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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
81
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324 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 12
Gots: 12 | 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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crisis44

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-08-2013 15:00:11 | More by crisis44
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Tschnab

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-23-2013 17:01:49 | More by Tschnab
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burnstar

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-02-2013 01:07:24 | More by burnstar
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hayesjw

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-21-2012 06:19:38 | More by hayesjw
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vlad_bamboocha

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-04-2014 19:45:40 | More by vlad_bamboocha
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-02-2014 00:24:26 | More by KStark
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-27-2013 18:44:09 | More by schnarr84
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 01:58:02 | More by biboergosum
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juju7

Australia

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks the part with a bright, golden orange body and a creamy, ample 2 finger head. Nose reveals the typical banana notes mixed with some clove and spice. A bit of huskiness there too. The flavour is true to style but a touch lacking. A little watery at the back. Doesn't have the same creamy smoothness you find with some other top German hefs. Good, not great.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2009 08:22:50 | More by juju7
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argock

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
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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Kartoffeln

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 18:58:44 | More by Kartoffeln
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Arrives a straw-grapefruit blend in color. Completely cloudy yet translucent, it almost looks lit from behind. Good lace for a hefeweizen.
Smell is somewhat restrained but notes of malt, cloves, bananas, and yeast. Well balanced.
Taste is more forward than the nose with the same malty backbone carrying bananas, clove, nutmeg, yeast and vanilla notes. Very good balance. Good complexity.
Medium bodied with a pronounced and tangy effervescence. Drying from the middle on. A mere whiff of warming late. Well done.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2013 19:45:52 | More by PorterLambic
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Stocean1

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - poured a one finger head - fine sticky lacing - cloudy orange wheat colour

S - sour - wheat - banana - orange - no spiciness

T - malt and wheat - banana and citrus - good but not exceptional - the flavors are present but not bursting out - missing a clove spiciness I like for the style - nicely balanced bitterness

M - medium carbonation - refreshing bitterness in the aftetaste with just the right amount of tingling in the mouth - a little sour as well

O - decent Hefe that one could session on a nice hot afternoon on the deck - not the best Hefe I have had and not overly complex but still very good

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2011 02:23:07 | More by Stocean1
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rarbring

Sweden

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
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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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a wheat beer glass

Mazy, hazy amber with a tremendous fist full head and plenty of lacing

Aroma of Banana and bread

smooth first taste and finish. banana , bread . medium body

Grabbed a six pack while picking up some Chinese take out. Nice complement to the food, a nice tasting beer and worth a repeat.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 04:01:18 | More by WunderLlama
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xylophonica

Australia

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 10:58:49 | More by xylophonica
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TommyW

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Cloudy gold body with a huge, fluffy white head that fades to a lasting film.

S- Wheat and banana dominate the nose with some subtle yeasty notes as well.

T- Some wheaty and malt flavors start it off, and a little bit of spice comes in. A mineral and yeasty base kinda dominate though. Semi-sweet overall. The banana is very sublte. Not a lot going on overall, a little on the bland side.

M- Medium body with a creamy, smooth feel. Good carbonation level.

D- Not overly sweet, leaves no lingering taste and goes down so well.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 17:26:23 | More by TommyW
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Kulrak

Australia

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
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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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
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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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 20:54:37 | More by andrenaline
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this with a pig's leg dinner in Frankfurt. These are the memories that keep me thinking of when I can get back to Germany again, the food is exceptional for a carnivore.

The beer was poured from a 0.5L bottle into a weisse glass, and showed a hazy pale orange color with a big frothy head on top. The aromas were all the standard yeast bu-products in a good weizen, bananas and floral aromas. The taste was nicely fruity as well, but had a noticeable bitter bite at the end. I've had 2 endings to weisse beers in Germany, buttery or bitter. My current tastes run towards the buttery more than the bitter, but neither one is entirely appreciated by me. Good thick mouthfeel helped the drinkability somewhat, but not enough as the bitter after-taste limited my thirst for another.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2007 12:11:32 | More by TurdFurgison
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great looking hefe. A milky orange-yellow topped by a thick, frothy head that laces well.

Aroma of wheat and bananay esters and traces of clove and grain.

Taste is wheat, grains and yeast and light rubbery bubblegum with a light spritz of orange peel with some clove and a light dusting of pepper in the finish. Slightly tart with the faintest of faint apple cider vinegar notes.

Mouthfeel skews to the watery at first but then it gives way to a very dry finish. Crisp carbonation.

A decent and well made hefe if not the most complex.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 01:39:27 | More by MeisterBurger
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
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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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle as part of the LCBO's summer release. Hot almost-summer's day, patio and sun - the perfect mix for a hefeweizen!

Poured into a hefe glass. A brilliant looking hefe - cloudy, amber-golden, a two inch head that displays outstanding retention, scads of sticky lacing. First rate.

Nose is pleasant hefe: wheat malt, yeast, a bit of bubblegum, floral hops, citrus.

Dry, good notes of wheat and flowers, and finishes slightly citrussy and bitter. Banana and bubblegum flavors are hard to detect, but they are lurking there. One of the driest hefe's I've encountered in a long time, somewhat lacking in the flavor department. Creamy mouthfeel, sticky, thick-bodied, mild carbonation.

Too subdued, not among my favorites, but certainly pleasant to drink. But there are better hefeweizens to be had at better prices.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 19:13:14 | More by JohnnyBarman
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev +2%
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
Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
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