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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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very good

503 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 503
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 28
Gots: 32 | 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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Ratings: 503 | Reviews: 292
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled March 2007 at the Stuffed Sandwich
Pours with a hazy, straw, pale amber color and is topped by a frothy, three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The aroma has notes of banana, clove and some interesting tart lemon rind notes. There are some nice grain notes here as well, whit touches of fresh crushed pale malt tempered by a bit of straight forward malt sweetness.

Tart flavors of lemon somehow combine with a soft, creamy mouthfeel and make this beer quite drinkable. The flavors in this beer make me think of hints of banana & clove (not as much as I might like in a Hefe Weizen though), a touch of something like vanilla and a nice fresh grain flavor. The beer is quite light feeling, yet definitely does project a soft creamy sensation as it goes down the throat. When paired with some food a sweetness is brought out in this otherwise dry tasting beer. This is really nice and refreshing; a perfect beer for a hot day.

Photo of pmcadamis
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light blond semi-transparent honey color with a gray tint. Huge fluffy white head rises uncontrollably over the top of my glass...excellent and expected for a hefe. Soapy lace is left on the glass as the head slowly recedes

S - Dusty yeast, pollen, outdoorsy hay and grass. Hints of clove. Nice. Smells very fresh and floral to me.

T - Sweet and mild honey, clove, and green banana peel. Nickel-like metallic notes and a gluey aftertaste. This is pretty lemony and twangy for a hefe. Sort of disappointing after such a nice aroma.

M - Watery, thin, and a bit over-carbonated. This feels more like a cheapo wheat beer than a real German hefe, even though it is a real German hefe.

D - I'm not really impressed with this one, but I sank two half-liter wiesen glasses of this at Billy Baroo's with no complaints.

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

a - poured a three finger fluffy white head into a weizen glass. the body was golden with a slight haze that left a slight ring throughout.
s - cloves and banana.
t - banana.
m - light with a slightly crisp bite. the texture was also oily or slightly soapy.
d- nicely done and easily drinkable.

Photo of aquatonex
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I actually found a good beer at Downtown Disney! Had it at the Raglan Road, the Irish pub.

Pours medium orange, a bit hazy, pretty standard for this style. Had an inch or so of fluffy head, looking standard again. Smells like a hefeweizen with hints of sweet bananas, cloves, and sweet breadiness. Taste follows with a yummy balance of sweetness, yeasty sourness, and heavy malts. Good beer. Good hefeweizen.

Photo of IntriqKen
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Everything seems right with this Hefe...not spectacular...but everything a Hefe should be.
Wonderful cloudy golden yellow color with an impressive 2 fingers or more of snow white on top of the glass melting very slowly so you are never without some head on your beer.
Aromas are softly wheat spices and bready yeast (unlike others, I didn't find any banana to speak of...which is good for me).
Mouthfeel is creamy and tingly with the carbonation and peppery spices.
Flavors are lightly sweet malt that immediately disappears to lemon and white pepper as well as a slight biscuit-like flavor.
Nice and dry on the end.
Very pleasant.

Photo of MTNboy
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer! It is pretty common all over Franken in Bavaria and most Germans are pretty picky. So you know it is good. It is at almost every train station. If you are ever lucky enough to get it fresh in Nurnburg it is like heaven. Don't ruin this by making it a Cola Weizen or Banana Weizen. Some times some bartenders will stero type that on Americans.

Appearance- Dark hay yellow with a great head.

Smell- Fruity and banana like.

Mouthfeel- Not bad but is probably the only thing holding this beer back from being almost perfect.

Drinkability- Goes down smooth and even has a pleasant after taste.

Photo of AChamberlain
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a .5l bottle with some kind of date.

A: 1 inch head. Cloudy orange with chunks of sediment, didn’t really like that.

S: At first smelled a bit skunked. Fruity and spice.

T: Banana. Very good.

MF: Crisp and smooth.

D: Very drinkable.

I love this on tap. This is my first experience with it from a bottle. Whenever I've had it in the US they serve it with an orange slice, which is actually quite nice.

Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours out a golden hue with a foamy white head about 2-fingers and leaves lacing.

S - Smelled of wheat, yeast and clove.

T - The wheat and clove flavors come through with a sweet kick. Also, subtle notes of spice.

M - Sharp and crisp. Beer is light to medium-bodied.

D - A nice hefe. It is certainly worht picking up again.

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.

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