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Mission Blonde - Mission Brewery

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155 Ratings

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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of salcedo
4.73/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

salcedo, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of mrelizabeth
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

mrelizabeth, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of wadecats
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

wadecats, Sep 21, 2011
Photo of BugTownPub
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

BugTownPub, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of leweascoba
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

leweascoba, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of TheAntonioLopez
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

TheAntonioLopez, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.34/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

dar482, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of schoolboy
4.28/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

schoolboy, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of WeeObese
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

WeeObese, Jul 16, 2008
Photo of MIrvine
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

MIrvine, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Molson2000, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of elizabethfowler
4.13/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

elizabethfowler, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of DavoleBomb
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

DavoleBomb, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of MissBaker
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%

MissBaker, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Ablackbrew
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Ablackbrew, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of likeemdark
4/5  rDev +15.3%

likeemdark, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of Deaner1308
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Deaner1308, May 27, 2014
Photo of jaredkc889
4/5  rDev +15.3%

jaredkc889, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of HopHead84
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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.

HopHead84, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +15.3%

wrightst, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Victor
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Victor, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

funkel81, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

AndrewMichael, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Bnoise11
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Bnoise11, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Wahknee
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Wahknee, Jul 16, 2014
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Mission Blonde from Mission Brewery
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