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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Ratings: 275 |  Reviews: 139
Photo of generallee
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label is light on info as there is no freshness date or abv%.

Appearance: The body has a hazy or cloudy look with a fairly dark tan/yellow color. On top sits a small white head which fades slowly and coats the glass with slick lacing. Some spots of lace stick to the glass as I drink.

Smell: It has a big tangy wheat presence with some notes lemon zest and grassy/citrusy hops. There seems to be a slight hint of bubble gum as well.

Taste/Palate: It starts with a very wheaty/bready base and adds notes of citrus zest and mild light spice. Hop flavor and bitterness is light and complementary with citrus notes of its own. The finish has a mellow semi dry citrus hop bitterness. On the tongue it has a good smooth medium feel but with a lively carbonation too.

Notes: It's not bad at all for the style and I would say it's on par with other decent Belgian White Ales.

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

A: A lemon peel pour reveals only light instances of effervesce. The head is soapy, pourous and weak on retention and hold offering little in the way of incentive.

S: Tart lemon-orange scents mingle with some wheat character. Lemony flower notes come in on the close. Overall fairly simple, ample in strength but lacked the traditional spiciness ive come to expect from true Belgian white examples.

T: The flavor faired a bit better then anticipated after an otherwise average start. Crisp delivery brings forth a slightly dry and tart lemony-orange flavor along with some dry wheat character. Lemon grass and some flowery aspect soon reveals itself along with a good deal of acidic nature. The finish finds a twang of citrus orange tartness.

M: Fairly crisp despite the calm visual demeanor of the carbonation. Sharp with a lively tingle especially around the tongues edges. The body was light, almost to the point of being watery would be my only complaint.

D: Good for a serving, not up to my typical expectations or wow factor such as a hoegaarden, but certainly not a macroish interpretation either. Easy with a good bite of carbonation and acidity may hold this back in terms of multiples but fairs well per style.

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Photo of WesWes
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
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 Brenden
3.16/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Notes are a couple nights old.

"White" is no joke. This beer pours out perhaps the palest I've ever seen. I suppose that's appropriate. A bone-white head forms between one and two fingers high, becoming quite dense and, while lacing isn't heavy, the adequate amount of lacing that is left behind is extremely sticky.
The nose is extremely pale. There's something a bit dusty, with an adequate grains backing over some citrus notes. That's all.
There's a light mix of sweetness and grains with a sulfuric note. Something nags at the back of my mind before I realize that this is almost exactly like a Munich Helles. Maybe my bottle's funny, but I get the dry, crackery malt and sulfuric notes of a completely different style. Granted, the fact that there's not much of the orange peel evident and it's pretty light helps with that comparison. Coriander is noticeable, and it's not as though the orange peel isn't there at all; I just don't like to have to strain for what are supposed to be the prominent characteristics.
Carbonation is above average and the body is light to medium. It's not distinct in the mouthfeel, but there's enough activity to it. There's a touch of sourness and a tinge of acidity in the finish.
I wouldn't pick this one up again, but I wouldn't avoid it.

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Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
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 ABOWMan
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured a beautiful straw color with substantial turbidity. Three fingers of fluffy white head with good retention and substantial lacing.

S: Spices, grass, malt

T: Lemon hay, coriander and orange with a hint of malt.

M: Christ, clean and very refreshing. Very typical of a Witbier.

M: Thin, but not overly so given the style of ale.

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Photo of dstc
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, golden yellow with a huge white head. Head falls very slow, nice lace.

Aroma is of big citrus and coriander. Bit of pungent yeast.

Taste is a noble "Belgian" try but misses. Tangy and citrusy but just misses.

Rather smooth and somewhat full in the mouth.

Not bad. Not great but drinkable.

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Photo of riversider76
3.56/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy straw color with a fluffy white head. Not much retention but decent laceing. Aroma is of citrus and spice. Nice,but not very strong. Body is light with some carbonation. Taste is lemon and orange with a nice spicy edge. Spicy creamy finish. Not bad at all.

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Photo of DrinkinBoy
3.22/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Point Belgian White pours a very bright straw yellow and it is slightly cloudy. The head is white, with below average body and retention.

The smell is slightly spicy, with coriander dominating it. Although some other sweet and fruity notes can be picked up on.

Its taste is relatively light on the front. The mid palate gets into the spicy/coriander notes as well as some lemon zest. On the finish there is a little left over sweetness, but in general it is pretty light and crisp.

The mouthfeel is light, with moderate carbonations.

Point Beligian White is really drinkable, it is light and crisp both on flavor and mouthfeel. It would be very easy to have as a session beer. Although, there is an awkward aftertaste but that is consistent with the style.

Overall, this is an average beer. I have tasted a couple of other beers from this brewery, and that seems to be the theme. It will never be confused with a West Coast brewery nor a brewery trying to do something "outside the box." With that said they are good beers, and worth a try over any macro or macro made beer.

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.57/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my pint glass the beer is a slightly cloudy ultra pale yellow. One finger of stark white head recedes leaving just a touch of soapy lace.

The aroma is very fruity and sweet. Lots of oranges and lemons. Hints of vanilla and coriander as well. Just a touch of biscuit and wheat come through. I feel they nailed the essance of a witbier with this one.

The flavor is quite a bit muted compared to the nose. Light biscuit and oranges with a bit of coriander spice. All these flavors are very tame and fall rather flat.

Light body with a slight creaminess. Moderate carbonation.

Overall a decent stab at a witbier. Drinkable yet fairly blah. I could see downing a few of these on a hot day.

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Photo of Agold
2.03/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: This beer poured light and cloudy with about an inch and a half of very fluffy head which dissipated fairly quickly. It had ok lacing throughout but nothing really that noteworthy.

S: The smell was of wheat and citrus. I enjoyed the citrus note but not really much here.

T: Huge disappointment. After the citrus smell I was expecting some sort of taste to accompany it, but it just tasted watery. I just started looking on the bottle for where I missed that i bought a light beer.

M: Very light mouth feel. The beer was not very carbonated which just added to the sensation of wateryness.

D: Although I could drink this beer all day, i definitely wouldnt want to.

Half way through i seriously considered pouring out the rest of my glass, but decided against it. I have the rest of a six pack left, and am not looking forward to it. May try to pawn it off on some friends.

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Photo of GordonQuid
3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a English pub mug.

Slightly turbid straw with a slight chill haze, ample lace and a half inch lasting head.

Smells of sweet belgian biscuit and candy apples.

Taste is a slight tartness of wheat malt followed by a slight belgian candy sugar. This very light bodied belgian finishes very clean and crisp. Reminiscent of a Saison style or Farm house ale.

Extremely drinkable, light and flavorful. This would be an excellent choice for a summer time session acompanied by some grilled salmon.

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Photo of WWWade
3.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am really getting to be fond of these witbeers. Point is right on target with this beer.

A - Deep yellow, almost light gold, with a quickly fading white head.

S - Light, and faint. I think I smell some orange peel, but nothing much to smell here.

T - This beer has a pleasant taste with slight orange aftertaste and a hint of corriander.

M - Wonderfully smooth, and perfectly carbonated. What a witbeer should feel like.

D - The excellent mouthfeel and mild taste make a beer that goes down very easy.

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

Extremely light straw color, insanely clear and with a head as pure white as pure white can be. Two+ fingers thick and wow does it stay put, this head is killer. It goes all rocky as it fades.

I nice estery aroma, with some orange and spice noticeable. Good earthy character to this. Taste is of mild citrus, some coriander and a little hop spice as well.

This beer is highly effervescent, light and fizzy. A nice feel and very drinkable. A nice example of the style, though oddly I would prefer a little more haze. This beer is too clear?

All in all, this is preferred over a Blue Moon, but it does not seem to break any barriers. It's nicely done but does little to entice the drinker farther into craft.

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Photo of civilizedpsycho
3.72/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a gold color that was surprisingly clear for a Witbier (at least in my opinion). Plus, it didn't have much of a head.

Smell: Has a nice and subdued wheat aroma with little hints of citrus.

Taste: A nice wheat base flavor that was sweet and refreshing. Orange and coriander flavors were present but not overpowering. Smooth and good.

Mouthfeel: As with the appearance, the body seemed to lack a little something as far as this style is concerned.

Drinkability: While it has some shortcomings, I found this beer to be quite enjoyable and could certainly drink it again.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
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 dmamiano
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

extremely pale yellow with the typical haze.
small soapy head fades fast leaving some lacing behind.
metallic in the nose, yeasty, wheat malts shine through. Morning dew, citrus.
Spicey aon the palate, but very thin and empty afterwards. Seems to be missing malts and finishes to nothing

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Photo of crossovert
2.05/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm probably doing an unnecessary step in pouring this into an elegant Duvel tulip but I guess I can try to get as much as I can out of this beer.

Pours a light golden white wine color with a soapy looking white head that rises to the brim. Leaves decent lacing.

Smell is rampant with orange peel, though there are hints of spice and yeast twang.

The taste is phenomenally underwhelming, it tastes like light beer. This literally tastes like carbonated mineral water with a pinch of sour orange.

The mouthfeel is average and the drinkability low. This is an "elegant" chugging beer. At 6.50 a 6 pack it isn't worth it as an "elegant" chugger.

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Photo of dpnelson1978
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle into Duvel tulip.

$9.99 / 6 pk.

S: Citrus and hops. Nice, but I'm not sure the profile totally fits the style.

A: Cloudy straw body with a clingy tight medium head that lingers leaving some nice lacing on the side of the glass.

T: Some coriander, not much orange peel. Noticeable hops. Not really what I'm looking for in a witbier.

M: Light body that is a bit watered down. Heavy carbonation that bites the tongue.

D: Goes down fast with a low price and below average -OH.

O: Would drink this again, but it really isn't anything special.

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Photo of wahhmaster
2.53/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Pilsner-Urquell branded pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a whitish/yellow color with a thin fizzy head that dissipates slowly leaving no lacing.

Smell: Has kind of a subdued wheat smell with a faint lemony/orangey aroma.

Taste: Has a faint wheaty taste with the same citrus notes found in the smell. Leaves one wanting a little more...

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery, and over-carbonated.

Drinkability: A pretty bland witbier. Honestly, it's hard to find something good to say about this beer.

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Photo of CHSLBrew
2.96/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass.

A-Hazy golden-straw beer. Light and fluffy white head, big 2-finger off the pour, retained ok, down to a sparse layer at its lowest.

S-Clovey, sweet wheatiness, spicy.

T-Slightly spiciness, smooth wheaty, bready-sweet malt, with a bit of yeast flavor in there, as well. Orange peel is nearly non-existent. Finshes fresh, bready-semi-sweet.

M-Medium-high carbonation feels almost creamy, though a bit harsh. Moderate body, lighter feel due to the lighter flavor.

D-Nothing about which to write home, but it has a rather redeeming quality in its ability to refresh.

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Photo of blackearth
2.79/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours pale golden with rising bubbles and a tight, fluffy white head that falls to a cap. Aroma of fruity esters dominate along with cloves, grain and light hops. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation and light malt flavor. Too light really. Clean finish that is a bit dry. Not too bad, but not really much flavor, so won't be reaching for this one again.

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Photo of rtratzlaff
2.6/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours the typical look of a Belgian wit in color, a very pale cloudy wheat body below a white head. The head retention is poor though.

Aromas are some coriander, lemon, and pale wheat malt.

Flavors match with a bubble gum quality to it as well. Very crisp, quite refreshing, but nothing to sit back and think about. There's not a ton of character to it, but that is okay.

The mouthfeel is pretty light, okay its is very light but that isn't the worst thing for a witbier (I am thinking Sam Adams Double White). Carbonation is actually not all that high for such a light body.

Not bad, not great. A middle of the road witbier.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.49/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. No bottled date. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for the trade!

(A)- Pours a clear pale straw yellow color. Big bubbly head formed, but quickly dissipated to nothing in under a minute or so.

(S)- Lots of citrus of lemon and orange. Slightly floral aspects with a wheat/ bread/ clay dimension.

(T)- Has a pale profile. Wheat in here for sure. A little yeasty lemon/orange fruit and a touch of spice.

(M)- Light bodied with a crisp aftertaste. Plenty of carbonation.

(D)- A decent witbier for when you just want a knockaround one. Would gladly drink this over a bud or coors anyday of the week.

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Photo of climax
3.42/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy golden yellow with an inch of white head which dissipated rather quickly.

Smelled refreshingly of yeast, lemon, banana and a dash of coriander and other slight spiciness.

Flavor in the mouth was not as good as i was hoping after an impressive nose. Bready sourness creates a raised eyebrow as the notes in the nose fail to deliver the same impact on the taste buds.

Body is there to the point in which makes it not watery. Feel is a numbing slickness with a tingle from the carbonation, all leading to a dry finish.

Refreshing yes, and with a nice nose, flavor just didn't satisfy me in the way I was hoping.... But I wouldn't turn one down on a hot day.

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Point Belgian White from Stevens Point Brewery
3.34 out of 5 based on 275 ratings.
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