RD400F (226) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to nonic glass, the beer pours a transparent red-amber with not much head. The aroma is odd....spices, pez candy, licorice....strange stuff. Taste is typical of a red ale with the balance more toward hop than malt with some spice in the background. The palate is ok, watery and not very complex but quite refreshing....carb is decent too. Overall...Iíve had worse but...not my thing. Boring really.
HippyHop (601) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Itís been a while since my masochism has led me to try a Mill Street offering, so I thought why not try out their flagship beer? Itís got solid ratings, how bad can it be? Well, as usual itís not so much that itís a bad beer, itís just nothing like what they claim it to be, which drinks me flippin bonkers. This is a solid, tasty AMBER ALE, thatís it. Hops are most certainly not the "most dominant character". I get more Cascade aroma out of Keithís Hops series. Thereís no "assertive hop flavour, aroma and bitterness"; thereís a hint of the two former, and a modicum of the latter. And if the brewmaster developed this recipe 20 years ago and itís still his favourite, I think Iím beginning to understand why Iím so routinely underwhelmed by these guys.
Note: my rating is based on what this beer CLAIMS to be. If it called itself an Amber, or even an Altbier, or a friggin EPA, Iíd probably give it a 3ish. But since this beer is a big fat phony, as most of their beers seem to be, Iím giving it a 2.5. But I SHOULD give it a damn 0.
97hill (137) - - NOV 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from the beer store.
I have had this before but it has been a while.
Nice colour, not much hop, but malty and smooth for sure.
A touch on the sweet side, which works from time to time. For sure the best thing @ the moment from Mill Street
Randy4Beer (502) - - OCT 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark copper/caramel colour. Decent head. Above average lacing.
Aromas are big sweet caramel malts.
Tastes are malts, bit of molasses, a smidgen of nuttiness, a touch of red fruit peels.
Overall, I wasnít expecting much and I have to say this one surpassed my expectations. Not a bad beer at all.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
For a pale, incredibly malty. And particularly smooth considering it is an ale. Nice!
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KansaiBeerLvrs (4456) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at my uncleís place. It pours a crystal clear golden brown with a big malty aroma, nutty cocoa. The taste is nice and clean maltiness with a little tangy citrus. Pretty good.
JesseMartineau (91) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle. Pours copper thick off white head good lacing. Aromas of pepper, bread, toast malt, biscuit. Taste malty, spice, caramel. Finishes a touch dry. Very nice.
dfearnley (1759) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pint glass
Papaya, bread, lemon, spruce. Clear amber, with a thin creamy off white head. Taste is apple, red pepper, bread, some late bitterness.
BreWedge (474) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Churchill's Ottawa. Pours a clear copper colour with a thin off-white head. Aromas are roasty malts and resin. Tastes are copp bitterness and roasty malts. Medium body, sharp bite on the tongue and a long copper finish. Nice beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy
Canmoore (401) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper with fluffy off white head, and the aroma has notes of citrus, spice, roasted malts, toffee, and caramel. Tasting notes include citrus and tropical fruits from the Cascade hops, and nice malty notes of roasted barley, and a slight bitter finish. This is not a bad APA at all! I was pleasantly surprised.