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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
87
very good

454 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 454
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 24
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by Curtis:
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Curtis

Utah

3.45/5  rDev -11.1%

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.

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

Pours a deep yellow with a a huge blooming head nice yeasty sediment down toward the bottem of the glass.The aroma is very banana-like and yeasty.Taste is of cloves and bananas with wheaty finish and aftertaste, this beer rounds into form nicely with a lemon to go with the yeasty spiciness.Very easy going down nice for the hot weather.

08-17-2003 23:16:26 | More by oberon
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -12.9%

Appearance – Light yellow in color with some good carbonation and a big, white head.

Smell – The traditional big yeast aroma came out nicely in this effort at a very difficult style. I passed this glass around the table and everyone to the person commented on the sharp, yeasty aroma.

Taste – All the flavors of a traditional Hefe Weizen were here, albeit a bit muted. The soft sweetness also helped to make this one a very soft example of the style.

Mouthfeel – There was good carbonation to this light-bodied bier, which puts it above average for the style.

Drinkability – This was a nice example of the style and went down reasonably well.

01-12-2004 01:17:40 | More by RoyalT
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BeerDreadz

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-17-2014 00:27:20 | More by BeerDreadz
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bellce0

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-03-2014 23:06:17 | More by bellce0
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%

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

Appearance: Soft pale hazy yellow with a crown like white lace that floats all the way down.

Smell: Spicy with a mild black pepper aroma with a little melon and banana, from the fruity esters, in the nose also.

Taste: Smooth and crisp with a silky texture and nice carbonation holding this medium bodied brew together. Grain and wheat malt dominate the forefront though a subdued fruit and rounding spicy flavour that leads to a restrained hop bitterness. An underlying sweetness flows from start to finish with a bready yeasty flavour tagging along.

Notes: Top notch for the style, a must buy for all wheat beer lovers. Balanced to a T and goes down quicker than water. Add a slice of lemon to break in the novice beer drinker.

08-19-2002 03:23:21 | More by Jason
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%

Pint bottle pours a hazy, pale yellow color with an enormous, foamy, white head that sits atop the pils glass like shaving cream. Nice aroma of spicy hops, lemon/tangerine, and a hint of light chocolate and bananas. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and the beer is light to medium bodied. Taste is excellent and well balanced. Mandarin orange, grass, and coriander sit comfortably atop a mildly sweet malt profile. Very well crafted weizen that is highly drinkable with its assertive and well balanced taste.

02-14-2004 21:08:46 | More by merlin48
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ScholarAndAGent

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +23.2%

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.

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

Iowa

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

Cloudy golden color with a thick white head that took a while to dissipate. Good carbonation with a nice citrusy aroma. The citrusy flavor lingers in the mouth for awhile. What I would expect from a good Hefeweizen. My personal preference is for Tucher's Dunkel.

07-10-2002 14:09:05 | More by ryanocerus
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virinow

New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

11-29-2012 01:25:34 | More by virinow
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ohmybock

Georgia

2.58/5  rDev -33.5%

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle. It pours a quite pale straw color in the glass until the yeast is added. The normal clove, banana, spice aromas I enjoy are almost non-existent in the nose. There's something else in the aroma which almost makes me think this brew may be past its prime, but I'm not sure. Flavor is mostly wheat with very little typical hefe spice/fruit. Drinkable? Yes, and it's better than most light beers, but it's certainly not memorable. Is this normal for this beer or is it past its prime? This brew seems to be bordering on "American wheat ale" territory, which is pathetic for a true German brew. For now, I'll assume this is how this beer is supposed to taste. Unless I can find an easy-to-decipher date code on a future bottle of this beer (so that I know it's fresh), I won't be buying any more. Still, I would easily take this brew over any American macro brew or other light-ish offering.

08-08-2009 20:04:37 | More by ohmybock
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Golden32

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-22-2014 01:44:04 | More by Golden32
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HopsForBrains

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.9%

06-30-2014 23:34:49 | More by HopsForBrains
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monkeybeer

California

3.1/5  rDev -20.1%

A- Pours a cloudy yellow with a little white head and some minor lacing. Light carbonation bubbles.

S- Smell is of wheat and spice with a slight beady quality and a slight fruity smell

T/M- Taste is of wheat and a slight fruit taste. Carbonation is light. Some banana

D- This is a nice drinkable beer, not too much to it and not too complicated but very easy to drink. Could easily drink a number of these.

03-12-2008 02:56:10 | More by monkeybeer
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

Pours a clouded bright orange golden hue with bright white vibrant head forms speckled scattered lacing. Aroma has more citrus than most German hefeweizens I've come across, a touch of clove and bubblegum in there as well. Light herbal hops in the background with a nice breadiness, definitely the perfect breakfast beer. Flavor flows nicely with a nice mix of citrus fruit/wheat bread sweetness. A nice full bubblegum candy characteristics with hints of clove and vanilla esters with a light herbal hop back ground. Mouthfeel overall is nice carbonation carries well semi effervescent light to medium bodied, no complaints. Drinkability is effortless a nice hefe, not the best but solid all around player approachable for many palates and girls will of course love this stuff.

05-08-2010 13:51:02 | More by WVbeergeek
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%

(Served in a weizen glass)

A- This beer has a hazy lemon yellow body that is a bit darker at the top of the fluted glass and a thick soft peak white head that is supported by a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- The soft wheaty bubblegum aroma has notes of light lemons and a dry flowery honey hint in the finish.

T- The smooth taste of white wheat bread has a slight tartness to it and a warm clove quality with a bright tart note in the finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a clean finish and a bit more body as long as the head last.

D- This beer is a smooth light flavored beer that has a nice bright lemon quality and doens't make me feel like I have just eaten a 5 course meal when I'm finished.

04-08-2009 20:44:22 | More by rhoadsrage
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-16-2013 23:04:03 | More by LXIXME
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psykad

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-04-2013 07:53:22 | More by psykad
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Tarks

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-05-2013 01:38:20 | More by Tarks
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r0nyn

New York

3.73/5  rDev -3.9%

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a weizen glass.

Color is the typical lovely hazy gold of the weizen beers, with a nice two-inch head that dissipates gradually, leaving behind a nice amount of lacing. Smell has a fruity, slightly citrus-y aroma. Bit of a slight tartness arising out of the malts as well. Interesting to say the least.

Tiny bit of bitterness to kick things off on the taste, followed quickly by a snap of bubblegum flavoring, then the prevalent wheat and yeast esters of the brew. Slight banana and citrus starts off the back end, but with little of the breadiness that is present in other examples of hefeweizen. In its place, there's actually a bit of an alcoholic tinge to it, giving the beer a little sourness to it that was unexpected. It seemed to disappear and reappear with subsequent sips. Pretty unusual. Mouthfeel is very nice and smooth, giving it a pleasant feeling around the palate along with the just-right carbonation.

Drinkability is good, though it is one of the more interesting hefes I've had. Has that typical hefeweizen look, but certainly a very unique taste. Still nowhere near Weihenstephaner's effort, but a serviceable beer nonetheless.

10-14-2009 18:37:11 | More by r0nyn
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intoxabroad

Taiwan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-12-2012 13:35:05 | More by intoxabroad
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IntriqKen

California

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%

Everything seems right with this Hefe...not spectacular...but everything a Hefe should be.
Wonderful cloudy golden yellow color with an impressive 2 fingers or more of snow white on top of the glass melting very slowly so you are never without some head on your beer.
Aromas are softly wheat spices and bready yeast (unlike others, I didn't find any banana to speak of...which is good for me).
Mouthfeel is creamy and tingly with the carbonation and peppery spices.
Flavors are lightly sweet malt that immediately disappears to lemon and white pepper as well as a slight biscuit-like flavor.
Nice and dry on the end.
Very pleasant.

02-01-2007 02:41:24 | More by IntriqKen
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Magikbrew

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.9%

02-04-2012 21:11:15 | More by Magikbrew
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TheSixthRing

California

3.2/5  rDev -17.5%

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?

10-06-2012 07:22:41 | More by TheSixthRing
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stan66


4.18/5  rDev +7.7%

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.

04-28-2012 18:18:54 | More by stan66
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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
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