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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG

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334 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 13
Gots: 14 | 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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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-15-2012 14:12:05 | More by oldp0rt
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
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
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-05-2012 13:44:47 | More by buckyp
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rarbring

Sweden

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is clouded amber, has an off-white head that leaves little lacing, but some curtains.

The smell is fruity, spicy and yeasty, banana, oranges, cardamom, clove.

Starting with sweet wheat bread, banana, oranges, cardamom and clove spiciness.

Medium high carbonation, a fresh feeling, almost coarse and a slightly dry finish.

A fresh and refreshing crisp Weizen (less citric than on tap last year).

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 10:18:08 | More by rarbring
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-09-2012 18:49:10 | More by aztraz
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-03-2014 18:56:39 | More by Ciocanelu
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A middle of the road German wheat, which is not a bad thing at all, light, sweetish, fruity (banana), bubblegummy, but not overly so of any of these, very refreshing aswell, not overly interesting, but highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2002 01:35:43 | More by rastaman
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matjack85

Illinois

3.84/5  rDev +7%
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
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2008 15:29:23 | More by Jeffo
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-20-2012 22:26:10 | More by Molson2000
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Smarty_Pints

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-05-2014 01:51:34 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Todd

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
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
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Pegasus

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy, light golden color, with a large, fine-grained head, which retains well, thick, unbroken lacing, and profuse, fine carbonation.

Aroma: Bready yeast notes, and a pronounced aroma of cloves, ripe bananas, vanilla, and wood.

Taste: Opens with a spicy clove flavor and a rich bread taste. Midway through the taste, the herbal hop notes and cloves intensify. At the close of the taste, there is a renewed wave of cloves, and a lingering metallic hop note.

Mouth feel: Smooth and full, soft, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A very well-crafted example of the style, recommended.

Thanks to Max for hand-carrying this from Germany.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2007 01:41:51 | More by Pegasus
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 22:59:57 | More by kwjd
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-09-2013 23:47:45 | More by DonFrap
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-19-2012 06:53:02 | More by schopenhauerale
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FLima

Brazil

3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange color with lots of thick head with an eternal retention.
Mild aroma of yeast, wheat and cloves. You get less banana and citric than usual.
Flavor is wheatier and more condimented than fruity, though I got some pears. Hints of honey and heavier on cloves, with a yeasty and dry aftertaste.
Light to medium body with medium carbonation with tiny bubbles and a spicy feeling.
A Hefeweizen that is more condimented and malty than average, and light on the fruity notes. You pick your preference, anyway good for a change.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 15:22:34 | More by FLima
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

08-06-2013 19:21:10 | More by lupercmda
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

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

500ml bottle bought from McHughs, Dublin...

Poured a golden yellow colour with a slight yeasty haze... White head poured typically thick and foamy then faded slowly to decent thickish covering ... lots of carbonation rises to the surface... fair amount of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Very light clove spiciness, light wheatiness, some breadiness, very little malts - just some faint biscuity hints, light sour fruitiness (apples and lemons), some peppery traces, faint ginger, some hay traces...

Taste – Very light biscuit malts, faint clove and wheat notes, quite yeasty, definite breadiness, some graininess, watered down fruits (lots of apples and lemons), light sour notes, peppery hints...

Feel - Fairly smooth with a little bite underneath... light body... As with most hefe's this is pretty refreshing and drinkable although a little on the dull side...

Overall - A pretty standard and average hefe... refreshing and drinkable enough but just not very exciting.... worth a try...

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2007 14:50:24 | More by mdagnew
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 21:41:30 | More by peensteen
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HardTarget

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle Inspection: .5 liter brown bottle, 10/07 (sampled 10/07, right on time). 5% abv.

Aroma: Powdery clove with muted banana and vanilla notes. German yeast.

Appearance: Hazy golden glass holds a solid ½ finger bright white head.

Flavor: Mild banana, soft wheat, mild lemon peel bitter twist at the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, low carbonation, a bit grainy.

Overall Impression: High quality beer! Craftsmanship is obvious.

Big thanks to Max for hand carrying this back from Europe!

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2007 06:27:00 | More by HardTarget
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is orange with lots of carbonation and a big head that clings to the glass.

Smell is phenolic and grainy with strong wheat notes. The yeast is different than other typical Weizen beers, but in a good way, a bit more citric.

Taste is phenolic and grainy, fresh with the yeast complementing. The yeast gives the beer a non-typical Weizen taste, that leans more towards the citric, lemon side. On the back of my tongue is a slightly sharp feel when I swallow, which isn't very nice. And it is not bitterness. The beer is not sticky and body is medium. Aftertaste is a bit rough, it should be a bit milder.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2006 06:56:14 | More by Absumaster
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-22-2012 01:40:38 | More by cfalovo97
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crossovert

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -24.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 17:20:10 | More by crossovert
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Globetrotter

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Came out a cloudy bubbly pale gold with a 2.5 finger white head full of contour and body. The glass is covered with lacing. The nose is strong with sweet and spice. The mouth is very prickly and light. There’s lots of spice in the taste, very smooth, with plenty of yeast. There are some hops here, but very little. The aftertaste is spicey, with just a hint of a hoppy bite. This is a top quality brew.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2004 04:14:59 | More by Globetrotter
Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
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