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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG

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171 Reviews
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Reviews: 171
Hads: 432
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 22
Gots: 77 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2002

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Photo of crnipeter
3.4/5  rDev -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. (397 characters)

Photo of rastaman
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A middle of the road German wheat, which is not a bad thing at all, light, sweetish, fruity (banana), bubblegummy, but not overly so of any of these, very refreshing aswell, not overly interesting, but highly drinkable. (219 characters)

Photo of Lukie
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a vibrant orange with a huge white fluffy head. One of the best looking hefe's I have seen in a while. The head took its time to get down and let me drink!

Strong aroma of banana, some cinnamon, breads. Spicy quality.

Spicy cinammon, bitter orange, banana. It is not overly refreshing compared to some hefe's. The sweetness of the banana is quite distinct in the back of the pallet, but the spiciness of it seems to overpower the banana too much.

It has a strong amount of carbonation, and citrus flavour that overpowers in the mouth. It is a rather heavy hefe aswell. It is great to have a couple, but there are easier to drink hefe's, and much nicer ones on the market, which, for a couple of extra dollars, would go down much better on a stinking hot Aussie summers day. (783 characters)

Photo of AlexLMS
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First of all I love Weizen biers and although I think Schöfferhofer is a good beer it is not great. I taste it in a Schöfferhofer glass.

Appearance: cloudy, but without the floating yeast, with a deep yellow color. The head is white, substantial in size and it fades slowly (not much lacing though).
Aroma: an agreeable nose with notes of yeast.
Taste: not so sweet with a good citrus presence.
Mouthfeel: smooth, good carbonation, nice alcoholic strength and full body.
Finish: lingering aftertaste with banana notes.

Overall: nice and refreshing hefeweizen. (571 characters)

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not my thing but pleasant enough
slightly hazy golden body with instantly disappearing white head
subdued aroma of cloves and slight banana flavour with wheat backdrop (167 characters)

Photo of mdagnew
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from McHughs, Dublin...

Poured a golden yellow colour with a slight yeasty haze... White head poured typically thick and foamy then faded slowly to decent thickish covering ... lots of carbonation rises to the surface... fair amount of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Very light clove spiciness, light wheatiness, some breadiness, very little malts - just some faint biscuity hints, light sour fruitiness (apples and lemons), some peppery traces, faint ginger, some hay traces...

Taste – Very light biscuit malts, faint clove and wheat notes, quite yeasty, definite breadiness, some graininess, watered down fruits (lots of apples and lemons), light sour notes, peppery hints...

Feel - Fairly smooth with a little bite underneath... light body... As with most hefe's this is pretty refreshing and drinkable although a little on the dull side...

Overall - A pretty standard and average hefe... refreshing and drinkable enough but just not very exciting.... worth a try... (989 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Paulaner stein in low altitude Galway, Ireland. Bottle obtained at Aldi in Galway. Expectations are average.

A: Pours a cloudy hazy orange-gold. Typical hefeweizen fare. Three finger head of above average thickness, but lacking sufficient cream. Generally appealing, but not special.

Sm: Fresh wheat and hops. A bit of citrusy estery notes; though I suspect it's fairly low on hops compared to the typical hefeweizen. An appealing scent, but not a particularly strong one. So far, so good.

T: Citrusy esters - mainly orange, especially pronounced on the climax and finish. Mild cream on the open, unexpected but welcome. The body isn't as hoppy as it maybe ought to be, but it balances its wheat and hop notes nicely to comprise a well executed build for the style. Very nicely balanced. Complex enough, but not expertly crafted.

Mf: Overall, the mouthfeel is too light. It's just coarse enough. Certainly a refreshing beer, probably best enjoyed in the summertime.

Dr: Poundable and cheap by Irish standards (at least at Aldi). Very surprising for its price. It's not special, but it's a great beer to refresh and to intoxicate. Pour it into a stein or tall Erdinger-esque glass if its own branded glassware is unavailable. (1,246 characters)

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in a weizen glass.

A: Pours a very cloudy orange to beige color forming a huge, thin bubbled, soapy and creamy head. Good retention. Very persistent, leaving tons of lingering lacings left in the glass

S: Strong sweet and fruity upfront. Strong notes of banana and wheat. Quite bready too

T: Sweet grains upfront. Strong notes of wheat and pale grains. Banana esters. Quite fruity too. Light notes of hops. Very mild bitterness. Smooth and bready, as expected

M: Light, smooth and creamy body. Good carbonation. Fruity and bready aftertaste

O: Very easydrinking. Standard german Weissbier (613 characters)

Photo of Roke87
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
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. (2,015 characters)

Photo of Rijtjeshuis
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
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. (1,182 characters)

Photo of Suds
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a hazy, milky golden colored beer with a towering and fluffy white head. It's got a very herbal and peppery smell, with a nice amount of yeast. Banana is in the background. There's also a little vanilla and a radish-leaf aroma. The flavor is modestly yeasty, with a little citric-wheat quality and a light mouthfeel. It's not as yeasty and bready I'd hoped. Still, it's a respectable Hefe. Worth a try. (410 characters)

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy orange yellow, white head.

S: Wheaty, grainy, slightly bananery.

T: Not a lot going on at all. None of that Hefe banana-like goodness even though it's in the nose. It's not watery but it's very insipid.

O: A very boring beer. Never again. The cheery orange label promised a mouthfull of citrusy refreshment so what a disappointment. (345 characters)

Photo of keitho
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Cloudy amber with one finger frothy head that sits on top all the way down. Well carbonated with lots of bubbles. Leaves good lacing.

Smell- Banana bread, yeasty smell, touch of lemon.

Taste- Quite dry. Nice contrast of bitter flavours, wheat and yeast, touch of toffee. The flavours stay on the palate for a while. Easy to drink, refreshing, smooth wheat beer.

Mouthfeel- Starts off creamy but thins out a bit half way down the glass , however, a refreshing beer.

Overall- A tasty well made wheat beer that is very refreshing, would definitely buy again, this beer would go down well chilled on a hot summers day. (630 characters)

Photo of tbeckett
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. (433 characters)

Photo of
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. (280 characters)

Photo of heygeebee
3.51/5  rDev -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. (400 characters)

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Attractive beer with large head, nice cloudy orange colour and vigorous carbonation.

Aroma is of bananas and cloves. Not a strong smell but fairly inviting.

The taste is slightly sweet with banana notes. There is some bitterness and a yeasty presence. Well balanced and highly thirst quenching. There aren't any noticeable spicy or complex notes to this and the pleasant aromas nd flavours are too mild for my liking.

Mouthfeel is crisp and palate cleansing.

Overall this is just an ok hefe. It's good but Weihenstephaner or Hacker Pschorr' hefes are more interesting. Great bottle design on this one though!

I would mark this beer 75 out of 100. (651 characters)

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A: Cloudy golden color with a towering rocky white head that retains very well. Lacing is foamy and clumpy.

S: Bready wheat, hints of banana. Yeasty. clove and white pepper.

T: Clove and medicinal tastes right up front. Very yeasty. White pepper and spices. Bready wheat. Subtle tart snap. Wheaty and yeasty finish.

M: Light bodied. Somewhat creamy, but not as full and frothy as it should be. Somewhat thin and watery. Blast of scrubbing carbonation.

O: A rather bland, commercialized hefeweizen. Lacking in body. Really nothing special. (586 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
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. (340 characters)

Photo of plaid75
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a hazy bright orange hue with a three finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured mild esters and a touch adjunct like sweetness.

The taste consisted of a subtle wheat spice and touch of esters.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style with dome chewiness.

Overall a serviceable hefe. (395 characters)

Photo of davidfoley
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 (411 characters)

Photo of Absumaster
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is orange with lots of carbonation and a big head that clings to the glass.

Smell is phenolic and grainy with strong wheat notes. The yeast is different than other typical Weizen beers, but in a good way, a bit more citric.

Taste is phenolic and grainy, fresh with the yeast complementing. The yeast gives the beer a non-typical Weizen taste, that leans more towards the citric, lemon side. On the back of my tongue is a slightly sharp feel when I swallow, which isn't very nice. And it is not bitterness. The beer is not sticky and body is medium. Aftertaste is a bit rough, it should be a bit milder. (618 characters)

Photo of biegaman
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. (1,801 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Never seen this German brew before, until I walked into my local Costco and bought a mixed case (18 bottles) of German beer. This was one of them.

Cloudy amber, orange peel color. Decent bubblingNice two finger head after the pour. Recedes to an almost full layer of foam. The lacing is not bad.

Yeasty hint of cloves and banana peel aroma. Add some lightly toasted malt wheat bread crust. Smells sweet and a little dry.

Yeasty dryness and sweetness. Banana peels, alittle toasted malt. Well balanced and rounded. Smooth and delicate finish with good carbonation. Nothing special, but not bad either. Great for a hot Summer's day relaxing. Great drinking beer. (666 characters)

Photo of marty21
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
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. (468 characters)

Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
81 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.