Brewed by Mill Street Brewery (AB InBev)
Style: Specialty Grain
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
"a spicy, clovey, slightly sweet, mid-copper coloured rye based ale made with German Weizenbier yeast"

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azzurro (453) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2017
I like the story behind the beer (roggenbier). Taste is different than usual, a bit of the good belgian aroma. Got this one from the Xmas 6-pack sampler.

omhper (25810) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2017
Keg at Mill St., Ottawa. Cloudy brownish amber, small head. Caramelly banana aroma. Mid sweet with light-medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Peppery bread, banana, caramel and notes of cranberries.
Low bitterness.

GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2017
Bottle from Mill St. seasonal mixed pack. Dirty copper-brown body with a thin off-white head that fizzes away quickly. Aroma has the clove and banana expected from a wheat beer - although the banana comes across more cooked than the more typical candy-like - along with some caramel and rye sourdough notes. Flavour comes across primarily as a dark wheat ale, with the rye sitting in the background until the end, when it pokes through with a slightly sour and peppery character. Medium weight body that sits nicer on the palate than the murky and still appearance suggests. Not bad.

Strangebrewer (1353) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2017
bottle. Poured murky brownish-red with a thin head. Malty aroma with a yeasty hint. Medium body, average carbonation, tart mouthfeel. Spicy rye malt flavour, note of clove, pepper, banana peel, and citrus.

AleRider78 (1470) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
Pours an average size foamy tan head and has a murky brown appearance. Lacing is ok. Aromas of bready malts, yeast and resin hops. Flavours are somewhat sweet, quite malty, yeasty. Hints of caramel as well as some spices. Some bready malts and hints of banana on the finish. Smooth and slick mouthfeel. A little bit of a drying sensation on the palate. Pretty good.

UXO (1922) - CANADA - DEC 12, 2016
Appearance: cloudy deep amber with a short off-white head diminishing rapidly to a thin ring, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: caramel, bready wheat, banana, light sour rye, light pepper. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, low bitter, light tart. (6/10) Palate: medium body, moderate-low carbonation, slightly spicy finish. (3/5)

Slightly disappointing as a rye beer, perfectly serviceable as a somewhat darker than normal Hefe. I was hoping for a bit more rye presence here, and although I’m getting hints of both sour and peppery spice from the rye, it’s not as bold as I like to see. Like so many Mill Street beers, it ends up being inoffensive, but fairly forgettable. (12/20)

Tranquillity (2531) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2016
Draft at mill street in distillery district. Brown body, medium white head. The aroma is malty, with roasted nuts. The taste is very smooth and you can feel the rye.

GRM (4200) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
Brown bottle, 341 ml, purchased at Mill Street (Toronto), savoured April 10 2012; eye: copper, clear, average effervescence, mocha head, no lacing; nose: malt, light smoke, light sourness, light roasting; mouth: malt, sourness, light roasting, herbaceous, finale in malt with sour presence, medium body, good carbonation, slick texture; overall: correct


Bouteille brune, 341 ml, achetée chez Mill Street (Toronto), savourée le 10 avril 2012; œil : cuivrée, limpide, effervescence moyenne, mousse moka, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, léger fumé, légère aigreur, légère torréfaction; bouche : malt, aigreur, légère torréfaction, herbacée, finale en malt avec présence aigre, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, texture coulante; en résumé : correct

czar (9501) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2011
pours clear copper, red tint, with a rocky off-white head. grainy, nutty - light to medium caramel malts, some roastiness, fruitiness - red fruits, hint of sweetness, spicy - cloves, cinnamon, light hopping - mainly herbal. average carbonation, light body - slightly watery. decent specialty grain.

thb (838) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2011
Clear dark-ish red-brown with lush foamy head. Aroma is mostly cereal grain but there’s a slightly sour/sharp fruitiness in there. Big flavour. Can definitely taste the rye in there, gives it a pit of a peppery quality. Alcohol is surprisingly noticeable. Neat.

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