to drink.
The feel is medium, with a slightly dry finish. The finish helps tone down the sweetness.
This is a good Oktoberfest, an easy one to enjoy.
Oct 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.87 by stucat from Illinois

Sep 30, 2019
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Reviewed by cheeseheadinMinneapolis from Wisconsin

3.91/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Brewery notes: Point Oktoberfest is an authentic Marzen Style Lager beer, a style reminiscent of the beers originally brewed for the first Oktoberfest Celebrations in Germany during the early 1800’s. Craft brewed using Hallertauer Hops and sweet Vienna roasted malts results in a full flavored, finely balanced beer brewed in celebration of the upcoming season.
Malts2-row, 6-row, Crystal, Vienna, 2-row Munich
HopsTettnanger, Hallertau, Perle
Alcohol Content 4.9% By Volume IBU's15
Gold Medal Winner, Great American Beer Festival, 2012 Amber Lager Category
Gold Medal Winner, World Beer Championships, 2017

My notes: tested from 12 oz cans
Look: Clear Amber Gold body, tall fine head the dissipates fairly quick doesn't leave much lacing.
Smell: sweet bread, grain
taste: toasted bread some grain Micro hints of caramel and stone/dark fruit. The hop notes are some floral and some thing else?. Smooth, just slightly sweet at times. light duty and easy drinking. Roasted malts? a micro amount of the flavor is mixed in. It is balanced and nothing dominates.
fell: Ok

hard beer to rate and describe. It's solid, not my favorite. But maybe the best value at $9.89 for 12 pack of cans 3.84/5
Aug 18, 2019
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Taste: crisp roasted semi sweet malt, some cider notes, some hop, with a clean finish. floral, sweet bread aroma. Amber/copper hue, hazy, amber colored head, some lace. Medium body. Very drinkable. 15 IBUs
Oct 28, 2018
Point Oktoberfest from Stevens Point Brewery
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 280 ratings