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Mission Amber - Mission Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

112 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

GaryMarkle84, Mar 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

raythealeman, Mar 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

AnitaBrewski, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

BrewCaveDweller, Feb 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

BugTownPub, Feb 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

OriolesFan1008, Feb 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

hpthebull, Jan 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

muskiesman, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

AndrewMichael, Jan 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Fossilhunter, Dec 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

A - I give it a 3.5 since I drank it from the bottle. Carbonation seems good enough.

S - Fairly good alt bier it smells of caramel malts an a mild twang of hops.

T - Not bad has sort of a lingering bitterness but good caramel and biscuit background.

M - Light to medium body.

Overall sessionable but forgettable this beer was decent.

DrDemento456, Nov 12, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

t0rin0, Nov 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

alejandro, Nov 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Newkie, Oct 18, 2012
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3.08/5  rDev -10.5%

Picked up this beer in Totowa, not knowing if this would be more like an Amber or an Altbier. It certainly wasn't the former in any way and it went down just a bit too easily to be considered a good example of the latter. While this won't offend anyone, there's not a lot to take away from this afterwards.

The pour was a decent almond hue with some head and virtually no lacing. Not a lot of carbonation here either and this was one of the clearest beers that I've had in some time. The creaminess and malts reminded me of a Vienna Lager and there was quite a toasted aspect to the mouthfeel. Lots of bread in the aftertaste with a bit of caramel to the malt but that didn't last long either. I haven't had a lot of Altbiers but given how smooth they tend to be, this one could have broken a mold just a wee bit and stood out more.

Thankfully, this would make for a good session beer as there wasn't a lot of alcohol here and this went down easily. While not the best offering from Mission, this is worth a go once since more examples of this style need to be on store shelves. Just don't look for anything deep or fancy here.

JerzDevl2000, Oct 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

frozenjogurt, Oct 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

beerpadawan, Aug 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

JamFuel, Aug 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

AlexM, Aug 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

TongoRad, Aug 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

InfernoBoss, Jul 04, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +7%

Glowing amber when held toward the light, a bit darker than the average amber, labeled as a Dusseldorf style altbier. Forms a light beige head, thicket with fine speckled lacing across the sides of my glass. Aroma has a pleasant fruitiness/grapes/roasted malts with spicy earthy/herbal hops going on as well. Toasted Vienna malts stand out and really bring to mind a good Vienna style lager. Tastes leaves a bit to be desired, a bit of harsh grain husks, dry finish, not enough malts shine through, with a bit of nutty earthiness making things pretty bitter and almost off putting. So far, I can deal with it but it's way to hopped up, earthy dirty hop profile muddles the whole malt experience in this beer. Mouthfeel is a bit harsh with hop oils/bitterness on the palate lingering, not as crisp as I would like. Carbonation is solid medium bodied alt style bier from SoCal. Good stuff, enjoyable brew I'm liking more as it warms up take your time with this one.

WVbeergeek, Jun 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

ejimhof, Jun 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

MikeDre, May 26, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev -4.1%

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 5/21/12
*From notes

A: Rustic amber-orange in color. It looks just like a Marzen. A generous pour yields an off-white two finger head. Clean and filtered. Solid lacing and collar follow.

S: Lots of golden, maybe slightly toasted grains. Earthy. I get a really peanut-like quality to it.

T: Also very nutty. It's got an almond-peanut-cashew thing going on. It's also pretty plain jane and drinks (as it looks) a lot like an Marzen. A bit green on the finish. No real hops, which coming from a downtown San Diego brewery, is disappointing.

M: Feels like a decent session brew. The carbonation is a bit light, and the body a tad thin. It ain't bad, but it's not overly memorable either.

O: Not a whole lot going on with this Amber. Not nearly as expressive as I'd like, though if I was looking to crush a sixer, I guess this would do. Not bad, just not all that great.

Rhettroactive, May 22, 2012
Mission Amber from Mission Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.