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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Ratings: 304 |  Reviews: 112
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.

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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.

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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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Photo of superspak
3.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce can into lager glass, no can dating. Pours slightly hazy pale straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Okay aromas with balanced pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with decent strength. A bit estery, but not too bad. Taste of lemon, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors in the taste with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a very solid Euro pale lager style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

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

Photo of JobiWanKenob
3.69/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A nice, clean, crisp beer. Can drink 6 or more during an evening without feeling weighed down or over-doing it. Highly recommended and will purchase again!

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Photo of Foley67
3.76/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunman3
2.71/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

There is really not much to write about here. It is brightly coloured and has a finger of fizzy head that does not hang around for long. There is a bit of a floral aroma and some sweet bread in the flavour. I would be hard pressed to tell this apart from most macro lagers. If it's better for our world because it is organic, groovy. As a beer, it's really not my thing.

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Photo of Wajohnst
2.7/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bigmrred
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaisell
2.89/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BcCraft710
3.74/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SenorBiggles
2.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

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

Not an undrinkable pilsner but nothing you want to try more than once.
Nice touch with the "organic lager" marketing but that in itself will not turn an average beer into a good one.

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

Photo of imfinished
3.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of nickfl
3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 Merlin68
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Alfr_d
3.02/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mtomlins
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Mill Street Brewery Original Organic Lager from Mill Street Brew Pub
3.19 out of 5 based on 304 ratings.
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