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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 oberon
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep yellow with a a huge blooming head nice yeasty sediment down toward the bottem of the glass.The aroma is very banana-like and yeasty.Taste is of cloves and bananas with wheaty finish and aftertaste, this beer rounds into form nicely with a lemon to go with the yeasty spiciness.Very easy going down nice for the hot weather.

oberon, Aug 17, 2003
Photo of chaduvel
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

mmmm Hefeweizen. Very refreshing. Served in a Tucher Weizen glass, monster head that faded over time. Nice golden cloudy complexion. Thankfully the lemon was served on the side and not thrown in. Smella yeasty with hints of vanilla and cloves but subtle. Taste is very smooth, with no bite or bitterness good balance of flavors and a little carbonation. Flavors of clove, spice and vanilla/banana are present but are a little too weak to my liking. Great example of German wheat beer and very good beer to have on a hot humid summer day.

chaduvel, Aug 14, 2003
Photo of AaronRed
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At first, this beer seemed like it did not have enough yeast in it. But as it settled, the creamy rocky head gave off a nice appearance and the beer looked more cloudy, like the yeast dropped in later. A very dinkable brew, strong wheat flaovors, but not overpowering on the yeast or any fruit flavor. Slight tang, but overall extremely smooth. This is one of the smoothest weizen I have had in a while. Cleary worth a try, as it is a little different from the typical German Hefe's.

AaronRed, Jul 29, 2003
Photo of clvand0
4.22/5  rDev +9%
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.

clvand0, Jul 27, 2003
Photo of hotstuff
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a large white head with small-medium sized bubbles. The body was clear and the hue of this beer was a pale orange. There was also carbonation observed with this beer. The mouthfeel with this beer was smooth but watery. It had a decent taste, but not one of the better German Wheat beers that I have had.

hotstuff, Jul 18, 2003
Photo of ngandhi
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

While there are hints of banana on the nose and palette, the complexity of this weiss beer is masked by quality hops that compete, instead of co-exist, with the barley. One thing's for sure, this is real beer. You can trust most anything out of Germany and Tucher is no exception. In the bars, when I can't find Hacker-Pschorr and I'm in the mood for a good weiss, I'll often turn to Tucher. Unfortunately, it's rarely on tap. But, compared to other Bavarian weisses like H-P and Konig-Ludwig, Tucher leaves me wanting a lot more. The banana notes mellow out to a quasi-vegetable palate and, were it not for the strict German brewing laws, I could see a beer like this easily falling the way of domestics.

The aftertaste again reminds us that this is a decent beer and better than a lot of stuff you'll find. The bananas come up again and then give way to a delicate lemon. A nice lacing continues down the glass after the very rich and spectacular head dies down; out of the bottle, the head is so thick it looks like it came from a nitro-tap.

Still, I can't make amends with the competing flavors in this beer. They cause it to actually lose complexity and, in the end, that vegetable bite on the tongue dominates.

A good beer, well-priced (I paid about US$8 for a six-pack), and recommended. There's enough in this to please a lot of people. It pours gorgeously, drinks easily, has a decent abv, and, if you allow yourself to experience it, the banana note is lovely. But if you see Hacker-Pschorr or Konig-Ludwig, opt for those. And for anyone interested in intense fruits (galaxies beyond Tucher) go for Three Floyds' Alpha King or Three Floyds' Gumball Head Wheat.

Toasts.
ng

ngandhi, Jul 17, 2003
Photo of BobLuvBeer
4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours with a very good head. Excellent, light bronze color. Very soft on the palate, with citrus overtones. No bitterness present. Smooth enough to let you have a few. However, a noticeably missing in malt and hop, which leaves you wanted a little more character to it. Over all, right up there with a Konig or Hacker in this category.
Served with lemon

BobLuvBeer, Jul 11, 2003
Photo of TheDM
3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Initial pour yielded a head that was very lively and almost overflowed my glass. The head was a mixture of small to medium while bubbles that clung well to the sides of the glass. It's body was a light orange transparent color with a hint of yeast and carbonated bubbles floating in it. The taste of this beer was rather uninteresting for me after the Kostrizer I had earlier this evening. A little watered down for my tastes. Not bad, but not a beer that I would go out of my way for.

TheDM, Jul 01, 2003
Photo of nomad
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color was highly pale, as this poured a fully hazy straw yellow. The head on this beer was amazing, as it looked like Ayer’s Rock in Australia. Also had some lace that fell in large clumps, and also clumps of stain that stuck out from the inside of my hefe-weizen glass.

Smell was definitively banana, more unmistakeably so than others I've had, but was soft in feeling (not strength). Some clove scents behind it, but more so a little funky-skunky farm scent. Taste was wheaty yet fairly light, with a little sweetness at first that was pretty nice. Then came a barely lemon flavor, a tiny sour presence midway through, and a quiet Perle sort of hops toward the end

Nice but not very strong in each area. Okay mouthfeel, goes down easy, but a little too drying, though.

nomad, Jun 18, 2003
Photo of BierReise
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Usually I'd prefer a draught over a bottle but in this case i think the bottle was better. Maybe the keg I was drinking from wasn't fresh. Nice color and fluffy white head, a typical looking weizen. A bit more effervescent than the bottled version and not as smooth on the palate. Taste is slightly yeasty and a little bitter but lacking in malt flavors. Yeast flavor also lacking. I think the bottle fermentation might be the difference in that aspect. Still an ok beer.

BierReise, May 26, 2003
Photo of DerKaiser
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a solid German hefe weizen. It pours a cloudy, bright golden color with huge meringue-like head.

The aroma is typical of the style, with clove and banana esthers. It's got a refreshingly crisp mouthfeel. This makes a great summertime beer. There's a strong wheat presence on the palate. This hefe isn't as sweet as some of the other bavarian weiss beers out there.

Overall, it might not be quite on the level of a Paulaner or Weihenstephaner offering, but Tucher's Helle Hefe Weizen is good beer. I'd drink it more often if it wasn't so hard to find.

DerKaiser, May 18, 2003
Photo of Wildman
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a dark yellow color and formed a huge foamy white head that left circular lace as it slowly subsided. A medium amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of hops, clove and citrus. A flavor of hops, cloves, citrus and banana. A light, spritzy finish to it. Not a bad hefe.

Wildman, May 04, 2003
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.

Pegasus, Apr 13, 2003
Photo of IrishRedRock
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty good Hefe. The lemon that robs me of flavor was tossed back onto the bar immediately. After I ate part of it, of course. Mmmm...lemony. Anyway, this beer in my enormous 20 oz. pint glass was a very hazy yellow with a thin shiny white head that didn't last too long. Aromas of bananas and spices were prevalent. This was quite a refresher of a brew. Yeasty flavors abound, as well as some delicious citrus, banana, and clove flavors. Finishes slightly dry. A nice example of the style.

IrishRedRock, Apr 06, 2003
Photo of JohnnyDuvel
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

There are so many top-notch hefe's, and they are readily available in my area. Two things stand out about the Tucher. It is quite spicy, reminds me of Schneider, but lighter in body. The other is that the head disappears relatively quickly, unusual for a wheat beer. Otherwise, a very good hefe, not in the upper echelon (with Schneider, Paulaner, or Weihenstephan), but right up there with the rest I've tried. Goes down super easy.

JohnnyDuvel, Mar 25, 2003
Photo of fattyre
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy medium light golden yellow with a large cream/foamy white head and a full silky mouthfeel from the suspended yeast. The smell is sweet and lemony/bananna. The tast is grassy, spicy, and apple like with a dry finish. Overall an enjoyable wheat though not my favorite of the style.

fattyre, Mar 24, 2003
Photo of AudioGilz
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

It's cloudy light orange/golden in color. A huge white fluffy head settles down to a solid half inch for the descension down to the bottom of the glass. An invigorating aroma of banana, yeast, pepper, and cloves. This beer is super drinkable if a bit watery as well. It's definitely thinner and more subtle than other weizens from Germany I have had. But it's enjoyable nonetheless, perfect for the summer. Flavors are pretty much subtle lemon and yeast.

AudioGilz, Mar 20, 2003
Photo of bierman2000
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A well made weizen beer. It has the lemon citrus tastes and also is very refreshing on a hot day with some light food. The head and Brussels lace run down as they form a tight white line as the beer is sipped from the Wheat glass. Oe of the better Weizen out there and also as usual highly carbonated but very smooth.

bierman2000, Mar 06, 2003
Photo of Morris729
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy pale golden color with a light and airy white head that coats the walls of the glass as is recedes. Nose is mildly fruity banana with some strong spicy notes of clove and fresh-cracked black pepper. Medium in body with a very smooth and silky mouthfeel. Taste is light creamy banana up front followed by some yeasty and bready notes. Some lemony citrus notes come through in the end leaving a crisp finish. This is a very nice, though not outstanding, Hefe; however, it goes down so easily it’s scary.

Morris729, Mar 06, 2003
Photo of Andreji
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A very thick head with a yellowish-orange tone. An average smell with a fruity citrus hint alongside the perceptible wheat.

The flavour is considerably good, light and dry malty taste, very soft on the mouth which still requires it to be tasted twice to fully perceive the fruity mixture. Highly recommendable.

Andreji, Feb 21, 2003
Photo of Bunnyhop
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A hazy, medium light golden yellow Hefeweizen with a large creamy, foamy, white head. There is a slight scent of spice and a hint of fruit to the smell. The taste has a slight sourness in the beginning (almost like sour apple), followed by a sweetness and a slight banana flavor, the finish is malty. In my mouth it is silky from the wheat and full feeling. Overall a nice mix of flavors and a very nice mouthfeel.

(source: Savannah, GA)

Bunnyhop, Feb 04, 2003
Photo of ElGuapo
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

whoa, this one had a monster pillowy white head that stood strong for a minute or two and then quickly died to a lace, but it did leave its mark on the sides of the glass. the beer is as you would expect: straw colored with good cloudiness. there is yeast and a bit of citrus in the smell.

there is not a whole lot of flavor to this one. it has some flavors of citrus (lemon) and some bread and yeast flavors. actually, it has a lot of lemon. the one thing i will say about this brew is that it is very refreshing. it just quenches thirst incredibly. it is light and crisp, and very drinkable. not a great hefe, but it is a good beer to drink.

ElGuapo, Jan 14, 2003
Photo of ThreePistols
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden color, foamy head; fruit, spice and malt aroma. The flavor is fruity and spicy like the aroma with good malt sweetness, wheat and yeast flavors. Slightly dry malt finish with a touch of hops bitterness. Smooth and creamy; slighty thin body. Fairly long dry malt aftertaste retaining some of the spiciness.

ThreePistols, Nov 26, 2002
Photo of Dogbrick
2.95/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy yellow-orange color with a thick white head. Wheaty, citrus aroma. Resfreshing but flavor was kind of weak and the body was rather thin. Decent summer brew but it didn't really twist my pickle.

Dogbrick, Nov 08, 2002
Photo of Murph
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a darkish golden yellow color with a huge creamy, pillowy white head that lasts all the way to the bottom and leaves a nice clinging lace. Smell is of some big bananas with some spicy cloves and a bit of tart citric fruit as well. The taste has great fruity characteristics with bananas being the most notable, but not the only one there. There is also a nice spicy clove and slight pepper flavor that rides through to the finish. The brew is a bit thin in the mouthfeel department, but is still rather creamy and smooth and is still rather drinkable. A very nice hefe and one I wouldn't mind returning too.

Murph, Sep 08, 2002
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