Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel | Würzburger Hofbräu AG

Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier DunkelJulius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel
BA SCORE
64.2%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 422 ratings
Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier DunkelJulius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel
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:
#11,853
Reviews:
256
Ratings:
422
Liked:
271
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
11.49%
Alströms:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 422 |  Reviews: 256
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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sudcutter
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of mquinn919
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of wattoclone
4.94/5  rDev +29%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this first on draft at Brauhaus Schmitz in May 2012 and was blown away with the smoothness, richness and banana finish. Picked up a case of bottles in June 2012 as soon as it showed up at my local distributor and was a disappointed with the bitter afterbite. Decided to try it again when a case of the 2016 version was the only dunkelweizen in stock at my distributor and was surprised by the freshness and luscious flavor. Smooth with a delightful finish of banana, caramel, roasted malt and the elusive mild tartness characteristic of the style. Clearly Wurzburger perfected the bottling of this outstanding dunkelweizen.

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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 JAStheAce
4.76/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - This beer pours a deep tan brown with but not as dark as most dunkelweizens and when I held my glass up to the light, you could see through it. When I poured, my glass had about a finger or 2 of thick, rich off-white head.

S - Pure deliciousness. Bananas, bread, raisin, and wheat

T - Perfect body for a dunkel. An explosion of wheat, oats, and grain. Distinct malt flavor that is sublime. Letting the beer languish in my mouth, I almost had to remember it was beer and not bubblegum or banana bread. Sweet and no bitterness whatsoever butthere is a slight hint of hops. Barely noticed the alcohol. Chewy and hearty indeed!

M - I would bath in this beer if I could.

D - I have tried over 10 dunkelweizens and this one reigns supreme. It is exactly what I look for in a dunkel and could drink several of these in a sitting. Long live the JE DUNKEL !!

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Photo of ninaturner
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of jamie2dope
4.69/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Man it has been a long ass time since I have had a Dunkel Weizen, one of my favorite styles of German beer. It poured into a weizen glass from Magic Hat a murky caramel color, with shades of light and dark all around. Head was huge at first, then faded into a lacing that remained right up until the end of the glass. In the smell was the distinct aroma of warm baked banana bread with blueberries. There was also a light clove presence. My God the smell was lovely. Taste was spicy in the beginning, and then sort of doughy in the end, not what I would call extremely balanced, but that is what made it all the better taste wise. Body of this beer was light to medium, and ever so drinkable. The low alcohol and sheer delectable nature of this beer make it a great session brew. I could see myself knocking back three bombers of this and still wanting more. This is a fantastic beer. Right up there with the Weihenstephaner Dunkel Weizen for me. It would pair well with lots of cooked meats I bet.

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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 nlmartin
4.65/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was purchased at the Party Source. The beer was served in a 20oz imperial pint glass.

Appearance: The beer is a hazy brown coloration. The head is a biege coloration about two fingers high. The beer has great head retention. Rings of lacing remain on the glass.

Smell: The beer smells like a pleasingly peppery bannana bread.

Taste: The beer delivers big time on the smell. The beer has a very pleasing malted wheatyness. The beer has a good clove bannana bread combo. This beer is very tasty.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer is light bodied and well carbonated. This is a very easy to drink beer. The beer is easily sessionable. This is a very good beer drink and I will drink more at a later date.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.62/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy brown with an incredibly thick head that takes forever to settle, eventually leaves a shaving cream like texture. The nose is fruity and excellent hops, with a hint of some yeast. This one has a very fruity malt flavor with a subtle citrus taste. Hops at the forefront followed by the very smooth malt flavor. This is just an excellent beer. This is easily in my personal top 10.

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Photo of weeare138
4.59/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a hazy dark mahogany with a fluffy white cap that slowly fades into a gentle collar. Scattered spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is toffee and chocolate covered bananas with toasted nuts, vanilla, and cream.
Taste is of the aromas with cloves, and vanilla flavors.
Moutheel is spritzy, medium bodied, caramel laden, toffee, Heath bar flavors lingering.

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Photo of J_Dub
4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Came out of the bottle a murky brown. Thick tan head dissipated rather quickly. Wheat, cloves and spicy yeast aromas are noticeable. Some dark fruit notes as well. The flavors are a reproduction of the smells. There is a bit of sweetness as well. The end of the sip is a it watery as the flavors disappear. I would have liked a little more carbonation.

Great dunkel for a great price. Perfect for a warm afternoon.

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Photo of KroMagnon
4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The beer bottle label was a bit “off”; the neck label pointed down but not to the middle of the oval label beneath it. The label itself was kind of plain, featuring most just words and a drawing of a kind of noble-looking fellow. Around the drawing was German wording, which I believe translates to “Julius Echter, First Bishop 1545-1617, founder of the university at Wurzburg.” So apparently this brew is supposed to honor him. The head produced by the pour was very dense and rocky, really nice. The beer was amber in color with some orange overtones. The aroma features some hints of banana and clove springing out of a nice malty base. Flavor-wise, the beer was mostly sweet, but with a slight tartness, laced with some spiciness and some caramel notes. Hop notes are relegated to offsetting the sweet maltiness. This beer strikes me as a more complex example of the Dunkelweizen style. I found it to be very nice, a more robust beer than a hefeweizen, but with more character and spiciness than an Octoberfest.

For the BJCP style "dunkelwiezen", I'd give this a 4.9 out of 5. Pretty much a primo example of the style.

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Photo of Jmc181
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a favorite of mine. While not inexpensive, I think it's a great value and a bit meatier (more interesting) than a straight-up hefe-weisse. It's "dunkel" for a wheat, but a beautiful amber in the glass. I recommend it regularly.

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Photo of pat61
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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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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 Flowyn82
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of johnnywalker99
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%

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Beer rating: 64.2% out of 100 with 422 ratings
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