Sunday, October 30, 2016

Point Oktoberfest

This 4.9% ABV marzen-style Oktoberfest beer is from the Stevens Point Brewery in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. 

The beer pours a deep amber and copper in color. There is a half-inch of off-white head. The aroma is tangy and malty, sweet potato and caramel. The taste follows the aromas, mostly malty, toffee and caramel, with a bit of fruity plum. The beer drinks easy, smooth, with tingling carbonation. This isn't great, but it's a decent easy-drinking Oktoberfest.

Based on my  notes from 2010, this beer has improved (and the label has changed greatly):  Pours a pure light copper color with a creamy head.  The aroma is malty and sweet.  The beer is very malty, in a dark, slightly rancid, rye bread type of way.  It is very dry in the finish.  There are some beers whose maltiness I find unappealing, and this is one of them.

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