Julius Echter Hefe-Weiss Premium

Würzburger Hofbräu

Germany

Named for the founder of the University of Würzburg, I think this beer would've been improved had it had a picture of a serving wench like St Pauli Girl, instead of old Julius. Actually, not all that bad. Hefe-weiss is my favorite style of beer, and this is probably my least-favorite example. Sure, it had the usual cloudy yellow color that I like, a nice yeasty smell, but I got tired of it. Hard to put a finger on why.

Reviewed: November 01, 2003

Rating: 5/10

Well, I did it. After years of shying waay from this style, I decided to revisit it. I drank two in one night, being careful to pour each up in a clean English pint glass. I started with Julius Echter, and I'm glad I did. Pours a tawny golden-yellow, cloudy (as I've heard a good hefe should be). Has a citrusy smell to it, not at all unpleasant. Taking a sip, I can taste that fruity, bubble-gummy taste that has put me off all these years. Bleah. Still, I suppose my palate has either matured somewhat, or else this beer is just that good. Most likely the latter, because all-in-all I'd have to say I rather enjoyed it. I would even go so far as to say, next time I'm enjoying Currywurst at the local German restaurant, I would crack open another bottle of this.

Reviewed: July 16, 2005

Rating: 6/10

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