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Mill Street Original Organic Lager - Mill Street Brew Pub

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73
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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.35%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This 100% all natural certified Organic Lager is Ontario’s first organic lager, and contains no pesticides, insecticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. Brewed with imported malt and hops, this 4.2% European-style pilsner offers a light, crisp and refreshing flavour, with a clean finish.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-23-2003)
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Ratings: 225 | Reviews: 91 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by evil_liver:
Photo of evil_liver
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

evil_liver, Jan 17, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Popsinc
3.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear 195ml bottle. Very light, clear pour with a "bubbly" white head. Looks like a sparkling wine without the carbonation.

Smell: Moderatley hopped. Very floral and light.

Taste: Light hoppiness. Corn-like and grainy. Almost vegetable-like qualities. Medium body w/some maltiness. Bland finish.

Mouthfeel: Fuzzy like a gingerale. Not crisp but a more "soapy" mouthfeel.

Drinkablilty: I would probably buy this beer again. While i didn't fall in love with it, it was different enough to make me crave another sample.

Popsinc, Jun 13, 2003
Photo of cam477
2.75/5  rDev -13%

cam477, Jun 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -36.7%

FadetoBock, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Dalia
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Dalia, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of andrewdanks
2.75/5  rDev -13%

andrewdanks, May 31, 2014
Photo of Swedes21
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Swedes21, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of wjimson
2.7/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale in colour with little thin head, a promise of flat watered down beer. Smells acidic and flat, no indication of floral flavours. Taste strange and metallic. The malty taste catches on early but leaves the tongue with a aftertaste of metal and annoying sourness. This taste reminds of homebrew of questionable quality. No floral notes. Hardly bitter at all or enough. One good thing about the beer is that it is not heavy, for those who thinks its a good thing.

Another drinkable beer for the summer. I will settle for their coffee porter instead.

wjimson, Jun 21, 2007
Photo of huzelj
1.53/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poor example of a pilsner, surprised how this beer makes it out of thebrewery. Lots of off flavours, both in the nose and aroma. Clarity is not good either, unless they are shooting for a kellerbier which this does not taste close to.

I enjoy other mill st beers but this one is sub par. It could be a great beer but needs more attention in the brewhaus.

huzelj, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of djcreepshow
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

djcreepshow, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of downtownbrown
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

downtownbrown, May 21, 2012
Photo of MJ63
3.8/5  rDev +20.3%

MJ63, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 20oz pint at a St. Louis Wings something-or-other in downtown Toronto, after an emergency lunchtime phone-call to head office. Good god, beer me.

This beer appears a clear, rather pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat soapy eggshell white head, which leaves a pleasantly thorough array of layered cloudy lace around the glass as it evenly melts away.

It smells of pale grainy malt, breakfast cereals, a hint of tart lemon, and fairly skunky, grassy hops. The taste is more semi-sweet pale cereal malt, faded citrus tones, a subtle hard water minerality, and tame floral, grassy hops.

The carbonation is average - as in just frizzy enough - the body moderately weighted for the style, a tad oily, and generally, unassumingly smooth. It finishes off-dry, the malt hanging on, and a certain vegetal character arising, amongst some lingering floral hops.

A fairly refreshing quaff, but not really anything remotely near a German Pils. That bit of pedantry aside, it went well enough with some decent chain restaurant pulled pork. Also, no booze essence swirling about me when I head back to the client's offices.

biboergosum, Aug 19, 2009
Photo of mintjellie
2.68/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale straw body with 2-3 fingers of tight white head. Decent retention. Some lace left bhind. It's extremely fizzy looking.

Faint sweet grain and hop aroma. Kind of hard to pick up.

Cereal and grassy hops, both very mild. A lemony note in the middle.

Light bodied and gassy. It's a thirst quencher on a hot day, but that carbonation is a bit much.

mintjellie, Aug 06, 2009
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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

machinesquad, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of Griffith
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Griffith, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

An Ok beer. Pale with above-average carbonation. More promotion of organic term and the 195 ml. size than quality beer. Hint of honey and lemon mid-sip but like a light taste beer. Low carb too? Aroma is a negative - could be apple cider. Thin mouthfeel. Could get a lady to try a beer.

Sammy, Jun 23, 2004
Photo of Ralphs66
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Ralphs66, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of joemcgrath27
2.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - clear straw golden, short white head dissipated to a very thin random covering
S - corn .... that's about all I can say
T - very corn grainy malt is overwhelming, very light grassy hop note and just a little peppery
M - good carbonation level, watery thin, bready and a little dry finish
D - very one dimensional, easy drinking but only because it's thin and generic, one of their poorer offerings, i suspect they are simply capitalizing on the whole "organic" buzz, which people don't even understand

joemcgrath27, Dec 16, 2010
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2/5  rDev -36.7%

falconxman, Sep 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

randallpink, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of nbarriga
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Appearance: Clear straw color, thin white head, some lacing.
Smell: Sweet, malty, clean.
Taste: Sweet and malty. A touch more hops would be welcome.
Mouthfeel: Light with moderately high carbonation.
Overall: Easy drinking beer. A bit too sweet and light for my taste, but a decent choice to introduce a commercial beer drinker to craft beer.

nbarriga, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of vanrassel
3.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a clear 222 mL bottle a pale straw colour with a one-finger white head sitting on top of an effervescent body. The head had good staying power and left sticky lace on my glass. The smell was bready malt with a hint of sweetness, grass and grain husks. Overall, the taste was unremarkable — malty up front with a only a faint bitter bite from hops and a bit of a rough grainy finish that gave it some character. The small bottles and low ABV make it a nice alternative to a gawdawful light macro, but there are so many other beers I'd rather have.

vanrassel, May 12, 2007
Photo of eat
3.8/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clean, pale-yellow with a fairly dense bright-white head. The head settles down to a thin blanket over the surface and then to just a ring around the glass. No retention and only the smallest bit of lacing.

Wheat, yeast, and a little bitter astringency: smells a lot like your average lager, only much fresher.

It's quite sweet for a lager, but in a nice way. The taste is light and well-balanced. Clean wheaty taste with some background hops to round it out; that's about it! But I'm sure this is what they were going for. They want this beer to sell, not to scare people away. The bottle is dated J22 09. I'm not familiar with their dating system, I suppose this could be any of January, June or July. Regardless it tastes very fresh, could this be the organic quality? I'm really not a fan of this style of light lager but in terms of the style, this one is probably one of the best I've had. Way better than any similar macro, that's for sure. Clean finish, as described on the back of the bottle.

The feel is better than average for this type of beer. Smooth and moderately carbonated. I like it.

Not bad! This is quite drinkable. I actually bought a six of this to use in making pizza dough but would potentially buy it in the summer to drink ice-cold on a scorching day; it's that kind of beer for sure.

eat, Dec 13, 2009
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1.75/5  rDev -44.6%

Danielr26, Tuesday at 11:53 PM
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Mill Street Original Organic Lager from Mill Street Brew Pub
73 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.