Saturday 10 October 2009

Beer of The Week - Oct 10 - Mill Street Belgian Wit

6x341 mL bottle
Price: $ 12.55
Beer, Wheat, Craft Brewery
5.0% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : 2
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Mill Street Brewery

It is Thanksgiving weekend and one of the things I am thankful for is all the excellent beer that I have tried this year.

As I have three days off, I am going to do three Beer of the Week over the course of the weekend.

The first is a wheat beer from Mill Street Brewery called Mill Street Belgian Wit.

I walked into my local LCBO the other day and inside the door was a woman giving out free samples of Mill Street Organic Ale and the Belgian Wit. Having tried and not really enjoyed the Organic Ale in the past, I opted for the Wit beer. I am not a fan of Wit or White beers but thought that "free" was the best way to try something I am leery of.

It was very tasty. As I only had a sample size sip, I enjoyed it enough that I brought a six pack home to see how enjoyable drinking an entire bottle would be.

While I was sampling, I asked the lady if Mill Street was planning to bottle their new Pilsner. I had only had it on tap. She said they do bottle it but only sell it in their mix six sampler pack. I said that it would be a waste for me to as I don't like two out of the six, the Organic Ale and the Stock Ale. I had to laughed as when she replied "Oh, you like beer with flavour!"


The Belgian Wit surprised me as it is very similar to a saison. I had expected to dislike this beer but found it full of flavour and very refreshing. It does pour with a cloudy white, very light amber colour of a white beer but tastes of orange or citrus and coriander.

A very refreshing, very good beer. I can see why it has won the gold medal at the Ontario Brewing Awards in 2008 and 2009 and the Bronze Medal for Belgian Style White/Wit Beer at the 2008 World Beer Cup in San Diego.

I hope to visit the Mill Street brewery brewpub (pictured) in the near future and try this one on draught. In the meantime, there will be more Mill Street Belgian Wit Beer coming home with me in the future.

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