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Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2012 - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

nkp765, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of lvoutlawjlh
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

lvoutlawjlh, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +8.7%

drewone, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Guden
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Guden, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Falcone
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Falcone, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of HoshuaJobbs
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

HoshuaJobbs, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of marct
4/5  rDev +8.7%

marct, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of wendylg
5/5  rDev +35.9%

wendylg, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Hanzo, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ngeunit1, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of UncleBuccs
4/5  rDev +8.7%

UncleBuccs, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

XicanoBeerRun, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of MaineMike
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

MaineMike, Jul 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

poiuytr, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of DaveBlack
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

DaveBlack, Jul 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

olafphysics, Jun 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

butlerj, Jun 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

zonker17, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
2.88/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Ryan011235, May 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JimGlonke, May 20, 2012
Photo of DocJitsu
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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...

DocJitsu, May 14, 2012
Photo of djaeon
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

djaeon, May 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

1Adam12, May 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DeezGunz14, May 07, 2012
Photo of zaphodchak
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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!

zaphodchak, May 07, 2012
Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2012 from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.