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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
81
good

72 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 4
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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4/5  rDev +10.2%

swagboss, Monday at 06:58 PM
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3.22/5  rDev -11.3%

Canada_Dan, Oct 21, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +2.5%

kkazemi, Oct 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Devon_, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Single bottle from a Mill St. fall sampler pack poured into a tulip glass. A lovely burnished brass color with a finger of thick, creamy light beige head. Aroma is the classic Oktoberfest honeyed breakfast cereal malts with a hint of brown sugar, raisin/grapes, and very mellow hay-like hops. Taste mirrors the nose, with caramel, granola cereal, biscuit, and vinous fruit melding together. Soft mouth feel, a little creamy, moderate body and carbonation. Rather dry finish during which some noble hop grass and spice notes finally emerge, yet some nutty malt sweetness lingers for quite some time. Maybe I am getting something floral near the middle section. I am indeed reminded of some fall harvest motif. Maybe one of the better Mill St. seasonals; the style is pegged nicely here and there is enough going on to dissuade comparisons to some of the rather pedestrian macro-brewed takes emerging lately.

CalgaryFMC, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

WillAndSarah, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

WeizenMike, Sep 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

fostachild, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

CRObighit2, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Jotora, Jan 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Hoagie, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

FadetoBock, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

maclean25, Nov 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

KeKeKumba, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

GoHabsGo, Oct 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

evil_liver, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

BigGruntyThirst, Oct 13, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A solid offering that puts a malty spin on the style and adds a bready note to the finish and the nose. A big mouthfeel and rounded finish make this very satisfying. Combine this with a very good Pumpkin beer in the mixed pack and you have a nice set of Fall seasonals from Mill Street.

canucklehead, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

DaPan, Sep 26, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO, courtesy of their Fall sampler pack. Listed at 5.6%, and served slightly chilled - this is one of those styles that I haven't had the opportunity to try a lot, but each new marzen raises my impression of the style. What can I say - I'm an unabashed malty lager enthusiast.

Pours a bright, clear golden-amber colour, generating a little more than one finger's worth of foamy, frothy white head. Good retention; it takes more than a few minutes for the froth to dissipate, eventually settling into a dense, creamy cap and a collar of sticky lacing. The aroma is fairly standard, but enticing enough - bready malts, toasted grains and lager yeast are all apparent, in addition to lesser notes of caramel and earthy, grassy hops. A little sulphury, but not in an objectionable way. Looks pretty good from here.

Perhaps a little sweeter than I anticipated, but still reasonably well-balanced. Bready, biscuity malts and toasted nuts are the first flavours I pick up, followed by a modest wallop of caramel sweetness. This is soon countered by the noble hop bill, which comes off as rather leafy, or even earthy; either way, it does a respectable job of neutralizing the caramel - such that the brew finishes with only a touch of residual sweetness, in addition to the light earthiness. This continues into the aftertaste, which has an almost woody/herbal quality to it. Medium-bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel that becomes creamier as the (initially moderate) carbonation begins to weaken. I probably served this too cold, because by the end of the glass I was really starting to dig this one.

Final Grade: 3.81, a solid B+. Mill Street Oktoberfest Beer is a tasty, malty, quality session beer that qualifies as one of this brewery's better lagers. It's deftly balanced, with just enough caramel and toasted malt sweetness to grab your attention, and a hop bill that both counters and complements the malts perfectly. A fine lager that I'd be happy to return to again - though I doubt I'll pick up a second sampler just for this. Put this in a tallboy can and release it each September/October and I'd be all over it.

thehyperduck, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

cam477, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Yesdog, Sep 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Vyronian, Sep 20, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - 355ml bottle, poured into a small pint glass

Appearance - Copper colored, crystal clear. White head sits on top. Moderate lacing.

Smell - Lot's of malt. Malt for days. Heavy caramel, but not a lot of anything else. light floral bits.

Taste - Heavy caramel malts here as well. Also lots of bready malts. Very bready. Light hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Moderately heavy body. Light carbonation, smooth finish.

IdeaSpeeder, Sep 17, 2013
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Mill Street Oktoberfest Lager from Mill Street Brew Pub
81 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.