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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix - Binding-Brauerei AG

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Reviews: 121
Hads: 573
Avg: 3.43
pDev: 39.07%
Wants: 28
Gots: 160 | 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 superspak
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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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 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 M_C_Hampton
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a bottle into a pint glass, peach colored with a short white head that lingers leaving little lacing, hazy

S: juicy sweet pink grapefruit

T: like fizzy pink grapefruit juice, light wheat beer aftertaste, quite sweet

M: thin and bubbly

O: light and refreshing, more of a fruit beer, great taste if you like grapefruit juice

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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 arvidkoval
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L- Cloudy orange body

S- Sweet grapefruit, almost Smells like fruity pebbles.

T- Grapefruit and a hint of wheat and then sweet

F- soda like, very bubbly and drinkable.

O- great, but might be too sweet.

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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 Gajo74
2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This wasn't what I expected at all. The best attribute is its look, which is an amber and orange with a foamy head. Aroma is ok, mainly grapefruit. From there it goes downhill for me. It tastes like orange crush much less like grapefruit. I detected neither hops, wheat or any other beer flavors. The feel is light and easy. The low ABV gave me no buzz whatsoever. Despite its lightness, I cannot call it so drinkable because of the cloying artificial sweetness. Not for me.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before end: 11/2015. 3.2% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grapefruit, grapefruit juice, and grapefruit candy aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, grapefruit juice, and grapefruit soda flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and super easy to drink, but it is much more like a grapefruit soda than beer in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
2.73/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

not sure how this stuff is coming into prominence, i know the style is in, especially in the summer, but this is pretty rough stuff. i agree that the grapefruit side of it seems authentic, not artificial, but the thing is way too sweet, and its more of a juice than a beer, not much of the hefe coming through the orange juice textured beverage. i mean, this is almost pulpy in feel, beyond shandy, and the only part of the beer side i really get is the yeast, which exacerbates the fruity side. so much sugar on the back end, heavy in the gut, weirdly acidic, it just doesnt resolve like i hoped it would. ive been a fan of radler and shandy generally, we need more stuff like that, but this one is downright undrinkable. too sweet to be refreshing, but thats just my palate. as far away from beer as anything ive had marketed as such.

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Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Drank a few of these at the Columbus World Beer Fest while waiting in line for a couple of better beers. Extremely pleasing drink, highly drinkable, surprisingly tasty. Red grapefruit, and much more in a sweet delectable way than a citrusy or hoppy way. I was excited to find how tasty this was, until I realized its only 2.5 %.

It reminded me more of a wine cooler than it did a beer. Very flavored. Nice finish. Your girlfriend will probably like it more than you will.

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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 DadsDrunkAgain
2.57/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Look like orange listerine, smells like barf, tastes sweet, sour and delicious. This is a nice transition beer to get kid sister off the stronger Mikes Hard Lemonade and into a nice beer gut inducing brew.

Bonus points. Show up any Blue Moon drinker. Bring a grapefruit and hunting knife to the party. Now you're garnishing like a man!

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased for $2.25 CDN from the local LCBO.

Appearance - fluorescent orange, hazy as he'll with a small half finger of white head. Poor retention although not surprising given low ABV. A few lively bubbles are present too.

Smell - grapefruit and nectarine. Pretty good smelling actually.

Taste - grapefruit and lemon comes through here but the bitter tartness just isn't sharp. There's some sweetness that comes through and gives it a sweetened orange like taste. Taste doesn't linger nor is intense. Sweetness intensifies too much and instead of this being refreshing like a radler, it's great for the first two seconds after it hits your lips then the sweetness is too much.

Mouthfeel - lively and spritzy carbonation, feels really good going down the back of the throat. A sickly sweet syrupy feel though shows up a bit at the end.

Overall - an interesting concept, not quite a hefeweizen, but not fully delegated to be a Radler, it's interesting to try, but the sweetness is overkill to my lips.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tumbler. Pinkish orangish color. Half finger of head that stuck around. Mouth feel was bubbly foamy and medium to actually heavy sort of. Tasted like bitter but also sweet grapefruit then subtle beer taste. I like it and it was so easy to drink finished the six pack over the period of a night easily since the such low alcohol content.

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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 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 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 NeroFiddled
3.5/5  rDev +2%

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.

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Photo of tone77
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

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Photo of chinchill
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%

.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.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.43/5  rDev 0%

500 mL can dated 04/2015 at 40 degrees into weizen glass
Aroma of grapefruit
Head large (6 cm), white, frothy, very slowly diminishing to 5 mm layer
Lacing – none
Body medium yellow, cloudy
Flavor very grapefruity – nothing else comes through; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3, Overall 3.375. Final weighted score: 3.425
Although I love grapefruit if that was all I wanted, I’d have eaten one. The grapefruit is definitely present, overriding all the hefeweizen characteristics except cloudiness – no yeast phenolics are to be found.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-tap 8/22/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy light orange color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strong grapefruit, some wheat, light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong grapefruit flavor that dominates as you would expect. Then some mild breadiness comes in from wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is very mild and the balance is ok. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not filling at all, extremely mild kick, decent hybrid of style, it’s a mediocre beer but better than most fruit beers.

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Photo of mactrail
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I would certainly agree this should be in the Fruit Beer category. You can't actually taste whether it's made with Hefeweizen, Old Ale, or Qvass. But as a citrus-flavored, low-alcohol brew, it's quite pleasant.

Flavors to me are more of orange with a grapefruit tang. It's quite sweet, though plenty acidic. Actually it tastes exactly like those tropical Hawaiian sodas. Sweet and fizzy, with a sharp edge. Appearance is nice, even if it's colored to look like fruit juice. Big frothy head that lasts well and a suitably fizzy mouthfeel.

If you're thirsty, this would be a great alternative to a juice drink or flavored tea. From the 16 oz can purchased at Special Brews in Lynwood, Washington.

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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix from Binding-Brauerei AG
79 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.