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: Euro 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
Ratings:
304
Reviews:
112
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
18.18%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
54
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +56.7%

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5/5  rDev +56.7%

Photo of Shmeffrey
4.8/5  rDev +50.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my favorite easy-drinking beers.

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4.77/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pale yellow liquid...bright white, fine froth resolves slowly.
The smell is encouraging. A belt of aromatic hops right away almost completely covers the crackery Cheerios scent underneath. These are sticky, honeyed hops here. A very clean aromatic image.

In the mouth it's steely and dry with shy fizzics. It doesn't need a lot of gas to structure the malt though, as this beer is almost completely attenuated. Breezy curls of hay, lemon peel and bitter rocks twist on the lengthy finish. This is an impeccably balanced light beer. Outrageously refreshing.

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4.75/5  rDev +48.9%

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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4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

Photo of RyanBelle
4.4/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a VERY good beer. It's charm lies in the fact that it's organic. It's very, very balanced, with the only slightly weak point of the beer being the mouthfeel. The mouthfeel is still above average, I must add. It's a light, but not watered-down taste. It has plenty of flavor.

A - Wonderful. Presentation wants me crack one open, regardless of what lies inside.

S - Wonderful. It's earthy, and sweet.

T - The best light beer I've tried to date. Mill St. is doing their organic lager right. Very tasty. Nice corn notes, after a slightly malty start. Not a super filling beer, which makes it ideal for sessions, but it is also the perfect casual light beer...only difference being that this beer has plenty of taste.

M - Good. It's got the right balance of carbonation going on, and its crisp on the palate. Above average, even though its the weakest point of the beer to me.

D - Oh yes. I would gladly drink a bunch of these and enjoy every last drop. It's a session beer, but with flavor, so it can be enjoyed too!

Great beer.

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Photo of inebrius
4.39/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clusters of gooey aroma ease up the sides of the glass, marshmallow oat treats baked in a fruitwood fired oven, old struck matches in morning wet meadows. Flavors crisp and clean touched by light honey and an acute finish of oak flavored greens.

This beer is designed for day hikes: a modest container, an ability to maintain good flavor--improve even--as it warms, refreshing and intricate. Pack a dozen in the rucksack and crack 'em for contemplation at the top of Sugarloaf.

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Photo of Derek
4.3/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Surprisingly clear; slight yellow hue; white head, not much retention, but some nice lacing.

S: Pleasant hop aroma (grassy and slightly metallic), with an underlying malty breadyness.

T: Good hop flavour (grassy with a slight metallic mineralness); surprisingly malty for it's weight & colour (bread & toffee). Crisp bitterness. I actually prefer the flavour of this over their Pilsner, and would've guessed the alchol was around 5%.

M: Light to moderate body (not too watery for its weight); modest carbonation.

D: HIGHLY drinkable.

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Photo of citylifelover
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of marburg
4.16/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As pale as yellow can be without being off-white. Bright, lightning white foam. Nondescript yet snappy, crisp grainy aroma -- Grape Nuts or some other crunchy unsugared cereal -- with mildly fruity aroma hops. Dried apricots perhaps? Sort of a trail mix. Very crisp, very balanced, very easy. Refreshing, really. The single best beer in this style to act as a post-lawnmowing beer.

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Photo of akdo
4.09/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly dark gold beer with a nice smell. Although I drank the beer in a bottle at a Mexican restaurant, I could smell the beer's hint of sweetness right away.

Speaking about the taste, the Mill Street Original Organic Lager's hopiness is more or less noticeable unlike that of Bitburger, for instance. It takes a back seat to the semi-sweet taste of its malted barley. Moreover, some people have complained about the head vanishing quickly. Because I had this beer in a bottle, its head always re-appeared whenever I shook the bottle.

Thirdly, because it is marketed as a lager, Mill Street Original Organic Lager is a step up compared to Moosehead. This is because the taste of the former is bland due to a lack of malt or malted barley.

Finally, although Mill Street Original Organic Lager is not necessarily my favourite beer, it still has its place in a party or a BBQ.

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Photo of JustinBathurst
4.05/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a small but bubbly and frothy head for the first, and a fairly substantial one the second time. An extremely clear straw gold. Looks great.

Smells of floral hops, apple cider, celery (which seems strong at times).

Has a crisp, hoppy, bitter, but well-balanced, taste. Some honey sweet. It lacks the overwhelming metallic taste of many local beers I've had of late (which would be fine if it didn't take your tongue hostage). Only downside to the taste is the somewhat neutral bitter finish, which detracts from the rest of the positives.

The retro-leaning logo, sleek bottle and mass-appeal of this beer suggest that it is everything that Steam Whistle tries to be (except for organic, I guess). Only downside is the small bottle which requires you to plow through two bottles to get your usual one.

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Photo of gmattkennedy
4.01/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer tasted so close to a a traditional Belgian beer, I couldn't tell the difference. The beer looks ok, and smells light but the flavor is top notch. I just wish they would remove the word "Organic" from the label. Adds nothing to the desire to drink it.

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Photo of ThinkAgain
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of williamv0123
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of S_Dal
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of PorterPro125
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type:

A- Clear Golden straw colour with a 1 1/2 finger foamy white head. LIttle bit of lacing on the glass. Good head retention.

S- Cracker, bread, grass, light citrus. Lots of malty action!

T- Follows the taste to the T. Extremely refreshing.

M- Light body and lively carbonation.

O- One of the best European Style Lagers to come out of North America (that I've tried anyway). Crisp and Malty.

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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Mill Street Brewery Original Organic Lager from Mill Street Brew Pub
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