Windmill Wheat | Millstream Brewing Company

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Windmill WheatWindmill Wheat

Brewed by:
Millstream Brewing Company
Iowa, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

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

Added by Dansting on 09-26-2007

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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 35
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Photo of richkrull
2.86/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of pmcadamis
1.57/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

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Photo of DoctorsOrders
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Acubflem
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of alleykatking
3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of bismarksays
3.23/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of plaid75
3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of FreshHawk
3.1/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Dewback4
3.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dresden-Valentine
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of brewmandan
2.68/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of mdwalsh
3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of barleywinebrewer
2.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of yankinwis
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.85/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of BigBry
3.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Wetenkamp
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of styleisking
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Eric908
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of tom79mp
4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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