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
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Ratings: 643 |  Reviews: 345
Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

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

Pours a massive 4" all white head of velvety foam which lasted a long long time. Hazy naples yellow color body. Smells of spice and yeast. Taste is more spice including white pepper plus even a hint of smokiness. Medium length finish. A step up from many of the Hefes out there.

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Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

Apearance: The beer right off the bat poured a crazy 2-3 finger head. Unbeliavable head folks. Golden yellow straw color with signs of a lot of carbonation running up the side of the glass.

Smell: The smell of sweet malts, cloves, apples, and bananas like a true hefe should smell.

Taste: Everything in the smell, but nicely blended amongst all the flavors.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium amount of carbonation, light bodied, and easy to drink.

Overall: This is a great tasting and enjoyable hefe-weiss beer. Will be enjoying and ordering more in the future.

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Photo of wc94wc
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 Popp24
4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Pours a hazy straw color with dense fluffy white head. Smell: wheat, lemon, grassy, clove, and only a touch of banana. Taste: grassy, grainy, wheat, lemon, yeast, and a touch of cloves. Mouthfeel: soft and fluffy, medium bodied, maybe a touch thicker than some. Good, but doesn't stand out.

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Photo of r0nyn
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a hefeweizen glass from 500 ml bottle.

Pours a misty-looking straw yellow with orange-ish highlights. Nice two-finger head from a vigorous pour that dissipates at a comfortable rate, leaving a lot of lacing. Rather nice looking, actually. Smell has a lot of yeastiness to it along with a bit of spice and fruitiness as well.

Initial sip has a very, very slight tinge of bitterness, but it quickly gives way to some yeast and maltiness, with a good amount of citrus nuances as well as some typical banana flavoring. Pretty standard for a hefe, but well-done nonetheless. There's a subdued breadiness to the finish, not as evident as other beers of this type, but enough to make itself known. Not very much of an aftertaste, with the yeastiness lingering the longest on the tastebuds. Mouthfeel is actually a bit on the thinner side, but still quite smooth with a decent amount of carbonation, nothing too extravagant.

Drinkability is good, given the rather low ABV and the pleasantness of the taste. A solid hefeweizen through and through, but still not to the level of some of the better wheat examples like Weihenstephaner and Ayinger. I'd gladly have it again if given the chance, the hallmark of a good, solid beer.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at Anam Cara Publick House.

This hefeweizen poured a cloudy, golden-brown color with pillowy, white foam that left lace down the glass. The smell was a subdued banana and wheat aroma. The taste was lightly sweet with flavors of wheat/grain, yeast, and mild banana. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium body and good carbonation. There was a pleasant, fruity aftertaste. This was a subtle, clean and refreshing hefeweizen, and very easy to drink.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a rather brisk hef which lack latitude. yellow mild orange with some cloudiness. nose is one dimensional. bubblegummy more so than clove and fruit. wheat malt and a trace of citrus fruit but it really has to open up. better warmer. palate is reasonable with a good wheat malt quality but lacks body and fruit to go anywhere besides one dimensional. goes quick and is quite crisp... and i don't feel that the palate was really a 3.5 but a bit more. good mouth feel... must will drink before the beer even opens up a bit. still a quality german i would take over must american attempts but its base at best.

08/10
had it about six months later and it was fantastic... mild sweet with a balance few achieve. the only beer i've had that didn't taste too sweet but it has a marzipan creamy mineral quality. nice lemon nose.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Surprisingly good! I usually shun the filtered wheat beers because they usually filter out flavors and textures along with the wheat and yeast haze. They sacrificed nothing clearing this one up. Crystal clear straw color with fine carbonation and bleached white head retention. Smells wheat-ey and estery with a crisp, clean aroma that is more found in german pilsners. Flavors are fruity, malty, estery, clove-ey, banannas and bubble gum. All of what I'd expect from great Weissbiers. Texture is clean and crisp with a mild green-apple, mint finish. Not as creamy and viscous as non-filtered wheats, but cleaner and crisper. Good choice for the upcomming hot days.

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Photo of utopiajane
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AaronRed
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wonderful pour, huge creamy head as you would expect from a good German Hefe. Just the right touch of bananna and clove- slightly spicey in the palate. It a bit mellowed compared to others- but what a great beer for hot summer days/nights. Great color shows how the yeast stays fresh in the bottle.

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Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is cloudy pale golden yellow in color. It poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high head that has good retention properties. A high amount of carbonation is evident from the rising bubbles.
S: There are aromas of banana, clove and lemon in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bananas and cloves with notes of lemon citrus and wheat.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, creamy and smooth on the palate with lots of carbonation.
D: The beer is very thirst quenching, refreshing and easy to drink. It is definitely one that is sessionable on a hot summer day.

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Photo of cpone
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a thick, 3 finger creamy white head with good retention and great lacing. Pale straw color with good amount of bubbles.

S: Get wheat and can smell the yeast. Spices, citrus, particularly lemon.

T: Yum. A bit of a tart lemon and to a lesser extent banana and clove. Fairly uniform taste throughout with a clean finish.

M: Fairly light bodied, good carbonation. Very clean bordering watery finish, but not necessarily in a bad way.

D: Like any good Hefe, this one is very drinkable. Finished it off with a smoked salmon salad, great pairing.

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Photo of bigdeuce
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really nice, clean, crisp beer. Great head on the pour. Smells of wheat and sour banana. Maybe some type of cherry or plum mixed in as well. Medium bodied, pours a clean strawberry color. Many can be drank in 1 session. Great summer brew although I'm drinking it in December. Beautiful lacing down the glass and a classic wurzburger beer.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the Tucher glass lightly hazy pale straw goledn with a HUGE head which rose tall and almost erupted from the top and coated the glass from top to bottom.

The aroma was fruity with an estery banana and light clove phenolic.

The flavor was clove as you chew through the head trying to get to the beer (don't try this at home, lots of carbonic acid bite). The flavor was mild wheat with a fruity banana and a low spice. The wheat flavor contained a bit of caramel charater.

The finish was dry with a lasting wheat, low fruity banana and clove spice into the aftertaste. The body was medium and the carbonation fairly high and well done. A nice middle of the road German hefe.

16 ounce bottle.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice bier...would like to do a side-by-side with Paulaner... Cloudy golden/orangey color....I made sure to swirl the bottle up to get the yeasties....gave a creamy, but small, head (which did last a while). Clove, banana, a bit of citrus in the nose. Verry nice taste....combo of the above flavors with a hint of malt...nice blend. Quite decent body and smoothness. Goes down well on a warm Spring (or Summer...) day! Prosit!

overall: 4.1
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

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Photo of Satorn
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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