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Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel - Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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very good

386 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 10
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Würzburger Hofbräu AG visit their website

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 01-10-2002

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours out copper in color and very cloudy. The two finger head seems to last forever. It has incredible retention.

S - The nose is somewhat sour as well as a bit sweet. Getting banana, cloves, floral hops, honey, and bread. Smells fantastic.

T - Lots of wheat in the taste. You also get a light clove spiciness, a mild sugar sweetness, and bready finish. Taste almost like it smell but with less pizazz.

M - Medium bodied. Smooth. Carbonation is up there.

O - Not bad a 2.99 a pint bottle. I remember this being 4.99. At this price you can't beat it. A good wheat beer for sure.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance is a murky brown with huge fluffy white head.

Smell is of wheat, malt and banana. Fruity and malty.

Taste is malty up front, gives way to banana and fruit. Pretty subdued, the flavors are there, but remain in the background.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin for the style. It's a full bodied beer, but goes down on the thin side. Huge carbonation.

Drinkability is good, goes down smoothly, pretty refreshing.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into an Andechs weizen glass.

Pours an absolutely gorgeous dark cola body that illuminates to a caramel-amber when held to the light. Creamy, light tan bubbles form a sizable froth on top and slowly settle to a thick veil of foam, thanks in part to a vigorous carbonation level. Aromas of lightly toasted tobacco, soft chocolates, wheat, clove, and crackled white pepper. Light, but pleasing.

More impressive on the tongue than in the nose, with a light, grassy bitterness that balances well with toasted caramel and wheat malts. Yeasty esters add spice and a hint of tropical fruit. Mouthfeel is full and creamy, with a big, weizen-y carbonation level. Smooth, with a tinge of bitterness on the finish. I wish this beer was as impressive as its appearance, but it's still quite the tasty Dunkelweizen. Give it a try.

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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy/hazy chestnut brown lager with massive beige head. Head recedes slowly to a slightly sticky ring.

S: Aroma of light clove and banana provided by the yeast strain. A mild grainy flavor from the wheat also musters its way into the mix. No hops aroma. A bubble gum sweetness is faintly detectable. Overall, on the lighter side for the aroma of this style but well balanced and seamless.

T: Similar with two additions. The flavor is even more mild in taste than scent. There is a touch of sour wheat and the fruitiness of the yeast strain.

M: I thought a bit too thin for this style. Head retention and carbonation are spot on but can't make up for the watery consistency.

D: Refreshing, light yet flavorful dark wheat beer. Very enjoyable and very affordable.

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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am by nature not a fan of weissbiers, but I must admit that I really enjoyed this beer. The yeast strains offered a nice flavor and aroma compliment to the roasted wheats used in this beer. Normally I just don't care for the aftertaste and spiced character of hefeweizens but this was indeed an exception. The brewers create a best of both worlds feeling with enough mouthfeel and rounded flavors without the imbalances I tend to find in weizens.Drinkability was good and this is a solid beer for occasions that call for a flavorful, but lighter bodied beer. Prost.

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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was on sale at my local stop, figured for 1.57 I couldn't go wrong.

Poured a solid dark brown with a good finger of tan head. Retention is good, as is lacing.

Smells of wheat and sugary dark malts.

Taste is very smooth. Very sweet and carmely with a mild yeasty wheat and light clove spice.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and sticky, medium bodied with little carbonation.

Drinkability is good. This style isn't my favorite but I'd drink it again.

Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
86 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.