Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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Reviews: 295
Hads: 531
Avg: 3.87
pDev: 17.57%
Wants: 34
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.35% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-01-2001

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Photo of bbluemzbeer
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!

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

The best beer I have ever had. Bar none.

I have had many many beers of this style and others but this one alone stands out enough to warrant a perfect rating from me.

Light, fruity, bubble gum esters sit atop a gorgeous straw colored and relatively highly carbonated brew. The expected banana and clove aromas are there but the bubble gum is what makes this beer to special to me.

Belgian lace and a nice persistent 1/2" head accompany you on your way through this experience.

Unlike many hefeweizens, there is no metallic or brassy start to this beer. It is pure bliss from start to finish.

If you can find it, get it!

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Photo of sammyadams617
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this in Rothenburg ob der Tauber while on vacation in Germany at outdoor restaurant. Honestly, perhaps the best beer I have ever tasted. I really can't think of any ways to improve this beer.

Wonderful foamy, thick head with beautiful golden color. The smell was heavenly, and would have been perfectly content just smelling the beer for a while without taking a sip. The beer is wonderfully complex and about as smooth as anything you'll ever drink. Tremendous finish leaves you wanting to take the next sip asap. The only negative is that it's really hard to get in the States. Absolutely recommend it to anyone who knows beer.

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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.

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Photo of unclejimbay
4.8/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured in a tulip glass from a bottle...
5.35 ABV, 137 calories
originally tasted 9/8/08, retasted w/ a more educated palate on 1/30/09

A-4.5, golden cloudy straw color, cloudy bright yellow, great 2 finger head and excellent head retention & growth on pour
S-4.5 lemon citrus & citrus TARTNESS, wheat in background, minoe
clove spice notes linger on nose
T-5.0 - TASTE IS THE LEADER ONE THIS TASTING, I DIG THIS STUFF, tart & crisp on palate, smooth but crisp wheaty-ness/bite
MF-4.5 tart but equally balanced for a hefe, not to overly carbonated like some can be, appropriatte wheat body as I would prefer....
D5.0- a solid session hefe brew for sure, you gotta like wheat & hefe tartness to like this one, but it's right on in my book!!!

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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.

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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!!

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Photo of RBorsato
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Gold-ish orange color with a full white pillowy head and good carbonation throughout. Light classic banana-clove aroma and flavor. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy.

A solid Bavarian Hefe-weizen -- A definite buy !!

Per label: Since 1672

($7.99 / 6-pack)

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Photo of Immortale25
4.59/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

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Photo of BobLuvBeer
4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours with a very good head. Excellent, light bronze color. Very soft on the palate, with citrus overtones. No bitterness present. Smooth enough to let you have a few. However, a noticeably missing in malt and hop, which leaves you wanted a little more character to it. Over all, right up there with a Konig or Hacker in this category.
Served with lemon

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Photo of beerdink
4.52/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

of all the wheatie,s i like this one the best.color is a nice golden with some yeast clouding it up a bit at the end of the pour,taste i get citrus from start to finish with a hint of sweetness but crisp and a little dry at the finish,a very drinkable beer for me.

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Photo of Murphious
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers. Poured from 500ml bottle into a tall Hefe glass, 1 1/2in off-white foam, cloudy yellowish-orange. Slight aromas of banana & citrus? Slight hop bitterness near end of finish, but a very drinkable brew! If an older bottle is opened, I have noticed a lack of banana aroma right away. Even past it's prime, this Hefeweizen beats a lot of other beers out of a tap!

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Photo of giblet
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a nice smooth frothy head. nice color - pale yellow cloudy. smells very nice, fruity and smooth. taste is quite good. once again fruity with nice dry finish.

excellent lacing in the glass. this is a pretty darn good tasty Hefe Weizen.

suckem up and movem out!


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Photo of MNJR
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bright, effervescent carbonation is the first thing you notice when pouring this beer. It fizzes and the bubbles lift the liquid into the air in little bursts like champagne. The color is golden, and nearly clear, not cloudy like most wheats. The smell is fresh and clean: grain, a little spice, light citrus, salt/ocean air. The flavor is among the most crisp and refreshing beers you'll ever have. The body is light, and flavor is medium - not too light and not too heavy. Wheat is there, (obviously) and nice spiciness, no off flavors at all and that great carbonation gives it a sublime mouthfeel. Drinkability is fantastic. This is an excellent summer session beer. It goes down smoother than 90% of the beers I've ever tried.

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Photo of inebrius
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent hefeweissbier! All the characteristics you expect from a good hefeweiss. Pallid hazy yellow. Bang-Pow fruity esters dancing on your tongue. Clean dry tart in the finish with the slightest hint of bittering hops. Quality start to finish, one of the best I've had.

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Photo of saintwarrick
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This brew pours a nice hazy gold into my Tucher weizen glass, perfect big fizzy white head forms. Aroma is thick with spicy lemon pepper and sort of a sprite-like mime aroma, very citrusy, but not as much banana as usual for these German hefes. Taste is smooth, lemony, a lot more forceful than some others from the style, a bit tart with lots of clove.

A different take on the style, but still a very strong beer though not quite up to par with Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of bboven
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BRight, bold orange cloudy body with more than a finger of head that lasts forever and lots of sheeted lacing.

The yeast shines in the aroma with a big hit of spiced oranges and just a little bit of pepper.

The taste is very sweet, once again, lots of citrus dominating the palate but it's very pleasant.

Mouthfeel is a tad on the thin side, but that's really the only bad thing I could say about this beer. Very slightly drying at the end.

An excellent beer, now that I found it I'll be stocking up!

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Photo of SouthFLBeerLover
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy pale color coupled with a large white head.

S: Sweet fruits, like banana, are present, as well as distnictive citrus smell. Very pleasant smell all and all.

T: The taste has some malts, not much, as one would expect from a Hefeweizen. A hint of sweetness, and a very distinctive wheat flavor makes this beer one of the best Hefewaizens I have enjoyed, ever!

M: Mouthfeel is very good. Just the right amount of carbonation to produce nice medium-sized bubbles. A fine blend of aromas and flavors are brought together in this Bavarian delight.

O: A good exapmle of a true Bavarian-style Hefewaizen. If you like wheat beer, it doesn't get much better than this.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cloudy, yellow gold with a good head that holds up fairly well. The aroma is mainly of clove and fruit above a sweetmalt and limited banana. The body is thin, but zesty, and creamy as it warms. The flavor is of a fruity malt with clove and a very light banana. The finish is refreshing with a touch of hop bitterness. Very well balanced. Not exactly a stand-out weizen for any particular reason, but quite flawless and seductive nonetheless. An excellent choice.

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Photo of Gehrig
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Big, bold and beautiful, Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen presents three fat fingers of white froth on a cloudy lemon yellow body, really impressive. The smell gives off nice fruit and lots of malt, with some hops following up well. The taste is excellent. It's more hopped than the nose indicates, the fruit--lemon, orange peel--is solid, and it's very smooth and refreshing. A bit more carbonation would only enhance an already good mouthfeel. Nonetheless, this is one of the easiest beers to drink I've ever had, smooth and delicious.

Grab and enjoy.

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Photo of irisier
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow with a thick, pillowy white head that sticks around.

Smell: Slight fruitiness with some malts and faint herbal hoppiness.

Taste: Slightly sweet and nice and malty. Some faint fruit and pepper crispness. Also some hop bitterness that rounds things out nicely, ending each sip with a slight bready and hoppy flavour.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, refreshing with a pretty lively carbontion. Medium bodied.

Impressions: Excellent, definitely a must try for any wheat beer lover. Or any beer lover for that matter.

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Photo of frank4sail
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful white beer color with a slight cloudy look. Rich white head. Wheaty/yeasty smell with hints of vanilla. Slides through your mouth with silky feel. Wow very good, not as sweet as paulaner and has more body, more balence. I could drink this all night.

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

Wow watch that head, three fingers plus. Very clinging lace. Color is a hazy 5 on the SRM beer color chart. Deep aroma of malt, some orange peel, and other citrus, wheat, and pepper. Taste is really good, flavors of malt, orange, pepper, really clean and balanced. Heavy cream texture in my mouth...great. A bit pricey, but for the little extra change, it is worth the experience.

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

Having delabled about 500 of these half liter bottles, I was familiar with its foil label with its freshness date.. Tasted in late June while were brewing a oaked stout for fall and have a full Corney of "hay-fuh-veyt-ssenn" Wheatholio that IMHO just reached its peak after 3 weeks on tap. Time to put it up against some of pro's hefeweizen's. Admittedly the brewpot is a huge competator for such a light aromma and I start by taking the glass back to the hop binds for some fresh air.

Pours pale hazy yellow with 4 fingers of white lace that condenses into a pillow that pulls away from the sides and rides the surface until the glass empties.

Signature 4VG (the phenol, 4~vinyl guaiacol and some nice bananna esters.

A typical hefe has a grist of 40% -50% wheat and barley malts( pils, Vienna, Carafoam, Carahell or Caramunich etc) producing a rounded, complex taste that throws a little citrus note with minimal bananna, 4VG, and clove. Its sweet malty base is easily dried by its light hops - Hallertauer Mittelfruh @ around 15 IBUs. Three atmospheres of carbonation keep this style light and lively and wheat with a medium light mouthfeel that is soft and round in the mouth finishing clean.

Great example of the style and we were surprised how well our homebrewed heffe stood up to this classic.

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Photo of Anthony1
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer has a very cloudy yellow glow. The head was about 1.5 inches before it slowly began to flow into the beer.

Smell - The small is not as flavorful as I hoped. There are hints of fruit, although mostly a smell of yeast and banana.

Taste - This beer fits the style very well. It starts with a warm, smooth wheat taste but ends with an almost tart finish

Mouthfeel - The beer is medium in body and moderately high in carbonation. very smooth taste.

Drinkability - Drinks VERY well. would definitely purchase this beer again.

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