Saturday, 12 November 2011

Weiss/Wit/Wheat Week-Mill St. Brewery-Wit

Toronto's Mill St. Brewery's Wit beer is billed as a Belgian-style wit beer.  Sold in 341mL bottles, it contains 5% alcohol and, like most wheat-based brews, is highly carbonated.  The beer is cloudy and light coloured.  It features a slight white head and moderate lacing.  For a crisp beer, the Wit features a big aroma--yeasty and highlighted by citrus tones.
The flavour is bready and dominated by the undeniable taste of orange peel.  Additionaly, there is some gentle spiciness present.  Overall, the taste is good, but the beer is too thin to be elite.  My two cents is that this brew needs work on its beery foundation and place less emphasis on peripheral flavours.  The aftertaste is slightly sour and bready--quite pleasant.

Mill St. has a truly excellent lineup for a craft brewery.  It's Wit is a good addition, but hardly the top of the class.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10.

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