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Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2013 - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2013Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2013

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: crob3888 on 03-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of hreb
2.33/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

22oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours like a brown ale with a moderate head, slightly cloudy. Slightly phenol aroma. Flavor is uh, not good. Muddled malt flavors and a cloying candy sweetness. Low carbonation. This beer is like everything I don't like about an American Brown Ale and everything that can go wrong with a brown ale did go wrong.

I recommend against at any price. If I'm going to drink cheap beer I'd prefer *less* flavor -- less opportunity to foul up.

Photo of kojevergas
2.63/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Cost was $2.99 at Trader Joe's. 2013 vintage. 8.5% ABV confirmed. "Imperial Brown Ale." 650ml brown glass bottle with pull-slip papered over pressure cap served into a Mitchell's of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Expectations are low given the brewery and the price.

Served chilled. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger light khaki colour head of nice cream, pretty decent thickness, and generally decent (~3 minute) retention for the high ABV. Body colour is a rich dark caramel-amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Uneven light lacing. Okay looking for the style. Nontransparent/nontranslucent.

Sm: Toasted malt, light raisin, generic floral hops, caramel, sticky licorice, and toffee. Roast is sorely missed. An average to mild strength aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Biscuit malt, brown malt, caramel, light raisin. Generic floral hops. No alcohol or yeast comes through. Not all that well balanced. Has some nice toffee. Decently built. I'm not a big fan of it; it's pretty forgettable and mundane. Built strangely.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Okay body. Decent thickness. Carbonation is pretty good. Doesn't feel custom-tailored to the flavour profile. A bit syrupy.

Dr: Drinkable but forgettable. It's not bad for its price point, but there's just nothing interesting here. Hides its ABV okay. Rather mundane stuff. For a self-declared "Imperial Brown Ale", it's rather underwhelming. I wouldn't get this again - even at the seemingly good price. I wouldn't recommend it to friends. This one can be safely avoided.


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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.09/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours brown with a small creamy white head, fair head retention.

S: Heavy notes of malt, some date and prune, toffee.

T: Malt centered with notes of dried grape, molasses for sure, figgy. Caramel and nuts as well.

M: Medium to full-bodied, flabby feel, cloying at times, a bit syrupy, feels a bit underattenuated.

O: The price is very attractive at $2.99/bomber, but in the end, this is just average beer and not really my style.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Not impressed with the head retention or lacing. Color is a dark, deep brown.
Smell- Nutty and raisiny.
Taste- Very toffee-like and raisin character to it.
Mouthfeel- Straight up medium.
Overall- Alright, I am revisiting this one for a third time so it is absolutely drinkable. The reason I am giving it a 5/10 is as follows: It is in a class of it's own being a blend of three different classes of ale. I'm betting the other beers that make this one up are better off drank straight than being combined into this concoction of a brew. I can drink it, but that's not saying too much. Cheers to those who do.

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3.4/5  rDev -2%
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.

Photo of MNishCT77
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
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

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Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2013 from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.