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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: 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
Ranking:
#43,718
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
307
pDev:
18.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
56
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 307 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of Boo-urns
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabulous
3.15/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ronnyb
3.49/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevofficiel
3.04/5  rDev -4.4%
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 +14.2%
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 +46.5%
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 +7.5%
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 -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.68/5  rDev +15.7%
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 +4.4%
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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Photo of NeoClassicist
3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beersareonme
3.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A great lager. Smooooooooth. And with a velvety finish on your tongue. If you want just a straight forward lager for you and your mates, you cannot go wrong with this one.

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Photo of kevinlater
2.25/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of fortyfield
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sherillc
2.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.4/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of al_al1357
3.27/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of grahuba
3.71/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of phamda
3.71/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tomghiley
1/5  rDev -68.6%
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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Photo of DJoe
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pimko
2.58/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of S_Dal
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mylespetro
3.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Golden straw colour, crystal clear. Half a finger of white head, almost no lacing. Very fine carbonation.
S - Grain, corn, malt, cut grass.
T - Very similar to the smell of the beer. Corn, malt, slight citrus and grass, and a hint of funk that offsets the crispness.
M - Very light, bright mouthfeel. Not too dry.
O - An average easy-drinking pilsener.

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Photo of BigBry
3.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Mill Street Brewery Original Organic Lager from Mill Street Brew Pub
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 307 ratings
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