Mission Amber | Mission Brewery

Mission AmberMission Amber
141 Ratings
Mission AmberMission Amber

Brewed by:
Mission Brewery
California, United States

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by scottoale on 04-29-2009

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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

technically an altbier, I already like this because we need more of these in the usa. however, this one is less than stellar. brick red with a decent off white head and decent carbonation. im picking up aromas of dry red malt, german caramel grains, and the aroma of a well toasted everything bagel. the flavor is pleasantly not sweet at all. the grains come through a little stale, and there needs to be some more hops so balance things out, but the dryness and relative lack of residual sugar for the style is a welcomed respite from the droves of sugary reds out there today. a nice almost oaty smoothness to this, but the carbonation dies a little and the beer gets a tad heavy for that reason. the finish is the best part, clean and dry, but still full of flavor, exactly as the style dictates. its not a flawless alt by any stretch, but this is a step in the right direction for American brewers. now that ive covered the basic mission lineup, I think they are a little all over the place, but might be on to something with their slight twists on mass appeal styles. I will keep checking out their beers as they come in.

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.82/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper with a very small off-white head.
Rich malty aroma, lots of toasty and nutty malt. Tempting.
Similar flavours, loads of nutty malt and caramel making for a very moreish drop.
Low carbonation. Could be a little higher.
Very easy-drinking stuff.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - I give it a 3.5 since I drank it from the bottle. Carbonation seems good enough.

S - Fairly good alt bier it smells of caramel malts an a mild twang of hops.

T - Not bad has sort of a lingering bitterness but good caramel and biscuit background.

M - Light to medium body.

Overall sessionable but forgettable this beer was decent.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up this beer in Totowa, not knowing if this would be more like an Amber or an Altbier. It certainly wasn't the former in any way and it went down just a bit too easily to be considered a good example of the latter. While this won't offend anyone, there's not a lot to take away from this afterwards.

The pour was a decent almond hue with some head and virtually no lacing. Not a lot of carbonation here either and this was one of the clearest beers that I've had in some time. The creaminess and malts reminded me of a Vienna Lager and there was quite a toasted aspect to the mouthfeel. Lots of bread in the aftertaste with a bit of caramel to the malt but that didn't last long either. I haven't had a lot of Altbiers but given how smooth they tend to be, this one could have broken a mold just a wee bit and stood out more.

Thankfully, this would make for a good session beer as there wasn't a lot of alcohol here and this went down easily. While not the best offering from Mission, this is worth a go once since more examples of this style need to be on store shelves. Just don't look for anything deep or fancy here.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Mission Amber from Mission Brewery
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 141 ratings
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