Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG
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2.2/5 rDev -38.9%
Nothing special here and unfinishable. At least the L.C.B.O. didn't bring it in cans. Watery minimal taste with enormous bulk of head, that would not go away. Sour milk aroma, the yeast and wheat just didn't add value. This was a fresh bottle. Some malt, didn't work for me.
07-03-2005 04:04:50 | More by Sammy
2.25/5 rDev -37.5%
Hazy apricot colour with a good-sized head to start, minimal retention and lace.
Faint aroma of banana, somewhat soapy. Smoky or burned flavour, gently metallic aftertaste. Weak kneed throughout.
Nothing special, has some offputting flavour notes. Awkward metallic finish.
07-14-2005 20:25:44 | More by TerryW
2.42/5 rDev -32.8%
.5L, Germany, best by 6/11.
Great pour. Classic cloudy straw-orange, with a very healthy head. I got it to tower a half-inch above the glass in it's creamy glory. Good lacing, but a few clumps of yeast prevent a perfect score for appearance.
Nose is muffled, but there're hints of yeast, band-aids and ripe fruit.
Flavor is, unfortunately, not very good. Hefeweizens are supposed be lightly sweet and fruity, yet this beer has a bitter and medicinal quality. Bready, yeasty flavors are apparent, but there's no banana or fruit. Mouthfeel was well-carbonated, but the finish and feel were average due to the borderline harsh flavors.
Not a good Hefeweizen in my opinion. The appearance is classic, but the beer itself is disappointing.
11-18-2010 19:56:09 | More by dasenebler
2.48/5 rDev -31.1%
Appearnace: Murky orange with a large creamy head.
Smell: Cloves and citrus are both nice and strong.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Hearty clove flavor with a hint of banana, and some bitternes. The aftertaste is somewhat metallic, and unpleasant. The mouthfeel is semi-thick with nice carbonation.
Drinkability: This hefe is average at best. If it weren't for the bad aftertaste I would probably drink this again, but being as it is I don't plan on it.
05-15-2005 17:11:42 | More by KarlHungus
United Kingdom (England)
2.68/5 rDev -25.6%
This bottle was hidden away when I held a Bavarian evening for friends of the wife (I thought it looked interesting and I hadn't drank it before), someone brought 3 of them, so I didn't feel bad about stashing away one.
3 weeks later, I poured it into a Franziskaner weissbier glass and all looked well. In fact it looked great, the aroma was also fine, bannanas and vanilla filled my head, but sadly the excitement stopped there. Very soon the head dissappeared, along with the aromatic flavours, nothing replaced them.
The taste was poor for what in was expecting, this is not a sparkling hefeweissbier with an attitude, maybe Frankfurt should leave the style to the boys down south in Bavaria, because I was not impressed at all. Yes, the yeast was there, but it was not strong enough to carry it off, in my opinion.
10-08-2006 19:28:09 | More by BlackHaddock
2.68/5 rDev -25.6%
-A very sessionable hefeweizen if drank cold
-Subdued banana and clove compared to others of this style
-As it warms, some metallic harshness comes though
-Maybe fermented a little too cold (or fermented with a strain that throws off too few phenols) for my liking
12-02-2012 22:47:13 | More by MattRiggs
2.7/5 rDev -25%
500ml bottle best before 07.11.
It pours a cloudy orange with a smooth, but mountiany white head that leaves a thick wall of lacing.
The smell is malty with a lot of wheat. It has a light lemony note over that and just a hint of clove.
The flavor is kind of uninteresting, it is wheaty with a bit of clove and sugar. There is a citrus characteristic but it just comes of as bland.
Overall a very mediocre Hefeweizen.
05-02-2011 17:20:10 | More by crossovert
2.73/5 rDev -24.2%
Unfortunatly, I found this brew to be less than impressive.
It started out very well having arrived with a full 3 finger crown with extremly lively carbonation.
The colour is a very dull yellow and a little cloudy.
The initial aroma was of yeast followed by a sour fruitiness.
The taste has this sour/sweet/sour thing going for it but that is very short lived, leaving a dry lemony cardboard reminder to end.
12-30-2005 23:59:25 | More by Shiloh
2.75/5 rDev -23.6%
Light oranged, quite carbonated, and a big hat of foam, even if not too compact.
Sweet banana in the smell; then there are also some cloves, and a ligth spiciness: orange peel. Pleasant.
Sweet malt in the taste, yeast, wheat, but again a banana a bit too strong.
In the aftertaste too, though after some while, some cloves and again the orange peel.
Quite sweetish, with "strawberry" hints?
05-26-2007 19:40:05 | More by stcules
2.83/5 rDev -21.4%
I tried this beer when I was at Brauhaus with Paul, Andre and KK. It was a pretty
disappointing Hefe, I have to confess. It pours out a nice cloudy golden with a nice head
The first part of the taste was a refreshing and nice though a little too light wheat taste.
But what followed was a taste analagous to white board markers! This taste prolongs into the
after taste as well which made it really bad for me. The only salvaging part of it was the
refreshing hefe typicality which we see in every hefes on the market. However this part of it
was apparently only felt by me as the 3 of them begged to differ; different taste buds, I
(Disclaimer: I did not have enough of this beer to write a review. This review is based on
what I feel from what I have tasted and I am writing it because I probably would not be
having this beer again.)
06-10-2007 08:37:41 | More by basica
2.83/5 rDev -21.4%
Pours a hazy golden colour with a white head, not much retention, and minimal lacing. Watery taste with not a lot going on save a bit of yeast, there is an aroma of banana and clove, with a slight metallic aftertaste. Coats the mouth and pallet and hangs around in your mouth. I have a feeling that this beer might be different had this been on tap in Germany, but as it is, a beer that is not bad, just okay.
09-23-2010 02:13:34 | More by sasky7777
2.85/5 rDev -20.8%
The appearance is deep gold with some hazing and a nice head. The smell is malty and lightly spicy with a touch of clove and bubble gum but hardly enough of it. Not to mention there is no banana. The taste is like the aroma and isn't bad. It tastes alright but it does not taste like a hefe. The palate is right for the style. Overall it's quite drinkable but it's not true to the style.
06-10-2009 00:57:53 | More by nick76
2.93/5 rDev -18.6%
Hazy amber/straw colour topped by a thin, but dense, white head that showed good retention and lacing. Aroma of cloves, lemon and malty sweetness. This is over-hopped for my tastes, with a sharp bitterness that lingers through the dry finish. Citrus, banana and spicy cloves attempt to round out the flavour. Light body, a bit on the thin side, with moderate carbonation.
06-26-2005 13:50:59 | More by DrJay
2.95/5 rDev -18.1%
This is probably the most widely available hefeweizen in Australia (less so when I was in the UK where Erdinger and Schneider Weisse ruled the roost).
Poured into Weizen glass, appearance cloudy, head lasts well. The expected aromas of citrus and banana are there, oh even a touch of clove, but it is not particularly aromatic. Likewise with the taste, it has all the hefe elements but is pretty average. It improves as it warms, with a nice moderately lasting bananary finish emerging. Mouthfeel is creamy although the carbonation is a bit too strong and distracting from the already elusive flavours.
Overall, this is a rather mediocre wheat beer compared with other German exports. There's certainly nothing wrong with it, but it lacks the full taste and aroma that others offer.
01-04-2007 04:58:40 | More by norwichboy
Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
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