Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix | Binding-Brauerei AG

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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-MixSchöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG
Germany
binding.de

Style: German 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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#37,811
Reviews:
193
Ratings:
830
pDev:
17.33%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tall pint glass, the color reminded me of poorly mixed tang.The orange color seemed mysteriously dark and grainy. It gave a nice bubbly white head with little retention on the sides of the glass. The aroma reminded me of walking past fresh grapefruit in the grocery store. One can really detect the grapefruit rind in this one. On the initial taste, one really gets to know the mouthfeel as the beer is exceptionally bubbly. I enjoyed the initial taste as the grapefruit gave a nice sour initial before fading into a mellow grassy hefe taste. Drinkers need to pay attention because the taste fades to nothingness quickly as the hurricane of carbonation sweeps it all away. On might ask, "Why bother?" noticing the 2.5% ABV on this beer. On a hot day, one might be able to drink a whole sixer of these in a half. Given that choice, one might not even feel a buzz. I can appreciate the beer for its style and even enjoy a few.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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1/5  rDev -71.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy pink/orange hue. Two fingers of bubbly white head retain surprisingly well considering this is a 50/50 blend of hefeweizen and juice. No real lacing.

S: Pretty much just grapefruit soda on the nose. Ghost-like clove and a very mild pina colada sort of aroma. Stifled wheat.

T: Much more hefeweizen at play than the nose would suggest. Creamy banana. Wheat. Soft clove and pepper. Sugary artificial grapefruit taste is rather low on bitterness.

M: light bodied. It wants to be full and creamy, but doesn't quite get there. Artificial soda-like carbonation cuts right through.

O: It is what it is. It definitely takes a more traditional radler approach in that it has that soda blend feel and stays at a low 2.5% abv. I would have liked to see a more natural grapefruit taste with better bitterness, but that's not really what a radler is all about anyway. A unique approach using the grapefruit. They downplay the low abv by not including it on the label. Not sure if that's wise or not. Sessionability is a selling point, but an abv that low might also alienate a wine cooler and shandy crowd that expects a "normal strength" beverage.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of CookstLiquor
3.51/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle. Pours a rather bright orange-yellow colour. Very summery looking! This blend of grapefruit juice and German hefeweizen has strong aromas of fresh grapefruit mixed with hefe spice notes (clove). The refreshing grapefruit flavours dominate, with a hint of the clove and banana notes of the hefe in the background. Very delicious and drinkable. A great way to cool down on a hot day.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
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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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of secondtooth
3.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a weird orange (like a Fanta or Crush), but it's an impenetrably cloudy and opaque -- like a proper hefeweizen! No lace here.

Nose is subtle grapefruit, with some sharp wheat character. Actually not bad.

Taste is sweet grapefruit and a hint of wheat sharpness. Actually, this isn't too far from a citrus soft drink, with an infusion of beer. Call it a radler or a shandy or whatever, but this drinks very easily. And at a lowly 2.5% ABV, this is perfect for Summer yardwork. Enjoyable.

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.94/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Deep cloudy dark orange colour, hardly any trace of a head, despite being classified as a hefe. Disappointing.

S - Artificial grapefruit and passionfruit flavoured wine gums, starbust, sherbert.

T - Really sweet, pasito, tonic water, slight honey and grapefruit. No wheat or other typical hefe flavours.

M - Light fizzy body, high carbonation.

O - More soft drink than beer, it's certainly not a hefeweizen. Very tasty though and very suitable for an afternoon in the sun.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix from Binding-Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 830 ratings