Panzuriel (1557) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mission street pours rich brown with a small head of white bubbles. Nose is lightly nutty an metallic. Body is thinner than expected and rather plain. Taste is mild roasted malt and some herbal/vegetable that seems off. Finishes rather blah. Based on other ratings here i wonder if i got an old/bad bottle.
SlovakSniper (4132) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une bouteille avec mon ami Frank. Une robe brune avec une tête compacte et solidifiée. Au nez, malts bruns et céréales rôties, caramel et pointe chocolatée, parfums de noix et/ou de tabac. Au goût, bonne brown ale robuste en saveurs de noix et en notes toastées. Bonne prestance des houblons. En bouche, un liquide au corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement normal et une texture légèrement crémeuse. Une finale bien agréable sur des notes terreuses. Facile à boire. Merci pour le partage!
Clarkdvm (322) - Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from trader Joes in fl. Seriously good brown, considering price. Dark brown pour, white head. Pleasant soft aroma. Not bitter at all. Nice surprise
55x11 (37) - - JUL 8, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours brown with whitish head. Aroma of toffee and roasted malt. Bitter finish which is not very good. Some hints of off flavors. Overall not very good brown ale.
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bigben873 (163) - Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid "light" brown ale, slightly bitter finish. A little weaker than my preference but a really good value in the 22oz Trader Joe’sbottle.
gripweed57 (1110) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. Reddish brown color. Large Rocky tan head. Pleasant toasted malt nose has notes of cocoa and toasted nuts. Upfront, flavor is rich buttery malt with a subtle cocoa and toffee background. The middle is complex and spicy with notes of dark fruits and peppery hops. Finish is chewy malt with more cocoa. Overall, a tasty Brown Ale at a great value at $2.99 for a 22 ounce bottle.
BucannonXC5 (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: 24-oz. plastic tumbler
From: Trader Joe’s in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: April 3, 2015
Consumed: April 3, 2015
Misc.: Bottled on Feb. 9, 2015 at 8:42 a.m.
Poured a very dark brown murky color with almost four fingers of khaki tan, frothy head. Lots of layered foamy lacing on the sides. Good, thick retention. (Sight - 3.50)
Smelled nutty foam, caramel, light toffee and some candied brown sugar. I think the plastic tumbler is hurting the nose here. (Smell - 3.38)
Tasted a bit better than the nose and slightly more bitter. Got bitter nutty malts, faint roasty malts, caramel, light sugary toffee and plain old barley. (Taste - 3.50)
Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Slightly bitter, abrupt finish. Probably had this a bit too cold. (Feel - 3.50)
This was just an OK brown ale, although I must say I didn’t have it under the ideal circumstances and/or drinking glass. But for $1.99, I will certainly try it again. (Overall - 3.50)
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bigericsports (42) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2015 Bomber poured in a pint glass, pours reddish brown with a medium tan head, lacing quickly dissipates. Aroma is roasted cocoa. Flavor is nutty malt . A good brown ale at a reasonably decent price.
slowrunner77 (7860) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"one of the better budget minded mission st line-up. aroma and flavor are a little heartier, a little more to em. roasted malt and good hop balance. still nothing special, but may revisit at .99."
Gachupines (1144) - USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted cocoa. Flavor is nutty malt with a hint cocoa. A little bittersweet in the finish.
ccex (1121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Trader Joe’s pours a clear caramel brown color with small tan head and scant lacing. Aroma is roasted malts with noticeable nuttiness. Taste is on the sweet side with lemony bitterness coming in the middle and through the finish. Body is medium with average carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. I don’t often seek out brown ales, but this one exceeded my expectations, especially for the price.