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Mill Street Doppel Pils - Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street Doppel PilsMill Street Doppel Pils

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BA SCORE
80
good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.97%
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-21-2013 14:22:24 | More by Sammy
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

355ml bottle, part of a seasonal mixed pack here in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden amber hue, with two flabby fingers of puffy, creamy white head, which leaves some Rorschach pattern splatters of lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of grainy, biscuity, somewhat musty malt, a bit of pithy citrus, and prominent grassy, leafy old-world hops. The taste is wet hay, where some of that moisture is malt liquor, sour aged lemon, a sharp breadiness, which is kind of hard to otherwise picture, and some sturdy grassy, weedy, and rather bitter hops.

The carbonation is pretty assertive, but in a generally non-threatening way, the body medium-light in weight, and haltingly smooth, the hops and alcohol making themselves a mild nuisance. It finishes fairly dry, the graininess of the malt and the uptick in ABV still at the mercy of the pungent (relatively speaking) noble Bohemian hops.

An interesting venture, doubling, or doppeling, or whatever, a style that is really just fine on its own, more than fine, actually. But here we are, through the looking glass, and it turns out that a Czech Pils can take the heat, as it were, especially when it's in the hands of a careful, attendant brewer. I'm a little surprised that this isn't listed as an Imperial Pilsner here, where I'm sure it would do very well.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 04:55:03 | More by biboergosum
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 06:54:56 | More by wordemupg
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 00:47:36 | More by spinrsx
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 02:06:39 | More by canucklehead
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 00:41:35 | More by andrenaline
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12-16-2012 01:37:40 | More by bumchilly25
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 12:55:51 | More by peensteen
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -13.5%

11-06-2012 19:39:04 | More by cfalovo97
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Bright clear golden, tall white head went above the rim and retained endlessly
S - Grassy, grainy, light metallic, light bready
T - Dry grassy and metallic hops, significant bready malt backbone, light pepper
M - Medium to light body, has the crispiness of a classic pils with a bit of breadiness
O - A style I've rarely seen around, hoping to find more, this is a good one

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 18:38:31 | More by joemcgrath27
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

01-25-2013 07:37:04 | More by schnarr84
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-27-2013 20:33:07 | More by Kmat10
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 02:13:56 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 22:29:59 | More by SebD
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 02:03:39 | More by TerryW
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 02:21:50 | More by JohnnyBarman
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355 mL bottle from their 10th Anniversary seasonal sampler, one of two brews inside it that I've never tried before. As a pale lager enthusiast, the concept of a double pilsener is definitely relevant to my interests, so I have high hopes going into this one.

Pours a deep golden colour with a twinge of amber, and topped with one finger of dense, frothy white head that dissipates into a foamy collar and cap within a few minutes' time. The aroma is pleasant, comprised mainly of bready, doughy malts, lemony citrus and some grassiness. Nothing fancy, but appropriate for the style and definitely a little stronger than most pilsener aromas.

At first the flavour is dominated by a firm backbone of crackery, grainy malt sweetness. This maltiness remains present throughout the sip, but is eventually overtaken by a big wallop of grassy, citrusy, floral, almost spicy noble hop flavous. Their dryness lingers into the aftertaste, encouraging rapid sips, perhaps not the best idea given the 7% (which doesn't strongly affect the flavour profile). On the light side of medium-bodied, with relatively high levels of carbonation that cut through the bitterness nicely. For a fairly strong lager, this is pretty drinkable stuff, but I think two would be plenty for me per night before I'd need to move on to something with a milder feel to it.

Final Grade: 3.78, a solid B+. Mill Street's Doppel Pils is a solid Euro-style strong lager, and definitely the best lager I've tried from them in recent memory. Covers a lot of the traits I like about Czech pilseners, with the extra abv and noble hop bite amplifying the flavour profile when compared to more orthodox offerings. Mill Street should consider placing this in all of their samplers instead of including their Organic Lager and Stock Ale in every single one. I mean, one of those per sampler would be plenty... but I digress. Ranting aside, both pilsener and strong lager fans should consider this one well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 05:53:11 | More by thehyperduck
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

11-05-2012 02:18:35 | More by RedAleMan
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

11-21-2012 11:43:30 | More by beerhunter13
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 21:50:55 | More by korguy123
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -13.5%

03-09-2013 14:57:26 | More by ThinkAgain
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-24-2012 12:53:38 | More by CurtisD
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 19:19:07 | More by TheHammer
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dipso123

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

11-23-2012 01:01:06 | More by dipso123
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 06:49:36 | More by mintjellie
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Mill Street Doppel Pils from Mill Street Brew Pub
80 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.