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Mill Street Stock Ale - Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street Stock AleMill Street Stock Ale

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72
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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A golden export-style ale made from only malt and hops, no fillers or adjuncts. A brilliant golden colour gives a “sparkling” appearance as the gas escapes from the glass. The natural sweetness of the malt is perfectly balanced by the bitterness derived from the hops. This beer represents the way blonde ales were made 100 years ago.

(Beer added by: Frozensoul327 on 07-02-2005)
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Ratings: 149 | Reviews: 79 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by terryeckmeier:
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terryeckmeier

Ontario (Canada)

2.3/5  rDev -25.3%

Picked up a random bottle at the LCBO thought I would give it a try seeing that their Tankhouse is pretty decent but sadly I was let down. Very underwhelming in every aspect, I was expecting something with a little more oomph but all around it's drinkable but don't think I will be getting it again. Very malty reminds me of macro lager more than an micro brewed ale. I've had worse but I've had better.

02-03-2009 23:03:14 | More by terryeckmeier
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-26-2013 01:08:27 | More by cam477
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -35.1%

04-01-2012 13:58:31 | More by beerhunter13
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Rijtjeshuis

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev +4.9%

Served in a nonic glass

LOOK: (3.5 / 5) Pours a nice, crystal clear, pale straw colour. A bone-white head fades quickly to a thin film. No real lacing left. Some carbonation clings to the glass, but it's gone fairly quickly after the pour.

SMELL: (3.0 / 5) Matls are crisp with a corn-derived sweetness. Hops have a grassier, dry-hopped character. Not a particularly strong or interesting smell.

FLAVOUR: (3.0 / 5) Similar to the nose. Crisp malt and the same corn sweetness. Hop bitterness counteracts this sufficiently, but its only really the bitterness and not a lot of flavour. I would have liked to see a stronger hop flavor. There is a balance achieved, but the flavors were fairly weak in general.

FEEL: (3.0 / 5) Watery body with higher carbonation. This supports the hop bitterness at the end with the perception of dryness.

Drinkability is really the best feature. It is quite refreshing and easy to put down - a good session beer for a hot day. However, there is not a lot of character.

07-15-2011 15:49:58 | More by Rijtjeshuis
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-26-2013 00:36:39 | More by MJ63
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev +1.6%

A pint at the brewpub in the Distillery District of downtown Toronto.

This beer appears a slightly hazy medium golden yellow hue, with one finger of puffy, bubbly, and silkily foamy off-white head, which leaves a few specks of paramecia lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of grainy, bready cereal malt, a bit of warm lemon juice, and earthy, leafy, somewhat floral hops. The taste is more bready cereal malt, an astringent, yet stale citrus fruitiness, a touch of stony minerals, and tame earthy, leafy hops.

The bubbles are a tad frisky up front, but settle to a dull hum soon enough, the body medium-light in weight, and generally quite smooth. It finishes off-dry, the cereal malt persisting, while the hops mostly peter out.

A standard (or 'stock', I suppose) ale indeed. Nothing all that memorable, but I gather that's the point - easy drinking, just flavourful enough, and still a broad step above any of the big boys' offerings of the kind.

03-17-2010 04:43:59 | More by biboergosum
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev +10.4%

Straw gold body with two fingers of white head. Head disappears pretty quick and leaves no lace behind.

Aroma of green apple and bread malt. Faint hops. A little bit of caramel.

Bread malt, apple, caramel, and faint grassy hop flavours. All very mild though.

Light bodied and finely carbonated. Drinkable in that inoffensive thirst quenching kind of way. It's a decent lawnmower beer.

08-06-2009 19:29:20 | More by mintjellie
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -11.4%

LIght coloured, light bodied, not much head. Some mid-sip fruit taste. Was light mouthfeel and malts and hops made it drinkable. But not as drinkable as their Tankhouse Pale. Dry aftertaste.Another flavoured sparkling water or soft drink replacement from these guys.Weak link in lineup.

10-29-2006 13:52:46 | More by Sammy
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avisong

Virginia

3/5  rDev -2.6%

06-29-2014 12:28:10 | More by avisong
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Thunderchief

New York

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

08-13-2012 20:48:38 | More by Thunderchief
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -1.6%

A - very bubbly clear straw golden, head dissipated to a light covering fed by the constant rising bubbles
S - very grainy sharpness with a peppery note
D - grainy malt, light grassy hop note, slightly peppery, but the flavours are generally weak
M - strong carbonation, thin and a little bready finish
D - you can pour this down the gullet easily enough, but a very average beer, not one of Mill Street's better efforts

12-10-2010 01:09:37 | More by joemcgrath27
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vanrassel

Alberta (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +0.6%

The colour of this beer was no surprise, seeing how it came in a clear bottle. Poured into my pint glass, it was highly effervescent bright gold over a thick white head — it looked like ginger ale, actually. The smell was sweet honeysuckle and clover paired with a subtle apple aroma.

The taste was well-balanced, with a moderately bitter, drying finish offsetting the malty start. Highly carbonated with medium body. This isn't a particularly memorable beer, but it could make a nice additive-free alternative to a macro if you need a crowd-pleasing offering for guests.

05-18-2007 22:10:29 | More by vanrassel
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mremoquillo

Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-23-2014 00:52:06 | More by mremoquillo
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Skwisgaar

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

08-05-2013 05:23:58 | More by Skwisgaar
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Stocean1

Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -14.6%

A - poured a half finger head that quickly dissipated - no lacing - clear banana soda colour

S - malty grain - sweet - straight forward

T - sweet malt - stale biscuit - little hops - off putting aftertaste - got what I expected - not much

M - light body little carbonation - dry with a funky aftertastes

O - did not expect a lot for the style and it did not disapppoint - really not worth buying again - wife was thoughtful and bought me some craft beer on the way to the trailer - it is the thought that counts

06-27-2011 03:15:37 | More by Stocean1
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paxkey

Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -14.6%

comes in a clear bottle. pale yellow.
poured in a chalice. tiny head disappears right within seconds.

smell malt right away. tangy sour yeasty smell.
probably light struck from the clear bottle but it came in a box so not sure.
smells like typical see thru bottled fare, corona, et.al.

based on the smell it is probably watery tasting and thirst quenching but not much else. about to find out.

very high carbonation. thin tasting despite the fizz. overall kinda boring. drinkable but not impressed.

12-09-2010 23:34:04 | More by paxkey
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev -4.9%

Appearance. Pours a clear yella with a thin, bubbly white head that clearly had some shit to do because it didn't stick around for long.

Smell. Sweet, barely toasted grains with a tiny hit of grassy hops.

Taste. Sweet, lightly toasted grains. Some grassy, earthy hops.

Mouthfeel. Light body with medium-strong, bubbly carbonation.

Overall. Not anything to write home about, but better than the crap that sells the most.

06-06-2011 03:49:30 | More by Rutager
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -17.9%

Bottle: Poured a light clear bright yellow color ale with a large fizzy head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma of light sweet malt is quite bland. Taste is also dominated by light sweet malt notes with not many other noticeable characteristics. Boyd is light with fizzy carbonation. I had somehow missed trying that beer for so many years but I can now say that I wasn’t missing much.

07-14-2011 14:41:19 | More by Phyl21ca
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev 0%

Bottle to pint glass.

A - Pale straw yellow, almost golden yellow. A small amount of white head formed on the pour and immediately disappeared.

S - Bready malts with a touch of sweetness and a very slight hop aroma.

T - Slightly sweet bready malts with a slight hop bitterness. Seems to have a slight corn element in the palate but it is not overwhelming.

M - Light with a slight bit of body at times and moderate carbonation.

O - This one seems geared to the masses, but is still decent enough to drink.

02-04-2012 00:18:16 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-06-2012 17:36:43 | More by ThinkAgain
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

09-05-2013 03:28:52 | More by irishkyle21
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Amalak

New York

3.33/5  rDev +8.1%

A: very light gold, bubbly, average head, dissipates quickly, slight lace.

S: Not much there. Kind of bitterish.

T: Very interesting taste. Crisp and almost buttery. Tastes kind of like vegetables.

M: Weird sticky kind of feel.

D: Smooth and crisp. Sits kind of heavy.

Interesting flavor. I would try again, but I am not sure if I would ever love this style of beer.

10-24-2007 03:05:19 | More by Amalak
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev -3.2%

This is a nice looking blonde ale, which is what I exclaimed out loud as I held it up to the light in a glass. Rich clear golden colour, tall frothy shock white head that retains well, and slowly settles down to a thick creamy cap, a fisherman's net of sticky lacing in its wake.

The aroma is soft and rounded, mild bready malt, a honey-like sweetness, flowery notes most likely from the hops. A little bit of corn and veggies detected however.

The flavour however is fairly basic, corn and veggies seem to overpower much of the malt and hops, making it taste far more macro-produced than it probably should. What malt that does make itself apparent is a light biscuit, and the hops maintain a flowery character. However the more I drink this, the more the deficiencies become more dominant and difficult to ignore. Serious cooked veggie aftertaste.

And yet the mouthfeel is great, medium-bodied, smooth and creamy. Very good for this style in fact. It's an efficient messenger carrying less than savoury news in the end.

All the aspects are there for a great beer with this stock ale, all except the most important, and that it falls short a great deal in the flavour department. The appearance and mouthfeel really stand out, yet the taste doesn't really warrant any return visits in my books. A shame....

01-05-2008 20:58:55 | More by IronDjinn
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

12-20-2012 05:26:04 | More by CurtisD
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Antilochus

Ontario (Canada)

2.1/5  rDev -31.8%

On tap at the Black Shire Pub in London, Ontario. Served in a Mill Street pint glass.

Clear orangish amber gold with no head to speak of. Ew. A few lazy bubbles.

Nose of pungent sweet pale malt, perhaps a bit of sugared fruit. Rather one-sided.

Palate is sickeningly sweet but grainy, with cloying maltiness that you can't get out of your mouth. Too syrupy for me, this isn't my thing at all. Choked down a glass.

Sorry, Mill Street, but you've done much better.

08-28-2008 04:51:22 | More by Antilochus
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Mill Street Stock Ale from Mill Street Brew Pub
72 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.