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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Blue Point Octoberfest is another palate-pleasing seasonal brew. Originally brewed in 1810 to celebrate the betrothal of the Crown Prince of Bavaria, Blue Point continues the celebration by traditionally brewing this special malty amber lager every October. Octoberfest lager is stored cold for 2 months to ensure its distinct smooth flavor. Tap a pint and celebrate the season!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghostwheel (43) - Hauppauge, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2008
This beer grew on me more and more as I drank it..Very drinkable. Good malt flavor, not overpowering hops. Very even palate. Could drink these all night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (4052) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2008
On tap at the Harris Grill in EEnd Pgh. Nice find and a decent place, check it out! Slightly darker than pale yellow. tho clear, it has a a bit of orange in there. Tea froth head. Hints of sweetness in the beery aroma. Some hay in the initial taste impressions. Nice. Never gets over the top, quite nice! Fair and friendly. Not bitter like some fest beers. A tad barely bitter seems to try to put itself forward, but never quite gets there. You could not find bitter in this beer unless you were searching for it. Good tingly acceptable carbonation. Mild finish, lacking any hop character, what so ever. Overall? Not bad. Liked it! Easy to enjoy with it’s 5% alky content.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (1706) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2008
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Clear copper with lasting flat head and some lace. Mild toasted caramel and aroms. Toasted caramel and lager grassiness. Fairly clean somewhat bitter finish. Medium-light body and medium carbo. Not bad. Nice and fresh because it’re brewed here and it’s still October, although I’m sure this will still be on local beer store shelves until next summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (1938) - New York, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Slightly more hoppy then i am used to with this style, typical caramel malt note. Typical copper hue with and off-whte head, lacing was very mild. Finishn was crisp and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrant (330) - New York, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Smells hoppy and fresh. Tastes rich and malty with a nice light hop balance.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours a beautiful amber fall beer. 1 finger head which dissipates to quickly for its body. Sweet malt, a bit nutty, and a bit like wet paper. Malty sweet and a touch of paper, lager all the way, a bit corny. Eh not so good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RunningBeerGuy (7) - New York, USA - OCT 4, 2008 does not count
It’s nice. It’s more of what an Oktoberfest style should be. Clear drinkin’ but copper colored, slightly spicy, not too shabby.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2008
20080929 12oz from Spirits on Sunset. First off, this has got to be one of the worst, most nonsensical, ugliest labels I’ve ever seen...so kudos for that. At least it stood out on the shelf. Cream soda appearance with lasting thin white head. Aroma is nutty, toffee, diacetyl - rats! - Ah crud, first sip is a kick in the nuts of dreaded diacetyl, some background notes of dms, too, oh joy. Rather thin bodied, aggressive tingly eff, quite unpleasant, really, and late on the finish a slickness where it would be nice to find some earthy hop snap. Trying to find something good to say, but I guess it’s not going to happen. This must not be the same beer that was widely accepted by raters who have had it on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (7854) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Draft at DRE. Pours dark straw with off-white head. Nose is malt, midl brown sugar and hops. Tastes of malt, brown sugar, hops, a bit watery, with a smooth but not terribly complex finish, and some diacetyl noted also.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (938) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Light copper with thin white head. Toasted caramel malt aroma. Carbonation enhances hop profile but still maintains a slightly sweet caramel malt profile and finishes clean. Nothing bold but an easy beer to drink.

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