Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell | Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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667 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Würzburger Hofbräu AG
Germany
wuerzburger-hofbraeu.de

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 07-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,308
Reviews:
353
Ratings:
667
pDev:
10.72%
 
 
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46
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Photo of Griphon
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a weizen glass, the appearance was a nice looking cloudy burnt semi-dark orange color with a lighter yellow sort of hue along the sides. Normal two finger white foamy head softly dissipates to leave some semi-foamy sliding into strings here and there.
The aroma softly balances some sweet estery banana to a sly coriander spice. Wheat is sweet and smooth moderating just a touch of tartness. Smooth semi-creamy banana esters aftertaste.
The flavor was about medium bodied, perhaps just a touch under with a fabulous sessionability about it. Superb creamy smoothness rolls along my tongue. Good carbonation and ABV felt on par. Smooth banana slick tone glides into the finish.
Overall, a mighty fine hefeweizen that should be at the top of the list for fans of this style. It's a bit creamier than expected without much tart bite but I'm not complaining.

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Photo of CanadianGinge
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy, dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of fresh banana bread. Taste is milder than the aroma. Wheat, bready, light banana. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and solid beer.

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Photo of hman43
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: It pours cloudy, golden yellow with a white head. Head retention is excellent.

Smell: It has aromas of doughy wheat with a fair amount of banana. There are some background bubble gum notes and a hint of biscuit.

Taste: There are strong doughy wheat flavors with banana. It has a bit of spice and a slight hint of clove in the background.

Feel: It has a moderate body with a spicy doughy finish that is quite smooth.

Overall: The doughy wheat aroma and flavor are strong with a wonderful banana element. The other elements support that presentation.

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Photo of elglueckert
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpaethJam
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hike
4.88/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Super smooth Weissbier, one of my all time favorite beers. Incredibly delicious and so easy to drink. Highly recommended if you find a bar or liquor store that carries it.

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Photo of heerboth
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Branlott42
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of obywan59
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before date 2017/09.

The appearance is translucent and a bright golden orange like a tropical punch or a thick pineapple juice. An initial 5 finger pure white head recedes leaving attractive lacing.

The aroma is huge over ripe banana upfront with plenty of cloves as well as some moderate lemony citrus and spice.

Taste of bananas, cloves and substantial funk with light lemon. Nearly dry. The funk is unusual, but not unpleasant. Probably due to it's being so far past it's best by date.

Creamy yet sprightly with light syrup. Good retention.

A really good beer, even though it's past it's prime. I'd like to get my hands on a fresher bottle. The biggest "banana beer" I've ever tried.

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Photo of scottvanbelois
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ned57
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Riv01331
4.94/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To me, this is the best Hefeweizen I can buy in my area...besides Weihenstephaner....which I die an occasional bottle or two with my Julius....The best thing about imported Hefeweizen, is that it's bottled condition...so you don't get that Heineken skunk taste....it's very smooth and I find each sip to be a sweet pleasure...I did prefer Tucor Weizen...however, it's seemed to have disappeared from the Massachusetts area....but you can still get a 4-Pack of Tucher Weizen Hefe glasses...that when I use one...the beer seems to quickly disappear....I disagree with how low it's rated...under American Micro turned Macro breweries that do not brew in the centuries old Reinheitsgbot tradition and ruin any type of Hefeweizen flavor, by adding barrels of Lemon and Citrius flavoring...It actually shocked that the people here would not rate it up in the #1 or #2 spot, alongside Weihenstephaner...Enjoy, safely..but in large quantities!!...Cheers!...Riv

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Photo of Atg1095
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewVenture2
4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice golden clear color with a great banana and clove nose. The flavor was real heavy on the banana and clove. It's all you could taste , but very fresh and I didn't mind it so much. Overall a good German beer.

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Photo of cji1065
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mnj21655
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy dull orange in color with two fingers of white head. Aroma has bready wheat as well as some banana and a touch of clove. Taste amps up the fruit my esters a bit but remains a bit restrained. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Overall a solid and tasty hefeweizen but not my favorite.

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Photo of GlennBags
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jameson44
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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