Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell | Würzburger Hofbräu AG

BA SCORE
89
very good
641 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:
641
Reviews:
343
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
75
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 641 |  Reviews: 343
Photo of Redrover
3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz brown bottle no freshness dating.

Beer pours a beautiful peach/yellow color. One of the darkest weiss beers (non dunkel) I have seen. Massive frothy head. Good lacing. A delight for the eyes.

Beer smells of malt, some biscuits and just a hint of spice. A very light smelling hefe here.

Given the appearance, I expected a little more substance to the taste. Nice sweet/tart combination. Some husky malt, but not enough of the clove/spice taste I would expect. Very crisp and easy to drink. Carbonation is excellently calibrated.

I've had much better hefes, but I would not turn down one of these. It is a solid representation of style. Unfortunately, there is the unfulfilled promise of its good looks.

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Photo of stevoj
3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Bin 201. Solid hefe, pours out a slightly hazy golden with nice fluffy head, which fades quickly. Normal aroma and flavors of bananas, bubblegum and clove. With a bit of a rockier head, and more sediment, this might have been better.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of scottg
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.
*Best before August 11, 2007. I'm drinking this almost a year after this date.

Pours a cloudy yellow almost light amber color with a two finger white head with solid retention and minimal lacing. Aromas of fruity yeast, wheat and citrus. Lots of up front malt flavor gives way to light banana and clove, sweet orange with a caramel finish with a hint of coconut. Low carbonation, light body, has a watery mouthfeel. Very easy to drink but not much to it. I'm looking forward to finding this again and trying before the freshness date to see the difference.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerHunter76
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of therica
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Special-ordered a case through Wooden Keg, Hagerstown Maryland.

A= nice, with a cloudy typical yellow of a heffe-weisse but a very slight hint of tint into the orange/pink hue. Huge out of control foaming head, spongy rather than thick and juicy like their Heffe-Dunkel version (which I prefer).

S= interesting and somewhat unique in a way that I can't describe (read my Taste description); some bubblegum scent.

T= interesting, a little different than the usual Hacker-Paulaner-Erdinger varieties. It impresses me as having almost a slight undertone of rye. That would explain the slight dry-grain scent and taste, as well as the nearly un-noticeable hue-effect.

M= slightly foam-residual, not quite a flat feeling but somewhere in there. Let's just say, "interesting and intriguing for heffe fans" ha ha.

D= obviously very drinkable if you're in Germany and it's on-tap, or if someone has paid a chunk for an imported case and you can drink til you drop. I'd recommend trying it, if you see it. I don't think it's my favorite, though.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
3.98 out of 5 based on 641 ratings.
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