Schöfferhofer Dunkles Hefeweizen | Binding-Brauerei AG

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Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG
Germany | website

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Thrasher on 12-03-2002

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Reviews:
34
Ratings:
65
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
20.5%
 
 
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Photo of sbe1
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good example of the Dunkel Hefeweizen style. Bought this at an Auchan supermarket in Gdansk, Poland.

Appearance: Pours a muddy caramel brown, with a creamy and soft light caramel head.

Smell: Citrus, sweet malt, a hint of yeast, and a faint touch of banana.

Taste: Sweet malt, caramel, some citrus, smooth with a clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Refreshing yet creamy, some carbonation, smooth, light bodied.

Drinkability: a great clean session beer for any Hefeweizen lover. Went great with the paprika chips I bought with it.

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown with a large white head, as it should be. Lacings are spot-on.

Aroma is a indistinguishable from a regular Hefeqeizen, bananas and cloves, I would have liked some heavier malt aromas.

Malt really comes through on the tongue though. Begins with some nice dark malt flavours. Dates, plums and maybe pears on the lighter side. Subtle caramel adds a touch of sweetness but doesn't overshadow the refreshing sweetness of the style. Banana and cloves are certainly there, but, again, more subtle than you would have in a Hefeweizen. Alcohol is noticeale but nicely restrained.

Creamy mouthfeel but some spritzy carbonation.

This is a very nice beer, I'd go so far as to say a standard for the style. Everything I want from a dark hefeweizen is in there.

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Photo of botham
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

half liter bottle poured into a weizen glass at dach cafe in frankfurt am main, germany. pours a caramel brown color with two fingers of loose of white head and bright amber lighlights.

aroma is of caramel malts with wheat malt and a mild apple note, with a very tight profile.

taste is similar to the aroma, with a very smooth chracter on the palate.

mouthfeel is a little watery, leaving a little to be desired. a light body helps, but still does not give the brew enough of a presence.

drinkability is not bad. a little watery, and a bit weak in character, but still a drinkable dunkel.

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Photo of AlexLMS
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: cloudy with a coppery brown colour. The head is off-white, almost tan, big and dense but does not last very long.
Aroma: clovy and fruity.
Taste: confirms the smell. Some malty sweetness as well.
Mouthfeel: smooth, fair carbonation, average alcoholic strength (5% ABV) and a very light body.
Finish: lacks bitterness.

Overall: I was expecting a little more body. Refreshing without the depth of a good dunkel weizen.

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Photo of gestalt162
4.18/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ordered in Spanish at an Italian restaurant in Frankfurt... a ridiculous order that turned out to be an awesome beer... here's the lowdown...

Poured from a bottle into a 0/5 L Weizen glass- excellent

Appearance: Beautiful dark reddish amber color, cloudy as a weizen should be. 1 finger width beige head stayed with the beer the entire time! Great lacing as well.

Smell: A thick, sweet, dark roasted malt flavor mixed with the scent of floral hops and light cloves. Sadly I found none of the banana aroma that you'd expect from a weizen, although other drinkers have found much different- maybe my nose was on the fritz.

Taste: Thick, rich, roasted wheat malt right up front. Delicious and complex, one of the tastiest malts I've ever had in a beer. Hints of caramel and a definite sweetness, along with a tinge of floral hops, pick up in the middle. The sweetness and roastiness of the malt improved as time passed. Amount of hops seems to be just what is neccesary to leave a slightly sweetish taste. Very slight hints of banana bread that are overshadowed by the malt. A roasted wheat malt finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Slighty creamy and smooth, with a small shot of carbonation. Great texture on the palette.

Drinkability: A fantastic beer, with complex flavors that develop late and leave you wanting another glass just to sample them all again. A standout wheat malt and great hop balance. ABV and smoothness of the brew make it even easier to have another. An exceptional dunkel weizen.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a 0.5L bottle of this from a grocery store in Frankfurt, then drank it about 1 week later on a train from Stuttgart to Hamburg (poured into a glass kindly provided by the folks at Die Bahn).

Everything about this beer was good, as I will endeavor to describe. The appearance was rusty brown, hazy, darker than other dunkel weizens I had and well appreciated by me. The aroma had the necessary bananas/cloves, but also included some other interesting fruits such as plum and raisin. It was actually a little "porty" in flavor, not really common for weizens but very nice. The taste was awesome, it contained all the fruits described in the aroma, just richly fruity and a little bready. The mouthfeel was thick and coating, and the drinkability was high, especially considering how filling the beer seemed. I highly recommend you take a stab at this if you see it, it was mighty nice.

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Photo of RedHaze
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes.

Pours a cloudy dark walnut brown, with a frothy two finger head that settles slowly to a thick cap. Even with so much foam, the lacing is almost nonexistent.

Smell; very strong clove aroma in this one, with hints of banana, and a little bubblegum. A sweet malty backbone round outs out the aroma a little.

Taste; as with the aroma, this has a very strong clove flavor with some grassy notes as well. The banana is there, it's just a little overwhelmed by the cloves, but the caramel malts do come out a bit as this gets a little warmer.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly soft carbonation, but this isn't the easiest for me to drink with such an overwhelming presence of cloves.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.12/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml brown bottle purchased in Berlin, drank in the UK.

Poured into one of my Franziskaner Weissbier glasses, it looked moody, cloudy and merky, with an off white thick head, just like a dark wheat beer should look like.

If you can get past the bannana aroma which is almost overpowering at first, you get vanilla and othet fruits coming through, in my opinion this beers best asset.

Standard Dunkel Weizen taste of wheat and bannana/vanilla flavours.

No mouthfeel to write about, not watery, not thick, just a normal type of consistancy for me.

A bog standard Dunkel Weizen.

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Photo of paterlodie
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

BBE 10-06. Nice beige head and brown beer with amber shine without yeast and with white haze after pouring the yeast in. Nose is a lot of banana's backed by sourwheat and caramellic hints.
Taste is dry, banana bit of maltyness and a moderate to low bitterness however bit yeasty. Somehow missing the fullness of a good darkweizen and having a watery mouthfeel. Refreshing and easy drinkable for shure but bit mainstream and missing something.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found in a Moscow supermarket this German standard brown half liter bottle bears a dark green and gold label with a couple of medals above the name. Purity law applies. Best before 9/30/06, I opened it on 6/17/06.

Pours a cloudy dark copper under a beige 1.5 finger head with good consistency and decent retention, but very few lace spots. There's a nice strong citrus and spice nose with just a hint of caramel to smooth things out. The mouth is light and very prickly. Mild, perhaps watery taste of yeast, yeast and more yeast. Cilantro is also here. The hps are very subdued, but leave a slight dryness late in the aftertaste. A nice solid brew, albeit unspectacular.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Solber Fäss'je in Frankfurt.

This dunkel weizen poured a cloudy, coffe brown color with creamy tan foam that persisted. The smell was wheat, mild banana, and a touch of caramel. The taste was malty with hints of banana (banana cream pie) and caramel with notes of yeast and a tangy finish. The mouthfeel was smooth and slightly creamy with medium body and moderate carbonation. This was a nice and easy to drink dunkel hefeweizen.

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Photo of stoutman
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First impressions are much what you'd expect, hefe aroma of banana, a little hoppy, slight sweetness. But once it's in your mouth it is evident that the dark malt has added a caramel flavour that has overtaken what little banana flavour is there. Nice, but could do with more flavour.

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Photo of rastaman
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Quite nice, very quaffable. Sweetish, banana and chocolate flavour. Very, very smooth, and even a bit light. Still, theres enough, German wheat character (banana, clove) and dark malt character (choc/caramel) to keep you interested. Not the best dunkle weiss, but very solid by anyones standard. Not a bad drop.

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Photo of Thrasher
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A good, spritzy dunkel weisse that makes up in refreshment what it lacks in depth. Murky copper-brown with fluffy head that doesn't last. Yeasty aroma with hints of pear and candy caramel. There is not much malt presence but it slowly asserts itself as the beer warms. Fruity, initially spiky, spritzy; a very wet, quenching finish. Smooth, easily drinkable, with a slight tint of metal deep down, the only off quality. While not as big and robust as some dunkel weisses, it's still very tasty.

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