Nude Beach Summer Wheat - Stevens Point Brewery
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2.35/5 rDev -32.1%
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.
10-16-2011 01:37:12 | More by Jesse13713
2.53/5 rDev -26.9%
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.
12-08-2010 06:08:17 | More by matjack85
2.53/5 rDev -26.9%
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.
07-20-2012 23:04:58 | More by CFHMagnet
2.58/5 rDev -25.4%
Pours a hazy yellow to orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, sweet citrus and a small wheat note. In the taste, a sweet light citrus and a small pilsner like hop. A Saaz/ pilsner like hop bite and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry wheat note in the aftertaste. EH! Somewhere between a pilsner and a wheat.
04-15-2011 20:42:07 | More by OWSLEY069
2.58/5 rDev -25.4%
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.
07-11-2012 03:54:11 | More by TheQuietMan22
2.63/5 rDev -24%
12 oz bottle. On the label, people chillin on a nude beach. On the side of the bottle neck, a 3 digit Julian code(?).
Pours a completely clouded, true straw-yellow. A white head soon rings up, but washes the glass. Smells like a bunch of mineral, but also some bittersweetness underneath. Taste just sort of unfolds into an oversweetness that I can only describe as "wort-like." Feel is thick and oily. Ends sour, but seriously - I think this stuff got bottled too soon..
06-29-2011 04:25:32 | More by sixerofelixir
2.7/5 rDev -22%
12 oz can from Byron's (on sale for Memorial Day)
A ~ Cloudy yellow. Huge head.
S ~ Sweet roll, Grains, Rice (mostly rice)
T~ Wheatbread, Touch of hops, Corn Syrup. Faint banana and honeysuckle.
M ~ Good. Not too fizzy, would go great with Pepperoni Pizza.
D ~ I like it okay. Nothing spectacular going in, but it's not too sweet like most "summer wheats." Good on hot day of digging in the dirt.
05-28-2011 22:46:58 | More by chocosushi
Nude Beach Summer Wheat from Stevens Point Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.