Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen | Binding-Brauerei AG

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82
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491 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG
Germany
binding.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
491
Reviews:
184
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
13.06%
 
 
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31
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Photo of Bluetick
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Having this in Hamburg right this second.

Apperearance - typical cloudy weizen

Smell: light & airy, nothing bad bu nothing stands out either a little citrus, maybe hints of other, but hard to detect

Taste - again, light & airy, nothing overwhelms or surprises your. Nothing tastes bad, but nothing tastes exceptionally good. Nice malt finish though.

Mouthfeel: The one negative I find while drinking is a flat taste on the palate. Despite lots of "lace", no effervescence feel on the tongue.

Drinkability: One could down this like water. Probably very refreshing on a hot day, but its not hot right now in Hamburg.

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Photo of Guayo
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mintjellie
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Deep golden orange and very turbid. Loads of apparent carbonation on pour. Massive tower of off-white foam shows good retention and cling. Mild banana and lemon aroma also shows a hint of vanilla. Solid bubblegum and banana flavour with bright citrus piercing through. More bubblegum than banana. Clove is muted and hard to detect. This seems a little less carbonated than more well-known weissbiers like Paulaner, Hacker, or Weihenstephaner. Smooth mouthfeel. A decent & simple weissbier that leans more towards the candystore flavours and less toward the spice rack.

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Photo of olimpia84
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on a Mug at WOB's Oktoberfest. Review from notes.

A: typical Hefe in appearance. Cloudy golden/amber body with small foamy white head. No lacing present.

S: slight banana and wheat features along with a sweet fruity aroma. Very nice but a bit faint unfortunately.

T: this beer is yummy. It has a very strong fruit presence with banana leading the way followed by peaches. Wheat and clove notes are found in the taste as well.

M: very smooth and very drinkable. Medium carbonation with light to medium body.

O: a very appropriate Hefe for the occasion, as this one is a bit more light and on the drinkable side. Very good banana taste, makes for a good fest beer.

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Photo of CTFalcon
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiliGrigorova
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like that it's bitter, but the taste is tastes like wheat too much.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Frankfurt.

A - Towering, creamy white cap of foam. Stellar retention and lace. Hazy, opaque pear juice body. Straight hefe.

S - Dry bread, creamsicle, orange zest, banana peel.

T - Big, sweet wheat note right up front. Mango, bread crust, honey, banana bread. A nice long finish that really clings to your palate.

M - Medium body. Light lemon brightness. Thick backend.

O - A solid hefe with great smoothness.

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Photo of jbmalta
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TGS
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PaleAleSean
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roman_V
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of doktorhops
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally I get to review Schofferhofer (or "The Hoff" as I like to call it). Man (or woman) I have been drinking this for many years, ever since I was first introduced to wheat beers this has been one I have come back to again and again... mainly for the price of course. Well let's get to it "Hoff".

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a 500ml Stein the way the German god(s) intended.

A: Nice cloudy orange body with a 1cm pale white head.

S: Banana, cloves and... dried apricot!?! There is a distinct apricot aroma with this Hefe, which makes me question whether or not all Hefe's have the same distinct apricot aroma and I've just missed it or it's just this one... only one way to find out [goes out and buys every Hefeweizen on the market].

T: Wheat beer territory - creamy banana, cloves, some caramel malts and a slight musty yeast (not as pronounced in The Hoff though). It's a little lacking in flavour, I'm used to more creamy/banana cloveyness ("It is too a word!"), and this brew is lacking a teensy tiny bit.

M: Mmmmm... like a cold cream bath... with bubbles.

D: Drinks OK. Lacking in flavour compared to its brethren however it is also cheaper than competition, and that is the beersumer choice you have to weigh up when you buy this beer (price versus flavour). Still I would prefer and pay for the Weihenstephaner over this.

Food match: Barvarian food was made for Hefeweizen (or the other way around). Every time I taste a wheat beer I'm reminded of the Hofbrau Haus and it's banquetesque meals. In any case German food overall is the best match.

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Photo of mishi_d
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thehyperduck
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
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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Photo of der_meister
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardTarget
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle Inspection: .5 liter brown bottle, 10/07 (sampled 10/07, right on time). 5% abv.

Aroma: Powdery clove with muted banana and vanilla notes. German yeast.

Appearance: Hazy golden glass holds a solid ½ finger bright white head.

Flavor: Mild banana, soft wheat, mild lemon peel bitter twist at the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, low carbonation, a bit grainy.

Overall Impression: High quality beer! Craftsmanship is obvious.

Big thanks to Max for hand carrying this back from Europe!

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Photo of Cristian
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerinabottle
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of SCproUA
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
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 jdhilt
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour this very slowly - serious white head with a lot of lace staying. Slightly cloudy and a light amber color. Some yeast stays in the bottle. Very good hefeweizen, smooth, medium bodied, good summer ale. Good mix of hops and malt with a slightly hoppy finish. Wheat flavor but not overpowering.

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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
3.6 out of 5 based on 491 ratings.
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