Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.66/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #66 (July 2012):
LOOK: Hazed-over pale amber, excellent head & lacing
SMELL: Banana bread, dusty clove, bread, green peppercorn, light bubblegum, ripe fruit, yeast
TASTE: Incredibly smooth, big breadiness, medium body, green plantain chips, peppery, allspice, modest hopping, grainy, nutty yeast; grainy, semi-dry finish
More US brewers are emulating this beer style with great success, and it seems to be the trend style of the year as well. With that said, this brand might have a tougher road ahead if it’s trying to make its way into the US beer market. Overall, a good sip and worthy of your time.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2013 23:01:39 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.63/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
0.5l (in Berlin) ... a cloudy golden/yellow beer, crowned with a creamy, thick ringed lace. Notes of clove, light grain and yeast in the aroma.
Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Semi-sweet malt character with a mineral/steely backbone. Lemon/lime hop bitterness. Nutty suggestions, with a light rounding banana flavour.
A refreshing weizen, quite easily consumed, and enjoyed.
Serving type: on-tap
10-18-2002 23:17:03 | More by Todd
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I ordered this on my last trip to the Bavaria Hof Restaurant in Schaumburg, IL $5.50 for a 330 ml brown bottle with no freshness date.
This is a beautiful looking beer. Not as cloudy as most hefeweizens, this one produced a slightly hazed deep golden color with 3 full fingers of fluffy white head on top. Retention was forever. I finally gave up waiting for the head to go down and just dove in for my first sip, coming up with white foam on my nose. The lacing was good as well.
Not as much banana/clove aroma as I expected from a hefeweizen, but lots of wheat and lemon instead.
Wheat and bready malt backbone with only a hint of banana/clove flavor. The lemon/citrus that was detected in the nose is also very prominent in the taste. Low bitterness and well hidden alcohol. With all the lemon it was a bit on the tart side, but I didn't mind that at all.
Smooth, light body with medium carbonation.
While not the typical classical hefeweizen, I loved it and will seek it out in 6-packs in area liquor stores, which should have it at much lower cost than restaurant prices.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2014 06:54:27 | More by matjack85
Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
81 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.