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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG

Schöfferhofer HefeweizenSchöfferhofer Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
81
good

303 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Ratings: 303
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2002)
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vfgccp

New York

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 02:03:41 | More by vfgccp
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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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Bluetick

California

3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2010 16:03:17 | More by Bluetick
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Globetrotter

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
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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Pegasus

Texas

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

Appearance: Hazy, light golden color, with a large, fine-grained head, which retains well, thick, unbroken lacing, and profuse, fine carbonation.

Aroma: Bready yeast notes, and a pronounced aroma of cloves, ripe bananas, vanilla, and wood.

Taste: Opens with a spicy clove flavor and a rich bread taste. Midway through the taste, the herbal hop notes and cloves intensify. At the close of the taste, there is a renewed wave of cloves, and a lingering metallic hop note.

Mouth feel: Smooth and full, soft, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A very well-crafted example of the style, recommended.

Thanks to Max for hand-carrying this from Germany.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2007 01:41:51 | More by Pegasus
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RuudJH

Netherlands

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).

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 19:34:17 | More by RuudJH
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.7%
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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MTNboy

Germany

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It has a golden orange body with a lot of haze at first that slows down to a moderate haze. The creamy head has some good staying power. When it does start go it makes a great lace. The flavor is bread like and yeasty giving is a spicy clove taste and aroma. There are fruit banana and citrus esters. The mouthfeel is smooth although there is some carbonation bite. A full bodied beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2008 14:10:03 | More by MTNboy
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Sunnanek

Sweden

4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 19:16:42 | More by Sunnanek
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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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admiral

Australia

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an easy drinking, nicely balanced hefeweizen: very tasty

aroma: cloves, candied banana, nut and citrus

taste: cloves, candied banana, nut, citrus, passionfruit, spice with some slight medicinal taste coming through

a very enjoyable and refreshing drink - not complex but not meant to be

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 09:08:07 | More by admiral
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Radome

Texas

4.01/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted on tap in Frankfurt airport in a traditional wheat beer glass.

A - Color is medium gold. Cloudy, but still lets light through. Thick, white head. Massive lacing.

S - Clean wheat and pilsner grain aroma. The malt is well balanced against grassy hops and clove.

T - Clean malt and wheat flavor. Clove is muted. No banana noted. Solid hops bitterness and grassy flavor.

M - Medium to full body. Smooth and creamy feel. Prickly carbonation. Light alcohol presence.

O - This is a very cleanly made and balanced Weizen. Surprising creaminess and low yeast esthers make this stand out from the crowd for me.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2013 04:09:18 | More by Radome
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought at Bert's Bier Huis

Poured into a weizen glass

APPEARANCE: Deep yellow golden orange and is very opaque. No carbonation evident. White medium-sized head looks medium thick and levels off into a thin film. Leaves some lacing.

SMELL: Wheat malt and some clove and banana undertones in the background. Very nice and strong; makes a statement.

TASTE: Wheat malt, clove in the background, and some of the nice banana characteristics in the background. I missed the lemon parts though. No strong aftertaste at all. Very nice.

PALATE: Medium body, goes down creamy smooth and finishes pretty dry for a weizen. No bite and the carbonation is in good balance. An excellent feel for this style of beer. Nice job.

OVERALL: An excellent all-round weizen. I didn't know what to expect from this one, but was pleasantly surprised. This one will definitely feature again.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2008 15:29:23 | More by Jeffo
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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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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle poured into Schofferhofer Weizen glass.

A - Deep peach colour, Large ice cream like frothy head, lively beading.

S - Bananas and vanilla

T - Banana flavours come through with hints of vanilla however quickly dissapates into a very watery finish

M - A little thin compared to some other hefe's. Very lively carbonation with medium body.

D - A run of the mill hefe, a sweet vanilla like aftertaste lingers after a glassful. The lively carbonation makes this a little uncomfortable if a few of these were consumed.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2006 21:43:05 | More by seanyfo
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Weizenmensch

Japan

4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

The trusty Schöfferhofer is really good value at $19 a six pack, when singles of Schneider are $7 and Erdinger's at least $6. Reliable - doesn't vary much in flavour. Appearance is good - strong dense white head sticks around, carbonation great, colour is a rusty yellow, spot on for a Hefe. Smell is overwhelmingly overripe banana, and a few other aromas, nothing too complex but nice, and appropriate. Taste is predominantly thirst-quenching - it's not a rich melange of curious flavours but it's refreshing, tasty, and goes with anything that's not too potent. I had it with some Wensleydale cheese and marinated artichokes today and that was a great combination. Kalamata olives were too powerful in flavour, as was some ashed Tasmanian goat's cheese. Right now I'm having it on it's own and it's delicious.

Mouthfeel is a little thin but undistracting. Better hefes have more to them, and the wateriness of this refreshing beer is noticeable. Still leaves a damn nice taste in your mouth though. As for drinkability - at this price, you can't do better. I had two this afternoon, my girlfriend had one, and I've just had three delicious Schöffers in a row and wish I had another six to enjoy. This isn't the first and definitely not the last time I've had this beer. It's extremely good value for money and every last beer is rewarding. Best value for money Hefe I've had in Australia - with the different beer taxes in Germany, I may find another favourite. Overall, a splendid brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2007 14:35:53 | More by Weizenmensch
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rjimlad

Australia

4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yumm. I love this Hefe because it's good and available. After pouring into a hefe glass there was a substantial and persistent head, cloudy but not opaque. Initial aromas were on the clovey side which is OK but I really like the banana flavour of Hefeweizen and it took some time to kick in. On reflection the slightly repressed banana kept me looking for it and adding to the interest. A more complex hefe might have some citrus and vanilla notes as well but this one is pretty good and true to style. It's also good value. Heavy carbonation prevented cloying and didn't detact from great drinkablity. A great session hefeweizen. Yumm.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2007 09:35:30 | More by rjimlad
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
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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Cs1987

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Cloudy. Two fingers of head, which reduced slowly.

Smell - Strong, with banana and cinnamon the main odours.

Taste - Very typical of a Hefe, nutmeg and cinnamon balanced with a light banana flavour. Just about as good as Weihenstephaner in this category.

Mouthfeel - Good carbonation level and aftertaste.

Drinkability - Very refreshing and easy to drink.

Overall - Almost as good overall as Weihenstephaner, and significantly cheaper at my local bottle shop. I can see this becoming one of my favourites.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2007 14:07:54 | More by Cs1987
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DerBayer

Germany

4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What can i say - a classic Hefeweizen but not my favourite - an Erdinger rather than an Ayinger I m gonna say:

A - A golden cloudy body with an orange tinge and very good head that doesn t just fizz away

S - Typical wheat beer smell - bananas, orange and clove but this one is a bit bready

T - Das ist sehr gut ja albeit not outstanding decent bananabread with spice taste but lacking in depth and not quite fruity enough for a Hefeweizen

M - High carbonation but pleasant big bubbles not fizzy and refreshing on the tongue

D - Yes all year round high drinkability

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2009 19:35:45 | More by DerBayer
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A380

Manitoba (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
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!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 20:04:16 | More by A380
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StJamesGate

New York

4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 22:01:53 | More by StJamesGate
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LarryKemp

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours with a very rich thick white head. The liquid is slightly cloudy and dark yellow. Exceptional in all aspects.

The aroma has slight cloves but no banana aroma. I could not detect any hops.

The flavor has bananas and light cloves. With every mouthful, the banana flavor increases and improves. The wheat flavor is present. There is a tartness that is not from hops and the carbonation plays with the tongue.

The mouthfeel is creamy and full of carbonation.

I LOVE hefeweizen and find this one of the finest I have had since coming back from Germany last May. I would recommend this beer to anyone looking for a great wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2003 19:25:40 | More by LarryKemp
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joecast

Australia

4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
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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Sigmund

Norway

4.3/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden colour, good head, lovely aroma of citrus and spices, refreshing light and clean citrussy flavour. Pleasant aftertaste. A good hefe, recommended for everyone who loves this style.

Serving type: can

09-21-2002 05:24:26 | More by Sigmund
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