Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen-Mix
That Ed Roberts is always getting me random beers from God knows where to try. This bottle of Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen-Mix is no exception with its "sample only, not for sale" sticker on the back. This is a grapefruit flavored wheat beer from Germany and comes in a clear bottle with just the name of the beer and a halved grapefruit on the label. Dated 12.12.13, which I guess is a drink by date?
Wheat and a generic citrus aroma. There is also a touch of that Heineken/Corona "scent" there, if you catch my drift. Wheaty flavors in the beginning are met by a powerful and tart grapefruit middle. Light and sweet orange adds a little balance. Juicy and refreshing. More wheat takes over through the finish. And that's about it.
Nice carbonation, prickly. With the low 2.5% alcohol, this seemed like a soda to me. Not bad but not exactly what I'd call a beer. I guess they didn't either, using "mix" for a definition.