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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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193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

bh123, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Zanico, Feb 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

dvmin98, Feb 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

ChetChildress, Feb 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Scott_McCool, Feb 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

cliff1066, Dec 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

OldhouseRecs, Dec 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

nickfish03, Dec 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Thunderballroom, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of Minkybut
4.3/5  rDev +22.9%

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was the color of coca-cola and poured a colored big bubble head. The beer smelled like nougat. It had a rich wonderful taste that was a little sweet but not too bad. It was like a liquid candybar. I will buy again.

Minkybut, Dec 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Falcone, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Arithmeticus
2.85/5  rDev -18.6%

Poured at room temp in hotel glass (bought at Trader Joe's)

A: not lively carbonation; thin head, dissipating quickly;
S: caramel, toasted malt--quite pleasant and inviting
T: slightly watery version of a standard brown ale; nutty approach to classic toasted malt; hops give it a grapefruit rind quality

Overall, not bad, esp. as a table beer, but not outstanding

Arithmeticus, Nov 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

barongearmu, Nov 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

fishguyac, Nov 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

captainbearcat, Oct 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

MikalMick, Oct 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Fantalek, Oct 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

olafphysics, Sep 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

crob3888, Sep 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

samturner, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

wendylg, Sep 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Cymbeline168, Sep 09, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev +3.7%

I believe I paid just $2.29 for the bomber at Trader Joe's in Colonie. Consumed on 8/29/12.

A: Poured into a pint glass. Body is mahogany-chestnut in color with a 1-finger tannish/khaki head with solid staying power. A little bit of lace clings to the glass.

S: Good nose for an American Brown Ale - some nuttiness and plenty of sweet malt. Touch of toasty cereal grains as well.

T: Good, but not very good. Loses points here for being a bit thin, watery and weak. Brown Ale-type flavors are there, however: a bit of caramel malt, toasted bread and some far-off nuttiness (think hazelnut). It's just that nothing is strong enough to stand up and make a difference or impress. It's good, but given the appearance and nose, I was hoping for better.

M: As noted above, the mouthfeel is a bit thin and weak. Carbonation is modest but there - that portion of the feel is sufficient. But the overall heft and depth is lacking. Call is light in heft.

O: For the price, this is solid stuff. But it's leaving me wanting SN Tumbler or another, better, more full-flavored, malty Brown Ale. Buy this for someone you know who thinks Newcastle is great; it's light like the Brown Dog, but without that cloyingly corn-syrupy sweetness and with a better nose. In other words, kind of like an American Brown Ale with training wheels.

Kendo, Aug 30, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.4%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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3.13/5  rDev -10.6%

Hated 22oz bottle poured into 10oz nonic. Poured a clean, clear medium brown color with an inch and a half of tan head that had good retention and no lacing.

The aroma was the typical sweet malty scent with just a hint of biscuit and no significant hopping. The flavors were basically the same with perhaps just a bit of roast floating around towards the back.

The body was just a bit thinner than typical for the style, but not annoyingly so. Drinkability was nice and easy, the beer disappeared quickly. Overall, an OK example, and as per usual with TJs house bbers a decent value. Worth a quick pick up.

beertunes, Aug 21, 2012
Mission St. Brown Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.