Mill Street Stock Ale | Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street Stock AleMill Street Stock Ale
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Mill Street Stock AleMill Street Stock Ale

Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A golden export-style ale made from only malt and hops, no fillers or adjuncts. A brilliant golden colour gives a “sparkling” appearance as the gas escapes from the glass. The natural sweetness of the malt is perfectly balanced by the bitterness derived from the hops. This beer represents the way blonde ales were made 100 years ago.

Added by Frozensoul327 on 07-02-2005

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Ratings: 166 |  Reviews: 80
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4.5/5  rDev +44.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of fortyfield
4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanBelle
3.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is great for it's style. It's a premium example of what an ABA should be.

It's nice and malty. Very clean taste and alcohol is perfectly in balance at 5%.

A - Golden pale straw yellow but one shade darker than any comparable 5% macro lager.

S - Corn, Wheat, Clean nose.

T - Corn, Hops, A hint of toastiness.

M - carbonated and a subtle bitterness, very subtle though

Overall, My new go-to craft-brewed ABA.

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Photo of Benny_Efkola
3.77/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice "lawnmower" beer. Not overpowering and very drinkable. A nice, go to ale.

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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of ThatWineGuy
3.72/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a clear bottle that turns some people off. Clear light honey colour. One to two finger head, white. Large bubbles, a bit fizzy. Decent lacing. Fruity pineapple nose and the taste is a bit sweet, understated hops. This beer impressed me with its mouthfeel, very smooth with subtle bitterness, again understated. This went very well with my dinner tonight. Fresh tasting and pure, although I hate to sound like a TV ad for the stuff ... clean finish. crisp but not overly. Not overly complicated, but I'd happily serve this to guests as it's sure to have broad appeal. Not bad at all, glad I tried this tonight.

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Photo of ericj551
3.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mill Street Stock Ale pours a light golden color with just a hint of darker hues. The aroma is fruity yet dry with just a hint of graininess. The flavor is sweet and fruity upfront, with esters almost as Belgian yeast strain would produce. Dry pale malt flavor takes over, with a light bitter and a just a hint of herbal hops.

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Photo of pootz
3.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. This is a light pale "export" type Canadian ale they way they were made in grandad’s day...for a light golden ale this piles a nice white frothy cap and laces like real’s aroma is floral-herbal with some sweet malt..not overly pronounced but very distinguishable. Light on body but with enough real pale ale presence to warrant a second glass. maybe too light for CARMA groupies but at least it’s real and head and shoulders above the corn-ale of the mega brewers.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.63/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

part of a mixed six pack.

This is a beer that gets a bad rap for being too accesible ( kinda like Griffons Blonde) since it is meant to replicate the stock ales ( golden ales from the 1950,s). I liked this beer since it tasted fresh , clean with a little sweet ale softness on the finish ( kinda like Anchor Steam) . More full bodied than Griffon Blonde but still low on the hop levels, this a beer for the patio or people who usually only like lagers.

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Photo of spointon
3.62/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I poured this one from a 12oz clear glass bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A= This ale poured a very clear yellow/gold color with a 1/2" white head. The head disappeared superfast and only left a couple small spots of lace behind.

S= The aroma is where this little beer began to shine. Yes its a very light, very clean smelling beer, but I found the fresh grainy aroma to be totally pleasant. There was a freshly cut field of barley with a kiss of noble hops hinted at in each sniff.

T= Started off with a lightly sweet malty note, not unlike a good helles lager, and then moved into a less delicate grainy flavor. Possibly a hint of corn in there, but not enough to be a deal breaker. Hops were harly there at all. Just enough noble hop biterness to balance the very light malt. Finish was balanced and short.

MF= Light bodied and a little fizzy, but not harsh in any way.

D= I hate to use this term, but this is a lawnmower beer if there ever was one. Well made and very refreshing, it does its job and does it well.

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Photo of seand
3.62/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear pale yellow amber, with a small amount of white head which disappears fast, leaving no lacing.

S: Fairly light, slightly earthy, mild fruit.

T: Soft grain with a touch of honey, or possibly butterscotch. Not a lot of flavor, but what's there isn't bad.

M: Body is on the medium side of light, medium to high carbonation.

D: Quite easy drinking, as is likely the goal.

Fairly mediocre, but I also imagine they did what they intended to do with this beer.

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Photo of Mindsquall
3.61/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this individually at the LCBO as they had them sitting out on sale as such. Didn't want to buy a whole case, so I figured I'd try one and maybe buy a case if it's good.

This poured out of the clear bottle into the glass a medium gold with a mild head that didn't stick around too long, not too bad. Smell is skunky, obviously the consequence of being in a clear bottle. This however did not adversely affect the taste. This beer is actually quite nice, a sweet malty aroma makes it's way with a slight bitterness in the finish. Extremely refreshing and pretty easy to drink.

I think on warm days, this would be well worth picking up. Overall a very nice beer.

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3.6/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

If wanting to grab a quick 6pack to take to a friends, this is great beer. Tasty but not overwhelming, a nice change from the mainstream. Highly recommended, will purchase again!

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Photo of DoctorStrangiato
3.59/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a tall tulip glass.

Appearance - golden yellow colour with very little head, some surface bubbles as a result of the moderate carbonation.

Smell - sweet-smelling creamy malt scents with vanilla, with fresh shortbread in there as well.

Taste - decent flavour strength of pure malt, lasting not quite long enough. Sweet indeed, with limited spice or citrus inclusion.

Mouthfeel - smooth and balanced, what it lacks in complexity it makes up with the stable flavour profile.

Drinkability - I could definitely have a few of these. Decent taste, reasonably refreshing. A good pint.

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Photo of korguy123
3.55/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Have never had this before. Bought the 10th Anniversary pack and this came in it.

Crystal clear golden yellow pour. Half finger, short lived fizzy white head. Lacing is okay.

Sweet cereal, light grass, digestive cookies, a little pear and some apple skins.

Light grains, sweet bread, pear and apple. Slight earthy notes with a touch of grass.

Light body, high carbonation. Good lawnmower beer.

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Photo of aforbes10
3.55/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

a bottle donated to my cause by a Canadian. Thanks!

Pours perfectly clear and orange soda-like. white head. Slightly apple-like light malt odor. smells crisp and clean. tastes slightly metallic and clean with a hint of something like fake apple and cherry candy. Kind of tastes like budweiser without the additives and crap. Goes down easy...if i've ever had a lawnmower beer, this would be it.

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3.54/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of kjyost
3.51/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear and golden with little head and no lacing. By far the greatest disappointment that this beer had to offer. The aroma is pleasant with biscuit notes and a faint sweetness. The body is crisp and light with fruity esters that complement the low bitterness. A clean finish makes this a great beer to pair with spicy food on a warm summer night.

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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