Point Oktoberfest | Stevens Point Brewery

Point OktoberfestPoint Oktoberfest
BA SCORE
30.7%
Liked This Beer
3.45 w/ 257 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:
#40,638
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
257
Liked:
79
Avg:
3.45/5
pDev:
14.2%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 257 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber orange in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of sweet caramel malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has some malty sweetness with flavors of caramel malts and notes of toasted malts. No bitterness is detectable, but they help the malty nature of this beer from becoming too sweet.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This would probably be a nice beer to drink outside during the Oktoberfest when it's a little chilly outside because it seems a little maltier and fuller bodied compared to other beers in the style. I liked the sweetness, especially since it wasn't overdone.

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Photo of zeff80
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, orange/amber color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left minimal lacing.

S - It smelled floral and malty. Not much going on here.

T - It actually had a spicy hop bite up front with some bready maltiness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and fairly smooth. A light to medium bodied lager.

O - This is an okay oktoberfest. Fairly typical brew from Point - a nice gateway beer.

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2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-amber body with a finger or two of off-white suds. A few glass-clinging smears of lace on the descent.

Smell: Sweetish nose, primarily bready, but with some toasty and nutty accents to it and a far-off hint of light caramel syrup. Herbal, spicy, earthy Noble hops.

Taste: Maltiness tasting of ever so slight toasted bread brushed with a coating of sugary caramel. Lightly nutty. Faint fruitiness. Spicy, earthy German hops with ample supporting bitterness. The initial, light nuttiness grows a bit as you near the drying, reasonably crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: A standard, simple, but easy-drinking O-fest (at a decent price) to kick-start the weekend.

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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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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a flared pokal at Bliss.

Another new O-Fest, courtesy of the most recent Bliss tasting. It pours a clear golden amber topped by a finger of dirty light tan foam. The nose comprises light caramel, white bread, light grass, cracked wheat, and a very light touch of clove. It's pretty bready in my nose right now. The taste follows pretty closely, though the breadiness is toned down a bit, the caramel is slightly sweeter, and there's now a small amount of orange-centered citrus. There's still a good amount of wheat in there, keeping things lighter than usual. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta watery feel. Overall, a decent O-Fest, one that's lighter, thinner, and grainier than most.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad pours a clear amber caramel hue with a nice off white head fine speckled lacing all around my glass. Aroma has a spicy noble hop tone with some toasted caramel malts backbone, pleasant smell. Flavor has a nice spicy caramel malt backbone, has a bit of a sour flavor to the malts but it actually works here. Mouthfeel is light but not thin carbonation not perfectly natural but not overdone. This is a good value Ofest from Stevens Point I really haven't had a beer I enjoy from them yet, now I can say I have.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Tone
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, copper/gold color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, slight hops, hint of yeast, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of a Marzen / Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a nice dryness as well. Tastes of European yeast, pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, and a hint of caramel malt. Overall, decent appearance, decent body, aroma, and blend.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of ShanePB
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of sweemzander
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of beergorrilla
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgator3
3.02/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz bottle

A- Pours a clear copper color with golden hues when held up to the light.

S- The aroma is toasted malt and some tart citrus in the nose as well.

T- The taste like the aroma is mostly toasted malt flavors with a very moderate touch of hops in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied and heavily carbonated.

O- Overall, this is a pretty average brew that I probably wouldn't purchase again. Not bad, but not something that stands out among Oktoberfest beers.

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Photo of avalon07
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden brown color and a clear consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Almost no lacing.

S: Not much of an aroma, but there were traces of malt and something sugary.

T: Tasted of malt and caramel up front but finished in a weak, watery way. Not a terrible flavor, but definitely uneven.

M: An average amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Light-bodied.

D: Not undrinkable, but hardly memorable.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The head was active on the surface, with a feverish display of micro bubbly explosions that quickly eroded its initial 1 finger statue to a distant memory within seconds after the pour. Against lighting a pumpkin orange coloring is revealed with a spacious separation of effervesce. The lacing was weak on the hold. Would of enjoyed a more marzen/amber coloring and a sturdier head.

S: Sweet toasted caramel syrup appears on the opening nose along with moist orange peels and some sugary cereal grain. The strength was about right, maybe a bit more so then usual but personally prefer a toasted munich or Vienna malting along with some noble hops.

T: Really sweet upfront, loaded with sweet caramel syrup and sugary cereal grains with mentions of wet lemony hops. Flowery noble hops do manage to find their way within midway through the experience taming and balancing the initial sweetness. The beer progresses nicely with each sip. On the finish lied some wet lemony moments and some herbal parsley gently coating the tongue upon the swallow.

M: Sharp feel, light body with an oily texture. Nice bubbly sensation but lacked a malt fulfillment and creaminess. Overall decent.

D: After an initial sugary shock and start the beer does manage to level out and become more traditional in taste providing some light toasty malts and flowery hops. I can go for a couple of these.

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Point Oktoberfest from Stevens Point Brewery
Beer rating: 30.7% out of 100 with 257 ratings
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