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:
305
Reviews:
112
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
18.18%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
54
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 305 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of tomghiley
1/5  rDev -68.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

let me learn you something people, all beer is organic, thats a fact, good on this brewery for capitalizing on the word "organic" as a marketing ploy, because it has worked to sell this truly horrendous beer. looks like water, smells like paper, tastes a lot like paper, not just because it might have some light damage due to the clear bottles, but even in a can or on draft, it absolutely tastes awful, any time i've had this beer, its way too carbonated or completely flat.

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1/5  rDev -68.7%

Photo of huzelj
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 cyrenaica
1.61/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

222ml bottle
4.2% ABV

I tried this beer on April 30, 2008 after purchasing an assorted 6 pack of Ontario Craft Brews from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a translucent gold colour with a generous white head which settled down immediately. Tons of effervescence. The smell was very very sour. Almost a turn off. The mouthfeel was light to medium bodied, lots of carbonation. The flavour was a ton of grain with a little bit of hops. Not a beer I would try again.

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Photo of Danielr26
1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of Viggo
1.9/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear golden, small off white head that goes really fast, no lacing. Smell is sweet, some honey, grains, citrus, skunk. Taste is sweet and honeyish up front, citrus in middle, but almost no flavour. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Good thing this comes in a small bottle because I would not want to drink a full 12 oz.

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Photo of Tyler_V2
1.9/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Although I enjoy some of Mill Street's products, I'm personally not a fan of their organic lager. The beer doesn't have a lot of flavour, but the taste that it does have takes away from the refreshing aspect of the beer for me. The hop character in the beer is hardly noticed, and the beer always tastes a little skunky to me. All beers are worth a try, but Mill Street has some much better options than their organic lager.

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2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of Dalia
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of falconxman
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of irish6174
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of goalie35
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of inspektor
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of IdeaSpeeder
2/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Serving Type - 341ml clear bottle poured into pilsner glass.

Appearance - Pours a clear pale straw colour. Bright white head which dissipates quickly, leaving behind a small amount of lacing.

Smell - Very faint. What's there is giving off some 'bready' notes and hints of grass.

Taste - Considerably under-hopped for the style. Some bread and straw notes. Some sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation for the style. Very, very light.

Overall - 2/5 Side note: A pils plain enough to be mistaken for an american adjunct. Not that it's necessarily bad, its just that it isn't really anything. 'Beer' flavoured beer?

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2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of XmnwildX12
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of john_hugh7
2.11/5  rDev -33.9%
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 kevinlater
2.25/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of aforbes10
2.32/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Was given a bottle of this my a friend (who i'm sure has a BA account, but i dont know her screenname). She is my Mill St. supplier and this one was new to me. Tiny little bottle made me feel like a giant. Poured like watery straw juice. Smelled like corn drippings and old beer. Tastes like the High Life, Canada style. Thin, corny, vaguely sour. Thin and watery. Not a winner, Mill St....maybe that's why it's in such a small bottle: no one wants to drink a full 12oz. good karma for being organic, i suppose, but who knows what that even means anymore. Stick with the coffee porter (i just had another and it's quite a delicious treat).

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Photo of trevorwideman
2.33/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

222ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Weird size, glass bottle.

Pours a very pale straw, this is light lager territory to be sure. Mellow carbonation and almost no head at all. Little in the way of lace either. Nasty nose, this is one bottle that might have been under the lights a little too long. Skunky, a little bit of apple juice sweetness and crackery malt.

Taste is pretty awful. Sweet, a little too much in my opinion, but it does at least lend flavour to a pretty weak beer. A little bit of grass and graininess. Unfortunately, the skunkiness transmits to the beer as well. This is way past it's prime. It's too bad. Thin mouthfeel, carbonation is about right. Medium-Dry finish. If this was fresh it might not be brutal, but as it is it's nearly a drain pour. Too bad Mill Street.

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2.36/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer is pretty much a standard yellow lager. There is very little aroma, and what there is is vaguely bready and sweet with zero hops presence. The taste is sweet and bready, with very little bitterness, and that's about all. It may be micro-brewed and organic, but flavour-wise it tastes like a mass-produced factory beer. There is nothing bad about it, it's just not that good; and it certainly isn't worth paying any extra money for.

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Photo of drinkininthewood
2.4/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served from a 222ml clear mini bottle. No BB date shown.

A- Light yellow/gold in color, with an aggressive head of crackling foam which doesn't lace and diminishes fairly quickly.

S- Oraganic skunks...just kidding. The beer does have a fairly skunky aroma to it mixed with some maltiness as well as some grains.

T- Is mostly of grains, and tastes very adjuncty unfortunatley. Some malt is noticed with little or no hops. Similar to most mass produced Mexican brews (ie. corona, sol, you get the picture) Does have a decent clean and crisp finish i will admit.

M- Carbonation is ok, body is fairly light, cant shake the skuny taste from my mouth.

D- Probably better in the scorching hot days of summer instead of a winter blizzard.

Overall Mill St. has some awsome brews, but sadly this is not one of them. Its hard to believe that the brewery survived considering this was their first offering. I wish i could say that this is a step up from your typical macro but thats not the case. I will try the Tap version to make a final review of the beer. And why the mini bottles? Why do brewers do this?

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Photo of kjyost
2.4/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I am not an organic guy, nor a clear bottle (See the Skunk!) guy, but this came in the mixed 6, so be it...

Pours a pale golden colour reminiscent of a BMC lager. There is a small white head with little lacing. The aroma is mainly a light bready malt with a slight spicy hop in there. Not nearly enough aroma for my liking. The body of the beer is exactly like the nose, a bit of malt, a light bitterness but crisp with a slight lingering unpleasantness on the tongue. Good carbonation and feels clean in the mouth, until the lingering flavour appears. Drinkability is significantly hampered by that...

Quite clearly made for organic people that are BMC lovers, not craft drinkers. Looking for craft organic? Drink a Beau's.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
2.41/5  rDev -24.5%
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 djcreepshow
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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