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Mission St. Hefeweizen - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Mission St. HefeweizenMission St. Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
81
good

176 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mwagner1018 on 06-12-2010)
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Reviews by czfreeman:
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czfreeman

California

4.05/5  rDev +13.8%

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!

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

California

4.29/5  rDev +20.5%

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.

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-11-2014 21:22:31 | More by mctizzz
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1Adam12

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

08-07-2011 00:34:55 | More by 1Adam12
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BenHesk12

California

3.54/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

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

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

07-28-2011 20:05:50 | More by jondeelee
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-17-2011 02:35:57 | More by virinow
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LaurensDeJong

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-07-2013 20:53:13 | More by LaurensDeJong
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

02-12-2011 00:08:08 | More by richkrull
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.7/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

06-19-2011 23:27:05 | More by LXIXME
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.7%

01-15-2012 02:36:48 | More by acurtis
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

2.88/5  rDev -19.1%

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).

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-04-2012 21:18:10 | More by mrelizabeth
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TheSixthRing

California

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

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

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

11-22-2010 23:50:22 | More by haddon
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-07-2014 21:22:45 | More by tdm168
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

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

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

09-21-2010 01:55:18 | More by GDBEERMAN
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Razr86

New York

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-27-2013 21:20:24 | More by Razr86
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-28-2012 01:32:53 | More by cliff1066
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -43.8%

10-27-2012 20:05:07 | More by Larrydoherty
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silver0rlead

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

06-29-2010 03:56:30 | More by silver0rlead
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HalfFull

California

3.3/5  rDev -7.3%

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.

06-17-2010 04:34:04 | More by HalfFull
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negroobserver

New York

3.23/5  rDev -9.3%

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+

01-22-2011 03:41:14 | More by negroobserver
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EORS

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

05-08-2011 04:58:36 | More by EORS
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Mission St. Hefeweizen from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
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