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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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148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +45.6%

04-21-2013 05:17:40 | More by Lobstertainment
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

01-21-2014 19:41:39 | More by RevCraig
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +29.4%

06-28-2012 03:51:34 | More by KrisDLSmith
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Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is great for it's style. It's a premium example of what an ABA should be.

It's nice and malty. Very clean taste and alcohol is perfectly in balance at 5%.

A - Golden pale straw yellow but one shade darker than any comparable 5% macro lager.

S - Corn, Wheat, Clean nose.

T - Corn, Hops, A hint of toastiness.

M - carbonated and a subtle bitterness, very subtle though

Overall, My new go-to craft-brewed ABA.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 21:43:02 | More by RyanBelle
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

09-26-2013 08:04:43 | More by Mr_Rocca
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

01-08-2014 21:06:41 | More by Jotora
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

09-09-2013 18:43:05 | More by jawnzer
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

08-13-2012 00:44:46 | More by Vyronian
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Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mill Street Stock Ale pours a light golden color with just a hint of darker hues. The aroma is fruity yet dry with just a hint of graininess. The flavor is sweet and fruity upfront, with esters almost as Belgian yeast strain would produce. Dry pale malt flavor takes over, with a light bitter and a just a hint of herbal hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 04:36:48 | More by ericj551
Photo of ThatWineGuy

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a clear bottle that turns some people off. Clear light honey colour. One to two finger head, white. Large bubbles, a bit fizzy. Decent lacing. Fruity pineapple nose and the taste is a bit sweet, understated hops. This beer impressed me with its mouthfeel, very smooth with subtle bitterness, again understated. This went very well with my dinner tonight. Fresh tasting and pure, although I hate to sound like a TV ad for the stuff ... clean finish. crisp but not overly. Not overly complicated, but I'd happily serve this to guests as it's sure to have broad appeal. Not bad at all, glad I tried this tonight.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2007 01:35:11 | More by ThatWineGuy
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Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this individually at the LCBO as they had them sitting out on sale as such. Didn't want to buy a whole case, so I figured I'd try one and maybe buy a case if it's good.

This poured out of the clear bottle into the glass a medium gold with a mild head that didn't stick around too long, not too bad. Smell is skunky, obviously the consequence of being in a clear bottle. This however did not adversely affect the taste. This beer is actually quite nice, a sweet malty aroma makes it's way with a slight bitterness in the finish. Extremely refreshing and pretty easy to drink.

I think on warm days, this would be well worth picking up. Overall a very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2006 00:43:38 | More by funkengruven
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Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. This is a light pale "export" type Canadian ale they way they were made in grandad’s day...for a light golden ale this piles a nice white frothy cap and laces like real ale....it’s aroma is floral-herbal with some sweet malt..not overly pronounced but very distinguishable. Light on body but with enough real pale ale presence to warrant a second glass. maybe too light for CARMA groupies but at least it’s real and head and shoulders above the corn-ale of the mega brewers.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2007 01:01:24 | More by pootz
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3.63/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I poured this one from a 12oz clear glass bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A= This ale poured a very clear yellow/gold color with a 1/2" white head. The head disappeared superfast and only left a couple small spots of lace behind.

S= The aroma is where this little beer began to shine. Yes its a very light, very clean smelling beer, but I found the fresh grainy aroma to be totally pleasant. There was a freshly cut field of barley with a kiss of noble hops hinted at in each sniff.

T= Started off with a lightly sweet malty note, not unlike a good helles lager, and then moved into a less delicate grainy flavor. Possibly a hint of corn in there, but not enough to be a deal breaker. Hops were harly there at all. Just enough noble hop biterness to balance the very light malt. Finish was balanced and short.

MF= Light bodied and a little fizzy, but not harsh in any way.

D= I hate to use this term, but this is a lawnmower beer if there ever was one. Well made and very refreshing, it does its job and does it well.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 05:47:51 | More by spointon
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

part of a mixed six pack.

This is a beer that gets a bad rap for being too accesible ( kinda like Griffons Blonde) since it is meant to replicate the stock ales ( golden ales from the 1950,s). I liked this beer since it tasted fresh , clean with a little sweet ale softness on the finish ( kinda like Anchor Steam) . More full bodied than Griffon Blonde but still low on the hop levels, this a beer for the patio or people who usually only like lagers.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2009 23:01:13 | More by canucklehead
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3.63/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear pale yellow amber, with a small amount of white head which disappears fast, leaving no lacing.

S: Fairly light, slightly earthy, mild fruit.

T: Soft grain with a touch of honey, or possibly butterscotch. Not a lot of flavor, but what's there isn't bad.

M: Body is on the medium side of light, medium to high carbonation.

D: Quite easy drinking, as is likely the goal.

Fairly mediocre, but I also imagine they did what they intended to do with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 22:31:09 | More by seand
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Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a tall tulip glass.

Appearance - golden yellow colour with very little head, some surface bubbles as a result of the moderate carbonation.

Smell - sweet-smelling creamy malt scents with vanilla, with fresh shortbread in there as well.

Taste - decent flavour strength of pure malt, lasting not quite long enough. Sweet indeed, with limited spice or citrus inclusion.

Mouthfeel - smooth and balanced, what it lacks in complexity it makes up with the stable flavour profile.

Drinkability - I could definitely have a few of these. Decent taste, reasonably refreshing. A good pint.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2009 01:50:57 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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3.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

a bottle donated to my cause by a Canadian. Thanks!

Pours perfectly clear and orange soda-like. white head. Slightly apple-like light malt odor. smells crisp and clean. tastes slightly metallic and clean with a hint of something like fake apple and cherry candy. Kind of tastes like budweiser without the additives and crap. Goes down easy...if i've ever had a lawnmower beer, this would be it.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2006 13:54:16 | More by aforbes10
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Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Have never had this before. Bought the 10th Anniversary pack and this came in it.

Crystal clear golden yellow pour. Half finger, short lived fizzy white head. Lacing is okay.

Sweet cereal, light grass, digestive cookies, a little pear and some apple skins.

Light grains, sweet bread, pear and apple. Slight earthy notes with a touch of grass.

Light body, high carbonation. Good lawnmower beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 21:45:47 | More by korguy123
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Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've just moved to Toronto, and sampling all of the Mill Street brews was pretty high on my list of things to do... With that done, I guess I might as well share my reactions. From the looks of it, the Stock Ale seems to get a bad rep, especially when compared to the brewery's other offerings. I rather like it, however.

Poured from a gorgeous non-standard shape silk-screen clear bottle (though the clear bottle combined with the non-protective six-pack sleeve is a bit of a concern in terms of the risk of sun damage (their Tankhouse and Coffee Porter offerings are in identical bottles that are brown, so I don't quite understand the decision); a good pour results in less than a finger of head that quickly subsides, but there remains a lot of lacing. The colour is an unusual sort of light-ish - almost transparent - gold, with just a hint of amber.

Smell is something I can't quite latch onto... almost a breadiness to it, mostly malts and hops with perhaps a bit of vanilla and caramel (a bit of dark chocolate?), but not much else. There's also a sort of unsual... buttery smell to the proceedings.

The taste is initially a bit malty and creamy, with a bit of hops appearing after a few seconds in the mouth; a bit of a bread-y taste, but quite smooth. Hints of vanilla and caramel, although the buttery smell translates to something vaguely (but not overly) unpleasant in the mouth. Still, very tasy.

Mouthfeel is not bad, perhaps a bit over-carbonated as it goes over the tongue.

This is a very (underline very) drinkable brew. Simple, yes, but very tasty, creamy and smooth. It may become my new session beer once Mill Street expands their operations a bit and becomes available throughout Southwestern Ontario this spring (as their Marketing director told me via e-mail recently). Certainly not the best offering from Mill Street, but a very good beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2006 19:27:17 | More by headlessparrot
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear and golden with little head and no lacing. By far the greatest disappointment that this beer had to offer. The aroma is pleasant with biscuit notes and a faint sweetness. The body is crisp and light with fruity esters that complement the low bitterness. A clean finish makes this a great beer to pair with spicy food on a warm summer night.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2010 23:26:55 | More by kjyost
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

10-26-2013 00:36:39 | More by MJ63
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

02-23-2014 00:52:06 | More by mremoquillo
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

01-06-2012 17:36:43 | More by ThinkAgain
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

01-15-2012 17:40:06 | More by mdevonshire
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

02-15-2012 23:50:33 | More by Scottie22
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Mill Street Stock Ale from Mill Street Brew Pub
72 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.