Brewed by Mill St. Brewery (AB InBev)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobBestwick (703) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kauge (941) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2015
Tap at the Brewpub. Pale yellow with off-white head and loads of bubbles. Doughy grainy nose, somewhat fruity. Flavour similar. Not really inspiring or exciting or stimulating, although I do see myself enjoying a pint of this in good company. Crisp, refreshing on the palate. Weakish though, nearing watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2015 Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a hazy yellow-gold color with a small foamy white head that let minimal lacing. The aroma was tart and spritzy with a bit of lemon. The flavor was tangy, tart and sweet with lemon, sugar, yeast and a bit of cardboard. Medium length finish. Light body. Ok.

   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 (1638) - 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 (511) - 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 (1077) - - 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 (1521) - 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 (2793) - 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.

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