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Brewed by Mill St. Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Toronto, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bitters have been the common drink in English pubs for decades. Mill St ESB uses only traditional ingredients, Marris Otter malt and Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops, all imported from England. With light malt and hops in the nose, this copper coloured ale gives rise to a malty body with hints of chocolate and black currents. The hoppiness is always present but never out of balance in this style.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9939) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
A lightly hazed dark amber with a thick moka head. Aroma of caramel malt and mashed pea. In mouth, a rather chalky and boring ale, almost lager like, no British hops, medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, August 7 2010.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (1841) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2010
Cask, Mill Street Brewery, Toronto, ON, Canada. Light brown, citrus caramel aroma. Smooth with a lemon citrus burn at the back of the throat.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrManning (2006) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
Fresh sample from a growler. Thanks to my friend Adil. A hazed copper pour, with one finger of beige froth. Nose of toasty malts, fresh floral hops, some lemon, bread, cookie dough. Tastes of toasty sweet malts, nready, with zesty floral hops, a bit grassy too. Not really ESB like, more of a hoppy amber. Finishes with a nice lengthy bitterness. Good. Thanks Adil!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2362) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
On tap at brewpub. Pours a alightly murky dark orange to brown with medium-sized slighty off-white head. Mild caramel malt and fruity hop nose. Taste has caramel, fruit and light citrus and has a reasonably bitter finish. Medium bodied. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2664) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 27, 2009
Dry hopped and on cask at Volo cask days ramp up. Appearance: dark rusty orange with a small but lasting head. Aroma: bitter malt, damp wood. Flavour: nice muted dry malt, wood, a reasonable amount of hops in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2009
Growler from the brewery. Pours light copper in colour, with an average head. Aroma is mildy bitter. Flavour is bitter, with earthy finish. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
At the brewpub. Dark orange/brown. Nice head. Fruity, caramel nose. Went down well, good bitter finish. Not much in the flavour department, but a decent afternoon pint.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Draft @ Mill Street (Toronto): Poured an amber color with a nice head. The aroma was bitter and sweet. The flavor was grass, earth, bitters and hops. Overall, easily drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1960) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 9, 2009
On draft at Mill Street Brewpub. Deep amber in colour with medium carbonation. Fairly malty aromas along with notes of stewed berry fruit. More malt notes in the mouth, along with toffee, toasted nuts, more fruit, and a hint of grassy + earthy hops. Well balanced overall, with a fair bit of bitterness. A good effort, but plays a little too safe.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWS9 (476) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
On tap at the Grad Club. Ruby brown, with a decent head. Simple but effective hops and caramel malt in the aroma. Bread, malt, and a slight grassy hop touch, with caramel and chocolate undertones. Smooth finish, though a little sticky and could use some bitterness. Quality brew.


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