Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell | Würzburger Hofbräu AG

BA SCORE
89
very good
643 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:
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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 643 |  Reviews: 345
Photo of Cavanaghty
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a smaple glass.

Appearance: Cloudy yellowish color, the usual for this style beer. About two fingers of white head and some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Slightly heavy on the cloves and banana smells with some citrus and grassy notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Lighter bodied and smooth. Taste just as it smelled, cloves and bananas with some grassy and citrus notes.

Overall: Decent brew, it was one of the more popular ones at my recent beer tasting party, so I might just have to get this one again.

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Photo of eaphikap
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a cloudy light to medium orangey yellow amber. Nice three finger white head with excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of wheat, cloves, banana and a hint of lemon. Mild flavor dominated by wheat with light banana, lemon and cloves. Finish is a bit thin and abrupt leaving a faint bitter wheat aftertaste. Light bodied as is appropriate for the style with good mouth feel from active carbonation. A nice hefeweizen, but I would like a bit more robust flavor and finish.

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Photo of draheim
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL (best before 11/2012) into a weizen glass. Pours a hazy orange-yellow w/ a 1-finger white head, lively carb.

Aroma is banana, clove and pungent floral hops. Orange peel.

Taste is tropical and citrusy for a hefeweizen. Soft bready wheat malt, orange zest, spice. Tangy finish.

Mouthfeel is soft, light, refreshing.

Overall a unique approach to a hefeweizen, more orange-y than most. Wonder if this was dry-hopped? Label says both hops and hop extract were used.

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Photo of Cyrano41
4.62/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap into a Hefewizen glass at the Bier Garden in Portsmouth VA
a deep yellow-orange color with 2 fingers of persistent head.
Smell was over the top with spice and fruit- coriander, banana and orange. Yeast and hops here too.
Taste was well balanced - not as sweet or fruity as the aroma, but the spice and banana come out well. The yeast and hops are in the flavor enough to cut the fruit and let you know its beer.
The mouthfeel, hmm. Medium bodied but the higher carbonation makes it seem a bit lighter.
Definitely a world class hefe. Number 2 on my all time list.

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

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass
A: Yellow/golden wheat color with a tall three+ finger head that slowly settles; lots of carbonation.
S: Clove and banana.
T: Lots and lots of creamy banana. Probably the most banana I've ever experienced on a beer.
M: Light-bodied and creamy.
O: A solid, refreshing example of the style. Not overly complex but as often as not that's a good thing, nice to sip a simple yet tasty beer.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle served in a weizen glass. Best before 2012/11 indicated on the front, right-hand corner of the label. Pours an orange-gold hue with a dense, five inch, bright white head off the pour. There's quite a lot of effervescence happening here as the bubbles rise from the base of the glass to the underside of the cap. Nose is fairly subdued; however, you definitely get the classic clove, banana esters, yeast and wheat aromas that characterize the style, with the yeast and wheat being the most prominent. Taste is somewhat consistent with nose - the banana and clove are definitely in the background. There is a slight bubblegum aftertaste; however, the yeast and wheat dominate the flavor profile and there is also a suggestion of wet cardboard in the mix. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively carbonation and just a kiss of acidity. Overall, not my favorite German Hefeweizen. Definitely solid, but I can think of three others off the top of my head that I'd go to before revisiting this again in a bottle. I would like to see if this is a different animal on-tap.

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Photo of ms11781
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of msarver16
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Beans11
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of swj5a
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of jtingue
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best before 2012/09. Poured into a hefe glass.

Appearance. Almost luminous translucent orange in color to peach in color. Pours with 3 fingers of dense creamy head. Quite beautiful.

Smell. Contains the usual banana and clove, but leans more toward the banana side. A very light cinnamon-like spiciness rounds it out.

Taste. This one really hits your palate like a wave. A lot of intense flavors come at you very fast and lead right to a very long lingering finish. The most predominant component of this wave lies somwhere between nuttiness (walnut and almond) and over ripe apple and peach. It really has that taste of baked apple that is just cool enough to eat. Complementing this is some spiciness and cloveiness. The nuttiness really subdues and smooths out everything. The finish, as stated before, is long and lingering with remenants of the apple and some pear flavors. It is also relatively dry.

Mouthfeel. Tight carbonation is not creamy, nor is it prickly. It has well defined, but tight bubbles. Behind that is a fairly thin body.

This one really proved to me how different these beer can really get. The presence of the yeasty flavors in this one are really quite palate punching.

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Photo of tbeer40
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up a few weeks back at the Liquor Outlet Wine Cellars in Boonton. I never tried this before and since I'm a fan of this style in the warmer months, I was eager to give this a go. This had a very typical pour, head, and taste and for anyone who likes a good, cloudy beer that's easy to drink, this would be an excellent choice.

The appearance of this was a deep goldenrod with a cloudy hue and fluffy head that lasted for quite a while. There was quite a bit of sediment at the bottom of the 500 ml bottle that I had to swirl out when I made my way down but it wasn't anything excessive. Lots of least, banana, and clove here but the taste was just a bit heavier than I anticipated. I could see some people taking a piece of fruit to cut this with since this was quite filling but purists would be pleased with just the contents of the bottle.

For a large serving, I couldn't feel the alcohol in this. Had I bought more than one bottle, this would have been perfect to down since this isn't something to chug or let warm up too much. No bubble gum sweetness here and just a hint of creaminess was all that was needed to liven this up. I will probably have this again soon and anyone who's looking for a simply and enjoyable beer for the warmer weather months will be pleasantly surprised by this offering.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of rangerred
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a weizen glass.

Pours a hazy rusty orange with a huge billowy head.

Smells amazing. Full of orange and lemon with a great yeastiness. Smells fairly tart.

The flavor is orange along with bubblegum and banana and a little bit of clove. A slight citric tartness is present but it doesn't detract at all. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly drying at the finish making this an excellent thirst quencher.

Overall, an excellent hefe and wonderful on a hot day.

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Photo of casualfan
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of kuhndog
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of vonnegut21
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of CommonRider
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Ozurr
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Popp24
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of dgeebs07
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Neorebel
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow color, with a fluffy head. Initially I am getting a big sense of the yeasts in the aroma, in that it is almost 'creamy, or yogurt-like...' This isn't really a bad thing if it sounds that way. It's earthy, grainy, and some tartness and sour apple in there as well. Very complex aroma. The taste is a very soft, with a light breadiness, hint of banana, and not very spicy. Ethereal. I really enjoyed this, and would love to get my hands on more. Great spring/summer beverage.

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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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