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Mill Street Nightmare On Mill Street - Mill Street Brew Pub

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BA SCORE
82
good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bobsy on 10-09-2009)
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

byronic, May 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

FEUO, Oct 08, 2012
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2.95/5  rDev -18.3%

Second half of the mill st fall sampler. Served from a 355ml bottle into a guinness pint glass.

A- A foggy dark amber with minimal head and not much lace. Some streams of bubbles.

S- Strong wiffs of cinnamon and nutmeg. A touch of sweetness. The aroma is a mix of pumpkin pie and freshly baked banana bread.

T- The spices aren't as noticeable in the palate as they are in the nose. More pumpkin and a light dusting of hops. Hint of vanilla. Slight grassiness with a somewhat astringent and metallic feel.

M- Medium bodied with almost over carbonated IMO.

D- Drinkability is ok but not quite what im looking for in a pumpkin ale.

Overall nothing to special here. Im going to try a bottle at a warmer temperature to see if this sways my final review.

drinkininthewood, Sep 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Dalia, Oct 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

hoptailbrewery, Nov 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

pixieskid, Oct 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

maclean25, Nov 06, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -14.7%

On-tap at the brewpub. Pours a thick looking orange, unfortunate that it was so freezing cold. The aroma is a bit of C-hop, but mostly ginger to me. Average mouthfeel, and above-average carbonation. Not as good when it warmed, a bit of pumpkin, corriander and a tad of white pepper, nutmeg. Not that drinkable. So-so for its style.

Sammy, Nov 19, 2009
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3.13/5  rDev -13.3%

355 ml bottle from Harvest sampler 6 pack at LCBO.
Label says Wheat Beer flavoured with pumpkin...

Pours a dark orangey copper with a finger of light beige head that holds with decent retention. Nose is spices, clove, yeast/dialectal, pumpkin mash, some cinnamon, bit of malt body. Taste is malty to begin, some wheat, grain and then pumpkin puree into the finish, with a hint of some spice on the tongue. A bit of a thin body on the mouthfeel, seems a bit watery/carbonated.

Overall it exceeded my expectations. Decent enough, though still middle of the road, transition beer I suppose. Sort of how I perceive Mill St, attracts new people to the potential of flavour and craft beer.

heebes, Sep 08, 2012
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3.13/5  rDev -13.3%

330ml bottle, served in tulip

A - Red-Orange with thin, quickly dissipating head. Some streams of carbonation.

S - Pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon

T - A little bread, pumpkin, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves. Off-puting astringent aftertaste.

M - Good body, but could use a little more carbonation

O - Not bad. Probably wouldn't have again. Waiting for Howe Sound to come in stock. Typical Mill Street - good, not great.

Beelzebeer, Oct 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

cam477, Sep 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Jotora, Jan 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Feb 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

fostachild, Aug 12, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -5.8%

Copper,off-white head. No lacings.

Very light pumpkin on the nose. Slight sweetness and generic spice.

Light caramel malt up front. Actually pretty nice pumpkin flavor through the middle. Light spice, I mostly get cinnamon, maybe vanilla, not really strong enough to tell.

Body is nice enough, maybe a touch light, but not bad.

Surprisingly tasty. One of the more drinkable pumpkin ales I've had.

CanuckRover, Sep 09, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -5.8%

Pours a dark, clear copper with a spotty patch of foam on top. It quickly recedes to a ring and leaves moderate lacing behind. The aroma is of nutmeg, cloves, all spice, cinnamon and other spices. The taste is very spice heavy as the nose would have you expect. Some cardomon also shows up in the taste. As doesn a pleasant, but restrained caramel malt character. The mouthfeel is quite light and softly carbonated. The finish is nutmeg and other pumpkin pie spices.

A decent Pumpkin Beer, but a little to spice heavy for my tastes.

CAMRAhardliner, Nov 02, 2009
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3.48/5  rDev -3.6%

355 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO, courtesy of their Fall sampler pack. A pumpkin ale brewed with wheat, huh? I think that's a first for me - and while I often find Mill Street seasonals to be a little hit-or-miss, this is around the time of year that I start getting a real itch for pumpkin beers, so I'm not about to turn down a new one. Served only slightly chilled (I let it sit for 15-20 minutes after taking it out of the fridge).

Pours a deep, translucent amber-orange colour, topped with a half-finger of dense, smooth, creamy, off-white coloured head. It hangs around for the better part of five minutes, before finally giving up the ghost and wilting into a frothy collar and thin film at the surface. The aroma tells me most of what I need to know - this brew's focus is the spice, not the squash. Cinnamon, nutmeg and chai tea are quite prominent, with a strong underlying gingerbread vibe. Just a hint of vanilla and brown sugar also manages to sneak its way through the flurry of spice. Fairly typical of the style - though I'd like a bit more pumpkin or at least malt on the nose.

The first sip was a little disappointing; this isn't a particularly flavourful example of the style. Sure, there is enough spice character - vanilla is very noticeable, in addition to the usual cavalcade of pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice) - but the rest of the flavour profile falls a little flat. After the spices fall through, I am left with a mixture of pumpkin puree, gingerbread and light wheat malt sweetness. There's an odd sourness toward the finish, but the aftertaste is fairly mild, with only a slight vanilla presence that doesn't linger. On the thinner side of medium-bodied, with light carbonation that gently prickles the palate. Despite its light nature, this isn't terribly drinkable - the spices, while I wouldn't describe them as overpowering or perfume-y, are still the dominant feature, and this beer simply lacks the malt presence to appropriately counter them.

Final Grade: 3.48, a passable B-. Not a bad pumpkin ale, but far from an interesting example of the style; Nightmare on Mill Street just isn't a very memorable brew. This one's saving grace is probably the vanilla, which makes a great addition to the usual rotation of spices found in these ales. I finished off the three bottles in this sampler easily, so it's not like this beer is totally without merit - but there's just not enough substance here for this to be something I'd look forward to each fall. Give me more malt! A serviceable pumpkin ale that could become a solid one with some refinement; give it a shot if you're looking for a lighter example of this style.

thehyperduck, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

irishkyle21, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

mpgillett, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Pours a hazy, warm ruby-amber colour with a moderate light beige head that leaves spotty lacing and gets retained as a thin collar.

Smells of grain, sweet malts, pumpkin and spices such as clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. A bitter chocolate-coffee aroma becomes apparent after warming.

Spices are at the forefront of the taste and create a crisp bite, with a sweet pumpkin flavour behind that and an earthy and grainy backing. The vanilla comes through on the tongue and coupled with the spice blend reminds me somewhat of Dr. Pepper. Surprising mild sourness in the finish before going dry.

Fairly thin, but wheat character and fine carbonation give it a nice, lively body. Vanilla, pumpkin and spice all remain prevalent in the aftertaste, along with a mild syrupy feeling.

Very pleasant take on the style. Nicely balanced and easy going. Pairs well with roast beef, potatoes, fresh breads, vanilla ice cream.

bryehn, Sep 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

fizzyted, Sep 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

evil_liver, Oct 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

KeKeKumba, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

TerryW, Dec 03, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -2.2%

Bottle to tulip glass.

A - Medium orange/brown colour; translucent. A small layer of cream coloured head formed and receded to a few scattered bubbles.

S - Pumpkin, cloves, all spice and bready malts.

T - Pumpkin, cloves and all spice dominate with some bready malts and a touch of cinnamon in the background.

M - Light body with a bit of chew. Moderate carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 07, 2012
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Mill Street Nightmare On Mill Street from Mill Street Brew Pub
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