Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel | Würzburger Hofbräu AG

Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier DunkelJulius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel
422 Ratings
Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier DunkelJulius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel

Brewed by:
Würzburger Hofbräu AG

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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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3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with the appearance of some of the more expensive brands of organic apple juice-- cloudy, vacillating between yellow and amber.

Aggressively produces a three-finger head, with no lacing.

This is not a particularly pungent beer-- which, by me, is fine for this style. A pleasant blend of lemon, malt and yeast.

Taste is suitably light and crisp with a subtle fruity finish. Plum perhaps?

The carbonation is almost on par with most popular soft drinks, but even with that in mind, it's a pleasant, easily-quaffed brew.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Heatwave33
3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500 ml bottle to a Cigar City Snifter.

Color: A murky yellow-orange with a white head.

Smell: Malts, lemon, earthy hops and wheat.

Taste: Same as the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Huge carbonation, smooth and slightly dry on the palate.

Overall: A nice crisp and clean brew. Very easy to drink. Maybe just a little too mellow. Cheers.

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3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a fairly transparent brown color. Head is huge. Doughy head retains and leaves popped bubbles and lacing rings along the glass.

S-Spicy and yeasty. Wheaty and bready too. Cloves and fresh baked banana bread.

T-Flavor is very, very mellow. It does have a slight metallic flavor but it is not too much to really hurt the overall taste. Banana bread flavor is predominant. Yeasty and spicy like the nose. Finishes a bit sticky.

M-Light going on medium. Carbonation isn't intense but it is plentiful. A bit watery. Feels creamy somehow at some points as well.

O/D-For $2.75 for a 500 ml, this is a decent deal. I don't love this beer, but I appreciate the value. It isn't bad at all, but its no more than a mellow brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A quite "yeast-forward" weizen by any estimate. A little left to be desired as far as its "dunkel" qualities.

Copious carb: a tall, sandy off-white head - firm, silken, long lasting, pillowy. Tons of yeast pour out, lightening up the dunkel to amber. Very cloudy. Omen of a hearty, filling brew?

Yeasty (yet mild) aroma - musty, musky, quite (dried) fruity - lychee?. Perhaps some dark malt and a slight perfumy alcohol thing late.

The flavor suggests a higher percentage of wheat and fair bit of yeasty tart-tang. Malt seems pushed to the back, blurry, all the way. Certainly not a significant contribution via dark malt.

With so much lasting foam, it can't help making contact first - cottony, delicate - nearly desiccating, and too much?. Sort of a mild sticky-mucky finish. Overall, a pleasant, soft, mid-range body.

It's pretty good, just muted all over (again, yeast?). Primarily tart and yeasty (can't avoid it).

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3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The opaque muddy brown pour with thick white head sure looks good. The smell is even more inviting with hints of banana, clove and fig. So far it would be tough to distinguish this beer from my personal favorite, Aventinus.

The taste is good up front, but it lacks the complexity and semi-sweet aftertaste I've grown accustomed to in other beers of the style. The carbonation seems to overpower the malt, as if it wasn't quite brewed correctly. After a swallow it reminds me of most other run of the mill beers out there.

Overall it's a decent session beer because it's drinkable. It looks and smells great but I won't bother putting it in my fridge again.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass, best before 2012/02. This pours a hazy amber color with a massive white head. The smells are of sweet yeast esters, banana and spices. Feel is medium to light with high carbonation, taste is a little lighter than expected, wheat, banana, spices, not bad though.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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