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Point Three Kings - Stevens Point Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

71 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 01-16-2012)
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Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -5.1%

djrn2, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
2.38/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served in a tumbler.

Nice to get to try a brand new seasonal. This one pours a clear pale gold topped by a finger or so of white froth. The nose comprises light white bread, light green apple skin, light corn cob, and a touch of honeydew. The taste comes off as a slightly old and musty apple-flavored rice cake. Yeah, I know they're apple-cinnamon-flavored, but the cinny ain't nowhere near here, kiddies. Unfortunately. Not a fan of this one bit, especially as it made me visibly wince after each sip. The body is light, with a moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, a sad kolsch, one that did not sit well with me in any way.

TMoney2591, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of emerge077
3.43/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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?)

emerge077, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of zeff80
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

zeff80, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.49/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

russpowell, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of jwc215
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear deep golden with a thin head that immediately becomes a small floating island. Some spots of lacing soon disappear.

The smell is of some grain with light floral notes.

The taste is of sweet-ish grain with some sour grapes, some bready yeast and some floral dryness in the finish.

Light bodied, crisp. Rather thin.

Pretty easy to drink. Has a nice enough floral touch in the finish. A little too much sour grapes. Not much to it, overall. It's okay to decent.

jwc215, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3/5  rDev -5.1%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.69/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear lemon yellow body with a big bubble carbonation and a fizzy white head that is soon gone leaving a few bubbles to the side of the glass.

S- The dry field corn aroma has a green bitterness in the finish that grows but otherwise the aroma is pretty clean.

T- The dry sulfur and corn taste has some Noble hop hint in the finish with a dandelion and pith bitterness that lingers after each sip.

M- The light mouthfeel has a full fizzy finish that only enhances the bitterness.

O- This beer is dry and thin with no Kolsch characters at all and becomes a bit harsh making hard to finish one glass.

rhoadsrage, May 15, 2013
Photo of rolltide8425
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

rolltide8425, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.18/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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".

BeerFMAndy, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of Brenden
2.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It looks like a Kolsch in the color, a pale golden yellow, only rather than the usual mild haze there's a heavy thickness. The head is clean white in color. It rises high but falls quickly, leaving a frothy foam on top and spotting behind.
The aroma's clean, if nothing else. There are lots of fruity esters and a wet powdered sugar sweetness along with a leafy light bitterness. It's a little bit bready as well.
I'm not sure what I'm tasting here, but I think somewhere along the line someone tricked these guys into thinking any light beer could be called a Kolsch. What there is is lots of sweetness, plenty of fruits mostly of pear and apple but with some tropical notes as well, and extremely light grassy bitterness. What isn't here is any kind of dryness to offset or balance it, any vinous character whatsoever, or pretty much anything distinguishing the style. It's fine to drink, but to style it's not. I suppose I should have known that when I read the words "Kolsch" and "ale" on the bottle together.
The feel is fine. The body is light, it's crisp, and it's clean. Dryness is lacking, though, and the same vinous character absent from the smell and taste is likewise absent in the feel.

Brenden, May 21, 2014
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

DavoleBomb, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of andrenaline
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

andrenaline, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +26.6%

Hanzo, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of garymuchow
2.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Soft malt and a bit of yeast, but not the yeast I normally consider for the listed style.
Very clear yellow mostly. Small white head settles out quickly.
A little tart with some puckering on the cheeks.. Soft malt. A little citrus type fruit.
Moderately light feel with ample carbonation.
Easy drinker. Seems little odd for winter/spring seasonal. Fitting right now for 90 degree weather.
For as much as I like this brewery and as much as I want to like this - meh.

garymuchow, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Todd
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

Todd, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

barczar, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Redrover, Jul 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -13%

jsh420, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

krome, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of GrindFatherBob
1.5/5  rDev -52.5%

GrindFatherBob, May 04, 2012
Photo of richkrull
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

richkrull, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +26.6%

jgunther71, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Drknight, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Zachtheporter
2.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- The beer comes out the color of a very beautiful light gold with very noticeable carbonation. The constant rapid stream of little bubbles in this beer almost remind me of looking at a bubble jet in a fish tank. Upon pouring it into the glass a light white head of foam rises to the top but is very short-lived before it dissolves away within the first minute or so. A white thin ring around the edges of the glass, and very thin light splotches are all that remain afterwords.

S- The scent hits the nose in a very clean manner. Hints of fresh spring water are present along with faint notes of plain white bread. There is a slight spiciness to it as well that almost seems a little bit like slight hop or citrus notes. Overall tough I found the smell to be very faint and hard to detect/judge.

T- The taste is very beady and reminiscent of light grains and finishes tasting almost a bit sour. The ending is very reminiscent of grapes, specifically ones that would be used to make wine. Keep in mind however that it isn't actually sour at the end, it just gives off a very sweet taste and sour feel that definitely wouldn't make anyone pucker or anything. The taste is somewhat long lasting and lingers in your mouth. Definitely left me wanting to go back in for another sip.

M- It feels very full bodied. There is a noticeable crispness due to the carbonation. Despite the carbonation however it almost feels a bit thick. The end of each sip feels as if it coats your mouth/the back of your tongue with a lingering layer that seems to really leave you wanting to drink more.

O- This Kolsch seemed to be somewhat intense to me. The sourness was somewhat odd but as I had stated before, it was very faint. After reviewing this beer last night I drank about three more of them over the course of a few hours and I must say that I definitely did not really detect the sourness once my mind was preoccupied with other things. It was an overall average beer.

Zachtheporter, Feb 11, 2012
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Point Three Kings from Stevens Point Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.