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Mission St. Brown Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Mission St. Brown AleMission St. Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

191 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by zeledonia:
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zeledonia

Minnesota

2.6/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very deep clear brown with mahogany highlights, and a one-finger light tan head that lasts an average amount and leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell is straight up sweet dark caramel malts. Figs, apples, and brown sugar. Quite nice; could use a bit more complexity.

Taste is not what I was anticipating from the smell. Much less sweet than expected, and much less body. The malt flavor is actually rather weak, though it does come through a bit at the beginning, just long enough to make me wish there was more of it. The dominant flavor is an odd soft bitterness that doesn't quite feel like hops. This bitterness dominates the finish, and lingers longer than I want it to. This beer needs more malts!

Mouthfeel is meh. Feels thin (watery), and the carbonation is low. A bit of fizz, but the texture has no depth.

Started off strong, looking and smelling good. But the taste is flat and weak on the malt character that a brown ale ought to have. And the mouthfeel is barely passable. Not one I plan to drink again. But the real question is, is this bomber worth finishing?

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 06:50:07 | More by zeledonia
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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macrosmatic

Florida

3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Cigar City pint glass.

A: Medium to dark brown - quite dark but nearly clear. One finger's worth of tan head atop medium visible carbonation.

S: Sweet toasted malts, brown malts, mild resinous hops, a bit nutty, and a touch of chocolate.

T: Toasted malts with a hint of chocolate character. Mild resin hop flavor and a moderate hop bitterness at the swallow.

M: Medium to light-bodied, low alcohol presence, and medium carbonation sensation.

O: A solid, drinkable brown ale - but nothing memorable, nor anything I'd seek out.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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California

4.18/5  rDev +19.4%
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Poured from a bottle into a 16 oz champaign flute. It has a lovely 2-3 cm tan head which settles down to nice lacing. The color is a lovely medium brown that shows some ruby color when held up to intense light. The aroma is rich and beautiful--malt, ripe fruit, and some hops. The first sip was amazing and blew me away--the flavor is a rich, complex blend of nutty maltiness, balanced hops, a bit of mocha, and some figs. Drinking this at room temperature (68 degrees in the winter) really opens up the rich aroma and flavor. The aftertaste is a delightful mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium thick and creamy. Overall this is an outstanding brown ale--I was really pleased and surprised by it.

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2.65/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A- looks like a black coffee during a red sunset. A nice creamy tan head.

S- Cocoa, brown sugar, coffee, mild roasted malts. A little bitterness behind that. Although a bit airy.

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M- Way too watery for a brown ale. Not enjoyable.

O- Well that was unfortunate. Not too many good things to say about this one.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark brown with some ruby highlights. Tall light tan head that lasts and puts rings of lace as the head drops.
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Mission St. Brown Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.