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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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295 Reviews

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Reviews: 295
Hads: 532
Avg: 3.87
pDev: 17.57%
Wants: 34
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
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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 morimech
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow with a big white head that has excellant retention. Heavy lacing is left on the glass. Carbonation bubbles continously rise through the brew. The bottle lacks the yeast sediment or otherwise it would be perfect.

It smells of cloves, lemons, banana, grass, and then some wheat malt.

Cloves up front in the taste, some lemon then the wheat malt takes over. Somewhat sour overall. No bitterness at all in the flavor.

Has a disapointing watery body. Very thin even for a hefe. The carbonation is evident but not harsh.

Definately refreshing and a fast drinker. The low ABV helps drinkability. A good value.

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Photo of birchstick
4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap review of 06OCT03...
I had a 1/2 litre of this while in a little bar in Rothenburg called the Guckloch. It poured a cloudy, light golden shade, with a creamy-smooth, mousse-like white topping. The head lasts decently, with fair lacing. The nose is light clove with banana; pleasant yet mild. Has a bit less than medium body, with a creamy/bubbly/foamy feel on the tongue. Banana clove flavors dominate, and it is crisp and dry. As it warms a spiciness comes into play. A decent Bier, though not earth-shattering by any means. One or two will suffice. Zum Wohl!!

overall: 3.8
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3.5

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Bottle review of 04AUG02...
The color of this bier is a lt. golden/yellow/straw-like hue. Some cloudiness after the yeast is added, and the head is creamy, white, fine and well-lasting. Not much lacework, though. Nose is a spicy yeast-clove combo. Some banana comes forth, also. I found the body a little thin, but it was still fairly smooth. Lots of banana flavors show through, and a nice spice bite (with more clove) adds to your drinking pleasure! Citrus notes round things up in the finish. Pretty good, but I wish it were more full-bodied, and the flavors could be more assertive. (4.0/4.0/4.0/3.5/4.0 - 3.95)


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Photo of Brent
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16.9 fl oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a typical cloudy gold color. This doesn't have an amazing head for the style, but it's still a two finger white shade with decent retention and a good creaminess to it.

S: Fairly banana-heavy, with some crisp wheat and bubblegum esters. Touches of clove and coriander also come through. Aromatically, it's well done, but not a standout in the style.

T: Pleasantly mellow banana esters start things off. The finish is mild wheat malt and the faintest 'ping' of earthy noble hops, but perhaps my favorite feature is the note of milky cream that ties the midtaste It's not particularly bold, inspiring, or complex, but like I said - pleasantly mellow.

M: I could use a creamier finish here - the astringency is a bit too coarse for my tastes. Having said that, this ticks many good qualities I expect from the style: nice dryness/crispness, light in its texture, high (not overbearing) carbonation, and superb drinkability.

O: Good stuff. Don't know what else to say apart from this being a solidly good weizen.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

16.9 oz bottle served in a weizen glass.

Hazy golden yellow color with a white head that thinned pretty quickly once a wedge of lemon was added. Bits of yeast on the bottom were effervescent during at least half the glass.
Aroma is faint spices, malted wheat and yeast.
Taste is a very well balanced blend of wheat beer flavors and a touch of citrus-like hops which became more pronounced after adding lemon.
Lighter end of medium bodied with a crisp, clean carbonation feel.
Extremely drinkable brew.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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Photo of merlin48
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint bottle pours a hazy, pale yellow color with an enormous, foamy, white head that sits atop the pils glass like shaving cream. Nice aroma of spicy hops, lemon/tangerine, and a hint of light chocolate and bananas. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and the beer is light to medium bodied. Taste is excellent and well balanced. Mandarin orange, grass, and coriander sit comfortably atop a mildly sweet malt profile. Very well crafted weizen that is highly drinkable with its assertive and well balanced taste.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of Jeffo
2.93/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked this up at Bert's Bier Huis in Utrecht.

Into my weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours relatively clear, but then quickly becomes more opaque. A cool effect indeed. A lighter yellow-orange, lighter than most weizen and looks a little pissy. A big fluffy white head eventually settles into a film. Medium carbonation with very little bubbles. Good lacing as well.

SMELL: Wheat malt with a decent amount of clove as well. A little bit weaker on the banana and lemon hops. Decent.

TASTE: Some wheat malt but a little weak overall. A bit of mild sweetness at the end, but pretty much lacks any punch. Nothing off, but nothing to talk about.

PALATE: Medium body and goes down creamy smooth with low end carbonation. No bite and finishes rather dry. Pretty good feel actually.

OVERALL: Not bad of course, but there was nothing much to the taste. That disappointed what was otherwise a good looking and feeling weizen. It doesn't offend at all, so it's definately drinkable, but I wouldn't go back for this one.

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Photo of thecheapies
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best looking Hefe I've had to-date. Emptied three bottles into two tall Weizen glasses, properly swirling in the yeast. Lovely hazy sunset glow with tendrils of yeast spidering just below the head. The head is white and fluffy and rocky and of great height (about three fingers). Marvelous. 5.0

Peppery yeast and ripe banana and clove. Touch of citrus and some day-old bread. Good stuff. 4.0

Very bready and grainy with a light spice component. Subdued fruits of banana and white grape. Light clove, that along with the banana, is more pronounced on the finish. Clean wheat malt flavors with a hint of Belgian tripel yeast and slight alcohol note. 4.0

Rich and creamy, soft and sudsy. Incredible mouthfeel, especially at the 45-50 degrees or so that I'm enjoying it. A beer to take out on the porch with you. 4.5

Very impressed by Tucher, and happy to have purchased a sixer for $12.99. Might have to come back for more, if I ever finish this hefeweizen project. 4.0

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

@ Greenland, Salem MA

Served in a strange. Thin white head that never diminishes and rides down to glass bottom. One large sweeping arc of foam splayed upon the glass. I'd like a bigger, sexier head.

Aroma is more clove and pepper than banana. Husky.

My banan-o-meter is once again sadded by the lack of 'nana phenols. Clove and lemon zest dominate. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth but snappy yeast and carbonation could make this a summertime chug fest.

Not one of those give me a spoon for my banana pudding hefs that I prefer but a solid, easy drinking one in its own right.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't believe I have not reviewed this beer. Its a hefe that I have enjoyed for a while now. It pours a slightly golden yellow color with the requisite cloudy appearance. A small head sat atop this one, but it was poured to minimize head. The aroma is bananas and cream, slightly sweet, but from the phenolics, not the malt. The flavor is wheaty, and full of banana, cream and clove, very well balanced and very nice. The feel was moderate with a light and lively carbonation that danced across my tongue. I think this is a fine example of the style. I highly recommend it.

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

Appearance: Cloudy yellow golden color with a half-inch snow-white head that retains superbly. The glass walls are coated with sheets of thick and unbroken lace. Some sediment drifts in the streams of slow-rising carbonation, a portion of the beer having been swirled in the bottle prior to pouring.

Aroma: Mild note of cloves, not as pronounced as typical for this style, followed by strong and savory fruit notes (apple and mild ripe banana), and perhaps pepper - a very appealing palette of aromas.

Taste: Begins with a whisper of carbonation across the tip of the tongue, soon followed by solid wheat notes, cloves and black pepper and a little hop bitterness. Mild notes of cloves linger on quite pleasantly long after the end of the taste. Finish is slightly dry.

Mouth feel: Very smooth and pleasant, free of any harsh or jarring aspects.

Drinkability/notes: A beer that exudes the quality that German brewing is noted for, but accessible enough that it could be used to introduce macro drinkers to the world of better beer. It would also serve well as a session beer. Highly recommended.

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

Appearance - very nice wheat appearance with well formed head that holds retention nice.

Smell- Nice bready and malty notes

Taste - Very clean, light but nice flavors and extremely sessionable.

Mouthfeel - Very pleasant

Overall - Really nice heffe. Very enjoyable and light in flavor but full bodied.

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

I had this one on-tap at a random Irish Pub here in Boston, and I can't believe I have never tried it up to this point.

A pale straw colored body that is very hazy. A big, lumpy head that boasts some good retention and leaves a few strands of lacing behind.

Some bready and wheat aromas coupled with a touch of pepper and fruits including bannana.

Good flavor also. The bready characterisitcs that team up with the wheat to create a twang that is almost sour is the main foucs here, and it is very well done. But also in there are some fruity flavors like lemon and bannana. Just as in the aroma there is just a touch of pepper or coriander that comes through here. Well-balanced and adequately complex.

The mouthfeel is great. It has that almost creamy body that somehow still remains light and fluffy.

This sucker is pretty drinkable all right. A high quality wheat beer for sure.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
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...

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite styles so I am generally above the average with Hefe. But this a very good one. Everything you want in a hefe, Smooth and clean with just a little pop and some sweetness but not a lot. Very tasty and easy to drink, excellent hefe and one wheat beer lovers must try.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pretty gold with a big fluffy white head. A touch hazy with light lacing.

Sweet wheat, some yeast and some banana at best. It is there, but you must dig.

Wheat, yeast, some spice, and tart lemon rounds this out. No funk or anything too overpowering. Great balance. Glass is empty in an instant. Yes, I was thirsty, but this was incredibly refreshing. Light bodied, just the right amount of carbonation.

$9.00 a six? Fantastic! Just a really decent version of this style. Not overpowering in the banana/clove area, and that really works. This could become my summer beer...

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

Out of a bottle this beer was a cloudy, corn-gold color with one finger of white head. The billowy foam retained itself well and left thin bands of lacing. The aroma was of wheat, fresh grains, banana, bubblegum and a lighter note of cloves. The flavors were of wheat, slightly sweet malt, banana and clove in that descending order with a final, pleasant touch of grassy hops that helped to round it out. Balanced and enjoyable. Strangely, I began this beer as a stand-alone and then started to eat a quiche with it thinking it would improve the experience. Something about this combo failed miserably. I thought I’d misinterpreted the beer but upon removing the food I once again found it to be solid, all-around. The mouthfeel was good, the body medium and the carbonation frothy. A good example of the style and inexpensive too.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a golden-yellow, obviously crystal-clear, with a brilliant sparkling effervescence, one finger of head that reduces small white foam cap. Typical Helles.

S - Smells of clean mountain spring water, minerals, really no discernible hop or malt, perhaps the aroma of bread from at least 3 miles away.

T - Tastes well-balanced and with a character that suggests a pristine alpine brew, super pale and very cleanly refreshing. As it airs out, it reveals an estery banana nut bread, sweet wheat tempered with subtly bitter hop, and a little German sweatiness. The flavor really progresses and enhances itself through the experience.

M - Refreshing, perfectly carbonated.

D - Very good.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Classic Weihenstephan yeast smell with some spicy peppery notes
Appearance: hazy light gold with a nice crown of fluffy white that lasted deep into the beer, but didn’t lace
Flavor: The Weihenstephan taste comes through with banana and bubble gum flavors on a solid hop base. No hop taste and the whole thing is a bit sweet, but not cloying
Mouthfeel: A little carbonation prickle on a medium body. Some alcohol numbing
Overall Impression: Quite drinkable, but the alcohol snuck up and kicked me deep in the beer. Never saw it coming. Very drinkable, but dangerous. Very tasty, but I’ve had other hefes I’ve enjoyed more.

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Photo of clvand0
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a very cloudy yellow with a small head that hangs around a while and leaves some lacing. The aroma is wheaty, but also has a bit of citrus sourness. The flavor is very nice. Creamy with bananas and clove and that wheat character. Body is just right and the drinkability is good. Not the best hefe I've had, but still a darn good one.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.92/5  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.

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