Millstream Brewing Company Reviews




jb
3.8
Millstream Big Honey Hefe
This was awesome. Thanks for the trade, and the Iowa beer Ron! Nice complexity, nice hidden booze, true to style. Spicy, apple nose. mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, a bit of booze burn in the middle detracts a tiny bit. Then a very dry finish. Hazy dark orange is attractive to me.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

keepersj12
3.4
Millstream Iowa Pale Ale
Decent easy drinking beer. A nice beer to work with. Like cut the lawn, drink this beer. Shovel the snow, drink this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Iphonephan
3.5
Millstream Schokolade Bock
From a 12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear mahogonay with an ecru head. Malty nose. Flavors of toffee and chocolate. Smooth and tasty.
Monday, January 9, 2017

Carlisle
3.6
Millstream Hoppy Hour White IPA
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with thick off-white head and substantial lacing. Nose of spice, pine, tangerine citrus, and coriander. Dry tangerine rind, spice, and lemon citrus upfront. Some coriander and pine in the long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, January 2, 2017

grizzlyman_89
2.7
Millstream Schokolade Bock
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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ron
3
Millstream German Pilsner
A bottle Erica brought back in her 12 pack. After winter Disc golf. 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.
Monday, December 26, 2016

ajnepple
3.2
Millstream Back Beat Pils
12 oz via bottle from Hy Vee Wine & Spirits. Aroma of lightly toasted malt and mild citrus hops. Similar flavor, adding light to mild bitterness and light grainy sweetness. Light body with a crisp feel. Easy to drink overall.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ron
3.3
Johns Grocery Generations White Ale
Bottle Erica brought back from iowa in a 12 pack. Pours a hazy golden orange color with white head. Spicy, coriander, belgian yeast aromas. Wheat, cracker, spicy flavors
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

nuplastikk
3.7
Millstream Back Beat Pils
12oz bottle. This is better than I had anticipated. Hazy yellow-tan body. Thin, glass-rimming, white head. Zesty peppery aroma, bready, a touch or rye in there when it is pointed out, but nothing major. The Citra hops really add to the fresh feel, but it still stays comfortably in Pilsner territory. Enjoyable beer, solid example of the style.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ron
2.2
Millstream Big Honey Hefe
Funny story how I got this beer. My daughter was to bring me back some beer from her visit to Denver. She forgot! So as she is driving back thru Iowa she picks up this Mix12 pk at a gas station. Turns out, Iowa was the only state that I have not yet had a beer from that was made in that state! I now have the USA map filled in. OH, I did not like this beer. Iím not much for honey beers and it did not mix well. Iíll try it again thou and maybe itíll grow on me.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

shrubber85
2.9
Millstream Oktoberfest
Bottle. Molasses/caramel malt and hay aroma. Dark amber with large light tan head. Moderately sweet nutty caramel malt and mildly bitter hay flavor. Good body. Okay but very sweet.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

rosenbergh
3.1
Millstream Great Pumpkin Imperial Stout
12 oz bottle. (Johnís Grocery) Iowa City, IA.
Halloween rooftop rating session in the dark. Chicago, IL.

Dark reddish brown color with a small tan head. Sweet toasted malt, sugary sweetness, pumpkin, spices and mild darkness in the aroma. The flavor is sweet toasted malt, spices, licorice, cough syrup and pumpkin. Not my idea of a good imperial stout nor a good pumpkin beer.

Monday, October 31, 2016

edgallow
2.9
Millstream Iowa Pale Ale
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of caramel and earthy. Taste is pine and caramel.
Monday, October 31, 2016

Beerman6686
3.8
Millstream Back Road Stout
Definitely a product of a bad brewery getting bad ratings on a good beer just because of who they are. Aroma was roasty and big chocolate, clean. Flavor similar, nice clean oatmeal stout id be happy to drink anytime.
Monday, October 31, 2016

ozzy70
3.3
Millstream Great Pumpkin Imperial Stout
Sample from bottle at Hy-Vee Oktoberfest. Poured black, thin tan head. Aroma was chocolate, roasted malt, pumpkin. Taste was bitter, roasted malts, pumpkin, light coffee.
Friday, October 21, 2016

bigcat03
3.1
Millstream Back Beat Pils
Pale gold color and a huge frothy head that lasts. Aroma is pale/rye malts and light citrus hops. Initial taste is grassy, citrusy, and rye. A lightly bitter aftertaste from the hops and rye. Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very easy drinking and went great with my pizza.
Saturday, October 1, 2016

muzzlehatch
3.6
Millstream German Pilsner
12 ounce bottle from Brennanís Market on University Avenue, Madison, served just out of the fridge in a KŲnig Pils glass. Moderate to large fluffy head decays slowly to a light haze atop the luminous pale gold body...fresh, light grassy aroma, earthy humus and faint pepper and honey...on the tongue, lightly sweet at first, slowly growing moderate bitterness which climaxes in a dryer, somewhat hard and mineralic finish...body is quite full, verging on too slick/syrupy but never getting there, carbonation soft and tingly. A very, very solid example of the style, in particular when considering the fine interplay of these lightly sweet pale malts and the dry herbal bitterness of the noble hops. Balance. Not quite outstanding but I have the feeling this bottle was not at itís freshest - couldnít tell of course because even though thereís a month-line on the side itís unchecked. If youíre going to date for freshness, go all the way and actually provide legible information!
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Patrickctenchi
3.2
Millstream Oktoberfest
Bottle: Pours hazy amber with a small, off-white head. Caramel, light spice scent. Taste is slightly tangy caramel malt, toast, a bit of sweet spicing. OK.....grew a little too sweet towards the end.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Homer321
3.2
Millstream German Pilsner
Bottle from Chicago visit. I think a family member just left this in my suitcase when I wasnít looking. Nose is strong in grass and faint cat pee character reminiscent of Victory Prima Pils. Lots of straw malt aroma. Lightly hazy pale gold with a small white head. Taste is more hop forward with a pleasant pepper quality to it. Actually a very enjoyable German style pils.
Monday, September 5, 2016

Skyview
3.2
Millstream Back Beat Pils
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Brennanís Country Farm Market in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden straw colored brew with an average sized off-white head the quickly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of lemon zest, golden grain malt, and a hint of rye (dry) malt. Taste is light to medium bodied, some extra carbonation with flavors a lemon zest, some red grapefruit, golden grain and some tart citrus. Finish has a sharp tartness followed by a mild grapefruit and golden grain malt aftertaste. Definitely some extra Citra going on here.
Monday, August 22, 2016

Tomas_of_Man
4.1
Johns Grocery Generations White Ale
Outstanding first beer! Clean with a touch of citrus and floral in the finish. Nicely laced glass. Pared well with chicken quesadilla! This is a great beer to start your private adventure! Sláinte!
Monday, August 15, 2016

ads135
3.3
Millstream Back Beat Pils
An okay pils. Golden and malty. Hops are grassy with a tiny bit of citrus. Tried with Jess at the brewery in 2016.
Sunday, August 14, 2016

ozzy70
3.1
Millstream Big Honey Hefe
Tap at the brewery on 7-18-16. Pours cloudy amber, off white head. Aroma was banana, sweet honey, spices, clove. Taste was sweet, banana, bubblegum, and spice.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

ozzy70
2.8
Millstream Schild Brau Amber
Tap at the brewery on 7-18-16. Poured copper, off white head. Aroma was malt, caramel, nutty. Taste was bittersweet, caramel, breads.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

ozzy70
2.8
Millstream Windmill Wheat
Tap at the brewery on 7-18-16. Poured golden, quickly dissipating white head. Aroma was wheat, grains, dusty. Taste was sweet, wheat, grains.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

wlajwl
3.7
Millstream Back Beat Pils
Aroma is German malts and slightly perfumed/funky hops. The flavor is hops/slight hop resin, malts, citrus/fruit and a spicy finish.
Saturday, July 9, 2016

robforbes
3.1
Millstream Great Pumpkin Imperial Stout
Pour looks like cola with a thin tan head and some lacing. Smell is of chocolate, caramel, some milk cream, and a touch of spice. Taste is strange some spice, a little sweet, milk chocolate, spice, and a ty ouch of caramel. Ends smooth and a little sweet.
Sunday, July 3, 2016

robforbes
2.7
Johns Grocery Generations White Ale
Pours a clear light amber with a very small white head and very good lacing. Smells a bit skunky, malt, some caramel, and a little dirt. Taste is of wheat, a little citrus, banana, and earthy. Ends a little citrus and fruity.
Saturday, July 2, 2016

nuplastikk
2.6
Millstream Fuzz Peach Kolsch
12oz bottle. Hazy light orange-tan body. Pronounced unappetizing canned peach aroma. Medium to light bodied. Tastes like an insipid, poorly brewed Blonde with neutered, forced peach tones. Really not that good.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

bigcat03
3.2
Millstream Schild Brau Amber
Bottle into a shaker. Pours copper with a small and quickly dissipating white head. Very little aroma with just a hint of malt. A nice toasted malt and biscuit taste throughout. Good medium body and carbonation. A nice amber but nothing amazing.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

ozzy70
2.7
Millstream Back Beat Pils
12 oz. bottle. Poured slight hazy straw, foamy white head. Aroma was floral hoppy, grains, light citrus. Taste was sweet, with and odd finish, almost sour and dank.
Friday, June 24, 2016

Art
3
Millstream Iowa Pale Ale
Bottle thanks to Dan. Pours a clear copper color. White head. Aromas of old hops. Just kinda old. No life left.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

ads135
3.1
Millstream Fuzz Peach Kolsch
More peach than Kolsch. Peach aroma, STRONG peach flavor. A unidimensional beer. Beer special at the Moon in Omaha, 2016.
Friday, May 20, 2016

ozzy70
3.5
Johns Grocery Generations White Ale
12 oz. bottle. Poured hazy/cloudy golden, medium white head. Aroma was yeast, wheat and lemon. Taste was sweet, orange, yeast and citrus.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

jmohno
3.2
Johns Grocery Generations White Ale
Hazed pale yellow, Light head, foamy. ARoma is clove, lemon citrus, Maybe hints of banana. I remember this being more bublegumy than it is now. Its dry tart light and lemony, minerally almost diety. Use to like this more, havenít had it in years.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

MetalNHopHead
2.7
Millstream Fuzz Peach Kolsch
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
3
Millstream Fuzz Peach Kolsch
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
3
Millstream PBJ Stout
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 2, 2016

ozzy70
3
Millstream Fuzz Peach Kolsch
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 1, 2016

AirForceHops
3
Millstream Back Road Stout
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
3.2
Millstream Fuzz Peach Kolsch
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
3.3
Millstream Dogs On Skis
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
3.4
Millstream Brewmasterís Extreme Series Hoppy-Feaster Wit IP Eah?
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
2.9
Millstream Big Honey Hefe
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
3.4
Millstream Dark Night Belgian Rye
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
2.8
Millstream German Pilsner
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
3.1
Millstream Hop≤ Double IPA
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
3.9
Millstream Iowa Pale Ale
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
3.1
Millstream Fuzz Peach Kolsch
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 6, 2016

GranvilleTim
3.3
Millstream Iowa Pale Ale
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 5, 2016