Mission St. Brown Ale | Steinhaus Brewing Co.

Mission St. Brown AleMission St. Brown Ale
233 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by tapman on 06-15-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 233 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of mattknueven
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of Caskaway
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of avisong
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of BobZ
2.25/5  rDev -35.9%
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 carrollmel7
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of CWhite
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of dugly2ugly
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Bockrules
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass

A - Pours a transparent dark brown with orange highlights. An occasional bubbles rises here and there to the creamy, off-white, two finger head. The head stays intact all the way down the glass. Leaves behind an "H" pattern of lacing with intricate webs near the top, just a faint line down the middle, and a huge wall at the bottom.

S - A nice smell of coco, crystal malt and earthy hops.

T - A bit of bitter coco upfront. The body is rather bland with an acceptable balance of crystal malt and earthy hops. A bit of bitter chocolate flavor hangs around to keep things from becoming terribly bland. A bit of earthy hops roll in smoothly as the beer roles over the back of the tongue followed by a bitter, dark chocolate finish.

M - On the weaker side of medium bodied with a fair amount of peppy carbonation. A richer and creamier body would take this beer to the next level.

This beer follows the typical Mission St trend of being a near textbook example of the style without anything unique to make it memorable. That being said, their brown is definitively one of their better beers. Great looking, simple, highly drinkable, and relatively cheap make it tempting to kick back and relax with a bomber (or two) of this brew.

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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of sportscrazed2
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Honestly wasn't expecting much after trying the Trader Joes Vintage Ale. For the price of the bomber it's pretty hard to complain about this beer. Taste is somewhat coffeeish with a slight bitter finish. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery and astringent. Honestly can't detect much on the nose maybe pine trees and citrus is the closest description I can come up with. Overall for $2 a bomber you aren't going to get anything better.

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Photo of ruckus232
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 ml brown bottle poured into a mug

Appearance: Light brown or really dark red clear with a large amount of tan head.

Smell: Toasted malty sweet smell

Taste: Sweet malty flavor with a slight roasted bitterness. Finishes off nicely with only slight hints of both of these as the aftertaste.

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Photo of jeff1973
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.12/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this American Brown ale from a 22 ounce bottle into a pint glass. The ale pours a clear brown color, produced a tan head, nice retention and nice lacing left behind. The aroma consists of toasted malt, nuts, chocolate and coffee. The taste of the ale is medium in body, features a base of sweet malt, nuts, and chocolate. Light finish of earthy hops and a slight dry finish. Prost!

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Photo of fox227
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Slatetank
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I appreciate tenderbanson69 for sharing this bomber with me -enjoyed chilled in a pint glass.

A deep bronze shade with translucent clarity and thin cap of tan with tight bead and good retention with stringy lace on the glass. The smell has a malty nutty roasted scent with slight bready tinge and light yeast fruitiness.The feel is nicely balanced with toasted texture and moderate carbonation with medium full body and tinge of yeast with slight spice of hops and gentle tanginess with semi-dry finish and balanced malt and hops throughout.

The taste has a dry toast flavor with mild bitterness and subtle breadiness from the yeast with mild dried fruit and hints of herbal hops. As the beer warms slightly you get more of a coffee taste with subtle acidity and more roast which never gets to forward even into the finish which has a light woody essence. Overall I enjoyed this more than I expected as it is very malt forward, yet still has plenty of balance from the hops which I like. The yeast is a nice anchor to the flavor of the slight roastiness and it is very pleasant to drink -I recommend it for the price.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Into a pint glass:

A: dark brown colored body with a tan fluffy head that settles in fairly quickly, leaves a good amount of lacing

S: malty bringing in a very light coffee, and a dark barley

T: roasty kind of coffee with a bit of earthy nuttiness

M: medium, fairly sessionable, nutty aftertaste and sticky finish

O: good for the style and good for me

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Photo of Tschnab
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- A dark reddish brown color with a tan fluffy head that settles in at about 1 and a half fingers.

S- a malty aroma that is accompanied by very light coffee, dark barley, bitter chocolate, biscuits.

t- at first this a kind of thin, watery, and that makes you think it will taste bland. But than some roasty coffee, earthy nuttiness, and semi-sweet chocolate actually makes this a great tasting beer. More body would add a richness that would send this beer over the top.

o- for the price this beer is ridiculously good. I paid $2 for the bomber. As I said, the watery and thin mouthfeel holds it back, still it provides bang for the buck.

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Photo of leprakhan
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of mactrail
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A large mouthful of suds and some roast malt. Looks nice in the Duvel tulip, a reddish brown. Fairly sharp in flavor, not exactly rich, and the malt is restrained. A little sweetness on the lips and some pleasant dark caramel and dark barley. A modest bitterness after you sip for a while. Faintest hint of toffee and licorice.

Hey, it's a Brown, reduce expectations, but it's not the common flabby ruddy dishwater. Also quite drinkable, clean flavors, does the job.

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Photo of TeamUgly
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Malty aroma has tones of molasses and cloves. It pours a clear chocolate brown with a decent light tan head. Flavor has a malty core and hints of caramel and cloves. Texture is smooth, average bodied and minimally fizzy. Not great, but give it a try.

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Photo of scootny
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bomber of quality craft brew for three bucks and "TJ's", wow! Great looking head and retention. A very clear light cola brown with a almond shell colored head. Lots of lace all the way down. Smell is roasted malt and a nice English style fruitiness. A caramel sweet bready core. A toasted nut component as well. Hops bring the American part of the quotient with a combination of florals and earth that balance and bitter the brew nicely. There is a touch of coffee bitterness as well. Taste follows suit with a mild malt sweetness and toasted grains and nuts. Some light cocoa and coffee with a tea leaf bitterness leaves a nice dryness in the finish. A light lingering kiss of hop oiliness and cocoa and bread. Feel is light and crisp with mild effervescence Not quite as full as I would like but not bad at all. Quenching with a nice satisfying touch. A nice beer with very good value

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +14%

Mission St. Brown Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 233 ratings
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