Mission St. Hefeweizen - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: mwagner1018 on 06-12-2010

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Reviews by BenHesk12:
Photo of BenHesk12
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of JamesGlover
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

Photo of 1Adam12
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very light light orange. Smells of heavy wheat and loads of bananas. Possibly some orange. Small bit of zest. Tastes the same minus the zest. Very heavy on the wheat, very HUGE on banana. Not a whole lot more than that. Maybe the slightest bit of orange. Mouthfeel is way too light. Very plain. Very boring. Not much of a finish. No layers. Just light, carbonated....boring. Nothing special. However, overall, at 1.99 this is very drinkable. Well worth 2 bucks. Beautiful for these insane amounts of 90+ degree days that are going on this summer.

Photo of jondeelee
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a bottle of this at Trader Joe's for a pittance--I believe somewhere around $3.50 for a bomber. Upon opening, the nose has a good yeasty Italian bread overtone, joined by strong touches of banana, orange, and berry.

On the tongue, the beer begins with a fruit hit, as oranges, apricots, bananas, and pear notes wash across the tastebuds. These are tempered by subtle hints of spiciness, including light clove and white pepper. Toasted grain flavors are very light, and come across as fresh baguette. At the end of the mouthful, the banana flavors increase in potency, joined by a slight buttery tang. The aftertaste is a continuation of these latter flavors, and fades at a moderate pace. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is surprisingly decent beer for the price, and while it won't be able to compete with a $10-per-bottle hefeweizen, it's certainly holds its own, and will likely be very appreciated by the casual drinker.

Photo of richkrull
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this one up at Trader Joes over the weekend.

Poured a cloudy golden color with quite a bit of head. Smells sweet, citrus, and spice. Tastes like wheat, orange and coriander. Pretty smooth easy to drink beer. Very drinkable, no overpowering flavors. Pretty good for the price.

Photo of LXIXME
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear bubbly orange tinted golden color beneath a white medium sized carbonated head that quickly dies leaving a very small bubbly lacing.

The aroma is citrus with oranges leading the way, there is a light spice hint the aroma but I could tell what it was.

The taste is more oranges/citrus with added spices-ginger nutmeg added well to the taste, I'm not much of a hefe drinker but this stuff was above the norm. A light slightly sour/bitter aftertaste was pretty decent, not a draw back at all. Honestly I could drink a few more of these and I'm usually a Oktoberfest/ipa/and other dark beers drinker.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
2.87/5  rDev -19.4%
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).

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of haddon
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

picked up a bomber of this at Trader Joe's for $2. I like it already.

pours a cloudy yellow that is the color of straw. not much head and little to no lacing.

smells of grassy lemon and light bitter hops. perhaps a bit of banana and clove. pretty typical of a hef but a bit on the light side.

tastes of lemon, grass, banana & a light spicy clove. very faint bitter hop on the end that may lend a little more citrus to it

medium body. a little heavy on the carbonation that could take away a bit on the taste

fairly average hefe but I would say it is very drinkable. at 4.7% abv and under $2 a bomber, I would definitely keep this around during the warmer months for a hot summer's day.

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.32/5  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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mission St. Hefeweizen
22 oz. brown glass bottle, coded "01/25/13 18:10" on 4/24/13

Basic hefeweizen. Seems a bit thin. Just a little more malt, and perhaps a better quality malt, could make it a great beer because it has a very nice hefeweizen yeast component with bananas and clove and apples. It's balanced for what it is, but again, it's just a few feet short of the goal line. However, given the price tag I have to give it a nod as a back up or secondary beer. When I'm working around the house, or cooking dinner, or watching football I don't want to drink one of my 'special' beers, and thus something like this fits in great. It's got enough character to keep me happy, and it's cheap! Every beer has a time and place.

Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into pint glass. From notes
A: Short head retention, with minimal lacing. A hazy, golden body with a lack of head retention.
S: Classic Hefeweizen aroma, a very good hint of what is to come. Mostly banana and clove.
T/M: As the nose suggests a full banana and clove taste, that is overall a bit light on the palate.
D: A good Hefe taste that is drinkable at a good price, 2.50$ for a 22oz.

Photo of silver0rlead
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been a fan of the other Mission st. beers from TJ's so I had to give this one a whirl. The appearance is spot on, with a hazy gold pour and a thick, billowy head that retains reasonably well...looks great on a hot summer night in NC. The aroma is classic hefe, with big clove and banana upfront, along with a wheaty twang, a little biscuit, some funky yeast and a little hay. The flavor has big banana and clove notes upfront, along with some hay, white pepper, biscuit, funky yeast, and a little alcohol. The mouthfeel is light and drinkability is excellent. Pretty solid hefe from TJ's, especially at $2.50 a bomber.

Photo of HalfFull
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz. bomber poured into a Kellerweis glass. Pours a hazy orange with a hint of brown, and offers a half inch of almost white foam. Decent retention and light lacing follow though the carbonation seems a bit light.

Heavy banana on the nose along with an 'old' wheat malt aroma. This improves with a bit of air and becomes better balanced with wheat and clove balancing a decreasing banana influence. A bit odd yet intriguing on the nose.

Taste follows the nose with a malty banana finish. Has a nice firm carbonation to help the feel although it was a bit disguised by the relatively dark pour. Otherwise a neutral wheat flavor with a hint of citrus. Nice body and not sweet for the style as the texture of the grain masks things well. Some band aid banana notes return on the finish to keep the drink in check, otherwise this could be a solid Hefe and is still better than most Gringo versions.

Photo of hophugger
4.01/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is available at Trader Joes. It is a decent hefeweizen and a job well done by Steinhaus Brewing. Wow, actually one of the better deals for a Hefe at $2.29 a bomber. Yes, you heard that right !!!!!!!

Photo of negroobserver
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light Golden Amber color. Filtered, but with a light haziness similar to unfiltered hefeweizens.

Smell: Malty. Fruits (light citrus scent)

Taste: Lacking. I had trouble distinguishing any of the flavors from the malts. There is a very mild fruity scent.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, but a little strong.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, particularly ice cold on a summer day.

GRADE: B-/C+

Photo of EORS
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had seen something to the effect that this beer was now being put out by Firestone Walker for Trader Joe's, but I'm not sure whether that's the case or not. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: definitely the weakest aspect of the beer. Head is thin and doesn't last more than a few seconds. Nice golden color, paler around the edges, with a small amount of carbonation.

Smell: Mostly a pleasant, musty aroma from the yeast, with a little bit of spiciness and hints of banana and citrus at the end.

Taste: Mellow body with a bit of hop bitterness at the end, not much in the way of spiciness or citrus flavor, but certainly solid for the style.

Mouthfeel: A tad watery, but not overly so, carbonation adds a bit of a tingle. Overall very smooth.

Overall: The taste won't blow you away, but it will come as a pleasant surprise. A great value beer, and certainly better than other offerings at or above the price. (1.99 for a 22oz bottle) Worth looking into if you're having a bunch of people over and want to put out something more interesting than the usual.

Photo of PufferFish727
4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
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.

Photo of scootny
3.57/5  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.

Photo of alleykatking
4.01/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle. Thanks to Lukafer for picking this one up!

A- Pours a hazy golden orange color. Two finger white head shows medium retention and leaves a cap on the beer. Nice streaky lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Good sized wheat upfront in the aroma. There was a some nice banana and clove hints here and there as well. Some light grainy aroma comes in the backing in hints but nothing in big doses. Light alcohol in very end...overall a nice above average aroma.

T- Wheat upfront like one would expect. A light almost I want to say toasted flavor in the front as well. Banana and orange peel in the middle with a hint of wheat and a nice dose of clove. Some light yeasty notes in the ending along with a hint of hop bitterness. A good taste overall.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Wheat and banana left on the palate. Clove and light alcohol with a touch of yeast left in the aftertaste. Well balanced flavor profile the beer. Light alcohol drying on the palate. Clean and crisp tasting overall in the beer.

D- The pricing is right for this beer. Actually it's above right it's fantastic. The ABV makes this beer a session beer for the entire night. I wish I had a Trader Joe's around here cause I would drink the shit out of this when I needed a break from the huge IPA's and stouts I'm drinking now!

Photo of bluejacket74
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle from Trader Joe's. Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a hazy golden orange color with about a 2 inch off-white head. Head retention is good, with a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is cloves, banana, and wheat. Taste is similar to the aroma, but along with the cloves, bananas and wheat, there's also some oranges and orange peel noticable in the flavor. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's easy and enjoyable to drink. It's a decent enough brew, and for $2.49 a bomber I don't have any complaints about it!

Photo of AaronRed
4.02/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

For some reason I did not have much of an expectation for this beer. Maybe it was because it was fairly inexpensive (I can be prone to judgements.) This beer was quite nice, and to my suprise, had many components of classic Hefeweizen's.
Clody, almost coppery color- but you could tell there was plenty of yeast suspended. Had that clove and tangy aroma's plus an assertivness of yeast that kept this beer from shifting to just ordinary.
A very drinkable brew, great value and a good quality product.

Photo of Spikester
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of wedge
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Murky orange-brown with a small, but sticky head that leaves some patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma is a nice balance of yeasty banana and wheat over a pepper and clove spiciness. Light, balanced banana and clove along with pepper, yeast and plenty of wheat twang. A very slight hint of vanilla as well. Light and refreshing. Another solid Mission St. beer from TJ's.

Photo of metter98
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Mission St. Hefeweizen from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
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