Nude Beach Summer Wheat - Stevens Point Brewery

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Nude Beach Summer WheatNude Beach Summer Wheat

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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 11
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: cdkrenz on 05-02-2008

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Ratings: 284 | Reviews: 97
Photo of RCLOHR267
4.39/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just tried this, it's great

Photo of jamescarlton989
2.9/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I prefer dry beers, so this beer is just too sweet for me. It's not a bad beer, it's just not the kind i prefer. You may totally disagree with me if you like sweet beer, but if you prefer dries then i wouldn't recommend it.

Photo of alexvhrk
2.6/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very light citrus aroma with smooth taste. More taste on back of pallet. Small bubbly white head. Cloudy amber body. Would be great on a hot summer day.

Photo of ohiobeer29
1.67/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

An OK beer drinks OK a basic American Pale Wheat Ale beer

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Definitely will be a great summer beer.

Photo of LennyBound
2.69/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not much of a smell. Drinkable, but not terribly interesting. Probably won't buy again.

Photo of seedyone
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08/16/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Murky & citrusy are the most stricking aspects of this session friendly brew. Great match for the pulled pork sandwich I had.

Photo of Sierra47
5/5  rDev +45.3%

Amazing smooth flavor. Hint of citris .

Photo of EagleTalon
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours to a nice creamy white head that has some lacing and retention. Color is hazy orange-yellow. Aroma is fruity, candy-like and floral with some wheaty notes as well. Flavor suggests a hint of coriander, acacia or some other flavoring added (says on the label "ale with natural flavor added") and the soft, clean , crisp taste of red wheat and hops barely detectable. Dry, spicy crisp finish. Mouthfeel is correct for style, no anomalies. Overall, this beer hits the spot for summer sessioning.

Photo of KnappStout
1.93/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not a very tasty Summer Wheat.

Photo of hophugger
3.26/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

What can I say about this beer???...hmmmm...it is a good wheat. The interesting thing is that even though wheats are usually light, this beer takes it a step further and to me is extra light. Nice color, good head and a mild flavor. Yes it has the wheat taste, but is very light and the afterfeel melts way quickly. Aftertaste is gone quickly. This beer is refreshing but I feel like I would like just a touch more boldness

Photo of gcamparone
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.36/5  rDev +26.7%
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.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
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.

Photo of wingman14
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of andrenaline
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of iBeer16
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
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

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

Photo of eskybassplr
4.92/5  rDev +43%
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.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.2/5  rDev -7%
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.

Photo of schoolboy
3.11/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Photo of CFHMagnet
2.58/5  rDev -25%
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.

Photo of TheQuietMan22
2.58/5  rDev -25%
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.

Photo of korguy123
3.17/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Nude Beach Summer Wheat from Stevens Point Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.