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:
297
Reviews:
111
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
18.5%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
53
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 297 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of importedfromdet
3.63/5  rDev +13.8%
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 +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JOhn_Molson
3.52/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mack
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ewpass
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ultra-light, inoffensive,very mild lager. Same on tap as bottle.

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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 WoodBrew
3.68/5  rDev +15.4%
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 +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoshuaCCampbell
3.72/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.11/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow body with a surprisingly good amount of well-retained soapy white head. The aroma is fairly yeasty with a tweak of hop twang. Overall a generic beer aroma. The taste is pretty bland with a near tartness coming in around the sides of the palate. The malts that do come through are some drowned cereal tastes, not that great, but no tastes are overpowering. A good beer as a cold summer beer, though honestly I wouldn't go for it again.

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Photo of binno
2.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Dazka
2.66/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Benny_Efkola
3.85/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great hot summer day beer.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boo-urns
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabulous
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ronnyb
3.49/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevofficiel
3.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mill Street Brewery Original Organic Lager.

Look: Clear yellow color. No finger of head.

Smell: You get the malt and the hop.

Taste: Easy drinking, smooth, sweet, grassy notes, bitter hops. Remind me of a Modelo.

Feel: Dry finish, very light.

So overall would I recommend ? As a light beer and an organic beer, Yes but overall, No. A bit disappointed because I was expecting much more. I give it a 3/5 but just because it is my first organic beer.

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Photo of Poljazz22
3.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A nice summer quencher in a German lager style. Some light hop aroma, a bit of bitterness and some light malts.
Easy to drink and refreshing. Makes you want to drink it German style in a yard glass.

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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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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.42/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear straw color with lots of pearly activity. Foamy white 3 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with very faint legs. Flavors of sweet grains, barley, lemon, caramel, faint floral and herbal spices. Sugary and a little syrupy, faint bitter noble hops. Slick and smooth light body with crispy carbonation. Light finish, short and clean, with lingering sweet malts and faint grassy hops. Very fresh with a pleasant soft sharpness. Perfect in a hot summer day. Faint flavors but with quality ingredients, doesn't feel adjunct. Good interpretation of the style. Overall good quality craft.

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Photo of Socialiste
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.68/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - This beer pours a slightly hazy straw color with 3 fingers white foamy head!. The head fades leaving a half finger on top. The carbonations does seem fairly active in this beer.

Aroma - This is a very doughy lager, I get a white breads dough up front followed by grass, floral hops, and that same clean lager smell that lager yeast emits from almost every lager,

Taste - Crackey pilsner malt dominates and is followed loyally by a well balanced mix of hey, floral hops, earthy hops and that crisp clean lager yeast taste Simple but it works.

Feel - Light body, clean and crisp dry finish really not a bad german pils.

Overall - This is a perfect german pils for someone who wants the taste from the hops without a massive amount of the associated bitterness, relatively speaking that is (non ipa drinkers XD) there are lots of floral and earthy/grassy notes as well as big bready aromas and cracker flavors. Well executed for an organic beer!

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Photo of woodychandler
3.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I am beginning to sound like a proselyte, I know, but I am a huge fan of the BCCA after attending the Spring Thaw 2016 show in Mechanicsburg last weekend! I really thought that it was just going to CANsist of looking at CANtiques, but I was elated to find out that people bring current micros for sale/trade/share, including this one & one other Mill Street from a couple who also sold me a belt & buckle. I am now BCCA # 34897.

From the CAN: "Our Original Organic Lager is the pure, refreshing beer that launched Mill Street Brewery. Smooth and crisp with a distinctively clean finish, it is brewed with the finest organic ingredients and aged 2-3 times longer than ordinary beer. At Mill Street, we lovingly brew our signature beers in small batches and carefully guard their reputation for unsurpassed quality and [CAN]sistency."; "Proof that Organic is Better"; "Certified Organic By OCIA".

The Crack! was somewhat subdued and I began to worry that the dented CAN may have been CANpromised at some point. Even the gentlest of Glugs allayed my fears as three-plus fingers of dense, fluffy, rocky, bone-white head came roaring up, leaving nice lacing as it slowly fell. Color was a slightly hazy Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2). Nose smelled of lemon zest and biscuit malt. Mouthfeel was kind of thin, not precisely watery, but not much more, either. The taste had the clean, honey-like sweetness of adjunct-free lager along with a light biscuit flavor. Finish was semi-dry, clean, definitely a lager. It was a simple beer, but one that would not be out of place in a cooler on a hot, humid summer's day.

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Mill Street Brewery Original Organic Lager from Mill Street Brew Pub
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