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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 155   ABV: 5.15%
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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. Hand-crafted using Hallertauer hops and sweet Vienna roasted malts for a rich amber hue. The result is a full flavored, well balanced beer, brewed in celebration of the upcoming season.


1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle. Poured a very clear amber color with a slightly off-white and small head. The aroma is HORRIBLE. This smells like urine soaked hay in a horse barn stall. One of the worst beers I’ve ever smelled. The taste had some malt but I couldn’t escape the horrible aroma. Probably the worst Oktoberfest I’ve ever had.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Had this one on draught at the brewery in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Clear, copper pour with a thick off-white head. A nice malty nose and character. Pleasant but ultimately weak.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Cellar’s Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a clear golden amber brew with an off-white head that has a decent slow dissolve to a fine film and ring. Aroma of caramel malt with a touch of honey and banana. Taste is medium bodied, some light carbonation with flavors of sweet sugared caramel, honey and banana. Finish is slightly watery and thin with a faint caramel aftertaste. An average Oktoberfest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2007 I agree with prior raters -- it’s like they said "oh we need an Oktoberfest, let’s throw something together." Aroma is weak, flavor is weak; it’s very average overall and below average as a Marzen. RE-rated 9/30/07. From the bottle in a shaker. A little better on re-tasting. DArkish color, and a good amount of malts, without a ton of hops. Some caramel sweetness, but smoky in there too. I enjoed this a lot more on re-rating.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHANER4 (467) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2007
12oz bottle - Poured redish copper color with white head that hung around for a few minutes. Aroma was nice, kinda like a Jolly Rancher. Tasted dry with a wine like feel, not bad if you enjoy watered down wine. Overall I was fairly happy with Point’s version of this style beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Thanks to Skyview. Copper color with no head. Slight banana aroma and taste. Not much in the way of grains and not what I’d expect from an "Octoberfest", but not bad.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Cirsp clear honey colored beer. Slight malty nose and taste with a metallic aftertaste.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Not so good unfortunatly, but not offensive. It merely lacks qualities to enjoy. Orange color. Light malt aroma and more malt in the flavor with just a hint of caramel. It is like they didn’t try.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Guerde (1161) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2007
(bottle, thanks Skyview) Pours light amber with a white head. Aroma of some honey and a little caramel. Taste was also malty with a crisp finish, but really not much else.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sthlm (1224) - Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2007
[Bottle, thanks Skyview (Once again, I will change this if I see someone else actually brought it)] Burnt smell with a little spice. Malty, not the best taste. A little thin. Short finish. Very average.


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