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Schöfferhofer Dunkles Hefeweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG

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83
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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thrasher on 12-03-2002)
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Photo of kojevergas
2.1/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Sidepoured into a Schöfferhofer Weizenbier Dunkel glass from a bottle at SXF airport, Berlin.

A: Three finger head of nice cream and decent thickness. Very hazy caramel-brown colour.

Sm: Wheat, cream, hops. Moderate strength scent. Kind of disturbs the nose, almost to point of sneezing.

T: Wheat body, then an absence of flavour before the blond barley finish comes in. Poorly balanced. A very poor approach to a dunkelweizen. I'm learning to despise this style as a bastardization of the dunkel style.

Mf: Coarse, more dry than a dunkel ought to be. Stalls on the tongue, forcing you to endure its foul flavour.

Dr: Horribly priced, though in fairness I purchased it at an airport. But sweet bejaysus, lads, leave this one where it belongs - on the shelf.

kojevergas, Mar 10, 2011
Photo of rredshift
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

rredshift, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
2.66/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Looked nice, good head and retention, smelled nice, nice classic banana, roast and clove.
But the taste was a big let down. It was really watery, so the wheatiness was weak, and there was just a flash of roasted malts, with dark cocoa powder and coffee notes, going away fast. The fruitiness is weak, faint banana, but a (very) lot of lemon zest. Traditional spiciness also low. Hops provide an average bitterness along with the roast, but that's it.
A pretty mediocre dunkelweizen, one that I won't be having again. Their hefeweizen is better though.

dcmchew, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Chestnut; cloudy; medium tan frothy head

Aroma: Malt; cloves; banana

Taste: Starts off juicy and malty; thin in the mid; reminiscent of a wheat, but nothing overly impressive; refreshing, but not complex

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of clarknova
3/5  rDev -18%

clarknova, May 30, 2013
Photo of stevoj
3/5  rDev -18%

stevoj, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of drpimento
3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best thing about this beer is its appearance. Poured with a huge, foamy, frothy, thick, fluffy, cream colored head that lasts a long time and good lace. Color at first is a copper amber. Aroma is very mild with malt, a bit roasty, and yeast. Not much else. Flavor is like aroma and I wonder why they even bothered. Body and carbonatoin are ok. Finish is like flavor and short. Forgettable.

drpimento, Aug 31, 2010
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml brown bottle purchased in Berlin, drank in the UK.

Poured into one of my Franziskaner Weissbier glasses, it looked moody, cloudy and merky, with an off white thick head, just like a dark wheat beer should look like.

If you can get past the bannana aroma which is almost overpowering at first, you get vanilla and othet fruits coming through, in my opinion this beers best asset.

Standard Dunkel Weizen taste of wheat and bannana/vanilla flavours.

No mouthfeel to write about, not watery, not thick, just a normal type of consistancy for me.

A bog standard Dunkel Weizen.

BlackHaddock, Jan 28, 2007
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
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!

Evil_Pidde, Jul 27, 2011
Photo of AlexLMS
3.33/5  rDev -9%
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.

AlexLMS, Sep 16, 2007
Photo of RedHaze
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

RedHaze, Feb 25, 2007
Photo of rastaman
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

rastaman, Mar 04, 2003
Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

stampfler07, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Nyczj
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Nyczj, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of phaedrusovchaos
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

phaedrusovchaos, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of Punky_Brewster
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Punky_Brewster, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

duff247, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of whatsgoody
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

whatsgoody, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of BJSmit
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

BJSmit, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Globetrotter
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Globetrotter, Jun 18, 2006
Photo of rarbring
3.55/5  rDev -3%
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.

rarbring, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of paterlodie
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

paterlodie, Jul 26, 2006
Photo of TommyW
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

TommyW, Feb 18, 2009
Photo of botham
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

botham, Mar 26, 2008
Photo of RuudJH
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
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

RuudJH, Jul 18, 2014
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Schöfferhofer Dunkles Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
83 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.