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Schöfferhofer Dunkles Hefeweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG

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Reviews: 31
Hads: 61
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 21.61%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Thrasher on 12-03-2002

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Photo of jesseejames
4.39/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a nice medium brown with a great wheat beer head that lasts and leaves a nice lacing . It really has a wonderful hazy brown color that is hard to describe.
It smell of nuts and fruits and great fresh wheat fields. Its taste is just as wonderful with even more malt along with the wheat and nutty fruits. It goes down smooth and leaves you wanting another every time. If you want a dark wheat this is one of the best.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a 0.5L bottle of this from a grocery store in Frankfurt, then drank it about 1 week later on a train from Stuttgart to Hamburg (poured into a glass kindly provided by the folks at Die Bahn).

Everything about this beer was good, as I will endeavor to describe. The appearance was rusty brown, hazy, darker than other dunkel weizens I had and well appreciated by me. The aroma had the necessary bananas/cloves, but also included some other interesting fruits such as plum and raisin. It was actually a little "porty" in flavor, not really common for weizens but very nice. The taste was awesome, it contained all the fruits described in the aroma, just richly fruity and a little bready. The mouthfeel was thick and coating, and the drinkability was high, especially considering how filling the beer seemed. I highly recommend you take a stab at this if you see it, it was mighty nice.

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Photo of gestalt162
4.18/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ordered in Spanish at an Italian restaurant in Frankfurt... a ridiculous order that turned out to be an awesome beer... here's the lowdown...

Poured from a bottle into a 0/5 L Weizen glass- excellent

Appearance: Beautiful dark reddish amber color, cloudy as a weizen should be. 1 finger width beige head stayed with the beer the entire time! Great lacing as well.

Smell: A thick, sweet, dark roasted malt flavor mixed with the scent of floral hops and light cloves. Sadly I found none of the banana aroma that you'd expect from a weizen, although other drinkers have found much different- maybe my nose was on the fritz.

Taste: Thick, rich, roasted wheat malt right up front. Delicious and complex, one of the tastiest malts I've ever had in a beer. Hints of caramel and a definite sweetness, along with a tinge of floral hops, pick up in the middle. The sweetness and roastiness of the malt improved as time passed. Amount of hops seems to be just what is neccesary to leave a slightly sweetish taste. Very slight hints of banana bread that are overshadowed by the malt. A roasted wheat malt finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Slighty creamy and smooth, with a small shot of carbonation. Great texture on the palette.

Drinkability: A fantastic beer, with complex flavors that develop late and leave you wanting another glass just to sample them all again. A standout wheat malt and great hop balance. ABV and smoothness of the brew make it even easier to have another. An exceptional dunkel weizen.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this at Bert's Bier Huis in Utrecht.

From a bottle into a weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a 3 finger thick fluffy off-white head. Chocolate brown or raw umber in colour. Minimal carbonation evident at the bottom of the glass only. Head slowly dissipates into a film cap with some immediate lacing. Film stays the whole time and leaves some nice lacing down the glass. Looks almost perfect, though it could be a touch darker.

SMELL: A strong scent of wheat malt, sweet caramel malt, toffee, and a slight bit of banana esters in the background. Pretty nice.

TASTE: Wheat malt along with caramel and toffee flavours as well. No real aftertaste except a slight sweet caramel malt bit at the end. Pretty clean. Nice job.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation, goes down very smooth and finishes rather dry on the palate. Perhaps not as creamy as some others, but a great feel here combines well with the clean finish.

OVERALL: A no frills winner here. Very enjoyable and very drinkable, and at 5% ABV it would make a great session beer. One of the best I've had and I would definitely pick it up again. This is the second Schoefferhofer weizen I've had, and both of them have been top notch.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Solber Fäss'je in Frankfurt.

This dunkel weizen poured a cloudy, coffe brown color with creamy tan foam that persisted. The smell was wheat, mild banana, and a touch of caramel. The taste was malty with hints of banana (banana cream pie) and caramel with notes of yeast and a tangy finish. The mouthfeel was smooth and slightly creamy with medium body and moderate carbonation. This was a nice and easy to drink dunkel hefeweizen.

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Photo of sbe1
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good example of the Dunkel Hefeweizen style. Bought this at an Auchan supermarket in Gdansk, Poland.

Appearance: Pours a muddy caramel brown, with a creamy and soft light caramel head.

Smell: Citrus, sweet malt, a hint of yeast, and a faint touch of banana.

Taste: Sweet malt, caramel, some citrus, smooth with a clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Refreshing yet creamy, some carbonation, smooth, light bodied.

Drinkability: a great clean session beer for any Hefeweizen lover. Went great with the paprika chips I bought with it.

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Photo of Thrasher
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A good, spritzy dunkel weisse that makes up in refreshment what it lacks in depth. Murky copper-brown with fluffy head that doesn't last. Yeasty aroma with hints of pear and candy caramel. There is not much malt presence but it slowly asserts itself as the beer warms. Fruity, initially spiky, spritzy; a very wet, quenching finish. Smooth, easily drinkable, with a slight tint of metal deep down, the only off quality. While not as big and robust as some dunkel weisses, it's still very tasty.

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Photo of atis
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from Berlin

Appearance is murky brown with white head with good retention. Aroma was banana/cloves with hints of sweet caramel and later some fruity aromas can be felt.

At first taste seemed to be rich roasted wheat malt, sweetish caramel. Taste of banana is there, but it is very apparent. The roasted/slightly burned taste continued the aftertaste and at the end seemed even to be too harsh. Creamy medium body with prickly carbonation and smooth alcohol warming that becomes more intense towards the end of the glass.

Overall, a beatiful beer, I enjoyed it a lot.

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown with a large white head, as it should be. Lacings are spot-on.

Aroma is a indistinguishable from a regular Hefeqeizen, bananas and cloves, I would have liked some heavier malt aromas.

Malt really comes through on the tongue though. Begins with some nice dark malt flavours. Dates, plums and maybe pears on the lighter side. Subtle caramel adds a touch of sweetness but doesn't overshadow the refreshing sweetness of the style. Banana and cloves are certainly there, but, again, more subtle than you would have in a Hefeweizen. Alcohol is noticeale but nicely restrained.

Creamy mouthfeel but some spritzy carbonation.

This is a very nice beer, I'd go so far as to say a standard for the style. Everything I want from a dark hefeweizen is in there.

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Photo of boss302
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Schofferhofer hefeweissen dunkel, draft

A Brown, not clear, nice thick dluffy head. 

S Wheat yeast and some estery aroma. 

T Roasted malt, chocolate in the finish. Yeasty and typical wheat beer taste. 

M thin to medium body. Carb was good. 

D good drinkable beer, not as good as the Andechs from the bottle.   

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Photo of Daniellobo
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fair dunkelweizen

Presentation: 500 ml. bottle. classic label design around the brand text and seal. Back notes briefly the characteristics of the brew, and enumerates ingredients. Shows best before date (02.10). Notes Alc. by Vol. (5,0%) Poured into a tall weizen glass.

A - Brown hazy pour, with an early generous head, with fair retention, and some lacing.

S - Wheat and yeasty smell, with a citrusy note, and a pleasing range of toffee and caramel.

T - Light spicy wheat taste with a soft range of spices, and a malty sweetness that shows notes of caramel and toffee.

M - Light body with good carbonation.

D - Good drinkability with a rather pleasing note for the style

Notes: Fair dark weizen with a solid balance.

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Photo of djura
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark unclear orange color with tick white foam,lasting couple of minutes. Low carbonation.
S - Fresh fruits. Mostly apricot jam. Sweet and refreshing.
T/M - A bit more carbonated. Fruits in the mouth. Sweet and bitter aftertaste. It is almost as White Hefe taste,not Dunkel. Also some chocolate in the mouth.

O - If is not that much carbonation in the taste,this could more then decent.

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Photo of stoutman
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First impressions are much what you'd expect, hefe aroma of banana, a little hoppy, slight sweetness. But once it's in your mouth it is evident that the dark malt has added a caramel flavour that has overtaken what little banana flavour is there. Nice, but could do with more flavour.

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Photo of rtepiak
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a beautiful head of dough bread mass cloudy caramel color. nose is floral, mild pepper, citrus, and burnt coriander. palate of gritty burnt malt and coriander. dry as ever. mild wheat malt sweet, bitter green orange peel finish and wheat husk. Sharp... not particularly broad for a dunkelweiss... malt properties fall short. yet the dryness is quite appealing. a palate cleanser if anything.

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Photo of RuudJH
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Murky orange brown, creamy beige head.
Smell malty and yeasty. Only a very little bit of banana, a little caramel.
Taste wise it's the same thing: a bit of malt but hardly anything else. I'm a little disappointed.
Overall this is a simple wheat.
Bought this on a recent trip to Germany, it was on sale. I wonder if normally this brew has more depth. I'll have to try again in the future.
For now, it's ok, but nothing special

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Photo of FLima
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy copper amber color with a huge thick head with great retention and leaving a wall of laces.
Aroma of banana, cloves, caramels, wheat and slightly toasted malts.
Flavor of fresh oranges, spices, wood, banana coming in a delay, yeast and pears.
Medium body with good carbonation and a bit acid.
A very pleasant light weight Dunkelweizen, refreshing and light on spices, but still quite malty.

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Photo of TommyW
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- Murky brown body with some dark copper highlights. Typical tall off-white head that fades to a lasting film; leaves a decent lacing.

S- Wheat malt, clove, a little yeasty with some fruit notes present (apple and just a hint of banana).

T- Sweet and roasted malt flavors dominate. A touch of apple and a little citrus come in as well.

M- Only slight creamy with a fairly soft carbonation.

D- Not as drinkable as their regular hefe, but this one is still pretty good. Could make for a nice session beer.

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Photo of paterlodie
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

BBE 10-06. Nice beige head and brown beer with amber shine without yeast and with white haze after pouring the yeast in. Nose is a lot of banana's backed by sourwheat and caramellic hints.
Taste is dry, banana bit of maltyness and a moderate to low bitterness however bit yeasty. Somehow missing the fullness of a good darkweizen and having a watery mouthfeel. Refreshing and easy drinkable for shure but bit mainstream and missing something.

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Photo of botham
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

half liter bottle poured into a weizen glass at dach cafe in frankfurt am main, germany. pours a caramel brown color with two fingers of loose of white head and bright amber lighlights.

aroma is of caramel malts with wheat malt and a mild apple note, with a very tight profile.

taste is similar to the aroma, with a very smooth chracter on the palate.

mouthfeel is a little watery, leaving a little to be desired. a light body helps, but still does not give the brew enough of a presence.

drinkability is not bad. a little watery, and a bit weak in character, but still a drinkable dunkel.

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Photo of rarbring
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is clouded brown, has a white head that leaves some lacing.

The smell is fruity, banana and orange, slightly spicy.

The taste is rather malt dominated, brown bread, some ripe oranges and pears.

Medium carbonation, a soft texture and a good body.

A good allround hefe.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found in a Moscow supermarket this German standard brown half liter bottle bears a dark green and gold label with a couple of medals above the name. Purity law applies. Best before 9/30/06, I opened it on 6/17/06.

Pours a cloudy dark copper under a beige 1.5 finger head with good consistency and decent retention, but very few lace spots. There's a nice strong citrus and spice nose with just a hint of caramel to smooth things out. The mouth is light and very prickly. Mild, perhaps watery taste of yeast, yeast and more yeast. Cilantro is also here. The hps are very subdued, but leave a slight dryness late in the aftertaste. A nice solid brew, albeit unspectacular.

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Photo of rastaman
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Quite nice, very quaffable. Sweetish, banana and chocolate flavour. Very, very smooth, and even a bit light. Still, theres enough, German wheat character (banana, clove) and dark malt character (choc/caramel) to keep you interested. Not the best dunkle weiss, but very solid by anyones standard. Not a bad drop.

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Photo of RedHaze
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes.

Pours a cloudy dark walnut brown, with a frothy two finger head that settles slowly to a thick cap. Even with so much foam, the lacing is almost nonexistent.

Smell; very strong clove aroma in this one, with hints of banana, and a little bubblegum. A sweet malty backbone round outs out the aroma a little.

Taste; as with the aroma, this has a very strong clove flavor with some grassy notes as well. The banana is there, it's just a little overwhelmed by the cloves, but the caramel malts do come out a bit as this gets a little warmer.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly soft carbonation, but this isn't the easiest for me to drink with such an overwhelming presence of cloves.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pour is murky brown with a really large off-white creamy head that slowly sinks into nice lacings.

S: Ripe sweet bananas, from the wheat. Citric fruits. A bit smoked ham. Spices.

T: Kind of weak taste; ripe sweet bananas and oranges. Dark bread and again; the smoked ham.

M: Aftertaste is short and kind of rough, bitter. Body is light and carbonation medium.

O: Not bad, but farm from the best!

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Photo of AlexLMS
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: cloudy with a coppery brown colour. The head is off-white, almost tan, big and dense but does not last very long.
Aroma: clovy and fruity.
Taste: confirms the smell. Some malty sweetness as well.
Mouthfeel: smooth, fair carbonation, average alcoholic strength (5% ABV) and a very light body.
Finish: lacks bitterness.

Overall: I was expecting a little more body. Refreshing without the depth of a good dunkel weizen.

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Schöfferhofer Dunkles Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
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