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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
88
very good

486 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 486
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 26
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.35% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-01-2001)
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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...
Recommended...

Photo of PatrickJR
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
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
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
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
4.33/5  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!

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
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
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
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
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
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
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
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
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!

giblet

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
4.35/5  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.

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
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Photo of BeerBelcher
2.85/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This seemed to me like a fairly basic and mild mannered German Hefeweizen which lacked the heavy spiciness of a Franziskaner, and just didn't provide me anything else to really recommend itself to me. It was OK, but not something I'd seek out or am likely to have again in the near future.

The beer poured a pale and slightly hazy yellow into a Tucher branded glass. Head was less than I expected, maybe 1.5 cm worth. Aroma was lightly floral/spicy perhaps with some very slight fruitiness but with a malt backbone that to me smelled a touch more oxidized than resilient. Flavor was very much the same...a bit watery, a bit of spice, a bit of fruit, and without much malt backing it up (and what there was tasted a bit off or old or oxidized). Mouthfeel was unexceptional, and a touch on the watery side.

Definitely a very mediocre hefeweizen. There are others that are better (and more popular, at least in the US) and I would recommend seeking out instead of this one.

I had this on-tap at the Abbey Brewing Co in Miami Beach.

Photo of Gehrig
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Big, bold and beautiful, Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen presents three fat fingers of white froth on a cloudy lemon yellow body, really impressive. The smell gives off nice fruit and lots of malt, with some hops following up well. The taste is excellent. It's more hopped than the nose indicates, the fruit--lemon, orange peel--is solid, and it's very smooth and refreshing. A bit more carbonation would only enhance an already good mouthfeel. Nonetheless, this is one of the easiest beers to drink I've ever had, smooth and delicious.

Grab and enjoy.

Photo of Gmann
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright cloudy dirty orange color with a beautiful dense pure white head. The head dissipated into a nice fluffy cap. The smell is of clove and banana bread, with a noticable wheat presence. A light clove and spice flavor, some lemon, with very light banana presence and a noticable lack of the wheat edge. Perhaps more grainy than most German hefes. The feel is disappointing. It is light and almost watery, lacks the wheat crispness, though finishes quite smooth. The lack of the wheat crispness, though untypical of a German hefe, leads to a more balanced and drinkable brew. This is a slightly odd hefe that doesn't follow the norm but is still quite good and worth a try.

Photo of Absumaster
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A murky orange yellow beer with an incredible stabile head and a lot of carbonation.

Smell is phenolic of the yeast with fruity notes of banana. A grainy smell of the wheat.

Taste is wheat-like and has mild fruity notes of banana. The phenolic smell is less present in the taste, the typical yeast components are subdued and it seems as there is not that much wheat in here. Aftertaste is mild fruity and short.

Photo of bigdeuce
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my all time favorites. Pours a nice Hefe head and depending on the beer, can be clear or cloudy. It is unfiltered. Some great, clovey, banana and orangy type flavors. Goes down very smoothly. A great session brew. Highly affordable and a staple of the hefe syle.

Photo of mmmbeer
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. brown bottle with some notches on the back label. It sits in the weizen glass an opaque, light peach hue, with moderate carbonation and an inch of fairly tight, white head that leaves some nice lacing. Smells of banana pudding and a touch of cloves, with a slight wheat backdrop - good, but could be more aromatic. Banana and sharp cloves on the palate, with tart, lightly nutty wheat that begins in the background, but slowly makes its way to the forefront; the hops are earthy, grassy, a bit salty and impart a mild bitterness. In addition, the beer is a half step away from tasting sour (in a good way) a la Berliner weisse. Not sure if that's the norm or if this beer is turning, but it tastes good regardless. The body is wonderful: dry, crisp, and light enough to be refreshing, yet heavy enough to be silky smooth. This is a tasty, above average hefe that I would gladly revisit.

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

Poured from a .5L bottle to a new Tucher hefe glass I just got. The liquid is a pale straw yellow with great hefe style carbonation. The head was a tall 4 fingers, Yes this beer lived up to the famous Boarisher 7 minute rule. A big white head that left respectable lace.

The smell was light airy banana with out the cloves I was hoping for. Spice was scarce.

The taste followed but was quite good despite the lack of spice. Lots of banana and a hint of lemon.

The mouthfeel was very light,with good carbonation. More body would be good.

The drinkability was good, it went down quite well with lunch.

Prosit und ZumWohl, MK

Photo of billybob
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy straw yellow color with a two finger white head that fades quickly with some lace. aromas of spice and fruit and yeast. taste wheat malt, yeast, with orange lemon tang finish. light to medium body and good carbonation. smooth tasting nice example of the style will definitely buy again.

Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
88 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.