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150th Anniversary All Malt Lager | Stevens Point Brewery

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Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Redrover on 07-03-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by zeff80:
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2.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cool 1950's reproduction label.

A - Poured out a clear, fizzy, straw yellow color with a small, short-lived head. It left no lace.

S - It smelled of light malt and corn.

T - It taste of sweet corn and a very light maltiness.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - It is an okay beer. The label was really cool, but the taste was a little lacking.

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Photo of morimech
2.15/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a very pale clear straw color. It would be hard to come up with a beer that could look more like water and still be beer. A large white head forms but quickly recedes to nothing. Leaves little if any lacing.

The smell is of corn. Yea, corn and not much else.

The taste is very weak. Hard to describe a taste so weak. I guess it has a sweet malt taste and corn. No hops evident. They do go down quickly and I suppose they satisfy a beer thirst if nothing else is available.

The 1950s sytle label is very nondescript. You have no idea what you are getting.

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Photo of Redrover
4.05/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a limited release brewed for the brewery’s 150th anniversary. The label, while very cool, does not supply much information. It simply states that it is a hand crafted all malt premium beer. Even their website does not talk about this beer, talk about under the radar….

Poured into a standard pint, the beer is a light gold with a massive bone white head. Good lacing on the glass.

The nose is of fresh grain with a fairly prominent perfume hop presence. The beer smells fresh and inviting.

The taste is creamy and a tad sweet. There is a decent amount of bitterness to keep the beer in balance. Just a guess, but I would say the IBUs would track in the range of 15 to 20. This is clearly a well made beer with notes of apples, grass & more hops in the finish.

The mouth is pleasantly thick for a lager. This is an easy drinker that would be great to pair with food. I wish they would keep this in the everyday rotation as I would keep this on hand.

This was included in the mixed 12 pack. When I’m in Wisconsin next week, I will see if they offer it in 6 packs.

Well done and congratulations on a 150 years of brewing!!

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Photo of scootercrabb
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.95/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sun-faded sweet corn yellow topped by an off-white cap that barely reached two fingers on the pour and is down to one finger as I type. The foam looks like the foam atop any number of macro lagers. A few small scraps of lace appear and then melt away.

The aroma is 'light lager subtle'. It's minimally sweet and grain-like, with the suggestion of musky hops. A lack of any sort of nastiness keeps the score from a free-fall. I'm *trying* to keep style in mind when assigning a number.

150th Anniversary All Malt is an inoffensive little number that might as well be a mixture of Miller Lite and Miller High Life. It has been a while since I had either one, but it tastes like corn has been used as an adjunct rather than rice.

The flavor profile is essentially a reprise of the aroma: untoasted barley mixed with a dash of corn syrup and a small handful of German hops. This stuff is just about as simple and as generic as beer gets. Still, I can't help but like it in an 'inoffensive, don't wanna think about it, back to basics' kind of way. Maybe that's what was intended.

The mouthfeel fits the rest of the beer's attributes pretty well. It has just enough heft to avoid being called watery and is pretty decently carbonated besides.

Of the Stevens Point Brewery offerings that I've had so far, only Point Cascade Pale Ale and Augsburger Oktoberfest have been better than average. 150th Anniversary All Malt Lager comes close, as long as one judges it against similarly styled beer and not against, say, Surly Furious. Too bad 'The King of Beers' doesn't taste like this.

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Photo of Chaz
3.42/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a chilled bottle into a shaker-pint. Straw in color, and exhibiting moderate carbonation, this one was topped with an appealing head of good duration and moderate lacing. A dusty, golden-white in color, the head is composed of very small, uniform bubbles, giving this the consistency of a fine, frothy-foam.

Nose is, well, lager-y, with faint accents of Noble hops, pale and pilsener malts, and a touch of metal. I'm not catching any adjuncts here, just barley and a nice bit of hops. Granted, this is nothing to write home about if you like big juicy hops and a more complex malt/yeast interplay, but as a pale lager this one will do the job.

Tastes as good as it smells; lightly tangy, lightly sweet, and with a good amount of bitterness to complement the lingering dry, biscuit-y/bready character of the malt. Nice and light on the palate, too, this would make for an excellent summer sessioner. Frankly, this doesn't taste a great deal different than their flagship macro, but it is an improvement, and I'd certainly take this over many a macro: Pabst, take note!

I paired this one with a slice of cold, cardboard-infused Cub Foods brand pizza left over from night before, and it paired very well indeed. A very solid effort, and I wouldn't mind putting this into the 'fridge in a regular rotation.

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Photo of hero27
1.98/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle.

1857-2007..150 years of brewing, impressive.

Clear gold, fizzy white head. Macro-ish, funky grain aroma.
Taste has a corn sweetness without much in the way of hops to balance it out. Crisp mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation...very light body.
Drinkable but no shining qualities here in my opinion.

I feel bad for saying this...but you'd think that with 150 years under their belt, an anniversary beer would be a little better than this. I really didn't find it the least bit interesting.

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150th Anniversary All Malt Lager from Stevens Point Brewery
Beer rating: 2.85 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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