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Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell - Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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BA SCORE
89
very good

526 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 22
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of Atlas1
4.15/5  rDev +4%

This is the second of two Julius Echter beers I bought the other day. My first review of them was the dunkelweizen.

A steady pour revealed a highly carbonated beer. Opaque, dirty-yellow in color with a billowing white head on top. Good lace. The nose is rich with banana and lemon. Light spice and yeast smells are also present. Very nice. The taste is duller than I expected it to be, but still quite refreshing. Herbal earthen tones persist. Some pepper mixed in amidst the citrus. Mouthfeel is firm but fizzy with carbonation. A fine, steady balance.

This is a very nice beer. Not as lemony or as buttery as I like my hefeweizens, but still quite tasty. I especially like the pepper flavor this one delivers. And the aroma is delicious. A great brew for a hot summer day in a German biergarten. Would go nicely with a thick strudel or a rich pastry dessert.

Atlas1, Apr 14, 2009
Photo of Andreji
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Win echter weizen definetly. This julius was a refreshing indulgence into a foreign beer during my easter American beer tour.

Pours a hazy golden tone with a sid and lasting shiny white head, hardly any carbonation to be noticed.

Smell is strong and generous, wheat for the most part with bananas and cloves hinting, as well as some yeast.

Taste is fully palpable at once with this true hefe weizen feel of yeast and wheat all over the place. Kind of sweet with a very subtle hop finish. Full bodied and poorly fizzy.

Overall, this less known german has reminded me once more of the joys of the true weizens. A style never to be forgotten, and a worthy example of it.

Andreji, Apr 10, 2009
Photo of armock
4/5  rDev +0.3%

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a big white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of bananas and clove

T - Has a good taste wheat malt yeast banana and clove

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

D - A good hefe to start my summer months off right with easy to drink with a good tast make this one worth trying

armock, Apr 02, 2009
Photo of scarlet
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%

Appearance: Cloudy amber color with thick fluffy white head. Good retention, decent lacing.

Nose: Smells like citrus and clove, some maltiness present.

Taste: Pumpkin pie taste at first-clove, maybe some cinnamon. Some fruit notes, like banana or lemon. Sweet at first, tart finish with a barely perceptible hop presence. Exactly what a hef should be.

Mouthfeel: Creamy feel, moderate carbonation appropriate to style.

Drinkability: Delicious, and the price is right. I found it slightly filling, but that might be due to the fact that I tried it fairly soon after eating dinner. Overall very good, I could definitely get down with a few of these over the course of an evening.

scarlet, Apr 02, 2009
Photo of Infamous7100
3.63/5  rDev -9%

This beer is all about value. It's not the best Hefe out there, as a poster before me stated. It is, however, the best Hefe you're going to find at the price you can find J.E. for. It's everything a Hefe should be. Cloudy, spicy, fruity (with a little bite), but very smooth and a little creamy. Despite the creaminess, it finish clean and doesn't leave much aftertaste. Get some, this beer is recession proof.

Infamous7100, Feb 28, 2009
Photo of Nascartailgatefa
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%

Bottle purchased in Chester, NY.

Pours with a thick fluffy head, excellent retention, minor lacing. Hazy dark amber, abundant carbonation. Aroma of malt andspices evident but not overwhelming. Taste is rather malty with some fruity spices. Very pleasant, excellent on a winter night. Smooth finish. A little chalky mouthfeel though. Fairly drinkable for this type of beer.

Serving type: bottle

Nascartailgatefa, Feb 21, 2009
Photo of clayrock81
4.15/5  rDev +4%

A light golden body that is cloudy and a voluminous head that dies slowly and leaves lace. An extremely noticeable amount of spice/yeast in this beer along with come citric hop notes. A thin body but it is real smooth and creamy, with citric tastes such as lemon, orange, and even banana poking through and matched with spices and clove for a prickly afterbite that follows a great tasting, soft hefe. I could have this ANYTIME.

clayrock81, Feb 05, 2009
Photo of Hoagie1973
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%

Cloudy yellow-gold with an awesome initial head. Huge and rocky with excellent retention and patchy lacing.

Smells like spiced fruit and yeast. Some earthy malt.

Fruity and spicy as you'd expect with banana & clove. Some acidic citrus fruitiness like lemon or maybe a bit of pineapple.
Earthy yeast and a touch of grassy bitterness (very slight) in the finish with bready malt and a touch of alcohol warmth.

Feel is crisp, yet smooth and a touch creamy.

Overall this is probably the best Hefe out there for the money.

Hoagie1973, Jan 26, 2009
Photo of thierrynantes
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2004.

Appearance : orange color, with a huge white foamy head.
Smell : wheat, cloves and vanilla aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet malty with wheat notes, dry wheaty end.
Drinkability : a good beer in the German hefe weizen style.

thierrynantes, Jan 25, 2009
Photo of cpn920
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours a hazy dark gold color with an abundant head that didn't leave much in the way of lacing.
First whiff was of clove and bananas. It also had a hint of citrus.
Taste was similar to the smell in that it was mostly clove and banana. Had a bit of tartness that I'm not that crazy about but it wasn't overwhelming. I think it could be a tiny bit sweeter.
The mouthfeel was nice with mild carbonation.
The drinkability is high as this beer is a nice thirst quencher. Overall a nice Hefeweizen just isn't my favorite of all the choices that are available.

cpn920, Jan 23, 2009
Photo of babaracas
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours a hazy straw color with dense fluffy white head. Smell: wheat, lemon, grassy, clove, and only a touch of banana. Taste: grassy, grainy, wheat, lemon, yeast, and a touch of cloves. Mouthfeel: soft and fluffy, medium bodied, maybe a touch thicker than some. Good, but doesn't stand out.

babaracas, Jan 20, 2009
Photo of spokeydonkey
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

A - Served in a 0.5L weizen glass from draft at a local bar. Golden, but cloudy, with a 2-finger fluffy white head that diminished quickly to a thin layer of foam.

S - Smelled strongly of bananas and cloves.

T - Banana up front, with spicy clove notes behind it. A fairly pronounced yeasty flavor as well.

M - Medium body, but very smooth, with a bit of chewiness to it. Quite pleasant.

D - A well-balanced, smooth easy drinking hefeweizen. The yeast flavor was a bit too pronounced for what I'd like in this style, but aside from that it was a pleasure to drink.

spokeydonkey, Jan 20, 2009
Photo of nem2006
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%

Drank in a pint glass out of the 500 mL bottle. Has a nice dense white head with a pale yellow cloudy body.

The smell is citrusy with coriander.

The taste is medium bodied with a with a slightly tart start, a citrusy middle and barely any hop finish. Full flavor.

nem2006, Jan 09, 2009
Photo of hustlesworth
4.58/5  rDev +14.8%

A- very creamy dense white head that wiggles like jell-o. very thick and stable with everlasting retention and possibly more lace than i've ever seen dropped off by a wheat beer. body is hazy and golden lemon yellow and under-ripe orange with lots of rising bubbles. good look on this beer especially the foam.

S- a little skunky at first, perhaps cuz this one is a couple months past its freshness date. as the foam subsides, so does the skunk so i don't think there will be much problem. spiced citrus, banana, clove, nutmeg, cracker, and grassy lemony hops and the biscuit bread aroma of lightly toasted grains. not an overly powerful aroma but the toasty wheat really stands out as the beer warms a bit.

T- loads of citrus flavor and tartness, somewhere between an orange and a lemon, starts off somewhat sweet with a smooth transition into a lemon acidity. lightly toasted bread and steamed grains, yeast is not as bold as some others but the slot is filled by hops and wheat flavor. still some clove and banana, with a hint of bubblegum, grassy almost tea like hop bitterness, and a wheaty finish with some lingering yeast flavor.

MF- very crisp and refreshing, light and thirst quenching while still holding the firmness of a protein wheat body. carbonation is just above medium and there's a woodsy dryness at the finish.

D- one of my favorites to date, this one is still good even plenty past the expiration date. low abv, bright cool flavor, and a thirst destroyer even with some body to it.

hustlesworth, Jan 08, 2009
Photo of praufs01
3.63/5  rDev -9%

Appearance - Cloudy yellow with a big creamy white head.

Aroma -Clove and a little orange.

Mouthfeel - Light body with light carbonation and a dry finish.

Taste -Light clove and lemon flavors. Not much else.

Overall - Interesting brew but nothing special.

praufs01, Jan 01, 2009
Photo of yesyouam
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Julius Echter Hefe-Weiss Premium Würzburger Hofbrau is what it says on the label. I hope this is the right one! It's a cloudy, dim yellow beer with a soft white head. It has the expected banana-clove aroma-- really big on the banana. It has a reasonably smooth and crisp medium-light body. It has a mild flavor with a slightly bitter finish. There isn't as much flavor as there is aroma here. It is fruity, wheaty... a very good example of the style-- a solid Hefeweizen.
(rated Aug 4, 2008)

yesyouam, Dec 14, 2008
Photo of nocheinsbitte
4.43/5  rDev +11%

A: Pour a golden yellow, a little cloudy, perfect hefeweizen color. A good frothy head that stays around for a good 4-5 minutes and leaves nice lacing.
S: A fresh, fruity, smell that draws one in.
T: One of my favorite hefeweizens, period. A full bodied taste with no after taste. Lemony with hints of banana with a twist of tartness. Overall, very good.
M: No problem, rich taste.
D: I could have this one all day long. I never get tired of this bier.

I strongly recommend this bier. Along with hacker-pschorr and schneider, this is one of the best hefeweizens out there. Prosit.

nocheinsbitte, Dec 14, 2008
Photo of riversider76
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours a cloudy straw color with a hint of orange. Fluffy white head with excellent retention and lacing. Aroma is mostly lemon.Body is on the light side of medium and carbonated. Taste is of sweet but yet tart candy.Hints of clove and maybe some banana in the finish. Really good.

riversider76, Dec 02, 2008
Photo of midaszero
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%

A - Hazy straw with a little orange tint. One finger of white head and awesome lacing

S - Wheat and lemon peel

T - More malt then expected from the nose. Wheat with a little sweetness. Pretty smooth tasting

M - Medium body with high carbonation

D - pretty good but better to be had everywhere

midaszero, Nov 22, 2008
Photo of orangemoustache
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%

This Hefe pours a lemon yellow slightly hazed with low transparency. The head is one to behold,that's really all I can do because of its long winded staying power. It looks like melting styrofoam,every time I look back it's taken on a new shape. It also is leaving some phat azz lacing. The nose is sweet and yeasty,lemon rind,banana and clove. This is a smooth and fruity Hefe,with plenty of spice. Really tastes a lot like it smells. Big banana upfront,followed by a buiscuty malt middle and some lemon tartness on the tail end. Very light on the tounge and low carbonation keep this very quaffable.

orangemoustache, Nov 19, 2008
Photo of klewis
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%

Best Before 3/2009

A: Pours a hazy bright golden with a massive foamy head as every good hefe should have. Super-long sustain and massive lacing. Perfect.

S: Lots of spice and cloves with that good, fresh banana bread smell. The overall smell isn't as powerful and luscious as Weihenstephaner, but the quality of aromas is just as good.

T: Banana, clove, and all the usual hefe flavors with a fairly strong wheat taste. A touch of black pepper in the finish gives this one some kick.

M: Light-bodied and a bit thin with quite a lot of carbonation. Slightly abrasive.

D: I don't think anything will ever beat the big W for me, but this one comes damn close. Highly recommended.

klewis, Nov 10, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%

A: Poured a murky orange-gold with a bone white, light bubbly head.

S: a strong banana bread aroma, light sour yeastiness with a touch of citric hopping.

T: The flavor was spicy with bananas, cloves and a creamy breadiness. There was a nice yeasty character providing ripe pears, and apples with a fresh wheaty presence with a spicy lemony citrus hopping on the finish.

M: creamy, smooth with lemon citrus and banana bread hints lacing the tongue.

D: Overall very enjoyable, easy drinking and very refreshing with a spicy lemony tang perfect for the summer time.

beerthulhu, Oct 19, 2008
Photo of KeefD
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%

My girlfriend's dad gave this one to me in a mixed 6'er on a lost bet. (Go Broncos!) Pours a very hazy pineapple yellow color with orange highlights in the middle. A lovely, rocky, whipped cream head sits atop, looking perfect for a Hefe. Lots of carbonation bubbles coming up from the bottom. Aroma of apple, banana, and a clove spiciness. Taste follow suit with nose, but in a different order. Banana flavor up front, semi-sweet wheat flavor, followed by a spiciness from the clove. A nice, citrusy hop character shows up as it warms. Very nicely balanced. Creamy as hell on the tongue, although carbonation is there, but wonderfully drinkable. This is a great, light Hefe that has some nice flavor but doesn't fill you up. I can keep drinking these all night long.

KeefD, Sep 26, 2008
Photo of nasty15108
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from a 1pt .9oz Euro style bottle into a weiss glass.

A - Hazy yellow color with slight orange hues. Pour produced a big head of white foam. Good carbonation and slight sediment also detected.

S - Bready/yeasty with slight hints of clove, bananna and citrus.

T - Bready and slightly must with faint hints of bananna and spice. Finishes with the slightest touch of hop/citric bitterness.

MF&D - Overall a quality brew. I'd drink this one again.

nasty15108, Sep 19, 2008
Photo of pinotboy007
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%

Purchased as a single at the Wine Seller, Herndon, VA.

A - Gorgeous cloudy golden-orange with a rich, white creamy head. Not much lacing.

S - Nutmeg.

T - Slight wheat and banana mixed with some nutmeg and even a trace of dried herbs. Splendid!

M - Darn near perfection for the style with a perfect carbonation and creaminess that's both satisfying and refreshing.

D - I could drink this all summer long with no problem, with or without food.

pinotboy007, Sep 13, 2008
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89 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.