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Point Belgian White - Stevens Point Brewery

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Point Belgian WhitePoint Belgian White

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BA SCORE
76
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240 Ratings
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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of jtothamo
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

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.

jtothamo, Jan 08, 2009
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Aroma is quite strong and almost indescribable, very fruity and wheaty, almost cider-like, strong hints of apple and orange as well as yeast. Clear straw-yellow is fairly typical, but white frothy head is very thick and quite persistent. Flavor is fruity, malty, yeasty and wheaty, a little on the thin side but still perky. Texture is pleasingly smooth, a bit watery but still worthy.

Cyberkedi, Dec 24, 2008
Photo of colts9016
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%

Pour: A cloudy pale amber color with a little bit of a head
Nose: Oranges, Wheat, Coriander, some spice and yeast.
Taste: Oranges, spices wheat, hint of malt and yeast.
Body: Medium and a bit creamy
Finish: A little lingers on the Palate but very clean.
Overall: The nose was great I thought that this was going to be a good beer but the taste let me down a bit. Good Beer!

colts9016, Dec 11, 2008
Photo of kickapoodude
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%

As many Wisconsin breweries are attempting to duplicate the success of "spotted cow" (Point is especially guilty of this), it was nice to drink a beer that is a little more of a witbier. This is a lighter style of witbier, maybe to get a macrobeer drinker introduced to the style. It is much like the Point Pale Ale, flavorful yet light on the pallet.

kickapoodude, Dec 01, 2008
Photo of mralphabet
2.58/5  rDev -22.3%

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...

mralphabet, Dec 01, 2008
Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%

A-Pours a hazy yellow-gold w/1.5-finger white head. Carbonation beads up the edges of the glass, and decent lacing.
S-Banana and clove, faint orange, light coriander. Tart lemony citrus cuts into the smooth wheat.
T-Starts off w/slightly smooth wheat and spice, midway there's banana, grass, sharp lemon, and dough. Aftertaste is even blend of banana, clove, and lightly sweet wheat. Faint orange rind emerges only after.
M-Crisp and clean, fairly even, and well-carbonated.
D-This seems to me a witbier for people who like to add lemon...except it's already in there. Overall a good brew.

BoitSansSoif, Oct 18, 2008
Photo of cdkrenz
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%

A - In the pour it looks allot like lemonade. The head is white with very light stamina and nearly no height. The body is a cloudy and dingy yellow.

S - The scent is weak and consists of soap and malt.

T - There a some flavors here to make up for what it's lacking in appearance and aroma. It starts out sweet and moves to a slightly citrus filled malt. From there is hints at apricots and oranges before going out with a bitter-sweet finish.

M - The feel begins watery and progressively gets more and more coarse throughout the sip. This coarse over-taking adds allot to the brew as it does a solid job of bringing out some of the much appreciated flavors.

~ This beer is good if you drink it straight from the bottle. If you have to look at it before you take a swig you may not think it to be so inviting. Because of the way this review has played out I'm going to rate it at average.

cdkrenz, Oct 15, 2008
Photo of lowbrau
3.8/5  rDev +14.5%

Appearance: Very pale straw color. Hazy with thin carbonation and a fizzy white head.

Smell: Very sweet. Hints of citrus and coriander.

Taste: Crisp flavor that finishes clean. Heavy notes of spices, especially coriander.

Mouthfeel: Seems slightly under carbonated. Finished a litle flat on the tongue.

Drinkability: Very refreshing. Pairs well with many foods.

lowbrau, Oct 14, 2008
Photo of shadow1961
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Point Belgian White pours a big creamy head over a cloudy yellow
brew. Yow! Lots of big chunks. Carbonation is very brisk- you can
really watch those floaties go up and down, up and down. The nose
is nice- clove and bananna yeast esters. The flavor is about spot on-
not quite as strong as in what I would call a real wit- smooth, slightly
sweet wheat malt, notes of coriander and a bit of peppery spiciness.
Mouthfeel is round and smooth, yet crisp. Not a bad little wit, though
if they were toning things down for the American palate, I think the
chunks might be a huge negative to the neophyte. There was good
lacing (with more chunks sticking to the glass), as the brew went down.

shadow1961, Sep 02, 2008
Photo of dbtoe
3.9/5  rDev +17.5%

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.

dbtoe, Aug 22, 2008
Photo of Chugmonkey
3.8/5  rDev +14.5%

Really light yellow color with nice foamy white head and minor lacing. Light citrus & spice aroma and taste. Goes down extremely smooth. Lacks traditional Wit cloudiness and looks suspicously lager like. Very refreshing and delicately spiced, a nice change from the normal strong orange & coriander Wit taste. I can see some calling it wimpy, but I enjoy the delicate balance of this beer.

Chugmonkey, Aug 05, 2008
Photo of mynie
3.98/5  rDev +19.9%

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.

mynie, Aug 05, 2008
Photo of ibashmuck
3.9/5  rDev +17.5%

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.

ibashmuck, Jul 27, 2008
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.15/5  rDev -5.1%

Appearance: Hazy, yellow body with a medium-sized, fizzy, snow white head.

Smell: Mild aroma of soft wheat with notes of sour lemons, coriander, and yeast.

Taste: Light wheat malt taste with a slight sugary sweetness. Some sour lemons and bananas. Hint of coriander. A tad yeasty. No apparent bitterness. Drying, lightly sour finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium, though somewhat fizzy carbonation.

Drinkability: Very simple, very straight-forward wit.

ChainGangGuy, Jul 04, 2008
Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.93/5  rDev +18.4%

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.

bluemoonswoon, Jun 18, 2008
Photo of pmcadamis
3.68/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

pmcadamis, May 27, 2008
Photo of BEERchitect
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%

A decent Witbier attempt. The look certainly fits the bill. A milky textured straw color (hefeweisbier-like) with fair head formation and retention- perhaps a bit fizzy at first. Aromas of juicy citrus, barley sweetness, lemons, and a hint of lactose and mustiness. Flavors begin (and stay) quite sweet with a part-barley, part-lemon shandy flavor. Barley flavors prove a bit heavy, followed by strong citrus and residual sugars. Again a light musty flavor persists. The beer feels a bit heavy and full for the style, but refreshing with light, but sharp hoping rates, and a mild acidic note. But the beer lacks the mellow creaminess and airiness exhibited by great Belgian Whites. Still a nice beer.

BEERchitect, May 26, 2008
Photo of kimcgolf
3.13/5  rDev -5.7%

I may have gotten cheated on this one. Poured to a clear light golden BMC-lager color, with high carbonation, no suspended solids, a thin white head that dissipated alomost immediately, and little to no lacing. Aroma was an okay mix of clove, cookie dough, honey and bananas, but the mouthfeel was fairly stale and flat and not much of the nose carried over to the taste.

Not real impressed with this one.

kimcgolf, May 21, 2008
Photo of ommegoose
3.58/5  rDev +7.8%

Purchased at The Cellar near Harlem and Belmont (Chicago). These $5 Point six packs intrigue me. Low price has such a strong correlation with low quality, but if any of these are even average, it's a good value buy. Witbier seems kind of hard to get wrong, as this is probably the easiest style of beer to drink, and one that I've yet to have a bad one of.

This one looks white indeed. Very pale before adding the sediments, and then a cloudy tangerine color, that reveals itself to be almost a light green pear shade when held to the light. The sediment hung in the beer in weird cloudy formations for maybe a minute, but then dissolved evenly throughout. A quarter inch creamy cap stays on top, and lacing is spotty, but persists all the way around. A few bits of spices float around.

The bottle says that this is brewed with coriander and orange peel, and those are certainly present. Orange peel definitely dominates spices. Smells pretty good, but simple, and a few notches below better examples of the style.

There's a pretty heavy kick of orange peel in the taste too, but it's not overly sweet. It adds a touch of bitterness at the end too. I'm at a bit of a loss for words to describe this. It tastes like a typical witbier for sure, but I'm not picking much out of it. Again, seems simple. There's a nice hit of coriander in the finish.

Carbonation is a touch prickly, but otherwise this is a soft and smooth beer.

Easy to drink. I bought the six pack intending to down them all, and I should be able to do so without a problem. I'm not finding any issues with this beer, but there are definitely better ones out there. I don't think I'll ever pay $9 for a pack of Hoegaarden again when I can get this for $5. Hell, it's even $2 cheaper than Blue Moon, and it's better than Blue Moon. Very solid budget beer.

ommegoose, Mar 30, 2008
Photo of BDIMike
3.13/5  rDev -5.7%

Pours more see-through then I am used to with a Witbier. Also, slightly too golden, should be more white in color.
Nice, complex smell. Very biscuity smell with a finish of orange and coriander.
Very biscuity taste. Not much of the orange or coriander at all. Kind of bland tasting.
Mouthfeel is very sharp for a witbier. There is no thickness and not very smooth.
One could drink a couple of these, but it is not smooth enough for its style. I would not recommend it.

BDIMike, Mar 23, 2008
Photo of sacfly
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%

12oz. twist off. Part of a mix 12 pack.
Pours a hazy yellow/straw color with a one finger head of fluffy white bubbles. Aroma is typical orange peal and coriander. More of the same in the flavor. Mild yeasty aftertaste. One of the best of teh mix pack. This beer suffers however from the same issue as the rest in the mix pack. Solid examples of the styles, but nothing interesting. If you want variety, this is OK. Nothing to wow you. Geared towards the Bud drinker looking for something different and serves this purpose perfectly.

sacfly, Mar 01, 2008
Photo of Gehrig
3.63/5  rDev +9.3%

The first beer I've tried from Stevens Point Brewery, Point Belgian White pours two fingers of dense white head on a cloudy lemon-gold body. Ample lacing lattices the glass--quite nice. The smell is mainly of spice, primarily coriander and some pepper, with orange peel and lemon in tow. A mild sugar aroma somewhat offsets the sour-spice nose.

Lemon dominates the taste which, on the whole, is certainly tart but not bad. The orange peel ably assists the tangy flavor. A smooth texture balanced by adequate carbonation helps to make this rather easy to enjoy. It compares favorably to Blue Moon's offering, but is less sweet and smooth that Hoegaarden. Still, Stevens Point did a fine job with this mildly tart version of Witbier. Worth a stab.

Gehrig, Feb 10, 2008
Photo of nicnut45
3.98/5  rDev +19.9%

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.

nicnut45, Jan 09, 2008
Photo of happygnome
3.55/5  rDev +6.9%

a: pours a very light clear golden with about an eigth inch of head that dissapears fast leaving no lacing
s: strong citrusy aroma light wheat malt aroma very crisp smelling beer
t: sharp carbonation strong citrusy flavor from the hops a very light and crisp refreshing tasting beer
m: light bodied beer with a lot of carbonatoin

overall, this is probably one of the top 3 wits ive had but i dont think that ill buy it again

happygnome, Jan 08, 2008
Photo of thagens
4.05/5  rDev +22%

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.

thagens, Dec 06, 2007
Point Belgian White from Stevens Point Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.