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Mill Street 100th Meridian - Mill Street Brew Pub

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: spinrsx on 04-29-2014

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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 16
Reviews by DaveBar:
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3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the LCBO as a single. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a good white head that is gone in 1min. Medium gold color

S- Not a lot here

T- Not much at all. Session beer for sure

M- Very creamy. Saving grace here.

O- Not very good. Will not buy again. Can't "taste" organic anyway.

Food Pairing

This ok beer goes with anything you would pair a Bud or Miller with.


More User Reviews:
Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Photo of BGDrock
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MJ63
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle, from Mill Street's current summer (ha!) mixed sixpack. With apologies to Gord Downie, the label does a decent job of evoking in me a feeling of where the Great Plains begin.

This beer pours a clear, medium copper-amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some sparse ocean spray (anyone seen the Hip's video for this, that's not exactly set in the prairies?) lace around the glass as it evenly recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy pale malt, a bit of apple and pear fruitiness, subtle wet toast notes, and laid-back earthy, leafy hops. The taste is lightly toasted and biscuity bready pale and caramel malt, a whisper of white pepper spice (sans the disease), pleasantly muddled drupe fruit with a touch of overripe citrus, and mild leafy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is neither hard, huge, nor haunted in its plain and functional frothiness, the body a pleasant medium weight, and generally quite smooth, with a twinge of airy creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness well tempered by the biscuity malt and lingering hops.

A well-wrought amber lager, the organic nature merely an unused sidebar to me (I'm just glad that it doesn't seem to screw anything up). Flavourful, rounded, and pretty tasty overall - more lagers need to be made in this fashion, as if to debunk the American myth of bland, cheap, tainted caramel 'step-ups' from yer typical adjunct swill. And that's every single fucking thing I know on the matter.

Photo of Sammy
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of WeizenMike
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Adamthornton13
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Poured from the bottle into a pokal glass.

Deep brass yellow, somewhat orange tinted body and quite clear. Creamy to frothy head, with an off white color, and swiss cheese bubbled soapy appearance. Stick spider web like lacing as it settles with very little rising carbonation that has cola sized bubbles.

Nice light toasted white bread and small grains. A hint of bar soap slightly though hop like aroma unfortunately. Not too bad, fairly straight forward.

Good amount of spice on this with still a soapy bitterness on the palate. Some hints of light bitter lime astringency on the finish also, and a slightly wet body. Sticky classic lager yeast quality to match, a hint of sweet malt finish off.

A relatively ok lager, probably a slightly better than average in the organic beer realm as well.

Photo of Foley67
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $2 or so

Appearance - Copper colour with a small size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Caramel, malts, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, and toffee. There is also some dry hops, a grassiness, and a graininess.

Overall - While not all that exciting, it does fit the bill of an amber beer. Not an American amber though.. not much hops and no fruity flavours. Kind of like a less sweet version of their tankhouse.

Photo of Subliminal64
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of RedAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of FRANKIE65
2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Definitely not amber/red.
Smell, meh, no real hint of the hops.
Taste...a decent lager, slight saltiness, but, just might be me.
Mouthfeel...okay, bready
Overall, an okay lager. A point for the organic ingredients.

Photo of SebD
2.86/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: It has a hazy golden/yellow color to it. I though this was supposed to be an Amber Lager? It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately fast and leaves very little lacing.

Smell: The aromas give out hints of grainy/buiscuity malts, some breadiness and just a touch of earthy hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has grainy malts, light biscuit, some breadiness and some earthiness.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a somewhat light overall balance a feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by fairly bland flavors and aromas.

Photo of thehyperduck
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

355 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO, bottled May 9 2014; courtesy of their newest seasonal sampler. Served well-chilled.

Pours a bright golden-amber colour, topped with one finger of soapy froth that seeps away steadily over the next few minutes. A thin cap and collar remain with a webbing of lace left over, messily clinging to the glass. The aroma is malt-forward, with biscuity sweetness and toasted bread accompanied by notes of honey and orchard fruit. Seems like a quality lager so far.

Not bad at all. The malts are still dominant throughout the flavour profile, with bready pale malts and toasted biscuit sweetness comprising the bulk of the flavour. A touch of brown sugar provides an additional kick, with some orchard fruit notes coming through later. Nice bittering at the finish from the hops - some light citrus, but with some leafy/grassy qualities as well. Somewhat dry, with said bitterness lingering on the palate only very briefly. On the lighter side of medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a satisfyingly smooth mouthfeel. This is not a fancy beer, but it's a damn well-made one.

Final Grade: 3.88, a solid B+. Mill Street's 100th Meridian is a straightforward, tasty little organic beer that most beer enthusiasts should find highly agreeable. I rarely purchase Mill Street products (outside of these samplers every few months), but this is a brew that I'd definitely return to if it were to become available in a more convenient format. This is the sort of brew that 'regular' beer drinkers and BAs alike should be able to enjoy equally - well worth including in future samplers.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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Mill Street 100th Meridian from Mill Street Brew Pub
81 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.