Nude Beach | Stevens Point Brewery

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Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by cdkrenz on 05-02-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 313 |  Reviews: 94
Reviews by sulldaddy:
Photo of sulldaddy
4.4/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I was given a bottle of this brew in a 12 beer exchange with a housemate from college during our recent 10 year reunion.

I am pouring at cellar temp into a weizen glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden hue with some streams of carbonation rising to the surface. A bleached white head foams up .5 cm and fades rapidly to a thin edge layer.
Aroma is grainy malt with some spicy yeast notes maybe cloves and definitely some lemony hints.
Appealing nose very mild but appealing nonetheless.
First sip reveals a very fizzy and tingly carbonation. Body is light but doesnt have a watery texture to it which is nice.
Carbonation leaves a strong tingle on my tongue after each sip.
the flavor is fairly mild overall, but I do detect grainy malt, some doughy yeast, a bit of that wheat twang, and again a hint of lemon. The finish is fairly sweet and crisp. This would be a great beer on a hot day. I am enjoying it and the drinkability is high with no ABV hints and light body.
Nice beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into my glass an extremely hazy golden yellow with a nice creamy two finger head on top. Patchwork lacing sticks to the glass as it falls. Reminds me of a summer day. Aromas of crisp, grainy wheat starts things off with a touch of citrus and a mild spiciness. Herbal hops lurk in the background along with a yeasty twang. Though nothing really stands out here.

First sip brings a crisp wheat grain malt body upfront that leads into a mellow citrus flavor. Some spiciness moves in along with an earthy yeast flavor. Flows down with a touch of herbal hop bitterness. Pretty refreshing and easy to drink and I like the unfiltered yeasty kick. For an easy drinking American wheat it's tasty.

Mouthfeel is smooth and easy drinking with a mix between crispness and creaminess. Pretty much spot on for the style. Overall, it would be easy to drink a good deal of this and would go well on a hot day on a nude beach (although they need to can this brew as you can't bring bottles on the nude beach!!)

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Photo of Sidecar79
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of generallee
4.38/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured into from a 12oz can into a Weizen glass. The can offers no freshness date, abv or disruption.

Appearance: The body is hazy and has a nice orange/yellow glow in the glass. On top it keeps a small cap of white foam till the end which started off as a three finger tall covering. Lacing is slick and slides right down the glass as I drink.

Smell: In the nose I pick up notes of the wheat malt with some nice citrus and spicy earth yeast.

Taste/Palate: On the tongue I get hints of the classic banana and clove with some nice semi-sweet wheat and lemony citrus. The palate is right on with a nice average medium body and active carbonation.

Notes: This is a very solid American made German Hefeweizen.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of zapx
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of tyleeis
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was unsure whether or not I should pour th sediment into the glass. I figured it looks like a hefe, I might as well go for some extra B vitamins. A nice cloudy golden orange hue with a bright white head, lacing forms nicely in fine even layers. Aromatics bring out some nice citric an sharp wheat qualities, if you don't like wheat beers pass on this. However from all of the Stevens Point brews I've tried thus far this is my favorite most drinkabe offering I've come across. Orange peel no spice additions tangy sharp wheat profile, creamy edges slightly acidic nature this is a nice little summer sipper. Nothing too offensive especialy compared to most of these summer American pale wheats. No off flavors a nice light bodied evenly carbonated smooth experience on the palate. Drinkability isn't bad at all, I wish I would have tracked down some cans of this offering.

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Photo of richkrull
3.91/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy golden color. Not too much head.

Smell is wheaty with some banana coming though. Pretty pleasant aroma.

Taste is nice and light. Can taste the wheat. Nothing overpowering though. Good flavor.

Mouthfeel is light. Nice easy drinking beer.

Overall a pretty solid beer. And really good for $10/12 pack. Definitely will buy this again.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of kschm628
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of RDW
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Ashinpaugh
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Sara
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of nuebs
3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cbmccarthy
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BamfBacon
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Beezee
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of tdm168
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.82/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Point Brewing's Nude Beach is an approachable, gently flavored American wheat beer.

It's straw gold body is just lightly hazy, capped by a bright white head. Unfortunately the head retention is lacking, and thus the lacing as well.

The aroma is limited, delivering just a light note of sweetish malt and a background note of hops.

In the mouth it's medium-light in body, and crisp with a slightly elevated carbonation.

The flavor delivers the same sweetish malt found in the nose, and it's just a touch wheaty. That's enhanced by a little bit of berry and apple-like fruitiness from the yeast. What hop flavors are there are low-level, and remain fairly non-descript. It's balanced by a low-level bitterness, and although it finishes with a fair amount of residual sweetness, it doesn't linger for long and it's never cloying.

Overall, it's a fairly drinkable beer. It's well-brewed, and it's fairly flavorful. It would make a great introduction for someone who's never had a wheat. Aficionados will probably find it fairly mainstream, but it certainly has a time and place (summer BBQ's, baseball games, the beach, boating, etc.). Not bad.

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Photo of Inglum515
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigAl18
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Dammer-licht
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of warpig372
4/5  rDev +16.6%

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Nude Beach from Stevens Point Brewery
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