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Mill Street Tankhouse Ale - Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street Tankhouse AleMill Street Tankhouse Ale

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85
very good

321 Ratings
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Like traditional pale ales, Tankhouse Ale has a deep copper-red colour. We use five different malts to produce a complex malty texture. The most dominant character of our Pale Ale is the hop. The spicy Cascades is used to give an assertive hop flavour, aroma and bitterness to our ale. The result is a satisfying and complex-tasting beer. Our brewmaster developed this recipe 20 years ago and it has remained his favorite drink of choice.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2003)
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crwills

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love Mill Street Brewery's bottles. The Tankhouse Ale comes in a tall, skinny non-standard dark brown bottle with printed text and graphics instead of a paper label -- looks great on a shelf with others from the same brewery.

The back of the bottle describes the beer's colour as copper-red, but it looks more amber to me. Poured into a pint glass with a nice foamy two-inch head. Smell is mostly of hops and grass, a little bit funky (but not due to expiry).

Initial taste is actually relatively sweet, with a bit of citrus. After that, the bitter hops hit pretty hard, and the aftertaste is not particularly pleasant to me (plant-like and bitter). Carbonation is medium-high, which adds to the bitterness.

I still like this beer a fair bit, and I enjoyed the second bottle more than the first (from a few days ago). This beer also goes great with Cajun food, so that's a big plus for me! I'd probably buy it again, but only because it's local, and only after sampling the rest of Mill Street's brews.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2005 00:16:34 | More by crwills
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a: deep & vibrant clear copper

s: caramel, toasted malts, slight grapefruit

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Mill Street Tankhouse Ale from Mill Street Brew Pub
85 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.