Point Oktoberfest | Stevens Point Brewery

Point OktoberfestPoint Oktoberfest
BA SCORE
30.9%
Liked This Beer
3.45 w/ 256 ratings
Point OktoberfestPoint Oktoberfest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
pointbeer.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.15%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cdkrenz on 08-17-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,567
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
256
Liked:
79
Avg:
3.45/5
pDev:
14.2%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 256 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of denman
1.24/5  rDev -64.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

If I wanted a miller light I would order one.

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Photo of Hellpop65
1.75/5  rDev -49.3%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
1.95/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a 12 oz. Tumbler Glass

Appearance - Has a light cooper body all around with no changes in hue what-so-ever. Has a half-finger head upon pouring that quickly vanishes

Smell - Has a very earthy and grainy scent with a hint of malt.

Taste - Very Grainy taste (Almost tastes like an Adjunct Lager) with a spicy feel up front that ends with a bittersweet grainy taste. I was expecting alot more taste out of this, considering it's an Oktoberfest style of beer and it also tasted very watery, almost like carbonated water.

Mouthfeel - Very light with some mild carbonation. Again, it feels like I'm almost drinking carbonated water

Overall - I was very disappointed by this beer. It tasted more like an Adjunct than it did a Oktoberfest. It lacked the flavor that I expected out of this style of beer and it tasted too much like grainy water. There are much better Oktoberfest styles of beer out there.

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Photo of Irish7r
2/5  rDev -42%

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2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of McHenry
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of redleg411
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of mpalestino
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of green_plastic
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of larbush
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of OnlyRedDog
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of brewmandan
2.68/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

as the oktoberfest style is my favorite style, i had to try this one. the brew pour a light amber-orange color, slightly lighter color than i expected. the smell was that of an average beer of any style. i was expecting a little more malt flavor than what there was. but considering what there was for a taste, i thought the mouthfeel was decent. not the best oktoberfest i've had but still drinkable for me.

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Photo of webbcreative
2.7/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured light copper color, with 2 finger white head. A = faint toasty-ness, not too much else going on here. T = little bit more of the toasty flavor, but its pretty weak. The hops barely show up here, just enough to keep it from being unbalanced to the sweet side. mouthfeel is maybe a notch below medium.

Overall this is just a really typical offering from Point, which average at best. Seems like every aspect of this beer needs to be bumped up a notch or two. This is just to light overall for me.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.74/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Situation: Capping off a Black Friday...without shopping!
Glassware: Saranac willibecker...
Appearance: healthy orange body with a thick, pillowy two-finger head that settles nicely... consistent effervescence...
Aroma: light hints of malt but basically a pilsner in breadth and depth...
Palate: medium-bodied lager; an effervescent kick early that mellows...
Taste: vigorous malts arrest the throat; a bit sharper than expected, and more of a pilsner in its flavoring than a lager--not a compliment considering the expectations...
Overall: underwhelming take on a fall classic--tought to slag a beer that could prop up a tailgate, but this doesn't make me look forward to next fall or to buying another six of this, sooo...

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Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Schlafly33
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Sara
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Joey-bags1990
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of colts9016
2.8/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A light brown orange/reddish hue. There was a one finger head that quickly dissipated to a thin white line. The are small carbonation bubble traveling from the bottom of the glass to the top. You can see the beer through the head, it is that thin.

Nose: Toasted Malt, citrus, hints of esters, sweet bread yeast, and pine.

Taste: Toasted Malt, cooked corn, hint of sweet bread yeast, pine and esters.

Overall: A poorly made Oktoberfest. It seems to me that this beer is a cross between an adjunct lager, and an American Marzen. There is a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is astringent, with that being the finish also. There seem to be a funky flavor that linger a bit to long with the finish.

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Photo of falloutsnow
2.83/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased from Brix in Omaha, NE.

Poured into a standard US pint glass.

Pours a 1cm, off-white head that quickly fades to a ring around the glass. No lacing. Body is a transparent copper-orange color with yellow highlights. Transparent, with some languid carbonation floating by.

Aroma is of fairly weak malt and floral hops. This is pretty bland for an Oktoberfest, guys.

Taste opens with malt sweetness joined to light spicy hops, then fades to a wet biscuit flavor, closes out with some interesting herbal and fruity flavors. Aftertaste is somewhat bready and sweet.

Body is medium to medium light, slightly watery. Carbonation is there, but fairly muted, making this sit too long on the palate. Finish is fairly dry.

I find this to be a fairly standard, sub-par American evocation of the Oktoberfest style. A bit watery, grainy, bland, and overall not very appetizing.

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Photo of MustyDusty
2.85/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KonigObHops
2.87/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer was a penny colored copper with an ivory head that poured about two finger widths thick.

The aroma is very bready.

The initial taste is extremely subtle. The middle was no different from the initial taste. The beer finishes very crisp, but has little taste.

The beer was very crisp and had a high level of carbonation.

Overall, this was an extremely light version of an Oktoberfest. It had very little in the way of the malty taste usually associated with the style. It was actually hard to find anything that would distinguish this beer from any other beer.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.91/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dried apricot orange with tangerine and amber highlights when backlit with sunshine. Atop the crystal clear liquid can be seen two fingers of whipped frothiness that is a little short on character. Thin sheets of lace decorate less than half the glass.

The nose is woefully short on power. So much so that I might not have been able to identify the correct style if blinded. A little toastiness and... that's about it. Maybe warming will help.

Although Point Oktoberfest is no go-getter, it has more flavor than aroma. It wouldn't take much. This brewery tends to brew simple, inexpensive beer that is anywhere from slightly below average to slightly above average. This offering is no exception.

All the classic flavors are present and accounted for, though they don't make a memorable impression. Vienna malt provides the usual (and extremely subtle in this case) toasted-earthy-nuttiness. Hallertau hops provide a modicum of balancing bitterness and an herbal sort of vibe that comes on with a wee bit more gusto at the finish.

The mouthfeel is midway between a 'light Oktoberfest' and a typical member of the style. Its best feature is a slightly slick, lagery smoothness that appears as the beer approaches room temperature. More heft is needed for a higher score.

To get right to the Point, Oktoberfest is stunningly average. I'm sure many of the locals are happy, but anyone interested in good-great Wisconsin beer (and there's plenty of it) should steer clear of Stevens Point Brewery.

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Photo of KeefD
2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint glass. No foam and no lacing upon a fairly sturdy pour. Light amber/copper color. Smell of some sweet malts and not much else. Watery caramel flavors, slightly sweet and a short lasting dry finish. There's not much to say about this beer. It's average at best. Nothing really stands out, and I've had much better representations of the style.

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Point Oktoberfest from Stevens Point Brewery
Beer rating: 30.9% out of 100 with 256 ratings
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