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Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel | Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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3.83/5
Very Good
422 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Würzburger Hofbräu AG
Germany
wuerzburger-hofbraeu.de

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 01-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,561
Reviews:
256
Ratings:
422
pDev:
11.49%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DerykG
4.79/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RBorsato
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mynie
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of shelby415
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rpm0003
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mortarforker
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle with a BB date stamp of Feb. 2016 poured into a lager glass.

A - Pours cloudy, very dark mahogany in color, with a generous and persistent tan head.

Aroma: Sweet aroma of banana, dark bread and light spices.

Flavor - mild, with banana, wheat, sweet caramel malt, light clove. About equally bitter and sweet.

Feel - lively high carbonation seems too high. Light body.

Overall: lively and refreshing.

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Photo of Sandon
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 11-52_4hops
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Riik3
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a ruby rustic looking brown, with a foamy white head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells really really nutty, with some caramel, toasty brown bread, and clovey weizen yeast.

All of the flavors here go together quite well and complement each other. This is super nutty in a great way, with some caramel and toffee. The weizen yeast is restrained and complementary here, no real banana, but some bitter clove with some slight citrus. Real nice stuff.

This is lighter bodied, with a crisp mouthfeel, and a higher level of carbonation.

Nice little sleeper here, haven't had a whole lot of dunkelweizens, but this seems like one of the better ones for sure.

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Photo of TomMahan
3.21/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Julius Echter Hefe-Weiss Dunkel has a very thick, mauve head, an initially clear, fiercely-bubbly, rust-brown appearance, and heavy lacing globs left on the glass. The beer clouds up, once the caked sediment is swished loose and poured in. The aroma is of spiced bread, prunes, banana, and banana cream pie. Taste is of those elements, with no bitterness factor, but some acidity showing up. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Julius Echter Hefe-Weiss Dunkel finishes drinkable and on the dry side.

RJT

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Photo of Uzarnayme
4.68/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chuck_Kemp
4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice, lightweight hefe-dunkel for summertime drinking, spicy taste and not too heavy on the banana.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a ruby brown with a foamy light mocha head that lasts a while. Aroma is of dark fruit, raisins being the signature. Also hints of rum, molasses and wet wood. Taste is sweet with bready/grainy malts, honey and hints of maple syrup. Lighter bodied than the color would indicate, it builds up a foam in the mouth and has a medium carbonation. A very drinkable beer that loses its luster in the final sips.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: It pours light brown with a light chill haze under a 3” moussey cream to light tan colored foam collar that slowly dissipates. S: Opening the cap releases a big bouquet of banana, malt and clove. T: The palate starts with a big mouthful of creamy spiced malts with banana and a light touch of clove. F: Just above medium body and medium low carbonation. It is very creamy. O: A delightful, sessionable Dunkelweizen

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Photo of Sabre311
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 422 ratings
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