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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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494 Ratings

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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 27
Gots: 27 | 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 Halcyondays
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. bottle, $1.79 at the Long Beach BevMo,

A: Pours a golden cloudy yellow, with a full white head with good retention, light lacing, sticky carbonation.

S: Bananas, pineapple, a bit of other trpical fruit.

T: Very fruity with ripe bananas and yellow apples dominating. No real clove element, on the sweeter side, but quite tasty for the style.

M: Light, crisp, a little watery, but overall nice.

D: One of the best hefes out there for sure, read about it in Michael Jackson's book and tried it. Inexpensive, tasty German beer.

Photo of Mryup
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an absolutely beautiful vibrant yellow orange with an angelic haziness. A medium pour produces two inches of dense white head. Poured into my Weihenstephan glass. Dear god, a half inch of foamy head is lingering. I can tell just from the look of this beer that it will be very good.

S: A melody of fruit esters wafting up combining with a subdued and refined wheat creating a pearlike sensation. Definite spice is present although I can't specify more.

T: A very polished product of once again refined wheat and milder fruit. Murmandsmus! This beer is so well balanced that trying to disearn flavors is a difficult talk. I'm having a hard time placing the fruit...cantaloupe?

M: Medium bodied with near perfect CO2. Spot on.

D: Average. What more can one say?

A fantastic hefe-weisen with some unique characteristics. Top notch. I would seek this beer out again in a heartbeat.

Photo of saintwarrick
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

Photo of roadhouse
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Last time I gave this a try, it was really skunked. Hope this one is better. Poured into a weizen glass from a 16.9 oz. bottle.

Appears a cloudy golden yellow with a two finger white head. Sinks down fairly quickly and leaves no lacing.

Aroma is very mild compared to other Hefeweizens. A bit of banana and some clove spiciness, but it seems to be behind the bready wheat malt.

Taste is first of light citrus and a bit of tartness. Finishes with a bready, almost buttery aftertaste that was strange on the first sip but went away.

Mouthfeel is on the light side, about where it should be for a Hefe.

This isn't really one of my favorite Hefeweizens. Seems to be pretty weak overall. Practically no aroma and a taste that is only slightly better makes it less than desirable when there are brews like Weihenstephaner, Franziskaner, and Paulaner sitting right next to it.

Photo of baos
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy blonde two finger white head that almost . Very nice lacing. Head sticks around

S: Bananas, sweet wheat breads. Mild maltiness.

T: Lemon grass intermingled with bananas. Nice sour notes in the background. Nice crisp dry finish.

M: Nice body here. Feels good to drink.

D: Not too sweet actually kinda sour,very drinkable all season brew.

Photo of aerozeppl
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Really nice looking golden straw color. Very cloudy. 2 fluffy fingers of white head.

S: More on the wheaty side of heffs. No real banana or clove.

T: Just a really solid wheaty heff. The yeast makes it mark in the middle but it begins and ends with the wheat.

M: Nice smooth light to medium body.

D: Great summer beer. Refreshing and crisp. Flavor could be a little more pronounced but still a solid beer.

Photo of bboven
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
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!

Photo of morimech
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow with a big white head that has excellant retention. Heavy lacing is left on the glass. Carbonation bubbles continously rise through the brew. The bottle lacks the yeast sediment or otherwise it would be perfect.

It smells of cloves, lemons, banana, grass, and then some wheat malt.

Cloves up front in the taste, some lemon then the wheat malt takes over. Somewhat sour overall. No bitterness at all in the flavor.

Has a disapointing watery body. Very thin even for a hefe. The carbonation is evident but not harsh.

Definately refreshing and a fast drinker. The low ABV helps drinkability. A good value.

Photo of dsa7783
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 Pint, 1 fl oz bottle purchased from State Line Liquors in Maryland...
Impressive appearance - pours a hazy, cloudy, straw-colored hue with a gigantic foamy head that exhibited enormous staying power...
Sweet, citrus and pear aroma replete with wheat and coriander...
Taste strongly complemented the smell, with obvious nuances of granny smith apples, pears, canteloupe, melon, wheat, citrus, coriander, ripe fruits...
Creamy, rich mouthfeel along with a superb level of drinkability to match...
Great stuff...
Excellent representation of the style...

Photo of PatrickJR
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into weizen glass.

A - Huge creamy 4 finger head. Hangs around for awhile and falls to 1/4 inch cap that stays for the duration. Some lacing. Hazy pale yellow. Looks great.

S - Nice sweet banana aroma backed by wheat malt. Phenols are hiding around faintly and come out more as the beer warms.

T - Focus is obviously on the wheat malt more than esters or phenols. Somewhat on the bland side. Slightly sour wheat malt prevails throughout. Late palate a quick bitterness peaks, but softens out just as quickly with some graininess and a very minimal phenolic character. Finishes very clean.

M - Fairly light bodied for a hefe, even a little bit watery. Carbonation is a little too low as well.

D - While not as intense as other hefes and not the best I've had, it's muted, more homogenized flavor makes it a decent session beer.

Photo of morebeergood
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was one of the featured bottles on special this past Saturday at The Field in Central Sq. Poured right into the bottle into a Tucher hefe glass. What's not to like about this beer? Huge white head and beautiful yellow cloudy color. Tons of banana in the nose. Flavor wise, it ranks right up there with the best of them. Loads of clove, spice and bubble gum aspects all down the throat. I could drink these all night. One of the best (and most popular) hefes that you can find regularly out of Germany.

Photo of Getinthevan
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
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!

Photo of tai4ji2x
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from the same store as several other german brews i've picked up recently in beijing.

500ml can

very bright, golden straw color, nearly like a plain lager if it wasn't hazy with yeast. lovely head that fades to wispy layer. decent couple big rings of lace.

fruity aroma, more towards apple. only slight traces of banana and yeast.

flavor is standard weizen, without too many phenols or esters to distract. good maltiness in the background, faint acidity, and mild bitterness which finishes nicely. seems to have an almost parsley character to the hop?

smooth, although sometimes approaching watery. nice carbonation.

decent enough.

Photo of smcolw
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extreme head with a rocky return. It leaves ring lace without a sip. Completely opaque from the cloudiness. Light will shine through the gold color, but barely.

Clean and surprisingly light wheat smell. A little bit of band-aid here. Lemon peel and clove.

Strong wheat smell; relatively dry finish. Lots of caribbean spices: all spice, nutmeg. The lemon zest shows up in the swallow. The aftertaste is very short. It's a refreshing drink. Full bodied and highly carbonated.

Not my style, but still one of the better wheat offerings I've had.

Photo of Portertime
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was an all around good hefe weizen. I had it at a bar at Sawgrass Mariott in Ponte Verde, Florida the "Hotel for the Professionals" as the slogan says because many of the PGA greats have graced their doors. The beer was served chilled in a classic pilsner glass. Poured a clear gold with a decent head and some lacing with a single line of everlasting bubbles cascading up from the bottom of the glass. The initial whiff was peaches but then I got some good pear and honey aromas. The taste was tangy on the tongue from the tiny bubbles with some pear, peach, yeast, and green apple flavors. Nice and fruity for a hefe. The biting on the tongue turned me off though.

Photo of crizmo2352
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured a hazy golden straw color producing a rich, creamy, thick white head that reduced to about 1/2" that stayed with the beer all the way down to the bottom of the glass. A moderate amount of semi-ring shaped lacing along with some radom blotches of foam are left on the glass above the beer as it is sipped. The aroma of this brew is of grainy wheat and fruity yeast esters with light banana notes and some earthy pepper-like hop spice. The beer is light to medium light on the palate with grainy wheat malt dominating the flavor supported by fruity esters and yeast with some spice. Very refreshing overall and right on mark for the style - a classic hefeweizen.

Photo of birchstick
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells of honey, cinnamon, citrus, and wheat. The taste is good, citrus, wheat, some spices and cloves, and a bit of banana at the end. It is not as over the top with the bubble-gum flavor as other hefe weizen's I have tried, which is good.

OVerall, this is a good hefe weizen. It is not my favorite, but it is good none-the-less.

Photo of AmishT
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a Weizen glass

A - Golden and hazy with a great, white billowy head. The weizen glass really brings out the best in this beer.

S - Wheat, with some nice sweet aromas on the edges. I'm getting some clove, apple, and bubblegum

T - Great yeast character, rounded off by a touch of apple, wheat, and lemon. Very crisp, but a little watery to me.

M - Very light bodied and clean. The flavors last when held in the mouth, which I love, and they go well with the carbonation. A refreshing hefe-weiss.

D - Tasty, crisp, and refreshing. A pretty good session beer, like any good hefeweizen.

Photo of BamaBeerBuff
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A hazy amber-yellow with a massive off-white head that settles slowly with a nice cap in the middle and slight amounts of lacing on the glass. Thin wisps and trails of yeast and sediment cloud the beer from the head down. This beer looks fantastic.

S: Subdued wheat with primary clove aromatics. Banana is much in the background (unlike the Weihenstephaner). The aroma isn't incredibly forceful or prominent, and there's nothing that really jumps out at me, but it's still solid.

T&M: Taste is similar to the nose--nothing really stands out a lot, but it's got a solid balance of wheat, clove, and a hint of banana in the background. The flavor of this has more spice than other hefeweizens I've had. Mouthfeel is excellent--it's got a light body with a creamy, smooth feel and little carbonation.

D: It's great mouthfeel and solid taste make it a very drinkable beer, but I can think of some others I'd prefer to drink in its place. It would definitely be easy to put a lot of these down.

Photo of cgstarry
5/5  rDev +28.9%
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!

Photo of giblet
4.5/5  rDev +16%
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!


Photo of babaracas
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow with a big dense fluffy white head. Smell: ripe banana, wheat, saltines, slight clove/spice. Taste: wheat, cracker, lemon, light notes of clove and banana. Mouthfeel: finishes dry, tart and salty. This is pretty much exactly what a hefeweizen should be.

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Photo of monkeybeer
3.1/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

Photo of jokelahoma
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint shaker at Ft. Myers Ale House in Ft. Myers, FL

Came to me a lovely cloudy yellowish gold, but with very little head. What little there was seemed in a hurry to leave as well.

The aroma on this one is surprising in its absence. There's a good note of the wheat maltiness here, but missing is 99% of the clove aroma you expect from a German hefe, and 100% of the banana ester. Just the faintest hint of clove, no banana. In fact, this smells a bit like an American wheat beer, which is not really a compliment in this context.

Thankfully, the taste is quite a bit better than the aroma. At least some of the clove shows up here, and even that wallflower banana ester decides to dance to this tune, albeit meekly, in a corner, and by itself. Even though there's more here than there was in the nose, it's still very, very subdued. This isn't a bad beer, mind you, it's just, well, timid. It isn't strong in areas where it needs to be strong in order to fit the expectations of the style. A bit of a letdown, really.

The mouthfeel is light, both due to the reduced esters and the higher carbonation. This is crisp, no doubt about it. That's not a bad thing.

Overall, this really isn't a bad beer. I want to stress that. It would likely be a good gateway for those who are just trying to sneak across the border into German Hefeweizenville. If you're already living in that burgh, though, you're probably going to be disappointed with this. It's decent, but it just doesn't stand up and claim to be what it is with quite enough pride. Still, it would make a good lawnmower alternative to most American macros. Worth a try once, although probably not twice.

Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
87 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.