Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel - Würzburger Hofbräu AG
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4.14/5 rDev +8.4%
500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.
A - Pours a deep, cloudy mahogany with ruby around the edges. Large 3-4 finger head of fine, creamy bubbles. A finger of head persists almost the entire time I'm drinking it.
S - Sweet aroma of banana, caramel, and clove.
T - I get a lot of banana, sweet caramel malt, clove. Sweet and tasty.
M - Smooth, creamy, refreshing, with high carbonation. The fine head provides a great mouthfeel.
O - My first Julius Echter beer, and definitely not my last. This far exceeded my expectations. It was sweet, creamy, balanced, and refreshing.
09-19-2013 00:25:24 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
4.23/5 rDev +10.7%
Best by September 2013. Poured into the trusty Newport Storm balloon glass.
Pours a solid two finger, white head that quickly dissipated.
Tons of banana flavors present in the caramel colored liquid. A velvety mouthfeel helps this beer go down smooth and often. A great grilling companion on a perfect summer night.
08-04-2013 22:45:21 | More by Brendog9
4.23/5 rDev +10.7%
Best before 2013/09. Poured into a Penn Weizen glass. My first Julius Echter beer. Hopefully, this is one damn tasty dunkelweizen.
Wow! What an amazing looking torch of beer that I wield in my hands. Uniformly chocolate brown with cola and dark orange hues. Super cloudy. Immense head that sat at a perfect three fingers for quite awhile. Slowly adopted the yeasty bottom into the beer. Great-looking.
Dark bread and crusts, turned banana, dark wheat, milk chocolate, tangy citrus, raisin, and hints of clove. Not the commanding nose that I was kind of expecting. Still soft and authentically simple.
Oh my. Big rich banana and clove, paired with dark wheatiness, light roastiness, dried cherry, orange, bubblegum, and chocolate malt powder. Has that semi-sweet and fruity/spicy opening followed by growing bitterness and a taste of earthy and citrusy hops in the finish. Very yeasty with a nuttiness that I enjoy. That dark fruit character really amps things up, alongside a traditional, heavily-malted, German dunkelweizen. Pretty phenomenal.
A little sudsy, to go along with the bigger and enveloping mouth of body. Wet and a little coarse at times, but combiningly milky and stocky. A great feel.
A top-notch dunkelweizen, no doubt. Highly recommended. Now, to continue enjoying this alongside my fig and prosciutto flatbread!
07-14-2013 01:35:23 | More by thecheapies
3.63/5 rDev -5%
500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.
A: Cloudy mahogany brown. The rocky beige head retains extremely well, as expected. Lacing is rather minimal. On point for the style.
S: Overripe bananas and banana bread. Walnuts. Toast and crust. Raspberry jam. Clove and pepper, mild vanilla extract sort of aroma. Subtle cocoa and perhaps even a note of char buried deeply.
T: Yeasty and spicy at the outset. Apples with cinnamon. Black pepper. Berry ester and banana. Clove builds a bit more toward the back end. Brown sugar and banana bread. Light tartness. Darker malts lend tastes of dark caramel, brown bread, toast and crust, and a mild hint of brown cocoa. Touch of vanilla extract. Spicy yeast finish of pepper and clove.
M: Medium bodied. Very filling in the mouth, rounded with a lush feel. Carbonation is not as prominent as expected, causing the mouthfeel to seem a little flat and in need of dimension.
O: Pretty decent as far as the style goes, but it didn't wow me. It felt a little flat, but it in all fairness it did have a pretty rough journey in the trunk of my car for a couple of days.
07-14-2013 00:32:11 | More by ryan1788a5
3.3/5 rDev -13.6%
Poured from a 500ml standard pressure-cap bottle into a weizen glass. Reviewed live. Best before May, 2013. Whoops.
A- Four-finger head with long retention. Cream-colored with tiny, thick bubbles. Muddied brown color body.
S- Slight sour, wheaty aroma. Pungent and tangy smelling.
T- Dark wheats, rich malts, some spices. Coriander and maybe a smidge of banana.
M- Smooth and rich feel. Pretty nice.
O- I wish I had drank this when it was fresh, but I'm not complaining. Still a nice beer.
06-27-2013 05:11:28 | More by Murrhey
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
16.9 oz bottled dated best by 9/2013
Appearance - hazy chestnut brown liquid with pillowy tan head
Smell - clove, ginger, cinnamon, brown sugar
Taste - wheat, banana, clove, touch of caramel and brown sugar
Mouthfeel - lighter end of medium bodied, medium, crisp carbonation, sweet body, flavors linger for a bit, refreshing
Overall - it's been a while since I had a dunkleweizen, but this is a good iteration of the style
Price Point - $10.99/4pk 16.9 oz bottles
06-21-2013 01:42:55 | More by keithmurray
Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
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