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Mill Street E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter) - Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter)Mill Street E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter)

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BA SCORE
80
good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bitters have been the common drink in English pubs for decades. Mill St ESB uses only traditional ingredients, Marris Otter malt and Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops, all imported from England. With light malt and hops in the nose, this copper coloured ale gives rise to a malty body with hints of chocolate and black currants. The hoppiness is always present but never out of balance in this style.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 11-05-2006)
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jbonapar

Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I decied to retry Mill Street as i know people who love their stuff.

Poured from a bottle into a a pilsner glass.

Light amber, minimal head.

Aroma....what aroma.. ESB? I dont smell anything apart from a subtle malt.

Taste....Hmmm...Minerally, "corn" like...Tastes like a lager. Very very light with a crips finish. I'd say almost 0 hop in here. I can barely perceive any bitterness. I'm comparing this to a good ESB like FUller's and Propeller. This is just undrinkable to me.

Reminds of a big-brand discount beer. Again, Mill Street disapoints. I have no idea how people are so impressed with this place. I suppose its meant for the Masses but there are FAR better ESB's out there. This is a lager, not an ESB.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 01:56:15 | More by jbonapar
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Mill Street E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter) from Mill Street Brew Pub
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