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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen

Rating: 3.95

A beer that I’ve tried three or four times in the past now and for one reason or another never reviewed here properly, Schöfferhofer. The beer is a German wheat beer that hails from the Frankfurt area, somewhat unusual considering most German hefeweizens seems to come from Bavaria – or at least most that make it to the UK do anyway. The beer is however brewed in the Bavarian tradition using wheat malt and is still a pretty good beer as far as I remember. Whilst not at easy to find as some of the more famous German wheat beers I’ve reviewed here in the past, this one is a beer that I have opted for on a couple of occasions previously as it is always a nice beer so hopefully its rating here will demonstrate that now.

Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen

Appearance (5/5): This bottle pours a cloudy looking amber golden colour with a touch of amber and a massive, two inch head that is a foamy white with excellent retention over the opening minutes. As I worked my way down the beer there was some good lacing left on the sides of the glass as well giving this beer an excellent appearance.
Aroma (7/10):
 The aroma from this one wasn’t the strongest in the world, there was a fairly sweet smell coming from it initially with some bubbly citrus notes and a nice amount of banana. I got some cloves and wheat coming through alongside some bubblegum and the odd spice as well.
Taste (7/10): The taste was thankfully more pronounced than the nose with some wheat and banana kicking things off well, this was followed by some good bursts of citrus and a few cloves and spices. The taste was pretty much as you would expect from a solid German wheat beer without it really standing out. Some fruits and bubblegum make up the background flavours and overall the taste is quite a good one.
Palate (4/5): Quite a lively beer initially with a semi-sweet palate and above average carbonation, much as I would expect from the beer really. There was quite a smooth feel to this one with a crisp, fruity finish that seemed quite fresh and was well-balanced too; a nice beer to drink.

Overall (15/20): This one again proved itself to be quite an enjoyable wheat beer that was very easy to drink and flavoursome despite the fact that the nose could perhaps have been a little stronger. Fruity, lively and fresh with enough going on to keep you interested without it being truly spectacular but still being a hefeweizen well worth trying.

Brewed In: Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Brewery: Binding-Brauerei
First Brewed: Brewery since 1870
Type: Hefeweizen
Abv: 5.0%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: Bloc+, Glasgow, Scotland
Price: £4.25

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  1. arn
    May 5, 2015 at 20:56

    Currently available in Aldi here for only £1.25!!! Great very drinkable beer.

    • May 5, 2015 at 23:43

      I’ll need to make a visit to one of their stores this weekend then. They do have a good German selection on occasion.

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