1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

Not Rated.
Tucher Helles Hefe WeizenTucher Helles Hefe Weizen

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

495 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 495
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 27
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.35% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-01-2001

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (23) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen Alström Bros
Ratings: 495 | Reviews: 290 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of xav33
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen
Half Liter bottle
Medium pour in a weizen glass
Notched 1,2,8 and 16, prosit 11/06

Poured a hazy bright golden yellow with a large frothy white head with good lacing.

Smelt of moderate banana, dough, grain, light lemon.

Taste was upfront moderate sweet bananas and cloves with light lemon meringue feel followed by a soft spicy and doughy taste on an average length finish. Palate was light bodied, watery, overly fizzy.

Overall, another possibly great tasting brew ruined by the tingly prick of overly tiny bubbles of carbonation.

Photo of brentk56
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy pale golden color with a fluffy head that exhibits good retention and lacing

Smell: Decent aroma of banana and clove esters; plenty of doughy wheat as well

Taste: Starts out with a banana wheat character with a touch of clove spice that builds, mid-palate; the finish is rather tart with a hint of the banana continuing to poke through

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with plenty of prickly carbonation

Drinkability: A little less flavorful than some of my favorite hefes, this is nonetheless a good example of the style

Photo of HappyHourHero
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

0.5L can that I picked up at the local Aral gas station.
A half hour later I almost ended up with a glass full of head after the first drop. A careful two part pour produced a large cream colored head that stubbornly held its ground. Nice yeasty aroma with a good dose of banana. Wheat, yeast, and a dash of lemon for flavor. Beer is light and fluffy soft on the tongue. This is my first German beer in a can, but I'd have to say I have no reservations buying a few more. I also picked up a Warsteiner so I'll have to see which one will be my go to gas station beer.

Photo of Poser
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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

Hadn’t had this one in over a year and had completely forgotten about it. Into the pint glass a nice cloudy yellow translucent color with few bubbles. Head is very thick, pillowy white cream that fades away at a moderate pace leaving a nice sheet of foam and good lacing. Pretty good looking hefe. Nose is typical of style: cloves, coriander, and yeast dominate. Taste is light, with understated clove presence and some indiscernible spicy flavor. There’s really no wheat/bread/yeast flavor. Overall, the flavor is a bit understated to me. Feels good in the mouth: wet, liquid, smooth, with a few minor bubbles keeping it interesting. Drinkability is pretty good; this is a smooth and refreshing brew suitable for enjoying anytime, especially when it’s hot outside.

Overall a decent hefe, but flavor is a bit too understated for me.

Photo of kimcgolf
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tuchers pours to a hazy golden color, with a frothy white head. It has a slightly fruity aroma, and tends to taste spicy from mid-glass through the finish. ’m not a real Hefeweizen fan, but this is the best one I have tasted so far. Wheat beers are known for being good thirst quenchers, and this one lived up to that nicely.

Photo of karst
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Having delabled about 500 of these half liter bottles, I was familiar with its foil label with its freshness date.. Tasted in late June while were brewing a oaked stout for fall and have a full Corney of "hay-fuh-veyt-ssenn" Wheatholio that IMHO just reached its peak after 3 weeks on tap. Time to put it up against some of pro's hefeweizen's. Admittedly the brewpot is a huge competator for such a light aromma and I start by taking the glass back to the hop binds for some fresh air.

Pours pale hazy yellow with 4 fingers of white lace that condenses into a pillow that pulls away from the sides and rides the surface until the glass empties.

Signature 4VG (the phenol, 4~vinyl guaiacol and some nice bananna esters.

A typical hefe has a grist of 40% -50% wheat and barley malts( pils, Vienna, Carafoam, Carahell or Caramunich etc) producing a rounded, complex taste that throws a little citrus note with minimal bananna, 4VG, and clove. Its sweet malty base is easily dried by its light hops - Hallertauer Mittelfruh @ around 15 IBUs. Three atmospheres of carbonation keep this style light and lively and wheat with a medium light mouthfeel that is soft and round in the mouth finishing clean.

Great example of the style and we were surprised how well our homebrewed heffe stood up to this classic.

Photo of Drew966
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen pours a cloudy golden yellow with a huge off white head that fills the bulb of my hefe glass completely. It took a while for the foam to die down enough to pour the whole bottle in (of course I swirled in the yeast). Aroma is pretty good, some clove and banana present. Quite a light body, yet creamy. You can taste the banana and clove flavors too. Refreshing on a hot day. Definitely worth a try, very drinkable.

Photo of gatorjames85
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack of this the other day

Pours a very cloudy gold with medium head that is slow to dissipate

the scent is filled with fruit notes and is fairly pleasant

taste is typical of wheat beers but richer with a good mouthfeel and
rich body

Good choice for the style

Photo of atigerlife
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A rather small white head that quickly dissipated. Opaque, darker yellow color. Quite interesting.

Aroma of light banana and some clove and citrus in the background. I like the aroma due to it being subtle instead of an overpowering banana clove like some others.

Taste is light clove, banana and citrus. Some pepper is also present. Pretty good, but lacking in character and style.

Mouthfeel is quite active. Medium bodied.

Overall, a decent beer of the style though there are much better out there. Enjoy on a nice summer day. Refreshing.

Photo of afordney
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good two finger head, retained for a few seconds, a little lacing gathered around the glass, cloudy pale straw color was very attractive.

Smells hoppy, with spicy cloves

Tastes strongly spicy, cloves and hints of banana, well hopped

Mouthfeel is kind of thin but very well balanced

Refreshing hefeweizen for warm weather days, will definately drink again

Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Part of a "Beers of the World" sampler received for my birthday a few months back.

Pours a bright, hazy yellow with a few fingers of snow white head. Nose is light with notes of musty wheat and banana and a whisp of lemon. Taste is light like the nose, citrus and banana, then peppery wheat. Mouthfeel is light-bodied and smooth. Overall, a nice Hefe Weizen Light, easy-drinking, well-balanced, no fuss.

Photo of oolite
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My original taste noted lemon flavor, but banana notes ultimately dominate. I do not get much of a kick from the acidic, fruity notes in the mouthfeel - it is mostly smooth, which I would consider above average. The lightness definitely makes this beer drinkable throughout the night, if you feel so inclined.

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.

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

17 ounce brown bottle with a distinctive blue and gold label.

It pours into the glass a hazy, cloudy honey color with generous amounts of batter-like head. Head fades to a fine yeast laden lace.

Smells of lemony citrus, yeast and a hint of clove.

Overall a trully classic example of the style. Crisp, refreshing and notoriously easy drinking. Without a doubt quite sessionable.
I will purchase copious amounts to share with friends.

Photo of beveragecaptain
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. This beer pours out a hazy yellow color with a big white head. Spicy aroma with banana and lemon and perhaps a little chocolate. The wheat and malt flavor is a little thin, but still tasty. Crisp lemon flavor. Some banana flavor, but not as much as in some other versions. Tasty peppery spice. Mouthfeel is creamy, if a little thin. Good drinkability. This beer is not among the top tier of German hefes, but it's pretty good.

Photo of tgbljb
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Photo of grindcore666
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a hefe glass as required. A fistful of pearl white foam on a thick to pale cascade of gold. Lacing is OK. Aroma has oranges among other ranges of fruits: banana, lemon, and apples.

Tastes really good. Light and smooth. Oranges and banana creme, just as fruity as the nose suggests. Carbonation contributes to a nice and cool mouthfeel. Another addition to the A grade hefes.

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

a - cloudy gold with a massive head and loads of carbonation. lots and lots of lacing.

s - wheat and faint fruits and cloves (bananas, lemons, etc).

t - lots of wheat with mild fruits. typical of a weizen. i could understand how one might say this is a little watery.

m - light bodied hefe with a good smooth texture. above average finish.

d - hell yeah i'd have this again. definately would go great with a pool and a warm summer evening!

Photo of PorterLambic
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly foggy lemon-amber with lemon yogurt edges. The head is aged ivory in color and is impressively creamy. It sports a rugged surface that looks like it would require an all-terrain vehicle to navigate, but isn't quite what I'd call mountainously rocky. A few wisps of lace manage to find a foothold on the glass.

The nose is full of husky wheat that causes it to be less soft and less well-mannered than some. Banana esters are too much in the background and clove spice is only slightly more prominent. All in all, the aroma is decent, although there's very little here that excites.

Helles Hefe Weizen is more forceful on the palate. The wheat malt still has a slightly raw graininess about it that, surprisingly, I don't mind all that much. It's a slightly different take on the style and not necessarily an inferior one. Having said that, I still prefer soft, creamy, lush hefe weizens. Obviously, flavor and mouthfeel overlap to some extent.

There's more banana and clove yeastiness than was appreciated in the nose. Sweet and sour run neck-and-neck throughout each mouthful, with sour winning by a nose at the wire. The mouthfeel is firmly medium with a pleasant airy expansiveness. Once the bubbles settle down, the mouthfeel improves substantially and is as at least as enjoyable as the flavor, if not more so.

Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen is a solid example of the style. Although it doesn't really compare with some of my favorites, it's delicious, impressively drinkable beer. I would love to taste it fresh from the tap in the land of its birth.

Photo of Viggo
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.05/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A lighter version of most traditional German Wheat beers. Lighter in color, flavor, and alcohol. Looks lighter and brighter yellow, lemon like. High carbonation. Dense white persistant head. Laces well. Smells mildly on the citrusy side with yeast and spice tones. Tastes more citrusy than most. Light spices, pepper, clove, bananna, and bubble gum flavors. More cidery than most Wheats. Ligher body, perhaps falls a bit watery. Carbonation almost scrubs the palate. Quite refreshing, crisp, and not as creamy as expected.

Photo of danielharper
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Purchased from Great Spirits, Huntsville, AL.

Appearance: Poured a lemon-yellow cloudy body with a larger-than-expected foamy head. Nice presentation, although I found the color to be a bit lighter than I like in a good hefe. Moderate lacing around the glass.

Smell is weaker than I expected, without quite the same level of complexity that a Paulaner or Franziskaner gives you. Still, nice strong banana notes that are pretty inviting, and certainly nothing that makes me want to avoid the beer.

Taste it about the same, with a bit more citrus to be found here than in the nose, but otherwise very similar. Beer's a bit heavy on the carbonation, I think, but overall pretty decent.

Mouthfeel is very watery, and the foamy head hardly makes itself present at all on the tongue. Doesn't really coat that way I'd like it to, and overall I found the mouthfeel to be reasonably decent, yet somewhat disappointing.

Overall drinkability is high. Fairly low abv, easy to drink, and tastes pretty decent -- I could take a few of these if I had to. I'd prefer having a Franziskaner or a Paulaner or an Olde Towne, but the Tucher'll do in a pinch. Certainly better than the Kristal and the Dunkel, I believe.

Photo of UncleJimbo
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
87 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.