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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix | Binding-Brauerei AG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG
Germany
binding.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Redwood21 on 02-19-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
717
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
37.82%
 
 
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Reviews by mfnmbvp:
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3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl oz. bottle, best before 2014.06 printed on the back label. Found this oddity at a Binny's in the mix a six pack section. I've enjoyed the radlers I've had so far, and this seems to be a similar beverage, so let's see. I've never had anything from this brewery before.

Poured into a clear wine glass.

A - Pours a pale murkish orange pink colored body, same as it appears in the bottle, with about two to three fingers of bubbly pink tinted white fizz which settled to a ring in a matter of seconds.

S - Nose is comprised of sugary candied sweetness, perhaps a faint hint of grains, and some authentic fresh cut grapefruit. Smells similar to the Stiegl Radler Grapefruit.

T - Crisp, tart grapefruit, pulpiness, white sugar, caramel malt maybe. Any actual "beer" flavor from the 50% hefeweizen is only apparent in the first few sips. After that, it just tastes like a grapefruit soda.

M - Sweet, sugary, sticky mouthfeel. Some citric grapefruit and tingly carbonation lingering on the palate.

Overall, a flavorful, highly drinkable, novelty experience. Extremely low 2.50% abv ensures you can toss them back without guilt or remorse, although I couldn't see myself drinking more than two in a session. I mainly got this for the fun and novelty of it, but I sure do love these radler-esque concoctions.

Schöfferhofer Grapefruit ---3.5/5

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.66/5  rDev +4.9%

.33L clear bottle with a BB date of 9/2015.
Unusual appearance, but does look like a hefeweizen with grapefruit juice.
The smell is largely citrus rind and grapefruit juice, but there's a nice mix of hefeweizen with grapefruit juice in the flavor.
Refreshing; exceptionally fruity; lightly sweet.

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Photo of khoff5
4.24/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yes the alcohol content is disappointing but overall the look, smell and taste are really suprisingly good. Very refreshing tasty summer beer, will buy again (and might see how it mixes with a half a shot of vodka)

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Photo of DanGeo
4.24/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tjk135
2.78/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Refreshing drink however a little to sweet for me. Drinks more like a soda than beer. Grapefruit is slightly medicinal.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of drseid
4.8/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Afroman
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of JayEvans813
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of jamesmk48
3.86/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JC333
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ccurrid
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of eweidow
4.67/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Thank you Disney for turning me on to this exceptionally tasting beer!

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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 rawknrall
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Robertas
3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells good but the taste is a bit too sweet instead of tart.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.69/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

3.2% abv by weight as listed on the label that may come out to 2.5% abv let me check my math. Appears a glowing orange hue in the glass, bright white head stays pretty resilient with high carbonation I'm guessing this is marketed toward bicyclists and women in Germany. Aroma has straight up sugared grapefruit peel notes, just like slicing into a grapefruit in the AM for the breakfast option sprinkled with some sugar to make it more palatable. Flavor sugar coated grapefruit soda with really pith and peel notes coming out definitely dries out as the sweetness fades with the bitterness from the rind, pith, and peel of actual grapefruits probably harmed in the making of this beer. Good thing I popped a Prilosec earlier and I've noticed that I started a regimen of proton pump inhibitors in the last few weeks. Citric notes kill in this beer it's a mimosa bottled up with grapefruit zest character throughout even the essential oils were bottled in this beer. Enough sugar was added but this is definite real grapefruit juice and others parts added, mouthfeel brings sturdy carbonation a tart citric juice finish with the zest adding to the balance. Overall well done not as wretched as I would expect from such a beer, but I'm good for one and done not much of a session ale or you'll be puking grapefruit zest out your nares just do to the actual sugar content added to this Grapefruit hefeweizen from Schofferhofer!

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Photo of inanity
4/5  rDev +14.6%

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