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…
drunkenbum84 (73) - kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another really good beer to come out of the point brewery. Slightly malty taste, very smooth.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
GLBF bottle sample: Reddish brown, thin, watery. Smoket caramel nose, sour suggestions. Taste is thin, although the malts are roasty and caramelly in their thinness. Quite watery at the finish.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Clear, caramel coloration, a dark amber, with a nice, thick creamy off-white head. Aroma is, wel, too sweet and malty, with little balance, and an adjuct-y flintiness. Too much like the unpleasant swill smell I’ve tried to avoid throughout my beer drinking career. Slight hops and mineraly-ness, but it falls flat, and lays there like a stinker.
Taste? there’s a malty feel, a caramel tone that swims around the palate, but it leaves as quick as it comes. Light body, short finish, little texture, too much carbonation at the front. Hollow, listless...a trace amount of flavor trickles back and flits down the throat, but it’s not a terribly happy sensation. This one’s definitely for the lower rung, and will impress only those with small reserves of taste and infinite tolerance for blandness.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2004 Autumn Brew Review: Brown Coloring. Some Malts and Hops. Not Great for the Style
badgerben (4864) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Autumn Brew Review 2004. Dark brown color. Slight malt aroma and taste. A touch of hops. Not bad, but much better Viennas out there.
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is...OK, although I’m not a fan. Balanced and nicely hoppy, good aroma. I just couldn’t get myself to drink much.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mahogany/brown pour with a light head and some lacing. Roast and caramel malts with a small touch of hops. Some lagerish qualities. The flavor mimics the aroma but there is more roast and maltiness. It reminds me of fresh wort. The palate was odd, slightly tangy. I liked it.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pellucid bronze with some white sticky head & some lacing. The aroma is good, some spicy caramel & cinnamon with light hops, good malt complex body. The flavor is very balanced with lots of malt & only a touch of sweetness & bitterness in the tail. Very malty amber, good.Thanks Falconseye!
Andrew196 (1438) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As I walked though the terminal at Central Wisconsin Airport in Wausau, WI, I saw a case displaying this beer among a few others. I realized than that this beer is the local micro that they are proud of. I went straight to the factory I was visiting, went through some product lines and the host took me and my coworkers to a room called the "Oak Room".....it was a large conference room with TV’s, everything automated. The host walked over to a bar they had set up with a fridge full of point and Leinie beers. They served us cold beer right there, it was the coolest supplier I have ever visited.....a full bar full of liquor and micros. Anyways, this is where I tried Point Amber.....a very good treat it was. Distinctive, not too floral of a hop medley with a solid, slightly sweet malt backbone, some nuttiness towards the back.....not bad.