Brewed by Mill Street Brewery (AB InBev)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Toronto, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Bitters have been the common drink in English pubs for decades. Mill St ESB uses only traditional ingredients, Marris Otter malt and Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops, all imported from England. With light malt and hops in the nose, this copper coloured ale gives rise to a malty body with hints of chocolate and black currents. The hoppiness is always present but never out of balance in this style.

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Boutip (6554) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle: Poured a clear light copper color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light dry caramel malt notes with some light dry hops. Taste is a mix of dry caramel malt notes with some light subtle hops at the end. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nothing bad here though nothing earth shattering either.

sseb69 (1954) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
Bouteilel 355ml. 4.6%. Couleur ambrée claire, mousse beige pâle. Arôme de malt et caramel..un peu d’herbes. En bouche, caramel, céréale, toffee. Finale avec un peu de houblon, sucrée. Très bonne.

mcberko (19172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2012
Few ounce sample from bottle, pours clear copper with a small white head. Aroma of English malts, bready and citrus hops. Flavour of English malt, stale bread and watery metallic malt. Not very good.

pushkinwow (2909) - Ottawa, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
341ml bottle - thanks to J/Carolyn for the Christmas present. Light, clear copper with a light tan head that fades and leaves a nice layer to coat the beer. Lots of grains (predominantly barley), caramel malt, bit of dough and very muted hops. Above average carbonation, below average body, slightly bitter but not as much as I would expect - becomes a bit funky and skunky towards the end, also some fruit and malt. Decent up until the end.

worldbeertaste (1818) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2011
Copper colour with quick dissapearing head bubbly head. Caramel and roast smell with a light sulphur. Medium oily body long finish. Caramel, light berries, toffee, and a strage vegetable finish. Light roast.

Frothmeister (834) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
355ml bottle. Pours a clear copper colour with a tan coloured head. Aroma has very faint cocoa, grassy notes, straw, and an earthiness. Flavour is malt heavy, but with a big hit of corn, mineral notes, woodiness, vanilla, and faint metallic hops in the finish. Easy drinking, but pretty average.

OntBeerDrinker (513) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
starts of with a punch of a gross sweetness then some hops bounce on the tounge then ever so lightly I think i taste caramel/toffee and citrus. Not a terrible beer but not that great and a tad watery.

JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
Bottle from their mixed sixer. Pours a nice amber with a small white head. Aroma is decent, some British malts, subtle hops, very well blended. Flavour is also quite nice, subtle but firm, if that makes sense. Nice classic but watered down ESB malt character (classic to me, as I guess in Ontario we have primarily generic examples to compare to), not a whole lot of body, but what’s there seems fairly adequate. Goes down pretty easy, makes more sense as a regular Bitter as opposed to an ESB. Chocolate and black currants? Not really. I think Mill St. has issues regarding what constitutes legitimate examples of certain styles, whether intentional or not.

Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
from bottle, pours a clear copper colour the a thin receding head. some maltyness on the nose nothing complex a bit of a struggle to get anything meaningful from it, carbonated. Nice malty flavour initially, a bit plain. Leading to bread like flavours. Not particularly long lived. Excessively carbonated in my opinion spoils it, results in a fizzy sensation rather than that of a smooth bitter.

probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2011
355 ml bottle in a mixed 6-pack from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass. 18NO11.

App.: Clear copper with a nice off-white head.

Aroma: Berry-like fruitiness, sweet, caramel/toffee, a touch metallic, a little earthy, a bit of a savoury/broth note, bread crust, toast, a little dark dried fruit, pretty nice.

Palate: Medium body with fine, moderately aggressive effervescence.

Flav.: Toast, bread crust, toasted biscuit, a touch earthy, much more austere than the nose – lacks sweet and fruity notes – a little dark rye; dry with fair bitterness and a restrained, British finish.

The nose and mouth don’t match, yet the beer remains fairly likable.

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