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Mission Blonde - Mission Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
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146 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mission Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2008)
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salcedo

California

4.73/5  rDev +36.7%

22 oz. bomber poured into a pint glass.

A: Light yellow in color. Lots of white foamy head, like a merengue topping. Had to wait about 60 seconds for the head to settle.

S: Not much aroma at all. There's a faint Smell of malt, and a faint smell of DMS. Actually smells like an American light lager.

T: Has a slight sour apple taste but very clean, dry finish.

M: Light body. You can feel the fizzy carbonation on the lips and tongue. Crisp.

O: Aside from being a little overcarbonated, I really enjoyed this beer. Nice to drink while sitting in a lawn chair. It's certainly a thirst quencher and would go great with spicy foods, like Mexican, Curry, etc.

06-10-2014 02:11:29 | More by salcedo
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mrelizabeth

California

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

03-04-2012 21:35:46 | More by mrelizabeth
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wadecats

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

22 oz bottle from Healthy Spirits in SF - a very good American Kölsch that does it's own thing but not quite German tasting by Kölsch standards. Smooth and spicy, filtered most likely, without being super crisp.

Nice level of carbonation, slight amber to the gold color and tight healthy head.

09-21-2011 17:00:04 | More by wadecats
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

02-12-2013 04:40:56 | More by BugTownPub
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leweascoba

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

04-28-2012 01:22:41 | More by leweascoba
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dar482

New York

4.34/5  rDev +25.4%

The beer comes in a golden yellow color. The head is crazy on this beer. There's tons of carbonation and pours out not foamy, but just huge.

The aroma has fresh saaz hops, biscuit malt and grassiness. It's extremely German pilsner or Kolsch like. Definitely that hop profile.

The flavor follows with that. It's wonderfully hoppy (despite my bottle being overdue from a section of the beer store that was cheaply selling them cheap). The beer was extremely surprising for me as it was old, but packed hops. The thing for me was the drinkability. The carbonation cleaned everything up.

This stood out for me.

06-11-2013 05:13:21 | More by dar482
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +23.7%

This is a nicely made American Blonde. It has a clear dark yellow (but still yellow) color and not much head (it's maybe slightly too cold).

The aroma is floral hoppy, and not too subtle. The taste is really nicely balanced. There are equal parts of all elements. It's not too anything - sweet, bitter, etc. Even though, it makes a nice statement. It finishes much boozier than it should.

I have a couple others from this brewery to try this weekend so I look forward to those after this good experience.

03-16-2013 16:34:54 | More by schoolboy
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WeeObese

California

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

I had this beer on tap last night at Sea Rocket Bistro (great restaurant in the old Linkery local). I am not usually a fan of this style of beer but I thought what the hell, it may pair well with my local mako shark. Man was it a good guess. I didn't take notes it was my gf's b day.

Appearance: The beer was clear and straw colored with a nice pillowy white head, about a fingers thickness.
Smell: The smell was light and had a malty sweet fragrance, possibly honey, low hop aroma.
Taste: Wonderful malty sweet, but not too sweet like most blondes I've had. Nice crisp dry finish and although the hops don't stand out and say hi, the hops balance the malt wonderfully.
Mouthfeel: Nice light body, with good carbonation and a clean finish.
Drinkability: Highly drinkable beer that paired wonderfully with my meal (grilled mako, smoked yukon gold mash, grilled zucchini, all drizzled with vanilla oil). The vanilla oil may have made the match. I really have never liked blondes before, but this is an amazing beer. I went out on a limb because I know Mission makes some great lighter styles and it paid off.

07-16-2008 18:05:20 | More by WeeObese
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MIrvine

California

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

07-09-2014 20:57:05 | More by MIrvine
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

09-18-2012 22:35:55 | More by Molson2000
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elizabethfowler

California

4.13/5  rDev +19.4%

Appearance: Translucent, Warm, Soft/Yellow Gold, Creamy foam, fine bubbles, frothy lacing

Aroma: Clean, grass-like freshness, a definitive Citrus kick.

Flavor: The taste is very bright and refreshing. The hops are earthy, grassy. The malt adds an almost sour-dough like backdrop - adding a kick to the earthy, noble hops. The lager-like yeast strain makes for a crisp bite.The creamy finish seals and soothes the flavor, making it a perfect hot afternoon refreshment...rivaling any fancy, summer cocktail.

Mouth feel: Medium bodied, clean after taste, effervescent. Pretty quenchable.

07-02-2011 00:33:20 | More by elizabethfowler
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +18.5%

Poured into a stange.

3.0 A: Lightly hazed medium yellow color. About one finger of frothy white head. Retention is below average and just a wisp of lacing is left.

4.0 S: This smells pretty damn good. Clean, grainy maltiness. Grassy hoppiness with light floral and earthy notes. Simple, yet elegant like the style is supposed to be.

4.0 T: Like the nose, simple and wonderful. Grainy malts with just enough neutral malt sweetness. Grassy hops foremost and floral and earthy undertones. Super clean.

4.5 M: Medium body, which is the perfect amount for this. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess and supremely smooth.

4.5 D: This beer is damn drinkable. It's tasty and refreshing. No problems at all. Simply great.

09-08-2013 02:48:59 | More by DavoleBomb
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Ablackbrew

New York

4/5  rDev +15.6%

03-05-2012 03:25:27 | More by Ablackbrew
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likeemdark

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

01-27-2012 13:22:01 | More by likeemdark
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Deaner1308

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

05-27-2014 18:33:01 | More by Deaner1308
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jaredkc889

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

08-04-2014 02:01:24 | More by jaredkc889
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HopHead84

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

12/12/2011

On tap at Mission brewery.

A: Translucent yellow with a small white head.

S: Lemon and grain with light bready notes. Faint sulfur and a dash of mineral and earth.

T: Grainy malt with a touch of lemon and a tasteful amount of sulfur. Lightly bitter with a dash of mineral.

M: Light in body with lower high carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry and crisp.

Overall: A damn drinkable blonde. I'd definitely drink this again.

12-13-2011 15:09:15 | More by HopHead84
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Victor

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

02-10-2013 04:45:56 | More by Victor
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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

01-12-2012 21:19:40 | More by funkel81
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

01-05-2013 21:20:15 | More by AndrewMichael
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Bnoise11

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

06-07-2014 17:52:41 | More by Bnoise11
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Wahknee

Indiana

4/5  rDev +15.6%

07-16-2014 18:04:42 | More by Wahknee
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BellyBrew

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.6%

09-02-2012 22:55:47 | More by BellyBrew
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Irrationalist

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

05-11-2012 22:29:42 | More by Irrationalist
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hpthebull

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-20-2011 00:33:34 | More by hpthebull
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Mission Blonde from Mission Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.