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Point Belgian White - Stevens Point Brewery

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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.37%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.38% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gehrig on 02-10-2008

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Ratings: 252 | Reviews: 130
Photo of vette2006c5r
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Point Belgian White pours a hazy golden color with a small but lacing head. There is a creamy aroma, lots of spices, and hints of orange. The taste is also very creamy, mellow spice notes, and nice orange flavors. Nice carbonation, good feel. Overall it's not over the top, but its very well put together, nice big fruit flavors.

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this beer into a glass, it has a golden color body with a small thin head. The aroma has a lemon wheat smell to it. The taste has a citrus flavor and the wheat comes through. The mouthfeel is smooth and overall is a good beer but nothing special.

Photo of Pegasus
3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale, hazy golden body, with faint, slow-rising carbonation, crowned by a modest, dense white head, which slowly fades away, and accompanied by a slight, show-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Coriander is very prominent in the aroma, as well as wheat, caramel, and curiously, a slight smokiness.

Taste: Opens with very strong coriander, as well as a lesser amount of wheat malt. As the taste progresses, The wheat lends a mild bitterness to the taste, followed by a moderate flush of hops at the close. Finishes with a dry, lingering hop presence;.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant, and quite drinkable

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off screen, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Photo of jwc215
3.82/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden (not as hazy as expected) with a thin, lasting head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of coriander, orange peel, some bready notes and pale malt.

The taste is of coriander, orange peel, and honey-like sweetness. It has a firm pale malt backbone. Finishes with a spicy dryness with a sweet kiss.

It is smooth, with a spritzy, but not fizzy, carbonation level. Very refreshing!

It uses the spices well - forward, but not overwhelming. The malt is strong and the yeast strain is somewhat muted for the style. It is an easy-drinking beer with nice aroma and flavors.

I was surprised to find it in a winter variety pack, but it does work for something lighter in the winter. It is an enjoyable, year-round brew!

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a tulip
5.38% ABV

A - Turbid but bright golden in color, Point's wit retains it's white cap of foam briefly before residing to a ring of loose bubbles and little lace left on the glass.

S - Supple wheat gives way to grainy pale malt and a subtle waft of sweet orange peel and a dash of spicy coriander. Yeast esters contribute notes of clay and bubblegum but this has an American wit written all over it.

T - Heavy grainy pale malt topples the push-over soft wheat flavor as this becomes even more Americanized in flavor; it almost completely abandons the classic yeast profile found in witbiers leaving a soft touch of coriander along the finish, drying out the faintly sweet orange peel.

M - Soft wheat qualities make it through but this beer has a resounding harshness on the back end with it's grainy malt profile and dry spiciness leaving a lasting impression on the tongue.

O - Point's Belgian White looks and smells the part but drops off into what might be considered an American Pale Wheat Ale with it's lack of forward Belgian yeast characteristics and somewhat higher of a pale malt profile. The coriander and orange peel give it a refreshing quality though which makes it one easy drinking summer beer!

Photo of JWearda
4.6/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S - Poured in a pint glass from the bottle

A - Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a creamy two-finger head. Be sure to stir up the sediment that has settled to the bottom of your bottle to enjoy everything this great beer has to offer!

S - Strong aroma on this one, heavy on the coriander and orange peel. Also clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

T - Nice blend of orange and very mild lemony zest coupled with a good balance of those same herbs and spices (clove, coriander, etc) encountered in the aroma. The mouthfeel is oh, soooo smooth and with a lingering sensation of cinnamon and orange peel. Very smooth and tasty.

O - A deceptively complex beer whose taste lives up to its appearance. Flavorful and refreshing, very easy to take healthy pulls so your taste buds can enjoy this one. It will leave you wanting more!

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.0 A: Murky golden yellow color. Just over one finger of frothy white head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing.

3.5 S: Pleasantly spicy nose. Lots of coriander with orange peel and citrusy orange, pepper, and perhaps a touch of clove. Clean, refreshing, and pleasant.

3.25 T: Taste is more intense than the nose suggests. There's a sharp citrusy tanginess that comes on as a big of a surprise. Corriander, orange, and orange peel with pepper and clove. Neutral malt sweetness. It's not bad, it just needs a bit of refinement .

3.25 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could use a bit more creaminess, but it's good enough.

3.5 D: I might have been a bit harsh on the taste as this is a tasty beer, it just isn't as cohesive as many others I've had.

Photo of ferrari29
2.87/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Beer poured from bottle into a Weizen style glass

A - Beer pours with a half finger size head; white color, slightly bubbly; not much lacing at all; transparent straw body color

S - Slight lemon and sour smell; vinegar; sweet; spices

T - Sour lemon and vinegar taste; not much malt; back end flavor is sweeter - sugary; flat flavor

M - Flat beer flavor and feel; much sweeter than I expected; watery

D - Overall, taste and feels like a summer drink; not much to this beer; brewers could have done a better job of adding more body along with

Photo of Lemke10
3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This pours a pale amber color with not much of a head on it. The aroma has a little bit of spice to it, probably from the coriander otherwise just a little yeast. The taste is pretty decent with the standard U.S. mock Belgian taste deemed Witbier. It also a nice lingering flavor from the orange peels. Very drinkable and decent tasting that makes for a flavor yet lighter summer drinking beer.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.55/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a flared pokal at Bliss.

Finally returning to some good ol'-fashioned Bliss tastings. It's been far too long... This stuff pours a partly cloudy pale straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises mild orange zest, coriander, and cracked wheat. The taste brings in more of the same, though the orange really shines fairly brightly. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly grainy feel. Overall, a nice little wit, nothing close to special, but it'll feed your wit need decently well.

Photo of Mojo
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very pale straw with a one inch head, poor retention, and no lacing. Carbonation bubbles can be observed rising from the bottom for quite awhile. Smell is a almost unpleasant orange, pine, and wheat. Mouthfeel may be the best part of it. There is enough carbonation to give it a good full experience. Taste is fairly one dimensional. It's basically a grapefruit orange juice mix with carbonation added. Not my thing at all but as I have only had a few of this style I will not mark it down further.

Photo of andrenaline
3.17/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A treat as part of their summer taster pack, courtesy of my mom after a recent trip to Wisconsin.

A - Pours a super pale, slightly hazy, straw colour, thin layer of head with little retention and no lacing.

S - Bready wheat dominates, hints of cloves and peppery spice with a touch of sour lemon on the finish.

T - Again, the bready flavours dominate alongside a strong sour lemon flavour, the cloves and peppery spice linger alongside orange peel and hints of coriander.

M - Medium, smooth and wet.

O - A tasty wit, the orange and citrus notes are quite prominent, and the bready wheat flavours come through nicely as well. Easily sessionable and non-offensive. Definitely and easy patio drinking ale.

Photo of tronester
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy white head. Smells vaguely of citrus fruit and freshly milled grain. Taste begins with a spicy, sweet start, followed by a sweetbread middle, and an earthy, citrusy finish. Decent mouthfeel. Overall a pretty good middle of the road witbier.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.03/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow beer, delivers on the haze, average lace and retention. Wheat isn't specifically discernable, but the citrus rind is.

Coriander, spice, lemon, weird metallic-ness in the taste. At times gritty, yet thin, more sweetness than I care for in this (and almost any/every) kind of beer style. No massive off flavors, just another average beer from an average regional brewery. Thankfully, they know their mold, so they make this stuff relatively cheap. Now, this beer, I never saw on special anywhere like the regular point lager, like on 25 cent goth night on the southside of Milwaukee, and therefore, it does seem a little expensive in the stores for a 6 pack.

I can't really think of a niche for this beer other than girlfriend beer. Guys into wits will not pick this probably other than to try it once.

Photo of WastingFreetime
2.97/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

A. Slightly dirty straw color with lots of haze and a two finger white head that fizzles out in about a minute, minimal lacing

S. Strong coriander and weak orange peel over wheat.

T. Same as the nose: coriander first and foremost, wheat second, and orange peel faintest of all.

M. Medium body, standard amounts of bubbles.

This beer would have been rather boring and forgettable if it didn't have an unusually high level of coriander / low level of orange peel compared to other, similar brews in the market. Enjoyment of this one really depends on how well you like coriander.

Photo of RobinLee
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a cup. Part of sampler box.

A: golden, blonde slightly hazy. Head settles down fairly quickly, not too much lacing left on the glass.

S: The other reviews don't lie, lots of coriander. Possibly oranges. Wheat/grains.

T: The nose doesn't lie. Coriander, grain/wheaty, and the oranges come through a bit better.

M: Medium. Good carbonation- not too little, just a good amount.

O: Pretty good, nothing too special, I wouldn't turn down a glass.

Photo of jsisko01
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a cloudy golden-yellow color with a half-inch thick head that dissipates quickly. Leaves nice lacing.

Smell - Has a strong aroma of coriander.. with some ginger and a slight bit of citrus. That's all I get out of the smell.

Taste - Very spicy beer. The coriander is very strong along with the ginger. I think I taste a hint of clove as well.. it says orange peel on the bottle but it's very feint to me.

Mouthfeel - Has a thick body medium carbonation.

Overall - This can be a really good beer, depending on how much you like coriander. It's the dominant flavor in this. Barely tasted the orange peel.. But I still like it. It agitates my acid reflux though lol.

Photo of soju6
3.03/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy light golden color with a fizzy head that fades slowly to some lacing.

S: Aroma of fresh grain and citrus.

T: Flavor is sweet, with citrus and grain. Just a trace of bitterness and a finish that is a bit sticky and lingers.

F: Fairly medium body, smooth and a bit refreshing.

O: Decent beer. Fairly average for this style. Came as part of a sampler mix from the brewer.

Photo of wrycon
3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pretty nice yellow-golden color. The nose is pretty great - large wheat notes with underlying yeast and sweetness. Only wish the taste followed the smell. To its credit, it doesn't oversell the wheat elements, but in doing that it doesn't taste like much of anything. Slightly spicy and fruity, it grips the tip of the tongue. Finishes somewhat clean but lingers with an odd tang.

Like it? Don't Hate It, For What That's Worth

Photo of brewskifan55
3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass at the Keg and Barrel

Apperance: lemon yellow; clear; half finger head that doesn't last long.

Smell: citrus notes with lots of coriander in the mix.

Taste: Kind of a banana taste (which I liked) and a corander finish. Very similar to Blue Moon. Smooth, tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light, thin, not much carbonation

Overall: very sessionable. Good with spicy foods. A light, summery taste. Good representation of a Belgian white. I haven't met a Point beer I haven't liked.

Photo of yesyouam
2.81/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Point Belgian White is a cloudy pale golden ale with a small white head the disappears quickly and completely. The aroma is very faint with a hint of orange and some Belgian esters. It almost smells a bit like cider-- very fruity. It's medium-light bodied and pretty foamy. It has a quick finish that leaves the mouth slightly chalky. It tastes a lot like it smells, with orange peel being quite prominent. It flirts with sweetness and the bitterness is very slight. It leaves a phenolic aftertaste. I try not to be too harsh on wit biers, but I couldn't really see myself having more than one of these.

Photo of teromous
3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Very thin head, with an expectantly cloudy appearance. The color is a very soft yellow hue.

S: It has a very familiar Belgian White smell to it. I get a little bit of spiciness from the coriander with even a hint of ginger smell to it.

T: It tastes pretty good. It has a more traditional flavor to it, but it doesn't taste as spicy as I would like. The yeast has a very light character here as well.

M: It has kind of a mellow creaminess to it. Very smooth and filling.

O: Overall it marks average compared to other Belgian Whites.

Photo of deebo
3.97/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Point's version of a style that I almost always enjoy.

A-Pours a cloudy golden color with tight white head that quickly dissipates.
S-Typical of belgian white. Strong yeasty fruity esters with a coriander spice note.
T-Yeasty fruity citrus flavor is strong throughout. Slight hoppiness. Well balanced. Not dominated by fruity flavor like many US versions.
M-Very smooth. Light carbonation and medium body.
D-High. Smooth with no alcohol sting = 1 of my favorite American versions of the style.
O-Very nice Belgian white. Wouldn't mind having this in my fridge. Recommended.

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Best part of the brew it pours a hazy golden straw color with a nice inch of creamy foamy head.

S - Smells about right. I get orange peal, coriander, and maybe a slight bit of lemon.

T - I did enjoy it but the yeast level was kind of high in this Witbier. Still orange peal and spices made their way through. It drank rather well.

M - Light to medium.

Overall I like the style and find this to be a very drinkable beer. Glad I have 3 more in my variety pack.

Photo of boudreaux
3.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: I love the way a good witbier pours; this one is no expception; a hazy, cloudy golden straw with a billowy, rocky white head about 1.5 fingers thick; reduces to a beautiful lacing on the surface and glass

S: not an overwhelming smell; citrus notes (orange, lemon) hit the nose and dominate the smell; an obvious bready yeast note hangs around as well; the spicy notes are of course present as well, with coriander being the most noticeable; the orange and coriander are mentioned on the label, and the beer remains true to the brewery's description

T: sweet and tangy flavors up front; orange notes provide the sweetness, with the orange peel and lemon flavors providing the tangy citrus notes; a decent yeast flavor from the unfiltered sediment also hangs around; the spiced notes are also here, with vanilla flavor accompanying the coriander now; a little sweet on the finish, almost like a sweet lemonade/orange juice taste

M: light but creamy, and very palatable; a good level of carbonation provides a lively feeling on the tongue; very pleasant to drink, and not too filling

O: I've had a lot of Witbiers, as it's definitely one of my favorite styles; this one doesn't do anything to change my opinion of Witbiers being delicious, refreshing, and enjoyable; it's probably on the better wits I've had, though it no one thing about it stands out

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Point Belgian White from Stevens Point Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.