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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a small mug. There is no freshness date ABV or description other that its style. Appearance: The body has a deep orange amber color with good clarity and lots of visible carbonation. From the aggressive pour I got a 1 inch collar of beige foam. This head quickly settles down to thin light layer. Lacing on the glass is spotty and slick. Smell: There is not much to the aroma. It has a light bready maltiness with some earthy and slightly grassy hops. Taste/Palate: The flavor is much more interesting. A good medium bodied base of bready malt starts things off. Deeper in there are some light toasted notes with very little sweetness. In the finish I get a lot of nutty and nut shell like notes along with fresh bread and earthy hops. This cleans up fairly quickly and somewhat dry. Carbonation and texture is right on. Notes: This one is a solid example of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
The body has a deep orange amber color with good clarity and lots of visible carbonation. From the aggressive pour I got a 1 inch collar of beige foam. This head quickly settles down to thin light layer. Lacing on the glass is spotty and slick. There is not much to the aroma. It has a light bready maltiness with some earthy and slightly grassy hops. The flavor is much more interesting. A good medium bodied base of bready malt starts things off. Deeper in there are some light toasted notes with very little sweetness. In the finish I get a lot of nutty and nut shell like notes along with fresh bread and earthy hops. This cleans up fairly quickly and somewhat dry. Carbonation and texture is right on.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2007
A very clean medium copper with a faint head and light carbonation. Aroma is raw malts, mild spice, caramel. Flavor was bigger malts, roast, sweet caramel, and nutty. This one really suprised me. After seeing the other reviews I thought I was in trouble. Not sure why I like it so much but for some reason I really dug it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2010
12 ounce bottle - $1.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-amber body with a finger or two of off-white suds. A few glass-clinging smears of lace on the descent. Smell: Sweetish nose, primarily bready, but with some toasty and nutty accents to it and a far-off hint of light caramel syrup. Herbal, spicy, earthy Noble hops. Taste: Maltiness tasting of ever so slight toasted bread brushed with a coating of sugary caramel. Lightly nutty. Faint fruitiness. Spicy, earthy German hops with ample supporting bitterness. The initial, light nuttiness grows a bit as you near the drying, reasonably crisp finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation. Drinkability: A standard, simple, but easy-drinking O-fest (at a decent price) to kick-start the weekend.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bright amber, mild sweet aroma, filtered appearance, small but lasting head unlike the Point Amber, good lasting lacing to the end. Excellent overall sweet flavor, not hoppy, great drinkability for all day festivals in New Braunfels like wurstfest. Great flavor and lighter body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3824) - - OCT 6, 2010
12oz bottle. shared with some friends around a fire on a cool oktober evening. clear orange under a small white head. blend of mild hops and toasty malt. flavor is lightly toasted with a floral hop addition. balanced perfectly and really relaxing to drink. a bit lighter than usual. the hops give it a nice floral finish. light body.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
12 oz twist off brown bottle. The appearance for this one is a dead ringer for a Shiner Oktoberfest, It is orange/amber in color, perhaps a bit lighter with a crappy fizzy white head that dissipates in about 10 seconds. The smell on this oen is decent for an oktoberfest, there is a soapy scent hat is kind of off putting, but overall it is a clean smelling version of the style. It doesn’t bring a ton of maerzen character but enough. This one is also unnofensive int he flavor, though im picking up some diacetyl. It is nutty, caramally, with a sourdough character. It isn’t too sweet like a lot of midrange oktoberfests. There is a light hop bitterness, nothing offensive, but nothing flattering. The mouthfeel seems a bit weak, but it is nice and drinkable. A middle of the road oktoberfest form a brewery known for brewing some crap. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-06-2010 02:08:13

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1970) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
bottle shared with hakes at club w, clear reddish pour with thin white head I normally pretty much hate Oktoberfest’s/marzens, but this one is pretty dang ok..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tedovertu (283) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Very true to the style very similar to the German counterparts. Medium amber clear color. Small white quickly dissipating head. Carmel malt aroma. Thin texture and light body.


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