Mission Lager | Mission Brewery

BA SCORE
3.57/5
8 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mission Brewery
California, United States
missionbrewery.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Stoneman78 on 11-04-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
8
pDev:
12.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Stoneman78
4.4/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer won a gold medal in the 2007 GABF Helles category
A- Pours a clear, pale straw color, minimal head and lacing which is unsurprising for this style
S- Smooth and crisp malty aroma, touch of grains and earthiness
T- Initial taste is subtle bread/grain malts, finishes with dry, bitter hops, no alcohol presence, very smooth and refreshing
M- Light-bodied lager, watery texture, lively carbonation
D- Very easy-drinking lager that is perfect for long sessions of drinking; I would imagine it would take a lot of this beer to have much damage; tight and crisp taste profile, this is a prototypical example of the Helles style that I can appreciate even though the genre is not a personal favorite

 707 characters

Photo of Jacob_Hargis
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from Mission Brewery. ABV: 4.25%
Pours a frothy head with golden yellow color. Higher carbonation.
Light bodied lager with nice sweet malty notes not the nose, with tastes of fresh grain, bread, yeast, and slight honey sweetness. Crisp and refreshing, rolls off the palate making this beer a well accompanying drink to just about any meal. You really can't go wrong. I enjoyed this beer, although certainly not a high ranking lager in my book, it's a nice local beer just a few miles down the road that is consistent in brewing great high quality craft beer.

 572 characters

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThatsStout
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of magictrokini
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tap @ O'Briens. It was called Hellas on tap. Clear light gold with a nice white bubbly head. Noble hops, some sugar and straw. Refeshing taste of hops, grass, and a lemony/mineral tinge. A smaller beer, but a good one. More of a session that doesn't fill you up

 261 characters

Photo of Sicem99
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Floydster
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pint from the PB Tap Room for three dollars during happy hour, reviewed from notes taken about a month ago

A-Color is a golden clear, yellow, small 1/4 inch slightly creamy head, not much retention, weak lacing

S-Some earthy accents, lots of grains, light skunky aroma, malt was more bready than sweet smelling, hint of lemon, and straw

T-Starts off with some straw and a macro feel, then some bread and grains in the middle, slight bitterness in the finish with the small amount of hops this had, did not change much at all over time, was more thirst quenching when cold but taste did not change dramatically once it warmed, would have liked to see some more complexity and richer flavor but this one was meant to be light

M-A little watered down, body was very light, lots of carbonation, mouthfeel was crisp but subtle, taste did not linger long at all

D-Light and easy on the stomach, do not know the ABV but seemed very low, cannot taste any alcohol, smooth, would make a nice session beer

Had never heard of this beer and just heard the brewery mentioned once before, caught my eye because I wanted something on the lighter side with my pizza that night, not much going on but I did not expect there to be anyways, probably would not drink again, might be worth trying if you are fan of these types of beer

 1,319 characters

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -16%

Mission Lager from Mission Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 8 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.