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Mill Street Stock Ale | Mill Street Brew Pub

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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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Photo of nighthawk
2.18/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

341mL clear glass (boo!) bottle with date code (possibly reading May 30, 2011 as bottled-on date) printed on back. Poured into nonic.

Pours a clear straw gold with a thin fizzy white head that fades quickly.

Thin malty aromas of sweet bread, very light pearish fruit esters.

Taste is a honey sweet malt, bit of doughy bread, bit of fruit, pear and apple esters, little to no hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is fuller feeling than I'd like, it's a bit sticky on the palate, without enough carbonation to bring it to life.

Overall this disappoints me a little, and I wasn't going in with high hopes. Seems to be a crossover beer, aimed at giving the BMC lovers something to try without scaring them too much. Unfortunately, it's not very flavourful, and too heavy in the mouth to really take the place of a lawnmower beer or AAL replacement.

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Photo of Antilochus
2.12/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at the Black Shire Pub in London, Ontario. Served in a Mill Street pint glass.

Clear orangish amber gold with no head to speak of. Ew. A few lazy bubbles.

Nose of pungent sweet pale malt, perhaps a bit of sugared fruit. Rather one-sided.

Palate is sickeningly sweet but grainy, with cloying maltiness that you can't get out of your mouth. Too syrupy for me, this isn't my thing at all. Choked down a glass.

Sorry, Mill Street, but you've done much better.

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Photo of aerozeppl
2.08/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Super light golden color. Nice vclarity. Poured with a little bit of white head that went away quickly.

S: Lots of corn sweetness. Not really much else going on.

T: Honestly it tastes like corn water with just a lilttle bit of sweetness. Not what I look for at all even in an everyday beer. No real traces of malt or hops.

M: Super light in body. Carbonation is low as well.

D: A huge miss for me. This beer really does not have anything going for it. Needs more carbonation. Flavor. Just a mess.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
1.98/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is one vapid boring beer. Way weaker and lamer than the tastey Tankhouse Ale.

It pours from its clear glass bottle a pale straw color, like macro lager. The head has just a little more staying power than a macro lager. The aroma is incredibly weak, some sweetish malt, a bit of distant hay. The taste is equally bland with just a tiny bit of hop bitterness. I know its supposed to be lighter than Tankhouse ale but does it have to taste reminiscent of tap water? This is a lot like a macro lager. Theres no fruitiness or complexity at all. At least it doesnt taste like corn, and its better than Molson Export (which I think its modelled after).

I heard that stock ale was a popular style in Canada (especially Quebec) in the 40s and 50s. It was mellower than pale ales. If this is what they were like, they sucked.

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Photo of Viggo
1.5/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Tried at Volo, they had it on tap for Gay Pride Week or something. Pours the most bizarre colour, its like a pale pale gold? A little bit of haze, head goes away fast but there was some lacing. Smells like nothing, some sweetness from the malt, but thats it, probably the most bland beer I've smelled. The taste is equally pointless, watered down and basically nothing is discernible other than a little sweetness from the malt. Mouthfeel is pretty thin, the carbonation is medium low. Boo.

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Mill Street Stock Ale from Mill Street Brew Pub
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