John's Generations White Ale | Millstream Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Millstream Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
millstreambrewing.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
White Ale's are Belgian style beers, often refered to as "Wit" beer. Our version of this classic style is a wonderful spicy brew, infused with orange peel and coriander spices. It has a crisp refreshing flavor and a slight 'white' haze from the large percentage of wheat used in the mash.

14 IBU

Added by Todd on 05-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,664
Reviews:
160
Ratings:
289
pDev:
12.97%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
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Photo of Czechmate
4.26/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This has been in my top favorite 3 Wit styles for quite some time. The fact that I live 30 minutes away from where this is brewed and that I have shopped at the grocery store in which this ale is named after only adds to the drinking experience.

This is a heavy handed witbier. The look is super hazy with a thick layer of dark yeasty/spicy sediment at the bottom of the bottle. The aroma is heavy spice, floral with notes of rose, and mildly fruity with orange being predominant. Taste is heavy with spice, thick wheaty breadiness, very light orange/banana, and light floral hops. The feel has fine and soft carbonation bubbles tickling my palate help to lighten the feel of this otherwise heavy handed ale and leave a mostly crisp feel after swallowing.

The only thing that keeps this brew in my top 3 favorites Wits instead of being my "All-time favorite" is that the banana notes are very subdued, and the banana notes are something I love about a Witbier. Don't get me wrong, the banana notes are evident, but they seem a bit overpowered by the spice. Perhaps a different yeast strain or lessening the spice load would bring out more of the banana notes that I love in a Wit, but this brew will always be in my rotation.

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Photo of BenjaGrif
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.29/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau wheat glass from a 12 oz bottle on December 7, 2017. A decent interpretation of the style. Very hazy for this style. I am glad I got to try this, but I would not seek it out again.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwilcox767
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a cloudy light gold color, little head
S - typical of a witbier, slightly floral and sweet citrus
T - flowery and spicy, flavors are somewhat muted
M - smooth but light bodied
O - Nothing special, definitely drinkable if it's the only thing around. Not gonna seek it out though.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dillinger
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TTripp725
2.82/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

To me it had the strangest color,like watered down orange juice. Smell was like other white ales with wheat coming through a bit heavy. Had a great feel and had all the qualitys of a white ale with orange peel and spice being present. Wheat was a little heavy but it also was a nice change from some other white ales I've had

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Photo of token_23223
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
2/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of warlock_with_a_backpack
3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Try-em-all
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloud, light gold color, half inch head, smooth taste flowery and spice, strong on flavor, a very nice addition to your collection.

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Photo of zaraspook
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jfettig
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of americancontrarian
4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lundste
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Super chunky haze going on in a darker yellow beer with a white head just under an inch. Aroma had plenty of flower power spice rack and citrus fruit bowl.

Taste was just a chunky experience, like unmalted wheat or something. Too much flowers. I think if you're a white beer fan this might be up your alley because it drops a lot of that genre's hallmarks. Thought it was a little heavy handed myself but a worthy addition.

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Photo of burtonryan
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DSWeller
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bear1964
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of clove, sweet malt, wheat, slight yeast, slight coriander, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong clove, wheat, slight sweet malt, hint of yeast, hint of pale malt, hint of hop, and a hint of coriander. Overall, decent appearance and aroma, but the the body is not well blended and mostly spice.

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John's Generations White Ale from Millstream Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 289 ratings