Mission St. Blonde Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.
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3.53/5 rDev +10.3%
For the price a solid beer. It was what I thought it would be. A sweetness to the beer, and a slight bitterness towards the end. It's a blonde ale, but I see hints of orange. This is more of a pilsner then an Ale. It's kind of a tug of war between the two styles, which is kind of nice.
You can defiantly drink more than one at time. Very drinkable. Not the greatest, but like I said for the price not bad. The beer did have a lot of carbonation. Overall average beer.
06-02-2013 05:03:07 | More by Celtics17
3.23/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
05-21-2013 06:40:49 | More by BeerAficionadoMCMXC
3.09/5 rDev -3.4%
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!
05-14-2013 13:31:13 | More by kristenspaintings
2.15/5 rDev -32.8%
Mission St. Blonde Ale is a clear, golden ale with a filmy, white ring. It has a sweet, light, malt extract aroma with a minty, herbal hint. It's light bodied and a little watery with a chalky finish. It tastes quite sweet-- kind of like, well, light malt extract. There's a light, resiny bitterness after the swallow. I dumped most of the bottle into some onions and garlic I was cooking.
05-06-2013 01:33:14 | More by yesyouam
2.21/5 rDev -30.9%
a: I poured this bad boy into a tall pilsner glass. Gave off a great looking head that did not hold its figure. Left quickly and in its wake left a very thin and blotchy head for the remainder of the beverage. It pours a very pretty golden straw color with nice plump bubbles trickling towards its top.
s: The smell is quite pleasant. You can smell that sweet mash that ultimately gave me this beer. Very likeable. Really looking forward to drinking this.
t: Definitely a beer that you can drink a lot of. Was a relatively clean taste that came in with little flavor and exited quickly. Reminded me very much of Budweiser (can I say that on here?) A very flat flavor that did not taste very fresh. After about the third or fourth sip the flavor components changed and it began to taste like an old Lager. Maybe something that was stored in a hot garage for a summer and then during the winer months pulled out to serve guests. I am trying not to rant, but this was a let down.
m: Watery and airy. Very light - both on feel and carbonation.
o: Overall I think I already said it - not an impressive beer. I would recommend you buy a 6-pack of the cheap stuff. It will give you what this will give you for half the price.
04-23-2013 02:15:33 | More by RyanTeeter
3.36/5 rDev +5%
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.
03-30-2013 03:41:41 | More by TheMarkE
4.01/5 rDev +25.3%
Reviewed to style.
Bottled on 2/20/13, drank 3.11/13. So at least it’s fresh. And I wanted something sessionable—under 5% abv—so it fit that criteria.
Contract brewed by our friends at Firestone Walker for sale at Trader Joes stores.
This pours a clear golden color with some foaming and exceptional clarity. The aroma has a light cereal malt note and the faintest hint of green. I can’t say the hops have faded so much as they were not present to begin with. The beer tastes sweet, light, rounded. I wish there was more character and crispness to it. A strange, light green Jolly Rancher note comes across on the aroma and flavor as it warms. Eh.
03-12-2013 06:35:15 | More by elNopalero
2.44/5 rDev -23.8%
I picked this up at Trader Joe's where they let you buy one bottle at a time instead of the whole 6 pack. $1.17 for a single 12oz bottle with no freshness date.
The beer poured a crystal clear pale gold color with a half finger of white head that lasted about a minute. Absolutely zero lacing.
There's not much smell to this. Mostly getting apple with some sweet malt and grassy hops.
This should be called a bland ale instead of a blonde ale. It's barely more than carbonated water. Very little flavor here. It has a slight apple taste with a small kiss of honey. Hops are flavorless and don't provide much bitterness, which is OK for a blonde ale, but there's no excuse for the lack of malt.
Light and crisp from the high carbonation. Almost seltzer waterish.
Glad I only bought one of these.
02-21-2013 06:25:42 | More by matjack85
3.1/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
01-24-2013 00:05:54 | More by LiquidAmber
3.5/5 rDev +9.4%
Pours a brilliant deep golden with a frothy half inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving sheets of lacing.
Toasted grain, bready malt, and sweet caramel form the aroma, with light citrus notes in the background.
Flavor is sweet, with bready caramel malt throughout. There's a hit of citrus mid palate, accompanied by grain. The finish is fairly dry, but not bitter.
Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and some underlying astringency.
Far more bready than anticipated. Tangy flavor is offputting.
12-31-2012 22:15:30 | More by barczar
3.05/5 rDev -4.7%
This is a decent beer, a simple bland ale that is rather like a basic, but decent, pale lager.
Dark gold, it has a medium white head soon thinning to foamy ring.
Aroma is nice grain, hay, hint of honeyed bread, overripe apples. It's fairly simple but good.
Taste is not as good, being lightly sweet faint grain, faint grassy-peppery bitterness, faint honey with biscuit finish. It ends up rather simple and rough.
12-19-2012 00:31:50 | More by Offa
Mission St. Blonde Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.