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Nude Beach Summer Wheat - Stevens Point Brewery

Nude Beach Summer WheatNude Beach Summer Wheat

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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.76%

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 05-02-2008)
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Photo of gcamparone

Rhode Island

3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Acquired in a BIF from ufmj, thanks man!

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden body with a small white head that instantly reduces to a ring of white.

S- Kind of yeasty, citrusy, somewhat fruity. Berries show up too.

T- Starts off with sharp lemon citrus, followed by a berry like flavor almost like fruit loops. Wheaty, caramel, light malt on the finish.

M- Actually this is quite refreshing, light, and quenching. High carbonation.

I'd drink this on the beach or while mowing the lawn. Quite refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 01:08:16 | More by gcamparone
Photo of BeerWithMike


4.38/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler and used a pilsner glass. Pours a hazy orange/yellow with a very small white head that doesn't last long at all, but leaves some lacing when sipped. The aroma is of sweet grains with a hint of caramel and vanilla. Very nice. The taste is of sweet wheat with a touch of honey and caramel. Reminds me a little of the "Paradise Beach Ale" that is ONLY served at "Cheeseburger in Paradise". Very smooth with a very slight dry finish on the end. Overall really like this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 20:57:45 | More by BeerWithMike
Photo of BeerFMAndy


4.21/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
5% ABV,

A - Hazed through and through, nude beach still shines with a delectable golden rod hue that's further accented by the tall white head which leaves a nice curtain of lace on the glass.

S - Soft and smooth wheat is offset by grainy pale malt, balancing sweetness with a refreshing note of dry straw. Hops are absent on the refreshing nose of this beer but a touch of dried apricot wafts in on the finish.

T - Wheat is really showcased in this beer, pushing all other flavor characteristics to the background but the pale malt acts to balance and soft notes of fruit emerge slowly for a very tasty wheat ale.

M - Nude Beach offers a smooth, soft feel that's pleasant to the palate and quite refreshing on the finish, capping off with a lingering dryness that brings further refreshment with it.

O - Like a nude beach, this beer keeps it simple; a summer beach beer to it's core, Nude Beach is a refreshing beer that showcases wheat wonderfully and balances it well, finishing with exceptional smoothness.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 13:44:38 | More by BeerFMAndy
Photo of wingman14


3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orangish yellow with a frothy white head that fades. The smell is mostly a grainy wheat with citrus and hints of hops. Big citrus and wheat up front, tasting of orange and lemon, the citrus sticks throughout the rest with the wheat and subtle hops in the aftertaste. This beer is dominated by the citrus though. The mouthfeel is medium light with larger feel of carbonation. It could be a little more crisp to add to the flavor, but still a very refreshing beer, has a nice amount of flavor but isn't overpowering. Overall a nice beer with good flavor.

Serving type: can

10-07-2012 19:32:08 | More by wingman14
Photo of andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

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

A - Pours a hazy golden colour, finger of head with little retention and no lacing.

S - Scent is mild, hints of honey, sourdough bread and a wheat grass finish.

T - Honey notes and sweet lemon and mandarin come through alongside a solid wheat and buttered bread finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness.

O - A tasty wheat ale, surprisingly flavorful, easy drinking and a solid patio ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 00:30:19 | More by andrenaline
Photo of iBeer16

New York

3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a hazy golden color with a 3 finger white head that lingers but leaves little to no lacing.
S- very wheaty, fresh grass, citrusy, malty, little hops,
T- wheat, citrus, orange peel, good malt/hop balance
M- nice carbonation, very clean, very refreshing
O- great beer to relax on a hot day with

Serving type: can

09-03-2012 21:24:50 | More by iBeer16
Photo of BrownAleMale


3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Miller Lite pint glass.

Appearance- An orangish and yellowish haze. I'm loving the haziness of this beer. Who needs to put an orange in a beer when you have the nice sediment flowing throughout.

Smell- Tons of orange with straw wheat wafting into the nostrils.

Taste- I'm getting lots of nice pale wheat that is offset with a citrus.The wheat and the seemingly whole oranges in the beer balance very well.

Mouthfeel- From the sediment of fruit you get a chewy mouthfeel with a nice light balance in the carbonation.

Overall- This is a perfect summer beer. It has the look, the taste and the lightness that compliments a hot summer day to a tee.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 04:00:32 | More by BrownAleMale
Photo of eskybassplr


4.93/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Found this beer here in Michigan in May. Don't recall seeing it before but because I've had Other point beers in the past and enjoyed them overall, especially since the point beers are not expensive. Nude Beach has been my go to beer this summer. It reminds me of German Weissbiers and is very drinkable. It's a bit cloudy with a good head and smells very fresh. Not bitter with a nice full mouth experience. Can't say enough good about this beer. Just hope they keep making it and don't change a thing.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 02:42:29 | More by eskybassplr
Photo of TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to korguy123 for this bottle. Poured in to Founders tulip.

A - cloudy pale straw yellow with a golden glow around the edges. A small amount of white head formed on the pour.

S - Belgian yeast, cloves, citrus and bready malts.

T - Fairly light and easy-drinking overall. Some sweet bready malts, Belgian yeast and lighter clove and citrus flavours. Druy with a slight bitterness.

M - Light body with some chew. moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 03:52:52 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of schoolboy


3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had one or two other Points that were worthwhile - the 6 hop IPA - but this is another disappointmment. It is not hoppy enough and it is too sweet.

There is a slightly funky aroma (and I knwo these are fresh). It looks good in the glass. The taste is just OK, and the aftertaste is actually a little better, with some nice nuance coming through.

There is something not quite right here. This brew would benefit from a piece of fruit in it. Enough said.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 19:24:29 | More by schoolboy
Photo of CFHMagnet


2.53/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from can into pint glass. Got a little less than a finger of fizzy white head. The body is an opaque dull gold color, with some bubbles and lots of sediment. Head quickly died, left me nothing and no lacing.

Apple, wheat and light tangerine are my first impressions. Light malt and faint hops make their way into the nose quickly.

Weak malt and slightly funky wheat begin the flavor profile. This is complimented by the taste of apples that have just gone over and ought to be thrown out and some light hops.

Serving type: can

07-20-2012 23:04:58 | More by CFHMagnet
Photo of TheQuietMan22


2.58/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Serving type: 12-ounce can. No freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into a 330 ml weizen glass. The color is hazy lemonade. One finger of buttery, white head dissipated quickly to leave a thin island of lacing in the middle of the glass and a thin ring around the edge.

Smell: It smells like canned, summer wheat. Apple juice and Tang-ish orange with some citrus hops. It has a hint of wheat but is mostly sweet and fruity. There is also a little banana and clove spice, too, so it is like hefeweizen light.

Taste: It mostly mirrors the smell. It has a beer-like mouthfeel, but the fruitness is a little off-putting. Apple juice, a little orange, citrus sourness, and some wheat-like grains. There may also be a hint of spice. As it warms, the beer takes on a much more agreeable and wheat-like feel: the haziness makes itself known.

Drinkability: It turns into a reasonable and worthwhile purchase, but there are many other (and better) wheats to enjoy during the summer.

Serving type: can

07-11-2012 03:54:11 | More by TheQuietMan22
Photo of korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle into tumbler.

A- Super hazy sunshine yellow pour. Light soda fizz for a head that dissipates almost instantly.

S- Grain, biscuit, fresh baked bread, grass and a touch of apple skins. Very bakery smelling.

T- Sweet malts, grain, grass and fresh baked bread. Floral hops add a touch of flavor to this.

M- Light and a little watery. Good carbonation.

O- On a hot day this would be king. Right now, it's just okay.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 01:15:30 | More by korguy123
Photo of OtherShoe2


3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light yellow brew. Skim white fizzy head. No lace. Good clarity, some bubbles.

Light sweet grain note, some sweetness in the nose.

Nice sweet grain flavor. Not watery, full flavor. Light bitterness in the finish. Wheat, grain, lightly bitter -- a decent refreshing brew.

Light bodied.

Overall, not bad for the style. Nothing groundbreaking, but decent thirst quenching summer brew.

Serving type: can

06-30-2012 22:10:51 | More by OtherShoe2
Photo of metter98

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear pale straw yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down, leaving lacing covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of wheat in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but is not overly complex with only flavors of wheat.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a great craft lawnmower beer because it is easy to drink and has some refreshing properties.

Serving type: can

06-29-2012 13:23:05 | More by metter98
Photo of puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From a can stamped 0242 on the bottom. Sampled on June 16, 2012. The pour is a hazy pale to golden yellow with a small white fizzy head that disappears quickly. The aroma is pleasant with an array of wheat, yeast, and citrus zest on the nose. The body is light as a summer ale should be but my particular can had a slight acidity to it. The can did have a dent but it was the last one left when I bought it. The taste ushers in a soothing wheat flavor along with a zing of lemon and a nicely balanced mellow hop finale.

Serving type: can

06-16-2012 22:46:05 | More by puboflyons
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very hazy pale yellow in color. The beer has a finger tall white head that slowly reduces but shows decent retention properties eventually reducing to a thin layer covering the entire surface of the beer and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: This beer has moderate aromas of wheat with some lighter amounts of citrus, spice (coriander and clove), and light hints of yeast.

T: The flavor of this beer is a little on the lighter side with the primary flavors being wheat and lemon citrus.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Extremely easy to drink and quite refreshing (while enjoying the coast on a warm summer afternoon). This beer is quite sessionable and definitely enjoyable. Might be one to get again for the summer.

Serving type: can

06-11-2012 22:04:09 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of ChrisPratz


3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A nice cloudy light golden amber color pours to a fingers worth of head that dissipates to a thin veil around the top and edges.

S: Very aromatic. Some nice grainy malt along with some pineapple and pear. Also some bready/doughy scents.

T: Biscuit and dough flavors, but sadly not much else going on here. Catching some very weak pear esters with a little bit of citrus but its all very very faint. A bit disappointed, was expecting more.

M: Light carbonation, flavors are crisp and clean with little after taste.

O: Kind of bland, was hoping for more flavor. Would like to try it on tap or again in a bottle to compare.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 01:58:04 | More by ChrisPratz
Photo of jsisko01


4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a very hazy, bright pale yellow color. Has a thin frothy head with excellent lacing.

Smell - Pale malts, citrus, and bread.

Taste - Pale malts, citrus, lemon zest, wheat, and a slight bittnerness.

Mouthfeel - Has a thick, creamy body with mild carbonation.

Overall - I love the horizon wheat beer they make so I thought I'd try this seasonal one.. I like it.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 03:10:30 | More by jsisko01
Photo of GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a tumbler pint, the beer is a cloudy, unfiltered, pale yellow coloring with a thin, white, light head atop the surface. Aromas of toasted bread, bananas, and light clove spicing highlighted by an overall roasting fill the nose. Flavors are slightly muddled, with a creamy texture giving rise to a slightly roasted banana bread and clove blending that is balanced and easy to drink. Light, fruity and slightly spiced aftertaste with a smooth, light finish. The beer is a little too light at points in mouth to support the flavors, but an easy enough beer to drink overall. Good warm weather brew.

Serving type: can

04-24-2012 21:47:03 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of DannyDan


3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a yellow hue with a thin white head that leaves little retention and not much lacing. The get some wheat and yeast in the smell. The taste is a nice bread, grain and wheat with a yeast finish. The mouthfeel is rather dry and chalky, but a very enjoyable beer and not too expensive at $1.29 per 12 oz. bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 05:19:11 | More by DannyDan
Photo of brewdlyhooked13


3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - lightly hazed, a dull yellow brew. A large finger of head with good resilience. Maintains a thin cover.

Aroma - primarily a grainy nose, a sidebar of yeast.

Taste - the wheat comes through clean and flavorful. Some light fruitiness in support. Ends evenly and a little wet.

Mouthfeel - smooth, slightly slick, somewhat muted carbonation.

Drinkability - a fine thirst quencher this summer, I wouldn't mind grabbing some more of these next summer.

Serving type: can

12-05-2011 03:28:27 | More by brewdlyhooked13
Photo of TMoney2591


2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

A bit off-season, perhaps, but not by very much, and I just had to try this beer. It pours a clear straw topped by a short-lived finger or so of fizzy dirty white foam. The nose comprises light wheat, lighter grass, very light biscuit, and light acetone. The taste holds notes of cracked wheat, light white bread, sweetgrass, and a twinge of alcoholic fruit (that may sound vague, but not as vague as it tasted...). The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly watery feel. Overall, a pretty tepid beer. Not much going on at all, and what is there I'm not the biggest fan of, though it's in no real way offensive. Just boring, in a shabby kind o' way.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 01:22:26 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of Jesse13713


2.35/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got this from the 'mystery beer' at Laundry 101 in Kent.

Appearance - A crisp golden sunshine yellow. A light. soapy finger of head that lingers at the top. Fairly opaque.

Smell - This smells really, really bad I'm sorry to say. This smells like a funky baby's diaper. I want to call this some sort of funked belgian property, but it's just plain bad. And this beer isn't a Belgian brew.

Taste -Aw man. Here we go. Well that wasn't nearly as bad as the smell led me to believe. The only funk taste from the aroma comes in the aftertaste. A light, fizzy, wheat beer that I still think has a bit of Belgian quality to it. The malt in the finish is quite delicious.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - Very light-bodied and pretty solid for a summer brew. It feels a bit out of place drinking it in October, but I of course did not dock it for that. This is just okay, but I would never purchase it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 01:37:12 | More by Jesse13713
Photo of OBJDOG


3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass from a tap at Old Chicago.

A- cloudy golden... Typical summer wheat appearance. Head started at a finger or so and quickly dissipated to a ring around the glass.

S- heavy on the citrus, maybe even a hint of spice like clove.

T- great crisp citrus flavor with some malt hints on the back site and just enough hoppiness to make a clean finish. I'd like maybe just a dusting more of the hops for flavor. But a very tasty beer.

M- not as thin as others have said. A little oily maybe.

O- pretty good summer beer. Could easily drink a sixer of these on a hot day on the porch. I'll definitely look for this at my local store.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2011 20:01:11 | More by OBJDOG
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Nude Beach Summer Wheat from Stevens Point Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.