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Mission Blonde - Mission Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

155 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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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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1/5  rDev -71.2%

TeamAlphaDoG, Jun 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

dertyd, May 25, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

KevT, Jan 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

kbrandr, Jul 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

Mrose78, Jul 11, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of Halcyondays
2.58/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle, Kolsch is one of my favourite low alcohol styles so I always enjoy trying a new one,

A: Pours a clear goldenrod with a small fizzy white head, solid retention, no lace.

S: Cracked grain, some earthy hops which are a bit off-putting.

T: Some bready malt again with a somewhat dirty hop profile. Light ale fruit.

M: Light-bodied, pretty smooth, soft prickly carbonation.

O: Not really a good example of the style. Their hefe is amazing so I know what they can do, but I wasn't a fan of this one.

Halcyondays, Aug 17, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

khargro2, Feb 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

drunkheathen, Aug 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Chris77McGrath, Jul 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

f_raud, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of domtronzero
2.78/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Bright, clear golden yellow, average lasting whitish head. A little bit of lacing.

S - Caramel sweet malts, fruity esters, very light grassy hops.

F/M - Caramel malts, but otherwise bland and a little too bready/corny. Light earthy hops with a medium low bitterness and medium carbonation.

D - Okay, but a little too corny/grainy. Almost like a macro adjunct beer, but with a little more flavor.

domtronzero, Oct 19, 2010
Photo of ArrogantB
2.83/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On draft at Hops and Pie, $6 pint. This was listed as a kolsch on the menu. Aroma was slightly fruity, I guess it could be a kolsch. Flavor lacked the crispness I would expect and also had a sort of dirty quality that may have been the malts. I didn't much care for this and I'm not sure how close this hews to the style.

ArrogantB, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Brenden
2.88/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

On the label, underneath "Blonde Ale": "Kolsch-Style Ale". Are they essentially saying this is what you get when you essentially brew a Kolsch as an ale rather than lagering?

It's as pale as a Kolsch, that's for sure. It's a little hazy but otherwise pretty bright. The pretty clean white head is tight, small but sturdy, and it leaves some spotting behind.
The nose is faint and fairly indistinct. At first, I wonder if this is another brewery that thinks light and weak are synonymous. Yeast, a touch of sweetness, and grains are it here initially. A bit of earthiness from a very light hops note does come into play after a few moments.
The flavor really doesn't give much more than grains, that same sweetness, and a light sourness. A bit of hops comes through with grass and a light spicy nip. All in all, though, this just wasn't done right.
Carbonation give a bit of a prickly feel while remaining pretty fluffy. Crisp, yes, and moderately smooth, at least the mouthfeel isn't off.

Brenden, Jun 06, 2013
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2.95/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. I am a middle-pouring drinker, and this glass completely filled with all foamy white head in an instant. After letting it settle and continuing to pour, the beer took almost 5 minutes to pour completely. I would say that denotes a solid sign of overcarbonation. The beer is an extremely light and pale straw-yellow coloring, again with the big bubbled, white, chunky head that finally settles into a manageable one inch level. Aromas of bright, sweet lemon zest and slightly sour tones. Also some scents of toasted oats. Flavors a bit muted, but a backbone of crisp, wet hops slips in and hits the back of the mouth. Bits of smoke and toasted malts riding the hoppy foundation. The beer is very wet in mouth, both light and slick. Minimal sour and toasted aftertaste, with a short lived finish. Not an overwhelmingly pleasant beer, and when added to the time involved just to pour the damn thing, it really was disappointing.

GarthDanielson, Mar 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

sandanders, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

ste5venla, Jul 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

terpinsd, Apr 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Bieniek30, Oct 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Christensen-g, Jul 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

bespin15, May 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

anrbot, Apr 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

JTomczak, Jun 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Rick778, May 21, 2013
Photo of charlzm
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed October 12th, 2010 at Tony's Darts Away, Burbank, CA.

Clear pale yellow with a small crown of white foam.

Grainy, sweet aroma with a slight whiff of bubblegum (?!?). No fruit aromas from yeast in evidence.

Flavor follows nose, including that bubblegum thing. Simple, straightforward.

Lightly carbonated, but enough to do the job.

Drinkable enough, but not a style I especially enjoy.

charlzm, Oct 27, 2010
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Mission Blonde from Mission Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.