Mission St. Hefeweizen | Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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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

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100
Ratings:
205
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
19.83%
 
 
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Photo of manku
2.35/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Picked up at TJs for $2 or so ($1.99 or $2.29, can't recall)...I really love the craft beer movement in this country, but the fact remains that the old standbys are vastly superior to so many of these products.

This is a little bitter, with an unpleasant aftertaste. Drinkable, but barely.

Just buy a Weihenstephaner or Schneider Weiße instead and save yourself the trouble....having tasted a whole bunch of wheat beers made in this country, I'll stick with the fellas that have been making them for over 500 years...they seem to know what they're doing!

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a hazy straw/orange shade of yellow, with a dense off white two finger head into a pilsner glass. Completely opaque and cloudy in appearance, nothing is visible besides the beer when trying to look through the glass.

Smell: Lots of banana upfront amongst hints of savory apples. Notes of cilantro and clove. A little bit of bubblegum and white pepper here and there.

Taste: A very clean, crisp and approachable hefe. Slightly soapy and sweet upfront with creamy flavors of banana bread and apple tarts. Mid palate is dry and peppery, with notes of clove and white pepper. Finishes clean and very crisp with a sugary cereal-esque wheat flavor. It's ever so slightly sour throughout the tasting experience, providing just the right amount of contrast to balance out the sweetness.

Feel: Typical of the style, light and dry. My only complaint is that I'd it to be a little more effervescent and bubbly (it's quite tepid)- but the fact that it isn't so doesn't really detract much from this offering.

Overall: For $2.75... I won't be pulling any punches - this is an excellent beer considering the value.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a hazy straw and orange color. A moderately large foamy head quickly dissipates, the lace is ring like and thin. I smell the classic banana like aromas of typical hefeweizens, however, there is also a tangy citrus like essence that reminds me of orange peel and is also lemony and tart. There is also a bit of grass.
On the tongue, a lemon like and tart taste is evident on the first few sips. Some sweetness comes out as it warms, but not as strong and banana like as other hefeweizens I've had. In the mouthfeel there is mild spiciness and there are light phenols in the finish. It is a light bodied drink.
Not a bad brew for the style. It is refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of TheStoutLord
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Standard look for a hefe. Hazy gold, filtered, heavy head that stays around for a good minute.

S: Faint floral/fruity smell. Mixes well with the wheat scents.

T: Less wheaty than I would like. Nice burst of fruit and floral taste at the end of the gulp. Very light, good for being outside and working hard. Kinda boring though, not a ton of flavor and doesn't have the strong qualities that I like in my hefe.

F: Light body and crisp. Actually very nice.

O: Not a great hefe, but not a bad beer. Good to drink on a hot day I think. Its just too light and fruity for my wheat beer tastes.

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Photo of myelo
2.64/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Hazy light orange with 1 inch white head that dissipates quickly to a small rim with mild lacing

Aroma: Medium bready aroma with mild clove and very mild banana. Hint of bubblegum. No obvious hop character.

Taste: sweet malt with mild clove spiciness and even milder banana. Balance is more toward the clove phenol than the banana ester but both are very mild. Some citrus and dry finish with a bit of a metallic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: light body with medium high carbonation. Somewhat watery impression.

Overall: Light and thin with only mild clove and banana character. Very drinkable and about what you expect for the price. Can't say I would recommend it but I would drink it if someone gave it to me.

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Photo of hophugger
4.01/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is available at Trader Joes. It is a decent hefeweizen and a job well done by Steinhaus Brewing. Wow, actually one of the better deals for a Hefe at $2.29 a bomber. Yes, you heard that right !!!!!!!

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Photo of Beric
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving: Bomber into Hacker Pschorr weizen glass
Served: 5 June 2015

Appearance: Pours a darker orange color than many weißbiere, with a soapy white two finger head that diminishes to a sheen of bubbles. Poured this one much harder than other weißbiere to get the head. Huuuge carbonation screaming from the bottom. Hazy, as expected.

Smell: Earthy, sweet caramel malts, a pinch of banana but lots of clove. That cloying caramel is worrisome. This does not smell like a good weizen.

Taste: As suspected, a poor example of the style. Really abrasively malty- grainy, earthen, and weird. Cloying sweetness. Minimal banana and clove notes from the yeast. Really disappointing. Gets better as it warms, but still just barely better than a drain pour.

Mouthfeel: Overcarbonated for the style- this thing is carbonated like champagne, with big, effervescent bubbles that scream from the bottom of the bottle without ceasing. Thin mouthfeel.

Overall: A bad weizen. Not recommended at all. Spend a buck more at a real liquor store and get some Weihenstephaner or Schneider Weiße.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bottle of Mission St Hefeweizen in a grocery store (Trader Joe's). Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale yellow color, hazy, with a blast of bubbles rising in the glass and a thin fizzy head.

Smell is sweet, a little like a Bavarian style hefe, with some clove and banana notes.

Taste is a mix of Bavarian and American style wheat ale. There are some hints of banana a clove flavor, but also the citrus flavor from the American style.

Mouthfeel is wet and clean.

Overall a decent hefe. An odd blend of styles. I would have this again

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Photo of Spikester
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of jimmah120
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of Mavigo
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
2.87/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 22-ounce bottle into a Weizen glass.
Pours a golden color with good deal of haze, one-finger of head and no lacing. The smell is mostly sweet and seems malty. The banana and clove aromas are initially undetectable, but then the banana emerges as the beer gets warmer.

Unfortunately, the banana aromas don't transfer over to the beer as the banana and clove are difficult to detect. A heavy carbonation overpowers the drink and leaves little room for other flavors to emerge.

Overall, not a beer I'd drink again, although I've really enjoyed other beers from the Steinhaus Brewing (aka Firestone Walker).

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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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Photo of metter98
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy pale light yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with some notes of banana esters from the yeast.
T: Similar to the smell, the overall taste is mostly dominated by flavors of wheat and also has notes of bananas. I couldn't detect any other flavors such as cloves.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't have much in the way of complexity when it comes to aromas or flavors, but it's easy to drink and would make for a nice selection on a hot summer day when you're not looking for something overly fancy.

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Photo of PufferFish727
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 BenHesk12
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased for $1.99 (650mL). Here is an all around slightly above average cheap drinkable beer. Nothing special for a Hefeweizen but has enough flavor to keep you happy. The mouthfeel is soft and enjoyable, with a cleansing banana aftertaste. A perfect table beer to take gulps of, and the bottle is big enough to share.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

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Photo of GMSD
1.88/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I'm not a huge beer drinker by any means, but from time to time I'll set sail into the hoppy sea.

Mainly stay to hefeweizens, belgian pales, things of that sort.

I was in TJs and saw this and picked it up because of the GREAT color.

Opened it up today and did not enjoy the rest of what it had to offer...

It tastes exactly like original flavor Corn Nuts. I can't stand it. Ruined the beer for me :(

Looks frickin great, though...

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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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Photo of TheSarge
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of beertunes
2.6/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Contemptible 22oz bottle into 9oz Pilsener glass. Dated 5/2/12. Poured a hazy light gold color with less than 1/2 inch of white head that had very low retention and no lacing.

The aroma had a very light wheat scent, almost benign, and just the barest hints of the expected banana and clove scents. Just kinda meh smelling. The taste was the same, just a very subdued example of what should be. Not bad, per se, just bland.

The body was light and even and meh. Drinkability was OK, but why bother? With the lack of overall presence, this is a forgettable example of the style. Maybe a budget buy for a gathering where the focus isn't on beer.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

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Photo of Jamesthebrit
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 5/26/12.

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1/2 inch foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, yeast, cloves, and some slight banana and bubblegum aromas. Taste is of wheat, yeast, banana, and clove/spice on the finish. There is a very mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good and easy to drink beer, especially for the $1.99 per bomber price tag it carries.

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