Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen | Binding-Brauerei AG

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82
good
494 Ratings
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83
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Schöfferhofer HefeweizenSchöfferhofer Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG
Germany
binding.de

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
494
Reviews:
184
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
12.78%
 
 
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31
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Photo of norwichboy
2.96/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is probably the most widely available hefeweizen in Australia (less so when I was in the UK where Erdinger and Schneider Weisse ruled the roost).

Poured into Weizen glass, appearance cloudy, head lasts well. The expected aromas of citrus and banana are there, oh even a touch of clove, but it is not particularly aromatic. Likewise with the taste, it has all the hefe elements but is pretty average. It improves as it warms, with a nice moderately lasting bananary finish emerging. Mouthfeel is creamy although the carbonation is a bit too strong and distracting from the already elusive flavours.

Overall, this is a rather mediocre wheat beer compared with other German exports. There's certainly nothing wrong with it, but it lacks the full taste and aroma that others offer.

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Photo of evlu1441
2.97/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a light apricot/orange colour, and the head is very insubstantial. It only forms a small layer on top of the beer. It is slightly hazy, but less hazy than a typical hefeweizen.

The aroma is dominated by citrus and a bit of yeast. It smells quite refreshing, and some light malted wheat aroma mellows out the sharp citrus notes.

The flavour is light and fragrant with a hint of hop bitterness. It doesn't have a strong malt backbone, but is slightly sweet towards the end. It is very bubbly as it rolls across the tongue, and on the thin side.

Overall, it's highly drinkable. However, not an expecially great hefeweizien.

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Photo of DrJay
2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy amber/straw colour topped by a thin, but dense, white head that showed good retention and lacing. Aroma of cloves, lemon and malty sweetness. This is over-hopped for my tastes, with a sharp bitterness that lingers through the dry finish. Citrus, banana and spicy cloves attempt to round out the flavour. Light body, a bit on the thin side, with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of AltBock
2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500ml/16.9oz. bottle with a pumpkin colored label with the name of the beer in black old school italics. Above the name are three gold coins with the man himself, Schöfferhofer in the larger middle coin. At the bottom are two flags with the letters "A" and "X" in them and with somebody's signature over them. The back label has the word "beer" and the ingredients in about 100 different languages. At bottom in a gold rectangle is a born on and a best before date. My bottle was born on 14 Jan 2009 with a best before date of 14 Jan 2010.

I wish I had a Weizen glass available for this beer, but I only had a pint glass at my disposal. This Weizen poured the usual hazy lemon yellow color. Nothing all that special about that, but on top was the type of head of foam that makes keep coming back to the Hefeweizen style. On top was a 1+ inch pure as the driven snow fluffy as a kitten head of foam. This head of foam had great retention that left behind a number of clingy spots and streaks of white lace around the glass. Liked the color, but loved that head of foam.

This Hefeweizen absolutely loved the scent of malted wheat. It loved it so much that everything else was very subtle. Behind the malted wheat was a subtle whiff of ripe banana and cloves. If they had increased those two scents, that would have been a nice treat. After the two subtle aromas, the aroma finishes up with a dry scent of citrus fruits. Not bad, but it could have lowered the scent of the malted wheat to let the other aromas shine a little bit more.

The aroma was pretty much the same as the taste. That's too bad! The taste kicked off with a big rich taste of malted wheat. This malted wheat will then roll into an extremely subtle taste of banana and cloves. After that, the beer will suddenly finish up with a dry taste of black pepper and citrus fruits. The taste was only average at best. The malted wheat level was fine, but where are all the spices, banana, and cloves. I don't know, but this taste sure needed them.

This was a light bodied Hefeweizen with more than enough carbonation to keep you entertained and a dry malted wheat aftertaste. Tied into the wheat was was a subtle pinch of cloves and banana.

It's not a bad Hefeweizen, bit I've had quite a few better German Hefeweizens in my time. If you're a fan of real German Hefeweizens, then it's probably best you stay clear of this one. It was mostly all about the malted wheat with nothing much backing it up.

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Photo of charlatan
2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle from Aldi.

Looks like pineapple juice with a head. There are hints of pineapple and banana along with oodles of chalk in the nose.

Surprisingly tangy and sweet to begin, reminding me of bubble gum. The yeast takes a very long time to make itself apparent and even then isn't particularly significant. Could do with a little more hop bite to give it some edge.

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Photo of kjyost
2.99/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle BB 10/06/2011 poured into a tall wheat beer glass.

A: Pale yellow and not very cloudy at all. Nice lacing though.
S: Light banana and clove atop a bit of raw wheat
T: Thin and light flavours, mainly of banana though a bit of clove played through. A bit of chewy wheat came though
M: Viscous and gummy. The only enjoyable thing of this beer
D: Mouthfeel saves this one, though it is nothing special.

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Photo of rawknrall
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Tarks
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of patre_tim
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Orangish-yellow body; very cloudy; big head

Aroma: Yeasty; cloves; faint bananas

Taste: Spritzy; very thin on the mouthfeel; not much flavor profile; drinkable, but not complex; nothing special

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of Viggo
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a golden amber, little haze but not as much as I like in a weissbier. Smell was almost non existant, a little bit of malt and spice but the banana wasn't really there, had kind of a weak lagery smell. Taste was pretty bland, little yeastiness and some wheat, definately not very weiss. Mouthfeel was medium, as was the carbonation and was pretty smooth, disappointing though.

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Photo of lanciloti
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DonFrap
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of curasowa
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Appearance: Cloudy, orange color with a huge fluffy head that lingers quite a while with chunky lacing.

Aroma: Slightly toasted malt, a little bready, a little grainy, yeasty, some spice and some cooked veggies.

Taste: Grainy up front, faint hints of spice, lots of cooked veggies, a little tart and some mild lemon bitterness on the finish.

The Rest: Didn't notice the best-by date of 1/10/14 on this one when I bought it, so it's a bit past it's prime. That being said, not a great Hefe. If you have given this to me in a glass and told me it was a euro lager, I wouldn't have questioned it..

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Photo of psm90
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Nightrain
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Warpiglet25mm
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Smarty_Pints
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of funkengruven
3.01/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with a best before date of 11/23/05

Poured a golden brown with a puffy white head. Not cloudy like most beers of this type. Smell is rather dull, doesn't smell like much really. Taste is a little bland, it tastes like a weak pilsener more than anything else, if anything i'd consider it refreshing more than anything, since it does hit the spot in that sense. Mouthfeel is unoffensive and smooth actually, and this is actually quite drinkable. This does not resemble any Hefe Weizen i've ever had, it resembles more of a Dark Lager/Pilsener more than anything else

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Photo of drinkininthewood
3.01/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle from the LCBO BB 01 04 12
Served into a Hoegaarden Glass.

A- Foggy yellowish color with an explosive head of sticky white foam.

S- Quite fruity and yeasty with aromas of fresh melon, some citrus, and sugary malts also present in the nose.

T- Malty sweet with a touch of honey and vanilla, banana, cardamom, some citrus, Bread and grains, Tangy Metallic finish, bitterness in the end.

M- Fairly sweet, medium body, syrupy a bit.

D- Decent

Overall some good flavors in this beer but it just doesn't quite come together and its a tad too sweet and sugary for my liking. The price of the beer doesn't sit well either as you can find Hefeweizens of better quality for the same price if not better in some cases.

Throughout the entire bottle it just felt as if something was off or I got a badly unbalanced bottle...I will be re-reviewing.

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Photo of RMoeNay
3.04/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
3.6 out of 5 based on 494 ratings.
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