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Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
86
very good

244 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 12
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.35% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-24-2001)
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Reviews by PhillyStyle:
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass:

A: The beer poured a great murky reddish brown color with a nice cascade effect and a slightly-off white, maybe light tan, fairy thick head that lasted for a long while.

S: The beer had a strong wheat/yeast aroma to it, but it was also a little sweet smelling with a hint of banana.

T: Excellent flavor like a good weizen should, but mainly some fruit flavors, a hint of nut and some spices. Excellent combination. Really well done.

M/D: High carbonation, as expected, the beer was very smooth and very easy to drink. I could have had another. Overall, an excellent beer and I find it in a beer store I will definately be picking one or more up.

PhillyStyle, Jul 09, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a medium brown color with a great pillowey,sticky head,the aroma is sweet and clovey.The taste is real clovey with some banana undertones.I like the light fruity finish,this a real nice beer,Iam not a huge fan of the style because it seems a little heavy to drink very many.

oberon, Jul 18, 2003
Photo of RoyalT
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Light brown in color with some good carbonation and a nice, thick weizen head that showed good retention.

Smell – The light toasted-yeast aroma was pleasing to the nose and dead-on for the style, if a little on the light side.

Taste – This had all the typical components of a good Dunkel Weizen. The bier was toasty and full of yeast without any distractions.

Mouthfeel – There was good carbonation to this Tucher offering. The mouthfeel was fluffy yet light to medium in the body.

Drinkability – This was a little lighter than I normally like my Dunkel Weizen, but all the necessary ingredients were there and it went down well. Good job!

RoyalT, Jan 12, 2004
Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm always impressed by Tucher brews, and this one is no different. A very crisp and flavourful dunkeles hefe. I highly recommend pouring the beer, leaving a bit in the bottle, then rolling the bottle between your hands to losen the yeast and pour it into the glass. You'll gain much more flavour.

Todd, Jun 24, 2001
Photo of bellce0
4/5  rDev +5.5%

bellce0, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Jason
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 16oz brown sleek euro style bottle with a drink before date clearly marked.

Appearance: Tawny amber with a thick haze, powdery and pillowy head sticks all over the glass.

Smell: Ripe banana with a cake like sweetness ... mild spicy note in the nose also.

Taste: Creamy, smooth and crisp with a medium bodied that leans towards a chewy malt mouth feel. Bready malt sweetness from the wheat malt with a touch of caramel and ripe fruit (mostly banana). Subtle spicy flavours mingle with a light hop bitterness which merely tames the malt. Mild clove spiciness, good dose of fruity esters and a ghost like buttery diacetyl just add to the complexities. Some nutty yeast and a faint light chocolate flavour are also present. Clean palate with a even cleaner finish.

Notes: A very tasty Dunkelweizen ... on par for style and a sure thing for any traditional wheat beer lover. Lots of flavours going around to satisfy all of your taste buds. 5.35% abv.

Jason, Apr 05, 2002
Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mid sized bottle, pours plummy brown under a huge frothy khaki head, that stays and stays. Light chocolate and fruit in the nose. I get some more chocolate, bananas, light powdered sugar, light toast and some maple. The problem I have here is that this one is on the watery side, compared to the all stars of the style. Decent enough take on a tasty style, just thin body and flavor wise

Billolick, Feb 10, 2009
Photo of Byeast
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: deep auburn/ reddish brown , a bit hazed at first then cleared somewhat, creamy and tight offwhite head of an inch.

Smell: banana and sweet dark wheat/malt, faint green apple, touch of yeast.

Taste: Very smooth and flavorsome , rich wheaty malt that starts of with dark bread, toffee, and caramel notes, then moves towards a traditional wheat tangy feel, some yeast throughout adds to the nice complexity, greenish banana, very light green apple and clove in the finish.

Mouthfeel: very smooth, slightly creamy.

Drinkability: A really great Dunkles Hefe Weizen. Very pleasant complexity and tasty flavors , refreshing and delicious.

Byeast, May 08, 2007
Photo of monkeybeer
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a cloudy golden brown with almost no head and very little lacing

S- Smell is of spice and banana with a hint of wheat

T/M- Taste is a bit bitter at the end, it is moderately carbonated with a slight banana and clove flavor.

D- This is an okay Hefe, defiantly not he best in the category but also not the worst. I might get it again, but would not rush out to buy it.

monkeybeer, Feb 26, 2008
Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange-brown with a thick, off-white head.

Aroma: typical yeasty banana and clove.

Taste: like the aroma but mellower and more refined. [3.75]

M: near medium body; good medium+ carbonation level.

O: very drinkable; not too much clove or banana.

chinchill, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a Weizen glass)

A- The caramel-brown densely hazy body has a sea of tiny bubbles and a thick creamy light tan head that last and last. The head sticks to glass in sheets after each sip.

S-This beer has a light smell of wheat and toasted malt with a big yeasty aroma. Very faint banana note only after it is warm.

T- The taste of dry club soda is followed by toasted malt notes and a light tartness. There is a faint note of banana and apple cider, of the non-fermented variety. There is a nice spicy note in the finish perhaps of cloves.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a slight slippery texture.

D- The flavor is a bit light but there are nice toasted notes. The mouthfeel is full but the overall impression was that it is a bit dull.

rhoadsrage, Sep 16, 2007
Photo of psykad
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

psykad, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a hazed orange-brown sort of color. The light orange-tan head doesn't seem to be particularly dense but has great staying power regardless. It deposits good lacing steadily down the glass.
It smells like a hefeweizen, banana and clove notes with an evident yeastiness and a light touch of spiciness, but there's an additional doughy sweetness to it as well as a light fruitiness.
I'd say this one is spot on for style, and really can't be faulted in terms of the flavor; it follows the nose exactly. It does, interestingly, fade out quickly and is a little lighter taste. I believe it's the kind of beer that shouldn't be heavy but, despite having a good flavor, could be more flavorful.
The body is on the light side of medium, which seems proper. It's not quite as crisp as a great hefe but enough, with enough of a smoothness to the body to make for pleasant drinking. It gets pretty filling without quite going too far.

Brenden, Jun 26, 2011
Photo of SetarconeX
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This one's a pretty nice solid brew. Appearance perhaps isn't anything to write home about perhaps, the head being a tad overfizzy, and dissapearing quickly. The smell's nice, sharp and clean, like a good Weizen, but with a significant malty backing. The taste is exactly where it should be, without any bonus frills, malty, and with a decent weight to it. A very drinkable beer.

SetarconeX, Dec 29, 2003
Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +5.5%

ltdantheman, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of NJpadreFan
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tucher- Dunkeles HefeWeizen

$2.30 for a 1pint1ounce bottle.

Appearance- Light brownish orange with a huge creamy head. Very hazy and full of floaters.
Smell- Strong banana/ clove with a nice strong malt flavor. bread/ biscuit flavor noted.
Taste- immediate malt with an even balace of malt. Light sugary taste.
Mouthfeel- Big and malty up front, light sugary sweetness. low carbonation and a even flavor throughout.

Overall- A delicious beer!!! Dunkels are so much better than regular Hefe's and this is my new favorite Dunkel!!!

NJpadreFan, Aug 16, 2006
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours dark, reddish brown with a 2 finger off-white head. Decent retention, the resulting lace is consistent and with a fair amount of stick.

Smell - A bit of caramel is the first thing to hit my nose, with scant notes of banana and spice off in the distance.

Taste - As with their hefe, the dunkel is not much different. Mellow, scaled back flavor. Very subtle hints of caramel and clove. Even less so, banana. Finishes fairly bland.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with a lively, aggressive carbonation. Wonderful from tongue to swallow... if only the flavor could match.

Overall - disappointing. The krystalweizen was the big winner between the three Tucher's tonight, and it wasn't even close. It's good, but nowhere close to great, and I probably wouldn't buy it again.

TheSixthRing, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of stan66
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a beer with great appearence, pours a nice brown dark honey color. head is big creamy beige in color with low retention. lacing is medium. carbonation high. It has some sediment at the bottom og the glass. It is a nice thirst quencher with dry taste.

stan66, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of Metalmonk
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Man, a dunkelweizen can be the best-looking beer sometimes, and this one by Tucher is no exception. The head looks like super-creamy ice cream sitting on top of a deep caramel brown. The entirety is very dessert-y looking. Just the thing for a hot, muggy June evening.

Aroma doesn't quite live up to the promise of the appearance, being rather muted. I did shake up the yeast from the bottom before pouring the last bit, so that's not it. Not much to report actually, except the faintest hint of pumpernickel and banana. But since there's nothing offensive here, it's easy to just move on. I'd rather taste my beer than smell it anyway...

Well, the taste is only a little more remarkable than the nose. Light shades of milk chocolate, banana, dark bread and clove pass over the tongue. That's it. Not much in the finish, except perhaps some of those characteristics in even more faded form, plus a little tart fruit.

Texture is smooth and tingly at the same time, although not quite as round or super-creamy as better versions of the style (I maintain that Franziskaner is still one of the great dunkelweizens).

Disappointing, although not undrinkable. I did all the right things--swirled the yeast at bottom, let it warm up for 20 minutes from the fridge, served in an authentic German hefeweizen glass. Guess this one simply isn't a mindblowing dunkelweizen. It happens.

Metalmonk, Jun 10, 2009
Photo of cokes
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Murk-filled cola brown with a loud, rapidily reducing beige head.
Nutty aroma, with shrouded black pepper and cloves.
Dry grain and caramel start. And that's basically the jist of this brew, as they are unwavering and just about all that's present. Some vanilla, clove, and pepper are noted, but weizen yeast traits are tempered compared to nearly all other of the style. A fleeting sense of rye spiciness joins the fairly noteable grassy hop close.
Light in body even for the style, light in flavor all around. Drinkable, for certain, and it's generally pleasant, just a bit blah.

cokes, Nov 02, 2004
Photo of pmcadamis
2.42/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A - A big khaki three finger head rises above a cloudy russet brew with hints of purple. Lots of lace sticks to the glass, and the beautifully creamy head shows amazing retention.

S - Green banana notes hit my nose right off the bat, along with a shit-ton of yeast and some clove. The malts smell a bit more caramelized than a regular hefe, but these are fresh summer hefe aromas for sure. This one could cure those who are "afraid of the dark."

T - Big time green banana....like eating the peel. Also, the yeast plays a major role here. Hops are relegated to simply balancing the flavors, but yeast is center stage. This has some sweet-and-sour soy-sauce and salt flavors that seem out of place, and it doesn't taste anywhere near as good as it smells. This beer is slightly bitter, and very sour when it really shouldn't be.

M - Light bodied with a good deal of carbonation and a yeasty and sour finish. Seems watery for a hefe.

D - Poor. For some reason this stuff is just not sitting right with me. It seems all out of whack. I probably won't buy this again, but I may try to buy another bottle to see if freshness was a negative factor with this sample. There is not freshness date, and I've only had the bottle in the 'frige for maybe two weeks.

pmcadamis, Aug 30, 2007
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Ciocanelu, May 17, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown color with some amber hues. Aroma is cloves, overripe bananas and yeast. The smell reminds me of banana nut bread. The taste a nice malty flavor with plenty of yeast and a touch of banana. Overall, this is a good brew that I would not mind having again.

cjgator3, Jan 25, 2007
Photo of Jon
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy brown color with a sizeable tan head which retains and laces well. The smell is of faint clove and perhaps some banana and bread, but none come in very prominently like other beers of this style. The taste is somewhat sweet at first and features a good deal of caramel malt. The mouthfeel, on the other hand, is a little watered-down and thin for the style. It does feature a little carbonation, but not enough for the style. This is certainly an easy drinker, but could easily be improved with some more malt, which would give it a desireable, fuller body. Still not a bad beer.

Jon, Oct 07, 2002
Photo of agsourdough1
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

agsourdough1, Sep 08, 2013
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Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
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