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Mission St. Brown Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

Mission St. Brown AleMission St. Brown Ale

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80
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181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.96%


Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tapman on 06-15-2010)
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Foxtrot

California

4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love doing my shopping at Trader Joe's and could not pass up on a 220z bomber for $1.99. That's a pretty good deal for a brown ale.

Pours deep brown body with ruby hues and accents. Slightly vigorous pour into Stone IRS glass gives it a very nice ivory colored two finger cap with modest retention and a abundance of lacing. Lacing lasted the entire session, or bomber by others standards.

Aroma is of course well malted. Robust overtones of caramel and biscuit, and a hint of butterscotch make up the meaty portion of the nose. I also pull in some nice earthy hop undertones. This is a pretty straight forward aroma for a brown ale. Dark and earthy is the ticket.

The opening flavors are of rich sweet caramel, with a nice breadiness akin to a Dubbel style about mid palate. The hops are there and can be felt with a nice affirming bitterness that plays incredible well with this brews sweeter notes. Hops are more earthy and leafy and bring up some flavors of ripe orange. This is a nice addition and adds just one more layer of complexity to a already surprising beer.

Mouthfeel was freaking incredible. This has a change mouthfeel from start to finish of each sip. Starts out creamy and rich medium bodied, and slowly gives way to crisp and light in the finish. That's really hard to accomplish, and I've had few beers that have been able to really pull it off. The carbonation character is just about right, as I usually like my brown ales to be slightly less carbonated than other styles. This might account for its velvety mouthfeel

Drinkability is the pinnacle of this beer. Great tasting, easily accessible, and great price tag is a beer home run in my book.

P.S. I was not expecting much, but was incredibly surprised that a beer this well crafted could be found at such a low price. And to think that I was gonna pass it up!

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 08:04:41 | More by Foxtrot
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Mission St. Brown Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.