Nude Beach Summer Wheat - Stevens Point Brewery

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Nude Beach Summer WheatNude Beach Summer Wheat

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Reviews: 93
Hads: 295
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 12
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
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Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
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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Photo of tjmiller718
2.06/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

L: Cloudy/hazed, dark yellow/orangish, creamy 1 finger off white head.
N: Wheat and bready nose, a shandy like lemon quality to it, very light banana/clove, very sweet on the nose.
T: Sweet lemonade/shandy, wheat and oats are slightly present, malt profile is a touch too cloying – could use a bit more hop presence.
B: thick, almost syrupy like body on this, I can feel it sliding down my tongue.
Overall: It's sort of refreshing, a touch overly sweet, could use more wheat and hop profile. Drinkable, but not desirable. I LOVE American Pale Wheat Ales, but this is one of my least favorite tries. (603 characters)

Photo of Jesse13713
2.29/5  rDev -35.3%
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. (902 characters)

Photo of CFHMagnet
2.58/5  rDev -27.1%
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. (518 characters)

Photo of TheQuietMan22
2.58/5  rDev -27.1%
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. (974 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.59/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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. (325 characters)

Photo of matjack85
2.6/5  rDev -26.6%
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. (1,455 characters)

Photo of alexvhrk
2.6/5  rDev -26.6%
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. (153 characters)

Photo of chocosushi
2.65/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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. (402 characters)

Photo of sixerofelixir
2.66/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.. (472 characters)

Photo of HosP
2.82/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this bottle from Evbowski. Thanks buddy for the brew. Poured 12oz into pint glass.

A- Pours pretty hazy, light orange, deeper yellow. Starts with nice 1/2 finger white head. Recedes quickly down to very very thin cap.

S- Nose is fairly weak. Some grainy, wheat aroma mixed with slight citrusy hop smell. Hoping for more taste!

T- Better than the nose led with. Subtle lemon, orange hop taste. Get a wheat flavor backbone throughout the beer. Very little bitterness to it. Wish the hop flavors were stronger and stuck around a bit more.

M- Lighter body, moderate carbonation. Pretty thin in the mouth.

O- Decent wheat ale. Good summer beer on a hot day. I could still drink quite a few of these as the flavor isn't bad. I would just wish for a little more out of it. Still thanks for the beer Evan. (807 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
2.86/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hadn't heard or seen this but was at Tap House in Hampton and bartender let me try it since it was being heavily promoted. Poured a cloudy yellow w/ good head on top of a grainy yet smell of hops and a touch of yeast. Wouldn't have thought this was a pale wheat as it seemed more to me as a crappy fruit beer - the yeast is overpowered by just bitter hops and this cloying, fruity sweetness that I couldn't stomach for an entire glass. It was alright to try but not my pick for a beer. (485 characters)

Photo of jamescarlton989
2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
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. (223 characters)

Photo of ruckus232
2.91/5  rDev -17.8%
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. (524 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
2.93/5  rDev -17.2%
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. (726 characters)

Photo of DangQuesadilla
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drinking one right now. There are 25 other wheat ales I would rather be drinking. I found this one rather boring. Nothing is exciting me about it. The best part of this beer is the label. I would probably drink this after drinking 6 of something else.

The mouthfeel has a metallic taste to it. The odor is rather weak. Overall, very average. I wouldn't buy again. (365 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
3.11/5  rDev -12.1%
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. (456 characters)

Photo of ChrisPratz
3.15/5  rDev -11%
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. (627 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Stevens Point Nude Beach

Pours a hazy straw yellow, decent sized head on the cloudy body. Aroma of wheat and some lemon predominate in the nose, follows through with a basic wheat/banana/citrus interaction and also a little grainy. Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied alittle thin. Overall I thought this was a decent American wheat. (346 characters)

Photo of Chugmonkey
3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This is a really light offering. Pretty wimpy beer with very little character whatsoever. No off tastes, but very little to get excited about here. I guess it would be okay out in the boat on a hot day. But it was pretty unsatisfying. Compared to a 312 or a Spotted Cow, it is just lame. Wimpy, wimpy, wimpy. (308 characters)

Photo of korguy123
3.17/5  rDev -10.5%
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. (422 characters)

Photo of FreshHawk
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
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. (825 characters)

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
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. (444 characters)

Photo of KTCamm
3.21/5  rDev -9.3%
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., (319 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.22/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin and spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, light malts, citrus and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste is a little bready up front with flavors of wheat and a light malt character. Then some sweet flavors of lemon and other citrus fruits quickly. The hops presence is very mild and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not filling at all, mild kick, decent representation of style, this is a poundable beer because it's so light but there are several other beers in the style that I would choose first. (845 characters)

Photo of raznug
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy pale golden with a inch and half of head the dissipates very quickly
Smell: I say wheat malt is the main player in the nose aspect no hops no yeast that I can smell of.
Taste: Malt is all you can taste not much else rather disappointing.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is thin so taste leaves quick (328 characters)

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Nude Beach Summer Wheat from Stevens Point Brewery
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