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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
88
very good

476 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 26
Gots: 24 | 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 dotsonjamesg
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this brew from a "10 Best Beers of the World" pack from World Market in Claremont, FL.. 

Appearance: The beer pours with a nice mousy, three-finger white head with decent retention. The frothy goodness on top left light lacing on the glass. The brew is a cloudy golden/slightly amber color. 

Smell: The nose is s little more geared toward banana but I want to say there is smirching richer behind it, like rum. A little citrus and spice is also in there with it. 

Taste: Sweet malts hit your taste buds first and then the spice and banana/citrus. After the initial flavors hit you, it moves in to an earthy bitterness. Much more complex than most hef's I am familiar with. 

Mouthfeel: Carbonation was good and the brew itself was pretty refreshing.  

Drinkability: Great hef, a well-rounded beer that is good in all the right places. 

dotsonjamesg, Jan 13, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy yellow in color and poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. A high amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are moderate aromas of apple, citrus and wheat in the nose.
T: The taste has a slight amount of sweetness and flavors of apple, banana, clove and wheat.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and quite refreshing.

metter98, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of beerprovedwright
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow watch that head, three fingers plus. Very clinging lace. Color is a hazy 5 on the SRM beer color chart. Deep aroma of malt, some orange peel, and other citrus, wheat, and pepper. Taste is really good, flavors of malt, orange, pepper, really clean and balanced. Heavy cream texture in my mouth...great. A bit pricey, but for the little extra change, it is worth the experience.

beerprovedwright, Dec 25, 2010
Photo of crossovert
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz brown bottle.

It ours excellently for a hefeweizen. It had a foamy white head that rises above the rim. It sticks for a nice while and recedes with some decent lacing. The body is a beautiful hazy gold.

It is definitely very clovey in the smell. There is also some ripe banana here and some wheat.

The flavor is clove/banana/wheat heaven with a hint of lemon. It is a prototypical hefeweizen through and through.

There is a high level of carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

crossovert, Dec 07, 2010
Photo of djmichaelk
2.68/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

500ml bottle into a perfect pint. Tasted as part of a five-way hefe comparison.

A - Huge pillowy three fingers of head, with great retention and plenty of lacing. Slightly hazy straw yellow. Great looking, even for the style.

S - Plenty of the usual banana esters, with lots of yeastiness. Not as bready as some hefes, but still has that banana-nut muffin aspect nailed. But points off for not having a very strong aroma -- it's definitely much more faint than the best in this style.

T - It doesn't quite deliver on the promise of the nose. The flavors are there, with banana and yeast, and a nice nuttiness that I haven't gotten out of a hefe before. Nutmeg and clove. But it's faint. And it's dry as a bone, which detracts from the flavors more than I'd like.

M - Solid carbonation and a reasonably full feel, but finishes with a slick feel that is unsatisfying.

D - I could usually drink this style all day, but for some reason this one isn't really doing it for me.

O - Wow, what a difference a couple of years of trying new beers makes. I used to drink the hell out of this beer, both on tap and by the bottle. It used to be one of my favorites. But now after having some of the best (looking at Weihenstephaner here) it pales in comparison.

djmichaelk, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of bigrzman
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured the 500ml bottle into my 10th Mountain Division weiss glass. It looks golden and translucent like a natural weizen beer should. It has a thick creamy white head that is silky to the touch. By the way great lacing, it makes little islands of lace around the glass. Smells like banana bread and hard water. Tastes like banana bread, very bready and a little like apricot. Wheat is the name of the game and it is here! Medium body and well carbonated from the bottle conditioning. This is a thirst quencher that has some dry pucker to it. I can drink this in any season no problem and it goes down very easy as well.

bigrzman, Oct 15, 2010
Photo of thekanna
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Das Best Oktoberfest in National Harbor, MD.

A: Gorgeous slightly cloudy pale gold with fantastically large white head. In fact, the while serving this beer, the servers at Oktoberfest had to first let the head settle for a while (read: long time... this one was pretty stubborn) in pitchers before they could pour it into steins.

S: Big on the banana notes, some allspice and citrus zest to go along with it. Almost like lemon-glazed banana bread.

T: Strong wheat malts, fairly biscuity and sweet. Banana notes hit big, with a slight grassiness and hints of hay.

M: Under-carbonated and slightly watery.

D: Fantastic Hefeweizen, but I would've preferred it to be slightly more carbonated and to have a bit more heft.

thekanna, Sep 30, 2010
Photo of Sleestak
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden orange, with somewhat of a lackluster head considering the style. Rushing carbonation. Oranges hit at first sip but gives way to wheat bread and yeast with a touch of bananas. No real spiciness present. Overall a mellow but refreshing and enjoyable hefe.

Sleestak, Sep 26, 2010
Photo of Reaper16
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served at Little Willie's, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a pint glass

Pours an Icterine shade of yellow. Typical yeasty haze. 1.5 fingers of sterling white head form on top and it doesn't really go away for a long time. Almost no lacing, despite the persistence of the head.

Nice yeast character on the nose: fresh-squeezed lemon and banana and clove. Zippy wheat base. A small kiss of hops. Nothing about this hefe is original, but all of the familiar components are in excellent balance with each other.

That sense of balance carries over to the palate. Lots of lemon flavor from the tang of wheat to the fruits coming out of the hefeweizen yeast. Some green hop cone flavor lends a fresh bitterness to all of that grainy/tangy flavor. Not original at all but it tastes good. Classic flavors.

Solid motuhfeel. It doesn't coat the mouth yet has enough creaminess to carry all of the yeast flavors. A low ABV% (5.3%) means that you could happily session this hefe.

This hefeweizen will not amaze you. It goes about its business all workmanlike. You can count on it to get the job done. Very solid example of the style.

Reaper16, Sep 19, 2010
Photo of TMoney2591
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a weizen glass at ChurchKey.

This order was really my brother's, but I took over after a short while. It pours a hazy pale straw topped by a finger-and-a-half of white foam. The nose seems pumped in with helium, with notes of light coriander, light lemon zest, cardamom, and light florals. The taste is mostly the same, though seemingly with a decently larger amount of coriander. The body is unsurprisingly light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp-ish finish. Honestly, this would have been great had there been more to it: it was just too light, too airy, too unsure of itself. it's a lack of confidence, really. But it does go back quite easily.

TMoney2591, Sep 05, 2010
Photo of BARFLYB
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a Berwick Brewing pint glass.

A- Bright yellow with a darker shade once the dregs leave the bottle. A bright baby teeth white head on top with a sturdy base that leaves no lace.

S- Freshly peeled banana with a nice wheat backing. Some pale malt action with a small amount of lemon. Miniscule spice and earthy hop aroma.

T- A blast of small citrus, lemon, orange and such. Wheat up next with some small grass. Malty middle that is not too sweet, thank you. Bananas show up, but less than the smell. Spice is kept low, a bit of honey here qnd there.

M- A very light bodied beer with a taste that makes you think the body is bigger. Carb is there but does not bite the tounge. I can tell this is a 'fresher' bottle as it is not overly over run with sweet malt and dead hops, the green cones keep things in check.

D- One of the better hefes out the bottle in recent memory, I love finding fresh German beer which is sort of hit or miss with me.

BARFLYB, Aug 19, 2010
Photo of wogjr
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Living in MA, this is a hard beer to find. It is best on tap, but if it is the first poured of the day, make sure you tell the bartender to give you the next glass. First taste can be rough. Otherwise, this is my favorite beer. Please leave the lemon out of the equation though. No reason to ruin a good beer with fruit!

wogjr, Jul 30, 2010
Photo of timmytootimes
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A=Lovely light straw and hazy, wonderful white head, lightly lingering lace just how it should be.

S=beautiful banana, marvelous melon, pinch o pepper, freshly baked bread, touch of clove and slightest hint of light citrus.

T=upfront it tastes of light citrus that gives way to freshly baked bread, finishes with a tucher(touch) of clove and pepper with lingering notes of earthy wheat.

D=clean, beautiful, smooth and velvety. A well carbonated beer and as drinkable a hefe you'll find anywhere.

timmytootimes, Jul 24, 2010
Photo of leonardopacu
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer take into Perugia-Italy in a common Glass with a pizza.
Appearance of a wheat beer,yellow and cloudy.
Smell like bananas, clove.
very tastefull, o little spice, remarkable clove
Medium corp.for me like others hefe weissen, but less liquer-like
Good Drinkability.

leonardopacu, Jul 21, 2010
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is now available in all Wetherspoon's pubs in the UK. I had mine in 'The Dragonfly' at Birmingham Airport.

sadly they had no correct Weizenbier glasses, so it was poured into a tall pint glass.

Looked as good as any Hefeweizen, cloudy and murky, with a huge pure white head.

Cracking aroma of banana and vanilla, just like most Weizenbiers do.

Not as tastey as some, but still very refreshing, sharp and citrusy in flavour.

A good example of the style, a long way from a classic, but never-the-less well worth trying.

BlackHaddock, Jul 18, 2010
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It was poured in a pint glass (this joint, City Tap House, only seems to serve beer in either pints or tulips). Perhaps had it been poured into a tall hefe glass, we would've received more head. What we did find was nice, but a bit short. The bright citrine yellow reminded me of springtime.

I would say the aroma is more floral than it is clove-like. Detected some unripe peach as well. Really wonderful and inviting.

Tastes as good as the best German hefes. What sets it apart, I think, is its custardy creaminess and an enhanced tarty bite at the back. The feel is just so smooth and silky.

Not as refined as some, but still holds together nicely. May or not drink this in great volume by itself. I'd suggest pairing this with some sorbet or any other light, fruity dessert.

Bouleboubier, Jul 16, 2010
Photo of OlRasputin989
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into weizen glass

A: a cloudy marigold colored brew with a big, fluffy head of white foam. settles slowly and leaves a cap of foam to the bottom of the glass

S: aromas of banana, clove, lemon, bread dough, and earth.

T: flavors of banana and lemon upfront balanced by earthy wheat. follow through to a finish with clove, pepper, wheat bread dough

M: a medium full body with a frothy entry that quickly becomes smooth and lush then finishes off dry

Overall, a very good sample of the style. I'm not a big fan of hefeweizens, but I could drink several of these.

OlRasputin989, Jul 13, 2010
Photo of trbergman
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Cloudy pale gold with plenty of carbonation and about one finger of soft white foam. Some floating hop particles in addition to the yeast sediment.

S - Loads of ripe banana with some grainy cereal aroma.

T - Tart cereal/wheat flavor with banana and just the barest hint of clove. It's not bad, but kind of thin.

M - Light bodied and smooth, but lacking the creaminess of a good example of the style.

D - This is a tolerable hefe, but not very exciting. It's definitely worth spending a little extra for Ayinger or Weihenstephaner.

trbergman, Jun 29, 2010
Photo of WhiteOak
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Straw yellow color, and very hazy - almost cloudy. Meringue head with lacing.

S- Very faint, barely perceptible classic Hefe Weizen aromas, unfortunately.

T- Light, pleasant flavors, but far from the degree of pleasure afforded by Franziskaner, Weihenstephan, Schneider...

M, D- Good drinkability.

WhiteOak, Jun 27, 2010
Photo of lstokes
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is not your average Hefeweizen, although it does look it, a very cloudy beer, with no carbonation to speak of but a very substantial and creamy head.

The smell was of weak citrus and the whole beer is a little off-style: instead of a sweet-toothed banana-and-spiced-clove confection, it takes a tarter and drier approach, characterized by fruity malts and a hop/grain ending more prominent than usual.

It's a bit sour and edgy for a Hefeweizen--much more like the beers I tend to like to drink, and very very tasty, but not really what I would reach for first if I wanted a Hefe, you know? Still, I would definitely drink this again in all of its slightly imperfect glory.

lstokes, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of beerdink
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

of all the wheatie,s i like this one the best.color is a nice golden with some yeast clouding it up a bit at the end of the pour,taste i get citrus from start to finish with a hint of sweetness but crisp and a little dry at the finish,a very drinkable beer for me.

beerdink, Jun 05, 2010
Photo of dgv0
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

p: slender, brown, Euro-style bottle poured into a Tucher Weizen glass.

a: pours a hazy golden yellow with a thick, soft white 2+ finger head; yeast particles visible floating inside the glass.

s: very subtle fruity sweetness, increases as you approach the bottom.

t: sweet caramel, bready, finishes with just a hint of banana. towards the bottom of the glass, the banana flavor is much more prevalent.

m: smooth, medium to light body; small particles of yeast give an interesting texture

d: extremely drinkable, smoothest hefeweizen I've had. Not the most flavorful hefeweizen, but worth every penny.

dgv0, May 27, 2010
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clouded bright orange golden hue with bright white vibrant head forms speckled scattered lacing. Aroma has more citrus than most German hefeweizens I've come across, a touch of clove and bubblegum in there as well. Light herbal hops in the background with a nice breadiness, definitely the perfect breakfast beer. Flavor flows nicely with a nice mix of citrus fruit/wheat bread sweetness. A nice full bubblegum candy characteristics with hints of clove and vanilla esters with a light herbal hop back ground. Mouthfeel overall is nice carbonation carries well semi effervescent light to medium bodied, no complaints. Drinkability is effortless a nice hefe, not the best but solid all around player approachable for many palates and girls will of course love this stuff.

WVbeergeek, May 08, 2010
Photo of OtherShoe2
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pretty gold with a big fluffy white head. A touch hazy with light lacing.

Sweet wheat, some yeast and some banana at best. It is there, but you must dig.

Wheat, yeast, some spice, and tart lemon rounds this out. No funk or anything too overpowering. Great balance. Glass is empty in an instant. Yes, I was thirsty, but this was incredibly refreshing. Light bodied, just the right amount of carbonation.

$9.00 a six? Fantastic! Just a really decent version of this style. Not overpowering in the banana/clove area, and that really works. This could become my summer beer...

OtherShoe2, May 01, 2010
Photo of kcr357
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice hazy gold color, one finger or foam that dissipates quickly.
Smells of bananas and more bananas.
Lighter side of carbonation, very good wheat beer taste, perhaps lacking bite or punch, but still good. Well rounded, a bit watery.
I could drink plenty of these judging by taste, but being surprisingly heavy on alc(5.5), would def. do something stupid/hit on fat chicks.

kcr357, Apr 25, 2010
Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
88 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.