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Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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243 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 12
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau visit their website

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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Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Slatetank, May 25, 2013
Photo of johntfox
4/5  rDev +5.5%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Ciocanelu, May 17, 2013
Photo of sajaffe1
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A- This weizen is dark brown and murky due to the yeast. There is that typical fluffy white head.

S- Strong smell of wheat, spice and banana. It is basically liquid banana bread. There is a small amount of hopping noticeable.

T- This tastes like banana bread upfront, but finishes a bit bland. Still pretty good.

M- I quite like the rather smooth carbonation and the way it goes with the flavor. Quite nice.

O- It is worth trying if you are a weizen fan. I will likely have this one again.

sajaffe1, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of DuaneCree
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

DuaneCree, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of allbrigs
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

allbrigs, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of jaimenavarrog
4/5  rDev +5.5%

jaimenavarrog, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of matjack85
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

matjack85, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of bluetrevian
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

bluetrevian, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of jmathis
4/5  rDev +5.5%

jmathis, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Vbloise
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Vbloise, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

buckyp, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of psykad
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

psykad, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of fitius5150
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

fitius5150, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of prisoner1572
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

prisoner1572, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of arfenhouse
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

arfenhouse, Oct 29, 2012
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 Bayern1971
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Bayern1971, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of ChiefP
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ChiefP, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of ryanpj
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ryanpj, Sep 04, 2012
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 Reaper16
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500mL bottle served into a weizen glass

Pours a very brown ale-like color. It's a moderately dark brown closer to the top of the glass, and more of a honey'd shade towards the bottom. A nice, frothy head of 2 fingers forms.

The aroma is pretty light, all things considered. There's plenty of hefeweizen character here: clove, banana. Some breadcrusts character (not toasted) bolsters things. There's also some stewed apple here...not dissimilar from an English ale.

The taste is a weaker version of the nose. Flavors of apple and breadcrust meld with the traditional hefeweizen flavors, but nothing stands out. It's not so much balanced as it is unassertive.

The mouthfeel is pretty light, almost watery. The carbonation level is fairly sharp, but a touch more body would help the dark wheat flavors shine.

Overall, this is pretty average for the style. It's a nice, affordable quaff for sure, though.

Reaper16, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of DoubleJ
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally, on to the dunkel:

Amber brown colored with orange and yellw hues, visible carbonation running through the body, and a creamy beige head on top that is thick and holding on top well. There's a good aroma, reasonable cinnamon apple, nuttiness (walnuts), and some phenolic action as well.

The flavor of smashed apples is dominant all the way around. Well, the first sip is a mix of cider and nuts, then the apple note starts to take the stage. Not quite as delicious as its kristal or helles sibling. A slap of alchol makes appearances from timr to time. Mouthfeel....that's the best part. It's rather smooth and creamy, with a medium body that picks itself up quickly.

Solid dunkleweizen, and another warm day refresher.

DoubleJ, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber color with a solid one inch cream head that dissipates somewhat quickly, leaving no lacing. Could be a used glass issue.

Melanoidin aromas, caramelized sugar, toffee, and classic hefe scents of banana and wheat are present. There's a slight fruity ester quality underlying the profile.

Flavor is predominantly hefeweizen, with wheat, banana, clove, and orange peel comprising the initial sip. There's a bit of toasted malt that forms the backbone of the beer. Hints of nutty caramel add complexity as it warms. Citrus undertones are a little overpowering.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation, and a bit of a bite at the finish.

Overall, a fairly hefe heavy dunkel weizen. The malt character is pretty much overshadowed by the wheat, citrus, and spice characteristics.

barczar, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of welinaspalmeras
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

welinaspalmeras, Jul 24, 2012
Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
84 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.