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

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
Oakes (19013) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
Amber-red colour. Some caramel nose. Some breadcrust malts and herbal hops on the palate. Earthy, caramelly taste. Well-balanced with a slight herbal hop note. Earthy finish. Nice bitter.

3.9
Rcr84 (33) - CANADA - OCT 10, 2008
Mill St Brewpub on tap - Nice amberish red colour, Bready malts with a beautiful earthy hop aroma and flavour. Love this beer, after having it on tap i purchased 2 growlers for the fridge at home.

3.8
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2006
Draught at Mill Street Brewpub. Slightly hazy dark amber-orange with a moderate off-white head. Very interesting aroma - earthy and fruity, with some notes of wet leaves and dung - I know, it doesn’t sound very appealing, but it really works. Flavour is very fresh, with notes of grain, bread, and a moderately bitter/dry finish. Solid, flavourful, well-balanced - damn good!

3.7
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Medium hazy orange, medium orange tinted bubbly white head - looks the part. Nice aroma of fruit, bread, and a few hops. Taste was very pleasing - lots of malt, fruity hops and a nice sweetness rounded off by some wonderful finishing hops. Like the new IPA, this borders on the Tankhouse territory a little bit, but the fruity hops and lighter and different mix of malt differentiates it nicely - this would be an awesome cask beer, which I’m sure we’ll see when the new brewpub gets that up and running.

3.7
HogTownHarry (7077) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - NOV 8, 2006
Draught. At Mill Street Brewpub. *Someone*s on crack - this is awesome. Poured a hazy copper-orange with a solid, lasting creamy beige head. Soft lightly floral hop aroma, light barley malt, very simple but good. The taste follows right on, floral, fresh grain taste, the most appealing grain/barley aftertaste I’ve encountered - balanced, elegant - a true session ESB. Appropriately light body, mildly astringent - a true session beer, I’m looking forward to being able to purchase growlers of this one.

3.7
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 On tap at the Mill St. brewpub - came a hazy gold colour, with a thin white head that lasted for a bit. Earthy, bready aroma, but not huge - fairly subtle. Taste was very nice - lightly hoppy, balanced with the quality malt, and then a pleasant light bitter finish. Would be nice if it was slightly less carbonated, and would be delicious in cask form. Very soft in the mouth. A really good session bitter. Update - had on cask at the brewpub. It’s all of the above, but softer and more flavourful, with a slightly slippery mouthfeel. Superb.
Note: had this on cask dry-hopped at the brewpub last night and it was delicious - try it out if you get a chance. Not hugely complex or amazing, just really simple and drinkable.

3.7
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2010
Excellent ESB. Malty and nutty with a nice hoppy ending. Good body, too. Brilliant in every aspect except perhaps for the head which didn’t last too long.

3.6
jimmay (815) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2009
Growler from the brewery. Pours light copper in colour, with an average head. Aroma is mildy bitter. Flavour is bitter, with earthy finish. Very enjoyable.

3.6
JoeMcPhee (9586) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
Deep amber pour. The aroma is quite leafy and hoppy. A nice herbal hoppiness along with a soft toasted malt component as well. There is a little kiss of toffee but thte beer isn’t overly sweet either. Nicely fruity out on the finish. Soft palate - it’s not as dry as I might lime but it’s a nice, fruity/hoppy ESB. Fairly rich and quite tasty.


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