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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
87
very good

469 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 469
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 25
Gots: 23 | 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 tigerpaws
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew held a good foamy head and had a nice cloudy golden color. At firsts taste it went down very smooth, but closer to the finsih it was leaving a bad taste in my mouth. I will drink it again and see if maybe it was something I was eating with it...may be better alone ona cold lazy summer day.....CHEERS

tigerpaws, Jun 23, 2002
Photo of diabecktic
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Man, is this head formation INTENSE. A good 3 fingers of creamy head forms quickly and regresses slowly - lacing is excellent. It's fairly translucent for a hefeweizen; the color is a very light gold with a hint of yellow-orange.

Smell:
The first thing that comes to mind is spice; I'm not sure which ones are present, but this is the most obvious smell. Aside from this, it's quite complex; though largely floral, it has a hint of what I would consider to be akin to a green banana. It's definately an experience, to say the least.

Taste:
Maltiness hits first and then fades into subtle hop tones. It's almost as if a banana-flavored biscuit turned into a hoppy grain of wheat (as odd as that sounds). That being said, the balance is excellent - not too sweet, nor too bitter.

Mouthfeel:
The carbonation is mild, but the body is fairly thick. It's slightly on the creamy side, but I'm not sure if that's the head I'm tasting or the beer itself. Either way, an amazing aftertaste remains - it's like a more intense version of the malt flavor(s).

Drinikability:
This is definately a beer you want to sip on. It's fairly thick, but the flavor is downright amazing. You do NOT want to pass it up - it's something quite unique (given the style).

Summary:
I picked up a pint of this for ~$3.00 at a local liquor store. Damn - am I impressed. This is probably one of the better hefeweizens I've tasted, even though it's largely devoid of the traditional wheat character. I'd love to try this on-tap. Regardless, it's a must-try if you've never had it.

diabecktic, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of r3o
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

r3o, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of bigkahunas4
2.58/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a hefe glass.

Appearance: Had a straw maize body, with minimal head.

Smell: Nose was complete citrus.

Taste: Taste was extremely sweet citrus, which moved to some spice and metal. This was far too sweet for me.

Mouthfeel: Light and smooth

Drinkability: Too sweet for me. Though refreshing and easy to put down.

bigkahunas4, Nov 08, 2008
Photo of Das_Reh
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Das_Reh, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of bigrzman
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured the 500ml bottle into my 10th Mountain Division weiss glass. It looks golden and translucent like a natural weizen beer should. It has a thick creamy white head that is silky to the touch. By the way great lacing, it makes little islands of lace around the glass. Smells like banana bread and hard water. Tastes like banana bread, very bready and a little like apricot. Wheat is the name of the game and it is here! Medium body and well carbonated from the bottle conditioning. This is a thirst quencher that has some dry pucker to it. I can drink this in any season no problem and it goes down very easy as well.

bigrzman, Oct 15, 2010
Photo of LauraAlberts
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy Orange

Smell: Coriander - sea salt

Taste: Coriander, witbier yeast, orange, citrus, mild grapefruit, sweet more than spicy.

Mouthfeel: spice mostly creamy

Drinkability: Great session beer, goes down easy - I could throw back three or four of these and go for a jog!

LauraAlberts, Jun 20, 2009
Photo of ThreePistols
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden color, foamy head; fruit, spice and malt aroma. The flavor is fruity and spicy like the aroma with good malt sweetness, wheat and yeast flavors. Slightly dry malt finish with a touch of hops bitterness. Smooth and creamy; slighty thin body. Fairly long dry malt aftertaste retaining some of the spiciness.

ThreePistols, Nov 26, 2002
Photo of Murphious
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers. Poured from 500ml bottle into a tall Hefe glass, 1 1/2in off-white foam, cloudy yellowish-orange. Slight aromas of banana & citrus? Slight hop bitterness near end of finish, but a very drinkable brew! If an older bottle is opened, I have noticed a lack of banana aroma right away. Even past it's prime, this Hefeweizen beats a lot of other beers out of a tap!

Murphious, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of GaBengal
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

GaBengal, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Poser
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

It poured with a thick white head but I thought the beer was a little too clear to be a hefe weizen. Has a fruity aroma. Taste and mouthfeel are a little thin for a hefe, which is what I thought for the appearance. Still, though, it's well balanced and pleasant. I'm just very surprised from the reviews that said this had some cloudy wheat.

Poser, Aug 15, 2006
Photo of ryanocerus
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden color with a thick white head that took a while to dissipate. Good carbonation with a nice citrusy aroma. The citrusy flavor lingers in the mouth for awhile. What I would expect from a good Hefeweizen. My personal preference is for Tucher's Dunkel.

ryanocerus, Jul 10, 2002
Photo of olimpia84
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving type for this was bottle. Very good appearance with a cloudy yellowish/orange color. Foam head dissipated rather quickly.

However, what sets this beer apart from most hefeweizens is the smell. This beer has, bar-none, the best aroma in any other beer I tasted...it's a beautiful combination of citrus fruits and the malted wheat.

Unfortunately the excellent aroma doesn't translate as hoped to the taste of the beer, which nevertheless is pretty good but a bit on the spicy end and leaving a very citrus fruit-like aftertaste.

olimpia84, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of BierManVA
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours extremely attractive. Nice orange color with a full whipped cream head similar to a nice Pilsner. The smell is not as aromatic as I would like. But pleasant none the less.

Flavor is crisp and clear. No hiding. Flavor of a light wheaty orange comes to mind. Earthy, yet not complex. This is a Helles bier which explains it well.

An early morning bier on a hot summers day.

John

BierManVA, Feb 22, 2004
Photo of MIA4IPA
4.5/5  rDev +16%

MIA4IPA, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of Bunnyhop
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A hazy, medium light golden yellow Hefeweizen with a large creamy, foamy, white head. There is a slight scent of spice and a hint of fruit to the smell. The taste has a slight sourness in the beginning (almost like sour apple), followed by a sweetness and a slight banana flavor, the finish is malty. In my mouth it is silky from the wheat and full feeling. Overall a nice mix of flavors and a very nice mouthfeel.

(source: Savannah, GA)

Bunnyhop, Feb 04, 2003
Photo of TheBeerbarian
3/5  rDev -22.7%

TheBeerbarian, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of kaszeta
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at AOBF: Stammtisch 2003

This weissbier pours wit ha nice cloudy yellow body and a thick foamy white head. The beer's aroma is that of a nice fruitiness, reminiscent of grapefruit, with hints of yeast and softer nutmeg spice. The taste was rather sharp, with strong spice nots and a more mellow fruitiness (more citrus than banana, but both were present), and a hint of wheat. It has a nice light body, which results in a nice combination of taste and texture for a very drinkable beer.

kaszeta, Sep 14, 2003
Photo of NHGrafx
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Jacob Wirth in Boston.

Had a nice clear golden color. A big fluffy head that had good retention.

Aroma has a lot of malts and wheat in it, some yeasty aroma and a spiciness.

Taste is much like the aroma. Lots of wheat and malt, some yeast and a nice spiciness which complemented the other flavors well.

Mouthfeel and drinkability was very good. Overall excellent, tasted very fresh.

NHGrafx, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of BurnsTau
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.

BurnsTau, Feb 24, 2006
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!

Getinthevan, Jun 15, 2008
Photo of RhodyNative
4.5/5  rDev +16%

RhodyNative, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of Smithperson
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Smithperson, May 20, 2014
Photo of whiplash3825
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank this many times on tap in Hohenfels, a mere 50km from the source! This is the freshest tasting beer I've ever had, but how can I go wrong so close to the brewery? Served in a weitzen glass with a beautiful five-finger head which gradually collapses into a nice long-lasting lace. Smell is of citrus and bananna with maybe a hint of cloves. Taste is hefe-perfection... bright and fresh with a tart sour wheat finish.

whiplash3825, Jun 07, 2007
Photo of woscar
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

woscar, Oct 23, 2013
Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
87 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.