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Mill Street Pilsner - Mill Street Brew Pub

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83
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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our organic continental lager has a deep golden hue, a giant rocky white head with a malty sweet nose. The first taste is sweet but leads quickly to a dry hoppy bitter finish. In the German style, Mill Street Pilsner finishes dry and is an excellent accompaniment to food or an excellent thirst quencher on its own.

(Beer added by: putnam on 07-28-2004)
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Reviews by Watershed:
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Watershed

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-11-2013 18:46:32 | More by Watershed
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%

This beer appears a clear medium amber hue, with one finger of soapy white head, which leaves a ring of lace in its wake. It smells of crisp, crackery white grain, and muted spicy, grassy hops. The taste is bready, cracker, and caramel malt, and fruity, grassy hops. The carbonation is a wee bit high, the body solidly weighty, and a bit oily, and it finishes crisp and hoppy.

A very pleasant and well-rendered Pils.

03-16-2010 23:27:45 | More by biboergosum
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +15.1%

Part of the mill st. variety pack.

Light amber body. Two fingers of fluffy white head that retreats hastily. No lace. Dark for a pils, but nice colour.

Smells like doughy malt and light floral hops. Simple and appetizing.

Big bread malt base. Mildly sweet. A hint of caramel? Dry, floral hops are in perfect balance. Assertively bitter, in a way that creeps up on you. You notice it more the closer you get to bottom of your glass. Delicious.

A little bit fuller in body than most pilsners I've had, with spritzy carbonation. Easy to drink, refreshing, and very satisfying. I hope Mill Street starts bottling this on its own.

08-06-2009 05:15:03 | More by mintjellie
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -9.6%

Decent but not great pils on tap at Fort York Beer Fest. Decent taste, a tad of fruit and medium mouthfeel. Bit of hoppiness. Another middling brew from these brewers. However, that's it, flat in appearance and no aroma. Not bitter, therefore better than their organic pils.

08-08-2004 21:54:25 | More by Sammy
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -19.2%

A - clear golden/amber, one finger of head that laced well

S - light bready malt and floral aroma, has that distinct "Pilsnerish" smell

T - pleasant bitter floral hop notes, finishes with lasting buscuity malt and slight metallic tinge lingering

M - light and bubbly at first, with a little more filling feel on the back of the mouth

D - the definite drinkability of a typical czech pils with decent flavour, possible session beer

06-12-2010 02:44:05 | More by joemcgrath27
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Stocean1

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev 0%

A - one finger head which died down to a a thin off white collar - honey yello colour - crystal like clarity

S - sweet malt and floral hops

T - sweet malt, biscuit, floral hops

M - medium bodied for the style, little
bitterness, lightly carbonated, smooth

O - not my favourite style but I found this to be a well balanced flavourful pilsener

08-03-2011 19:06:53 | More by Stocean1
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paxkey

Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -12.3%

fizzy yellow lots of carbonation. quickly dissipating head.
some interesting aromas, something sweet underlying, honey, vanilla.

crisp medium dry with very little flavor or taste all around. some more of the sweetness in the aftertaste. quite nice.

beer is thirst quenching and drinkable but offers very little to be excited about. some sips are quite watery and tasteless.

not bad but nothing interesting here whatsoever.

08-16-2011 22:23:55 | More by paxkey
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%

Appearance. Pours a very clear yellow gold with two fingers of white, bubbly head.

Smell. Light toasted grain and spicy, grassy hops.

Taste. Spicy hops, light grains. Bitter floral hop finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body with smooth, medium-light carbonation.

Overall. Good pilsner. Nice hop taste.

07-04-2011 04:26:58 | More by Rutager
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.8%

Bottle: Poured a bright golden color pilsner with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of lightly sweet malt base with some very subtle floral notes. Taste is also dominated by lightly sweet malt with some very subtle floral notes. Hops presence was very light and almost discernable. Body is a bit fuller then average with good carbonation. Not bad overall but too sweet for my taste buds.

07-12-2011 18:11:31 | More by Phyl21ca
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.8%

Picked this up in the Mill Street Mini Brew Pub 6 pack, with 6 different selections from Mill Street to sample, the Pilsner being the only one in it not available in its own 6 pack here in Alberta.

Pours out a transparent light amber hue, 2 fingers of tight white spongy head that settles quickly.

Grainy, yet almost a sweet wort character in the aroma, grassy hops. Some toasted breadiness shows up too.

Um, well, in the flavour there is a toasted bready malt character, and yes, there's some dry herbal hops on the finish, but it's all a mish mash, not balanced or blended at all, just sort of thrown at your taste buds at the same time, and thrown at each other it seems as well. Dischord is the term that comes to mind, no balance or harmony to the flavour profile. A shame, as the proper elements seem to be present, they just don't want to play well with one another.

Crisp yet smooth mouthfeel, good prickly carbonation on the finish, dry lingering in the aftertaste.

You know, the more that dischord lingers on my palate, the less appealing this stuff becomes, in the end it tastes more and more like a quickly slapped together macro. Seriously, the elements to make it work are already in there, Mill Street just has to conduct the symphony with a bit more harmony and they'll have a winner here.

08-28-2009 03:12:55 | More by IronDjinn
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ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +11.8%

12oz bottle as part of the mixed pack. Pours a beautiful golden with piles of pillowing head that hang around and leave spotty lacing down the glass.

Nose is bready yet clean, just a hint of grassy hops hiding in there. Could be a little bolder but it hints of an easy drinking experience.

Taste is light and clean but full enough to satisfy. A good sweet, slightly bready malty backbone finished off with a dose of bittering, grassy hops, a hint of floral hops, smooth body and bang on carbonation. Can't ask for much more in a pils. Easy drinking, going great with my stir-fry at the moment. A hit for Mill St., hopefully they bottle this on its own.

07-21-2009 17:15:02 | More by ritzkiss
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - golden amber, medium size foamy/fizzy white head that sticks around for a while. Great carbonation and some decent lacing

Smell - hops, slight pilsner sunk, roasted malts

Taste & Mouth - perfect carbonation, crisp, hops up front, dry bitter after taste, citrus zest notes

Drink - wow, another great Canadian brew from right next-door, very happy I tried it and I will definitely be drinking more.

07-31-2010 21:06:58 | More by spinrsx
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-20-2011 21:58:53 | More by RedAleMan
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%

Bottle from the brewpub store, unidentifiable code printed on the bottle neck. 355ml bottle into a tulip.

Hazy golden brown, with a couple fingers of a solid white cap. Sheets of lace but only modest retention. Nose is full of Noble hops, a light sweetness. Generally herbal and a hint of spice, but has a stinky quality that I always seem to associate with the hops. A bit of grass and floral forest. Taste is well hopped and pleasantly, more Noble character with some nice fruity notes. A bit of lemon rind and maybe even a tropical hint in there even. Some malt sweetness, lightly sugary in quality. Bitter finish, but of moderate length and encouraging of the next sip. Body is on the lighter side of medium, and carbonation is just about medium as well - complements the body well. One of the better Mill Street offerings I think, quite enjoyable and certainly sessionable. Would've been nicer to have a greater access to this this past summer.

12-23-2011 06:10:02 | More by liamt07
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +15.1%

Two fingers of paper white head crown this crystal clear deep golden hued pilsner, which surprisingly leaves zero lace.

Clean. That's the first thing that comes to mind upon first whiff. Citrus, herbal hops, light metallic funk, somewhat skunky, and some nice solid bready malt.

All the same in the mouth; bread and biscuit quickly followed by a crisp lingering pinke-like hop finish.

Medium bodied, smooth, crisp, clean and a perfecrt amount of carbonation. Seems like the perfect summer beer.

Overall, THE best pilsner I've had to date. Based on others I've had, I was less inclined to pick up this style. But I saw this gem hiding in the loose basket at the LCBO and I figured why not. Another great beer from a great brewery.

09-16-2009 02:37:46 | More by ludachris
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philmen

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-19-2012 17:50:38 | More by philmen
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -7.4%

Bottle from a mixed 6 at the lick bo- A golden pour sits under a frothy white cap, which leaves some lace. Grassy nose with biscuit and fruit, with fresh euro hops. Tastes of semi sweet malts with floral saaz, some lemon. Medium body with floral finish. Good, if a bit simple.

07-29-2009 12:20:23 | More by mrmanning
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DoctorStrangiato

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance - very nice deep gold colour with plenty of head which quickly settles to a 1/8-inch surface foam. Noticeable carbonation.

Smell - deep malt aromas with a creamy-brown sugar quality. Some corn-veggie-hops in there as well. Really looking forward to tasting.

Taste - full flavoured deep fire-roasted barley malt with a long but clean hop finish. On subsequent tastes it is subdued a bit by the carbonation, but also more of a subtle cream malt underneath.

Mouthfeel - very enjoyable borderline complex character. Heavily cabonated, the only thing that takes away from the brew.

Drinkability - thirst-quenching and delicious. Goes down very easy. Not boring at all. Expensive but a treat if you get some.

09-23-2009 02:02:40 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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nighthawk

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -16.4%

355 mL undated bottle poured into pokal. From seasonal six-pack available at NSLC.

Pours a surprisingly orange body with a fizzy white head that is gone in the blink of an eye. Lots of carbonation visible in the clarity.

Earthy noble hop nose with grainy sweet malt.

Sweet honey biscuit tasted first with underlying floral and earthy bitterness that comes out more near the finish.

Medium light body, nicely mild carbonation and a dry clean finish.

Decent beer, refreshing and flavorful, though there are better options in the style.

10-23-2011 20:43:12 | More by nighthawk
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DarrenBrule

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-16-2014 00:48:23 | More by DarrenBrule
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bryehn

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -2.7%

Pours a deep amber-golden colour with a moderate off white head that settles as a collar. There is a visible streak of carbonation running up one side of my glass.

I think this smells wonderful. Freshwater, grains and butterscotch. Develops a hearty booze smell, floral notes and a spicy cinnamon-like tone as it warms.

More sweet and malty up front than I'd expect. Very dry backing though. Simple, but good.

Mouth is prickly at first, then slides down the throat leaving a malty resin on the back of the tongue.

This is pretty much out of character in most ways for the style, but a good beer nonetheless and one I'll be sure to try again.

06-02-2011 20:34:07 | More by bryehn
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%

On-tap at the brewpub.

A: Gold with a white head. Not as much head retention as some continental examples, but it leaves a very pleasant lacing.

S: Spicy, floral, grassy & earthy hop aromas with only hints of malt in the background.

T: Spicy & earthy, but not overly metallic, with a little floral hop flavour. Quality pilsner malt in the background. Good bitterness (not a wimpy new world version). I'm not a huge fan of the earthy hop flavour, but there's plenty of flavour here, and this is a quality brew.

M: Moderate body is impressive for it's weight (pleasant, smooth, malty backbone).

D: Quite good.

05-05-2007 02:05:48 | More by Derek
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%

Another winner from Mill St. Brewery. Awesome straight foward pilsner. Short foamy head disappeared quickly after pouring out to a darker golden colour. Strong flavors of hops and barely, smooth and light aftertaste. I could drink this brew all day and have no complaints. This is the epitome of what a good pilsner should be. Highly recommended.

09-05-2004 17:00:49 | More by Frozensoul327
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Jotora

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-08-2014 21:05:44 | More by Jotora
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%

W00t, review # 1900. 355 ml bottle from the mixed pub pack.

Pours a clear amber, dark golden, thick white head forms, drops a ton of chunky lace on the glass as it settles down to a good layer. Smell is nice, lightly skunky, grassy, honey, citrus, very clean malty middle, biscuit, sharp and herbal aroma, nice stuff. Taste is good too, floral, some grainy malts, orange peel/citrus, honey sweetness, toast through the middle, lightly grassy and herbal in the finish, could use some more bitterness. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium to high carbonation. I could drink this stuff on a regular basis, a pretty solid pilsner.

09-09-2009 20:02:13 | More by Viggo
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Mill Street Pilsner from Mill Street Brew Pub
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