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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
87
very good

445 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 22
Gots: 14 | 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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beerprovedwright

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 17:13:03 | More by beerprovedwright
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karst

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2006 14:13:45 | More by karst
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Anthony1

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 22:39:13 | More by Anthony1
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NHGrafx

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
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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Jason

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2002 03:23:21 | More by Jason
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Boilermaker88

California

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presented in a svelte 16oz bottle like the one pictured and poured into my Paulaner hefeweizen glass. This brew had a hazy golden color topped by a towering foamy white head. The head was surprisingly durable and left nice lace behind.
The smell was predominantly grainy, dusty malt and clove with some lighter fruitiness. The banana aroma was missing, or at least so subdued I missed it. Instead, I noted some other tropical of melon-based notes.
The taste was quite satisfying: wheaty, lightly bready malt and fruity sweetness up front followed by the flavors of clove, a touch of coriander and a light dusting of pepper for a modestly spiced finish. The feel was light, with a nice creamy carbonation that made it very refreshing going down.
Overall, I was quite impressed with this hefeweizen. Drinkability was really good as the pint disappeared in short order. A real tasty brew with a lively feel. Worth picking up if you like wheat beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2004 03:57:59 | More by Boilermaker88
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MTNboy

Germany

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer! It is pretty common all over Franken in Bavaria and most Germans are pretty picky. So you know it is good. It is at almost every train station. If you are ever lucky enough to get it fresh in Nurnburg it is like heaven. Don't ruin this by making it a Cola Weizen or Banana Weizen. Some times some bartenders will stero type that on Americans.

Appearance- Dark hay yellow with a great head.

Smell- Fruity and banana like.

Mouthfeel- Not bad but is probably the only thing holding this beer back from being almost perfect.

Drinkability- Goes down smooth and even has a pleasant after taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2007 17:42:13 | More by MTNboy
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sajaffe1

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
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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Sixpack595

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best Hefes I've tried. Nice lemony aroma with a grainey touch and a slight earthy note. Color is a pale straw with a long lasting thick white head. Medium-light mouthfeel, about average for the style. Crisp carbonation and a light flavor of lemon, clove, bannana, and a peppery finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2004 01:25:41 | More by Sixpack595
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kunzbrew

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great tasting bier. Cloudy golden colour just the way i like it. Smells of citrus not over bearing. After the bier was a little warm the hops jumped out at me, very nice. Nice head retension. I can not wait to get to Germany. Another great serving of liquid bread.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2002 09:15:22 | More by kunzbrew
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

16.9 oz bottle served in a weizen glass.

Hazy golden yellow color with a white head that thinned pretty quickly once a wedge of lemon was added. Bits of yeast on the bottom were effervescent during at least half the glass.
Aroma is faint spices, malted wheat and yeast.
Taste is a very well balanced blend of wheat beer flavors and a touch of citrus-like hops which became more pronounced after adding lemon.
Lighter end of medium bodied with a crisp, clean carbonation feel.
Extremely drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 19:32:24 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured a lemonade-like, cloudy, dishwater yellow. Three fingers of thick foam developed at the top and settled to a less dense cap about a finger thick before it thinned to a lacing.

Smell: It smells like a beautiful summer day. A sweet mixture of apple and banana, and a squeeze of lemon adds zest. Floral and caramel malts are also present. A bread-like wheat also comes through.

Taste: Oh, sweet nectar! Tastes great, especially after not having a hefe since October. So great, in fact, I'm guzzling it, completely ignoring this review. The apple from the smell is more pronounced in the taste than the banana, and the squeeze of lemon is still in attendance. It is much more bread-like. Has a yeasty tail, which is a welcome variant to the normal hops tingle that usually trails my tastings.

Drinkability: The hefeweizen style is unrivaled in drinkability, in my opinion. It's not even hot out and it still hits the spot. I'm being biased, but Tuchers Helles Hefe Weizen will do the job regardless.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 08:03:19 | More by TheQuietMan22
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AChamberlain

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a .5l bottle with some kind of date.

A: 1 inch head. Cloudy orange with chunks of sediment, didn’t really like that.

S: At first smelled a bit skunked. Fruity and spice.

T: Banana. Very good.

MF: Crisp and smooth.

D: Very drinkable.

I love this on tap. This is my first experience with it from a bottle. Whenever I've had it in the US they serve it with an orange slice, which is actually quite nice.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2006 20:42:36 | More by AChamberlain
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JEdmund

Kansas

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance
Bright yellow and cloudy with a towering white head; head lingers and lingers, looking like a dollop of whipped cream; healthy stream of carbonation; some lacing left

Smell
Strong yeast aroma with some banana/clove notes

Taste & Mouthfeel
Bright and lively flavors; fruity (apples, pears), tart (somewhat lemony), a bit o' honey, and a lingering sweet doughy finish; crisp carbonation, somewhat thin body but ultra smooth; no weak points to speak of; it doesn't pack a huge punch, but it shouldn't since it's a helles--still, full-flavored

Overall
Flavor from start to finish, nailing the style perfectly. A really enjoyable brew.

Serving type: can

09-23-2008 03:01:41 | More by JEdmund
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the Olde Forge in Lanesborough MA, in a 0.5L German hefeweizen glass. The beer was golden yellow color, slightly head, bug poofy foam head. The aroma and taste were perfect hefeweizen, banana/colve and creamy butter. Nice slick and heavy mouthfeel, very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2008 02:27:28 | More by TurdFurgison
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz brown bottle. Pale and hazy yellow in color, this Bier offered up a huge head with a sticky white lace all throughout. Snappy and banana-loaded in the nose. Fruity notes all over. Smooth and refreshing with a nice carbonation. The balance between the malt and yeasty esthers was really good. Great bready, yeasty flavor. Overall, fantastic. I have passed this one over for years, yet I have no idea why. One of my favorites available here in the States right now. I will reach for this one again in a heartbeat. Highly drinkable, refreshing, and yet still with enough "umph" to make veteran quaffers say "wow".

Zum wohl!

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 22:38:08 | More by goindownsouth
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Josievan

Iowa

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Tucher Hefeweizen pours an ultra-cloudy golden yellow, with a lovely billowy head to cap it off. This is exactly how a hefeweizen should look! There are also yeast chunks galore, which is right up my alley!

Smell: Banana is prominent in the aroma, but more banana bread than the fruit.

Taste: The taste follows the smell: quite bready with plenty of chewy yeast, just the way I like it! Not as citrusy as some hefeweizens.

Mouthfeel: The body is nice and creamy. It's also utterly smooth and very wet.

Drinkability: Light-bodied, smooth, full-flavored, low ABV...sounds pretty drinkable to me!

Notes: I underestimated this beer. Seeing as it's a Bavarian hefeweizen, I was expecting it to be good, but was not prepared for it to be as excellent as it is. This beer stands out for its bready taste and texture. Also, I'm a sucker for yeast, and this beer had a lot of it. I'm glad I got the end portion of this shared bottle, so as to get all the yeasty goodness possible.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2010 23:19:28 | More by Josievan
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dotsonjamesg

Arkansas

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this brew from a "10 Best Beers of the World" pack from World Market in Claremont, FL.. 

Appearance: The beer pours with a nice mousy, three-finger white head with decent retention. The frothy goodness on top left light lacing on the glass. The brew is a cloudy golden/slightly amber color. 

Smell: The nose is s little more geared toward banana but I want to say there is smirching richer behind it, like rum. A little citrus and spice is also in there with it. 

Taste: Sweet malts hit your taste buds first and then the spice and banana/citrus. After the initial flavors hit you, it moves in to an earthy bitterness. Much more complex than most hef's I am familiar with. 

Mouthfeel: Carbonation was good and the brew itself was pretty refreshing.  

Drinkability: Great hef, a well-rounded beer that is good in all the right places. 

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 21:20:53 | More by dotsonjamesg
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whiplash3825

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank this many times on tap in Hohenfels, a mere 50km from the source! This is the freshest tasting beer I've ever had, but how can I go wrong so close to the brewery? Served in a weitzen glass with a beautiful five-finger head which gradually collapses into a nice long-lasting lace. Smell is of citrus and bananna with maybe a hint of cloves. Taste is hefe-perfection... bright and fresh with a tart sour wheat finish.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2007 21:21:10 | More by whiplash3825
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Getinthevan

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Here we go! Tucher is awesome! My buddy and I went to a heavy metal bar recently and we got the tall bottle of this stuff and albeit it was pricey, this stuff truly hit the spot.

Appearance is nice and thick with a strong, cloudy amber color with a frothy head. It looked incredibly fresh and felt really cold.

Smell was great. The beer smelt strong with wheat and some hops, but the wheat smelt excellent and really enhanced the overall bottle smell too.

Taste was great. The wheaty, frothy brew was nice and thick without any flaws. No outside factors harmed the brew and it felt rich, full and satisfying.

Mouthfeel was very good. It was filling, very thick for a hefeweizen and satisfying. As mentioned before, the strong wheat aroma really made this stuff awesome.

Drinkability is a must. If you're going for good stuff that you wanna pay a little bit of cash on, get some of this and throw an orange peel in there for some good measure. Your tongue will thank you later!

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2008 03:10:48 | More by Getinthevan
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Andreji

Colombia

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A very thick head with a yellowish-orange tone. An average smell with a fruity citrus hint alongside the perceptible wheat.

The flavour is considerably good, light and dry malty taste, very soft on the mouth which still requires it to be tasted twice to fully perceive the fruity mixture. Highly recommendable.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2003 16:24:37 | More by Andreji
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ThreePistols

Florida

4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden color, foamy head; fruit, spice and malt aroma. The flavor is fruity and spicy like the aroma with good malt sweetness, wheat and yeast flavors. Slightly dry malt finish with a touch of hops bitterness. Smooth and creamy; slighty thin body. Fairly long dry malt aftertaste retaining some of the spiciness.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2002 09:58:02 | More by ThreePistols
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mhatters

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at TND in Wayne, PA served in a Weizen glass

Really light and bright with a big and think dense head that lasts and lasts.

Fabulous nose - strong banana and wheat nose backed by clove, spice, yeast and some sweet malt.

The taste follows the nose very well, some lemon with sweet malt and some grass.

Good carbonation in the finish, crisp and clean - good beer

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2009 14:11:14 | More by mhatters
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bierman2000

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A well made weizen beer. It has the lemon citrus tastes and also is very refreshing on a hot day with some light food. The head and Brussels lace run down as they form a tight white line as the beer is sipped from the Wheat glass. Oe of the better Weizen out there and also as usual highly carbonated but very smooth.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2003 13:30:28 | More by bierman2000
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diabecktic

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Man, is this head formation INTENSE. A good 3 fingers of creamy head forms quickly and regresses slowly - lacing is excellent. It's fairly translucent for a hefeweizen; the color is a very light gold with a hint of yellow-orange.

Smell:
The first thing that comes to mind is spice; I'm not sure which ones are present, but this is the most obvious smell. Aside from this, it's quite complex; though largely floral, it has a hint of what I would consider to be akin to a green banana. It's definately an experience, to say the least.

Taste:
Maltiness hits first and then fades into subtle hop tones. It's almost as if a banana-flavored biscuit turned into a hoppy grain of wheat (as odd as that sounds). That being said, the balance is excellent - not too sweet, nor too bitter.

Mouthfeel:
The carbonation is mild, but the body is fairly thick. It's slightly on the creamy side, but I'm not sure if that's the head I'm tasting or the beer itself. Either way, an amazing aftertaste remains - it's like a more intense version of the malt flavor(s).

Drinikability:
This is definately a beer you want to sip on. It's fairly thick, but the flavor is downright amazing. You do NOT want to pass it up - it's something quite unique (given the style).

Summary:
I picked up a pint of this for ~$3.00 at a local liquor store. Damn - am I impressed. This is probably one of the better hefeweizens I've tasted, even though it's largely devoid of the traditional wheat character. I'd love to try this on-tap. Regardless, it's a must-try if you've never had it.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2009 04:08:06 | More by diabecktic
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