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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix - Binding-Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
78
okay

321 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 18.13%
Wants: 14
Gots: 38 | 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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Photo of flagmantho
4.05/5  rDev +18.4%

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.

flagmantho, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Notacraftdrinker
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Notacraftdrinker, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of wc94wc
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

wc94wc, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of blackjack33
4/5  rDev +17%

blackjack33, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of kgrichards
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

kgrichards, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Duff27
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Duff27, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of AOShabaz
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

AOShabaz, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of bwfoster6
4/5  rDev +17%

bwfoster6, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

Brenden, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

BeerForMuscle, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of tommyguz
4/5  rDev +17%

tommyguz, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of schopenhauerale
3.25/5  rDev -5%

schopenhauerale, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of MJSJr
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

MJSJr, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of comicblunder89
2/5  rDev -41.5%

comicblunder89, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of CWhite
4/5  rDev +17%

CWhite, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of cb8282
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

cb8282, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of leroybrown10
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

leroybrown10, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of RoyFokker
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

RoyFokker, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of zeff80
3.25/5  rDev -5%

zeff80, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of bettercm
3/5  rDev -12.3%

bettercm, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Furley80
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Furley80, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of plaid75
3.31/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

plaid75, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of TruePerception
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

TruePerception, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

TrickkyGangsta, Jan 19, 2014
Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix from Binding-Brauerei AG
78 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.