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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
82
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378 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 19
Gots: 40 | 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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Photo of argock
3.73/5  rDev +3%
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.

argock, Apr 05, 2011
Photo of IPA4LIFE
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

IPA4LIFE, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of marty21
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

marty21, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of epicness
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

epicness, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of dasenebler
2.42/5  rDev -33.1%
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.

dasenebler, Nov 18, 2010
Photo of jhtipton
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

jhtipton, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of StJamesGate
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

StJamesGate, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of kjyost
2.95/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle BB 10/06/2011 poured into a tall wheat beer glass.

A: Pale yellow and not very cloudy at all. Nice lacing though.
S: Light banana and clove atop a bit of raw wheat
T: Thin and light flavours, mainly of banana though a bit of clove played through. A bit of chewy wheat came though
M: Viscous and gummy. The only enjoyable thing of this beer
D: Mouthfeel saves this one, though it is nothing special.

kjyost, Oct 24, 2010
Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a two finger high white head that slowly died down leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. There is a moderate amount of carbonation.
S: There are aromas of bananas and bubble gum in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of banana, bubble gum and wheat along with some hints of clove.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate, rather smooth and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very thirst quenching and is quite refreshing. This would definitely be a good beer to drink on a hot summer day.

metter98, Oct 22, 2010
Photo of A380
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

WOW.
What a great hefeweizen from germany!
I was a huge Paulaner Hefe Weizen naturrub before this beer. I liked this Schofferhofer alot more because it does not taste as heavy ( fruity ) and it has a very crisp clean finish to it.
With the right pour in a freshly rinsed 500ml Weizen glass( very important ) this beer goes an amazingly long way. Its one of the least expensive Wheat Brews we have here in Winnipeg and it honestly can be called better than the others.
It does not lack the taste such as the more expensive erdinger weissbier ( HELLES )

Now to the beer
Like i said it has the perfect mix of fruit and yeast taste, not overpowering in any way.
A very nice fluffy white head and a very light orange colour.
Smell.... Delicious.
This beer is easily a great for the summertime with barbecues or just hot days in general. Pair this beer with a lovely Weisswurst and you can't go wrong. I guarantee it!

Also A little tip on pouring a hefe weizen - Put the glass overtop the bottle, flip then slowly pull the bottle outside the glass as the beer slowly flows in. DO THIS SLOWLY or it will overfoam and you will make a mess. Youtube this before you do it and practice makes perfect!
Cheers!!!

A380, Sep 29, 2010
Photo of sasky7777
2.83/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

sasky7777, Sep 23, 2010
Photo of czfreeman
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one several times before, but never had a chance to review it.
Pours a honey-amber apricot color. Good murkiness, medium carbonation.Nice head, creamy, thick, settles leaving lots of lacing. Nice looking Hefe.
Smell is a bit dissapointing. Light sour fruit, orange,yeast and tart citrus, but overall quite watery. The depth of banana-clove-funky/tartness found in better examples simply is not there.
Flavor is tarter than expected. Sour orange, grain, almost a butter-milk like sourness. Reminds me a bit of cider. Again, overall finishes a peppery and carbonated, but a bit weak and watered down.
The tart finish is nice, but the overall weakness of the beer, especially when Weihenstephan is the same price, will prevent me from buying this one again in the future. Decent, but nothing special.

czfreeman, Sep 19, 2010
Photo of drpimento
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

drpimento, Sep 02, 2010
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Evil_Pidde, Aug 17, 2010
Photo of treque
4.38/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A:Completely opaque orange hue but clear to light, with white foam head of good size, continuos carbonation made of tiny bubbles.

S: Aroma of wheat and a touch of lemon and orange

T: Sweet taste with hints at the beginning, they become acidic and bitterness, it always taste Citrus and wheat

An excellent hefeweizen, if you have not try this, give it a chance!!

treque, Jul 19, 2010
Photo of trevorwideman
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle poured into an Erdinger weiss glass. First review in quite a while!

Pours a hazy yellow-orange colour, nearly opaque with sediment. Medium-low carbonation evident in the glass, and the massive creamy three-finger Hefe head that I expected to see. Aroma is a bit flat. The typical banana-clove aromas are there to be sure but muted and a bit deader than expected.

The flavour profile is muted as well. This is a very light-tasting hefeweizen. A slight touch of lemon sourness greets the tongue, then moves on to a watery mess that has the typical hefe flavours but muddled and nearly indistinguishable. Watery and light in the mouth with a medium-low carbonation that does little for the beer because it doesn't even mask the fact that this is a bit of a mess. Drinkability is high on a hot summer day, but there is many a hefe I would buy before this one.

trevorwideman, Jul 13, 2010
Photo of AgentMunky
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

AgentMunky, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of Bluetick
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Having this in Hamburg right this second.

Apperearance - typical cloudy weizen

Smell: light & airy, nothing bad bu nothing stands out either a little citrus, maybe hints of other, but hard to detect

Taste - again, light & airy, nothing overwhelms or surprises your. Nothing tastes bad, but nothing tastes exceptionally good. Nice malt finish though.

Mouthfeel: The one negative I find while drinking is a flat taste on the palate. Despite lots of "lace", no effervescence feel on the tongue.

Drinkability: One could down this like water. Probably very refreshing on a hot day, but its not hot right now in Hamburg.

Bluetick, Jun 14, 2010
Photo of xylophonica
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 50cl bottle into a 50cl tall glass.

A - Very cloudy dark golden colour. About a finger of head.

S - Banana, pear and peach. Slightly tangy.

T - Fairly smooth at first but with a bitter and slightly sour aftertaste following very closely. Soothing on the way down. Typical wheat and various fruits in the taste.

M - Quite bitey on the tongue. Bitter and sour at the back of the mouth.

D - Enjoyable and fairly easy to drink.

A solid wheat beer if not mind-blowing. Has enough variety to keep you interested but isn't overly complex so can be consumed without any trouble.

xylophonica, May 15, 2010
Photo of soju6
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in the Romer District of Frankfurt.

Color is a hazy gold with a nice head. the aroma is of grain and slightly sweet. The taste was of wheat a bit of sweetness and finished a bit bitter. Has a medium body and somewhat refreshing. Nice beer on a summer day. A nice change from all the pilsner.

soju6, Apr 16, 2010
Photo of sunrisesolara
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

.5L emptied into a Weizen.

A: Pours a cloudy orange with a creamy 3-finger white head which receeds to a thick ring. Some lacing in the upper third of the glass.

S: Under-ripe bananas, citrusy, damp wheat, yeast.

M: Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

T: Wheat malt, barley. Mildly sweet, but without any real depth of flavor. Dirty finish, slightly hoppy aftertaste.

D: Mildly interesting Hefeweizen. Certainly not the class of the field, but drinkable and cheap.

sunrisesolara, Apr 06, 2010
Photo of crnipeter
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

BBE 08. 2010, into tulip. The pour gives birth to a murky apricot orange-yellow body overlain by rather thin yet firm white head that drops to a lingering coarse coat. Sniffing reveals banana esters, bubble gum, clove and wheat. Bready flavor, slightly citric with prominent hoppiness (for a hefeweizen) leading into bitter finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Decent but not impressive.

crnipeter, Apr 06, 2010
Photo of charlatan
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle from Aldi.

Looks like pineapple juice with a head. There are hints of pineapple and banana along with oodles of chalk in the nose.

Surprisingly tangy and sweet to begin, reminding me of bubble gum. The yeast takes a very long time to make itself apparent and even then isn't particularly significant. Could do with a little more hop bite to give it some edge.

charlatan, Jan 27, 2010
Photo of JohnW
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Have had this beer on tap in Frankfurt Airport, and also in bottle form at home in UK, purchased in a local supermarket.

Appearance is good and typical of the German Hefe Weizen style, though aroma is less pronounced and "fruity" than most other German Wheat beers. This is reflected in the flavours. It has a thinner and much drier taste and texture than the best German Wheat beers, lacking in depth or complexity, though is refreshing. Very little of the cloves and banana hints as in most Wheat Beers, just a dry crisp character that in the end is rather bland and uninspiring. Whilst this would be refreshing well chilled on a hot summers day, it is hardly inspiring or grabs your attention to want more.

There are so many other far better German Hefe Weiss beers than this, Schneider being my favourite, followed by Andechs, Paulaner, Aying, Erdinger, Weihenstephen, Weltenburger, Karg....not necessarily in that order...and many others.

The brewery address seems to indicate that Henninger Brau beers are also brewed on this site, non of those being particularly good either, so it seems to be an "industrial" brewery complex!

JohnW
Bham UK

JohnW, Jan 14, 2010
Photo of canucklehead
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
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

canucklehead, Jan 01, 2010
Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
82 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.