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Point Belgian White - Stevens Point Brewery

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228 Ratings
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.66%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.38% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Gehrig on 02-10-2008)
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mugoogio

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2006 23:19:11 | More by mugoogio
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

4.08/5  rDev +22.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2006 05:08:27 | More by neonbrown82
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2006 14:24:24 | More by BuckeyeNation
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nicksta

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +22.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2006 03:36:55 | More by nicksta
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whynot44

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2006 05:19:31 | More by whynot44
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mentor

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2005 10:47:00 | More by mentor
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thechaacster

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2005 06:14:13 | More by thechaacster
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2005 03:03:08 | More by Frozensoul327
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jimbotrost

Michigan

4/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2005 22:24:04 | More by jimbotrost
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beveragecaptain

New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2005 01:12:32 | More by beveragecaptain
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RBorsato

Virginia

4/5  rDev +19.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2005 19:29:20 | More by RBorsato
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GeoffRizzo

Texas

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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, it’s ok stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2005 00:17:19 | More by GeoffRizzo
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sabrills70

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2005 02:06:35 | More by sabrills70
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2004 21:12:16 | More by TastyTaste
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alexgash

Connecticut

3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2004 18:19:03 | More by alexgash
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jackndan

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2004 14:28:17 | More by jackndan
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moulefrite

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2004 01:06:41 | More by moulefrite
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DrunkMcDermott

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2003 14:47:21 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pale yellow color, on the verge of true whiteness, head is fine, white, long-lasting.
Aroma: big, bold, & flowering, a perfect picture of a wit nose that really stands out, lovely and soft, yet spicy and lively, awash in citric sophistication. Quite nice.
Taste: nice, neat little hop dance up front, then mellow and mild. Refreshing and relaxing, with good spark, and easy drinkability. Light-bodied, but adequately flavorful, a consistent delight. Coriander-curacao combo continues to tap happily on the tongue. This easily beats out Blue Moon, which I recently revisited. Gets more lemony at the end. Actually, dries out a bit and my enthusiasm becomes dampened. Ah, well...
For who knows what reason, this is the first product from this brewery I've ever sampled, after all these years. And a nice attempt at this refreshing style.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2003 07:37:25 | More by feloniousmonk
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Redrover

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2003 22:40:38 | More by Redrover
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
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...

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2003 09:47:58 | More by ADR
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Bighuge

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer has a creamy white/light straw color to it. Very hazy as expected. A small white head recedes to a thin coating rather quickly. Lacing is adequate. Malted wheat aroma is spiked with a very light orange zest smell. The flavor of this wit is quite bland. Some very light wheat mixed with some hard to find spicing. A little sweet orange curacao. And an adjunct like taste, although I don't think adjuncts are used. A bit refreshing, but definitely a watered down version. If you took 2 parts Grays Witbier and mixed with 1 part water, this is what you'd get.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2003 19:14:05 | More by Bighuge
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A guy could drink a few of these in hurry when thirsty...very light bodied..almost watery...not a great example of a Whit but passable if you're thirsty...nose is spicy with mainly coriander...pours a cloudy golden color...flavor is like a light Wit..the coriander is there as is some orange peel on the finish but all the flavors are pretty light...spicy, while being thirst quenching at the same time....A case of this would be good for enjoying over the summer but there are much better Whit's available...still...not horrible by any means..

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2003 21:30:13 | More by ZAP
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maxpower

Missouri

3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light pale yellow color, grain and citrus aromas, small white foamy head that clings to the sides of the glass. Dry wheat and mild orange flavors, light body with a watery mouthfeel, finishes clean and dry, not all that bad and somewhat refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2003 06:33:16 | More by maxpower
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marc77

California

2.83/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2003 23:42:17 | More by marc77
Point Belgian White from Stevens Point Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.