Mill Street Original Organic Lager - Mill Street Brew Pub
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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.
08-07-2003 18:27:27 | More by putnam
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!
03-02-2010 05:09:30 | More by RyanBelle
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.
08-06-2004 02:08:44 | More by inebrius
British Columbia (Canada)
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.
06-22-2007 01:38:17 | More by Derek
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.
02-01-2004 03:18:24 | More by marburg
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.
01-01-2004 23:10:06 | More by JustinBathurst
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.
09-16-2009 02:44:35 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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.
12-13-2009 07:29:24 | More by eat
Mill Street Original Organic Lager from Mill Street Brew Pub
73 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.