Mission St. Blonde Ale | Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Mission St. Blonde AleMission St. Blonde Ale
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Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cswhitehorse on 06-06-2008

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140
Reviews:
79
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
17.38%
 
 
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Ratings: 140 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of mikeg67
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Light copper hue with a small, white, short-lived head. Aroma of grassy, piney hops, some biscuit malt and hints of caramel. Light, smooth body. Not much is going on in term of flavors: some light hops, light caramel malt and hints of citrus. Short, earthy finish. This brew is inexpensive one step up from macros.

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Photo of IntriqKen
3.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not an extremely complex beer but pleasant none the less.

Pours a crystal clear golden to amber yellow with a fluffy white head that quickly melts to 1/4".

Aromas are faint but distinctively biscuit/bread, caramel, and a touch of citrus,

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation.
Flavors are much like the smell...biscuit dough, lightly citrus, and a slightly overpowering sweetness from the caramel malts, which is actually fairly true to the style of a blonde.

Aftertaste is surprisingly clean; not like a pale ale or pils but clean without the typical cloying sweetness I normally experience with this style which would make it very suitable as a summer cooler or beach beer.

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Photo of yesyouam
2.19/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Mission St. Blonde Ale is a clear, golden ale with a filmy, white ring. It has a sweet, light, malt extract aroma with a minty, herbal hint. It's light bodied and a little watery with a chalky finish. It tastes quite sweet-- kind of like, well, light malt extract. There's a light, resiny bitterness after the swallow. I dumped most of the bottle into some onions and garlic I was cooking.

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Photo of bzach
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of sheenisgod
3.36/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of erosier
3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

L: Pours a nice clear darker yellow color with a medium sized and medium bodied white colored head that laces the glass a little as it fades fast.
S: Smells of sweet toasted malts, hints of citrus in there and a bit of hops at the end.
T: Tastes of sweet toasted malts upfront then followed with some light citrus and some slight hop finish at the end.
M: Crisp, fresh, refreshing, perfect amount of carbonation, light bodied.
D: Very drinkable beer, it's not too overwhelming and kind of tasty. Nice mix of flavor and feel for a pretty sessionable beer.

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Photo of carrollmel7
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of mpenske
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of avaldivia
3.2/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Nice hazy, golden blonde color. Good head but no retention and no lacing.

S: Floral and malty. A bit of honey on the end.

T: Still get honey on the end, but all other flavors are muted. Can't really distinguish any other flavors.

M: Light and crisp. No real substance. Good carbonation.

O: I have been proven wring about Trader Joe's brand beers. They are better than I expected. This one, is not my favorite. For the price, it is hard to beat, but odds are I will only pick this up when strapped for cash.

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Photo of tastybeer
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear and pale orange in color with a medium sized off white head. Darker than I'd expect for a Blonde...

S: Aromas of sweet malt, white bread dough, some spice, apples and peaches. Straight forward, simple, and to the point. Nicely balanced.

T: Flavors are very similar. Fruity and brightly hopped with sweet doughy malts. Some tart lemon in the mix.

M: Slick, well carbonated, and dry through the finish. Light body.

O: This appears to be solid across the board. A decent, fairly simple, refreshing summer beer.

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.71/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

It appears that the Mission St. series is brewed by Firestone Walker ("at the crossroads of quality and value") for Steinhaus Brewing Company. Picked up a single of the blonde earlier today at the SLO TJ's.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, pale gold with somewhat creamy, somewhat sticky, quickly dissipating, white head. Mild carbonation can be seen within. Retention isn't all too bad - thin sticky cap hangs around for the entire sesh. Spotty lacing too.

Smell: Cracker-like malt, honey, and grains.

Taste: Honey, crackers, and grains with a light, citric hop finish. Pretty well balanced in fact. Aftertaste is a bit citrusy and bitter. Nice.

Mouthfeel: Very light bodied, with some good malt chewiness and a clean(ish), crisp finish. Carbonation is right where it should be, providing a little tingle and a smooth ride.

Drinkability: This may be the best blonde I've had. The balance is really great and the mouthfeel really boosts the drinkability. I'm anxious to try Firestone's real blonde ale to see if it's any better. This would be a great hot day or quick session beer.

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Photo of jimmah120
3.46/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle no date that i could see

look is golden and clear, small head with lacing. smell is light sweet malts, hint of piney hops. taste is more like a cream ale, pleasant airy wheat and sweet malts. maybe too sweet.

probably won't grab it again

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Photo of TubaDan
1.75/5  rDev -46.6%

Photo of gshak
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of mwar
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

Photo of gleemonger
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of BostonHops
3.08/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours a clear yellow/light amber tone with a finger of off-white foamy head that soon dissipates into a thin collar around the glass; spotty lacing.

nose is pretty tame... i get subdued notes of breadiness and floral hops. flavor opens with a bready/biscuity presence which is followed by some mild hop characters... clean, crisp finish. again, fairly muted all around; by and large an unexiting, inoffensive beer.

light/medium-bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. 'average' i think suits this entry across the board; the sort of light, easy drinking beer one might be inclined to session at the beach. even at that, i think i'd be inclined to look elsewhere.

originally reviewed: 11-03-2010

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Photo of ruckus232
3.42/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Clear yellow color with a little bit of head that stays for a while.

Smell: Slightly yeasty/bread like in smell with only a little bit of a hint of hops.

Taste: Tastes and feels thicker then I would expect. It is not really flavorful but what it has it is pretty good. It has a yeasty taste with a slight slight toasted flavor.

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Photo of Allurex
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
2.96/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another Trader Joe's concoction here. The beer is crystal clear and golden. The head is wispy, but did manage to leave some lacing down the glass. The aroma tells the whole story: faint hints of husky grain. The beer rolls on by without much to contribute. Nothing bad, just not much of anything.

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Photo of cswhitehorse
3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Mission Street Blonde pours a clear copper straw color with a tiny foam head, less than a finger and no lacing.

The aroma is sugary sweet caramel smell but other than that not much there. The taste is all malt and is very soft in the mouth not very crisp or balanced.

I felt this was a pretty one dimensional beer with very few nuances. My wife liked it. It would be a summer time beer when I have folks over who don't know much about beer.

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Photo of TheMarkE
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Golden amber with a quickly disappearing head of foam and not much lacing.

Smell: Very faint aroma of cereal malts.

Taste: Cereal malts with a touch of honey and hints of fruit.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with very little aftertaste.

The Verdict: Not bad. Another Firestone Walker brew for Trader Joe’s, this is a good, light, refreshing beer. Good choice for those who don’t want a heavy or bitter beer.

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Photo of Mosstrooper
3.65/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep blonde color with a small, quickly dissipating white head that leaves spotty lace and a layer of foam on top of the beer.

Smell: Sweet, buttery aromas are predominant, with some bready hints and slight floral aromas.

Taste: Begins with a citrusy/buttery sweetness, finishing biscuity with a light herbal hint.

Mouthfeel: Lighter in body with a medium carbonation and a refreshing, buttery finish.

Drinkability: A very drinkable, sessionable beer. Not the best brew out there, but very pleasant and an easy drink.

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Photo of ithinkimasofa
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Mission St. Blonde Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
3.28 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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