Brewed by Binding-Brauerei (Radeberger Gruppe)
Style: German Hefeweizen, Weissbier
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Coming out of the Binding brewery in Frankfurt, is the well known and popular Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen brand. They mostly produce wheat beers, the staple of a lot of German beer drinkers.
Review: 0,5l long brown bottle of Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen: 5% vol.
Schöfferhofer’s Hefeweizen Naturtrüb is considered the undoubted classic in their wide range of beers. Naturtrüb means naturally cloudy, ie unfiltered beer that is cloudy because it is bottled while there is still some active yeast naturally carbonating the beer.
Cheap supermarket beer, comes in a brown bottle with a rather cheap looking logo that doesn’t inspire, all in orange and rather shite looking. The brewery call it an eye catching mandarin colour!
On pour we get a very active and excitable beer, very carbonated resulting in a quite big frothy white head, as expected but perhaps not as big as we got! Deep gold in colour, once it all settles down it looks not bad at all. Nice white head and golden appearance.
A lot of lacing!
Getting the usual hefeweizen aromas, no surprise there, the malts, cloves, the citrus and fruits, and a hint off the spicy hops. Smell is fine, but not strong, weak and on the low level.
Standard weizen with moderate to weak smell. Wheat and banana aroma.
On to the taste, initially it is all crisp, very soft and refreshing on the tongue, very smooth for a hefeweizen.
Getting a lot from the bottle, which considering all the carbonation, is great.
Not a huge amount of flavours but its going done nice enough, smooth. Nice taste of barley malts and fruits, and of course the wheat, the cloves and the coriander, with only a slight hint of the hops. Overall, the balance of tastes and flavours is perfect in this beer, making it very easy and very enjoyable to drink.
Perhaps a fan of the old weissbier might not be enamored, but I like it, its manageable for me at least who is not a regular drinker of these wheat beer types.
Typical tastes of a hefeweizen on the low level, bitterness toned down, not complex but all simple tastes.
Taste is very creamy mouthfuls, lovely and soft, I like it, very smooth to sit with and relax, very good, very relaxing, very enjoyable with high drinkability.