Point Oktoberfest | Stevens Point Brewery

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Point OktoberfestPoint Oktoberfest

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Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.15%

Availability: Fall

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Photo of skeetermoses
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoy this as an oktoberfest beer, it was a wee to bit bitter. Although a good enjoyable Oktoberfest, I do wish to have more oktoberfest beers to compare it too. not bad I could see it as a good beer to enjoy saurkraut with, or a decent bratwurst beer. the only other Oktoberfest beer I had ever had was Choctoberfest which I also enjoyed.

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Photo of slyke
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Point Oktoberfest pours a clear copper color with an inch of slightly off-white pillowy head.

The smell has sweet malt, and a faint hint of grain.

Taste has a caramel malt character with a slight hoppiness at the end.

Mouthfeel is light-to-medium bodied, slightly coating with a lingering flavor-type finish.

This is a pretty good drinking beer. It seems low in alcohol so it would be a decent session beer.

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Photo of Slynger
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orangey light amber, with a cap of fine off-white.

Smell and taste both deliver on a good balance of light caramel sweetness, lightly musty-vegetal-earthiness, with a bit of earthy spice. Light medium body with a finely bubbled carb that feels nice.

Not great, but not a bad version for the price.

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Photo of Chugmonkey
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had in a bottle and was like "eh." Had several fresh pints on tap and this turned out to be a fabulous O-fest.

Very true to style, has that perfect O-fest caramal sweet twinge bite at the finish. Color is on the light side - a clearish light amber. Not too sweet, but lightly tasty sweet that you want more. Lacks the wateryness of most Point beers.

I think they nailed this. Don't pass it up if you find it on tap. I picked up a 12er last night to do some more analysis on this baby this week.

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Photo of pphunkdelux
3.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this out of an 8-pack of different Oktoberfests.

The apperance is ok, a little light in color for an Oktoberfest. A two finger head that quicily receeded.

The smell was good, an inviting malty caramel smell..

The taste was very good. an aftertaste of caramel matiness.

The mouthfeel was good, thick and not too carbonated, just the way i like my Oktoberfests.

This beer went down great, i'm sure i could drink a few of these in one sitting no problem.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear bronze-amber color. The head is one inch in height and recedes slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is quite malty. Strong notes of caramel and toffee, but not much else. The taste is like the aroma. It isn't bad, but it isn't captivating the way a good marzen can be. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, there is nothing wrong with this beer, but it is rather mundane for the style. I could drink it again, but I don't see myself doing so.

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Photo of ibashmuck
3.06/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Pours a very small head on an amber body. Smells of sweetness and dustiness, but very faint all around. Taste is along the same lines, sweet perhaps maple syrup, a touch of caramel. Hops finish is also light. The carbonation is well above average, but still manages to go down smooth. A decent if unremarkable brew. Aromas and smells just too light.

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Photo of stephens101
3.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Damn, it's been raining for what seems like days already, and the temperature has dipped down into the cool latitudes, but at least we have the Oktoberfests coming out in droves to help keep us company and keep our sanity.

This one pours amber and is topped with a one-finger off-white head which recedes in a quick manner and leaves a little rolling lacing around the glass. Smells a bit spicy and grainy upon first whiff with some tea and hops floating up a bit later. Also, some grain and spearmint go almost completely unnoticed. Taste of cinnamon and sweet malts up front. A bit more robust presentation in this department could have knocked this one out of the ballpark. Excellent carbonation. Upon a good swirl the bubbles go apeshit up the side of the pint and quickly recede. They're fun to watch, but then again I have a bit of a buzz. The beer goes down smooth, albeit not as malty as many it's brethren.

Good Oktoberfest to help kick off the season. No complaints here.

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Photo of Pauly2X
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Deep gold to light amber in color. Half finger head faded quickly to a wisp.

S- Caramel and toasted malts dominate.

T- Nicely balanced with a good blend of sweet and toasted malts. Noble hops barely make a presense in the finish.

M- On the thin side, slightly over carbonated.

D- Goes down nicely.

Not bad. I wouldn't put it in any top ten, but it is fairly approachable, and goes down easy.

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Photo of KeefD
2.95/5  rDev -15.7%
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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Photo of Rennpferd
4.18/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It poured a beautiful clear copper tone with a three inch foamy head. A little light but good looking none-the-less.

A balanced yet light smell of sweet malt and hops.

Moderately malty, a touch of hops. Unbelievably smooth. It left a nice malty starch feeling on my tongue that was accompanied by a mellow hop taste.

If I did not have to work in the morning I would finish this six pack beer after beer this evening.

I was not expecting this from the Stevens Point Brewery. I have had their beer before. I feel that they put out a quality product, but this beer really hit the mark. Thank you Point.

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Photo of sacfly
3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. twist off. Part of a mix 12 pack.
Pours a clear brown, somewhat orange color. Thick off white head of large bubbles. Grainy aroma. Musty grain, light sweet malt flavor. Aftertaste is mild sweetness and a touch of bitterness finally comes out. Easy to drink, solid Oktoberfest. Just don't expect anything too interesting. There are plenty of better fest beers, but this one is OK.

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Photo of morimech
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper with a very large white head that quickly disipates leaving a little lacing at the top of the glass as it departs. Almost a solid cap remains but not quite.

I smell the caramel malt and just a hint of floral hops.

The beer is true to style but otherwise unremarkable in flavor. Slightly sweet malt with just a bit of hops to clean it up. An easy drinking if a slightly thin beer with good carbonation. A solid effort but I can't really see myself seeking this beer out next fall.

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Photo of jasonjlewis
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pretty nice oktoberfest, I got it as an extra in a trade with David Eddie.

Pours a great initiial head with decent retation that stays most of the way down the glass, but disappears on the bottom 1/6th.

Smell is sugary with caramel malting. Hops are faint in the backround with some grape and cooked corn.

Taste is sweet upfront. I don't mind it, but it could manage to do with a little less sweetness. Caramel malts come out in the forefront balanced by a decent, yet relatively low hop bitterness. This beer might be a little sweet for some, but I don't mind it too much. As the beer warms, the sweetness becomes a tiny bit too apparent.

Mouthfeel is fairly decent. The carbonation is nice on the beer which makes it smooth and it clings very well to the palate.

This is a decent oktoberfest. I had to slow down to take good notes on it, I was drinking it too fast.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hmmmm, something new from Point. $5.45/6-pack, can't beat that.
Pleasant enough malty aroma. Not quite toasty, but beyond pale malt. Just a hint of the familiar aroma of Point Special (same yeast maybe?).
Crystal clear. Nice orangish amber. Darker head of 1/2 inch that disappeared quick rapidly to a thin scummy head (I mean that in a good way).
Nice flavor the seems quite on for style. Malty, not exceedingly rich, yet heavy and bold enough. Good toastiness. Some mild bitterness, that seems as much from the malt than the hops. Finishes with some sweetness, mild bitterness and fairly long dryness, for style.
Carbonation makes it heavy, although the feel is beyond thin. Bubbles can be a bit prickly, yet also provide nice foamy softness.
This is pretty darn close to right on. Richness in this style often gets to me in time, nonetheless a good drinkable lager.

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Photo of uwmgdman
3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a nice light copper color with brilliant clarity. A thin white head developed, but diminished quickly. The aroma is moderately malty and slightly sweet; a bit lacking. The flavor is moderately to moderately-high malty and has medium sweetness. The hop bitterness is medium-low, very appropriate. The mouthfeel is quite smooth and body medium. The finish is rather clean, leaving just a little malt/sweetness on the tongue. Overall an impressive, sessionable Oktoberfest. The aroma was a bit weak; but flavor and mouthfeel was very impressive. I’d highly recommend, great value, and reminds me of some German-made Oktoberfests.

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Photo of WJVII
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On advice from my fellow advocate CK I decided to try this brew from my hometown brewery. Poured into a pint glass this beer has a nice amber color with an inch tan colored head. It had decent sustainability with nice lacing. There was a faint malty smell but nothing over powering. The taste was smooth with a little bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice body and easy to eat with a burger, but light enough to just sit back and watch the Pack with! Decent beer from the Point brewery!

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Photo of Redrover
3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I just returned from a visit to Stevens Point and this new offering was everywhere I went.

At the Hilltop on hwy 10, the beer is served in a standard pint, the beer is copper colored with an off-white clingy head.

The nose is if of caramel & malts.

The taste is slightly sweet and nutty. The malts add a nice roasted quality to the beer. It has just a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. This is definitely one of the newer lighter O-fests, but it is well done with no off or odd tastes.

The mouth is pleasantly sturdy with enough heft to add some substance. This is an easy drinker that goes well with food.

Well done Point!

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Photo of cdkrenz
4.11/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$5.49 / Six Pack
Copps Grocery Store
Stevens Point, WI

Appearance - Carmel brown color with about a 1/2 inch of pale tan head. An enticing appearance begging to be consumed.

Smell - Malty scent but not very strong.

Taste - Malt flavor is strong with a full body. The hops kick in after a second or two after you swallow the brew. This is an intriguing taste.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and full of body. There are different textures to this Marzen Style brew to keep my tongue guessing and wanting more.

~ I can't seem to get enough of the Oktoberfest by Point Brewery. This is another Point well made. The Stevens Point Brewery has given me one more reason to love this time of year. Get yourself a six pack of this fine brew, and enjoy.

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