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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
81
good

333 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 333
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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fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled sample. Medium yellow in colour with lots of haze and lots of carbonation. Aromatic notes of banana, apple, and sulfur. This beer is very yeasty in the mouth with a bit of hop spiciness and a bit more banana. Good mouthfeel. Not a bad hefe, but a little too muted for serious consumption or contemplation. It’s more of a patio drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2005 16:52:04 | More by fisherman34
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ohitsbrad

Australia

3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 December 2005, Best Before Jun 05

Yellow orange colour, slightly cloudy, poured into a Weihenstephan Weizen, decent head, settled to a thin cap, some islands of lace left on the glass. Aroma is mostly of soft bananas and a little lemon. Slightly sweet wheaty taste with banana, lemon and vanilla flavours. Fairly thin mouthfeel. Easy to drink, but not quite Weihenstephan.

I'm aware I'm drinking this out of code and bought it at a significantly reduced price because of it. I'm yet to taste this otherwise but it seems to hold up a little after the best before date.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2005 18:43:23 | More by ohitsbrad
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Finite

Australia

4.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy apricot, beautiful balanced head which lasts for a nice while it thickens, leaving a nice display of lacing. It looks like what a Hefe Weizen should look like.

Smell: smells strongly of banana and earthen spices. Great Smell

Taste/ Mouthfeel: Cloves and earthen spices hit the palate and release a range of tarty sweetness on the edge which then changes into the banana we witnessed earlier in the smell. Meanwhile the earthen spices and wheat course dryness attacks the centre of the palate asking for another sip. The aftertaste is that of apple skin with a bitterness of the edge of the palate. The whole mix has just the right amount of carbonisation to make it refreshing yet goes down so easy that drinking this is a breeze

Drinkability/Overall: A great Hefe Weizen. Easy drinking. This one has all the right moves. A great Hefe Weizen to introduce to a beer drinker unfamiliar of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2005 11:22:54 | More by Finite
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like the simple orange label on this beer. It pours a glowing hazy orange with a huge pillowy head thats the consistency of softserve ice cream. The aroma has green apples, citrus, vanilla and cloves. The taste is a blend of green apples, pineapples, bananas and a crisp wheat edge. Theres also some noble hop sea air in there. The mouthfeel is creamy and thick with carbonation.

This is a decent and very fruity hefeweizen. While its not as complex as some, its still an eminently refreshing hefe.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2005 04:54:44 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly more amber than most; perhaps a higher malt:wheat ratio? Plenty of hefe to provide the appropriate murky appearance. Nice head, but poor retention, no lacing.

S: Not a lot of odour... just a little cloves.

T: Earthy cloves fading to a citrous flavour, with a slight tang. Taste is a little maltier than average. Not a lot of fruity esters... where's the banana?

M: Light body, moderate carbonation.

D: The flavours are very subdued... perfectly drinkable by any shmoe... not as refreshing as most, but an easy session beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2005 22:22:46 | More by Derek
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jarmby1711

Australia

3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Being a novice to this style makes it hard to know what is good or otherwise.
It had surprisingly little smell, which belied the very tarty flavour.The tartness was very nicely balance at the end with a citrus fruitiness which made the taste and refreshing.
It was very fizzy which added to the cleansingrefreshing qualoities.
Not a beer I would drink a lot of , but that probably applies to the style, however as a 1 off refresher I think it is pretty god

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2005 23:03:41 | More by jarmby1711
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The packaging for this ale pretty much sums up it’s character: bland and commercial. Not that it’s bad, just that there are many tastier hefeweizens out there.

Clouded orange in color, has a modest cap for a hefeweizen but it does lace the glass well. Sparkling natural carbonation. Nose is sweet malts over spices and some fruit tones. Mouth feel is peppery with carbonation but the malts punch through...a tad watery in body...some fruity tastes, not much hopping...a slight taste of the siganture Hefeweizen esters come in near the finish...light banana and cloves...very slight. Not a bad beer but not good either....at any rate it's better tasting and more quenching than the domestic mega brewed beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2005 00:16:31 | More by pootz
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hazy apricot colour with a good-sized head to start, minimal retention and lace.

Faint aroma of banana, somewhat soapy. Smoky or burned flavour, gently metallic aftertaste. Weak kneed throughout.

Nothing special, has some offputting flavour notes. Awkward metallic finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2005 20:25:44 | More by TerryW
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color hefe with a huge bubbly head with average retention. Aroma of wheat is highly dominant and banana is also easily detectable. Taste is dominated by the wheat and the banana with maybe a bit too much of the banana and not enough citrus feels. Good refreshing example for the style. A bit underrated I think.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2005 19:03:57 | More by Phyl21ca
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.2/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Nothing special here and unfinishable. At least the L.C.B.O. didn't bring it in cans. Watery minimal taste with enormous bulk of head, that would not go away. Sour milk aroma, the yeast and wheat just didn't add value. This was a fresh bottle. Some malt, didn't work for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2005 04:04:50 | More by Sammy
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a golden amber, little haze but not as much as I like in a weissbier. Smell was almost non existant, a little bit of malt and spice but the banana wasn't really there, had kind of a weak lagery smell. Taste was pretty bland, little yeastiness and some wheat, definately not very weiss. Mouthfeel was medium, as was the carbonation and was pretty smooth, disappointing though.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2005 15:29:38 | More by Viggo
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy, rusty-orange pour....medium white head. Nose was subtle....some clove...only a bint of banana. Taste was modest...again, some banana and glove....little wheat crsipness. Mostly smooth and creamy mouthfeel...light bodied....not as pronounced as i might have liked. Very drinkable however.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2005 20:32:54 | More by Popsinc
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DrJay

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy amber/straw colour topped by a thin, but dense, white head that showed good retention and lacing. Aroma of cloves, lemon and malty sweetness. This is over-hopped for my tastes, with a sharp bitterness that lingers through the dry finish. Citrus, banana and spicy cloves attempt to round out the flavour. Light body, a bit on the thin side, with moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2005 13:50:59 | More by DrJay
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tatterdash

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden orange with a foamy white head. Loads of peachy/citrus and cloves, very good aroma. Taste, hmmm... Not as good as the smell... Rather smooth, some banana and clove, but it is a little too hoppy for a Hefeweizen in my opinion. It does grow on you and is never unpleasent, but if the taste and the smell matched I would have enjoyed it much more.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2005 01:40:35 | More by tatterdash
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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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hefevice

Australia

3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle, about 3 months past "Best Before" date which I did not notice until after I had tasted. Presents like a typical German Hefeweizen, but lighter than usual (light straw colour). Aroma is typical but somewhat muted. Flavour is muted as well, and much drier than typical for the style. There are many significantly better hefe's around. Might need to re-rate this one with a fresh bottle, although looking at other reviews, it probably won't make much difference.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2005 09:17:31 | More by hefevice
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watermelonman

California

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This poured to a nice light gold and yellow color, with a large head that lasted well. A thick lace looks good too.

The taste has a light grain feel, along with hints of banana. The smell is highlights the etsers. The mouthfeel is pretty solid, and it's easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2005 03:06:59 | More by watermelonman
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous thick, rich sturdy head stis atop an opaque orange gold body. Some light carbonation. A very good-looking beer.

Delicious fruit-sweet nose. Touches of orange, lemonade laced with hops and sweet malt.

A fair amount of bitterness on the palate, a little more than I've come to expect from a wheat beer. Long finish that starts with a lip-smacking bitter hops freshness (almost reminiscent of an IPA) and mellows to a coppery sweetness at the back of the mouth. There's a dusty dryness at the very, very end which just wonderfully caps off this beer.

This is a very, very pleasant brew. I've tried a few of these now, and every time I find something new to appreciate. Wonderful job

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2005 06:48:43 | More by lacqueredmouse
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ragerx

Alaska

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

When I was in the Army in Germany(town of Friedburg, Hessen state) this was a local beer that they sold at the Post Exchange and local bars. Nice color, usually some wheat and yeast sitting at the bottom of the bottles. Id pick up a sixer of this stuff most nights of the week and kill it by myself or with a friend. Much as someone would pick up a six-pack of Bud in the states. Only this stuff in alot better tasting, somewhat heavy and filling. Alcohol content was average if somewhat underperforming for German beer. Was mixed with Banana juice in the local bars to creat "Bananaweizen" an interesting drink to be sure, tasty. Tried it in brown bottles it came in , was also sold in tallboy cans. Brings back the memories, I'd recommend picking up some of this stuff if you are ever in central Germany.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2005 03:11:17 | More by ragerx
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Kulrak

Australia

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer came out of the bottle a nice cloudy light amber color and smelled of hops, usually a good sign. The first taste feels like it's scouring your tongue with the carbonation, and has a nice hoppy flavor to go with it. I can't think of anything bad to say about it, it's a great hefe.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2004 10:22:13 | More by Kulrak
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joecast

Australia

4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

huge pillowy white head. strong fruity, spicy, orange zest aroma. very nice.
cloudy, glowing gold color. not too much sediment from the bottle.
great refreshing flavor and mouthfeel. mild mouth-puckering bitterness in the finish.
i cant imagine getting tired of this. great looking beer, with the aroma and flavor to back it up.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2004 07:12:21 | More by joecast
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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
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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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koolk

Australia

3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Initailly a large head that instantly disappeared and was zero in 5 secs. No lacing whatsoever. Cloudly dark orange.

Nose of standard hefeweizen - banana, cloves etc, except it has a slightly strange orange doughy smell that I just can't put my finger on (almost plastic-like in some senses, then its almost like an orange cake the next sniff).

Cloves, spices and fruits on the palate that is clean, crisp, slightly tart and very long.

Good flavours, just an odd aroma that I really don't find overly appealing.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2003 09:31:43 | More by koolk
Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
81 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.