Friday, 12 August 2011
Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen is a delicious wheat beer from Frankfurt, Germany. It is imported in 500mL bottles and checks in at 5.0%alc./vol. Like most weissbiers, Schöfferhofer pours extremely cloudy and features a considerable amount of foamy white head. Once pored and settled, the suds are a brownish gold-colour and feature a pleasant, yeasty aroma.
The bottle is not particularly noteworthy, except for a tiny portrait of Peter Schöffer von Gernsheim, a one-time apprentice of Johannes Gutenberg. Apparently, Schöfferhofer is brewed in his former abode.
In terms of taste, the flavour begins sweetly and finishes richly (sometimes I wish that "yeastily" was a word). In between, there are citrus hints and a slight sourness. This beer looks great and tastes very good. It is moderately refreshing and is just slightly more bitter than more common weissbiers like Hoegaarden. Fans of wheat beers should definitely give this one a try, as should anyone looking for a unique late-summer brew.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10.