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Mill Street Oktoberfest Lager - Mill Street Brew Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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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Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of wordemupg
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle poured into pint glass 21/9/12

A clear light copper with almost as many bubbles as you could fit in a glass, thumbs width of off white foam has great retention and leaves plenty of unorganized lace deep down the glass

S bread and caramel malt with a little grassy hops and steely metallic notes, faintly nutty and slightly fruity about what I expect for the style

T much like the smell but its a little toned down, malty and some faint booze, hazelnuts faint and the fruits hard to place

M pretty thin but the bubbles help its cause, from looking at it I'd assume it would turn to foam but its not even creamy, nutty metallic notes on the finish

O not a bad example of the style but not amazing either, easy enough to drink and I was hoping the look and smell would follow through in every area

I'm not upset I have another pair of these in from My Mill Street Fall mixer, decent stuff but missing just a little something to put it up with the true German versions of the style

wordemupg, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of SebD
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of bready malts, caramel and spicy hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a dominant bready malt character along with some caramel, spicy noble hops and light citrus.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas. Fairly decent Marzen.

SebD, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

schopenhauerale, Sep 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

MattPS, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of peensteen
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

peensteen, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of heebes
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

heebes, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of dipso123
2/5  rDev -45.1%

dipso123, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of ritzkiss
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

1.89L growler brought over by Bobsy and we made quick work of it - cheers mate!

Orangey caramel brown liquid with a nice finger plus of head that slowly dies down to placid by half-glass mark.

Balanced, balanced brew. Nice bready, caramel malt without being too big, light floral, citrus hop bite but you have to seek it out a bit. Not overly big in any department, medium body. Drinkable, about as to style as them come. Just enough bitterness to keep it interesting. Nothing too genius here, just quaffable marzen.

ritzkiss, Oct 29, 2009
Photo of Viggo
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at C'est What? and next day at Mill Street.

Pours a clear orange amber, thick white head forms, quickly settles down to a thick layer and ring around the glass. Smell is nice, nice and malty, a little light, sweet, caramel, biscuit, nice toasty malt, corn syrup, a bit of fruit/orange, smells alright. Taste is similar, nice big maltiness, caramel, toast and biscuit, lightly fruity, some sugar, quite sweet and malty but nice. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. A pretty solid marzen.

Viggo, Oct 05, 2009
Photo of bobsy
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint at the brewpub. Appearance-wise, this beer is spot on, with a nice amber body, and a finger of white head, that leaves decent lace as it diminishes. Aroma is fresh, with a strong bready aroma. Taste has spices and sweet caramel malts all over it, finishing with a moderate hoppy bitterness. Huge breadiness throughout. Medium body and carbonation. Decent drinkability.

bobsy, Sep 20, 2009
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at C'est What.

It came to my table a deep copper color with red hints on the sides of the glass. A small, creamy ring of foam musters up a little bit of lace, nothing special. The aroma is bready with an accompanying spicey noble hop character. The taste follows suit with an amber malt toastyness and a pleasant amount of residual sweetness. Hops are restrained throughout. The mouthfeel is clean and light with moderate carbonation. Bitterness and malt sweetness compete in the shortlived finish.

This is a pleasant, malty Oktoberfest lager and another delicious beer from Mill Street. would make a great session beer.

CAMRAhardliner, Oct 08, 2008
Photo of pootz
4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tapped a amber-orange with a fair cap with moderate retention.

Aroma is light toasted bread crusts over some herbal-woody noble tones.

Medium bodied decent malt spine toasty-woodsy character, creamy mouth feel.

Nice toasty malts in the front, joinded by ample noble balance...deep woody-herbal-toasty tones mid palate...finishes lightly drying with nice Hersbrucker"bite" in the finish and a slow herbal bittering with a bready after taste.

Good malty O-fest...slightly hop biased...very very drinkable.

pootz, Oct 10, 2007
Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I sampled this at the C'est fall festival, but also enjoyed a glass at Mill Street.

A: Bronze with a white head, good retention & lace.

S: Grassy spicyness, bready, light caramel.

T: Caramel, grassy spice, bready, good bitterness. A touch too much residual sugar for me, but not inappropriate for the style.

M: Moderate body is smooth, some residual sugar, moderate carbonation.

D: Quite drinkable.

A well-crafted brew, but for the style, I think it suffers from a lack of German malt. The malty flavour is a little more "American Crystal" than Munich or Vienna.

Derek, Oct 03, 2007
Photo of Sammy
2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

Sammy, Oct 19, 2004
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4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep gold colour, very clear, with a dense white head. Excellent retention and stickage to the glass. The aroma was made up of a sweet, grainy maltiness and smooth earthy hops with a light lager crispness. The delicate grain flavour and light sweetness were balanced by a significant hop bitterness and an earthy/floral hop flavour. Medium/light body, medium carbonation. Bitter and earthy hop character at the finish leaves the palate quite clean and dry.

DrJay, Oct 19, 2004
Photo of JustinBathurst
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice frothy head with a tinge of dark brown, nice and creamy one that lingers for quite a time. Dark amber of the brown-orange variety.

Has a commanding aroma of celery, some spices (a little clove-like, but not quite), some hint of the alcohol content (7% on the bottle from the brewery itself) is detected.

Mouthfeel is slightly thicker than I expected, a little bit heavier too, but nice.

Taste is roasted coffee and a tinge of salt. The roasted taste is focused, with a warm bitterness that seeps in with the aftertaste. Aftertaste lingers nicely, fading off gradually without ever becoming 'stale'. A touch of malt sweet is only faintly detected at first, but then becomes more prominent as the beer warms slightly.

This is a fine brew as far as I'm concerned. It's somewhat deceiving too--doesn't taste like 7%, but you can feel it. I'm glad I have a couple of these 650 mL bottles kicking around for later, but one is enough at this ABV.

JustinBathurst, Jan 10, 2004
Photo of Jason
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz brown bomber, no freshness date. A big thanks to Oakes for the sample.

Appearance: Brassy brown colour, the clarity is fine and the lace is tight, bubbly and sticky going down the glass.

Smell: Malty with suggestions of brown sugar and cookie dough.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Slightly crisp moderate body, a bit fluffy in the mouth. Solid but modest malt profile, sweet with toasted tones throughout. Kiss of hops hit hardest in the middle, just enough to balance things out. More lingering toasted malt in the finish.

Notes: A tasty o-fest, I could see drinking this one all night without getting sick of it … that is saying a lot coming from me.

Jason, Nov 25, 2003
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Mill Street Oktoberfest Lager from Mill Street Brew Pub
83 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.