Mill Street Brewery Original Organic Lager | Mill Street Brew Pub

BA SCORE
75
okay
299 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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:
299
Reviews:
111
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
18.5%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
53
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 299 |  Reviews: 111
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!

 964 characters

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.

 1,601 characters

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beersareonme
3.42/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

 174 characters

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

Photo of fortyfield
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sherillc
2.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.4/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of al_al1357
3.27/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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.

 477 characters

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

Photo of pimko
2.58/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of mylespetro
3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

 356 characters

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

Photo of rickfos
2.94/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Electros
3.56/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanadianBeerBlogger
2.81/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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 Sathanas
3.21/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

 878 characters

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

 424 characters

Mill Street Brewery Original Organic Lager from Mill Street Brew Pub
3.19 out of 5 based on 299 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe