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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Added by Redwood21 on 02-19-2008

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.12/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep straw color with faint pink highlights. The head is pretty much non-existent. light wheat malt and banana esters in the aroma are overpowered by sweet citrus and grapefruit. The taste is very much like a grapefruit soda, sweet and tart with lots citrus flavor. A bit of hefeweizen character is noticeable but really lies in the background. There's a sacharine sweetness in the finish. Must be some sweetener going on.

This is only half a beer, its basically a summer time fruit beverage with some beer qualities. OK, but I prefer 100% beers.

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Photo of Derek
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

At only 2.5%, I'd be inclined to call this a fruit beer (though it's a dying style on BA). It's sort of a malternative really.

A: Hazy orange. Really orange. I've never seen a beer so "orange". Off-white head, very little retention or lace.

S: Big grapefruit citrus aroma.

T: I'm not overly fond of Radlers, so I was a little skeptical about this mix... but it actually works! Unfortunately, it's hard for it to measure up to a great hefe. Plenty of grapefruit juice, a little lemon & hints of an underlying hefeweizen.

M: Very light body, mostly juice.

D: Very drinkable.

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Photo of Beers
3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I'm glad I bought two bottles of this beer, because I didn't really like the first one. I wanted to drink a beer, and was not too impressed at what was in my glass.

The second however, I knew what to expect, and drank it on its own merits.

This is an odd one, at only 50% beer, 50% grapefruit "drink", but the bitterness of the grapefruit is actually a complementing taste to the beer.

This is meant to be a refreshing "drink" rather than a true to style beer (not quite Reinheitsgebot material here).

Head dissipates quite quickly (only half beer after all) and the carbonation is way too high for my tastes, but it is a nice refreshing drink. After taste seems like what beer kool-aid might taste like.

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy orange with a wispy white head.

S - Grapefruit, some spiciness, kinda like cough syrup

T - Fairly sweet, some bitter orange and of course grapefruit. Hint of honey as well. Light bitter finish. Seems more orange-y grapefruity.

M - Light body with lots of carbonation.

D - Interesting take on a fruit beer. Flavour profile seems more consistent with various alco-pops than a hefe. My beer hatin' gf said it was OK...

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Photo of Redwood21
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The color is actually kinda cool, sorta glows amber yello but dull. the head is like non existent though, its weird

S: smack you in the face grapefruit, not like an ipa might "resemble" its like unsweetened bitter grapefruit almost sour very intense

T: yup grapefruit... not sweetened which i guess it need not be, but thats one tart fruit. doesnt much taste like a beer, more like a beer cooler?

I got this from my friend who is from germany. so i had to try it, but even he said its not considered the "creme dela creme" in germany so i think i will stick with that. Im sure their other styles are good, but this much fruit is too overpowering

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