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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
87
very good

295 Reviews
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Reviews: 295
Hads: 527
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 32
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.35% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-01-2001

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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
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. (1,061 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of beersoles
4.83/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I started drinking this beer in 1979 after working in Germany for a few weeks. After returning to the U.S. I found it at a local German restaurant. This beer is what got me on the craft beer movement 36 years ago when there really wasn't much around. I still love drinking this stuff. I feel it's the Hefe Weizen that all Hefe Weizens should strive to compare themselves to. (374 characters)

Photo of edgarius7777
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Found in lowest shelf in supermarket and quite surprised. Nice soft bayern style hefe. (86 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a finger of white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet wheat, lemon, banana, slightly spicy and quite pleasant.Flavor follows, with bready wheat, light lemon citrus and hints of banana. Dry, slightly buttery finish with a hint of hops. Light to medium bodied with nice carbonation. I've been spoiled by Weihenstephaner and approach new hefeweizens with caution. Even when they are good, they seem not to live up to that great beer. This one was not quite up to that flavor standard, but was not dissapointing in any way. Nicely balanced, mildly sweet start and semi-dry finish are perfect for the style. Very nice aroma and tastes great. I'll get this again. (748 characters)

Photo of Malt_Man
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served cold from 500ml bottle into Schneider Weisse glass.

L) Pale orange-yellow colour, very hazy, very fizzy. Dense shaving foam head. Looks as good as any other weisse. Not much brown yeast in there though.

S) Light sweetish clove. Background honey and orange juice. Pretty standard weisse smell, i.e., apertising.

T) Nicely acidic orangey-banana milkshake. Light bready yeast lower down the list.

F) Good acidic fizz, slightly dense drink, no skanky aftertaste in fact the acidity gives it a nice clean finish. Very nice.

O) If you want to be fair to a beer when reviewing, do it at the right time of year. Drinking this in August showcases what the purpose of the beer is; pure refreshment. This one is well above average and in the top tier of Bavarian weizens. (784 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (337 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (659 characters)

Photo of Kimberly_48
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of BeerDreadz
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of bellce0
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Jason
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (830 characters)

Photo of merlin48
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (504 characters)

Photo of ScholarAndAGent
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
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. (997 characters)

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

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. (266 characters)

Photo of virinow
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark gold to light copper in color. There's a fingernail of off white rests on top. Light lacing in the glass. Nice aroma of banana esters. The flavor is pale wheat and gentle banana esters. The mouth is light and smooth. (226 characters)

Photo of ohmybock
2.56/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (917 characters)

Photo of Golden32
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of HopsForBrains
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of Mbaracat
4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of monkeybeer
3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (409 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (777 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.31/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a bottle.
I like this a bit better than my earlier tasting/tasting indicates, but then it has a very low tasting. This time, I am more confident I have a fresh bottle. Still, Very mediocre beer with nothing standing out for recommendation. But then, this is not a style I particularly like. (295 characters)

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

(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. (724 characters)

Photo of J_Chavez15
4.68/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Its like Blue Moon but for some reason the Tucher beats it by leaps and bounds.
I like the spicyness. Banana and citrus are there. Smooth and refreshing.
Clove and some spices. Really good Hefe its up there with Hacker-Pschorr Weisse, Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier, Paulaner Hefe, Weihenstephan Hefe, Sierra Nevada Hefe. etc. Cheers!! (336 characters)

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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
87 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.