Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel - Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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382 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 01-10-2002)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle in a weizen glass.

The beer poured a murkey brownish red color with a slightly off-white, but huge, head that was well retained. The aroma was light and a little malty. The taste was good, followed the aroma, malty and bready with a hint of sweetness. The beer had the right carbonation for a dunkel and it was a medium body that was very smooth and very easy to drink. Very good session beer.

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

Had this from a 1/2 litre bottle.

A: Pour a rich brown, molasses color into the glass. A merignue quality head with long lasting lacing and solid 2-3 inch depth.
S: A mild fruity smell that is pleasnt to the nose.
T: A good hefe taste, not that strong, but flavorful. Not as good as others, but respectable. No bitter after taste, still enjoyable.
M: Full bodied, no problem.
D: A very good bier to drink with your friends and family.

Overall, one of the better dunkel hefeweizens, no the best, but a good one. I recommend this bier to anyone who likes this style.


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

A pretty well executed dunkel. Loads of banana in the aroma, which carried strongly through the flavor, and was well integrated with the slightly acidic tangyness. Mouthfeel was almost creamy, perhaps from the liberal dose of suspended yeast.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
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