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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
87
very good

295 Reviews
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Reviews: 295
Hads: 528
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 32
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau visit their website
Germany

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 BARFLYB
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a Berwick Brewing pint glass.

A- Bright yellow with a darker shade once the dregs leave the bottle. A bright baby teeth white head on top with a sturdy base that leaves no lace.

S- Freshly peeled banana with a nice wheat backing. Some pale malt action with a small amount of lemon. Miniscule spice and earthy hop aroma.

T- A blast of small citrus, lemon, orange and such. Wheat up next with some small grass. Malty middle that is not too sweet, thank you. Bananas show up, but less than the smell. Spice is kept low, a bit of honey here qnd there.

M- A very light bodied beer with a taste that makes you think the body is bigger. Carb is there but does not bite the tounge. I can tell this is a 'fresher' bottle as it is not overly over run with sweet malt and dead hops, the green cones keep things in check.

D- One of the better hefes out the bottle in recent memory, I love finding fresh German beer which is sort of hit or miss with me. (957 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

An interesting unfiltered appearance, with a golden lemon to chestnut brown moving towards the top. Paints like a nice brush stroke with the hues cascading and getting darker as you move on up. Light and fine carbonation and plentiful, capped with a creamy bright white three finger head. Slowly settles as the head deflates like a slow balloon with no lacing. Good looking hefe.

Excellent aroma going on. Hints of sweet lemon drop candy, mild fruit citrus zest and a good sense of chewy malt. Hints a little bit of vanilla and cream with just a bare hint of banana. Excellent bouquet on this really nice.

A real surprising flavorful brew, but with a light texture unlike most hefes. Mid palate washes with a light cream and a spicy quality on first sip. Mid palate comes out much more dense, but then gives to lemon like flavors on the finish. Almost crisp lager like finish with a candy peppermint like action on the aftertaste.

Real interesting take on what seems truly a lighter hefe by design. Real refreshing and nice. (1,086 characters)

Photo of Halcyondays
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
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. (537 characters)

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is now available in all Wetherspoon's pubs in the UK. I had mine in 'The Dragonfly' at Birmingham Airport.

sadly they had no correct Weizenbier glasses, so it was poured into a tall pint glass.

Looked as good as any Hefeweizen, cloudy and murky, with a huge pure white head.

Cracking aroma of banana and vanilla, just like most Weizenbiers do.

Not as tastey as some, but still very refreshing, sharp and citrusy in flavour.

A good example of the style, a long way from a classic, but never-the-less well worth trying. (532 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On to round 2 of "Tucher Day". On to the beer:

No surprises with the body, which is an attractive cloudy banana peel color. The frothy head does stay up well. Full of aroma, this hefeweizen is loaded with lemon, clove, bubblegum, and banana bread.

Bakery in a glass. Bring on the lemon, banana bread, slap of alcohol, and loves. There's some phenolic activity in there. More intense with the flavor than the brand's kristalweizen, though not quite as balanced. It's light-medium bodied with modest crispness.

Delecatable hefeweizen. (535 characters)

Photo of Zorro
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy yellow-orange colored beer with a medium sized white colored head.

Smells strongly of malt and about equally strong of clove and banana. Pound cake malt aroma. No off scents at all, this is a German Hefe.

Starts out malty and a little sweet. Clove kicks in pretty quick and banana is the weaker flavor. Quite mildly flavored with no off tastes like Medicinal that sometimes shows up in Hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a solid Hefeweizen. (455 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a weizen glass)

A- This beer has a hazy lemon yellow body that is a bit darker at the top of the fluted glass and a thick soft peak white head that is supported by a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- The soft wheaty bubblegum aroma has notes of light lemons and a dry flowery honey hint in the finish.

T- The smooth taste of white wheat bread has a slight tartness to it and a warm clove quality with a bright tart note in the finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a clean finish and a bit more body as long as the head last.

D- This beer is a smooth light flavored beer that has a nice bright lemon quality and doens't make me feel like I have just eaten a 5 course meal when I'm finished. (724 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a finger of white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet wheat, lemon, banana, slightly spicy and quite pleasant.Flavor follows, with bready wheat, light lemon citrus and hints of banana. Dry, slightly buttery finish with a hint of hops. Light to medium bodied with nice carbonation. I've been spoiled by Weihenstephaner and approach new hefeweizens with caution. Even when they are good, they seem not to live up to that great beer. This one was not quite up to that flavor standard, but was not dissapointing in any way. Nicely balanced, mildly sweet start and semi-dry finish are perfect for the style. Very nice aroma and tastes great. I'll get this again. (748 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smells of spices and cloves, a hint of banana. Taste has mild banana and spice, refreshing and easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer. (254 characters)

Photo of Viggo
3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
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. (290 characters)

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
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. (285 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy yellow with a nice inch of fluffy head with pretty sticky lacing.

S - Smells of Grains, slight wheat and a great bit of citrus.

T- Wow a Helles Hefeweizen works pretty well. I get a slight bit of grains that are light compared to most Helles lagers that comes off sweet then turns to a bit of lemon peel. It does finish with a bit of wheat and sadly no banana.

M - Light to medium bodied. Drinks rather well.

Overall I was very surprised on this and maybe might track down the other Hefeweizen hybrids. Very different and drinkable beer. (558 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pale, cloudy orange with a mountainous head that leaves lace patches as it descends. My stomach is already jealous of my eyes. Citric smell, lemon mostly, along with some spices. Standard hefe aroma, and good on this beer. The beer is fluffy and medium-bodied, real smooth, a good combo of citric notes and spices mix well as this beer passes over the tongue, leaving for a good, almost sweet finish that is refreshing. A standard hefe and a great beer overall...I could sit at the bar and drink this ALL day. (511 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz bottle poured into a Sprecher weizen glass. L 1 4 8 16 notched on label.

A - Giant white lumpy 3 finger head with fantastic retention! Ever-so-slightly hazy straw yellow that's profusely effervescent.

S - Clove spicing with a small citrus aroma and banana esters. The aroma is somewhat weak and minerally.

T - Light, sweet malts and wheat flavors with low spicing and fruity esters. Extremely moderate hop flavor. Unlike any other hefe I've had in terms of flavor.

M - Light bodied, crisp, and refreshing, this beer goes down just a tad harsh with the carbonation but does well for the style.

D - Nice and light, it's a fantastic clean and refreshing summer beer! (674 characters)

Photo of Durge
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found this cold in bottles at the Mayfair Country Club 19th hole in Sanford, FL. The color was a very light yellow-gold as it poured energetically into a frosted pint glass. Very high carbonation with a giant white fluffy top and decent lacing. The aroma is a bit metallic wheat and cherry gin? Not so bad really, but a tad different. The flavor is crisp wheat bread and pumpernickel along with a touch of grainy clove. The feel is a bit more full than the crispy bubblage would imply. I still pick up a little metallic something in the flavor but it's subtle enough to keep from disrupting things and overall it's a satisfying refreshment as is usual for the style. It's highly drinkable and I would drink it again but there are better choices out there, of course. (766 characters)

Photo of ZAP
3.16/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (656 characters)

Photo of Dogbrick
2.94/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy yellow-orange color with a thick white head. Wheaty, citrus aroma. Resfreshing but flavor was kind of weak and the body was rather thin. Decent summer brew but it didn't really twist my pickle. (198 characters)

Photo of sweemzander
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

500mL bottle poured into a Hefe glass.

(A)- Pours a hazy brilliant yellow color. Produced a good cap of frothy white foam. Fair retention.

(S)- A mildly dry profile with an awesome burst of lemon, banana, wheat, and bubblegum. Finishes in a dry biscuit aspect.

(T)- Very yeasty and dry. Earthy, with tons of wheat and a grassy clove-like bite.

(M)- A huge effervescent carbonation level. Very dry with a fairly aggressive grassy earthy bitterness for the style.

(D)- An in your face Hefe. On the far end spectrum of dry, earthy, and yeasty parts that carries a bitterness with it uncharacteristic of the style. Not bad, but far from the best of the style. (660 characters)

Photo of RBorsato
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Gold-ish orange color with a full white pillowy head and good carbonation throughout. Light classic banana-clove aroma and flavor. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy.

A solid Bavarian Hefe-weizen -- A definite buy !!

Per label: Since 1672

($7.99 / 6-pack) (262 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Light yellow in color with some good carbonation and a big, white head.

Smell – The traditional big yeast aroma came out nicely in this effort at a very difficult style. I passed this glass around the table and everyone to the person commented on the sharp, yeasty aroma.

Taste – All the flavors of a traditional Hefe Weizen were here, albeit a bit muted. The soft sweetness also helped to make this one a very soft example of the style.

Mouthfeel – There was good carbonation to this light-bodied bier, which puts it above average for the style.

Drinkability – This was a nice example of the style and went down reasonably well. (659 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.59/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large tapered Carlsberg glass at The Local Miami.

A- Pours a hazy medium golden color with a 1/2 inch head that retains a bit before dying down to an 1/8 inch head.

S- Staightforward yeasty wheat aroma with some mild orange peel and coriander.

T- Classic wheat beer flavor with lots of rich, milky yeast notes. Very quaffable with some tangy spice and a bit of zesty citrus. Barely any hop bitterness but what's there is complementary.

M- Creamy with a lighter body. Medium carbonation.

O- It just doesn't get much better than this. Sessionable, flavorful, balanced. Just about perfect. (606 characters)

Photo of Bung
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. Bright gold pour, solid finger of white head.

Aroma is very German lager like. Some hay, wheat I suppose. Light caramel, malt, citrus.

Taste is quite malty and bready at first. Citrus and slight spice, clove, corriander break the sweetness slightly. Really wasn't expecting it from the aroma. Void of the overwhelming banana American version overload on, which is just fine with me. Some may not care for this though.

Lively enough light yet chewy body. The body is the strongest point of this brew. Goes down real nice, refreshing without all that sticky banana. (576 characters)

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Labeled as a 1 [obviously US] Pint brown glass bottle. Labels look exactly like that in the BA Database Avatar. Has a best before date, one of those side label numbered nicked types, but it makes no sense to me.

Appearance: Lots of streamers punctuate the ever so slightly hazed golden body. Big white head forms easily and stays put after the pour. Nice thick lacing on the glass edges. Low-ish carbonation when swirled.

Nose: Cloves and bananas with a light yeasty feel that has some tart lemon and sharp tingle on the nose.

Taste: Very much a reflection of the nose. Soft bananas and cloves, nice yeasty middle, sharp lemon finish that rasps at times. Clean lines throughout and a very good Helles Hefe Weisse.

Mouthfeel: Rather light, but not lacking at all. Soft on the tongue to start with, but with a sharp tart ending to finish with. Nicely done!

Drinkability: Very tasty brew, and a really nice quaffer. The sharp aspects in the back end take a little getting used to but are easily taken on board, nevertheless I could manage a couple of these quite easily.

Overall: Sure this is a rather pedestrian style with more Teutonic producers that stars in the skies it seems. Nevertheless, I was rather taken by this one in the long run, it does stand out from the other "more average" versions. I will most certainly drop $1.90 for this one again, and any other Tucher brews that I come across. Great value! (1,444 characters)

Photo of cokes
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blurred gold with a bountiful, rolling white crown.
Perfumes of banana bread- all wheaty and fruity- drizzled with vanilla frosting and augmented with clove.
Begins dryishly wheaty with, perhaps, some bicuity pils/pale malts included. Banana is next, and is generally light. Vanilla is interwoven. Clove is the dominate yeast-driven hue. Watermelon, pear and apple fruitiness arrive, especially as it warms. Traces of lemon peels too. Ends with lingering vanilla-fruit and dead grass hop puncuation.
Light bodied, structured more like a witbier than a hefeweizen.
And generally, it seems like a cross between the two.
Plenty drainable and nice enough. (660 characters)

Photo of Gmann
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (683 characters)

Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
87 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.