Mission St. Brown Ale | Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Mission St. Brown AleMission St. Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tapman on 06-15-2010

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Ratings: 233 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of tmars13
1/5  rDev -71.7%

Photo of Overlord
2/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Mission St. has some very good, affordably priced brews. This isn't one of them.

Pours a flat, brownish looking too-thin mahogany color. Not particularly appealing to the eye. Looks watery.

Doesn't smell like much of anything. A slightly pungent/stale malt sweetness .. .maybe.

Taste/mouthfeel is watery, bland, somewhat astringent/bitter slightly malitiness. Really NOTHING going on here. One of the most flavorless "brews in my recent memory.

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Photo of Malacant
2/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Nope. Nope. Nope.

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Photo of BobZ
2.25/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz Bottle poured into my Duvel Tulip.

Appearance: Medium brown in color. Builds a nice 2” head that sticks around, nice lacing.

Smell: Metallic, first and foremost (copper penny), overwhelms any other aromas beneath it, maybe some roasted malt but hard to tell.

Taste: Better than the smell, not unpleasant, but rather bland, slight chocolate flavor with a roasted malt bitterness (more than any hop bitterness) on the finish. Not a whole lot going on with this one.

Mouthfeel: Thin but relatively smooth.

Overall: Just a below average and unremarkable example of a brown ale. The smell is so off-putting that it ruins any chance of this beer rising above average.

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Photo of SpectrePLUS
2.44/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of notchucknorris
2.49/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle bought at Trader Joes

A: Deep, rich amber color with about a 1/2 inch of cream colored head.

S: Really, there's just nothing here. Some malts, maybe. This beer smells like nothing.

T: Pretty much follows the smell. Not a lot going on. Dark malts and a bit of caramel sweetness, but other than that, nada. I will not be buying this again. If you're choosing between the brown and the hef at Trader Joes, go for the hef.

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Photo of avisong
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Howlader
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Belittle
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Caskaway
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of mattknueven
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of LennyOvies
2.61/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

L- Very dark amber with a creamy tan head with medium retention.
S- Toasted grains, fairly sweet caramel at the end.
T- Flat, burnt brown bread, a slight sweet touch. Not very enjoyable.
F- Medium.
O- I hardly got through all of it, the flavor is off putting.

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Photo of Brimz
2.61/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This beer is just ok.

Its a nice brown color probably its best attribute.

No smell to speak of just a little malt.

Bland for a brown ale a little nutty and not much hop to it.

Light mouth feel, I would have knocked that double duce back pretty fast if I liked it more.


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Photo of Emnmarko
2.67/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A- looks like a black coffee during a red sunset. A nice creamy tan head.

S- Cocoa, brown sugar, coffee, mild roasted malts. A little bitterness behind that. Although a bit airy.

T- Starts with a modest malty roasted chocolate mocha, has a minor hop addition but it doesn't revive this beer much. The flavor in this one starts week and finishes flat on its face.

M- Way too watery for a brown ale. Not enjoyable.

O- Well that was unfortunate. Not too many good things to say about this one.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.7/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

1 pint 6 fluid oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a three finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Dark brown colour.

Sm: Nutty hops and caramel. An aroma of moderate strength.

T: Nuts and caramel. Simplistic. Some roast is present, but not in serious quantities. A bit milky. Simply built and rather imbalanced.

Mf: A bit coarse and wet. Somewhat complementary of the style.

Dr: Pretty drinkable, but a certain malty character after the midpoint limits the quality. The ABV is pretty average, and the price is a bit steep for the quality.

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Photo of zeledonia
2.7/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very deep clear brown with mahogany highlights, and a one-finger light tan head that lasts an average amount and leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell is straight up sweet dark caramel malts. Figs, apples, and brown sugar. Quite nice; could use a bit more complexity.

Taste is not what I was anticipating from the smell. Much less sweet than expected, and much less body. The malt flavor is actually rather weak, though it does come through a bit at the beginning, just long enough to make me wish there was more of it. The dominant flavor is an odd soft bitterness that doesn't quite feel like hops. This bitterness dominates the finish, and lingers longer than I want it to. This beer needs more malts!

Mouthfeel is meh. Feels thin (watery), and the carbonation is low. A bit of fizz, but the texture has no depth.

Started off strong, looking and smelling good. But the taste is flat and weak on the malt character that a brown ale ought to have. And the mouthfeel is barely passable. Not one I plan to drink again. But the real question is, is this bomber worth finishing?

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Photo of gatorlove
2.72/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of largadeer
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of oline73
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of negroobserver
2.84/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Filtered. Clear dark brown liquid with a cream colored head of about 1 and 1/2 inches. Color is deep dark brown color with orange and red tones in direct sunlight.

S: Roasted malts. Light caramel sweetness. Light hint of alcohol. No sign of hops.

Roasted malts. Light presence of hops.
Mild Bitter Finish.
Light aftertaste of Coffee/Chocolate.

M: A little watery. Good Carbonation.

D: It's not the most enjoyable beer, but it's not terrible either. I could have another, but I'm not very big on brown ales.


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Photo of Retsinis
2.86/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Wife picked this one up at Trader Joe's.

A: The beer appears to pour a clear cola brown, but when held to the light, is actually a ruby red light amber. A good inch in half of fizzy head rose, and quickly settled to just a film on top, no lacing.

S: Light roasted malt, mild caramel, slightly metallic.

T: Light almond nuts, faded caramel, mild hop bitterness. It has a pretty dry finish, but not in the crisp way. Not as sweet or roasty as expected for the style.

M: Thin, medium carbonation, dry finish.

O: A bit disappointing for me for a brown ale. Not nearly enough roasted malt, caramel, and toasted bread qualities.

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Photo of mikeg67
2.88/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bomber from Trader Joe's. Pours dark red with practically no head. Aroma of piney hops, bread and hints of coffee. Light-medium crisp body. Flavor of light coffee, brown sugar and some light earthy hops. Medium bitter finish. Quite boring brew.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
2.89/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured at room temp in hotel glass (bought at Trader Joe's)

A: not lively carbonation; thin head, dissipating quickly;
S: caramel, toasted malt--quite pleasant and inviting
T: slightly watery version of a standard brown ale; nutty approach to classic toasted malt; hops give it a grapefruit rind quality

Overall, not bad, esp. as a table beer, but not outstanding

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Photo of parris
2.9/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Watery brown color, thin tan head. Normally I like a lot of clarity, but it looks a little more like an amber

Smells oatmealy, a bit piney.

Chocolate, oatmeal flavor, alcoholy/bitter too.

Good mouthfeel, fizzy but not foamy.

Not a huge fan of this beer, it kind of drinks like a dry stout, and I'm not a huge fan of dry stouts.

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Mission St. Brown Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
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