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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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We make this beer several months before the harvest so it can age properly. Millstream Oktoberfest is similar to the our Munich style Schild Brau, but is stronger, maltier, and darker in color. A truly special beer, to celebrate the harvest, an important part of life here in Amana.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Pours a clear amber, modest off-white head. Clean figgy malt aroma. Flavor has a nice fruity malt complexity, figs, apple cider. The caramel malt cider sweetness is coutnered by a bit of floral hop bitterness, really more a balancing agent than a flavor in their own right. Nice spectrum of flavor. The apple and hoppy elements clashed a bit to my taste. Medium body, crisp palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5031) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2009
12oz shorty bottle. Filtered orange-amber color with a fluffy off white-head. Classic Oktoberfest aroma, deep malts and noble hops. Bitter upfront, but quickly fades into a sweet creamy finish. Quite an excellent example of the style, certainly a tad underrated thus far. Medium bodied, lots of thick malt tones. Almost an orange-vanilla yeasty creaminess. Clean, fresh, and full of flavor. Solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2009
12oz bottle brought back with me from Iowa City. Purchased at John’s Grocery. Pours a crystal clear, orange-amber body with a finger-width, foamy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is a paler malt sweetness, a faint toast, and a light citrusy hop. Pretty weak and pale though. Flavor is better, but nothing to write home about. Pale caramel maltiness with a touch of honey sweetness. A light toast and roasty nut flavor along with a light fruit. Finishes with an earthy bitterness that is higher than most Oktoberfests. Dry with a short aftertaste. Light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Overall, a decent Oktoberfest from a brewery I admire, but nothing special. A little hoppier than most, but I’m looking for more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2009
I am quite impressed with this years beer. This version of Oktoberfest is very nice. I like the extra hop and the full body. I drank the first pint before I got sit down. I had to get another one so I could rate it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6754) - Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2009
A bit hoppier than other versions (that’s America, baby!) that is emphasized by an obvious bitterness from the malts, topped off with hints of chocolates. Not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle courtesy of CanIhave4beers. Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of caramel and light citrus. Tastes of caramel and earthy with a hint of bitterness and some touches of honey sweetness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10202) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Bottle from pepsican. Thanks! Amber color, minimal head. Aroma has malt, caramel, light hops and some bready notes. Flavor is a bit sweet, smooth with bready malts, slight hops and would be a lot better if it werent for the crazy carbonation. Still a pretty decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (4623) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Pours clear bronze with a bubbly tan head. The aroma has the sweet marzen malt with caramel and graham cracker along with some hazelnut. Medium body with way too much carbonation. The taste as sweet nutty caramel malt that is a bit medicinal. The finish adds phenolic spice. This is okay for the style, but it’s pretty boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3556) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2008
I think this is the best Oktoberfest I’ve had this year! This pours with a big fluffy white head that settles as a permanent swirl on top of the beer. The beer is a nice deep orange/amber. The aroma is lightly malty, and roasty with some even lighter hop notes. The taste is more remarkable than the aroma, this has an amazing malt character that is not as aggressively sweet as some in this genre, it is largely dry and lightly grainy tasting, and the roastedness is very present and just sings with the nice fresh hop flavor. Delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Pour is lightly hazed reddish amber with a thin dense light brown head...smell is slightly sour with some old prunes and old bread....taste is grainy and sweet and has some cardboard flavor to it...

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