Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel | Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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3.83/5
Very Good
437 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 01-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,055
Reviews:
262
Ratings:
437
pDev:
12.01%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
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Photo of emptyglassagain
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Ryan2219
4.78/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing taste of clover and a great refreshing taste

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Photo of TaunusKnudsen
2.98/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gvickery
1/5  rDev -73.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

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Photo of scottvanbelois
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of obywan59
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of faatcase
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sup3r_s4m
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

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.

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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 imbibehour
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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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

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Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 437 ratings