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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
Draught at the brewpub
Amber color, creamy head. The aroma is a bit dusty. Dry caramel flavor, dusty too, and with too much roastiness; relatively strong bitterness.
More an anonymous American Amber than a ESB.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
Amber-red colour. Some caramel nose. Some breadcrust malts and herbal hops on the palate. Earthy, caramelly taste. Well-balanced with a slight herbal hop note. Earthy finish. Nice bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (10139) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (8719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
Foamy off-white head, on dark yellow body. Malty aroma, where are the hops?On-tap at the brewery in its first week. Bitter but medium mouhfeel. Lagerish taste,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
Deep amber pour. The aroma is quite leafy and hoppy. A nice herbal hoppiness along with a soft toasted malt component as well. There is a little kiss of toffee but thte beer isnít overly sweet either. Nicely fruity out on the finish. Soft palate - itís not as dry as I might lime but itís a nice, fruity/hoppy ESB. Fairly rich and quite tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2007
Draught at the brewpub. Lightly hazy amber brown with not much head. A glass transfer to share later earnes a fairly big one. Muted aroma of flat toasty caramel malt. Light bitterness and a light hint of toasty malt in the flavour that fosters a sharp bite in the caramel malt. Hops add little beyond the bitterness. Average palate. Will try this again sometime as this was clearly not as good as the other ratings here.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6866) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle. Brassy golden colour, medium white head. Aroma is grainy with light toffee, a little weak. Flavours are dull, watery toffee and grains, metallic note in the finish. A poor example of a style that ranges widely. Maybe the ingredients were authentic, but the craftsmanship missed the mark.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (6696) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2012
Few ounce sample from bottle, pours clear copper with a small white head. Aroma of English malts, bready and citrus hops. Flavour of English malt, stale bread and watery metallic malt. Not very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 16, 2007
On tap @ Volo, Toronto
Pint of clear amber with typical to bitter ales bright white top.
Fresh grainy nose with good dose of refreshing hops.
I liked this ale . Good , clean work . Malt base developed well, hoppy presence to no much (itís not IPA), but felt all right. Itís nothing you will go crazy for but gotta say that it was brewed with out any major faults. Clean, solid brew. Light enough to be perfect choice as local session beer. Feel like having good chat with friends on Friday eve, this might be the beer to choose for.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2006
Draught at the Mill Street Brewpub. Pours a hazy amber-orange with an average size lasting foamy white head. Nice hoppy aroma with some malt and fruit -- well balanced. Flavourís sweeter then expected with equal amounts of sweet malt and hops and a light bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good, this is a nice version of the style.


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