JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2009 On tap at the Kick Off in Waterloo. Taps a hazy golden with a huge white head. Aroma is synthetic fruit and garbage malts, yeast, sweet. Flavour is WAY too sweet, totally unbalanced, a mess in fact. Very little peach, some dry yeastiness is screaming for attention but is drowned out by all the sweetness. It’s like they added way too much bad candi-sugar to their regular Wit. I respect Mill St. and generally like their stuff, but this stuff is so pathetic and awful I’m actually offended. Why not try a Berliner Weisse? Since I’ve read many a brewer talking about how easy a style it is to do, and they’d totally get to corner the market on it given it’s the only example of it outside of Quebec, for this entire country, and it could be mild enough that you wouldn’t have to worry about scaring off the apparently psychotically xenophobic Ontario beer drinker (not that those types would never touch Mill St. anyways). End rant. Worst Mill St. brew I’ve had.
AWS9 (440) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mill Street Brew Pub. Pours a radiant yellowy-gold with a slight head. Actually quite a beautiful colour, perfect for a fruit beer of this variety. Light, largely smooth, with a prominent peachiness and citrus extracts, plus some hop. They’ve found a very nice balance for a fruit beer with this one. Fruit beers struggle for me when they are overbearing in some sense.