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Mission St. Hefeweizen - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of BieresDesMoines
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Photo of Jamesthebrit
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
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!

Photo of vfgccp
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Photo of tito42
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle to a weizen glass. Bottled on 7/15/2011. Purchased at Trader Joe's, brewed in Paso Robles (Firestone Walker contract brew I believe).

A: Unfiltered straw with amber hues, hardly any carbonation to note. Decent head when poured dissipates quickly.

S: Strong doughy aroma with lots of cloves. Some apple and banana in the nose as well.

T: Huge amount of wheat, some clove, and only faint banana and apple notes. Mostly wheat, not much balance.

M: Light-bodied with an extremely dry, almost unpleasantly so, finish and no creaminess to speak of.

O: Not bad for $1.99 per 650 mL, but not very good either. There are better value options to be had at TJ's.

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.


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

851st Review on BA
Bottle to Weizen

No bottle date

Trader Joe's Chino Hills

App- A copper gold with orange burst in the center. A little yellow floating around. A big puffy two finger head with great lines of cling.

Smell- A mellow banana with some nuttiness and yeast behind it. A pretty staightforward hefe with standard Clove/Spice as well.

Taste- A little banana flavors a little spice comes next. Missing that big hefe bubblegum flavors makes this one pretty average. A bit fuller flavored as well. Drinks bigger than the 4.7

Mouth- A light medium bodied beer with a light medium carbonation. A little banana and pecan flavors.

Drink- This was okay for a store brand. I've seen rumors of Steinhaus being FW and this to me falls short of what they would do. This was a pretty hefe and dropped a little from there. Still looking for that great So. Cal craft hefe as I don't get live oak here.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of flagmantho
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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 brewdoc75
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Summer is the perfect time for a hefeweizen. I enjoyed this one out of the 22oz bomber into my 23 oz hefe glass after a hot and humid summer storm.

A: Orangish yellow, with some darker hues in the middle. At first a nice rocky, fluffy hefe head is on top. It dies really quickly however. Carbonation is on the medium to high end, but not quite at perfect hefe levels. Looks solid, but nothing spectacular.

S: Banana and some clove. Both fairly subdued for the style. Banana is definitely greater than the clove. Some other fruits too like orange and apricot. All of the aromas are a little too subdued for me. I like a nice "slap you in the face" banana and clove aroma, with more cloves than banana.

T: The aromas don't come through as much in the flavor. I do get a little banana and just a hair of clove, but really not a lot of yeast character. I do get some other fruits like that orange and apricot I mentioned earlier. The wheat adds a nice grainy sweetness as well. The flavors are good, but nothing spectacular. Average at best.

M: Light to medium bodied. Fluffy but finishes crisp. Carbonation is too low for the style.

D: An above average hefeweizen. Not your epic German clone, but still pretty good. Better than some brewpub versions, but still not as good as some other American versions (see Kellerweis). For the price it is fantastic ($2.99 per bomber) and it fits perfectly in my hefe glass. I'll buy it again, but not before some others.

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 zoso493
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a pilsener glass.

Appearance: Mission St. Hefe pours a brilliant golden banana color with touches of coppery amber towards its center. The beer is quite cloudy as any good hefeweizen. I'm very satisfied with the color of this brew, but it has a bit of a worrying lack of head, as the head is only a slight one-finger cluster of bubbles that dies down very quickly.

Smell: This one has a very subdued scent to it, though it has a lot of the ingredients for a good hefe. The bready yeast is certainly present, as well as the wheat of course. To a lesser extent the clove and banana are present, but these two are far less pronounced than they should be.

Taste: Average is really the word that comes to mind with this hefeweizen. It's not a bad beer by any measure, but it is noticeably lacking in flavor. The bready yeast and wheat are really the only two flavors I can pick up on, and there is something of a tinny aftertaste which I am not a huge fan of.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is certainly adequate in this brew. It's very highly carbonated, but I think just a touch too much because it is just a hint on the thin side. On the other hand, it is pretty refreshing.

Drinkability: As this beer is light on the flavor and low in ABV, I guess it could be pretty drinkable. I doubt if I will ever have more than this bomber in my lifetime, but I will enjoy all 22 ounces.

Overall, Mission St. Hefeweizen is a decent if rough stab at the style but it lacks a certain punch that even the airier German hefes have. It's an enjoyable beer but it's just missing a bit of flavor to live up to the better examples of the style.

Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Poured a cloudy lemonade color with a slight orange tint into a half-liter weizen glass. I can tell I haven't had a hefe in along time because instead of tilting the glass I poured it straight. Bad idea. Major head, which was thick and foamy and dissipated slowly.

Smell: Oh, heavenly hefe. Mostly bananas and cloves, but also apple cider, orange citrus, and a little strawberry.

Taste: Weak, but still just inside the edge of tasty. The taste is a much less potent version of the aroma. Bananas, cloves, orange citrus, a little apple cider, and just a hint of strawberry.

Drinkability: It's not the best example of the style, but would probably still be a good, refreshing drink on a hot summer day.

Photo of YouSkeete
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Mission St. Hefeweizen from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.