slothgar (39) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad as an amber. Not too heavy, not much head. Not my first pick, but I would not turn it away. A lot of "nots" involved with this beer.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, but nothing really to write about. golden pour, weak caramel notes, tiny hop presence in the taste to go along with the malts.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a medium off-white head that was smooth and mostly diminished. Fair lacing, fine-medium sized bubbles, transparent, minimal carbonation, and an orange brown hue. Malty and sweet aroma. Very faint. Flavor was malty and some caramel. Overall, boring and unexciting. Smooth palate. A so-so brew.
Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured bright red with a head that ran away like Carl Williams. Not much of an aroma, maybe light malt. The flavor is average caramel fare with a bit of breadiness. It’s an OK average brew.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle-purchased at woodmans in Rockford, IL pours a mahogony hue with small white head. citric hop aroma-some bready malts, but kinda smells artificial, like sam adams lager. Metallic hops, slight vanilla characteristic. short finish. Noble hops are present in the finish. Not to bad for a mass produced lager from WI.
Cornfield (5326) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a palatable drink, but not much of a Vienna. It pours the right amber color. The thin white head soon dissipates. The aroma is sweet and malty, but pretty faint. The body is thin and too carbonated for a good Vienna. The malt flavoring is more like a premium lager, lacking in the richness that I’d expected. Crisp finish. Mediocre.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 23, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle imbibed through the service of a Gouden Carolus glass. Red-tinted medium amber, thinnish decaying head...thick caramel malt, honey and a bit of wet pine in the nose...pretty nondescript body except for some charred-smoky character in the middle, sweetish oranginess for a bit...very light, rather sweet all the way through.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 9, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a reddish orange color, small whtie head. Aroma of fruity and spicy malt. Flavor is somewhat boring, a little hoppy kick at the end.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one has that distinct Point smell that you smell in the flagship. Flavor is slightly sweet caramel with a little hop flavor to carry it. Not overly bitter or malty, just middle of the road. Very drinkable beer for the average beer drinker.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: soggy malted aroma, light orangey colour…crisp flavour on a wet palate: bits of hops, orange juice, toasted malts, and grain. Another surprise from Point – these folks make decent, drinkable beer…