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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (5857) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin off white head. Lightly sweet malty aroma with some toasty bready notes. The flavor is clean and malty with some light sweet and toasty notes. Decent.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a standard-looking amber hue and a tight head of white foam. The aroma is soapy, macro-like. This drinks with a hint of toasty malt and a sweet maltose/biscuit finish. Falls flat. (#4823, 11/18/2012)

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours an orange amber body with a yellow white head. Sweet malt notes, light earth tones, caramel and cider notes. Overall it rather bland but session able. Eh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle. Amber bodied with a short, tan head. Aroma is soft malt notes, dark bread and caramel. Taste is caramel, dark bread, soft hops, and sweet malt. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Body is medium with a strong, dense carbonation. Ends with more dark bready notes, caramel, toffee, toasted grains and sweet malt.

3
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2007
New arrival at John’s in Iowa City. The body is medium copper with a light off white head. The aroma is grainy with some notes of peanuts and toffee. The taste has some light notes of caramel along with iced tea. Actually this is nicely balanced and lightly falvored. I find this to be a nice sessionable Ofest. I prefer this to some of the overhopped US versions of this style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Clear copper, loose white head. Caramel and peppery aromas. Flavor is lightly sweet caramel and peppery hops - pretty much what the aroma promises. Simple, but not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Dark bronze to dark copper color. Smallish aged paper colored head. Light aromas, with toasted grain about as much as I can detect. There is a slight amount of DMS, but I only sniff that after looking for something more. Lots of caramel to start. A bitter, somewhat acidic/astringent component. Some dry nutty flavors as well. Seems like a dry nutty lager. Lacks a smooth crisp anything. I appreciate the effort, but some work still needs to be done to perfect this one.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (4858) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a very thin fizzy white head that faded very quickly. Looks rather thin on the pour. The nose is fairly thin with a slightly husky note and some light sweetness. I don’t smell any hops in here at all. The flavor is rather thin and sweet with light huskiness on the finish. This is seriously lacking in body and depth of the malt profile. The flavor profile really comes across as more of an Amber Ale than a true Marzen. Light bodied and thin in texture with a slight stickiness on the finish, light fizzy carbonation. Not exactly a role model for the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2012
12 ponce bottle. Clear with minimal carbonation to be seen. An off white head that is small. Soft fruity hops are smelled with light malt and honey. The flavor begins with that gentle fruit and easy spice. It seems to be sessionable. Mild bitterness here. An undertone of figs and tangerine. A zingy feel. There is not a lot of depth in this beer but this is pleasant and works nicely after a vigorous workout.


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