Millstream German Pilsner - Millstream Brewing Company
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1.85/5 rDev -40.7%
Presentation: 12 oz short brown twist off bottle with a bottling date.
Appearance: Dull yellowish golden from the slight haze, tight white lacing leaves some sticky rings on the glass.
Smell: Bubbleyum, pear skin and dusty grass odd.
Taste & Mouth Feel: Funky musty yeast, thin malting and lazy hops.
Drinkability & Notes: I could not even finish the glass this beer needs some serious work.
09-01-2004 23:57:34 | More by Jason
2.8/5 rDev -10.3%
Slightly cloudy, bright yellowish amber with an eggshell-colored head. The cap is substantial and stays humped in the center as it falls, leaving a respectable amount of lace in its wake. Standard noble hop nose (Saaz) with loads of fresh grain and a faint citrusiness.
The flavor follows the nose fairly closely, but while the nose is soft, the flavor borders on harsh. This beer needs a serious malt infusion to achieve any sort of balance at all. The hops, while not providing an abundance of flavor, provide a great deal of too-sharp bitterness.
When beer first enters mouth, it isn't too bad. But as the middle fades into the finish, the flinty, mineral-like bitterness builds to the level of unpleasantness. The beer is also pretty intensely dry, another indication of a lack of malt sugars. While not overly so, the body is somewhat thin.
I'm working my way through Millstream's offerings as the seasons come and go and this pilsener is my least favorite yet. I'm not really a fan of the style, but even so, this one is a disappointment. I know that Iowa's only brewery can do much better than this.
07-24-2004 19:31:15 | More by BuckeyeNation
3.98/5 rDev +27.6%
Had this on tap at the Colony Inn in Amana. Have had it before, this seems to be one of those beers that gets better every time you have it. Very smooth, very mild, moderate hoppy twang. This does the style proud when compared to the ones I had while in germany. My 2nd favorite of this style all around, next to Rogue's Imperial Pilsner, which is in a world all it's own. Easily my favorite "regular" pilsner, would like to see this one become an all-year brew as an alternative to the Bud's and Miller's of the world, at least in my corner of Iowa.
07-24-2004 15:19:06 | More by chrishickman
3.6/5 rDev +15.4%
This pours out a pale golden color with a small white head on the top. The aroma is very grainy. The taste of this brew is dictated by a nice crisp hop bite and also has the taste of grains. This is a very refreshing drink and should suit you well under a nice hot sun. Pilsner isnt my favorite style, and this isnt my favorite beer. But it is a fine beer non-the-less.
10-09-2003 19:42:56 | More by Tballz420
3.05/5 rDev -2.2%
This is a beer that is brewed in my homestate of Iowa. This beer pours gold in color with very little head that reduces to a thin ring very quickly. There is no lace. The aroma is mainly of hops. The taste is quite bland. Only the hops and a little malt can be tasted. This is an ok pilsner that is weaked bodied, but very drinkable.
12-18-2002 07:25:41 | More by Amdahl
3.3/5 rDev +5.8%
Moderately hazed pale golden. Small, but well retanined white head. Looks like a weiss.
Fairly potent saaz aromas.
Saaz hops are the major player in the taste dept. Actually, almost the only player..and they are far from strong. Fainter, there are some odd yeasty characteristics. Vaguely powery and sour. Very little malt base. Just a hint of bread. It is not a horrible brew, but far from great. Needs more oomph.
Medium-light bodied. A little chalky in the mouth. Crisp, but not as much as I'd like.
Fairly refreshing. No-brainer type brew. But there are many pilsners that are better than this.
08-27-2002 22:43:38 | More by cokes
Millstream German Pilsner from Millstream Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.