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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

Tucher Helles Hefe WeizenTucher Helles Hefe Weizen

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BA SCORE
87
very good

414 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 414
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.18%


Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.35% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-01-2001)
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Curtis

Utah

3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

At first i was a little disappointed in this one. Poured super chunky with lots of little floaties. As a homebrewer I am used to sediment, but this was excessive and crossed into unappetising. The head disappeared within 2-3 seconds. Unfiltered, it settled quikly to a hazy gold that helped improve initial reactions. Nice fresh and clear aroma of banannas, but little if any hops odors. Mouthfeel is mild..slight carbonation tingle. Taste is citrus, not overly so, but that is about it. No malt, no bitter hops, some yeast flavors. Mild, just not exceptional. It got better once it settled and halfway throught the glass i finaly got a clear taste, but nothing really stands out about this beer. Would go decent with chinese, especially washing down hot mustard or extra spicy general tsaos chicken... other than that, i would try something else next time. Maybe i got a bad or srale/old batch? Will check the date and if so try again.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 06:52:12 | More by Curtis
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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Light straw yellow body. Big Hefe head.

S: Completely generic hefe smell.

T: A good amount of sweet banana. Slightly more bitter than your average Hefe. Nice and tart. After a while a peculiar chemical bitter flavour is present a bit like what you sometimes get in cheap cider.

O: If not for the chemical flavour this would have been a sound Hefewezien.

Serving type: can

10-06-2013 01:58:33 | More by Hoppsbabo
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Zorro

California

3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy yellow-orange colored beer with a medium sized white colored head.

Smells strongly of malt and about equally strong of clove and banana. Pound cake malt aroma. No off scents at all, this is a German Hefe.

Starts out malty and a little sweet. Clove kicks in pretty quick and banana is the weaker flavor. Quite mildly flavored with no off tastes like Medicinal that sometimes shows up in Hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a solid Hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 00:46:52 | More by Zorro
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jjamadorphd

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tucher's helles Hefe Weizen is definitely good, but for me, not the best I have had.

Out of the bottle, it pours a very bright and cloudy yellow hue. Its head is white and puffy, but no staying power and no lacing. Good scents of oranges, wheat, and hops, mixed perfectly well. The mouthfeel is good, not too much carbonation, but there's a little water feel to it (IMHO). Taste is great, same as it's smells which I always find as a plus. Overall, an outstanding beer, I didn't find it as great as the top ratings on its page, but it is nice to know I've tried something the website holds in so high regard.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 23:47:21 | More by jjamadorphd
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bbluemzbeer

California

5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Sellow with great crown white lace .

Smell: Spicy banana, melons, cloves and bubblegum

Tste: Out of this world ! It is silk and nice carbonation holding this medium bodied brew together. Grain and wheat in beginning and fruit and rounding spicy flavour that leads to a restrained hop bitterness. An underlying rich and cream ending. It is diffreent

Mouthfeel - Light in body with a fresh, lively carbonation. Finishes with a touch of dryness. Entirely smooth and drinkable.

Overall: Top notch for the style. Balanced is undbeleivable with nice rich and creaming. It have you come back for more water. Great beer from a great brewer! I love Hefeweizen!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 04:39:34 | More by bbluemzbeer
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sajaffe1

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I had it for the first time at Egan's in Tuscaloosa, AL when it was on special.

A- Cloudy with some yeast sediments in the glass. It looks like a typical German weizen.

S- Some yummy banana comes across with a bit of clove.

T- Delicious. On top of the wheat flavor, there was bit of banana, clove, as well as hints of apples and bubblegum.

M- Just great. Flavor and carbonation went great together.

O- I was glad I tried this beer. German weizens have a tendency to be very good.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 22:07:38 | More by sajaffe1
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16.9 fl oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a typical cloudy gold color. This doesn't have an amazing head for the style, but it's still a two finger white shade with decent retention and a good creaminess to it.

S: Fairly banana-heavy, with some crisp wheat and bubblegum esters. Touches of clove and coriander also come through. Aromatically, it's well done, but not a standout in the style.

T: Pleasantly mellow banana esters start things off. The finish is mild wheat malt and the faintest 'ping' of earthy noble hops, but perhaps my favorite feature is the note of milky cream that ties the midtaste It's not particularly bold, inspiring, or complex, but like I said - pleasantly mellow.

M: I could use a creamier finish here - the astringency is a bit too coarse for my tastes. Having said that, this ticks many good qualities I expect from the style: nice dryness/crispness, light in its texture, high (not overbearing) carbonation, and superb drinkability.

O: Good stuff. Don't know what else to say apart from this being a solidly good weizen.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 22:38:22 | More by ThisWangsChung
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p-goose


3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I just had my first Tucher at my local bar. The bartender recommended it. It was poured in a traditional Weiss beer glass.

A- Cloudy w/ some yeast sediments in the glass. It definately looks like a Weiss beer from Germany.

S- Some yummy banana comes across w/ a touch of clove.

T- Seemed a little past its prime- but good never the less.

M- It was just OK. I expected more from this beer

O- I was pretty happy w/ this beer. German Wheat beers are always good.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 22:57:16 | More by p-goose
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger thick white head with excellent lacing on a cloudy pale golden body. Aroma of wheat, grains, barley, orange peel and hint if pineapple. Flavor contains similar flavors but light on the malts, mosty wheat and grains with orange peel and more pineapple. Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Incredibly drinkable, simple and borderline in flavor strengths.

Serving type: on-tap

12-25-2012 02:59:35 | More by kylehay2004
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ScholarAndAGent

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Tucher is a well known hefeweizen around here, so I've drank it several times. However, this was the first time I saw it in a can. I picked it up at Total Wine.

Appearance: Poured into a .5 L hefeweizen glass. The can pours very well, I left some on the bottom to swirl around in order to pick up yeast. It was a lovely pale gold color with lots of turbidity as with any unfiltered hefeweizen. The head was huge and lasted quite a while, and even when it disappated, it neve really was gone, leaving about a third of an inch.

Aroma: Fruity, with notes of citrus, banana, and a hint of melon, spice, and clove.

Taste: Smooth and crisp, medium body and medium carbonation. Wheat maltiness with notes of citrust, banana, and a clove. Mildy sweet, not too little, not too much. Very balanced.

All in all, this is an excellent beer. I've had it in bottles and on tap, but for some reason, this can was amazing. If you're new to hefeweizens or know someone who is, I'd recommend starting with one.

Serving type: can

12-17-2012 20:13:42 | More by ScholarAndAGent
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TheSixthRing

California

3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a hazy, golden straw hue with a thick, 3 finger head. Decent retention, leading to a consisent, somewhat sticky lacing.

Smell - Perhaps my nose is failing me, but there's very little aromatic quality here. Scant notes of clove and, and to a lesser extent, banana.

Taste - Clean, but remarkably underdeveloped. Faint hints of clove. Even less are the banana and bubblegum flavor that make a quick cameo before darting off to a weak, bland wheat finish.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with a fresh, lively carbonation. Finishes with a touch of dryness. Entirely smooth and drinkable.

Overall - While it displays a tremendous amount of smoothness, the lack of any kind of assertive flavor is disappointing. How mellow is too mellow? This beer crosses the line. Strange, because their krystalweizen shows considerably more character than this.

Maybe just a skunked bottle?

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 07:22:41 | More by TheSixthRing
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large tapered Carlsberg glass at The Local Miami.

A- Pours a hazy medium golden color with a 1/2 inch head that retains a bit before dying down to an 1/8 inch head.

S- Staightforward yeasty wheat aroma with some mild orange peel and coriander.

T- Classic wheat beer flavor with lots of rich, milky yeast notes. Very quaffable with some tangy spice and a bit of zesty citrus. Barely any hop bitterness but what's there is complementary.

M- Creamy with a lighter body. Medium carbonation.

O- It just doesn't get much better than this. Sessionable, flavorful, balanced. Just about perfect.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2012 22:07:17 | More by Immortale25
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DoubleJ

California

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On to round 2 of "Tucher Day". On to the beer:

No surprises with the body, which is an attractive cloudy banana peel color. The frothy head does stay up well. Full of aroma, this hefeweizen is loaded with lemon, clove, bubblegum, and banana bread.

Bakery in a glass. Bring on the lemon, banana bread, slap of alcohol, and loves. There's some phenolic activity in there. More intense with the flavor than the brand's kristalweizen, though not quite as balanced. It's light-medium bodied with modest crispness.

Delecatable hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 23:55:33 | More by DoubleJ
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a weisen glass.

Appearance: cloudy and hazy, light sediments on the body; not the most impressive thing you want to see in a hefeweizen granted might have gone bad. White head roughly 1/4".

Smell: light banana skin, but that's about it.

Taste: somewhat complex little banana feel, and feels little creamy with a dry after taste.

Mouth: like I said before it is a little dry, pairing this with the right cheese didt even impress me too much, I will say this the stickiness is pretty good.

Overall: this beer isn't on the level of others that I have had, I won't mention names but you should know what I am talking about. Salud.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 01:15:41 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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Vixie

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice deep yellow color with a good deal of cloudiness and a large white head. This to me is what a German wheat beer should look like.

Smell is a touch subtle, there is a sweet maltiness there, can also detect a bit of banana from the yeast.

Taste is a bit on the citrus side, more towards lemon. The usual banana and clove notes are there as well, nicely balanced.

Has a nice feel to it, the high carbonation adds a bit to the feel.

Overall a very nice wheat beer. Not quite as in your face as some wheat beers I have had, this is a more subtle brew. This is a really nice beer on a hot day, such as the day I am trying this. Wish I would have bought a second bottle of it.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 20:37:21 | More by Vixie
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best looking Hefe I've had to-date. Emptied three bottles into two tall Weizen glasses, properly swirling in the yeast. Lovely hazy sunset glow with tendrils of yeast spidering just below the head. The head is white and fluffy and rocky and of great height (about three fingers). Marvelous. 5.0

Peppery yeast and ripe banana and clove. Touch of citrus and some day-old bread. Good stuff. 4.0

Very bready and grainy with a light spice component. Subdued fruits of banana and white grape. Light clove, that along with the banana, is more pronounced on the finish. Clean wheat malt flavors with a hint of Belgian tripel yeast and slight alcohol note. 4.0

Rich and creamy, soft and sudsy. Incredible mouthfeel, especially at the 45-50 degrees or so that I'm enjoying it. A beer to take out on the porch with you. 4.5

Very impressed by Tucher, and happy to have purchased a sixer for $12.99. Might have to come back for more, if I ever finish this hefeweizen project. 4.0

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 23:36:50 | More by thecheapies
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stan66


4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazzy golden tone similar to pineapple juice. head is medium with medium retention. High carbonation. Smell is coriander, citrus and malt. Some sweetnes. It is a really enjoyable beer. I would not hesitate to have it regularly. Taste is refreshing and crisp.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 18:18:54 | More by stan66
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky orange with a 1 inch foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, clove, yeast, and banana. Taste is of wheat, clove, and caramel covered bananas. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good hefeweizen but not something I would look for again.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 04:17:27 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Timadae

Ireland

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very light cloudy golden colour with a bight, snowy white head.

The aromas are of banana, wheat and clovelike spice, not as aomatic as some other Weizens. But inviting al the same.

The taste is fresher than many other weizens i have tried again banana and mild sweet wheat.

Mouthfeel is much light than typical weisse beer with a nice almost delicate feel very silky and smooth.

The best Weizen i have tried yet one i could see me drinking more than one or two of.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 22:34:34 | More by Timadae
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NHGrafx

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Jacob Wirth in Boston.

Had a nice clear golden color. A big fluffy head that had good retention.

Aroma has a lot of malts and wheat in it, some yeasty aroma and a spiciness.

Taste is much like the aroma. Lots of wheat and malt, some yeast and a nice spiciness which complemented the other flavors well.

Mouthfeel and drinkability was very good. Overall excellent, tasted very fresh.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2012 01:22:31 | More by NHGrafx
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Murrhey

Montana

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Weizen glass. Reviewed live.

A- Finger width white head with the cloudy orange body of a Hefeweizen. Medium retention, watery lacing.

S- Sugary esters, banana and cloves. Pungent and sweet.

T- Sugary and a bread-like body that finishes with little linger. Not as great as some other hefs I've had but not bad.

M- Bready quality and chewy carbonation. Quite nice.

O- Another day, another hef. This one is good but not great in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 03:25:32 | More by Murrhey
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a cloudy, corn-gold color with one finger of white head. The billowy foam retained itself well and left thin bands of lacing. The aroma was of wheat, fresh grains, banana, bubblegum and a lighter note of cloves. The flavors were of wheat, slightly sweet malt, banana and clove in that descending order with a final, pleasant touch of grassy hops that helped to round it out. Balanced and enjoyable. Strangely, I began this beer as a stand-alone and then started to eat a quiche with it thinking it would improve the experience. Something about this combo failed miserably. I thought I’d misinterpreted the beer but upon removing the food I once again found it to be solid, all-around. The mouthfeel was good, the body medium and the carbonation frothy. A good example of the style and inexpensive too.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 19:00:40 | More by thekevlarkid
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - very nice wheat appearance with well formed head that holds retention nice.

Smell- Nice bready and malty notes

Taste - Very clean, light but nice flavors and extremely sessionable.

Mouthfeel - Very pleasant

Overall - Really nice heffe. Very enjoyable and light in flavor but full bodied.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 00:06:18 | More by bubseymour
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BierStein711

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from pint bottle into weizen glass. Straw yellow with two and half finger head.

This beer was an awesome partner to the Knackwurst platter I was enjoying for lunch. The mouthfeel of the beer was moderate and very drinkable. The typical Hefe smells were throughout the brew: cloves, banana, etc. The taste was banana, bubble gum, and a slight peppery finish.

Great introduction to hefeweizen for a beginner.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 06:52:14 | More by BierStein711
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from Piccadilly in Champaign, IL.
No obvious bottled-on date.
Poured into a Schell's weizen glass.

Beer has a huge off-white head that's very frothy, almost like meringue. Declines over many minutes to a constant 0.5cm cap. Leaves some good lacing on glass sides, streaks and blotches. Body is quite light, a golden yellow in the shadows and a faint yellow when held up to a light. Hazy from the yeast, though I can still see my hand through the glass. Not as yeast-intensive as other weizens? Carbonation noticeable, despite the haze, and quite active.

Aroma is fairly simple: fairly watery wheat/barley malt, yeast, lemon citrus, applesauce. Compared to other hefeweizens, this is rather tame, almost lacking.

Taste opens with some light sweetness that fades into lemon, faint yeastiness and banana, all a bit watery, but still above average. Taste fades fairly quickly on the palate, leaving a fairly cracker-like aftertaste with very faint residual esters and sweetness. Tartness lingers in the back-sides of the palate.

Medium-bodied with a carbonation level that is satisfying for the moderate heaviness of this beer. Feels smooth and fairly creamy on the palate. Finish is dry and slightly tart. A refreshing beer overall.

While this was very easy to drink, it seemed lacking in aroma and taste relative to other hefeweizens that I've had. Overall, just above average for the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 06:30:07 | More by falloutsnow
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