Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel - Würzburger Hofbräu AG
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4.93/5 rDev +29.1%
A - This beer pours a deep tan brown with but not as dark as most dunkelweizens and when I held my glass up to the light, you could see through it. When I poured, my glass had about a finger or 2 of thick, rich off-white head.
S - Pure deliciousness. Bananas, bread, raisin, and wheat
T - Perfect body for a dunkel. An explosion of wheat, oats, and grain. Distinct malt flavor that is sublime. Letting the beer languish in my mouth, I almost had to remember it was beer and not bubblegum or banana bread. Sweet and no bitterness whatsoever butthere is a slight hint of hops. Barely noticed the alcohol. Chewy and hearty indeed!
M - I would bath in this beer if I could.
D - I have tried over 10 dunkelweizens and this one reigns supreme. It is exactly what I look for in a dunkel and could drink several of these in a sitting. Long live the JE DUNKEL !!
05-13-2009 21:23:24 | More by JAStheAce
4.68/5 rDev +22.5%
This beer was purchased at the Party Source. The beer was served in a 20oz imperial pint glass.
Appearance: The beer is a hazy brown coloration. The head is a biege coloration about two fingers high. The beer has great head retention. Rings of lacing remain on the glass.
Smell: The beer smells like a pleasingly peppery bannana bread.
Taste: The beer delivers big time on the smell. The beer has a very pleasing malted wheatyness. The beer has a good clove bannana bread combo. This beer is very tasty.
Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer is light bodied and well carbonated. This is a very easy to drink beer. The beer is easily sessionable. This is a very good beer drink and I will drink more at a later date.
07-14-2006 02:34:55 | More by nlmartin
4.68/5 rDev +22.5%
Man it has been a long ass time since I have had a Dunkel Weizen, one of my favorite styles of German beer. It poured into a weizen glass from Magic Hat a murky caramel color, with shades of light and dark all around. Head was huge at first, then faded into a lacing that remained right up until the end of the glass. In the smell was the distinct aroma of warm baked banana bread with blueberries. There was also a light clove presence. My God the smell was lovely. Taste was spicy in the beginning, and then sort of doughy in the end, not what I would call extremely balanced, but that is what made it all the better taste wise. Body of this beer was light to medium, and ever so drinkable. The low alcohol and sheer delectable nature of this beer make it a great session brew. I could see myself knocking back three bombers of this and still wanting more. This is a fantastic beer. Right up there with the Weihenstephaner Dunkel Weizen for me. It would pair well with lots of cooked meats I bet.
03-23-2007 21:34:39 | More by jamie2dope
4.6/5 rDev +20.4%
Pours a cloudy brown with an incredibly thick head that takes forever to settle, eventually leaves a shaving cream like texture. The nose is fruity and excellent hops, with a hint of some yeast. This one has a very fruity malt flavor with a subtle citrus taste. Hops at the forefront followed by the very smooth malt flavor. This is just an excellent beer. This is easily in my personal top 10.
02-21-2003 23:09:07 | More by AtrumAnimus
4.58/5 rDev +19.9%
Appears a hazy dark mahogany with a fluffy white cap that slowly fades into a gentle collar. Scattered spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is toffee and chocolate covered bananas with toasted nuts, vanilla, and cream.
Taste is of the aromas with cloves, and vanilla flavors.
Moutheel is spritzy, medium bodied, caramel laden, toffee, Heath bar flavors lingering.
05-20-2010 17:53:03 | More by weeare138
4.55/5 rDev +19.1%
The beer bottle label was a bit off; the neck label pointed down but not to the middle of the oval label beneath it. The label itself was kind of plain, featuring most just words and a drawing of a kind of noble-looking fellow. Around the drawing was German wording, which I believe translates to Julius Echter, First Bishop 1545-1617, founder of the university at Wurzburg. So apparently this brew is supposed to honor him. The head produced by the pour was very dense and rocky, really nice. The beer was amber in color with some orange overtones. The aroma features some hints of banana and clove springing out of a nice malty base. Flavor-wise, the beer was mostly sweet, but with a slight tartness, laced with some spiciness and some caramel notes. Hop notes are relegated to offsetting the sweet maltiness. This beer strikes me as a more complex example of the Dunkelweizen style. I found it to be very nice, a more robust beer than a hefeweizen, but with more character and spiciness than an Octoberfest.
For the BJCP style "dunkelwiezen", I'd give this a 4.9 out of 5. Pretty much a primo example of the style.
07-11-2003 18:58:18 | More by KroMagnon
4.53/5 rDev +18.6%
Came out of the bottle a murky brown. Thick tan head dissipated rather quickly. Wheat, cloves and spicy yeast aromas are noticeable. Some dark fruit notes as well. The flavors are a reproduction of the smells. There is a bit of sweetness as well. The end of the sip is a it watery as the flavors disappear. I would have liked a little more carbonation.
Great dunkel for a great price. Perfect for a warm afternoon.
04-25-2014 17:18:22 | More by J_Dub
4.43/5 rDev +16%
Cloudy orange-red with a frothy white head that laces nicely. Great wheat aroma with a little malt. Taste is a clean, light drinking blend of wheat, banana, and subtle malt. Mouthfeel is again clean and crisp. This is an incredibly drinkable beer, with no strong alcohol aftertaste (not surprising at 4.9%). A great choice for a summer lunch or an evening barbeque.
05-13-2008 02:25:18 | More by medic25
4.43/5 rDev +16%
I had this gem at H.J. Heley's in St Augustine. I love a good dunkel and I couldn't pass it up on tap. Served chilled the official pilsner style Julius Echter glassware. Had a wonderful, rich rust color with a decent white head. Smell was of bready, yeasty, sweet chocolate goodness. First sip yeilded a wheat burst with a velvety smoothness then the banana esters kicked in with some candied sugar and a touch of chocolate on a crisp finish. Good to the last drop and a real treat.
06-30-2008 20:15:42 | More by Portertime
4.4/5 rDev +15.2%
Murky amber color with a golden hue at the edges. Two inch, creamy off-white head that remains. Very thick lacing.
Smell is malty, with some spicey, peppery notes. Other notes of banana, melon, clove, and brown sugar come in as well.
Taste is spicey, buttery malts, with notes of bubblegum, banana bread, melon, and clove.
Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly creamy, with a enough carbonation to round it off. Slightly dry on the finish.
Drinkability is very good. Very tasty beer.
06-12-2010 22:01:38 | More by Parrotbeak
4.38/5 rDev +14.7%
App - Nice amber color, good clarity. Healthy white head, creamy and with good retention.
Smell - Some banana, bready dark malt, and maybe a hint of copper penny
Flav - Dark malt initially like a bock - strong malt for a dunkel. Gentle fruit character develops midmouth, clean finish.
MF - medium body and med-high carbonation. Surprisingly smooth on palate - sample several weeks beyond expiration date, but no sign of oxidation.
D'ability - Hefe yeast character quite subdued. Dark malt balances perfectly. Maybe the perfect wheat beer for wheat beer haters.
06-22-2008 18:08:10 | More by mpyle
4.38/5 rDev +14.7%
Pours a dark brown color with a very thick and frothy off-white colored head. Nose is sweet roasted malts and dark fruits with a hint of caramel. Ripe banana, sweet malts, and dark chocolate come through in the taste with some citrus/lemon notes. This is my first experience with this particular beer, and I have to say that Im really enjoying it! Ill be purchasing more in the future.
12-04-2002 22:21:19 | More by Morris729
4.35/5 rDev +13.9%
500ml into a snifter. Pours a deep brown, almost black in incandescent lights with a massive head that doesn't want to go anywhere, just sit there on top of the brew like a fat top of goodness. Nice and cloudy too. Gorgeous. Man, the Germans brew great beer. I realize this isn't a favorite style of many people, but I love it in the spring and it's delicious. The nose is big and reeks of excellent lager funk that gives it kind of a banana like nose with the alcohol. The taste doesn't disappoint either, it's got a great sharpness from the wheat with a substantial and complex malt profile. Hops balance it just right but don't get in your face. Perfect after the big IPA I just drank, great contrast. Mouthfeel is like a semi-sweet loaf of rich bread, tons of texture. Leaves lace all the way on the glass as the head subsides a little and I drink some more. Very drinkable at this ABV. Wonderful beer. A classic of the style. Highly recommended.
03-18-2011 05:25:10 | More by chicagoabbot
4.35/5 rDev +13.9%
A: Cloudy, muddy-brown with a hint of orange, head was decent but not towering, lacing was good.
S: Spicy clove and pepper, fragrant citrus, yeast, and wheat.
T: Not much sweetness to the malt; instead, it's a lightly-toasted wheat, then tangy citrus notes, light pepper spiciness, yeast, and finally mild bitterness.
M: So crisp and refreshing, with just the right amount of carbonation. It takes discipline to slow down and savor it. Finish is clean, with a hint of dryness.
O: Not perfect, but pretty darn good -- Everything a Dunkelweizen should be! Seriously drinkable alone, or with a lightly-spiced meal. I'll not hesitate to get another at the next opportunity.
10-27-2012 01:55:27 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
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