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Mill Street Wit - Mill Street Brew Pub

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138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Mill St Belgian style Wit is a refreshing beer made with a unique blend of ingredients. The soft texture and pale colour comes from the use of wheat. Coriander, orange peel and our special yeast produce the complexity and depth of fruity flavours contained within the glass. This beer is unfiltered. The resulting cloudiness gave rise to the term Wit, or White beer.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 07-15-2005)
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

1.93/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Certainly has the look of a wit. Pale aprocot in color with a bone white head and decent lacing.

Coriander spice and a sour citrus aroma

Hejus. Hate to say it, but the bottle/case I have is absolutely awful. Other than a hint of coriander spice all I got was an overwelming sourness that made this one of the few I had to pour down the drain. They obviously put wayyy too much orange peel in their mix.

If you can get past the sourness it is par for a wit bier course.

I'm hoping this was a bad/expired batch because....as far as Mill Street goes IMO, stick to the coffee porter...

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2008 03:37:21 | More by Shadman
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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

2/5  rDev -44.9%

11-17-2011 07:06:52 | More by djcreepshow
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -44.9%

05-05-2012 09:43:58 | More by Wordslinger
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jbonapar

Ontario (Canada)

2.3/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Decided to try a bottle after liking the TankHouse Ale.

Poured a golden clear with minimal head. Not really a "wit" by the looks of it!

Smell: Ouch, strong bitter orange. Nothing else.

Taste: Wow, the smell was nothing compared to the taste. Bitter stale orange with a sour finish. No wheat smoothness to be had.

Not impressed, this kind of is a bit of an joke as far as a "Wit" is concerned. I'll stick to the tankhouse and other Wheat beers...

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2010 01:16:47 | More by jbonapar
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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

06-20-2014 01:49:25 | More by Pmicdee
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deonreds

New York

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

06-21-2013 08:58:53 | More by deonreds
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slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This beer I was looking forward to most. I love Belgian wit beers. Any beer with wheat. Pours out of the bottle with a clouded, frosty straw colour. The head is probably a half inch thick, and fades within a minute. Plenty of coriander smell, oranges, lemons, bit of bubblegum and a few other spices. Oddly, not much of a malt smell. The coriander was a bit too strong. Tasted surprisingly bitter for a witbier. Bit of the spices come through, but the malt is weak, the orange flavour tasted more of orange peel(ever eat an orange peel? Bitter), and black pepper. Finished with a banana and slightly stronger malty presence. The mouthfeel is good and thick. Somewhat chewy, and good carbonation. I'm not sure how to rate drinkability, but it is low. The beer itself isn't offensive, but it didn't seem like a witbier to me. And, honestly, I wouldn't seek out another bottle. A bit of a depressing beer. I was hoping for a good wheat beer, and had something that reminded me more of a witbier mixed with an IPA?

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2009 09:26:56 | More by slitherySOB
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a yellow color ale with some white hue with a medium foamy head with average retention and subtle ring of lacing. Aroma of wheat with some very subtle coriander and some sourness. Taste is a mix between some medium wheat malt notes with some very subtle spice mix. The whole thing is unfortunately dominated by some sourness which might be explained by some infection. It is kind of surprising since I thought I had a fresh batch.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2007 18:34:58 | More by Phyl21ca
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rarbring

Sweden

2.58/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A hazy straw colored ale, a white head leaving little lacing and small curtains.

Smelling citric, spicy and yeasty.

The taste is mostly sour, lemon with some coriander, a dash of white vinegar.

Medium carbonation, small foamy bubbles, a dry acidity finish.

Too flat and sour.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2012 16:54:55 | More by rarbring
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LoveBeerNo7

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

02-26-2012 15:54:08 | More by LoveBeerNo7
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benito

Oregon

2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at the LCBO before returning to the US. Mill Street showcases its laurels as one of the more adored/people's choice brewpubs in Ontario.

Their wit is a nice, hazy straw color with low carbonation and less persistent head than style guidelines would recommend. Lots of tartness in the aroma and flavor with a strong coriander finish on the palate. Light and refreshing, though the tartness is a little overwhelming and even remniscent of Jolly Pumpkin's brett funk.

I'd prefer a more balanced and less tart wit; nonetheless, it's still palatable.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 20:42:15 | More by benito
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I usually quite enjoy Mill Street brews, but this one misses the mark for me, especially as I enjoy the style.

Overall the beer presents as understated. It hints at the style but never quite impresses. A little spritizier than I would expect as well.

Hazy gold, moderate head. Soft aroma, subdued taste. Thin bodied and a bit too much fizz and pop.

Passable, but not particularly noteworthy.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2007 22:05:50 | More by TerryW
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-03-2012 02:56:51 | More by AWS2111
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SandS

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-10-2012 04:45:22 | More by SandS
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-17-2012 22:24:15 | More by LampertLand
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.4%

11-06-2012 19:37:06 | More by cfalovo97
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.4%

11-28-2011 06:42:51 | More by bigox420
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-18-2013 02:50:16 | More by hotsudge
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-14-2014 03:22:59 | More by schnarr84
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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

341ml bottle from the Seasonal Sampler #3 mix pack. I've never really liked this beer but others seem to appreciate it so I decided to re-consider tonight.

A: ultra pale and cloudy yellow, on the lightest end of the pilsner/lager spectrum, with a thin ring of bright white head. No lace on this pour.
S & T: fairly strong lemon and citrus, coriander, slight clove, creamy doughiness, barley, a bit salty, tart and malty sourness to end. Definitely not my thing, as none of these flavours meld together to produce an enjoyable, cohesive taste.
M: smooth, slick, oily, thicker than medium, sharp spiciness on the palate, sour and dry finish. Best aspect of this brew.
D: I'm digging the mouthfeel, but not much else. The whole salty/sour/citrus character just doesn't do it for me. A big MEH on this one!

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 05:53:47 | More by cratez
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OskarL

Sweden

3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy yellow color with lots of carbonation and a big white head that leaves nice lacing.

Smells of wheat grain, yeast, faint corriander, citrus.

Taste is not what I expected, lots of bitter orange peel up front that then turns to sweet lemon with wheat and some yeasty spicyness.

Has a medium body with medium carbonation that makes the beer crisp.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2010 00:04:26 | More by OskarL
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drinkininthewood

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 330ml brown bottle into a Hoegaarden glass.

A- Pours a murky golden/yellow color with a bubbly head that disappears fairly quick leaving some tiny lace spots. Retention.

S- Is of a solid wit. Lots of wheat with coriander and oranges peels, some lemon as well, fairly citrusy overall. Clove. Fairly good aromas.

T- Fair amount of citrus. Some nice yeasty flavors with some wheat. Overall fairly sweet with a tangy/sour dry finish.

M- light with decent carbonation, fairly effervecent.

D- pretty solid drinkability here.

Overall a decent wit. Not much sediment and i didn't like that. But other than that its decent and i would say that its a distant second to Hoegaarden which is a huge compliment to this beer. From a decent brewery too. Good effort from Mill St. but ill go with the Hoagaarden. Still recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2007 23:51:03 | More by drinkininthewood
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up yesterday at the 'bo. I can see right through the bottle though... I assume this is the way it's supposed to be. Looks like the yeast has settled in the bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold with pungent yeastiness immediately pouring out of it. Head is a little wimpy. Maybe this one needs a good shake before pouring. Orange/citrus aroma and a slight spiciness are at the forefront. I'm getting a whiff of movie-theatre popcorn as well. Tastewise, this starts off tart and finishes dry. Purely in flavour though, it seems a bit lacking and doesn't live up to the nose. Quite fizzy, and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2007 02:27:10 | More by allergictomacros
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-15-2012 13:22:32 | More by oldp0rt
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy golden colour, with a thin layer of head with decent retention and holds the thin layer throughout, leaving no real lacing.

S - The scent is of sour lemon and cloves with a peppery finish. Could be a little more fruity IMO, but unique to say the least.

T - Fruit flavours dominate with citrus, bananas and pineapple becoming evident. A bit of a bubble gum flavour also noticeable, and the spices (nutmeg and cloves) come through a little on the mild side. The finish is rather bitter and a little peppery, which is a bit of a turn-off.

M - Mouthfeel is perfectly balanced with carbonation that goes down smooth. Definitely the strongest point on this one.

D - Overall, quite impressed with the look and feel, however, was a little disappointed on the flavours. The sour and bitter finish were a bit of a turnoff, but the bananas and bubble gum were pretty nice. Wouldn't buy a 6-er of this for myself, but wouldn't turn one down if offered.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2010 21:44:21 | More by andrenaline
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Mill Street Wit from Mill Street Brew Pub
82 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.