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Mill Street Original Organic Lager - Mill Street Brew Pub

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73
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219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.35%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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5/5  rDev +58.2%

Calder316, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +58.2%

Lobstertainment, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of putnam
4.8/5  rDev +51.9%

Pale yellow liquid...bright white, fine froth resolves slowly.
The smell is encouraging. A belt of aromatic hops right away almost completely covers the crackery Cheerios scent underneath. These are sticky, honeyed hops here. A very clean aromatic image.

In the mouth it's steely and dry with shy fizzics. It doesn't need a lot of gas to structure the malt though, as this beer is almost completely attenuated. Breezy curls of hay, lemon peel and bitter rocks twist on the lengthy finish. This is an impeccably balanced light beer. Outrageously refreshing.

putnam, Aug 07, 2003
Photo of the_james
4.75/5  rDev +50.3%

the_james, Jun 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +42.4%

Hoagie, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of KrisDLSmith
4.5/5  rDev +42.4%

KrisDLSmith, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of RyanBelle
4.4/5  rDev +39.2%

This is a VERY good beer. It's charm lies in the fact that it's organic. It's very, very balanced, with the only slightly weak point of the beer being the mouthfeel. The mouthfeel is still above average, I must add. It's a light, but not watered-down taste. It has plenty of flavor.

A - Wonderful. Presentation wants me crack one open, regardless of what lies inside.

S - Wonderful. It's earthy, and sweet.

T - The best light beer I've tried to date. Mill St. is doing their organic lager right. Very tasty. Nice corn notes, after a slightly malty start. Not a super filling beer, which makes it ideal for sessions, but it is also the perfect casual light beer...only difference being that this beer has plenty of taste.

M - Good. It's got the right balance of carbonation going on, and its crisp on the palate. Above average, even though its the weakest point of the beer to me.

D - Oh yes. I would gladly drink a bunch of these and enjoy every last drop. It's a session beer, but with flavor, so it can be enjoyed too!

Great beer.

RyanBelle, Mar 02, 2010
Photo of inebrius
4.35/5  rDev +37.7%

Clusters of gooey aroma ease up the sides of the glass, marshmallow oat treats baked in a fruitwood fired oven, old struck matches in morning wet meadows. Flavors crisp and clean touched by light honey and an acute finish of oak flavored greens.

This beer is designed for day hikes: a modest container, an ability to maintain good flavor--improve even--as it warms, refreshing and intricate. Pack a dozen in the rucksack and crack 'em for contemplation at the top of Sugarloaf.

inebrius, Aug 06, 2004
Photo of Derek
4.33/5  rDev +37%

A: Surprisingly clear; slight yellow hue; white head, not much retention, but some nice lacing.

S: Pleasant hop aroma (grassy and slightly metallic), with an underlying malty breadyness.

T: Good hop flavour (grassy with a slight metallic mineralness); surprisingly malty for it's weight & colour (bread & toffee). Crisp bitterness. I actually prefer the flavour of this over their Pilsner, and would've guessed the alchol was around 5%.

M: Light to moderate body (not too watery for its weight); modest carbonation.

D: HIGHLY drinkable.

Derek, Jun 22, 2007
Photo of marburg
4.15/5  rDev +31.3%

As pale as yellow can be without being off-white. Bright, lightning white foam. Nondescript yet snappy, crisp grainy aroma -- Grape Nuts or some other crunchy unsugared cereal -- with mildly fruity aroma hops. Dried apricots perhaps? Sort of a trail mix. Very crisp, very balanced, very easy. Refreshing, really. The single best beer in this style to act as a post-lawnmowing beer.

marburg, Feb 01, 2004
Photo of JustinBathurst
4.05/5  rDev +28.2%

Poured a small but bubbly and frothy head for the first, and a fairly substantial one the second time. An extremely clear straw gold. Looks great.

Smells of floral hops, apple cider, celery (which seems strong at times).

Has a crisp, hoppy, bitter, but well-balanced, taste. Some honey sweet. It lacks the overwhelming metallic taste of many local beers I've had of late (which would be fine if it didn't take your tongue hostage). Only downside to the taste is the somewhat neutral bitter finish, which detracts from the rest of the positives.

The retro-leaning logo, sleek bottle and mass-appeal of this beer suggest that it is everything that Steam Whistle tries to be (except for organic, I guess). Only downside is the small bottle which requires you to plow through two bottles to get your usual one.

JustinBathurst, Jan 01, 2004
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

ThinkAgain, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

williamv0123, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

Lelampp, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

Scottie22, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

DarrenBrule, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

TheBarnes, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

Pmicdee, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

yerocdiamond, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

jawnzer, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

bigox420, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of DoctorStrangiato
3.95/5  rDev +25%

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance - bright straw yellow beer with decent foamy white head, gently subsiding with respectable lacing on the slopes of the glass. Notable carbonation.

Smell - fresh cidery-malty aromas with a slight corny cooked-vegetable element.

Appearance - very full flavour and in fact a nice taste profile from start to finish. Matches the aroma with a cooked veggie subtlety with the grainey crispness throughout. Malt is sweet but not overbearing.

Mouthfeel - bright carbonation but overall well balanced.

Drinkability - this is fairly expensive but this is also a highly drinkable beer that I could easily pack away quite a few of these.

DoctorStrangiato, Sep 16, 2009
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3.8/5  rDev +20.3%

MJ63, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of eat
3.8/5  rDev +20.3%

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
Photo of downtownbrown
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

downtownbrown, May 21, 2012
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Mill Street Original Organic Lager from Mill Street Brew Pub
73 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.