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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix - Binding-Brauerei AG

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125 Reviews
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Reviews: 125
Hads: 591
Avg: 3.43
pDev: 39.07%
Wants: 29
Gots: 167 | FT: 0
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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 Whiskers1980
4.6/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer really surprised me. I got a sample at The Wurst Place (Seattle) after I was told it was one of only 2 beers that have a permanent handle there out of 23 craft beers. 2.5%? Really? How good could it be? It was awesome. Well, that's IF you like grapefruit juice which I do. They called it their "breakfast beer". It poured a hazy, light pink/orange and seriously tasted just like grapefruit juice. I had a .5 litre in the Schöfferhofer glass and totally enjoyed it.

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Photo of Hawk-MotorCity
4.58/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Loved this beer! After I finished the first 6-pack, I went back to Joe's produce, and bought the rest of their stock. They informed me that there would be no additional shipments from Germany. I am now scouring the other stores in my area! Excellent summer beer!

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Photo of basickness
4.53/5  rDev +32.1%
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.

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Photo of MUTINY
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quick review. This brew is fun for a hot day. Drinks a bit more like a radler than a hefe, the sweetish grapefruit component reads kind of more like soda on the palate. Still - looks & smells amazing, nice carbonated mouthfeel & great taste.

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Photo of Ronan201
4.49/5  rDev +30.9%
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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Photo of tjmiller718
4.4/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

L: ruby orange/pink grapefruit color, mid/high carbonation, large creamy thick 2 finger head.

N: dry, tart, ruby red grapefruit, soft wheat & oats.

T: ruby red grapefruit, very crisp, slight dryness, oats/wheat, slight creaminess to it, very refreshing.

B: medium body, slight dry/prickly crispness, incredibly refreshing

Overall: this beer is begging to be consumed in mass quantities in summer, right up there with Stiegl Radler. Bring me the heat & beach!

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Photo of sbb11
4.4/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Enjoyed this hefe quite alot. Was looking for a light change of pace. Although sweet and aromatic and a tiny bit syrupy...the smell, taste and added complexity as it warmed up was a nice surprise. Definitely will have this again!

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Photo of ordybill
4.36/5  rDev +27.1%
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?

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Photo of joesi
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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.

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Photo of HornOfMead
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
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.

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Photo of khoff5
4.24/5  rDev +23.6%
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)

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +23.6%
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.

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Photo of madvoice
4.2/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a rather bright orange colour (like a muted fanta orange) with a fizzy bubbly head that disappeared pretty quickly.

Smells very citrussy and sweet with wheaty notes.

Has a very subtle and moreish grapefruit citrus/wheaty beer flavour. Very pleasant and refreshing.

Light on the palate and not too heavy on the fizz. Is going down very fast. I could drink this all night.

Could be construed as a girly alcopop type drink (just without the alcopop tax)

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Photo of btheluvdoctor
4.15/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I liked the pink grapefruit look to this. If you can get past the fact that they use cochineal extract for the coloring you'll find out the grapefruit taste is paired well with the bitterness of the beer. I will most defintly buy more of this beer. Some may say this is more of a fruity malt beverage then a beer. The alcohol content is low also.

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Photo of Raziel
4.07/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.05/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 500mL can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium yellow-orange hue with plenty of haze and a thick finger of pillowy white foam. A very nice looking beer, if a bit on the orange side for a hefeweizen (though this should be expected).

Smell: big, rich grapefruit aroma with a little bit of malty, wheaty undertone. The grapefruit is quite strong, like a San Pellegrino pompelmo soda. This beer is definitely as-advertised.

Taste: there's a surprisingly good hefeweizen base, with a good wheaty character with a great banana quality. Over this is the refreshing grapefruit flavor, which really works for me. Nice!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big, satisfyingly creamy carbonation. Boom!

Overall: I really like this beer, and I find it delightfully refreshing. I happen to really enjoy radlers, shandies and the like, and this beer is no exception; radlers almost belong in their own category.

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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up at Vintage Estate for $1.99. Never seen a half Hefeweizen half grapefruit juice combo. Into a pint glass

A - Looks just like the glass a hazy amber grapefruit color with a 1/2 inch of head that settles to an attractive lace ring.
S - Overripe grapefruit, mild wheat notes, and some coriander it smells pretty sweet and good. I sip.
T - Grapefruit has never tasted better. Not overall tart or dry it mends well with the Hefeweizen base which is mostly wheat and banana. Decent fruit beer.

M - Light to medium it's light but very session able.

Overall I have not had too many Grapefruit beers so this was a good find. German quality Hefeweizen with quality juice mixed. I would drink it again a great summer beer!

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Great grapefruit taste with a crisp sparkling feel to it. If you want something very tasty to drink with low alcohol this is perfect. Almost like a grapefruit champaign.

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Photo of trebbates
4/5  rDev +16.6%
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

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Photo of Gary779
3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is bright orange, and quite hazy. Poured with a decent 2-finger head that stays a while, but leaves little lace.

S: Strong grapefruit smell. The smell actually becomes apparent the moment you open the bottle. There is a slightly yeasty edge to the smell, but it's well hidden.

T: Very sweet. No hints of grapefruit bitterness, but a distinctive overpowering grapefruit taste. Beer purists might dislike this one.

M: Very pleasing carbonation. Light on the tongue and medium bodied.

O: Overall a very pleasing beer. Should work well on a warm day as a cooler. Should also suit drinkers not fond of a bitter beer.

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Photo of TerryW
3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An interesting summertime beer. Lots of fruit, but still recognizable as a beer through its taste and aroma.

Pours a great big head over top of an orange -pink brew that shows lots of carbonation. Lots of grapefruit in the nose, but the hefe lurks in the bacground and still delivers some spice.

Drinks more like a spritzer than a beer, but quite evenhanded and refreshing.

Nicely done.

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Photo of fourstringer
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
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.


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Photo of BrewerB
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This caught my attention mainly based on the color and the fact that it has grapefruit, one of my favorite fruits. Pouring into a weizen glass, it's a hazy pinkish orange with a thin cap of white foam that dissipated within a few minutes. Prominent notes of grapefruit juice in the aroma overpowering the typical hefeweizen yeast-driven phenolics. Slight banana on the back-end follows up another strongly featured dose of grapefruit up front. Bready malts start to pop up as the beer sits. Hops aren't playing a key role here, finishing with a light sweetness. Light body with a medium carbonation level.

Not my go-to style by any means but I'm enjoying this one. The grapefruit character is definitely pleasing to my palette given the warm weather going on here. I'd have one again under the right circumstances.

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Photo of DelMontiac
3.84/5  rDev +12%
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?

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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix from Binding-Brauerei AG
79 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.