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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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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 17.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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06-25-2012 03:49:08 | More by TeamUgly
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3/5  rDev -6%

06-13-2012 16:32:19 | More by AndrewMichael
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear and pale orange in color with a medium sized off white head. Darker than I'd expect for a Blonde...

S: Aromas of sweet malt, white bread dough, some spice, apples and peaches. Straight forward, simple, and to the point. Nicely balanced.

T: Flavors are very similar. Fruity and brightly hopped with sweet doughy malts. Some tart lemon in the mix.

M: Slick, well carbonated, and dry through the finish. Light body.

O: This appears to be solid across the board. A decent, fairly simple, refreshing summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 01:54:19 | More by tastybeer
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3/5  rDev -6%

05-19-2012 19:39:48 | More by Arborescence
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3.08/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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. 'average' i think suits this entry across the board; the sort of light, easy drinking beer one might be inclined to session at the beach. even at that, i think i'd be inclined to look elsewhere.

originally reviewed: 11-03-2010

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 01:39:28 | More by BostonHops
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

05-02-2012 17:02:51 | More by PeterOrlando92
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

04-28-2012 14:41:16 | More by Cane4Beer
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3/5  rDev -6%

04-12-2012 22:49:42 | More by Polycarp
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

04-02-2012 13:56:38 | More by mhaugo
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-29-2012 00:54:40 | More by gleemonger
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

03-27-2012 18:22:27 | More by Cariadmum
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

03-23-2012 01:44:26 | More by dugly2ugly
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2.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle served into a Port Brewing sampler glass at me friend's house in Orange, California. Reviewed live. Acquired at Trader Joe's for 50 cents.

A: Pours a half finger head of white colour, decent cream, fair thickness, and awful retention. Colour is a clear blonde.

Sm: Clean barley and malts. A moderate strength aroma. Bland and simple.

T: Hints of honey. Clean barley and malts. Straw. Very bland and boring. Not really balanced. Built blandly. Not full bodied.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit thin. A bit watery. Adequately carbonated. Complements the flavour decently.

Dr: Very drinkable, but rather boring and bland. I'd prefer more of the honey flavour. It's okay. I wouldn't get it again. A great budget beer if you're shopping at Trader Joe's.

Low C

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 23:08:22 | More by kojevergas
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3/5  rDev -6%

03-14-2012 01:49:13 | More by ithinkimasofa
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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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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

03-06-2012 20:30:01 | More by carrollmel7
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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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3.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear dark gold with a medium white head. Nice retention, very light lace.

S: grainy quality with orange and lemon peels.

T: Upfront slightly sweet malt character with a bit of orange peel. Not much complexity.

M: Light-bodied, with a creamy quality.

O: Not horrible, a good blonde. Not much complexity...was looking for more.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 02:19:39 | More by OleJohnnieAle
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3/5  rDev -6%

02-15-2012 20:56:52 | More by sharpski
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3/5  rDev -6%

01-27-2012 21:51:42 | More by sd123
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3.45/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured this American Blonde Ale from a 12 oz bottle, into a pint glass. It poured a clear golden straw color, typical of a blonde ale. It produced an average white head, with good retention and very nice amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma consists of malted grain, fresh and crisp- par for the course. Light in body, this Blonde Ale is smooth, easy to drink, has a base of malted grain, and a touch of hops at the finish. Decent session beer, nice summer beer, easy to drink - For a Blonde Ale its very good. Great Value. Prost!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 23:58:09 | More by GossageBrewery
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3/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

First couple of sips are good, but eventually turns to a wet cardboard aftertaste. Sweetish and simple, with a faint hint of hops. Decently carbonated with a nice head. A more golden amber than the usual paler colors of this style. Even a little more body, it's certainly not as watery as lots of light beers.

Plain beery sort of stuff, drinkable but forgettable. I guess it does what the style is intended for. Good for topping off with that crazy double IPA to give it a decent hop flavor. 12 oz bottle from Trader Joe's.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 05:52:24 | More by mactrail
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New York

3.95/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy yellow gold with a quickly disipating cream colored head that leaves little to no lacing.

S: Sweet malt aroma, with notes of banana and whole wheat bread.

T: Sweet and tangy citrus note at first, replaced by solid malt profile. Hops are not very prevalent, but leave more of a whisper on the tounge of a slight bitterness.

M: Very smooth, low carbonation, very easy to drink.

O: This is a very sessionable blond ale, by far the best ive had from stenhaus, which i think is owned, or brewed by lease by trader joes. I will keep a few of these in the fridge for corona and non beer fans. For a buck a bottle, this beer is absolutely worth it, and great to keep around if you're looking for a low abv refresher of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 08:36:52 | More by rodney45
Mission St. Blonde Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.