This spiced beer from the Mill Street Brewery in Toronto, Ontario pours a deep golden colour with the slightest of amber hues to it and has a very frothy, but small head that stays around as a sudsy collar. Mill Street Traditional Ginger Beer smells of ginger, honey and freshwater with ripened wheat and a slight pine tone. This beer really opens up after warming, creating a bready malt backing in the aroma.
The taste of Mill Street Traditional Ginger Beer has a peppery bitterness that is dominated by a natural ginger overtone. The taste is strong without being overwhelming and a mild wheat-toned malty sweetness helps take the edge of the spiciness. The beer is light-bodied with a medium carbonation, crisp and clean and noticeably dry on the finish.
Mill Street Traditional Ginger beer is packaged in a 355 mL bottle with a brown label and a bright golden medallion-shaped logo that features the image of a large sailing ship. A description of the beer detailing its seafaring roots and an ingredients list that includes malted wheat and real ginger purée are also printed on the back.
I really enjoy Mill Street Traditional Ginger Beer and hope to see it outside of the brewery’s LCBO sampler packs at some point. It’s very drinkable, unimposing and quite refreshing. The beer compliments burgers and salty foods quite well. You may also be able to find this beer at the Mill Street Brew Pub, which welcomes visitors seven days a week.
Type: Herbed / Spiced Beer
Region: Ontario, Toronto
Brewery: Mill Street Brewery
Format Purchased: 355 mL
Price: $12.95 (price is for Seasonal Sampler V [LCBO 251009])
Alcohol Content: 5.0%