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Mill Street Pilsner - Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street PilsnerMill Street Pilsner

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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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BVB09_Bryan


2/5  rDev -45.2%

07-06-2012 15:42:48 | More by BVB09_Bryan
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

11-02-2013 01:07:00 | More by KeKeKumba
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2010 02:44:05 | More by joemcgrath27
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2009 03:12:55 | More by IronDjinn
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LoveBeerNo7

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.8%

02-26-2012 15:54:37 | More by LoveBeerNo7
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nighthawk

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Found this one in the singles bin at the LCBO, considering ive tried all the other beers in the Mill st taste pack I just saved myself $10 because ive been looking to try this one...just didn't want to buy an entire sixer for one beer.

A- Nice golden color, small white head leaves lace. Lively big bubbles.

S- Nice malt, grassy, touch of honey and biscuit, slight citrus.

T- Grainy malt, slight fruit - green apple/citrus, honey sweetness, hops are both herbal and grassy but bitterness is on the low side side.

M- is clean and fresh with lively carbonation.

D- refreshing.

Overall a decent enough Pils but there is better offerings available. Worth a try and even a six pack or two.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 04:15:53 | More by drinkininthewood
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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle from the Mill Street Seasonal Sampler pack. Pours a golden bronze hue with a fluffy white head and spots of lacing on the pint glass. The hops emit a floral, fresh cut grass aroma while the pils malt smells of sweet cereal grains. Taste is grainy, bread-like malts, tangy biting hops, some grassiness, and a zesty Saaz bitterness to end. Mouthfeel is light bodied, well carbonated, smoothly bitter, parched and drying finish. Damn, Mill Street has crafted an excellent pils here. If the brewery is trying to determine whether they should release this beer on its own, I say start bottling!

EDIT (May 2011): gone is the pronounced floral-grassy Noble bitterness that distinguished this beer from other pilsners on the market. Now it just tastes like a creamy, malty, and biscuity pale lager with no hops. Similar to the macros, though I'm assuming they don't use adjuncts. I won't be bothering with this one anymore.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2009 16:49:32 | More by cratez
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paxkey

Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-20-2011 19:09:59 | More by kelvarnsen
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drinkability - A decent brew but not my personal favourite taste with the grassy/earthy hops. I'll probably try another beer from this brewery.

Appearance - dark, clear amber with a good starting head that recedes to a thin layer.

Smell - mild sweet honey malt and light citrus hops.

Taste - bold grassy hop with med-high grapefruit bitterness, low malt and a dry finish. The grassy hop notes are in the aftertaste. The flavour improves as the beer warms up.

Mouthfeel - thin and watery with good carbonation and is slightly coarse in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2009 02:19:30 | More by ecoastman
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale deep golden colour , slight white head and slight lacing. Smell is malty, biscuit, light grassy/floral notes, faint citrus and mild hop. Taste is malty, floral hoppy notes, lemon and biscuit. High carbonation, light to med body, thin and watery at points. Not bad, sort of macro like, drinkable but not overly impressive.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 02:06:02 | More by peensteen
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BBP

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pale gold with respectable head, and pretty good carbonation as well.

S- Skunk, grains, and a tad of caramel.

T- Nice and crisp. Good amount of caramel malts for sweetness, and enough hops to keep it in check. Cereal grains make a display in the aftertaste. The main taste seems to vanish soon after the beer is off of your tongue though.

M- Medium light body and carbonation is just right.

D- Easy to down and a bit more flavorful than a lot of Czech pilsners. Would be a great drink for a hot summer day. Probably in the upper half of the Mill Street offerings.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 23:46:46 | More by BBP
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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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philmen

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-21-2013 05:19:19 | More by Lobstertainment
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speedonthis

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-23-2012 06:30:20 | More by speedonthis
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sbarre

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-29-2013 15:38:44 | More by sbarre
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bryehn

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 20:34:07 | More by bryehn
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Mill Street Pilsner from Mill Street Brew Pub
83 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.