Mill Street Oktoberfest Lager | Mill Street Brew Pub

BA SCORE
83
good
91 Ratings
Mill Street Oktoberfest LagerMill Street Oktoberfest Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub
Ontario, Canada
millstreetbrewpub.ca

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 11-25-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of ZachT
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cycle69
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of headlessparrot
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersareonme
2.99/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I love Mill Street products. But this one is likely one of my least favorites. Not that there is a specific factor, just than Mill Street has much better beers. But this one is seasonal, so its not like its available year round to criticize.

 245 characters

Photo of fortyfield
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcCraft710
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psweendogg
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of talbotjf99
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

355 ml bottle served cold into a shaker pint. Cost about $2.30 CDN. Part of the Mill Street seasonal pack. 2015 edition advertised as 5.6% ABV.

Appearance - mostly clear rich coppery color with just enough haze to make this not see through. Decent finger and change of off- white head, recedes to a small white cap on top.

Smell - predominately grains, some corn, just a hint of harvest vegetables, some crackery goodness and a touch of brown sugar too top it off. Very enticing Oktoberfest beer.

Taste - grains, bitterness up front. Some rich graininess follows it up. Flavours of fresh corn. Nice caramel malt backbone. Earthy richness throughout, tastes like autumn in a glass.

Mouthfeel - smooth, rich, good carbonation and good feel.

Overall - awesome representation of the style, embodies what an Oktoberfest beer is all about. Just delicious and given that the pumpkin ale was also quite nice, I can see myself picking up a couple more of these mill street seasonals in the next month or so.

 1,005 characters

Photo of djcreepshow
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monticristo23
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Exeter
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHammer
2.92/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured with a half finger of head that barely lace and did not stick around. The body is a slightly cloudy orange with very low carbonation.

Smell: In a word, absent. The barest hints of malt is all that is present, even after warming up. Nothing bad, but didn't show up.

Taste: Very plain, as caramel malt mixed with milder bread taste turns to a hint of stone fruit fruitiness and ending with a dusting of slightly earthy hops that seem out of place.

Mouthfeel: Points get deducted for the lacklustre head and poor carbonation. The caramel and light peach and plum aftertaste save it from catastrophe though.

Drinkability: Well I drank it fairly quick, which I guess says something. Refreshing, although the hops just seem out of place if you were planning to go to town on it. Settled down well enough I suppose and light bodied, so yeah...it has some merit.

Final Thoughts: A rare disappointment from Mill St. but I think perhaps I'm being a bit too harsh. This beer is a party beer, that you grab and start putting back and it's superior to generic lager in that there is flavour that is there that doesn't overstay it's welcome, which I suppose is really the intent behind Oktoberfest. It just strikes me as odd since so many other Marzen's I have just come out far better then this one.

 1,311 characters

Photo of Bf_89
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of boszormeny
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Eric_Standard
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Corson
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of swagboss
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.22/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of kkazemi
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Devon_
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Single bottle from a Mill St. fall sampler pack poured into a tulip glass. A lovely burnished brass color with a finger of thick, creamy light beige head. Aroma is the classic Oktoberfest honeyed breakfast cereal malts with a hint of brown sugar, raisin/grapes, and very mellow hay-like hops. Taste mirrors the nose, with caramel, granola cereal, biscuit, and vinous fruit melding together. Soft mouth feel, a little creamy, moderate body and carbonation. Rather dry finish during which some noble hop grass and spice notes finally emerge, yet some nutty malt sweetness lingers for quite some time. Maybe I am getting something floral near the middle section. I am indeed reminded of some fall harvest motif. Maybe one of the better Mill St. seasonals; the style is pegged nicely here and there is enough going on to dissuade comparisons to some of the rather pedestrian macro-brewed takes emerging lately.

 906 characters

Photo of WillAndSarah
4/5  rDev +9%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Mill Street Oktoberfest Lager from Mill Street Brew Pub
3.67 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe