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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG

Schöfferhofer HefeweizenSchöfferhofer Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
81
good

302 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%


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.

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Parrotshake

Australia

3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 06:45:28 | More by Parrotshake
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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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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 04:07:28 | More by LiquidAmber
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davidfoley

New York

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

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 13:45:21 | More by davidfoley
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olimpia84

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2011 20:29:30 | More by olimpia84
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 00:15:44 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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francisfilion

Quebec (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
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!!

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 23:09:36 | More by francisfilion
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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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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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 19:46:12 | More by
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 01:41:27 | More by tbeckett
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 19:35:23 | More by mintjellie
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heygeebee

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 05:46:29 | More by heygeebee
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paxkey

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

interesting bottle. cap is nice too.
this is a travelled beer judging by the multi-lingual lablelling.
poured in a duvel glass.
gorgeous caramel and orange colored with giant frothy permahead. so cloudy and multi-colored. ranges in appearance from desert-like caramely to fruity/wheaty spicy and beyond. love this beer in a glass. as the head recedes there is prominent lacing.
clove is evident in the nose. bubble gum followed by malt and citrus. lots of citrus. takes a little effort to get anything else. but it smells nice without much effort.
finishes medium with little to no carbonation astringency. finishes kinda juicy.
overall light on flavor through the open and middle. some of the clove comes through and some sweetness. very easy drinking but also forgetable in flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 23:31:17 | More by paxkey
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Rijtjeshuis

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served in weizen glass.

Look (4/5) - the color is light yellow, almost like the skin of a banana. Very opaque. A very large head rises and falls slowly, very mousy and very slowly falls. Some nice carbonation rises from the bottom of the glass.

Smell (4/5) - the nose if good for the style. Some nice wheat aroma, almost a bit more than most hefes, which give more on the yeast. As for the yeast, it's a bit more tart than usual (which I like), but well within the usual banana-clove arena

Flavor (3/5) - something's a bit off with the flavor on this one, it's almost more like a witbier than a hefe - more tart and citric than I'd have expected and with a very mild banana-clove profile than I'd have thought given the nose. Also, there is a bit of a latex or surgical glove taste to it, which I'm not digging.

Feel (3.5/5) - pretty standard for a hefe, maybe a touch too heavy with medium body and medium-high carbonation. More-or-less standard, though.

Drink (3/5) - I think the flavor was a bit off here - ended up having a very Belgian profile and didn't taste that much like a hefe. It was decent in terms of drinkability outside of style, if not for that rubbery flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 00:48:23 | More by Rijtjeshuis
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Mit

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy straw colour with a decent lasting head.

Smells like a very tradtional wheat. Complete with the orange peel odours

Has a heavier flavour...differs from the more mainstream wheats. I found it slightly less refreshing. I did let it warm up a little though. Maybe too much. Does have the regular spiceyness and citrus flavours characteristic of a normal wheat.

Slightly heavy for a wheat I found.

Overall I didn't enjoy this as much as alot of other wheats. I didn't stand out in a crowd for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2011 02:12:31 | More by Mit
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drinkininthewood

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle from the LCBO BB 01 04 12
Served into a Hoegaarden Glass.

A- Foggy yellowish color with an explosive head of sticky white foam.

S- Quite fruity and yeasty with aromas of fresh melon, some citrus, and sugary malts also present in the nose.

T- Malty sweet with a touch of honey and vanilla, banana, cardamom, some citrus, Bread and grains, Tangy Metallic finish, bitterness in the end.

M- Fairly sweet, medium body, syrupy a bit.

D- Decent

Overall some good flavors in this beer but it just doesn't quite come together and its a tad too sweet and sugary for my liking. The price of the beer doesn't sit well either as you can find Hefeweizens of better quality for the same price if not better in some cases.

Throughout the entire bottle it just felt as if something was off or I got a badly unbalanced bottle...I will be re-reviewing.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 04:38:51 | More by drinkininthewood
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the LCBOm best before April 1, 2012. Into my Schneider Weisse glass.

Pours an opaque golden orange, with some lighter browns intermingled throughout. Turbulent carbonation that produces a head that fails to settle for quite some time. Fluffy offwhite head and some webbed lace. Nose is fairly standard for a hefe, banana and some wheaty grain. Some light spicing, mild citrus zest. Nothing out of place, and pretty straightforward (and pleasant) for the style. Taste leads with the banana and wheat again, the wheat having a particularly 'sharp' character (couldn't think of a better way to describe it), likely accentuated by the prevalent clove notes. Some mild citrus in the mouth as well. Mouthfeel is relatively full, with a moderate carbonation. This one went down surprisingly easy and was quite nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 22:32:48 | More by liamt07
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Roke87

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle, poured into a weizen glass at fridge temperature
01.04.12 stamped on the back of the bottle, best before date I’m assuming?

Appearance- Pours a golden yellow colour that is very cloudy, so cloudy that you cannot tell the carbonation, with a huge three fingers of soapy white heads that takes forever to reside, literally forever like a good 5 minutes, leaving some of the most lacing I have ever seen on a beer before, period.

Smell- Is rather muted, with such an amazing appearance I was really hoping for an amazing hefeweizen here, but it is already falling short, although it does have a clove and spice characteristic to it, bready malt and wheat aromas come to the nose next with a very mild fruity presence in the aromas as well as a mild bubblegum smell with the usual yeast aroma as well that is always present in a hefe.

Taste- Again the tastes are just like the smells in the sense that they are very muted for a hefeweizen. In the tastes I get a lot more of the bready malt and wheat flavours, then the clove and spice comes through a bit, very mild citrus fruit in there as well as the typical yeast flavours, kinda tastes a bit like popcorn on the finish.
Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied especially for a hefeweizen, it is well carbonated and is very easy drinking with a smooth and crisp taste to it.

Overall- Not really what I was expecting from a German hefeweizen what so ever. The appearance is so promising like it looks absolutely stunningly sexy, then you start to smell it and it is just plain old bland, nothing really going on even the clove and spice aromas are so muted the wheat and bready malt almost take over. Same thing goes for the tastes, very muted, bland, and really not a whole lot going on here, and the wheat and bready malt really take over even more in the tastes. Rather disappointed in this one and would probably not go back to it again, but it would be a good beer for those just getting into the hefe style as it is not overpowering in any way.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 04:17:04 | More by Roke87
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

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

In some parts this lemony-orange beer has an almost ghostly whitish tone. Its complexion is obscured, as if someone had mixed cream into it, but bubbles remain highly visible. Its head is stunted but regresses at pace that would be measured with a sundial (not stopwatch). Plus, it leaves the glass looking like the jowls of a hot dog on a sunny summer day.

If you've ever seen someone blow a large bubble with bubblegum only to have it go splat all over their face, you can catch the music I mean to convey when I say that these malts, perceived as simultaneously bready and grainy, smell splattered with tutti-frutti and banana-y coating. If you really sniff hard you're rewarded with a soft vanilla incense.

Soft bubblegum features are also prolonged in the taste, which has a honey-oat loaf kind of sweetness to it. Bruised bananas, too, can again said to be tasted; that wavering fruitiness is nothing but pleasant, albeit a little understated if anything. Notably absent is much (if any) clove-like spiciness. The bready malts, as result, triumph on the finish.

'Panache' isn't a German word, but it's what this German beer lacks and what its higher rated and more commercially popular counterparts possess. The mouthfeel is lusciously creamy but has an absence of lingering spice or esters, a carbonation that could be a little more inflated and an aftertaste that absolutely flatlines. It fails to hit the proverbial spot.

Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen follows the formula well but fails to deliver the goods on quite the same level as so many other vested German wheat beers. To call it a poor man's Weihenstephaner or Schneider or Paulaner wouldn't be unkind nor untrue. That said, it isn't actually any cheaper than the latter offerings, so I can't see any reason to settle for it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 22:56:11 | More by biegaman
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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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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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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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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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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
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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dansmcd

Australia

3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A decent head but disappeared in no time. Unfortunately no sticky lacing. Murky, cloudy caramel body.

S - wheat, coriander, banana.

T - Banana, candied orange.

M - Quite buttery for a hefeweizen but a nice amount of zest too.

O - As a big fan of hefeweizens, I'm slightly disappointed but a very drinkable drop all the same.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 11:18:06 | More by dansmcd
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