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Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2014 - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2014Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2014

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BA SCORE
84
good

59 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheMarkE on 01-31-2014)
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
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BucannonXC5

California

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.99
Purchased: Jan. 29, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 31, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel reddish brown semi-clear color with two fingers of calm tan head. Light-to-minimal lacing along the sides of the glass. Above average-to-good retention.

Smelled toasty cookies, caramel, toffee, light roasted nuts, maple syrup, faint butterscotch and Rolos candy.

Tasted pretty close to the smell. Caramel, toffee, sugary notes, light maple syrup, Rolos candy, faint butterscotch, wood and light roasted nuts.

Medium body. Sticky texture. Soft-to-average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.

A tasty beer and a fantastic value for $2.99. Not sure what I gave the 2013 version, but hopefully it was close.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 06:54:27 | More by BucannonXC5
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer is dark mahogany with crimson highlights. Small, soapy tan head. The aroma brings raisins, cookies, sweet malt, dark fruits. Sweet and malty. Dark malts with prominent fruit, finishing with alcohol sweetness. Ripe plums, a hint of cinnamon. A bit much. Lacking elegance and a refined character that would make a nearly 10% abv strong ale appealing after more than a few ounces. Eh...

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 02:01:35 | More by Huhzubendah
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California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-08-2014 21:24:51 | More by GClarkage
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-30-2014 23:26:09 | More by jdkitchi
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California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-29-2014 02:19:47 | More by KevMo84
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-16-2014 00:12:49 | More by metter98
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Georgia

3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Ahh, an English Brown, my favorite style! A belated B'day gift from Athens!

Pours a medium to dark brown with a tan thin head that has very little retention and little side glass lace.
Aroma: roasted, toasty malts, sweet caramel and alcohol.
Taste: the toasty malts and caramel come across as drenged in booze. I prefer that beer with high ABV finds a way to hide the booze. This one dosn't do that. Would prefer this one to accompany a full dinner of steak or Bar-B-Q. Not a choice for quenching a thirst.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 03:37:00 | More by jadpsu
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-24-2014 00:51:52 | More by ruckus232
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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-20-2014 01:27:29 | More by FreshZ
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-09-2014 23:37:28 | More by MidwestBA
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-04-2014 02:01:30 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-26-2014 17:46:21 | More by Onenote81
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-26-2014 00:15:41 | More by superdoopersauce
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little_star

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-26-2014 00:15:41 | More by little_star
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bomber into a snifter. I believe this beer has now had 2 months to age since its arrival at my Trader Joe's.

Starts with a dark brown body with slow, steady carbonation visible. The head is two fingers thick and frothy, persists well, and eventually settles into a thick layer of lace over the body.

Aromas of sweet dark malt and molasses and brown sugar are prominent on the nose, as are some fruity esthers that remind me of a Dubbel. I want to say there's some chocolate lurking underneath as well. I detect some booze, but it's not overbearing.

Lots of rich maltiness in this beer, with some date, fig and plum flavors. There's even a candy like flavor I'd associate with a Belgian, which all make me wonder if this beer is in fact a Belgian-style beer. It tastes very much like one. With continued sips, chocolatey flavors begin to emerge, as do a hint of hops.

While the label suggests this beer is an Imperial Brown Ale, I find that much about it is truly Belgian and thus falls in the category of some Belgian beer. It's highly effervescent, creamy and sweet from the heavy malt profile, and the hops are hardly evident in taste or feel. I do get some dry bitterness at the finish, but my mind was intent on attributing this to the heat.

I could use a little least booziness, but otherwise I'm very happy with this beer. It's tasty, diverse in flavors and sensations, and above all, CHEAP. I'll buy a couple more to age.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 19:52:55 | More by ONovoMexicano
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mnredsoxfan69

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-19-2014 05:53:52 | More by mnredsoxfan69
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einman

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-18-2014 01:17:57 | More by einman
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dannycohen62

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-16-2014 03:37:26 | More by dannycohen62
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Illinois

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Illinois

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04-08-2014 01:25:22 | More by SeanBond
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arizcards

Arizona

3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bomber from Trader Joe's in early February for $2.99.

Beer poured cola brown with a small white head.

Nose is sweet malts with a hint of roastiness.

Taste is sweet malts, dark fruits, with some hopping to try to balance things out but in the end there is a lingering sweetness. Finish is dry.

Overall this is not a great brew but not bad by any stretch. For $2.99 it is worthy of a shot.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 01:09:34 | More by arizcards
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Massachusetts

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Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2014 from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.