Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen
Reviewed by LaitueGonflable on 07.08.09 in bottle
Overall:
65 / 100
(Solid)
Pours a pale orange-yellow with voluminous white head whose bubbles are larger and more visible than I'd have thought; sinks steadily and gets an uneven, meringue-like surface. Lacing is extremely minimal. Strong cloud in the beer and steady bead. Looks pretty nice, not outstanding though.

Nose is very weizeny, pleasantly so. First smell is sour and quite hoppy, with a lot of herbal phenols; sage and coriander hints on there. A closer whiff gives a pleasant banana aroma and maybe a hint of kiwifruit, with a slightly acidic edge and a very mild clovey spice. Decent, definitely. A dense and layered aroma.

Taste is quite a sharp one, there is a lot of bite from a number of sources. Strong fruit on there with a distinctly underripe character: bananas, green grape, Granny Smith and strawberries, all in their green, tart glory provide a robust acidity on the mid-palate. It doesn't pucker, although there is a slightly acerbic zest on the tongue. Some nice herbal phenols on the back finish the palate with a pleasant spice character, not quite as spruce or pepperty as it might have been, but still lively and leaves dryly. There is a slight hint of booziness towards the back, gained more from spice and tart flavours than any discernible alcohol, but it gives it a pleasant warming texture as it goes down.

A decent hefeweizen, this. Drinks a bit drying and tart, but is pleasantly textured in terms of flavour and certainly holds your interest.
appearance: 3.5 | aroma: 4.0 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3.5
Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen
Reviewed by Jez on 23.01.05 in bottle
Overall:
81 / 100
(Exceptional)

Gorgeous thick, rich sturdy head stis atop an opaque orange gold body. Some light carbonation. A very good-looking beer.

Delicious fruit-sweet nose. Touches of orange, lemonade laced with hops and sweet malt.

A fair amount of bitterness on the palate, a little more than I've come to expect from a wheat beer. Long finish that starts with a lip-smacking bitter hops freshness (almost reminiscent of an IPA) and mellows to a coppery sweetness at the back of the mouth. There's a dusty dryness at the very, very end which just wonderfully caps off this beer.

This is a very, very pleasant brew. I've tried a few of these now, and every time I find something new to appreciate. Wonderful job

appearance: 4.0 | aroma: 4.0 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.0 | drinkability: 4.5