Point Three Kings - Stevens Point Brewery
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4.28/5 rDev +35.4%
A - A good two inches of big bubbled, moderately quick-lived, almost pure white head. Once it gets to a quarter inch or so it displays some good stamina. Impressive really for such a brew. The body is golden yellow with a modest amount of rising carbonation.
S - Certainly a pale malt base which was evident by its color but also by its aroma. Lightly hopped in the aroma department as there is very little if any to notice.
T - It tastes good. It tastes like I would imagine it should by looking at it, smelling it, and of course researching what the style calls for. There's a sharpness to the malt likely brought about by the combination with the hops and there is a very trace grape presence. I actually thought that even before the research I did on the style. Well done in my opinion.
M - Light bodied with a fair amount of coarse feel all over my tongue and into the top back of my throat. It leaves a very round dryness throughout my entire mouth.
~ I am obviously extremely impressed by this beer from my local brewery. They've created an easy drinking light bodied beer that I will actually enjoy. I'm already a big proponent of Point Special Lager and now I can support my local brewery with sessions of this ale. Cheers to you Stevens Point Brewery. Keep up the good work.
02-01-2012 01:55:59 | More by cdkrenz
4.18/5 rDev +32.3%
12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a stange.
0032 printed on the neck in pink. No info on bottle. (4.9% ABV, 13.5 IBUs, 150 calories)
A - Crisp clear, bright golden yellow-colored, Point Three Kings features a well-formed and long-lasting bright white head. Rings of sticky lace are left clinging to the stange.
S - An overpowering light-struck skunk aroma upon the crack of the cap subsides once poured into the stange to allow more of the subtle lager-like nuances through. Grainy pale straw and lightly buttered wheat bread fall into place with an almost unnoticeable floral noble hop aroma on the finish. Crisp and clean with minor imperfections here.
T - Much more imperfection-less in flavor, the skunkiness doesn't carry into the mouth. Hard grainy pale malt is softened out by a touch of pilsner malt sweetness and wheat on the finish. Again, hops are near absent, mainly used for balance but give the finish just a pinch of floral character.
M - Light-bodied and crisp, there isn't much place for flaws to hide here, rather, the beer sticks to basics; good refreshing carbonation, clean body, and light floral, dry bitterness for balance.
O - Almost lager-like in quality and cleanliness, this Kölsch is a fantastic lawnmower beer for the warm spring-to-hot summer months. Delicately pairing soft floral hops with pale and pils malt and soft wheat undertones, this clean beer is, as they say, "well made".
04-29-2012 23:49:50 | More by BeerFMAndy
4/5 rDev +26.6%
New seasonal from Point, I really like the label on this one. 12 oz brown longneck poured into a pint glass, the beer is a bright, light gold with a off-white head.
Grains, pear and light floral note on the nose.
The taste tracks the smell. It has a light grains, some fruit (pear and apple) and some slight spice in the finish. It has a slight sour note mid-glass, which I like.
The mouth is slightly creamy with a bit of an astringent bite.
Easy drinker here. I think the Point folks got this one right in the wheel house. Well Done!
07-05-2012 01:08:59 | More by Redrover
3.58/5 rDev +13.3%
It wasn't until I got to this page and read Kolsch that this made sense. The bottle said ale. I didn't see Kolsch anywhere, so I just kinda went, huh?
As a Kolsch, this is pretty passable, but kind of ordinary. It looks like it should and smells a little like a funky pile of food, as it should!
The taste is slightly sweet and not at all very hoppy. It's OK, overall, but not something I am going to rush out and buy again.
07-29-2012 18:04:06 | More by schoolboy
3.53/5 rDev +11.7%
Reviewed from notes.
A. Very slightly hazed lemon yellow color with a persistent little collar ring for a head, no lacing left behind.
S. Faint grassy/herbal hopping with a mellow honeyed malt and a whisper-thin breath of pears.
T. Similar to the what the nose would have predicted, a flash of honeyed sweetness tempered by floral hopping most of all, has a slight tart edge at times but only just a in brief moments... sort of like a white pear would have. Not that it is actually all that sweet mind you...more like it has the minor tartness and acidity of that pear without most of the sugar from the pear. That's really the best that I can describe it. Finish is on the drier half of semi-sweet and floral, but also not particularly extended nor deep.
M. Lighter bodied, thirst quenching, well carbonated.
If only there was some sort of head and maybe some sort of lemon peel note this could have been a pretty awesome Kolsch.
04-02-2012 01:32:26 | More by WastingFreetime
3.49/5 rDev +10.4%
Was stretching it to get my mix sixer full of new beers, not much expected of this one, given Point's crappy offerings up to this point...
Pours golden with a pinky of pearl colored head. Hear retention & lacing are lacking
S: Cereal & white grape juice perfumy hops as this warms
T: Follows the nose, a touch of lemon & grainyness mixes with pear up front. Pears & peppery hops as this warms. Finishes fruitty with slight hop spicyness & a touch of dryness
MF: Crisp, fairly light bodied, thickens up a tad as it warms
Easy drinker, maybe the best beer I've ever had from these guys. Not a great Kolsch, fairly true to style. Wouldn't turn this down if offered one
04-27-2013 02:56:59 | More by russpowell
3.43/5 rDev +8.5%
Another random single, this on dated "0132" on the neck... Jan '12 would be concurrent with the first review date. Kölsch is an odd choice for a winter seasonal though. Anyway...
Pours a shade of gold shot through with the lightest of haze. A couple fingers width of bone white foam rises and subsides to a clingy skim after a couple minutes, leaving behind some frothy lacework in the glass.
Yeasty aroma, slightly floral, not getting much else. Served fairly cold as the style dictates.
Fuller feel, smooth and lightly bready with some floral and lemon pith traces. Soft supple body and its pretty clean in the aftertaste. Not a bad effort here. Will look for it fresh next year... (next week?)
12-27-2012 19:57:29 | More by emerge077
3.33/5 rDev +5.4%
Poured into a pils glass.
3.25 A: Clear golden wheat color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is about average and a small amount of lacing is left.
3.25 S: Grassy hoppiness. Sweet neutral maltiness. Hay and lager yeast. A bit doughier than I'd like. Could be a bit cleaner, but it's still pretty good.
3.25 T: Like the nose. Grassy hops, hay, sweet neutral malts, and some doughiness. Again could be cleaner, but not bad.
3.5 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation. Crisp and refreshing as it ought to be.
3.5 D: Decent kolsch. It's a lot cheaper than the best ones out there, so I guess it has a niche.
07-09-2013 00:42:00 | More by DavoleBomb
3.3/5 rDev +4.4%
Pours a brilliant medium gold with a frothy two inch ivory head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of thin lacing.
Aroma is slightly skunky and decidedly grainy. There's a bit of sweet corn accompanying light floral hop and bubblegum notes.
Grainy malt forms the backbone of the flavor profile. It's fairly sweet until the somewhat dry finish. A metallic tang surfaces as it warms, along with perfumey hops.
Body is moderate, slightly slick, with moderate carbonation and a tannic bite.
Fairly nondescript, but the skunky aroma is offputting, as is the metallic flavor.
03-19-2013 00:11:05 | More by barczar
Point Three Kings from Stevens Point Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.