Mission Amber | Mission Brewery

Mission AmberMission Amber
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Mission AmberMission Amber

Brewed by:
Mission Brewery
California, United States

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by scottoale on 04-29-2009

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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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2.52/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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2.54/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

L- Vivid clear red body and a white head, lacks a bit of carbonation.
S- Heavy caramel malt aroma, also smells a bit like milk.
T- Full toasted malt and burnt caramel taste.
F- Medium, smooth.
O- This is not a style I really like overall, I was a bit mislead but the "Amber Ale" tag. My fault.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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2.81/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass, the beer is super-foamy. Pours a bright, crystal clear, pinkish-toned copper coloring with an off-white head that is big bubbled and lightly packed, and finally settles into about half an inch. Slightly sweet and sour caramel malt smells on the nose. The taste has the same caramel characteristics, but also a smokey tone that blends well with the sweet flavors. Very malty, but not overly sweet. The beer is dry and crisp, and the aftertaste again has that slight smoked quality to it. Very interesting. The finish lingers a bit with the caramel flavors. Nothing really outstanding about this one, but nothing overly disappointing, either.

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2.88/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear amber with highlights of cherry wood. A small soapy cap of off white foam forms atop that keeps just long enough to deposit some spotty lacing on the glass.

Stale bread, wild berry and a touch of caramel on the nose. Some herbaceous odd notes on the back end. Malt and hops smell equally balanced neither of which is very pleasant.

Crusty bread, heavy caramel and a touch smokey without much sweetness. Hops come in herbaceous with pine undertones, followed by a earth steady bitterness that comes in phenolic but disappears as the beer warms. Very little crispness or drying on the back end. Well balanced but comes off as an esb and not a altbier.

A bit heavier body than expected with moderate carbonation. Bitterness gives the impression of dryness though it doesn't really clear out the hops and medicinal feel.

Very average fare in my opinion comes off heavy handed in both the malts and hops, neither of which were handled very pleasantly. It was much more drinkable warm as the plastics fade. An affordable session beer if you like ESBs and medicinal hops.

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2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Its coloring is very much like the lucite stem on a pipe Golds and oranges mixed randomly through this beer.

Its smell is wet steel and malt odd but pleasing

A slight bitterness that smooths out into smokey malt that bitters again at the end. sticky finish.

A very light bubble that is almost flat I don't like it mouthfeel to me is very blah and it also seems sticky... just not in the mood for it.

Good beer ok taste but mouthfeel ruined it for me.

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Mission Amber from Mission Brewery
Beer rating: 29.1% out of 100 with 141 ratings
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