nuplastikk (3832) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Slightly hazy yellow-tan. Thin, soapy head. Mild aroma, some fresh lemon and doughy malt. A pretty nice Pilsner, somewhat yeasty medium body. Solid noble hops really capture the essence of the style. Not quite World Class, but a well executed offering.
adnielsen (7596) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Millstream. Light yellow appearance with a white head. Light German hoppy, lager nose. Light grainy malty flavor on mild German hops. Easy drinking but not all that exciting of flavor.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A - Clear, light straw gold color with a large, light, foamy, whispy, white head. Pretty good retention and a really nice lacing.
S - Pretty much what I expected. Some sweet graininess and grassy, herbal, spicy hops (Saaz heavy). A slightly sweet and musty fruitiness (orchard fruit) is faint in the background. Nice but nothing special.
T - The first few sips were nice with a nice bready/doughy flavor with a good grassy Saaz hop balance. This quickly faded and became dominated by a musty hayish malt. Dull slightly spiced bitter hop also there. A strange faint orchard fruit with almost a slight tartness.
M - Thin body with average carbonation. A little to thin with a drying finish.
D - The first couple of sips were nice, but this isn’t really a beer that I would want to drink a couple of.
Notes: Not the best offering from Millstream. Dominated by a musty and bitter flavor and a slight strange fruitiness. I liked the first couple of sips and then it went downhill. Overall just average or slightly below.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up single 12-oz bottle from Brennan’s Country Farm Market in Brookfield, WI and one from the brewery in Amana, Iowa. Pours a clear golden pale brew with a fast dissolving white head that leaves behind a fine film and white ring. Aroma of light bread malt, flowery and citrus hops, and some light fruit. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation, semi-sweet fruity, bready malt and a mild bitterness. Finish is semi-sweet at first, then a lingering mild bitterness and a herbal aftertaste. Quite identical to the regular Millstream Pilsner but with some sharper hop bitterness.
RobertDale (2631) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 20, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz . bottle from brewery. Pours clear golden with nice white head and decent lacing. Aroma of floral hops. Tastes of citrus with floral hops. Nice carbonation. Nice beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark gold with a medium white head. Has a fantastic aroma very pronouncing of tettnanger hops. Has a slight up front citrus and a big hop bitterness for a pils. This then slips into a mild and lingering aftertaste of oranges. A very nice American version of a German pilsner.
CanIHave4Beers (2776) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden color with a medium well retained head and some lace. Aroma has some nice baguette breadiness and a bit of sweetness complimented by a nice mild hop character. The flavor is fruity and a tad sweet but in no way sickly or unbalanced. There is a nice herbal hop bite the likes of Bitburger, perhaps it’s just because this is more fresh than the standard Bitburger I have but the hoppiness is so much better here, but similar none the less. There is a nice clean but fruity malitness paired well with a nice dry cracker character in here as well. I could drink quite a few of these, and I just might.
Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brennan’s. Poured clear straw golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up sweeter lemon notes over honey and bready malts (all of it was sweet, actually).. soft overall and very approachable. The flavor found an initial hit of tart lemon, but after that it was all sweet again.. honey led with bready notes and other pale malts backing.. plenty of sweetness plus a twist of lemon on the finish.. this flowed a lot like a palindrome. Lighter-bodied and sweet on the palate with decent movement across the palate.. not great on any facet of the drink, but it was remarkably drinkable.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Millstream German Pilsner--2001 12 oz. Bottle. 4.90% ABV--25 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Hazy lemon straw color. Mild lacy head. Floral citrus Saaz hop front. Crisp clean tangy mild citrus butter Pilsner malt body. Mildly sweet. Tangy clean citrus hop end. Nice but mild. Sampled 4/21/2003. Malt of the Earth Beer of the Month Club Selection April, 2003.
1FastSTi (3233) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours to a very clean golden body with lots of rapid carbonation. There’s a nice white head sitting on top. The aroma is crisp malt and silage. Nice sweet tettnanger and saaz hops. Lightly spicy. This is a very crisp and clean malt flavor with sweet silage and hops. Dash of light spiciness. The palate is very clean and nicely carbonated. This is really easy to drink.