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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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A hand-crafted 100% barley malt lager, Point Classic Amber features a combination of Cluster, Cascade, Hallertauer and Tettnanger hops for a balanced and distinctive flavor. These ingredients, combined with a longer brewing and aging process, give Point Classic Amber a superior flavor and rich, amber color.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (2821) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2007
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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2007
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.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Point Amber
Date: 04/01/2007
Mode: Bottle
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
Rating: 2.1/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: *+/4

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2007
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 6, 2007
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.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Pours amber, not much head. Flavor was muted, some caramel, some grassy hops. A little sour finish. Musty aroma.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Gabemik (46) - Joplin, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Flavors of grass, with a hint of cardboard. Lightly red in color with an off while head. Harsh carbination in the finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2007
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2007
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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcp23 (52) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2007
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!


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