Schöfferhofer Dunkles Hefeweizen - Binding-Brauerei AG
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United Kingdom (England)
3.1/5 rDev -15.3%
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.
01-28-2007 15:28:31 | More by BlackHaddock
2.1/5 rDev -42.6%
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.
03-10-2011 22:48:52 | More by kojevergas
4.22/5 rDev +15.3%
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.
07-15-2007 12:18:38 | More by TurdFurgison
3.3/5 rDev -9.8%
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!
07-27-2011 16:42:14 | More by Evil_Pidde
3.05/5 rDev -16.7%
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.
08-30-2010 23:05:53 | More by drpimento
4.03/5 rDev +10.1%
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.
12-11-2003 05:23:39 | More by UncleJimbo
2.66/5 rDev -27.3%
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.
10-29-2013 12:07:54 | More by dcmchew
District of Columbia
3.85/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
01-17-2010 01:05:45 | More by Daniellobo
3.55/5 rDev -3%
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.
07-12-2011 21:29:22 | More by rarbring
United Kingdom (England)
3.48/5 rDev -4.9%
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.
03-04-2003 00:33:09 | More by rastaman
4.03/5 rDev +10.1%
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.
02-15-2009 12:27:57 | More by Jeffo
3.65/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
01-31-2014 22:04:27 | More by FLima
3.53/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
06-18-2006 09:01:40 | More by Globetrotter
3.58/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
07-26-2006 14:34:02 | More by paterlodie
3.73/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
08-06-2010 01:14:08 | More by rtepiak
3.63/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
03-26-2008 18:58:47 | More by botham
3.93/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
06-15-2009 14:42:45 | More by atis
3.4/5 rDev -7.1%
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.
02-25-2007 20:57:01 | More by RedHaze
Schöfferhofer Dunkles Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
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