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 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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Photo of spointon
3.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at Hamburger Mary's in Chicago on 6/2/2009.

A= This ale poured a cloudy pale yellow color with a super-dense 1" white head. Seriously, this head was like meringue. Huge rings of sticky lace left down my glass as this head retained all the way to the finish.

S= The aroma was mainly wheat malt and a nice Belgian fruitiness with a lightly tart citrus note. A bit too much sulfur in the nose as well, keeping this part of the score down.

T= I found a decent malt sweetness up front complete with a tangy wheat component. Decent esters in the middle coupled with the yeast to make a refreshing sweet/tart combo. Finish was fairly dry and slightly tart.

MF= Light bodied and very crisply carbonated. Sort of thin but highly refreshing.

D= Though this is far from the best Belgian-style wit out there, it was enjoyable and quite easily sessionable. Paired well with a buger and fries!

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Photo of wryepicures
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours hazy pale gold with a huge white fluffy head that deflates pretty fast.

Smells strongly of honey initially, vanilla, sweet spices (almost like baking) wheaty, citrus. as it opens up its got some peppery, floral notes.

Tastes crisp, not as sweet as it smells. Very floral and orange up front- peppery dry overcomes any sweetness to make an almost sour finish. Wheat and orange are the dominant flavors.

Light bodied, carbonated, with an astringent finish. Not cloying, this beer does not stay with you.

Its ok. Light, refreshing, decent grill-out summer beer. A fairly ok example of the style, but others certainly do it better.

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Photo of Tone
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
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 Metalmonk
2.76/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks good, with a cloudy and pale straw-colored yellow that shows why this style was dubbed "white" way back in the day. Good lacing too, covering the glass in a web-like sheet.

Aroma is okay, if fairly average for the style: citrus (more lemon than orange) and coriander are timid but do have some character. Also a light layer of earthy straw.

Flavor-wise there's a delicate essence of fresh angel-food cake, but that's as good as it gets. The spicing and fruit zest lay down and die behind what is a nearly flavorless, generic "beer" flavor. That doesn't make much sense--until you're actually drinking it. Not awful, but awfully uninspired.

Carbonation is a bit high--but then I'm not sure a creamier feel would have helped deliver the flavor...as there isn't much of that to be had.

Smells of your average U.S. brewer wanting to get on the Blue Moon bandwagon and only getting halfway there. It's okay, but nothing you should go out of your way for. Stick to Allagash's version, or better yet, some of the real deals from Belgium.

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Photo of KarlHungus
2/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer pours a clear pale straw color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly into sparse lacing. This beer looks absolutely nothing like a Belgian Witbier. The aroma is of overpowering cardamom. This taste is like the aroma, but not quite so overpowering. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a watery texture. This again is nothing like a Belgian Witbier. Overall, this beer seems like it is trying to be a wiitbier, but trying just isn't enough. I will not be drinking this beer again.

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

overall this was one of the more generifc belgian whites that I have had. Not too impressive and it is not all that bad. I did not really expect too much from the beer seeing how reasonably priced it was. Overall a good beer one that I would not kick out of bed. Slight bit of orange and lemon to it. This was one beer I might try again based on the price.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a mildly hazy yellow color with a thin cap of white foam that has average retention and lacing. Pretty typical looking wit aside from the small head.

Nose is quite faint, but most wit characteristics are there...the coriander, orange and tangy wheat. Smells fresh and tasty, not much to complain about.

Taste is a bit watery and heavy on the tangy wheat. The coriander and citrus hang out in the background. Has more of a lemony flavor as opposed to orange peel. This is not a bad stab at the style and it is pretty refreshing. Way better than the Point Einbock I had the other night.

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Photo of hodgsongreg
2.92/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I don't know what I was expecting, but I thought it would be more cloudy than a lager. I can the read fine print of Atlas Shrugged through my glass. Really, I can't complain. It was $5 for a 6er. It smells like some of the less fragrant hefeweizen's I've had. It has a taste to match, with more banana taste. It's not great, it's not terrible. I'll finish my stock, and will not be reluctant to do so.

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Photo of Yetiman420
2.93/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A watery Belgian white that is actually quite drinkable. All other aspects are average or less. A bit of an extra boost for my ratings because the bottle actually contained dregs of yeast (at least that's what I hope that was).

Not among the true contenders of this style, but done well enough to not turn a seasoned palate off.

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Photo of larsee01
3.04/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into Hoegaarden glass

A--Kind of soda-pop bubbly upon pour. Ascending carbonation with unsubstantial head. Cloudy as expected, but not milky...best description of color and clarity is like early AM urine (sorry). Still surprised by volume of carbonation!

S--Pleasant and mild. Sweet. Coriander and orange peel as advertised. Wheaty, yeasty twang not unlike Blue Moon, but not as potent.

T--1st impression is an uninspiring middle ground between Hoegaarden and Blue Moon. Not sweet. Modest spicing. Simple and unoffensive. Uninspiring flavor potency.

M--Rather thin. Again, prominent carbonation doesn't do it for me.

D--Drinkable because it's weak and not really worth savoring. Burp-inducing carbonation reduces drinkability.

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Photo of jtothamo
2.3/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Poured a hazy yellow, small head, decent lace retention.

S- Nothing surprising. Detected the fruit (orange) and spice (coriander) used in the brewing process. Light hint of a soapy alcohol scent, if that makes any sense.

T- I really felt that this fell short of my expectations of a "Belgian White." Not a lot of flavor.

M- Pretty bubbly. A bit over-carbonated.

D- Not on my list to try again.

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