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Tucher Kristall Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
85
very good

188 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau visit their website
Germany

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 Anthony1
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type- bottle poured into a 0.5L weissen glass

appearance- A very pale straw color with a decent head

smell- very fruity of banana and pineapple.

taste/mouthfeel- light body, high carbonation, crisp taste. taste of the banana and pineapple with hits of hops and spice, though much less of the flavor. My girl friend loves pineapple, so she enjoyed this beer very much. I on the other hand found it to be average.

drinkability- easy to drink, although i wanted a bit more. still, worth it

Photo of Metalmonk
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Photo of Getinthevan
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This, along with the Helles Hefe Weizen are top notch brews that certainly need no introduction.

Appearance is a strong golden/yellow with lots of good head retention and lacing. This is a nice looking beer with lots of carbonation bubbles.

Smell is fairly strong in wheat and citrus. Very yeasty towards the top and the bubbles give off more scents with each smell. This is chock full of aroma.

Taste is awesome. This is a full bodied beer with lots of flavor. This will not disappoint anyone who wants to pursue thicker beers with full flavored textures. Great stuff.

Mouthfeel is great. All the flavors keep their respective places and provide a well-rounded blend of greatness. This is a strongly crafted beer.

Drinkability is excellent. Get a pint of this for sitting with friends and enjoying a laugh, as this will satisfy any night on the town.

Photo of jsh420
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
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

Photo of aforbes10
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of HalfFull
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
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...

Photo of dakid618
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into goose island pilsner glass. Pours a light golden color with three fingers of foamy white head. Soft banana-y smell. Taste is smooth and kind of wheaty with soft banana and lemon undertones. Very carbonated. Light clean mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Perfect beer for a hot summer day. Too bad it's January. Not a big fan of light beers but this is excellent.

Photo of babaracas
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Photo of lb123
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of Patrick999
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Goliath
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of Halcyondays
2.99/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16.9 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a crystal clear yellow with a full white head, good retention, very impressive looking in a weizen glass.

S: Light banana, sweet bread, yellow apple.

T: Flavour is nice, but feels real watered down. Hint of banana, no real clove flavour. Bubblegum hits in the aftertaste.

M: Full carbonated body, smooth, fizzy, clean.

D: Kind of a letwdown after their regular Hefe was so good. No problem drinking it, just is pedestrian.

Photo of avalon07
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: When poured from a bottle to a weizen glass, this beer had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. Lots of head and lacing.

S: Very grassy smell, along with some hops.

T: To me, the grassy element just overwhelmed the beer. Sure, a slight tinge of hops and some other light fruits appeared, but the grassiness of this one was a little off-putting.

M: A fairly high amount of carbonation and a pretty smooth finish. Full-bodied.

D: This beer is a bit uneven in my eyes. The taste simply didn't do a thing for me in the least, but there were other elements that made it halfway decent.

Photo of MTNboy
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
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 Mryup
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of Brianmerrilyn
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My buddy in Coral Springs Florida sent me this one from his local Whole Foods selection. Each time I am in south FLA, I seem to always have a bottle of Tucher in my hand. This was my first Kristall of the wheat family.

A: Poured, as advertised, a clear straw golden with a muscular white head, moving down into a well placed cap. Decent lacing and high retention.

S: Mild wheat malt, cloves and esters well in the background, difficult to find.

T: Follows the nose, grainy for the most part, and citrus undertones, but all quite mellow as the style is known for.

M: Light and crisp with tangy finish from the retention and lemon citrus accents.

D: Farily good for a light wheat beer. Even on hot days, I prefer the full weiss with all of it's bananas and cloudy yeasty nature. A good wheat starter for those who think the elder brother is too pungent. Sometime NYC area will have this available(hint hint).

Photo of Riverwarrior
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
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 morimech
4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

Photo of NHGrafx
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Photo of jophish17
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of giblet
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

giblet

Photo of BEERchitect
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

When I usually think of Kristall Weizens, I think of American Pale Wheat Ales, but better. As this beer opens, a good healthy dose of Pilsner malts, medium wheat aromas and flavors, and a mild hint of grain flavor. While the esters, phenolics, and overall strong yeast character is timid, the bready / malty notes shine. The beer isn't without all esters though; I get a nice lemon character, followed up by a peppery, bubble-gummy note that gives a lot of variety to the beer. The filtering does strip much viscocity from the beer, making it less creamy and full, but does make for a beer that is easier to drink without bloating. Finishes quite clean, but with a light grain / wheat blend and a lingering lemon flavor. Nice beer.

Photo of PatrickJR
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of Portertime
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dunkels are my thing but this kristall weizen was certainly something different. Had it well chilled in a pilsner glass. Poured a "kristall" clear peircing golden color that shined nicely. Aroma was robust with wheat, peach, and some banana. Taste was really clean and crisp, not that tart yeast taste you get in a lot of hefe's. A very easy drinking beer.

Photo of bluegrassbrew
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a weizen glass.

This beer pours a crystal clear (no pun intended) straw yellow color. Has a massive white head that drops after a couple of minutes.

Smell is reminiscent of a hefe-weizen yet more subdued. Faint hints of banana and clove.

Taste is nice. Again like an amped-down version of a hefe-weizen. Banana that is nice and sweet and some herbel notes.

Overall, this is a beer with few flaws. Decent flavor and high drinkability. I could drink these all day in the summer, well all year where I live.

Tucher Kristall Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
85 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.