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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Pours a deep, coppery/amber body with mild carbonation under a staunch, yellowhite head. Grainy, cornmealy aroma, lightly toasted, with mild nuttiness. Low caramel notes in the flavor to a generic malted sweetness. (Compare to a "small beer" made from the second-runnings of a good Marzen.) Afterthoughts of lager yeast and mineral water. Mid-bodied with a sweet & sour finish. Leaves a light coat of sugars on the palate. ’Tis the season for Oktoberfest brews and I’ve tried many superior ones to this over the past month.

Note: Mixing 50/50 with Bell’s Oktoberfest is an adequate compromise.

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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2007
12oz bottle. pours clear copper with white head. nose is pretty corny with some mild sweet malty notes. flavor is corn, mild sweet malty notes, and more corn. too much carbonation and watery. the finish isn’t too bad, some rich malty notes but calling them rich is sort of a stretch.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbuzz (741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Single from Three Cellars. Sweet and a bit weak light malts. Not bad though.

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.

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

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ryecatcher (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear ambery-copper color, smallish white head not much retention, or lacing. Nose is extremely faint, some malt and candied orange. Mouth is medium bodied, lightly bitter throughout, mildly malty with some orange peel and bread dough. Finishes with some cereal. Unisnpired and extremely average leaning towards sub-par.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Bottled. Poured clear, brilliant medium orange with a towering cap of beige head. The aroma was dusty and detergenty, with very little of the caramel or hop presence typically found in the style. The flavor was unfortunately about the same.. less some detergent, but didn’t pick up anything really good to replace it.. lightly-toasted caramel and honey sweetness at the core, surrounded by stale leafy hoppage and some floral notes.. tacky caramel and honey at the less-than-pleasant (but non-offensive) finish. Lighter-bodied on the palate and watery at points.. decent flow at best. I didn’t much care for this.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
DJC (238) - USA - OCT 19, 2007
Well, this is a rather attractive beer (clear amber body, but a very thin head); unfortunately, that’s the finest attribute. Aroma is of sweet roasted caramel and a wet cardboard box. The flavor, sadly enough, echoes the aroma. You know, this might not be a bad Oktoberfest if the hops played a more prominent role. Seeing that probably won’t happen, you’re best to look elsewhere if you want a beer that celebrates this season.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
From a distance, it looks like a Marzen/Oktoberfest. But when you get up close, its just brown water with a tad bit of hop and malt.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
machfive55 (355) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2009
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.


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