Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel
Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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From:
Würzburger Hofbräu AG
 
Germany
Style:
Wheat Beer - Dunkelweizen
Ranked #12
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,389
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 12.24%
Ratings:
453
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 22, 2022
Added:
Jan 10, 2002
Wants:
  22
Gots:
  50
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Photo of Ggallin
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Ggallin from New Hampshire

If you like German beer as I it’s awesome not pussyfooting around with fours and 4 1/2s

Mar 22, 2022
 
4.31 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Oct 25, 2021
 
4.3 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on Jun 13, 2020
 
3.71 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Jun 07, 2020
Photo of C-Stockwell
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by C-Stockwell from New Hampshire

L: rich dark brown, with lighter edges near the side of the glass, and darker in the center. Darker khaki head that has decent retention.
S: rich dark red fruit, malt, and Worcestershire sauce.
T: molasses, cherries, creamy, and a hint of spice.
F: very fine bubbles, a little too much carbonation.

Rich, pleasant, and goes well with spicy food. I'm curious how this would be in a stew stock, such as in a beef or venison stew. Probably would go well with roast meat.

May 29, 2020
 
4.99 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 01, 2020
Photo of PathofChaos
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by PathofChaos from Maryland

Appearance:
Pours a humble, chestnut brown and billows up a voluminous beige head that gradually settles into a placid halo. Laces in a classy, unbroken curtain all the way to the last drop.

Bouquet:
A big bushel of hard red winter wheat, roasted barley, malted wheat, spiced bread, and a hint of fresh sliced banana in the aftermath.

Feel:
A hearty, medium body worthy of the winter season, yet it washes down like a lighter ale with limited linger. A moderate bustle of bubbles keeps it feeling lively. Simultaneously robust and refreshing, which is quite unique.

Taste:
A wheat-heavy, grain-laden, banana bread with a pixie dusting of cloves baked in.

Overall:
The banana aspect is easy to miss but becomes simpler to distinguish when the beer gets to around 55 degrees Fahrenheit. A nice dunkelweizen.

Mar 24, 2020
 
3.74 by acurtis from New Jersey on Mar 07, 2020
 
4.17 by Manta200 from Kentucky on May 27, 2019
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the bottle, it pours a hazy brown color with a large tan head that slowly dissipates. In the nose, bread and bananas. In the mouth, a silky smooth caramel and bread taste with some banana backing. Nice!

Jan 30, 2019
 
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jan 23, 2019
 
3.77 by Macamah from England on Nov 16, 2018
 
4.97 by porcupineoutpost from Massachusetts on Oct 19, 2018
 
3.88 by Griphon from Florida on Oct 17, 2018
 
3.73 by kkmiller76 from New Jersey on Oct 17, 2018
 
4 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin on Aug 12, 2018
 
4.17 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts on May 18, 2018
Photo of puck1225
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by puck1225 from Texas

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Beautiful head and lacing, deep brown color. Fruity smell. Banana and clove taste with a bit of smokiness. Rich feel. Overall, pretty good.

May 12, 2018
Photo of Ryan2219
4.78/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Ryan2219 from Maine

Amazing taste of clover and a great refreshing taste

Apr 28, 2018
 
2.98 by TaunusKnudsen from Germany on Mar 28, 2018
 
3.71 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Mar 27, 2018
 
3.86 by weareallfalafel from Virginia on Mar 21, 2018
Photo of gvickery
1/5  rDev -74%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by gvickery from Texas

I wish I could rate it lower. This is an abomination. It smells rancid, looks like old tea and tastes even worse. I’ll describe it this way, iniatially sour and watery, then, a putrid medicinal concentrated old bandaid flavor hits you. It’s one of the most awful flavors I’ve ever experienced. No way this should be rated as high as it is. I love a good Hefeweizen or Dunkel but this is neither. Avoid at all cost.

Mar 02, 2018
 
4.31 by scottvanbelois from Texas on Jan 13, 2018
Photo of obywan59
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by obywan59 from Virginia

Murky and dark trending to orange brown at the edges with a 6 1/2 finger head from a moderately hard pour. Awesome chunky head like an ice cream sundae, tan in color, leaving great lacing.

Nutty malts with banana, clove and light tart citrus,

Sweet malts with cherry and caramel.

Smooth with light carbonation and light syrupy retention.

A good beer. I would buy this again.

Jan 04, 2018
 
4.03 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Sep 08, 2017
 
3.5 by faatcase from Virginia on Aug 16, 2017
 
3.23 by Sup3r_s4m from Texas on Jul 01, 2017
 
4.23 by jbehlar from Mississippi on May 31, 2017
 
4.79 by DerykG from Texas on May 13, 2017
Photo of BRiddoch
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BRiddoch from Massachusetts

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Poured a rich brownish red with lots of foam. Crisp, very fruity, with a slight sour aftertaste. This beer tasted like one of my homebrews. Very good.

May 10, 2017
 
3.56 by RBorsato from Virginia on Apr 09, 2017
Photo of mynie
4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by mynie from Maryland

Pours dark and hazy with a voluminous head--pretty standard for the style, but still very nice looking.

The aroma is a very wheatmalt heavy, with nodes of banana blotting out practically everything else. As it warms a bit, some chewy and peppery yeast comes to the the fore, but the banana still dominates everything.

Tastes much sweeter and more variegated than the aroma, with malty fruit and bananas up front pepper and generic spice in the back, and biscuit at the very end. The finish is exactly reminiscent of well-made banana bread.

This is the Dunkelweise that so many American brewers try to imitate. Their products might be tad preferable because of freshness, but this one still holds it own. It's fairly priced, to boot.

Feb 23, 2017
 
3.54 by shelby415 from Oregon on Feb 21, 2017
Photo of VoxRationis
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted from an 16.9 oz (500 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass.
A: Pours a cloudy, orange amber to brown color with a two finger, foamy wheat colored head, solid retention and lacing.
S: Aromas of banana, cloves, and almonds/walnuts. Spicier as it warms.
T: Sweet and estery. Palate largely follows the nose, but caramel and cherry/cranberry also in the mix. Bitterness sufficient to keep it on track and prevent the sweetness from becoming too much.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth.
O: Gorgeous and delicious. Would certainly have it again.

Jan 13, 2017
 
4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Dec 03, 2016
Photo of Smakawhat
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the bottle into a curved wheat ale glass.

Chestnut and mahogany brown body color, with a bit of a muddy hue but not in consistency or showing haze. Head is a creamy rich lather, frothing up an easy three fingers with stuck lacing and a soft light tanned top. Sits like a big ice cream cone, and settles with a half finger top and hand grabbing sheets of lace. Beautiful looker in this glass.

Mild sensing milk chocolate notes, even a bit of hazelnut is on the nose as well. The aroma is a bit wet and light, maybe hinting at some mineral tones as well. Doesn't seem to have a big classic malt density or backbone hint, but has a great chocolate angle. Solid.

Palate doesn't bring much surprises. Light sensing milk chocolate with a simple malt depth. Flavors of nutty almost nougat too kick in which is very nice, but take a simpler seat to a lighter almost hint of wet mouthfeel. Some banana estery notes are also evident on the palate, subtle and soft and make a good compliment to the chocolate tones.

Refreshing dunkel, and easy drinker as well.

Aug 07, 2016
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

Taken from notes of a sample from 6/10/15

Amazingly clean feel and vibe.
Big wheat, banana, clove and other earthy effects for both aroma and flavor.
Wheat malt, earthy tones and grains dominate but still, so clean.
Malt is light feeling but complex, sour / fruity yeasts round it out.
Very nice classic style.

Jul 26, 2016
 
3.62 by John_Beeryman from Virginia on Jun 27, 2016
 
3.96 by Rpm0003 from Texas on Jun 20, 2016
Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 453 ratings