Point Special | Stevens Point Brewery

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Point SpecialPoint Special

Brewed by:
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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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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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.2/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a 24-pack of cans for around $13.

A: Yellow, blonde.

S: Smells like your average lager. Grainy.

T: It's a bit more bitter than the average adjunct lager. Slightly lemony.

M: Light. Thin. Crisp carbonation.

O: Easy drinking beer that still has flavor, it's a nice alternative to Budweiser or Miller, albeit at a slightly higher price point.

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +29.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Moderate throughout, Point Special Lager hits the medium stride of all the halmarks that Lagers entail.

Point Special Lager opens with a bright clarity of medium straw colors and an effervescent character that builds an initially part-froathy, part-fizzy head that eventually flames out to nothing relatively quickly- no retention, no lace.

Vibrant aromas paint a picture of grain and malt while carrying a floral, lemon, herbal scent. Almost fruity lemon or apples may be the result of slight ester, hop, and sulfur combinations.

Partly malty and partly grainy, the early sweetness carry the taste of fresh raw barley, cereal, and bready or doughy sweetness. Floral hops turn slightly fruity with the taste of honeysuckle and granny smith apples just before the slightly vegetal-sweet finish. Mildly bitter late, the flavor of dry crackers and lemongrass round out the final lingering in aftertaste.

Moderately creamy to start, the bubbles carry with it a light watery grain texture that stops just shy of bite from sulfur or astringency. Finishing slightly grainy-sweet, the beer carries an herbal bitterness to match before closing with a clean but grain memory.

Point Special Lager is a fine example of what Premium American Pilsners should be. Though not spectacular, it's a good choice while trying to ween your industrial beer drinking buddies off of the swill.

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.42/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-straw yellow with about a finger of head that faded quickly with no lacing

S-not much here except corn and rice with a faint citrus hop finish

T-just a bit of malt and not quite as much corn/grain taste as most

M-thin and watery just like you would expect

O-just what you would expect from the style may be the thing to get someone to try some of their other beers and get them converted but for someone that is already looking for flavor not something very worthwhile

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.35/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a half-inch thick head that dissipates quickly.

Smell - Sweet, grainy, lemon zest, and maybe a slight bit of coriander.

Taste - Pretty sweet with lemon, maybe some corn, grain, grass, and a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Somewhat thin body and light carbonation.

Overall - This would be the perfect beer on a hot summer day. Very crisp.

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3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Nice light yellow with a good head. The head dissapates quickly.

S: Rather sweet with grains and mals. Hops and a slight floral accent.

T: Typical of american lagers I think. Some slight corn and just a hint of floral hops.

M: Very light but with some sweetness.

O: A very typical american lager. Nothing too exciting.

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4/5  rDev +29.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Point Special from Stevens Point Brewery
3.08 out of 5 based on 312 ratings.
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