Brewed by Mill St. Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Formerly known as Sparkling Ale (6/05)
A golden export-style ale made from only malt and hops, no fillers or adjuncts. A brillant golden colour gives a “sparkling” appearance as the gas escapes from the glass. The natural sweetness of the malt is perfectly balanced by the bitterness derived from the hops. This beer represents the way blonde ales were made 100 years ago.

RobBestwick's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobBestwick (631) - Calgary, Alberta, - AUG 3, 2010
Bottled. Sweet floral aroma. Golden hue with very little head. Nicely balanced hops and malts, medium bodied with grassy notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Da_beers (1) - Nunavut, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
The colour for a blond/golden is pretty solid. Aroma is pretty soft/weak, however not necessarily a bad thing. Taste is a nice soft taste and isn’t too high on a traditional "beer" taste. Overall a very solid beer from mill St. For the price, this is definitly a solid beer choice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reimer96 (1426) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
This beer is a perfect example of why craft beer should be consumed over macro... So as long as it’s not skunked in the clear bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma of sweet pale malts, fruity esthers and grainy. Taste is pretty much the same providing flavor and very little hop flavor and no bitterness but crisp like a blond ale should be with malt flavors. Nice summer session patio beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Despite being in a clear body I never got any skunk from this one. Taste of bread and hay with light grassy hops. A reasonable body with a sweeter aftertaste. I like the look of it in the clear bottle. Wouldn’t normally buy it, but it comes in the taster pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cmacklin (325) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
341 ml bottle. Pours a clear, pale gold with a thin white head. Aroma is malt and grain. Flavour is malt, with mild hops and a dry, bitter finish. Light body, watery texture and average carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Johnsense (910) - - DEC 12, 2013
Clear gold pour, a finger of head. Not much to get excited about here....a slightly fruity, minimally hoppy ale. On the other hand, this was a welcome break from sleemans at the staff holiday party.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
Golden pour, clear, with a tall white head. Slightly gingerbready nose. Otherwise nondescript and grainy. Very generic beer palate. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lesifflebiere (1383) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Généreuse mousse blanche, sur un liquide bien doré qui émet peu d’odeurs, sinon des céréales blondes et un tout petit peu de sucre. En bouche, elle est assez ronde, présente très peu de flaveurs de houblons, et est plutôt mince, comme on pouvait s’y attendre. Bière de soif sans grande personnalité ni attraits, mais qui joue bien son rôle, bien que celui-ci soit plutôt simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2194) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
On tap at Toronto airport. Pours clear ligth brown with low white head. Aroma is of malt, some fruits (apples). Taste is of apples, pils-like stuff, malt. Palate: Ligth. Overall: Not too bad, but not interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BreWedge (355) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
341 ml bottle @ Petit Bill's Ottawa. Pours a super clear pale yellow with a moderate white head. Aroma is grain dominant with some sweet malts present. Tastes are grain, mild alcohol and a faint hoppy bitterness. Relatively thin body, carbonation very present (probably more noticeable due to mild taste). Nice example of a golden ale, good for a hot summer day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shorlin (713) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
Pretty nice looking beer for what it is. Not much head, but decent lacing. Pale yellow, good solid carbonation. Aroma is biscuity, very little hop in there at all. Taste is quite sweet, but a decent length of finish for a simple beer. Decent beer for drinking a couple.

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