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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 140   ABV: 4.66%
Point Special is a well-balanced, full-bodied premium beer. This award-winning pilsner-style lager is highly praised for its pleasant hop aroma and smooth, hearty flavor.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 Why pick this as my 100th RateBeer? I don’t have any exotic or rare brews handy, having already rated the World Wide Stout. I thought of going the other way and sampling a Santiago; but even for a 7-Eleven beer, it was overpriced, and I’d be left with five more bottles. Then I saw this on sale for $5 a sixer at the store. Here’s a long-standing brand that’s returned to local control after a disastrous period of ownership by Barton Brands, and is now back in the Chicago market. That’s the kind of beer story we need to hear more about!
And it’s a nice beer. A foamy head that dissipates quickly, but underneath is a noticable darker beer than most pilseners, with a constant stream of tiny bubbles. The malt has a slightly toasty taste, with a nice hop balance and nice effervescence. Some adjunct is hinted at, but not noticeable. It leaves a nice malty aftertaste behind. It’s a standard beer that’s almost good for sipping slowly.

Re-visited, 3/30/08. Found a loose bottle at Binny’s on Rt. 83, and thought it was time for a revisit. It’s not an "Anniversary Beer," but just has label info that this is the brewery’s 150th anniversary. I think my original rating may be higher than I might give it today, but not by much. It is darker than other pale lagers, but middlin’ compared to pilseners, true. But it still has some decent malt character you’d never find in a BMC, a light hop presence, and a hint of cereal adjuncts. Better than more than a few German imports to have crossed my palate, and one of my default "cheap brews."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ozzy70 (271) - - AUG 16, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear golden. Not much head. Aroma of grains and hops. Taste of grains, light bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atom (1913) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2015
12oz bottle pours a clear golden with a large white head. Grainy malt aroma. Sweet malt taste, almost a smoke grain flavor, light hop. Nothing special, but highly drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dukeandduke (123) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3/16/15 (Can) - Light Golden Pour, minimal white head, mild carbonation, not much aroma. Taste and feel mild, not much taste, smooth going down. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jkwalking05 (4360) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
12 oz bottle. Gold in color with an average white head. Aroma is of grain, sweet corn, light hops, and pancake batter. Taste is of corn flakes, grain.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
travita (4567) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. The look is clear, golden in color, ok white head. The smell is grainy, corn, floral, ok. The taste is light, grainy, crisp, and ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2076) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Pours a nice clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains mainly on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes pretty clean and smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
b3shine (7114) - Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle to pint (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a transparent gold with white head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells of biscuit and lager yeast with mild hop notes and a touch of grain. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Okay for what it is.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DW78715816 (114) - Kansas, USA - APR 19, 2014
Decent, not a lot going on bit smooth and inoffensive - better than Bud miller or Coors - but really nothing great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
felsenpils (144) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Very clear with good carbonation, but the aroma tells of what is yet to come. Quite sweet taste, this is an adjunct beer. Better than the mainstream big beers, but not something to search out.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
bottle. Deep golden with small head. There’s nothing remotely special about this. It’s a bland, watered down beer. Light malt and pretty much nothing else.

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