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


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RATINGS: 198   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AaronBouchard (150) - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, - AUG 13, 2010
341ml bottle. A standard pale straw pour with short lived faint head. We have a commercial aroma upon the nose. Carbonation is visible throughout. Very clean tasting on the mouthful with a weak corn malt aftertaste. Bitter is there however only slightly. A standard beer here that to me is not too much unlike MGD.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoppybeerlover (42) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
Light golden colour. Nice white head. Grassy and bready aroma. Malty and hop aroma. Smooth. Second inline of the Mill Street beers for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Johnsense (704) - - 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 (884) - 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 (1027) - Montréal, 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 (1584) - 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 (258) - 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 (590) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (398) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
Don’t pour this one. Pull it out of an ice chest. Sweet start; crisp finish. The soda pop of ales.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Tap at Calgary International Beer Fest, and my 100th Golden Ale/Blonde Ale rating. Pours clear gold with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and meal malt, light earthy hops and clean. Flavor is malt, faint hops and bitterness, clean with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AlainG (1035) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
Blonde cristalline ayant un mince voile à sa surface. Arômes maltés, alors qu’on sent que nous sommes sur un territoire commercial, sans le goût de sirop de maïs. Des pontes acides nous chicotent les narines. Le goût est malté avec ce petit quelque chose propre aux bouteilles transparentes et garni de petites touches sucrées. (514-140113)

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