Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix | Binding-Brauerei AG

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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-MixSchöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix

Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Redwood21 on 02-19-2008

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Reviews: 150 | Ratings: 707
Photo of pkalix
4.74/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

this is absolutely amazing! this is good stuff. low abv, but absolutely delicious...... so quenching..... the ultimate "session brew"... perfect carbonation. sweet. no bitterness. quenching candy!

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Photo of DM1293
4.63/5  rDev +32.3%
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 MoGuitarNthemonitor
4.62/5  rDev +32%
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 Whiskers1980
4.6/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer really surprised me. I got a sample at The Wurst Place (Seattle) after I was told it was one of only 2 beers that have a permanent handle there out of 23 craft beers. 2.5%? Really? How good could it be? It was awesome. Well, that's IF you like grapefruit juice which I do. They called it their "breakfast beer". It poured a hazy, light pink/orange and seriously tasted just like grapefruit juice. I had a .5 litre in the Schöfferhofer glass and totally enjoyed it.

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Photo of Hawk-MotorCity
4.58/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Loved this beer! After I finished the first 6-pack, I went back to Joe's produce, and bought the rest of their stock. They informed me that there would be no additional shipments from Germany. I am now scouring the other stores in my area! Excellent summer beer!

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Photo of basickness
4.53/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 5

I feel this thing accomplished exactly what it was trying to do. No is not a whale. No its not insanely complex. But when put against holy gose and jai ali on a 95 degree beach day..... give me this.

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Photo of Ronan201
4.49/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The only thing it's missing is that beautiful alcohol content that gets you buzzing. I personally would recommend this beer with a floater of vodka. Cheers boys! On to the next one.

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Photo of krs0123
4.48/5  rDev +28%
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 tjmiller718
4.4/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

L: ruby orange/pink grapefruit color, mid/high carbonation, large creamy thick 2 finger head.

N: dry, tart, ruby red grapefruit, soft wheat & oats.

T: ruby red grapefruit, very crisp, slight dryness, oats/wheat, slight creaminess to it, very refreshing.

B: medium body, slight dry/prickly crispness, incredibly refreshing

Overall: this beer is begging to be consumed in mass quantities in summer, right up there with Stiegl Radler. Bring me the heat & beach!

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Photo of sbb11
4.4/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Enjoyed this hefe quite alot. Was looking for a light change of pace. Although sweet and aromatic and a tiny bit syrupy...the smell, taste and added complexity as it warmed up was a nice surprise. Definitely will have this again!

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Photo of ordybill
4.36/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

the facts are this, this is not a manly beer, but it is very refreshing and can be drank in volume and not be hammered. It has a nice fruit soda color is heavily carbonated and it is a very refreshing drink on a hot day. I wonder what this would taste spiked with other booze?

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Photo of mmmbeer89
4.36/5  rDev +24.6%
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 Lingenbrau
4.28/5  rDev +22.3%
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 joesi
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

It's been a while since having it that I review it, so it will be a short and informal description regarding the beer itself.

A great mix of grapefruit flavors with a mild beer. Extremely mild (undetectable) alchol taste, nice mellow tasty beer flavor, will a full scoop of grapefruity-goodness.

If you're into beer and not soda/pop —yet still want something extremely fruity and refreshing— I recommend this over grapefruit radlers like Steigl or Waterloo which were too sweet and soda-like.

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Photo of HornOfMead
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

While this does slightly taste made to be sweet. It satisfies a huge need for a sweet and fruity grapefruit beer that until recently I had not known existed.

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Photo of khoff5
4.24/5  rDev +21.1%
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 Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light orange body with a quarter inch of white head. Nice aroma, with grapefruit rind, tangy, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Juicy and tasty. Easy drinking and not too sweet. A solid example of the style. Refreshing and light with bold flavor. I'd have this again.

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Photo of Josephkeene
4.22/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1 litre can condition - 10 for 4 locally

Labeled incorrectly on the site - this is a radler with 3.2% ABV and therefore reviewing this like a Hefe doesn't make sense; however, when approaching the other types of radlers I've seen spring up over the last few years, this beer is in another league flavour wise.

Pours a hazy unfiltered, highly carbonated orange, with excessive head with an aggressive pour - take this one slow. Though the head dissipates rather quickly there is little to no noticeable lacing on the top, smells of sweet grapefruit and really nothing else. Tastes sugary sweet up front with a bit of grapefruit and finishes with a rush of carbonation and bit of wheat that leaves a sweet taste on the palate. Highly drinkable and very very sessionable!

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Photo of madvoice
4.2/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a rather bright orange colour (like a muted fanta orange) with a fizzy bubbly head that disappeared pretty quickly.

Smells very citrussy and sweet with wheaty notes.

Has a very subtle and moreish grapefruit citrus/wheaty beer flavour. Very pleasant and refreshing.

Light on the palate and not too heavy on the fizz. Is going down very fast. I could drink this all night.

Could be construed as a girly alcopop type drink (just without the alcopop tax)

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Photo of mdfb79
4.17/5  rDev +19.1%
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 btheluvdoctor
4.15/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I liked the pink grapefruit look to this. If you can get past the fact that they use cochineal extract for the coloring you'll find out the grapefruit taste is paired well with the bitterness of the beer. I will most defintly buy more of this beer. Some may say this is more of a fruity malt beverage then a beer. The alcohol content is low also.

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Photo of Raziel
4.07/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For some background, I favour wine over beer, pale over dark, and fruity sours over anything hoppy. From that perspective, this is a fantastic drink. It's one of the most refreshing beverages I can think of on a hot summer day after nine hours of work and goes great with food. It's just a touch too sweet for my personal tastes (hence the 4), and cloying in the texture (hence the 3.5) - it's almost somewhere between blood orange juice and a grapefruit soda. But hey, I like both of those, so this is still the drink for me.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 500mL can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium yellow-orange hue with plenty of haze and a thick finger of pillowy white foam. A very nice looking beer, if a bit on the orange side for a hefeweizen (though this should be expected).

Smell: big, rich grapefruit aroma with a little bit of malty, wheaty undertone. The grapefruit is quite strong, like a San Pellegrino pompelmo soda. This beer is definitely as-advertised.

Taste: there's a surprisingly good hefeweizen base, with a good wheaty character with a great banana quality. Over this is the refreshing grapefruit flavor, which really works for me. Nice!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big, satisfyingly creamy carbonation. Boom!

Overall: I really like this beer, and I find it delightfully refreshing. I happen to really enjoy radlers, shandies and the like, and this beer is no exception; radlers almost belong in their own category.

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Photo of Try-em-all
4.04/5  rDev +15.4%
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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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
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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