Mill Street Wit - Mill Street Brew Pub
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4.2/5 rDev +15.7%
Nice foamy head that is retained throughout drinking. A golden chill hazed body with fine carbonation. Smells of orange, coriander and sandalwood. A dry mouthfeel with a lovely taste perfect for this style. It reminds me of an old favourite from Quebec, Coupe des Grisous. I'm glad to be able to find this at the Rideau LCBO.
09-22-2007 18:17:04 | More by shamus
3.88/5 rDev +6.9%
Acquired from viggo courtesy of Birthday Club 2, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 341ml bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a light yellow color with a very thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is of wheat, yeast and spice with a little bit of lemon & hops in the background.
T: The taste is light but bready with flavors of wheat, Belgian yeast, lemon and coriander spice. The hops presence is very mild and the malt character is thin, but both are in-line with the Witbier style. The after-taste is slightly bready and a little sweet.
M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, clean finish.
D: Tasty, goes down easily, not filling at all, very good representation of style, decent kick, I could certainly see myself drinking a few of these. It’s a good beer to drink when you’re in a Belgian mood and want something light.
09-20-2007 02:43:07 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.4/5 rDev -6.3%
Poured slightly hazed pale straw color...not as infiltered as I like a wit. Fluffy 2 finger cap with fair to poor retention.
Aroma is a bit more promising than the look...nice floral hops under a great corriander spicey tone...light whiffs of citrus and malt.
Light, spritzy, spicey and dry in the finish with some light citrus and sweetness.
One of the best locally made Witbiers....all natural, refreshing but over filtered and focused at mass appeal. Good effort but not authentic enough for my tastes...Ill buy this is Hoegaarden is not available.
09-15-2007 00:33:49 | More by pootz
4.25/5 rDev +17.1%
The pale yellow / straw colour was relatively see through for the style, I expected something a bit more hazy and murky. While there was some haziness, there's also a bit of lime colour in there that surprizes me. A half finger, off white head dissipates and readily gives way to a ring around the glass and good lacing. Nicely carbonated. There's a spicy nose there, a bit of lavender in the mix as well; citrus and marmalade. Hoppy and with a good mouthfeel, balanced bitterness and a pleasant finish make this a real treat all around. I had a lot of yeast in the bottom of the bottle that I spilled into my half-full glass and watched as it clouded the glass; the result was equally satisfying and still tasted quite good. A really nice treat from Mill St., keep up the good work.
08-28-2007 04:30:35 | More by ThatWineGuy
4.85/5 rDev +33.6%
I've had this on draught in the past and was impressed, so when I saw it for sale in bottles I had to give it a try.
This poured beautifuly, tons of lace on the glass and substantial head. Smell is definitely reflective of what a Witbier should smell like, coriander, orange and a subtle yeastiness. Flavor is quite bold, the coriander leaves a very pleasant spicy aftertaste and the orange gives this beer the perfect tartness. Carbonation is almost at the perfect level, smooth and easy drinking.
Finally a Witbier that I could actually say might be better than Hoegaarden. I'm very impressed indeed.
08-22-2007 00:03:52 | More by funkengruven
3.23/5 rDev -11%
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.
08-19-2007 02:27:10 | More by allergictomacros
4.13/5 rDev +13.8%
I was really happy to see a new bottled offering from Mill Street at the LCBO, and a style rarely attempted by Ontario brewers no less. The silk screened bottle portrays an alewife carrying a bushel of barley or wheat over her shoulder. Very cool bottle.
The beer pours a hazy, luminescent straw color, with plenty of yeast left in the bottom of the bottle. The fluffy head quickly reduces, leaving plenty of lace trails on the glass. The aroma is citrusy and tart with a distinctive sweet tangerine feel. The taste is of crisp refreshing wheat and a good amount of citrus peel. Coriander like spiceyness is subdued in the background. Hops are pretty much AWOL. The finish has a sturdy acidity mingled with bitter orange. The mouthfeel is light and replete with tiny carbonation bubbles.
This is a decent Witbier, more intense and tart than the Hoe and just as good.
08-16-2007 02:38:29 | More by CAMRAhardliner
3.93/5 rDev +8.3%
First bottle from a 6-pack purchased at the LCBO. Poured into a Big Rock glass because everything else was dirty. Pale yellow/gold with a small bubbly head that fades fast. Spicy, lemony aroma - big coriander presence there and in the flavour. Body is OK, although slightly watery, which makes the spices a little too dominant for me. Mild banana notes in the aftertaste. Taste dulls when it gets too warm - seems best at near-refrigerator temperatures. Regardless of flaws, I did like this, and it's nice to have a local witbier available in bottles, as an alternative to Hoegaarden.
08-15-2007 15:55:26 | More by crwills
4.18/5 rDev +15.2%
I was really excited about this one; I was aware that Mill Street often had a seasonal wit on tap in their brew-pub, but didn't find out that they'd begun bottling it until a friend mentioned it. I made a trip to the LCBO right away. Not only is Mill Street one of my favourite brewers, but the wit-bier style is very high on my list of favourites, especially during such a brutal summer.
Mill Street Wit poured from the cool Mill Street brown bottle (silk-screened, uniquely shaped, with a pop cap) into my weizen glass as you might expect - lots of visible effervescence, a big cap, and a cloudy-hazy yellow body. The colour was a bit lager-y (slightly orange-y?) for a wit, and the head wasn't quite as frothy as you would expect from the style, but the beer still looks absolutely delicious. The head dies down a bit after a few moments, to about one finger, where it lasts for the rest of the drink, accompanied by very heavy lacing. Not the best looking wit I've tried, but respectable, and tempting.
The smell is gorgeous. Dominated by orange, clove, coriander. A hint of bananas. A slight, musty wheatiness. Yeast. Not as strong of a scent as the other wits that I've tried, but it has a nice, crisp freshness to it that Hoegaarden and Blanche de Chambly seem to lack.
The taste lives up to the smell. Big banana and curaco orange at front, accented by a very nice wheat body. Subtle coriander and clove, a hint of bubblegum (not too much). Sweet initially, but dries - well balanced, and simply delicious. Again, this doesn't have the 'hit you over the head' big flavour of other wits, but where it lacks there, it more than compensates with the fact that it's simply so fresh, crisp, and clean. A bit of orange-banana bubblegum with a hint of yeast and wheat on the finish.
The mouthfeel is also great; obviously the carbonation is big, because of the style. But the body feels simply great in the mouth, and the heavy carbonation is almost unnoticeable because of the rich taste and lovely freshness. Drinkability - as with most wits and hefes - is outstanding. I could drink most all night, and this is no exception.
For me, Mill Street's Wit is far and away the definitive Canadian interpretation of the witbier. It simply blows Unibroue's Blanche De Chambly out of the water, and it holds its own against Canadian wheat beers of any style. This beer is most definitely worth a try. My only qualm is that this stuff isn't available for long. I guess my next goal is to convince the Mill Street guys to make it a regular part of their line-up.
08-12-2007 22:01:53 | More by headlessparrot
3.88/5 rDev +6.9%
Picked up a six-pack of this beer at the LCBO at Yonge and Highway 7 in Richmond Hill. 341mL bottle.
Pours a pale yellow color, and is slightly cloudy. A very thin head is present, but it dissipates very quickly. The smell is not particularly strong, with a nice hint of citrus fruits. The flavor of the beer is good; banana and orange are present, with some spiciness. There was slightly more carbonation than I expected. Drinkability is excellent; the beer goes down easily, with a faint, pleasant aftertaste.
Overall, a good beer. Recommended for anyone who is not familiar with wheat beers, and wants a good introduction to this style. The only gripe I have is the complete lack of head.
07-30-2007 16:04:28 | More by Sushi
British Columbia (Canada)
4.03/5 rDev +11%
On-tap at the brew pub.
A: Amber-orange, not cloudy at all; initially a little white head, no retention or lace. Where's the wheat protein?
S: Orange, spice & some bready malt.
T: Maltier than expected, with a pleasant biscuit/bread backbone; Fruity esters seem more British than Belgian; pleasant orange & subtle spicing.
M: Moderate body, modest carbonation.
D: Quite good.
05-05-2007 01:57:57 | More by Derek
3.73/5 rDev +2.8%
A good offering from Mill St. Hazy straw/caramel colour with an initially thick bright white head that quickly reduces. Good lacing. Plenty of banana fruitiness in the nose, plus a little clove spiciness. Balanced flavour between light bitterness and soft wheat malt, banana and light spice, which lingers at the finish with a little tartness. The body was a bit heavier than expected, a little chewy, and finished with a bit of slickness. Nice beer for sitting on the patio in the summer.
07-23-2005 19:25:58 | More by DrJay
4/5 rDev +10.2%
Pours a real hazy golden yellow, big fluffy white head, lace all over. Smell is banana, clove, spices, as it should be. Taste has nice banana tones, a lot of malt is detectable, spicy middle and a tart finish. Also some nice yeasty flavours going on. Very fullbodied, very smooth, medium carbonation. I would say Mill Streets best beer as well, they should bottle this stuff. Almost rivals Denisons.
07-23-2005 16:13:00 | More by Viggo
3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
Good wheat effort by Mill Street, arguably their best. Fresh on tap at Beer Bistro. Did side-by-side with Blache de Chamblay. Mill was a gorgeous blond gold peach with a retained head and good lace in glass. Fresh fruity yeast and wheat smell. Creamy on tongue, easy Summer drink.
07-15-2005 21:47:51 | More by Sammy
Mill Street Wit from Mill Street Brew Pub
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