DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Okay, call me prejudiced because I’m from Iowa, which doesn’t have a major brewing scene, but this is one of the best “ambers” I‘ve had. Has a nice malty smell and pours a thick brownish head over an excellent coppery, bubbly body. There's a big caramel and brown sugar maltiness, with the right balance of German hops to keep it from getting too cloying. Won a Bronze at GABF, where it competed as a Vienna, and at the North American Brewers Association where it competed as a Mârzen. Go figure. Just a short detour off I-80 at the Colonies.
crazyvin (1799) - New York, USA - NOV 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
eh, it looked good. Amber color white head. Flavour had some malt character and hints of caramel but overall it seemed watered down. Nothing really distincitve impressed me about this beer.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2003 Pleasant clean aroma. Nice 'Fest color. Pleasant nutty malt flavor. I can drink this and not complain. Prosit!
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2005 Good thing I live close to the Amana Colonies. Has an aroma of walnuts and some muted apples. The taste is light with a little bit of bread and caramel. Has a cheesy aftertaste on tap. Lively carbonation in the mouth. Smooth and has little head when ordered on tap. In the bottle, I find the taste to be more subtle and refined. Nice beer.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2005 First time I ever tried this beer was one week after the brewery opened back in the mid-1980s. I loved it then but after we moved away, I didn’t see it again for 18 years. Fortunately, a local retailer where we live now began carrying Millstream brew. Pours a medium amber with initially sizable off-white head. Moderate malty aroma. Taste is full-on malt; one of the maltiest lagers I’ve encountered. More depth than I expected.. It has become a regular in my fridge.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Had a nice amber color and a good head but the aroma and flavor had strong diacetyl (butter) character which hurt overall quality.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Re-Rate 12/02/02: Translucent deep copper color on the pour, the head minimal, the lace sparse. The nose is malt, sweet; hints of caramel of maple syrup more like it. Front is malt; the top skeletally thin, the finish is weak and waterish, middling carbonation, minimal hops not much of a beer actually.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red color, medium head. A full-bodied amber. Intense malt flavor, sweet and very robust. Not very hoppy. Good balance. Nice flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and very smooth. Aftertaste is malty and slightly sweet. Very nice beer.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Garnet color. Head was thin. Nose of brown sugar. Bready for a lager. Nice mouthfeel. Tons of malt.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the land of "Hate and Ham" comes a pretty decent brew. Flavor has a nice maltiness to it. Not much head although there is a decent amount of carbonation.