Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell - Würzburger Hofbräu AG
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3.54/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This beer pours cloudy yellow with a huge white head that lasted a very long time. Smells of cloves, bubble gum, citrus. The taste is typical Hefeweizen with cloves, banana, and a slight sour lemon taste. A nice representation of the style but not my favorite. Definitely worth a try though.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2013 02:05:09 | More by vcoggins
3.89/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Golden hay bale. Huge maelstrom of carbonation overwhelms the serving vessel I chose (imperial pint). Highly recommend traditional wheat beer glass to display the thick, rocky head that is expected with this style. Beer is mostly clear, unless you prefer to swish in the yeast from the bottom. In this instance I chose to forgo this step to evaluate yeast flavor imparted only to the beer.
S: Musty yeast, cloves, light and sweet Munich malt.
T: Spicy yeast simulatenous with sweet wheat and Munich malt. Some mustiness from the smell translates into the taste. Slight sour taste followed by a slow noble bitterness. Comes right back to spicy wheat yeast flavors. I agree with one reviewer who suggested "juicy fruit bubblegum", though it is minimal. Very much a clove/spicy driven wheat malt flavor, low to minimal bubblegum/banana flavor.
M: Medium/light body with initial high carbonation levels. Slight watery/juicy feeling. Feels hydrating and balanced. Fluffiness apparent with cold temps. As beer warms, malty flavors and loss of carbonation thicken the perception of mouthfeel. Slight stickiness throughout.
O: Bought this beer based off of a recommendation from a coworker who lived in Germany for many years, and still visits yearly. It is a solid German hefeweizen which leaves little to guesswork. If you enjoy wheat beers, and especially German wheat beer, it is a must try. It has an old world taste, which clearly the brewery is in the business of. There is little fuss and big taste while remaining balanced, always bringing you in for another sip.
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2013 22:16:41 | More by MaltyHoppyGood
Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
89 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.