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Mill Street Lemon Tea Ale - Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street Lemon Tea AleMill Street Lemon Tea Ale

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77
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136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sunset-coloured (orangey-amber) slightly sweet, malty palate with dry lemon-tea finish. Beer made with addition of Black tea leaves and lemon in aging tank. Very smooth and quenching; unfiltered.

(Beer added by: CAMRAhardliner on 05-18-2009)
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Reviews by TheHammer:
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: From bottle to pint, a solid inch of head is produced but sadly only a ring around the glass sustains past the first minute. It is a cloudy tea colored orange that you would expect from very light tea, or if you blended iced tea with a cloudy blonde lager. I suppose if I had to pick a style it looked like, I'd have to say a poorly filtered Kristalweizen.

Smell: Well it is nice and didn't take much warming, and it's pretty much what I would expect from a beer called Lemon Tea Ale. It smells like Lemon Iced Tea behind a backing of basic beer malt. I was honestly expecting a bit more of a sweeter malt scent but it's still solid.

Taste: Well balanced duality is the best way I can describe the beer. It's like drinking Iced Tea or a fairly standard ale at the same time. It starts with a tea and sweet malt taste that gradually shifts to a more lemon and citrus hop taste. Neither of the two aspects seem dominant over the other, which is good but comes off as a bit peculiar. I'd give it a 3.75 but it does enough to earn the 4.

Mouthfeel: As I said, the beer is exceptionally well balanced and while it makes the beer a bit strange to taste, it makes for a smooth drinker. Carbonation is excellent, it also slowly shifts towards it's citrus end very nicely. The only downside, it leaves a bit of a cloying feeling on the back of the tongue.

Drinkability: Very much so, superbly refreshing, no bloating or gas, easy to drink down especially on a hot summer's day, which is what this beer is made for. I don't know if I'd want to drink it all night though, I mean I can see getting sick of the tea and lemon at about the third beer but it is quite good.

Final Thoughts: Another solid offering by the folks at Mill St. who are probably one of the best brewers in Ontario. I think honestly, if they brought this down to about 4.5% or 4.2% abv and maybe gave it a bit more sweet malt it would be a thing of exceptional greatness.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2010 16:30:47 | More by TheHammer
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Mill Street Lemon Tea Ale from Mill Street Brew Pub
77 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.