Point Honey Light | Stevens Point Brewery

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Point Honey LightPoint Honey Light

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-09-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.42/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada Imperial Pint. No date or info.

A - Constant carbonation flows up through the clear pale yellow straw color to a mediocre white head. Less than one finger of head with ok retention and a little arch of lace.

S - Raw honey is light on the nose but gives it a good feel, not syrupy. Light pale malts and a touch of straw. No hops. Crisp and refreshing smelling that seems to be of good quality for a light lager.

T - The raw honey adds a mild sweetness that's real tasting, not overly sugar-laden. The pale malts are also light in flavor which gives it a thin body and flavor profile. Not bad though.

M - Thin and a bit watery, it's light-bodied and overly carbonated. Not much to report otherwise.

D - Yes, here is where it shines. Not bad at all, but rather a little bland. A great beer for the summer though. It's thirst-quenching and light with decent flavor. I could have a few of these no problem.

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Photo of Ragingbull
3.1/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Rich gold in color with moderate prickle. Wispy head of lace and a little foam. The prickle burst through the surface and ruins the retention of the head. The nose is one that is lightly occupied by honey scents. The attack is rich with the honey. The flavor ends up being sweet and with very pronounced honey notes. It is almost obnoxious, but actually ends up getting away with the honey as its fairly drinkable. I have to scratch my head really.

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Photo of kickapoodude
4.5/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

You knew this beer would get a low garde here because it is a light american lager. But it has a pretty high alc. amount for a light lager and the honey adds a warmness to the quality of point light. A good lawn mowing beer that is more than just swill.

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Photo of khess83
3.3/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pale yellow, light head but nice for a light beer

Smell - Simple Light Beer aroma.

Taste - The slight hint of honey does not over power as it does with similar brews

Mouthfeel - The light carbonation gives a nice feel

I picked a six pack up to enjoy while grilling out with some friends. I was very pleased with the refreshing taste while standing in the hot sun. Had the first from a pint glass and the next two straight from the bottle, much better out of the cold pint glass. Would reccomend for similar situations where you are looking for something a little different.

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Photo of Chugmonkey
3.1/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A light lager with a dry finish and a barely detectable honey flavor, that's about it. Light & refreshing. If you like light beers this should do you fine. It has the typical Point wateryness which makes it very drinkable, just not satisfying. They put these in their variety 12 packs and I find it a nice change of pace beer but that's about it.

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Photo of ibashmuck
3.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured a very small head on a very light yellow. Smelled faintly of a typical lager, with a touch of sweetness which also came through in the taste. That measure of honey helped alot. Very smooth, very easy to drink despite its lack of anything exciting. Good all day summer brew.

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Photo of sacfly
3.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. twist off. Part of a mix 12 pack.
Pours a crystal clear, very light straw color. Thick head of large white bubbles. Honey is prominent in the aroma. Almost a caramel cookie smell. Flavor matches the aroma. Nice medium body lets the honey shine. Mild bitterness lasts only an instant in the aftertaste. Looks like swill, but pleasant to drink. I may have to give this one a shoot when the weather warms up.

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Photo of cdkrenz
3.51/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Transparent, pale yellow, pours about an inch of head which quickly fades to a white cloud on the brew's surface. A good-looking light beer.

Smell - A simple malt aroma.

Taste - The taste of honey is prevalent but it doesn't make the beer too sweet. It adds just enough to make this beer better than your average light beer. Dare I call it a good light beer. I dare.

Mouthfeel - The feel is watery but able to maintain a subtle carbonation to offer some texture.

~ A good drink on a summer afternoon I'm sure. On a cold February evening in Wisconsin... I think not.

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Photo of happygnome
3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: pours a clear golden color with about an inch and a half of head that dissapears relatively fast leaving no lacing
s: heavy wheat aroma crisp aroma and a little citrus hop aroma, some sweet honey aromas
t: wheat malts, very reminiscente of leinie's honey weiss, however with a little less flavor. crisp sweet honey flavor is mild
m: light to medium bodied beer with average amount of carbonation

overall, this is an ok session beer but i dont htink that ill pick it up again

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Photo of Vancer
2.71/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well it was light, but someone forgot the honey for it. Poured a clear light straw yellow, decent white head.

Aroma was strictly macro veggies and corn, no honey sweetness to be found, although during the taste a smidgen made its way through. Body was plain jane and boring – matching the overall beer in most aspects.

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Photo of Atron67
3.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Clear straw yellow with a light white head that faded relatively quickly into a thin film
S- pretty light on the scents, a slight honey scent, not much there
T- a clean light taste that is pretty smooth, dont really notice the honey anymore, but its a smooth clean flavor
M- medium carbonation with a light body which fits well for the style
D- a nice light beer that is pretty clean without any flaws, light not just in calories but in flavor etc. but it is a good light lager

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Photo of logansboat15
3.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A delicious, above-average light beer geared toward females and light beer afficionados. Pours a clear pale amber and smells of sweet malt with a faint hint of hop bitterness. Well conceived, satisfying sweet honey taste with a caramely finish. Light mouthfeel and highly drinkable should please most session drinkers. Pairs well with summertime grilling fare, salads, etc. Impress your friends and family with a great summertime party/picnic alternative to Miller, Bud and Coors.

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Photo of afinepilsner
2.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle

Point Honey Light was a light yellow color with good clarity. It had a white head that didn't last long, with no lacing. The aroma was honey with a little grain. The taste was light with honey and a touch of grain. The finsh was dry. It was light bodied with plenty of carbonation. Drinkability was average. This is a step above the average light beer, but I doubt I would ever purchace one again.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.1/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Steven's Point's Honey Light is an actual light beer, weighing in at 125 calories and 11.1 grams of carbs. Now, that may be a bit bigger than the best selling Bud Light or Miller Lite, but it's much tastier. The initial impression is of honey, and lots of it. That gives way to some wheatish malt with susequent sips, and beyond that the "light" beer dryness becomes apparent - but it's got something going on! It's a beautiful yellow-gold in color beneath a creamy bright-white head. The head retention is quite good considering it's a "light" beer, and it's very nice lacing is even better given that categorization. The aroma is malty, mainly wheat-ish, with just a slight hint of honey; there are no hops present. In the mouth it's light bodied with a very-fine bubbled, gentle effervescence. It's airy and smooth. Beyond the initial notes of honey and wheat in the flavor, there's just a smear of hop flavor in the background and it soon becomes pretty dull. I'm not so sure there's a great bit of drinkability here, but on the other hand, like most light beers, there's nothing really there to stop you from drinking it either. On a hot day at a backyard BBQ or sporting event you could easily down a few of these without notice. Overall, pretty good. At the very least, original.

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Photo of tgbljb
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a pale golden color with modest white head.
Smell is slightly sweet, but little else.
Taste also is sweet and a distinct honey presence is noted (as would be expected)
Nice and refreshing with little taste retention (from the honey)
An easy drinking beer. More suited for a hot summer afternoon.

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Photo of jdhilt
2.83/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a three finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving no lace. Chrystal clear amber color. Very light carbonation and light bodied. Honey/hoppy nose. Starts with a sweet honey flavor, some hops at finish but it lacks beef. Would be good on a very hot day - its 29. $1.09 for a 12oz bottle from Chalet Party Goshen, In.

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Photo of Rennpferd
3.37/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a cold 12oz bottle into a room temperature pint glass.

Poured a very active light yellow with a momentary white head that quickly disappeared and did not leave even a trace of lacing. The activity died down dramatically after a minute.

It has a balanced smell of light malts, corn and honey undertones.

Very light body with a slight touch of corn and malt, no honey taste to speak of. The corn and malt are balanced and refreshing and leave no aftertaste.

Overall this beverage is very drinkable, this would be a good beer to have during lunch when out with buddies on a weekend.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale maize that actually becomes brighter gold when backlit with morning sunshine. It's still too light to be considered honey colored though. The dirty white cap is small to start, falls unceremoniously despite a decent amount of carbonation and leaves the glass untouched by lace.

Honey Light's nose is virtually indistinguishable from the noses on any number of macro lagers. On the good side, there's a lack of off-aromas. On the not so good side, there isn't much here except untoasted grain and weakly musky hops. Cascade? Surely they jest?

The beer tastes like a macro lager as well, albiet one that's sweeter than the average and is lightly honey sweet instead of lightly corny sweet. There's a frightening lack of malt, but then I knew going in that a light lager was unlikely to be very sturdy in that department. Even so, the flavor is remarkably faint and fleeting. Still no Cascade hops that I can detect; maybe a glimmer if one goes searching for them.

The finish is brief, as expected, and is actually crisp and dry rather than sweet. 'Wisconsin honey' makes a brief cameo at the midway point of each mouthful and is then gone until the next sip. In terms of mouthfeel, if you've had one light lager, you've had them all. This one is more fizzily carbonated than it should be and is slightly annoying as a result.

Point Honey Light is substandard beer. Its only use would be to wean light beer drinkers off abysmal swill like Bud Light, but then Stevens Point's distribution area is so small that they wouldn't be able to dent A-B's sales one iota. There's really nothing of interest here for anyone even remotely interested in good beer.

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Photo of Winter
3.3/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale yellow in appearance with a decent sized white head. Light aroma with hints of malt and a honey sweetness. Thin, crisp mouthfeel. Honey flavor is noticeable in the taste. The honey is enjoyable and at the same time add a sweetness to an already sweet lager from the grains. Not much hop bitterness to counteract the sweet maltiness, but there's some.

For a light beer this isn't bad. The honey makes this light lager enjoyable enough. Something I wouldn't drink regularly, but I would consider, if looking for a light beer.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.4/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tosses a morning sunshine bright yellow, a rapidly disappearing head. Honey and grains on the nose. The flavorings are as expected--a tinge of honey, dominated by malts, grassy hops and wheat toast. The middle is slightly bitter, and very acidic near the finish. Palate is left sweet and grainy. For the LL style (light lager), not too bad. However, not really worth seeking out.

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Photo of mentor
2.71/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle provided amid a bunch of stuff given to me for volunteering at 2005 GABF. Thanks much, I really appreciate the opportunity to try craft beers I'd never see otherwise. Pours a one finger light-tan soda-pop head that looks like it wants to be sticky, but just can't come through. The beer is crystal clear and dull and light straw in color. A couple of streamers race upward to feed the nearly disappeared head. Smells mild. Dark hoppy with some cardboard malt sweet. Tastes really mild. Not much until the aftertaste, which is sweet, yet dry cardboardy...like the crust of a thin old pizza you gotta dig your teeth into to tear a bit off. Other flavors are iron, copper, and carbonation sting. Empty. Where's the honey? Disappointing. Light mouthfeel and just a bit too much carbonation.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
2.86/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This was not what I was expecting, but it wasn't all bad. Poured out to a lighter yellow color with a nice head, and some lace in the glass. No real smell to speak of, some sweet corn and malt odors, but they were very weak. Flavor was pretty good, overtones of malt, wheat and some honey. Decent mouthfeel, but it was a bit on the light side, but if that's what you're looking for, then this is it for you. Overall, not a great beer, but could be a decent session beer. Worth a try for light beer lovers.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma show a light sweet malt with bits of honey and a touch of sourness. Overall pleasing.
Head was small and short lived leaving a thin ring of assorted bubbles. Pale gold. Water clear.
The first time I had this I picked up the honey flavors. These appeared less prominent the second time. Mild mild sweetness up front that moves to a dull malt taste before the hoppy bitterness dominates while bringing in a long finish of some dryness. Sporadically get some nice malt flavors.
More than enough carbonation makes it filling. I guess making up for the thinness, but not quite watery.
One of the better for style. Hops aren't as nice as with S.A., but the malt is more present and tasty. This will do if need be. Warms up alright too.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.23/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear straw. Finger sized off white head. Lacing is adequate. Moderate carbonation is visible.

Aroma: Soft malts, hay, sweet honey.

Flavor: How many times does this happen with light lagers?!?! The flavor falls short of the nose:>) It's decent enough, but I was led to believe this would be a little something more after sniffing the piss out of it. Malts are very subdued. The honey is missing. And the finish is a bit dry, but very simple. Decent for light lager, nothing more.

Mouthfeel: A little bit more substance than your typical fizzy yellow beer. Body is near medium and carbonation is fizzy, but not WAY fizzy.

Drinkability: Yeah, I'd drink these on a hot summer day if a suitable Kolsch/Dortmunder/Hefe/ was not available. But I wouldn't seek it.

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Photo of sabrills70
3.27/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light golden color with a 1 finger head that did not hang around. Large carbonation bubbles. Not great lacing. Smells of a typical light lager, a sweet malt with little hop presence. As light lagers go this tastes OK. You get the initial sweet malt and there is even a hop presence detected. There is a flavor there I can't quite put my finger on - possibly honey - it is probably more detectable since this is a light lager. Its clean and crisp, finishes dry and woulb be a great summertime beer - to bad its January.

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Point Honey Light from Stevens Point Brewery
3.22 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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