Mill Street Stock Ale - Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street Stock AleMill Street Stock Ale

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156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of Gosox8787
3.1/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Clear bottle poured into my Allagash glass.

Appearance is clear golden color with moderate carbonation. Almost no head and no retention. Aroma is smooth grain and a slight roasted biscuit. A little astrigent booze is present too. Falvor is pretty bland. Some roasted biscuit and a little booze bit. Mouthfeel is light and without much bite from the carbonation. Drinkability is good thanks to low AV and rather bland flavors.

Overall, a rather blond, uneventful beer. Nothing remotely memorable.

Photo of Converge
3.1/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Aggressive pour yields a bone-white two-finger head; disappears completely within about a minute. Clear golden-yellow apple juice appearance.

S - Smells of light malt and some sweet, toasty grains, with a touch of grassy hops in the background.

T - Really grainy upfront, with bits of sweetness and cereal. Very little flavor to be honest. As it warms up, I taste a nice touch of honey.

M - Fittingly, this beer has a really thin mouth-feel, and rather watery body. Medium-to-low carbonation.

D - Easy to drink, with a simple taste. Don't exactly love it, but it's not too bad.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.08/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of fostachild
3.08/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours a clear light straw yellow. okay head off an aggressive pour, fades immediately.

smell had malt, some sweetness, grain, wheat - nothing too interesting about it.

taste very malty, slight sweetness, grainy - pretty much the same as the smell.

overall it was alright - drinkable but just kind of boring and average.

Photo of dgilks
3.08/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear straw colour with a small, shortlasted white head.

Light caramel aroma that is distinctly like diacetyl. Slightly earthy hops.

Smooth creamy malt with a moderate caramel flavour. A little too sweet without sufficient balancoing bitterness and no hop flavour.

Medium light body with moderately high carbonation. Crisp.

A sweet and uninspiring ale. Too sweet and very boring.

Photo of Frozensoul327
3.05/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out to a rich gold color with a decent head of white foam that remains mostly consistant at about 1/8 of an inch. Lots of streaming carbonation. Rings of lace scattered in the glass. Aromas of popcorn and malty grains. Taste wasn't impressive; mild maltiness, some sweet notes, again a popcorn like essence. Well balanced, but nothing special. Mouthfeel was nominal, yet the carbonation played only a small role in the overall experience. Drinkability is average. I've had better from Mill St., but this is acceptable.

Photo of MeisterBurger
3.05/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as part of Mill Street's seasonal sampler pack, or I don't think I would have ever bought it again. Man this brings back memories. I used to drink this all the time a few years back (out of the bottle no less) before I moved on to better things.

Pours like a standard ale. Nothing out of the ordinary. Yellow, as you can see in the photo above. Minimal head that quickly and completely disappears, never to be seen again. There's little to no head retention which is always a little disappointing.

I am picking up very little in the aroma, not much but a hint of malt and grains and...um. Fruit? Some kind of fruit I guess.

The taste is actually better than I was expecting. I guess there was a reason I drank this so much back then. A fairly okay amount malt with an inoffensive barely bitter finish, with an overall lemony fruitness to it.

Nice sticky yet refreshing mouthfeel.

I don't think this beer is aspiring to be anything but a well brewed crowd pleaser and if that is the case it does its job well. This wouldn't be a bad beer at all to session or slake your thirst or drink when your attention was focused elsewhere. I'd probably prefer something with a bit more character than this myself, but you could do a lot worse. I think this would be a great beer to keep in your fridge to offer guests who are used to macros.

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of BigBry
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Erniehoppyhung
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of bumchilly25
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of beerhaver
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of hockeybarbie
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of fizzyted
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of sdm9465
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of KeKeKumba
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of IllNate
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a bright clear yellow. 2 fingers of fizzy head, doesn't stick around. No retention, no lacing.

S - Pale malt. Corn maybe.

T - DMS (corn). Not much here, very pale malt and a very slight bitterness. Finishes a bit sweet for me. Not a fan of the aftertaste either.

M - Light, little body.

D - Almost drinkable, but I think I dumped the last bit.

Having a tough time with this one. Definitely below average for beers I drink, but I guess average or above for what is commonly sold in the beer store.

Photo of nullbort
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of kwjd
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale straw-yellow colour with some fizzy head that dissipates without lacing. Smell is sweet grainy and buscuit. Taste has almost a mild hint of bitterness, but it is quite sweet. This is really drinkable and more pleasant than macros, but it isn't a great beer. I used to drink this a couple years ago before I really got into beer, but when I wanted something with a bit more flavour.

Photo of mjacquard
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of shamus
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What a disappointment. After the pleasant surprise of the Tankhouse Ale and the Coffee Porter this let me down. The word that sums this one up is 'Average'. I suppose I should have known that this would be the case. They advertize that it is an 'Export' type ale right on the bottle. Ithink the clear bottle in the open case also lent itself to embellishing the flavour with some skunk. Why bother? Well if you like this style of beer it's probably a fine one. It just doesn't have anything very special going for it in my opinion.

Photo of OskarL
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear pale golden color with lots of bubbles rising, a head that dissipates quite fast and leaves no lacing.

Smells grainy with hints of fruit.

Tastes grainy, some caramel, butterscotch and hints of fruit.

Mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation but still a bit creamy as it washes down.

Mill Street Stock Ale from Mill Street Brew Pub
72 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.