Point Special | Stevens Point Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
pointbeer.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,010
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
319
pDev:
19.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 319 |  Reviews: 140
Photo of Foxman27
3.17/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SeemyAK47
4.15/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnSpailpin
3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: golden yellow color, a bit of a darker yellow than your average A.A.L. It starts with a big head, but the head fades away quickly.
Smell: Strong note of corn is the most memorable part of the scent
Taste: Like the smell, the corn stands out. Grainy and sweet without much bite.
Feel: The carbonation is pretty weak so the feel is really not much more than "mostly flat lager."
Overall: I'd say the chief virtue of Point Special is that in Wisconsin it's really cheap and reasonably drinkable. I'd much rather grab a PBR or Hamms though.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.26/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Brief impression from a can:

Corn adjunct is evident throughout. Poor unrefreshing mouthfeel.

Give me Heilemans or Strohs Gusto over this any day of the week.

D / NOT RECOMMENDED

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09.13.17 2nd impression from another can from the same pack:

Pours a clear yellow body with a thin weak white cap atop. This is what we think of when we think of "fizzy yellow macros."

Aroma brings heavy corn adjunct and barley (probably 6-row). Aromatic intensity is average.

Taste follows the aroma. Overly sweet from cheap corn adjunct and 6-row barley. No overt hop profile here - not even a faint grassiness.

Texture, to its credit, isn't watery, but it's oddly dry - which is the last thing you want in a beer meant to be as drinkable as possible. Drags on the palate, parching the drinker. Medium-bodied. Unrefreshing. Scratchy.

Overall, it's forgettable fare from a brewery that can do better. I'd honestly sooner have a Miller High Life or Rolling Rock, but in spite of its poor mouthfeel, it's inoffensive.

D+ / NOT RECOMMENDED

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Photo of Zorro
2.65/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Clear yellow with a small white head and a high carbonation level. Looks like a thousand other lagers.

Smells slightly sweet and malty with a notable corn aroma. Lesser scent of hay and even less of wood.

Starts out mildly sweet. Hop bitterness is missing. Tastes a bit like creamed corn.

Mouthfeel is watery.

Overall this is pretty much a Budweiser clone.

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Photo of MTKATL
2.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of randylenz
4.54/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I really like this beer. I was once told that with wine..."big meal big wine", meaning with a robust mean you should have a robust wine. I think with this beer it is the same thing, so Point Special Lager would not be a beer I would have with a T-Bone steak..but sitting outside eating brats/burgers/fish it is great. Very easy to drink. It's also a really good beer to just drink by itself. Also..I like the cans the best...good graphics.

It seems that over the past few years the fruity/heavy craft beers are all the rage..but I have never liked those. Just give me a beer that is not too heavy...that is smooth and won't give me that "too full" feeling after 2-3 beers. Point Special Lager is "spot on".

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Photo of DinoVindaloo
3.47/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice beer meant to be drank cold. On par with Miller, nothing too fancy but it's not trying to be. Above average, for sure.

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Photo of Dan_Metcalf
2.51/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of RootBeard
3.51/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D1noB
2.24/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A beer with almost a sour after-taste. It tastes like something is wrong.

Taste Rating in Words: It's drinking milk that isn't expired but you can taste that it's on it's way.

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Photo of hof_1991
2.25/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Dovers
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chackman151
3.2/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WiscoBA
4.21/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Number one winner. I always pick up a case of this if I'm in Wood/Portage County. Go for the cans, bottles aren't worth it. You can't beat it for a throw around, old-time Wisconsin social beer. It's cheap and tastes better than MKE's Best, High Life, Bud, Butch Light, etc. Plus, in the marketing is king macro/micro world, this company has basically never changed theirs. Something to think about.

They also have a bunch of well done micros and seasonal beers with fancy marketing.

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Photo of mrpoizun
3.71/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank out of a longneck bottle. This is a good example of an American lager. A bit of a grainy aroma and taste with maybe a touch of black pepper in there somewhere. Very refreshing.

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Photo of Schlitz74
2.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is a descent beer that is a shade darker than your average macro lager, it doesn't produce much in the way of head, or leave much lacing. I have had this in bottle, can and on tap and it tastes the same either way.
It is too bad this beer is not widely available as it is worth a try .

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Photo of freewill35
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While lagers are not my favorite style this is a really good lager.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.17/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A decent all around lager from a tall boy can. Stevens Points lager pours a nice clear
golden with a modest head of white foam that settles to a thin ring and light lacing.
Nose of sweet malts with touches of corn and a moderate grain bill with a touch of
hops. Flavors hit all the right notes for a standard American lager. Crisp, clean, and
smooth, sweet up front and lightly herbal hopped on the rear. Decent mouth feel
that is a touch watery but perfect for a summer cook out. Overall, nothing to hate
and everything to enjoy for a standard session brew.

Hey, it's a lager.....it's summer.....fills the bill.

Cheers

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Photo of Beerasaurus
3.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.43/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire
2.95/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BigAl18
2.24/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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Point Special from Stevens Point Brewery
Beer rating: 3.08 out of 5 with 319 ratings