Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2013 - Steinhaus Brewing Co.
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Reviews by scootny:
3.41/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
22 oz bottle explaining the beer's roots. Clear dark brown with a sizable head that fades after a few. Notes of chocolate and mocha. Coffee and caramel. Hops are mild and earthy. Flavor follows suit with lots of roasted grains that add some depth. Dryish finish with earth and roasted grains. Lighter mouthfeel than the abv would suggest. Smooth somewhat silky feel and carbonation. For the price a decent imperial brown.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2013 04:20:36 | More by scootny
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3.43/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
22 oz. bottle purchases several months ago at the Foggy Bottom/West End Trader Joe's in Washington D.C., unknown bottling date, poured into my FFF Teku glass, drank 9/30-10/1/13 over an hour:
A: 2/3 - deep amber-brown, minimal clarity, pours thickly with a rocky tannish head that subsides into a glass lacing
S: 8/12 - very muted aroma but, on warming, there are faint toffee, caramel and alcohol notes
T: 13/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's a slight bitterness that quickly gives way to middle-of-the- mouth malt flavors that accompany the aroma --> toffee, caramel dried fruit (figs and dates especially); unfortunately, the sweetness is too cloying/overbearing for me suggesting either underattenuation or too high mash T; no diacetyl, no DMS or other off-flavors; 10-15 second aftertaste is mostly a turn-off
M: 3/5 - moderate bodied; appropriate carbonation for style; subtle booze for 8.5% ABV
O: 6/10 - I don't want to lambast this beer given it's supreme affordability but the cloying sweetness was not my speed; however, for $3-4 at your local Trader Joe's, it's hard to pass up at least once, but I doubt that I'll be returning for the 2014 iteration unless it's something different and/or special
TOTAL = 32/50
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2013 06:24:22 | More by MNishCT77
Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2013 from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.