Mission Amber | Mission Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by scottoale on 04-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
139
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
12.32%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.02/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The appearance had a glossy amber color with a one finger white foamy head in the pint glass and a two and a half finger white foamy head in the stange. Both had the same foamy stringy lacing after the head died. The aroma smelled the same in both glasses: light cooked fruity slightly caramel breadiness over top of a herbal grassiness. The taste followed the aroma, it was pretty much the same. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was okay for the style and for me. There’s a light toasty edge rolling over my mouth. Overall, decent altbier by an American brewer, but I'm pretty sure there's better ones on the market.

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Photo of SGR1220
4.05/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bammer21
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tavo2311
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Junichi
3.57/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hashref
3.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lucnifter
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen suspended in the beer after the pour. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and nut aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, and nut flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but nothing really stands out about this one to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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2.52/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of stevoj
4.02/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my fist tastes of San Diego beer culture. A good rendition of the Dusseldorf altbier style. Nice hoppy bitterness, thick fluffy head, orange/copper color. Pleasant sipper...

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Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ilvriding
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LennyOvies
2.54/5  rDev -27.2%
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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Photo of aussiebeer
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chanfles
3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of doom_deluise
3.57/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of double2chin
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Rick778
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of anon
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of wulfie85
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of 116guy
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Amalak
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of GatorCoop
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of ElgranSapo
4/5  rDev +14.6%

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Mission Amber from Mission Brewery
3.49 out of 5 based on 139 ratings.
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