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Mill Street Original Organic Lager - Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street Original Organic LagerMill Street Original Organic Lager

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BA SCORE
73
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206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 18.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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Skwisgaar

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

08-05-2013 05:23:47 | More by Skwisgaar
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mpgillett

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -5.4%

07-25-2013 01:52:44 | More by mpgillett
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WeizenMike

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-14-2013 21:02:28 | More by WeizenMike
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anchie

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

07-14-2013 04:10:54 | More by anchie
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HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-13-2013 21:42:31 | More by HATS4BATS
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear bottle as part of holiday season Mill Street Taster's pack from LCBO. Tried the Weizenbock the other day now onto the organic lager. Served cold and poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pale golden colored beer with decent one finger of fluffy looking white head on top. Just dark enough that it doesn't look thin but rather like something of substance. Some effervescent bringing bubbles to the top of the beer in a uniform pattern around the glass. Head doesn't linger but sticks around just along enough to make a respectable showing of it. Respectable amount of lacing left on the glass too.

Smell - Lots of grassy notes and some underlying bready yeast smell in there. Decent nose for the style but not much else here.

Taste - Kinda like the smell, a little thin, but light grassy beer maybe through in with mild wheat and hay flavors taste shines through. No distracting adjuncts here. For what it is it does a good job. Lingering aftertaste adds a little more flavor given how much is actually in your mouth at any one point.

Mouthfeel - A little thin, doesn't quite have the presence that some of its German counterparts do. Watery and refreshing enough medium - heavy carbonation that leaves the beer feeling a little more robust than it actually is.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 21:15:55 | More by DenisKolkin
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

07-10-2013 23:02:35 | More by Coastal_Brew
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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

07-05-2013 20:46:37 | More by Bf_89
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great >5% session lager. Perfect for buying for groups and parties when a lot of different tastes have to be taken into account. Refreshing like a good bottle of mineral water with no off flavours. The reason for the high rating is that it is hard to find such a fresh light and clean lager so I can have beer in place of water.

Tastes as light as it is at 4.2%, tastes all-malt (what little malt is there) and with very little hops. Overall the small amount of hops dominates the small amount of malt. One of the few beers I drink cold.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 03:05:59 | More by AugustusRex
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

06-20-2013 02:06:40 | More by cam477
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

06-19-2013 15:55:51 | More by sdm9465
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DbbC

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

06-17-2013 02:11:21 | More by DbbC
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

06-16-2013 13:54:16 | More by TheBeeraholic
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TT--Cashout

Newfoundland (Canada)

2/5  rDev -36.9%

06-15-2013 00:41:35 | More by TT--Cashout
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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

2.56/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

473 mL can poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a light yellow, kinda even neon almost. The head smells of tangy citus, especially lemon. The taste is clean, I'll give it that. Unfortunately it isn't very exciting either. The hopiness is nearly nonexistent, and the malt flavour is also very weak. The beer is also very flat for whatever reason.

Overall, not a very impressive beer. I'd rather have Mill Street's Stock Ale over this any day of the week.

Serving type: can

06-06-2013 03:51:40 | More by Olek4374
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -5.4%

05-27-2013 16:30:41 | More by Kmat10
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nullbort

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -5.4%

05-25-2013 15:20:24 | More by nullbort
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IdeaSpeeder

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Serving Type - 341ml clear bottle poured into pilsner glass.

Appearance - Pours a clear pale straw colour. Bright white head which dissipates quickly, leaving behind a small amount of lacing.

Smell - Very faint. What's there is giving off some 'bready' notes and hints of grass.

Taste - Considerably under-hopped for the style. Some bread and straw notes. Some sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation for the style. Very, very light.

Overall - 2/5 Side note: A pils plain enough to be mistaken for an american adjunct. Not that it's necessarily bad, its just that it isn't really anything. 'Beer' flavoured beer?

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 04:02:33 | More by IdeaSpeeder
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

05-05-2013 05:08:32 | More by IanSpindler
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timiskin

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

04-23-2013 19:55:11 | More by timiskin
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Lobstertainment

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +57.7%

04-21-2013 05:14:02 | More by Lobstertainment
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TimeLincoln

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

03-10-2013 15:34:21 | More by TimeLincoln
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -5.4%

02-13-2013 13:01:39 | More by DaPan
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

02-12-2013 01:28:14 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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NV9

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale straw colour, very little head and almost no retention. Important here to note this is from a bottle, I've had better experiences with this beer on tap.

Smell is grainy/grassy and some skunkiness as well.

Smooth tasting, medium body, medium carbonation, nice overall mouthfeel and very drinkable. Lots of flavour, doesn't taste like a light lager.

The fact that it's organic doesn't matter to me. What I do like is it's a fairly widely available beer that most people who aren't craft beer drinkers can still agree on. Great for sharing a pitcher with friends.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 03:10:06 | More by NV9
Mill Street Original Organic Lager from Mill Street Brew Pub
73 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.