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Mission St. Blonde Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Mission St. Blonde AleMission St. Blonde Ale

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BA SCORE
74
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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 17.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cswhitehorse on 06-06-2008)
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ruckus232

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Clear yellow color with a little bit of head that stays for a while.

Smell: Slightly yeasty/bread like in smell with only a little bit of a hint of hops.

Taste: Tastes and feels thicker then I would expect. It is not really flavorful but what it has it is pretty good. It has a yeasty taste with a slight slight toasted flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 22:59:54 | More by ruckus232
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dcook11

California

3.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First time reviewing this beer and anything from Mission St for that matter. Nice pour with a thick white head that does not stick around for long. Light to medium carbonation with a golden/ light amber appearance. The smell is light and fruity, not bad but not anything worth writing home about either. Taste is slightly hoppy with some floral notes coming through as well. The mouthfeel is non-confrontational due to it's sessionable abv. This is the type of beer you could drink alot of with out getting buzzed. Overall, a refreshing choice at an occasional bbq or on a sunday afternoon, but nothing I would choose as a standby.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2010 06:59:33 | More by dcook11
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allrizz

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass, left a thin white head that dissipated quickly leaving a ring around the glass.

A: cloudy yellowish amber color.

S: fruity/doughy/spicy

T: citris flavor with some spice and a hint of bread. Mild hops flavor.

I liked this beer though it is not on the top of my list of favorites. I would drink it again and recommend it for summer beach parties.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 19:28:27 | More by allrizz
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden clear body with a wispy white head. Nose is biscuity and faint. Slightly fruity. The flavor is more dramatic, with a tangy hop smack and a faint spiciness. Mouthfeel is medium- full for a blonde, and pretty good overall. Easy drinking but not interesting enough for another go-round.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 01:27:58 | More by BretSikkink
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jpro

South Carolina

3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single 12oz bottle from Trader Joe’s in Mt. P -

A: Poured into a standard shaker pint, its a dusty, straw-blonde; half a finger of white head forms on the pour, but recedes to a thin film shortly thereafter; no lacing.

S: Bready malt; some light citrus / lemon; yeasty dough aroma in there, too.

T: Light grains and a little fruity; just a smidge of spice / pepper in there, too.

M: Medium body; high carbonation; smooth and easy drinking, for sure.

D/O: A very drinkable brew, if nothing else; not the tastiest of the Trader Joe’s / Mission St. offerings, but not bad. I’d have it again -

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 01:53:56 | More by jpro
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TheMarkE

California

3.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Golden amber with a quickly disappearing head of foam and not much lacing.

Smell: Very faint aroma of cereal malts.

Taste: Cereal malts with a touch of honey and hints of fruit.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with very little aftertaste.

The Verdict: Not bad. Another Firestone Walker brew for Trader Joe’s, this is a good, light, refreshing beer. Good choice for those who don’t want a heavy or bitter beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 03:41:41 | More by TheMarkE
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear honey color with a 1/2 inch foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt/grain, grass, and some slight fruity aromas. There is a distinct butter smell that emerges as the beer warms up. Taste is of malt/grain and grassy flavors. There is a slight herbal bitterness that quickly fades after each sip. This beer has a light level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel but a somewhat thin body. Overall, this is a pretty good blonde ale but nothing that I would get again. Very cheap for $1 a bottle at Trader Joe’s.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2012 17:55:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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erosier

Connecticut

3.33/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

L: Pours a nice clear darker yellow color with a medium sized and medium bodied white colored head that laces the glass a little as it fades fast.
S: Smells of sweet toasted malts, hints of citrus in there and a bit of hops at the end.
T: Tastes of sweet toasted malts upfront then followed with some light citrus and some slight hop finish at the end.
M: Crisp, fresh, refreshing, perfect amount of carbonation, light bodied.
D: Very drinkable beer, it's not too overwhelming and kind of tasty. Nice mix of flavor and feel for a pretty sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 11:30:00 | More by erosier
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chrisafari

California

3.33/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: crisp phenols and citrus. Somewhat "funky" with biscuit notes.

Pour: clear golden/straw with thin off-white head.

Taste: flavor is mild and mostly bitter with some herbal notes at the end and slightly biscuity. Really tastes like most mexican lagers (i.e. Corona, etc.) Not a lot of depth in the palate.

Mouthfeel: medium-light to light body. No lacing. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: medium to medium-high. This beer is easy to drink, mainly because it is so light in the palate and not much going on. Really quaffable.

Overall: nothing really special and not something I'll have again.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2009 05:23:16 | More by chrisafari
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a clear yellow/light amber tone with a finger of off-white foamy head that soon dissipates into a thin collar around the glass; spotty lacing.

nose is pretty tame... i get subdued notes of breadiness and floral hops.

flavor opens with a bready/biscuity presence which is followed by some mild hop characters... clean, crisp finish. again, fairly muted all around; by and large an unexiting, inoffensive beer.

light/medium-bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. drinkability is its stong point, as it drinks very easily - something i might be inclined to session at the beach.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 04:51:26 | More by perrymarcus
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

12-25-2013 02:09:02 | More by HattedClassic
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Allurex

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-13-2013 06:11:56 | More by Allurex
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gleemonger

California

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-29-2012 00:54:40 | More by gleemonger
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zbloom

New York

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-28-2012 03:59:01 | More by zbloom
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paulish

New York

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-06-2014 00:04:03 | More by paulish
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Jvcshad


3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

12-22-2012 04:11:15 | More by Jvcshad
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Warpiglet25mm

California

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-02-2014 02:28:36 | More by Warpiglet25mm
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seanbhudson

California

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Trader Joes. The beer label says StIEnhaus not StEInhaus.

APPEARANCE: Pours a clear golden color with a very small white head that dissipates quickly. No lacing at all.

SMELL: Moderate doughy malts with a little burnt sugar and hint of vanilla.

TASTE: Similar to smell, doughy malts with a hint of roasted flavor. The sweetness tastes a little like apple juice. Finish is short and slightly bitter (I guess there are a few hops in there).

MOUTHFEEL: Light to medium bodied dry beer with lively carbonation.

DRINKABILITY: Goes down easy but would like to have a little more flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2008 04:50:38 | More by seanbhudson
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BeerAficionadoMCMXC

California

3.23/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks like a pilsner with a darker amber hue. Smells like cereal and barley notes with some sweetness to it, let's take a sip...Yep, tastes just like it smells. Drinkable, but it's got a little hop bite to it in the end. Overall, not a bad beer, but I probably wouldn't want more than a couple of these; they're a bit boring.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 06:40:49 | More by BeerAficionadoMCMXC
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avaldivia

California

3.23/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Nice hazy, golden blonde color. Good head but no retention and no lacing.

S: Floral and malty. A bit of honey on the end.

T: Still get honey on the end, but all other flavors are muted. Can't really distinguish any other flavors.

M: Light and crisp. No real substance. Good carbonation.

O: I have been proven wring about Trader Joe's brand beers. They are better than I expected. This one, is not my favorite. For the price, it is hard to beat, but odds are I will only pick this up when strapped for cash.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 20:07:03 | More by avaldivia
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GrandeDrip

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I like the color for a light-bodied style. Red hues. Real disappointing head though.

Not much nose, either. Hint of clean hops - reminiscent of their pale, but with about 5% of the presence.

Taste is very unobtrusive. Probably better with food. Some hops, hard water taste, and a bit of earthiness, but it's all just kind of blended into an indistinct "beer" taste. Finishes dry, maybe even sandy?

Mouthfeel is watery, highly carbonated, with that dry finish lingering.

Drinkability is high. No offensive flavors, no funny sensations, just an average brew. I'd highly recommend picking up their Pale instead.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2010 07:05:58 | More by GrandeDrip
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a thin white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of light bready malt and hops with a sharp citrus component. Flavor follows, light, sweet bready malt with a hint of citrus and a light, sweet hop finish. Flavor is pleasant, slightly sweet, but not memorable. An adequate light blonde ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 00:05:54 | More by LiquidAmber
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esv

Virginia

3.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A) 1/3" Head. White. Lighter golden with a twinge of orange. Clear. Little lacing.

S) Some kind of cotton candy, caramel. Sweet bread and light biscuity-ness.

T) Sweetish bread-malt. Some candy.

M) Light-medium

D) Not hard to drink. I usually find sweetish, bready beers to be hard to drink but this is more balanced. I'm surprised how un-offended I am.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 00:49:53 | More by esv
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GMB

Japan

3.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A standard pour of Mission St.'s Blonde Ale yields a blonde-amber body and head with very little staying power. No more than three slim strings of bubbles lazily wind their way to the top. This should be a pleasant, relaxing beer to drink.

The nose is light. Toasted grain and bit of pineapple suggest themselves immediately. Thereafter appears a bit of raisin bread gently warming in an oven.

The taste follows the nose at first, but is let down in the end by an overuse of bittering hops. There are some nice candied fruit tones here. The brewers ought to have let them sing a bit more.

The feel of the brew is slightly more astringent and watery than expected (or desired!). Hmm.

I won't pick up a Mission St. Blonde the next time I'm at Trader Joe's. That said, I wouldn't hesitate to drink one if it were offered at a party.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 23:28:03 | More by GMB
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kristenspaintings

California

3.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not great, but definitely good and a great deal for the price. This beer is light and refreshing with no major flavor domination. Great to pair with something you do not want to be diminished by the beer. Sometimes it is not just what the beer has, but what it does not have. This beer does not have any bitter or hoppy flavor, and simply clean and refreshing. Add a slice of citrus for a small flavor boost!

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 13:31:13 | More by kristenspaintings
Mission St. Blonde Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.