zdk (1910) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: another yummy oktoberfest beer. I can’t get enough of these thirst-quenching delights. Even a middle of the road Oktoberfest, like this Blue Point, is music to my tastebuds. Deliciously malty and bready. Head retention is a bit disappointing and the body a bit thin. But still a clean-tasting, refreshing beer. Finishes with nice, light hops.
ben4321 (6100) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Gilly’s, 11/8/09
Aroma: The nose is mostly malty, fairly mild, some caramel too
Appearance: Pours a clear orange color with a frothy white head
Flavor: A pretty average, typical of the style, malty and bready flavor
Palate: Light body, watery mouthfeel, drinkable, not much else
This is a fairly boring brew, not bad, just not very exciting. Nothing very exciting going on here, not much else to say, it just is what it is. An adventure-less attempt at the Oktoberfest style.
**Just submitted a Photo for this one as well, as it was missing one.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear gold color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is mild with light hints of caramel. Flavor is bitter and slightly malty at the beginning with a dry and lightly toasted malt middle. Finishes with a bitter and lightly flowery aftertaste.
Yves (2971) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden coloured beer with small white head and only few carbonation. Sweet fruity aroma. Full sweet palate. Finish is sweet bitter ending with a dry touch.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of caramel, some spicy hints. Tastes sweet and toasty with some tea hints on the finish.
TheBeerGod (6155) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a short white head. Aroma is caramel, toasty malts, light buttery biscuit and honey.Taste is sweet malts, light toasty notes, chewy caramel, light fruit and honey. Light spicy hops. Body is light-meidum to medium with a soft, prickly carbonation. Ends with more sweet malts, big caramel, light fruit, and more honey. Fainter spicy hops here as well. Not too bad.
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle: weizen: this beer, and so far this brewery has been a let down... very average, no risks, no over the top flavors... satisfying yes, but stand out? No.
dmac (5963) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from Spirits RB. Pours a mostly lifeless honey amber body with a large frothy white head. Aroma was brown bread, slight nutts, rotting fruit, alcohol and stale caramel. Flavor is pretty flat with only a slight hint of cereal grains and a slight bitter finish. Not really anything good here, it’s like a BMC version of an Oktoberfest rather then a creaft brewery version.
eaglefan538 (3038) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SL. Pour was straw golden to light amber in color with a nice pilsner-like head and lacing all the way down. The aroma was pilsy malts, grassy hops, honey, biscuity malts. The flavor followed, some caramel in there, but really a nice ofest-pilsnery type interpretation of the ofest style. Good strong hops presence over all the grainy and malty bigness. Mouthfeel was moderate, clean, especially for the flavor. Nice job!
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2010 Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a mug. There appears to be no freshness date on the label.
Appearance: The body has a deep golden to light amber color with very good clarity and lots of carbonation. Its head is just off white in color and fades down quickly to just a wispy thin layer which makes very little lacing.
Smell: In the nose there are notes of pale light malt, biscuits and a very light touch of herbal/floral hops. There is also a light sweetness and something that reminds me of smartlys candy.
Taste/Palate: It has a base of light roasted malt, grain and some biscuity flavors with mild sweetness. Hop flavor is light, mostly floral with some leafy and citrus notes on the finish. The finish also has the mildly sweet malt turning dry and crisp with more of a raw grain and husk character. The body has a light to medium feel and its carbonation is quite lively and a bit fizzy on the palate.
Notes: The head retention was a bit of a let down for me but it was still a tasty Oktoberfest style beer. It was a little bit lighter in color and body than most but it was very drinkable.