John's Generations White Ale | Millstream Brewing Company

John's Generations White AleJohn's Generations White Ale
BA SCORE
3.7/5
286 Ratings
John's Generations White AleJohn's Generations White Ale
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:
#28,076
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
286
pDev:
12.97%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 286 |  Reviews: 158
Photo of drpimento
2.95/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Aroma's mostly yeast with a bit of spice. Colossal head that settles shortly. Flavor's like nose plus fruit and a little malt. Something about this beer rubs me the wrong way.

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Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very strong flavor to it. Lots of great flavor notes. Incredibly potent, with some mild citrus notes hanging in the back as well. Really good, but definitely a sipper.

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Photo of Qbdoo
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at George's in Iowa City. Pours a pale and cloudy yellow with scenet of coriander and orange zest. Taste is similar. Body is crisp. I had this ages ago when they first commisioned this and it's way better now. I really enjoyed this.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours slightly hazy straw gold under a ½” white foam cap. Refreshing, medium body and medium carbonation. It is pleasant enough and easy to drink but the wheat is a little restrained.

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Photo of Will_Edgar
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Is among the great witbiers, very close in quality to Hoegaarden. Traditional coriander and orange peel, no off tastes, the only reason this doesn’t get a higher rating is sometimes I’ve had samples that are sour, a sign of it going bad.

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Photo of Awolter
3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ALC82
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of ovaltine
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bikeboy1
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of hooverhawkeye
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jsandberg
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of heyheymdn
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of knicks19947
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Beer_Borg
2.71/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I was not very impressed with this beer. There was no head to speak of and the color seemed a bit pale even for a witbier. The taste was a bit yeasty (I noticed yeast sediment in the bottom of the bottle so I left that last part in the bottle). There were other notes of citrus but overall it wasn't great.

Reading another review on here I'm thinking I may have had a bad batch so I would't rule trying this one again but if given the choice on a regular basis I would drink a Banquet over this one. The only reason it's 2.74 is because I was ranking it compared to the BA description of a Witbier.

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Photo of Wowcoolman
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of alostplot
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of brandon911
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jw35
1.96/5  rDev -47%

Photo of Scott17Taylor
1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.29/5  rDev +15.9%

After a couple horrible beers I'm looking forward to this one being good. And I'll end the night on a good note (hopefully).

Serving style : 12 oz stubbie bottle poured into glass for appearance.

Appearance (4) : Yeee. About a four fingered head resting on top of an apricot-pineapple colored body. Density is great and shows character. Sediment floating as well, love it. Leaves some great lacing on the glass as the head slowly recedes.

Smell (4) : In the glass there's fresh orange rind, sunflower seeds, ripe banana. Dew grass, some tart pineapple.

Out of the bottle you get a better scent of orange dreaminess - perhaps a day old in the trash, with hits of ginger and peppermint. Strong banana. It's downright beautiful out of the bottle.

Taste (4.5) : Eyes-roll-into-back-of-head good. You get some lightly sour wheat notes out front, but that transforms into creamy banana, orange, pineapple, and finally a tart and smooth fruit smoothie finish. Dominant notes on the finish are pineapple and blood orange. Gingerbread. This is to die for.

Mouthfeel (4.5) : If there's a creamy beer, particularly a Wit, this is it. I can feel it flow down the back of my throat like I'm drinking whole milk. Yet out of the bottle it has a slight pop to it that makes it curiously exciting. It's up there with some of the best finishes I've had, ever.

Overall (4.29) : Totally a winner for sure. Go get you some. Smooth, creamy, buttery, full of pineapple, banana, blood orange, and fruit smoothie. All with a back taste of creamy wheat. It's got this baked bread/ginger bread aftertaste to it. My goodness. If you can find it, grab it.

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John's Generations White Ale from Millstream Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 286 ratings
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