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Point Honey Light - Stevens Point Brewery

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Point Honey LightPoint Honey Light

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 16.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-09-2002)
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Reviews by ibashmuck:
Photo of ibashmuck
3.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured a very small head on a very light yellow. Smelled faintly of a typical lager, with a touch of sweetness which also came through in the taste. That measure of honey helped alot. Very smooth, very easy to drink despite its lack of anything exciting. Good all day summer brew.

ibashmuck, Jul 28, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of ADR
2.53/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Medium yellow appearance and clear. Head is not particularly good, a slim in about 20 seconds. Just the barest of any lacing. Vague aroma, a bit of wheat Chex cereal, light sweetness. Flavor starts mild, without any off notes but only a very tiny trace of grain. Lightish honey, unobtrusive. Like other Point beers I've had more recently, a subdued carbonation gives a smoothness that helps an otherwise underwhelming body. Hops are barely apparent, and should be to balance the beer. Like most low cals, there's a lot of beer missing here, but unlike some, what is around is not too bad.

ADR, May 05, 2004
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.1/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Steven's Point's Honey Light is an actual light beer, weighing in at 125 calories and 11.1 grams of carbs. Now, that may be a bit bigger than the best selling Bud Light or Miller Lite, but it's much tastier. The initial impression is of honey, and lots of it. That gives way to some wheatish malt with susequent sips, and beyond that the "light" beer dryness becomes apparent - but it's got something going on! It's a beautiful yellow-gold in color beneath a creamy bright-white head. The head retention is quite good considering it's a "light" beer, and it's very nice lacing is even better given that categorization. The aroma is malty, mainly wheat-ish, with just a slight hint of honey; there are no hops present. In the mouth it's light bodied with a very-fine bubbled, gentle effervescence. It's airy and smooth. Beyond the initial notes of honey and wheat in the flavor, there's just a smear of hop flavor in the background and it soon becomes pretty dull. I'm not so sure there's a great bit of drinkability here, but on the other hand, like most light beers, there's nothing really there to stop you from drinking it either. On a hot day at a backyard BBQ or sporting event you could easily down a few of these without notice. Overall, pretty good. At the very least, original.

NeroFiddled, Feb 28, 2007
Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tosses a morning sunshine bright yellow, a rapidly disappearing head. Honey and grains on the nose. The flavorings are as expected--a tinge of honey, dominated by malts, grassy hops and wheat toast. The middle is slightly bitter, and very acidic near the finish. Palate is left sweet and grainy. For the LL style (light lager), not too bad. However, not really worth seeking out.

GeoffRizzo, Jan 01, 2006
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.4/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada Imperial Pint. No date or info.

A - Constant carbonation flows up through the clear pale yellow straw color to a mediocre white head. Less than one finger of head with ok retention and a little arch of lace.

S - Raw honey is light on the nose but gives it a good feel, not syrupy. Light pale malts and a touch of straw. No hops. Crisp and refreshing smelling that seems to be of good quality for a light lager.

T - The raw honey adds a mild sweetness that's real tasting, not overly sugar-laden. The pale malts are also light in flavor which gives it a thin body and flavor profile. Not bad though.

M - Thin and a bit watery, it's light-bodied and overly carbonated. Not much to report otherwise.

D - Yes, here is where it shines. Not bad at all, but rather a little bland. A great beer for the summer though. It's thirst-quenching and light with decent flavor. I could have a few of these no problem.

BeerFMAndy, Dec 27, 2009
Photo of matjack85
2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

matjack85, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Ragingbull
3.1/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Rich gold in color with moderate prickle. Wispy head of lace and a little foam. The prickle burst through the surface and ruins the retention of the head. The nose is one that is lightly occupied by honey scents. The attack is rich with the honey. The flavor ends up being sweet and with very pronounced honey notes. It is almost obnoxious, but actually ends up getting away with the honey as its fairly drinkable. I have to scratch my head really.

Ragingbull, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of northcoastwolf
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

northcoastwolf, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of happygnome
3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: pours a clear golden color with about an inch and a half of head that dissapears relatively fast leaving no lacing
s: heavy wheat aroma crisp aroma and a little citrus hop aroma, some sweet honey aromas
t: wheat malts, very reminiscente of leinie's honey weiss, however with a little less flavor. crisp sweet honey flavor is mild
m: light to medium bodied beer with average amount of carbonation

overall, this is an ok session beer but i dont htink that ill pick it up again

happygnome, Jan 08, 2008
Photo of TastyTaste
4.05/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a light lager, very pale yellow uin color, little white creamy head. Smells of light clean malt, slight sweetness, honey, i guess. Taste is very honeyish, probably the most honey i have ever tasted in a honey beer. Very light and crisp, not cloying sweetness, but definitely distinct. Hops are even present in this beer. A nice light lager that I could definitely enjoy more of one at a sitting.

TastyTaste, Dec 08, 2004
Photo of jdhilt
2.8/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a three finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving no lace. Chrystal clear amber color. Very light carbonation and light bodied. Honey/hoppy nose. Starts with a sweet honey flavor, some hops at finish but it lacks beef. Would be good on a very hot day - its 29. $1.09 for a 12oz bottle from Chalet Party Goshen, In.

jdhilt, Dec 19, 2006
Photo of logansboat15
3.68/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A delicious, above-average light beer geared toward females and light beer afficionados. Pours a clear pale amber and smells of sweet malt with a faint hint of hop bitterness. Well conceived, satisfying sweet honey taste with a caramely finish. Light mouthfeel and highly drinkable should please most session drinkers. Pairs well with summertime grilling fare, salads, etc. Impress your friends and family with a great summertime party/picnic alternative to Miller, Bud and Coors.

logansboat15, May 15, 2007
Photo of Frozensoul327
2.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This was not what I was expecting, but it wasn't all bad. Poured out to a lighter yellow color with a nice head, and some lace in the glass. No real smell to speak of, some sweet corn and malt odors, but they were very weak. Flavor was pretty good, overtones of malt, wheat and some honey. Decent mouthfeel, but it was a bit on the light side, but if that's what you're looking for, then this is it for you. Overall, not a great beer, but could be a decent session beer. Worth a try for light beer lovers.

Frozensoul327, Aug 24, 2005
Photo of Redrover
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz brown longneck. No freshness dating.

Beer pours a very light bright gold. Large initial fluffy head, that shrinks down to nothing,

Beer has nice but slight aroma. Mainly sweet malt and perhaps a hint of honey.

Beer is slightly sweet with a nice soft malt presence. Honey taste is present but slightly subdued. Only a slight hop presence which works well with this beer.

Mouthfeel is decent for a light beer, very smooth. Drinkabity is good if your looking for a light tasting refreshing lawn mower beer.

I see the beer has 125 calories, which may explain while it seems more substantial than most light beers. While not a beer I would drink on a regular basis, this would be a great one to have on hand to serve to your guests that insist on a light beer. This one could win them over to better beers.

Redrover, Nov 07, 2003
Photo of splat215
3.23/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

S - I've had some really inconsistent scents coming from the bottles in my sampler on this brew. Some have smelled awful, some have had a nice honey scent ... comes and goes with each bottle.
A - Honey-colored (as it should be), straw-like, reminds me of some macrobrews (Bud). Good head that dissipated and lingered a bit.
T - Slight honey twinge, subtle not too overpowering. Tastes natural as well and not from a syrup. Not much going on in the flavor department except for honey, but thats not a bad thing.
M - Somewhat watery but smooth. Nothing special here.
D - Goes down easy, refreshing, pretty good taste. Not bad at all for a Light beer. Inconsistent scents between bottles out of the same batch

splat215, Nov 10, 2007
Photo of garymuchow
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma show a light sweet malt with bits of honey and a touch of sourness. Overall pleasing.
Head was small and short lived leaving a thin ring of assorted bubbles. Pale gold. Water clear.
The first time I had this I picked up the honey flavors. These appeared less prominent the second time. Mild mild sweetness up front that moves to a dull malt taste before the hoppy bitterness dominates while bringing in a long finish of some dryness. Sporadically get some nice malt flavors.
More than enough carbonation makes it filling. I guess making up for the thinness, but not quite watery.
One of the better for style. Hops aren't as nice as with S.A., but the malt is more present and tasty. This will do if need be. Warms up alright too.

garymuchow, Jun 23, 2005
Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

ejimhof, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of tgbljb
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a pale golden color with modest white head.
Smell is slightly sweet, but little else.
Taste also is sweet and a distinct honey presence is noted (as would be expected)
Nice and refreshing with little taste retention (from the honey)
An easy drinking beer. More suited for a hot summer afternoon.

tgbljb, Jan 24, 2007
Photo of sacfly
3.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. twist off. Part of a mix 12 pack.
Pours a crystal clear, very light straw color. Thick head of large white bubbles. Honey is prominent in the aroma. Almost a caramel cookie smell. Flavor matches the aroma. Nice medium body lets the honey shine. Mild bitterness lasts only an instant in the aftertaste. Looks like swill, but pleasant to drink. I may have to give this one a shoot when the weather warms up.

sacfly, Mar 01, 2008
Photo of Winter
3.33/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale yellow in appearance with a decent sized white head. Light aroma with hints of malt and a honey sweetness. Thin, crisp mouthfeel. Honey flavor is noticeable in the taste. The honey is enjoyable and at the same time add a sweetness to an already sweet lager from the grains. Not much hop bitterness to counteract the sweet maltiness, but there's some.

For a light beer this isn't bad. The honey makes this light lager enjoyable enough. Something I wouldn't drink regularly, but I would consider, if looking for a light beer.

Winter, Jul 05, 2006
Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -6.8%

harpus, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of cdkrenz
3.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Transparent, pale yellow, pours about an inch of head which quickly fades to a white cloud on the brew's surface. A good-looking light beer.

Smell - A simple malt aroma.

Taste - The taste of honey is prevalent but it doesn't make the beer too sweet. It adds just enough to make this beer better than your average light beer. Dare I call it a good light beer. I dare.

Mouthfeel - The feel is watery but able to maintain a subtle carbonation to offer some texture.

~ A good drink on a summer afternoon I'm sure. On a cold February evening in Wisconsin... I think not.

cdkrenz, Feb 02, 2008
Photo of afinepilsner
2.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle

Point Honey Light was a light yellow color with good clarity. It had a white head that didn't last long, with no lacing. The aroma was honey with a little grain. The taste was light with honey and a touch of grain. The finsh was dry. It was light bodied with plenty of carbonation. Drinkability was average. This is a step above the average light beer, but I doubt I would ever purchace one again.

afinepilsner, May 04, 2007
Photo of Vancer
2.7/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well it was light, but someone forgot the honey for it. Poured a clear light straw yellow, decent white head.

Aroma was strictly macro veggies and corn, no honey sweetness to be found, although during the taste a smidgen made its way through. Body was plain jane and boring – matching the overall beer in most aspects.

Vancer, Jul 09, 2007
Photo of kickapoodude
4.5/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

You knew this beer would get a low garde here because it is a light american lager. But it has a pretty high alc. amount for a light lager and the honey adds a warmness to the quality of point light. A good lawn mowing beer that is more than just swill.

kickapoodude, Jan 07, 2009
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Point Honey Light from Stevens Point Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.