drywallman (310) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a lot of head. Vienna style sweetness. Not enough hops to really balance it well. However, I don’t expect a lot more from Point in this detail. Good drinking for my fishing trip to the Northwoods of Wi.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So many years ago, it seems to me now, I was a high school teacher in Wisconsin Rapids, and many a Point beer kept me going in those days. Decent, relatively cheap, and easy drinking after days with tough kids. I brought back a bunch after a recent sashay through Wisconsin and the amber, in particular, pales compared to my nostaligia. Oh, it’s fair enough lager - very good to drink with a meal as then the substantial Vienna maltiness is less likely to get sticky on you. They may have used a variety of hops in this brew, but none of them give you more than an ocassional whimper, and the malt dominance can get unnerving. Still, I give the brewery credit - a micro that predates Prohibition and, of course, the recent microbrew era. Original rating 8/22/01 Wonderfully quaffable. Has remarkable texture and flavor given the price!
ElGaucho (2033) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I will always have a special place in my heart for Point Amber since it was served at my wedding. Nevertheless, it rated not so highly when subjected to closer analysis. A thin head gives way to a sweet caramel aroma. This is a very malty brew with a good deep amber color, and noticeable alcohol mouthfeel. A little thin but solid.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I earned my master’s degree at UWSP when pitchers of Point at Ellas were an important part of the academic culture. It’s my favorite amber and a good choice when you just don’t feel like a dark beer.
Schroppfy (2350) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma, left over from the 1960s, was consumed on a 1982 plaid couch of outrageous visual appearance. Te malt depth of the aroma was very very good, and flavor points were gained by the way the sweet held with the maltedness as it warmed, rather than them becoming artificilly separate as the beer warms. Viennaish.
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2002
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice rich semi-sweet aroma, but taste is too strong and somewhat bitter with a weak aftertaste,not recommended.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2001
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good beer with a meal.