Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2013
Steinhaus Brewing Co.

Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2013Mission St. Anniversary Ale 2013
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Strong Ale - American
3.52 | pDev: 13.35%
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Reviews by mactrail:
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mactrail from Washington

3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep mahogany color in the tall Stella tulip. Quite handsome with the foam simmering down to a persistent cap with lots of tingle in the mouth, and plenty of lacing. Some nose of toffee and wood.

The flavor is a big Sugar Daddy with some hot alcohol. The body is thinner as you'd expect from the style, not unctuous like a Barley Wine. Burnt raisin toast is the other main flavor. The hops are on the earthy side, but fortunately they get lost in the general sweet maltiness and leave a trail of bitterness. This does get kind of old after some sipping. There is something like butter and bitter caramel in the back of the throat. Still, it's worth a late-night sip and the price is right.

Jul 11, 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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EvolutionAles from England

4/5  rDev +13.6%

Jun 11, 2013
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Fettpopps from Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -43.2%

Mar 16, 2014
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TimothyPH from New York

4/5  rDev +13.6%

Jul 07, 2013
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Sweffin from Wisconsin

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

Sep 27, 2015
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jorgerod99 from California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Nov 03, 2013
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ricecracker420 from California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

Jan 31, 2014
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mpenske from California

2/5  rDev -43.2%

Feb 02, 2014
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Bluegrass49 from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Jun 16, 2014
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WoostaBia from Massachusetts

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


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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GClarkage from California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Jul 08, 2014
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milesmayhem from Oregon

4/5  rDev +13.6%

Oct 07, 2014
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brandoman63 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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