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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-01-2001)
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Photo of Sammy
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.

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky orange with a 1 inch foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, clove, yeast, and banana. Taste is of wheat, clove, and caramel covered bananas. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good hefeweizen but not something I would look for again.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Big T's in Lawton, Michigan. Served in a restaurant-branded pint glass.

Hard pour into the pint glass yielded a really nice three-finger head atop a hazy light golden brew. Plenty of sticky lacing as the beer made its way down the glass. The nose was a bit tame with only mild clove presence. Instead, the banana and bubblegum were more toward the forefront. Still, a bit light overall. The flavor was a bit bready with some mild yeast. Nothing too exciting. The feel was light to medium without the requisite level of spritzy carbonation I love in a hefe. Also, the lack of clove spice was a disappointment. Overall, this was a nice brew with dinner, though not something I would seek out again.

Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy yellow in color and poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. A high amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are moderate aromas of apple, citrus and wheat in the nose.
T: The taste has a slight amount of sweetness and flavors of apple, banana, clove and wheat.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and quite refreshing.

Photo of brentk56
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BEERchitect
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.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
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.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger thick white head with excellent lacing on a cloudy pale golden body. Aroma of wheat, grains, barley, orange peel and hint if pineapple. Flavor contains similar flavors but light on the malts, mosty wheat and grains with orange peel and more pineapple. Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Incredibly drinkable, simple and borderline in flavor strengths.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.98/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16.9 ounce bottle - $2.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a goodly-hazed, dark golden body with a tall, airy, whitish head.

Smell: An underpowered aroma, as no amount of eager sniffing reveals more than faintly bready hints of malted wheat with a sweetish hook to it.

Taste: Malted wheat with sweet inclusions of honey candy and a small, small hint of light caramel. Hops present pressed flowers in a young girl's diary and a minute spiciness. Low bitterness. Faint lemon, even fainter hint of clove, and nearly nil 'nanas. Lightly sweet, malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation, somewhat fluffy mouthfeel.

Overall: THHW goes down just fine, but it came across as a bit lacking, sadly, and woefully washed out in its overall flavor.

Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep yellow with a a huge blooming head nice yeasty sediment down toward the bottem of the glass.The aroma is very banana-like and yeasty.Taste is of cloves and bananas with wheaty finish and aftertaste, this beer rounds into form nicely with a lemon to go with the yeasty spiciness.Very easy going down nice for the hot weather.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a weizen glass at ChurchKey.

This order was really my brother's, but I took over after a short while. It pours a hazy pale straw topped by a finger-and-a-half of white foam. The nose seems pumped in with helium, with notes of light coriander, light lemon zest, cardamom, and light florals. The taste is mostly the same, though seemingly with a decently larger amount of coriander. The body is unsurprisingly light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp-ish finish. Honestly, this would have been great had there been more to it: it was just too light, too airy, too unsure of itself. it's a lack of confidence, really. But it does go back quite easily.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i like good german hefe, so its always cool to have a new one, and this beer was the perfect compliment to a true authentic chicago deep dish pizza pie. some light contrast to the heaviest meal on the planet. pale pale yellow, and super clear for a hefeweizen, until the last few drops of the bottle come out. the head is tall and white, rich, almost too rich looking for the light beer it rests on, and it lasts forever. the nose is all banana and watered down wheat malt, not nearly as creamy and textured as some of these, which i do enjoy, but i also like the lightness of this one, especially in the context of my meal. the carbonation is also really charged up, helping it wash down the heavy food and cleanse my palate perfectly every time. the banana esters are strong in the taste, but its not a candied sort of thing like it can be, its just a real delicate thing, really soft and clean, not distracting or obnoxious. i have not had a german hefe this light i dont think, i could power slam these all summer long, and maybe i will now. great compliment to big rich food.

Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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

Cloudy, yellow gold with a good head that holds up fairly well. The aroma is mainly of clove and fruit above a sweetmalt and limited banana. The body is thin, but zesty, and creamy as it warms. The flavor is of a fruity malt with clove and a very light banana. The finish is refreshing with a touch of hop bitterness. Very well balanced. Not exactly a stand-out weizen for any particular reason, but quite flawless and seductive nonetheless. An excellent choice.

Photo of Jason
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 16oz brown sleek euro style bottle with a drink before date clearly marked.

Appearance: Soft pale hazy yellow with a crown like white lace that floats all the way down.

Smell: Spicy with a mild black pepper aroma with a little melon and banana, from the fruity esters, in the nose also.

Taste: Smooth and crisp with a silky texture and nice carbonation holding this medium bodied brew together. Grain and wheat malt dominate the forefront though a subdued fruit and rounding spicy flavour that leads to a restrained hop bitterness. An underlying sweetness flows from start to finish with a bready yeasty flavour tagging along.

Notes: Top notch for the style, a must buy for all wheat beer lovers. Balanced to a T and goes down quicker than water. Add a slice of lemon to break in the novice beer drinker.

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

Pours a clouded bright orange golden hue with bright white vibrant head forms speckled scattered lacing. Aroma has more citrus than most German hefeweizens I've come across, a touch of clove and bubblegum in there as well. Light herbal hops in the background with a nice breadiness, definitely the perfect breakfast beer. Flavor flows nicely with a nice mix of citrus fruit/wheat bread sweetness. A nice full bubblegum candy characteristics with hints of clove and vanilla esters with a light herbal hop back ground. Mouthfeel overall is nice carbonation carries well semi effervescent light to medium bodied, no complaints. Drinkability is effortless a nice hefe, not the best but solid all around player approachable for many palates and girls will of course love this stuff.

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

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy light yellow color with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, lemon, bananas, light malts and some hops.

T: The taste is bready with a wheat flavor that isn't quite as strong as most others in the style. Then there is some lemon and light malt sweetness that comes in. The hops presence is mild but complementary. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, there are a few others in the style that I would choose first but this is a very solid Hefeweizen to drink for a long time.

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

A - The beer pours with two fingers of dense, white foam on top of a hazy, dark golden colored body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves average lace.

S - Spicy wheat with some grainy pilsner character underneath. Notes of honey, clove, and banana in the background.

T - Dense malt notes of honey and smooth wheat up front with some yeasty notes of clove. A bit of banana character comes out in the middle. Spicy clove and pepper notes continue through the finish with more banana and thick malt.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a fairly sweet finish.

D - Drinkable, with all of the standard flavor characteristics of the style, it almost becomes a bit citrusy in the finish and it kind of reminds me of a witbier by the time it gets to the aftertaste. Not my favorite weizen, but a decent one nonetheless.

Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Served on draft at a local beer bar. Beer served in a wheat beer glass. Beer is cloudy (shocking I know) and yellow. Carbonation is high and steady, and the head leaves a lot of lacing as it falls away and the beer is consumed. Head is white and made up of tiny bubbles.

Beer has the classic and all important ester smell associated with wheat beers. There is also some smell of yeast which I find a little odd.

This beer is a good example of a standard, run of the mill, hefeweizen methinks. It is a crisp, wet, medium to low bodied beer, without a strong flavor, no cereal aftertaste, finishes cleanly with about as high of drinkability as you can have. My complaint about this beer is while I can taste the esters and fruit like character if I focus, it is rather hidden by the thin mouthfeel of this beer. I thoroughly enjoy a refreshing and thin beer, do not mistake me, I just wanted more. Overall a good hefe though.

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -22.7%

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

The beer pours a cloudy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head. The aroma is good. It has a very pleasant wheat scent with the aroma of banana and cloves. The taste is good. It has a crisp and refreshing flavor with a hearty wheat core and a fruity yeast finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine hefe. It has good flavor and aroma. It goes down easy and finishes with a nice wheaty aftertaste; a good sessions ale.

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