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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix - Binding-Brauerei AG

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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-MixSchöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix

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BA SCORE
78
okay

259 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 10
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Redwood21 on 02-19-2008)
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phishdaly

New York

1/5  rDev -70.5%

05-11-2013 21:54:18 | More by phishdaly
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Sheepdog6


1/5  rDev -70.5%

06-19-2014 21:33:08 | More by Sheepdog6
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SlingerBKLYN

New York

1.1/5  rDev -67.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is the first Growler of beer I've purchased that I'm pouring into the sink. It tastes more like Orange Crush than like Beer. When I was told that it had an orange tang to it I thought to myself "well it's a German Beer, with their purity laws it can't be artificial tasting". Wrong this is the worst beer I've ever purchased. Goodby Draino here comes Schofferhofer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2013 21:57:16 | More by SlingerBKLYN
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jazztoloc

Mexico

1.2/5  rDev -64.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This is a mix drink, If I am reviewing this as a Hefeweizen, I would say it's really bad. It has a very strong grapefruit (not natural) smell and flavor and a small hint of Hefe, almost nothing.
It's like a soda. I think this should not be filed under Hefeweizen.

On the other side, people who like grapefruit soda might like this, as the smell and flavor hints from the Hefeweizen could add some kind of complexity to the very strong soda feel.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 16:49:21 | More by jazztoloc
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DuffDaddy

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

06-02-2014 20:02:54 | More by DuffDaddy
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RickS95

Indiana

1.75/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 03:00:02 | More by RickS95
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lauries444

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -48.4%

05-29-2014 02:03:50 | More by lauries444
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laituegonflable

Australia

1.88/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

NOTE: I didn't know what I was drinking when I reviewed this

Pours very pale with a cloudy appearance. White, respectable head, leaves a thin-ish film, decent lacing but not great. Too many floaties.

Bizarre nose, like lemon squash, very sugary and fruity with a slight tang. Not beer-esque at all, this is completely anomalous drop that pretty much smells exactly like soft drink.

Again, very lemony with a slight tartness but mostly a candy sweetness that is like beer with sugar cubes dropped in it. Not pleasant, has no beer taste and is also watery. Mouthfeel is VERY thin.

This is piss in a glass, the puckering aspect is all there is to pique my interest. Obviously a chick beer, obviously a feeble attempt to call itself beer while actually tasting nothing like it. Fuck you, drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2009 04:10:11 | More by laituegonflable
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comicblunder89

Florida

2/5  rDev -41%

03-06-2014 01:04:50 | More by comicblunder89
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -41%

07-21-2013 01:18:00 | More by WeissBoy
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tykechandler

Indiana

2/5  rDev -41%

06-29-2014 09:51:57 | More by tykechandler
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

2.14/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A-Yikes. Pours akin to orange soda. Little, white cap of fizz sits atop the soft drink. Very hazy.

S-Big whiff of tangy, organic grapefruit. Natural grapefruit zestiness.

T-Grapefruit soda. Sweet and zesty. Doesn't taste like beer. Soda pop yo!

M-Soda, feels like a sugary soft drink.

O/D-Not beer to me. And apparently its only 2.5℅. Nope, nope, nope. This is not my cup of suds. This is what you'd see a German guy bring to a kids house on To Catch a Predator. Tastes like soda-pop...hooray.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 00:44:46 | More by VelvetExtract
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jheezee

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

09-25-2013 22:22:26 | More by jheezee
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Duff27

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

03-29-2014 22:06:53 | More by Duff27
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

04-16-2014 01:29:48 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

06-13-2014 03:50:11 | More by ccurrid
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Bieniek30

New York

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

06-15-2014 15:44:20 | More by Bieniek30
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codynevels

California

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

03-06-2012 05:08:37 | More by codynevels
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

03-29-2014 21:55:27 | More by AOShabaz
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gradergator

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

05-10-2014 00:16:11 | More by gradergator
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

03-24-2013 14:27:49 | More by Satchboogie
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

07-28-2013 21:34:06 | More by Rekrule
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djura

Serbia

2.53/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Expected much more from hefe Radler..
A - Really nice orange red grape color,also one finger white foam,big plus on this.
S - Grapefruit only.
T/M - Regular average Radler,nothing to special in it. Medium carbonation,a bit lower bitterness,which is plus. Mostly citrus and Grape.
O - Same as most Radlers..

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 21:00:09 | More by djura
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle:

Pours a milky pale orange. small white cap some lacing.

Aroma distinctly citrus and not much else but some sweetness.

Thinish body, sweet citrus flavor, barely detectable malt presence, spritzy drying finish...tastes like grapefruit soda....far too sweet.

I tried it. I don't need to try it again..I can't see the point..fills a niche no one cares about..

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2010 01:57:04 | More by pootz
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Chaz

Minnesota

2.58/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear dusky-orange in color, with some yeast suspension evident and a solidly-domed / rocky off-white head. Looks pretty good from the outset, but the color (even in the bottle) looks "fake" or artificial*.

On the nose there's just the merest hint of a light yeast tang and it hides behind walls of sweet, sugary citrus-drink confection. Reminds me of "Tang" or even "Five Alive." Grapefruit? Not so much. Really gotta get my nose down into the glass to smell anything resembling beer -- much less Hefeweizen.

On the first sip it's SWEET! Well, sweet alternating with a bitterness that I normally associate with various artificial sweeteners. An unnatural bitterness rather than a 'citrus peel' type of bitterness, which often works in some spiced and flavored beers (certain Belgian styles.)

There *is* a Hefe yeast profile coming up into the drink, here and there, but it really is clobbered by the sweetness and nondescript citrus fruit flavor. Again, it's not strictly a Grapefruit flavor, as there's heavy orange notes, and the sweetness is just over-the-top.

The touch of alcohol here is light, so 2.5% I can believe. There isn't much mouthfeel or body to go with this flavor profile, in fact it is watery and reminds me of an orange soda with ice cubes that have melted -- but it's still sweet...

I don't like giving bad reviews -and I have been generous in this respect, here- but this beer is really just not to my liking. I'd hardly call it a beer...

*Note: there is indeed artificial coloring (cochineal extract) and as far as the flavoring, I'll just have to imagine that there is something not 100% natural going on there, as with the sweetener.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 23:24:47 | More by Chaz
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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix from Binding-Brauerei AG
78 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.