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Mission St. Hefeweizen - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

Mission St. HefeweizenMission St. Hefeweizen

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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.45%


Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mwagner1018 on 06-12-2010)
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Spikester

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brewed on date of July 25, 2013 so about 5 months old.
Pours cloudy yellow with two fingers of white that recedes fast.
Smell is wheat malts a bit of clove and banana.
Taste is slightly sweet bready clove and banana. A few other spices maybe some from the hops.
Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is just right. Finish light and slightly dry.
Overall a tasty brew I will have again after checking the bottling date.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 06:36:12 | More by Spikester
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber bottle best by next summer

look is a orange golden color, with a small froth that stays and laces. the smell is light wheaty, sweet, with some spices. the taste is creamy, wheaty, and sweet. there is an aftertaste of lemon, bubblegum, spice. feel is medium but full

will definitely peep this one in the future. cheap but decent.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 22:57:26 | More by jimmah120
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Mavigo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got this from Trader Joe's, served in a weizen glass.

A: Pours a crisp, clear gold-orange color with a short off white head and no lacing.

S: Can anticipate sweetness, smells of grains, wheat, malts, yeast

T: Light, sweet flavor to it, tastes of grass, grains, wheat, honey, malts, yeast

M: Medium bodied with ample amounts of carbonation, well balanced

O: The bang for the buck is here, although not spectacular this beer is pretty good but for it's prices, it's near excellency, recommended by me.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 23:36:21 | More by Mavigo
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

2.88/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 22-ounce bottle into a Weizen glass.
Pours a golden color with good deal of haze, one-finger of head and no lacing. The smell is mostly sweet and seems malty. The banana and clove aromas are initially undetectable, but then the banana emerges as the beer gets warmer.

Unfortunately, the banana aromas don't transfer over to the beer as the banana and clove are difficult to detect. A heavy carbonation overpowers the drink and leaves little room for other flavors to emerge.

Overall, not a beer I'd drink again, although I've really enjoyed other beers from the Steinhaus Brewing (aka Firestone Walker).

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 03:07:27 | More by ONovoMexicano
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JamesGlover

California

4.29/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I should preface this by saying that I don't care for most Heffs. I have come to trust my gut instinct when it comes to picking beer at random though, and this bottle jumped out at me from the shelf at Trader Joe's, so I figured what the hell, if it sucks, I only have to drink 650ml of it. I was blown away by how smooth the taste and mouth feel was. For me, it had very little nose and I didn't get the banana-like aftertaste that some of the other reviewers mentioned, but it is allergy season, so it might have dulled my pallet. I thoroughly enjoyed the flavor of the beer however and it was surprisingly light and refreshing dispute the density and haze. It's a low ABV so it makes for a good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 16:14:45 | More by JamesGlover
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metter98

New York

3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy pale light yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with some notes of banana esters from the yeast.
T: Similar to the smell, the overall taste is mostly dominated by flavors of wheat and also has notes of bananas. I couldn't detect any other flavors such as cloves.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't have much in the way of complexity when it comes to aromas or flavors, but it's easy to drink and would make for a nice selection on a hot summer day when you're not looking for something overly fancy.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 00:34:33 | More by metter98
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PufferFish727

California

4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites Hef's. I found the Mission St. collection at Traders Joes for $1.99 and figured i would give it a shot. That probably was one of my best decisions ever. Great smell and flavor from start to finish and something i can sit down and enjoy with dinner or if i just want a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 01:48:08 | More by PufferFish727
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BenHesk12

California

3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased for $1.99 (650mL). Here is an all around slightly above average cheap drinkable beer. Nothing special for a Hefeweizen but has enough flavor to keep you happy. The mouthfeel is soft and enjoyable, with a cleansing banana aftertaste. A perfect table beer to take gulps of, and the bottle is big enough to share.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 04:54:11 | More by BenHesk12
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Radiant orange hue, consistent with the style. No foam or lacing, and it's a bit flat. No yeasty thickness.

Smell: Definitely bubblegum and a bit of banana in there somewhere.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Banana is the main flavor, with a bit of clove an nutmeg. Refreshing, but the thin mouthfeel leaves much to be desired.

Overall Drinkability: A very average beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 16:45:15 | More by tjsdomer2
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GMSD


1.8/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I'm not a huge beer drinker by any means, but from time to time I'll set sail into the hoppy sea.

Mainly stay to hefeweizens, belgian pales, things of that sort.

I was in TJs and saw this and picked it up because of the GREAT color.

Opened it up today and did not enjoy the rest of what it had to offer...

It tastes exactly like original flavor Corn Nuts. I can't stand it. Ruined the beer for me :(

Looks frickin great, though...

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 22:54:24 | More by GMSD
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Lockedin

California

4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Maybe I was in the mood for this tonight., and it was GOOD. Served in a chalice from a 650ml bottle into a chalice (of sorts). No freshness labeling.

A: probably the low point here - color is on, opaque, cloudy apricot / orange hue - definitely unfiltered, but doesn't have the "glow" I get from some. Minimal lacing and a ring with a few clouds throughout the bottle. Not stellar, not bad; still on par for style.

S: Distinct bubble yum (just needs comics), a lot of banana, undertone of spicy clove.

T: Mostly follows scent, though the banana steps to the fore while big league chew bubblegum plays a strong second, spicy clove and very slight herbal hops follow through the finish. Spot on for style and I really like it - complex, yet very approachable.

M: On the heavy side of medium. This is an unfiltered brew, I found a distinct oily coating on lips & tongue, not unpleasant, but unmistakable. A tad thick - couldn't see having more than one.

O: I was looking for a Hefe when I found this at TJ's . I'm glad I tried it - very much a text book example of the Hefe style (IMHO). This was the taste I walked into the store after, and this brew delivered it - nicely done!

I was looking for a Hefe, and I think this is a great example of the style!

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 04:00:02 | More by Lockedin
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TheSarge

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured this into a weizen glass, and the beer makes a two finger thick white foam presentation, and the body his dark gold and cloudy.

The aroma is peppery, banana, some clove and original flavor bubble gum.

Flavor wise it is pretty much in line with the aroma, and feels light in body but with an oily slickness.

For a lower ABV'd hefeweizen, this would do just fine in Germany if only the crown of foam would retain a bit better.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 00:15:33 | More by TheSarge
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beertunes

Washington

2.6/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Contemptible 22oz bottle into 9oz Pilsener glass. Dated 5/2/12. Poured a hazy light gold color with less than 1/2 inch of white head that had very low retention and no lacing.

The aroma had a very light wheat scent, almost benign, and just the barest hints of the expected banana and clove scents. Just kinda meh smelling. The taste was the same, just a very subdued example of what should be. Not bad, per se, just bland.

The body was light and even and meh. Drinkability was OK, but why bother? With the lack of overall presence, this is a forgettable example of the style. Maybe a budget buy for a gathering where the focus isn't on beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 21:31:00 | More by beertunes
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vfgccp

New York

3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Nice orange gold body. Ok white head with low retention and ok lace.

S - Light nose of lemon, damp wheat, and orange.

T - Dilute orange juice, soft wheat, bright semi-acidic hop center.

M - Light body, somewhat under carbonated.

O - Not a bad hefe. Nothing special though.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 01:13:58 | More by vfgccp
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Little head on a honey amber color.

S: Fruity and yeasty much like a belgian style. Somewhat offputting as it smells rather musty.

T: As with the smell it drinks a lot like a belgian style. Fruity musty. Wheat comes through a little but not a key player here.

M: Sits with a medium body. good amount of carbonation.

Overall a pretty average beer. The taste is so musty I'm unsure if I will be able to finish off the bottle. We'll see. I think it was like $2 for a bomber but... even at that not sure if it's worth it.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 18:01:53 | More by Jamesthebrit
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 5/26/12.

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1/2 inch foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, yeast, cloves, and some slight banana and bubblegum aromas. Taste is of wheat, yeast, banana, and clove/spice on the finish. There is a very mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good and easy to drink beer, especially for the $1.99 per bomber price tag it carries.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 04:58:34 | More by UCLABrewN84
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TheSixthRing

California

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a white, finger width head which dissipates quickly, leaving behind a spotty, semi-sticky lace.

Smell - Banana and bubblegum can be found on the nose, but there's also a faint, almost medicinal quality as well.

Taste - Classic hefewiezen flavors are there, but subtle: banana, wheat, yeast, and just a touch of clove.

Mouthfeel - Light, almost watery body, but the carbonation lends itself to a nice, crisp bite.

Overall - One of the better Trader Joe's brand beers, and while it won't win any awards, at $2 a bomber it's a hell of a bargain.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 02:04:31 | More by TheSixthRing
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musicman575

California

4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a gem of a cheap hef.

Has a slightly cloudy golden color with minimal foam. Bubbles constantly rising.

The smell is phenolic with some band-aid and fruit: ripe red apple, pear, lemon, and a bit of banana. A dry, flowery, grassy hoppiness is also pretty prevalent. Very nice job with the yeast!

The wheat malt is pretty light and doesn't taste of musky, cheap, stale grain like a lot of American hefs. It really makes way for the complex yeast and hops.

The only weakness of this beer has to be the lack of body and head retention. There's plenty of carbonation, it just doesn't stick around.

Definitely worth a try if you ever stop by Trader Joe's.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 08:13:51 | More by musicman575
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YouSkeete

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep, mildly hazy dark yellow. Short off-white head with weak retention.

S: Earthy citrus, bananas, wheat, lemon grass, and some clove spice. Hints of grapefruit, pine and honey.

T/M: Starts with lemony citrus bite. Rounds off with smooth fruits, earthy pine and fresh yeast. Wheat, clove, pale malts and heavy grapefruit tones follow through. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

D: Pretty good for a hefe. Got this for damn cheap at a Trader Joes, great buy.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 00:34:45 | More by YouSkeete
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange-gold with a moderate head that faded quickly, but left small amount of foam on top. A little darker in color than a typical Hefe.

Lots of banana in the nose, with cloves mingling in the background. Almost smells like a Belgian wit.

Lots of biscuit up front in the mouth with a cereal grain background. Traces of tropical fruit, it finishes very dry.

Full of carbonation that bites the tongue.

There isn't a great deal of character to this Hefe, though it isn't a bad beer. Generally sort of a boring brew, it's at least worth the $2+ price tag at Trader Joes.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 02:25:28 | More by rinhaak
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czfreeman

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed this at Trader Joes yesterday,
2.39 for a 220 bottle.
POurs a murky orange wheat color.
Head is medium thick, dissipates a bit quick.
Smells of banana, clove, spices, black pepper, nice bite of lemon,really comes together as a pretty good smelling Hefe.
Flavor is nothing crazy, but thats not what I wanted.Pure unadultered Hefeweizen is what I was looking for and is exactly what I got. Banana, clove, pepper, cream, wheat lemon, sourdough yeast, cider , ending with really the perfect amount of pepper spice and yeast in the throat. The major issue I have is the carbonation, which is alarmingly low
Ithink this a great Hefe. It has body, and a bit to chew on. The creamy body with a slightly spiced finish create a textbook Weizen beer. After spending several years in Germany, this actually holds its own with some of the best, and I really judge my Hefe's by strict standards.
The dissapointing factors of the brew is the appearance and the body, the rapidly dissapating head and overall "unweizen" appearance are almost bizarre given the quality of this brew. The flavor is so good, marred by the flat body If this could be worked out then this beer would be among the top
I didnt expect it, but this is a great Weizen beer, I really enjoyed and will buy again.
Cheers and almost Happy New Years!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 03:49:09 | More by czfreeman
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this Hefeweizen from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. The Hefe pours a cloudy orange golden color, produced a nice white head, decent retention and nice lacing left behind. The aroma of this beer has a base of malted wheat, some citrus and banana.The taste of this beer is medium in body, a backbone of malted wheat, slight sweetness, citrus, honey, cloves and bananas. Overall, decent offering- Not the best Hefeweizen but also not the worst. Great value. Prost!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 19:51:34 | More by GossageBrewery
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scootny

New York

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice solid hefe. cloudy gold with a fast fading head of decent proportions. A touch of lace. Smell is suitably hefey. Notes of clove and very twangy wheat malt. Taste follows with a good yeasty component and mild banana fruitiness. Low bitterness is complimented by a dry grainy finish. Feel is nicely carbonated and crisp with a light refreshing feel. Quite quaffable with a quenching edge. A good value at 4 bucks a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 05:25:27 | More by scootny
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kcinlober

Oregon

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a finger thick head that drops quickly and leaves little lacing.
aroma is of cloves and citrus. strong enough but not complex. same with the taste, the front end had cloves, citrus, pine, and fermented fruits but does not develop on the palate and immediately is replaced with a yeasty aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 01:30:26 | More by kcinlober
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared this bottle with jlindros, picked up at a trader joes in portland, me after an allagash brewery trip. Poured into a tulip.

A - Poured a golden clear hue with a one finger head that slumps to leave a nice blanket. Left slight side lacing.

S - Grassy hops, light yeast, and some odd bitterness.

T - More like that. Light grassy hops, some more light yeast. Some light citrus as well as some odd bittereness.

M - Rather light on the carbonation but super drinkable. Really enjoyable in the mouth.

O - Not a bad beer, considering what I paid for it. That being said, much better hefe's out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 21:14:51 | More by rudzud
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Mission St. Hefeweizen from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.