Tucher Kristall Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
84
good

138 Reviews
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Reviews: 138
Hads: 197
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau visit their website
Germany

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 TheLongBeachBum
4/5  rDev +7%
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. (1,209 characters)

Photo of jophish17
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
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. (853 characters)

Photo of Gmann
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
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! (618 characters)

Photo of blackie
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
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. (450 characters)

Photo of morimech
4.43/5  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. (545 characters)

Photo of Brent
5/5  rDev +33.7%
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). (253 characters)

Photo of birchstick
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
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. (618 characters)

Photo of jsh420
3.16/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

pours clear straw with a 1 finger white head

smell is a bit skunky malts and banana

taste is slightly metalic bready malts and suprisingly no banana??

mouthfeel was good and sharp light and crisp

drinkability is so so since the beer i drank before this one was weihenstephaner version which was amazing

overall i am glad i bought this but weihenstephaner is a superior beer (378 characters)

Photo of merlin48
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint bottle pours a clear, honey gold, with a billowy, two finger, white head that looks like frozen shaving cream. Nice, patchy lacing down the glass. Aroma is lemony citrus and wheat grain. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and light to medium bodied. Taste is citrusy refreshing, with lemon in the starring role. Some noticeable yeastiness is present, and a moderate amount of spiciness comes through in the middle, and lasts to the finish. It all ends up dry and spicy, with a lemonrind aftertaste. Not the greatest in style, but I wouldn't turn one down. (556 characters)

Photo of Metalmonk
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
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. (831 characters)

Photo of kmpitz2
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
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. (523 characters)

Photo of ADR
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
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. (441 characters)

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
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. (484 characters)

Photo of pkalix
4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
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? (614 characters)

Photo of TastyTaste
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
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. (329 characters)

Photo of clvand0
2.93/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a very bright yellow color with a large, but quickly dissipating, head. The aroma is the same as a weiss/wheat beer. Very grainy nose. The flavor is that of a wheat beer with some added spices for a little extra flavor. If you're a fan of weiss beers, you should try this one. (292 characters)

Photo of armock
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a golden color with inch plus of white head that settled to about a quarter inch

S - Wheaty some spice to it

T - Yet again its wheaty with some spice

M - Theres lots of carbonation in this brew

D - Overall I think this is a pretty good beer nothing outstanding but worth a try if you find it. (308 characters)

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
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. (1,015 characters)

Photo of DogFood11
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
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. (657 characters)

Photo of HalfFull
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden straw in color with a dense half inch of head. Head stuck around for a bit and offered some spotty lacing.

Somewhat sweet on the nose, with a nice ripe banana aroma and a notable wheat presence. Slight bit of funk. Banana notes diminish as the head dissipates.

Taste follows the nose with banana and wheat, somewhat creamy in texture and with a light carbonation on the tongue. Feel diminishes somewhat as the carbonation decreases but the drinkability remains high.

All in all a decent beer but not a style I anticipate making a habit of. Much of the complexities of a Hefe are lost here making this almost like a lager. I guess wheat is 'more holy' than corn... (689 characters)

Photo of budgood1
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

clear darker gold color, with a few very large flakes floating around. huge foamy head that stays. ample carbonation produces lots of foamy lace too. clean aroma of wheat malt and yeast. tastes of very clean wheat malt flavors, with the slight obligatory cloves and slight fruit. a little higher hop bitterness than regular hefe's. very easy drinking, making for high drinkability. i'm in the camp that likes their wheat brews thick and rich with lots of creamy smoothness. these krystal brews seem like the "light" beers of the wheat style. very good anyway! (559 characters)

Photo of Drew966
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
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. (353 characters)

Photo of babaracas
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an ultra clear light amber with billowy dense white and long lasting head. Smell: sweet pale malt, salty wheat, a hint of cloves, spiciness, yeast, and just a touch of not-quite-ripe banana. Taste: tangy lemon and wheat, grassy, with a malt sweetness and a hint of clove. Soft, active carbonation with a crisp finish. Not quite as nice as their hefeweizen, but I can see picking this over many helles or pils. (415 characters)

Photo of IntriqKen
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I prefer a 'whiter' Krystal but this hits the marks for style anyway.
Crystal clear yellow brew with a massive white head atop the glass that melts slowly to slightly sticky lacing.
Aromas are lightly bready...lightly lemon...lightly banana.
Creamy and crisp mouthfeel.
Taste is only lightly sweet with nice peppery wheat spices and a touch of lemon.
Lingering powdery wheat taste. (386 characters)

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear, brilliant golden color with a thick, white 2 finger head. Good retention. The resulting lace is thin, but consistent and with a bit of stick.

Smell - Aroma is distinctly European. Notes are clean and somewhat floral, with hints of bublegum and, to a lesser extent, banana and mild clove spice.

Taste - Mellow, with notes of bubblegum and banana at the forefront. Undetone of clove spice throughout. Mid-taste a solid note of butter toffee hits the palate and rides into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body, backed by a bubbly carbonation which keeps it fresh and lively. Quite slick on the tongue, likely due to some diacetyl.

Overall - Awesome crystal wheat; one of the best ones I've had. Will buy again. Very refreshing. Their regular hefe and dunkel are average; this one is superb! (827 characters)

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