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Mill Street Oktoberfest Lager - Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street Oktoberfest LagerMill Street Oktoberfest Lager

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BA SCORE
83
good

78 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 11-25-2003)
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Sammy
2.93/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A smokey pale beer. Nice white head. On malty side, offset by good use of smoke. Some spices in there, ginger, cloves, and sugar. Some hops. Smooth easy drink. California BAs sharing this mixed reports. Better than average and worth a try. Bittersweet aftertaste, medium palate.

Photo of TheHammer
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured with a half finger of head that barely lace and did not stick around. The body is a slightly cloudy orange with very low carbonation.

Smell: In a word, absent. The barest hints of malt is all that is present, even after warming up. Nothing bad, but didn't show up.

Taste: Very plain, as caramel malt mixed with milder bread taste turns to a hint of stone fruit fruitiness and ending with a dusting of slightly earthy hops that seem out of place.

Mouthfeel: Points get deducted for the lacklustre head and poor carbonation. The caramel and light peach and plum aftertaste save it from catastrophe though.

Drinkability: Well I drank it fairly quick, which I guess says something. Refreshing, although the hops just seem out of place if you were planning to go to town on it. Settled down well enough I suppose and light bodied, so yeah...it has some merit.

Final Thoughts: A rare disappointment from Mill St. but I think perhaps I'm being a bit too harsh. This beer is a party beer, that you grab and start putting back and it's superior to generic lager in that there is flavour that is there that doesn't overstay it's welcome, which I suppose is really the intent behind Oktoberfest. It just strikes me as odd since so many other Marzen's I have just come out far better then this one.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of heebes
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

355 ml bottle from Harvest sampler 6 pack.
5.6% abv.

Pours a light copper golden with small bibbly off white head. nose is Munich grains, wheat, sweet barley malt, small hop note. Taste is heavy on the malts; golden Munich, caramel body, grain, dry cereal. Leaves a distinguishing malty aftertaste, medium bodied, smooth and crisp.

Overall a heavy Munich malt beer full of grain for your fall enjoyment.

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3.22/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of peensteen
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orangey-golden colour with a ring of white head and very light lacing. Smell is full of bready-caramel malt, lightly sweet points, a bit of fruity scents and some fairly bright hops as well. Tatse is mostly sweet caramel and bready malt, a bit of apple juice as well, mild floral bitterness, earthy and even a bit of booze in the finish. Light-medium carbonation, medium body, full feel with syrupy points. This is ok and I guess just a bit above average but it is fairly underwhelming, a lot less bland than I had expected but the apple juice/booze mixture is a bit too distracting from what would otherwise be a pretty good marzen.

Photo of drinkininthewood
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle from the Mill st fall sampler. Poured into a pale ale shaker glass.

A- Clear dark golden color with a thin layer of foam which has some retention.

S- The aroma is malty with hints of caramel and grains with a touch of vanilla and molasses. Slight grassy with a tiny flutter of floral hops.

T- Malt sweetness up front with a hint of fruit ( apricot ) and a touch of caramel and yeast characteristics. Fairly wholesome with flavors of oven fresh bread. Hops are slight but add bitterness and im detecting some earthy flavors and a hint of smoke in the finish. Slightly astringent.

M- Medium bodied with good carbonation. Pretty smooth.

D- A very drinkable Oktoberfest

Overall a decent take on the style with some real nice Malty flavors. Nice aroma.

Photo of spinrsx
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 2$

Appearance - Clear copper colour with a large size fizzy/frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes.

Smell - Malts, grass, cereal, hay, caramel, metallic/plastic notes

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and some corn syrup. There is also a graininess and some hoppy/herbal notes. It ends with a slightly bittersweet aftertaste.

Overall - Not my favourite style of beer, but it's pretty decent. The mouthfeel is bang on and it's quite drinkable. I can see this working well as a session beer for fans of the style. Happy to have tried.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear light brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt with light biscuit malt notes. Taste is dominated by medium caramel malt with a dryer aftertaste and some light chewy biscuit malt. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad but came a bit short in terms of malt backbone.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to tulip.

A - Pale yellow with a touch of amber in the middle and a small layer of off-white head.

S - Bready/grainy malts with some sweet caramel. Some earthy and floral hop aromas are present in the background.

T - Big bready malt flavour profile with sweeter cereal and caramel flavours. A light hop profile is present int he background and adds floral notes.

M -Medium body, somewhat creamy. Moderate carbonation.

Photo of LampertLand
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mill St. Brewery's "Oktoberfest" @ 5.8% , from the Autumn Harvest 6pack 355 ml bottle ,
A-pours a nice clear orange/gold with a big fine tight off white head leaving lots of lacing along the stein
S-bready aroma , herbal/woodsy scents , similar to a pils
T-surprising taste of smoke , sweet caramel maltyness , a restrained hop thru out
MF-medium carbonation , medium body
Ov-ok beer ,would I buy again no (bought so I could try "Nightmare" three times)

cheers LampertLand

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Mill Street Oktoberfest Lager from Mill Street Brew Pub
83 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.