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Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell | Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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652 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:
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Added by Bierman9 on 07-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,929
Reviews:
348
Ratings:
652
pDev:
10.75%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
85
Trade:
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Ratings: 652 |  Reviews: 348
Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.12/5  rDev +3%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of princessbay710
4.57/5  rDev +14.3%
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 -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyB
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aufie
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MooseBoose
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of steveh
4.32/5  rDev +8%
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 +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
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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Photo of JohnTurano
3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coorsy
3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange-yellow color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a great level of retention, holding on for quite a long time before fading to leave a good showing of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a coriander and yeast with a strong showing of bready aroma. Along with these smells comes a rather potent clove smell along with some hints of a candied sugar and a bit of orange.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice clean bready taste mixed with a very yeasty and coriander flavor. The yeast and coriander grow even stronger as the taste advances and are joined by some other spice flavors of clove and some nutmeg. All the while, a light orange sweetness that is present upfront fades a bit, all while a light flavors of a candied sugar taste takes its place. In the end, with all the flavor transitions that occur and with a little bit of a doughiness and grassiness that develops on the tongue, one is left with a yeasty, and spiced bready taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is rather chewy for an only 5.3 % brew with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. The thick body is rather nice for the bready and yeasty tastes and really accentuates them. A slightly higher carbonation may have made it slightly more refreshing, but even so, overall the feel was pretty well done.

Overall – A not too sweet, but bready and heavily spiced (especially coriander) hefe. I actually rather enjoyed this one.

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Photo of BdM
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.73/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Creamy delicacy poured from a $4.00 bottle. Classy. Immediate banana and cloves hit the nostrils, organic at that, mixed with some cream and very light pale malt. So much meshing together it's unbelievable. The feel is a perfect blend of ale and wheat, stealing the show like so many other classic hefe's. A great, very light bodied drink but with a certain carbonated fullness to it. Maybe a little too much, got me burping like a mofo. Lots of respect for the ale and would drink again. Have had before and it just goes to show I love this beer. Gets a little wheat heavy at the end but the yeast sediment has to flavor it somehow.

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Photo of Petewheat
4.66/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stevoj
3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
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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Photo of TOTOJR
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeanCHS1980
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am a Weihenstephaner Hefe fan, but I thought this was tasty and satisfying!!!

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Photo of Sandon
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 652 ratings
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