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Point Coast Radler - Stevens Point Brewery

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Point Coast RadlerPoint Coast Radler

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 22
Avg: 2.99
pDev: 22.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: Lemke10 on 05-29-2014

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 22
Reviews by Lemke10:
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2.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This pours a mostly clear, light yellow color with a slight, white head. The aroma is full of a lemon-lime citrus scent. The taste is rather thin and light in flavor. I was really hoping for a bigger, bolder fruit taste but it’s just not there. It’s nice attempt that is better than some other citrus beers out there but it still falls short of the German Radlers.

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Photo of sgttibbs
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bingja18
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LXIXME
2.75/5  rDev -8%

Photo of jsh420
4/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A - The fizzy white head that tops this clear pale yellow beer disappears pretty quickly, sinking to a thin skim of suds, lazily fed by a trickle of carbonation.

S - Point's Coast Radler has an artificial lemon-lime popsicle aroma reminiscent of summer while ruby grapefruit candies meddle behind, overlapping a blend of tart lemonade and light pale beer. While it smells somewhat artificial throughout, it's also bright and refreshing smelling.

T - While the aroma is straight up lemon-lime and grapefruit, the flavor is almost entirely pale domestic lager with a slight corn husk taste washed away by the finish of lemon lime-aide and a subtle kiss of grapefruit rind with trailing artificial sweetness.

M - Nice carbonation tickles the tongue, livening up the otherwise flimsy, thin base that washes down with a dry bite and lingering perception of artificial sweetness on the tongue.

O - While less beer-like and more fruit drink in aroma and less fruit in flavor and more cheap beer oriented, Coast Radler doesn't quite fit right, ending up more like a poorly mixed radler at a bar that could use a better blend. The nostalgia of the lemon-lime popsicle in this beer is nice but it would most definitely benefit from better ingredients all around.

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Photo of enelson
2.75/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Brock915
4/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Unclejesse33
2/5  rDev -33.1%

Photo of StoutHunter
2.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I picked up a bottle of Stevens Point's Coast Radler last week for $1.79 at Boyne Country Provisions. It's pretty warm today and I'm in the mood for a Radler, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok, it's got a nice design to it, but it isn't too eye catching. It poured a clear pale yellow color that took on more of a golden color when held to the light and it had three fingers worth of creamy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a good looking Radler, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the grapefruit being the first to show up and it imparts a pretty natural grapefruit aroma, but there is just a slight artificial aspect to it. Up next comes a sweet grain aroma, but other than that nothing else comes through. This beer has an Ok aroma, but I wish there was some balance.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of sweetness with the grapefruit still being the first to show up and it imparts the same aspects while dominating the taste of teh beer. Up nest comes those sweet malts that I got in the aroma and they impart a sweet and grainy flavors with the grainy aspects showing up in the finish and it had no bitterness with sweetness taking it's place. This wasn't a great tasting beer, it was too sweet and unbalanced.

M- Smooth, a little refreshing, pretty sticky, on the light side of being medium bodied with a higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was ok, but it was too sticky for the style.

Overall I wasn't a big fan of this beer and I thought it was average at best for the style, it just didn't come together as well as I had hoped. This beer didn't have good drinkability, one is more than enough for me. What I like the most about this beer was the appearance, it was a good looking beer. What I like the least about this bee is the sweetness and balance, they both need some major work. I wouldn't buy this beer again and I wouldn't recommend it. All in all this beer wasn't that great and it was pretty rough around the edges for the style. IT's my new least favorite beer from Point and it's one of my least favorite Radlers. This beer just wasn't for me, better luck next time guys.

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Photo of Zaphog
3.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of B-Land
2.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of MustyDusty
3.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sweemzander
2.25/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of ambron
2.8/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of McHenry
4/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer; can only have a few

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.1/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 8/12/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage "Michelob Ales & Lagers" weissber vase glass.

This 'Beer with Lemon-Lime & Grapefruit Flavors' pours a straw-yellow in color with about a 1-finger white fizzy head that doesn't last too long. Settles down to a thin layer on top and sides. Really no lacing is seen. Aroma is of citrus zest and grains for the most part. Pretty much is said for the taste with the grapefruit coming out first followed by the lemon-lime flavor. Not overpowering at all but a perfect mix. Not as sweet as you might think either. Very smooth and refreshing and goes down easy for a hot summer day. Really enjoy the Radler brews this time of year. Lighter to medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. A tasty brew!

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of XmnwildX12
1.5/5  rDev -49.8%

Photo of barnzy78
2.2/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

L - hazed, pale, white wine color, very thin white head fizzles away quickly
S - tangy citrus nose with mostly grapefruit with faint lemon-lime, biscuity malt
T - biscuity toasty grain, yeast, tangy and tart lemon-lime-grapefruit but seems very artificial, especially in the aftertaste
F - thin body, highly carbonated, finishes tart, modestly dry, fairly clean and refreshing
O - I didn't like this much and wouldn't buy it again. I expected a bit more with this one.

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Point Coast Radler from Stevens Point Brewery
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.