Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2011 - Steinhaus Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
a: have had this one around for 8 months or so, served in a unibroue branded tulip, deep, opaque mahogany brown in color, head light with only a thin ring retained
s: the nose features rich semisweet and milk chocolate, sweet toffee and brown sugar, lots of smooth roasts and a slight touch of char smoke, toasted dark bread, mild earthy hops, pleasantly complex - even some hints of bourbon and tobacco here
m: carbonation light-moderate, body moderate with a nice weight
t: lots of notched up brown ale flavors - rich chocolate coated toffee, dark fruit and brown sugars, sweet to begin, with drier, more intense roasts pushing in after the swallow as a chocolate sweetness continues to linger, a nice bitterness creeps slowly into the finish, earthy, with lots of lingering malt character, tobacco, the sugars are prominent but not tiring, alcohol presence light to moderate
o: a deal at $2.99 per bomber, rich and satisfying, more than would typically be expected for the price
04-09-2013 04:22:43 | More by blackie
3.85/5 rDev -2.5%
Appearance: Dark brown with red overtones with a modest light beige head.
Smell: Mild brown sugar and bready yeast notes.
Taste: Mild roasted malt notes, brown sugar and toffee notes. There is also some mild hop bitterness.The beer finishes fairly dry with the mild hop nod faint brown sugar notes.
Mouth-feel: On the light side of medium-bodied with a modest level of carbonation.
Overall: This is a fine example of a beer that eliminates any excuse not to drink craft based on price. This is a beer that can proudly hold it's place among craft beers and is priced as cheap or cheaper than BMC. `$3 for a 22 oz Bomber, it's definitely one of the best bang for the bucks I've run across.
07-20-2012 03:24:29 | More by IKR
3.93/5 rDev -0.5%
22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a murky brown mahogany w/ a 1-finger khaki head, not much lacing.
Aroma is heavily malty up front. Toffee, caramel, rum-soaked fruit, and some aromatic hops in the background. Dominant aroma though is almost cloyingly sweet.
Taste is, not surprisingly, sweet and malty. Brown sugar, figs, booze, and a nice roasty quality. Bittering hops balance things out somewhat, but the fruity malt remains front and center.
Mouthfeel is thick and coating.
Overall this a slow sipper of a beer. Not sure I'd drink it again, even if I could.
06-04-2012 03:46:50 | More by draheim
3.95/5 rDev 0%
Out of a bomber I picked up at Trader Joe’s in Santa Fe this beer was a very dark brown, almost black color but when it was held to sunlight it revelad ruby highlights. The head was a towering pile of tan foam. The retention was good and it left clumps of lacing. The aroma was of caramel, toffee, dark fruits and some chocolate. The flavors were good, I kept thinking “This beer was $3.99?” I tasted lots of caramel and toffee along with dates, figs, cocoa and behind that alcohol. The mouthfeel was smooth, the body medium/full and the carbonation appropriate. A total bargain for the quality.
11-04-2011 11:55:32 | More by thekevlarkid
3.15/5 rDev -20.3%
Thanks to deftim13 for this bottle. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours black with a very thin off-white head with no retention. Thin collar. There are some dark fruits and light chocolate. Moderate brown sugar. Faint sweetness in the body. Nothing really going on. Some chocolate. Medium body and a dry finish. Just okay.
09-20-2011 10:46:21 | More by Thorpe429
4/5 rDev +1.3%
An aggressive pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces a four-finger thick, pale brown tinged, tan colored head that just barely crests the rim of the glass; te head leaves lots of lacing on the sides of the glass as it slowly subsides. The beer is a dark, concentrated brown color that shows a brilliantly clear, ruby-brown color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of roasted, dark coffee and raisins up front and picks up a browned, toasty, whole grain character through the middle that then finishes with fermented dried fruit notes and more roast grain burnt notes. Despite my noticing the roasted character in this beer, it is not overly strong or even on the level of a stout. The nose really has quite a bit of fruitiness to it and I am actually surprised that it doesn’t smell more distinctly of crystal malt (but it doesn’t really, so this must have been used pretty sparingly).
Slightly creamy textured up front, a touch of prickly carbonation adds some livliness as it slides across the tongue, but the finish sees the beer becoming quite creamy textured and smooth; the body actually has a decent viscosity to it, though I wouldn’t say it was overly heavy for a beer of this strength. The finish has some acrid roast malt character to it, just a touch, as well as a firm bitterness. There seems to be a bit of hop character here that contributes quite a bit of fruitiness to the flavor with the focus initially being on berry notes, but now that I know it is hops, a definite citrus hop character here as well; flavors of tangelo, grapefruit marmalade, blackberry-orange juice and currant jam are all noticeable hop contributed.
Speaking of which, when armed with this knowledge and I go back and smell the nose I am realizing that a lot of the fruit character in the nose is from citrusy hop notes. There are even some herbal aromatic notes here that contribute notes of pine. The bitterness in the finish can be almost raw at times, though it is never overly aggressive (at least from the hop head perspective). I had this beer once before when I just wanted a beer to drink, so I didn’t think about it too much, but hadn’t realized at the time how hoppy this beer actually was. The malt character provides a nice foil to the hop character (the latter seems to be the dominant character in this beer, though the malt certainly plays a significant role here); it provides a nice toasty, brown bread like character, in combination with the hops an almost spicy rye-like note and a fruit accentuating, caramelized malt character that contributes some nice level of crystal malt flavors to support the hops. This is quite a nice beer and I would love to buy a bunch of this to drink, the only problem is that this hop focused beer needs to be drunk fresh (at least for my tastes).
08-03-2011 22:48:58 | More by Gueuzedude
Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2011 from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.