The iconic German Wheat Beer!
About the Beer Maker
Schöfferhofer is a brand of German wheat beer named for the former house of Peter Schöffer in which a brewery was founded. This brand of beer sports a portrait of Peter Schöfferhofer as its trademark. The Schöfferhofer brand originates from this brewery in Mainz. Peter Schöffer was an early German printer, who was the principal workman of Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of modern typography, whose 42-Line Bible was completed in 1455.
In 1921, this Mainz brewery was merged into what is now the Binding-Brauerei AG, which is located in Frankfurt . The founder, Conrad Binding was a cooper and beer brewer, who bought a small brewery in the old town of Frankfurt, in 1870. The group Binding-Brauerei AG has been operating since 2002 as the Radeberger Group, and now includes big breweries like the Radeberg export brewery and the Berliner-Kindl brewery. It's output is around 13 million hectolitres, annually making it the largest brewery group in Germany.
About the Beer
Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Wheat Beer is brewed in Bavarian tradition using wheat malt, and comes in 500ml bottles. The live yeast gives bottle "conditioning" guaranteeing a refreshing fruity flavor. The yeast sediment also leads to the "cloudy" nature of the beer. Care needs to be taken when pouring. Tilt glass and pour slowly. Before pouring last quarter, roll bottle gently back and forward until sediment is dissolved.
It has a great orangey-gold colour, hazy with a dense white head. It exhibits aromas of citrus, banana and wheat. With 5.1% alcohol by volume, it tastes of sweet fruit and caramel sweetness on top of the bitterness. Rather dry with a medium body.