Stock Ale – Mill St. Brewery (Toronto, ON, Canada)


Stock Ale (golden ale) – Mill St. Brewery, 5% ABV, 341ml., (Toronto, ON, Canada)

on the back of the bottle:

“Mill Street Stock Ale is a golden export-style ale made from only malt and hops, no fillers or adjuncts. The malt’s natural sweetness is perfectly balanced by the bitterness derived from the hops.”


  • Style: (golden ale) Blond Ale
  • Taste: Boring one note sweet liquid barley malt
  • Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
  • How much: $15 CAD (after 10% off) – 6 x 355ml-ish, September 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: don’t waste your time

Visual: (seasonal sampler 6-pack). Pours clear golden without much head, half ringed retention, slow steady singular streams.

Nose: liquid sweet barley malt. (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: crisp, subtle CO2 fizzy

Mid-palate: barley grain (lvl-4-sweetness), corn, liquid barley malt

Finish: trace tanginess, basic flat barley malt sweet finish.

Summary: Is there a slight citrusy component or am I imagining things? Likely the latter, this one is extremely BORING. Barely any body and very one note. DWYT = Don’t Waste Your Time, use it for cooking.