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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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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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Mit

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
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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francisfilion

Quebec (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
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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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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JohnW

United Kingdom (England)

3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Have had this beer on tap in Frankfurt Airport, and also in bottle form at home in UK, purchased in a local supermarket.

Appearance is good and typical of the German Hefe Weizen style, though aroma is less pronounced and "fruity" than most other German Wheat beers. This is reflected in the flavours. It has a thinner and much drier taste and texture than the best German Wheat beers, lacking in depth or complexity, though is refreshing. Very little of the cloves and banana hints as in most Wheat Beers, just a dry crisp character that in the end is rather bland and uninspiring. Whilst this would be refreshing well chilled on a hot summers day, it is hardly inspiring or grabs your attention to want more.

There are so many other far better German Hefe Weiss beers than this, Schneider being my favourite, followed by Andechs, Paulaner, Aying, Erdinger, Weihenstephen, Weltenburger, Karg....not necessarily in that order...and many others.

The brewery address seems to indicate that Henninger Brau beers are also brewed on this site, non of those being particularly good either, so it seems to be an "industrial" brewery complex!

JohnW
Bham UK

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2010 12:34:07 | More by JohnW
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czfreeman

California

3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one several times before, but never had a chance to review it.
Pours a honey-amber apricot color. Good murkiness, medium carbonation.Nice head, creamy, thick, settles leaving lots of lacing. Nice looking Hefe.
Smell is a bit dissapointing. Light sour fruit, orange,yeast and tart citrus, but overall quite watery. The depth of banana-clove-funky/tartness found in better examples simply is not there.
Flavor is tarter than expected. Sour orange, grain, almost a butter-milk like sourness. Reminds me a bit of cider. Again, overall finishes a peppery and carbonated, but a bit weak and watered down.
The tart finish is nice, but the overall weakness of the beer, especially when Weihenstephan is the same price, will prevent me from buying this one again in the future. Decent, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2010 13:50:18 | More by czfreeman
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

from notes
A - Completely swampy yellow brown, thumb of white head retained at a thin covering with consistent lacing

S - Strong eastery aromas of sour fruit, herbs and spices, light grainy

T - Starts with some graininess, yeasy flavours much more subdued, somewhat mineral flavour, a little dissapointing given the aromatic promise

M - Lightish body, slightly flat, light bready finish

O - A decent start led to mediocrity, a little on the bland side for a german hefe

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 20:25:04 | More by joemcgrath27
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sunrisesolara

Austria

3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

.5L emptied into a Weizen.

A: Pours a cloudy orange with a creamy 3-finger white head which receeds to a thick ring. Some lacing in the upper third of the glass.

S: Under-ripe bananas, citrusy, damp wheat, yeast.

M: Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

T: Wheat malt, barley. Mildly sweet, but without any real depth of flavor. Dirty finish, slightly hoppy aftertaste.

D: Mildly interesting Hefeweizen. Certainly not the class of the field, but drinkable and cheap.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2010 18:35:46 | More by sunrisesolara
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is B level Hefe compared to Paulaner et al as it lacks real complexity and has too much carbonation. I got the banana nose but the beer seemed watery and ill focused. Not worth the purchase when there are so many better German Hefe's available on the shelves

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 18:53:37 | More by canucklehead
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, best before 5/12/13, pours very cloudy & ruddy, yellow in color topped with a tall, white head that holds incredible retention & leaves sticky lace on the glass.
Armas are bready yeast, wheat, bubblegum, faint banana, slight clovy spice. Tastes are spicy clove, bready yeast, wheat, a little banana, finishes spicy with a tingle on the tongue. Creamy texture and nearly full bodied. Overall, pretty good, but maybe needed a degree or 2 warmer while fermenting to bring out the estery banana and bubblegum notes, while toning down the clove, as it's pretty dominant. Still a fairly decent Hefeweizen though.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 01:57:59 | More by barnzy78
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Vanz

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-27-2014 22:49:16 | More by Vanz
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-06-2013 22:04:32 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-08-2014 01:55:04 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-05-2014 03:49:09 | More by kkmiller76
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XmAjOX

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

09-21-2012 19:37:18 | More by XmAjOX
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TerryB

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-16-2013 18:45:52 | More by TerryB
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adityashekhar

India

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-16-2013 15:23:17 | More by adityashekhar
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leitmotif

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-04-2014 18:02:47 | More by leitmotif
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-15-2012 14:12:05 | More by oldp0rt
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djbx

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-03-2013 07:55:44 | More by djbx
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MylesMac

Manitoba (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-20-2013 20:49:42 | More by MylesMac
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zaraspook

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-08-2014 23:21:15 | More by zaraspook
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-11-2013 00:01:41 | More by nheinzie57
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-14-2013 06:55:55 | More by hansavijaticar
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Gakusei

Russian Federation

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-26-2014 19:11:01 | More by Gakusei
Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
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