Mission Springs Brewing Co. Reviews


Ferris
Stave Lake Lost Barrel Series - Barrel Aged Scotch Ale 2.8
Bottle - Woody and sour vinous notes. Deep dark copper with a small beige head. Tons of oak and a Woody almost sour caramel note. Pure wood.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Ferris
Mission Springs City Of Dreams 3.2
Bottle - Sweet caramel and toast. Clear copper with a nice beige head. Bit bitter, toasty and sweet caramel. True to style but a bit too much toast for my taste.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Gerbeer
Stave Lake Lost Barrel Series - Barrel Aged Apricot Ale 3.6
659 ml bottle. Pours a deep copper color with full head of big bubbles that dissipates quickly. Aromas of dried apricots, oak, and sweet malts. Flavors of apricot skins, green oak and canoed fruit. Almost chewy but with a good dose of carbonation - a really nice barrelled apricot beverage (beer?) I would buy again.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Oakes
Stave Lake Lost Barrel Series - Barrel Aged Apricot Ale 3.4
Hazy, amber, thin head. The aroma has apricot, a bit yoghurty with a fairly pronounced bourbon note. The taste is a bit yoghurty and with mellow apricot, lots of bourbon sweetness, phenols and alcohol.
Sunday, April 03, 2016

markschiedon
Mission Springs Fraser Valley IPA 3.7
Drinking from a 50cl bottle. A nice fruity aroma. The clear orange beer has a medium white head. In the taste hops. Gets more bitter as beer warms up. Medium carbonated.
Monday, March 28, 2016

sulawang
Mission Springs Cherry Bomb Belgian Style Pale Ale 3
Visual: Pours reddish brown with a massive super foamy head with a large 1cm retention and sticky lacing, mixed singular tight streams and clusters hugging the side of the glass. Nose: berried banana wheaty malts with background acidity (lvl-7)-pungency Attack: crisp, cream-lively tingly Mid-palate: background light tart cherry tangy, dull bitterness, banana wheat malty, pukey, (lvl-3-sweetness) Finish: medium acidic sour, dry bitter soft astringent hops. Summary: It looks deceptively good and noses alright, but the flavours just don’t together right. Overall it there’s some astringency from the the cherry or the hops or perhaps both. At least the creamy mouthfeel and acidity are decent.
Monday, March 28, 2016

Ferris
Stave Lake Lost Barrel Series - Barrel Aged Apricot Ale 3.4
Bottle - Apricot and oak. Clearish gold with a decent white head. Lots of apricot and some nice oaky notes. Seems OK, just wondering why? Seems a little silly for the effort and hype when it is a simple apricot beer.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

fiulijn
Stave Lake Lost Barrel Series - Barrel Aged Apricot Ale 3.5
Tasting at Josh’s
Hazy amber color, generous head. The barrel aroma is very strong, it provides a lot of vanilla, a hint of tobacco, then the apricot appears. Smooth, well carbonated, with a soft body; it has some mild apricot flavor, very light acidity, and some wood, not much wine.
A bit weird, but overall an interesting try.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

beerplace
Mission Springs Spirit Bear Spiced Chocolate Imperial Stout 1.8
At Matt’s place. Very vegetable, sour, funky aroma and taste with a roasted malt bitterness aftertaste. Bad, not pleasant beer
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ferris
Mission Springs Spirit Bear Spiced Chocolate Imperial Stout 3
Bottle - Herbal and sweet dark notes. Deep jet brown with a light brown. Spicy and cocoa notes. Over spiced but OK?
Thursday, February 11, 2016

fiulijn
Mission Springs Spirit Bear Spiced Chocolate Imperial Stout 2.4
Black color, brown head. Soapy aroma, is this anise? Lean body, bready, a bit roasty, and sour, and then allspice.
This is all over, quite a mess.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

mcberko
Mission Springs Spirit Bear Spiced Chocolate Imperial Stout 2.7
650mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out lots of allspice upfront, followed by cocoa. Flavour is a good mix of allspice and dry cocoa, though the spices do dominate. Quite dry on the finish, with the spiciness lingering. Not my thing at all.
Thursday, February 11, 2016

ljthiessen
Mission Springs Spirit Bear Spiced Chocolate Imperial Stout 3.5
Bottle. Black pour with a nice brown head. Aroma is chocolate, a little roasty with some savory spice notes and a touch of soy sauce. Taste is chocolate, very malty, hints of dark fruit and savory spices. Fairly rich and full flavoured. Not a fan of the spices, but they are subtle and balanced with the rest of the beer, so pretty decent overall.
Monday, January 04, 2016

liquidbread86
Mission Springs Fat Guy Stout 2.9
Eh... not the best oatmeal stout around. Dark, but kind of bland with a little bit of bitterness.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

liquidbread86
Mission Springs Bombshell Blonde Ale 2.9
Not the best blonde. Bland and uninteresting. Nothing special here. Not worth the time.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

liquidbread86
Mission Springs Trailblazer Pilsner 3.1
Very clear yellow, kind of bland and uninteresting. Not really that great of a pilsner.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

liquidbread86
Mission Springs Cherry Bomb Belgian Style Pale Ale 3.5
Slightly fruity at initial taste with a stronger fruity flavor at the finish. Kibd of mediciney but not too bad.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

liquidbread86
Mission Springs The Strongman Ale 4.1
Strong ale with some serious flavor. Hops and alcohol well mixed. Great beer to try...
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Alanthebeerguy
Mission Springs Oktoberfest Marzen 3.1
Sweeter malts with some lighter floral hops. Almost a little sweet and sour. Could not drink slot of this. Just ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Alanthebeerguy
Mission Springs Blue Collar Pale Ale 3.2
Pale ale, more on the English style with bready malts. Noble hops for the dry bitterness. Not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Lagerboy
Mission Springs Chinook ISA 3.3
Bomber. Clear bright orange copper, firm fine white foam leaves solidlacing wall. Spicy forest hop aroma. Taste is lightly bitter spicy evergreen hop, some citrus, lean caramel malts. Average carbonation, lighter bodied, well hopped. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
Sunday, October 04, 2015

Alanthebeerguy
Mission Springs Chinook ISA 3.6
A nice flavourful ISA. Citrus and pine smells and flavours. Great carbonation. Dryer finish. Pleasantly surprised. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

fiulijn
Mission Springs Cherry Bomb Belgian Style Pale Ale 2.8
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Dark Amber color, clean. Very ordinary Amber Ale, with light fruity aroma, and light fruity flavor; smooth, with ordinary bitterness.
Not bad, and rather clean, but also quite boring.

Monday, September 14, 2015

pintbypint
Mission Springs Fat Guy Stout 3.6
On tap at MSBC. Very dark pour, looks nearly opaque, deep brown. Head is dark caramel brown, tightly beaded. Aroma of coffee and caramel. Taste has coffee beans and caramel and chocolate. Roast and coffee aftertaste. Good mouthfeel. Solid stout.
Sunday, September 13, 2015

pintbypint
Mission Springs Cherry Bomb Belgian Style Pale Ale 3.4
Tap at MSBC, billed as "Cherry Bomb Farmhouse Ale". Clear copper colour, tightly beaded white foam on top. Nose - cherry, grain, yeast. Taste - grain, tart cherry, grass. Dry finish. Not what I expected, but enjoyable.
Sunday, September 13, 2015

pintbypint
Mission Springs Chinook ISA 3.2
From the tap at MSBC. Golden colour, nice small white cap, good lacing. Caramel and light tropical fruits and grassy hops in the nose. Taste has grain and caramel sweetness, late grass and mild tropical fruity hops. Light creamy body. Overall - ok, some nice hop notes but the caramel profile ruined it for me.
Sunday, September 13, 2015

pintbypint
Mission Springs Big Chief Cream Ale 2.8
Tap at MSBC. Amber, clear. Very little head on top. Nose has grains and a lot of fruitiness. Taste has nutty and toasty malts, some light hopping. Pretty simple brew overall, but not a big fan of this one.
Sunday, September 13, 2015

pintbypint
Mission Springs Fraser Valley IPA 3.5
Tap at MSBC. Gold with a small ring of white foam. Aroma - floral, fruity, grapefruit. Taste had grapefruit resin, pine and fruity notes. Piney finish with good bitterness. Quite enjoyable.
Sunday, September 13, 2015

pintbypint
Mission Springs Olde Sailor’s IPA 3.2
On tap at MSBC. Copper colour with thin white foam. Aroma is mostly malty with soft citrus notes. Malty taste with nut and toasted notes, bit of citrus. Ok, but nothing I would revisit.
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Gerbeer
Mission Springs Fat Guy Stout 3.3
650 ml bottle. Pours black with a moderate head of big bubbles that dissipate quickly. Aromas of brunt coffee, ash, and chalk. Flavors of black coffee and sugar, with a little chicory and bitter chocolate. Very carbonated. OK for a light dry stout.
Friday, August 21, 2015

Crit
Mission Springs India Dark Lager 3.5
Black, lasting tan head.Malt nose,light citrus hops.Dry malt profile,earthy with good hop bitterness, and a burst of condensed milk at the end. Black IPA ? Not really sure of that
Monday, July 20, 2015

fiulijn
Mission Springs Chinook ISA 3.4
Draught at Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2015
Beautiful golden color with compact head. The Chinook aroma is very nice, the mouthfeel correctly dry, the malt profile is OK, but it’s also full of diacetyl.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Ferris
Mission Springs Chinook ISA 3.1
Draft - Grassy and weedy. Clear gold with a decent white head. Light butterscotch, decent hop notes and a long finish. OK.
Sunday, June 07, 2015

mcberko
Mission Springs Chinook ISA 1.9
On tap at VCBW Fest, pours a clear dull yellow with a small white head. Nose is quite skunked, with herbal hops and biscuity malt with a metallic quality. Flavour brings out diacetyl, skunky herbal notes and biscuity malt. An unfortunate infection here. Drain pour.
Saturday, June 06, 2015

mcberko
Mission Springs Lemon & Ginger Radler 3.2
On tap at VCBW Fest, pours a cloudy dull yellow with a small white head. Nose brings out artificial lemon and only a touch of ginger. Flavour is refreshing, drinking like a lemonade, with only a touch of ginger. Very simple but very refreshing. Nice for what it is.
Saturday, June 06, 2015

Ferris
Mission Springs Lemon & Ginger Radler 3.4
Draft - Lemon aide with ginger. Pale cloudy yellow with a decent white head. Tastes as it smells, not complex, just refreshing. Questioning why make a beer a that tastes like this!
Saturday, June 06, 2015

KansaiBeerLvrs
Mission Springs McLennan’s Scotch Ale 3.6
On tap at The Springs Taphouse Itaewon. Scottish Ale 8% pours a lovely reddish brown. It has a very malty nose while the taste is tangy smokey maltiness. Quite nice.
Sunday, May 10, 2015

KansaiBeerLvrs
Mission Springs The Strongman Ale 3.6
On tap at The Springs Taphouse Itaewon. Strong Man 8% a deep copper with a malty sweet caramel with a bit of lemon.  Soft medium body with a silky texture. Sweet citrusy orange and rich caramel malts. Yummy but heavy. 
Sunday, May 10, 2015

KansaiBeerLvrs
Mission Springs Cranberry Ginger Lager 3.1
Cranberry ginger radler 3% on tape in itaewon. Funky reddish tinged copper. Strong lemon nose with a solid malty beer flavor and a dash of cranberry. Alright.
Sunday, May 10, 2015

KansaiBeerLvrs
Mission Springs Big Chief Cream Ale 3.5
On tap at The Springs Taphouse Itaewon. Big Chief Cream Ale 4.5% A cloudy honey gold, the nose is honeyed biscuit while the taste is malty biscuity bready goodness with a creamy body. Good stuff.
Sunday, May 10, 2015

KansaiBeerLvrs
Mission Springs Fraser Valley IPA 3.5
On tap at The Springs Taphouse Itaewon. Fraser Valley IPA 6.5% A clear copper gold with a sweetly inviting hoppy bouquet. The taste is sweet malts, a bit of honey then a juicy hoppiness.
Sunday, May 10, 2015

KansaiBeerLvrs
Mission Springs Olde Sailor’s IPA 3.5
On tap at The Spings Taphouse Itaewon. Old Sailor’s IPA 5.6% pours a deep copper with a filmy beige head. Sweet malty backbone with a subdued hoppiness. More English than U.S. IPA with a sweet biscuity malt character with a crisp lightly butter finish. Pretty good.
Sunday, May 10, 2015

KansaiBeerLvrs
Mission Springs Blue Collar Pale Ale 3.4
On tap at The Spings Taphouse Itaewon. Blue Collar Pale Ale 5.25%  A very clear copper gold with a sweet mild hoppiness. Medi bodied with a smooth texture. The taste is sweet, minty floral fruitiness but maybe not that fresh seeming. Decent enough.
Sunday, May 10, 2015

KansaiBeerLvrs
Mission Springs Fat Guy Stout 3.4
On tap at The Spings Taphouse Itaewon. Fat Guy oatmeal stout 4.5% a deep reddish brown pour with a light tan head. Sweet vanilla, roasty chocolate syrup nose. Medium bodied with a roasty oatmeal syrupy chocolate flavor. Alright.
Sunday, May 10, 2015

Ferris
Mission Springs Bombshell Blonde Ale 3
Draft - Sweet Belgian yeasts. Clear gold with a decent white head. Light grains, sweetness and a decent bitterness that leaves a clean finish. Meh.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Alanthebeerguy
Mission Springs Fraser Valley IPA 3
Not that hoppy. Almost a session beer. It is light and refreshing, but it is not for the true hop head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, April 05, 2015

rejtable
Mission Springs McLennan’s Scotch Ale 3.3
Pours brown some head and lacing. Nose is sweet malt. Toffee notes, cheerios, some dark bread and a nice scotch finish. Tasted med swet light bitter. Light body.
Friday, April 03, 2015

Oakes
Mission Springs Trailblazer Pilsner 3.2
Draft @ Billy Miner. Golden. Thin head. Aroma is faint. Balanced palate with decent malt sweetness and herbal, saazy hop bitterness that carries through to the finish. Might be a touch husky but nothing that ruins it.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Lagerboy
Mission Springs Fraser Valley IPA 3.1
Bomber. Hazy orange copper, off-white froth settles and lasts. Aroma is fruity citrus hop, c-malt. taste is fruity citrus resinous pine hops, bolder caramel malt, earthy and dirty. Average carbonation, medium-full bodied, more aggressively hopped. Borderline Impy. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

mcberko
Mission Springs Vanilla Hazelnut Porter 2.1
On tap at Mission Springs, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out notes of hazelnut and vanilla. Flavour is very artificial tasting, with nasty hazelnuts, cloying sweetness, and vanilla. Really quite offensive. Nothing refined about this. Bad.
Monday, January 19, 2015