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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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a white, finger width head which dissipates quickly, leaving behind a spotty, semi-sticky lace.

Smell - Banana and bubblegum can be found on the nose, but there's also a faint, almost medicinal quality as well.

Taste - Classic hefewiezen flavors are there, but subtle: banana, wheat, yeast, and just a touch of clove.

Mouthfeel - Light, almost watery body, but the carbonation lends itself to a nice, crisp bite.

Overall - One of the better Trader Joe's brand beers, and while it won't win any awards, at $2 a bomber it's a hell of a bargain.

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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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Photo of YouSkeete
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
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 rinhaak
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
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 +12.3%
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 GossageBrewery
3.15/5  rDev -12%
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 scootny
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
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 kcinlober
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
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 -0.8%
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 +3.9%
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 -9.8%
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%
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 +6.4%
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 -27.7%
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 +10.1%
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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Photo of Reidrover
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle from Trader Joes in Salem. $1.99 Nice lookng cloudy yellow beer with a lovely half inch white frothy head Surprisingly nice strong "hefe" aromas..banana,bubblegum.clove..unexpected. Taste is like the aroma but a little subdued..more wheat in the taste..slight lemon . LIked the mouthfeel on this very smooth and semi dry finish Very nice American hefe..i was expecting far worse. Good summer beer and cheap

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Photo of tito42
3.19/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle to a weizen glass. Bottled on 7/15/2011. Purchased at Trader Joe's, brewed in Paso Robles (Firestone Walker contract brew I believe).

A: Unfiltered straw with amber hues, hardly any carbonation to note. Decent head when poured dissipates quickly.

S: Strong doughy aroma with lots of cloves. Some apple and banana in the nose as well.

T: Huge amount of wheat, some clove, and only faint banana and apple notes. Mostly wheat, not much balance.

M: Light-bodied with an extremely dry, almost unpleasantly so, finish and no creaminess to speak of.

O: Not bad for $1.99 per 650 mL, but not very good either. There are better value options to be had at TJ's.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have no idea what "Mission St." is trying to symbolize, but it was inexpensive ($1.99 for a 22 ounce bottle.) Let's hope the contents are good. On to the beer:

A pour into the Weihenstephaner glass brings a show like any other German hefeweizen. An eye catching yellow-orange color that's unfiltered and a big billowy head on top. The nose is on the mark as well; banana bread and a little spicy clove. As time goes on, the banana bread fadeds and brings more standard wheat malt. All told, the nose still remains appetizing.

Mission St. Hefeweizen easily justifies the cost. While not as full flavored as a Franziskaner, it's easily better than an Erdinger Hefe-weizen. The mix of lemon and banana bread work with a touch of clove to make this solid beer. Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Overall, it comes very close to what an authentic Bavarian hefeweizen should be, but at a bargain price.

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Photo of 1Adam12
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very light light orange. Smells of heavy wheat and loads of bananas. Possibly some orange. Small bit of zest. Tastes the same minus the zest. Very heavy on the wheat, very HUGE on banana. Not a whole lot more than that. Maybe the slightest bit of orange. Mouthfeel is way too light. Very plain. Very boring. Not much of a finish. No layers. Just light, carbonated....boring. Nothing special. However, overall, at 1.99 this is very drinkable. Well worth 2 bucks. Beautiful for these insane amounts of 90+ degree days that are going on this summer.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thought I'd try this given it is contract brewed by Firestone Walker for Trader Joe's. A bomber for 1.99.

Body is hazy gold. Poured into a Kolsch glass to a 3/4 inch head of white foam, quickly dissipates to a ring and leaves no lacing.

Smells of fresh lemons and oranges with a bit of spice.

Tastes pretty acceptable, has the acid upfront, then settles in with banana and clove, and has a long dry, buttery, and slightly hopped finish.

Body is light and carbonation is spritzy, overall, pretty refreshing.

A quaffable hefeweizen and a good value for the price. But not extraordinary.

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Photo of bboven
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of jondeelee
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a bottle of this at Trader Joe's for a pittance--I believe somewhere around $3.50 for a bomber. Upon opening, the nose has a good yeasty Italian bread overtone, joined by strong touches of banana, orange, and berry.

On the tongue, the beer begins with a fruit hit, as oranges, apricots, bananas, and pear notes wash across the tastebuds. These are tempered by subtle hints of spiciness, including light clove and white pepper. Toasted grain flavors are very light, and come across as fresh baguette. At the end of the mouthful, the banana flavors increase in potency, joined by a slight buttery tang. The aftertaste is a continuation of these latter flavors, and fades at a moderate pace. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is surprisingly decent beer for the price, and while it won't be able to compete with a $10-per-bottle hefeweizen, it's certainly holds its own, and will likely be very appreciated by the casual drinker.

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Photo of hwwty4
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a double deuce into my Tripel Karmeliet tulip.

This beer pours a bruised orange with a tawny 2 inch cap that quickly disappears into nothing. Just a thin line around one side of the glass. No lacing is noticed. The aroma is nice for the style. Up front is some nice, but in no way overpowering banana, with a bit clove and just a hint of bready malts. My biggest turn off with a beer is when the banana goes through the roof. The aroma has this section nailed. The flavor falls off a bit though. While the banana and clove are still there, its almost as if they have been diluted with water. Just a hint of nuttiness at the finish with no tang from the wheat. Also as it warms there is an underlying vanilla flavor. Don't know where that one comes from. The mouthfeel is soft. Carbonation is a little prickly and it finishes dryly. This beer is a medium of the road Hefe but when its price point is taken into consideration it really moves it up in my book. Next time you in Trader Joe's pick one up.

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Photo of StoutishDan
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Photo of Florida9
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Mission St. Hefeweizen from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
3.58 out of 5 based on 208 ratings.
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