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Point Belgian White - Stevens Point Brewery

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Reviews: 134
Hads: 262
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.38% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Gehrig on 02-10-2008

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Photo of BamaPete15
1.8/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

My first ever beer review. I started sampling craft beers a few months ago, have tried about 8 or 9. Been a regular beer drinker for almost 40 years, Bud, etc. Okay, I tried another Belgian White a month ago, Blue Moon's version. I thought it was marginally okay, the orange citrus smell and taste was better than nothing. Just finished my first Point Belgian White and found it almost literally tasteless, even worse than the Blue Moon. Seriously, Budweiser has more flavor than this crap. But I could smell a hint of citrus/orange, and that's not saying much. Maybe I'm just now a Belgian White kinda guy. Also, no date or ABV on bottle, not good marketing imo. (673 characters)

Photo of KarlHungus
2/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer pours a clear pale straw color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly into sparse lacing. This beer looks absolutely nothing like a Belgian Witbier. The aroma is of overpowering cardamom. This taste is like the aroma, but not quite so overpowering. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a watery texture. This again is nothing like a Belgian Witbier. Overall, this beer seems like it is trying to be a wiitbier, but trying just isn't enough. I will not be drinking this beer again. (526 characters)

Photo of Agold
2.03/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: This beer poured light and cloudy with about an inch and a half of very fluffy head which dissipated fairly quickly. It had ok lacing throughout but nothing really that noteworthy.

S: The smell was of wheat and citrus. I enjoyed the citrus note but not really much here.

T: Huge disappointment. After the citrus smell I was expecting some sort of taste to accompany it, but it just tasted watery. I just started looking on the bottle for where I missed that i bought a light beer.

M: Very light mouth feel. The beer was not very carbonated which just added to the sensation of wateryness.

D: Although I could drink this beer all day, i definitely wouldnt want to.

Half way through i seriously considered pouring out the rest of my glass, but decided against it. I have the rest of a six pack left, and am not looking forward to it. May try to pawn it off on some friends. (883 characters)

Photo of crossovert
2.05/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm probably doing an unnecessary step in pouring this into an elegant Duvel tulip but I guess I can try to get as much as I can out of this beer.

Pours a light golden white wine color with a soapy looking white head that rises to the brim. Leaves decent lacing.

Smell is rampant with orange peel, though there are hints of spice and yeast twang.

The taste is phenomenally underwhelming, it tastes like light beer. This literally tastes like carbonated mineral water with a pinch of sour orange.

The mouthfeel is average and the drinkability low. This is an "elegant" chugging beer. At 6.50 a 6 pack it isn't worth it as an "elegant" chugger. (646 characters)

Photo of sweett3k
2.1/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Yikes! This beer taste like your average home brewers first attempt at brewing. Looks like a golden swamp of mess. Tones of bananas with a strong yeast tone. Taste like it smells thought maybe the citrus acid of an orange would calm it down a bit but it turned it in to a nice breakfast shake. I do not care to much for this beer. If you like a beer that taste like a yeast infection then this is the one you want. (414 characters)

Photo of xtremejammn
2.19/5  rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The first white biere i've had.

A: The crystal clear color that it has sort of surprised me, when they say white beer they don't lie. After pouring it it turned an average piss color with a lasting head that eventually turns into a white ring arround your glass.

S: I could smell the wheat and the smell had little hop presence.

T: Nothing special nothing bad. I just don't like the way it tastes sadly. I can taste the wheat. The taste is also very spicy and sort of hoppy.

M: A really bad mouthfeel, far too bubbly to get anything above a 1.5.

D: Rough, and leaves an aftertaste. But it's not quite that bad.

Bottom Line: A quite below average white beer i'm sorry to say. I would reccomend this to a white beer fan but no one else. (759 characters)

Photo of chuckm
2.23/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

very faint coloration on initial pour with heavy carbonation. head didnt last and had a sour scent with wheat hints. mouthfeel was similar to an alka seltzer due to the carbonation and not enjoyable. Perhaps that biased my view of the taste but not one I enjoyed. (263 characters)

Photo of jtothamo
2.3/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Poured a hazy yellow, small head, decent lace retention.

S- Nothing surprising. Detected the fruit (orange) and spice (coriander) used in the brewing process. Light hint of a soapy alcohol scent, if that makes any sense.

T- I really felt that this fell short of my expectations of a "Belgian White." Not a lot of flavor.

M- Pretty bubbly. A bit over-carbonated.

D- Not on my list to try again. (401 characters)

Photo of wahhmaster
2.53/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Pilsner-Urquell branded pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a whitish/yellow color with a thin fizzy head that dissipates slowly leaving no lacing.

Smell: Has kind of a subdued wheat smell with a faint lemony/orangey aroma.

Taste: Has a faint wheaty taste with the same citrus notes found in the smell. Leaves one wanting a little more...

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery, and over-carbonated.

Drinkability: A pretty bland witbier. Honestly, it's hard to find something good to say about this beer. (526 characters)

Photo of mralphabet
2.58/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 Oz Bottle Poured into Pint Glass

A: Pale yellow very clear, 2 finger head with lots of lacing that sticks around.

S: Orange rind and coriander spice with a hint of hops, maybe a little grass.

T: Taste is much like the smell... I'm tasting Orange rind, coriander spices, hops and some grassy notes... I like orange taste in my beer not the rind....

M: Crisp & clean somewhat over carbonated. The body is very light but not overly watery feeling.

D: Not a bad brew, just not my taste... I love Blue Moon and thought I'd give this one a try.... It is no Blue Moon I'm sorry to say... (589 characters)

Photo of rtratzlaff
2.6/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours the typical look of a Belgian wit in color, a very pale cloudy wheat body below a white head. The head retention is poor though.

Aromas are some coriander, lemon, and pale wheat malt.

Flavors match with a bubble gum quality to it as well. Very crisp, quite refreshing, but nothing to sit back and think about. There's not a ton of character to it, but that is okay.

The mouthfeel is pretty light, okay its is very light but that isn't the worst thing for a witbier (I am thinking Sam Adams Double White). Carbonation is actually not all that high for such a light body.

Not bad, not great. A middle of the road witbier. (631 characters)

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.62/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A : Hazy pineapple colored body, about 80% opacity. The head is fluffy and white, 2 fingers initially but fades fast to a fluffy ring with hilly lace.

S : Stale grain, lemon peel with some sour breadiness.

T : Stale grain, moldy wheat, a faint hint of watered down already-been-chewed Juicy Fruit (light bubble gum). Unremarkable and gross.

F : Buzzing carbonation, slightly creamy, mostly light to medium bodied. Ends with a dull nip. Drinks like a light beer actually.

O : This sucked. I'm sorry, this is the worst Witbier on the planet. (545 characters)

Photo of Rennpferd
2.67/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a cold 12oz bottle into a room temperature pint glass.

It poured a hazy yellow with a think one inch white head. Slight carbination rises from the bottom and the head slowly shrank down to leave a nice lacing on the uppermost sides of the glass.

A slightly tang/sour smell.

A medium body with a slight courseness. It slightly tastes like bread dough, it otherwise is devoid of flavor.

This beverage is pretty drinkable. Not quite to my tastes but I would not turn one down or turn someone away from trying it. (533 characters)

Photo of Metalmonk
2.76/5  rDev -18.1%
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. (1,040 characters)

Photo of blackearth
2.79/5  rDev -17.2%
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. (367 characters)

Photo of yesyouam
2.81/5  rDev -16.6%
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. (603 characters)

Photo of marc77
2.86/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Murky straw hue. Head quickly recedes into a thin, dense layer that trails lace. Spices are upfront, yet relatively restrained in aroma, with herbal coriander and mellow orange peel contrasted by mild banana esters and husky, metallic grain. Tame and pleasant, but lacking any phenolic complexity aromawise. Sourdough wheat like tartness initially in flavor is ensued by understated, token clove and bitterness mostly orange peel derived. Becomes progressive more phenolic as it breathes, approaching rubber in character, due to the lack of counterpoint spicing. Weak coriander attempts contrast late, but is overwhelmed by both phenol and a metallic, adjunct esque sweetness. Lightly bodied, and acceptably crisp, but lacking any oat glucan or dextrin derived silk in mouthfeel. Finishes sweet but abrupt, with notes of mineralized table sugar yielding to an impression of dilute hard lemonade. Not a particularly rounded wit, but certainly drinkable if you're willing to accept its insipid overall character. Decent at best. (1,026 characters)

Photo of ferrari29
2.87/5  rDev -14.8%
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 (545 characters)

Photo of scarfacecrowe
2.88/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Cloudy light colden color.

Smell: Cloves and lemon zest.

Taste: Similar to the smell, taste of cloves, lemon, very faint hops.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: this brew is light and easy on the palate.

Poured the brew into a pilsner glass, nice head retention and lacing. Overall this is an average beer, ok but nothing special. I probably would not purchase it beer again. (381 characters)

Photo of hodgsongreg
2.92/5  rDev -13.4%
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. (401 characters)

Photo of Yetiman420
2.93/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A watery Belgian white that is actually quite drinkable. All other aspects are average or less. A bit of an extra boost for my ratings because the bottle actually contained dregs of yeast (at least that's what I hope that was).

Not among the true contenders of this style, but done well enough to not turn a seasoned palate off. (330 characters)

Photo of CHSLBrew
2.96/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass.

A-Hazy golden-straw beer. Light and fluffy white head, big 2-finger off the pour, retained ok, down to a sparse layer at its lowest.

S-Clovey, sweet wheatiness, spicy.

T-Slightly spiciness, smooth wheaty, bready-sweet malt, with a bit of yeast flavor in there, as well. Orange peel is nearly non-existent. Finshes fresh, bready-semi-sweet.

M-Medium-high carbonation feels almost creamy, though a bit harsh. Moderate body, lighter feel due to the lighter flavor.

D-Nothing about which to write home, but it has a rather redeeming quality in its ability to refresh. (596 characters)

Photo of WastingFreetime
2.97/5  rDev -11.9%
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. (603 characters)

Photo of dmamiano
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

extremely pale yellow with the typical haze.
small soapy head fades fast leaving some lacing behind.
metallic in the nose, yeasty, wheat malts shine through. Morning dew, citrus.
Spicey aon the palate, but very thin and empty afterwards. Seems to be missing malts and finishes to nothing (287 characters)

Photo of gmfessen
3.01/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a cloudy yellow-golden color with minimal fizzy head. The smell is of spice and clove, sweet with malt. There is something offputing about the taste... not sure what, the beer actually has a decent hop balance and the clovey/spice taste comes through at the end. Beer recomends an orange... it couldn't hurt. The mouthfeel is watery and the carbonation burns the tongue. Overall this beer should be more drinkable, but it's just not that good. (493 characters)

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Point Belgian White from Stevens Point Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.