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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix - Binding-Brauerei AG

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Reviews: 119
Hads: 553
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 18.42%
Wants: 26
Gots: 147 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Redwood21 on 02-19-2008

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Photo of Raziel
4.07/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For some background, I favour wine over beer, pale over dark, and fruity sours over anything hoppy. From that perspective, this is a fantastic drink. It's one of the most refreshing beverages I can think of on a hot summer day after nine hours of work and goes great with food. It's just a touch too sweet for my personal tastes (hence the 4), and cloying in the texture (hence the 3.5) - it's almost somewhere between blood orange juice and a grapefruit soda. But hey, I like both of those, so this is still the drink for me. (526 characters)

Photo of khoff5
4.24/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yes the alcohol content is disappointing but overall the look, smell and taste are really suprisingly good. Very refreshing tasty summer beer, will buy again (and might see how it mixes with a half a shot of vodka) (215 characters)

Photo of salamiwagon
3.41/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a lovely tasting fruit beer. I'm a fruit beer lover. It's actually board line creepy. Preferably the sweeter the better. But I can also respect the other side of the spectrum where beers have a more subtle fruit flavoring.
I am often left disappointed when a beer claims to have a fruit flavor to only receive a negligible watered down fruity after taste. This beer falls right in the middle of sweet and fruity vs. tasteless and watered down.
The grapefruit flavor tastes like true grapefruit. It did not appear artificial to me and I eat grapefruit regularly. The bready undertones are perfectly noticeable without being overbearing and properly support the rest of the beer. I'm actually surprised how well the grapefruit blends together with the wheat. The flavors are well balanced and are a surprisingly good pairing.
The main reason this beer has a lower rating than I would like to give is the lack of abv. A case of this is not overly expensive but it is more than what I would expect to pay for such a weak beer. 2.5% abv is perfect for a tailgate or party but for the price it costs per case, this is not a good value.

This, however, is perfect for people who pretend to like beer. I'm looking at you mom. (1,227 characters)

Photo of dd43
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Not sure why they bother calling this a Hefeweizen. A grapefruit soda with some alcohol is more appropriate. Refreshing but not really as a beer. I can see a picnic full of non beer drinkers going nuts for this. (211 characters)

Photo of Zach136
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Hazy goldenrod.

Aroma/Flavor: Bready grapefruit juice. Little to no hefe character to speak of.

Moutfeel: Medium-light bodied, lots of sticky residual sugar. (172 characters)

Photo of DelMontiac
3.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received this in care package from a buddy whose wife told him to include one of those "grandma beers." Noted the abv on the bottle read 2.5%! Once I saw that I knew it would be a sweet drink. It's a very bright orange color. Pretty, but not much foam which would have really made it over the top in appearance. Aroma is straight up grapefruit juice. Flavor is pretty much what I expected - sweetened grapefruit juice, oranges, and some grain. The fruit flavoring is a little limp and artificial, but it isn't bad. Aftertaste lingers for a long while. Feel is like drinking an orange soda with half the carbonation. Really, this is just something for slamming after mowing the yard on a very hot day. Better than I thought it would be. I wonder what it would be like all hopped up and at about 7% abv? (813 characters)

Photo of farrago
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Crests near one finger of pure white foam, even surface, minimal retention, the lacing is wispy and likewise does not last very long. As expected, the liquid is super cloudy, a dark yellow to light orange in hue, a few lazy bubbles can be seen here and there, does a good job of capturing light inside it. Pure grapefruit nose, dripping juicy sweetness to the left and right, maybe a few yeast or lees like notes, leads you to believe there’s some spicy or earthy elements crushed below all the citrus, has very nice life and lingers well. In the mouth it’s medium-bodied, has the extra zip in the carbonation to keep its legs moving on the treadmill and keep the overall experience fresh. While the dominant flavor is sweeter pink grapefruit there are also moments of more tart white grapefruit to lemon going on, especially right after you swallow. Likewise, possesses a honeyed edge which ratchets the sweetness right back up. Sure, it’s a one trick pony but it makes no claims to anything otherwise. The low alcohol makes it more sessionable but even on the hottest days you’d be tired with it after two or three, tops. (1,131 characters)

Photo of Monkeefartz
3.37/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It is refreshing, but a bit too sweet for me. Very low alcohol, as traditional in the German radlers, but could stand to have more of an alcohol bite to cut through the cloying sweetness. (187 characters)

Photo of HornOfMead
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

While this does slightly taste made to be sweet. It satisfies a huge need for a sweet and fruity grapefruit beer that until recently I had not known existed. (157 characters)

Photo of headlessparrot
3.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Of the legitimate German radlers that I've sampled, I have to admit that this might be my favourite--even if it skews a bit sweeter and a bit more grapefruit-y than others, and even if a lot of my affection probably stems from misguided sentimentality after having spent a week in a very hot, summery Berlin. (308 characters)

Photo of jmdrpi
3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

on draft. thought I'd give this a try. Definitely big on the fruit flavor, it tastes more like a shandy. not great, but it's okay for a hot summer day (154 characters)

Photo of ordybill
4.36/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

the facts are this, this is not a manly beer, but it is very refreshing and can be drank in volume and not be hammered. It has a nice fruit soda color is heavily carbonated and it is a very refreshing drink on a hot day. I wonder what this would taste spiked with other booze? (278 characters)

Photo of Phigg1102
3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Seems like straight GF juice added to a light Hefe. Fairly watery feel and not enough carbonation to carry any flavors other than the GF juice flavor. (150 characters)

Photo of sloshmo
2.93/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I really like grapefruit juice, but I thought this just tasted like orange. Alcohol too low to get a decent buzz. Felt more like an orange soda with a beer aftertaste. (167 characters)

Photo of basickness
4.53/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 5

I feel this thing accomplished exactly what it was trying to do. No is not a whale. No its not insanely complex. But when put against holy gose and jai ali on a 95 degree beach day..... give me this. (200 characters)

Photo of JerryLevinson
3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

An refreshing drink for warm days. It's 50% grapefruit juice. Vitamin C is a bonus, but cochineal extract is a turnoff for me. It would be much cheaper to spike your own grapefruit juice, but this is smooth and there is an underlying malt sweetness blending with the grapefuit flavor. (284 characters)

Photo of kkleu357
3.05/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Everyone seemed to love this beer. To me, it tasted pretty much like a grapefruit soda pop. Nothing wrong with that, just isn’t something I’m going to rave about. (166 characters)

Photo of Vogie
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Reminded me of drinking an orange soda. Very sweet for the style with the grapefruit slightly subdued. A beer that even non-beer drinkers can quaff down on a hot summer afternoon. (221 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy and vibrant tangerine orange color with a nice billowy white head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave only a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is dominated by a grapefruit smell. With the strong grapefruit comes some lighter notes of a yeasty and grainy smell mixed with just a hint of a musty smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather sweet and sugary flavor with lots of grapefruit soda tastes and a little bit of lemon taste. As the taste advances the sugary sweet flavors fade ever so slightly, but are by no means on the light side by the end. All the while, some more hefenweizen flavors work their way to the tongue with a wheat and yeasty flavor developing more toward the middle and to the end. With a bit of a grainy and grassy taste coming at the finish, one is left with a grapefruit soda and slightly wheaty and yeasty taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew was quite thin and watery, but had a high level of carbonation. The feel was spot on for the grapefruit soda flavor mixed with the hefenweizen tastes of the brew. Rather refreshing and very drinkable.

Overall – A rather easy drinking and refreshing summer style beverage. A little sweeter then I would normally want, but if I was ever feeling like something light, grapefruity sweet and refreshing on a hot summer day, then this one may be a decent go to. (1,528 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It tastes like straight up grapefruit juice, that's all I can say. But it's refreshing and enjoyable for what it is. I'd down a sixer no problem and at the 2.5% ABV I might not even have a buzz. (194 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light orange body with a quarter inch of white head. Nice aroma, with grapefruit rind, tangy, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Juicy and tasty. Easy drinking and not too sweet. A solid example of the style. Refreshing and light with bold flavor. I'd have this again. (266 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.27/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazed orangeish color with a white head that crackles away. The aroma has grapefruit and wheat notes. The grapefruit hefeweizen mix smells refreshing though somewhat artificial. The taste has bright grapefruit and even lemonade like flavor, and there is some wheat there too. Sweeter, fizzy but does have a little hefe clove note which supports the grapefruit. Tastes like a wheat beer with flavored syrup added, which is exactly what this is. Light bodied, highly carbonated shandy. Overall, not a bad drink, its refreshing, a bit artificial tasting, but its alright. Breakfast beer if you ask me. (614 characters)

Photo of cambabeer
3.24/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

This was good... but it's only half beer. It really did taste more like grapefruit juice than beer, thankfully I do love grapefruit juice. Obviously very drinkable, but I don't think I'd get it again. (200 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into pint glass, best before 12/2015. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of ruby red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, apple, light banana/clove, wheat, bread, light herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of grapefruit juice, pale malt, and light-moderate fruity/earthy yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of ruby red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, apple, light banana/clove, wheat, bread, light herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity tartness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, apple, light banana/clove, wheat, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice robustness and balance of grapefruit juice, pale malt, and light-moderate fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero presence as expected of 2.5%. Overall this is a nice radler style. All around good robustness and balance of grapefruit juice, pale malt, and light-moderate fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering. (1,441 characters)

Photo of trebbates
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you Mickey Mouse for turning me on to this. Had it at Epcot in Florida and fell in love. I found it locally and nearly fainted. I'll update after I've had a few (166 characters)

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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix from Binding-Brauerei AG
78 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.