Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell | Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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4/5
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656 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 07-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,077
Reviews:
349
Ratings:
656
pDev:
10.75%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
86
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Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of obywan59
4.08/5  rDev +2%
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 +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ned57
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Riv01331
4.94/5  rDev +23.5%
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 +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewVenture2
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
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 +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mnj21655
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
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 +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jameson44
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sheppard
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful hazy golden. Head is dense and white. Not super aromatic. May be hints of banana. There's definitely those banana and clove esters but it's a little cleaner than other hefes. A very nice beer for a hot day.

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Photo of vainosuomi
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: opaque orange/amber color, big creamy head.
Smell: lots of good fruit and spice, banana and clove, orange, and a bit of apricot
Taste: follows nose, tons of citrus and sweet bready malt
Feel: moderate carbonation, medium body, very creamy and full

Overall pretty solid hefeweizen, creamy and fruity. Nothing too special but decent and easy to drink

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shaymus
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SSGCujo
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Libeertarian
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Multi-toned milky yellow to amber, depending on where viewed in glass. Creamy, foamy off-white head of moderate retention, slightly on the fizzy side. Very sweet aroma, like a lager past its best-buy date, higher in fusels or esters than it generally should be. Still has some lemon and banana character to it. Palate is a little less concerning, a good balance of bread, sweet banana, musty yeast, light citrus, light cloves. Breathy aftertaste leaves me wanting more. Medium-bodied but nearly full, and a medium level of velvety carbonation.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 500 ml (16.9 fl.oz.) bottle; no production date.
A: Hazy golden orange color with a large (> 1 inch), persistent head and substantial lacing. Yeast remnants evident.
S: Sweet malts with banana and clove notes
T: Similar to smell but with even stronger clove flavor.
M: Medium body, with persistent effervescence present, and lively mouthfeel.
O: Really a sumptuous example of the style.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satorn
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DJoe
3.16/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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