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Mission Hefeweizen - Mission Brewery

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Mission HefeweizenMission Hefeweizen

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 19.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mission Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-29-2008)
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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

02-09-2013 01:09:23 | More by TheBigBoy
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

01-17-2013 00:48:01 | More by AndrewMichael
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

11-26-2012 23:25:05 | More by CoCambria
Photo of searsclone


3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bottle into a new belgium globe glass. opaque butterscotch yellow with no head to speak of. no lace either.

smell is bread, sour fruits, pineapple, and pretzels.

taste is mostly sour citrus.

mouthfeel is creamy and chewy. decent carbonation, even though it looks completely flat.

overall, I really wanted to like this one, but it was just very average to me.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 00:52:02 | More by searsclone
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4/5  rDev +17%

11-04-2012 03:48:34 | More by t0rin0
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

10-01-2012 06:06:52 | More by frozenjogurt
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

09-20-2012 11:46:01 | More by SocalKicks
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5/5  rDev +46.2%

09-15-2012 02:48:41 | More by JayDiddy
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

09-11-2012 23:40:05 | More by hayesjw
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-21-2012 03:28:51 | More by AlexM
Photo of TheDinger

South Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tab in San Diego- Poured into a pint glass. Medium amber/copper with a minimal head. A touch on the darker side for a hefe. Smell is a bit subdued. A little banana/cloves but not much else, a little disappointing. Taste is the typical fruity, malty hefe on the front, but finishes with a hint of metalic bitter/sourness. I get some orange and bread as well, but a bit of an aftertaste. Feel is nothing spectacular. Okay carbonation and a tad thick for the style. Overall- It's a pretty average hefe that brings nothing special to the table. It would be a lot better and more sessionable minus the sour/metalic finish. Won't seek it out, but would drink a free one if offered-

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2012 16:42:53 | More by TheDinger
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Ontario (Canada)

2.78/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for 2$

Appearance – Hazy amber colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, bananas, a rustiness/metallic notes

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with lots of citric acid and some banana. There is also some light spices/yeast notes. It ends with a tart citric acid aftertaste.

Overall – Some shades of a sour with this beer.. it really isn't as drinkable as it should be. It seems like a poorly made beer and not something I'd buy again.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 23:36:37 | More by spinrsx
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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

08-08-2012 23:59:25 | More by JustinQ
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

07-25-2012 22:25:07 | More by tsailor
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3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - this hefe pours a thick hazy honey orange, with a thin white head that disspates almost immediately, several streams of steady carbonation meander to the top

S - some big spice notes, especially nutmeg or coriander along with some non-hoppy citrus zest aromas

T - the spice characteristics are less defined in the taste than in the aroma, more of a spice amalgam. and they lose some bite in favor ofsome tart sweetness, which is nota good thing. some maltsmake an appearance in the back of the sip mellowing out the spice and yeast qualities

M&D - overall, not the best Hefe I have had, maybe on par with Sam Adams, but it is of quality and has good taste. a great session Hefe, would make an excellent introductory beer to a craft beer newbie, would also be an excellent sitting-on-the-porch-after-mowing-the-lawn beer

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 02:07:59 | More by sinstaineddemon
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5/5  rDev +46.2%

07-11-2012 21:27:44 | More by bobotron
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3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, yeast, spice, banana, and slight bubblegum. Taste is much the same and pretty sweet. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a better smell than taste in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2012 02:54:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - Pours cloudy orange, with a finger width head. Poor retention. The resulting lace is spotty at best.

Smell - Notes of wheat and some serious citrus aromas.

Taste - Starts with a modest hint traditional hef flavors, but this is quickly run over steam roller style by a tremendous amount of citric acids; comes across as dirty pineapple, and then it finishes with some serious lemon bite. WTF?

Mouthfeel - Light in body, with an aggressive amount of carbonation... or maybe that's just the acidity nipping at my tongue.

Overall - Fooled by the label. It claims to be a traditional bavarian hef, but the aggressive citric acids suggests anything but. Do they think us dumb? With an honest label, this probably gets a nudge in overall rating, but I'm not going to sit here and give a beer high marks with such a clearly deceptive description. Clearly States it's "Unlike the lemon-laden beers that flood the market under the same name." Funny, that's EXACTLY what it is.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 04:41:23 | More by TheSixthRing
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New Jersey

2.3/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The head is gone quickly
Smells light and tart
Taste it is a bit sour, tart with some overripe banana, not what I expected from a hefeweizen style
Mouthfeel not much here
I don't like to write bad reviews but this is not a beer to buy, I would avoid it until they update their recipe

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 22:08:12 | More by Brushkanna
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5%

06-26-2012 00:53:56 | More by djrn2
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West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 22:53:17 | More by WVbeergeek
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1.25/5  rDev -63.5%

05-30-2012 06:37:50 | More by richie
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1.75/5  rDev -48.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 16:24:41 | More by CraftLoverSD
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-02-2012 06:20:35 | More by Sicem99
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

04-25-2012 04:04:17 | More by Irrationalist
Mission Hefeweizen from Mission Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.