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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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drjohnrock (428) - 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...

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mnmike (1015) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle from the Sampler 12 pack. Gave this one a try after it one the GABF award in 2012.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Clear amber with a puffy, light tan head. Aroma is caramel malt, bread... Taste is sweet, toasted bread. Caramel malt... Average, but pretty good.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kdm1984 (624) - Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours light copper with a pretty good-sized head. Very little aroma beyond some vaguely earthy and toasty malts. Taste of yeast, bread, and toast. Light and crisp and creamy. Not a wower, but it hits all the basic examples of the style. Pleasant, easy drinker on a hot day.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dlbeer (694) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle. Yellow/amber pour with white head. Smells of sweet malt. Tastes sweet on the front with a balanced finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
bottle. amber with small head. light bodied oktoberfest-style beer. caramel malt. rather thin, but what’s here isn’t bad.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mvp (138) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Kinda of average flavor, light palate. lightly carbonated. just a average oktoberfest!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sthlm (1224) - Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2007
[Bottle, thanks Skyview (Once again, I will change this if I see someone else actually brought it)] Burnt smell with a little spice. Malty, not the best taste. A little thin. Short finish. Very average.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2008
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 7, 2009
In the bottle from HyVee Ames, IA. Pours orange amber with a clear medium off white head. Short retention. malty aroma- subtle apples and cotton candy. medium thick mouthfeel that finishes a bit fizzy, but leaves a long caramel taste on the tongue.


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