7 October 2020

Schofferhofer Hefeweizen Grapefruit Bier [Beer] (@SchofferhoferUS) By @SpectreUK

Schofferhofer Hefeweizen Grapefruit Bier

I've no idea where this Schofferhofer Hefeweizen Grapefruit Bier came from. It's one of those beers that appears at the back of my cavernous beer fridge slowly making its way to the front to surprise me. And this does look like a very pleasant surprise indeed, as Schofferhofer Hefeweizen Grapefruit Bier is half wheat beer and half grapefruit drink.

I love grapefruit juice, so I'm hoping this 2.5% volume wheat beer is tart as hell to wake me up after a long weights workout this evening. Sometimes I have to go into work, as the tech guys are still setting up my work laptop with all the bits and bobs I need to do project planning stuff. Besides it's good to meet new people even if we're all wearing masks, staying away from each other, washing our hands a lot and wiping everything down like germaphobes.

I also love the name of this beer - Schofferhofer… it's just got a lovely ring to it. So on opening the can my nostrils were pleasantly assaulted by the zingy smell of grapefruit. The grapefruit aroma was so strong that I could barely smell any wheat beer. Perhaps that's what they want… to lull you into a false sense of security before the wheat beer and hops pounces after a good dose of grapefruit?

On pouring this Schofferhofer Hefeweizen Grapefruit Bier I couldn't help but start to sing "Lilly the pink". This wheat beer and grapefruit drink is bright pinkish and orange in colour. It has a minor head to it as the pink grapefruit beats down any hope of wheat or hops battling through to froth the top of the glass.

On taste this Schofferhofer Hefeweizen Grapefruit Bier is actually bizarrely finely balanced. It shouldn't be by the smell and its almost florescent pinkish orange colour. There is of course a big tart hit from the grapefruit to start with in the flavour, but the wheat beer and a light bitterness from the hops mixes perfectly before the tartness from the grapefruit becomes overpowering. The grapefruit and wheat beer tumble over and over and over each other into the aftertaste. This is a lovely tasty flavoursome beer. Perfect on an evening, or for a liquid breakfast pick you up hair of the dog. Yum!

Schofferhofer Hefeweizen Grapefruit Bier

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