Mission St. Hefeweizen - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 95
Hads: 187
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of LXIXME
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
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. (612 characters)

Photo of magnj
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
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. (418 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Goldenrod with lemon peel trim and a lightly crackly crown of clam shell colored foam that leaves almost nothing of itself on the sides of the glass. Not a great start... or even a good one.

The nose is a comeback of sorts, with plenty of the banana fruitiness and zesty clove spiciness that is the hallmark of the style. Let's hope the brewers managed to put it all together where it matters most.

Like the other two Mission St. beers that I've reviewed so far, Hefeweizen is better than average. It doesn't quite make it up to the next level, but when price is factored in, it's an easy recommendation for those who enjoy beer of this style.

The flavor profile delivers nothing out of the ordinary, but then that's how hefeweizens should be. The banan-o-meter score is a more than respectable 2.5/5.0 and the clove esters bring a lovely balance to the proceedings. Sweet and bitter are balanced too. Tangy wasn't invited to the party.

When ABV is taken into account, mouthfeel size is fine. The bubbles are slight too buzzy early, then settle down some by the second pour. There are a few more positives than negatives, which is why the score is what it is.

Mission St. Hefeweizen follows in the footsteps of Blonde Ale and Brown Ale in terms of overall quality. This is a pretty good effort that deserves a single bomber purchase the next time you're in Trader Joe's. (1,375 characters)

Photo of richkrull
3.72/5  rDev +3%
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. (284 characters)

Photo of wedge
3.72/5  rDev +3%
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. (371 characters)

Photo of TheSarge
3.72/5  rDev +3%
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. (434 characters)

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

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Light fizzy almost no head, light hazy nectar orange color.

Nose citrus, orange peel, light wheat, light spices, light malts, bit sweetness.

Taste is light, light wheat, slightly sweet, orange and citrus, light spices, light marmalade, finishes dry and slightly bitter, a weird bitterness.

Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb, wished it had a little more for a hefe.

Overall not bad, lighter, drinkable, typical flavors but nothing special. (476 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (728 characters)

Photo of Spikester
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
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. (417 characters)

Photo of Bonis
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
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. (997 characters)

Photo of Mavigo
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
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. (507 characters)

Photo of Florida9
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy, dirty orange in color. Forms a noisy bit of bubbly head that is gone before I can even take my first sip. No lacing what-so-ever.

S: Lightly sweet aroma of banana and faint spice. Some orangey citrus. A little vanilla.

T: Flavor is quite light. Mild sweetness. Banana, orange, fruit salad. A quick burst of sugary sweetness after the swallow, but it is fleeting. Quick finish. No bitterness to speak of.

M: On the lighter side of medium. Soft carbonation.

O: A decent hefe. Nothing too great, but this one is very approachable and quite easy to drink. Neither the flavor nor the nose are very strong. And with the price of $2 or $3 a bottle, I'd definitely pick this one up again. (699 characters)

Photo of geryeb624
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
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. (623 characters)

Photo of Halcyondays
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a hazy yellow to burnt orange with a medium frothy white head, good lace.

S: Smell is to style, good amount of clove, spice dominated, hint of banana.

T: Pretty much a clove dominated hefe, some banana esters. A banana bread finish, spicy.

M: Light-bodied, thin for the style, frothy.

O: This is quite a good domestic hefe and it's QPR is outstanding at $2 a bomber. (396 characters)

Photo of tapman
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Get these for cheap (2.69 for 22oz bomber) at the Trader Joe's around Chicagoland and I assume beyond.

Giant white head, lots of tasty yeast suspended creating a good murk. There is a lot of yeast in this one as the bottom of the bottle has a thick layer of peanut butter brown yeast slurry at the bottom. Is this straight from primary? Did they use copious amounts of bottling yeast? Definitely the most yeast I have seen at the bottom of a Hefe bottle and not the healthiest I have seen. Bought this one from a shelf unrefrigerated with no 'born on' date.

High on the clove with a considerable amount of banana. Is the clove from warm fermentation, the warm storage, or is it intentional. This I wonder about. Regardless the hop character is a nice continental variety and supports the malts very well. Slight mineral character in the nose which I associate with good yeast and fresh beer as I mostly find this aroma in homebrews.

Very sweet, this one. Floral, phenolic clove and spicy banana esters due to an abundance of yeast. Not bad, a little big on taste which doesn't sound bad, but sticky flavors equal less refreshing brew on a hot day which is when I prefer to drink a Hefe. For hops a very low perceptible bitterness and a hint of European spiciness. A little cloying and not as light as some other examples.

A bit thick for the style for my taste. But who am I...

For the price a damn fine beer. I bet this company gets that alot, but at this time it is a fine compliment as I don't have any money to waste and a cheap crappy beer would be much worse than a cheap mediocre beer that I will definitely be buying again for some BBQs or other outdoor event when on a budget. Try it. (1,698 characters)

Photo of jimmah120
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (342 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
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! (903 characters)

Photo of BeerManDan
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color when poured was a medium golden hazy yellow with an orange hue. Not much foam and no lace on the side of the glass.

The smell was of a spicey, yeasty aroma and you could since that there was a fair amount of carbonation.

With the first sip, I encountered a carbinated yeasty, spicey, (coriander) and a touch of fruit (banana), but just a touch of tht flavor in this beer. I find that the warmer this hefe gets, the more intense the flavor.

Pleasant surprise and at Trader Joe's, only a
$1.99 for the bomber. What a buy! (532 characters)

Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
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. (401 characters)

Photo of EORS
3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
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. (1,091 characters)

Photo of samie85
3.9/5  rDev +8%
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. (594 characters)

Photo of JBogan
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Moderate lacing is left in the glass.

The aroma is of banana, wheat and a hint of orange. Rather pleasant.

The taste follows the aroma closely, and is nicely balanced. Banana, wheat and orange are the main attractions, with a hint of clove. Not bad at all.

The body is slightly thinner than I like, but still very acceptable. I'd also prefer a little more carbonation, but again it was on the acceptable side.

Overall this is a great bang for your buck beer and a nice refresher on this hot summer afternoon. While it's not up there with the best in it's class, it's far cheaper and I'd certainly drink it again. (663 characters)

Photo of bboven
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color me impressed.

Medium gold body, hazy but not bottle conditioned. Head dissipates too quickly, however.

Light banana and clove, but nothing overpowering.

Again, banana in the front but a very nice finish due to the hops. definitely makes you want another sip.

Just a bit thin and drying for the style.

This is a good hefe. I say that because I don't like them normally. I would say it's a good beginner for the style because of the dry finish. Not perfect, but I' buy it again. (489 characters)

Photo of silver0rlead
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
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. (623 characters)

Photo of StoutishDan
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Heft 22 oz bottle into a standard pilsner glass (only cause I think they're pretty cool).

A - Pours a medium fluffy head that fades pretty quickly to just a thin layer. Not much lacing. The color is orange with a touch of yellow. Nice and unfiltered.

S - Sour and sweet with some bananas. Slightly nutty, almost unnoticeable.

T - Immediate and lasting sourness with some bananas up front. Bananas seem to make an appearance throughout. No bitterness at all. Finishes with a slight yeasty taste.

O - Overall the beer is not bad at all. Personally I'm not too fond of the sourness of this particular hefeweizen. I'll keep coming back to the bananas. Love it. (661 characters)

Mission St. Hefeweizen from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.