Point Special | Stevens Point Brewery

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Point SpecialPoint Special

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Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002

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Photo of sendbeer
1.49/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of maxpower
1.66/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a bright clear golden-yellow color, has a decent foamy white head that doesn't last long, light flowery and grainy aromas. Light bodied with a light thin mouthfeel, finishes clean with a some grainy sweetness, not a very pleasant lasting aftertaste, this reminds me of macroswill.

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Photo of znarf
1.7/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Never loved the stuff but drank it in college because it could be had in bottles, three-for-a-buck in the 1980s. Local pubs also had it on tap for about the same amount. For me this stuff is drinkable as a novelty since it is made a few mile from where I was born..

PSB is definitely an authentic Eastern European lager with distinct sulfur components that are popular this that part of the world. Try it for fun.

Hometown loyalty and good business practices help to keep this company afloat. They now produce a few OK beers and an exceptional root beer as well as other soft drinks. Take the tour of the brewery if you are in town.

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Photo of hardy008
1.7/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours pale yellow with a white foamy head with about average retention and lacing.Thje aroma has corn and grain, with a small amount of hops.

Taste wise there is nothing to get excited about. Corn, some grain, and a light amount of hops. Has a somewhat sweet flavor, and a little bitterness at the end.

Light bodied with too much carbonation. Not worth trying again.

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Photo of JIMTRK16
1.75/5  rDev -43.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of Hellpop65
1.75/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of fatboy91
1.75/5  rDev -43.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of pmcadamis
1.88/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Crystal clear pale straw coloring with 1/2 finger of head that disapeared quickly and left only a few ugly dishsoap bubbes on top. There are some champagne bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

Smells grainy and a little fruity. Mildly malty. Maybe the tiniest hints of peach. Definite cheapo corny smell.

This one is light bodied and highly carbonated like most beers of it's ilk. Watery, grainy, slightly fruity. A little bitter (not in a good way). Sweet and clean watery finish with essentially no aftertaste.

This is better than most cheapo macro lagers as it has a stronger flavor, but it's still pretty nasty. I will not be having this again.

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Photo of 4Socialanxiety
2/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of Wiscodrinker
2/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of Robloc303
2/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of green_plastic
2/5  rDev -35.1%

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2/5  rDev -35.1%

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2/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of mynie
2.15/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a straw-color, just a little bit darker than the macro adjuncts. No head nor lacing. It came in a really cool-looking can, though.Smells light with grain and a hint of hops--like most macros, completely unoffensive.

I was really surprised at how much this beer tasted like PBR, only the tolerable uncomplicated sweet and sour hop kiss of Pabst here is much stronger and more foul. This stuff should only be drank while very, very cold.

The body here is thick, but not in a good way. It goes down almost like slime. Not refreshing at all, and pretty hard to drink.

Avoid this beer. It's like Pabst's evil twin, and it is nowhere near worth the ten bucks a 12 pack that it costs. If you're in the mood for a lightly-flavored beer, get one that doesn't taste like garbage and might actually refresh you. This one is just bad.

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Photo of Jables
2.16/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A step up from Bud/Miller.

Pours clear straw yellow with a big fluffy white head.

Smells somewhat sweet but there is this odd scent I can't place, that isn't neccessarilly bad but definitely isn't good.

Tastes sweet at first but that is quickly outdone by fairly strong adjunct corn/rice flavors. The finish is either a plastic grocery sac or lexan I couldn't quite decide. Either way it is very off-putting and hurts the drinkability of what would otherwise be a thirst-quencher.

The same brewery makes Augsburger Golden which is a much better bet, if you can find it.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
2.18/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes.

A. Pale pilsner-ish transparent yellow in color, with a minimal amount of both head and lacing.

S. Very faint grain with corn and just a tiny pinch of citrus. But mostly it smells like water.

T. Light corn and maybe a pinch of nondescript hopping of the floral/citrus variety, but it is really hard to define because of how soft-pedaled the whole thing is.

M. Light and watery body, no real smoothness or palpable texture. At least it is well carbonated.

I don't understand how this beer is considered 'special' in any way that does not include crassness or sarcasm.

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Photo of walleye
2.21/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

from the bottle. poured a medium dark golden color with a white head with some lacing. armoa skunky but not over powering almost like molsons, hops some malts. flavor got that skunkyness but it was a little stronger than the aroma, other than that I got nothing.

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Photo of AgentZero
2.22/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear, amber-yellow beer with a decently sized head that quickly dissipated. Nice enough looking beer.

S - Wow, talk about corn. Corn corn corn. Smells like Tecate on steroids. This is truly bad.

T - More corn, a little floral hops flavor. Pretty gross honestly, tastes a little too thick and corny with a little butter. This is truly awful.

M - Feels fine, light bodied and goes down easily. Good carbonation.

D - Pretty easy to drink, if you can get past the horrible taste.

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

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

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Point Special from Stevens Point Brewery
3.08 out of 5 based on 314 ratings.
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