Nude Beach Summer Wheat | Stevens Point Brewery

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Nude Beach Summer WheatNude Beach Summer Wheat

Brewed by:
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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Photo of eskybassplr
4.92/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Found this beer here in Michigan in May. Don't recall seeing it before but because I've had Other point beers in the past and enjoyed them overall, especially since the point beers are not expensive. Nude Beach has been my go to beer this summer. It reminds me of German Weissbiers and is very drinkable. It's a bit cloudy with a good head and smells very fresh. Not bitter with a nice full mouth experience. Can't say enough good about this beer. Just hope they keep making it and don't change a thing.

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Photo of BeerLover48Fan
4.73/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought this as a single bottle at the Liquor Barn in Florence NJ . Pours great , poured into a pint glass.

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is an inch and a half in height, and recedes slowly into a quarter inch cap of white foam. The aroma is lemon zest, tangy wheat, and a hint of clove. It is a lot more aromatic than more American style wheat beers, and I like that. The taste is just as strong as the aroma. There is lots of lemon, lots of wheat, and again a hint of clove. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with fairly high carbonation which is alright for the style. Overall, this is a very nice surprise from Stevens Point Brewery. Nice to see a good micro come out of Wisconsin

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Photo of cdizinno
4.65/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Cloudy, golden orange with a decent finger of white head that recedes quickly.

S: Definite yeast and zesty lemon. Some wheat grain and sweet malts.

T&M: Wheaty, lemony flavor. Crisp and smooth with a mildly sweet malty taste that gives an overall complex flavor. Light bodied.

For a summer wheat, this is really great. Very drinkable.

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Photo of KI9A
4.42/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured into tulip glass, aggressive pour produced big puffy head, laid down to about a 1/4 inch after a few minutes. Cloudy, pale gold.

S: Big wheat, spice, malty.

T: Wow. I like this style, but, there is something different here. Big time wheat, lemon/lime, spices, apples. Strong malt presence also. Kinda, umm, "complex" for a summer wheat beer. I like it!!

M/D: Perfect. Great carbonation, extremly refreshing, clean, tasty. What more can you ask. I tried it very cold, about 35 deg, and again at about 45-50 deg. Both times, it worked. Obviously, the warmer temp opened up the flavors a bit, but, I preferred it cold. It works great. Cheers to the guys at Point, the Maibock, Nude Beach, and Horizon have been very good!

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.4/5  rDev +25.7%
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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Photo of generallee
4.38/5  rDev +25.1%
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 NODAK
4.37/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nose is a bit of lemon, citrus....perhaps a hint of orange. It's pretty good.

Appearance is much as you'd expect...blonde, cloudy. Standard for a wheat.

The taste is interesting. The upfront and body of the beer is of lemon for the most part. This is the predominant taste. However, on the finish, a honey-like sweetness creeps over the tongue ...which, in my opinion, is an interesting but delicious finish to the beer. After the swallow, a fair amount of wheat becomes noticeable as well.

All in all, it's a great quaffable brew. As far as summer beers go, I think this is on the mark and I enjoyed it.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.36/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler and used a pilsner glass. Pours a hazy orange/yellow with a very small white head that doesn't last long at all, but leaves some lacing when sipped. The aroma is of sweet grains with a hint of caramel and vanilla. Very nice. The taste is of sweet wheat with a touch of honey and caramel. Reminds me a little of the "Paradise Beach Ale" that is ONLY served at "Cheeseburger in Paradise". Very smooth with a very slight dry finish on the end. Overall really like this one.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.21/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Point Nude Beach has a medium, cream-colored head and a very cloudy orange-gold color. Carbonation is medium. Aroma is slight, but I think I detected some orange smell. The taste is very good, and it has a nice barley-hops balance, with the hops coming through in the back end of the sip. Citrus character was definitely present. Mouth-feel is light and watery. Nude Beach finishes wet and thirst-quenching. Overall, this is an outstanding summer wheat ale.


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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.2/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
5% ABV,

A - Hazed through and through, nude beach still shines with a delectable golden rod hue that's further accented by the tall white head which leaves a nice curtain of lace on the glass.

S - Soft and smooth wheat is offset by grainy pale malt, balancing sweetness with a refreshing note of dry straw. Hops are absent on the refreshing nose of this beer but a touch of dried apricot wafts in on the finish.

T - Wheat is really showcased in this beer, pushing all other flavor characteristics to the background but the pale malt acts to balance and soft notes of fruit emerge slowly for a very tasty wheat ale.

M - Nude Beach offers a smooth, soft feel that's pleasant to the palate and quite refreshing on the finish, capping off with a lingering dryness that brings further refreshment with it.

O - Like a nude beach, this beer keeps it simple; a summer beach beer to it's core, Nude Beach is a refreshing beer that showcases wheat wonderfully and balances it well, finishing with exceptional smoothness.

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Photo of ibashmuck
4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Medium foamy head on a cloudy yellow body. Smell of a typical wheat, nice. Touch of corn and some sweetness as well. The wheat wasn't as strong in the taste, but the sweetness was. Very smooth yet thick, like a good wheat should be. Good stuff, not among the greats, but definitely drinkable. More or less the same as Points' Horizon Wheat, only a tad sweeter.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is an inch and a half in height, and recedes slowly into a quarter inch cap of white foam. The aroma is lemon zest, tangy wheat, and a hint of clove. It is a lot more aromatic than more American style wheat beers, and I like that. The taste is just as strong as the aroma. There is lots of lemon, lots of wheat, and again a hint of clove. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with fairly high carbonation which is alright for the style. Overall, this is a very nice surprise from Stevens Point Brewery. In a style that is almost always dumbed down it is nice to see a brewery that almost always dumbs down its beer actually craft something interesting.

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Photo of AmericanGothic
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint.

A: Pours a hazy yellow-orange with 2 fingers of off-white head. Good retention and lace, vigorous carbonation.

S: Sweet wheat aromas with little banana and pepper.

T: Sweet wheat flavors with a bit of minerals up front, yielding slowly to light banana and pepper. A little hay in the middle. Simple yet tasty. About half way through the glass, the pepper seems to change into more of a lemon flavor.

M: Quite light with a foamy creaminess.

O: This beer says that summer is here, and I have to agree. Nothing outstanding, but not a single flaw. Haven't had anything from Point in quite a while and now I'm eager to visit a few of their other offerings again. Good stuff, enjoy it while it's here.

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Photo of patrick43
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think its label spelled it all out, "Summer Wheat". Thats the look, slight sunny color. Smell, slightly citricy, but wheatie, no pun intended. The head caved slightly fast, but hey could've been minute residue in the glass from beforehand. I liked it! Maybe a few of em with a group of friends and we might just start, "Dancing in the Moonlight", he he.

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Photo of jsisko01
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a very hazy, bright pale yellow color. Has a thin frothy head with excellent lacing.

Smell - Pale malts, citrus, and bread.

Taste - Pale malts, citrus, lemon zest, wheat, and a slight bittnerness.

Mouthfeel - Has a thick, creamy body with mild carbonation.

Overall - I love the horizon wheat beer they make so I thought I'd try this seasonal one.. I like it.

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Photo of Slynger
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy lightly orangish golden color, with a fluffy lid of white.

The nose is predominantly wheat and yeast with an orangey citrus tone to it.

Nice smooth medium body, smooth with fluffy-fuzzy carbonation. Crispy wheaty-yeasty flavors with a bit of pale malt sweetness. Toned by a tart orange/lemony citrus and a bit of clove spice.

I'm impressed by this APWA from Point. Good where many American version's lack, and cheap in price too.

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Photo of HWPlainview
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very quenching summer lawnmower beer. Wheat gives it a lighter body with a slight zestiness and the hops and spices blend with the malt and wheat for a very refreshing taste.

The beer is pale orange with haze and a slight head that fades. The aroma is both sweet and spicy, citrusy. The flavor is well-balanced and very drinkable.

Point did a nice job with this beer for the lazy days of summer.

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Photo of OBJDOG
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass from a tap at Old Chicago.

A- cloudy golden... Typical summer wheat appearance. Head started at a finger or so and quickly dissipated to a ring around the glass.

S- heavy on the citrus, maybe even a hint of spice like clove.

T- great crisp citrus flavor with some malt hints on the back site and just enough hoppiness to make a clean finish. I'd like maybe just a dusting more of the hops for flavor. But a very tasty beer.

M- not as thin as others have said. A little oily maybe.

O- pretty good summer beer. Could easily drink a sixer of these on a hot day on the porch. I'll definitely look for this at my local store.

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Photo of hideyoshiki
3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - slightly orange, yellow with a good sized head

S - A mix of lemon, and slightly citrus smell, faint, but noticeable

T - Definitely an even lemon-wheat taste with hints of orange

M - smooth, not heavy or light, right in between and perfect for summer

O - Not mind-blowing, but certainly can hold its own as a summer beer. I would take this over Sam Summer as it is more flavorful and slightly lighter. The lemon and citrus flavors pop more and I can see myself out on a summer day with this easily!

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Photo of richkrull
3.91/5  rDev +11.7%
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 aasher
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: golden in color, little to no head, circles the rim of the glass, cloudy yet light bodied

Smell: smells yeasty and light, fruit flavor, perhaps apricot

Taste: good flavor, tastes kind of like the Great White by Lost Coast, tastes of yeast and apricots

Mouthfeel: light and well carbonated, very refreshing

Drinkability: very drinkable, a perfect session beer, light with great flavor, I'd recommend it

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Photo of BrownAleMale
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Miller Lite pint glass.

Appearance- An orangish and yellowish haze. I'm loving the haziness of this beer. Who needs to put an orange in a beer when you have the nice sediment flowing throughout.

Smell- Tons of orange with straw wheat wafting into the nostrils.

Taste- I'm getting lots of nice pale wheat that is offset with a citrus.The wheat and the seemingly whole oranges in the beer balance very well.

Mouthfeel- From the sediment of fruit you get a chewy mouthfeel with a nice light balance in the carbonation.

Overall- This is a perfect summer beer. It has the look, the taste and the lightness that compliments a hot summer day to a tee.

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Photo of Redrover
3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had the Naked Wheat on draft at the Hilltop Restaurant in Stevens Point. Great beers and food!!

Poured into a pint glass, the beer is a light gold with a fluff white head. It had the slightest bit of chill haze.

The nose is of wheat, citrus and some spices. The citrus smell is pronounced and is not a cascade type citrus, but something lemony.

The taste is light, refreshing, and slightly tart from the citrus element and has a nice wheat backbone. The yeast adds a nice finish.

The mouth is pleasantly carbonated with a bit of tartness. Very refreshing in the summer. Well done!

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Photo of trbergman
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz can.

A - Hazy, dark orange-gold with one finger of bone-white head.

S - Smell is a bit subtle, with tangy wheat, grainy cereal, and hints of vanilla and spice.

T - Thankfully, banana is more readily apparent in the taste than the aroma indicates. It's not too pronounced, however, and blends well with a bit of clove and creamy vanilla. There's also a restrained hop bitterness to complement the phenolic spice.

M - Medium body that's pleasantly smooth.

D - A nicely done American wheat from Point. I certainly wouldn't mind having it again, and it seems like it would be a good crossover for non- craft drinkers. Pretty good bang for your buck, too.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.84/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From a can stamped 0242 on the bottom. Sampled on June 16, 2012. The pour is a hazy pale to golden yellow with a small white fizzy head that disappears quickly. The aroma is pleasant with an array of wheat, yeast, and citrus zest on the nose. The body is light as a summer ale should be but my particular can had a slight acidity to it. The can did have a dent but it was the last one left when I bought it. The taste ushers in a soothing wheat flavor along with a zing of lemon and a nicely balanced mellow hop finale.

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Nude Beach Summer Wheat from Stevens Point Brewery
3.5 out of 5 based on 312 ratings.
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