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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
87
very good

461 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 24
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of bushbeer75
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

1 pt. 1 oz. brown bottle

Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen poured a cloudy yellow gold color with a good size head that held well. Nose is a little sweet, fruity and clove like. The taste is very, very light on banana, a little fruit and clove at the finish. The body is [almost too] thin, but a refreshing [light] finish – I would prefer a little more flavor. Carbonation is lighter to medium and is average for the style.

Tucher is very easy drinking making it ‘go down’ well on a hot day.

bushbeer75, Sep 18, 2007
Photo of MSURifleman
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Pretty good hefe weizen. Smooth beer. I can taste the cloves more than other reviewers with a nice hint of citrus. Great summer beer and its one I would definitely go to during the hot summer. Lingering sweetness and a good malty taste. I don't have much experience with German Hefe Weizens, but after this beer I can't wait to try more.

MSURifleman, Jul 22, 2007
Photo of mikesgroove
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%

Well I do love my German Hefe's, especially in the summer. Went on a spee last week and picked up a bunch I had never had before. This is the first one of the group to try. Poured a nice bright yellow, very hazy with suspended particles. Great carbonation streamed up from the bottom of the glass. A small, one inch or so head formed immediatly and faded quickly leaving behind just a thin film on top and a small amount of residual lace. The smell was all about the wheat. Deep yeasty smell, mixed in with a touch of banana, and the slightest bit of bittering hops. The taste was pretty much identical. Nice balanced taste, but totally all about the wheat flavor here. This was a nice hefe. The feel was very smoth, very crisp, clean with no residual lingering taste and great carbonation. Overall a classic german Hefe. Nothing that really blows you away, and has superior drinkability as most due. If you like the wheat this is a good beer, it was perfect tonight after dinner, would not turn it down.

mikesgroove, Jul 14, 2007
Photo of ZAP
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%

This is a hefe that leans heavy on the wheatiness. The nose is big on the wheat malt and also has some mild cloves.

The taste is sweet but crisp. Wheat malt and a good amount of lemon. Lacks banana notes on the nose or buds. Cloviness is very mild.

Body is light to medium. Definitely an easy drinker and thirst quencher but I don't care for its flavor profile as much as the classic hefes.

Definitely a decent drinker that would slide down nice after playing some tennis in the sun. Would pair nicely with Tuna on the grill. It definitely has some redeeming qualities but there are too many better hefes on the market for me to revisit this one.

ZAP, Jun 24, 2007
Photo of gmfessen
4.18/5  rDev +8%

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a murky orange-yellow color with a thin head that quickly dissipates to just a few bubbles rising from the bottom. Smell is exactly what you might expect from a hefe, banana, cloves and spice; slightly sweet - very enjoyable. The taste is also pretty standard for a hefe; the clovey spice seems to dominate the palate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly heavy carbonation that enhances the brew. Overall, this is a very drinkable Hefe Weizen... one of the better ones out there. I guess if you've been around since 1672 you must be doing something right!

gmfessen, Jun 21, 2007
Photo of whiplash3825
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%

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.

whiplash3825, Jun 07, 2007
Photo of chilidog
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

I've picked up more than a-few of these now, our local brew store brought in a one time price at .99 each.

Pours a slight hazy straw gold with a lazy nice white head. Carbonation was good, no fizz and the head maintained well to lace some.

The aroma is bread-like, some tropical fruit.

The taste is bread dough, lots of yeast, some banana, fruits like pear and citric lemon. Alittle metalic finish.

The beer is crisp, clean and goes down nice, alcohol is not even noticed.
For the $...a good deal indeed!

chilidog, May 13, 2007
Photo of daliandragon
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

My Dad and I picked up a few weizens for yesterday's Kentucky Derby and this is the only one we didn't finish. Tucher's example features an unorthodox clarity in the body underneath ample, tightly bubbled, snow white head. Nose has banaana and clove but seems to be slightly off although I can't fully place why. Something just not perfect.

Nicely balanced between fruit and dry notes and a honey sweetness to the finish but a clean aftertaste. Wheat flavors are somewhat muted. Carbonation is a touch high but otherwise decent texture. This is refreshing and drinkable, I'd like to see it on tap.

daliandragon, May 07, 2007
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%

Sampled March 2007 at the Stuffed Sandwich
Pours with a hazy, straw, pale amber color and is topped by a frothy, three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The aroma has notes of banana, clove and some interesting tart lemon rind notes. There are some nice grain notes here as well, whit touches of fresh crushed pale malt tempered by a bit of straight forward malt sweetness.

Tart flavors of lemon somehow combine with a soft, creamy mouthfeel and make this beer quite drinkable. The flavors in this beer make me think of hints of banana & clove (not as much as I might like in a Hefe Weizen though), a touch of something like vanilla and a nice fresh grain flavor. The beer is quite light feeling, yet definitely does project a soft creamy sensation as it goes down the throat. When paired with some food a sweetness is brought out in this otherwise dry tasting beer. This is really nice and refreshing; a perfect beer for a hot day.

Gueuzedude, May 02, 2007
Photo of pmcadamis
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%

A - Light blond semi-transparent honey color with a gray tint. Huge fluffy white head rises uncontrollably over the top of my glass...excellent and expected for a hefe. Soapy lace is left on the glass as the head slowly recedes

S - Dusty yeast, pollen, outdoorsy hay and grass. Hints of clove. Nice. Smells very fresh and floral to me.

T - Sweet and mild honey, clove, and green banana peel. Nickel-like metallic notes and a gluey aftertaste. This is pretty lemony and twangy for a hefe. Sort of disappointing after such a nice aroma.

M - Watery, thin, and a bit over-carbonated. This feels more like a cheapo wheat beer than a real German hefe, even though it is a real German hefe.

D - I'm not really impressed with this one, but I sank two half-liter wiesen glasses of this at Billy Baroo's with no complaints.

pmcadamis, Apr 12, 2007
Photo of GPHarris
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

a - poured a three finger fluffy white head into a weizen glass. the body was golden with a slight haze that left a slight ring throughout.
s - cloves and banana.
t - banana.
m - light with a slightly crisp bite. the texture was also oily or slightly soapy.
d- nicely done and easily drinkable.

GPHarris, Mar 26, 2007
Photo of aquatonex
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

I actually found a good beer at Downtown Disney! Had it at the Raglan Road, the Irish pub.

Pours medium orange, a bit hazy, pretty standard for this style. Had an inch or so of fluffy head, looking standard again. Smells like a hefeweizen with hints of sweet bananas, cloves, and sweet breadiness. Taste follows with a yummy balance of sweetness, yeasty sourness, and heavy malts. Good beer. Good hefeweizen.

aquatonex, Mar 05, 2007
Photo of IntriqKen
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

IntriqKen, Feb 01, 2007
Photo of MTNboy
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%

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.

MTNboy, Jan 14, 2007
Photo of AChamberlain
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

AChamberlain, Nov 30, 2006
Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

A - Pours out a golden hue with a foamy white head about 2-fingers and leaves lacing.

S - Smelled of wheat, yeast and clove.

T - The wheat and clove flavors come through with a sweet kick. Also, subtle notes of spice.

M - Sharp and crisp. Beer is light to medium-bodied.

D - A nice hefe. It is certainly worht picking up again.

zeff80, Nov 30, 2006
Photo of xav33
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%

Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen
Half Liter bottle
Medium pour in a weizen glass
Notched 1,2,8 and 16, prosit 11/06

Poured a hazy bright golden yellow with a large frothy white head with good lacing.

Smelt of moderate banana, dough, grain, light lemon.

Taste was upfront moderate sweet bananas and cloves with light lemon meringue feel followed by a soft spicy and doughy taste on an average length finish. Palate was light bodied, watery, overly fizzy.

Overall, another possibly great tasting brew ruined by the tingly prick of overly tiny bubbles of carbonation.

xav33, Nov 19, 2006
Photo of brentk56
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%

Appearance: Pours a cloudy pale golden color with a fluffy head that exhibits good retention and lacing

Smell: Decent aroma of banana and clove esters; plenty of doughy wheat as well

Taste: Starts out with a banana wheat character with a touch of clove spice that builds, mid-palate; the finish is rather tart with a hint of the banana continuing to poke through

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with plenty of prickly carbonation

Drinkability: A little less flavorful than some of my favorite hefes, this is nonetheless a good example of the style

brentk56, Sep 21, 2006
Photo of HappyHourHero
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

0.5L can that I picked up at the local Aral gas station.
A half hour later I almost ended up with a glass full of head after the first drop. A careful two part pour produced a large cream colored head that stubbornly held its ground. Nice yeasty aroma with a good dose of banana. Wheat, yeast, and a dash of lemon for flavor. Beer is light and fluffy soft on the tongue. This is my first German beer in a can, but I'd have to say I have no reservations buying a few more. I also picked up a Warsteiner so I'll have to see which one will be my go to gas station beer.

HappyHourHero, Aug 27, 2006
Photo of Poser
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%

It poured with a thick white head but I thought the beer was a little too clear to be a hefe weizen. Has a fruity aroma. Taste and mouthfeel are a little thin for a hefe, which is what I thought for the appearance. Still, though, it's well balanced and pleasant. I'm just very surprised from the reviews that said this had some cloudy wheat.

Poser, Aug 15, 2006
Photo of jettjon
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%

Hadn’t had this one in over a year and had completely forgotten about it. Into the pint glass a nice cloudy yellow translucent color with few bubbles. Head is very thick, pillowy white cream that fades away at a moderate pace leaving a nice sheet of foam and good lacing. Pretty good looking hefe. Nose is typical of style: cloves, coriander, and yeast dominate. Taste is light, with understated clove presence and some indiscernible spicy flavor. There’s really no wheat/bread/yeast flavor. Overall, the flavor is a bit understated to me. Feels good in the mouth: wet, liquid, smooth, with a few minor bubbles keeping it interesting. Drinkability is pretty good; this is a smooth and refreshing brew suitable for enjoying anytime, especially when it’s hot outside.

Overall a decent hefe, but flavor is a bit too understated for me.

jettjon, Aug 12, 2006
Photo of kimcgolf
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

Tuchers pours to a hazy golden color, with a frothy white head. It has a slightly fruity aroma, and tends to taste spicy from mid-glass through the finish. ’m not a real Hefeweizen fan, but this is the best one I have tasted so far. Wheat beers are known for being good thirst quenchers, and this one lived up to that nicely.

kimcgolf, Jul 02, 2006
Photo of karst
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%

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.

karst, Jun 27, 2006
Photo of Drew966
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen pours a cloudy golden yellow with a huge off white head that fills the bulb of my hefe glass completely. It took a while for the foam to die down enough to pour the whole bottle in (of course I swirled in the yeast). Aroma is pretty good, some clove and banana present. Quite a light body, yet creamy. You can taste the banana and clove flavors too. Refreshing on a hot day. Definitely worth a try, very drinkable.

Drew966, Jun 19, 2006
Photo of gatorjames85
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%

Picked up a six pack of this the other day

Pours a very cloudy gold with medium head that is slow to dissipate

the scent is filled with fruit notes and is fairly pleasant

taste is typical of wheat beers but richer with a good mouthfeel and
rich body

Good choice for the style

gatorjames85, Jun 11, 2006
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