- My Rating: [C+], I gave it a (1.7 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Tankhouse Ale – Mill St. Brewery, 5.2% ABV, 341ml., (Toronto, ON, Canada)
-Mill St. Seasonal Sampler 6-pack recap:
- Walker’s Blueberry Wheat = D+
- Ambre de la Chaudière = B-
- Lemon Tea Beer = C+
- Stock Ale = D-
- Original Organic Lager = D-
- Tankhouse Ale = C+
-Apparently Mill Street Brewery was bought out by Anheuser-Busch InBev back in late 2015. Perhaps that’s why their beers taste kind of “watered down”. In any case, I’m glad I rated these beers before I acquired this fact.
on the back of the bottle:
“Mill Street Tankhouse Ale is a deliciously complex and spicy ale. We use a staggering amount of hops and five different malts to produce a rich, fiery pale ale, copper-red in colour, and truly satisfying in flavour.”
- Style: APA / American Pale Ale
- Taste: Toasted toffee malt thin body dry grassy hop prickly vanilla hints
- 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: please father no
Visual: (seasonal sampler 6-pack). Pours reddish brown with no significant head, super thin hazy retention, singular micro streams all over.
Nose: brown sugar booze-laced toffee malts. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: crisp, thin entry
Mid-palate: toasted malt backbone, (lvl-4-sweetness), half-creamy, dry grassy hops, tongue prickly
Finish: hints of vanilla, thin body residual barley malt finish.
Summary: Decent drinkability with okay complexity of malt, hops, and a touch of spice. It’s a bit thin in mouthfeel though.