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Mission Amber - Mission Brewery

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Mission AmberMission Amber

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BA SCORE
79
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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mission Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 04-29-2009)
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MattSlem

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-25-2013 04:37:16 | More by MattSlem
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c_bellingham

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-20-2013 05:09:52 | More by c_bellingham
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into new belgium chalice, color is amber, translucent, nice lacing from head that is off white in color.

Smell is subdued, hints of toast and light caramel, but not emphatic, nothing out of place, clean hop notes of grass, some breadiness comes through as it warms.

Taste is pretty clean, again not emphatic but mild flavors, caramel, toast, bread, toffee, hints of hop grassiness and slight earthy profile.

Mouthfeel is somewhat strong on the tongue from carbonation i assume, the hoppiness is not there; sweetness lingers leaving some caramel and bready notes on the palate.

Overall, a mild, subdued amber ale, easy to drink, no off flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 00:24:55 | More by mvanaskie13
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

08-11-2013 01:17:13 | More by mpalestino
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ac22rush

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-08-2013 01:11:20 | More by ac22rush
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Hoptron_3000

Australia

3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours murky copper with a very small fluffy head.
S: Sweet bread, lots of toasty and nutty malt.
T: Similar to smell, lots of nutty malt, caramel and bread. Tiny bit of chocolate. Nice firm bitterness.
M: Good carbonation.
O: Nothing to crazy here. Very easy drinking, could easily drink a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 09:25:21 | More by Hoptron_3000
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Jessenimmo

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

07-28-2013 00:28:36 | More by Jessenimmo
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-27-2013 21:49:35 | More by Shawnspl
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. Kind of weird to see a straight-up Yankee amber ale classified in such an old-world style. Time will tell, specifically in the next 30 minutes or so.

This beer pours a mostly clear, bright red brickish hue, with two fingers of loosely foamy, lazily puffy pale beige head, which leaves a nice array of Futurama alien language script lace around the glass as it lazily sinks away.

It smells of sweet bready, fairly pastry-like caramel malt, a subtle roasted biscuity addendum, a bit of apple and pear skin fruitiness, and earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more rather sweet caramel malt, tempered somewhat by further biscuit and dry cracker notes, ethereal savoury spice, very mild citrusy, leafy hops, a slight oily nuttiness, and a bland under-steeped black tea character.

The carbonation is present, but not to any real degree, the body an adequate medium weight, and equananimous in its smoothness. It finishes just on the sweet side, the biscuity malt wilting somewhat, while the inherent fruit, softly metallic stoniness, and leafy, earthy hops hold steady enough for a pretty snapshot of the basic requirements for the style.

An agreeable enough amber ale, of the decidedly American bent. The issue here, I propose, is the lack of actual German heritage, or at least a strict adherence to such. Altbiers have a sort of crisp, unassuming nature to them - this approaches that, but doesn't really follow through. Good, but not the 'goodest' - to mangle a now stale Colbert Nation trope.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 04:21:30 | More by biboergosum
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-15-2013 00:21:14 | More by Kmat10
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ste5venla

California

3/5  rDev -13.3%

07-01-2013 04:59:17 | More by ste5venla
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JLapadura

New York

2.25/5  rDev -35%

06-09-2013 14:56:56 | More by JLapadura
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

05-29-2013 21:38:32 | More by SPRichard
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

3/5  rDev -13.3%

05-29-2013 19:50:00 | More by MickeyMonk
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pin

Australia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

05-28-2013 20:33:14 | More by pin
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich red colour, not as vibrant as an American red maybe. Head is beiege, OK when poured but dissipated to a thin ring of lace. Looks alright.

Smells sweet, malty. Touch of roast but lots of caramel, toffee, touch of pumpkin even. Notes of citric hop floating over the top gives it an American edge. Quite nice, not sure if it's true to the mission statement though (no pun intended).

Taste is more what I expect from an altbier. Roasty, but lightly. Malt-driven with some grain soup characters, a touch of earthiness, sour clove spice and some noble hop bitterness at the back. Earthy, kind of woody notes finish up. Nicely balance, pretty to-style and well-made alt.

Nice body, but there's a fair bit of fizz to it that shouldn't really be there.

Nice altbier. Drinks like a hearty mid-season brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 02:49:13 | More by laituegonflable
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

technically an altbier, I already like this because we need more of these in the usa. however, this one is less than stellar. brick red with a decent off white head and decent carbonation. im picking up aromas of dry red malt, german caramel grains, and the aroma of a well toasted everything bagel. the flavor is pleasantly not sweet at all. the grains come through a little stale, and there needs to be some more hops so balance things out, but the dryness and relative lack of residual sugar for the style is a welcomed respite from the droves of sugary reds out there today. a nice almost oaty smoothness to this, but the carbonation dies a little and the beer gets a tad heavy for that reason. the finish is the best part, clean and dry, but still full of flavor, exactly as the style dictates. its not a flawless alt by any stretch, but this is a step in the right direction for American brewers. now that ive covered the basic mission lineup, I think they are a little all over the place, but might be on to something with their slight twists on mass appeal styles. I will keep checking out their beers as they come in.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 14:56:14 | More by StonedTrippin
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philaduffia

New York

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

05-11-2013 04:04:07 | More by philaduffia
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper with a very small off-white head.
Rich malty aroma, lots of toasty and nutty malt. Tempting.
Similar flavours, loads of nutty malt and caramel making for a very moreish drop.
Low carbonation. Could be a little higher.
Very easy-drinking stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 01:27:27 | More by CrazyDavros
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dwagner003

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-27-2013 15:35:08 | More by dwagner003
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

03-23-2013 01:04:01 | More by GaryMarkle84
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raythealeman

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-22-2013 00:25:55 | More by raythealeman
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

03-07-2013 05:39:05 | More by AnitaBrewski
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BrewCaveDweller

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +15.6%

02-14-2013 02:22:34 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.6%

02-12-2013 04:40:45 | More by BugTownPub
Mission Amber from Mission Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.