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Millstream Windmill Wheat - Millstream Brewing Company

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our lightest beer, this is a popular brew in rural Iowa. Malted wheat is carefully blended wtih the traditional malted barley, and brewed with special hops to create a "Summer Fest" beer.

10 IBU

(Beer added by: Dansting on 09-26-2007)
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richkrull

Wisconsin

2.83/5  rDev -12.1%

Poured a cloudy golden yellow color with a bit of tight white head.

Smell is yeast, malt and wheat.

Taste is pretty light. Not bad but not a lot of flavor to this one. Some wheat taste.

Mouthfeel is light. Lots if carbonation in this one. Very bubbly.

Overall an ok beer but nothin special. I would drink it again but probably wouldn't buy it.

06-02-2011 00:10:43 | More by richkrull
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pmcadamis

Illinois

1.48/5  rDev -54%

A - A slightly hazy apricot brew is topped with a grayish one finger head that eventually settles to an anemic collar. A quick swirl brings the head back to a finger, but I can't for the life of me get any lace to stick to the glass.

S - Ah, this redeems itself a bit with the weak, but vanilla infused nose. Butterscotch and vanilla are not what I was expecting to smell in a wheat beer. Not really complex, but pleasant.

T - This starts out slightly tangy and spicy, but then immediately falls flat on it's face. Half a second after sipping, the already weak flavor disappears and all thats left is essentially water in my mouth. Wow. This is really poor beer.

M - Super-thin and flavorless with a flimsy carbonation that seems raspy like soda, but then effervesces like Alkaseltzer water. This is thinner than most BMC lagers, and the finish is nonexistent.

D - This stuff is a horrible example not only of the style, but of beer in general.

08-07-2008 17:34:18 | More by pmcadamis
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alleykatking

Indiana

3.33/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured from 12oz beer. Many thanks to drhinehart for this one!

A- Pours a hazed golden yellow color. One finger white head comes and goes rather quickly. No real lacing on the glass just some light ringing action.

S- Grainy smells which kind of throw me off a little. No real wheaty aroma to say at all. Some light lemon zest at first which turns into a ton of lemon zest in the nose as it warms.

T- Interesting taste I would say. Big fruity taste upfront almost artifical tasting with the lemony upfront. Light grainy taste with some light wheaty notes here and there. Very sweet tasting all over.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little hight for my liking for the style. Lemony tastes through and through from palate to aftertaste.

D- This is a very drinkable beer. The flavor profile is not a favorite of mine although I could drink it if I had it in the fridge. Good summer beer and like usual I am glad to have had the chance to have had it.

04-19-2010 02:19:27 | More by alleykatking
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +9.6%

A big shout out to cpolking for sending this beer. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, a touch of lemon. Taste is the same, wheat, some tart lemons, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

08-27-2011 16:05:56 | More by tone77
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-30-2013 04:32:11 | More by MN_Beerticker
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plaid75

New York

3.68/5  rDev +14.3%

Poured a medium straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and good sticky lacing.

The smell featured a light doughy malt with a touch of wheat spice. Some slight yeast esters.

The taste was soft and consisted of a light grainy malt a touch of wheat spiciness, some grassy hops and a mild ester.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a good and highly drinkable wheat ale.

04-02-2008 00:59:25 | More by plaid75
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -3.7%

A - Hazy, light golden color. Average sized, foamy, light, white head. Disappears right away with no lace left.

S - Pretty weak. Some spicy wheat aroma with a touch of lemon. A bit of a wheat cracker aroma. Nothing outstanding.

T - Similar to the nose with lightly toasted wheat cracker flavors being the strongest. Some spice and lemon/citrus zest also present. A touch of grassy hops and yeast. Overall fairly sweet. Faintest hint of banana.

M - Lighter side of medium body with just below average carbonation. Slick and smooth feel.

D - Fairly easy to drink beer with typical wheaty flavors. Not overly strong, or interesting but pretty easy to drink.

Notes: Average wheat beer, nothing outstanding nor are the flavors all that strong (even for the style). Slick mouthfeel. Decent beer but nothing inspiring.

09-29-2010 07:23:09 | More by FreshHawk
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Dresden-Valentine

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

02-23-2014 03:58:18 | More by Dresden-Valentine
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brewmandan

Iowa

2.68/5  rDev -16.8%

had a hazy golden color, which is typical for a wheat. the smell had the smell of wheat, but was lacking the citrus smell thats comes with a wheat. same goes for the taste. the wheat can be tasted, but none in regards to the citrus notes that come with this style. the mouthfeel i that was average. i'll occasionally come back to this beer when i'm wanting a straight wheat brew without the citrus notes.

10-02-2011 22:31:08 | More by brewmandan
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mdwalsh

Iowa

3.28/5  rDev +1.9%

A: Bright white head, 3-4 fingers, on top of a kind of unattractive yellow beer. Not much active carbonation and a slight haze.

S: Not much aroma, and definitely not a complex one. A cross between an American Adjunct Lager and an American Pale Wheat if you ask me.

T: The taste follows through with the aroma. Not much complexity, some yeastiness, some graininess. It's definitely a thin taste.

M: Good and refreshing, but not quite right and not something that's calling me back..

D: Pretty good, especially as a beer that could pull some BMC drinkers into craft

05-03-2011 23:28:44 | More by mdwalsh
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

2.98/5  rDev -7.5%

so, another summery day, fresh barbeque. How about a wheat beer? Sorry, no idea on this one. Dead flat, clear yellow, wheat. Not sure what happened with this bottle as it's not skunked or infected. I had higher hopes looking at the label and the note that it's a lager.

08-11-2008 00:20:02 | More by barleywinebrewer
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yankinwis

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-28-2013 02:21:56 | More by yankinwis
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.88/5  rDev +20.5%

Acquired via trade from jhammerly, so a big "Thank you" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is full of wheat with a little bit of citrus and hops.

T: The taste is starts out with a strong flavor of wheat along with a little bit more sweetness than you would expect from the smell. There are flavors of lemon and pale hops in the background. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Very smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not filling at all, very good representation of style, this is a nice, simplistic lighter beer that is good to drink a lot of and would definitely be a good lawnmower/BBQ beer.

09-30-2007 02:15:10 | More by TheManiacalOne
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev +3.4%

12 oz brown bottle, label as pictured above, part of a mixed case from Amana.
Description from their website: "Our lightest beer, this is a popular brew in rural Iowa. Malted wheat is carefully blended with the traditional malted barley, and brewed with special hops to create a "Summer Fest" beer. Light and zesty in itself, the beer is served in a tall glass with a slice of lemon."

Pour yellow gold color, quite clear (clearer than expected), small white head. Not much retention or lace. Light wheat aroma with a bit of wet grass and some yeast.
Light flavor, slightly yeasty and a hint of wheat. Mouthfeel is light, but it is supposed to be light and refreshing, easy to drink. Not alot of big flavors, makes it thirst quenching. I found it comparable, maybe slightly better, than Big Rock Grasshopper.

06-30-2009 15:29:54 | More by BigBry
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -6.8%

10-10-2013 00:40:23 | More by Wetenkamp
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styleisking

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-04-2014 19:34:24 | More by styleisking
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

07-31-2013 19:35:34 | More by Eric908
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tom79mp

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +39.8%

08-10-2013 06:50:27 | More by tom79mp
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Vixie

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -2.8%

Pours a straw yellow color, cloudy with a lot of carbonation. Forms a very large white head.

Smell is very bread like, malt and yeast dominate. Wheat and a slight pepper aroma as well.

Not surprisingly, wheat is very much up front in the flavor. Bit of malt and yeast in there, and a hint of citrus. Finishes with just a slight hint of pepper.

Feel is about average, you really notice the carbonation as you drink it.

A decent beer, but nothing really stands out. No major flaws, just an easy drinking beer. It may not be too complex, but has enough flavor to make it worth trying.

09-30-2012 01:35:10 | More by Vixie
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sauron681

Wisconsin

3.3/5  rDev +2.5%

What a difference freshness makes with this beer. My previous review of this brew was on tap directly at the brewery. I bought a six pack and had one at home the very next day.

It still pours the bright golden yellow color. The head is thin and light, and only a trace of lacing. Very, very carbonated- a little rough on the tongue. Has the pleasant buttered roll aroma with a bit of toasted wheat malt. A creamy, watery taste that is lemony sour, and over mashed wheat taste. It was still acceptable, but this was so much better on tap.

10-19-2007 02:19:26 | More by sauron681
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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

3/5  rDev -6.8%

11-29-2011 03:34:23 | More by Cubsfan1087
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Tone

Missouri

3.4/5  rDev +5.6%

Pours a hazy, golden color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of yeast, pale malt, slight hops, slight wheat, and slight citrus. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, yeast, hops, slight wheat, and hints of citrus. Overall, the high carbonation level lowers the drinkability. Still a light and refreshing beer though it lacks complexity and a real good body.

08-12-2009 22:27:42 | More by Tone
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beagle75

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, pale golden color with less than one finger of white foam head. No lacing remains on the glass and large solitary bubbles occasionally rise in the column while more bubbles gather on the floor of the glass.

S: Unmalted wheat grain is doughy, with some weak mixed citrus also detectable. Other yeasty fruit is mild, but too apparent for the smell to really be described as clean.

T: Begins off-dry, with refined bready grain that is soon overwhelmed by juicy orange citrus. Acidity is pronounced but appropriate, considering the other prominent citrus quality. Existing flavors relax during the middle while some honey and a fine thread of herbaceous hops are noted for the first time. The finish is short and clean, but still bready, with minimal bitterness.

M: Medium viscosity, cleansing on the palate, with aggressive carbonation.

D/O: This beer is intended to not offend, and that is about all it is good at. It is a typical representative of its style--it tries nothing new or interesting, and succeeds at it. As a thirst-quencher it could even be more effective if the texture was somewhat thinner and smoother.

04-02-2012 21:41:11 | More by beagle75
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DocG

California

4/5  rDev +24.2%

07-15-2012 03:42:07 | More by DocG
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3/5  rDev -6.8%

08-06-2013 04:12:02 | More by Kahlerbock
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Millstream Windmill Wheat from Millstream Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.