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

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Added by Redwood21 on 02-19-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
740
Reviews:
156
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
17.48%
 
 
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Photo of acurtis
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.66/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before end: 11/2015. 3.2% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grapefruit, grapefruit juice, and grapefruit candy aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, grapefruit juice, and grapefruit soda flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and super easy to drink, but it is much more like a grapefruit soda than beer in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.73/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

not sure how this stuff is coming into prominence, i know the style is in, especially in the summer, but this is pretty rough stuff. i agree that the grapefruit side of it seems authentic, not artificial, but the thing is way too sweet, and its more of a juice than a beer, not much of the hefe coming through the orange juice textured beverage. i mean, this is almost pulpy in feel, beyond shandy, and the only part of the beer side i really get is the yeast, which exacerbates the fruity side. so much sugar on the back end, heavy in the gut, weirdly acidic, it just doesnt resolve like i hoped it would. ive been a fan of radler and shandy generally, we need more stuff like that, but this one is downright undrinkable. too sweet to be refreshing, but thats just my palate. as far away from beer as anything ive had marketed as such.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellowish orange in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit are present in the nose—it smells fresh like you just sliced open a grapefruit in half.
T: Contrary to what you would expect, the grapefruit flavors in the taste aren't nearly as prominent as the aromas in the smell and are balanced off with flavors of wheat. Only faint hints of sourness are present.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Coming in a clear bottle with an appearance resembling Orangina, this beer looked a little gimmicky, but was actually rather good and seemed to have a good mix of grapefruit and wheat flavors and didn't taste artificial.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.13/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Stuck in that groove when its uncertain whether its a beer or a fruit drink that would be the most refreshing. Thanks to the Binding Brewery, we don't have to choose anymore. Half hefeweizen, half grapefruit juice and whalla!- we have a modestly potent cream sickle!

With the look of spot-on ruby red grapefruit juice, its that specific citrus fruit that takes front and center- singing its vibrant, juicy and tangy praises early and often. Overwhelming the nose and early palate, it takes a few drinks to acclimate and find more subtle nuances buried underneath.

But the middle palate shows a mild bread support, along with those soft fruit esters and yeasty spices that's not all that common to fruit juice alone. Tangerine, nectarine, lemon and apple are mild but weave into the grapefruit character quite seamlessly. Subtle clove and white pepper won't come close to balance but gives the taste a minty smoothness.

Yet as all that trials, its the fruit juice and its associated sugars that linger on the palate- outlasting much of the wheat beer character with ease. Its trail of moderate acidity, fructose and mildly bitter citrus peels will hardly resemble beer but makes for a refreshing palate pleaser when not completely sold on a traditional hefeweizen. A late echo of light bread returns to remind us that there's indeed a beer in here somewhere.

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

330ml bottle...a beer/fruit juice mix is just what I need after my last dalliance - an 18.5% barrel-aged barleywine - a palate cleanser, as it were. Strange that this isn't classified as a fruit beer, eh?

This beer (mix) pours a cloudy, yet bright medium golden amber hue, with one fat finger of loosely foamy and bubbly dirty white head, which leaves essentially nothing in the way of lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of mild wheat malt, somewhat spicy yeast, and zesty, almost overpowering sharp red grapefruit juice. The taste is sweet, sugary, and grainy wheat malt, a more subdued yeastiness, a bit of white pepper, and yes, big pithy and juicy grapefruit flesh, full stop.

The carbonation is moderate, just a meek, trilling frothiness emanating throughout, the body on the light side, and smoothly fruity in a clean acidic manner. It finishes off-dry, the fruit and scaled back wheat malt still the stars of the show, the only drying offset coming from the grapefruit's inherent tartness.

While this mostly reminds me of Italian soda, it's nice that there's some evident traits from the underlying Hefe, even if they are soaked in a sugary and fruity film. Beyond that, we're talking adulterated beer, albeit with one of my favourite juices, so I'm just gonna have to say that this hits the spot, and would anywhere it is too hot/Checkstopped/overserved.

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3.89/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a glowy orange color weizen with a pure white bubbly head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma is totally dominated by the grapefruit which are not as syrupy as I expected. Taste is also dominated by nice grapefruit notes with some very subtle wheat note. Not something I would drink on a regular basis but it does work a lot more then I had expected.

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Photo of zeff80
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.86/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.66/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into pint glass, best before 12/2015. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of ruby red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, apple, light banana/clove, wheat, bread, light herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of grapefruit juice, pale malt, and light-moderate fruity/earthy yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of ruby red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, apple, light banana/clove, wheat, bread, light herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity tartness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, apple, light banana/clove, wheat, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice robustness and balance of grapefruit juice, pale malt, and light-moderate fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero presence as expected of 2.5%. Overall this is a nice radler style. All around good robustness and balance of grapefruit juice, pale malt, and light-moderate fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Schöefferhofer Grapefruit Hefewiezen Mix
500 ml can
€1,49 at SSP Germany, St. Nr. 047 243 69921, Berlin, Germany

Odd. Grapefruit (?) over-rides the weizen flavor. Malt takes a back seat. Tangy. Bland... still acidic. I'm not sure what the draw of this is. Is it that it's lower alcohol, and different than other "radlers"? Refreshing, but limited in terms of a beer. Narrow flavor profile.

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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 TheManiacalOne
3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-tap 8/22/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy light orange color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strong grapefruit, some wheat, light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong grapefruit flavor that dominates as you would expect. Then some mild breadiness comes in from wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is very mild and the balance is ok. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not filling at all, extremely mild kick, decent hybrid of style, it’s a mediocre beer but better than most fruit beers.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy medium golden orange in color (almost like an Orange Crush soda was dumped into a Hefeweizen) with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some fake orange soda highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy light orange/peach head that quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit juice (ruby red) over the top of light aromas of wheat, banana, and clove.

T: Upfront this beer tastes just like rudy red grapefruit juice with light amounts of sweetness which is followed by a finish that is all light wheat, banana, and just a hint of clove. No perceptible bitterness is present.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing but not sure how many of these I could have in a single session, this seems more like something that might go well with brunch. This one is real interesting in that there are two completely separate components to the flavor of this beer - the grapefruit and then the Hefeweizen.

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