Point Classic Amber | Stevens Point Brewery

Point Classic AmberPoint Classic Amber
306 Ratings
Point Classic AmberPoint Classic Amber

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-29-2002

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5/5  rDev +52.9%

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5/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.4/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had two of these at a barbecue over the weekend, and couldn't believe how good they were. And only $5 for a sixer, I couldn't wait to get to a review. In the end, I'm not sure you can get more bang for your buck than with this brew.

Having only had these out of the bottle, I wasn't so sure what the beer would look like. It poured out a surprisingly deep red, almost cranberry in color. More of a chestnut when held to the light. The head seemed overly fizzy, and receded quite quickly, only leaving a thin cap, and then just a ring after a few sips. On subsequent pours a faster pour left a plentiful head and sticky lacing.

Sweet caramel, toasty malts mark the nose. Buttery, nutty notes here and there. Out of nowhere a burst of fruit salad comes through. More than enough going on, but would have scored a bit better if hops were more prominent. Of the three, I find more Hallertau than Cascade - not so sure what Tettnang are like - but only because I know what I should be looking for.

The malt profile is interesting. There's a mix of Vienna and Marzen type malts. Toffee, caramel sweetness is nice, and it's reminiscent of both a Vienna lager and an Oktoberfest. Toasty flavors can be rich, and almost smoky at times. Coffee and cocoa notes are faintly present, and some citrus notes from the Cascades are there too. The beer is fairly well hopped for something in this price range. Hops linger on the finish, although it is pretty clean otherwise. Cascades take a backseat to the earthier hops here. There's tons going on with this beer.

Mouthfeel is not the best part of the beer. A little more fullness would complement the beer better. Still performs quite well for a lager. Carbonation is okay, and there's still some body to it.

I'm surprised scores aren't better for this. I think people may have let price influence perception of quality. This is one of the tastiest lagers I've had, and I can't recall being able to find something this good for this cheap. Then again, I haven't delved into this style before this beer, so I'll temper my excitement. I was tempted to score this even higher in a few spots. It goes down so easy too. Easy to down a sixer, considering the moderate abv. The best from Point I've had - but their Belgian White and Augsburger Golden Lager hold their own, too.

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4.25/5  rDev +30%

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4.19/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty nice tasting beer from Stevens Point Brewery. I got this in a mixed grab bag and I am actually pretty impressed. There is a nice color and aroma to this and the mouthfeel is very balanced. Dry malty overtones fill your mouth and you are left with virtually no aftertaste. Nothing amazing, but a nice session beer.

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.98/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz twist off, part of a mix 12 pack. No date.

Pours a clear amber/orange color with a moderate head of large off white bubbles. Aroma is caramel malt, but not too sweet, lightly burnt. Taste follows with more of a sweet fruitiness- pear. Little to no aftertaste, very light bitterness. Easy to drink and one of the more interesting of the bunch.

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Point Classic Amber from Stevens Point Brewery
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 306 ratings
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