Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell
Würzburger Hofbräu AG

Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier HellJulius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell
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Würzburger Hofbräu AG
Ranked #20
Ranked #10,027
4.02 | pDev: 10.7%
May 22, 2023
Jul 03, 2001
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Rated: 3.86 by jbertsch from Massachusetts

May 22, 2023
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Purchased as a single 22oz bottle from The Fresh Market for $5.29. Poured into a hefe glass.

L - Super cloudy orange, with a three-finger pale white head. Head goes away rather quickly. Pretty alright lacing.
S - Freshly-baked bread, clove, orange peel. Little bit of banana.
T - Follows nose. A bit of earth & spice, like a white pepper note almost. Balanced throughout. Comes to a clean finish.
F - Medium-bodied, with plenty of carbonation. Creamy. Super drinkable. Refreshing.
O - Pretty good play of the style. Extremely refreshing. Hit the spot today. Definitely worth getting - will purchase again.
Apr 10, 2023
Rated: 3.97 by RollDamnTide from Florida

Mar 19, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jan 29, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Oct 13, 2022
Rated: 3.95 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Oct 01, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Aug 06, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by clm9 from North Carolina

Jul 24, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by eluvah from New York

Jul 14, 2022
Rated: 4.55 by Rhetion from Florida

Jul 07, 2022
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Rated by Ggallin from New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Outstanding indeed. Fact is, you probably are not worthy. Dump down the drain now.
Mar 17, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 15, 2021
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Reviewed by C-Stockwell from Rhode Island

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: orange-yellow, small white head, opaque
S: creamy malt and bananas
T: light hops and refreshing dry finish
F: fine carbonation

Very pleasant beer.
Nov 13, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Oct 10, 2021
Rated: 3.05 by BeerWasp from Germany

Aug 28, 2021
Rated: 3.98 by Sellen from Connecticut

Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Aug 02, 2021
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Rated by Deano_53 from New York

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Jul 03, 2021
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
"Best before December 2021"; drank 6/20/21 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy dull orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge off-white head; decent lace.

Banana, orange citrus, clove & faint black pepper notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Banana, melon & mild orange citrus flavors up front; mild clove notes on the finish.

Hefe excellence; I'd have another!
Jun 21, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Apr 22, 2021
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Cloudy orangey-gold, with two fingers of creamy white head, that leaves some spotty lacing.

Smell is mostly bread dough, with some banana, and slight bubblegum and orange marmalade .Some slight coriander+ black pepper spiciness, as the head fades .

Taste is fresh white bread, slightly tangy orange zest, slight overripe banana , with light spiciness on the latter half. Light , slightly astringent, drying bitterness shows up in the middle, gains strength towards the end, and lingers awhile past it.

Feel is medium, smooth, with moderate, soft carbonation bite towards the end.

Overall, a pleasure. The various elements are nicely balanced .
Dec 06, 2020
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Cloudy amber with two fingers of off-white foam, lazy lacing. Smell has a wonderfully potent yet light wheat with black pepper, banana, clove, orange zest, and a healthy amount of that german yeast. Taste follows, more mellow but melds into itself more, expressive wheat and yeast carry the load. Texture of the finish is snappy and full, the lasting impression of the beer, plenty of yeast and phenol textures too. Really nice hefe
Nov 20, 2020
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Rated by rktrat from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Used to get these on October festival up at loon. Finally found a carrier
Nov 04, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Sep 20, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by elamb106 from New York

Aug 10, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by smi69 from New York

Jul 08, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by Manta200 from Kentucky

Jun 21, 2020
Rated: 5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 01, 2020
Rated: 4 by MattSn from Oregon

Mar 10, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by Eman17 from Illinois

Mar 01, 2020
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Reviewed by PMakowski from New Hampshire

4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
17 oz bottle poured into glass
Look - very cloudy, dull orange color, thick white foam head.
Smell - very aromatic. Lots of yeast spiciness. Like a banana bread combined with Christmas spice bread. Faint orange peel.
Taste - Light on the palate. Flavor is spicy ripe bananas and creamy orange soda. Very smooth. Carbonation is medium-light and the body is medium-light. Could down a lot of these real quick..if not careful.

Overall, a very good beer. It's spicy for sure but has a sweet fruit element as well. Not a bad price either, might pick up more if in the mood for this style. Grade is an A
Feb 27, 2020
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A class act Hefe. Spice, fruit, raisin, dates, very smooth MF. Beautiful pour in a Brooklyn Hefe glass with a 4+F head. Be sure to shake the bottle or turn it around upside down to get the yeast into the flavor balance.
Oct 23, 2019
Rated: 4.45 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts

Oct 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
500 ml bottle, marked best by 2020/02. I assume that means this is 8 months old or so. Pours a nearly clear golden yellow with a nice frothy and rocky head. Smells great: banana, clove, esters, wheat. Taste is similar but a little watery. Mouthfeel is smooth with slightly lower than average carbonation. Overall solid but the taste didn't live up to the smell.
Oct 04, 2019
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Rated by pftr79

4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Big fan! Harder than hell to find on the west coast, like a hoppy unicorn, but man this is a timeless classic...IMO!
Sep 20, 2019
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy light amber golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has wheat hints
The taste follows the nose with a wheat flavor
A light bodied moderately carbonated beer
A decent Hefeweizen
Aug 31, 2019
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
$ 3.70 (Including tax)/500 mL bottle ($ 0.219/oz) from Shangy’s, Emmaus, PA. Reviewed 8/30/19.
On back label “BEST BEFORE END 2018/12”. On shelf in store. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand-washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Very light yellow, nearly colorless, clear.
Body – Light gold, clear.
Head – Large (Maximum 7.5 cm, aggressive center pour), off white, high density, fizzy, short retention, diminishing to a four mm crown and a thin complete cap.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 3.5 – Grainy.
Flavor – 3.5 – Faint banana and more pronounced grain. No alcohol (5.3% ABV) flavor or aroma, no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3 – Thin, watery, lively but not aggressive carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.5. This bottle was 10 months past date and stored at room temperature, so it was expected to have fallen off. However, I grab the Julius Echter line whenever I can find it (which is never in this neck of the woods) so I’ll update this review when I find a fresher bottle.
Aug 30, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by L3ntoo from Illinois

Aug 11, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a real appealing and classically styled hefe here, a great example of the style in its truest form, and a fun one to find on tap, what a treat on a warm sunny summer afternoon! uniform cloudiness in this eggshell luster yellow to straw colored beer, nice creamy white head on it with decent retention and a lot of lace as i drink it down, and well charged with uplifting carbonation. aroma and flavor show a classic hefe yeast strain, ripe banana, ground clove, white and black pepper, trace anise seed, even a hint of vanilla to it, with the wheat fully intact on the malt as well, earthy and dry, fuller bodied, creamy feeling, and a nice counterpoint to all the yeast character. a ton of refreshment value here, which is rare i think in a beer this full flavored, but its just like the essence of summer somehow, sunny and bright, dry and lively, remarkably nuanced, with traces of honey, elderflower, and sweet orange. a delicious beer here, old worldy, well refined, and genre defining as far as i am concerned. as much as hefeweizen never seems to be on trend, a good one satisfies like few other styles for me. i really enjoyed this!
Jul 22, 2019
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