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Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel - Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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BA SCORE
86
very good

361 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 10
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Würzburger Hofbräu AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 01-10-2002)
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Geuzedad

Arizona

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this into a Heffe glass. Had a medium brown color with an off-white creamy three finger head that stuck around.

Aroma was that of banana,followed by wheat, malt and some hops. Really had my mouth watering for that first sip!

First taste was a roasty malt followed by wheat and yeast, with a mild hop finish. Really tasty!

Mouth feel was a medium body with moderate carbonation. Unlike some reviews I felt carbonation was just about right on this one.

This is a very drinkable beer. Not the best but a good solid pick for a dunkel Heffe. I will definitely pick this up if I see it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2011 03:46:52 | More by Geuzedad
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-02-2013 11:34:51 | More by JohneHoodlum
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Pegasus

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazy amber brown with a large, thick, and tightly beaded off-white head. The head slowly fades to a thin layer that lingers to the bottom of the glass. Carbonation is moderate with thick, glass-coating lace.

Aroma: A quite spicy aroma dominated by cloves, with lesser notes of banana and a strong bread note.

Taste: Begins with a pronounced fresh bread flavor, followed by a lingering clove presence. Towards the middle of the taste there is a brief moment of tart apple flavor. Finishes with a toasty bread flavor and a fairly prominent alcohol note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, full, and velvety, with the carbonation barely felt.

Drinkability/notes: A surprisingly excellent example of the style, very substantial, and sure to please.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2004 15:50:17 | More by Pegasus
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TheEclecticGent

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a mug from a bottle. The beer pours a hazy dark brown with a 1 inch + head. It has the aroma of malt, bread, and spices. It has a nice yeasty flavor with hints of winter spices, possibly cloves. It taste is very rich and creamy. Nice. I do love a good dunkle weizen.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2006 18:26:52 | More by TheEclecticGent
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass:

Pours caramel/brown with a large rocky head.

The smell is of toffee, banana and mint spiciness.

The taste is of warm banana bread, toffee, mild mint spiciness. Plum-like fruitiness in the back. Finishes with a toffee-ish sweetness with a hint of balancing tart.

Lighter side of medium body, coating, smooth. Flavors hang around on tongue.

A nice, easy-to-drink, tasty classic dunkel!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2007 01:06:02 | More by jwc215
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slowdaddy

Alabama

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-21-2012 18:04:31 | More by slowdaddy
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-08-2013 16:52:53 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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lefty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-19-2013 02:45:54 | More by lefty
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PhageLab

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass.

A - Pours a cloudy and murky deep brown coloration that produced a thick fluffy head. Great retention. Yeasty currents and slowly ascending air bubbles populate this impressive looking brew.

S - Big mixture of aromas here. Smells like a little bit of malt, wheat, hops, and spices all thrown together in a potpourri bowl. Not sure if I should drink it or hang it on my front door.

T - Roasted malt initially, but that turns into a spicy tinge with a slightly bitter bite. As soon as I took a sip, I had to immediately take another, this is very impressive.

M - Medium bodied, with a rather thick consistency that goes down very smoothly. Slight creaminess to it that, when coupled with the low carbonation, makes for a great feel on the palate.

D - Pretty good, I could go for this on a regular basis. All around impressive brew. A definite recommendation.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2007 16:35:08 | More by PhageLab
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-29-2011 21:43:03 | More by cdwil
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wagner617

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-25-2012 18:47:39 | More by wagner617
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel

Pours a caramel brown color. Aromas of Bavarian yeast, noble, flowery hop and straw. In the taste, smooth clove and muted fruit notes. Caramel, sugar, and faint banana bread. There is little bitterness. Crisp, somewhat smooth finish. Overall, a nice dark wheat beer and goes down easy.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 04:55:38 | More by Stinkypuss
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-02-2012 23:20:05 | More by animal69
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-03-2012 21:45:49 | More by Brewsed
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-13-2013 19:02:47 | More by csfcmitchell
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flagmantho

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: nutty brown hue with a moderate haze and a very strong effervescence. Head is four fingers of creamy tan foam with good retention. Attractive.

Smell: sweet, wheaty malt with a balanced banana and clove aroma. I just had the Julius Echter hefeweizen, and this dunkelweizen has a lot more banana character than the regular hefe. I quite like it.

Taste: sweet malt right up front with a mild caramel character. A nice wheatiness follows which brings with it the banana character from the yeast. Balanced and tasty.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a strong carbonation and a good, creamy texture. I like it.

Overall: a good dunkelweizen. I've had a lot of dunkels that are overdone, with too-high alcohol and too much phenolic messiness; in contrast, this is a clean, quaffable brew. I'd definitely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 03:48:19 | More by flagmantho
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taez555

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a HUGE white head with a cloudy brown body.

The nose a nice wheat, fruit, yeast, clove, phenol smell.

The taste was very light and easy drinking. A slight bitterness. Very highly carbonated. A mellow dark malt taste. Hints of bananna and bannana peel. Some lemon and lemon zest as well. Light touches of chocolate, caramel and yeast.

The beer finishes with a tart bitterness accompanied by a soft bannana and malt flavor.

Overall it's just a great example of well made dunkelweis. Dunkels tend to be more subdued than their big brothers the normal weis and this beer hits all the points of a good dunkel on target.
Just a great easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2003 07:40:45 | More by taez555
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-06-2011 18:41:29 | More by kjkinsey
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warrior02a

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-11-2012 09:35:57 | More by warrior02a
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RevDru

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a deep bronze/caramel brown with a very full head formation. Slow, but steady carbonation. Slight trace of sediment on the bottom of the bottle.

S - Clean and light. Lemony, with hints of melon.

T - Herbal and slightly sweet. Mild clove and banana flavors. Toasted wheat background. Good maltiness.

M - Very bubbly, almost like champagne.

D - Very crisp and clean. More of a warm weather beer. I could see myself throwing down many of these at Oktoberfest. Please refrain from throwing in a slice of lemon.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2007 07:22:04 | More by RevDru
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rorjets

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-25-2014 20:57:59 | More by rorjets
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ThreePistols

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich carmel color, decent head, little lace. Clove, yeast, with a hint of banana flavor. Low carbonation, very smooth. Well balanced beer. Very nice mouthfeel. I especially enjoyed the lip and face numbing effect this beer has on me. Almost no lingering aftertaste .

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2002 13:57:10 | More by ThreePistols
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GJ40

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - An amber beer with lots of haze and a thick off-white head. Good retention.

S - Spicy but not overwhelming with cloves and banana.

T - Starts spicy with a mild bitter bite. Finished with a sour, lemony taste.

M - Good consistency. A little high in carbonation but seems appropriate for the style.

D - Very smooth, balanced and easy to drink. I don't drink many German beers and this one has me wondering why not.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2008 21:04:29 | More by GJ40
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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-27-2012 03:49:55 | More by Danobold
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-15-2011 05:59:33 | More by Exiled
Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
86 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.