Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell | Würzburger Hofbräu AG

BA SCORE
89
very good
645 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:
645
Reviews:
345
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
78
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 645 |  Reviews: 345
Photo of cpn920
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark gold color with an abundant head that didn't leave much in the way of lacing.
First whiff was of clove and bananas. It also had a hint of citrus.
Taste was similar to the smell in that it was mostly clove and banana. Had a bit of tartness that I'm not that crazy about but it wasn't overwhelming. I think it could be a tiny bit sweeter.
The mouthfeel was nice with mild carbonation.
The drinkability is high as this beer is a nice thirst quencher. Overall a nice Hefeweizen just isn't my favorite of all the choices that are available.

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

A very nice Hefe-weizen on tap at the Ginger Man and served in the traditional Hefe glass. It poured a cloudy light gold with a large, long-lasting head. The lacing was thick all the way down the glass. The aroma was a mix of wheat, clove, and citrus with a hint of the yeast. The taste is typically wheaty almost bready with a hint of several spices, including clove and some fruitiness. There is the usual hint of citrus as well. Right at the end there is the slight hit of bitter hops.

The beer is full-bodied with a nice level of carbonation. This is so creamy that it goes down really nice. It was superb to the last drop, and I will be looking for another one.

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

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

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

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Downtown, Brooklyn, NYC.

Poured a murky dark straw hue with a three finger frothy white head. There was good retention and decent lacing.

The smell featured a balmy wheat malt with an estery banana yeast.

The taste consisted of a full wheat malt with an above average sweetness and good spice.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty hefe, but there are better examples.

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

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

Cloudy yellow-brown color with a lot of particulate yeast rising and falling in the streams of carbonation; I am made to think of a beer snow globe. The large off-white head soon fades to a paper-thin layer; lacing is quite good. Sweet and spicy aroma, more like a Belgian Trappist Ale that a Hefeweizen. Other Hefeweizen-style beers that I have tried were distinguished by a strong clove and ripe banana nose; however, this one is quite different. The clove aroma is still present, but it is much more subdued, there is also a strong tart apple note. Taste begins with champagne-like carbonation on the tongue, followed by tart apple flavors. Bready malt and yeast flavors dominate the middle of the taste. Finishes dry and a touch bitter with lingering clove notes and a ghost of vanilla that lingers nicely. The mouthfeel is smooth and pleasant. An unwaveringly excellent Hefeweizen.

Note: If you should happen to swirl this beer prior to pouring it, be prepared for an enormous quantity of yeast in the glass.

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

Pours with a thick, dense head. Light fruity aroma greets the nose.
Very tasty HW indeed. Banana taste is most prevalent, but the spices emerge on the tongue almost immediately. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a bit of prickliness from the carbonation.
Wonderfully balanced without the sourness of some other HW's.
Very nice, one of the best HW's I've ever had.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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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 TheQuietMan22
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a half liter weizen glass. The color is a cloudy, dirty dishwater orange. Three fingers of thick, white head dissipated to leave a fluffy cap and trails of foam on the glass.

Smell: Hefeweizen heavenliness. Banana, apple, clove, yeast, pepper, lemon, orange, and maybe a hint of bubblegum.

Taste: Bavarian to a tee. It has a thick, wheaty mouthfeel packed with flavors that mostly mirror the smell. Banana, apple, yeast, orange, and the hint of bubblegum. There is not as much clove, pepper, or lemon zest, but I will not complain.

Drinkability: It is good stuff — on par with other Bavarian greats. There is nothing orgasmic or special about it, but it is still high quality.

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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 Andreji
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Win echter weizen definetly. This julius was a refreshing indulgence into a foreign beer during my easter American beer tour.

Pours a hazy golden tone with a sid and lasting shiny white head, hardly any carbonation to be noticed.

Smell is strong and generous, wheat for the most part with bananas and cloves hinting, as well as some yeast.

Taste is fully palpable at once with this true hefe weizen feel of yeast and wheat all over the place. Kind of sweet with a very subtle hop finish. Full bodied and poorly fizzy.

Overall, this less known german has reminded me once more of the joys of the true weizens. A style never to be forgotten, and a worthy example of it.

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

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass. This pours a hazy yellowish color with a massive white head. The smell is of wheat, yeast eaters, lemon. The feel is medium to light high carbonation. The taste is good, light and crisp, wheat, no real hop presence, lemon, banana.

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Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
3.98 out of 5 based on 645 ratings.
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