Mission Blonde | Mission Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
181
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
14.73%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mission Blonde Ale
(ABV: 5%) (IBU: 20)

This is an American interpretation of a Germanic ale from Köln, known as a Kölsch ale. Traditional German influences of Noble Hops and an authentic Kӧlsch yeast strain are used to brew this American adaptation. Kölsch ales are top-fermenting lagered beers, so these types of ales have specific lager-like characteristics.

AROMA - malty grain, grassy, apple and lemon fruitiness, honeysuckle sweetness, floral hoppiness, yeast, slights hints of corn

APPEARANCE – murky golden straw hue, heavy carbonation with micro-bubbles forming a sparkling white head, foamy streaks of lacing are left clinging to the sides of the glass, moderate head retention,

FLAVOR – sweet yet slightly sour, grainy along the lines of cracker-like, grassy (freshly cut grass), with a heap of big floral hop presence in the finish

MOUTHFEEL – soft grainy texture, easy drinking, dry finish, light-medium bodied, delicately refreshing

OVERALL – This ale seems to behave more along the lines of a lager which is obviously acceptable for a Kölsch. The perfect ale for lager fans; could even be considered a gateway beer from lagers to ales. A great example of a Kölsch and a fine refreshing brew for a hot afternoon.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Don't know if I got a bad batch, but it always poured super foamy. Even drinking straight from the bottle I'd only get mouthfuls of foam. This is even after waiting a few minutes.

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3.17/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
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look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
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Mission Blonde from Mission Brewery
3.53 out of 5 based on 181 ratings.
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