Nude Beach Summer Wheat - Stevens Point Brewery

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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 12
Gots: 37 | 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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Reviews by ruckus232:
Photo of ruckus232
2.91/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a Weizen glass

Appearance: Cloudy dark yellow/light orange in color with about an inch of head

Smell: A little disappointing, with this being a wheat ale I would have expected a lot more powerful fruit and spice smell. There are nice orange and grassy notes to it but nothing too prominent.

Taste: The taste is less flavorful then some wheats but it is very refreshing with with a slight citrus flavor. All and all a little more bland then I would expect but other then that not too bad.

More User Reviews:
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.76/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into my glass an extremely hazy golden yellow with a nice creamy two finger head on top. Patchwork lacing sticks to the glass as it falls. Reminds me of a summer day. Aromas of crisp, grainy wheat starts things off with a touch of citrus and a mild spiciness. Herbal hops lurk in the background along with a yeasty twang. Though nothing really stands out here.

First sip brings a crisp wheat grain malt body upfront that leads into a mellow citrus flavor. Some spiciness moves in along with an earthy yeast flavor. Flows down with a touch of herbal hop bitterness. Pretty refreshing and easy to drink and I like the unfiltered yeasty kick. For an easy drinking American wheat it's tasty.

Mouthfeel is smooth and easy drinking with a mix between crispness and creaminess. Pretty much spot on for the style. Overall, it would be easy to drink a good deal of this and would go well on a hot day on a nude beach (although they need to can this brew as you can't bring bottles on the nude beach!!)

Photo of generallee
4.38/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured into from a 12oz can into a Weizen glass. The can offers no freshness date, abv or disruption.

Appearance: The body is hazy and has a nice orange/yellow glow in the glass. On top it keeps a small cap of white foam till the end which started off as a three finger tall covering. Lacing is slick and slides right down the glass as I drink.

Smell: In the nose I pick up notes of the wheat malt with some nice citrus and spicy earth yeast.

Taste/Palate: On the tongue I get hints of the classic banana and clove with some nice semi-sweet wheat and lemony citrus. The palate is right on with a nice average medium body and active carbonation.

Notes: This is a very solid American made German Hefeweizen.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was unsure whether or not I should pour th sediment into the glass. I figured it looks like a hefe, I might as well go for some extra B vitamins. A nice cloudy golden orange hue with a bright white head, lacing forms nicely in fine even layers. Aromatics bring out some nice citric an sharp wheat qualities, if you don't like wheat beers pass on this. However from all of the Stevens Point brews I've tried thus far this is my favorite most drinkabe offering I've come across. Orange peel no spice additions tangy sharp wheat profile, creamy edges slightly acidic nature this is a nice little summer sipper. Nothing too offensive especialy compared to most of these summer American pale wheats. No off flavors a nice light bodied evenly carbonated smooth experience on the palate. Drinkability isn't bad at all, I wish I would have tracked down some cans of this offering.

Photo of richkrull
3.91/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy golden color. Not too much head.

Smell is wheaty with some banana coming though. Pretty pleasant aroma.

Taste is nice and light. Can taste the wheat. Nothing overpowering though. Good flavor.

Mouthfeel is light. Nice easy drinking beer.

Overall a pretty solid beer. And really good for $10/12 pack. Definitely will buy this again.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.82/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Point Brewing's Nude Beach is an approachable, gently flavored American wheat beer.

It's straw gold body is just lightly hazy, capped by a bright white head. Unfortunately the head retention is lacking, and thus the lacing as well.

The aroma is limited, delivering just a light note of sweetish malt and a background note of hops.

In the mouth it's medium-light in body, and crisp with a slightly elevated carbonation.

The flavor delivers the same sweetish malt found in the nose, and it's just a touch wheaty. That's enhanced by a little bit of berry and apple-like fruitiness from the yeast. What hop flavors are there are low-level, and remain fairly non-descript. It's balanced by a low-level bitterness, and although it finishes with a fair amount of residual sweetness, it doesn't linger for long and it's never cloying.

Overall, it's a fairly drinkable beer. It's well-brewed, and it's fairly flavorful. It would make a great introduction for someone who's never had a wheat. Aficionados will probably find it fairly mainstream, but it certainly has a time and place (summer BBQ's, baseball games, the beach, boating, etc.). Not bad.

Photo of ohiobeer29
1.67/5  rDev -51.6%
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 hophugger
3.26/5  rDev -5.5%
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 KTCamm
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours hazy light copper/gold with no foam,. Yeast adds marked cloudiness.

Light malt smell with orange notes.

Citrus/orange taste backed with malt and a light hop. Taste kind of like an orange creme.

Limited carbonation. East drinking, good summer beer. Unremarkable though.,

Photo of EagleTalon
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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 hideyoshiki
3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - slightly orange, yellow with a good sized head

S - A mix of lemon, and slightly citrus smell, faint, but noticeable

T - Definitely an even lemon-wheat taste with hints of orange

M - smooth, not heavy or light, right in between and perfect for summer

O - Not mind-blowing, but certainly can hold its own as a summer beer. I would take this over Sam Summer as it is more flavorful and slightly lighter. The lemon and citrus flavors pop more and I can see myself out on a summer day with this easily!

Photo of puboflyons
3.84/5  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.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A bright lemon coloring with a bit of slight haze opens things up appearance wise, being capped off by a fizzy, bubbly head that was dirty white and short in retention. Visible carbonation was medium. Overall a generally decent show and color, a possible longer lasting head may have pushed this up a bit.

S: Bowl of freshly cut lemons appear aroma wise against a good backing of dry wheat. A slight tartness of moderate strength is detected supplying some dry grated oranges on the close.

T: The flavor was slightly tart and orangey, with a fairly assertive nature upfront followed by a backing of dry wheat grains. Semi-dry lemons move in with a bit of grapefruit pulp which closes things out with a nice touch of grated lemon peels and wheat. Overall had a nice wheaty character to it, a fair share of hopping per style of modest intentions, and a lingering bit of lemon hops on the fade and close.

M: Fairly good crispness due to the active effervesce. Sits well with a medium consistency on the tongue along with a smooth and slippery texture. Fairly good lemon tart twang appears upon the swallow.

D: Drinkability was good, though not necessarily exciting, it does what a basic example is asked for, and easily goes down with little effort as long as you're not overly critical. Could be a nice thirst quencher and downer and a safe play for mixed crowds for that summer party, perhaps on the beach, perhaps clothes optional. I wouldn't of been disappointed with a six pack purchase.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.2/5  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.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
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 wingman14
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
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 scaliasux
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pale yellow. Cloudy. Clearly well carbonated. Tall white head with good retention.

Smell - Light. Some sweet maltiness. More prominent is a lemony/citrus aroma.

Taste - Not especially sweet, but there are some quite light malty flavors. The sour citrus finish is much stronger. Dry. Nothing spectacular, but fine for a summer beer.

Mouthfeel - Medium to medium-full. Well Carbonated.

Drinkability - If you like lemony flavored beers, but don't like alchopops, skip the Leine's Summer Shandy and try this. It's no world beater, but its refreshing and tastes like a wheat beer.

Photo of matjack85
2.6/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I found this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Glen Ellyn, IL for $1.49. There is no bottled on or freshness date on the lable, but I know this is a summer brew and I am buying it in Deceember, so it may not be the freshest bottle around.

The beer poured a cloudy yellow color with no head whatsoever. A thin white rim was all I got for a head and even that disappeared in just a few seconds. Some minimal lacing did form on the sides of the glass with each sip.

The smell was nice. Even though the BA style dictionary says the American Pale Wheat Ale will NOT have the banana/clove smell to it like the traditional Hefe Weizen, this one had loads of banana smell to it along with other tropical fruit smells and a lot of wheat.

The taste was a real shocker. I expected all the fruit flavors, the malt, and the wheat, but what I didn't expect, and didn't like, was the high amount of bitter hops in here. A citrus yielding hop would have been great in here I think, but the highly bitter alpha hop oils in here did not blend well with the fruity taste at all. I did not care for the taste of this particular combination of fruit, hops, and malt.

This had a light to medium body to it, but a way over carbinated mouthfeel to it for my liking.

Most reviewers seem to like this beer, so maybe my particular bottle was mishandled or is over the hill, but if this is what it is supposed to taste like, then I won't be buying this one again.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.21/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Point Nude Beach has a medium, cream-colored head and a very cloudy orange-gold color. Carbonation is medium. Aroma is slight, but I think I detected some orange smell. The taste is very good, and it has a nice barley-hops balance, with the hops coming through in the back end of the sip. Citrus character was definitely present. Mouth-feel is light and watery. Nude Beach finishes wet and thirst-quenching. Overall, this is an outstanding summer wheat ale.

RJT

Photo of metter98
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Photo of dstc
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear burnt yellow color with a full white head. Head falls to nothing. Thinnest of lace.

Has a mild wheat aroma that is almost of a roasted quality. Smells a bit metallic too.

Mild wheat taste with not a lot more going on. Seems to be a bit tinny. Slight sweetness in the finish.

Thin mouthfeel and well carbonated.

Average brew. So many better wheat beers out there but Point does a fair job.

Photo of FreshHawk
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly hazed straw gold color with an average sized bubbly, foamy, whispy, white head. Average retention leaving a thin ring of lace.

S - Some musty tart wheat aroma. A hint of lemon. A touch of grassy hops. Nice aroma, but it is pretty limited.

T - Similar to the nose with slightly spicy and tart wheat. Some bready wheat and lemon flavors as well. Pretty simple and fairly bland.

M - Light body with average carbonation. Slightly smooth body.

D - Easy to drink and nothing offensive. A decent cheap summer kind of beer. Refreshing but kind of bland.

Notes: Bland beer but somewhat refreshing for a cheap summer beer. Simple pale wheat beer, nothing with a lot of flavor but it is refreshing. For the price and the fact that they can it makes it a nice summer beer, but other than that it isnt worth the trouble.

Photo of Jesse13713
2.29/5  rDev -33.6%
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.

Photo of cdizinno
4.65/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Cloudy, golden orange with a decent finger of white head that recedes quickly.

S: Definite yeast and zesty lemon. Some wheat grain and sweet malts.

T&M: Wheaty, lemony flavor. Crisp and smooth with a mildly sweet malty taste that gives an overall complex flavor. Light bodied.

For a summer wheat, this is really great. Very drinkable.

Photo of aasher
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: golden in color, little to no head, circles the rim of the glass, cloudy yet light bodied

Smell: smells yeasty and light, fruit flavor, perhaps apricot

Taste: good flavor, tastes kind of like the Great White by Lost Coast, tastes of yeast and apricots

Mouthfeel: light and well carbonated, very refreshing

Drinkability: very drinkable, a perfect session beer, light with great flavor, I'd recommend it

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Nude Beach Summer Wheat from Stevens Point Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.