Point Three Kings | Stevens Point Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
pointbeer.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TMoney2591 on 01-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
18.43%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of hof_1991
3.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkmiller76
3.39/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zatch90
3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This Kolsch does not have much aroma. It has a little more fruit than normal for a Kolsch and there is a little harsh grain astringency that moves in with the finish. It is drinkable and refreshing but not great.

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Photo of jpuetz
2/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of redleg411
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Charlotte101
2.88/5  rDev -13%

Photo of kplooki
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of OSB
3.56/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of MNBeer1017
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of zkoehn
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jsh420
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Hallertau
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Westuh
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Brenden
2.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It looks like a Kolsch in the color, a pale golden yellow, only rather than the usual mild haze there's a heavy thickness. The head is clean white in color. It rises high but falls quickly, leaving a frothy foam on top and spotting behind.
The aroma's clean, if nothing else. There are lots of fruity esters and a wet powdered sugar sweetness along with a leafy light bitterness. It's a little bit bready as well.
I'm not sure what I'm tasting here, but I think somewhere along the line someone tricked these guys into thinking any light beer could be called a Kolsch. What there is is lots of sweetness, plenty of fruits mostly of pear and apple but with some tropical notes as well, and extremely light grassy bitterness. What isn't here is any kind of dryness to offset or balance it, any vinous character whatsoever, or pretty much anything distinguishing the style. It's fine to drink, but to style it's not. I suppose I should have known that when I read the words "Kolsch" and "ale" on the bottle together.
The feel is fine. The body is light, it's crisp, and it's clean. Dryness is lacking, though, and the same vinous character absent from the smell and taste is likewise absent in the feel.

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Photo of cgrunin
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of bismarksays
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of SDL1911
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of jwc215
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear deep golden with a thin head that immediately becomes a small floating island. Some spots of lacing soon disappear.

The smell is of some grain with light floral notes.

The taste is of sweet-ish grain with some sour grapes, some bready yeast and some floral dryness in the finish.

Light bodied, crisp. Rather thin.

Pretty easy to drink. Has a nice enough floral touch in the finish. A little too much sour grapes. Not much to it, overall. It's okay to decent.

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Photo of herr_fish
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of RobinLee
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of jharris0624
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of zeff80
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Point Three Kings from Stevens Point Brewery
3.31 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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