Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen | Binding-Brauerei AG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG
Germany | website

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
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
473
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
21.17%
 
 
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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 wiseguy142
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is sort of a different, more smooth, less "pungently yeasty" take on a Hefeweizen which, in my opinion, is a nice take on a Hefeweizen. Poured glowing orange with a nice high head with little retention after about a minute. Smooth wheaty taste with a slippery mouthfeel. Very very very drinkable.

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Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on Feb 25th, 2006 a 500ml bottle best by 10/2006. Nice orange and gold label.
Poured a lightly clouded brew with a colour that was light amber with a decent white head. Purchased in Dunnes Stores (no less), Dublin at a cost of €2.49.
Smell was grassy with definite hint of banana skin.
Taste was a little tame, some banana fruit but not much else.
Mouthfeel smooth.
Overall a decent enough brew, fairly refreshing and easily obtainable (for me), but might not compare all that well to other weizenbiers.

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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 LarryKemp
4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours with a very rich thick white head. The liquid is slightly cloudy and dark yellow. Exceptional in all aspects.

The aroma has slight cloves but no banana aroma. I could not detect any hops.

The flavor has bananas and light cloves. With every mouthful, the banana flavor increases and improves. The wheat flavor is present. There is a tartness that is not from hops and the carbonation plays with the tongue.

The mouthfeel is creamy and full of carbonation.

I LOVE hefeweizen and find this one of the finest I have had since coming back from Germany last May. I would recommend this beer to anyone looking for a great wheat beer.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
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 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 marty21
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy bright yellow/orange with a two finger creamy white head. Settles to a creamy cap and leaves a little bit of thick lacing.

S: There's banana, spices and a yeasty aroma.

T: Mostly banana with some spices to it. Also a bit of a yeasty taste.

M: Medium carbonation with a medium body. Quite smooth.

D: I enjoyed this one but having one 500 ml bottle is enough. The taste eventually becomes too much. But overall still a decent beer for the style.

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Photo of AlexLMS
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First of all I love Weizen biers and although I think Schöfferhofer is a good beer it is not great. I taste it in a Schöfferhofer glass.

Appearance: cloudy, but without the floating yeast, with a deep yellow color. The head is white, substantial in size and it fades slowly (not much lacing though).
Aroma: an agreeable nose with notes of yeast.
Taste: not so sweet with a good citrus presence.
Mouthfeel: smooth, good carbonation, nice alcoholic strength and full body.
Finish: lingering aftertaste with banana notes.

Overall: nice and refreshing hefeweizen.

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Photo of basica
2.86/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this beer when I was at Brauhaus with Paul, Andre and KK. It was a pretty
disappointing Hefe, I have to confess. It pours out a nice cloudy golden with a nice head
The first part of the taste was a refreshing and nice though a little too light wheat taste.
But what followed was a taste analagous to white board markers! This taste prolongs into the
after taste as well which made it really bad for me. The only salvaging part of it was the
refreshing hefe typicality which we see in every hefes on the market. However this part of it
was apparently only felt by me as the 3 of them begged to differ; different taste buds, I
guess.
(Disclaimer: I did not have enough of this beer to write a review. This review is based on
what I feel from what I have tasted and I am writing it because I probably would not be
having this beer again.)

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Photo of treque
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A:Completely opaque orange hue but clear to light, with white foam head of good size, continuos carbonation made of tiny bubbles.

S: Aroma of wheat and a touch of lemon and orange

T: Sweet taste with hints at the beginning, they become acidic and bitterness, it always taste Citrus and wheat

An excellent hefeweizen, if you have not try this, give it a chance!!

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Photo of evlu1441
2.97/5  rDev -17.3%
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 Finite
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy apricot, beautiful balanced head which lasts for a nice while it thickens, leaving a nice display of lacing. It looks like what a Hefe Weizen should look like.

Smell: smells strongly of banana and earthen spices. Great Smell

Taste/ Mouthfeel: Cloves and earthen spices hit the palate and release a range of tarty sweetness on the edge which then changes into the banana we witnessed earlier in the smell. Meanwhile the earthen spices and wheat course dryness attacks the centre of the palate asking for another sip. The aftertaste is that of apple skin with a bitterness of the edge of the palate. The whole mix has just the right amount of carbonisation to make it refreshing yet goes down so easy that drinking this is a breeze

Drinkability/Overall: A great Hefe Weizen. Easy drinking. This one has all the right moves. A great Hefe Weizen to introduce to a beer drinker unfamiliar of the style.

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Photo of Weizenmensch
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

The trusty Schöfferhofer is really good value at $19 a six pack, when singles of Schneider are $7 and Erdinger's at least $6. Reliable - doesn't vary much in flavour. Appearance is good - strong dense white head sticks around, carbonation great, colour is a rusty yellow, spot on for a Hefe. Smell is overwhelmingly overripe banana, and a few other aromas, nothing too complex but nice, and appropriate. Taste is predominantly thirst-quenching - it's not a rich melange of curious flavours but it's refreshing, tasty, and goes with anything that's not too potent. I had it with some Wensleydale cheese and marinated artichokes today and that was a great combination. Kalamata olives were too powerful in flavour, as was some ashed Tasmanian goat's cheese. Right now I'm having it on it's own and it's delicious.

Mouthfeel is a little thin but undistracting. Better hefes have more to them, and the wateriness of this refreshing beer is noticeable. Still leaves a damn nice taste in your mouth though. As for drinkability - at this price, you can't do better. I had two this afternoon, my girlfriend had one, and I've just had three delicious Schöffers in a row and wish I had another six to enjoy. This isn't the first and definitely not the last time I've had this beer. It's extremely good value for money and every last beer is rewarding. Best value for money Hefe I've had in Australia - with the different beer taxes in Germany, I may find another favourite. Overall, a splendid brew.

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Photo of jhtipton
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice cloudy orange tint with some fluffy white head. Smell is wheaty yeasty and a little fruity. Taste is yeasty wheaty some floral and fruit hints and some warm spice after taste. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and slight effervescent. Drinkability is great. A possible session beer with my Heffe lover friends. Still, I miss the hops.

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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 drinkininthewood
3.01/5  rDev -16.2%
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 Cs1987
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Cloudy. Two fingers of head, which reduced slowly.

Smell - Strong, with banana and cinnamon the main odours.

Taste - Very typical of a Hefe, nutmeg and cinnamon balanced with a light banana flavour. Just about as good as Weihenstephaner in this category.

Mouthfeel - Good carbonation level and aftertaste.

Drinkability - Very refreshing and easy to drink.

Overall - Almost as good overall as Weihenstephaner, and significantly cheaper at my local bottle shop. I can see this becoming one of my favourites.

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Photo of xylophonica
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 50cl bottle into a 50cl tall glass.

A - Very cloudy dark golden colour. About a finger of head.

S - Banana, pear and peach. Slightly tangy.

T - Fairly smooth at first but with a bitter and slightly sour aftertaste following very closely. Soothing on the way down. Typical wheat and various fruits in the taste.

M - Quite bitey on the tongue. Bitter and sour at the back of the mouth.

D - Enjoyable and fairly easy to drink.

A solid wheat beer if not mind-blowing. Has enough variety to keep you interested but isn't overly complex so can be consumed without any trouble.

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Photo of tatterdash
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden orange with a foamy white head. Loads of peachy/citrus and cloves, very good aroma. Taste, hmmm... Not as good as the smell... Rather smooth, some banana and clove, but it is a little too hoppy for a Hefeweizen in my opinion. It does grow on you and is never unpleasent, but if the taste and the smell matched I would have enjoyed it much more.

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Photo of Quej
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Peachy orange in colour, hazy and quite effervescent.
S - Quite fruity with tastes of bananas and oranges coming from the yeastines.
T - Yeasty at first, then rather sweet. Tastes of orange and citrus and largely banana. A quick finish, quite a nice Weizen, but a little sweet.
M - Medium body, a bit heavy for a Weizen. Lots of carbonation.
D - Quite good, very refreshing summer beer.

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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 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 LagerCognoscenti
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Attractive beer with large head, nice cloudy orange colour and vigorous carbonation.

Aroma is of bananas and cloves. Not a strong smell but fairly inviting.

The taste is slightly sweet with banana notes. There is some bitterness and a yeasty presence. Well balanced and highly thirst quenching. There aren't any noticeable spicy or complex notes to this and the pleasant aromas nd flavours are too mild for my liking.

Mouthfeel is crisp and palate cleansing.

Overall this is just an ok hefe. It's good but Weihenstephaner or Hacker Pschorr' hefes are more interesting. Great bottle design on this one though!

I would mark this beer 75 out of 100.

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Photo of Parrotshake
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy golden orange with a huge puffy head. Pouring the rest of the bottle into the glass after a few sips only seems to agitate the beer further and produce another colossal head. Awesome.

Your typical hefe smells of banana, wheat, clove, slight citrus, smoke and soap. In the mouth, banana again, backed up by bread and a bit of pepper and clove. Dryish finish with long notes of earthy hop and citric, wheaty sourness. A little less refreshing than others of the style, possibly due to this unusually long, lingering flavor.

Medium in the mouth with a little zing of carbonation with each sip. Smooth. I'm having it for breakfast with homemade Merguez sausage with a bit of baguette and mustard. An appropriate beer for sure. Not quite as rounded and refreshing as the better locally available examples of the style I've had, though.

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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
82 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.
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