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Point Belgian White - Stevens Point Brewery

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Point Belgian WhitePoint Belgian White

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135 Reviews
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Reviews: 135
Hads: 266
Avg: 3.35
pDev: 25.67%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | 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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Photo of JWearda
4.6/5  rDev +37.3%
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!

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Photo of tgbljb
4.42/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a crystal clear amber color with massive white puffy head,
Smell is loaded with spices, combining a nice mixture of cloves and corriander.
Taste matches the smell wiith distinct notes of corriander and cloves. Some citrus flavors also evident.
Nice, long-lingering mouth feel.
A very well made beer. Great example of the style. Superior drinkability.

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Photo of WJVII
4.12/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured with a 3/4 inch head that lasted throughout the pint. It has a cloudy orange cream color. This brew has a citrus smell with hints of bread and spices. The taste matches the smell with a yeasty wheat flavor matched by an orange kick. This is one of my favorite beers from the Point Brewery. I give it two thumbs up!

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
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.

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Photo of nicksta
4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a very pale, slightly cloudy yellow with a fair, but shortly lived head that, when it dies (and it does), leaves a little lacing. For any other style this would be a bad thing.

The smell is sweet, adjunct and citrusy. I can also smell the wheat.

The taste is slightly hoppy. I can definately taste lemon. It is also very spicy. There is also the very present burn and taste of orange peel. The burn sticks around long after you're done too.

The mouthfeel is a little thick with and has a wheat bread after taste residue.

The drinkability could be better. During a long chug all the tastes come together to lower the drinkability. However if you let it warm up it does get a little smoother. This is not a bad version of the style.

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Photo of neonbrown82
4.05/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a pretty decent wit at a very good price. Pours to a very light and clear yellow color with a thin wispy head. Lacing could be better. Carbonation is adequate. Lacks the haziness a witbier should have, thus it is not very "white."

The aroma cannot hide the cheap malt bill, though the spicing makes up for it. Very nice coriander and orange peel aroma. Very zesty. Hint of lemon and more spices.

The taste is surprisingly quite good. Sweet and spicy with banana and clove along with orange and lemon zest. Very quenching for a hot summer day.

Despite being a light and filtered witbier, this beer actually has some body to it. Or maybe it's just the carbonation giving my tongue a good spritzing. Either way it's good and very drinkable.

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Photo of thagens
4.04/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For $4.99 a six-pack this beer is pretty damn good.
Pours an opaque light yellow with not much head to speak of.
Smells of coriander and orange peel slightly phenolic.
Taste is pretty smooth with a nice spiciness, hint of orange peel and again slightly phenolic.
High level of carbonation makes for a nice feeling in the mouth.
Drinkability on this one is pretty high. Goes down real smooth.

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Photo of nicnut45
4/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

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Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted on 5/12/05 at Bricks (Beer Bar) in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Nice hazy white-ish straw with a white head. Nice light coriander and orange peel aroma and flavor. Light bodied but smooth and refreshing. A fine although simple representaion of the style.

One of SP's better beers from my experience so far...

Per Label : "Wheat with coriander and orange peel"

Per SP website: "white wheat and wheat malt, oats and two distinctive hops while naturally flavored with a hint of Curacao orange peel and coriander"
Malts: Special Pilsen, Barley Malt and Wheat Malt
Hops: Hallertau and Saaz

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Photo of jimbotrost
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great effort from a regional brewer. Sampled from a 12 ounce bottle I received as a gift from a Wisconsin traveler. Pours a nice hazy gold with a medium white head and full carbonation. Nice spice in the nose with modest yeast in the background. Nice crispness to the flavor has some sweetness that is quickly balanced with dryness. Body dries out nicely to a slightly chalky finish. Very refreshing.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4/5  rDev +19.4%

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.

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Photo of deebo
3.97/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

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Photo of mynie
3.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours nice, maybe kind of a translucent for a witbier but the coloring is spot on and the head is thick, soapy and retentive as all hell.

Smells nice and solid. Wheatmalt is firm pepper with lighter nodes of clove and there's some moderate hints of lemongrass to balance things out. Not very strong, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Tastes very good, if a little light. Lemongrass starts things out, moving into a cream of wheat center that see a chewy graininess along with light spices. Things end on a sweeter citrus node and then a little bit of spicy Belgian yeast lingers on the pallet.

I really forgot how much I liked the other Steven's Point selection I've tried. They're all cheap and solid and wonderful session beers. I know there's not all that much of this summer left, but if you get invited to any more picnics this should be the beer that you bring along.

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Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.91/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

A: Pours a crystal clear darkish straw yellow with a creamy and rocky half inch head held up by some lazy ropes of carbonation. This beer is only slightly lighter than the Busch Light I just sampled as a point of comparison.

S: Pretty damn strong aroma on this one, heavy on the coriander and orange peel with clove, nutmeg, cinnamon and all those other good spices, this was a nice surprise considering the appearance. Slight corny aroma bumps this one down just a little from being great.

T/MF: Nice blend of orange and mild lemony zest coupled with a good balance of those same herbs and spices (clove, coriander, etc) encountered in the aroma. The mouthfeel is smooth and with a good solid bite from the carbonation to spread that flavor all over the tongue and leaves the lingering sensation of cinnamon and orange peel. The slight taste of corn knocks the score here down just a bit.

D: A deceptively complex beer whose taste belies its appearance. Tasty refreshing and easy to drink and very nice surprise for anyone looking for a good beer on the cheap.

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Photo of Redrover
3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this one on tap this weekend. I have already reviewed the bottled version so here it goes with the tap review.

Beer has a very light hazy gold color. Nice head and great lacing. Picture perfect look to this beer.

Smell is decent. Clear whiffs of corrindar and orange. More hop aroma than I got from the bottled version. Very clear malt/wheat presence as well.

Taste is crisp, tart and refreshing. I can't quite give it a four as I would like the spices to be a little more assertive, I would give it a 3.75 if that was an option :) Beer does seem to have a great balance. The wheat & malt moderate the beer and keep it very drinakable.

Not surprisingly, the draft version is better than the bottled version. Both are good summer choices for you to try.

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Photo of KI9A
3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy yellow, with obvious yeast settlement on bottom of bottle. Nice spicy aroma, and noticeable clove/orange taste. Finishes with a bit of bananna and corrinder.

Very drinkable, and not as sweet as Blue Moon, or Leinies Sunset. I'll buy more, will be a great summer beer.

Also, noticed they changed the name to "Point Belgian White". Maybe tweaked the recipe also?

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Photo of ibashmuck
3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured a medium thick head on a very light yellow, semi cloudy body. Smells were faint, with coriander and a touch of citrus. Very smooth in the mouth, easy to drink, not as "wheaty" as others in the style (or wheaty enough for me), but still a very drinkable brew. Reminded me a great deal of a cream ale, ala Spotted Cow.

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Photo of dbtoe
3.87/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass from a 12 oz bottle.

A Looked cloudy yellow body with a finger of white head that stayed around until the finish

S Smelled very good, mild wheat with lemon and orange.

T Much like the smell started with wheat and finished with a mild citrus taste no bitterness and very smooth.

M very creamy with good carbonation.

D I could drink a lot of these. Very smooth and just right for afternoons and all day long.

C I think this is much better than Blue Moon and really for the price I think it is the best bang for the buck in this style. Heck at the price for this in Stevens Point this is going to be my first choice at this price.

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Photo of thechaacster
3.87/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very pale and almost totally clear. Huh? That's pretty weird for the style. Nice fluffy head, though, which fades to leave good lacing. Everything else was more or less in order. Slightly tart citrus and wheat malt flavor, with light spice and hops. Could maybe use a little more oomph, but it's highly drinkable, and the price is certainly right.

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Photo of Winter
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy pale yellow. Sustained bleach-white head. Aroma consists of creamy vanilla, coriander and wheat malt. The mouthfeel is unbelieable soft. It's full-bodied but a little bit too "airy". There's a lot of wheat malt in the flavor of this one. Coriander and spicy yeast provide most of the additional flavors. Some vanilla and a touch of cream. Midway through the flavor turns a bit sour, with a lemony twang. The finish retains some hop bitterness and is a touch acidic. Overall, this isn't a bad wit biere.

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Photo of jwc215
3.82/5  rDev +14%
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!

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Photo of generallee
3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of oranges and spices. Taste is good, citrus and spice, very flavorful. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall this is a good quality beer.

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Photo of moulefrite
3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hey this is a pretty decent little white. The beer pours a kind of lemon meringue like color and it shows off a bit with its rich, puffy, snowy white head...but it dissipates quickly, though leaving ample lace, and sticky lace to boot. Aromas are atypical and weigh in heavy on the corriander side, coming off somewhat vegetal. The mouthfeel is good, clean and nicely refreshing, though just a tad cloying in sweetness. While just a tad flabby this is certainly worth a taste if the price is right.

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Point Belgian White from Stevens Point Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.