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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
81
good

334 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 14
Gots: 15 | 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.

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flagmantho

Washington

3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium-light golden hue, with enough haze to disguise the effervescence. Head pours a thick finger of pillowy white foam. Not bad.

Smell: aroma has a strong banana character, over a little bit of clove and refreshing wheat. The banana is almost artificial -- I'd liken it to banana Runts. Still -- I must say I quite enjoy it.

Taste: more of that banana and clove right off the bat; it's much more smooth and subdued than in the aroma. A slightly grainy wheat flavor characterizes the finish. But, boy, that banana -- shazam!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a strong carbonation and nice creaminess for the style. Actually, I quite enjoy it.

Overall: evidently I like this beer a lot more than average. I must say, I'm a fan of sweet, banana-ey German hefeweizens. So ... this beer is for me!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 05:24:44 | More by flagmantho
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a wiezen glass. Pours a hazy medium golden amber. Nice two finger coarse head with moderate retention, leaving nice lacing. Aroma of wheat, banana, light fruit and clove. Taste is citric wheat with light malt and wheat. Finish is rather dry with light citrus and a light hops and clove bite. Somewhat subdued flavors with wheat dominating; dryer and less fruit flavors than other hefeweizens. Nicely carbonated, contributing to a medium, above average body for a hefeweizen. An interesting different take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 04:07:28 | More by LiquidAmber
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to SN Heffe glass.

A - Cloudy yellow/orange with 3 fingers of bubbly white head.

S - Cloves, light banana and a slight bitterness. Somewhat muted nose.

T - Cloves, light banana, a tough of citrus and some bready malt flavours.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 00:15:44 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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stcules

Italy

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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?

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2007 19:40:05 | More by stcules
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy light orange-colored with an enormous white thick compact creamy head. Extremly slow dissipation leaves very rich lacings and a nice crater.

S: Wheat, ripe bananas. Some sweet malt. Spices and yeast together with citric notes.

T: A nice balance between the sweet and the spice. Ripe bananas, not to sweet. Wheat. Citric notes and perhaps some bitterhops.

M: Aftertaste is surprisingly long, sweet at first and then bitter. Body is light and carbonation is moderate. Refreshing.

D: A nice Hefeweizen that's a bit drier than others. Not bad, not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 19:16:42 | More by Evil_Pidde
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vfgccp

New York

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Frankfurt.

A - Towering, creamy white cap of foam. Stellar retention and lace. Hazy, opaque pear juice body. Straight hefe.

S - Dry bread, creamsicle, orange zest, banana peel.

T - Big, sweet wheat note right up front. Mango, bread crust, honey, banana bread. A nice long finish that really clings to your palate.

M - Medium body. Light lemon brightness. Thick backend.

O - A solid hefe with great smoothness.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 02:03:41 | More by vfgccp
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 14:56:10 | More by spinrsx
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, best before 5/12/13, pours very cloudy & ruddy, yellow in color topped with a tall, white head that holds incredible retention & leaves sticky lace on the glass.
Armas are bready yeast, wheat, bubblegum, faint banana, slight clovy spice. Tastes are spicy clove, bready yeast, wheat, a little banana, finishes spicy with a tingle on the tongue. Creamy texture and nearly full bodied. Overall, pretty good, but maybe needed a degree or 2 warmer while fermenting to bring out the estery banana and bubblegum notes, while toning down the clove, as it's pretty dominant. Still a fairly decent Hefeweizen though.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 01:57:59 | More by barnzy78
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by a friend. From notes.

A - Poured with a one finger creamy white head. Really cloudy, dark orange. No visible carbonation. No lacing and only a cap of retention.

S - Orange, lemon, sweet spice, and yeast.

T - Orange dominates with some spice and yeast.

M - Good carbonation and a light body with a sweet orange crush finish.

O/D - A pretty typical, quality wheat. Standard and un-revolutionary, but well crafted.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 01:41:27 | More by tbeckett
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale orange-yellow with voluminous white head whose bubbles are larger and more visible than I'd have thought; sinks steadily and gets an uneven, meringue-like surface. Lacing is extremely minimal. Strong cloud in the beer and steady bead. Looks pretty nice, not outstanding though.

Nose is very weizeny, pleasantly so. First smell is sour and quite hoppy, with a lot of herbal phenols; sage and coriander hints on there. A closer whiff gives a pleasant banana aroma and maybe a hint of kiwifruit, with a slightly acidic edge and a very mild clovey spice. Decent, definitely. A dense and layered aroma.

Taste is quite a sharp one, there is a lot of bite from a number of sources. Strong fruit on there with a distinctly underripe character: bananas, green grape, Granny Smith and strawberries, all in their green, tart glory provide a robust acidity on the mid-palate. It doesn't pucker, although there is a slightly acerbic zest on the tongue. Some nice herbal phenols on the back finish the palate with a pleasant spice character, not quite as spruce or pepperty as it might have been, but still lively and leaves dryly. There is a slight hint of booziness towards the back, gained more from spice and tart flavours than any discernible alcohol, but it gives it a pleasant warming texture as it goes down.

A decent hefeweizen, this. Drinks a bit drying and tart, but is pleasantly textured in terms of flavour and certainly holds your interest.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2009 01:59:15 | More by laituegonflable
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -16.4%

09-06-2013 00:23:34 | More by ROGUE16
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice beer, not great but quite nice. Poured with a decent, fine, foamy, white head that never quite disappeared and some lace. Color is a hazy medium amber. Aroma is like standard Bavarian hefe weizen: spice, citrus, grain, malt, fruit, yeast. Flavor is like aroma with a little sweetness coming out through the sip. Body is good and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and has good length. Easy drinking beer. Session.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 23:02:15 | More by drpimento
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-07-2013 13:59:24 | More by pathman
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alexgash

Connecticut

3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mellow hazy peach-nectarine body with a soft, fluff of white head. Light clove aromas mix with banana bread. Definitely a hefe, but there's a faint metallic smell that detracts. Taste starts with tangy, bready wheat malt with a little spicy clove and banana. Toasted, somewhat astringent graininss pervades. Medium-bodied, but not creamy enough for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2005 03:09:57 | More by alexgash
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2005 17:11:42 | More by KarlHungus
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is B level Hefe compared to Paulaner et al as it lacks real complexity and has too much carbonation. I got the banana nose but the beer seemed watery and ill focused. Not worth the purchase when there are so many better German Hefe's available on the shelves

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 18:53:37 | More by canucklehead
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a hazy, milky golden colored beer with a towering and fluffy white head. It's got a very herbal and peppery smell, with a nice amount of yeast. Banana is in the background. There's also a little vanilla and a radish-leaf aroma. The flavor is modestly yeasty, with a little citric-wheat quality and a light mouthfeel. It's not as yeasty and bready I'd hoped. Still, it's a respectable Hefe. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2007 13:03:48 | More by Suds
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Solber Fäss'je in Frankfurt.

This hefeweizen poured a cloudy, golden color with creamy, white foam that settled but left lace on the glass. The smell was mild banana and wheat with some yeast. The taste was mild banana, malt, and yeast with a slight sweetness. The body was medium and the carbonation good. There was a tanginess and a pleasant banana and mild caramel flavor that lingered. This was a good hefeweizen fresh near the source.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2003 05:33:24 | More by UncleJimbo
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-19-2014 12:08:54 | More by Griffith
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AgentMunky

California

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a half-litre bottle into a small pilsner glass.

A: Pours a hazy, dull yellow with a beige tinge. Thick frothy head dissipates quickly. *Lots* of bubbles.

S: Smells of sour yeast with lighter notes of wheat and faint, faint clove.

T: Better than expected! Heavily carbonated wheatiness supported by much lighter spice. A pretty standard hefeweizen. The anticipated banana flavour was barely present...until I burped. Aftertaste is light and enjoyable.

M: Carbonated and light. Initial sharpness diminishes into a watery-smooth flavour.

D: A very drinkable wheat beer. Pretty good, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2010 04:41:01 | More by AgentMunky
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-29-2011 21:55:53 | More by cdwil
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argock

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2011 04:54:23 | More by argock
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StJamesGate

New York

4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 22:01:53 | More by StJamesGate
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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-08-2013 15:37:16 | More by dcmchew
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another treat procured in Winnipeg...

A - Pours a hazy golden colour, thumb of egg white head with solid retention and sporadic lacing.

S - Scent dominated by bready wheat, hints of clove and peppery spice.

T - Nice bready malts with a citrus bitterness, hints of clove and bananas. The bitterness lingers alongside a dose of grassy wheat.

M - Medium bodied, extremely smooth and a touch of dryness on the finish.

O - Incredibly drinkable, solid flavour profile and a tasty example of the style. This is a great go-to hefe, and certainly worth a try if you're a fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 20:54:37 | More by andrenaline
Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
81 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.