DrnkMcDermott (2821) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle in tumbler. Gotta say, Point beers are more often surprisingly tasty than not (except for the Light, of course). This one opens with a strong smell of Vienna malt and "Irish Red" character. This loose bottle may be old and giving me a hint of phenol, but not unpleasant. Much more brownness than a similar Brooklyn Lager, but a thin bottled-macro head. Taste is not quite as rich as its lovely nose, though. Malts a little subdued, bitterness is standard German hop-based, with the usual lack of expressive hop character. And ultimately, the feel is a little watery, especially since it seems over carbonated. But it has some good things going for it, and I’ll gladly accept another bottle in a chance to revise my opinion.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear copper color. Head was thin and off white. No lace was left behind. Aroma was musty with some light malty caramel. Slightly sweet on the tongue. Tasted of malty caramel and subdued fleshy fruits. Eh. Not a great beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Name: Point Amber
Source: Brewfest, Classic City
crystal clear amber, wispy off white head, caramel corn aroma with light earthy hops, sweet dark caramel malt flavor, just a hint of the vegetables in the aroma, light bitterness in the finish, cleaned up a bit would make an ok amber
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Citrus malt aroma with dark copper color and good bubbly head. Flavor is like a weak fruit cocktail mixed with beer. Light cherry, cranberry and woody flavors. Sweet. Very thin in the mouth with a watery finish. Not offensive but definitely no taste explosion here. Very short duration.
uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A pretty light copper amber color. A robust lager with a caramel sweetness, some nice hop bite, although I would guess too much cluster hops in this. Stevens Point beers tend a bit to the heavy side of the style. They also seem to have a slight funk probably from the yeast or water? Not really offensive, but you won’t confuse this with the best craft Vienna beers.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours amber, not much head. Flavor was muted, some caramel, some grassy hops. A little sour finish. Musty aroma.
Gabemik (46) - Joplin, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2007
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Flavors of grass, with a hint of cardboard. Lightly red in color with an off while head. Harsh carbination in the finish.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep, sparkling orange with a frothy, off-white head. The nose is of grapefruit and grass with a light cereal undertone. Light, almost creamy, and effervescent it finishes just slightly bitter. Strangely the nose and the flavor aren’t quite on the same page. Beginning with a sweet malt and finishing with a light but lively hop finish, this "amber" would please many APA fans. Overall, not bad.
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up single 12-oz bottle from Cellars Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a clear burnt copper amber brew with a thick fast dissolving off-white head. Leave a fair lacing. Aroma of rye type grain, some hazelnuts, sourdough bread and sweet barley malt. Taste is complex with a clean dry malt flavor and a bitter hop finish. An average brew but better than the most macro beers.
jcp23 (52) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2007 12oz bottle. Pours dead on, deep, actually classic amber color with requisite off-white head and no lacing. Very strongly aromatic, with sweet malt and caramel dominating. This one is all about the malt and it is quite flavorful, indeed. Sweet, smooth, rich and a bit creamy, this beer is a mouthful of flavor, like it or not. I like it. A little too sweet for me to have more than a couple, but that’s OK. This beer has the feel of something that had some thought, care, & technique put into it. Substantially better than expected. The Russian Mob strikes again!