Point Classic Amber | Stevens Point Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
pointbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
303
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
15.95%
 
 
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4
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38
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Photo of chefhatt
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of entenduintransit
2.91/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.57/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not a lot of flavor to this one. A high level of carbonation makes me think they were aware of this and tried to compensate, but all it has is a malt flavor.

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Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Joe_recker
2.98/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.78/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A : The head pours a slightly musty yellow color, 1 finger tall. It quickly dissipates into nothing. The body is an interesting prune juice purple with hints of iced tea here and there. 80% opaque. No lacing left on the glass from the head. Major deduction for the lack of head.

S : Oh, it even smells like prune juice. Slight rooty, musty malt. Not much else to remark.

T : It's got a nice roasted fig flavor with some well-done barley malts and brown bread crust. The baked flavor is good here, perhaps a tad oat-y, and ends fruity with some red grape and vinous flavors. Lots of good caramel flavors, bread crusts, and fruity notes.

F : Exciting carbonation on top of a dry body and a papery wet finish. Slight dryness on the finish as well.

O : The best part about this is the taste. Obviously that's the most important thing, so I'd have this again. Not bad in the taste department - a sure departure from the typical amber ale.

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Photo of Hrodebert
3.64/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Myboymi
1.66/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Pegasus
3.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear dark copper in color, with a robust, moderately dense cream-colored head, with excellent retention. Belgian-style lacing adorns the g;ass walls, and there is profuse, fine-beaded, fast-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Moderately sweet caramel and toasted malt dominate the aroma, there are floral, spice, and fruit notes from the hops that blend well with the malty character of the aroma.

Taste: The caramel and toasted bread malts are out front in the taste, soon after, some tea flavors present. The tea and the malt flavors dominate the taste to the close, with a little late hop spiciness, although the malt is surprisingly dominant.

Mouth feel: Smooth and full, with very soft carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Pleasant and very drinkable as summer draws to a close.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle

Pours a clear amber brown, bit of fizzy lacing.

Smells of caramel and brown sugar with biscuit undertones. Rich and malty.

Tastes of toasty bread and sugary malts with a papery finish.

Light body with stinging carbonation.

Fairly decent malty lager, not especially memorable. The aroma is nice but the flavor is more bland than you'd expect. All in all, passable.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.12/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I picked up a bottle of Point's Classic Amber last week for $1.79 at Boyne Country Provisions. I've never had this beer before and I was looking for some new beers to try, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok,it's plain and it isn't too eye catching. It poured a fairly clear amber color that took on more of a red color when held to the light and it had two and a half fingers worth of creamy and fluffy light tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it didn't leave any lacing behind. This was a nice looking beer, but I wish it left some lacing behind.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart some caramel malt, light grainy and sweet malt aromas with some doughy and fruity yeast showing up in the background. Towards the end there just a slight earthy hop aroma. This beer has a decent aroma, but I wish it had more balance.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart the same malty aspects that they did in the aroma with no single one seeming to stick out the most and it's followed by the yeast which takes on more of a fruity aspect this time. On the finish there's just a slight hoppy flavor with a sweet malt and caramel malt aftertaste. This beer tastes Ok, but it seems to be very average for the style.

M- Smooth, pretty crisp, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is decent, but it could use a little less carbonation.

Overall I thought this beer was just ok and I thought it was a very average example of the style, it seemed to be pretty true to style, but nothing stuck out and it seemed to be pretty average in just about every aspect. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, one is enough for me, I don't have the urge to drink another. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance, it's nice and it's the highlight of this beer. What I like the least about this beer is the taste and drinkability, they were very average and could use some work. I wouldn't buy this beer again and I can't say I would recommend it. All in all this beer was just ok, it wasn't bad, but it didn't have anything to make it memorable. It's one of my least favorite beers from this brewery and it's average at best for the style. Better luck next time guys, this one could use some work.

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Photo of dhannes
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nurt20
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 1/29/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear deep copper/amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light earthy herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Nicely clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a nice Vienna lager style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ALC82
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UPBrewer92
3.46/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigsp
3.41/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

very smooth drinking beer, not bitter at all

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Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Juhnny19
2.88/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Meh for na amber beer.

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Photo of thommo_nk
3.86/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.6/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice smooth feel and taste with no bitterness in the aftermath. Would make a good summer beer

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hooverhawkeye
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Point Classic Amber from Stevens Point Brewery
3.26 out of 5 based on 303 ratings.
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