Mission Blonde
Mission Brewery

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Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #521
ABV:
5%
Score:
79
Ranked #44,332
Avg:
3.48 | pDev: 14.66%
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
185
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Mission Brewery
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  26
SCORE
79
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Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 185
Reviews by bbluemzbeer:
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3.24/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer is not bad. It is laid back and I enjoy that. Seems to be quite sessionable.

Appearance: The beer was clear and straw colored with a nice pillowy white head, about a fingers thickness.
Smell: Malty and sweet fragrance with low hop

Taste: The CO2 flats out but the beer yet the sizzle remains in the background of fruit and odd way which is good way. It very mellow and would be good session beer. Th hops are balance with malt
Mouthfeel: Nice light body, with good carbonation and a clean finish.
Overall: It is a very drinkable beer for summer. I would buy again.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.32/5  rDev -4.6%

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2.78/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.99/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.26/5  rDev -6.3%
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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3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
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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Photo of Nvrmind16
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Its a smooth feeling beer, but as an ale I expect either a little more kick or a littlle more taste. Not bad though.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brilliant golden flowing carbonation, bright white head, which slowly fades away and leaves speckled lace patterns across the sides of my glass. Light kiss of herbal hops mild citrus note, smooth grainy bread filled blonde ale on the nose. Flavor light easy going, beer doesn't challenge the senses to the extreme but definitely a well executed warm weather beer that would come in handy in the summer on this coast and yearly on the left coast. Even malt balance light herbal hops, biscuit malt clean finish. Simple light bodied ale, with ample carbonation smooth clean finish minimal booze. Overall impressive simplicity quite enjoyable there's nothing wrong with any of the Mission beers I've come across.

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Mission Blonde from Mission Brewery
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 185 ratings