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): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-29-2002

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

355ml Bottle: labelled in the UK as Amber Lager for some reason. Poured into a stemmed 'Yuengling' badged glass at home on 26th Nov 13.

Guess what colour it was? Correct, amber: the head being white and lasting. The body clear but not really bright.

The aroma was initially malt led, as the beer warmed a little the hops came into their own smell wise: they overcame the slight malty molasses aroma and took over along with mini metallic twang.

The taste was a pleasant blend of maltiness and bittering hops, the hops giving a dry and long finish.

A bit fizzy for me, but others will say it's well carbonated no doubt: a malty lager, no more, no less.

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3.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours reddish amber with a thin white head that soon becomes a slowly vanishing island. Little lacing sticks. Nice color, but pretty unimpressive head and lacing.

The smell is of caramel with a floral touch.

The taste is of caramel and honey sweetness balanced by a touch of light toast and some bittering (though pretty much non-flavor enhancing) hops. There is also a hint of red apple in the finish.

It has ample carbonation and is pretty smooth. It has a slightly caramel-ish, minty aftertaste.

A decent, middle-of-the-road-ish amber lager. Decent, but nothing particularly noteworthy.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle from Morrisons Supermarket (£1.50):
Copper amber with a bubbly white head on top that ends up as a lacing that sticks around the sides of the glass.

Sweet with a lot of malts coming through, mainly caramel and toffee ones but also some floral notes. There is a nice hop presence that adds to the nose with some bread and lighter fruits.

Sweet malts, some caramel and a little bit of brown sugar together with some bread and dried fruits. There is a touch of citrus and then some floral hops with a very faint earthy taste.

Medium with moderate carbonation and a sweetish mouthfeel & a solid balance between flavours. The finish is a bittersweet one with a smooth feel that would make a great session beer.

A fairly decent beer with a nice malt taste that struck a good balance with the sweetness that appeared throughout the beer. A very pleasant beer and one I'll pick up again if it stays at this price.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

12 oz. twist-off bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
4.7% ABV

A - Clear autumnal bronze in color, this amber is a looker topped with a stiff pile of off-white suds which leave nice lacing on the glass as it slowly descends.

S - Delectable toasted malts is drizzled with sweet caramel but punctuated with sweet corn adjuncts. Malt forward, this amber doesn't quite offer any hop aroma beyond a kiss of balancing earthiness.

T - Toast and sweet caramel are abolished by cheap grain and corn flavors that allows little earthy hops past for a cheap taste.

M - Point's Amber has a lovely smoothness which carries through the light-bodied beer to the mildly dry finish for a very easy drinking amber profile.

O - Point's Amber drinks wonderfully with it's smooth profile making it really too bad the aroma and flavor seem so cheap. Nice notes of toasted malt and caramel sweetness are marred by the adjunct corn and cereal grains - imagine a "light" beer darkened up a few shades.

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Point Classic Amber from Stevens Point Brewery
3.26 out of 5 based on 305 ratings.
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