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Mission Hefeweizen - Mission Brewery

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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 19.3%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-29-2008

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.12/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've enjoyed this on tap a few times in the Burgh over the last year, snagged a bottle last night on Mount Washington from a cool affordable bottleshop, Packs and Dogs. Pours a murky clouded orange golden nectarine hue with a large flowing cloud of off white head. Aroma has big banana, citrus, and bubblegum flowing forth in the nose, definitely has those love-able German yeast esters. Clove is kicking in the background with just barely a nipple of herbal hop dust. Sturdy flavorful yeast components, sharp wheat sweetness cut with a mild acidic yogurt like tartness, big clove and pink bubblegum balanced with citrus/banana tropical fruit. I like this beer, it's a true hefe brewed on the West Coast, good flowing high end of the carbonation scale with slightly chewy girth to it from the proteins in the yeast sediment. Damn that's a good wheat beer, I really like it ballsy flavorful hefeweizen if there ever was one.

Photo of richie
1.25/5  rDev -63.5%

Photo of CraftLoverSD
1.86/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This beer should not be labeled a Hef. It mgiht be great if you are expecting some other type of ale that has a little bit of yeast and has some tart taste to it. But a hef this is definitely not. I think this would earn a double face slap from a German brewery if they were given this and told it was a hef. For the type it is disgusting.

Photo of Sicem99
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Irrationalist
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 4/14/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains bananas, wheat, citrus, light caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready from flavors of wheat and a hearty malt character. Then some sweet flavors of bananas, citrus and caramel come in. The hops presence is milk but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid Hefeweizen to drink for a while but at $8.25 for a 10oz. pour there are several better and less expensive options within the style.

Photo of anrbot
4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of riversider76
2.53/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy golden orange. Very little head and no lacing. Aroma is of tart fruit,and bready malts. Body is thin with some carbonation. Taste is of sour dough,sour fruit. Not tart...sour. Not a lot of what I like so much about this style. Not very goodin my humble opinion. I recommend you avoid.

Photo of loupap
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of fiedler84
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of exodus1369
3.06/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I do love Mission beer but this one was just aveage. Nothing really jumped out at me. Has a ligher taste then I like from a Hefeweizen. And it is very light in substance. Not sure if it is just becuase it was in a bottle for longer then it should have been but reading other reviews on this I agree with most every one else. Good taste... just not a lot of it.

Photo of tigrstylz
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of likeemdark
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of OleJohnnieAle
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of tobelerone
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I found this to be a fairly respectable take on the style, if not outstanding or exceptional. Overall it sticks pretty close to the tradition. Cloudy orange color with a big fluffy off white head and good lacing. Appearance is fairly spot-on.

Expected aroma of yeast, spices, banana, clove, bubblegum. Continues in the tasting, with banana and clove dominant. Touches of lemon tartness and a fairly high degree of sweetness for the style. Nothing outlandish or surprising here.

Mouthfeel is decent enough, with a body on the medium-thin side and good carbonation. Finishes clean.

I am a pretty big fan of hefeweizen and rarely buy one not made in Germany as they’re readily available and set the standard by which all others must be measured. I also live very close to a German beer garden which always has a few wheat beers on offer at the height of freshness. I’d have to say by comparison Mission has done a respectable job here and I’m glad I tried this but I can’t see myself coming back when the real thing is both better and easier to get AND priced about the same.

Photo of djaeon
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of funkel81
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of quantumcipher
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of thain709
3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - The body was a golden yellow with a slight haze to it...there was two fingers worth of white head...despite the carbonation bubbles the head fell quickly to a wispy cap and didn't leave much lacing behind

S - Rather weak on the nose...banana, yeast, and some fruitiness...a little watered down as well

T - Of course the banana is the first flavor that jumps out...it's followed by a creamy, chewy yeast...I usually don't mind that in a Hefe, but there was something a little weird about it...a sweet flavor comes in towards the end of the beer...caramel dipped wheat malt is what comes to mind

M - Medium bodied...sweet with caramel and fruit...but there's something odd lingering in there as well

O - I know the intent for this beer was there, but it just came up short on all aspects...the nose was weak and there was an odd flavor throughout the beer...I'll stick with Mission's IPAs

Photo of B967ierhunter177
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a curiously clear gold with no head or lace, odd for a hefeweizen. The aroma is of dough, some citrus, and a hint of vanilla. The flavor is typical hefeweizen banana, a little subdued, dough, and a malty sweetness. The mouthfeel is light-medium. Mission Hefeweizen is an average brew, recommended.

Photo of HopHead84
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


On tap at Mission brewery.

A: Hazy yellow orange with an inch of white foam.

S: White pepper and clove with grainy malt. Esters are redolent of banana, pear, and bubblegum. Nice.

T: Banana and lightly spicy clove notes accompany bubblegum. Malt is grainy with some wheat. All aspects are balanced.

M: Lower medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall: A good American-made Hefeweizen.

Photo of hpthebull
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Sammy
2.88/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Premiere Gourmet. No a great representative of the style, this beer has some spot-on characteristics of the style and some poor ones. Pours unfiltered look, but also light orange with rising carbonation bubbles. Some orange and wheat aroma but also a little stinky. Sour wheat was OK, some sips tasty, but also off notes. A bit thin for the style. I did not finish the bottle.

Photo of SDRedDevil
2.55/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Found it at a BevMo in the local craft beer section. Pours heavy, no head whatsoever. Hazy color, very little carbonation. Not a whole lot of bite, I guess I prefer a hefe that's a little bit more crisp and flavorful. Overall, I gave it a shot as a local brew, but wasn't very impressed.

Photo of jds619
3.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark yellowy orange with a head that doesn't stick around long. Scent is of pear and clove. Taste is banana and spicy yeast. I haven't tasted this much spice in this style before. A nice change from what most hefeweizens taste like. I would definitely have another at some point.

Mission Hefeweizen from Mission Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.