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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Our award winning Hefeweizen is one of the breweries most popular selections. Unlike the lemon-laden wheat beers that flood market today, Mission Hefeweizen is a true example of a classic Bavarian Hefeweizen - exhibiting a wonderful bouquet of clove, banana, pear, among other aromas and flavors which make this beer a refreshing and full flavored brew. Make no mistake Ė there is no fruit in this beer. The complex and flavorful character of our Hefeweizen is achieved by the authentic Bavarian yeast strain employed in its production. 15 IBU

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rosshudgens (8) - - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
Strong banana on the nose and hits you immediately with the flavors as well. Pours a nice off orange color. Not a ton of complexity but a decent beer with decent flavor profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoesefat (363) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Very sweet, fruity aroma, Iím picking up banana. Pours cloudy orange with no head. Taste is sweet, hardly any bitterness or alcohol flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1288) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2014
(bottle from Sparky, thanks!) Pours a pretty hazy gold color with a medium white head. Little lacing, but not much. Aroma is very close to being spot-on, and even though the description is knocking the lemon-laden pedestrian hefes in the market, a little bit of malicious lemon zest and pulp worms its way into the aroma for this beer as well. Other more welcome scents include, banana chip, bread dough, clove, and vanilla. Maybe some bubblegum too. The aroma is getting somewhat close to being as bombastic as Dancing Man Wheat, but in the end it lacks the firepower to push the olfactory into overdrive. Flavor also holds a bit of that maligned lemon, but other flavors include bartlett pear (to be more specific, itís one of those bartletts you eat out of impatience that are about two days from achieving full ripeness where the skin still offers that subtle tartness), faint banana (really only towards the far finish does it flash), wheat bread, and a touch of vanilla. Mouthfeel is not very creamy but the carb is pretty much on. Overall a solid hefe thatís a bit underrated in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Pour rises up into large fizzy head, but rapidly dissipates - almost no lace. Initially clear but murky after adding yeast from bottom of bottle. Nose of clove, over-ripe apples, mildly peppery phenols - very promising. Carbonation is a bit fizzy and rough, not creamy. Itís a bit unsettling. Flavor is yeasty and a bit quite sour with a bit of spiciness. Finish is dry with white pepper and lime. I like the beer. It is very refreshing. But when Mission Brewery says on the label that the beer is a "German-style wheat beer", I would have to say that Mission did not quite hit the mark for the hefeweizen (at least not how it is interpreted at this time.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18322) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Draught at the brewpub in San Diego. Hazy pale golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty caramel and banana aroma, wheat, cream, some biscuits. Malty banana flavor, esters, wheat, citrus, grapes, wheat, spicy notes, some pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Good label, cap, standard longneck. Wow, this is the perfect hefe appearance - looks like some kind of applesauce/banana baby food in the glass, with a short, thin white head. Good, slightly sweaty aroma -- starchy, a little funky, a little banana. Peppery up front, moderately tangy, various green/unripe fruit flavors - apple, pear, sloe. Mineral tones. Medium body, fine carbo, tangy green plum finish with a long bitterness on the side of the tongue in the aftertaste. This needs just a tad more sweetness, but itís a rock-ribbed solid brew. Iíve liked everything that Iíve gotten from them. My two bits - Mission might be the next Cigar City, Sixpoint or Proof. ABC, Betton.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1474) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
April 27th, 2012 - Mission Breweryís Hefeweizen followed the Blonde, which itself primed me for sweeter beers, and stuff much more sugary than the style would suggest. And the hefeweizen nicely follows suite. Cloudy, unfiltered, foggy, and blend of amber and yellow, it sits and looks like a hefeweizen should. On the nose is a ponderous layer of overripe banana, vanilla, fresh rain, cream and clove - a powerful mixture. and pretty pleasant. The flavor depth is immediately appreciable, but mellows to a long, long, long aftertaste, pushing bananas and vanilla wafers well into the aftertaste, and practically stacking it onto the next sip. The palate is unusually heavy for a hefeweizen, and that may come from unattenuated sugars, and it certainly explains why the palate and flavor give off a yolky, tapioca vibe. Itís on the dessert beer side of things, but if I recall, this is one of the beers I enjoyed from Mission, and one Iíd try again (now that I am reviewing old notes and reminding myself of what I did and did not like.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (3179) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Pours hazy deep golden with very small white head. Aroma is banana, medium body, well carbonated, and very little lacing. Taste is banana and grainy. Below average for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Draft at the brewery - San Diego. Pours cloudy yellow with a creamy white head. Doughy and yeasty wheat bread on the nose. Medium sweet flavor with cheap wheats, bubblegum, lemon peel, creamy meringue, light bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish with doughy wheat, more bubblegum and lemon meringue, pancakes, straw. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (1189) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle. Clear gold with a thin, bubbly white head. Smells of citrus, yeast, banana, and cloves. Flavor is sweet fruit, banana, spice, and yeast. Light bodied with a dry finish; lingering fruit.

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