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Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2012 - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2012Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2012

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A blend of an strong brown, imperial stout and a porter.

(Beer added by: Drinkerofales on 02-25-2012)
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-05-2012 22:14:07 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev +9%

10-24-2012 00:23:09 | More by drewone
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Guden

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +17.2%

A- Deep brown with one finger of cream colored head that refuses to fade. Looks like a decent American brown.

S- Luscious caramel is the first thing, deeper in the mix is burnt buttered popcorn, cherry soda and a touch of pine.

T- Again butter and caramel seem to dominate with cherry soda, raisins, pine and burnt toast also in the mix.

M- Thick and creamy with subdued carbonation. It fills the mouth and coats the tongue in a very inviting and invigorating way.

O- Have to say that I really enjoyed this one. Didn't know what to expect at all but was very nicely surprised. Seems like it would continue to age nicely, if only I had a few more.

10-15-2012 03:09:05 | More by Guden
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-11-2012 00:13:35 | More by Falcone
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HoshuaJobbs

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-08-2012 21:42:30 | More by HoshuaJobbs
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marct

Nevada

4/5  rDev +9%

09-28-2012 05:35:40 | More by marct
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wendylg


5/5  rDev +36.2%

09-13-2012 15:53:27 | More by wendylg
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-22-2012 00:29:04 | More by Hanzo
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +15.3%

A - Pours a cloudy brown color with a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate, sweet caramel and toffee malts, with some coffee, brown sugar, nuttiness, and dark fruit.

T - Starts off with some dark chocolate and sweet caramel malts with some brown sugar, dark fruit, and a touch of black licorice. Through the middle, some coffee flavor comes through with some nuttiness. The finish is a mix of dark chocolate, sweet toffee malts, with a bit of dark fruit and coffee.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced. Good mix of flavors.

08-16-2012 03:33:08 | More by ngeunit1
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UncleBuccs

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9%

08-10-2012 12:09:46 | More by UncleBuccs
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -5.2%

It looked like flat cola when I poured it, but it would up having a nice amount of carbonation.

S: dates, dark cherry

T: sweet up front, roasty aftertaste, dark chocolate, slightest bitterness but not unpleasant. It had a little booze reminding me of a rum and cherry coke.

It is at 8.5 % so the alcohol can sneak up on you. I really enjoyed it.

I’ll have another.

07-30-2012 16:38:13 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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MaineMike

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-17-2012 01:46:21 | More by MaineMike
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poiuytr

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-15-2012 02:01:26 | More by poiuytr
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DaveBlack

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%

A: Reddish-brown beer with a nice 1 finger tan head that has a long retention and leaves a lot of lacing behind.

S: sweet molasses, caramel malts and biscuity yeast make up the bulk of this incredibly pleasant smelling brew's aroma.

T: Taste is very sweet, with lots of phenols, chocolaty malts, a slighty butterscotch flavor. The alcohol is only 8.5% but it really punches through the rest of the flavors.

M: a Moderately heavy body, very sticky in the back of the throat, and rich and creamy in the mouth.

O: This is a decent beer, but really nothing to write home about. My overall impression is that this beer is unfinished, it is an assault of flavors, but they don't all play that well together. It needs to mellow a bit, then it might be excellent, but for now it is pretty good.

07-01-2012 23:00:07 | More by DaveBlack
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olafphysics

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

06-29-2012 23:08:20 | More by olafphysics
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butlerj

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.3%

06-04-2012 03:22:08 | More by butlerj
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-03-2012 19:34:20 | More by zonker17
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.88/5  rDev -21.5%

Poured into a Stone 15th Anniversary snifter on 4/29/12

01/19/12 printed on the bottle

Dark brown hue with shades of rust and watery ruby. One finger head doesn't hold as such, but leaves a patch of bubbles, as well as some collar retention and lace.

Baked dark bread takes up much of the aroma with a subtle, dry spice notion. Hints of something like black walnuts or mushroom. Herbal hop notes drift about. Overtones of orange peel. Mild dark fruits and suggestions of adjunct.

The taste has a bit more of a kick, likely due to the noticeable alcohol creeping in around the edges. As with the aroma, toasted bread is prominent; it has a pumpernickel bent to it. Hints of spice. There's a bit of a hoppy tickle, but it's woven in too much to stand out much.

The feel somewhere between medium and full. The body is smooth and carbonation is kept right in line on the lower side, so perhaps the overall feel seems more plump that it truly is.

My overall impression is that this is an ok beer. It's drinkable, an doesn't taste bad; it just fails to be remarkable. I'm a little hesitant to call this a great value but, at $3.50 for a bomber, it's an alright value in the format. It's decent for sipping on without too much thinking.

05-22-2012 03:41:14 | More by Ryan011235
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JimGlonke

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-20-2012 21:58:38 | More by JimGlonke
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DocJitsu

California

4.05/5  rDev +10.4%

Pours a brownish-red amber with a foamy taupe head. Spicy raisin, oak, smoke, and dark-roasted coffee beans comprise the aroma. The mouthfeel is soft and coating. Very pleasant. Charred oak barrel flavor is present up front. The kind of smooth flavor one would expect from an aged upper shelf whiskey or bourbon. Some tart raisin in the middle. The beer finishes with a flavor of fine dark-roast coffee. This is an excellent beer, particularly for the price. Nice job with this one "Steinhaus," AKA...

05-14-2012 01:46:22 | More by DocJitsu
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djaeon

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-12-2012 20:14:49 | More by djaeon
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1Adam12

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-11-2012 23:52:45 | More by 1Adam12
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DeezGunz14

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-07-2012 04:46:59 | More by DeezGunz14
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zaphodchak

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%

A finder of fine cream-tan head and a deep brown body tinged with red. Some lace. Good retention.

Smell has some fruit: plums and sweet cherries, and a good malt presence. Pretty nice.

Body is full, rich and flavorful-- some of the fruit but a good chocolatey malt presence and faint hops to lend some balance. And it is pretty well balanced. Finishes pretty dry with just a touch of alcohol heat. Not bad, not bad at all. My only complaint would be a slight taste of carbonation, very (very) faintly metallic. Got kinda medicinal as it warmed up, so I'd say keep it cold.

Mouthfeel is a bit coarse and I think the carbonation is showing up in the taste, as I mentioned above.

Well I was expecting to be underwhelmed; the beer was relatively cheap and it just claimed to be "a blend of three incredible brews." Boy was I wrong. Well blended, well balanced, this ended up working really well, and I'd gladly buy another if I lived close to Trader Joes. Might even be worth cellaring for a year!

05-07-2012 00:38:13 | More by zaphodchak
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TheSixthRing

California

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%

Appearance - Pours a deep, dark brown with red tinge. The head is a light tan, 3 fingers thick with good retention, resulting in a decent, semi-sticky lace.

Smell - Lots of sweet, sugary malt in the aroma, with notes of nuttiness and chocolate as well.

Taste - Follows the nose; sugary malt flavors. Very rich. Notes of coffee, chocolate and a touch of nuttiness as well.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body, but with a sticky, syrupy quality. Carbonation is a bit lacking.

Overall - They call this an imperial brown ale, and I can see why. Very rich with sugary qualities. Not my favorite characteristic in a brown. For me, it's good but not great.

05-01-2012 03:17:38 | More by TheSixthRing
Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2012 from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.