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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix - Binding-Brauerei AG

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435 Ratings
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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 18
Gots: 100 | 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 chinchill
3.66/5  rDev +6.1%

.33L clear bottle with a BB date of 9/2015.
Unusual appearance, but does look like a hefeweizen with grapefruit juice.
The smell is largely citrus rind and grapefruit juice, but there's a nice mix of hefeweizen with grapefruit juice in the flavor.
Refreshing; exceptionally fruity; lightly sweet.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

3.2% abv by weight as listed on the label that may come out to 2.5% abv let me check my math. Appears a glowing orange hue in the glass, bright white head stays pretty resilient with high carbonation I'm guessing this is marketed toward bicyclists and women in Germany. Aroma has straight up sugared grapefruit peel notes, just like slicing into a grapefruit in the AM for the breakfast option sprinkled with some sugar to make it more palatable. Flavor sugar coated grapefruit soda with really pith and peel notes coming out definitely dries out as the sweetness fades with the bitterness from the rind, pith, and peel of actual grapefruits probably harmed in the making of this beer. Good thing I popped a Prilosec earlier and I've noticed that I started a regimen of proton pump inhibitors in the last few weeks. Citric notes kill in this beer it's a mimosa bottled up with grapefruit zest character throughout even the essential oils were bottled in this beer. Enough sugar was added but this is definite real grapefruit juice and others parts added, mouthfeel brings sturdy carbonation a tart citric juice finish with the zest adding to the balance. Overall well done not as wretched as I would expect from such a beer, but I'm good for one and done not much of a session ale or you'll be puking grapefruit zest out your nares just do to the actual sugar content added to this Grapefruit hefeweizen from Schofferhofer!

Photo of Brenden
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one looks like grapefruit juice, a heavily thick red-orange. It doesn't from a whole lot of head, but it does put up some, and the foam that's left for the remainder is strong. Some sturdy patching as well as spotting are left behind.
This beer definitely brings the grapefruit advertised. It's a very interesting take on a hefe, and in an possibly American-inspired turn, the only flavored one I've ever seen. The grapefruit is the dominant force, but the telltale signs of hefeweizen are here: a touch of banana, some dustiness in the malts, a bit of soft clove, and maybe just a faint, very faint, ghost of some bubble gum-like sweetness. Wheat makes itself known as the backbone, and the finish is of some dry, crackery malts and slight ruby red sourness.
The feel isn't as thick or heavy as it seems it might be, but it doesn't have the slight, subtle depth typical to the best of the style. Still, it's light enough and has a nice, sturdy crispness with enough body that's it's not simply a soda.

Photo of bighandsjohn
3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very sweet, doesn't taste like beer. Reminds me of sparkling juice. Definite grapefruit flavor. Not bad for a sunny day at the beach or at the park. Very low alcohol level, so can drink quite a few. I like it, even though I'm pretty sure some of the beer purists will not.

Photo of biboergosum
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle...a beer/fruit juice mix is just what I need after my last dalliance - an 18.5% barrel-aged barleywine - a palate cleanser, as it were. Strange that this isn't classified as a fruit beer, eh?

This beer (mix) pours a cloudy, yet bright medium golden amber hue, with one fat finger of loosely foamy and bubbly dirty white head, which leaves essentially nothing in the way of lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of mild wheat malt, somewhat spicy yeast, and zesty, almost overpowering sharp red grapefruit juice. The taste is sweet, sugary, and grainy wheat malt, a more subdued yeastiness, a bit of white pepper, and yes, big pithy and juicy grapefruit flesh, full stop.

The carbonation is moderate, just a meek, trilling frothiness emanating throughout, the body on the light side, and smoothly fruity in a clean acidic manner. It finishes off-dry, the fruit and scaled back wheat malt still the stars of the show, the only drying offset coming from the grapefruit's inherent tartness.

While this mostly reminds me of Italian soda, it's nice that there's some evident traits from the underlying Hefe, even if they are soaked in a sugary and fruity film. Beyond that, we're talking adulterated beer, albeit with one of my favourite juices, so I'm just gonna have to say that this hits the spot, and would anywhere it is too hot/Checkstopped/overserved.

Photo of ChopperSmith
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 500mL can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly pinkish medium golden color, and a good opaque wheaty consistency typical of a good weizen beer. It leaves a nice creamy two finger white foam head that stick with it throughout. Leaves a nice sticky lacing as the drink recedes with sips.

Smell: Has a nice sweet wheat and fresh grapefruit aroma. Very summery and welcoming.

Taste: Just like it smells, a nice sweet graprefruit juice and sweet wheaty hefeweizen mix. The grapefruit is more prominent, but not overwhelming. Very refreshing and a perfect summer beer out of the tall can for summer outings.

Mouthfeel: Slick and creamy, like a good hefeweizen.

Overall: This is a different beer and not for everyone, for sure. But if you like Radlers or fruit beers, this is one of the better ones out there. I happen to love hefeweizens and grapefruit, so this is a win-win for me. Love this stuff, and will buy more throughout the summer for sure.

Photo of CanuckRover
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky peach with a very thin, fast dissipating head. Lacings non-existant. Oodles of visible carbonation.

Smells, surprisingly, like a decent hefeweizen. Lots of banana, powdery yeast and sweet citrus, accentuated by the grapefruit.

Tough one to describe. As one might expect, the grapefruit really takes over. You get hints of the wheat beer, which seems to be well crafted, lingering in the background but it isn't allowed to come through. You do get some banana, but the malt is really hard to pin down.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly good for all those bubbles. Medium bodied and very smooth.

This is what it is. A perfect summer brew... although only slightly more manly than a wine cooler.

Photo of secondtooth
3.66/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a weird orange (like a Fanta or Crush), but it's an impenetrably cloudy and opaque -- like a proper hefeweizen! No lace here.

Nose is subtle grapefruit, with some sharp wheat character. Actually not bad.

Taste is sweet grapefruit and a hint of wheat sharpness. Actually, this isn't too far from a citrus soft drink, with an infusion of beer. Call it a radler or a shandy or whatever, but this drinks very easily. And at a lowly 2.5% ABV, this is perfect for Summer yardwork. Enjoyable.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Schöefferhofer Grapefruit Hefewiezen Mix
500 ml can
€1,49 at SSP Germany, St. Nr. 047 243 69921, Berlin, Germany

Odd. Grapefruit (?) over-rides the weizen flavor. Malt takes a back seat. Tangy. Bland... still acidic. I'm not sure what the draw of this is. Is it that it's lower alcohol, and different than other "radlers"? Refreshing, but limited in terms of a beer. Narrow flavor profile.

Photo of RickS95
1.78/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

It loosely resembles a hefe. There's a milky haze, a cloudiness to it. But mostly it looks like milky grapefruit juice. The head is bright white, has minimal retention, and really doesn't do it for me. It's an almost average rendition of a hefe.

I don't know how to describe the smell, but I don't care for it. There's no beery quality to it and it barely smells like grapefruit. There's a citrus rind scent, but that's about it.

Doesn't taste like any beer I've ever had, and I've had my fair share. It tastes more like sweet grapefruit juice. There's plenty of sugar in this and it really overwhelms everything else. That said, there is a citrus flavor, but again, too much sugar.

Very sweet, acidic. Light bodied. Fairly carbonated. Little body other than sugar. Little to no bitterness, though it's slightly tart.

Skip this. I struggle to consider this a beer, and it gives a bad name to hefeweizens.

Photo of lnmackkk
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I love the taste of this beer. That being said I would only drink it on a hot summer day when in need of a refreshing beer. It has a very strong grapefruit flavor which is delicious but tastes sugary. Almost like a grapefruit soda. I would suggest buying it but it isn't quite what I expected.

Photo of KYGunner
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is not considered a Radler and it should not be because it incorporates a lot of the Hefeweizen properties. The aroma is full of Orange and grapefruit juices with tinges of clove, peppercorn and yeast. The flavor is more to the grapefruit juice with a bit of Orange and apricot. The feel is straight Radler with a very light soda feel, crisp and refreshing, but not very beer like. I enjoyed this and think I could drink several with out a qualm.

Photo of tone77
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%

A big shout out to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dominated by grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, a bit sweet, well carbonated, more soda like than beer like. Feels light in the mouth and overall was a nice change of pace, but wouldn't want this all the time.

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is like the shandy of all shandy's. Really tasty and refreshing. I could see this getting too overbearing on the sweetness though, as this is more juice than beer. Really great grapefruit flavor though, and doesn't taste artificial like so many others out there.

Would absolutely seek out and purchase again. Although with the low ABV, this is more of a hot day refreshment, not a go to beer.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a glowy orange color weizen with a pure white bubbly head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma is totally dominated by the grapefruit which are not as syrupy as I expected. Taste is also dominated by nice grapefruit notes with some very subtle wheat note. Not something I would drink on a regular basis but it does work a lot more then I had expected.

Photo of Krissy6181
4.65/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a great beer when looking for something different. I will definitely add this to my selection when company is over.

Photo of fourstringer
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a tap into a Weizen glass. Never seen this before and thought I'd try it out.

A: Very cloudy with an attractive yellow-orange hue. 1 finger of white head. Minimal lacing. Good looking hefe.

S: GRAPEFRUIT very prominently. Backed up with lighter wheat-type scents. Mostly banana, tropical fruit, orange. Maybe some light spice. Very bold and sweet.

T: Very sweet with prominent grapefruit. Minimal to no hop bitterness, although there is a bitterness associated with the grapefruit flavor. Seems to come in waves. Some tartness, but would benefit from more sour to offset the sweet. More subdued banana. Even lighter spice/clove. Not so complex, but I do enjoy the quality of the fruitiness. Does get a bit cloying by the end. Possibly the sweetest-tasting beer I can recall.

M: Very full. Light carbonation for the style, but I think it works. Drinks quite a bit like grapefruit juice. Pretty smooth.

O: I sucked this one down with the quickness. A bit like grapefruit juice spiked lightly with seltzer, in a way, but I'm ok with that. The hefe characteristics play second fiddle, but were of good quality. Would be nice on a scorching Summer day.

Prost!

Photo of joesi
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

It's been a while since having it that I review it, so it will be a short and informal description regarding the beer itself.

A great mix of grapefruit flavors with a mild beer. Extremely mild (undetectable) alchol taste, nice mellow tasty beer flavor, will a full scoop of grapefruity-goodness.

If you're into beer and not soda/pop —yet still want something extremely fruity and refreshing— I recommend this over grapefruit radlers like Steigl or Waterloo which were too sweet and soda-like.

Photo of ManOfBeerMan
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

This will probably come off as being a jerk, but I can't review this as a beer. It doesn't taste like a beer, it doesn't look like a beer. Nothing about it tells me it's a beer except for a bit of an after taste that screams citrusy wheat beer. It is like some combined Squirt, ruby red grapefruit juice, Blue Moon, and sugar. Which is what brings me to my weird scoring on this beer. It looks, smells, tastes, and feels good in the mouth. Just like drinking a soda. And all of those can equally apply to beer. But in this case they don't. It's great in all categories as a soda, but as a beer it is barely passing. Calling this a beer is calling Smirnoff Ice a beer. And a world where Smirnoff Ice is a beer I refuse to exist.

Photo of metter98
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellowish orange in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit are present in the nose—it smells fresh like you just sliced open a grapefruit in half.
T: Contrary to what you would expect, the grapefruit flavors in the taste aren't nearly as prominent as the aromas in the smell and are balanced off with flavors of wheat. Only faint hints of sourness are present.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Coming in a clear bottle with an appearance resembling Orangina, this beer looked a little gimmicky, but was actually rather good and seemed to have a good mix of grapefruit and wheat flavors and didn't taste artificial.

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl oz. bottle, best before 2014.06 printed on the back label. Found this oddity at a Binny's in the mix a six pack section. I've enjoyed the radlers I've had so far, and this seems to be a similar beverage, so let's see. I've never had anything from this brewery before.

Poured into a clear wine glass.

A - Pours a pale murkish orange pink colored body, same as it appears in the bottle, with about two to three fingers of bubbly pink tinted white fizz which settled to a ring in a matter of seconds.

S - Nose is comprised of sugary candied sweetness, perhaps a faint hint of grains, and some authentic fresh cut grapefruit. Smells similar to the Stiegl Radler Grapefruit.

T - Crisp, tart grapefruit, pulpiness, white sugar, caramel malt maybe. Any actual "beer" flavor from the 50% hefeweizen is only apparent in the first few sips. After that, it just tastes like a grapefruit soda.

M - Sweet, sugary, sticky mouthfeel. Some citric grapefruit and tingly carbonation lingering on the palate.

Overall, a flavorful, highly drinkable, novelty experience. Extremely low 2.50% abv ensures you can toss them back without guilt or remorse, although I couldn't see myself drinking more than two in a session. I mainly got this for the fun and novelty of it, but I sure do love these radler-esque concoctions.

Schöfferhofer Grapefruit ---3.5/5

Photo of CookstLiquor
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle. Pours a rather bright orange-yellow colour. Very summery looking! This blend of grapefruit juice and German hefeweizen has strong aromas of fresh grapefruit mixed with hefe spice notes (clove). The refreshing grapefruit flavours dominate, with a hint of the clove and banana notes of the hefe in the background. Very delicious and drinkable. A great way to cool down on a hot day.

Photo of IronDjinn
2.7/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From a 330 ml clear bottle that came in a 6 pack. Pours out a cloudy light marmalade hue, fizzy white head that quickly sets to a thin cap.

Intense bright grapefruit juice on the nose, faint soft wheat malt in the background.

The flavour is predominantly that of sweet ruby red grapefruit juice, with some faint, very faint bready malt in the background. I happen to like grapefruit so it's enjoyable, however seems much more like carbonated juice, or a traditional fruit soda.

Mouthfeel is light and thin, the texture carries a bit of fullness from the wheat malt, while the carbonation is brisk and spritzy.

An okay lawnmower beer for those not very mechanically inclined and fearing the loss of their toes (as this a lightweight 2.5%), quenching all the same, but not something I plan on picking up again. A low-alcohol fruit radler for those into that sort of thing.

Photo of plaid75
3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured a sight orange hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a heavy sweet citrus.

The taste was likewise heavily sweet - remember Ecto-cooler? There was a soft chewy wheat detected as well.

The mouthfeel was smooth with a soft carbonation.

Overall more juice than beer. Tasty, but barely beer.

Photo of Ronan201
4.49/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The only thing it's missing is that beautiful alcohol content that gets you buzzing. I personally would recommend this beer with a floater of vodka. Cheers boys! On to the next one.

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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix from Binding-Brauerei AG
79 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.