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Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel | Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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BA SCORE
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:
#12,712
Reviews:
256
Ratings:
422
pDev:
11.49%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 422 |  Reviews: 256
Photo of Lexluthor33
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours Hazel brown with a large foamy head that refuses to die.
The aroma is pretty much cloves and yeast with some plum notes.
The taste was sweet first followed by malts,cloves,yeast and tones of wheat and citrus. I think I picked up on some apple hints as well.
The overall feel was smooth,medium carbonation and mild spice.

Notes: Very,Very good and and something I will keep in mind.
Good brew all around.

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Photo of clvand0
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a very cloudy brown color with a tall head that falls fast and leaves a little lacing on the glass. The aroma is spicy, but has hints of clove and maybe some apple. The flavor has a bread feel to it. Some banana flavors as well as some spice from the yeast. It has a medium body and is pretty easy to drink.

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Photo of Hoagie1973
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed one of these on sale for $1.37. Pours a murky caramel-brown color with a big fluffy white head. Impressive sheet lacing.

Aroma of spicy wheat, fruit, and yeast.

All the flavors you'd expect for the style (wheat, yeast, & cloves) along with apples and pears.

Medium body with good crisp carbonation.

Overall a pretty tasty beer and a good example of the style. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat if it's on sale.

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Photo of rtepiak
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a enjoyably savor dunkelweizen that has a dry qualities to it but quite a mild palate. nose is floral wheat and apple pie... a touch of buckwheat. palate is subtle and wheat malt predominant. not sweet at all for a dunkelhef. taste of cameralized apple with... dry and mineral earth with sugar extracted. when its too old this seems to drain out all the other favors with a predominant sour finish. when fresh... there is sufficient hopping to clear the palate and provide for the delicate roasted flavor. apple. clove. and very mild grassy lemon bitter... mind you quite subdued citrus. great beer on the delicate side.

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Photo of Anthony1
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into a weissen glass

pours a dack, cloudy brown with a thin tan head.

smells of banana, clove, and some wheat. sweet taste, refreshing and light. additional hints of caramel and possibly bubble gum in the flavor. medium body, lighter then i expected though. smooth creamy feel.

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Photo of Kunsan90
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured a cloudy medium brown, sepia like, with a quick forming light tan head, that rather quickly subsided. Drinking did not reveal much hop flavor, but it was definitely fruity. I have read others mention banana flavors and they were correct, but I didn’t expect it be as strong as it was. It felt full, while also light, in the mouth. It appears to be an excellent example of the style. It’s definitely different and I will attempt to try the versions made by other brewers if I can find them.

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Photo of beershrine
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a- reddish brown and alittle murky looking poored nicely into glass, nice ring of foam around glass.

s- malt nose dominates

t- temp of beer was 45° cold enough to balance the malt carbonation against the few hops 'n there. I love dark hefe.

m- mouthfeel...there is alot of flavors in there....competeing with each other than at the finish I taste faint clove.. spice.

o- overall a nice german dark wheat beer. I love this style so I'm a little biased.

3.59 at total wine 500ml bottle

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Photo of 57andcounting
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is a good representative of the style.
Pours the expected heavy thick head. No clinging as you drink, but it lasts a long time. The beer has a clear dark amber color. Note: I let this bottle sit for a good month and didn't mix in the yeast sediment
The smell is a bit musty and grassy but difficult to pick up.
Has a very light mouth feel, which makes it a more-then-one beer.
The taste is classic weiss, little yeasty, with a noticeable bubble-gum flavor. Not too complex beyond that.
This is a good drink, I would order again.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, reddish-brown with orange & crimson highlights. The cream colored head is fluffy but tight; composed of tiny bubbles. It thins but holds a solid surface covering to the end. The aroma is lightly fruity and sweetish with some bubblegum and light toffee. The body is light/medium with a very fine and lightly effervescent carbonation that leaves it gently zesty in the mouth at first; then becoming creamy as it warms. The flavor starts lightly tangy, becoming sweet as it crosses the palate, and displays soft bubblegum and caramel in the finish along with some drying bitterness, a light smoky phenolic and some gentle clove. Although it's well balanced, throughout the glass the sweetness and clove have a tendency to build on the palate. A well-brewed dunkle weiss with some nice character and a good drinkability, but not a leader in its category.

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Photo of Naes
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one poured a very pale brown with an enormous head. There is a lot of carbonation visible and it took a long time for it to settle down.
The aroma is of yeast and has a citric lemony sent as well.
The flavor is a bit spicy with clove, but has the typical dunkel flavors including banana, yeast and a mild malt presence.
The mouth feel is light in body and is actively carbonated.

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Photo of rye726
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a orangish tan color with a thin tan head. Nose has fruity malts, wheat and herbs. Taste also quite sweet with crisp fruits and herbs. Light to medium body is well carbonated. Not the most complex Dunkelwiezen around, but a nice refreshing session beer.

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Photo of gc4hokies
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy auburn brown color with a very thick off-white head. The head never dissipated on this one.

Aroma is the strongest trait of this beer for me. Clove and other spices are very strong. Yeast phenols are intense. Bready aromas in there too.

I was expecting something a little more intense for a Dunkel. This doesn't have the rich maltiness I was expecting. Still, very pleasant to drink. I like it. It has a tangy, almost citrusy finish.

Mouthfeel was right for the style. Highly carbonated.

Overall, not a bad beer. I was looking for a little more malt body, but it's still a good beer that I would buy again.

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Photo of barczar
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy dark brown with a dense, frothy 2 inch khaki head that dissipates extremely slowly, leaving sheets of lacing.

Brown sugar, burnt caramel, banana, wheat, clove, and orange form the initial aroma. Yeast and fruity esters add complexity.

Flavor reveals appley yeast esters at the base, which pair nicely with orange, clove, and banana that hit mid palate. There's a substantial toasted, nutty malt and wheat backbone that carries through to the lightly dry finish.

Body is a touch on the light side, with slightly high carbonation.

Yeast esters and wheat are well represented. Not a standout in any particular area, but a characterful brew that's worth a try. Apple becomes overwhelming as it warms.

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Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is cloudy light brown in color and poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high head that has good retention properties. A high amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are aromas of bananas, dark malts and yeast in the nose; the smell isn't that strong and somewhat resembles banana bread. The aroma intensifies as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except for having a slight amount of sweetness. There are flavors of bananas, clove and wheat as well as some hints of caramel.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly creamy on the palate with lots of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is rather thirst quenching.

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Photo of txbrewer
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - reddish brown, somewhat hazy - thick just darker than off white head

S - slightly floral with mild sweet, not a lot coming from the bottle and even less coming from the glass

T - mostly like other wheat beers. Other dunkels seems to be slightly more bitter than this (hops) but this has none at all for bittering

M - champagne like carbonation, a bit thick in the aftertaste but quickly fading.

D - yes - rather quickly in fact. Not having the bitter makes this a bit more of a smooth/quick drinker.

After other dunkels I think I was expecting a bit more in the smell and taste. I am not disappointed but this is just more like a wheat beer than I expected. I marked down on smell because it seemed rather lacking (again, not a bad thing)

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Photo of beermanbrian
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky brown color. Pours with a huge foamy head. OK lacing. Tons of carbonation. Smell of bread with a slight banana note. Banana bread taste. Nice yeasty note with a nice level of maltyness. Supper active carbonation on the tongue. A little thin on the finish with no aftertaste to speak of. A nice beer for a style I'm not supper familiar with.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of russpowell
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured an effervescent caramel/brown with 4+ fingers of fluffed sand colored head. Slightlty above averagre lacing & average head retention

S: Fruitty, a little iron & slightlty phenolic

T: Bananas, herbal hops & caramel up front. Fruittyness (apricots & pears) & breadyness comes though as this warms. Finishes dry/tart with a hint of dates, grainyness, a little bit of mushroom & juicyfruit gum

MF: Medium-bodied with lively carbonaton

Drinks easy, a nice example of dunkel from a brewery in of the prettier German cities I visited. Those looking for a huge yeast signature may find this lacking

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Photo of adriel
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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 DutchcdnTEXAN
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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