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Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell - Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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BA SCORE
89
very good

509 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 509
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 19
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Würzburger Hofbräu AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-03-2001)
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California

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Michigan

5/5  rDev +25.6%

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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +25.6%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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bcole002

Texas

5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Qualifications: Best drank on a warm day with lemon wedge.

This is one of my all-time favorite beers. Taking a sip transports me back to Munich, Germany and some of the beer gardens I visited. Reliable, good German beer. The beer is light, but not overly light with some complexity. The lemon accentuates the slight bitterness. Enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2009 03:52:00 | More by bcole002
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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NHGrafx

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +25.6%

08-23-2013 00:36:07 | More by NHGrafx
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Baconisaveggie

Illinois

4.93/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had at the Huttenbar in Chicago, IL

Poured into a Julius Echter vase as a hazy straw color with a huge, pillowy, dirty white, rocky head.

Big aroma of cloves, banana, hints of bread and fresh cream, with a taste that followed that almost exactly, with the addition of a citric zap towards the finish. Big, rich mouthfeel, which, despite the highly carbonated appearance, goes down so incredibly smoothly, and quickly if you aren't careful. Wonderfully refreshing, this would be perfect for a lazy summer afternoon.

I don't tend to like Hefe's as well as other styles, as the wheatiness reminds me too much of bread sometimes, but this is quite possibly the most perfect, in my mind, example of what a Hefeweizen should be: refreshing, crisp, and way too easy to drink. I really wish we could get it in KC.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2009 22:00:38 | More by Baconisaveggie
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TexIndy

Texas

4.88/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served in a 500ml bottle. Poured a light golden honey with a decent head. I love the smell of wheat beers and this one has a great smell. The mouthfeel was excellent and the taste was exceptional. This is one of my favorite beers and will continue to be a big player in my bar fridge. Highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2002 14:30:33 | More by TexIndy
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jenbys2001

Japan

4.85/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm not too familiar with this particular style (although I tend to like most German wheat beers) but this beer definitely encouraged me to delve further into the Hefeweizen realm. I purchased this beer in a pint bottle, mainly to recycle the bottles for home brew, but was quite impressed with it. In the glass it has a golden straw colored appearance. The smell is very yeasty, with an apple, slightly bubblegum scent. The flavor is hearty but has a lingering pleasant aftertaste, without a hint of bitterness, that reminds me slightly of bananas. I'm normally not really into fruity flavors but this beer strikes a lovely balance between all of it's fruit undertones. With its high drinkabilty, I see this being one of my favorite "all night" beers.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2008 19:17:58 | More by jenbys2001
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mschofield

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cloudy orange-gold with frothy three finger white head, there was still a sizable portion of head when I finished, and by the looks of it, the rest was left as lacing.
Strong banana taste and aroma. A little green apple, in the aroma, with clove.
Wheat comes out in the taste, a little bit of lemon, a little nutty
Very pleasant, clean and easy to drink, medium body.
Drinkability? I should stop writing reviews at work, I won't be back home and in my fridge to grab another one for hours. This may have ruined some of the lesser Hefe-weizens for me. Next summer I'll go through quite a few of them sitting on the deck.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2003 18:10:36 | More by mschofield
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acrawf6

Louisiana

4.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out a cloudy and hazy dark yellowish orange. nice thick white head rises. good lacing

Smell. Mmmm, a nice sweet banana aroma with crushed cloves. Smells incredibly good here.

Taste. A bit tart. Lots of citris fruitiness. Lots of cloves. Taste is heavier than the aroma would have it appear to be. it's very nice. aftertaste is just slightly bitter and tart with yeasty taste to it.

Mouthfeel is good. very good balance. nice medium body.

Overall i feel this is a great hefe. very nice full flavors. its one i could enjoy everyday

Serving type: bottle

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Texas

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Proteus93

Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

What a pleasant surprise! Somehow, I did not expect much from this. Perhaps I was misguided in being dismissive about the labeling. Whatever it was, my doubts were soon quashed:

A: Poured from a 16 oz, a murky strow with a moderately heavy slowly receding off-white head. Quite a decent looking hefe.

S: Sweet, mild, crisp. Apple notes with perhaps a dash of lemon citrus.

T: This was the big one. Pronounced bubblegum flavours, though not overdone. Citrus, a little bit of a fresh pressed apple flavour. Ever-so-slight hints of hops, and a mildly peppery finish. A wonderful taste.

M: Crisp, pleasant carbonation... somewhat "airy," if you would. Light and clean.

D: A fantastic hefe, perhaps giving my current favourite a run for its money. A very pleasant surprise... something I would find to be very sessionable. I will absolutely be trying this one again. It would compliment a cheese plate beautifully.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2008 06:43:54 | More by Proteus93
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Skidmarks

Vermont

4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had a couple of these gems after a nice long bike ride as part of a picnic. Pared very well with the Weiss and Brat Wurst with proper potato salad.

Pours with a nice head, had a nice mellow taste and didn't seem overly yeasty. In fact when I swirled the last bit in the bottle before pouring it on the head it didn't have much of a changed color.

Reminds me of a nice vacation in Munich.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 16:17:39 | More by Skidmarks
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jiggahertz

New Hampshire

4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Huge head on this with an agressive pour. Beer is cloudy butterscotch. Head dissipates slowly leaving mountainous peaks.

S: Nose reminds me of a saison. Banana really comes through, a hint of tartness, and yeasty goodness.

T: Clove tartness up front, gives way to a sweetness fruitiness and a solid malty finish.

M: Light bodied but a complex mouthfeel. Stickyness long lasting fruitness.

D: One of my favoriete hefeweizens.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 23:11:43 | More by jiggahertz
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IceAce

California

4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy pale gold with a traditional egg-white three finger foam collar. This looks just dandy!

Nose is Bavarian banana combined with Topps trading card bubblegum. This is one wonderful yeast strain.

Entry is wiezen-smooth leading to a sweet, citrus/spicy midtaste which seems miles away from its American counterparts. The finish is banana heavy with a nice clove counterpoint.

This brew is now my new go-to hefe-weisse when weaning folks away from timid American counterparts...

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2007 09:34:03 | More by IceAce
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StevieW

Florida

4.63/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perfectly cloudy golden to pale orange color. Huge foamy rich creamy head, stayed long and strong. Nice rich yeasty smell combined with the usual banana, clove, and slight citrus smells. Unbelievably balanced taste of delicious yeast goodness on top, then subtle bananas, clove, then a crisp clean citrus finish. Faint malty taste underneath it all. Medium bodied, exceptional tasting hefe-weiss, pairs well with spicy food, or alone as a thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2002 14:56:47 | More by StevieW
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Cyrano41

Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap into a Hefewizen glass at the Bier Garden in Portsmouth VA
a deep yellow-orange color with 2 fingers of persistent head.
Smell was over the top with spice and fruit- coriander, banana and orange. Yeast and hops here too.
Taste was well balanced - not as sweet or fruity as the aroma, but the spice and banana come out well. The yeast and hops are in the flavor enough to cut the fruit and let you know its beer.
The mouthfeel, hmm. Medium bodied but the higher carbonation makes it seem a bit lighter.
Definitely a world class hefe. Number 2 on my all time list.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2012 23:59:59 | More by Cyrano41
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