Point Classic Amber | Stevens Point Brewery

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Point Classic AmberPoint Classic Amber

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-29-2002

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1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

Photo of Richard1971
1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

Photo of Myboymi
1.66/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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1.75/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of tigg924
1.81/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance:caramel in color, 1/4 inch head, high carbonation, clear

Smell: toasted malt, chemicals, and suger

Taste: toasted malt, chemicals, touch of apple, and suger

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, sweet

Drinkability: Not a favorite. This one tastes way to chemical like and not well balanced. I will pass on this in the future.

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Photo of VermilionVulpine
1.9/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The flavor and aroma of the beer were ok but they were hard to detect, like when a drink is watered down. Very muted aftertaste. While not as important as the beer itself, I found the design of the label to be similarly lackluster. Overall, it felt like a half-hearted attempt. Less like a beer and more like a beer flavored beverage.

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2/5  rDev -38.8%

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2.16/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of Bannedforlife
2.17/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance- Deep copper color deeper than most ambers

Smell- none, (Vacuumed packed for freshness??)

Taste-Light sweetness upfront with even caramel malt body..short finish, as in falling off a cliff short..

Mouthfeel- light

drinkability-might be ok for macro drinkers,but not for anyone accustomed to taste

overall-wants to be a macro when it grows up

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Photo of PokerGod
2.18/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance- red-tan color pours clearly. One finger head leaves a nice small bubbled foamy crown which lingers.

Smell- Strange for this style, smells kind of chocolatey. Malty without the over-the-top bready notes that some dislike.

Taste- Mildly malty with a bit of a roasted caramel taste. But it seems to have a metallic aftertaste that I find a bit disheartening.

Overall- I've had other beers from this brewer that I liked and I'm a fan of Amber Ales. i thought two and two would equal four, but here it apparently equals zero. I won't be buying this again.

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Photo of sweemzander
2.21/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a pint. No bottled date.

(A)- Pours a reddish amber. Disappointing head formation. Just white bubbles.

(S)- Corny sweet malts. . .

(T)- Corn husk with a pale-ish hoppy malt thing.

(M)- Crisp and slightly sweet and bitter. Fine carbonation level.

(D)- Very dissapointing for its amber classification. Very lackluster in every way. Almost bland.

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Photo of Quaffer
2.21/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: This was a deep amber beer with a fizzy tan head. It disappeared almost immedeately, leaving a thin ring around the glass. This, too, had vanished before the beer was gone. There was no lacing at all.

Smell: Oooo, this was not good. There was a very light, sweet malt aroma that tried to make itself known through the other not-so-pleasant smells. Corn and a stinging, antiseptic-like aroma were the main components. Of course, this got worse as the beer got warmer. At one point, I even started to smell bile rising from the glass. Like I said, not good.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied and watery on the finsh. Kind of smooth, though.

Taste: The taste was just mild, sweet malt combined with a little spiciness. There were no hops flavors at all. A bit of that macro-like corn flavor hangs around in the background, but it is not very strong. I hate to leave it at that, but that's all there is to this beer.

This beer is not worth the effort. It reminds me a lot of weak, wannabe beers like Killians and Amber Bock. And the smell is bad.

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2.24/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Oh what an eventual disappointment this beer is once it hits the palate. It pours from the bottle a dark copper color. There is a faint fruity hoppy aroma. There is a massive head which lasts for but a few brief moments. The taste is bland, with barely a lingual taste bud being tantalized. The mouth feel is best described as being wet, like drinking a class of water. I could only recommend this beer for those actively flying commercial aircraft or doing extensive yard work on a steaming hot day.

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Photo of Fugazme
2.24/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a nice copper with bright, white head. Decent lacing.
Looks are deceiving.

Smell was of grain and rubber. Kind of offensive.

Taste was grain. Not balanced at all. Seems like a cheap beer.
I could see drinking this to get drunk when a macro was the only other choice.

I must be honest and say I wish I hadn't chosen this one for a pick-a-six.

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2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of marc77
2.29/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear ruddy amber hue. Initially fluffy, off white head recedes into a thin, but dense layer that manages loose lace. The aroma is odd, unbalanced combination of toasted malt, sweet caramel, herbal hops along with a grainy, lighty metallic twang and slight sulfur. Hint of sickly sweet corny DMS adds a macroesque edge. Non descript, sugary toffee hits the palate at first, then is ensued by mildly astringent, grainy 6-row husk and non descript ambient sweetness. As the beer breathes, graininess mellows into a refined white bread like quality. Paltry hop bitterness leaves residual sweetness unhindered and nearly cloying if not for the thin, overly attenuated body. DMS emerges late along with a resurgence of dark caramel malt, lending a cooked, creamed corn on stale toast impression. Finishes faintly herbal, with notes of dry cracker and hominy. Classic Amber is a poor Marzen, and is reminescent of a 25% Rolling Rock, 25% Killians, 50% Spaten Ofest mix. If this is all malt, they sure tried to make it taste like it has large amount of adjuncts. Skip this one.

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Photo of homebrew311
2.34/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is clear amber with some head, poor retention. The nose features uninspiring amber malts with sweet grainy notes. Light waves of grapes an molasses with a hint of caramel. Taste is light and sweet with molasses and watery grain. Not much character. Mouthfeel is light, dry, and highly carbonated. Overall, pretty blah.

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of ChopperSmith
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had this beer on tap at the Rum Line Bar in Bayfield, Wisconsin.

Appearance - Clear reddish-amber color. Minimal head and not much lacing.

Smell - Very Light. Some malt and maybe a whiff of weak hops.

Taste - Light and mildly flavored, mostly malts and just a little hint of hops. Nothing special.

Mouthfeel - Light and thin, almost watery.

Drinkability - Eh, I've had better Ambers and Point Brewery is doing nothing special with this one.

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of barczar
2.51/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear amber with solid 1 finger cream head that lingers.

Citrus fruit and toasted caramel malt lead the aroma, followed by a hint of herbal hop and a slight nuttiness.

Lemony tang underlies the flavor throughout, with bready malt eventually providing relief in the finish. It's fairly simple.

Mouthfeel is slightly watery, with moderate carbonation accentuating the tang, giving a spritzy sensation.

Not what I expected as an amber. Hoping I got a bad bottle. Not nearly enough hop or malt flavor.

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Point Classic Amber from Stevens Point Brewery
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 309 ratings