Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
87
very good

521 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 521
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 29
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
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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 ThisWangsChung
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Photo of p-goose
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I just had my first Tucher at my local bar. The bartender recommended it. It was poured in a traditional Weiss beer glass.

A- Cloudy w/ some yeast sediments in the glass. It definately looks like a Weiss beer from Germany.

S- Some yummy banana comes across w/ a touch of clove.

T- Seemed a little past its prime- but good never the less.

M- It was just OK. I expected more from this beer

O- I was pretty happy w/ this beer. German Wheat beers are always good.

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 ScholarAndAGent
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Tucher is a well known hefeweizen around here, so I've drank it several times. However, this was the first time I saw it in a can. I picked it up at Total Wine.

Appearance: Poured into a .5 L hefeweizen glass. The can pours very well, I left some on the bottom to swirl around in order to pick up yeast. It was a lovely pale gold color with lots of turbidity as with any unfiltered hefeweizen. The head was huge and lasted quite a while, and even when it disappated, it neve really was gone, leaving about a third of an inch.

Aroma: Fruity, with notes of citrus, banana, and a hint of melon, spice, and clove.

Taste: Smooth and crisp, medium body and medium carbonation. Wheat maltiness with notes of citrust, banana, and a clove. Mildy sweet, not too little, not too much. Very balanced.

All in all, this is an excellent beer. I've had it in bottles and on tap, but for some reason, this can was amazing. If you're new to hefeweizens or know someone who is, I'd recommend starting with one.

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a hazy, golden straw hue with a thick, 3 finger head. Decent retention, leading to a consisent, somewhat sticky lacing.

Smell - Perhaps my nose is failing me, but there's very little aromatic quality here. Scant notes of clove and, and to a lesser extent, banana.

Taste - Clean, but remarkably underdeveloped. Faint hints of clove. Even less are the banana and bubblegum flavor that make a quick cameo before darting off to a weak, bland wheat finish.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with a fresh, lively carbonation. Finishes with a touch of dryness. Entirely smooth and drinkable.

Overall - While it displays a tremendous amount of smoothness, the lack of any kind of assertive flavor is disappointing. How mellow is too mellow? This beer crosses the line. Strange, because their krystalweizen shows considerably more character than this.

Maybe just a skunked bottle?

Photo of Immortale25
4.59/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

Photo of DoubleJ
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a weisen glass.

Appearance: cloudy and hazy, light sediments on the body; not the most impressive thing you want to see in a hefeweizen granted might have gone bad. White head roughly 1/4".

Smell: light banana skin, but that's about it.

Taste: somewhat complex little banana feel, and feels little creamy with a dry after taste.

Mouth: like I said before it is a little dry, pairing this with the right cheese didt even impress me too much, I will say this the stickiness is pretty good.

Overall: this beer isn't on the level of others that I have had, I won't mention names but you should know what I am talking about. Salud.

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

Pours a nice deep yellow color with a good deal of cloudiness and a large white head. This to me is what a German wheat beer should look like.

Smell is a touch subtle, there is a sweet maltiness there, can also detect a bit of banana from the yeast.

Taste is a bit on the citrus side, more towards lemon. The usual banana and clove notes are there as well, nicely balanced.

Has a nice feel to it, the high carbonation adds a bit to the feel.

Overall a very nice wheat beer. Not quite as in your face as some wheat beers I have had, this is a more subtle brew. This is a really nice beer on a hot day, such as the day I am trying this. Wish I would have bought a second bottle of it.

Photo of thecheapies
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
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

Photo of stan66
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazzy golden tone similar to pineapple juice. head is medium with medium retention. High carbonation. Smell is coriander, citrus and malt. Some sweetnes. It is a really enjoyable beer. I would not hesitate to have it regularly. Taste is refreshing and crisp.

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 Timadae
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very light cloudy golden colour with a bight, snowy white head.

The aromas are of banana, wheat and clovelike spice, not as aomatic as some other Weizens. But inviting al the same.

The taste is fresher than many other weizens i have tried again banana and mild sweet wheat.

Mouthfeel is much light than typical weisse beer with a nice almost delicate feel very silky and smooth.

The best Weizen i have tried yet one i could see me drinking more than one or two of.

Photo of NHGrafx
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Photo of Murrhey
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Weizen glass. Reviewed live.

A- Finger width white head with the cloudy orange body of a Hefeweizen. Medium retention, watery lacing.

S- Sugary esters, banana and cloves. Pungent and sweet.

T- Sugary and a bread-like body that finishes with little linger. Not as great as some other hefs I've had but not bad.

M- Bready quality and chewy carbonation. Quite nice.

O- Another day, another hef. This one is good but not great in my opinion.

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Photo of bubseymour
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Photo of BierStein711
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from pint bottle into weizen glass. Straw yellow with two and half finger head.

This beer was an awesome partner to the Knackwurst platter I was enjoying for lunch. The mouthfeel of the beer was moderate and very drinkable. The typical Hefe smells were throughout the brew: cloves, banana, etc. The taste was banana, bubble gum, and a slight peppery finish.

Great introduction to hefeweizen for a beginner.

Photo of falloutsnow
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from Piccadilly in Champaign, IL.
No obvious bottled-on date.
Poured into a Schell's weizen glass.

Beer has a huge off-white head that's very frothy, almost like meringue. Declines over many minutes to a constant 0.5cm cap. Leaves some good lacing on glass sides, streaks and blotches. Body is quite light, a golden yellow in the shadows and a faint yellow when held up to a light. Hazy from the yeast, though I can still see my hand through the glass. Not as yeast-intensive as other weizens? Carbonation noticeable, despite the haze, and quite active.

Aroma is fairly simple: fairly watery wheat/barley malt, yeast, lemon citrus, applesauce. Compared to other hefeweizens, this is rather tame, almost lacking.

Taste opens with some light sweetness that fades into lemon, faint yeastiness and banana, all a bit watery, but still above average. Taste fades fairly quickly on the palate, leaving a fairly cracker-like aftertaste with very faint residual esters and sweetness. Tartness lingers in the back-sides of the palate.

Medium-bodied with a carbonation level that is satisfying for the moderate heaviness of this beer. Feels smooth and fairly creamy on the palate. Finish is dry and slightly tart. A refreshing beer overall.

While this was very easy to drink, it seemed lacking in aroma and taste relative to other hefeweizens that I've had. Overall, just above average for the style.

Photo of flyingpig
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, light yellow with a huge, foamy white head & some lacing.

Some banana, wheat, vanilla and cloves on the nose upfront that all work well together along with an overall sweetness. There is a little spice but I felt that the beer could have been slightly stronger smelling.

Lots of vanilla and banana upfront in the taste, this is followed by the wheat and clove from the nose. There is a background citrus aroma too but I would say this is just an average tasting hefeweizen.

Smooth, medium body and carbonation, it is a pleasant beer to drink & is quite refreshing.

An average wheat beer in my books, it is nice and drinkable but I feel that there are many others out there that are simply better than this one.

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Photo of karait95
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: nice looking beer, straw color cloudy yellow with medium carbonation. The head is big and white in color dissipates slowly and leaves a small layer on top of the beer.

S: the smell is not too complex is very simple just wheat with some citrus.

T: flavor is also very straight not very complex wheat is the main ingredient with some little spices inside little citrus can be sensed but not too intense.

M: this is a refreshing one not bad at all, good neutral sensation with medium starting and balanced ending not sweet nor bitter.

Photo of bobhits
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Pours light yellow with some haze from the yeast. The head is thick creamy bodied. There are some floaters in here as well.

Smells of french vanilla and bananas blended in some yeast and spices. I really like this nose it is a bit off the style but I'm ok with it. Also this rather strong smelling which is nice for a lot of reasons.

Rather different flavor here. Opens with a rather tame sweet hint of hops beer. Things then finish with intense bananas, sugars, ginger, and yes bubble gum. This isn't anything like a normal hefe by any stretch. The flavors are all close, but they don't blend the same way most do, the bubble gum is very different with intense flavors at different times.

Thick density, but lacks the thickness and creamy impact for the style

This is an interesting beer.. A lot of style, but it doesn't work well together.

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

A: nice color something between yellow and orange, with a nice white head, it shows good retention, the body is hazy, cloudy, unfiltered

S: good aroma, banana, orange peel, clove, malt sweetness, citrusy, wheat everything it should have

T: refreshing, medium high body,it has sweetness, citrusy, and a very refreshing bitter ending, the flavours are as wide as the aroma

Photo of olimpia84
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.96/5  rDev -23.7%
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.

Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
87 out of 100 based on 521 ratings.