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Point Belgian White - Stevens Point Brewery

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Point Belgian WhitePoint Belgian White

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250 Ratings
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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.67%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gehrig on 02-10-2008)
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Reviews by sweemzander:
Photo of sweemzander
3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. No bottled date. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for the trade!

(A)- Pours a clear pale straw yellow color. Big bubbly head formed, but quickly dissipated to nothing in under a minute or so.

(S)- Lots of citrus of lemon and orange. Slightly floral aspects with a wheat/ bread/ clay dimension.

(T)- Has a pale profile. Wheat in here for sure. A little yeasty lemon/orange fruit and a touch of spice.

(M)- Light bodied with a crisp aftertaste. Plenty of carbonation.

(D)- A decent witbier for when you just want a knockaround one. Would gladly drink this over a bud or coors anyday of the week.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of wrycon
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
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 blackearth
2.7/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours pale golden with rising bubbles and a tight, fluffy white head that falls to a cap. Aroma of fruity esters dominate along with cloves, grain and light hops. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation and light malt flavor. Too light really. Clean finish that is a bit dry. Not too bad, but not really much flavor, so won't be reaching for this one again.

Photo of chip26
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of generallee
3.78/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label is light on info as there is no freshness date or abv%.

Appearance: The body has a hazy or cloudy look with a fairly dark tan/yellow color. On top sits a small white head which fades slowly and coats the glass with slick lacing. Some spots of lace stick to the glass as I drink.

Smell: It has a big tangy wheat presence with some notes lemon zest and grassy/citrusy hops. There seems to be a slight hint of bubble gum as well.

Taste/Palate: It starts with a very wheaty/bready base and adds notes of citrus zest and mild light spice. Hop flavor and bitterness is light and complementary with citrus notes of its own. The finish has a mellow semi dry citrus hop bitterness. On the tongue it has a good smooth medium feel but with a lively carbonation too.

Notes: It's not bad at all for the style and I would say it's on par with other decent Belgian White Ales.

Photo of deebo
3.98/5  rDev +19.9%
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 NilocRellim
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of tyleeis
4/5  rDev +20.5%

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 ADR
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy appearance, less than light orange, more in the pineapple juice range. The pale head powers down fast, but there is delicate lace on the far side of the glass. Semi spicy aroma, some definite citrus to the smell. In contrast to the aroma, the flavor is a little weak and off overall, slightly sour with a far away sense of baking spices. Finishes light, with a light touch of pepper, but in total, there's not a huge amount of flavor. Some Wits set me off in the proportion of coriander/pepper/orange emphasis, some I like. This is neither here or there in its approach. As a style, I was surprised that Point brews it though...

Photo of kschm628
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Brenden
3.15/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Notes are a couple nights old.

"White" is no joke. This beer pours out perhaps the palest I've ever seen. I suppose that's appropriate. A bone-white head forms between one and two fingers high, becoming quite dense and, while lacing isn't heavy, the adequate amount of lacing that is left behind is extremely sticky.
The nose is extremely pale. There's something a bit dusty, with an adequate grains backing over some citrus notes. That's all.
There's a light mix of sweetness and grains with a sulfuric note. Something nags at the back of my mind before I realize that this is almost exactly like a Munich Helles. Maybe my bottle's funny, but I get the dry, crackery malt and sulfuric notes of a completely different style. Granted, the fact that there's not much of the orange peel evident and it's pretty light helps with that comparison. Coriander is noticeable, and it's not as though the orange peel isn't there at all; I just don't like to have to strain for what are supposed to be the prominent characteristics.
Carbonation is above average and the body is light to medium. It's not distinct in the mouthfeel, but there's enough activity to it. There's a touch of sourness and a tinge of acidity in the finish.
I wouldn't pick this one up again, but I wouldn't avoid it.

Photo of RDW
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of wander4
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of lumberjerk
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle in a glass.

Beer is a murky and slightly dark golden color. Not extremely attractive, it looks more like a fruit juice than a beer.

The nose on this beer was very citrus-heavy. It overpowered any other scents that might be present.

The taste is crisp, and slightly less citrus-y than the smell is. Definitely can taste the wheat in the background. A little spicy, but the citrus definitely shines through on this one.

It has a good body on it; I'd say it's fairly typical for the style. Drinks well, too. I only had one bottle to taste, but I could see more going down easily.

Overall, not a fantastic beer that I would trip over myself to get more of, but a very citrus-y representation of the style. I might try this one out on friends I was trying to get into craft beer.

Photo of nicnut45
3.98/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- Pours a light golden yellow color followed by about a fingers worth of silky smooth creamy white head.

Smell- The smell of wheat dominates followed by that typical coriander orange peel smell. Although I would say this beer seems to have a stronger scent compared to other witbiers I have had.

Taste- Immediate taste of wheat upfront followed by bitter orange peel which blends nicely with the type of hops used. The taste is great but it seems a little watered down to me. But for $4.19 a six pack this is exceptional.

Mouthfeel- If you drink this cold the carbonation is a bit too much. After it warms up a though, it is smooth and creamy. Alittle on the light side though.

Drinkability- These beers go down extremely easy. There is nothing offensive about it. Plus it is a bit watered down so it wont overwhelm you. I will definetly be buying more of these.

Photo of Metalmonk
2.7/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks good, with a cloudy and pale straw-colored yellow that shows why this style was dubbed "white" way back in the day. Good lacing too, covering the glass in a web-like sheet.

Aroma is okay, if fairly average for the style: citrus (more lemon than orange) and coriander are timid but do have some character. Also a light layer of earthy straw.

Flavor-wise there's a delicate essence of fresh angel-food cake, but that's as good as it gets. The spicing and fruit zest lay down and die behind what is a nearly flavorless, generic "beer" flavor. That doesn't make much sense--until you're actually drinking it. Not awful, but awfully uninspired.

Carbonation is a bit high--but then I'm not sure a creamier feel would have helped deliver the flavor...as there isn't much of that to be had.

Smells of your average U.S. brewer wanting to get on the Blue Moon bandwagon and only getting halfway there. It's okay, but nothing you should go out of your way for. Stick to Allagash's version, or better yet, some of the real deals from Belgium.

Photo of pmcadamis
3.68/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pale lemon-yellow and slighlty hazy with a small white cap. Mixing the yeast in results in a cloudier pour, and a bit more foam, but it can barely be called a head. Despite the decapitated nature of this beer, some nice sparkling lace is left on the glass.

S - Lemon rind and sugar. This smells much like a lemon shake up that you can buy at fairs and festivals. There isn't a whole helluva lot going on here besides crisp, clean, lemon notes...maybe some coriander spice and a hint of hops. Actually, this nose improves dramatically with warmth, and becomes more complex.

T - Again, crisp and clean lemon rind. Lemon shake-ups, lemonhead candy, and a hint of nutmeg or some similar spice. Quite good really.

M - Crisp, clean, refreshing, and highly carbonated. It's light in body, but never watery feeling.

D - A killer, killer, killer thirst quencher. Thirst quenching? Check. Refreshing? Check. Tasty? Check. Not overly taste-bud-taxing? Check. Cheap? Check. Summer session brew? Hell yes.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Coriander and citrus peel (mainly lemon, some orange, even some grapefruit) greet you in the nose of Point's White Biere. It offers the typical appearance of a Belgian witbier, and the creamy bright-white head holds well and leaves some nice, thin but sticky lace behind. The body is light-medium, and it's gently crisp on the palate with a median carbonation. The flavor is not unlike the aroma, and it's initially gently sweet with malt before the tanginess and citrus flavor (orange, lemon) kicks in. The coriander appears across the middle, followed by a chalkiness that leads into a dry and gently spicy finish. Very nicely done, it's properly delicate but flavorful, and remarkably well-balanced and drinkable. A very nice example of the style.

Photo of hodgsongreg
2.93/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I don't know what I was expecting, but I thought it would be more cloudy than a lager. I can the read fine print of Atlas Shrugged through my glass. Really, I can't complain. It was $5 for a 6er. It smells like some of the less fragrant hefeweizen's I've had. It has a taste to match, with more banana taste. It's not great, it's not terrible. I'll finish my stock, and will not be reluctant to do so.

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.68/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a pretty tasty Wisconsin version of a Belgian biere. Appearance is yellow-white. Good wheaty head, and a pleasant coriander spicy bite, with clove just beneath. If they had a rating for “value,” this one would get a “5,” since I found it for $6 a sixer in Wisconsin.

Photo of menacho1
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of jackndan
3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Point White biere in a twelve ounce bottle. Fluffy white head sits atop a hazy yellow beer. Thick lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is astrigent and lemony. Typical Belgian wit taste, lacking only the hint of sourness that is commonly found in such beers. Very light bodied with a clean aftertaste. Decent, can be a fairly nice substitute for Hoegarden, given the not unreasonable price.

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Point Belgian White from Stevens Point Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.