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Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
85
very good

236 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | 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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JohnnyDuvel

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another good offering from Tucher. A little more subtle than the Julius Echter and the Weihenstephan that I followed it with, but real nice just the same. Impressive pour, goes down incredibly easy. I wish I could regularly find the Bajuvator, as that is quite a beer. This one would certainly be worth trying for the Dunkel fans out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2004 05:03:40 | More by JohnnyDuvel
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mschofield

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque cloudy brown, topped with a four finger rocky tan head, leaves bits of incomplete web lacing.
Awesome aroma, roasted malt, great caramelized banana note, butter and wheat.
Sweet, banana bread inspired taste, banana, wheat, roasted malt, caramel, butter, minor tobacco.
Light to medium feel, very pleasant, but a little too sweet. Gets a little puckering as a tartness builds as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2004 23:32:12 | More by mschofield
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ngandhi

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly caramelized, but still forward with wheat and lemon, the Tucher Dunkeles is an archetype of the bavarian weiss beer. It's mellow, tasty, and remarkably satisfying. The darker malts work wonders here and subdue the clovely/banana yeast into something much more put together than the regular tucher hefe.

Relax, relax.
ng

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2004 16:41:51 | More by ngandhi
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Pegasus

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Muddy yellow-brown color, some of the murkiness is due to the sediment having been swirled and poured. When poured, there was a small off-white cloud top head that eventually settled to a thin layer. The carbonation is moderate; the lacing is quite thick and unbroken.

Aroma: Distinct notes of cloves and overripe bananas dominate the quite sweet aroma; the wheat malt is rather subdued.

Taste: Begins with a mellow tartness from the wheat malt. As the taste progresses, the spicy cloves notes, ripe bananas and earthy hop bitterness assert themselves. Finishes dry with a touch of medicinal bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and pleasant, not as creamy as I would have expected, but pleasing, nonetheless.

Drinkability: A solid and very drinkable hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2004 16:16:37 | More by Pegasus
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GeoffRizzo

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A murky, dirty brown, tea-like appearance, thick, one-finger soapy/bubbly head. An aroma of banana esters and some spices detectable. Creamy and bready up front, maintains a fair amount of hefe-qualities, cloves, bubble gum texture, the clean wheat malts come to play throughout the body, bordering on medium bodied, a pepper-spicy palate and aftertaste. Not as wheaty or malty in flavor as others in it's class, however, very clean, solid and easy to drink, can't go wrong with this dunkel

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2004 02:10:04 | More by GeoffRizzo
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RoyalT

Ohio

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2004 01:13:00 | More by RoyalT
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SilentSabre

North Dakota

4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

If you like Hefe at all, I strongly advise you try this. It pours a reddish brown, almost like tea, with a slightly carmel toned off-white head. It has the spiciness generally associated with hefeweizen, but keyed up just a wee bit more than say, Franziskaner or Weihenstephaner. This also seemed to leave a very, very faint trace of a cream like aftertaste in my mouth. Perhaps it was just me. Nevertheless, I thought this was a fantastic Hefeweizen and will most certainly buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2004 00:59:34 | More by SilentSabre
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SetarconeX

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2003 01:07:19 | More by SetarconeX
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad Dunkel Weiss by all accounts. This was a solid referral from Bierman9, and he certainly did not disappoint. This is a fantastic looking dunkel right out of the bottle, impressive on body, deep and rich color and a head that is typical for this style. The aroma is warming, with good wheat and roastedness making this style of bier what it is. The flavor is not much unlike the aroma, giving the mose and palate different things to think about, like the great wheat flavor and the depth and complexity of the malt character. A very good brew.

Prosit!

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2003 15:48:05 | More by goindownsouth
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Soft malt aroma with a slightly sweet quality, but not much wheat or wheat yeast qualities noted.
Huge creamy looking biege head that settles slowly. Clear dark amber.
More dunkel qualities with minimal wheat characteristics. Slight malt sharpness that's pleasing. Very slight caramel taste, but lacking in complexity.
Nice softness and smoothness. Fairly thin and appropriate for style.
Very easy drinker. Tastey and enjoyable, just not enought wheat quality for style.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2003 16:18:29 | More by garymuchow
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kbub6f

New York

3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big, dense, beige, slow head leaves sticky, thin sheets of smooth, complete lacing. Beer is hazy amber/brown. Smell is sourish, with some chocolate and chemical. Sugar and chocolate in the front; some chocolate and a little fruit in the thin, watery middle; a tangy, slightly bitter finish. This is not bad. A straigh-ahead dunkles.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2003 00:20:06 | More by kbub6f
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taez555

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a bick thick white foamy head with a translucent and cloudy dark amber body.

The nose was almost belgian like. Raisons, yeast, phenols, a slight dough smell, light caramel touch, some subtle spice. But deffinatly a soft fruit smell.

The taste was very light and smooth. Almost watery with a high level of very fine carbonation. A smooth malt charector sat evenly against a prominant earthy hop flavor and bitterness. There was a soft bread note, wheat and a soft caramel dark malt touch. There's a very mellow citrus peel astringency that sat in the background as well.

It ended with a very soft malt and bitterflavor.

Basically it's just a well crafted dunkelweis. Very evenly balanced from start to finish. Easy drinking. The hops seem to take a little more dominance in this dunkelweis than most, but... it's all so well balanced you don't even notice unless you're knit picking.
One of the better dunkelweis beers. This is one I'll be having again.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2003 05:47:48 | More by taez555
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hotstuff

Indiana

3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The Rathskeller Wine & Beer Fest:This beer had a small sized white head that contained fine sized bubbles that was fully diminished.The body was clear with no carbonation.The hue of this beer was brown and the nose was fruity (banana) and sweet.The flavor was somewhat acidic from start to finish.The mouthfeel was tingly and medium bodied.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2003 16:09:14 | More by hotstuff
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.7/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Murky light brown color with a nice big beige head. Nice balanced chocolate malt aroma and banana-clove aroma. Tastes much like it smells with both characteristics blending nicely. Medium bodied, smooth, and creamy.

A solid Dunkle Weizen - A definite buy and bargain price compared to Weihenstephen !!

Per label: Since 1672

($1.99 / 16 oz.)

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2003 21:05:33 | More by RBorsato
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Jarod

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jahr 8/16, 1 pt, labeled malt liquor

This beer poured into the glass a walnut brown color that had orange mixed in and when held to the light had a light red highlight to it. It was slightly hazy, but not overly where
I could see carbonation bubbles. A great lasting head was produced that was a beige to tan color and was thick and pillowy. It created a fluffy lace as well that was the same consistence as the head. The aroma was on the mild side, noses of sweet and dark malts, wheat grains, cream and light spices with banana were all present. The flavors seemed more pronounced in certain areas, the malts were in the for-front, then flavors of wheat grains, wood, caramel, roasted nut, banana and light spices seemed to intertwine. The aftertaste was of light malt, wood and wheat, all light. The body was light at the start and got slightly heavier (medium) as it warmed. IMO this is a rather simple beer, refreshing but simple. Seemed to loose carbonation and become almost flat as it came to the finish. An above average beer, that when served cold seems to be better then it is warm.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2003 02:12:02 | More by Jarod
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oberon

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2003 13:11:47 | More by oberon
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BitteBier

Indiana

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy brown amber with golden highlights at the edges. A heap of fluffy off-white foam tops it off. Smell is highlighted by crisp grains. Nothing remarkable in the nose, but nothing offensive either. Taste is similarly ho-hum with a texture that is light but on account of being somewhat watery than being crisp like other wheat beers. Some sweet malts up front that fade to typical grain tastes and a hint of light crispness at the very end. Quite drinkable, but there are more interesting choices among hefeweizens.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2003 15:38:05 | More by BitteBier
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clvand0

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy brown color with a medium head and minimal lacing on the glass. It has carbonation that stick all up and down the sides of the glass when poured - looks great! The aroma is wonderful. Reminded me of fruits and some sort of nuts - similar to Newcastle Brown. The taste is somewhat sweet and fruit is evident here. Very rich in flavor, but extremely enjoyable. The taste doesn't really remind me of a wheat (weiss) beer as it says on the label, but it's a great tasting beer either way.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2003 18:43:28 | More by clvand0
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TheDM

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Initial pour yielded a huge wite head with small to medium bubles that immediately filled my glass to the point of overflowing (just perfect). It's aroma was hard to distinguish. Almost non-existant. Very faint smell of its malt. It's body is a nice carame brown not quite opaque with the yeast visibly floating around. Very little carbonation on the tongue and a mild initail taste. As I stopped to right this article the alcohol feeling started to hit. A good sign of a nice beer. It has a very pleesant taste that was very much to my liking. Another great Hefe-Weizen much to my liking. Very mild hoppy taste with a hint of caramel. Very esily drank. I liked it. Another good German brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2003 16:46:14 | More by TheDM
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interesting offering. The pour created a nice, smallish off-white head that never disappeared. A very attractive dark amber that was only slightly hazy. Great thick lacing throughout the glass. The mouthfeel was very creamy and rich. The taste was sweet and fruity with a hint of cloves. The aroma was also very fruity. I had a sense of spice in the aftertaste that left the mouth feeling a bit of peppery hotness. Attractive labeling and tightly capped amber bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2003 19:45:42 | More by AtLagerHeads
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Morris729

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish amber color with a thick and creamy off-white colored head that coats the sides of the glass as it recedes into a heavy lace. Nose is fresh ripe banana with some underlying notes of clove and nutmeg. Medium in body with a very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Taste is sweet roasted malts and fruity banana up front quickly followed by a yeasty bready flavor. A bit of nuttiness and spicy clove comes across in the end. A pretty nice Dunkel. Any wheat beer lover should enjoy this brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2003 08:16:24 | More by Morris729
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zerk

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper with a beautiful pillowy head that leaves sheets of lace on the glass. Aroma is a nice blend of banana and quite a bit of cloves. Flavor is a little on the bland side for the style... not very sweet, and the banana isn't very noticeable. Some cloves, but mostly just a slightly tart toasted wheat flavor. Very smooth as it warms, but a little rough when first poured. Not bad, but not overly impressive.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2003 13:02:59 | More by zerk
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tigerpaws

South Carolina

2.95/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark mahogany color with a nice frothy head. Unfortunatly that is the best thing about this beer IMO. Almost no aroma and very very bland boring taste. I couldn't wait to finsih this brew so that I could order some other type.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2002 14:16:29 | More by tigerpaws
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Jon

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2002 22:06:08 | More by Jon
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marc77

California

3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Murky light brown in hue, topped by a stiff and sticky light tan head. Wheat tartness and banana esters are most prominent in aroma, with hints of chocolate and toasty Munich adding depth. Caramel sweetness is perceptible upfront, yielding to mild roasted grain and light chocolate. Understated banana ester profile. Lightly bodied for style, perhaps even a touch thin in mouthfeel. Finishes w/ lingering wheat tartness and hints of toasted grain. A clean, but unimpressive Dunkelweizen that could use more malt and yeast character. It's not unlike many prosaic US microbrewed versions.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2002 17:22:04 | More by marc77
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85 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.