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Mill Street Brewery Original Organic Lager | Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street Brewery Original Organic LagerMill Street Brewery Original Organic Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

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
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
287
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
30.09%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
46
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 107 | Ratings: 287
Reviews by JamesMN:
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3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Mostly translucent straw color with lots of effervescence and a very thin white head.

Aroma: A mix of crystal/pilsen malt and a little bit of corn sweetness. Not much to this aroma.

Taste: It definitely fits in that Euro Pale Lager style. Lots of real malt flavor and sort of a wet grass and biscuit taste that you get with others of the style. It's a pretty sweet palate because of the malts but there is a bit of hop presence to help balance that. There's not really any bitterness but the hops add a nice crispness to the palate and the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with lighter carbonation than you'd expect given the bubbly appearance. Real easy drinking beer.

Final Thoughts: This beer is as advertised; a micro-brewed lager. They seem to have followed common sense and left out any adjuncts. There are some real nice flavors in this one that stay true to the style. While it isn't more that just a slightly above average beer, it's still a far cry from the macro-lagers that elude all conventional wisdom and fly off the shelves.

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Photo of Popsinc
3.2/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear 195ml bottle. Very light, clear pour with a "bubbly" white head. Looks like a sparkling wine without the carbonation.

Smell: Moderatley hopped. Very floral and light.

Taste: Light hoppiness. Corn-like and grainy. Almost vegetable-like qualities. Medium body w/some maltiness. Bland finish.

Mouthfeel: Fuzzy like a gingerale. Not crisp but a more "soapy" mouthfeel.

Drinkablilty: I would probably buy this beer again. While i didn't fall in love with it, it was different enough to make me crave another sample.

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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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2/5  rDev -37.3%

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2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of talbotjf99
3.24/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Swedes21
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of wjimson
2.72/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale in colour with little thin head, a promise of flat watered down beer. Smells acidic and flat, no indication of floral flavours. Taste strange and metallic. The malty taste catches on early but leaves the tongue with a aftertaste of metal and annoying sourness. This taste reminds of homebrew of questionable quality. No floral notes. Hardly bitter at all or enough. One good thing about the beer is that it is not heavy, for those who thinks its a good thing.

Another drinkable beer for the summer. I will settle for their coffee porter instead.

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1.5/5  rDev -53%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poor example of a pilsner, surprised how this beer makes it out of thebrewery. Lots of off flavours, both in the nose and aroma. Clarity is not good either, unless they are shooting for a kellerbier which this does not taste close to.

I enjoy other mill st beers but this one is sub par. It could be a great beer but needs more attention in the brewhaus.

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Photo of roosterbrewer57
4.66/5  rDev +46.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I have had literally hundreds of different beers. I prefer drinkable Pilsner type beers the most as they are more evolved brews. I have also noticed that most beers are produced, including craft beers, with GMO ingredients. No not all beers are organic, do the research and educate yourself. When I discovered Mill St Brewery Organic Lager I was dubious, but after a few six packs I have concluded that it is one of the finest beers brewed in North America and is one of the most drinkable beers I have had the pleasure to indulge in. It has a clean, crisp taste with a smooth finish and one of the very few beers that does not give me acid reflex issues, probably due to its organic ingredients. It is a sublime beer that makes an impression with it's simplicity and honesty.

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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.8/5  rDev +19.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.4/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 20oz pint at a St. Louis Wings something-or-other in downtown Toronto, after an emergency lunchtime phone-call to head office. Good flying spaghetti monster in the sky god - beer me, already!

This beer appears a clear, rather pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat soapy eggshell white head, which leaves a pleasantly thorough array of layered cloudy lace around the glass as it evenly melts away.

It smells of pale grainy malt, breakfast cereals, a hint of tart lemon, and somewhat skunky grassy hops. The taste is more semi-sweet pale cereal malt, faded citrus tones, a subtle hard water minerality, and tame floral and grassy hops.

The carbonation is average - as in just fizzy enough - the body moderately weighted for the style, a tad oily, and generally, unassumingly smooth. It finishes off-dry, the malt hanging on, and a certain vegetal character arising, amongst some lingering floral hops.

A fairly refreshing quaff, but not really anything that close to a German Pils, I gotta say. That bit of pedantry aside, it went well enough with some decent chain restaurant pulled pork, and also, pro tip here - no booze essence swirled about me when I headed back to the client's offices!

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Photo of mintjellie
2.66/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale straw body with 2-3 fingers of tight white head. Decent retention. Some lace left bhind. It's extremely fizzy looking.

Faint sweet grain and hop aroma. Kind of hard to pick up.

Cereal and grassy hops, both very mild. A lemony note in the middle.

Light bodied and gassy. It's a thirst quencher on a hot day, but that carbonation is a bit much.

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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

An Ok beer. Pale with above-average carbonation. More promotion of organic term and the 195 ml. size than quality beer. Hint of honey and lemon mid-sip but like a light taste beer. Low carb too? Aroma is a negative - could be apple cider. Thin mouthfeel. Could get a lady to try a beer.

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Photo of grahuba
3.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ralphs66
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of joemcgrath27
2.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - clear straw golden, short white head dissipated to a very thin random covering
S - corn .... that's about all I can say
T - very corn grainy malt is overwhelming, very light grassy hop note and just a little peppery
M - good carbonation level, watery thin, bready and a little dry finish
D - very one dimensional, easy drinking but only because it's thin and generic, one of their poorer offerings, i suspect they are simply capitalizing on the whole "organic" buzz, which people don't even understand

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2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of randallpink
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of nbarriga
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Appearance: Clear straw color, thin white head, some lacing.
Smell: Sweet, malty, clean.
Taste: Sweet and malty. A touch more hops would be welcome.
Mouthfeel: Light with moderately high carbonation.
Overall: Easy drinking beer. A bit too sweet and light for my taste, but a decent choice to introduce a commercial beer drinker to craft beer.

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Mill Street Brewery Original Organic Lager from Mill Street Brew Pub
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