Howdy, fellow L’Ders and welcome back to The Midweek Drink. We’re already halfway through the working week, and the weekend is just looming over the horizon with open arms - and what a weekend it will be. Why? You may ask, well two things: World Gin Day & National Rosé Day. As a nation, we sure do enjoy our alcohol; but if you are looking for an alternative to your favourite Gin or Rosé, then we are pleased to announce that we have them both in stock with Gin on special offer!
Today’s Midweek Drink choice of beverage, I have chosen a Wheat Beer mixed with Grapefruit by Schöfferhofer. Now this is one interesting mixture, so, as a typical human-being, my curiosity got the best of me and I had to try this out.
So before I go reviewing this week’s Midweek Drink, I’m just going to give your eyeballs some short reading material (and it will be very short) on the meaning behind the name, Schöfferhofer.
The name, Schöfferhofer, is named after the former house of Peter Schöffer, a printer from the 15th Century, which eventually became the main brewery for the brand. The brewery itself is based in Mainz, Germany. This brand is also very well known in the U.S.
Three senses and a beverage
The ingredients used are: wheat beer (water, wheat malt, barley malt, hop extract, yeast), grapefruit drink (water, grapefruit juice from concentrate, sugar, lemon juice from concentrate, orange juice from concentrate, carbon dioxide, lemon and orange extract, citric acid, ascorbic acid, natural grapefruit flavour, colour beta-carotene, carob bean gum).
The alcohol content of this wheat beer is 2.5% and comes in a 500ml can with a portrait of Peter Schöffer printed on the top of the can. The wheat beer pours a hazy orange colour, that resembles grapefruit juice, with a frothy white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is made up of the wheat and grapefruit; the grapefruit is more overpowering and pleasant.
The taste is outstanding! When it comes to grapefruit, it known to be typically bitter, but instead, its sweet with a hint of orange, light bodied, refreshing with a fizz that never goes thanks to the slow carbonation that travels up the glass.