Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Pomegranate
Binding-Brauerei AG

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Style:
German Hefeweizen
Ranked #686
ABV:
3.2%
Score:
78
Ranked #44,526
Avg:
3.31 | pDev: 14.5%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
29
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Binding-Brauerei AG
 
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Notes: Schöfferhofer Pomegranate is the unique combination of sparkling smooth Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen with pomegranate juice. Delicious exotic notes of pomegranate meet the crisp, smooth taste of Hefeweizen for a uniquely refreshing beer. For the best taste enjoy ice-cold and straight from the bottle.
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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.11/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy, pinkish amber with a one finger light pink head with surprisingly good retention and lacing. Aroma of faint wheat malt and pomegranate. Flavor follows with thin wheat malt, pomegranate juice, mild grassy hops, lightly floral. Light bodied with sharp carbonation. Much closer to a radler or fruit forward malt beverage than a hefeweizen. Probably would rate better under the fruit category, but it is sold by the brewery as a hefeweizen. The wheat malt is detectable, but very, very mild. Light and refreshing, but not really one of my go to styles. I picked it up because of the hefeweizen labeling, but did not notice the very light ABV.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance – The beer pours a very pin color with a billowy white head of foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma of the brew is rather strong of a sweet cherry and pomegranate smell mixed with some aromas of wheat bread. Along with these smells comes a little bit of yeast and a touch of hay and herbal hop.
Taste – The taste begins with a big sweet flavor of a cherry and pomegranate mixed with some yeasty and wheaty tastes. These tastes create a base flavor for the brew and remain strong throughout. While sweet, the taste is rather well done, and not over the top, but flavorful and non-cloying. Some light herbal and floral flavors come at the end of the taste, and with the sweet and wheat, it leaves one with a rather fruity and sweet, but enjoyable and easy drinking flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is very light, with a carbonation level that is average. A little higher carbonation may have been slightly better for the robust and sweeter fruit tastes, but overall the feel was pretty nice and made for an easy drinking brew overall.
Overall – Sweet and stone fruit sweet with a bit of wheatiness and an easy drinking feel. A nice summer time session brew no doubt.

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Photo of Nephilium
3.65/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright dark red with a thin pink head. Aroma is heavy with pomegranate, with no banana or clove coming through. This is really more of a radler then a hefe, and should probably be classed under a fruit beer/radler instead. Flavor wise, it's a light bodied, slightly sweet bright pomegranate flavor. Very refreshing on a hot day, and a nice change of pace from the standard grapefruit.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Binding-Brauerei AG "Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Pomegranate"
11.2 fl. oz. clear glass bottle, coded "BEST BEFORE: P : 10.05.2018 E :10.08.2019"
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Cloudy deep ruby in color. Medium, fine-bubbled and creamy head of pink. Good head retention and lacing.

Smell: Sweet red berry-like fruitiness.

Taste: Very sweet and berry-like. There is a pomegranite flavor to it, but unlike pomegranite seeds it has only a slight bit of tartness. Some wheaty maltiness comes through as well. Minimal bitterness at around 12 - 15 IBUs. Fruity, sweetish but not cloying finish.

Feel: Medium-light in body and crisp with a fine-bubbled effervescence.

Overall: This can't be called a beer in Germany and I don't think it should be called a "hefeweizen" here. It's a fruit beer and that's it. It doesn't exemplify a German hefeweizen in any way. Rating it as a fruit beer it does pretty well though, although I still feel it's a little too sweet.

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Photo of woodychandler
1.95/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Welcome to my New Odds & Sods Beer Sunday (Week 746)! It doesn't get much odder than this one!

From the Bottle: "Schöfferhofer Pomegranate is the unique combination of sparkling smooth Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen with pomegranate juice. Delicious exotic notes of pomegranate meet the crisp, smooth taste of Hefeweizen for a uniquely refreshing beer. For the best taste enjoy ice-cold and straight from the bottle."; "50% Schöfferhofer Unfiltered Hefeweizen blended with 50% pomegranate drink with natural juice. The natural ingredients may form a sediment at the bottom of the bottle."

May? Howzabout "will"?!? I had to repeatedly agitate this one while still in the bottle before Pop!ping the cap to ensure that everything was back in suspension, where it belonged. The other thing to be cognizant of is that the brewery identifies it as a Hefeweizen, but reviewing to style is going to hurt it. It is closer to a shandy & by extension, a Fruit & Field Beer. Oh well, the brewery made that decision.

Just like the woman in the commercial intoning "THAT doesn't look like a Buick!", this did not look like a Hefeweizen. I Pop!ped the cap & began a quick C-Line pour to prevent any sediment from reforming. It puffed up to create two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, pinkish head that resembled freshly-spun cotton candy. Wow! Color was a cloudy Magenta (SRM = N/A). Double wow! Nose had the unmistakable sweetartness of pomegranate, but where were the bananas or cloves? Hmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was pure pomegranate & while it was tasty, it was NOT anything like a Hefeweizen. Sorry. It was like slightly amped up Pom. Finish was sweet, although thankfully not cloying. It was a novelty, but not one worth repeating unless they put it in a CAN. 8=(

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Photo of sjrider
3.56/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle- cloudy hazy ruby reddish color with quickly dissipating pink head. Doesn't look like beer. Nose is all mild sweetness. Doesn't smell like beer. Taste is sweet pomegranate and some barely detectable malt. Doesn't really taste like beer. Goes down smooth with some mild carbonation more like a wine cooler. Drank one after some yard work and found it tasty enough though a bit sweet for me to have more than one.The wife loves this stuff.

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Photo of superspak
4.06/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into weizen glass; bottled on 7/19/2018, best before 10/19/2019. Pours very hazy/cloudy ruby red/golden/amber, light pink/purple color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky light pink head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Amazing appearance. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy pomegranate, cranberry, cherry, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, orange, peach, pear, melon, red apple, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of banana, bubblegum, clove, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of pomegranate juice, moderate pale/wheat malts; light-moderate fruity/spicy yeast, and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy pomegranate, cranberry, cherry, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, orange, peach, pear, melon, red apple, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of banana, bubblegum, clove, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal, floral, grassy bitterness; yeast spiciness; and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy pomegranate, cranberry, cherry, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, orange, peach, pear, melon, red apple, wheat, cracker, white bread, banana, bubblegum, clove, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of pomegranate juice, moderate pale/wheat malts; light-moderate fruity/spicy yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness, and tart/tangy fruit balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness, tart/tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth and moderately grainy/sticky/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 2.5%. Overall this is an excellent fruited hefeweizen. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of pomegranate juice, moderate pale/wheat malts; light-moderate fruity/spicy yeast, and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/spicy/tart/tangy/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Great balance of juicy pomegranates, and pale/wheat malts; with solid German yeast and earthy hop presence. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp dryness. Certainly a unique take on a radler, but really impressive/enjoyable for what it was.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.32/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 ml), unfortunately, clear bottle into a custom taster pint; bottled 11/16/2018, best by 2/16/20.
A: Pours a cloudy, rose to raspberry color with a luxurious, foamy, faintly pink chiffon head and a modest amount of soapy lacing.
S: Slightly tart and floral. Aromas of pomegranate, roses, cherries, and red berries. Needless to say, really floral and fruity. Slight funk in nose.
T: Very sweet. The palate follows the nose with a bit of a sea salt note. No trace of maltiness and no appreciable bitter quality. Subtle grainy aftertaste.
M: Light to medium bodied with solidly moderate carbonation, although explosive up front.
O: Had one while watching the Preakness in 2019. Probably would have been more appropriate for the Kentucky Derby (The Run for the Roses) based on the nose, but such is life. Like other Schöfferhofer offerings, Ausgezeichnet!

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Photo of Roguer
3.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Great head retention and production. Relatively hazy pinkish body.

Sharp, fruity and syrupy aroma.

Very, very sweet, white, and syrupy. Very artificial tasting. More like a wine cooler than a beer.

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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Pomegranate from Binding-Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 29 ratings