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Point Belgian White | Stevens Point Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,385
Reviews:
139
Ratings:
275
pDev:
18.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
22
Trade:
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Ratings: 275 |  Reviews: 139
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A decent Witbier attempt. The look certainly fits the bill. A milky textured straw color (hefeweisbier-like) with fair head formation and retention- perhaps a bit fizzy at first. Aromas of juicy citrus, barley sweetness, lemons, and a hint of lactose and mustiness. Flavors begin (and stay) quite sweet with a part-barley, part-lemon shandy flavor. Barley flavors prove a bit heavy, followed by strong citrus and residual sugars. Again a light musty flavor persists. The beer feels a bit heavy and full for the style, but refreshing with light, but sharp hoping rates, and a mild acidic note. But the beer lacks the mellow creaminess and airiness exhibited by great Belgian Whites. Still a nice beer.

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Photo of zeff80
3.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a cloudy, yellow color. It had a small, short-lived head, but it did leave some lace.

S - It smelled of orange, wheat and yeast.

T - As for the taste, the wheat elements really came through, with some corriander/orange.

M - It was crisp and dry. Light-bodied.

D - Not a bad beer. I think I like it better than the other Point beers that I've had.

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Photo of superspak
3.63/5  rDev +10%
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 NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Coriander and citrus peel (mainly lemon, some orange, even some grapefruit) greet you in the nose of Point's White Biere. It offers the typical appearance of a Belgian witbier, and the creamy bright-white head holds well and leaves some nice, thin but sticky lace behind. The body is light-medium, and it's gently crisp on the palate with a median carbonation. The flavor is not unlike the aroma, and it's initially gently sweet with malt before the tanginess and citrus flavor (orange, lemon) kicks in. The coriander appears across the middle, followed by a chalkiness that leads into a dry and gently spicy finish. Very nicely done, it's properly delicate but flavorful, and remarkably well-balanced and drinkable. A very nice example of the style.

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Photo of smithj4
3.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy, yellow body with a medium-sized, fizzy, snow white head.

Smell: Mild aroma of soft wheat with notes of sour lemons, coriander, and yeast.

Taste: Light wheat malt taste with a slight sugary sweetness. Some sour lemons and bananas. Hint of coriander. A tad yeasty. No apparent bitterness. Drying, lightly sour finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium, though somewhat fizzy carbonation.

Drinkability: Very simple, very straight-forward wit.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lightly fogged pale butter with a good-sized cap of creamy white foam. The ruppled, bubbly surface takes its sweet time descending toward the surface of the beer (make that biere) and leaves behind a few stray squiggles of watery lace. Not a standout, but it'll do.

The aroma is good, but isn't aromatic enough. Coriander is uppermost, probably because it's the most distinctive and the 'strongest' of the usual witbier ingredients. Citrus peel is barely noted; a shame since I love orangey wits.

I can't be so kind in terms of the flavor since the beer is so... unflavorful. It's a bad sign when the wit (wheat) is so easily noted in the flavor profile of a witbier. That tells me that way too little coriander and orange peel have been added. I can more easily forgive overzealousness of flavor additives than stinginess. In fact, if blinded, I would have called this beer a typical American pale wheat.

There's very little sweetness, so it's doubtful that much barley malt was utilized. It doesn't taste like very much wheat malt was used either. Bitterness is king, although the biere isn't very bitter. Hallertau and Saaz are obvious... once I'm made aware of the hop bill. The finish is clean, with a mildly hoppy, barely corianderish tail.

The mouthfeel is on the light side; no surprise, given the lack of ingredients. Actually, it's on the lighter side of the light side, but never deteriorates to the frankly watery. This would make a pretty good lawnmower beer that could be tossed back with reckless abandon; as long as one isn't too picky about flavor, that is.

Stevens Point (if I can be permitted to have an opinion after drinking four of their beers) is a strictly average regional brewer. I don't remember much about the others, but this one is just too dumbed down to be successful. Better wits should be a cinch to find.

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Photo of Zaphog
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.55/5  rDev +7.6%
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 tdm168
3.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, yellow color. One inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of wheat, coriander, and sweet malt. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of coriander, wheat, tart malt, yeast cleanliness, and some slight sweet malt. Overall, a little watery in body, but easy to drink. A decent brew, nothing to go out of your way for.

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Photo of jwc215
3.82/5  rDev +15.8%
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 feloniousmonk
3.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pale yellow color, on the verge of true whiteness, head is fine, white, long-lasting.
Aroma: big, bold, & flowering, a perfect picture of a wit nose that really stands out, lovely and soft, yet spicy and lively, awash in citric sophistication. Quite nice.
Taste: nice, neat little hop dance up front, then mellow and mild. Refreshing and relaxing, with good spark, and easy drinkability. Light-bodied, but adequately flavorful, a consistent delight. Coriander-curacao combo continues to tap happily on the tongue. This easily beats out Blue Moon, which I recently revisited. Gets more lemony at the end. Actually, dries out a bit and my enthusiasm becomes dampened. Ah, well...
For who knows what reason, this is the first product from this brewery I've ever sampled, after all these years. And a nice attempt at this refreshing style.

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Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of oranges and spices. Taste is good, citrus and spice, very flavorful. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall this is a good quality beer.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.05/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A pale, cloudy, golden pour. Looks weak, but the big white, semi-rocky head is a nice touch. Lace dies down to a slight ring of bubbles. Swirl produces...not much

Coriander dominant nose, with some soggy orange peel. Some slight sweet corn comes into play. Still, seems refreshing.

A flat lemon, coriander taste. No zing or zip to it. Seems a bit flat which is a bit of a let down considering the huge head. Flat is a good word. This just seems like a tired brew. Flavors are there, but weak and not very complex.
Lightly added hops.
Still, the tastes are not bad, and is drinkable. Perhaps serve very cold. That might add to the refreshing-ness.

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Photo of WesWes
3.68/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a nice pale and wheat malt scent along with a fruity yeast aroma. It has a subtle bitter orange peel character. The taste is decent as well. It has a smooth pale and wheat malt flavor. It's sweet up front with a good deal of esters in the finish. It's quite fruity with a dry finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a tasty Belgian white. I don't understand the low reviews for this beer. It's light with excellent malt and yeast character; a good drinker.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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Point Belgian White from Stevens Point Brewery
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 275 ratings
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