Mill Street Brewery Original Organic Lager | Mill Street Brew Pub

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BEER INFO

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

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This 100% all natural certified Organic Lager is Ontario’s first organic lager, and contains no pesticides, insecticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. Brewed with imported malt and hops, this 4.2% European-style pilsner offers a light, crisp and refreshing flavour, with a clean finish.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-23-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,599
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
313
pDev:
18.61%
 
 
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6
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Ratings: 313 |  Reviews: 115
Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Seangrdn
1.34/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I will start by saying that I didn't have high expectations when I purchased this. I have been suffering with gut issues for a couple years and the craft ales I dearly love are now pretty well off the menu.

I'm not completely opposed to lighter beer. I grew up drinking American adjuncts and euro lager and my go to now is Bud light (because I tolerate it, not because it's a great beer). I was expecting something similar to light American lager but made from barley malt not rice/corn syrup.

The Six pack of clear bottles I bought was just over four months old so possibly they were past their prime but I checked two stores and both stores had beer from the same batch. If your beer tastes like #[email protected]! after a few months then it's on you to make sure it's not sold once it's turned.

Appearance and feel were both similar to mainstream euro lagers like Stella or Heineken.

Nose and taste were both like a heinous blend of 3% ultra light adjunct lager mixed with a green bottled euro lager that got left outside all summer then buried in snow and drank the following spring: sour skunk water.

Horrid stuff.

I will try it again from a can and if it is better I will slightly raise my rating.

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Photo of Vylo
3.29/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eberesford
3.07/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear gold with a slightly frothy head with moderate lacing. Aroma caramel - a bit skunky. Flavour overly sweet, not much complexity, not much character.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.22/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

i had way higher hopes for this, after seeing it in every bar in town, i thought it might have a little more character. lots of pale lagers up there in ontario, lots of them more or less the same, i thought this might be a little better being organic and all, but its a bit sweet and boring like most of the rest of them, a real let down after getting myself to think this was going to be a winner. its absolutely perfectly clear and golden, itd be sexy if the head lasted any more than a coupe of seconds, really almost flat looking after a minute. smells sweet and adjuncty to me, fresh though, which is an interesting combination, its nonmetallic or chemical at all, but its also not real appealing, usually its sort of both, or rather that the absence of these things in light lager usually means a good one, but not necessarily so this time. pils malt character here, but also some corn or something too, and the lager yeast has no flavor. i wish it wasnt as sweet as it is, and i wish for better carbonation. the fact its organic is awesome, but the brew was a bit of a disappointment, even in a style that i often expect to let me down a little...

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Photo of dogma33
3.78/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PamArnold
1.59/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

The worst beer ever. Skunky smell and terrible debris on the bottom.

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Photo of ih8rt
3.33/5  rDev +5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of sineone
3.53/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csmrx7
2.69/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Simon212
2.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Davepoolesque
2.41/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

On draft at Woodbine. This was pretty awful. Creamy feel, but didn't offer any flavor. Was hoping for something distinctly Canadian that would top Molson or Labatt. This didn't even come close.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StormAles
2.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jcubz
3.21/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Czy
3.21/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of swim
2.63/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of importedfromdet
3.63/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

473 mL can from Canada duty free. Not much aroma, though faint smells of wheat. and grain. Taste is of crisp wheat with malty finish, light hop taste. Very clean throughout. Overall very easy drink. Nothing overpowering. A step above a macro. Crisp and clean.

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Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.44/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JOhn_Molson
3.52/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mack
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ewpass
3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear straw colour with modest head. Ultra-light, inoffensive,very mild lager. Same on tap as bottle. Crisp finish makes it a step above macros.

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Photo of john_hugh7
2.11/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

L- Golden yellow, perfectly transparent
S- Typical Macro lager smell
T- Balanced and sessionable. Lacking body though.
M- Smooth and refreshing, but thin for a craft beer
Overall it's better than a macro beer but weak for a craft lager.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I bought a mixed pack whilst in Hamilton for my son's hockey tournament. It poured a clear yellow with thin white head that left a spotty lace. The scent is faint biscuit . The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink. There was some saaz presence. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid sessionable beer.

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Photo of cknoch
3.84/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 313 ratings