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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
87
very good

440 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 20
Gots: 13 | 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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kimcgolf

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2006 12:20:36 | More by kimcgolf
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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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Drew966

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2006 21:27:01 | More by Drew966
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gatorjames85

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2006 18:25:22 | More by gatorjames85
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atigerlife

Hawaii

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A rather small white head that quickly dissipated. Opaque, darker yellow color. Quite interesting.

Aroma of light banana and some clove and citrus in the background. I like the aroma due to it being subtle instead of an overpowering banana clove like some others.

Taste is light clove, banana and citrus. Some pepper is also present. Pretty good, but lacking in character and style.

Mouthfeel is quite active. Medium bodied.

Overall, a decent beer of the style though there are much better out there. Enjoy on a nice summer day. Refreshing.

Serving type: can

06-11-2006 06:49:46 | More by atigerlife
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afordney

Tennessee

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

Good two finger head, retained for a few seconds, a little lacing gathered around the glass, cloudy pale straw color was very attractive.

Smells hoppy, with spicy cloves

Tastes strongly spicy, cloves and hints of banana, well hopped

Mouthfeel is kind of thin but very well balanced

Refreshing hefeweizen for warm weather days, will definately drink again

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2006 02:21:41 | More by afordney
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Golden2wenty1

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Part of a "Beers of the World" sampler received for my birthday a few months back.

Pours a bright, hazy yellow with a few fingers of snow white head. Nose is light with notes of musty wheat and banana and a whisp of lemon. Taste is light like the nose, citrus and banana, then peppery wheat. Mouthfeel is light-bodied and smooth. Overall, a nice Hefe Weizen Light, easy-drinking, well-balanced, no fuss.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2006 23:56:03 | More by Golden2wenty1
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oolite

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My original taste noted lemon flavor, but banana notes ultimately dominate. I do not get much of a kick from the acidic, fruity notes in the mouthfeel - it is mostly smooth, which I would consider above average. The lightness definitely makes this beer drinkable throughout the night, if you feel so inclined.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2006 00:33:51 | More by oolite
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BurnsTau

Alabama

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy dark yellow, large amount of head.

Smells fruity bannanna with some citrus. Taste is clean and crisps, a bit more fruitiness is noticable in this brew than others of the style I have tried, which isn't bad at all. Very refreshing and smooth, a great example of a heffe. Of course no hop taste in this one.

This is a good hefe weizen, very good. Everything a hefe should be, but unique unto itself.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2006 00:52:39 | More by BurnsTau
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EvilKeith

Alabama

3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

17 ounce brown bottle with a distinctive blue and gold label.

It pours into the glass a hazy, cloudy honey color with generous amounts of batter-like head. Head fades to a fine yeast laden lace.

Smells of lemony citrus, yeast and a hint of clove.

Overall a trully classic example of the style. Crisp, refreshing and notoriously easy drinking. Without a doubt quite sessionable.
I will purchase copious amounts to share with friends.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2006 21:36:34 | More by EvilKeith
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beveragecaptain

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. This beer pours out a hazy yellow color with a big white head. Spicy aroma with banana and lemon and perhaps a little chocolate. The wheat and malt flavor is a little thin, but still tasty. Crisp lemon flavor. Some banana flavor, but not as much as in some other versions. Tasty peppery spice. Mouthfeel is creamy, if a little thin. Good drinkability. This beer is not among the top tier of German hefes, but it's pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2005 19:21:45 | More by beveragecaptain
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

selection of beer-of -the -month club. Poured a cloudy yellow color with huge white long-lasting puffy head. Smell is appropriate for this style of beer. With a nice clove scent mixed with other spices. Mild banana also noted. Taste is a bit mild for taste with the flavors being more restrained than I prefer in a hefe weizen, but still a good beer. Finishes is light, refreshing, and very thirst quenching. A good solid hefe weizen, but a bit understated.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2005 19:07:20 | More by tgbljb
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grindcore666

California

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a hefe glass as required. A fistful of pearl white foam on a thick to pale cascade of gold. Lacing is OK. Aroma has oranges among other ranges of fruits: banana, lemon, and apples.

Tastes really good. Light and smooth. Oranges and banana creme, just as fruity as the nose suggests. Carbonation contributes to a nice and cool mouthfeel. Another addition to the A grade hefes.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2005 21:40:31 | More by grindcore666
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radshoesbro

California

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

a - cloudy gold with a massive head and loads of carbonation. lots and lots of lacing.


s - wheat and faint fruits and cloves (bananas, lemons, etc).

t - lots of wheat with mild fruits. typical of a weizen. i could understand how one might say this is a little watery.

m - light bodied hefe with a good smooth texture. above average finish.

d - hell yeah i'd have this again. definately would go great with a pool and a warm summer evening!

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2005 00:17:07 | More by radshoesbro
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a lemon/straw color. Big, creamy head with great retention.
Smell is citrus (lemon, orange), spice (pepper, clove), yeast, hops, mild malt.
Taste is all the above and nothing extra. An admirable quality, IMO, bringing everything to the palate that the nose promised.
Light bodied, smooth, light effervescence, with a somewhat watery finish. A good tasting beer but it just washed off the tongue like a swig of H2O. Better on tap.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2005 03:51:53 | More by PorterLambic
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly foggy lemon-amber with lemon yogurt edges. The head is aged ivory in color and is impressively creamy. It sports a rugged surface that looks like it would require an all-terrain vehicle to navigate, but isn't quite what I'd call mountainously rocky. A few wisps of lace manage to find a foothold on the glass.

The nose is full of husky wheat that causes it to be less soft and less well-mannered than some. Banana esters are too much in the background and clove spice is only slightly more prominent. All in all, the aroma is decent, although there's very little here that excites.

Helles Hefe Weizen is more forceful on the palate. The wheat malt still has a slightly raw graininess about it that, surprisingly, I don't mind all that much. It's a slightly different take on the style and not necessarily an inferior one. Having said that, I still prefer soft, creamy, lush hefe weizens. Obviously, flavor and mouthfeel overlap to some extent.

There's more banana and clove yeastiness than was appreciated in the nose. Sweet and sour run neck-and-neck throughout each mouthful, with sour winning by a nose at the wire. The mouthfeel is firmly medium with a pleasant airy expansiveness. Once the bubbles settle down, the mouthfeel improves substantially and is as at least as enjoyable as the flavor, if not more so.

Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen is a solid example of the style. Although it doesn't really compare with some of my favorites, it's delicious, impressively drinkable beer. I would love to taste it fresh from the tap in the land of its birth.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2005 14:52:58 | More by BuckeyeNation
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange, big fluffy white head forms, takes a while to go away. Smell is very citrusy, clean smelling, little bit of yeast. Taste is citrusy, little bit of apple, some banana near the finish, not very flavourful. Pretty refreshing however, goes down smooth but lacks complexity.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2005 00:21:32 | More by Viggo
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.05/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A lighter version of most traditional German Wheat beers. Lighter in color, flavor, and alcohol. Looks lighter and brighter yellow, lemon like. High carbonation. Dense white persistant head. Laces well. Smells mildly on the citrusy side with yeast and spice tones. Tastes more citrusy than most. Light spices, pepper, clove, bananna, and bubble gum flavors. More cidery than most Wheats. Ligher body, perhaps falls a bit watery. Carbonation almost scrubs the palate. Quite refreshing, crisp, and not as creamy as expected.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2005 22:50:41 | More by BEERchitect
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danielharper

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Purchased from Great Spirits, Huntsville, AL.

Appearance: Poured a lemon-yellow cloudy body with a larger-than-expected foamy head. Nice presentation, although I found the color to be a bit lighter than I like in a good hefe. Moderate lacing around the glass.

Smell is weaker than I expected, without quite the same level of complexity that a Paulaner or Franziskaner gives you. Still, nice strong banana notes that are pretty inviting, and certainly nothing that makes me want to avoid the beer.

Taste it about the same, with a bit more citrus to be found here than in the nose, but otherwise very similar. Beer's a bit heavy on the carbonation, I think, but overall pretty decent.

Mouthfeel is very watery, and the foamy head hardly makes itself present at all on the tongue. Doesn't really coat that way I'd like it to, and overall I found the mouthfeel to be reasonably decent, yet somewhat disappointing.

Overall drinkability is high. Fairly low abv, easy to drink, and tastes pretty decent -- I could take a few of these if I had to. I'd prefer having a Franziskaner or a Paulaner or an Olde Towne, but the Tucher'll do in a pinch. Certainly better than the Kristal and the Dunkel, I believe.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2005 22:27:05 | More by danielharper
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle, capped.

This hefeweizen poured a hazy, yellow color with creamy, white foam that settled. The smell was tangy (citrus) and malty with light banana fruitiness. The taste was mildly malty with light citrusy tang, mild banana, a hint of vanilla, and a touch of yeast. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with medium-light body and medium carbonation. This was a light and refreshing hefeweizen, though a bit thin on body.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2005 03:51:32 | More by UncleJimbo
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aaronh

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a traditional Paulaner Weizen Glass, this beer was a cloudy lemon yellow, and topped by a rather modest (for a weizen) slightly off-white head. However, it displayed good retention and a decent lacing. Aroma was more banana than clove, and was very fresh. The flavor has a nice crispness to it, with more banana flavors. Mouthfeel was rather smooth, yet fully carbonated. Drinkability was very good, as I had 60 ounces in a short period of time. I actually expected this to be the pils, since there was absolutely nothing else worthwhile on tap. Nice surprise when a hefe showed up, and a good one at that.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2005 03:53:57 | More by aaronh
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granger10

Wisconsin

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

Great looking shiny golden pour with a sturdy white head that holds for a bit. Aroma is very lemony with a spicy hop precense. Taste brings about more of that citric flavor but the main part of this beer is the wheat malts. This is a very refreshing beer, the body is rather light as well which makes it an easily quaffable beer. Finish is almost nonexistant. This tastes more like a Belgian White Ale than a German Hefeweizen which isn't necessarily a bad thing and actually was probably a good thing for what I was wanting at this moment. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2005 15:14:07 | More by granger10
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Brent

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An all-round solid example of the style. Poured a moderately hazy peachy-caramel, with a gigantic, tight head. Both aroma and flavor were tinged with yeasty clove and banana flavors - neither to excess. Sweet white bread aspect to the malt with full mouthfeel cut with a bit of yeasty spice. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2005 15:29:31 | More by Brent
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was not planning to buy a bottle of this, so sampling on tap at Abbey brewing in Miami Beach, courtesy of Raymond worked for me. This was OK, and quite average. The good thing is Abbey gets the carbonation right for their taps, and move so much beer that everything is always fresh.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2005 03:15:23 | More by Sammy
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SheepNutz

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tasting glass. It pours a hazy yellow color with one finger of head. Just a touch of lacing. The smell is very spicy, with lots of clove and nutmeg, just a hint of banana. The taste is spicy as well, with more of the clove coming through. A touch of banana sweetness on the finish. The mouthfeel is very nice and thick for a hefe-weizen. The drinkability is pretty good too. A decent weizen!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2005 03:09:49 | More by SheepNutz
Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
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