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Mill Street Wit - Mill Street Brew Pub

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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: Sammy on 07-15-2005

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.
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of Seanont
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mill street has a cool retro look to their bottles and advertising.

Had out of the bottle poured in a frosty pint glass and served with out an orange very cloudy, with a decent smell of wheat and citrus with a hint of bananas. Not much head and limited lacing

Taste is Belgium Wit and not your American style wheat beer. Very tasty and very strong citrus flavor compared to many wheat beers which can be a plus or a negative depending on your preference.

Over all a very good offering from Mill Street and very enjoyable to drink. I would try again for sure

Photo of rarbring
2.6/5  rDev -28%
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.

Photo of oldp0rt
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of tonyf55
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Visual (2.5): Head, white, fizzles out, even with a robust pour. A slightly golden, foggy colour is a little darker than most witbiers...closer to a golden lager. No lacing with a few small carbonation bubbles

Aroma (3): Strong citrus aromas with other scents of yeast (dough) and orange. The wheat malt gives a slight tartness to the aroma; light but noticeable.

Taste (3.5): Sweet and bitter flavours on the pallet - orange predominantly - with the citrus bitterness lasting lightly at the back of the throat. A dull yeasty flavour also lingers after the swallow as well.

Mouthfeel (4): Very light body with slight carbonation coarseness to the beer. Very easy to drink, and refreshing, just as it should be.

Overall (3): Mill ST. Wit meets all the requirements for a Witbier but doesn't hit it out of the park on any of them. The citrus was a little over-powering in the flavour and aroma, and could have been balanced better. The mouthfeel was well developed, benefiting from the lingering flavours, and contributed to a welcoming drinkability for this summer sipper.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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2/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of dgilks
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden colour with a small white head. Really poor head retention for a witbier.

Light orangey note with some mild spicing. A very weak aroma.

Crisp, bright orangey flavour with some spicy coriander. Nice and fresh wheat tartness. Really quite good.

Medium body with moderately high carbonation. Good.

A really solid witbier. Very heavily flavoured but that works here. Nice.

Photo of paxkey
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

mill street has been a huge influence on my foray into craft beers. It's local, has a brewpub and constantly puts out different styles. I am a fan.

poured into a nonic. tonnes of carbonation with bubbles clinging to the side of the glass and streams of bubbles coming up from the bottom. three finger white head. creamy frothy, nice head. beer is cloudy yellow typical of the style. looks decent.

lots of nice aroma. clove is prominent. slight cracker malt aroma.

goes down smooth and refreshing. a little bite from the carbonation. citrus zest with a nice malt finish. no bitterness. tastes like a wit beer.

my only complaint which holds true for most of mill street beer is that it is a little bit watery.

i like this beer and its worth a gulp, not the best wheat beer i've tried but tasty and refreshing.

Photo of thehyperduck
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale, cloudy golden-yellow colour. Head is quite thin and is gone almost immediately, although a white collar remains around the edge of the glass for most of the drink and there's plenty of lacing. Carbonation level looks average. Smell hits most of the usual wit notes - wheat & yeast, as well as some coriander spiciness. A bit of lemon citrus and banana.

This is a solid witbier, lots of stuff going on. Wheat malt backbone; a little sweet, with some lemony citrus sourness. Pepper and coriander spiciness near the end as well as some banana notes. Yeasty in the finish, not so much anywhere else. Moderate carbonation is fizzy and prickles the tongue. Medium-thin mouthfeel.

This is a pretty tasty wit - I've reviewed a few lame efforts recently so this was a nice change of pace, not that I expected to be disappointed by Mill Street. This will probably enter the wit rotation. Courtesy of the OCB summer mixer pack, one of the better selections in it.

[Updated Dec. 5 2013]

I've been gradually schlepping my way through this village's somewhat spartan craft beer selection over the past few months, and a six-pack of Mill Street Wit caught my eye. Not the freshest offering (bottled Aug 9 2013), but there's a good reason they don't stock much craft beer in Ridgetown - it doesn't get cycled through all that quickly. As for the beer itself - this is a serviceable, textbook wit along the lines of Hoegaarden, with a little less spice and a little more banana/citrus. Nice hint of pepper at the finish. Like the vast majority of Mill Street's beers, this one doesn't really stray into adventurous territory, but it's still a respectable example of the style that I'd be willing to return to again.

Final Grade: 3.76, a B+.

Photo of SebD
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a cloudy/merky golden/yellow unfiltered colour. It has a nice white head that dies down quite fast and has no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of citrus, coriander, wheat malts and some spices.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice citrucy/orange flavour to it with some lemon and spices coming through with hints of yeast.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with an overall nice balance of flavours but has a thin feel to it.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavours and aromas. Props to Mill Street for this great Wit.

Photo of Stocean1
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - poured a one finger head - sticky lacing - fluffy head - light yellow colour

S - lots of yeasty goodness - some banana - citrus - spicy

T - yeasty and wheat malt up front - not as much bananas - spices dominate the middle - cant quite put my finger on the spice, nutmeg? coriander? Orange peel at the back end with a little bitterness - somehwat tart - very nice

M - medium body plenty of carbonation - not overly bitter - nice big bubbles

O - a very nice offering from Mill Street - not my favourite wheat beer but still a definite rebuy - great summer beer

Photo of bryehn
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

True to style, pours cloudy with sediment; a a pale, "pineapple juice" yellow. Decent, but fleeting head that leaves a small collar.

Very sweet, malty aroma with lots of orange tone and a peppery spiciness. It's very appetizing, if not full. Kind of like the syrup from a fruit cup or canned pears.

Also quite sweet in taste, after the initial crispy citrus tang. Malt forward with a sort of trading card bubble gum or lychee flavour to it. I get a nice fruity tartness on the back end.

A bit out of character, maybe a bit complicated, but very good for fans of the style. Quite a refreshing brew, really easy to drink.

Photo of spointon
4.07/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

A= This ale poured an appropriately cloudy yellow/gold color with a full on 1.5" white head. The head dropped relatively fast but retained a thin skim and left a lot of sheet lace on my glass. Lots of tight carbonation release throughout.

S= Hit all of the witbier notes I like. Tangy smelling wheat malt, citrus, coriander, yeast, pepper, and maybe even a hint of chamomille in the aroma. Very nice!

T= Much like the aroma indicated. Malts were sweet with a refreshing wheat-y twang. Yeast threw lots of peppery phenolics and lemony esters, and the spices were dead on for the style. Finished fruity with a faint hint of tartness to keep it on the refreshing side.

MF= Lighter than medium bodied with a very active but still soft carbonaton feel. Sort of carressed my tongue.

D= A great example of the style and easily my favorite Mill Street beer.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Much thanks for korguy123 for this one! Poured into a DFH snifter glass.

A: Pours a cloudy pale yellow color with a small head. Small bubbles continue to rise from the bottom of my glass.

S: Some banana, orange, and a little of the coriander. There is a heavy yeast smell as well.

T: Orange and banana upfront, then a slight bubblegum flavor. Also a little clove action which gives way to the wheat and yeast.

M/D: On the lighter side but smooth with a slightly dry finish. Overall its pretty solid. One a side note, I really like the bottle art and design.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a few random bottles of this in the LCBO single rack.

Poured into a weissbier glass. Pale golden, slightly opaque, leaves behind an inch head that survives as a sturdy ring. Loads of visible carbonation - hope the stuff doesn't burn off...very pretty to look at though.

Nose is overripe banana, wheat, vanilla, a touch of lemon.

A damned decent Ontario take on the wit style. Sweeter than most. Notes of bubble gum, sweet banana at the start, with lemon candy and wheat to the finish, which is quick and slightly dry.
Not very complex, but refreshing and tasty.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, almost watery. The carbonation is on the low side, but not flat.

A fine local wit, definitely worth the pickup. One of the few in small bottles, which would make this frighteningly easy to drink in quantity. Simple, but does the job well. I'll pick up more of these again.

Mill Street Wit from Mill Street Brew Pub
82 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.