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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG

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80
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365 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 18
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

bmaggot, Nov 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

lupercmda, Aug 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

NickSMpls, Feb 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

SpencerLanham, Oct 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

YamagamiTravis, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of joecast
4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

huge pillowy white head. strong fruity, spicy, orange zest aroma. very nice.
cloudy, glowing gold color. not too much sediment from the bottle.
great refreshing flavor and mouthfeel. mild mouth-puckering bitterness in the finish.
i cant imagine getting tired of this. great looking beer, with the aroma and flavor to back it up.

joecast, Apr 04, 2004
Photo of LarryKemp
4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours with a very rich thick white head. The liquid is slightly cloudy and dark yellow. Exceptional in all aspects.

The aroma has slight cloves but no banana aroma. I could not detect any hops.

The flavor has bananas and light cloves. With every mouthful, the banana flavor increases and improves. The wheat flavor is present. There is a tartness that is not from hops and the carbonation plays with the tongue.

The mouthfeel is creamy and full of carbonation.

I LOVE hefeweizen and find this one of the finest I have had since coming back from Germany last May. I would recommend this beer to anyone looking for a great wheat beer.

LarryKemp, Feb 06, 2003
Photo of StJamesGate
4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy lemon yellow with whipped cream head that clings to the edges of the glass with trailers. Wax, clove and deep honey-banana sweetness on the nose. Banana creme pie/banoffi malts, then mild nutmeg, lemongrass, and soft mint hops. Soft, creamy, round, a touch thin.

Not the most complex or challenging, but better for it - creamy body and mild flavor makes this an easy-drinker for a night out or to go with food. Fills a niche for a sessionable weiss.

StJamesGate, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of A380
4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

WOW.
What a great hefeweizen from germany!
I was a huge Paulaner Hefe Weizen naturrub before this beer. I liked this Schofferhofer alot more because it does not taste as heavy ( fruity ) and it has a very crisp clean finish to it.
With the right pour in a freshly rinsed 500ml Weizen glass( very important ) this beer goes an amazingly long way. Its one of the least expensive Wheat Brews we have here in Winnipeg and it honestly can be called better than the others.
It does not lack the taste such as the more expensive erdinger weissbier ( HELLES )

Now to the beer
Like i said it has the perfect mix of fruit and yeast taste, not overpowering in any way.
A very nice fluffy white head and a very light orange colour.
Smell.... Delicious.
This beer is easily a great for the summertime with barbecues or just hot days in general. Pair this beer with a lovely Weisswurst and you can't go wrong. I guarantee it!

Also A little tip on pouring a hefe weizen - Put the glass overtop the bottle, flip then slowly pull the bottle outside the glass as the beer slowly flows in. DO THIS SLOWLY or it will overfoam and you will make a mess. Youtube this before you do it and practice makes perfect!
Cheers!!!

A380, Sep 29, 2010
Photo of DerBayer
4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What can i say - a classic Hefeweizen but not my favourite - an Erdinger rather than an Ayinger I m gonna say:

A - A golden cloudy body with an orange tinge and very good head that doesn t just fizz away

S - Typical wheat beer smell - bananas, orange and clove but this one is a bit bready

T - Das ist sehr gut ja albeit not outstanding decent bananabread with spice taste but lacking in depth and not quite fruity enough for a Hefeweizen

M - High carbonation but pleasant big bubbles not fizzy and refreshing on the tongue

D - Yes all year round high drinkability

DerBayer, Jul 01, 2009
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4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like the simple orange label on this beer. It pours a glowing hazy orange with a huge pillowy head thats the consistency of softserve ice cream. The aroma has green apples, citrus, vanilla and cloves. The taste is a blend of green apples, pineapples, bananas and a crisp wheat edge. Theres also some noble hop sea air in there. The mouthfeel is creamy and thick with carbonation.

This is a decent and very fruity hefeweizen. While its not as complex as some, its still an eminently refreshing hefe.

CAMRAhardliner, Oct 09, 2005
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4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Cloudy. Two fingers of head, which reduced slowly.

Smell - Strong, with banana and cinnamon the main odours.

Taste - Very typical of a Hefe, nutmeg and cinnamon balanced with a light banana flavour. Just about as good as Weihenstephaner in this category.

Mouthfeel - Good carbonation level and aftertaste.

Drinkability - Very refreshing and easy to drink.

Overall - Almost as good overall as Weihenstephaner, and significantly cheaper at my local bottle shop. I can see this becoming one of my favourites.

Cs1987, Dec 02, 2007
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4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yumm. I love this Hefe because it's good and available. After pouring into a hefe glass there was a substantial and persistent head, cloudy but not opaque. Initial aromas were on the clovey side which is OK but I really like the banana flavour of Hefeweizen and it took some time to kick in. On reflection the slightly repressed banana kept me looking for it and adding to the interest. A more complex hefe might have some citrus and vanilla notes as well but this one is pretty good and true to style. It's also good value. Heavy carbonation prevented cloying and didn't detact from great drinkablity. A great session hefeweizen. Yumm.

rjimlad, Mar 26, 2007
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4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

The trusty Schöfferhofer is really good value at $19 a six pack, when singles of Schneider are $7 and Erdinger's at least $6. Reliable - doesn't vary much in flavour. Appearance is good - strong dense white head sticks around, carbonation great, colour is a rusty yellow, spot on for a Hefe. Smell is overwhelmingly overripe banana, and a few other aromas, nothing too complex but nice, and appropriate. Taste is predominantly thirst-quenching - it's not a rich melange of curious flavours but it's refreshing, tasty, and goes with anything that's not too potent. I had it with some Wensleydale cheese and marinated artichokes today and that was a great combination. Kalamata olives were too powerful in flavour, as was some ashed Tasmanian goat's cheese. Right now I'm having it on it's own and it's delicious.

Mouthfeel is a little thin but undistracting. Better hefes have more to them, and the wateriness of this refreshing beer is noticeable. Still leaves a damn nice taste in your mouth though. As for drinkability - at this price, you can't do better. I had two this afternoon, my girlfriend had one, and I've just had three delicious Schöffers in a row and wish I had another six to enjoy. This isn't the first and definitely not the last time I've had this beer. It's extremely good value for money and every last beer is rewarding. Best value for money Hefe I've had in Australia - with the different beer taxes in Germany, I may find another favourite. Overall, a splendid brew.

Weizenmensch, Feb 26, 2007
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4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle poured into Schofferhofer Weizen glass.

A - Deep peach colour, Large ice cream like frothy head, lively beading.

S - Bananas and vanilla

T - Banana flavours come through with hints of vanilla however quickly dissapates into a very watery finish

M - A little thin compared to some other hefe's. Very lively carbonation with medium body.

D - A run of the mill hefe, a sweet vanilla like aftertaste lingers after a glassful. The lively carbonation makes this a little uncomfortable if a few of these were consumed.

seanyfo, Aug 18, 2006
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4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the LCBOm best before April 1, 2012. Into my Schneider Weisse glass.

Pours an opaque golden orange, with some lighter browns intermingled throughout. Turbulent carbonation that produces a head that fails to settle for quite some time. Fluffy offwhite head and some webbed lace. Nose is fairly standard for a hefe, banana and some wheaty grain. Some light spicing, mild citrus zest. Nothing out of place, and pretty straightforward (and pleasant) for the style. Taste leads with the banana and wheat again, the wheat having a particularly 'sharp' character (couldn't think of a better way to describe it), likely accentuated by the prevalent clove notes. Some mild citrus in the mouth as well. Mouthfeel is relatively full, with a moderate carbonation. This one went down surprisingly easy and was quite nice.

liamt07, Jul 08, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought at Bert's Bier Huis

Poured into a weizen glass

APPEARANCE: Deep yellow golden orange and is very opaque. No carbonation evident. White medium-sized head looks medium thick and levels off into a thin film. Leaves some lacing.

SMELL: Wheat malt and some clove and banana undertones in the background. Very nice and strong; makes a statement.

TASTE: Wheat malt, clove in the background, and some of the nice banana characteristics in the background. I missed the lemon parts though. No strong aftertaste at all. Very nice.

PALATE: Medium body, goes down creamy smooth and finishes pretty dry for a weizen. No bite and the carbonation is in good balance. An excellent feel for this style of beer. Nice job.

OVERALL: An excellent all-round weizen. I didn't know what to expect from this one, but was pleasantly surprised. This one will definitely feature again.

Jeffo, Nov 30, 2008
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4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted on tap in Frankfurt airport in a traditional wheat beer glass.

A - Color is medium gold. Cloudy, but still lets light through. Thick, white head. Massive lacing.

S - Clean wheat and pilsner grain aroma. The malt is well balanced against grassy hops and clove.

T - Clean malt and wheat flavor. Clove is muted. No banana noted. Solid hops bitterness and grassy flavor.

M - Medium to full body. Smooth and creamy feel. Prickly carbonation. Light alcohol presence.

O - This is a very cleanly made and balanced Weizen. Surprising creaminess and low yeast esthers make this stand out from the crowd for me.

Radome, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

AdrianMendez, Nov 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Purchased at the LCBO for around $2.70 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- 4.25- Opens well and pours a nice white head that stays a bit. Unfiltered and medium gold color

S- 4.0- Nice typical white bouquet. Coriander as always.

T- 3.75- A bit light on flavor here. Coriander and orange is there but something is missing

M- 4.0- Nice creamy texture here. Very good

O- 4.10- Nice rating for a nice beer. Will buy again for sure and keep as a side door staple in the fridge rotation

Food Pairing

This nice white beer goes well with anything you would pickup a white for. Not a Hoegaarden but good

Enjoy!

DaveBar, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Gottesverachter, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

smakawhat, Oct 12, 2014
Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
80 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.