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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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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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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Tried at Volo, they had it on tap for Gay Pride Week or something. Pours the most bizarre colour, its like a pale pale gold? A little bit of haze, head goes away fast but there was some lacing. Smells like nothing, some sweetness from the malt, but thats it, probably the most bland beer I've smelled. The taste is equally pointless, watered down and basically nothing is discernible other than a little sweetness from the malt. Mouthfeel is pretty thin, the carbonation is medium low. Boo.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2005 16:10:16 | More by Viggo
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -35.3%

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

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is one vapid boring beer. Way weaker and lamer than the tastey Tankhouse Ale.

It pours from its clear glass bottle a pale straw color, like macro lager. The head has just a little more staying power than a macro lager. The aroma is incredibly weak, some sweetish malt, a bit of distant hay. The taste is equally bland with just a tiny bit of hop bitterness. I know its supposed to be lighter than Tankhouse ale but does it have to taste reminiscent of tap water? This is a lot like a macro lager. Theres no fruitiness or complexity at all. At least it doesnt taste like corn, and its better than Molson Export (which I think its modelled after).

I heard that stock ale was a popular style in Canada (especially Quebec) in the 40s and 50s. It was mellower than pale ales. If this is what they were like, they sucked.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2005 19:35:32 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -35.3%

05-18-2013 02:50:02 | More by hotsudge
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Antilochus

Ontario (Canada)

2.1/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2008 04:51:22 | More by Antilochus
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aerozeppl

New York

2.13/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Super light golden color. Nice vclarity. Poured with a little bit of white head that went away quickly.

S: Lots of corn sweetness. Not really much else going on.

T: Honestly it tastes like corn water with just a lilttle bit of sweetness. Not what I look for at all even in an everyday beer. No real traces of malt or hops.

M: Super light in body. Carbonation is low as well.

D: A huge miss for me. This beer really does not have anything going for it. Needs more carbonation. Flavor. Just a mess.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 23:52:49 | More by aerozeppl
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nighthawk

Nova Scotia (Canada)

2.2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

341mL clear glass (boo!) bottle with date code (possibly reading May 30, 2011 as bottled-on date) printed on back. Poured into nonic.

Pours a clear straw gold with a thin fizzy white head that fades quickly.

Thin malty aromas of sweet bread, very light pearish fruit esters.

Taste is a honey sweet malt, bit of doughy bread, bit of fruit, pear and apple esters, little to no hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is fuller feeling than I'd like, it's a bit sticky on the palate, without enough carbonation to bring it to life.

Overall this disappoints me a little, and I wasn't going in with high hopes. Seems to be a crossover beer, aimed at giving the BMC lovers something to try without scaring them too much. Unfortunately, it's not very flavourful, and too heavy in the mouth to really take the place of a lawnmower beer or AAL replacement.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 23:02:19 | More by nighthawk
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TT--Cashout

Newfoundland (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

06-15-2013 00:41:49 | More by TT--Cashout
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terryeckmeier

Ontario (Canada)

2.3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

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

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

08-05-2013 05:23:58 | More by Skwisgaar
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

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

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

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

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

08-17-2013 13:41:59 | More by Lelampp
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

05-27-2013 20:32:30 | More by Kmat10
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

07-06-2012 11:01:39 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

12-24-2011 02:15:39 | More by ElGallo
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ArrogantPrick

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

08-23-2013 18:52:44 | More by ArrogantPrick
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 14:41:19 | More by Phyl21ca
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joefinnigan15

Manitoba (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: golden, no head

Smell: very little smell

Taste/Mouthfeel: smooth, a bit flat, kind of a coors light aftertaste, but more body and flavour

Overall: not great. Had less flavour than i was hoping for, reminds me of a generic light beer. Clean and easy drinking but boring.

The bottle claims no adjuncts but this reminded me of an adjunct lager

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 22:35:02 | More by joefinnigan15
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Surprised to see this in the land of Coors Light and Clam so I caved.

Pure gold in color, clear, average head and lacing.

Very rich and sweet. Almost honey-like.

Meh. Not sure how to discribe this beer. The label says they used hop and I'm guessing maybe 1 or 2 leaves and that's it. Cloyingly sweet and sticky malt were all I could dredge up flavour wise.

If I could ever use the terms thick and watery in the same breath it's now. Starts almost syrupy and then gets thin fast.

Wasted my $$ here. Not my bag at all. Pass

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2008 03:59:36 | More by Shadman
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Ralphus

Ontario (Canada)

2.58/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had been on the lookout for this one but wasn't interested in a full six pack.. so when I found a single at the LCBO I decided it was time. In hindsight, staying away from a sixer was a great move on my part.

It pours like a macro.. smells like a macro and tastes like one too. This is a fairly sugary drink.. lots of malts up front and very few hops to counterbalance. Fruitiness is lacking as well. Overall the best comparison I can give is Kokanee.

Mouthfeel is average and drinkability poor.. it's just to sweet to want to consume many at a time.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2009 21:56:13 | More by Ralphus
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Stocean1

Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2010 23:34:04 | More by paxkey
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

G: Pint Glass

A: Clear golden body with two fingers of foamy head. Poor retention and minimal lacing.

S: Faint and light malts, grainy hops. Very weak aroma.

T: Malts are apparent but very weak/light. A distict graininess dominates. Not off putting taste, but nothing I would applaud.

M: Light bodied and medium carbonation. Very watery and leaves a slight grainy feel, nothing to strong.

D: This is nothing special to say the least. It feel like a adjunct to me IMO. It's not bad if you want something light and easy to drink, but for the price it's not worth it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2010 23:59:31 | More by Long813
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Mill Street Stock Ale from Mill Street Brew Pub
72 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.