Mission Hefeweizen | Mission Brewery

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Brewed by:
Mission Brewery
California, United States
missionbrewery.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-29-2008

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Ranking:
#42,428
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
194
pDev:
18.6%
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Ratings: 194 |  Reviews: 67
Reviews by B967ierhunter177:
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3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a curiously clear gold with no head or lace, odd for a hefeweizen. The aroma is of dough, some citrus, and a hint of vanilla. The flavor is typical hefeweizen banana, a little subdued, dough, and a malty sweetness. The mouthfeel is light-medium. Mission Hefeweizen is an average brew, recommended.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.52/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.52/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.12/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've enjoyed this on tap a few times in the Burgh over the last year, snagged a bottle last night on Mount Washington from a cool affordable bottleshop, Packs and Dogs. Pours a murky clouded orange golden nectarine hue with a large flowing cloud of off white head. Aroma has big banana, citrus, and bubblegum flowing forth in the nose, definitely has those love-able German yeast esters. Clove is kicking in the background with just barely a nipple of herbal hop dust. Sturdy flavorful yeast components, sharp wheat sweetness cut with a mild acidic yogurt like tartness, big clove and pink bubblegum balanced with citrus/banana tropical fruit. I like this beer, it's a true hefe brewed on the West Coast, good flowing high end of the carbonation scale with slightly chewy girth to it from the proteins in the yeast sediment. Damn that's a good wheat beer, I really like it ballsy flavorful hefeweizen if there ever was one.

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Photo of ste5venla
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of dacrza1
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Date tasted: July 6, 2013... Glassware: weizen glass... Occasion: mucho food o at Jim and Maria's annual 4th (6th) of July party....Appearance: thick, foamy head that recedes to a single finger of white cloud; body is sunset orange with thick chunks of sediment sailing up and down its coast--a yeasty depot at the glass's bottom... Aroma: banana and clove, as the bottle promises; yeasts are soft, less doughy than expected... Palate: medium-bodied, teethy impact on the mouth; a pleasant presence that doesn't dominate--acidic, too... Taste: VERY subtly in its profile; the banana acquiesces and the clove is a gentle tickle at the throat--no problems, but not outstanding... Overall: smooth and useful, this hefe is indeed NOT a lemon-suds extravaganza, as its label warns its peers have become; its heft and subtlety make adding a lemon possible but negotiable; can't see this on par with any real German offering, but the price was right....

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.07/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - Pours cloudy orange, with a finger width head. Poor retention. The resulting lace is spotty at best.

Smell - Notes of wheat and some serious citrus aromas.

Taste - Starts with a modest hint traditional hef flavors, but this is quickly run over steam roller style by a tremendous amount of citric acids; comes across as dirty pineapple, and then it finishes with some serious lemon bite. WTF?

Mouthfeel - Light in body, with an aggressive amount of carbonation... or maybe that's just the acidity nipping at my tongue.

Overall - Fooled by the label. It claims to be a traditional bavarian hef, but the aggressive citric acids suggests anything but. Do they think us dumb? With an honest label, this probably gets a nudge in overall rating, but I'm not going to sit here and give a beer high marks with such a clearly deceptive description. Clearly States it's "Unlike the lemon-laden beers that flood the market under the same name." Funny, that's EXACTLY what it is.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Sammy
2.88/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Premiere Gourmet. No a great representative of the style, this beer has some spot-on characteristics of the style and some poor ones. Pours unfiltered look, but also light orange with rising carbonation bubbles. Some orange and wheat aroma but also a little stinky. Sour wheat was OK, some sips tasty, but also off notes. A bit thin for the style. I did not finish the bottle.

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Photo of hychenglao
2.94/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of tempest
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at Abe's Cold Beer. Poured a hazy orange with a medium white head that leaves lacing. Overall, the beer isn't quite on par with the best of Germany, but it's a fine stab at the style. I'd be happy to have a keg at a summer BBQ or brew something similar myself. The flavor is just a touch light, but still a pleasant mix of creamy orange with hint of toasty wheat, earthy hops, and brewers yeast. I'd definitely have another.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of HalfFull
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 22 oz. bomber into a small weizen glass, this beer pours a clear golden straw with a half inch of fizzy head. Retention is less than 30 seconds, with nary a bubble in sight after that. Strikingly clear for a 'Hefe'.

Mostly sweetened banana on the nose, with a hint of wheat. The banana chip comment below is quite appropriate from my view. Just a bit more depth beyond that, but not much. A good swirl will throw off some yeast notes but it is very short lived.

Flavor follows the nose and finishes with a bit more of the sweet banana notes. A lingering sense of ripe banana exists but nothing else. This beer has little body as might have been predicted by the immediate blow off of carbonation. As a result the finish is subpar and the sweetness is overly evident. Little yeast, very little wheat, and the notes of banana are somewhat odd.

The fact that this sells at a premium to other local breweries year round offerings is a bit of a travesty. 'Bavarian style hefeweizen at 5.3% ABV' Surely this bottle may have had some carbonation issues but given other reviews I don't sense that was the case. No markings as for freshness date.

Edit: A fresh bottle bears no resemblance whatsoever to my original experience, perhaps the new downtown brew house has a bit more control? Pour is your typical hazed golden now from a 22 oz. bottle. Retention is enhanced as well. Aroma is classic yet subtle. Still a bit light in feel but much more enjoyable in the end.

Initial review 2/3/3/2/2.5 or 2.75(C-)

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lots of Belgian yeast. Big banana flavor. Perfect for a day at the ballpark

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Mission Hefeweizen from Mission Brewery
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 194 ratings