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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
87
very good

457 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.44%
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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08-28-2014 00:09:32 | More by dcbeers
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2/5  rDev -48.3%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-20-2014 19:48:36 | More by TheWiredDJ
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Washington

3.25/5  rDev -16%

08-19-2014 01:17:19 | More by Donkster46
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California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

08-18-2014 01:13:35 | More by cvillarrealb
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bristol2120

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle
Prominent head slowly settles down leaving a thin layer of foam and minimal lacing.
Beer is a pale orange gold in color. Aroma is a bit underwhelming, but not unpleasant, though it is somewhat lacking in classic banana/clove/yeast notes.
Taste is nice and refreshing, but once again too subdued for my liking.
Very faint citrus and yeast notes are detectable.
Mouthfeel is fuller than I expected with nice tight carbonation keeping things moving along nicely.
Overall this is a lighter take on the style than I prefer but it still is a decent brew.
Would probably serve well as an introduction to the style.

08-17-2014 23:54:04 | More by bristol2120
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DrBobPierce

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-10-2014 09:55:57 | More by DrBobPierce
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California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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2/5  rDev -48.3%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Gabriel_Vaughn

California

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

my housemate had this brew ready for me when I got off work. What a treat. anyhow this hefeweisen has a nice golden cloudy glow to it, smells grainy, like a light yeasty barley and wheat, the taste is incredible, light yet full of flavor. Very faint hints of citrus. ITs like your mouth is smelling it.
Mouthfeel is not the best attribute though overall this beer is a 4

07-22-2014 08:53:17 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-22-2014 01:55:46 | More by SuperHop18
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

07-12-2014 21:54:49 | More by LiquidAmber
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kojevergas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16%

5.2% ABV per the label on my 500ml brown glass bottle. It has a flashy label which initially turned me off to buying it; it looks like a graphic design major went batshit crazy, and doesn't exactly call to mind storied German brewing tradition. But I digress...

BB: 9/14/16 if I'm reading the odd notching system correctly. I picked up this bottle in a Carrefour supermarket in Kardamena, Kos, Greece, and the label has Greek as well as English ad Deutsche text.

Served cold and side-poured into a pilsner glass in my hotel room. Expectations are high given its current ratings.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 4 fingers wide. White in colour. Okay complexion and consistency. Decent thickness. Not a real full, frothy, or creamy head. Leaves no lacing as it recedes. Retention is above average - about 3-4 minutes.

BODY: Cloudy bright yellow. It's not the hazy unfiltered appearance I look for in a good hefeweizen, and approximates the body of a witbier.

Not a great looking hefeweizen by any stretch, but it's above average outside of style conventions. It has my curiosity.

AROMA: Full fresh wheat, lemon zest, lemon peel, citrusy esters, banana and clove from the yeast/hefe, and clean barley. A fresh, clean, and appealing aroma of average strength. The wheat itself is lovely. I'm looking forward to the first sip. Any hop aromatics are quite tame - which is to style.

No overt alcohol or other off-notes are detectable.

TASTE: Fresh wheat, lemon zest & peel, citrusy esters, and plenty of banana from the yeast. It's pretty much the beer you'd expect based on the aroma, but the clove is much more reticent than anticipated. Interestingly, lemon zest dominates, veering this wheat beer more towards witbier territory.

It's well-balanced and has the trademark simplicity of the style, but lacks the elegance and subtleties of world-class examples thereof.

No alcohol or off-notes are detectable.

It's hard not to like. The quality of the wheat is evident, and when that's the foundation of the beer, it's bound to be good.

TEXTURE: Fresh, crisp, clean, smooth, wet, and refreshing. Light to medium-bodied. Neither too thick nor too thin. Has a good overall presence on the palate. This texture complements the taste rather well, even if the beer is a biteen overcarbonated.

Not oily, astringent, gushed, hot, boozy, harsh, scratchy, or rough.

OVERALL: It's a nice hefeweizen and I'm glad it's available in Greece, but when in Germany I doubt I'd reach for this with other superior hefeweizens on the shelf (Ayinger, Franziskaner, even Erdinger). Absolutely worth trying and very enjoyable. It's not quite the orange-peel heavy type of hefeweizen I personally prefer, but it's not the clove-laden type of hefeweizen either. More a compromise between a hefeweizen and a witbier. Very drinkable.

High C+

07-07-2014 10:49:41 | More by kojevergas
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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
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