Hastings Mill Brewing (Pat’s Pub) Reviews




Oakes
3
Hastings Mill Blueberry Kolsch
Amber but with a blueish, purplish accent. Thin head. Soft sweet and lightly fruity. Pale malts with a bit of fruit accent. Good for what it’s trying to be.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Oakes
3
Hastings Mill ISA
Golden colour with a medium head and nice lacing down the glass. Bitter, definitely stale hops, quite assertively cheesy. The malts aren’t bad - a pale, simple backdrop.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Oakes
2.5
Hastings Mill Skid Road IPA
There’s a whole back story to this beer. Hastings Street is the original skid road, where the logs were sent down skids to the mill, which was Hastings Mill. The area is still skid row, of course, as you’ll notice if you approach this place for any direction. And Pat’s has been there since 1913...not sure if the logging was still going on at that time, but the skid row poverty part is still going strong after 140 years so there’s that. Anytway the name couldn’t be more legit, and if you’ve been in the neighbourhood as long as this place, it’s not sardonic, there’s no irony, it’s just a statement of fact.

History lesson over, let’s talk about the beer. Hazy, dull blonde. Thin, bubbly head. There isn’t much aroma to this, though pour right to the top doesn’t help. Has a malt-forward character, vague caramel and sticky pale malts. Apparent bitterness is fairly low, and as with the pale this is lacking in terms of finishing hops. It’s tougher to get past with IPA, though, as a hop blast is sort of essential to meeting expectations.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Oakes
2.9
Hastings Mill Bricktop Pale
Slightly hazy, amber, not much head. Aroma is fairly light, touch of caramel. On the palate, a caramel accent with a light woody hop note. Light bitterness underpins this. A sort of basic amber ale character, wanting for finishing hop but otherwise balanced.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ferris
2.6
Pats Classic Lager
Draft - Buttery pale malts. Clear gold with a decent white head. Light butter, biscuit malts and some light fruity esters. Not good, but had worse.
Friday, May 8, 2015

mcberko
1.2
Pats Classic Lager
On tap at Pat’s Pub, pours a clear pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is your typical macro lager, with notes of skunky corn and grass. Flavour is clean enough, with notes of grass and skunky vegetal notes. Basically on the level of macro lagers, but with a touch more flavour to make it slightly more interesting. Obviously not good.
Thursday, November 20, 2014

fiulijn
2.2
Pats Classic Lager
Draught at the brewpub
The aroma is light and breadish. The flavor is watery, also killed by a polar temperature; the bitterness is low. Why bother brewing a beer on site if it tastes like Molson?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

tiggmtl
2.5
Pats Classic Lager
Fairly grainy and sweet aroma is clean. Brilliantly clear golden body is topped by a low but lasting white head. Flavour is just as the aroma suggests: lightly grassy hops create light bitterness over the sweet and lightly grainy malt flavour. Light body with fizzy carbonation. Pretty straight forward and obviously meant for mass appeal but drinkable at any rate (although I must admit, I switched to Tree Hophead when t was time for a refill). Sampled on tap at the pub before the United Steel Workers of Montreal show in early 2008.
Monday, June 23, 2008

Oakes
2
Pats Classic Lager
Well, it’s a Big Brew Technologies beer, which means that if you actually go to Pat’s you’re better off drinking the Hophead or Spy Porter that they also carry on tap.

The lager itself, though, isn’t half bad for a macrobrew. It seems modelled after Lucky and hits the mark quite nicely. Golden colour with a nice sparkle. Unionmade aroma of light grain and acetaldehyde. Soft body, with some funk. It disappears quickly in the watery finish and has enough malt character to not completely suck.

Sunday, February 17, 2008