Mill Street Portage Ale - Mill Street Brew Pub
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3.69/5 rDev +10.8%
355ml bottle, a single from the new Spring mixed pack now available from Mill Street.
This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow hue, with three fingers of puffy, rather loosely foamy, and bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a few instances of ocean swell lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.
It smells of crisp, grainy pale malt, a touch of biscuity breadiness, hints of dried drupe fruit, and earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more gritty, crackery pale malt, some middling sourdough notes, yeasty apple skin and banana chip esters, and somewhat musty earthy, weedy hops.
The carbonation is quite lively in its plain frothiness, the body just on the light side of medium weight, generally smooth, and even a tad creamy, in an airy sort of manner. It finishes off-dry, barely, as the pale malt starts to dwindle, or rather morph, into the drier, biscuity side of its nature, the hops almost a historical footnote by now.
A so-so pale (or cream, apparently) ale, one hardly bridging the wide gap between the English and American styles, and thus falling squarely into the Canadian camp. Lightly malty, fruity, and pretty much restrained in its hop bitterness and flavour - I would expect those dudes who carried their own damned boats across raging rivers and whatnot to be deserving of a much headier offering.
03-04-2014 02:28:25 | More by biboergosum
3.05/5 rDev -8.4%
Appearance: It has a nice clear golden/yellow color to it. It has an off-white head that dies down quickly and leaves next to no lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of bready malts, slight buiscuity notes, some grain and light herbal hops.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has some bready/grainy malts, some buiscuity notes and light herbal hops.
Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a light and watery overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by bland flavors and aromas.
05-29-2014 20:09:38 | More by SebD
Mill Street Portage Ale from Mill Street Brew Pub
79 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.