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.


Anonymous said...

I was wondering where to find this beer? I am in Boston.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Call Julio's Liquors. http://www.juliosliquors.com/ If it's distributed in your area, they prob have it or will order it. If Julio says no, ask for an alternative because he will have some suggestions that kick ass!

Whitney Wingerd said...

I had this beer in "Germany" in Epcot last month and have been obsessed with finding it. I'm in PA but we travel a ton to various spots on the east coast. Anyone who knows of anywhere in the mid-Atlantic who distributes this beer?