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Millstream Hefe "R" Weissen - Millstream Brewing Company

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Reviews: 28
Hads: 47
Avg: 3.41
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Millstream Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cokes on 08-27-2002

Now this is a Hefeweissen made for Iowa! We took a little liberty with putting a twist on the name and making ours a Hefe"r"weissen to fit in the whole Iowa thing we have going on at Millstream Brewery.

While we took liberties and played with the name, we did not compromise on making a true German Hefeweizen. As with a Hefeweizen, ours is quite sweet and fruity, with a full body. Our yeast produces the unique phenolic flavors of banana and cloves. It is very lightly hopped so it has little bitterness.

12 IBU
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4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Millstream's Wheat is pretty bland, but John's White is consistent and solid enough that I was really surprised they shelved the pilsener for a Hefe. But then I checked out their website and saw that the hop shortage was to blame, but they still wanted to come out with a summer seasonal.

Pours great into a Hefe glass. Maybe a little dark for the style--not quite the sunshine golden you get from a perfect hefe pour--but there's still a wonderful head.

Smells like your usual suspects. Strong wheatmalt with large nodes of white pepper and cloves and just a wee little hint of citrus. Not quite as ballsy or complex as some of the more stellar hefes, but pretty damn good nonetheless. No off nodes.

The mouthfeel is a bit off. Great hefes are smooth all the way through, this one's kind of fizzy at the back. But that's my only complaint, really. This is yet another solid offering from Millstream.

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Photo of tayner
3.12/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz stubby bottle courtesy of BuckeyeNation.

Pours a cloudy, unfiltered tan color with a white frothy head that doesnt last long.

Smell is ripe banana, clove, and lighter fruit, maybe pear.

Taste is strong on the over-ripe banana with a hint of clove. not picking up much of the pear aroma in the taste. There is a husky aftertaste as well.

This one is light to medium in the mouthfeel, not much to dry the palate.

It does not finish crisp or clean which for me makes it tough to drink. I would not choose this one again although it was not horrible at all, just not at the top of the style, and with so many choices this would not be mine.

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Photo of cokes
3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Muddy golden-orange body, with minimal head. Good lacing however.
Appealing nose of banana, pear and clove.
Taste follows suit with banana, clove, and (guess what) pear. Relatively large dough flavors, with some slightly sour yeast notes. Mushy banana aftertaste. Not bad, but nothing dazzling. Seems restrained.
Body is somewhat spritzy, but lacks substance. Thin, and not very creamy.
Not a beer I'd choose to consume in quantity, since there are alot of great hefeweizens around. This is far from the worst I've had, but equally far from the best.

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Millstream Hefe "R" Weissen from Millstream Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.