Mill Street Doppel Pils | Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street Doppel PilsMill Street Doppel Pils

Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TheHammer on 11-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of WillAndSarah
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Bright clear golden, tall white head went above the rim and retained endlessly
S - Grassy, grainy, light metallic, light bready
T - Dry grassy and metallic hops, significant bready malt backbone, light pepper
M - Medium to light body, has the crispiness of a classic pils with a bit of breadiness
O - A style I've rarely seen around, hoping to find more, this is a good one

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Photo of ChrisCage
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a copper color that is chill hazed and has a white colored head that retains itself, eventually settling into a thick film over the beer. Carbonation looks to be mild and the lacing is's not very sticky but it's thick.

S- This is a malt heavy smelling Pils, with some floral/citrus notes.....the finish smells slightly bitter, and there is just a hint of alcohol....different aromas than I expected but it's nice overall!

T- While this tastes of a Pilsner, this is more robust and sweeter.....more malty would describe this best. There is an alcoholic tinge that lingers on the palate but doesn't offend, and the finish is still somewhat of citrus like, leafy bitters. Somewhat creamy/yeasty overall.

M/O- This is medium/full bodied and the carbonation, while not super crisp, is still quite noticeable. Would flabby be a good term for this beer, as far as mouthfeel goes?....I'm not sure, but it is thick and lingering on the palate. The bitter finish sticks to the back of my mouth too. Overall, I don't mind this's good....just different. It's somewhat complex, and I like it. Too bad this is no longer brewed!

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Photo of DaPan
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

355ml bottle, part of a seasonal mixed pack here in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden amber hue, with two flabby fingers of puffy, creamy white head, which leaves some Rorschach pattern splatters of lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of grainy, biscuity, somewhat musty malt, a bit of pithy citrus, and prominent grassy, leafy old-world hops. The taste is wet hay, where some of that moisture is malt liquor, sour aged lemon, a sharp breadiness, which is kind of hard to otherwise picture, and some sturdy grassy, weedy, and rather bitter hops.

The carbonation is pretty assertive, but in a generally non-threatening way, the body medium-light in weight, and haltingly smooth, the hops and alcohol making themselves a mild nuisance. It finishes fairly dry, the graininess of the malt and the uptick in ABV still at the mercy of the pungent (relatively speaking) noble Bohemian hops.

An interesting venture, doubling, or doppeling, or whatever, a style that is really just fine on its own, more than fine, actually. But here we are, through the looking glass, and it turns out that a Czech Pils can take the heat, as it were, especially when it's in the hands of a careful, attendant brewer. I'm a little surprised that this isn't listed as an Imperial Pilsner here, where I'm sure it would do very well.

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Photo of TheHammer
3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this from their 10th anniversary Winter Mix pack.

Appearance: Poured with two solid fingers of frothy head with a golden blonde body that boast ample carbonation. Moderate lacing although turned into a mere froth island of head in short order.

Smell: Fruity and floral as health doses of grapefruit, orange and hops compliment a pear and apple malt, which is reigned in by a floral note that reminds me of Azaleas. Didn't take a lot of warming to come out, and given that this is meant to be a double hopped pilsner, I'd say it just squeaks in at a perfect score.

Taste:The floral hops are the dominant flavour throughout the beer, as the mild caramel malt with a pear hint doesn't seem to make much of an appearance, as the floral hops trump it only to rise to meet it's more citrus counterparts, and still come out on top. It's a little bit too hoppy for my liking, but the balance of hops is interesting.

Mouthfeel: The first sip of this beer was crisp and refreshing. Over time though, the hop oil cling begins to set it, leaving a filmy taste and builds an unpleasant sharpness. The mild floral aftertaste somehow manages to remain nice, even though it so dominates during the drinking of the beer. Good carbonation though.

Drinkability: The carbonation gets a little bit out of control on this one, and as stated with the mouthfeel, it be becomes harder to drink, the more of it you have. It manages to stay crisp enough though and refreshing enough though.

Final Thoughts: I'll salute Mill St for brewing a higher hop pilsner well, and if you are a hop head who enjoyed Mill St. Pilsner, this will be a great beer. However, for me the hop character drowns out the malt and mild fruity yeast elements. Still good though.

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Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of thehyperduck
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355 mL bottle from their 10th Anniversary seasonal sampler, one of two brews inside it that I've never tried before. As a pale lager enthusiast, the concept of a double pilsener is definitely relevant to my interests, so I have high hopes going into this one.

Pours a deep golden colour with a twinge of amber, and topped with one finger of dense, frothy white head that dissipates into a foamy collar and cap within a few minutes' time. The aroma is pleasant, comprised mainly of bready, doughy malts, lemony citrus and some grassiness. Nothing fancy, but appropriate for the style and definitely a little stronger than most pilsener aromas.

At first the flavour is dominated by a firm backbone of crackery, grainy malt sweetness. This maltiness remains present throughout the sip, but is eventually overtaken by a big wallop of grassy, citrusy, floral, almost spicy noble hop flavous. Their dryness lingers into the aftertaste, encouraging rapid sips, perhaps not the best idea given the 7% (which doesn't strongly affect the flavour profile). On the light side of medium-bodied, with relatively high levels of carbonation that cut through the bitterness nicely. For a fairly strong lager, this is pretty drinkable stuff, but I think two would be plenty for me per night before I'd need to move on to something with a milder feel to it.

Final Grade: 3.73, a solid B. Mill Street's Doppel Pils is a solid Euro-style strong lager, and definitely the best lager I've tried from them in recent memory. Covers a lot of the traits I like about Czech pilseners, with the extra abv and noble hop bite amplifying the flavour profile when compared to more orthodox offerings. Mill Street should consider placing this in all of their samplers instead of including their Organic Lager and Stock Ale in every single one. I mean, one of those per sampler would be plenty... but I digress. Ranting aside, both pilsener and strong lager fans should consider this one well worth a try.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a light copper colour, finger of head with some retention and some nice sporadic lacing.

S - Scent is mild but and is dominated by grainy grassy hop notes, buttered bread and toasted crackers.

T - Again a tad mild, grainy bready malts dominate, hints of grassy hops, citrus zest and a ABV sweetness. A grassy wheat and bready flavour lingers alongside a citrus bitterness.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - A tasty brew that boasts a decent flavour profile. By no means mind blowing, but respectable and easy drinking. The higher ABV is relatively well hidden making this potentially sessionable.

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Photo of mintjellie
3.66/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Deep golden colour, poorly retained off-white head, spotty lace. The baking bread aroma also shows floral and lemon zest notes. A hint of diacetyl, but that's ok. Some bohemian lagers, Golden Pheasant for example, do have that character. Doughy malt up front, sweet but not overly so, with a delicate buttery note. Lemony/spicy hops and medium bitterness in the long finish. Medium bodied with somewhat low carbonation. Feels smooth and overly slick. While the diacetyl doesn't overwhelm the aroma or taste, it is a little much in the mouthfeel. It actually feels a little bit greasy. Otherwise, this is a pretty good beer. But it could be a lot better if they dialed back on the diacetyl.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle poured into tulip 5/12/12

A clear golden yellow with lots of streams of bubbles going up the sides, thumbs width of foam falls to a thin film after a few sips leaving a single ring of lace

S loads of grassy noble hops, some citrus and honey mixing with biscuit and bread, just a little booze and sweet toffee

T more booze and less of the grassy hops that was working for the smell, a little sweet and just a little cardboard and lemon

M a little foamy and not the smoothest beer going down, just a little booze burn and a strange sweet malt liquor like finish

O looked and smelled solid but didn't quite carry through, decent brew but I was debating 4.5 for the nose but it was a high point in the brew

decent Imperial Pil but there's room for improvement, I like the Noble hops but starts to remind me of corny malt liquor but the time it warmed up

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Photo of Muhly
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 355 mL bottle into a Negra Modelo glass.

A-Pours with minimal white foamy head that disappears quite quickly. Little bits of lacing left on the glass as I tip to drink. Very clear gold colour with moderate carbonation.

S-Not a ton of aroma. Lots of light malts as one would expect with a pilsner, but also a bit of toast that makes it quite nice. I don't detect any hops.

T-Lots of light crisp maltiness up front and some bready sweetness. A mild hop bitterness as the taste reaches the back of the mouth. Dry and clean finish.

M-Relatively dry and light, slightly effervescent. The carbonation gives it a refreshing quality.

O-I'll place the caveat that I quite enjoy pilsners and this is a nice one. Lots of light malt as one would expect, but the bread-like sweetness adds a hint of complexity. It is not a super complex or challenging beer, but I could drink more than a few of these in one sitting.

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Photo of korguy123
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear amber pour. Three finger snow white head. Lacing is glued to the glass.

Sweet pilsener malts, digestive cookies, lemongrass, and light citrus.
Pilsener aroma? Yup. Double hopped? Doesn't seem like it.

Caramel and digestive cookies, crisp, clean pilsner flavors. In the finish I'm getting an interesting popcorn taste.

Light body, decent carbonation, slightly chewy.

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Photo of SebD
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice semi-cloudy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grainy malts, grassy hops, some breadiness and some citrus.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet grainy malts, grassy/floral hops, some breadiness and light citrus.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle from a Mill Street mixed sample pack, and poured into a Mill Street glass.

Pours a deep golden hue - it certainly shows its weight here. About a half inch of head, recedes into a ring of foam, which dissolves after a short time. Some lacing.

Nose is sweet and malty, with some noble hops and a touch of citrus.

Interesting brew - still trying to figure out what I make of the "imperial" effect here. Certainly tastes like a pilsner, but with an added sweetness. Finishes with pilsner hops and a touch of lemon. Not as crisp as a pilsner should be, but that's to be expected.

Heavier than your classic pilsner, carbonation is brisk.

While it probably isn't going to be something I regularly look for, the brew is certainly worth while. If you're looking for something pilsner-like with a bit of heft that tastes genuine, this would do the trick. I just prefer my pilsners to be lighter and crisper, and with a more pronounced hop profile.

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Photo of CurtisD
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little different style from Mill Street. The higher ABV and extra hopping rate make this beer quite interesting and certainly a nice addition to the mixed pack. The mouthfeel is full and the finish is quite long. Could be a little more nuanced but still a nice effort and a style not often seen in Canada.

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Photo of peensteen
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden colour, cap of whiteish head, light lace. Smell is malty with sweeter caramel, grassy and zesty hops, lemon, fruity with some apple and pear, little whiff of alcohol. Taste is of grainy malt, some bitter hops, lemon, apple juice like flavours, fruity sweet finish. Light carbonation, medium bodied, bit of thickness at parts. This was OK but something easily forgetable I would say.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

355ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO - Part of the winter mix 6 pack for 13$

Appearance - Clear gold colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint acing. The head lasted for 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, noble hops, corn

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste corn mixed with some malts and grains. There is also some noble hops and some grassy/herbal flavours along with a caramal/cookie sweetness. It ends with a bit of a lingering bitterness.

Overall - Not bad at all.. it just seems to have a little too much sweet malt flavour to it. A decent addition to a mix 6 pack but not something I'd want an entire 6 pack of. Another above average beer fro this brewer.

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Mill Street Doppel Pils from Mill Street Brew Pub
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 37 ratings