Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen | Binding-Brauerei AG

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Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2002

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181
Ratings:
475
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
21.17%
 
 
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Photo of Lukie
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a vibrant orange with a huge white fluffy head. One of the best looking hefe's I have seen in a while. The head took its time to get down and let me drink!

Strong aroma of banana, some cinnamon, breads. Spicy quality.

Spicy cinammon, bitter orange, banana. It is not overly refreshing compared to some hefe's. The sweetness of the banana is quite distinct in the back of the pallet, but the spiciness of it seems to overpower the banana too much.

It has a strong amount of carbonation, and citrus flavour that overpowers in the mouth. It is a rather heavy hefe aswell. It is great to have a couple, but there are easier to drink hefe's, and much nicer ones on the market, which, for a couple of extra dollars, would go down much better on a stinking hot Aussie summers day.

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Photo of crnipeter
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

BBE 08. 2010, into tulip. The pour gives birth to a murky apricot orange-yellow body overlain by rather thin yet firm white head that drops to a lingering coarse coat. Sniffing reveals banana esters, bubble gum, clove and wheat. Bready flavor, slightly citric with prominent hoppiness (for a hefeweizen) leading into bitter finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Decent but not impressive.

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Photo of paxkey
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

interesting bottle. cap is nice too.
this is a travelled beer judging by the multi-lingual lablelling.
poured in a duvel glass.
gorgeous caramel and orange colored with giant frothy permahead. so cloudy and multi-colored. ranges in appearance from desert-like caramely to fruity/wheaty spicy and beyond. love this beer in a glass. as the head recedes there is prominent lacing.
clove is evident in the nose. bubble gum followed by malt and citrus. lots of citrus. takes a little effort to get anything else. but it smells nice without much effort.
finishes medium with little to no carbonation astringency. finishes kinda juicy.
overall light on flavor through the open and middle. some of the clove comes through and some sweetness. very easy drinking but also forgetable in flavor.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drinking a truly brewed German Hefeweizen after a year is a treat. The aromas this brew gives off are adequate of a Hefeweizen in that it gives off fragrances of freshly baked banana bread and hints of orange rind peels.

There's very much CO2 action as is common with Hefe and promotes a rich frothy head that lasts all the way through in the form of beautiful lacing. The body of the brew is translucent from all the yeast that is left unfiltered.

The beer feels rich and creamy and reminds me of eating freshly baked banana nut bread.

This is a great Hefeweizen. I'm partial to Hefeweizen as apposed to Kristal or Dunkel, so I'm a little biased. None the less, this is a very enjoyable beverage.

TheSarge

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Photo of soju6
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in the Romer District of Frankfurt.

Color is a hazy gold with a nice head. the aroma is of grain and slightly sweet. The taste was of wheat a bit of sweetness and finished a bit bitter. Has a medium body and somewhat refreshing. Nice beer on a summer day. A nice change from all the pilsner.

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Photo of drmeto
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of stoutman
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Strong wheaty, yeasty aroma with hints of lemon. Huge, white, creamy, rocky head; fully lasting. Very cloudy, almost a dark yellow. Good lace. Wheaty flavor, but not overbearingly so. Lightly fruity with a bit more bitterness than a typical hefe. Pretty good stuff that is regularly quaffed in Germany.

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Photo of koolk
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Initailly a large head that instantly disappeared and was zero in 5 secs. No lacing whatsoever. Cloudly dark orange.

Nose of standard hefeweizen - banana, cloves etc, except it has a slightly strange orange doughy smell that I just can't put my finger on (almost plastic-like in some senses, then its almost like an orange cake the next sniff).

Cloves, spices and fruits on the palate that is clean, crisp, slightly tart and very long.

Good flavours, just an odd aroma that I really don't find overly appealing.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
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 jarmby1711
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Being a novice to this style makes it hard to know what is good or otherwise.
It had surprisingly little smell, which belied the very tarty flavour.The tartness was very nicely balance at the end with a citrus fruitiness which made the taste and refreshing.
It was very fizzy which added to the cleansingrefreshing qualoities.
Not a beer I would drink a lot of , but that probably applies to the style, however as a 1 off refresher I think it is pretty god

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to SN Heffe glass.

A - Cloudy yellow/orange with 3 fingers of bubbly white head.

S - Cloves, light banana and a slight bitterness. Somewhat muted nose.

T - Cloves, light banana, a tough of citrus and some bready malt flavours.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of dbaker61
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

According to the label, brewed on Nov. 11, 2010, and best by Nov. 11, 2011.

Appearance: Cloudy, yellow-orange color. A careful pour resulted in over two inches of dense, creamy, off-white foam. Left generous amounts of lacing.

Smell: Yeast, banana and wheat, with a touch of clove.

Taste: Wheat dominates the flavor profile, with plenty of yeast as well. The banana and clove that were in the nose are greatly subdued.

Mouthfeel: Plenty of body to like here. Finishes slightly sweet but also dry. Not a lot of carbonation, which is fine with me.

Overall: An enjoyable Hefeweizen. I will definitely have it again.

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Photo of FLima
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange color with lots of thick head with an eternal retention.
Mild aroma of yeast, wheat and cloves. You get less banana and citric than usual.
Flavor is wheatier and more condimented than fruity, though I got some pears. Hints of honey and heavier on cloves, with a yeasty and dry aftertaste.
Light to medium body with medium carbonation with tiny bubbles and a spicy feeling.
A Hefeweizen that is more condimented and malty than average, and light on the fruity notes. You pick your preference, anyway good for a change.

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Photo of jamesroses
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
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 peensteen
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange colour, one finger of fluffy white sticky head, some lacing on the glass. Smell is yeasty, banana and faint notes of vanilla are up front, clove and light spice round out the nose. Taste is quite dry and very yeasty, banana and clove are upfront and quite clean, lacklustre spice roll in and out and finishes like it starts...dry and yeasty. Medium body, and very high dry carbonation. Overall this is OK, its above average and more of a 3.25 in this category but I gave it the benefit of the doubt.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

from notes
A - Completely swampy yellow brown, thumb of white head retained at a thin covering with consistent lacing

S - Strong eastery aromas of sour fruit, herbs and spices, light grainy

T - Starts with some graininess, yeasy flavours much more subdued, somewhat mineral flavour, a little dissapointing given the aromatic promise

M - Lightish body, slightly flat, light bready finish

O - A decent start led to mediocrity, a little on the bland side for a german hefe

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Photo of canucklehead
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is B level Hefe compared to Paulaner et al as it lacks real complexity and has too much carbonation. I got the banana nose but the beer seemed watery and ill focused. Not worth the purchase when there are so many better German Hefe's available on the shelves

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Photo of barnzy78
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, best before 5/12/13, pours very cloudy & ruddy, yellow in color topped with a tall, white head that holds incredible retention & leaves sticky lace on the glass.
Armas are bready yeast, wheat, bubblegum, faint banana, slight clovy spice. Tastes are spicy clove, bready yeast, wheat, a little banana, finishes spicy with a tingle on the tongue. Creamy texture and nearly full bodied. Overall, pretty good, but maybe needed a degree or 2 warmer while fermenting to bring out the estery banana and bubblegum notes, while toning down the clove, as it's pretty dominant. Still a fairly decent Hefeweizen though.

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Photo of sunrisesolara
3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

.5L emptied into a Weizen.

A: Pours a cloudy orange with a creamy 3-finger white head which receeds to a thick ring. Some lacing in the upper third of the glass.

S: Under-ripe bananas, citrusy, damp wheat, yeast.

M: Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

T: Wheat malt, barley. Mildly sweet, but without any real depth of flavor. Dirty finish, slightly hoppy aftertaste.

D: Mildly interesting Hefeweizen. Certainly not the class of the field, but drinkable and cheap.

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Photo of JohnW
3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Have had this beer on tap in Frankfurt Airport, and also in bottle form at home in UK, purchased in a local supermarket.

Appearance is good and typical of the German Hefe Weizen style, though aroma is less pronounced and "fruity" than most other German Wheat beers. This is reflected in the flavours. It has a thinner and much drier taste and texture than the best German Wheat beers, lacking in depth or complexity, though is refreshing. Very little of the cloves and banana hints as in most Wheat Beers, just a dry crisp character that in the end is rather bland and uninspiring. Whilst this would be refreshing well chilled on a hot summers day, it is hardly inspiring or grabs your attention to want more.

There are so many other far better German Hefe Weiss beers than this, Schneider being my favourite, followed by Andechs, Paulaner, Aying, Erdinger, Weihenstephen, Weltenburger, Karg....not necessarily in that order...and many others.

The brewery address seems to indicate that Henninger Brau beers are also brewed on this site, non of those being particularly good either, so it seems to be an "industrial" brewery complex!

JohnW
Bham UK

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Photo of czfreeman
3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one several times before, but never had a chance to review it.
Pours a honey-amber apricot color. Good murkiness, medium carbonation.Nice head, creamy, thick, settles leaving lots of lacing. Nice looking Hefe.
Smell is a bit dissapointing. Light sour fruit, orange,yeast and tart citrus, but overall quite watery. The depth of banana-clove-funky/tartness found in better examples simply is not there.
Flavor is tarter than expected. Sour orange, grain, almost a butter-milk like sourness. Reminds me a bit of cider. Again, overall finishes a peppery and carbonated, but a bit weak and watered down.
The tart finish is nice, but the overall weakness of the beer, especially when Weihenstephan is the same price, will prevent me from buying this one again in the future. Decent, but nothing special.

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Photo of francisfilion
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had a 500 ml bottle poured into a flute. It had a solid head, with a orange/gold hazy color that made it look very apetizing. To top it off it left a pretty lacing.
The smell gave up lemon/citrus notes with grapefruit and a floral hop smell.
In the mouth it came as orange/citric but was quite short lasting. A slight hop taste topped it off. However the yeast linger out in the back of the mouth after.
It had good carbonation , a nice texture and was medium bodied.
Overall a great Hefeweizen with nice citrus tastes that was well balanced out by some hops!!

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Photo of Mit
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy straw colour with a decent lasting head.

Smells like a very tradtional wheat. Complete with the orange peel odours

Has a heavier flavour...differs from the more mainstream wheats. I found it slightly less refreshing. I did let it warm up a little though. Maybe too much. Does have the regular spiceyness and citrus flavours characteristic of a normal wheat.

Slightly heavy for a wheat I found.

Overall I didn't enjoy this as much as alot of other wheats. I didn't stand out in a crowd for me.

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Photo of fisherman34
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled sample. Medium yellow in colour with lots of haze and lots of carbonation. Aromatic notes of banana, apple, and sulfur. This beer is very yeasty in the mouth with a bit of hop spiciness and a bit more banana. Good mouthfeel. Not a bad hefe, but a little too muted for serious consumption or contemplation. It’s more of a patio drink.

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Photo of hefevice
3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle, about 3 months past "Best Before" date which I did not notice until after I had tasted. Presents like a typical German Hefeweizen, but lighter than usual (light straw colour). Aroma is typical but somewhat muted. Flavour is muted as well, and much drier than typical for the style. There are many significantly better hefe's around. Might need to re-rate this one with a fresh bottle, although looking at other reviews, it probably won't make much difference.

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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
3.59 out of 5 based on 475 ratings.
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