twindadplus2 (638) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Coppery brown with a small head that didn’t last at all. Nutty, roasted malt aroma. Surprisingly bitter bite at the start with some nutty malt coming through towards the end. Really a decent beer but a bit odd for a Marzen.
Drjohnrock (592) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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...
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, shiny clear amber with a big, pillowy white head. Paired very well with a thick-cut pork chop, maybe the chop influenced my high rating on this brew!
Spotty lacing on the glass, nice aroma but no real distinct characteristics, a bit muddled with malt and caramel. Some bite to the flavor, which is surprisingly crisp and on the lighter side of medium in body. Lots of nice sweet malts, mostly balanced by some hoppy bite and a touch of alcohol. Nice for a marzen.
BeerKurve (520) - - MAY 10, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light clear cooper color. It smells like grassy spicy water with malts. Coincidentally, it’s also the same way it tastes as well but with a bit more of a grainy adjunct lager flavor. Calling this an "Marzen/Oktoberfest" style beer is an insult to beers that actually land in that catagory.
Avoid this unless you like being disappointed
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a beautiful copper gold with a decent sized mostly lasting off white head with lots of carbonation. Nose is mostly malt with a hint of hops. Fairly creamy texture, this Octoberfest has a malt flavor but the taste is not as pronounced as similiar beers. A light hops note on adds a pleasant finish.. Pairs well with ham and swiss on rye.
SHANER4 (487) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Marzen style, light golden brown color with a thin, light tan head. Slight hop aroma with a hint of caramel. Rich, roasted malt taste with a little hoppy bite. A well balanced and tasty Oktoberfest beer.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Acceptable marzen Oktoberfest. Pretty standard for the genre, amber colored pour with a balanced, perfectly sessionable lager. Despite, it’s still forgettable.
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured amber with a three fingered head. There was not much to the aroma, slightly malty. Flavor was slightly malty as well, nothing special. A decent o-fest, but nothing crazy....just average. Ends with some chocolate, caramel notes.