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): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
314
Reviews:
137
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
19.48%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
35
For Trade:
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Ratings: 314 |  Reviews: 137
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 BuckyNBeer
3.64/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 Squire123
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

Photo of a77cj7
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Peepskp
2.61/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
2.89/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.36/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Weak yellow pour with like, no head, looks like total frat party keg beer. Aroma was a little metallic bitterness and not much else.

Taste was watery, a little bit of noble and cascade hops I'd guess, still metallic even though watered down. Highly carbonated.

Never gonna be impressed with this, but its just as good as any other swill in a 24 or 30 pack I'd imagine.

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Photo of barry199356
5/5  rDev +62.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer ever

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