Tucher Kristall Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
85
very good

184 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of desiderius
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Four fingers of creamy off-white head; average retention. little lacing; crystal clear dark yellow color; bubbles ascending in beautiful bunches.

Smell: Ripe banana, hops, hints of nuts.

Taste: Subtle and nice; barley malt, some hop bitterness; no bread, but some wheat crackers, and perhaps pop-corn; lemony tartness; dry, pilsner-like finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium - yet fuller than many lagers; carbonation is abundant, but not more than I would wish for.

Drinkability: Goes easily down one's throat, and every sip leaves you wanting another one. Combines a hefeweizen's intrigue and a pilsner's freshness.

This is my first kristallweizen, and I like it. Wouldn't mind some more wheat-ness though.

Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright clear golden color with a nice white head and decent carbonation. Light banana-clove aroma and flavor, Light bodied and airy.

Light classic Bavarian Hefe-weizen but I prefer the unfiltered and dark versions they make.

Per label: Since 1672

Date(?): 10/02
Tasted: 08/09/03

($1.99 / 16 oz.)

Photo of CNOTEKC
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of karait95
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very bright looking, clear light yellow color filtered as must according to the style. Carbonation is vivid forming a permanent withe layer on top after a big to medium head that dissipates slowly and leaves some traces behind on the glass.

S: The aroma is very clear, medium intensity but definitely banana and wheat can be detected at once.

T: Very good flavor, wheat is present all the time with some orange peel or some other citrus, also the banana is there.

M: The beginning is neutral, balanced with some tending to sweet as per the style changing a little at the end to a faint bittersweetness.

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 1 Pint and 1 Fluid Ounce brown glass bottle. Labels look exactly like that in the BA Database Avatar. Has a best before date numerical system on the side of the back label, but it isn’t nicked so who knows when it was bottled or expires.

Appearance: Streamers fill the lovely clear golden body. Big white head forms easily and stays put at ½” thick after the pour. Nice thick lacing on the glass edges. Decent levels of carbonation when swirled aid the head retention.

Nose: Light hint of cloves and some mashed bananas punctuate the air above the brew. Some yeast fills the back end also.

Taste: Very much a reflection of the nose. Soft bananas and cloves, yet the yeast I get in the nose is barely detectable. Clean, crisp and very easy going. Spritzy sweet cider feel in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Delicate soft feel in the mouth. Light bodied but certainly never lacking. Conditioning is creamy at times.

Drinkability: Easily swigged, but the sweet cider feel takes the edge off of this one after a while.

Overall: The second of the Tucher brews that I have tried, both have been solid offerings. The Kristall Weizen is worth a try and is a good above average brew overall.

Photo of Brianhigginskc
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of johntfox
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of birdsellam
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of JTlovesyou
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The Tucher Kristall Weizen is text book. This style is not meant to impress you. It is not meant to take you out, kiss your neck, rub your shoulders, then make sweet, sweet love to you on the waterbed while Motorhead plays on the hi-def surround sound stereo. It's meant to be simple and perfect.
The nose has a bit of honey, a bit of coriander, a bit of wheatfield. The palate has a little texture in the middle but is mainly an upfront faux-mango viscosity and then a back-end mix of orange juice concentrate and bubblegum. All of the above is ghost-whisper faint.
But that's the point. This is not a shouting beer. It is perfect, simple refreshment. Don't look for this to be anything it's not and you'll be deeply, spiritually satisfied.
If you have a dog, sit on your porch in July and watch it hunt a squirrel while you sip this out of a giant mug. I promise you, that's what God's doing at the exact same time.

Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of RobTown
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of scuttlebutt21
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of clemtig76
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz brown bottle purchased at Greens in Columbia, SC. Tucher Kristall Weizen pours a nice slightly cloudy golden color with a billowy, thick white head. Aroma is of banana and cloves with some yeastiness as expected. Crisp and clean with the usual clove and banana flavors present and just enough hop bitterness to let you know they are there. My first kristal weizen and definately not my last.

Photo of IIKaRuII
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a light gold appearance to it, the smell is a very fruity almost banana smell. the taste is a VERY sweet but enjoyable apple/banana taste. its almost too sweet. the mouthfeel on this is amazing. i wish it was never ending personally. As for drinlability i find it hard to do. this beer gave me terrible burps and i was unable to get rid of them. one or two of these and i could honestly say i wouldnt wanna drink anymore because my stomach would feel a little bloated. with that being said its not bad. but its not great.

Photo of SuperJewBoy
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 1 Pint bottle to weizen glass.

A: Light and clear, with medium carbo. Full 1+" foamy head, but faded quicky. Lacing was pretty good, with medium retention.

S: Bananas!

T: Bananas again, but with yeast, subtle apricots, and a punch of cloves at the end.

M: A little on the bready side, not really heavy, just right for the style. The carbonation disapated quickly though, last few sips were a little flat.

O: Not usually a weizen fan, but this one is actually pretty good. Great for a warm late-summer day. Very nice.

Photo of ruckus232
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 Ounce brown bottle poured into a wheat glass

Appearance: Very nice clear yellow color with a really good amount of white foamy head.

Smell: Apple and Banana smells are probably the most noticeable with some spices in the background.

Taste: At first there is the nice banana flavor that is followed by some spices giving it that banana bread flavor. That sticks around for a little but then goes away leaving not much of a lingering taste (which I sometimes prefer).

Photo of Wildman
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a golden color and formed a nice huge sudsy white head that left some lace as it subsided. A bit of carbonation present. The aroma was of banana and clove. The flavor was of malt and some spice. The finish was a little bready yet sprite due in part to the carbonation. An interesting twist on the wheat beer style. I rather like it.

Photo of sommersb
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 06-09-2012
Freshness: Unknown
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Weizen
Purchased: Single from Liquor Express, Huntsville AL

A: Clear, sparkling straw color. Head is rocky, 5+ fingers and white, showing good retention and lacing.

S: Sweet biscuit wheat malts and typical weizen aromas of banana fruit and bubble gum. Also smell a little lemon, hay and light hops.

T/M: Nice clean taste of wheat malts, with a lively carbonation. Moderate sweetness with a pleasant fruit character. Body is medium and creamy in texture. The finish is sweet with also a bit of a tangy quality.

O: I enjoyed this kristall weizen and would recommend it. Perfect for the end of a summer's day.

Photo of MTNboy
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- A wonderful gold color with hazy bubbles. It has only a little head that disappears quickly but forms a beautiful lace.

Smell- it has sort of a banana and bean smell to it.

Taste- It has a crisper taste than the regular weizen by Tucher. Just like the smell it has that banana and bean like taste to it.

Mouthfeel - Fizzy.

Drinkability- A their beers are good that I know of.

Photo of eb003
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I found this to pour very well. It is very "clean" for a Weizen (guess that's why they call it "Kristall"). It does have a fruity...almost sweet smell. I like the overall taste, but it is not quite as flavorable as other Weiss beers... like most Hefe's. I don't know if that has to do with the clear nature? The mouthfeel is good, it's very light and crisp. It goes down smooth. I find the drinkability to be very high. This is a lighter beer, not filling. I think this would be a great beer to have on a hot summer day. Overall, I find other Weiss beers/ Weizens to have more flavor, but this is still a very good beer.

Photo of Magpie14
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: blurry golden yellow tones encompass my glass. A slab of clean white foam gathered on top and took its time melting away. A handful of bubbles make there way about to the surface

S: bananas and cloves. This has a deeper smell and more intense whiff than I was previously thinking. I find it more hefeweizen-like...this is not a problem

T: the initial flavors are sweet honey coated bananas sprinkled with some crushed cloves. Next, a nice clean wheat malt character arises. This is followed by a nice crisp, slightly bitter hop character that slaps the tongue. This is a highly satisfying beer. Continual sips unlock a sort of mild bread and yeast character floating about. Pretty solid, still a bit timid for my blood

M: the feel is worthy of noting. I find light to light-mild in feel with a lush level of carbonation. It goes down incredibly smooth, I mean, really smooth. Way to easy to drink

D: great drinker and great stuff, a gratifying beer. High marks

Photo of Riverwarrior
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

S = Fruity, wheat, slight banana and citrus coming through in the background.

T = Very nice semi-sweet flavors upfront, with a malty backbone. A slight citrus bitterness shows up in the end, but quickly disappears leaving a great fruit flavor.

MF = Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Very smooth and crisp.

Overall, this was a super refreshing beer that really outshines many others in this category.

Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours out a pale, gold color with a foamy, white three-finger head. Highly carbonated and leaves minimal lace.

S - It smelled of wheat, yeast and alot of clove.

T - Good sweet, wheat taste and the yeast/clove flavors are apparent, too.

M - This was crisp and fairly light-bodied.

D - Very good. I don't see much difference from their Hefe Weizen.

Photo of russpowell
3.9/5  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...

Tucher Kristall Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
85 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.