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Mission Blonde - Mission Brewery

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Mission BlondeMission Blonde

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160 Ratings

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

f_raud, Jun 26, 2014
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 generallee
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

generallee, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Bnoise11
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Bnoise11, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of NJBeer265
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

NJBeer265, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Deaner1308, May 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

mwar, May 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

afsdan, May 01, 2014
Photo of rawfish
3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold with a mild chill haze. Small cap of white foam fades in seconds but manages to leave behind a couple of rings of loosely formed lacing.

Cracker and biscuity malt with tight graininess and honey sweetness. Balancing noble hops provide grass, hay and a bright lemon verbena and doughy yeast to finish.

Grainy taste is very tightly crafted with largely balancing biscuits and sweet rolls with honey. Balancing noble hops are grassy, brightly herbal and finishes with a clean mineral character.

Light and sessionable body with some bright carbonation. Clean taste begets a drying finish with scrubbing mineral quality.

Pretty much as clean and well constructed as a blonde ale is going to get, the honey and biscuit malt gets to be a bit much as it warms. Clean mineral finish and light airy hops are just about perfect. Rating to style, this one gets a high grade.

rawfish, Apr 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

terpinsd, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jheezee, Apr 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

EdTheEdge, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Smarty_Pints, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

bumchilly25, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

brycevolk, Mar 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

spencerg293, Feb 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

khargro2, Feb 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Fabiand, Feb 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Lare453, Feb 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

mpenske, Jan 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

KevT, Jan 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

mmulebarn, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of mrfrancis
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear, pale gold with a minimal white mousse that leaves very little lacing.

S: Malty aromas of crackers, cream, biscuits, and honey are balanced by fine herb, lemon, and straw aromas.

T: Notes of lemons, herbs, straw, grass, grain, minerals, cream, honey, crackers, and biscuits flit across the palate. The finish is very clipped and dry with mineral, honey, lemon, and cracker notes.

M: Predictably light in body with a decidedly dry character. Carbonation is crisp and firm. Super drinkable on a hot day.

O: Very solid blonde ale. If there were just a bit more complexity on the nose and in the mouth, it would be an outstanding example of the style.

mrfrancis, Dec 31, 2013
Mission Blonde from Mission Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.