Mission St. Hefeweizen | Steinhaus Brewing Co.

Mission St. HefeweizenMission St. Hefeweizen
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mwagner1018 on 06-12-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 210 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of musicman575
4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
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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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of YouSkeete
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of cycoduck
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of rinhaak
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange-gold with a moderate head that faded quickly, but left small amount of foam on top. A little darker in color than a typical Hefe.

Lots of banana in the nose, with cloves mingling in the background. Almost smells like a Belgian wit.

Lots of biscuit up front in the mouth with a cereal grain background. Traces of tropical fruit, it finishes very dry.

Full of carbonation that bites the tongue.

There isn't a great deal of character to this Hefe, though it isn't a bad beer. Generally sort of a boring brew, it's at least worth the $2+ price tag at Trader Joes.

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Photo of czfreeman
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed this at Trader Joes yesterday,
2.39 for a 220 bottle.
POurs a murky orange wheat color.
Head is medium thick, dissipates a bit quick.
Smells of banana, clove, spices, black pepper, nice bite of lemon,really comes together as a pretty good smelling Hefe.
Flavor is nothing crazy, but thats not what I wanted.Pure unadultered Hefeweizen is what I was looking for and is exactly what I got. Banana, clove, pepper, cream, wheat lemon, sourdough yeast, cider , ending with really the perfect amount of pepper spice and yeast in the throat. The major issue I have is the carbonation, which is alarmingly low
Ithink this a great Hefe. It has body, and a bit to chew on. The creamy body with a slightly spiced finish create a textbook Weizen beer. After spending several years in Germany, this actually holds its own with some of the best, and I really judge my Hefe's by strict standards.
The dissapointing factors of the brew is the appearance and the body, the rapidly dissapating head and overall "unweizen" appearance are almost bizarre given the quality of this brew. The flavor is so good, marred by the flat body If this could be worked out then this beer would be among the top
I didnt expect it, but this is a great Weizen beer, I really enjoyed and will buy again.
Cheers and almost Happy New Years!

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Photo of jeff1973
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
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!

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Photo of fox227
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of leprakhan
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of scootny
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice solid hefe. cloudy gold with a fast fading head of decent proportions. A touch of lace. Smell is suitably hefey. Notes of clove and very twangy wheat malt. Taste follows with a good yeasty component and mild banana fruitiness. Low bitterness is complimented by a dry grainy finish. Feel is nicely carbonated and crisp with a light refreshing feel. Quite quaffable with a quenching edge. A good value at 4 bucks a bomber.

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Photo of RedHunter
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Nightrain87
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Digitallama
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of JRod1969
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of kcinlober
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a finger thick head that drops quickly and leaves little lacing.
aroma is of cloves and citrus. strong enough but not complex. same with the taste, the front end had cloves, citrus, pine, and fermented fruits but does not develop on the palate and immediately is replaced with a yeasty aftertaste.

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Photo of rudzud
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared this bottle with jlindros, picked up at a trader joes in portland, me after an allagash brewery trip. Poured into a tulip.

A - Poured a golden clear hue with a one finger head that slumps to leave a nice blanket. Left slight side lacing.

S - Grassy hops, light yeast, and some odd bitterness.

T - More like that. Light grassy hops, some more light yeast. Some light citrus as well as some odd bittereness.

M - Rather light on the carbonation but super drinkable. Really enjoyable in the mouth.

O - Not a bad beer, considering what I paid for it. That being said, much better hefe's out there.

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Photo of jlindros
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.23/5  rDev -9%
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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Photo of elNopalero
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bomber into a tall hefe glass. No orange accompaniment.

Pours a light, cloudy, typical ‘hefe’ orange color. Light nose, mildly carbonated, some orange-must on the palate. Not unpleasant. Not one I'd reach for again, tho. Expectations were low for this one.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.59/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown glass bottle served into hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of fair cream, decent thickness, and fair retention. Cloudy yellow-orange colour.

Sm: Lemon peel, very unwelcome pale hops, and light orange hops. A strangely bad aroma for the style. Moderately strong.

T: Lemon peel and pale hops. A simple crappy build that ruins the style. It's a bit dirty as well. Badly balanced to boot. The main thing it has going for it is that it's not watery.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with a certain awkward astringency I don't like. Doesn't complement the style.

Dr: Not horribly drinkable - a relative rarity for the style. The price isn't great either for an in-state purchase. I'd leave this one on the shelf, lads. The ABV is low as well.

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Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a murky gold/copper with little head (I poured it while very cold from straight out of the fridge).

The smell is banana and more banana with a little citrus zest in there as well.

The taste is malty on the tongue with banana, bread, and slight herb on the back. The front leads in with a little bitterness mostly from the carbonation.

This beer tastes EXACTLY like my home brewed hefe. It is a solid beer and for about $2 a bomber it is unbeatable.

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Mission St. Hefeweizen from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 38.1% out of 100 with 210 ratings
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