Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell | Würzburger Hofbräu AG

BA SCORE
89
very good
643 Ratings
Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier HellJulius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 07-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
643
Reviews:
345
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
76
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 643 |  Reviews: 345
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours bronze with 4+ fingers of fluffed up cream colored head. Good head retention & average lacing

S: Band aids & a little fruittyness

T: Band aids& fruittyness, plus a little bit of salty taste up front. Lemony hops, tartness & a little banana & cloves shows up as this warms. Finishes tart, peppery (almost rye-like) with juicy-fruit gum & a little grapefruitty hops

MF: Light bodied, medium carbonation & little slickness

Drinks easy, a real nice hefe to session on, nothing earth-shattering here, but solid none the less

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a weiss glass.
Best Before End 2011/04, no info.

A - Poured with bottle-swirled yeast, this hefe is a cloudy goldenrod yellow in color and crowned by a relentless white head. A little lace is left covering the glass, but not as much as the typical hefe.

S - The pungent aroma offers lots of earthy clay aroma with mild white pepper and balanced clove. The aromatic banana livens it all up, bringing the esters full-circle. Soft wheat stays in the back.

T - A little lighter in flavor than anticipated, this hefe is certainly yeasty and potent with esters of earth, clove, and banana, but lacking a nice light malt backbone. Soft wheat is there though.

M - Light-bodied and soft in feel with a well-carbonated but non-intrusive spritzy finish. Pretty clean and lightly dry finishing.

O - Solid across the board, this hefe isn't stand-out amongst the sea of great German ones, but it's certainly drinkable and refreshing on a warm day!

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark gold color with an abundant head that didn't leave much in the way of lacing.
First whiff was of clove and bananas. It also had a hint of citrus.
Taste was similar to the smell in that it was mostly clove and banana. Had a bit of tartness that I'm not that crazy about but it wasn't overwhelming. I think it could be a tiny bit sweeter.
The mouthfeel was nice with mild carbonation.
The drinkability is high as this beer is a nice thirst quencher. Overall a nice Hefeweizen just isn't my favorite of all the choices that are available.

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Photo of rdrummer
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice Hefe-weizen on tap at the Ginger Man and served in the traditional Hefe glass. It poured a cloudy light gold with a large, long-lasting head. The lacing was thick all the way down the glass. The aroma was a mix of wheat, clove, and citrus with a hint of the yeast. The taste is typically wheaty almost bready with a hint of several spices, including clove and some fruitiness. There is the usual hint of citrus as well. Right at the end there is the slight hit of bitter hops.

The beer is full-bodied with a nice level of carbonation. This is so creamy that it goes down really nice. It was superb to the last drop, and I will be looking for another one.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Downtown, Brooklyn, NYC.

Poured a murky dark straw hue with a three finger frothy white head. There was good retention and decent lacing.

The smell featured a balmy wheat malt with an estery banana yeast.

The taste consisted of a full wheat malt with an above average sweetness and good spice.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty hefe, but there are better examples.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow-brown color with a lot of particulate yeast rising and falling in the streams of carbonation; I am made to think of a beer snow globe. The large off-white head soon fades to a paper-thin layer; lacing is quite good. Sweet and spicy aroma, more like a Belgian Trappist Ale that a Hefeweizen. Other Hefeweizen-style beers that I have tried were distinguished by a strong clove and ripe banana nose; however, this one is quite different. The clove aroma is still present, but it is much more subdued, there is also a strong tart apple note. Taste begins with champagne-like carbonation on the tongue, followed by tart apple flavors. Bready malt and yeast flavors dominate the middle of the taste. Finishes dry and a touch bitter with lingering clove notes and a ghost of vanilla that lingers nicely. The mouthfeel is smooth and pleasant. An unwaveringly excellent Hefeweizen.

Note: If you should happen to swirl this beer prior to pouring it, be prepared for an enormous quantity of yeast in the glass.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a thick, dense head. Light fruity aroma greets the nose.
Very tasty HW indeed. Banana taste is most prevalent, but the spices emerge on the tongue almost immediately. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a bit of prickliness from the carbonation.
Wonderfully balanced without the sourness of some other HW's.
Very nice, one of the best HW's I've ever had.

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Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
3.98 out of 5 based on 643 ratings.
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