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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Photo of Sheppard
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
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 -8.8%
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 +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Libeertarian
3.66/5  rDev -8%
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 +5.8%
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 -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of DJoe
3.16/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a distinct orange hue. The carbonation is visible and there is some sediment floating about. The head is about a fingernail length high and retains well.
Lots of banana in the nose, alongside orange peel and cloves. Typical Hefeweizen aroma.
The banana carries over to the palate and adds light sweetness. Yeasty, with a hint of citrus and lemon, and peppery for balance. The carbonation is prickly at first, however it loosens up as it warms, which, makes for a silky finish. Light but with some character.
A great example of the style. I will have again.

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

Photo of princessbay710
4.57/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

When poured it looks like your typical and ideal golden, fluffed head, foggy, head dissipated to a steady 3 millimeters thick quickly. Smell is classic Bavarian Hefe. Feel is a little on the more carbonated side, but this is usually what I've found in the past with large singles of other beers. The taste is as prominent and thick as its body, nice sweet clove. The body is the star and the taste the co-star in this one. I like it, fantastic beer.
One of the best anniversary gifts ever. :)

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyB
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy yellow, approaching orange with a thick white head.

Smell: Mild, consists of mainly wheat and dried apricot. Maybe a little cream.

Taste: Largely the same as the smell, with the addition of malt and cream.

Feel: Creamy yet refreshing.

Overall: This is among the first hefeweizen beers I've had and I have to say I'm impressed. It offers the fuller body that I have become accustomed with stouts and porters while simultaneously being refreshing and easy-going. Lovely!

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Photo of BlueShepard19
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aufie
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MooseBoose
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of steveh
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Saw this on the shelves today at $2 a bottle and couldn't pass it up. Probably haven't tried this since one of my last trips to Germany. Best by November of 2016. Poured into my Libby Weißbier glass.

L -- Hazy gold with peach highlights and a very tight, thick white head that has taken up residence.

S -- Big Clove and bubblegum aroma in a beautiful Weizen concerto. Light wheat graininess back.

T -- Taste is light and citrusy up front and then a great, sweet maltiness follows over the palate. Finish is refreshingly citrus with spicy, herbal hops balancing any sweetness. The lemony citrus dances with light, sweet breadiness thru the aftertaste.

F -- Mouthfeel is soft up front to spritzy in the finish with a light-medium body.

O -- A perfect summer quencher or Brötzeit choice. Nothing in-your-face, yet still embracing a great Weizen character. Prosit! to a warm evening with old friends at the Würzburg Hofbräuhaus on the Main.

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

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This middle-of-the-road hefe- is good to introduce those who may have had a bad experience with an American brewer going into wheat styles and probably shouldn't have bottled it.
It takes skill to control this style, particularly its fruitiness (which I like big, but is not for everyone.)
MJ's 1999 "Guide" gave Julius Echter 2 of 4 stars and called it had "suggestions of sweet plums and mint toffee." I get the part about the plums.

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Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
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