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Tucher Kristall Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
85
very good

175 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-16-2001)
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Brent

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This wheat blew me away (although it didn't hurt that the bar knew how to serve it - in a tall glass bearing the brewery's name with a round slice of lemon floating on top). Fresh bread aroma. Smooooooth and easy to drink. (Almost a little too easy).

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2001 23:31:30 | More by Brent
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das_Bier

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

07-06-2013 16:46:02 | More by das_Bier
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium gold color, with a huge white head. Smells of fresh cut grass, malt and fruit. It tastes similar to the any of the euro lagers I have had in the past, only much beeter. Some of the grain and grass taste, but a lot more malty and flavorful. I like this one a lot, very good for picking up a random bottle at the beer store.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2004 03:33:11 | More by TastyTaste
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Antnyd82

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

12-25-2012 03:33:03 | More by Antnyd82
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DeeMalloy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

09-26-2013 01:15:53 | More by DeeMalloy
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DuaneCree

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

03-25-2013 18:57:49 | More by DuaneCree
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allbrigs

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

03-12-2013 15:08:06 | More by allbrigs
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SoupKitchenBeerSnob

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

03-10-2014 01:10:34 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
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SilentSabre

North Dakota

4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was really a great wheat beer. It poured a golden colour and not as cloudy as your typical Bavarian wheat beer.
Pouring finished up with a lovely 1 and a half, almost two finger snow white head of really tiny, tightly knit bubbles.
The taste is very similar to most other German wheat beers, but it seemed to me to have just a tiny trace amount of banana, and a moderate amount of clove-like spice. There was a light to moderate amount of carbonation as well. This lack of carbonation combined with the great taste of this brew, as well as its smoothness, made it very easy to drink. It didn't seem tremendously filling. I feel I could down quite a few of these in a sitting. If you like German wheat beer, you should really give this one a go.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2004 03:14:14 | More by SilentSabre
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morimech

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a clear yellow with a big billowing white head that has good retention. Some lacing is left on the glass. The beer has a nice aroma of banana, cloves, and yeast. The flavor is great. It starts with some cloves but has this sweet fruit flavor that really surprised me. Finishes clean without the graininess I often sense in weizens. Has a light body with a low carbonation that gives a nice smooth coating to the mouth. A great tasting wiezen and a great session beer. I could drink these all summer long. I was very surprised by this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2008 23:51:35 | More by morimech
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oberon

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favorite kristall weizen style I have had yet,loved the yellow/gold color with really nice rocky head.Smell was fruity and bread like(made me wanna jump in it)really refreshing.Taste light and refreshing with some citrus hints and light clove just really easy to drink.Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2003 19:08:44 | More by oberon
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beerprovedwright

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big Head, three fingers of white foam, taking a good three minutes to subside. Lace for days clinging from the top of the glass to the liquid. Color is a 3 on the SRM beer color chart. Started hazy, but cleared in a few minutes. Such flavor in such a light colored beer. Smells like lots of malt, roasted wheat and oats and some hops. Taste is great, well balanced, flavors of malt, citrus, wheat, barley, corn, vanilla, and pepper. Lots of body in my mouth. Not easy on the wallet, but great for the price. Shell out the green for this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 18:12:12 | More by beerprovedwright
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mavesba

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a rich, crystal clear, bronze color. Two finger head that lasted through the first few drinks. Active carbonation.

Smell - Sweet, banana and faint spice aroma. Definitely smell the wheat.

Taste - Rich, banana notes up front, with a faint vanilla at the finish, with crisp taste.

Mouthfeel - Light carbonation up front on the tougne, with a smooth finish.

Drinkability - This is a great hefe. I will be drinking it regularly.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 02:40:24 | More by mavesba
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jgurley

Florida

4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice rocky white head poured into a tall pilsner glass. Smell is of banana, raisin, fruitcake, CO2. Super light, refreshing and smooth on the palate. Really cool and sparkly. Very mild and satisfying finish with a thirst quenching, light mouthfeel. Excellent. Good beer for a hot day. PERFECT stepping off point for a "regular" beer drinker. It has all of the good points and none of the bad of your everyday beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 01:56:34 | More by jgurley
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pkalix

California

4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

gettin' back to basics- this is what i was raised on.... does anyone else miss the spaten club-weisse?
pours an awesome white head, pure gold color of brew.
smell . . . . GERMAN. plain and simple
taste . . . GERMAN. plain and simple. geez, i had gotten away from these for too long.... belgium is a great place to visit, but too rich to stay....
mouthfeel is medium with a little bit of carbonation.
overall, it's a decent beer, and one that just may take me back to where i think my heart yearns to be. lower abv than i'm accustomed to lately with all the belgiums and trippels, but there's always whiskey, right?

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 01:16:46 | More by pkalix
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NHGrafx

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1pt 1oz brown bottle.

Pours a nice clear golden yellow color, with a large 3 finger head and nice lacing.

Aroma is similar to a Bavarian Hefeweizen. Yeast and wheat and some banana coming through. There are some other fruity aromas in there but hard to put a name on them. Some mild sweetness as well.

Taste is very good. It has a mildly sweet taste to it. Nice malt and wheat flavors, with some yeast as well. Can't really detect any of the fruit flavors from the aroma. Very smooth mouth feel. Carbonation feels just right. Slightly bitter finish. Overall very nice taste, like a lighter version of a Bavarian Hefeweizen.

I picked this one up blindly without knowing what to expect, and was surprised at how good it was. Definitely would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2008 23:05:24 | More by NHGrafx
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Hyvee in Council Bluffs, IA.
No bottled-on date visible.
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass.

BIllowing white head, >4cm, collapses to thin ring atop body of beer. Leaves copious lacing on sides of glass. Body golden yellow, totally transparent, very bright hue. Carbonation very active, very visible.

Smells of lemon citrus, floral hops, clean wheat malt. Very clean, uplifting aroma. Bubblegum, bananas present, of a medium intensity.

Sharp, tart, clean. Not quite as tart as a Berlinerweisse, but about 1/4 of the way there. Fruity, slight bananas, slight malt character.

Medium-bodied throughout, medium-level carbonation, high enough to be felt, but not painful or ill-fitting to the body. Crisp and clean, with a dry finish.

Surprisingly very good. Definitely drinkable, enjoyable, would seek out and have again.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 19:56:04 | More by falloutsnow
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nortmand

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours golden straw yellow, with an amber glow. Two inches of foam, which leave no lacing.
Sweet, grainy lager smell, with a nice rich background.
Balanced wheat flavors, with a sweet, caramel background. Some bitterness mid and back of the tongue, but fairly subtle.
Nice, creamy mouthfeel with a supportive carbonation.
Very good, drinkable beer, made to consumed by the liter in a German beer hall. It's the kind of beer that reminds you of why Germans are considered some of the best brewers out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2004 22:22:38 | More by nortmand
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horndecker

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rather stylish silver label. 500 ml bottle.

The color of it is deep brassy orange, clear and bright. A sudsy, sticky head lasts and laces the glass. The nose is banana bread, or stewed bananas, an earthier impression, along with melon and a peppery hop tinge. And then earthy, but clean, malt. Yeah, it's hard to describe.

The first sip brings a mineral tang, a mild grassy hop bite, the bananas and melons, then sweet, round malt and grain, leading to a drying finish with a mildly bitter aftertaste. It's delicious. Very creamy and smooth in the mouth, lots of effervescence, everything balanced and working together.

I think I have found a favorite weizen. I usually go for the cloudy, funky ones, but filtered or not, this one has what I want. Must keep this in stock in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2005 15:51:49 | More by horndecker
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OatmattStout

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer had a great fluffy and rocky head for a krystal. The color was a straw clear yellow. Nose was light and a little on the sweet side. The taste was nice and clean with some sweet wheaty flavor and mild floral backround. Very light and refreshing to the palate but had a good body for this style of beer. Every masss produced American beer could learn a lesson that a beer this light can have good delicate flavors and a richer mouth feel, not a watered down flavor. I could drink this all day long in the summer and dead of winter for that matter.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2003 16:04:46 | More by OatmattStout
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DoubleJ

California

4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let's make today a "Tucher Day", and why not? It's great weather for those German wheat ales, and I have yet to penetrate the Tucher brand. Coming out of a 500 ml bottle, on to the beer:

Simply beautful out of the bottle. Sparkling golden yellow color, clear (duh!), a dazzling show of large carbonaton bubbles running through the body, and a head that is fluffy in texture that dissipates slowly. Retention is okay, lacing is spotty. The nose is appealing as well. In fact, it smells almost like a weizen WITH the yeast, but more subtle. Soft notes of banana, clove, cinnamon, and lemon break in.

Good tasting. It's a fun mix of baking spices (clove, cinnamon) and bread. Banana is subtle. There's a hint of bubblegum too. A little spice hangs around in the aftertaste, but otherwise this is quite clean. Light bodied and gently carbonated despite the show of bubbles in the beer's body.

This is a very good beer overall, but for the kristalweizen style, this might be the best one that I've found so far. Well worth the wait.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 20:35:01 | More by DoubleJ
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leokbelo

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-14-2012 01:42:43 | More by leokbelo
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Extol

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +13%

01-10-2014 23:06:06 | More by Extol
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-12-2013 23:52:28 | More by dgherm
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olimpia84

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured the 16oz bottle into my Weizen glass. This beer has a translucent golden light color, very pilsner-like. Two-finger head dissipated rather quickly. Nose was very light fruit smell that translated into the mouth: hops, wheat, and light flavor with an initial fruit punch of bananas and citrus on the tongue with a carbonation feel at the end that doesn't get in the way of enjoying it. Like some pilsners and lagers this beer goes down very easy.

This beer is probably one of the best in its style, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 00:19:29 | More by olimpia84
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