Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2013
Steinhaus Brewing Co.

Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2013Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2013
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Style:
Strong Ale - American
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.52 | pDev: 13.35%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
94
From:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  4
SCORE
83
Good
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Reviews by Jugs_McGhee:
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.63/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Cost was $2.99 at Trader Joe's. 2013 vintage. 8.5% ABV confirmed. "Imperial Brown Ale." 650ml brown glass bottle with pull-slip papered over pressure cap served into a Mitchell's of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Expectations are low given the brewery and the price.

Served chilled. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger light khaki colour head of nice cream, pretty decent thickness, and generally decent (~3 minute) retention for the high ABV. Body colour is a rich dark caramel-amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Uneven light lacing. Okay looking for the style. Nontransparent/nontranslucent.

Sm: Toasted malt, light raisin, generic floral hops, caramel, sticky licorice, and toffee. Roast is sorely missed. An average to mild strength aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Biscuit malt, brown malt, caramel, light raisin. Generic floral hops. No alcohol or yeast comes through. Not all that well balanced. Has some nice toffee. Decently built. I'm not a big fan of it; it's pretty forgettable and mundane. Built strangely.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Okay body. Decent thickness. Carbonation is pretty good. Doesn't feel custom-tailored to the flavour profile. A bit syrupy.

Dr: Drinkable but forgettable. It's not bad for its price point, but there's just nothing interesting here. Hides its ABV okay. Rather mundane stuff. For a self-declared "Imperial Brown Ale", it's rather underwhelming. I wouldn't get this again - even at the seemingly good price. I wouldn't recommend it to friends. This one can be safely avoided.

C-

Mar 31, 2013
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Belchmaster from California

4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got this 22 ounce bottle from Trader Joes for $2.95 and I've got to say this is one heck of a great value.
Chilled to 50 degrees and Poured a tall wide glass. Dark, Dark brown with slight lacing and minimal head which dissipates rapidly.
Aroma is scant but gives a hint of a sweet malty grain.
Took a mouthful and my first impression was, 'Nice, slightly sweet, well balanced, thicker than standard, higher than average alcohol, and very drinkable".
A very nice beer. Allowed it to warm, sipping it along the way and it became more aromatic, tastier, and even more drinkable.
I finished it thinking, "Yeah Mission Brewery, JOB WELL DONE!!!"
I do not know how they can put out a brew this tasty, with such a high alcohol content, at such an affordable price.
Then I though, "How come so many other breweries can't"???
Job well done Mission Brewery, I applaud you.
I bought a case and will be aging some of this. I highly recommend this brew.

Jul 21, 2013
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TheMarkE from California

3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep copper, too thick to see through. Not a lot of foam or lacing.

Smell: Caramel hops and… pancakes?

Taste: Raisins up front, followed by sweet caramel, brown sugar, coffee, and dark fruits.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy, with little aftertaste.

The Verdict: Not bad. A drinkable ale at a good price, it’s a blend of three different brews. Nothing too complex or exciting, just a mild dark ale.

Billed as Steinhaus Brewing, this is probably made by Firestone Walker right here in Buellton for Trader Joe’s.

Apr 05, 2013
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IndyDad from New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Aug 26, 2013
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ZombieJester from California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

Apr 17, 2013
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Kahlstrom from Missouri

3/5  rDev -14.8%

Jul 16, 2013
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YieldToNothing from New York

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

May 06, 2013
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thkrb99 from California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

Mar 12, 2014
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cre83 from Washington

4/5  rDev +13.6%

May 01, 2013
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Lucoli from New York

3/5  rDev -14.8%

Jun 01, 2013
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GraduatedCashew from California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Jun 11, 2013
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BeerAficionadoMCMXC from California

3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Not impressed with the head retention or lacing. Color is a dark, deep brown.
Smell- Nutty and raisiny.
Taste- Very toffee-like and raisin character to it.
Mouthfeel- Straight up medium.
Overall- Alright, I am revisiting this one for a third time so it is absolutely drinkable. The reason I am giving it a 5/10 is as follows: It is in a class of it's own being a blend of three different classes of ale. I'm betting the other beers that make this one up are better off drank straight than being combined into this concoction of a brew. I can drink it, but that's not saying too much. Cheers to those who do.

May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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2/5  rDev -43.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Aug 19, 2014
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q33jeff from New Jersey

2.66/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

**
03/14/13

Bottle to pint glass.

AROMA: Brown Sugar, Light Toasted Barley
LOOK: Dark Brown, small head.
TASTE: Sugar, Molasses, Soy Sauce.
FEEL: Heavy Body.

OK, a little disappointed based on the packaging.
**

May 26, 2018
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May 11, 2013
Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2013 from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 94 ratings