Millstream Brewing Company Reviews


MetalNHopHead
Millstream Fuzz Peach Kolsch 2.7
Well, you know. This smells and tastes like a lager mixed with fresh peach. No, the peach isnít overwhelming. Yes, itís a little strange. Not really my thing, but an okay Fruit Beer option for a scorcher.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

jmohno
Millstream Fuzz Peach Kolsch 3
Very pale yellow, peachy aroma, lemon, pepper spice. Same in taste, foamy, light, peach lemon, light pepper spice. Slight grassy. Mild breadyness,watery.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

jackl
Millstream PBJ Stout 3
Cask @ Happy Hnome. Deep brown with a small head. Nose is aggressive. Grape fruit leather and lots of chocolate. Some marshmallow. Flavor is quite sweet. Concord grape jelly, light nuttiness, chocolate. a bit too sweet and heavy handed to be enjoyable, but they nailed the PBJ character.
Saturday, April 02, 2016

ozzy70
Millstream Fuzz Peach Kolsch 3
12 oz. bottle. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma was peaches and peppery. Taste was mildly sweet, peach juice and peppery.
Friday, April 01, 2016

AirForceHops
Millstream Back Road Stout 3
Draft at Iowa Taproom, De Monies. 3-16-2016,from notes. Raven feather black color, no head when it arrived at the table. The aroma is bitter chocolate, some grain and chocolate notes. The flavor is bitter chocolate, weak roast and a bit of sugar. Nice dry finish with a somewhat smooth mouthfeel. This breweries standard stout offering. Really weak in the body category. Not bad just very ordinary.
Friday, March 25, 2016

heemer77
Millstream Fuzz Peach Kolsch 3.2
Bottle. Pale yellow body with a bright white colored head. The nose has light peaches that seems mostly natural. There is also some bright floral character. The taste has light dough and finishes with artificial peach candy. There is also some bit of bread crust and little bit of green tea in each drink. Overall, this is actually light and refreshing but certainly not sweet. High carbonation and a light body make this a good warm weather brew. Decent.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

JPDIPSO
Millstream Dogs On Skis 3.3
Darker brown color with a wispy tan head. Smells like a brown ale. Hops are a bit subtle. A bit herbal in nature. Hoppier porter. 2/15
Monday, March 14, 2016

JPDIPSO
Millstream Brewmasterís Extreme Series Hoppy-Feaster Wit IP Eah? 3.4
Cloudy straw color with a tall slightly off-white head. Presence of fish food as well. Decent aromas with light yeast, mild citrus and spice. Flavors are simple with cream, pale malts, bit of yeast, vanilla and cloves. A decent hoppy wit, actually along the lines of Schneider Hopenweisse. A noble task decently done. 1/15
Monday, March 14, 2016

JPDIPSO
Millstream Big Honey Hefe 2.9
Golden to amber in color with a small lid of ecru bubbles. Scents of sweet malt, flowers, honey and ripe fruit. Sweet fruit and malt flavors. Some candi as well. Too sweet and imbalanced for me. 12/11
Monday, March 14, 2016

JPDIPSO
Millstream Dark Night Belgian Rye 3.4
Brown liquid with a diminished light tan head. Aromas of roasted malt and Belgian yeast. Rye is evident in the feel. Slick and chewy. Dark fruit flavors along with some roasted grains, and mild spices. Fairly dry in the finish. 12/11
Monday, March 14, 2016

JPDIPSO
Millstream German Pilsner 2.8
Straw color with a fluffy, wispy white head. Aromas of fresh cut weeds, sumac and just a hint of pale malt. Light citrus and pale malt flavors. Not a crisp clean hop profile. 12/12
Monday, March 14, 2016

JPDIPSO
Millstream Hop≤ Double IPA 3.1
Amber to copper in color. Moderate, dense, khaki colored head. Some lace. Pine, resin and citrus all seem to make it in the nose. Quite a bit of caramel and toffee in the aroma as well. Even with all the scents, it seems disjointed and not quite clean. Quite malty in flavor, with caramel leading the way. A touch of floor cleaning (citrus ) seem to kick in mid quaff. Finish has some woody elements and pine. Just seems to be a confused brew. 12/12
Monday, March 14, 2016

Itzjerm
Millstream Iowa Pale Ale 3.9
For ABV a very impressive ipa. Nice hop smooth grassiness. REally what you want at this abv. Not to much hop not to much malt. Long lasting head. No off flavors. Wow. This is impressive.
Thursday, March 10, 2016

HuskerTan
Millstream Fuzz Peach Kolsch 3.1
Bottle. A- Peach, gummies, wheat. A- Yellow color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Peaches, gummies, wheat. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly off balanced finish. O- Kind of like peachie-o candies but a bit more artificial. Like a peach gummy. The peach was there and it was soft but too much fake taste going on. Could have been a lot better.
Sunday, March 06, 2016

GranvilleTim
Millstream Iowa Pale Ale 3.3
Amber pour with a beige head. Aroma is light hops and malt. Taste is earthy hops and a malty body. Ok tasting. So-so lacing. Good beer.
Saturday, March 05, 2016

wlajwl
Millstream Fuzz Peach Kolsch 3.4
Aroma is peaches, pale malts and a hint of musty funk. The flavor is peaches, pale malts, slight earthiness and a mildly sweet finish.
Saturday, March 05, 2016

JK
Millstream Weizenbock 3.7
I liked this a lot more than I expected. Brown color, initially a head that quickly fades to nothing. Aroma has sweet wheat and banana. Sweet beer, more banana and wheat flavor, lightly roasted, alcohol is hidden but there is a mineral quality and it seems very close to a German example.
Saturday, March 05, 2016

HuskerTan
Millstream Raspberry Latte Stout 3
Draft/Fest. A- Malty, cocoa. A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head. T- Subtle berry, cocoa, malty. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bland finish. O- Judging by the name I hoped for some raspberry, coffee, and chocolate. Well, I got a tinge of raspberry, no coffee, and a hint of cocoa. An alright beer but donít expect it to taste like the name.
Sunday, February 28, 2016

HuskerTan
Millstream Jack Daniels Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 3.5
Draft/Fest. A- Cherry, oak, whiskey. A- Black color, black liquid, white head. T- Chocolate, cherry, subtle whisky. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- JD did some work with this beer and make it pretty tasty. I had the Jack Daniels aged barleywine and enjoyed that, so this was a treat. Good stuff.
Sunday, February 28, 2016

HuskerTan
Millstream Great Pumpkin Imperial Stout 4.1
Bottle. A- Candy corn, caramel, marshmallow, cocoa. A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, light brown head. T- Marshmallow, cocoa, caramel, slightly sweet. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- What an odd beer. I figured it would be loaded with pumpkin pie spice and have a dry malty base. Nope. Smells like liquid marshmallow peeps and candy corn. A legit Halloween beer. Some caramel too. Tastes about like it smells. Odd, but really good actually.
Friday, February 19, 2016

DuchessOfIowa
Millstream Schokolade Bock 3.4
Poured from a bottle. Dark mahogany hue with thin tan head. Nice chocolate aroma followed by some subtle chestnut. Semi sweet malt that has some earthy dryness at the very finish. Great flavor and very well balanced.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

DuchessOfIowa
Millstream German Pilsner 3.7
On tap. Bright straw with good clarity. Thin white head that has minimal lacing. Biscuit and cereal malt flavor with a medium floral finish. Very well done and clean pilsner.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

DuchessOfIowa
Millstream Back Road Stout 3.6
On tap. Rich opaque black hue breaking mahogany on the edges. Thin white head that has minimal lacing. Nice chocolate aroma and taste that has a nice amount of sweetness. Mild earthiness and hazelnut in the finish. Mouthfeel has a silly texture. Very good.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

ads135
Millstream Schild Brau Amber 2.4
An okay amber. Near to no aroma. The flavor is a bit off. The malts taste like they were roasted just a bit too long, and the hops add a level of surprising astringency.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

ads135
Millstream Iowa Pale Ale 3.6
A solid pale ale. Mild with citrus floral hops. Nice balance throughout the drink. Bitterness at the end.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

ads135
Millstream Schokolade Bock 3.5
Pretty decent bock beer. Pours dark brown. Mild malty character. Chocolate is surprisingly understated.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

ads135
Millstream Dogs On Skis 2.3
One of the worst black IPAs Iíve had in awhile. Coffee and chocolate completely overwhelm the IPA character. Near to no residual bitterness.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

HuskerTan
Millstream Schokolade Bock 1.7
Bottle. A- Malty, subtle toffee. A- Dark brown color, clear liquid, beige head. T- Iron, watery, malty, subtle bread. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, boring finish. O- To make a short story long, a Dunkler Bock was one of my last styles to try. Searched for ever and everywhere to find one. Finally came across this a few days after I finally found a Dunker Bock (Anchor Bock to be exact). I loved the Anchor and was excited to try my second Dunkler Bock now. Well, this sucked. I expected it to have a fair amount of chocolate in it with some other nice notes but not so. It was very malty. Lots of blood/iron taste to it and very boring. A bland beer.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

mfhennig
Millstream Schild Brau Amber 3.2
Not my preferred style of beer, but everything about it seemed to mesh together. I liked it, but Iím certainly not going to the store to purchase it.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

racecarr98
Millstream German Pilsner 2.8
Solid pilsner with a light crisp taste. Itís worth picking up a six pack and chilling.
Sunday, January 03, 2016

tkealy8344
Millstream Hoppy Hour White IPA 4.5
Bottle from Hy Vee. Color is a lighter haze, notes or citrus/orange and a little spice, much like its taste. Full bodied with a bit of a dry finish, but overall very good. Nice work Millstream! This wonít be my last one...
Sunday, January 03, 2016

mjmoen
Millstream Iowa Pale Ale 3.7
Drank straight from the bottle. Good floral hop aromas and flavors but not too bitter
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

ozzy70
Millstream Schokolade Bock 3.7
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with foamy tan head. Aroma was malty, nutty and chocolate. Taste was a chocolate shake, sweet and malty. Very good.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

ajnepple
Millstream Schokolade Bock 3.5
12 oz single bottle from Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits. Clear amber/brown appearance with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, nutty malts, vanilla, light caramel, light toffee and a hint of fruity esters. Similar flavor, moderate malt sweetness balanced by a mild earthy bitterness with a medium body. Good enough for me.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

rustbucket0873
Millstream Back Road Stout 2.9
Pours black with very tan to brown head that quickly dissipates. The aroma, caramel, sour, coffe, and small amounts of roast. The flavor is caramel and sweet up feont followed by roasty, coffee, and some chocolate. Leaves a sour or astringent flavor at the end. Body is a but sweet and thick. Overall think if it had more flavors up front.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

ajnepple
Millstream Great Pumpkin Imperial Stout 2.8
12 oz bottle from Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits - Muscatine. Deep, dark brown appearance with a small, lingering, light brown head. Aroma of candy corn, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, nutmeg, marshmallow, light fruity esters and light toffee. Similar flavor, medium plus artificial sweetness with moderate spices and a touch of bitterness. Medium body with a kind of thin feel and soft carbonation. Not awful, but kind of weird overall. This should probably be listed under the Spice/Herb/Vegetable style.
Monday, December 14, 2015

Minnbrewer
Millstream Schokolade Bock 3.4
Malt is good...hop bitterness mild and well balanced...spot on. A little alcohol harshness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, December 13, 2015

gopherfan99
Millstream Great Pumpkin Imperial Stout 3
Tap; pours nearly black with a thin tan head; aroma of pumpkin pie spices and chocolate; taste is sweet with chocolate and a hint of pumpkin; finish is pumpkin pie spice and a bit overwhelming; the beer was decent enough until the overwhelming spice finish, which kind of wrecked it
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Itzjerm
Millstream Dogs On Skis 3.4
Off dark fruit flavors and light hop. Carmel and almost like a dark malt. Candies of a Belgium brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Itzjerm
Millstream Back Road Stout 3.2
Appearance and aroma are perfect. Malt with some astringent off flavors. Light Carmel. Tangy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Itzjerm
Millstream Schokolade Bock 4
Sweet malty Carmel and toasted burnt flavors. Perfect balance. Thin fading head. Enjoyed at the brewery. Light Carmel and alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, November 15, 2015

HuskerTan
Millstream German Pilsner 2.4
Bottle. A- Corn, slightly sweet, subtle lemon. A- Yellow color, clear liquid, white head. T- Sweet corn, grains, subtle lemon. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- This one was pretty crisp and refreshing. A bit of hoppiness to it and a decent flavor. Not totally bland and boring.
Friday, November 06, 2015

Travlr
Millstream German Pilsner 3
Bottle courtesy of HuskerTan, thanks! Hazy pale straw color, bright thin white head. Aroma is very lemony. Taste is lightly bitter and peppery citrus. Decent.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

HuskerTan
Millstream Oktoberfest 2.6
Bottle. A- Malty, bland, weak, subtle spice, caramel. A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head. T- Crackers, black peppers, caramel, malty, P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, O- A very nice looking beer but a weak aroma and not real exciting taste. Some black pepper crackers in the taste but otherwise pretty standard.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Travlr
Millstream Blitzen 4
Bottle courtesy of HuskerTan, thank you. Opaque dark brown color, big beige head with good retention. Aroma of cocoa powder, coffee grounds, nutella. Taste is rich and roasty chocolate dipped in espresso. Not sure this is your classic Baltic porter, but itís tasty.
Friday, October 30, 2015

Travlr
Millstream Oktoberfest 3.1
Bottle courtesy of HuskerTan, thanks you! Clear bright amber color, scant off white edge head. Aroma of caramel and light biscuit. Taste is lightly toasted caramel. OK.
Friday, October 30, 2015

Travlr
Millstream Schild Brau Amber 3.2
Bottle courtesy of HuskerTan, many thanks! Clear deep golden amber color, white head that settles rapidly. Aroma of lightly toasted biscuit dipped in caramel. Taste is burnt caramel, light spice. Tasty but undercarbonated.
Friday, October 30, 2015

ozzy70
Millstream Oktoberfest 3.3
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with thick off white head that lasts. Aroma was sweet and malty. Taste was roasty and nutty with a dry finish.
Saturday, October 17, 2015

ads135
Millstream Weizenbock 3.1
Pretty okay weizenbock. A decent amount of the weizen spices and a sweeter than expected body.
Saturday, October 10, 2015

nuplastikk
Millstream Hoppy Hour White IPA 3.6
12oz bottle. Filtered yellow-tan body. Lots of small floaties. Foamy white head. A pretty good beer, if you can get into White IPA. Full bodied. The hops are astringent and dry, the orange peel and coriander are more in the finish. Oddly refreshing. Solid offering.
Saturday, October 10, 2015