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Point Special - Stevens Point Brewery

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Ratings: 261
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002)
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Photo of maxpower
1.65/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a bright clear golden-yellow color, has a decent foamy white head that doesn't last long, light flowery and grainy aromas. Light bodied with a light thin mouthfeel, finishes clean with a some grainy sweetness, not a very pleasant lasting aftertaste, this reminds me of macroswill.

maxpower, May 02, 2003
Photo of znarf
1.68/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Never loved the stuff but drank it in college because it could be had in bottles, three-for-a-buck in the 1980s. Local pubs also had it on tap for about the same amount. For me this stuff is drinkable as a novelty since it is made a few mile from where I was born..

PSB is definitely an authentic Eastern European lager with distinct sulfur components that are popular this that part of the world. Try it for fun.

Hometown loyalty and good business practices help to keep this company afloat. They now produce a few OK beers and an exceptional root beer as well as other soft drinks. Take the tour of the brewery if you are in town.

znarf, Jun 21, 2006
Photo of hardy008
1.68/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours pale yellow with a white foamy head with about average retention and lacing.Thje aroma has corn and grain, with a small amount of hops.

Taste wise there is nothing to get excited about. Corn, some grain, and a light amount of hops. Has a somewhat sweet flavor, and a little bitterness at the end.

Light bodied with too much carbonation. Not worth trying again.

hardy008, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of JIMTRK16
1.75/5  rDev -43.4%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of BGsWo22
1.75/5  rDev -43.4%

BGsWo22, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of fatboy91
1.75/5  rDev -43.4%

fatboy91, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of mwar
1.75/5  rDev -43.4%

mwar, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of kjrod20
1.75/5  rDev -43.4%

kjrod20, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of pmcadamis
1.9/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Crystal clear pale straw coloring with 1/2 finger of head that disapeared quickly and left only a few ugly dishsoap bubbes on top. There are some champagne bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

Smells grainy and a little fruity. Mildly malty. Maybe the tiniest hints of peach. Definite cheapo corny smell.

This one is light bodied and highly carbonated like most beers of it's ilk. Watery, grainy, slightly fruity. A little bitter (not in a good way). Sweet and clean watery finish with essentially no aftertaste.

This is better than most cheapo macro lagers as it has a stronger flavor, but it's still pretty nasty. I will not be having this again.

pmcadamis, Sep 01, 2006
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
2/5  rDev -35.3%

4Socialanxiety, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Wiscodrinker
2/5  rDev -35.3%

Wiscodrinker, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Robloc303
2/5  rDev -35.3%

Robloc303, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of green_plastic
2/5  rDev -35.3%

green_plastic, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of wakajawaka76
2/5  rDev -35.3%

wakajawaka76, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of vinny21bal
2/5  rDev -35.3%

vinny21bal, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of mynie
2.13/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a straw-color, just a little bit darker than the macro adjuncts. No head nor lacing. It came in a really cool-looking can, though.Smells light with grain and a hint of hops--like most macros, completely unoffensive.

I was really surprised at how much this beer tasted like PBR, only the tolerable uncomplicated sweet and sour hop kiss of Pabst here is much stronger and more foul. This stuff should only be drank while very, very cold.

The body here is thick, but not in a good way. It goes down almost like slime. Not refreshing at all, and pretty hard to drink.

Avoid this beer. It's like Pabst's evil twin, and it is nowhere near worth the ten bucks a 12 pack that it costs. If you're in the mood for a lightly-flavored beer, get one that doesn't taste like garbage and might actually refresh you. This one is just bad.

mynie, Sep 10, 2004
Photo of Jables
2.15/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A step up from Bud/Miller.

Pours clear straw yellow with a big fluffy white head.

Smells somewhat sweet but there is this odd scent I can't place, that isn't neccessarilly bad but definitely isn't good.

Tastes sweet at first but that is quickly outdone by fairly strong adjunct corn/rice flavors. The finish is either a plastic grocery sac or lexan I couldn't quite decide. Either way it is very off-putting and hurts the drinkability of what would otherwise be a thirst-quencher.

The same brewery makes Augsburger Golden which is a much better bet, if you can find it.

Jables, Jan 02, 2004
Photo of walleye
2.17/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

from the bottle. poured a medium dark golden color with a white head with some lacing. armoa skunky but not over powering almost like molsons, hops some malts. flavor got that skunkyness but it was a little stronger than the aroma, other than that I got nothing.

walleye, Mar 03, 2006
Photo of WastingFreetime
2.18/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes.

A. Pale pilsner-ish transparent yellow in color, with a minimal amount of both head and lacing.

S. Very faint grain with corn and just a tiny pinch of citrus. But mostly it smells like water.

T. Light corn and maybe a pinch of nondescript hopping of the floral/citrus variety, but it is really hard to define because of how soft-pedaled the whole thing is.

M. Light and watery body, no real smoothness or palpable texture. At least it is well carbonated.

I don't understand how this beer is considered 'special' in any way that does not include crassness or sarcasm.

WastingFreetime, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of supercolter
2.2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A- didn't get the best look at it, but pretty bland in color- grainy yellow a bit of head, no lacing
S- It doesn;t have too much smell at all a bit of malt
T- not good, pretty much tastes like mexican water
M- pretty smooth in the mouth bubbles up a bit
D- taste plus mouthfeel divided by 2

supercolter, Jun 09, 2006
Photo of AgentZero
2.2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear, amber-yellow beer with a decently sized head that quickly dissipated. Nice enough looking beer.

S - Wow, talk about corn. Corn corn corn. Smells like Tecate on steroids. This is truly bad.

T - More corn, a little floral hops flavor. Pretty gross honestly, tastes a little too thick and corny with a little butter. This is truly awful.

M - Feels fine, light bodied and goes down easily. Good carbonation.

D - Pretty easy to drink, if you can get past the horrible taste.

AgentZero, Oct 11, 2009
Photo of SCanthony
2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

SCanthony, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of offthelevel_bytheplumb
2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

offthelevel_bytheplumb, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of nineworldseries
2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

nineworldseries, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of DavoleBomb
2.29/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured a pils glass.

2.75 A: Clear golden yellow color. Just over one finger of foamy white head. Retention is below average and no lacing is left.

2.75 S: Reeks of corn and I'm not sure if there's rice in there or not. Sweet grassiness and hints of rubber. Faint grassy hoppiness.

2.0 T: Sickeningly sweet grassy corn. That's by far the dominant flavor. It's worse than in most of the big boys AALs.

2.5 M: Lighter body. Carbonation is a bit stingy. Could use a bit more creaminess.

2.25 D: This isn't something I recommend drinking. It might be even worse than a lot of the BMC out there.

DavoleBomb, Jul 08, 2013
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Point Special from Stevens Point Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.