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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix - Binding-Brauerei AG

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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 18.48%
Wants: 10
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.75/5  rDev +10%

06-16-2014 16:35:45 | More by DenverHopHead
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

06-15-2014 15:44:20 | More by Bieniek30
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

06-14-2014 19:53:53 | More by mcrawford
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-13-2014 21:29:21 | More by lzepplin01
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

06-13-2014 03:50:11 | More by ccurrid
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2.68/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Aroma: Very aggressive on the nose. Candied red grapefruit gives off a dominating tangy scent upfront, and subtle hefeweizen spice traits, and almost sickening sweetness in the background.

Appearance: Pale orange and hazy. One finger of pinkish-white head with minimum retention and soda style carbonation.

Taste: Unrelenting grapefruit sweetness, bread like tones, and subtle yeast spice. Small amounts of banana and clove but I am missing the wheat taste.

Palate: Light bodied and refreshing, but closer to a soda than a beer. Residual tongue stimulation from the grapefruit assault with a dry finish.

Overall: Pretty refreshing. A good session-able beer to enjoy by the pool during the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 00:31:31 | More by BeerSnobsUnited
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3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I do not particularly care for wheat beers. And until now I did not care for fruit in my beer either.

However, after having a few Shiners (seasonal brew with Texas ruby red grapefruit and ginger) at the end of a long day doing yard work... I have come to appreciate the added astringency of the grapefruit with hops (and the ginger, missing in the Schofferhofer anyway).

The store was out of Shiner so I thought this, Schofferhofer, would be a good substitute. Nothing tastes better than a cold beer after a long day doing yard work. Adding the refreshing taste of ruby red grapefruit is simply AWESOME.

But, the Schofferhofer is too sweet tasting (the wheat). I will return to the astringent taste of the Shiner (which is only a seasonal brew) when the store stocks back up. I understand the Schofferhofer is available year round. Well, in cold months I may not have the same appreciation. We'll see.

I finally found a fruit I like in my beer. (whodathunk... grapefruit!)

Serving type: can

06-12-2014 20:14:50 | More by EcurbTheProphet
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +10%

06-12-2014 00:43:23 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

06-09-2014 19:59:40 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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4.58/5  rDev +34.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 17:00:44 | More by Hawk-MotorCity
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4.5/5  rDev +32%

06-08-2014 18:45:08 | More by pixarnick
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

06-08-2014 17:29:59 | More by sgregory
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-08-2014 16:40:44 | More by rcatalano
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12%

06-07-2014 21:27:59 | More by djrn2
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-07-2014 20:33:44 | More by Ken_P
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3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Serving type: can

06-06-2014 21:07:01 | More by KYGunner
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3/5  rDev -12%

06-05-2014 00:40:36 | More by enelson
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

06-02-2014 20:42:25 | More by NJBeer265
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1.5/5  rDev -56%

06-02-2014 20:02:54 | More by DuffDaddy
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-30-2014 18:12:15 | More by Latarnik
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Ontario (Canada)

3.24/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

330 mL bottle purchased as a single from the LCBO; served well-chilled. I'm grading this as a fruit beer, not a hefeweizen, because comparing a 2.5% mixed drink to an authentic German wheat beer seems silly to me.

Pours a hazy golden-orange colour, opaque with sediment and topped with one finger of frothy white head that seeps away over the next few minutes. A thin collar and a few swaths of lacing remain behind. The aroma is tart and acidic with pink grapefruit - not entirely unpleasant, but very reminiscent of flavoured soda, and I really wish there were some beer-like elements to describe here.

The first thing that strikes me about the taste profile is the preponderance of sweet flavours. While candied grapefruit is quite prominent, there is some noticeable banana and apricot sweetness courtesy of the hefe base. Some mild coriander spice provides some character for the finish, with the aftertaste dominated by tart, saccharine notes. Light-bodied and slightly syrupy, but still fairly refreshing; I could see myself reaching for one of these after mowing the lawn or some-such. The carbonation levels are about as fizzy as one would expect from something that is 50% soda.

Final Grade: 3.24, a passable C+. Not one of the better radlers I've had in recent months. This is a decent heat beater for the summertime, but Stiegl Radler is noticeably better and available in a more convenient format so I'm not sure I'll be returning to this one any time soon. Fruit beer and radler fans will want to give this one a whirl, but other than that this is more likely to appeal to cooler/malternative enthusiasts than actual beer drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 03:33:57 | More by thehyperduck
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2.93/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Cloudy pink grapefruit juice with a medium sized white colored head.

Smells of grapefruit juice and banana with a bitter grapefruit twang.

Starts out bready beer with grapefruit. Grapefruit juice with some banana and some Hefeweizen yeast.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall an OK Radler.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 02:40:51 | More by Zorro
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3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Stuck in that groove when its uncertain whether its a beer or a fruit drink that would be the most refreshing. Thanks to the Binding Brewery, we don't have to choose anymore. Half hefeweizen, half grapefruit juice and whalla!- we have a modestly potent cream sickle!

With the look of spot-on ruby red grapefruit juice, its that specific citrus fruit that takes front and center- singing its vibrant, juicy and tangy praises early and often. Overwhelming the nose and early palate, it takes a few drinks to acclimate and find more subtle nuances buried underneath.

But the middle palate shows a mild bread support, along with those soft fruit esters and yeasty spices that's not all that common to fruit juice alone. Tangerine, nectarine, lemon and apple are mild but weave into the grapefruit character quite seamlessly. Subtle clove and white pepper won't come close to balance but gives the taste a minty smoothness.

Yet as all that trials, its the fruit juice and its associated sugars that linger on the palate- outlasting much of the wheat beer character with ease. Its trail of moderate acidity, fructose and mildly bitter citrus peels will hardly resemble beer but makes for a refreshing palate pleaser when not completely sold on a traditional hefeweizen. A late echo of light bread returns to remind us that there's indeed a beer in here somewhere.

Serving type: can

05-29-2014 16:31:26 | More by BEERchitect
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4/5  rDev +17.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 07:55:44 | More by DrDemento456
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New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -48.7%

05-29-2014 02:03:50 | More by lauries444
Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix from Binding-Brauerei AG
78 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.