Mill Street Lemon Tea Ale - Mill Street Brew Pub
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Reviews by TheHammer:
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
More User Reviews:
3.44/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
500 ml can from LCBO into a pint glass. I picked this up on a whim, feeling like something a bit different.
Appearance- Hazy, dark golden color, kind of like a darker hefeweizen. Impressive 1.5 fingers of head with great retention. Leaves a creamy white head, with a nice fluffy cap. Good lacing on glass.
Smell - Iced Tea, Lemon, Other citrus, maybe a hint of orange, oh and did I mention lemon?
Taste - It tastes like what it says it is. Crossed between lemon iced teas and beer, but not in a sickly sweet sort of way. Again lemon and maybe orange peel in there.
Mouthfeel - Carbonation is noticeable, but this works since I think this is best served very cold. Very nice and refreshing and not too thin tasting.
Overall - Very enjoyable and not overly sweet. Perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day and plenty of flavor available as well.
Serving type: can
10-08-2013 01:09:16 | More by DenisKolkin
2.09/5 rDev -38%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Tall boy can. I was fairly convinced this would be horrible, but it's not that bad. This is not to say that it's particularly good. If I hadn't known this was 'lemon tea' I might not have noticed those flavors, but they are definitely there albeit subtle. The tea is in the initial taste while the finish is a standard, somewhat aqueous lager.
Serving type: can
09-08-2013 18:25:53 | More by gabrielsyme
2.91/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
Pours a clear gold colour with a nice chunky head that quickly dissipated into nothing, leaving behind no lace. Smells of iced tea, lemon, and wheat beer. Apparently, they used a blend of orange pekoe and earl grey to make this beer. I could taste the earl grey. Reminded me of when I drank earl grey tea as a kid because of Jean Luc Picard in Star Trek. Strong lemon aroma, with some grainy malts and tea leaves. Tastes a little stronger than it smells. Like someone mixed in lemon iced tea with a rather boring hefeweizen. I could see myself drinking this on a hot summers day after mowing the lawn. Then again, I could also have an iced tea after mowing the lawn as well. Would I drink it again? If it were offered. Would I buy it again? No.
Serving type: can
08-09-2013 02:19:47 | More by slitherySOB
Mill Street Lemon Tea Ale from Mill Street Brew Pub
77 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.