Point Belgian White | Stevens Point Brewery

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Point Belgian WhitePoint Belgian White

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.38%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Point Belgian White is a smooth refreshing and distinctive beer brewed in the tradition of Belgian Style White Ales. Our recipe boasts the finest barley and wheat malts, white wheat, rolled oats, and Noble Hallertau and Saaz hops - naturally flavored with a hint of Curacao orange peel and coriander. The result is a light-bodied beer renowned for its signature golden-white haze. Try it with an orange slice.

Added by Gehrig on 02-10-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 139 | Ratings: 275
Photo of D1noB
2.65/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It's grains with a citrus kick, it isn't bad but definitely not something to write home about.

Taste Rating in Words: It's like when you make, sweet lemon water at a restaurant, it's nothing special, but it was free.

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Photo of Try-em-all
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Decent look and scent. I expected more coriander and orange peel flavoring, was disappointed. Went down smooth, not too strong. I had higher expectations.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.02/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow hazy beer, lace and retention in standard form. Wheat not obvious, other than the haze, but plenty of citrus rind in the aroma.

Taste was spice rack, and some metal. Grainy, sweet. Pretty run of the mill regional brewery witbier territory, at least it is one of the cheaper options.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Straw yellow to gold in color with a hazy complexion. There's a fingernail of off white covering most of the top. The head retention is nearly gone about halfway through finishing the beer. Muddled aromas of coriander and a suggestion of orange is here. The pale wheat is the primary flavor, but you do get a good citrus orange bite at the back of the palate. The body is fairly light and thin.

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Photo of BamaPete15
1.8/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

My first ever beer review. I started sampling craft beers a few months ago, have tried about 8 or 9. Been a regular beer drinker for almost 40 years, Bud, etc. Okay, I tried another Belgian White a month ago, Blue Moon's version. I thought it was marginally okay, the orange citrus smell and taste was better than nothing. Just finished my first Point Belgian White and found it almost literally tasteless, even worse than the Blue Moon. Seriously, Budweiser has more flavor than this crap. But I could smell a hint of citrus/orange, and that's not saying much. Maybe I'm just now a Belgian White kinda guy. Also, no date or ABV on bottle, not good marketing imo.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The label says "ale brewed with coriander and orange peel". If must have been a very small amount, because there's virtually no flavor here. Very lackluster.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.62/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A : Hazy pineapple colored body, about 80% opacity. The head is fluffy and white, 2 fingers initially but fades fast to a fluffy ring with hilly lace.

S : Stale grain, lemon peel with some sour breadiness.

T : Stale grain, moldy wheat, a faint hint of watered down already-been-chewed Juicy Fruit (light bubble gum). Unremarkable and gross.

F : Buzzing carbonation, slightly creamy, mostly light to medium bodied. Ends with a dull nip. Drinks like a light beer actually.

O : This sucked. I'm sorry, this is the worst Witbier on the planet.

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Photo of superspak
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 2/16/2015. Pours lightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, coriander, wheat, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus peel spice, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, coriander, wheat, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Slight herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, coriander, wheat, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness of citrus peel spice, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good beer, but it tastes completely like a pale wheat ale. There is very minimal yeast character. All around good balance and robustness of citrus peel spice, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering as a pale wheat ale.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
2.59/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Bottled and reduced & part of premier home shopping service Ocado so doybt old stock an issue
Right last dodgy brew Point's Belgian White
a great big glass of nothingness

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Point Belgian White pours a hazy golden color with a small but lacing head. There is a creamy aroma, lots of spices, and hints of orange. The taste is also very creamy, mellow spice notes, and nice orange flavors. Nice carbonation, good feel. Overall it's not over the top, but its very well put together, nice big fruit flavors.

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Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this beer into a glass, it has a golden color body with a small thin head. The aroma has a lemon wheat smell to it. The taste has a citrus flavor and the wheat comes through. The mouthfeel is smooth and overall is a good beer but nothing special.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale, hazy golden body, with faint, slow-rising carbonation, crowned by a modest, dense white head, which slowly fades away, and accompanied by a slight, show-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Coriander is very prominent in the aroma, as well as wheat, caramel, and curiously, a slight smokiness.

Taste: Opens with very strong coriander, as well as a lesser amount of wheat malt. As the taste progresses, The wheat lends a mild bitterness to the taste, followed by a moderate flush of hops at the close. Finishes with a dry, lingering hop presence;.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant, and quite drinkable

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

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Photo of jwc215
3.82/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden (not as hazy as expected) with a thin, lasting head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of coriander, orange peel, some bready notes and pale malt.

The taste is of coriander, orange peel, and honey-like sweetness. It has a firm pale malt backbone. Finishes with a spicy dryness with a sweet kiss.

It is smooth, with a spritzy, but not fizzy, carbonation level. Very refreshing!

It uses the spices well - forward, but not overwhelming. The malt is strong and the yeast strain is somewhat muted for the style. It is an easy-drinking beer with nice aroma and flavors.

I was surprised to find it in a winter variety pack, but it does work for something lighter in the winter. It is an enjoyable, year-round brew!

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a tulip
5.38% ABV

A - Turbid but bright golden in color, Point's wit retains it's white cap of foam briefly before residing to a ring of loose bubbles and little lace left on the glass.

S - Supple wheat gives way to grainy pale malt and a subtle waft of sweet orange peel and a dash of spicy coriander. Yeast esters contribute notes of clay and bubblegum but this has an American wit written all over it.

T - Heavy grainy pale malt topples the push-over soft wheat flavor as this becomes even more Americanized in flavor; it almost completely abandons the classic yeast profile found in witbiers leaving a soft touch of coriander along the finish, drying out the faintly sweet orange peel.

M - Soft wheat qualities make it through but this beer has a resounding harshness on the back end with it's grainy malt profile and dry spiciness leaving a lasting impression on the tongue.

O - Point's Belgian White looks and smells the part but drops off into what might be considered an American Pale Wheat Ale with it's lack of forward Belgian yeast characteristics and somewhat higher of a pale malt profile. The coriander and orange peel give it a refreshing quality though which makes it one easy drinking summer beer!

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Photo of JWearda
4.6/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S - Poured in a pint glass from the bottle

A - Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a creamy two-finger head. Be sure to stir up the sediment that has settled to the bottom of your bottle to enjoy everything this great beer has to offer!

S - Strong aroma on this one, heavy on the coriander and orange peel. Also clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

T - Nice blend of orange and very mild lemony zest coupled with a good balance of those same herbs and spices (clove, coriander, etc) encountered in the aroma. The mouthfeel is oh, soooo smooth and with a lingering sensation of cinnamon and orange peel. Very smooth and tasty.

O - A deceptively complex beer whose taste lives up to its appearance. Flavorful and refreshing, very easy to take healthy pulls so your taste buds can enjoy this one. It will leave you wanting more!

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.0 A: Murky golden yellow color. Just over one finger of frothy white head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing.

3.5 S: Pleasantly spicy nose. Lots of coriander with orange peel and citrusy orange, pepper, and perhaps a touch of clove. Clean, refreshing, and pleasant.

3.25 T: Taste is more intense than the nose suggests. There's a sharp citrusy tanginess that comes on as a big of a surprise. Corriander, orange, and orange peel with pepper and clove. Neutral malt sweetness. It's not bad, it just needs a bit of refinement .

3.25 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could use a bit more creaminess, but it's good enough.

3.5 D: I might have been a bit harsh on the taste as this is a tasty beer, it just isn't as cohesive as many others I've had.

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Photo of ferrari29
2.87/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Beer poured from bottle into a Weizen style glass

A - Beer pours with a half finger size head; white color, slightly bubbly; not much lacing at all; transparent straw body color

S - Slight lemon and sour smell; vinegar; sweet; spices

T - Sour lemon and vinegar taste; not much malt; back end flavor is sweeter - sugary; flat flavor

M - Flat beer flavor and feel; much sweeter than I expected; watery

D - Overall, taste and feels like a summer drink; not much to this beer; brewers could have done a better job of adding more body along with

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Photo of Lemke10
3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This pours a pale amber color with not much of a head on it. The aroma has a little bit of spice to it, probably from the coriander otherwise just a little yeast. The taste is pretty decent with the standard U.S. mock Belgian taste deemed Witbier. It also a nice lingering flavor from the orange peels. Very drinkable and decent tasting that makes for a flavor yet lighter summer drinking beer.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a flared pokal at Bliss.

Finally returning to some good ol'-fashioned Bliss tastings. It's been far too long... This stuff pours a partly cloudy pale straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises mild orange zest, coriander, and cracked wheat. The taste brings in more of the same, though the orange really shines fairly brightly. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly grainy feel. Overall, a nice little wit, nothing close to special, but it'll feed your wit need decently well.

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Photo of Mojo
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very pale straw with a one inch head, poor retention, and no lacing. Carbonation bubbles can be observed rising from the bottom for quite awhile. Smell is a almost unpleasant orange, pine, and wheat. Mouthfeel may be the best part of it. There is enough carbonation to give it a good full experience. Taste is fairly one dimensional. It's basically a grapefruit orange juice mix with carbonation added. Not my thing at all but as I have only had a few of this style I will not mark it down further.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.17/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A treat as part of their summer taster pack, courtesy of my mom after a recent trip to Wisconsin.

A - Pours a super pale, slightly hazy, straw colour, thin layer of head with little retention and no lacing.

S - Bready wheat dominates, hints of cloves and peppery spice with a touch of sour lemon on the finish.

T - Again, the bready flavours dominate alongside a strong sour lemon flavour, the cloves and peppery spice linger alongside orange peel and hints of coriander.

M - Medium, smooth and wet.

O - A tasty wit, the orange and citrus notes are quite prominent, and the bready wheat flavours come through nicely as well. Easily sessionable and non-offensive. Definitely and easy patio drinking ale.

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Photo of tronester
3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy white head. Smells vaguely of citrus fruit and freshly milled grain. Taste begins with a spicy, sweet start, followed by a sweetbread middle, and an earthy, citrusy finish. Decent mouthfeel. Overall a pretty good middle of the road witbier.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow beer, delivers on the haze, average lace and retention. Wheat isn't specifically discernable, but the citrus rind is.

Coriander, spice, lemon, weird metallic-ness in the taste. At times gritty, yet thin, more sweetness than I care for in this (and almost any/every) kind of beer style. No massive off flavors, just another average beer from an average regional brewery. Thankfully, they know their mold, so they make this stuff relatively cheap. Now, this beer, I never saw on special anywhere like the regular point lager, like on 25 cent goth night on the southside of Milwaukee, and therefore, it does seem a little expensive in the stores for a 6 pack.

I can't really think of a niche for this beer other than girlfriend beer. Guys into wits will not pick this probably other than to try it once.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
2.97/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

A. Slightly dirty straw color with lots of haze and a two finger white head that fizzles out in about a minute, minimal lacing

S. Strong coriander and weak orange peel over wheat.

T. Same as the nose: coriander first and foremost, wheat second, and orange peel faintest of all.

M. Medium body, standard amounts of bubbles.

This beer would have been rather boring and forgettable if it didn't have an unusually high level of coriander / low level of orange peel compared to other, similar brews in the market. Enjoyment of this one really depends on how well you like coriander.

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Photo of RobinLee
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a cup. Part of sampler box.

A: golden, blonde slightly hazy. Head settles down fairly quickly, not too much lacing left on the glass.

S: The other reviews don't lie, lots of coriander. Possibly oranges. Wheat/grains.

T: The nose doesn't lie. Coriander, grain/wheaty, and the oranges come through a bit better.

M: Medium. Good carbonation- not too little, just a good amount.

O: Pretty good, nothing too special, I wouldn't turn down a glass.

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