Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen
Binding-Brauerei AG

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German Hefeweizen
Ranked #311
Ranked #39,453
3.66 | pDev: 12.57%
Binding-Brauerei AG
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Photo of dxpnthedrunk
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.

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Photo of Act25
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.

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Photo of Stockard
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??????

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Photo of elnachooo
2.57/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of himmelblau
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.

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Photo of josanguapo
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

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Photo of Everydayoff
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.

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Photo of VoxRationis
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.

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Photo of opieo
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.

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Photo of jakej0305
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.

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Photo of TheDoctor
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.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden color with a thick wall of pearly activity. Foamy and rocky white 4 finger island head, lasting around 15-20 minutes, with good legs. Flavors of lemon, sweet straw and wheat, faint clove and banana yeast with some floral spices. Soft pleasant sugary feel with light sour lemon. Slick and smooth full body with crispy carbonation. Light finish, lingering zesty citrus with faint clove and lightly hopped. The flavors are good and well balanced, although a little faint, with a highly refreshing feel that is accessible. Overall pretty good quality craft.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
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.

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Photo of Dentist666
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.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
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

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Photo of Franziskaner
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.

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

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

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Photo of Malt_Man
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.

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Photo of jamesroses
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.

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Photo of brentk56
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

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Photo of Andrewharemza
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.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
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.


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Photo of flyingpig
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.

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Photo of Brentkruger1989
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Before getting into beer culture I took a trip to berlin and I found this! It was the best beer as far as I knew it. Now I've tried others/ but would l love to get my hands on this

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500 mL can picked up at TBS; bottled Nov 19 2014 and served slightly chilled.

Now that's what I like to see in a hefe - a nice golden-yellow colour, clouded with sediment and topped off with more than two fingers of fluffy white head. It wilts away at a leisurely pace, coating the glass with lacing as it seeps away into a lumpy cap and messy collar. Positively gorgeous. The nose is dominated by bready wheat and pale malt sweetness, with a hefty dose of clove spice atop fruity banana and orange citrus notes. Moderately yeasty; the aroma is proper for the style and enticing enough, I suppose, but not exactly memorable.

Clean profile that's pretty tasty; the flavour leans heavily on bready, wheaty pale malts, with some grainy sweetness and plenty of citrusy orangepeel and lemon. Ripe banana crosses the palate mid-sip, with notes of grassy hops, spicy clove and yeastiness rising as you near the finish. A yeasty, wheaty sweetness remains a presence on the palate into the aftertaste. Light-bodied, with mildly fizzy carbonation that gently prickles the palate, offering up a somewhat crisp, highly refreshing mouthfeel. A bit watery, and not terribly interesting, but otherwise this one drinks like a champ.

Final Grade: 3.87, a solid B+. The Schöfferhofer name does not exactly possess the same gravitas that the big-name German wheat beer brewers do - but their Hefeweizen is still a relatively good example of the style. Not my first choice, but perfectly acceptable in a pinch. This one has a bit more of an orangey-citrus kick than I'm used to from a hefe, but if you're a witbier fan then you'll probably appreciate this difference. At 2 bucks and change for a can, wheat beer enthusiasts have no reason not to give this one a shot.

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