Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen
Binding-Brauerei AG

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #325
ABV:
5%
Score:
83
Ranked #42,041
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 12.57%
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
536
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Binding-Brauerei AG
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  138
SCORE
83
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BPVandenbroek from Canada (AB)

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Schofferhofer Hefeweizen is hazy and a golden copper shade of amber. The head is thick, mousse-like and lasting.
Holding up my glass, the first thing I smell is cloves in a way that's gentle, subtle, maybe even enticing. Beneath that, bread dough and the obligatory yeastiness. Fruit esters come through here, giving the aroma an enjoyable brightness. Part of that takes the form of ripe banana, briefly taking form of a pina colata smoothie. The finish is vaguely floral and perfumed.
Schofferhofer's mouthfeel is smooth and rounded in a way that promises a refreshing beverage. As with the nose, initial hit of clove lays the foundation for flavors of freshly baked bread and the accompanying smell of yeast. Banana couples with the flavor of banana smoothie and hints of bubblegum. Finish is briefly sweet before moving into a short, dry finish.
Easily a 7.75 out of 10. Schofferhofer may not be the most intense version of a hefeweizen I've ever had, but nor is it the least either. It's smooth and refreshing and hits almost all the notes this style of beer should hit. The only place where I think it might fall short is it doesn't have the gentle tartness I've found in other examples of the style and I've always thought that is part of what makes a hefeweizen such a great summer beer.

Apr 20, 2021
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shambeano from Australia

3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml can, best before 23/01/2021, poured into a tulip.
Look: Hazy orangy gold, about 5 cm of foamy white head that hangs around for ages. Has a marhsmallowish quality about the way it looks. Nice lacing on the glass.
Smell: Clove, a little banana, some spice a little floral as well.
Taste: much like the smell, a little more bubblegum and banana forward, and the spice and clove seems to hit the back end a bit more.
Feel: Mouth filling, a litte tingly carbonation, seems to have a dry finish.
Overall: Tasty wheat beer. Seems a solid example of the style.

Sep 05, 2020
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Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Review: 0,5l long brown bottle of Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen: 5% vol.

Discount supermarket beer, comes in a brown bottle with a rather cheap looking logo that doesn’t inspire, all in orange and rather shite looking. The brewery call it an eye catching mandarin colour!

On pour we get a very active and excitable beer, very carbonated resulting in a quite big frothy white head, as expected but perhaps not as big as we got! Deep gold in colour, once it all settles down it looks not bad at all. Nice white head and golden appearance.

A lot of lacing!

Getting the usual hefeweizen aromas, no surprise there, the malts, cloves, the citrus and fruits, and a hint off the spicy hops. Smell is fine, but not strong, weak and on the low level.

Standard weizen with moderate to weak smell. Wheat and banana aroma.

On to the taste, initially it is all crisp, very soft and refreshing on the tongue, very smooth for a hefeweizen.

Getting a lot from the bottle, which considering all the carbonation, is great.

Not a huge amount of flavours but its going done nice enough, smooth. Nice taste of barley malts and fruits, and of course the wheat, the cloves and the coriander, with only a slight hint of the hops. Overall, the balance of tastes and flavours is perfect in this beer, making it very easy and very enjoyable to drink.

Perhaps a fan of the old weissbier might not be enamored, but I like it, its manageable for me at least who is not a regular drinker of these wheat beer types.

Typical tastes of a hefeweizen on the low level, bitterness toned down, not complex but all simple tastes.

Taste is very creamy mouthfuls, lovely and soft, I like it, very smooth to sit with and relax, very good, very relaxing, very enjoyable with high drinkability.

Mar 25, 2020
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dxpnthedrunk from New Jersey

4.86/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is very refreshing. I could easily go though a 6 pack. They did a good job of Binding all the different ingredients. the bavaria wheat,Bavarian yeast,fruity banana, clove spices and mild hops. all complement this beer very well.

Mar 13, 2019
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In Berlin 2019, this was the best Hefe I've ever tasted. 500ml bottle,
a) How could you not high mark this hazed, amber body that mounts a massive head that rises/puffs the best height, then lashes and laces the glass all the way down?
s) Or the fresh fruit, lemony, banana bread, flower closet, herbal aromas?
t) Or the fruity, lemony, banana bread box, yeast, spice, pepper, flavors all tempered by a chalky, soft earthy dryness?
f) Finished by chalky, aspirin, powdery, dry finish?
o) Perhaps it must be enjoyed fresh - I suspect so - based on the rating divergence.

Feb 28, 2019
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Stockard from Texas

4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

This was my 'go to' bier in Germany. Many years ago. Now, I can only find the grapefruit version. Does anyone know where I might find this near the panhandle of Texas??????

Nov 16, 2018
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elnachooo from Spain

3.02/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Es una cerveza con carbonatación media/baja y un cuerpo medio. En su aroma se puede percibir trigo, pan y cítricos. En boca es una cerveza con una pizca de amargor pero acuosa para mi gusto.

Oct 23, 2018
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himmelblau from Australia

3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours to a yellow-orange hue. Quite a dry, slightly bitter taste, with the taste of CO2 present more than other weissbiers. Lacking some of the more smooth banana and mango flavours that other German wheat beers posses. Not a beer I go out of my way to get, but I spend a lot of time in Frankfurt where this beer is most popular and often drink it there so I drink it quite frequently. I prefer the Bavarian Weiss biers.

Mar 10, 2018
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josanguapo from Spain

3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Carrefour. In Bavaria hefe glass. Playing Escape the Past. Fairly standard hefeweizen. All you can expect in the style without anything standing out specially for the good or the bad

Sep 07, 2017
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Everydayoff from Thailand

3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Cloudy deep golden color, the pour builds up massive silky white head that withstands with excellent retention before slowly subsiding to an everlasting fluffy layer atop and leaving lots of sticky lacing patch and spot.

Sweet banana bread, bubblegum, clove, spice, floral, citrus, smooth wheat, biscuit, dough, husk, all the aromas you could expect from Hefe.

The taste is straightforward for Hefe with its fruity ester of banana and citrus as well as floral, and clove spice. Malt is there as a backbone providing notes of wheat grain, husk, bread, and biscuit. The end and aftertaste is lasting with some sweet malt yet sweet and sour fruity ester.

Medium body with creamy smooth mouthfeel by the wave of fluffy effervescence, the carbonation is medium with some crisp and good refreshing touch. Finish is dry.

This one is a standard Hefe you can easily find in the market. No offensive.

Aug 01, 2017
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VoxRationis from New York

4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Originally tasted 02/02/17; retried 06/09/19 from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle produced 06/07/18 and best before 09/07/19.
A: Pours a cloudy honey amber color with nearly a two to three finger, fluffy off-white head and very impressive lacing.
S: Aromas of banana, cloves and avocado.
T: Semisweet. Flavor palate follow the nose with the additional of solid caramel. Bitterness creates solid balance with sweetness.
M: Light bodied with strong carbonation and clean finish.
O: I found and continue to find this to be a very light drinkable hefeweizen which I would and have served to guests. Delicious.

Feb 02, 2017
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opieo from Virginia

3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy golden color. Light head. Bitter. Another taste. Bitter. Skunky brew maybe? I don't expect a hefe to be bitter. Spicy and banana. Too many good hefes in Germany to drink this.

Dec 31, 2016
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jakej0305 from Florida

3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours light and a little cloudy. Has a large white head that lasts throughout. Smells very weak, just a little wheat and banana smell with a hint of a floral scent. Taste follows the nose, and it drinks very smooth and weak. Overall good beer, but not a top.

Jul 02, 2016
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Can
Best before: Apr-4-2017


Pours a hazy light honey color, really active (too much) with three+ fingers of solid, fluffy, beige mousse that sticks around well and leaves a lot of even lacing. The aroma and flavor are both have a rich wheat body with a melange of clove, banana and vanilla. The flavor is a little lighter, crisper, and less "full" but is, likewise, a textbook hefeweizen: smooth spiced bread dough flavor with a hint of a hint of tartness and a mellow, drinkable, quenching character. Medium body, medium carbonation, very drinkable. This is a decent hefe. Not my favorite, but not bad at all. Would have again.

Jun 26, 2016
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Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This hefe pours an opaque orange color with a medium foamy white head. There is a very pleasant and somewhat strong smell of banana and wheat. Not a typical hefe at all. The initial taste is very crisp and has very little flavor. It is only on swallowing that the real flavor hits you with an intense blast of banana, some spices, and to a lesser extent wheat. The body is light, even for a hefe and it imparts a semi-dry finish. Not bad flavors, but it falls a little flat. I think it is maybe that the malt profile is just a little too weak for my taste. Not at all bad overall, but definitely not on par with the great German hefes, though it is better than some of the cheap mass produced ones.

Jun 11, 2016
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Dentist666 from Russian Federation

3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Standard weizen with moderate to weak smell, taste is more bready, than spicy and estery, that follows the smell.
Soft carbonation, medium body, good, but non-essential.

Apr 04, 2016
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PlutonowyManiek from Belgium

2.89/5  rDev -21%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Color: light yellow, cloudy.
White head, high and long.
Aroma: not very intense, very weak banana, cloves clearer.
The taste of bananas are clearer.
Gentian light, sallow saturation average

Feb 29, 2016
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with a hazy complexion. There's a half inch of brilliant white on top. Light lacing is present. The aroma is comprised of pale wheat, banana esters, and a hint of lemon. I taste pale wheat with faint banana esters. The mouth is a touch thin, dry, and crisp.

Dec 10, 2015
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drmeto from Germany

3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L:
-pours a cloudy bright golden with a small to medium ,frothy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-banana,wheaty,clove,white bread,bubble gum
T:
-Follows the nose
-finishes dry
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light body
O:
Decent one.

Nov 29, 2015
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Malt_Man from England

3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Served cool from 500ml brown bottle bought from Aldi for £1.29 into weizen glass.

L) Nice cloudy light orange colour, very cloudy, dense white head. Looks like a great weisse.

S) Cloves only, none of the banana / sweetness that you can often get in weizens.

T) A bit watery and a bit bitter to be a truly good weizen, although the usual banana / clove ester flavours are there.

F) Less carbonation than a typical weisse. The bitterness really detracts from an enjoyable refreshing drink.

O) A sub-par weizen, it is the bitterness that kills it. A bit watery and flat too. Can't recommend this one I'm afraid.

Nov 12, 2015
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jamesroses from Argentina

3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

500ml can

Appearance: muddy yellow colour with a nice head and a creamy bubbly head. Interesting.

Smell: spicy banana pudding and sweet grainy notes.

Taste: felt like a light fizzy banana drink mixed with some spicy cinnamon feel and a wheaty finale.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied for a hefeweizen, not watery.

Overall: I like it, but expected a more fruitier punch. Anyway, its a good choice for summer nights when you want to escape the skunk paradise I live in.

Nov 08, 2015
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with an impressively characteristic German head; nice retention and lacing action

Smell: Banana bread, clove and coriander tones

Taste: Banana bread, clove and coriander, right up front, with a touch of vanilla building; grainy, wheat tones add a bit of a tart character in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body; somewhat creamy but rather flabby for the style

Overall: Nice flavors but not in the top echelon with the more famous German hefes; the mouthfeel just isn't there, either

Jul 01, 2015
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Andrewharemza from Australia

4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle brought from coolwines, Pours cloudy orange with a big yellowy head. Wheat and banana aroma. Taste is banana, wheat, some cloves.very easy drinking.

Jun 28, 2015
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Naturtrüb has a thick, creamy, off-white head, a mostly clear, bubbly, golden appearance, which clouds up, once the caked gunk at the bottom of the bottle is swished and poured in. Lacing is not so high. Aroma is of mild banana and coriander notes, and the main aroma is just mainline beer smell. Taste is the same thing, with minimal bitterness. Mouthfeel is on the full side, and Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Naturtrüb finishes easy drinking and refreshing, though not particularly clean.

RJT

Jun 13, 2015
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle from Bar Bloc+ in Glasgow (£4.25):
This one again proved itself to be quite an enjoyable wheat beer that was very easy to drink and flavoursome despite the fact that the nose could perhaps have been a little stronger. Fruity, lively and fresh with enough going on to keep you interested without it being truly spectacular but still being a hefeweizen well worth trying.

Apr 13, 2015
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