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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,129
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
182
pDev:
14.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
24
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2.56/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle, Kolsch is one of my favourite low alcohol styles so I always enjoy trying a new one,

A: Pours a clear goldenrod with a small fizzy white head, solid retention, no lace.

S: Cracked grain, some earthy hops which are a bit off-putting.

T: Some bready malt again with a somewhat dirty hop profile. Light ale fruit.

M: Light-bodied, pretty smooth, soft prickly carbonation.

O: Not really a good example of the style. Their hefe is amazing so I know what they can do, but I wasn't a fan of this one.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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2.78/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.81/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Bright, clear golden yellow, average lasting whitish head. A little bit of lacing.

S - Caramel sweet malts, fruity esters, very light grassy hops.

F/M - Caramel malts, but otherwise bland and a little too bready/corny. Light earthy hops with a medium low bitterness and medium carbonation.

D - Okay, but a little too corny/grainy. Almost like a macro adjunct beer, but with a little more flavor.

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2.84/5  rDev -18.2%

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2.86/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On draft at Hops and Pie, $6 pint. This was listed as a kolsch on the menu. Aroma was slightly fruity, I guess it could be a kolsch. Flavor lacked the crispness I would expect and also had a sort of dirty quality that may have been the malts. I didn't much care for this and I'm not sure how close this hews to the style.

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2.91/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

On the label, underneath "Blonde Ale": "Kolsch-Style Ale". Are they essentially saying this is what you get when you essentially brew a Kolsch as an ale rather than lagering?

It's as pale as a Kolsch, that's for sure. It's a little hazy but otherwise pretty bright. The pretty clean white head is tight, small but sturdy, and it leaves some spotting behind.
The nose is faint and fairly indistinct. At first, I wonder if this is another brewery that thinks light and weak are synonymous. Yeast, a touch of sweetness, and grains are it here initially. A bit of earthiness from a very light hops note does come into play after a few moments.
The flavor really doesn't give much more than grains, that same sweetness, and a light sourness. A bit of hops comes through with grass and a light spicy nip. All in all, though, this just wasn't done right.
Carbonation give a bit of a prickly feel while remaining pretty fluffy. Crisp, yes, and moderately smooth, at least the mouthfeel isn't off.

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2.99/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. I am a middle-pouring drinker, and this glass completely filled with all foamy white head in an instant. After letting it settle and continuing to pour, the beer took almost 5 minutes to pour completely. I would say that denotes a solid sign of overcarbonation. The beer is an extremely light and pale straw-yellow coloring, again with the big bubbled, white, chunky head that finally settles into a manageable one inch level. Aromas of bright, sweet lemon zest and slightly sour tones. Also some scents of toasted oats. Flavors a bit muted, but a backbone of crisp, wet hops slips in and hits the back of the mouth. Bits of smoke and toasted malts riding the hoppy foundation. The beer is very wet in mouth, both light and slick. Minimal sour and toasted aftertaste, with a short lived finish. Not an overwhelmingly pleasant beer, and when added to the time involved just to pour the damn thing, it really was disappointing.

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2.99/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Mission Blonde from Mission Brewery
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 182 ratings
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