Schofferhofer Hefeweizen Grapefruit Bier
Binding-Brauerei AG

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #572
ABV:
2.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #45,526
Avg:
3.56 | pDev: 17.42%
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
932
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Germany
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
81
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Notes: As you might’ve guessed we’re from Germany, but what might surprise you is that we’re the world’s first Hefeweizen (wheat beer) grapefruit beer. Best served cold, it’s the perfect casual brew to cool you off during the summer, but it can be enjoyed all year round any time of the day. It’s a true 50/50 blend of total refreshment made from 50% Schofferhofer Hefeweizen blended with 50% carbonated juice of 100% natural ingredients.
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Winbed from Indiana

4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I bought one to try. I’m going back to get more. I’m gonna mix it with ice cream to make a float. Doesn’t taste like beer more like a wine cooler.

Jan 11, 2021
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Scotchboy from Idaho

3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear glass 12oz longneck shows a pink/orange beverage with ample carbonation; very shandy-ish aromas and flavors of sugar-y grapefruit, lemonade, malty wheat, and tangy citrus. Grapefruit candy on the finish. Overall - just fine for a shandy, sweet and sugary and not too artificial.

Dec 06, 2020
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Mugman8 from New York

3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks like Orange Kool-Aid with a Fizzy thrown in. Grapefruit smell is slight but pleasant. Taste is juicy and smooth. This is beach beer. ABV is 2.5%. Much better alternative is Burgkopf Grapefruit -- a juice bomb from Lithuania with 7.5% ABV.

Aug 21, 2020
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Beech105 from Missouri

4.02/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle. Head was fluffy but quickly dissapapated. Kind of an orange tint to the head. Of course the orange color is very prevalent due to the food coloring . The smell and taste is exactly as it claims...Grapefruit Grapefruit and more Grapefruit. Very sweet and way easy to drink. I like it, but it's more of a Shandy than a hefeweizen to me.

Jul 30, 2020
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DrBeergood from Ohio

3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L: I'm not a big fan of food coloring but I appreciate the honesty. Schöfferhoffer should make a pink beer next.

S: Grapefruit. Tame, but just enough of it to mask everything else. I'm supposing that's the point.

T: Swirl and pour makes a difference. Sweet grapefruit. I love that it's unfiltered. Plenty of residual sugar--Improved taste, sticky finish.

F: Easy to drink, light weight compared to most beer but relatively speaking, heavy for 2.5% ABV.

O: This is the perfect beer for someone who doesn't like beer. Buy this for your girl.

Jul 21, 2020
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realJohnnyHobo from Maryland

3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

It should be notated that this beer does have food coloring added to provide more of an orange hue, so the look takes a bit of a knock, though I am happy to see the transparency within this brewery not typically found everywhere else (looking at you breweries with caramel color additives). The body is highly carbonated, the radiant smell of grapefruit notes with nearly no wheat smell and more sweetness than anything.

Tasting notes include sharp grapefruit notes, a sweetness that bends the mids and the finish is both filled with spicy notes and wheat mellowness that finishes on a bit of a sweet but dry note. Mouthfeel is masterful and remembers me of Stiegl one of the only other radlers of this caliber. I have had this in can condition, and even in a clear glass bottle, the conditioning is way better. Also, side note this is a pour and swirl then pour beer (natural fermentation).

Jun 26, 2020
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keithshoe from Florida

3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Strong grapefruit smell on pour. Thin head. Very easy to drink. Good beach beer. Poured from can into a glass. Slight citrus finish. Not much of a wheat flavor makes it past the grapefruit, but overall would use a good hot summer day beer/drink.

Apr 30, 2020
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks pink, slightly translucent, hazy, with a creamy off white head. Good retention.

Smells of straight up grapefruit juice.

Tastes like grapefruit juice and grapefruit peel upfront, which dominates throughout the sip. In the middle and near the finish you get a hint of twangy wheat, white cracker, hay, and a touch of clove; then a clean finish. Leans slightly sweet with a bit of grapefruity sourness.

Light but not watery feel, moderately carbonated, slightly creamy and oily.

A solid refresher.

Apr 16, 2020
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AMKW from New York

1/5  rDev -71.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I was pretty astonished to see the positive reviews here. I took one sip of this and couldn't drink any more. The friend I was with agreed. It looks fluorescent orange; inspecting the label, I saw that color has been added (why)?! It smells and tastes like cheap juice concentrate, cloyingly sweet and artificial tasting. The only indication of any beer in there was the carbonation. One of the reviews here mentions that it resembles and alcopop, which is accurate. My friend also commented that it took her back to her underage drinking days, but now that we're both grown-ups, we prefer our beer to taste like beer.

Jan 26, 2020
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KRug from Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Best by 10/1/20

Pours a golden orange with a fluffy white head that fades slowly

Aroma is mostly grapefruit, real juicy and authentic, some spice from the yeast and a light wheat backbone

Taste is more of the same, the grapefruit comes up front, mid palate has a lemony tartness that fades into the smooth wheat, but almost feels dumbed down by the wheat, this probably should’ve been a straight up fruit beer instead of a hefe

Feel is about as light as you’d expect for this radler type mix, I just wish it was a little more carbonated. Leaves a bit of a film after the swallow

At the very least, this is passable and refreshing, but I would probably only drink it again in the context of a hot summer day

Jan 01, 2020
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mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

4.8/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I am reviewing the 3.2 one because Minnesota is archaic and won't change the law.

Anyway, this is delicious! Tastes like a sweet grapefruit juice, no bitterness.

Dec 08, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(330 ml clear bottle, E: 14.09.2020; purchased single off shelf... poured into 14 oz mug)

L: cloudy-ass, pink grapefruit colored liquid; off-white foam sizzles out as quickly as it builds, but a messy cap/collar sticks for a bit

S: can't tell if it's skunk, grapefruit, or both on the nose - the fruit masks it up close, but a forearm's length away, I don't know... at any rate, I love grapefruit, this doesn't smell like a weizen at all, but I'll be nice

T: all shandy up front, but the malt/wheat and earthy yeast make themselves just before the end of the finish, and do somehow stand slightly above the grapefruit in the aftertaste... by the second sip, the grapefruit essence pervades; no overt banana, clove, or other textbook weizen flavors clearly audible; all in all, rather tasty though

F: basically unfiltered juice with a subtle beefin' up of body by wheat... barely any discernible alcohol, if any at all

O: why oh why is this in the hefeweizen category? - you got Summer Shandy in the 'fruit and field' camp, just do right by this and shove this over there too, and I'll return to bump up me marks yo; a lovely drink (1542)

Oct 04, 2019
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It is a hot Texas night (10:20 and 90 degrees / 32 centigrade) and I having a Schöffenhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen from Binding Braurei, Germany ABV 2.50%. Beer this low in alcohol is called Lättöl in Sweden (where I am originally from). Due to it's soda like qualities maybe it should be classified as a Radler instead?


Look: golden/orange plus a slightly pink hue with a finger thick white head

Aroma: grapefruit, tiny hint of yeast

Taste: It has some characteristics of a Hefeweizen, wheat a hint of the yeast, a hint of

beer, but it is mostly grapefruit soda. It is grapefruit soda that is less watery than

regular soda and with less sugar. However, it goes down very easy when it is hot.

Body/Overall: light, a bit watery, but not as watery as soda

Sep 23, 2019
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rose93 from New Jersey

4.9/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The other reviews are correct in saying this is not beer-like. It’s not. It barely tastes of it. It’s more like grapefruit juice or an alcopop. But honestly as that it’s delicious and not a dangerous drink (downing a 7% like juice when you’re thirsty can be hazardous). Very much a fan :)

Jun 26, 2019
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dave_ackbar from Hawaii

2.43/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I’m going to review this as it is labeled, a beer.
Look is like orange soda poured into a pint glass.
Smell is overwhelmingly citrus
Taste is overly sweet and zero taste of beer.
Feel is refreshing, but feels like soda.
Overall this is not a beer in my opinion. It’s more soda than beer, in fact I wouldn’t say you could taste the “beer” part at all.

Jun 19, 2019
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orange with a minimal head.
Smells like fruit juice with a hint of alcohol and tastes the same. Just like a fruit juice, with a hint of alcohol on the back end. Light tangy mouthfeel and smooth clean finish. With the low abv, this beer can be drunk all day long.

May 31, 2019
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VoxRationis from New York

4.76/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Served on tap in a 22.5 oz (660 ml) Weizen glass at Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten in the Nolita area of Manhattan, NY. Have been having them occasionally at weekend brunch in lieu of Mimosas.
A: Pours a cloudy, rose-orange color with only a brief lived head, orange chiffon head and no significant lacing.
S: Tart side of tangy with aromas of pink grapefruit, navel orange, banana, and red berries. Needless to say, really fruity.
T: Sweet and lightly tart. The palate follows the nose with a gestalt feel of Mimosa versus fruit juice blend. No appreciable bitter quality.
M: Light to medium bodied with no more than moderate carbonation.
O: Had it with brunch at at Bier Garten and it was perfect for that. Drinks like a fruit smoothie: absolutely delicious. Ausgezeichnet!

Note: If you cannot get it on tap, this is one beer for which the cans are far superior to the bottles, so I strongly suggest getting the cans.

May 04, 2019
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix brewed by Binding-Brauerei AG, with an ABV of 3.20% This German Hefeweizen pours out a pinkish amber color with a small white head. The head to this brew goes away fast, not saying that is a bad thing. There is some nice spotty lacing to this brew, it does stick to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with sweetness, mixed with grapefruit, grains and malts. So far a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with sweetness an grapefruit. But it is a nice smooth easy drinking brew. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. The body of Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix is a solid medium. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. The mouthfeel is Sweet, Grapefruit, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix a solid 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Binding-Brauerei AG, did a real nice job with this brew.
I would get this to change it up from other brews on the market.

Feb 27, 2019
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BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Taste: crisp, grapefruit, juicy citrus, slight tart, peach skins. Bold citrus, ruby grapefruit peach nose. Peach color hue, mostly unfiltered, with white head and some lace. Medium body. Unique kinda Shandy like.

Jan 27, 2019
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jamesroses from Argentina

2.06/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

500ml can, best before june 2019

Looks like a mix of pink grpefruit and orange juice. Little carnoation creates a fluffy head that dissipates quickly.

Smells like atificail grapefruit. Like a bad fizzy grapefruity drink.

Tastes follows the nose. Slight bitterness at the back.

Feels like a fizzy drink, not a beer.

This is not a beer.

Nov 12, 2018
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ZenAgnostic from Texas

3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. BEST BEFORE: P:14.06.2018, E:14.09.2018. Not sure why it has two different dates, but I assume the earlier date is the better date to before. Presumably the P is best by and E is don't bother with after this. In either case, that means this is about a couple weeks passed due.

Appearance - Big, loose offwhite orangey head with medium-low retention. Doesn't just flatten out but rather thins out from within. Very bizarre, never seen this before in a beer head. Head is probably faintly orange because of the reflected light bouncing through the opaque orange body. 4

Smell - Soft grapefruit. I mean, lives up to expectation. 4

Taste - Soft grapefruit. I could be drinking some kind barley alcoholic mixed drink. I mean, I guess I am. 3

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied overall. A bit sharp up front because of the grapefruit's acidity. But fairly mellow the rest of the way through. 3

Overall - Not bad, but compared to Leinenkugels' grapefruit shandy, this is not even worth the time if you're American. Get better, local, for cheaper. 3

Oct 03, 2018
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a wonder this one hasn't gotten the NYFRB Alco-pop multi-day thread treatment. Maybe because it's never had the hype and has been too easy to get. Anyway, this pinkish bier concoction was enjoyed on a hot, hot day, which seems optimal. Lots of sweet grapefruit, carbonation, and no indication there's any booze to it. The bottle is drained just as soon as it's opened. Rating is based on pure enjoyment.

Sep 03, 2018
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16.9oz can into glass. Bottom of can is stamped '31.07.2017' and '31.10.2018'. I am guessing canning date for the first date and best by date for the second date.
Orange/gold colored body, similar to a brilliant apricot. Unfiltered, cloudy complexion. One finger fizzy head upon pouring quickly disappears. No lacing.
Wheat malt and grapefruit juice in both the aroma and the taste. Sweet taste with a little bit of tang from the wheat and from the citrus.
Thinner mouth feel, with a little bit of syrup. Drinks a little fizzy in the mouth. Quite refreshing.
Almost not a beer with the level of grapefruit influence involved. A low ABV% beverage with a lot of fruit going on. I drank this after getting home from an afternoon at the MN State Fair (and an extensive sampling of fair food offerings). This "beer" is good for settling the stomach and providing a refreshing night cap.

Aug 26, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A lot like stiegl radler in that the taste and feel is so artificial, with the grapefruit sweetness and resin having a sticky and cloying sweetness. It also doesn't taste as good, with the grapefruit being countered by a strange orange popsicle taste. Way too carbonated as well.

Aug 07, 2018
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

2.53/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Had this on 2018-07-25 in Columbia, PA from a 330ml canned on 2017-08-04

A - Pinkish-orange with a 1-finger orange-white head that drops quickly leaving little lace.

S - Sugared pink grapefruit flesh and light wheat bread

T - Too sweet; like drinking lemonade. Flavor is more orange than grapefruit. The malt tastes like sugared wheat bread. There's a bit of herbal spice. No bitterness.

M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation.

O - Might as well have had an orange soda and a much cheaper price. Definitely not for me.

Jul 25, 2018
Schofferhofer Hefeweizen Grapefruit Bier from Binding-Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 932 ratings