Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix | Binding-Brauerei AG

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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-MixSchöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix

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Binding-Brauerei AG

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.9/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Hazy orange body, one finger white head. Looks amazing.

Smell: Pure fruit juice, maybe a hint of grains. Not much of a "beer" presence, but still really good.

Taste: Same as above.

Feel: Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Mildly sweet.

Other: Not really beer in the sense, but is still amazingly tasty.

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Photo of Ferretferret
3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I.... Don't know what I expected, with this one. Grapefruit is possibly my favorite flavor, so, I figured I had to give it a try. It is, however, just grapefruit juice from concentrate, mixed with rather cheap beer. One could get the /exact/ same flavor by buying one of those giant $1.00 jugs of grapefruit juice, and mixing it with some PBR in a cup, for a small fraction of the cost of this. I mean, it definitely wasn't bad, and it's exactly what's advertised, but... I guess I don't really get it.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.94/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From the can that expires 19-07-2017. Sampled on January 13, 2017.

The pour is a juicy looking pale yellow with a quick lasting white head.

There is a lot of grapefruit juice on the nose which overpowers the toasted malts or bread that might otherwise be there.

Light, carbonated, and refreshing body.

The taste highlights the grapefruit as it should but I think I would prefer the grapefruit to be a result of the hops used rather than the added juice flavor. Sweet with a hint of white bread and a tart finish. I am not fond of Shandies in general.

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Photo of smcolw
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a very oddly colored "beer". Orange, almost peach, and cloudy. Decent head but no lace.

A bit gimmicky. The smell is like Fresca -- lots of grapefruit.

Think Fresca but much sweeter. There are not any wheat note. This could be a soda. So, it's very drinkable but not very beer-like..

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Photo of OompaMentor
2.89/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Can poured into plastic cup; yes! I know, but I'm at DW in Orlando. Pink grapefruit color with little to no carbonation; modest head. Smell- grapefruit (go figure). Taste- grapefruit. Low ABV- nice for a HOT day.

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Photo of Tone
3.14/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy, peach color. 1/4 inch head of off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong grapefruit, pale malt, hint of hops, and sugar. Barely fits the style of a Hefeweizen, it is much more reminiscent of a Fruit / Vegetable beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong grapefruit, sugar, hint of hops, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, mostly grapefruit; a poor hefeweizen, but a refreshing fruit / vegetable beer.

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Photo of ChefRaku
1.18/5  rDev -66.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This product is 50% "Hefe" and 50% "Grapefruit Drink " as listed on the US labeling. The cloudy is not yeast but cheap canned "juice". Very poor. I would not call this a "bier" at all. It certainly is not crafted. It is more of a commercial marketing product to the same crowd that likes sweet drinks. I seriously doubt it is popular in Germany--this is marketed to Americans. I thought the grapefruit would be a nice substitute for traditional lemon wedge in the Hefe but this is just not a beer at all. It should be sold with wine coolers or the like.

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Photo of MoGuitarNthemonitor
4.62/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

This is a weird beer. Pours beautiful orange-yellow, smells awesome, taste great and the mouth feel is refreshing. But is this really beer? I can't say but I like it.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.03/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very cloudy orangish yellow color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention and and lacing are both very good. Big grapefruit aroma. Not much else. Big grapefruit taste. You get a little bit of wheat at the end. Doesn't taste like a beer, but it is very refreshing and good.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

500mL can, packaged on 04/04/2016, expires 04/07/2017. Served in a milkshake pilsner glass.

Appearance: Cloudy grapefruit color with an initial thick white head, then died down to a thin ring. No lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit soda. Nothing else.

Taste: Initial grapefruit soda flavor, and then it transitions into a bit of a hefeweizen. Some mild graininess and wheat tang from a hefewiezen, but not a lot. Very mild quick bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: A bit fizzy as you would expect with something mixed with soda. Okay thickness underneath, but more like a soda.

Overall / Drinkability: This is a radler so I'm not sure why this is being listed as a Hefewizen. I think it should be listed under fruit/vegetable beers for style. That being said, it works as a radler. The underlying beer is just okay, but it pairs well with the soda as an accent. The soda is the main player here, with the beer as an accompaniment which works. So the individual pieces of this beer are just okay, but everything combined works much better. Very good on a hot day and works well with spicy food. I may not have another one in an evening, but it's easily drinkable and I finished it quickly enough.

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Photo of Wasted_Youth
3.07/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

this is like a radler, really syrupy feeling yet light. not sour or tart like a grapefruit. it tastes more like orange juice mixed with grapefruit and a light beer. This thing is really sweet too, if you aren't much for sugary drinks this won't be your thing. If you're looking for a Hefeweizen, look else where. If you're looking for a alternative for a radler, you would enjoy this.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.28/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a hard one to score. I gave it a high rating because as a Radler-ish beer it is amazing. As a weizen, not so much, but obviously that is not the main concept here. It is deliciously like drinking grapefruit soda but smoother, less carbonated, and overall much better. So easy to consume all of its contents in mere seconds and leaves you willing to dust off all six in one sitting. Prost!

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4.01/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow. Smells like fresh squeezed grapefruit and tastes like it too. The natural flavor is pretty amazing - sweet and refreshing - with just enough funk to let you know your drinking beer and not juice.

Great Sunday brunch beer - kills Mamosa's

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Photo of DM1293
4.63/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful flavor to be had here. Big grapefruit on the nose and palate, rounded by a mild breadiness, and a hint of banana. It smells great, looks great with a hazy orangish gold. Its got a thick kind of mouthfeel that doesnt last too long, perfect for a parched mouth on a hot or humid summer day. My only complaint would be a little more of the hefeweizen flavor to work with the grapefruit.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-160z. tallboy can into wheat beer vessel. Unfiltered with grapefruit flavoring add and colored with cochineal extract (honestly have no idea) @ 3.2%.

A: Beautiful dense and hazy orange juice coloring with pink grapefruit highlights from back-lighting. Dirty off white head is thin, bubbly and short lasting. Really love the coloring, the cochineal extract seems to have done the trick nicely.

S: Fresh pinkgrapefruit juice, lightly tart, with a initial strong first impression. Freshly sliced grapefruit, juicy, and natural appeal of good strength.

T: Not much to be said flavorwise, very good, spritzy tart grapefruit juice, thirst quenching. If you love grapefruit juice or other forms of breakfast juice you will surely like this.

M: Light bodied, tart, good amount of carbonation provides texture and feel. Like carbonated grapefruit juice.

O: Not sure what i was expecting, labeled a hefe-weizen, but does not have much of the traditional german hefe yeastiness, more clean like an american style. Also this is only 3.2% and cut with grapefruit juice, so i would consider this more Radler then hefe imho. I love grapefruit juice and the tart quality and freshly cut grapefruit, so its not a hard stretch of the imagination to guess i really liked this, even if most would question if this is a true beer by nature, rather a hybrid. The grapefruit juice is spot on for the perfect summer time quencher when you want to keep things light, not necessarily beer, by poolside or beach side and want that old time country lemonade or grapefruit juice feel, which for myself provides a high drinkability rate while quenching the NJ muggy summer heat. Though its labeled as a hefe, which is as questionable as the nature of the beer status itself, i thoughly enjoyed this as a Radler style, and perhaps one of the better, if not best by Radler/Shandy style with a low abv% and a high grapefruit quantity that is sure to be hit or miss depending of individual status. If you are seeking a Radler style then try, fits the bill nicely to quench the thirst when not in the mood for beer or with company.

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Photo of krs0123
4.48/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this from tap in "germany" in Disney epcot center. While I get the criticism that it's not a beer and blah blah......I loved it. It was 98 and humid and this was so refreshing. Big big fan under those conditions. Also, thought there was plenty of breadiness to make it "a beer"

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Photo of mdfb79
4.17/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 06/02/16 notes. At Fitzgeralds in Glen Ridge.

Overall while it doesn't taste too much like a beer or hefe, I found it very is NOT like a Grapefruit IPA or anything, and more like a shandy, but was nice on a summer night.

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Photo of Guppy314
3.66/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Overall, wow, this has a really crisp and refreshing taste, um, taste of grapefruit rather than beer. I'd perhaps use this as a mixer, since …well ... it's a bit sissy on its own. But the good news is that this is fantastically better the "Grapefruit Harvest IPA" (by Abita Brewing).

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Photo of imstimpy
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is in the same category as a hard root beer. It is half grapefruit "drink" and half heffe. They recommend denying right from the can and I did. It smells and tastes just as you'd expect, but about as opposite of a grapefruit Sculpin as you can get.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
4.36/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It doesn't look like a beer at all, smells just like what it is half hefeweizen and half grapefruit juice. You can only taste the hefeweizen a little bit but it comes thru just enough and blends well with the grapefruit, it goes down smooth and doesn't have too much carbonation like other sweet beers.

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Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a very hazy yellow with a slight hint of pink. Aroma is sweet grapefruit and Belgian yeast. Flavor is grapefruit flesh, fruity hefeweizen style flavors, Belgian yeast. Incredibly refreshing; basically closer to a delicious grapefruit radler.

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Photo of therica
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Excellent for a grapefruit drink. But I wanted a beer.

I'd buy it again but I'm not happy with this recent surge of ABV% Root Beers and whatever, and this "drink" is far more grapefruit drink than Weizen or any kind of legitimate beer. I'm surprised that these new styles even make it onto, the Bros banned ciders and the likes of Strongbow years ago.

A = looks like a carbonated soda with some foamy head.

S = smells like a carbonated grapefruit soda.

T = tastes like a carbonated grapefruit soda.

F = has a slight alum bite along with some minor bitters.

O = great for what it is.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for around the $2.20 mark or so for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that films out within a minute or two. Nice medium orange colour and unfiltered.

S- Nice grapefruit here. Citrus galore

T- Grapefruit and citrus. Nice and sweet but tart. Nice lightness going down

M- Sweet and sticky. Tough to get through on a hot summer day

O- Nice brew but I see it being difficult to get down on a hot summer's day. The sweetness would get on you fast.

Food Pairing

This nice little hybrid went well with..... Fruit cocktail!


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Photo of GrumpyGas
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Draft pour in a pint glass at Chuck's in Darien, Illinois (only).
Hazy, but bright, orange body with no head.

Grapefruit is obvious on the nose as well as the taste. Nice, but is it beer? I say no. Some bread in the flavor as well.
Mouthfeel is clean and light, but creamy, and the finish is dry and sweet.
I want this refresher between the front lawn and the back lawn on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Try-em-all
4.04/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting and a nice surprise. Different at first taste, but very good and one you will want again. Make sure to swirl the bottom as you pour, or you will be missing out. Give it a try, you will enjoy it.

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