awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of my favorites from Stevens Point Brewery. A caramel colored pour with small head. Sweet taste with pleasent aftertaste. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a everday beer.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet, malty, slightly weak aroma, some caramel. Medium amber color, average to slight head. Flavor profile is caramel, slightly sugary malt combined with lightly spicy, crisp hoppiness. Average at best.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangey amber color with immediately fading head. Sweetish caramel aroma with some peppery hop. Smooth round mouthfeel with caramel malt and a light peppery/grassy hop and medium bitter finish. Not true to style at all, IMO (their Spring Bock is much more Vienna like than Bock like, so no surprise here I guess). Still, its an OK beer.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper with a smallish beige head. Bread dough and clover honey with just a touch of mild grass aroma. Earth/rye bread sweet flavors witha lightly maltly finish. Quite plain.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ahh, yes. Point Brewery’s first true premium beer. I believe that this brewery (much like Lake Front Brewery) can not make a bad beer.
pkbites (640) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Full, rich body. Creamy beige head. Some maltyness. Aftertaste is a bit watery. Little presence of hops.
drywallman (320) - 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 (2141) - 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.