Mill St. Lemon Tea Beer

To me, when I first tried this, I thought I’d pass it on after my second sip. A really sour-flavoured beer mixed with tea? This sounded more like a fruity drink disguised as a beer than an actual beer. It reminded me of those beer-based President’s Choice Dave’s Spiked Lemonade drinks from the late 90s.

Not so fast. This is actually pretty good.

The beer, a wheat ale, pours with a thick white head and an opaque amber body, similar to most wheat ales. It has a malty aroma with a small hint of tea leaves and lemon. The lemon is not overpowering and is barely present, though the flavour of tea (Earl Grey and orange pekoe are used) is strong in the finish. the taste really is a mix of sweet malt and subtle sourness of the lemon.

This is another strange Mill St. product (read about Mill St. Coffee Porter here) that just works for whatever reason.


One Response to “Mill St. Lemon Tea Beer”

  1. […] According to Beer Universe, Molson Coors has a plan of introducing Coors Light Iced Tea this spring. The drink will not include real tea and will not have caffeine. “Coors Light is the world’s most refreshing beer. Iced tea is the world’s most refreshing non-alcoholic drink,” the site attributes to Molson Coors CEO Peter Swinburn. Coors Light the world’s most refreshing beer? Swinburn is entitled to his opinion. The drink will be 4.0% ABV. If you try it and it doesn’t work for you, I’ll suggest (if you’re in an area where Mill Street is available) Mill Street’s Lemon Tea Beer. […]

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