1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Schöfferhofer Dunkles Hefeweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG

Schöfferhofer Dunkles HefeweizenSchöfferhofer Dunkles Hefeweizen

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

48 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%


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)
View: Beers (20) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 29 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of djura
djura

Serbia

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | 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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 15:08:20 | More by djura
Photo of FLima
FLima

Brazil

3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 22:04:27 | More by FLima
Photo of dcmchew
dcmchew

Romania

2.66/5  rDev -26.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 12:07:54 | More by dcmchew
Photo of jesseejames
jesseejames

Montana

4.39/5  rDev +20.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 21:06:21 | More by jesseejames
Photo of IchLiebeBier
IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 22:30:40 | More by IchLiebeBier
Photo of Sunnanek
Sunnanek

Sweden

3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 16:42:14 | More by Sunnanek
Photo of kojevergas
kojevergas

Texas

2.1/5  rDev -42.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 22:48:52 | More by kojevergas
Photo of drpimento
drpimento

Wisconsin

3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2010 23:05:53 | More by drpimento
Photo of rtepiak
rtepiak

Poland

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 01:14:08 | More by rtepiak
Photo of Daniellobo
Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 01:05:45 | More by Daniellobo
Photo of atis
atis

Finland

3.93/5  rDev +8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 14:42:45 | More by atis
Photo of TommyW
TommyW

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2009 17:09:31 | More by TommyW
Photo of Jeffo
Jeffo

Netherlands

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2009 12:27:57 | More by Jeffo
Photo of sbe1
sbe1

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2008 20:20:36 | More by sbe1
Photo of CanuckRover
CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2008 20:58:23 | More by CanuckRover
Photo of botham
botham

Illinois

3.63/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2008 18:58:47 | More by botham
Photo of AlexLMS
AlexLMS

Portugal

3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2007 11:50:47 | More by AlexLMS
Photo of gestalt162
gestalt162

New York

4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2007 18:46:49 | More by gestalt162
Photo of TurdFurgison
TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2007 12:18:38 | More by TurdFurgison
Photo of RedHaze
RedHaze

Nebraska

3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2007 20:57:01 | More by RedHaze
Photo of BlackHaddock
BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2007 15:28:31 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of paterlodie
paterlodie

Belgium

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2006 14:34:02 | More by paterlodie
Photo of Globetrotter
Globetrotter

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2006 09:01:40 | More by Globetrotter
Photo of rastaman
rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2003 00:33:09 | More by rastaman
Photo of Thrasher
Thrasher

Oregon

4/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2002 15:00:32 | More by Thrasher
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Schöfferhofer Dunkles Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
83 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.