With a big thanks to Jon for the recommendation, I now have another hefeweizen on the list of ones I truly enjoy. Most of the time I prefer the dark (dunkel) versions but this one was definitely enjoyable. Now if only I can find a Weissbier that I really dig…
Julius Echter Hefe-Weiss pours a cloudy pale orange, similar to the color of straw. Its head is tall almost to the point of ridiculousness – it was nearly out of control while I was pouring it (you should have seen some of the first shots I took of the pour). Superb head retention, to say the least.
This hefeweizen carries the aroma of fresh, light lemon with a hint of banana and maybe even clove; similar to the nose of a hefeweizen dunkel, but lighter. I was treated to a medium body, with a smooth and slightly heavy mouthfeel, probably due to it being an unfiltered brew. Despite the fact that it isn’t a light, watery beer the hefe-weiss was very refreshing – light carbonation kept the sip smooth and the citrus flavors conjured up ideas of sipping it on a hot summer day. I look forward to drinking it again.
[techtags: JULIUS ECHTER HEFE WEISS, BEER REVIEW, BEER REVIEWS, HEFEWEIZEN, HEFE-WEISS]