Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen | Binding-Brauerei AG

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82
good
496 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
496
Reviews:
186
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
12.78%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
119
For Trade:
1
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is clouded amber, has an off-white head that leaves little lacing, but some curtains.

The smell is fruity, spicy and yeasty, banana, oranges, cardamom, clove.

Starting with sweet wheat bread, banana, oranges, cardamom and clove spiciness.

Medium high carbonation, a fresh feeling, almost coarse and a slightly dry finish.

A fresh and refreshing crisp Weizen (less citric than on tap last year).

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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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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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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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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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange golden colour, nice big head, nice carbonation. A classic hefe.

Smell is mainly malty, but with delicate aroma of banana, a bit of citrus and herbs, coriander.
Taste is malty, but a decent kick of herbs and spice as well.
A rather rough hefe, I would say. It's got a bite in the aftertaste.
A pretty good one. Certainly not ordinary, allthough it's not very balanced, it has some interesting aspects (spice).

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
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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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, best before December 2012.

This beer pours a misty, yet bright, medium golden amber, with three fingers of slick, shiny white whipped egg yolk head, which settles at an agreeable canter, leaving some ambitious geologic arches of lace around a portion of the glass.

It smells of grainy wheat malt, banana muffin, mild lemon oil, earthy clove, and subtle musty hops. The taste is fruity wheat, further mild banana esters, a bit of yeast, pleasantly muddled spice - I get more clove and some pepper, mostly, with a soft earthy dryness rounding things out.

The carbonation is a tad zesty at first, but drifts into a more somniferous state soon enough, the body a decent medium weight, no more, no less, and adequately smooth. It finishes off-dry, yes, but between the edgy, spicy wheat, and the latent ambiguous hops, it's not by much.

An enjoyable, fruity, well-balanced hefeweizen, which really has no problem showcasing what the wheat can do for you.

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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen from Binding-Brauerei AG
3.6 out of 5 based on 496 ratings.
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