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Mill Street Wit | Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street WitMill Street Wit

Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub
Ontario, Canada

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mill St Belgian style Wit is a refreshing beer made with a unique blend of ingredients. The soft texture and pale colour comes from the use of wheat. Coriander, orange peel and our special yeast produce the complexity and depth of fruity flavours contained within the glass. This beer is unfiltered. The resulting cloudiness gave rise to the term Wit, or White beer.

Added by Sammy on 07-15-2005

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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of Shadman
1.98/5  rDev -45%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Certainly has the look of a wit. Pale aprocot in color with a bone white head and decent lacing.

Coriander spice and a sour citrus aroma

Hejus. Hate to say it, but the bottle/case I have is absolutely awful. Other than a hint of coriander spice all I got was an overwelming sourness that made this one of the few I had to pour down the drain. They obviously put wayyy too much orange peel in their mix.

If you can get past the sourness it is par for a wit bier course.

I'm hoping this was a bad/expired batch because....as far as Mill Street goes IMO, stick to the coffee porter...

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Photo of djcreepshow
2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of Wordslinger
2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of jbonapar
2.33/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Decided to try a bottle after liking the TankHouse Ale.

Poured a golden clear with minimal head. Not really a "wit" by the looks of it!

Smell: Ouch, strong bitter orange. Nothing else.

Taste: Wow, the smell was nothing compared to the taste. Bitter stale orange with a sour finish. No wheat smoothness to be had.

Not impressed, this kind of is a bit of an joke as far as a "Wit" is concerned. I'll stick to the tankhouse and other Wheat beers...

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Photo of Pmicdee
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of deonreds
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of slitherySOB
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This beer I was looking forward to most. I love Belgian wit beers. Any beer with wheat. Pours out of the bottle with a clouded, frosty straw colour. The head is probably a half inch thick, and fades within a minute. Plenty of coriander smell, oranges, lemons, bit of bubblegum and a few other spices. Oddly, not much of a malt smell. The coriander was a bit too strong. Tasted surprisingly bitter for a witbier. Bit of the spices come through, but the malt is weak, the orange flavour tasted more of orange peel(ever eat an orange peel? Bitter), and black pepper. Finished with a banana and slightly stronger malty presence. The mouthfeel is good and thick. Somewhat chewy, and good carbonation. I'm not sure how to rate drinkability, but it is low. The beer itself isn't offensive, but it didn't seem like a witbier to me. And, honestly, I wouldn't seek out another bottle. A bit of a depressing beer. I was hoping for a good wheat beer, and had something that reminded me more of a witbier mixed with an IPA?

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Photo of Sercoli
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.53/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a yellow color ale with some white hue with a medium foamy head with average retention and subtle ring of lacing. Aroma of wheat with some very subtle coriander and some sourness. Taste is a mix between some medium wheat malt notes with some very subtle spice mix. The whole thing is unfortunately dominated by some sourness which might be explained by some infection. It is kind of surprising since I thought I had a fresh batch.

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Photo of rarbring
2.6/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A hazy straw colored ale, a white head leaving little lacing and small curtains.

Smelling citric, spicy and yeasty.

The taste is mostly sour, lemon with some coriander, a dash of white vinegar.

Medium carbonation, small foamy bubbles, a dry acidity finish.

Too flat and sour.

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Photo of LoveBeerNo7
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of benito
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at the LCBO before returning to the US. Mill Street showcases its laurels as one of the more adored/people's choice brewpubs in Ontario.

Their wit is a nice, hazy straw color with low carbonation and less persistent head than style guidelines would recommend. Lots of tartness in the aroma and flavor with a strong coriander finish on the palate. Light and refreshing, though the tartness is a little overwhelming and even remniscent of Jolly Pumpkin's brett funk.

I'd prefer a more balanced and less tart wit; nonetheless, it's still palatable.

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Photo of halivera
2.91/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TerryW
2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I usually quite enjoy Mill Street brews, but this one misses the mark for me, especially as I enjoy the style.

Overall the beer presents as understated. It hints at the style but never quite impresses. A little spritizier than I would expect as well.

Hazy gold, moderate head. Soft aroma, subdued taste. Thin bodied and a bit too much fizz and pop.

Passable, but not particularly noteworthy.

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Photo of AWS2111
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of SandS
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of LampertLand
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Jaydee01
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bigox420
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of hotsudge
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of schnarr84
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of cratez
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

341ml bottle from the Seasonal Sampler #3 mix pack. I've never really liked this beer but others seem to appreciate it so I decided to re-consider tonight.

A: ultra pale and cloudy yellow, on the lightest end of the pilsner/lager spectrum, with a thin ring of bright white head. No lace on this pour.
S & T: fairly strong lemon and citrus, coriander, slight clove, creamy doughiness, barley, a bit salty, tart and malty sourness to end. Definitely not my thing, as none of these flavours meld together to produce an enjoyable, cohesive taste.
M: smooth, slick, oily, thicker than medium, sharp spiciness on the palate, sour and dry finish. Best aspect of this brew.
D: I'm digging the mouthfeel, but not much else. The whole salty/sour/citrus character just doesn't do it for me. A big MEH on this one!

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Photo of OskarL
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy yellow color with lots of carbonation and a big white head that leaves nice lacing.

Smells of wheat grain, yeast, faint corriander, citrus.

Taste is not what I expected, lots of bitter orange peel up front that then turns to sweet lemon with wheat and some yeasty spicyness.

Has a medium body with medium carbonation that makes the beer crisp.

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Photo of Merlin68
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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Mill Street Wit from Mill Street Brew Pub
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 160 ratings
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