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Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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253 Ratings

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 12
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.35% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-24-2001

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Photo of danielharper
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Purchased from Great Spritis, Huntsville, AL. Pint-size bottle.

I poured this one very slowly from the bottle into a weizen glass, which formed a nice head that persisted so long as the beer did. Dark, almost brown color with amber around the edges, very cloudy and let very little light through.

The scent and taste are intertwined for me, as they can be described very similarly -- the citrusy aroma and taste of a good Weiss combined with the fruity esters of an Amber. Fruitiness was very prominent here, at least at first taste (I even think I detected a bit of an apple flavor) that gave way to a bitter finish. A bit too bitter, for my taste -- I like my beers to be a bit smoother, particularly ones that are as sweet as this one to begin with.

Pretty decent mouthfeel, sort of light-bodied with a foamy undercurrent that keeps things interesting. I thought the carbonation was a bit high, but that's probably to-style. Nothing much positive or negative to say here.

For me the main negative is a cloying aftertaste that doesn't really make me want to continue having them. As the wheat finish gives way to the bitter aftertaste, I find myself wishing for something else to drink with which to wash the beer down -- definitely not something that I consider a positive trait in a beer.

If I found this one on-tap, or found a good price on a six-pack, I might buy it again. I'm not sorry I bought this one as a sampler. But the overall quality of this beer leads me to the opinion that it's probably not as good as I'd like it to be.

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

Pours a hazy light amber brown color with a thinning head that never quite goes away. Aroma of strong malts, with some bananas. Taste is pretty good, decent balance between sweet caramel malt, yeast, fruit, and very slight hops. Finish has some sweet malt, bananas, and toasted flavors. Mouthfeel is about average for the style. Good dunkel for the price, but nothing to write home about.

Photo of beertastegood
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: cloudy coppery color with a tan head that sticks around for a while.

Smell: Bread, bread, and more bread. Spice undertones at first, then a heavy malt smell. I have never been able to smell bananas in a beer before, but this one has that aroma.

Taste: Wow. I can actually taste bananas too. Yeast predominates with the banana flavor underneath, this gives way to a malty sweetness that is not quite balanced out by the hops. Finish is yeasty, with a slight lingering bready aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, medium body. A little "chewier" than hefe-weizen.

Drinkability: Middle of the road. I could have a few of these, but this is not something I would want to pound all night.

Overall, an excellent dunkel style beer. I am usually not too big on the style, but I will be purchasing more of this.

Photo of Zorro
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy dirty brown color, but that is what Dunkel Weiss looks like.

Smell is sweet and clean with a strong banana scent and some mellow clove scents. Smells like a good German wheat beer.

Taste is mildly sweet and a bit tart. Strongest flavors are cloves and wheat with a bit of metallic tang. Some how the Banana flavor is missing entirely.

Mouthfeel is OK.

An OK drinkable brew. I expected more maltiness from this. It is OK but I would pick a stronger flavored beer if I had the choice.

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 1 Pint and 1 Fluid Ounce brown glass bottle. Labels look exactly like that in the BA Database Avatar. Has a best before date numerical system on the side of the back label, but it isn’t nicked so who knows when it was bottled or expires.

Appearance: Mid to pale brown torso with a light milk chocolate hazed body. Nice conditioning readily effervesces to form a staid and sturdy light tanned head that holds well at a solid 1” depth. Creamy slick lacing on the edge of my Pint glass.

Nose: Musty cloves with the merest hint of bananas. Light and airy but with a definitive Dunkles Hefe Weizen aroma.

Taste: Soft on the mouth, light caramel toffee with a lovely fresh yet malted clove middle. Banana gingerbread ending. As with the other Tucher offerings, this one is clean and crisp also. A breaded malty lingering finish wraps this one up.

Mouthfeel: Soft and chewy like a toffee bar that has been left in a hot car interior all day. Again, as with the other Tucher offerings, this is light bodied but it never lacks anything other than a solid body, often with a creamy rich thick feeling.

Drinkability: Nice offering this one, I love the chewy toffee body and light bananas.

Overall: The third of the Tucher brews that I have tried to date, all have been well above average offerings. Worth trying, a dependable Teutonic brew.

Photo of Boilermaker88
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tucher's dunkle hefe had a murky brown color and a small tan head that rather quickly dissapated to a thin skim and left little lacing. Somewhat disappointing given the tall pillowy heads and nice level of lace seen in their hefeweizen and kristall weizen.
The aromas of ripe bananas, toasty malt, caramel and spice greeted my nose. Lighter tropical fruit and nutty notes played at the periphery of detectability.
Caramel-dipped ripe bananas and bready malt lead the taste parade here. Mid-palate nut flavor before mild clove spice taste and faint hops bittering finish things off. Nice light and creamy feel.
Overall, an easy drinking dunkleweizen thats got a nice taste profile and has a clean, fluffy feel. Another good effort by Tucher.

Photo of allengarvin
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint bottle, served in half-liter German glass.

Appearance: Walnut-brown color, unusually clear for a hefe. Head dissipated between pouring it in the kitchen and bringing it to the den.

Aroma: Spicy, fruity yeast nose. Malt aroma restrained.

Flavor/Body: Some toasty malt flavor, slight phenols, and light fruitiness. Essential flavor components for the style are there, but none are very bold. Body and carbonation levels are typical.

A pleasant enough example of the style, though a bit bland.

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.

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

16oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. It pours a hazy medium brown color with two fingers of off-white head. There is just a touch of lacing. The smell is sweet and malty, with some dark fruit even. Just a bit of caramel aroma as well. The taste is light and slightly sweet, with more caramel coming through. A hint of fruit and spice as well. The body is nice and thick, yet smooth. The drinkability is very very good. A really nice Dunkel Weizen.

Photo of kmpitz2
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a dark hazy tea color with a good. The nose is a sweet malty banana. The flavor is just not quite as different from a hefe as I would want. There is a little more malt flavor, but still not quite as different as I want. Its nicely thick and smooth. Drinkability is high, but I like this style.

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

Pours a murky light brown with a generous tan head that settles nicely into the beer. Good lace. A nice looking beer in the glass.

The is like a traditional heffe weizen--banana and clove mixed with a gentle wheat.

The taste is a little plain for my liking but still pretty good. There is a strong wheat presence in the mouth that is smooth and easy. It just lacks the flavor of some of the other Dunkel Weizens I have enjoyed.

The mouthfeel is like most Dunkels--thin yet complex, mild yet firm. A light tart finish punctuates the mouthfeel. Pretty nice.

This is an easy drinking beer that lacks some of the complexity of my favorite Dunkels. That being said, I'm still pretty satisfied with this beer and would drink it again.

Photo of finepaws
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, I really liked this beer. Can't ad much to what Jason said on his review. It poured a clear rusty brown. Smal frothy head that lasted throughtout. Nice lacing too. The smell was pegged as ripe banana with a sweet bread and spicey note. The taste was delicatable. Caramel, apple, banana, malty, bready, you name it. I think I like this one better than the Weihenstephaner. Great mouthfeel, smooth, and chunky at the same time. I wish I had more of these. Alas, it's back to the beer store.

Photo of crookedhalo
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a paler copper color with a big tan head in the weizen glass. Some husky, dark wheat malt aromas as well as some fruity yeast notes. A slight bit diluted in flavor. I guess I expected a fuller body than what I received because it seems a little thin. Medium carbonation. Basically a pretty boring dunkelweizen. I'll have to give it another try sometime because I seem to have enjoyed many of Tucher's other brews.

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

This beer was a brown, cloudy brew with a HUGE head that took quite a while to dissolve.

The aroma was of dark malts, several kinds interwoven together, but no hops to speak of.

The taste was of a blend of dark malts with a touch of wheat bread, and was quite smooth.

A nice example of a dark wheat beer, and highly recommended.

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

The dunkel pours an amber-brown with some sizeable head formation. It's attractive and offers a seductive roasted grain aroma. The flavors, while not as complex as some dunkels, provide some interesting notes to support this drinkable, and medium bodied beer.

Photo of WesWes
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light wheat scent with the addition of some crystal malts for a dark malt aroma. The taste is good. It has a smooth, yet mildly malty flavor with a wheaty finish and a fruity taste. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This a good dunkel, but I've had better. It has adequate malty flavor and a nice wheat taste; a fine sessions brew.

Photo of BeerManDan
2.9/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

When poured, the color was a hazy weak looking brown, that just lack depth in color. The smell was of a mild aroma of spice and malts, nothing outstanding, just an average aroma. The taste was disappointing. It had a bitterness that was a little overpowering for a dunkel and there was also a sour feel in the mouth and palate that was a turn off. Also, there was no after taste to speak of and to me just a turn off.

Photo of JohnnyDuvel
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.

Photo of mschofield
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Photo of ngandhi
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Photo of Pegasus
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.

Photo of GeoffRizzo
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

Photo of RoyalT
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
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!

Photo of SilentSabre
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

Photo of SetarconeX
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
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