Docavey (76) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2016 Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear honey orange with a small white head on top. No retention left behind. The aroma is light with notes of honey, floral tones, sweet sugary malts. The body is lighter than other Oktos I’ve had this season. Carbonation gives a light bubbly feel, but this beer lacks the moderate heft I like in this style.
The flavors border on fruity, to a bit of a fault. Pale apple, sweet crackers, juice-like residual sweetness. The main players I expect in the flavor - caramel, malt, bread - are absent, or at least masked quite well under a covering of sweet fruity character. This one missed the mark for me. It wasn’t a bad "beer," it just wasn’t a great Okto.
Had this from the bottle. Head disperses quickly. Amber and clear. Nose is malt and caramel. Flavor is malty and well balanced. Smooth rich feel in the mouth. 5.7% alcohol is stronger than usual for an Octoberfest brew.
F Avey---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Larry_Duffman (536) - - OCT 23, 2016
I had it from the bottle. The taste is caramel, grain, and hops. This was nicely balanced. There was more hop bitterness than your average Octoberfest. I thought it set it apart from the normal. I liked it. Bergerbeer1058 (1) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2016 does not count
I thought Becks Octoberfest was the finest October beer until I tried Bluepoint Octoberfest. Excellent taste all around. No head is my only complaint. richask (4) - - OCT 12, 2016 does not count
Very enjoyable beer, everyone else already commented on color and such no need to beat a dead horse on that thegreenrooster (4402) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2016
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
Pour is a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is a chewy marzen malt. Not much there but going in the right direction. Flavor is a decent bready malt with a bit of sweetness. Not a full heavy malt mouthfeel, this is more of a marzen lite. Decent but a bit thin. Better than the score on here.
mike67 (1198) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours deep golden with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of grassy hops and bready malt. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Herbal hops and biscuit malt nicely balanced on the palate. Finish is long and dry. Good brew. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Poured a deep mahogany color with aromas of sweet malt and light toast. Flavors are the same, thin, with some toastiness, light nuttiness as well, nothing special. rondphoto (4448) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2015
bottle @ Chief Market / Lima OH --- Clear dark amber color, off-white head, spots and dots of lace. Taste is malt that turns sweeter in a very lightly fizzed swallow, followed by thin hops in a medium finish. Nothing bad here, just nothing really good, either. polo_marco (332) - milton, Vermont, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Smell is quite wealthy with a nice about finished. Taste flush your tongue with my sweet breads ginger some other stuff that I can’t pinpoint. Flavor lingers on the tongue just a tad very enjoyable multi flavor. Makes me want to try other things besides ipas. Alengrin (5376) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2015 At Het Haasken in Diest, the owner of which apparently got a bottle from a friend who visited New York and was kind enough to sell it to me. Stable, snow white, thin head over a cristal clear, orange blonde beer with lively fizz. Aroma of caramel, toasted bread (even ’croque monsieur’), ’natural’ iron, bread crust, cooked corn, some burning rubber (DMTS?). Clean, sweet and sourish onset, no esters as expected from a lager, smooth caramelly maltiness with toasted edge, lightly bready, soft herbal hop accent far away in the finish along with a plastic-like chemical accent. Feels rather industrial, I had way better examples of this straightforward malty lager style - from Germany.