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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG

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171 Reviews
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Reviews: 171
Hads: 433
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 22
Gots: 76 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2002

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Photo of heygeebee
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw/ light gold colour, with a variable massive dense head... needs a careful pour to fill glass to brim, not over brim. Vigorous pour will take three to four goes, even in a named and over-sized SchofferHoffer glass.

Aromas of bananas, cloves - a little bubblegum

Taste is yeast driven, refreshing.

Mouthfeel is crisp, light.

Overall good beer, not best in class, but very drinkable. (400 characters)

Photo of paxkey
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

interesting bottle. cap is nice too.
this is a travelled beer judging by the multi-lingual lablelling.
poured in a duvel glass.
gorgeous caramel and orange colored with giant frothy permahead. so cloudy and multi-colored. ranges in appearance from desert-like caramely to fruity/wheaty spicy and beyond. love this beer in a glass. as the head recedes there is prominent lacing.
clove is evident in the nose. bubble gum followed by malt and citrus. lots of citrus. takes a little effort to get anything else. but it smells nice without much effort.
finishes medium with little to no carbonation astringency. finishes kinda juicy.
overall light on flavor through the open and middle. some of the clove comes through and some sweetness. very easy drinking but also forgetable in flavor. (783 characters)

Photo of Rijtjeshuis
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served in weizen glass.

Look (4/5) - the color is light yellow, almost like the skin of a banana. Very opaque. A very large head rises and falls slowly, very mousy and very slowly falls. Some nice carbonation rises from the bottom of the glass.

Smell (4/5) - the nose if good for the style. Some nice wheat aroma, almost a bit more than most hefes, which give more on the yeast. As for the yeast, it's a bit more tart than usual (which I like), but well within the usual banana-clove arena

Flavor (3/5) - something's a bit off with the flavor on this one, it's almost more like a witbier than a hefe - more tart and citric than I'd have expected and with a very mild banana-clove profile than I'd have thought given the nose. Also, there is a bit of a latex or surgical glove taste to it, which I'm not digging.

Feel (3.5/5) - pretty standard for a hefe, maybe a touch too heavy with medium body and medium-high carbonation. More-or-less standard, though.

Drink (3/5) - I think the flavor was a bit off here - ended up having a very Belgian profile and didn't taste that much like a hefe. It was decent in terms of drinkability outside of style, if not for that rubbery flavor. (1,182 characters)

Photo of Mit
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy straw colour with a decent lasting head.

Smells like a very tradtional wheat. Complete with the orange peel odours

Has a heavier flavour...differs from the more mainstream wheats. I found it slightly less refreshing. I did let it warm up a little though. Maybe too much. Does have the regular spiceyness and citrus flavours characteristic of a normal wheat.

Slightly heavy for a wheat I found.

Overall I didn't enjoy this as much as alot of other wheats. I didn't stand out in a crowd for me. (511 characters)

Photo of drinkininthewood
3.01/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle from the LCBO BB 01 04 12
Served into a Hoegaarden Glass.

A- Foggy yellowish color with an explosive head of sticky white foam.

S- Quite fruity and yeasty with aromas of fresh melon, some citrus, and sugary malts also present in the nose.

T- Malty sweet with a touch of honey and vanilla, banana, cardamom, some citrus, Bread and grains, Tangy Metallic finish, bitterness in the end.

M- Fairly sweet, medium body, syrupy a bit.

D- Decent

Overall some good flavors in this beer but it just doesn't quite come together and its a tad too sweet and sugary for my liking. The price of the beer doesn't sit well either as you can find Hefeweizens of better quality for the same price if not better in some cases.

Throughout the entire bottle it just felt as if something was off or I got a badly unbalanced bottle...I will be re-reviewing. (855 characters)

Photo of liamt07
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
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. (821 characters)

Photo of Roke87
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle, poured into a weizen glass at fridge temperature
01.04.12 stamped on the back of the bottle, best before date I’m assuming?

Appearance- Pours a golden yellow colour that is very cloudy, so cloudy that you cannot tell the carbonation, with a huge three fingers of soapy white heads that takes forever to reside, literally forever like a good 5 minutes, leaving some of the most lacing I have ever seen on a beer before, period.

Smell- Is rather muted, with such an amazing appearance I was really hoping for an amazing hefeweizen here, but it is already falling short, although it does have a clove and spice characteristic to it, bready malt and wheat aromas come to the nose next with a very mild fruity presence in the aromas as well as a mild bubblegum smell with the usual yeast aroma as well that is always present in a hefe.

Taste- Again the tastes are just like the smells in the sense that they are very muted for a hefeweizen. In the tastes I get a lot more of the bready malt and wheat flavours, then the clove and spice comes through a bit, very mild citrus fruit in there as well as the typical yeast flavours, kinda tastes a bit like popcorn on the finish.
Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied especially for a hefeweizen, it is well carbonated and is very easy drinking with a smooth and crisp taste to it.

Overall- Not really what I was expecting from a German hefeweizen what so ever. The appearance is so promising like it looks absolutely stunningly sexy, then you start to smell it and it is just plain old bland, nothing really going on even the clove and spice aromas are so muted the wheat and bready malt almost take over. Same thing goes for the tastes, very muted, bland, and really not a whole lot going on here, and the wheat and bready malt really take over even more in the tastes. Rather disappointed in this one and would probably not go back to it again, but it would be a good beer for those just getting into the hefe style as it is not overpowering in any way. (2,015 characters)

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

In some parts this lemony-orange beer has an almost ghostly whitish tone. Its complexion is obscured, as if someone had mixed cream into it, but bubbles remain highly visible. Its head is stunted but regresses at pace that would be measured with a sundial (not stopwatch). Plus, it leaves the glass looking like the jowls of a hot dog on a sunny summer day.

If you've ever seen someone blow a large bubble with bubblegum only to have it go splat all over their face, you can catch the music I mean to convey when I say that these malts, perceived as simultaneously bready and grainy, smell splattered with tutti-frutti and banana-y coating. If you really sniff hard you're rewarded with a soft vanilla incense.

Soft bubblegum features are also prolonged in the taste, which has a honey-oat loaf kind of sweetness to it. Bruised bananas, too, can again said to be tasted; that wavering fruitiness is nothing but pleasant, albeit a little understated if anything. Notably absent is much (if any) clove-like spiciness. The bready malts, as result, triumph on the finish.

'Panache' isn't a German word, but it's what this German beer lacks and what its higher rated and more commercially popular counterparts possess. The mouthfeel is lusciously creamy but has an absence of lingering spice or esters, a carbonation that could be a little more inflated and an aftertaste that absolutely flatlines. It fails to hit the proverbial spot.

Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen follows the formula well but fails to deliver the goods on quite the same level as so many other vested German wheat beers. To call it a poor man's Weihenstephaner or Schneider or Paulaner wouldn't be unkind nor untrue. That said, it isn't actually any cheaper than the latter offerings, so I can't see any reason to settle for it again. (1,801 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle

Appearance - Hazy amber with a huge size frothy white coloured head. Hard to make out the carbonation level due to the haziness and there is some excellent lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell – Grains, lemons, coriander, bananas

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste banana, lemons, and coriander. The taste is well balanced and fairly light. It finishes with a bready banana aftertaste.

Overall – This is a very easy drinking beer. It would really well as a summer session brew. I wouldn't go out of my way to track it down again though. Thanks to Swedes21 for the bottle. (675 characters)

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle as part of the LCBO's summer release. Hot almost-summer's day, patio and sun - the perfect mix for a hefeweizen!

Poured into a hefe glass. A brilliant looking hefe - cloudy, amber-golden, a two inch head that displays outstanding retention, scads of sticky lacing. First rate.

Nose is pleasant hefe: wheat malt, yeast, a bit of bubblegum, floral hops, citrus.

Dry, good notes of wheat and flowers, and finishes slightly citrussy and bitter. Banana and bubblegum flavors are hard to detect, but they are lurking there. One of the driest hefe's I've encountered in a long time, somewhat lacking in the flavor department. Creamy mouthfeel, sticky, thick-bodied, mild carbonation.

Too subdued, not among my favorites, but certainly pleasant to drink. But there are better hefeweizens to be had at better prices. (825 characters)

Photo of Stocean1
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - poured a one finger head - fine sticky lacing - cloudy orange wheat colour

S - sour - wheat - banana - orange - no spiciness

T - malt and wheat - banana and citrus - good but not exceptional - the flavors are present but not bursting out - missing a clove spiciness I like for the style - nicely balanced bitterness

M - medium carbonation - refreshing bitterness in the aftetaste with just the right amount of tingling in the mouth - a little sour as well

O - decent Hefe that one could session on a nice hot afternoon on the deck - not the best Hefe I have had and not overly complex but still very good (612 characters)

Photo of MeisterBurger
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great looking hefe. A milky orange-yellow topped by a thick, frothy head that laces well.

Aroma of wheat and bananay esters and traces of clove and grain.

Taste is wheat, grains and yeast and light rubbery bubblegum with a light spritz of orange peel with some clove and a light dusting of pepper in the finish. Slightly tart with the faintest of faint apple cider vinegar notes.

Mouthfeel skews to the watery at first but then it gives way to a very dry finish. Crisp carbonation.

A decent and well made hefe if not the most complex. (538 characters)

Photo of peensteen
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange colour, one finger of fluffy white sticky head, some lacing on the glass. Smell is yeasty, banana and faint notes of vanilla are up front, clove and light spice round out the nose. Taste is quite dry and very yeasty, banana and clove are upfront and quite clean, lacklustre spice roll in and out and finishes like it starts...dry and yeasty. Medium body, and very high dry carbonation. Overall this is OK, its above average and more of a 3.25 in this category but I gave it the benefit of the doubt. (511 characters)

Photo of dansmcd
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A decent head but disappeared in no time. Unfortunately no sticky lacing. Murky, cloudy caramel body.

S - wheat, coriander, banana.

T - Banana, candied orange.

M - Quite buttery for a hefeweizen but a nice amount of zest too.

O - As a big fan of hefeweizens, I'm slightly disappointed but a very drinkable drop all the same. (332 characters)

Photo of kwjd
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This just came to Ontario for a summer release. Pours a cloudy orange colour with thick white head that dissipates to about a cm with some traces of lacing. Smells of mild banana with the wheat malt. Fairly sweet banana flavour, some spiciness in the aftertaste. Smooth enough mouthfeel for the style. A very decent hefe. (321 characters)

Photo of crossovert
2.78/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (420 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Paulaner stein in low altitude Galway, Ireland. Bottle obtained at Aldi in Galway. Expectations are average.

A: Pours a cloudy hazy orange-gold. Typical hefeweizen fare. Three finger head of above average thickness, but lacking sufficient cream. Generally appealing, but not special.

Sm: Fresh wheat and hops. A bit of citrusy estery notes; though I suspect it's fairly low on hops compared to the typical hefeweizen. An appealing scent, but not a particularly strong one. So far, so good.

T: Citrusy esters - mainly orange, especially pronounced on the climax and finish. Mild cream on the open, unexpected but welcome. The body isn't as hoppy as it maybe ought to be, but it balances its wheat and hop notes nicely to comprise a well executed build for the style. Very nicely balanced. Complex enough, but not expertly crafted.

Mf: Overall, the mouthfeel is too light. It's just coarse enough. Certainly a refreshing beer, probably best enjoyed in the summertime.

Dr: Poundable and cheap by Irish standards (at least at Aldi). Very surprising for its price. It's not special, but it's a great beer to refresh and to intoxicate. Pour it into a stein or tall Erdinger-esque glass if its own branded glassware is unavailable. (1,246 characters)

Photo of dbaker61
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

According to the label, brewed on Nov. 11, 2010, and best by Nov. 11, 2011.

Appearance: Cloudy, yellow-orange color. A careful pour resulted in over two inches of dense, creamy, off-white foam. Left generous amounts of lacing.

Smell: Yeast, banana and wheat, with a touch of clove.

Taste: Wheat dominates the flavor profile, with plenty of yeast as well. The banana and clove that were in the nose are greatly subdued.

Mouthfeel: Plenty of body to like here. Finishes slightly sweet but also dry. Not a lot of carbonation, which is fine with me.

Overall: An enjoyable Hefeweizen. I will definitely have it again. (617 characters)

Photo of argock
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in branded weizen glass at 12 Apostles in Savignyplatz neighborhood of Berlin, Germany.

A: Creamy gold-yellow with tall 1-2 finger off-white head with nice retention and lacing down the glass.

S: Banana and clove are there but pretty light in comparison to others in the style. Herbal hopping is light.

T: The wheaty tanginess is more pronounced and melds well with the herbal hops and banana esters and clove components. It is an above-average weissbier but a very enjoyable brew enjoyed with friends.

M: Creamy and thick like the good examples of the style. Freshness no doubt helps in this category.

O: I liked this brew and it was a great accompaniment to great company to finish off a fantastic trip to Berlin. (734 characters)

Photo of IPA4LIFE
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-GIANT, thick, sturdy head blows up and rises to 3+ fingers and stays up for a while. Really love how the head on this beer looks. The color is a beautiful,hazy rich golden orange.

S- The initial smell is hops, followed by light clove, yeast and some banana. Not very strong on any flavor, the smell is not very impressive.

T- A little malt up front. Bananas and some nice lemon-citrus. Also a good spice note at the end. I'm not one for putting fruit in beer, but I could see a lemon slice accenting this beer really well.

M- Smooth and creamy, really good.

D- Very drinkable. Smooth, tasty, solid. (607 characters)

Photo of marty21
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy bright yellow/orange with a two finger creamy white head. Settles to a creamy cap and leaves a little bit of thick lacing.

S: There's banana, spices and a yeasty aroma.

T: Mostly banana with some spices to it. Also a bit of a yeasty taste.

M: Medium carbonation with a medium body. Quite smooth.

D: I enjoyed this one but having one 500 ml bottle is enough. The taste eventually becomes too much. But overall still a decent beer for the style. (468 characters)

Photo of epicness
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Extremely golden color. Haven't seen any beers as bright as this one. Murky and cloudy with little to no head.

S: The smell is of light banana, some clove, and some slight spice.

T: Flavors of banana, bubble gum and wheat along with some hints of clove are about all you find in this brew.

M: It feels light to medium bodied with high carbonation. Rather smooth though.

D: Thirst quenching and refreshing, as are most hefes in my opinion. (445 characters)

Photo of dasenebler
2.49/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

.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. (738 characters)

Photo of jhtipton
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice cloudy orange tint with some fluffy white head. Smell is wheaty yeasty and a little fruity. Taste is yeasty wheaty some floral and fruit hints and some warm spice after taste. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and slight effervescent. Drinkability is great. A possible session beer with my Heffe lover friends. Still, I miss the hops. (341 characters)

Photo of StJamesGate
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
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. (465 characters)

Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
81 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.