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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2010
bottle - Pours light copper with a small white head. It has a mild caramel malt aroma. The flavor is of a typical marzen with minimal hops presence and a toasted caramel malt flavor. It’s light to medium bodied and while drinkable, is a bland, uninspiring brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10570) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Let’s see, I’ve got a few dozen beer ratings I could do from tasting notes written in my notebook and on various scraps of paper over the last 24 months or so, but what the hell, it’s Oktobefest season, so I’ll review three in that style that I’ve recently had that are new to me. First up is Point Oktoberfest, from a 12 ounce botle from Keller’s IGA, tasted on August 25, 2010. Slighty cloudy light gold/amber color, small off-white head, light sweet aroma, smooth light toasted malt flavor with a hint of pumpkin. Easy drinking--maybe too easy. If Point upped the amount of the good ingredients it could have a real contender instead of the pleasant diversion this beer represents now. Then again, this could be a good gateway beer for macro types. I took this to a party over the weekend, and a friend who tried it liked it because the flavor WAS light, unlike other marzens he’s had that are "too heavy". Yeah, he needs educating, but at least it was a start...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Malty scent with some hops. Taste is light and malty with a hint of hops.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dacrza (508) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2010
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...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2009
10.26.09 Tap at the Great Notch. A pretty meager oktoberfest really. Nothing redeeming whatsoever. Pass it up

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
12oz bottle supplied by Sam at Hangar 24. Rating #60. Clear dark gold with a little amber and a thin white head. Aroma is very bready and slightly toasty and nutty. Light malt and a bit thin, not bad though, but would be hard to drink a lot of. (1058)

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3216) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Pours a light orange color with a small head. The aroma has mild nutty notes and a bit of graininess. The flavor is malty and grainy with some light fruity sweetness and some light nuttiness, light, light, light.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2009
bottle. pours a copper color with little head. has a sweet, hoppy aroma.has a nice , malty flavor with a dry, warm finish. kind of bland tasting, not as good as other oktoberfests.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - NOV 1, 2009
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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