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: 138 | Ratings: 274
Photo of soju6
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy light golden color with a fizzy head that fades slowly to some lacing.

S: Aroma of fresh grain and citrus.

T: Flavor is sweet, with citrus and grain. Just a trace of bitterness and a finish that is a bit sticky and lingers.

F: Fairly medium body, smooth and a bit refreshing.

O: Decent beer. Fairly average for this style. Came as part of a sampler mix from the brewer.

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Photo of wrycon
3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pretty nice yellow-golden color. The nose is pretty great - large wheat notes with underlying yeast and sweetness. Only wish the taste followed the smell. To its credit, it doesn't oversell the wheat elements, but in doing that it doesn't taste like much of anything. Slightly spicy and fruity, it grips the tip of the tongue. Finishes somewhat clean but lingers with an odd tang.

Like it? Don't Hate It, For What That's Worth

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass at the Keg and Barrel

Apperance: lemon yellow; clear; half finger head that doesn't last long.

Smell: citrus notes with lots of coriander in the mix.

Taste: Kind of a banana taste (which I liked) and a corander finish. Very similar to Blue Moon. Smooth, tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light, thin, not much carbonation

Overall: very sessionable. Good with spicy foods. A light, summery taste. Good representation of a Belgian white. I haven't met a Point beer I haven't liked.

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Photo of yesyouam
2.81/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Point Belgian White is a cloudy pale golden ale with a small white head the disappears quickly and completely. The aroma is very faint with a hint of orange and some Belgian esters. It almost smells a bit like cider-- very fruity. It's medium-light bodied and pretty foamy. It has a quick finish that leaves the mouth slightly chalky. It tastes a lot like it smells, with orange peel being quite prominent. It flirts with sweetness and the bitterness is very slight. It leaves a phenolic aftertaste. I try not to be too harsh on wit biers, but I couldn't really see myself having more than one of these.

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Photo of teromous
3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Very thin head, with an expectantly cloudy appearance. The color is a very soft yellow hue.

S: It has a very familiar Belgian White smell to it. I get a little bit of spiciness from the coriander with even a hint of ginger smell to it.

T: It tastes pretty good. It has a more traditional flavor to it, but it doesn't taste as spicy as I would like. The yeast has a very light character here as well.

M: It has kind of a mellow creaminess to it. Very smooth and filling.

O: Overall it marks average compared to other Belgian Whites.

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Photo of deebo
3.97/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Point's version of a style that I almost always enjoy.

A-Pours a cloudy golden color with tight white head that quickly dissipates.
S-Typical of belgian white. Strong yeasty fruity esters with a coriander spice note.
T-Yeasty fruity citrus flavor is strong throughout. Slight hoppiness. Well balanced. Not dominated by fruity flavor like many US versions.
M-Very smooth. Light carbonation and medium body.
D-High. Smooth with no alcohol sting = 1 of my favorite American versions of the style.
O-Very nice Belgian white. Wouldn't mind having this in my fridge. Recommended.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Best part of the brew it pours a hazy golden straw color with a nice inch of creamy foamy head.

S - Smells about right. I get orange peal, coriander, and maybe a slight bit of lemon.

T - I did enjoy it but the yeast level was kind of high in this Witbier. Still orange peal and spices made their way through. It drank rather well.

M - Light to medium.

Overall I like the style and find this to be a very drinkable beer. Glad I have 3 more in my variety pack.

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Photo of boudreaux
3.61/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: I love the way a good witbier pours; this one is no expception; a hazy, cloudy golden straw with a billowy, rocky white head about 1.5 fingers thick; reduces to a beautiful lacing on the surface and glass

S: not an overwhelming smell; citrus notes (orange, lemon) hit the nose and dominate the smell; an obvious bready yeast note hangs around as well; the spicy notes are of course present as well, with coriander being the most noticeable; the orange and coriander are mentioned on the label, and the beer remains true to the brewery's description

T: sweet and tangy flavors up front; orange notes provide the sweetness, with the orange peel and lemon flavors providing the tangy citrus notes; a decent yeast flavor from the unfiltered sediment also hangs around; the spiced notes are also here, with vanilla flavor accompanying the coriander now; a little sweet on the finish, almost like a sweet lemonade/orange juice taste

M: light but creamy, and very palatable; a good level of carbonation provides a lively feeling on the tongue; very pleasant to drink, and not too filling

O: I've had a lot of Witbiers, as it's definitely one of my favorite styles; this one doesn't do anything to change my opinion of Witbiers being delicious, refreshing, and enjoyable; it's probably on the better wits I've had, though it no one thing about it stands out

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Photo of sweett3k
2.1/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Yikes! This beer taste like your average home brewers first attempt at brewing. Looks like a golden swamp of mess. Tones of bananas with a strong yeast tone. Taste like it smells thought maybe the citrus acid of an orange would calm it down a bit but it turned it in to a nice breakfast shake. I do not care to much for this beer. If you like a beer that taste like a yeast infection then this is the one you want.

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Photo of lumberjerk
3.32/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle in a glass.

Beer is a murky and slightly dark golden color. Not extremely attractive, it looks more like a fruit juice than a beer.

The nose on this beer was very citrus-heavy. It overpowered any other scents that might be present.

The taste is crisp, and slightly less citrus-y than the smell is. Definitely can taste the wheat in the background. A little spicy, but the citrus definitely shines through on this one.

It has a good body on it; I'd say it's fairly typical for the style. Drinks well, too. I only had one bottle to taste, but I could see more going down easily.

Overall, not a fantastic beer that I would trip over myself to get more of, but a very citrus-y representation of the style. I might try this one out on friends I was trying to get into craft beer.

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Photo of mpcrump
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A: A very light yellow/light golden straw color with a thin 1 finger head that is very soft and dissapates quickly. Light carbonation appearance.

S: Light lemon orange with some hops and wheat. Tart lemon-orange scents mingle with some wheat character.

T: Light wheat flavor with lemon. Fairly simple taste with little change from beginning to end.

M: Light bordering on that watered down taste. Very light carbonation.

D: Decent but not someting I'd go out of my way for.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.47/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a slightly hazy banana yellow color with one finger of white head. The retention of the thin collar was so-so and the lacing was minimal. The aroma was of coriander, light fruity esters, crystal malt and floral hops. The flavors were not nearly as appealing as the aroma to me. I tasted a dry, biscuity malt that almost reminded me of a macro brewery followed by the understated floral and spicy notes, hints of bubblegum and then a bitter finish that lingered on my tongue. Sorta boring for a Belgian witbier. The mouthfeel was smooth, the body medium and the carbonation average.

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Photo of scarfacecrowe
2.88/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Cloudy light colden color.

Smell: Cloves and lemon zest.

Taste: Similar to the smell, taste of cloves, lemon, very faint hops.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: this brew is light and easy on the palate.

Poured the brew into a pilsner glass, nice head retention and lacing. Overall this is an average beer, ok but nothing special. I probably would not purchase it beer again.

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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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Point Belgian White from Stevens Point Brewery
3.34 out of 5 based on 274 ratings.
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