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Tucher Kristall Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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138 Reviews

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Reviews: 138
Hads: 199
Avg: 3.75
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 14
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-16-2001

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Photo of russpowell
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I used to drink beers from these all the time when I was TDY in Bavaria, good times, here one for nostalgia! Indiscernible date coding, but seems fresh...

Pours a light straw color with 2+ fingers of ivory colored head. Above average head retention & some lacing

S: Slight juicy fruit notes, some banana

T: Follows the nose, slight grassyness as well. green banana & light grassyness & cloves are there as this warms & a touch of dryness. Finishes juicy, with slight lemon & hay notes, plus banana peel

MF: Light/medium bodied, semi-firm carbonation

Easy to drink, but really just makes me thirsty for hefe....

I hope that I get more of Tucher's offerings soon (besides the dunkles I bought the same day...

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So now we all know my love for German brews, especially the Hefe in the summer. So what we have here is one of my favorite Hefes but the crystal version. I had to include one of these in my countdown to 500 and figured this one would be a more then suitable choice as it was near 100 degrees out still and I need a good light one to quench my thirst. With a nice Mexican meal, here we go…

A – Poured a crystal clear light golden yellow, just like I thought it would and should. A huge towering two inch plus head formed on the top and settled gently to just a half inch layer of lace the glazed over the top. No real side glass lace to speak of, but there was ample carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass, throughout the entire session.

S – Light grain and some light yeast. Maybe a touch of some peach or apple, but barely. Overall just you typical Hefe aroma, lots of wheat and grain, but again very light, not the overwhelming heavy musty bread type of wheat, very light and refreshing.

T – Nice, very crisp and clean. No lingering aftertaste. Light grainy wheat type of taste which is about what you would expect, following that is a nice mix of some light fruity hints and a touch of a bitter hop end to it . Good overall all around flavor in here. A nice summer drinker for sure. Great clean finish did not linger at all and was very very refreshing

M – Super crisp and clean. Lots of carbonation gave it a great feel and really let the flavors pop. The total assault of bubbles also helped give it a very tight and light clean feel. Just the way it should.

D – Fantastic. Could have had 10 of them. Made for a perfect summer type of brew, it was so light and crisp that you could really have a could refreshing and not too full of a feeling afterward. Great with dinner for sure.

Overall this was a really nice Hefe. The clearness of it through me for a little bit, but overall I felt it added a lot to it being much lighter and crisper all around. It went very well with dinner as it did not fill you up anymore then you needed to be. Again a good little sessionable german that is a definite to give a try if you see it. It will surely not disappoint if the style is what are you are going for..

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Photo of gpogo
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Clear golden yellow with large white head. Very lively carbonation.

A- Wheaty. Light lemony aroma.

T- Light banana and citrus flavors. Finishes medium-dry with a bit of lingering sweetness.

M- High carbonation and a medium to light body. Very refreshing.

D- Very enjoyable. A filtered hefeweizen.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into weizen glass. Pilsner yellow, clear w/ a huge, rocky head of medium bubbles that leaves big patchy blotches of lace. Nose is fruity and spicy, mild banana predominates w/ a hint of allspice or clove. The flavor here is a little watered down w/ a hint of tartness and alight banana cream flavor being just about all this has to off. Lack of off flavors and brisk enough carbonation keep it quaffable which is I guess pretty much what you want out of a kristall.

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Photo of giblet
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

wow. i am impressed. this beer poured nice with about a three inch head. very nice carbonation. golden light yeller in color. very nice. wonderful earthy smell. very nice taste it is a good thing i bought one cuz i think i could drink three or four in a row of these babies. very nice taste.

suckem up and movem out.


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Photo of jophish17
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

50cl bottle poured into a Paulaner Weissbier glass. Purchased at Cheers in Carrollton, GA

Aroma: Very light aroma. A bit of banana, some clove and the yeast comes through as well

Appearance: Huge, white fluffy head like a weizen should be. A pale golden color to the body. Fair retention with a lot of lacing left behind.

Taste: my how smooth and enjoyable this is! The yeast and citrus flavors are well balanced and nothing sticks out. The taste is a bit grainy with a nice aftertaste left behind by the citrus and hops.

Feel: A bit more body than I expected, with the malts making this the thickest krystalweizen I have tried. Still in the light-medium range, and the bubbles keep coming even 10 minutes into the pour.

Drinkability: A highly drinkable wheat beer, this is one of the best weissbier's that I have had, and easily the best Krystal.

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Photo of Goliath
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a really pretty clear golden color with a large two inch white head. Good retention and small bits of lacing.

The aroma is decent but fairly faint. Some tangy pale wheat, slightly citrusy and a little yeast component.

The taste is decent. A slight bit of banana, with a bit of sweet tangy wheat. Not a ton going on but super drinkable.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with plenty of carbonation giving a good cleansing tingle.

Drinkability is high. It's definitely sessionable and pleasant. Flavor is fine, but very mild which is what makes it so drinkable.

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Photo of czfreeman
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Popped this one on this lovely day-before the start of spring to celebrate acceptance to culinary school. pours out an actively foamy head, caps a straw-like brew. Looks like a very foamy pils, as Kristal-weiss should. Aromas are extremly light, faint straw, faint wheat, tiniest touch of cloves and then banana. Flavor is walnut-like in it's delicacy, slight nuttiness, finish of grassy wheats. Mouthfeel is crisp and light. I was served this type of beer in Germany garnished with a lemon(American Heresy!) The flavors of this bier are very light, subdued, and mellow as it was designed to be. Ive had better offerings of this style, but this is a solid example.

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Photo of kbub6f
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great-big, white, fine, thick head. Good. Huge clumpy lacing. Nice. Clear, deep gold beer. This beer definitely has the look. What an interesting nose: grains, flowers, nuts. A tangy, almost lagery front turns sweet and fruity through the middle. Tangy, zingy finish. This is a good, fresh, tangy beer.

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Photo of aforbes10
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from the Vacaville BevMo. Pours a straw-like yellow brown with a huge 2 inch head. Excellent clarity and sticky Rorschach test lacing. Bready malt odor with hints of banana and tangy fruit. Some ethanol also evident. Flavor is a bit more tangy and banana-y than the odor lets on. Banana mixes with a nice soft malt body for a nice light easy-drinking experience. Hint of spicy hops and alcohol on the finish with more banana Light to medium bodied and easy to drink. Not bad.

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Photo of bigrzman
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured this into my Wheat glass from a 500ml bottle. It poured out with a creamy white head much like the natural helles weizen, except this is in fact crystal clear. It is a golden straw color with plenty of evervecent bubbles. Smells slightly of bananas and grain. Tastes like a sweet banana bread much like the natural weizen and of a fruity wheat mix. This beer is a little dryer than the natural. Mouthfeel is a little watery and bubbly. Drinkability is good but I prefer the natural weizen over this. However this beer is solid.

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Photo of BillyBrew
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Making wheat beer more drinkable. A clear, bright pale colour with a foamy head that forms into a long-running lace. Banana-like nose with heavy bready (wheaty?) tones. More bananas in the taste along with clove and nutmeg. A nearly-light body with an active carbonation.

I dig this style because it removes the heavy, sickening yeast flavour form a perfectly good wheat beer. Try this out even if you do not like wheat brew, it just may change your mind. Cheers!

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a washed-out yellow with bright gold tint. Head is thick and rocky. Some lace slashes its way across the glass as the liquid lessens.

Aroma is bright and breezy, featuring lemon, orange-roll glazing, hops, more citrus notes, light banana, yeast, earth.

Flavor is pretty much in line with the nose, featuring citrus and light hop brightness. Also some lemon, and less-tart fruit flavors. Shades of banana work their way in and stay into the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp, not too light and not too tingly, just as nice softness approprirate to the flavors.

I keep thinking "bright" as I drink this. It's an assuming, crisp, clean, clear, flavorful beer, and one that is immensely drinkable. Would love to check out more variations on this style, and would love to see more craft-level U.S. brewers give kristalweizens a shot.

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Photo of jvdineen
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a weizen glass with the typical large head of a wheat beer. Clear straw yellow with rising champagne-esque carbonation. A standard yeast/low hops aroma. Yet this is quite fruity even though the yeasts that gave that flavor are long gone. Quite rerfeshing.

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Photo of Drew966
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tucher Kristall Weizen pours a nice golden color with a thick white head from a brown one pint, one ounce bottle. Aroma is banana and cloves as expected. Quite crisp, clove and banana are present, as are some hops toward the end. Also seems to be a somewhat metallic taste too, although its not really too distracting. Pretty good, worth a try for sure.

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Photo of kmpitz2
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a light yellow color with a huge billowing head that falls to about 3 fingers after a while, then to a finger hen letting it sit. The nose is slightly wheaty, slightly banana sweet, with a hint of lemony citrus. Nice. The flavor is right there, with a slight banana, slight lemon. The wheat is not quite so strong. The feel is the very light side of moderate. I find this beer to be a nice example of a kristal. Very crisp and refreshing. The banana sweetness is nice and the citrusy lemony is good as well.

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Photo of birchstick
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a clear (some might say crystal) yellow with a gorgeous head on it

S - at first I thought this was going to be a very old beer as it smelled very off on the first couple of whiffs. But as it warmed, hints of banana, spice, and clove came out of hiding.

T - Very clean taste - all the scents noted in the smell took over the palate. Very simple, yet very refreshing and delicious at the same time.

M - kind of watery and thin, nothing to write home about.

D - this is almost too easy to drink. It is a little less flavorful than their regular hefeweizen, but this is still pretty delicious and enjoyable.

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Photo of ADR
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pillowy head, maintains an inch for minutes. A clear darker yellow, slight clove/ester sweet aroma. Very sweet malt flavors deep without being full-bodied. A little like candy corn candy at Halloween. A touch of hop at the back. Not complex. A couple of off tastes but the bottle was a good deal past its date mark (9/01)...devoid of annoying acidity but definitely sweet. I give a high drinkability mark and would like to try on tap.

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Photo of PatrickJR
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into weizen glass.

A - Clear, pale yellow with huge 3-4 finger head. Decent retention that settles into white cap, a little lacing.

S - Mostly grain, a lot like a macro, but a little deeper. Banana esters hide in the background. More than I expected after having Maisel's Kristall.

T - Upfront grainy flavor, some corn perhaps. Mid palate the banana hits breifly, followed by a bitterness that reveals slight phenolic character late palate. Finishes fairly clean aside from slight sour wheat malt.

M - Decently carbonated and fairly light. On point with the style, but nothing that stands out.

D - A nice almost watery hefe for those who prefer the lower sugar content and lighter body. I wouldn't mind having a few of these in the future if it wasn't for the price, but it strikes a good balance between a light lager and an actual hefeweizen.

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Photo of BamaBeerBuff
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a massive white head that's reminiscent of whipped meringue. Thick, symmetrical rings of lace all the way down the glass. Score: 4.5

S: Typical hefeweizen aromas of banana and clove, but also some raw grain flavor, light bubblegum, and a dry fruitiness. Not quite as bold as a hefeweizen, but still interesting and good. Score: 4

T&M: Highly subdued flavors of banana and light clove, but there's a lot more clean wheat flavor with a pale grainy malt base. Body is light with a zesty carbonation that's not quite as smooth as a hefeweizen.

D: Goes down easily, though I'd like some more flavor. The appearance and aroma didn't suffer noticeably from the lack of included yeast, but the flavor and mouthfeel did a bit. I think I'll stick to the hefeweizens if I'm craving a light weizen.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The pour is a clear pale golden straw color with a moderate amount of white foam.

S: Intensely sweet nose. It mostly smells like banana candy (banana flavored runts seem to be a good comparison). Minimal wheat and bread and almost no spice notes at all.

T: Surprisingly, the flavor is much, much better. Nice banana and clove esters with a moderate sweetness of wheat and bread. There is a little bit of clove in there, but still restrained compared to other beers of the style.

M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation.

O: Nice wheat beer here. The nose was a little off-putting, but a nice flavor.

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Photo of brentk56
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden body with a frothy whity head that leaves lacing all over the glass

Smell: Vague hints of banana, clove and yeast

Taste: Spicy clove touches highlight the banana flavor right from the start; the finish is crisp

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with good carbonation

Drinkability: A nice example of the style if this is the type of thing you like

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Photo of droomyster
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold body with a big white head that is very frumpy and long-lasting, and laces the glass in puffy clumps. Aromas are very subdued. I get some sweet wheat and general graininess, but not much else besides some light bananas and cloves. The banana and cloves express themselves more distinctly on the palate, which is sweet up front before leading to a very chalky finish with an unusual texture. This is an intriguing beer. One well worth investigating to see if one of its challenging corners is particularly appealing to you.

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Photo of treque
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: is a pale gold in color, completely traslucent, lots of carb wich generates a rich, creamy, hazy white head with good retention

S: some wheat, spicies, banana and cloves, not so deep

T: very nice wheat flavour, crisp on tongue, complex and balanced among sweetness, citrusy and bitterness, medium-light body. semi dry finish

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Photo of xav33
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tucher Kristall Weizen
Half Liter bottle
Unknown bottling (notched 1 and 8 in the third segment, 333 cap citing their 1672-2005 anniversary)

Poured a clear dark yellow with a huge fully lasting frothy white head with good lacing and massive carbonation.

Smelt of moderate cloves and bananas, light bread, some sweat.

Taste was upfront moderate sweet spicy bananas and grain followed by a moderate sweet cookie and bitter pungent mold finish of average length. Palate was light bodied, watery, fizzy and lightly astringent.

Overall, I never had this style before, but everything seems to be on par with what I've read. The yeasty finish is killer.

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Tucher Kristall Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
85 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.