Mill Street 100th Meridian | Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street 100th MeridianMill Street 100th Meridian

Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by spinrsx on 04-29-2014

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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 126
Reviews by DaveBar:
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3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the LCBO as a single. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a good white head that is gone in 1min. Medium gold color

S- Not a lot here

T- Not much at all. Session beer for sure

M- Very creamy. Saving grace here.

O- Not very good. Will not buy again. Can't "taste" organic anyway.

Food Pairing

This ok beer goes with anything you would pair a Bud or Miller with.


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More User Reviews:
Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BGDrock
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of MJ63
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle, from Mill Street's current summer (ha!) mixed sixpack. With apologies to Gord Downie, the label does a decent job of evoking in me a feeling of where the Great Plains begin.

This beer pours a clear, medium copper-amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some sparse ocean spray (anyone seen the Hip's video for this, that's not exactly set in the prairies?) lace around the glass as it evenly recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy pale malt, a bit of apple and pear fruitiness, subtle wet toast notes, and laid-back earthy, leafy hops. The taste is lightly toasted and biscuity bready pale and caramel malt, a whisper of white pepper spice (sans the disease), pleasantly muddled drupe fruit with a touch of overripe citrus, and mild leafy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is neither hard, huge, nor haunted in its plain and functional frothiness, the body a pleasant medium weight, and generally quite smooth, with a twinge of airy creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness well tempered by the biscuity malt and lingering hops.

A well-wrought amber lager, the organic nature merely an unused sidebar to me (I'm just glad that it doesn't seem to screw anything up). Flavourful, rounded, and pretty tasty overall - more lagers need to be made in this fashion, as if to debunk the American myth of bland, cheap, tainted caramel 'step-ups' from yer typical adjunct swill. And that's every single fucking thing I know on the matter.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I got this beer from a mixed pack that I bought whilst in Hamilton for my son's hockey tournament. It poured a golden with white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent is non-descript. The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink. There was a sweet malt base balance by crisp hop. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid sessionable beer.

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Photo of JahTurbo
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moodenba
3.22/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Refrigerated can of Mill street 100th Meridian Organic Amber Lager poured into a glass March 2017. Beer is lighter amber than the name suggests. Nice rocky head with a little lacing later. Simple beery aroma. Flavor is mild with a sweet malty character. It has only a hint of hop bitterness in the background.

This is not a bad beer, but is a disappointing brew from Mill Street in that it doesn't have a lot going for it

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of LanceH
3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WeizenMike
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.02/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and light lacing notes. Aroma of light citrusy notes with caramel malt is pretty dry. Taste is also dominated by dry caramel malt notes with light citrusy notes with a dry aftertaste. Body is about average with good carbonation. Short on complexity with so-so drinkability won’t’ make me seek this beer again.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer offered very little and drank like a pale lager. There was a fairly noticeable sweetness, but no other elements of an amber/red beer, including the colour, which was more of a medium yellow colour.

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Photo of Adamthornton13
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smakawhat
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pokal glass.

Deep brass yellow, somewhat orange tinted body and quite clear. Creamy to frothy head, with an off white color, and swiss cheese bubbled soapy appearance. Stick spider web like lacing as it settles with very little rising carbonation that has cola sized bubbles.

Nice light toasted white bread and small grains. A hint of bar soap slightly though hop like aroma unfortunately. Not too bad, fairly straight forward.

Good amount of spice on this with still a soapy bitterness on the palate. Some hints of light bitter lime astringency on the finish also, and a slightly wet body. Sticky classic lager yeast quality to match, a hint of sweet malt finish off.

A relatively ok lager, probably a slightly better than average in the organic beer realm as well.

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Photo of kylemckinnis
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CurtisD
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foley67
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of headlessparrot
3.37/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

When they describe this guy as "amber," they're being pretty generous: the colour here is rather anemic--barely leaning into the orange/red range--and that lightness presents itself in a few different aspects. Light body, decent crispness, but ultimately the flavour leans toward being a slightly maltier version of the flagship Mill Street Organic (which is to say: sawdust. Lots and lots of sawdust). Some lemon, biscuit, herbal, toasted malt, but mostly sawdust.

Your tolerance for this (like your tolerance for Organic) will depend on your tolerance for that Sawdust flavour. I don't personally hate it, myself, but can see how it might be unappealing. 100th Meridian, moreover, strikes me as a beer that's simply a bit behind the times. That's not necessarily a knock against intrinsic quality, just an observation that if it had been released a year (or even six months) later, it would have been hopped out the wazoo in the West Coast style.

Anyway, it's fine. Kinda meh. But fine.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.36/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $2 or so

Appearance - Copper colour with a small size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Caramel, malts, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, and toffee. There is also some dry hops, a grassiness, and a graininess.

Overall - While not all that exciting, it does fit the bill of an amber beer. Not an American amber though.. not much hops and no fruity flavours. Kind of like a less sweet version of their tankhouse.

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