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Millstream Oktoberfest - Millstream Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 13
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Millstream Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Millstream's Oktoberfest is similar to the our Munich style Schild Brau Amber, but it has more flavor, is maltier, and darker in color. A truly special beer, to celebrate the harvest, an important part of life here in Amana. Join us for the Amana Colonies Oktoberfest and partake of a pint yourself!

21 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-13-2002)
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Chaz

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Copper in color and with excellent/brilliant clarity. Pale tan head with a nice amount of lace -- looks great so far.

Nose is neutral and is all about the malt.

First sip is what this is all about: a big, bready-sweet palate pleaser with just a touch of bitterness and some biscuit malt character in there, too. The color makes it out to be a traditional Maerzen, but I am getting some more of the modern Wiesn/Helles style character as well. I might have to put this up next to Summit's Unchained Festbier, which also straddled the two Oktoberfestbier styles.

Very clean finish, a touch dry, but this is a malty-sweet thing to begin with, rather than a dry and crisp bier. I'm glad that I bought a six-pack, so I can match it with some traditional fare.

Be nice to find it on tap, as well.

08-30-2014 02:29:55 | More by Chaz
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glevy194

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-05-2014 05:36:08 | More by glevy194
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alphagnome

Iowa

4.21/5  rDev +6.9%

Appearance:
Pours a crystal clear amber color with a thin, off-white head that hangs around for the duration of the drink. Light, lazy carbonation slowly chugs its way upwards while trace lacing streaks downwards.

Aroma:
Super malty. Rich caramel notes hide a light wheat and grass characters. A minimal amount of spicing but I can't put my finger on it. Very sweet with a cirtus tang.

Taste:
Follows the aroma quite nicely. Sweet, lightly roasted caramel malts hits right up front. Light grassy bitterness on the tail end. Pleasant aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied light carbonated. Finish is wierd; it's sweet and somehow a bit dry. Crisp and easy to drink.

Overall:
A fantastic Oktoberfest brewed right here in Iowa! Definitely worth seeking out, although that might prove challenging as this is a small brewery we're talking about.

03-04-2014 02:10:25 | More by alphagnome
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-15-2014 01:12:53 | More by millelacsmark
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Josievan

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-31-2013 00:01:50 | More by Josievan
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jedijezus

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-29-2013 18:07:39 | More by jedijezus
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-20-2013 01:46:55 | More by capuchinpilates
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TEdubbaD

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-03-2013 14:38:27 | More by TEdubbaD
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morimech

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -11.7%

Clear, dark amber color with a dense head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass. Attractive looking beer.

Smells grainy and grassy. The German malt seems to be of the lightly toasted, sweet variety. The grassy hops do not assert themselves very much.

Does have a sweeter flavor. Slight DMS. Lightly toasted malt adds some interest. Very unassertive hop bitterness in the finish with lightly grassy flavor.

Feels like a smaller lager but the carbonation seems off. Gives this beer a thin, watery feel. Not terrible but would like a more creamy texture.

A good effort. By no means one of the better American Oktoberfest beers. Worth a try and would drink this again.

10-20-2013 18:24:45 | More by morimech
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-08-2013 16:47:18 | More by SaxmanRick
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vikinghorn

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-24-2013 01:34:06 | More by vikinghorn
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Brobiehansen

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-18-2013 00:03:50 | More by Brobiehansen
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dmilewsk

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-16-2013 18:08:17 | More by dmilewsk
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Eric908

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-31-2013 19:35:04 | More by Eric908
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Ragnarok88

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-26-2013 02:09:25 | More by Ragnarok88
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Tjvan2

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-11-2013 04:41:40 | More by Tjvan2
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DubbelTrubbel

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-07-2013 00:35:53 | More by DubbelTrubbel
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cliff1066

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

12-27-2012 06:03:11 | More by cliff1066
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-06-2012 21:04:48 | More by RBorsato
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dcsoke

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

10-31-2012 02:34:34 | More by dcsoke
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-23-2012 04:31:32 | More by fuzzcherry
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Chucker17

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

10-14-2012 20:42:20 | More by Chucker17
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Ejayz

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

10-14-2012 00:24:56 | More by Ejayz
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-03-2012 16:42:24 | More by eawolff99
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eph1291

Iowa

5/5  rDev +26.9%

09-19-2012 23:07:27 | More by eph1291
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Millstream Oktoberfest from Millstream Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.