Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG

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Reviews: 170
Hads: 428
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 21
Gots: 74 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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 scruffwhor
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Never seen this German brew before, until I walked into my local Costco and bought a mixed case (18 bottles) of German beer. This was one of them.

Cloudy amber, orange peel color. Decent bubblingNice two finger head after the pour. Recedes to an almost full layer of foam. The lacing is not bad.

Yeasty hint of cloves and banana peel aroma. Add some lightly toasted malt wheat bread crust. Smells sweet and a little dry.

Yeasty dryness and sweetness. Banana peels, alittle toasted malt. Well balanced and rounded. Smooth and delicate finish with good carbonation. Nothing special, but not bad either. Great for a hot Summer's day relaxing. Great drinking beer. (666 characters)

Photo of barnzy78
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
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. (619 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
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. (426 characters)

Photo of tempest
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at EuroMarket in Astoria for $2. It poured a murky amber with a short white head. Mmm, there's a nice juicy aroma and flavor with a mix of banana and orange peel. There's a mild spice and smooth bready undertone. The clove is mild and pleasant, but the flavors seems to drop out toward the finish. You might say it's too clean for a hefe, but I like it. The banana notes ar especially tasty without going over the top or dominating the beer. Give this a try. (477 characters)

Photo of plaid75
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a hazy bright orange hue with a three finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured mild esters and a touch adjunct like sweetness.

The taste consisted of a subtle wheat spice and touch of esters.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style with dome chewiness.

Overall a serviceable hefe. (395 characters)

Photo of MattRiggs
2.7/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

-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 (264 characters)

Photo of keitho
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Cloudy amber with one finger frothy head that sits on top all the way down. Well carbonated with lots of bubbles. Leaves good lacing.

Smell- Banana bread, yeasty smell, touch of lemon.

Taste- Quite dry. Nice contrast of bitter flavours, wheat and yeast, touch of toffee. The flavours stay on the palate for a while. Easy to drink, refreshing, smooth wheat beer.

Mouthfeel- Starts off creamy but thins out a bit half way down the glass , however, a refreshing beer.

Overall- A tasty well made wheat beer that is very refreshing, would definitely buy again, this beer would go down well chilled on a hot summers day. (630 characters)

Photo of andrenaline
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (584 characters)

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

from notes
A - Completely swampy yellow brown, thumb of white head retained at a thin covering with consistent lacing

S - Strong eastery aromas of sour fruit, herbs and spices, light grainy

T - Starts with some graininess, yeasy flavours much more subdued, somewhat mineral flavour, a little dissapointing given the aromatic promise

M - Lightish body, slightly flat, light bready finish

O - A decent start led to mediocrity, a little on the bland side for a german hefe (477 characters)

Photo of rarbring
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
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). (407 characters)

Photo of doktorhops
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally I get to review Schofferhofer (or "The Hoff" as I like to call it). Man (or woman) I have been drinking this for many years, ever since I was first introduced to wheat beers this has been one I have come back to again and again... mainly for the price of course. Well let's get to it "Hoff".

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a 500ml Stein the way the German god(s) intended.

A: Nice cloudy orange body with a 1cm pale white head.

S: Banana, cloves and... dried apricot!?! There is a distinct apricot aroma with this Hefe, which makes me question whether or not all Hefe's have the same distinct apricot aroma and I've just missed it or it's just this one... only one way to find out [goes out and buys every Hefeweizen on the market].

T: Wheat beer territory - creamy banana, cloves, some caramel malts and a slight musty yeast (not as pronounced in The Hoff though). It's a little lacking in flavour, I'm used to more creamy/banana cloveyness ("It is too a word!"), and this brew is lacking a teensy tiny bit.

M: Mmmmm... like a cold cream bath... with bubbles.

D: Drinks OK. Lacking in flavour compared to its brethren however it is also cheaper than competition, and that is the beersumer choice you have to weigh up when you buy this beer (price versus flavour). Still I would prefer and pay for the Weihenstephaner over this.

Food match: Barvarian food was made for Hefeweizen (or the other way around). Every time I taste a wheat beer I'm reminded of the Hofbrau Haus and it's banquetesque meals. In any case German food overall is the best match. (1,567 characters)

Photo of evlu1441
2.97/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a light apricot/orange colour, and the head is very insubstantial. It only forms a small layer on top of the beer. It is slightly hazy, but less hazy than a typical hefeweizen.

The aroma is dominated by citrus and a bit of yeast. It smells quite refreshing, and some light malted wheat aroma mellows out the sharp citrus notes.

The flavour is light and fragrant with a hint of hop bitterness. It doesn't have a strong malt backbone, but is slightly sweet towards the end. It is very bubbly as it rolls across the tongue, and on the thin side.

Overall, it's highly drinkable. However, not an expecially great hefeweizien. (632 characters)

Photo of RuudJH
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange golden colour, nice big head, nice carbonation. A classic hefe.

Smell is mainly malty, but with delicate aroma of banana, a bit of citrus and herbs, coriander.
Taste is malty, but a decent kick of herbs and spice as well.
A rather rough hefe, I would say. It's got a bite in the aftertaste.
A pretty good one. Certainly not ordinary, allthough it's not very balanced, it has some interesting aspects (spice). (416 characters)

Photo of Parrotshake
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy golden orange with a huge puffy head. Pouring the rest of the bottle into the glass after a few sips only seems to agitate the beer further and produce another colossal head. Awesome.

Your typical hefe smells of banana, wheat, clove, slight citrus, smoke and soap. In the mouth, banana again, backed up by bread and a bit of pepper and clove. Dryish finish with long notes of earthy hop and citric, wheaty sourness. A little less refreshing than others of the style, possibly due to this unusually long, lingering flavor.

Medium in the mouth with a little zing of carbonation with each sip. Smooth. I'm having it for breakfast with homemade Merguez sausage with a bit of baguette and mustard. An appropriate beer for sure. Not quite as rounded and refreshing as the better locally available examples of the style I've had, though. (841 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, best before December 2012.

This beer pours a misty, yet bright, medium golden amber, with three fingers of slick, shiny white whipped egg yolk head, which settles at an agreeable canter, leaving some ambitious geologic arches of lace around a portion of the glass.

It smells of grainy wheat malt, banana muffin, mild lemon oil, earthy clove, and subtle musty hops. The taste is fruity wheat, further mild banana esters, a bit of yeast, pleasantly muddled spice - I get more clove and some pepper, mostly, with a soft earthy dryness rounding things out.

The carbonation is a tad zesty at first, but drifts into a more somniferous state soon enough, the body a decent medium weight, no more, no less, and adequately smooth. It finishes off-dry, yes, but between the edgy, spicy wheat, and the latent ambiguous hops, it's not by much.

An enjoyable, fruity, well-balanced hefeweizen, which really has no problem showcasing what the wheat can do for you. (967 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
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. (530 characters)

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

Appearance - Orange, Straw, Golden colour. No clarity, foggy. Moderate head retention

Smell - Light Malt, floral, hopy, citrus & wheat aroma

Taste - Moderate hop, light bread/wheat, fruity with citrus flavour. moderately dry alcohol finish

Mouthfeel - Good carbonation, medium body

Drinkability - Medium beer slightly under carbonated, drinkable

Overall - Pleasant balanced beer, non offensive as wheats go (411 characters)

Photo of olimpia84
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on a Mug at WOB's Oktoberfest. Review from notes.

A: typical Hefe in appearance. Cloudy golden/amber body with small foamy white head. No lacing present.

S: slight banana and wheat features along with a sweet fruity aroma. Very nice but a bit faint unfortunately.

T: this beer is yummy. It has a very strong fruit presence with banana leading the way followed by peaches. Wheat and clove notes are found in the taste as well.

M: very smooth and very drinkable. Medium carbonation with light to medium body.

O: a very appropriate Hefe for the occasion, as this one is a bit more light and on the drinkable side. Very good banana taste, makes for a good fest beer. (676 characters)

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.33/5  rDev -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. (287 characters)

Photo of francisfilion
3.19/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had a 500 ml bottle poured into a flute. It had a solid head, with a orange/gold hazy color that made it look very apetizing. To top it off it left a pretty lacing.
The smell gave up lemon/citrus notes with grapefruit and a floral hop smell.
In the mouth it came as orange/citric but was quite short lasting. A slight hop taste topped it off. However the yeast linger out in the back of the mouth after.
It had good carbonation , a nice texture and was medium bodied.
Overall a great Hefeweizen with nice citrus tastes that was well balanced out by some hops!! (565 characters)

Photo of Kartoffeln
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a bright yellow-orange, cloudy to the point of opaque but with some visible carbonation; has the usual billowy, long-lasting head of dense white foam which settles to a healthy cap and leaves loads of frothy lacing.

S: Wheat malts with a biscuity hint, fresh banana bread, yeast aromas, hints of cloves and cinnamon, and a citric but especially lemony note.

T: Robust, wheaty, and slightly biscuity malts are quickly joined by clove and brown spice overtones and a citrus taste, the lemon less pronounced than in the nose. It all combines in a sort of banana bread flavour towards the finish, balanced by faint herbal hops.

M: Medium-bodied with champagne-like carbonation - lower than in other Weizen, but still lending lively crispness. Refreshing and well-balanced on the whole.

D: Schoefferhofer makes a good, solid Weizen, but it wasn't too remarkable besides the biscuit malt notes. (901 characters)

Photo of
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Cloudy orange with a thick and rocky head that hangs around for a long time.

Smell - sweet wheat and caramel malt aromas with banana and very subtle spice.

Taste - Echo of the sweet malt aromas, a bit of citrus, banana, and mineral.

Enjoyable and highly drinakble. (280 characters)

Photo of tbeckett
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
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. (433 characters)

Photo of mintjellie
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Deep golden orange and very turbid. Loads of apparent carbonation on pour. Massive tower of off-white foam shows good retention and cling. Mild banana and lemon aroma also shows a hint of vanilla. Solid bubblegum and banana flavour with bright citrus piercing through. More bubblegum than banana. Clove is muted and hard to detect. This seems a little less carbonated than more well-known weissbiers like Paulaner, Hacker, or Weihenstephaner. Smooth mouthfeel. A decent & simple weissbier that leans more towards the candystore flavours and less toward the spice rack. (568 characters)

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)

Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
81 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.