deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale gold with a white head that dissipates quickly and nearly completely. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains with a bit of grassy hops with a hint of cookie. Flavor is more balanced with sweet grains and crisp grassy hops with a bit of a sweet finish.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pilsner. 90 degrees. Outdoor wedding. yes please may I have a six pack more....which is what I practically had. I enjoyed this. refreshing. simple. no strings attached. classic. I always have problems rating lagers because they never get high scores from others only because it isn’t packing that hoppy punch or that dark magic. but there is something to be said about a well made pils and think Millstream did just fine. If you are in Iowa on your way to the largest truck stop in the nation (on I-80) find a place to pick up some Millstream. It’s local. small and worth the try.
fidelis83 (1733) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale gold with a fluffy white head. Cereal grain, bready yeast and florla and spicy hops to the nose. Flavor is a little on the weak side cereal grain, light malt sweetness, a little toast, sweet grass, floral, spicy and light citrus hops to the finish. Neutral to off dry feel with a somewhat light, but sharp carbonation. Not bad, a little on the watery side though.
DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Millstream. $3.25 for pint. I had a taster of this at first while trying their doppelbock, but decided to chase it down with this. Very pale in a glass taster, but there’s a little more color to be seen in the larger cup, even if it is white plastic. A thin layer of fizz instead of the bubbly head of a canned lager. Toasty malt smell with a side of peppery Noble hops. Taste: well, I still have some of the doppel stuck to my tongue, but this is darn hearty. Clearly a full grain beer with a light pils toast. Interesting that the ingredient list above shows no real surprises in specialty grains. It’s hard to find a pils with any great complexity by definition, but then again, I can appreciate a beer with everything a light lager should have and no shortcuts or off tastes. On the unseasonably warm March day that I tasted this, the cup warmed up enough to let a bit of ester off the beer. Happy little burp at the finish.
boozedude (1474) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear yellow..thin white head that lasted about a minute..aroma is os lemon..taste is a citrus malts light taste.not bad but wont seek out
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pale gold with a bright white head. The nose is a grainy with a little bit of citrus. There is also hay. The taste is grassy with a little bit of oranges. There is also some bread crust in the sweet finish. This is decent, but would be even better if it wasn’t so sweet.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear, straw colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a pretty nice lacing throughout. Aroma is light with some pale pils cracker malts, a light bread, a touch of grass, and a few citrus florals. Flavor is similar. Pale, bready pils malts with a light floral citrus. Finishes with a nice, light grass and some bready pale malts. Very light bitterness that helps this somewhat dry before leaving a shorter aftertaste. Light body and somewhat crisp, moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent pils. Has a light grassy, floral citrus and some pale, bready malts offering a touch of sweetness. Nothing special, but easy drinking and unoffensive.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from my main man Andy. Pours bright clear golden with a fluffy white head. Nose of fresh white bread, a decent amount of sweetness (honey), and delicate floral/grassy hops. Taste brings out a bit of an added cereal element. Clean, light, and refreshing after the two cocktails I had before.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Poured a clear golden color with a bubbly white head. Pale malt, noble hop, corn cereal aromas. Light to medium bodied and a bit too sweet. Tasted of cereal grain, honey, and a bit of noble hop.
wlajwl (3331) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes and aroma is similar to a helles/pilsner hybrid, with the bread flavor mixed with the pilsner dryness. A good pilsner overall, Millstream has been making some good beers as of late.