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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
87
very good

462 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 24
Gots: 21 | 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 ZAP
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%

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.

ZAP, Jun 24, 2007
Photo of RoyalT
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%

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.

RoyalT, Jan 12, 2004
Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

barnzy78, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of RBorsato
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%

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)

RBorsato, Aug 18, 2003
Photo of Durge
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

Durge, May 13, 2009
Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Lare453, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
3/5  rDev -22.5%

mrfrancis, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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!

TheLongBeachBum, Oct 13, 2004
Photo of sweemzander
3.03/5  rDev -21.7%

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.

sweemzander, May 08, 2011
Photo of cokes
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

cokes, Jul 21, 2004
Photo of clayrock81
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

clayrock81, Oct 04, 2008
Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev +3.4%

jophish17, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of Gmann
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

Gmann, Jan 26, 2008
Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -22.5%

mhaugo, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Brent
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

Brent, Feb 24, 2005
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%

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.

JoeyBeerBelly, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of Bierman9
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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

*** ***

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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Bierman9, Aug 04, 2002
Photo of UncleJimbo
3.83/5  rDev -1%

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.

UncleJimbo, May 03, 2005
Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

dcmchew, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of morimech
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

morimech, Jun 23, 2008
Photo of merlin48
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

merlin48, Feb 14, 2004
Photo of tgbljb
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

tgbljb, Nov 06, 2005
Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

cdwil, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of tommy5
4/5  rDev +3.4%

tommy5, May 19, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

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

thecheapies, May 08, 2012
Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
87 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.