Point Belgian White - Stevens Point Brewery
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3.13/5 rDev -6.3%
Poured from a 12oz bottle with no dating. Was a pale straw color and had a small head that quickly dissipated. Mouthfeel was average. The smell was more malty than witish compared to the many others in the style I've had. Wasn't a bad aroma but just didn't grab me. The taste was also middle of the road and seems off compared to others in the style. Can't really recommend since I've had much better but worth trying if in someone else's fridge and you can steal one. (3, RB, T, O)
12-25-2006 20:35:10 | More by TexIndy
3/5 rDev -10.2%
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.
12-15-2006 05:09:52 | More by gmfessen
2.63/5 rDev -21.3%
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.
12-07-2006 06:29:26 | More by Rennpferd
3.3/5 rDev -1.2%
A - Poured out a cloudy, yellow color. It had a small, short-lived head, but it did leave some lace.
S - It smelled of orange, wheat and yeast.
T - As for the taste, the wheat elements really came through, with some corriander/orange.
M - It was crisp and dry. Light-bodied.
D - Not a bad beer. I think I like it better than the other Point beers that I've had.
12-03-2006 15:45:18 | More by zeff80
3.43/5 rDev +2.7%
Pours a five finger white head that goes quickly to a thin layer leaving a little lace. Cloudy pale amber color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Yeasty/orange nose. Starts with wheat and some yeast then there is a hint of orange, clean finish. $1.09 for a 12oz bottle from Blue Max Liquor Burnsville, Mn.
07-19-2006 00:31:28 | More by jdhilt
3.85/5 rDev +15.3%
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.
07-15-2006 03:50:48 | More by Winter
2.25/5 rDev -32.6%
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.
06-25-2006 01:56:00 | More by xtremejammn
3.1/5 rDev -7.2%
I've now had three bottles of this wit, and my opinion has not changed; this is a thoroughly mediocre beer. I picked it up recently instead of Blue Moon. With Blue Moon, I knew what I was getting - a fairly good wit. I took a chance with this affordable alternative.
After being poured, the thin, fine, head disappears fairly quickly. The first thing you notice about this is that it really doesn't look like a Belgian white. It is almost completely clear. You expect a wit to be cloudy.
The aroma is pleasant, and you can definitely detect the citrus. This beer smells better than it tastes.
This beer makes your mouth tingle quite a bit when you drink it, even though it doesn't appear highly carbonated. It does feel the way it looks - a bit too watery.
The taste is unspectacular, and a bit bland. No flavors really jump out at you. It tastes like a wit, but far too weak. You get a hint of the spices, and a hint of the citrus, but it really leaves me wanting more. This is not a bitter beer either. It strikes me as less sweet than other wits. However, it is a refreshing, quenching, beer.
This beer does go down easy. If I cared to, I could drink quite a few. Unfortunately, I don't care to.
06-19-2006 23:19:11 | More by mugoogio
4.08/5 rDev +22.2%
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.
06-08-2006 05:08:27 | More by neonbrown82
3.23/5 rDev -3.3%
Lightly fogged pale butter with a good-sized cap of creamy white foam. The ruppled, bubbly surface takes its sweet time descending toward the surface of the beer (make that biere) and leaves behind a few stray squiggles of watery lace. Not a standout, but it'll do.
The aroma is good, but isn't aromatic enough. Coriander is uppermost, probably because it's the most distinctive and the 'strongest' of the usual witbier ingredients. Citrus peel is barely noted; a shame since I love orangey wits.
I can't be so kind in terms of the flavor since the beer is so... unflavorful. It's a bad sign when the wit (wheat) is so easily noted in the flavor profile of a witbier. That tells me that way too little coriander and orange peel have been added. I can more easily forgive overzealousness of flavor additives than stinginess. In fact, if blinded, I would have called this beer a typical American pale wheat.
There's very little sweetness, so it's doubtful that much barley malt was utilized. It doesn't taste like very much wheat malt was used either. Bitterness is king, although the biere isn't very bitter. Hallertau and Saaz are obvious... once I'm made aware of the hop bill. The finish is clean, with a mildly hoppy, barely corianderish tail.
The mouthfeel is on the light side; no surprise, given the lack of ingredients. Actually, it's on the lighter side of the light side, but never deteriorates to the frankly watery. This would make a pretty good lawnmower beer that could be tossed back with reckless abandon; as long as one isn't too picky about flavor, that is.
Stevens Point (if I can be permitted to have an opinion after drinking four of their beers) is a strictly average regional brewer. I don't remember much about the others, but this one is just too dumbed down to be successful. Better wits should be a cinch to find.
02-17-2006 14:24:24 | More by BuckeyeNation
4.1/5 rDev +22.8%
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.
02-06-2006 03:36:55 | More by nicksta
3.55/5 rDev +6.3%
Light bodied, very pale, hazy yellow color with a nice white head.
Aroma is spicy - coriander, lemon, bread.
Taste is also spicy, coriander, orange, lemon, carbonation and light sweet malt. Slightly sour finish with a bit of hops.
Semi-smooth, fairly refreshing, could be a good hot weather quencher. Something a little different.
01-14-2006 05:19:31 | More by whynot44
3.63/5 rDev +8.7%
Bottle provided among a bunch of stuff given to me as a reward for volunteering for GABF. Pours a two finger frothy head. Like marangue and it hangs there for a long time. The beer is lightly cloudy and dull pale yellow. Smells mostly of phenolic yeast funk. Some orange peel, a bit sweet, and maybe some coriander. Tastes wet sweet with some phenolic zing (but less than I was expecting). I'm generally not fond of 'zing', but this zing is not obtrusive...I guess because it's noticable, but not overbearing. In fact, overall, all the flavors are subdued. A bit of lemon and a bit of biscuit malt. Light body and modestly carbonated. An easy drinking beer...judged to style, not my personal preferences. Some lacing on the inside of the glass. The head finally did settle when the beer was about 1/2 gone.
11-15-2005 10:47:00 | More by mentor
3.9/5 rDev +16.8%
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.
09-05-2005 06:14:13 | More by thechaacster
3.65/5 rDev +9.3%
This is a very well made brew. Poured out to a cloudy yellow/orange color. Nice white foamy head was present all the way to the end of the glass. Impressed so far. Odors of citrus and some light malt was present. Flavor was very thirst quenching, as the style should be in my mind. Flavors of citrus, light hops, sweet spice and malt were all detected. Pleasing mouthfeel that was light, yet not weak or watery. Overall, a solid brew that could be an awesome session beer. Praise to Stevens Point for getting this one right. Recommended.
08-26-2005 03:03:08 | More by Frozensoul327
4/5 rDev +19.8%
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.
07-06-2005 22:24:04 | More by jimbotrost
3.03/5 rDev -9.3%
12 ounce bottle. Bright goldnen color, with a small white head. Wheat aroma, with a little skunk. Some orange and lemon in the aroma. Wheat body with fruit and spice, but not as full a flavor as I like in a wit. Light to medium mouthfeel. Not especially drinkable. This beer reminds me of a macro wit, like Blue Moon, although not that nasty. Could be worse, but I certainly won't buy this again.
06-07-2005 01:12:32 | More by beveragecaptain
4/5 rDev +19.8%
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
05-26-2005 19:29:20 | More by RBorsato
3.48/5 rDev +4.2%
Haze, clear seltzer water appearance, off-yellow hue, thin carbonated off-white head. Orange peel, black pepper and biscuits on the nose. Chalky, tender hops bitterness, coriander and lemon highlights; brisk and creamy. Lemon accents and thin wheat crackers should also classify the body. Finishes sweet and dry, just a touch of black pepper to round it out. Refreshing, its ok stuff.
03-14-2005 00:17:19 | More by GeoffRizzo
3.78/5 rDev +13.2%
Pours a hazy light straw color with a good 2 finger head that lasted a good bit. Excellent lace. Smells of a typical wit. Very citrusy and tart smelling. Tatse is quite good, tart with citrus, banana, and corriander It is a typical wit but not quite as potent. Don't get me wrong I enjoy the tartness of wheat beers but this one is nicely balanced with enough barley to make it very tasty and very drinkable. A great lawnmower beer. I hope I can find some of this in July. A great buy for the price
01-11-2005 02:06:35 | More by sabrills70
3.83/5 rDev +14.7%
Pours a hazy straw color, 1/2 and inch of creamy white head. Much luighter than most wit beers I have had. Smells of tangy citrus, and coriander. Taste is right on of what you'd expect from a respectable hite beer. SPicy and slighty orange and smokey. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and very fitting. Very drinkable.
12-09-2004 21:12:16 | More by TastyTaste
3.33/5 rDev -0.3%
Murky lemonade-white-yellow with a small (too small), thin, white head.
Mellow wheat malt leads the nose, with lemon zest, orange, and some tangy yeast too. It smells like a witbier
Taste is pretty mild. All the usual suspects flavor-wise (orange, tangy wheat, yeast, coriander), just not overly flavorful. Finish is wheat bitter. Light-bodied feel, adequate carbonation. Decent example of the style, but nothing special.
3.5, 4, 3+, 3.5-, 3.5
10-27-2004 18:19:03 | More by alexgash
3.1/5 rDev -7.2%
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.
08-14-2004 14:28:17 | More by jackndan
3.83/5 rDev +14.7%
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.
07-02-2004 01:06:41 | More by moulefrite
3.68/5 rDev +10.2%
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.
12-02-2003 14:47:21 | More by DrunkMcDermott
Point Belgian White from Stevens Point Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.