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Mission St. Hefeweizen - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

Mission St. HefeweizenMission St. Hefeweizen

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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 92
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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Photo of Pardishcreel


4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank out of a 22 oz bottle, poured a cloudy orang color with stinker head that dissipated at a normal pace. The aroma was yeasty and banana tones. The taste was that of a Belgium wheat very clean with a good mouthful. This is a good hefe that I will buy again on another occasion.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 03:14:33 | More by Pardishcreel
Photo of mikeg67

New Jersey

2.8/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A bomber. Pours hazy-golden with a small, white head, lively carbonation and nor too much hefe in the bottle. Aroma is sweet, malty with some fruity and hoppy notes. Light, slightly crisp body. Flavors are some yeast, apples, sweet malt and hints off spicy hops. Short, dry finish. This brew lacks flavors and complexity of good hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 14:16:47 | More by mikeg67
Photo of BieresDesMoines


3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz from Trader Joe's. Pours very hazy with a yellowish almost orange hint. The head is big but loosens up a lot very quickly and resides quite a bit. The aroma is spicy with a bit of cardboard and some orange. The flavor is almost oddly spicy with cinnamon and ginger in there and has a flavor reminiscent to orange candy. Some clove and sharp hoppiness sneak in there but overall there really isn't the kind of depth of flavor I would like from a nice hefe. This is really too sweet for my tastes, but it's not all together bad. The mouthfeel is the classic full bodied balanced with champagne bubbliness that many of the great Hefeweizens display.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 16:22:58 | More by BieresDesMoines
Photo of SuperSpy


2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Cloudy golden straw appearance. There is a four-finger, eggshell head that dies off far to quickly, with no visible activity in the glass. The initial appearance was promising but after about 10 seconds the beer looks pretty dead and uninviting.

S - The aroma has plenty of clove, a good helping of grainy bread, and a touch of lemon.

T/M - Light-medium bodied but overall the mouthfeel is lacking due to the complete absence of carbonation. There is plenty of clove in the flavor, as well as hints of wheat. Mildly sweet and overall a very enjoyable flavor. I expect a spritzer like finish from my hefeweizen but there is none here due to lack of carbonation.

D - Good flavor, but bad presentation. Overall the beer just doesn't leave you with much to walk away with. Fix the carbonation and I think it would have a positive impact on appearance, mouthfeel and taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 17:52:12 | More by SuperSpy
Photo of richkrull


3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 00:08:08 | More by richkrull
Photo of zeff80


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

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a one-finger, khaki colored head with small bubbles. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of clove, wheat, banana and a touch of lemon.

T - Good spicy flavor with clove, wheat and a strong banana presence.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied hefe with a dry finish.

D - This is a nice hefe and a great bargain at $1.99 for 22oz at Trader Joe's.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 02:18:40 | More by zeff80
Photo of negroobserver

New York

3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
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.


Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 03:41:14 | More by negroobserver
Photo of clarkm04


2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From a 22-ounce bomber purchased at Trader Joe's

Appearance- Very good appearance. A nice white head retention. Decently carbonated (seems a little more carbonated than then the typical hefe) with a hazy typical hefe look.

Smell- Light smell. Very little banana flavors with mostly a light undertone of clovish flavor.

Taste- Very one note. Not super crisp nothing that makes it stand out or spectacular flavor profile. Fairly absent front taste that cascades into a yeasty, bready back taste. The back end of the flavor profile is the best aspect of the taste. Very minimal after taste.

Mouthfeel- Fairly watery with light carbonation.

Drinkability- Very high. It is a hefeweizen!

Overall- For me a below average hefeweizen. I'm glad I've tasted it and kudos for Trader Joe's for shipping this out since I'd never get to try it otherwise but I have other hefeweizens I would recommend over this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2010 04:22:07 | More by clarkm04
Photo of alleykatking


4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 17:25:01 | More by alleykatking
Photo of haddon


3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 23:50:22 | More by haddon
Photo of headbucket


3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bomber from Trader Joe's for $1.99

Appearance: A hazy yellow-orange color with a bit a good head after a somewhat vigorous pour,recedes to a small but still frothy and appealing white head around the top of the beer. Nice lacing that clings to the glass but doesn't stay fully in place as I tip my Weihenstephan half liter Hefe glass to drink it.

Smell: A little weak at first but it does open up and start to gain some strength as it warms up. Typical hefe smells of banana, maybe a bit of citrus, and yeast.

Taste: A little tart with flavors of wheat, yeast, bread, and a bit of citrus on the back end.

mouthfeel: pretty smooth and easy going. A little more crisp and less creamy than I usually like my hefe's, but still not bad.

Drinkability: light, easy to drink, and somewhat refreshing although a little more tart than I usually like for the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 00:28:59 | More by headbucket
Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Trader Joe's in Roswell, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a lightly cloudy, orange-gold body with a large, white head that steadily sinks.

Smell: Lightly sweetish nose smelling of crisp malted wheat with a bit of characteristic tanginess and hint of coarse grains. Soft sniffs of stone fruit, citrus, and still-ripening bananas. Very, very, very light tartness in the nose.

Taste: Tangy-tasting wheat malt with some toasty, grainy accents to it and ever so lightly sweet hinting at honey. Fruity influences of apricots, tart lemons, and bananas perk up midway. Teaspoon of spicy cloves. Very small hint of bitterness. Whole wheat rolls on the finish with light final touches of fruit and cracked cloves.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Some slight fluffiness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: While not stellar, it is fairly solid -- and priced to moved, baby!

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2010 18:30:15 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of Gueuzedude


4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No apparent bottle date that I could find; Sampled June 2010
A solid pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass produces a three-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a hazy straw, orange-amber color that shows a really hazy honey hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of black pepper, banana, definite clove, fresh coated grassy wheat, sweet malt, dusty grain aromas and a finish that has a nice low tartness. As the beer warms it becomes much more fruit accented; both the bananas as well as some pear / faint-apple notes are accentuated by the sweet clove notes.

The beer has a light tartness to it and perhaps a hint of malt sweetness, but only just so this doesn't finish bone dry. There is a nice wholesome graininess that is rich with flavors of crushed wheat and pale malt. There is a light tartness to this beer that adds a bit of zip to this beer in the finish. The finish also has a touch of bitterness and a light phenolic note as well as some peppery spiciness. Light and quaffable, this is truly a refreshing beer for the Summer; it has just enough viscousness to not seem watery. The tartness in the finish accentuates some fruit notes similar to tart pears and perhaps a hint of apple. The balance of yeast derived notes of banana (the lighter note), clove (the stronger slightly tongue numbing note) works very well with the rustic grain notes and tart finish.

I usually prefer a Hefeweizen that has a bit more texture to it, but those aren't really suitable to the heat of summer; this one definitely is suitable for hot weather though and goes down quickly and easily. A very nice Hefeweizen, when you take in the $2.50 price for a bomber, this becomes down right awesome.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 14:16:27 | More by Gueuzedude
Photo of magnj

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got a bomber at Trader Joe's.

A - Hazy light orange body with a tiny head.

S - Vaguely musty vegetable smell under some yeast driven spices, smells pretty good.

T - Taste is on the clean side with some clove and other yeast driven character. Ends with a bit of banana.

M/D - light-medium body, good taste, easy to drink, clean and to style. Worth a try but you can get some of the best hefes for the same or less.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2010 22:37:52 | More by magnj
Photo of CMW


3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Poured the typical straw yellow color with a medium head and minimal lacing.

S - The aroma had banana and clove and maybe some coriander. It smelled a little more medicinal than most hefeweizens.

T - Sweet upfront but definitely more spice than I would like. I think this is the medicinal quality I picked up in the nose. Not terrible just a little rougher than your run of the mill German version.

M - Light and crisp, nothing bad here.

D - One positive is that it was cheap. However, many better offerings of the same style are also cheap. Glad I tried, just probably will not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 01:33:19 | More by CMW


3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 01:55:18 | More by GDBEERMAN
Photo of geryeb624


3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber.

A- Cloudy orange-yellow color with finger of creamy white head that quickly dissipates into a fine film.

S- Crisp crackery wheat malts with a nice spicy yeast scent. More spice than banana here, but a pretty typical hefeweizen aroma.

T- Pretty clean, spicy taste with a nice wheat backbone. Nice stuff.

M- Pretty smooth and a bit creamy with some prickly carbonation.

D- Easy drinking here. Mile, pretty well-balanced flavors.

A nice, easy-drinking hefeweizen. Had never heard of it before, but a favorite of a friend of mine, who gave me some. I wouldn't turn it down if he did it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2010 03:58:28 | More by geryeb624
Photo of AaronRed

New York

4.03/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2010 12:04:24 | More by AaronRed
Photo of CHickman

New York

4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy creamsicle orange in color with a massive 2 finger foamy head that faded quickly; spotty lacing was pretty lame and slid down the glass fast.

Smelled fantastic once it hit the glass! Aroma consisted of orange peel, lemon, honey, wheat, grass, hay, coriander and light yeast. The smell is sweet and fruity, and really like a citrus sports drink or and not like a typical hefeweizen.

Tastes like it smells, with sweet malt, orange peel, lemon, honey, wheat, grass, hay, light yeast, coriander and light caramel. A very tasty beer that is sweet and full of subtle flavors that combine malty grains and citrus elements, and a wonderful surprise for a hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, yet smooth and buttery, with very high carbonation that had bubbles racing up the glass; finish is sweet and on the dry side and very light and easy to drink.

Very high drinkability, this was a great and different hefeweizen which was extremely easy to drink. I highly recommend trying this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 04:39:45 | More by CHickman
Photo of flagmantho


3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz bomber into a weizen glass.

Appearance: light, hazy orange-yellow hue with two fingers of fizzy white foam. Not too bad, but not great. A little dark and a bit too little head for a good hefeweizen, in my opinion.

Smell: mild wheaty aroma with a little bit of clove. Not much in the way of banana, but it's definitely got more of a hefeweizen feel than that of a pale wheat ale or somesuch. Not too bad.

Taste: way clovey. There is a yeasty character here that is a little bit off-putting; like spoiled vegetables or something. It's not strong, but it definitely brings this one down a notch.

Mouthfeel: medium, medium-light body with a good level of carbonation. There's actually quite a good level of creaminess here. Really, it's the best part about this beer.

Drinkability: this beer is not great. It is passable or mediocre in most qualities except mouthfeel, where I feel it actually rather excels. I won't seek this out again, but it isn't a drain pour or anything.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2010 17:24:48 | More by flagmantho
Photo of Bonis


3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, almost cloudy beautiful golden-orange color. Half finger of head, but dies down after a couple of minutes to about nothing. Overall, looks decent though.

S - Smells like a fairly normal hefe, a good bit of wheat, a slight yeastiness, and of course a little spice.

T - Better than I expected. It seemed pretty sweet, almost like a banana or light fruit that comes standard in the hefe. Very crisp and refreshing, but with those wheat and yeast flavors mixed in. I thought it was a well balanced taste. Unoffensive and to the point. Solid on the taste.

M - Eh, I haven't gotten too much in hefes in the form of great mouthfeel. This one is fine, but a little less carbonated than I like. I don't know what happened, but I don't see hardly any bubbles, and I definitely don't feel them.

D - The hefe should basically always be a brew with good drinkability. This one is no different. I don't think i'd have a problem downing 2 or 3 bombers of this stuff on a nice late summer afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 04:05:55 | More by Bonis
Photo of yemenmocha


4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

American attempts at Hefe-Weizen are often lame, but this one is fairly decent. Pours a rather luminous straw color that is nonetheless hazy, and it yields a beautiful rocky white head. Nose has a good balance of esters and banana. On the palate the soft wheaty flavors mix nicely with the banana clove, though the flavors don't leap onto the palate like many genuine Bavarian examples do. Rather easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 03:52:08 | More by yemenmocha
Photo of samie85


3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a hazy orange with a two finger white head.

S-Smells of wheat, banana, bready yeast, and a little bit of clove.

T-Banana upfront with some wheat with clove on the finish.

M-Light bodied with low, prickly carbonation. Really pretty smooth in the mouthfeel. The carbonation seems lower than I've experienced in the past Hefe's, but that's something I don't mind at all.

D-This beer is really an easy drinking beer. The yeast esters aren't as prominent as some other Hefeweizen's I've had, which isn't a bad thing, but they're still definitely present. Overall a pretty enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2010 04:56:24 | More by samie85
Photo of Mosstrooper


4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into 23oz NY Mets pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours hazy golden-orange color with a surprisingly small white head that dissipates slowly, leaving behind floating foam.

Smell: Yeast, wheat, bananas, and clove. Everything that a good hefeweizen should have is here.

Taste: Begins with a wheaty, slightly bready taste, finishing with yeast and more wheat, alongside a slight banana flavor and citrus notes.

Mouthfeel: Lighter body with medium carbonation and a refreshing finish.

Drinkability: A solid hefeweizen and a faithful interpretation of the style. However, its flavor is a bit weaker than the great hefeweizens, holding it back a little bit. Still, this is highly drinkable and a great summer refresher. The bomber was about $3 at Trader Joe's, so more than worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 01:12:54 | More by Mosstrooper
Photo of wedge

North Carolina

3.73/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2010 22:24:05 | More by wedge
Mission St. Hefeweizen from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.