Point Special - Stevens Point Brewery

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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 19.42%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002)
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Photo of Nicholas53207
5/5  rDev +61.8%

Photo of bluemoundshines
5/5  rDev +61.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Taste- not bitter, not overly defined- Just right

Smell - Wheaty aroma- perfect head when poured in pilsner glass.

Very well balanced. Awesome on tap. Very good for the price. Great Brewery tour also. Go on it.l I wish more bars in the State of WI would sell it on tap or even in bottles.

Photo of Hunter1211
5/5  rDev +61.8%

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5/5  rDev +61.8%

Photo of pb9613
4.55/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a beautiful golden color with a thin white head.

The nose of this brew is a light malt with just a touch of hops.

The taste is sweet with a light but solid hoppy finish.

This beer is a little light on the palate.

This is a beer which can be drank all night long with no taste overload like a heavier beer.

Poit Beer is not just for breakfast anymore. Give it a try.

Photo of jsisko01
4.3/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a half-inch thick head that dissipates quickly.

Smell - Sweet, grainy, lemon zest, and maybe a slight bit of coriander.

Taste - Pretty sweet with lemon, maybe some corn, grain, grass, and a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Somewhat thin body and light carbonation.

Overall - This would be the perfect beer on a hot summer day. Very crisp.

Photo of Onenote81
4.28/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a small stemmed pilsner glass. Pours a honey-gold, with a big, frothy, white head on top. Great retention. Mild citrus, dry grains, smack of lemon the finish. Crisp, clean mouth feel wets the palate. Not too slick. Really fresh beer. I love the flavor on this one! Fresh crisp bitterness, lemon, lime rind, grassy notes - really a "green" beer. I like this one a lot. This is an adjunct? For reals? I thought this had a lot of pilsner character with the sharp pale citrus, hop presence, and crisp feel. If this is an adjunct, this is one of the best out there. I would stock and restock the fridge with this beer. I'll be getting this one again when I'm back in WI.

Photo of kickapoodude
4.18/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Point Special is a great american lager that has not changed it's flavor over the years. A crisp and smooth lager that is not light and not heavy. You can taste the history in this brew, like it tasted 100 years ago. I guess I am just idealizing it. But as far as American lagers go, this is premium stuff.

Photo of rrg1gb
4.13/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a light gold. Has a slight grassy aroma, like a freshly mown lawn. Has a mellow taste, light and crisp, with a hint of the corn sweetness peeking out. Easy on the palate, with clean finish. I could easily drink a 6pack in a sitting. Very good - a great alternative to regular BMC lagers.

Photo of cdkrenz
4.05/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$2.00 / Can
Archies Bar
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Appearance - Golden brown with a honey 's deepness to the color. The head is white and pours an inch and half but fades quickly away. Carbonation is evident by the consistent bubbles rising from the bottom.

Smell - There's a certain graininess to the scent. More than you'd find with most macros. The aroma indicates there will be something to this lager.

Taste - The taste is firm and obvious. There is malt and grain here. Very little hops if any, and no bitterness in the aftertaste. However, to enjoy a Point takes a special individual willing to be patient. Most who try Point Special need some time to adjust to it's full flavor.

Mouthfeel - Goes down smooth to the experienced Point taster. Those who've experienced Point know the following morning may tell a different story. Usually from the backend.

~ This is my 'recreational" beer of choice. When I'm hangin' with friends, watchin' a ballgame at the sports bar, out on the boat, or dining with the wife I usually enjoy a Point Special.

Point ^ Well Made

Photo of Rddymk
4.03/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

First sip was hard, not acceptable. After a few moments, the hops showed up and then the flavor. Perhaps I was being too judgemental at first. The hops were formitable and seemd too roasted. I accepted that and then savored the sweetness that followed. The second can was easier, maybe becuse we were fishing in the northwoods of Wisconsin. Enjoyed the rest of the five cases that endured the fising trip that week. The beer had a faint hint of saltiness that promoted the flavor of our catches. Musky and panfish were delicious as well at the introduction to Point Special. Wish I couold get it here in Indiana.

Photo of tyleeis
4/5  rDev +29.4%

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4/5  rDev +29.4%

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4/5  rDev +29.4%

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4/5  rDev +29.4%

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4/5  rDev +29.4%

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4/5  rDev +29.4%

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4/5  rDev +29.4%

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4/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of chuckm
4/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At the request of an in-law I picked up a 12 pack in Chicago and took it down to Cincinnati for the holidays, What better time for a review. Beer poured a light golden color with head that was very delicate and disappeared a little quickly, the aroma was not very strong and had little to differentiate it from mass brewed beers.
Surprisingly the taste was light and a little sweet yet it wasn't at all watery. It had body and considering the 12 pack was in a fridge with 7 other competitors and was the first one gone means the 5 men hanging out in the garage found it very drinkable. I know the request has already been placed for more.

Photo of Adam2200
3.93/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I am a lager fan my self this is a classic lager. the color is right and the taste is very well with peanuts. I like that you can have more than one and still not be full. this beer is one of the top for lagers for me with its clarity and texture. I request this to anyone.

Photo of beers2danno
3.93/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A friend brought some back from a trip to Wisconsin and I was delighted.

A...nice golden lager color with decent white head.
S...a hint of hops and corn.
T...very nice sweet and sour tones with a good amount of carbonation.
M...a heavy feel at first but then a smooth finish with a nice after taste, leaving you wanting another sip.
D...Strong drinkability! If this beer were available in Florida, it would be my #1 choice for a session beer, and football games..., much better than the big brewery choices.
I really enjoyed it, too bad the distribution is limited to the Midwest.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.9/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Although Point Special Lager is a stereotypical American-style lager, it has a lot going for it. It has a thick, white head and a golden-yellow color, with high carbonation. The aroma is almost non-existent, but I think I noticed a slight sour note here. Taste is run-of-the-mill beer, but it's still good; just a dab of hops can be detected. Mouth-feel is light and watery. Point Special finished crisp, with some bite to it. Overall, this is a good beer to have in volume, and I thought its sour aspect was very similar to Dixie beer, but the appearance is not cloudy like that New Orleans brand. The color is similar to it, though. Yeah, this is good beer. Too bad it's not sold in Louisiana.


Photo of cadizkyguy
3.9/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paid $10.39 for a 12 pack at Santori's Liquors in Lansing, IL last weekend, and I was glad I did. I've had this brew before and don't remember it tasting this good. I prefer to drink it out of the bottle, but doing the review here in a tall beer glass. This is a very drinkable brew and it's definitely a new favorite of mine.

Photo of Beerman420
3.88/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This is my favorite standard beer of all time. No doubt about that. Budweiser and Miller should bow down! Back when I lived in Wisconsin I could get a 20 pack of bottles (returnable) in Sun Prarie for $12! And this was in 2003. It's a great standard beer, no fancy flavors, no fancy smells, just good old slightly chewy lager.
A - Normal bronze color. Thick head from tap, thin from bottles. Not much lace.
S - Smells a little like Miller High Life, stronger and richer if anything.
T - Rich, easy going taste. No berries or peanuts, just beer!
M - Great served cold, good for afterwork on a July afternoon.
D - The best part. Doesn't leave a strong aftertaste, refreshing and tasty. Especially out of a tap or cold bottle. Cans I don't care for.

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Point Special from Stevens Point Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.