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Mill Street Doppel Pils - Mill Street Brew Pub

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BA SCORE
80
good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheHammer on 11-04-2012)
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Photo of graybayou
1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

graybayou, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of TerryW
2.88/5  rDev -17%

Clear golden yellow under a moderate head. Settles to a substantial ring and gives up only random spots of lace.

Nose is grassy with lemon and some sort of odd sour-sweet note. Mouthfeel is a a touch syrupy from the sweetness of the beer - sweeter than I'd really expect from a pils, more prominent malt than you often get in the style. Subtly, but ultimately, noticeably boozy. Almost too close a cousin to a malt liquor, so not to my taste.

TerryW, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of ThinkAgain
3/5  rDev -13.5%

ThinkAgain, Mar 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Kmat10
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Kmat10, May 27, 2013
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.15/5  rDev -9.2%

Pours deep clear gold with a wispy, sticky head that quickly recedes to a ring. Wet grains and crackers mingle with light herbal hops in the nose. Some alcohol is also evident. Grassy, minty hops and a bready malt base mix with an immodest alcohol heat in the taste. The mouthfeel is light bodied and very lightly carbonated for the style. A cidery booziness marres the midly bitter finish.

This is an OK Pilsner. The booze is way too out of check for 7% though.

CAMRAhardliner, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of NV9
3.15/5  rDev -9.2%

Pours a nice golden yellow, a bit cloudy, good head and some lacing.

Smell is dominated by grass/grain with a bit of bread and alcohol present as well.

Taste dominated by alcohol, a little bit of corn.

Too smooth, almost oily finish on the mouth. Dry aftertaste, lots of carbonation.

Nice for a change, not something I'd search out.

NV9, Apr 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Sammy, Apr 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

dipso123, Nov 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

KeKeKumba, Nov 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

fostachild, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of schnarr84
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

schnarr84, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%

355ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO - Part of the winter mix 6 pack for 13$

Appearance - Clear gold colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint acing. The head lasted for 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, noble hops, corn

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste corn mixed with some malts and grains. There is also some noble hops and some grassy/herbal flavours along with a caramal/cookie sweetness. It ends with a bit of a lingering bitterness.

Overall - Not bad at all.. it just seems to have a little too much sweet malt flavour to it. A decent addition to a mix 6 pack but not something I'd want an entire 6 pack of. Another above average beer fro this brewer.

spinrsx, Nov 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

CurtisD, Dec 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Jotora, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

A little different style from Mill Street. The higher ABV and extra hopping rate make this beer quite interesting and certainly a nice addition to the mixed pack. The mouthfeel is full and the finish is quite long. Could be a little more nuanced but still a nice effort and a style not often seen in Canada.

canucklehead, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of peensteen
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Pale golden colour, cap of whiteish head, light lace. Smell is malty with sweeter caramel, grassy and zesty hops, lemon, fruity with some apple and pear, little whiff of alcohol. Taste is of grainy malt, some bitter hops, lemon, apple juice like flavours, fruity sweet finish. Light carbonation, medium bodied, bit of thickness at parts. This was OK but something easily forgetable I would say.

peensteen, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%

Single bottle from a Mill Street mixed sample pack, and poured into a Mill Street glass.

Pours a deep golden hue - it certainly shows its weight here. About a half inch of head, recedes into a ring of foam, which dissolves after a short time. Some lacing.

Nose is sweet and malty, with some noble hops and a touch of citrus.

Interesting brew - still trying to figure out what I make of the "imperial" effect here. Certainly tastes like a pilsner, but with an added sweetness. Finishes with pilsner hops and a touch of lemon. Not as crisp as a pilsner should be, but that's to be expected.

Heavier than your classic pilsner, carbonation is brisk.

While it probably isn't going to be something I regularly look for, the brew is certainly worth while. If you're looking for something pilsner-like with a bit of heft that tastes genuine, this would do the trick. I just prefer my pilsners to be lighter and crisper, and with a more pronounced hop profile.

JohnnyBarman, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of SebD
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%

Appearance: It has a nice semi-cloudy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grainy malts, grassy hops, some breadiness and some citrus.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet grainy malts, grassy/floral hops, some breadiness and light citrus.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

SebD, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of wordemupg
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%

355ml bottle poured into tulip 5/12/12

A clear golden yellow with lots of streams of bubbles going up the sides, thumbs width of foam falls to a thin film after a few sips leaving a single ring of lace

S loads of grassy noble hops, some citrus and honey mixing with biscuit and bread, just a little booze and sweet toffee

T more booze and less of the grassy hops that was working for the smell, a little sweet and just a little cardboard and lemon

M a little foamy and not the smoothest beer going down, just a little booze burn and a strange sweet malt liquor like finish

O looked and smelled solid but didn't quite carry through, decent brew but I was debating 4.5 for the nose but it was a high point in the brew

decent Imperial Pil but there's room for improvement, I like the Noble hops but starts to remind me of corny malt liquor but the time it warmed up

wordemupg, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of korguy123
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%

Crystal clear amber pour. Three finger snow white head. Lacing is glued to the glass.

Sweet pilsener malts, digestive cookies, lemongrass, and light citrus.
Pilsener aroma? Yup. Double hopped? Doesn't seem like it.

Caramel and digestive cookies, crisp, clean pilsner flavors. In the finish I'm getting an interesting popcorn taste.

Light body, decent carbonation, slightly chewy.

korguy123, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Muhly
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured from 355 mL bottle into a Negra Modelo glass.

A-Pours with minimal white foamy head that disappears quite quickly. Little bits of lacing left on the glass as I tip to drink. Very clear gold colour with moderate carbonation.

S-Not a ton of aroma. Lots of light malts as one would expect with a pilsner, but also a bit of toast that makes it quite nice. I don't detect any hops.

T-Lots of light crisp maltiness up front and some bready sweetness. A mild hop bitterness as the taste reaches the back of the mouth. Dry and clean finish.

M-Relatively dry and light, slightly effervescent. The carbonation gives it a refreshing quality.

O-I'll place the caveat that I quite enjoy pilsners and this is a nice one. Lots of light malt as one would expect, but the bread-like sweetness adds a hint of complexity. It is not a super complex or challenging beer, but I could drink more than a few of these in one sitting.

Muhly, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of andrenaline
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%

A - Pours a light copper colour, finger of head with some retention and some nice sporadic lacing.

S - Scent is mild but and is dominated by grainy grassy hop notes, buttered bread and toasted crackers.

T - Again a tad mild, grainy bready malts dominate, hints of grassy hops, citrus zest and a ABV sweetness. A grassy wheat and bready flavour lingers alongside a citrus bitterness.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - A tasty brew that boasts a decent flavour profile. By no means mind blowing, but respectable and easy drinking. The higher ABV is relatively well hidden making this potentially sessionable.

andrenaline, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of mintjellie
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%

Deep golden colour, poorly retained off-white head, spotty lace. The baking bread aroma also shows floral and lemon zest notes. A hint of diacetyl, but that's ok. Some bohemian lagers, Golden Pheasant for example, do have that character. Doughy malt up front, sweet but not overly so, with a delicate buttery note. Lemony/spicy hops and medium bitterness in the long finish. Medium bodied with somewhat low carbonation. Feels smooth and overly slick. While the diacetyl doesn't overwhelm the aroma or taste, it is a little much in the mouthfeel. It actually feels a little bit greasy. Otherwise, this is a pretty good beer. But it could be a lot better if they dialed back on the diacetyl.

mintjellie, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of TheHammer
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%

Got this from their 10th anniversary Winter Mix pack.

Appearance: Poured with two solid fingers of frothy head with a golden blonde body that boast ample carbonation. Moderate lacing although turned into a mere froth island of head in short order.

Smell: Fruity and floral as health doses of grapefruit, orange and hops compliment a pear and apple malt, which is reigned in by a floral note that reminds me of Azaleas. Didn't take a lot of warming to come out, and given that this is meant to be a double hopped pilsner, I'd say it just squeaks in at a perfect score.

Taste:The floral hops are the dominant flavour throughout the beer, as the mild caramel malt with a pear hint doesn't seem to make much of an appearance, as the floral hops trump it only to rise to meet it's more citrus counterparts, and still come out on top. It's a little bit too hoppy for my liking, but the balance of hops is interesting.

Mouthfeel: The first sip of this beer was crisp and refreshing. Over time though, the hop oil cling begins to set it, leaving a filmy taste and builds an unpleasant sharpness. The mild floral aftertaste somehow manages to remain nice, even though it so dominates during the drinking of the beer. Good carbonation though.

Drinkability: The carbonation gets a little bit out of control on this one, and as stated with the mouthfeel, it be becomes harder to drink, the more of it you have. It manages to stay crisp enough though and refreshing enough though.

Final Thoughts: I'll salute Mill St for brewing a higher hop pilsner well, and if you are a hop head who enjoyed Mill St. Pilsner, this will be a great beer. However, for me the hop character drowns out the malt and mild fruity yeast elements. Still good though.

TheHammer, Nov 04, 2012
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Mill Street Doppel Pils from Mill Street Brew Pub
80 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.