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Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell - Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

555 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 555
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 21
Gots: 25 | 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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Had this beer right before I drank the Dunkel version of it. This one poured out as a hazy golden color with a fluffy white head on top. The smell of the beer gives off the typical banana and clove aromas that a true hefeweizen should. The taste of the beer has the soft flavors of wheat and grains with just a hint of lemon in there. The mouthfeel of the beer was smooth, lightly carbonated and refreshing. Overall it's a pretty good brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into weizen glass: freshness date: Feb 2012

A: Looks like a weissbier, thick three finger head

S: Smells like wheat and barley

T: Tastes like a regular pale lager rather than a like a hefeweizen.

M: Feels like a weissbier, it has that moderate mouthfeel

Overall, this is a most forgettable beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy, gold color with a big, fluffy head that fades slowly with chunky lacing.

Aroma: Pretty standard, yeasty with some banana over grassy, light malt aroma.

Taste: A little thin on the front with some light wheat malt, then a building of some spiciness which picks-up some chemical taste towards the back end. There's a touch of clove in the finish and then a lingering phenolic taste.

The Rest: A decent German hefe. As I look at the bottle, I noticed that the best before date is 6/11, which may explain some of the off notes.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a weiss glass.
Best Before End 2011/04, no info.

A - Poured with bottle-swirled yeast, this hefe is a cloudy goldenrod yellow in color and crowned by a relentless white head. A little lace is left covering the glass, but not as much as the typical hefe.

S - The pungent aroma offers lots of earthy clay aroma with mild white pepper and balanced clove. The aromatic banana livens it all up, bringing the esters full-circle. Soft wheat stays in the back.

T - A little lighter in flavor than anticipated, this hefe is certainly yeasty and potent with esters of earth, clove, and banana, but lacking a nice light malt backbone. Soft wheat is there though.

M - Light-bodied and soft in feel with a well-carbonated but non-intrusive spritzy finish. Pretty clean and lightly dry finishing.

O - Solid across the board, this hefe isn't stand-out amongst the sea of great German ones, but it's certainly drinkable and refreshing on a warm day!

Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
90 out of 100 based on 555 ratings.