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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
O.G. 12.2° Plato. F.G. 4.0° Plato. 3 SRM. 100% Briess Malt. 2row Brewers Malt and Carapils. Tettnanger and Saaz Hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2921) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2012
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5194) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4784) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5165) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle. 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.

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