Mission St. Hefeweizen | Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Mission St. HefeweizenMission St. Hefeweizen

Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mwagner1018 on 06-12-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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5/5  rDev +39.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 8BaconBits
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Avatar113
4.39/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pardishcreel
4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

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Photo of CHickman
4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

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4.3/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites Hef's. I found the Mission St. collection at Traders Joes for $1.99 and figured i would give it a shot. That probably was one of my best decisions ever. Great smell and flavor from start to finish and something i can sit down and enjoy with dinner or if i just want a good beer.

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Photo of jsoneff
4.3/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesGlover
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of gordonj
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of musicman575
4.24/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a gem of a cheap hef.

Has a slightly cloudy golden color with minimal foam. Bubbles constantly rising.

The smell is phenolic with some band-aid and fruit: ripe red apple, pear, lemon, and a bit of banana. A dry, flowery, grassy hoppiness is also pretty prevalent. Very nice job with the yeast!

The wheat malt is pretty light and doesn't taste of musky, cheap, stale grain like a lot of American hefs. It really makes way for the complex yeast and hops.

The only weakness of this beer has to be the lack of body and head retention. There's plenty of carbonation, it just doesn't stick around.

Definitely worth a try if you ever stop by Trader Joe's.

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4.23/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle, picked up from Trader Joe's. I picked this one up on a whim while shopping. Looked interesting.

Appearance is typical of a hefeweizen: cloudy yellow, thin white head. Taste was strongly fruity, lots of hints of orange peel. Taste was pretty good...banana and cloves came strong. Mouthfeel was relatively smooth.

Overall a decent hefe...I'd definitely pick this up again from Trader Joe's.

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Photo of Lockedin
4.19/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Maybe I was in the mood for this tonight., and it was GOOD. Served in a chalice from a 650ml bottle into a chalice (of sorts). No freshness labeling.

A: probably the low point here - color is on, opaque, cloudy apricot / orange hue - definitely unfiltered, but doesn't have the "glow" I get from some. Minimal lacing and a ring with a few clouds throughout the bottle. Not stellar, not bad; still on par for style.

S: Distinct bubble yum (just needs comics), a lot of banana, undertone of spicy clove.

T: Mostly follows scent, though the banana steps to the fore while big league chew bubblegum plays a strong second, spicy clove and very slight herbal hops follow through the finish. Spot on for style and I really like it - complex, yet very approachable.

M: On the heavy side of medium. This is an unfiltered brew, I found a distinct oily coating on lips & tongue, not unpleasant, but unmistakable. A tad thick - couldn't see having more than one.

O: I was looking for a Hefe when I found this at TJ's . I'm glad I tried it - very much a text book example of the Hefe style (IMHO). This was the taste I walked into the store after, and this brew delivered it - nicely done!

I was looking for a Hefe, and I think this is a great example of the style!

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4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark, burnt orange. 1 finger of white, creamy, thick head. Nice lacing all the way down.

Smell: Of course you notice the banana at first, but past that there are hints of citrus, cloves, and nutmeg.

Taste: Smooth wheat, banana, and spicy cloves. Finishes with a slight cidery taste. Very good for the price. Smells a bit better than it tastes, but that isn't bad because the smell is awesome.

Mouthfeel: It's somewhat thick, perfect for a Hefe. Nice carbination, too.

Overall: A very solid Hefe, especially for an American company. Not as good as a world class Hefe like Weihenstephaner or Ayinger (Which I had two days ago-highly recommend). Worth a purchase, but if you have high quality German Hefeweizens available, Mission St. will be a one time deal.

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Photo of popery
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not the greatest Hefe ever, but it's definitely a good beer for the price. This beer is a bit thin and doesn't have quite as much flavor as some. However, it's fresh, cheap and pretty delicious. There's good banana and clove. It's a good looking beer - hazy yellow-orange with a sudsy white head. The aroma is somewhat muted. It's yeasty and sweet with a spicy, tart wheat bite. Lots of green bananas. Feel is lively - lots of fine carbonation. Once again, this is a great bargain. Nice to have this and Kellerweis around.

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Photo of Mosstrooper
4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

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Photo of droomyster
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz brown bottles pours a hazy orange with a small, soapy head that dissipates quickly. Smells VERY wheaty (I love it when hefeweizens declare themselves so boldly on the nose), with lots of yeast and a bit of banana nut bread aromas. Taste is straightforwardly wheaty, not particularly complex but well balanced. Overall this is a pretty simple yet smartly constructed beer. Also a good value.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

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Mission St. Hefeweizen from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
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