Horizon WheatJuly 1, 2008 Stevens Point, WI
Stevens Point Brewery
Stevens Point, WI
Stevens Point, founded in 1857, is the fifth oldest continuously operating brewery in the United States.
Available: SD, NE, OK, MN, IA, WI, IL, MI, IN, KY, GA, PA, MA, RI, MD
Original gravity: n/a
Haze infused ale with a substantial and sustainable head of foam. Tangy and yeasty aroma. First impression is refreshingly and mildly acidic followed with malty beer character. Mildly and skillfully hopped. Delightful American style wheat beer. A great summertime treat and substitute for champagne anytime of the year. Quality brewed, clean and crisp. The contrasting experience with brats, sauerkraut and hot mustard could be magnificent.
- Charlie Papazian
The slightly hazy yellow appearance tells you that this is an unfiltered beer. Then the clean, lemony aroma of sweet cereals suggests it’s going to be light on the palate. And that’s what it is. Mildly bitter and slightly chewy, with a cracker-like wheat character, this is a softly lemony beer, with a little citrus zest running on into the wheaty, dry but rather empty finish. Don’t expect weissbier pyrotechnics: this is just a pleasant, quaffable, refreshing brew that may just come into its own as a match for the most delicate, lightly grilled white fish.
- Jeff Evans
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.
Author of the Good Bottled Beer Guide and The Book of Beer Knowledge, Jeff Evans is an eight-time editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and one of Britain's best-known beer writers.
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