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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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458 Ratings

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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 25
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 hotstuff


3.73/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

07-18-2003 12:58:40 | More by hotstuff
Photo of ngandhi


3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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.


07-17-2003 02:22:44 | More by ngandhi
Photo of BobLuvBeer


4.58/5  rDev +18.3%

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

07-11-2003 15:07:17 | More by BobLuvBeer
Photo of TheDM


3.1/5  rDev -19.9%

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.

07-01-2003 15:16:49 | More by TheDM
Photo of nomad


3.65/5  rDev -5.7%

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.

06-18-2003 14:06:33 | More by nomad
Photo of BierReise


3.28/5  rDev -15.2%

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.

05-26-2003 17:19:22 | More by BierReise
Photo of DerKaiser


3.73/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

05-18-2003 19:38:12 | More by DerKaiser
Photo of Wildman


4/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

05-04-2003 16:55:12 | More by Wildman
Photo of Pegasus


4/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

04-13-2003 07:19:19 | More by Pegasus
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4.05/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

04-06-2003 16:00:34 | More by IrishRedRock
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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

03-25-2003 21:19:16 | More by JohnnyDuvel
Photo of fattyre


3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

03-24-2003 19:15:40 | More by fattyre
Photo of AudioGilz


3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

03-20-2003 17:08:56 | More by AudioGilz
Photo of bierman2000


4.28/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

03-06-2003 13:30:28 | More by bierman2000
Photo of Morris729


4.28/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

03-06-2003 11:32:39 | More by Morris729
Photo of Andreji


4.33/5  rDev +11.9%

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.

02-21-2003 16:24:37 | More by Andreji
Photo of Bunnyhop


4.05/5  rDev +4.7%

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)

02-04-2003 11:28:11 | More by Bunnyhop
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New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -15.2%

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.

01-14-2003 10:59:58 | More by ElGuapo
Photo of ThreePistols


4.3/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

11-26-2002 09:58:02 | More by ThreePistols
Photo of Dogbrick


2.95/5  rDev -23.8%

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.

11-08-2002 07:46:43 | More by Dogbrick
Photo of Murph


4/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

09-08-2002 05:00:37 | More by Murph
Photo of Jason


4.38/5  rDev +13.2%

Presentation: 16oz brown sleek euro style bottle with a drink before date clearly marked.

Appearance: Soft pale hazy yellow with a crown like white lace that floats all the way down.

Smell: Spicy with a mild black pepper aroma with a little melon and banana, from the fruity esters, in the nose also.

Taste: Smooth and crisp with a silky texture and nice carbonation holding this medium bodied brew together. Grain and wheat malt dominate the forefront though a subdued fruit and rounding spicy flavour that leads to a restrained hop bitterness. An underlying sweetness flows from start to finish with a bready yeasty flavour tagging along.

Notes: Top notch for the style, a must buy for all wheat beer lovers. Balanced to a T and goes down quicker than water. Add a slice of lemon to break in the novice beer drinker.

08-19-2002 03:23:21 | More by Jason
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4.45/5  rDev +15%

Cloudy, yellow gold with a good head that holds up fairly well. The aroma is mainly of clove and fruit above a sweetmalt and limited banana. The body is thin, but zesty, and creamy as it warms. The flavor is of a fruity malt with clove and a very light banana. The finish is refreshing with a touch of hop bitterness. Very well balanced. Not exactly a stand-out weizen for any particular reason, but quite flawless and seductive nonetheless. An excellent choice.

08-18-2002 18:29:51 | More by NeroFiddled
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New Hampshire

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)


08-04-2002 11:05:50 | More by Bierman9
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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

Cloudy golden color with a thick white head that took a while to dissipate. Good carbonation with a nice citrusy aroma. The citrusy flavor lingers in the mouth for awhile. What I would expect from a good Hefeweizen. My personal preference is for Tucher's Dunkel.

07-10-2002 14:09:05 | More by ryanocerus
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