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Tucher Kristall Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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Tucher Kristall WeizenTucher Kristall Weizen

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very good

138 Reviews

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Reviews: 138
Hads: 200
Avg: 3.75
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 14
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-16-2001

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Photo of blackie
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: Nice, big off white head recedes slowly. The beer is pale golden in color.

smell: Grassy hops, old vegetables, wheat, white bread. Not bad but a little off.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is towards the lower end of the high range, and the body is light.

taste: Wheaty with a muddy, old vegetable taste. Some sulfurs and a light noble hop flavor and taste.

drinkability: Easy to drink but not special in any way, and a little off.

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Photo of lb123
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into a weizen glass. Indeed, a very clear....nay, extremely clear blonde. Huge billowing foam, good lacing. Appearance is actually quite striking.

S - Not as banana- or clove-oriented as a hefe. Standard wheat with notes of plastic.

T - Kind of plain. Bready wheat and not much else. Tasty but plain.

F - Without the yeast, I feel that feel takes a hit. Seems a bit soft and watery.

D - Aside from the pretty looks, nothing too distinguishing. Very easy to drink, though; it might not be a bad session choice. It may also find favor with those who don't think beer should look cloudy. Certainly not a bad beer, though.

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Photo of mschofield
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, with constant streams of small bubbles rising up. Gold, with a huge marshmallowy white head. Leaves rings of lacing, on second thought they're too wide to be called rings, they're bands.
Flowers, wheat and banana in the aroma, light bready malt, fairly sweet.
Same notes in the taste with the addition of lemon peel, the banana is especially strong.
Light & Crisp, good hot weather session beer.

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Photo of tone77
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is very weak, some muted banana. Nothing weak about the taste. Banana, spices, wheat, refreshing and delicious. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Light yellow and delicately clear in color with a huge, foaming weizen head that showed good retention.

Smell – This one has a light but wonderful wheat aroma that really hits the mark. It was a pleasure to smell.

Taste – Very light and yeasty in accordance with the style. Everything kind of fell apart at the end, though. This weizen didn’t have much of a finish, but the body itself was delicious.

Mouthfeel – Light-bodied with some light but very fluffy carbonation. This felt like a typical Kristal Weizen in the mouth.

Drinkability – This made for a great in-between-meal snack.

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Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light golden color with a durable white head that leaves exceptional lacing.

M: thin with medium-high but soft carbonation; this sounds like a soda but the feel of this beer is fine for the style.

The aroma features plenty of banana and cloves. As expected then, the flavor is fruity with banana, vague light fruit juice, and yeast. Perhaps true enough to style but a bit under-hopped for my tastes.

(re-visited in July 2013)

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Photo of BeerManDan
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When poured, it was a clear medium yellow with a lot of white foam and lace on the glass from first sip to last gulp! The smell of spice filled the nose with the aroma of a yeasty nature. The taste, like the smell was of a spicy/yeasty flavor with a hint of cloves. Nice after taste, but lacking intensity on the flavor.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well I was a little curious when I saw 'malt liquor" on single of beer in the imports section, but it wasn't too expensive for this 16.9oz bottle, so what the hey, I picked a couple up. Turns out they're not bad at all, though not outstanding. I certainly wouldn't group it with "malt liquors" tho, this is a quite decent beer and not just cheep malt liquor.

This clear and golden brew had a decent head but it dissipated after a while, tho some lacing did remain.

The smell was of wheat and a hint of spice or citrus, but wasn't very impressive, tho not in any way unappealing.

The taste was good, wheaty and malty, with light overtones of lemon and an indiscernible, light spiciness. It has ample carbonation and feels nice on the way down.

The drinkability is quite fine, an easy downing beer that would make for an easy going afternoon of barbeque and horseshoes.

I can't say that this beer will ever make a top ten list, but it's certainly worth the moderate price, a good value and tasty little brew.

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Photo of DogFood11
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Starting this baby off with a solid 4.5 on appearance. How can it improve? Big rocky head that maintains vigorously, sticky lacing. Highly filtered and Kristall clear with an off orange hue. NICE!!!

Banana is the theme as usual but this one is very subtle and grains, some light citrus fruits have an impact as well.

Tasted Medium rare banana bread. A level of bitterness seeps its way into the drink towards the end. It just rolls around perfectly on the palate. Mild carbonation but present enough to get the job done. I was in the mood for another tall bottle of this as soon as I finished so its gotta have some drinkability. Pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of Gmann
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear golden straw color with a huge dense pure white head that dissipated into a nice cap leaving plenty of chunk lacing on the glass. The smell is of clove and wheat malt, with some light banana. The taste is light. Their hefe taste was light and this follows course. The taste has light wheat characteristics, some phenols. Has more of a grainy type presence. The feel is light and almost watery with prickly carbonation, finishes quite neutral. Rather bland but does have some nice hefe characteristics. Very drinkable and quite good but doesn't compare to Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier. Prost!

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Photo of Dukeofearl
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at the local beer store in their irregular fire sale- $1.99 marked down to $0.50. Never heard of it, but so what- time to try something different!

Pours a medium pale yellow with a nice fluffy head- very even and constantly fed by decent carbonation.

Aroma is fresh and clean, biscuity/malty, with perhaps a touch of lemon/citrus. Maybe something grassy? Nice, pleasant, not strong or wild.

Flavor is pretty decent. Follow though of malty, bready, with a more pronounced citrus notes, fairly dry (minimal sweetness).

Nice mouthfeel, not thin, I could see quaffing these on a warm day!

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Photo of Sixpack595
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Staw colored with a huge white cap of foam. Aroma is subtle, maly and fruity. Fewer fruity aromas and flavors, this beer stands on its malt. Typical wheat flavor but lacking the pronounced fruitiness. Bannana makes an understated appearance with a slightly spicy hop finish. Thin body. Great drinking beer if not very complex or interesting.

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Photo of Mryup
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a light golden yellow with an inch of white head after a medium pour. The head quickly dissipates into a thick sheet. Lots of CO2 visible.

S: Very anemic. Some banana pear and mild hops. Not a lot to smell really. Some metallic notes as well.

T: The flavor is very subtle. Mellow, bready yeast with some very distant hops. Interesting. Not a lot here. Fruit is there too. Wait... some floral grassy notes too. This beer is shy but has some nice attributes to it. Expertly balanced.

M: Unlike the smell and taste the mouthfeel is bolder with a medium body and lots of CO2 to make up for the bashful flavors. Nice touch.

D: Above par. The bottle doesn't list the alcohol content but I'm sure it's higher than 4.5.

Over all a nice beer but it doesn't grab my attention and win my heart. With so many other great beers out there especially with similar characteristics I don't see myself seeking this one out again.

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