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Tucher Kristall Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
85
very good

174 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | 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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Sixpack595

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2004 01:55:37 | More by Sixpack595
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JohnnyDuvel

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a clear case (no pun intended) where the kristal is nowhere near as good as the hefe. This one justs falls flat (almost literally). Thin, almost watery. Nowhere near the flavor of the hefe. Certainly refreshing, this would actually make a great step-up for a macro-drinker.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2004 02:39:10 | More by JohnnyDuvel
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mschofield

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2004 23:02:30 | More by mschofield
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2004 01:02:31 | More by merlin48
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2004 03:33:11 | More by TastyTaste
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2004 01:19:28 | More by RoyalT
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GeoffRizzo

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden hue, thick/soapy head, decent retention. Grainy, malty on the nose, although a bit faint. Solid and crisp off the cuff; sweet, tender malty flavors, massive carbonation, yet not overpowering. Decent flavoring via wheat, bananas, and some cloves. Citrus notes towards the end, a clean palate to boot. Flavoring somewhat subdued, yet smooth and ever so slick - awesome!

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2003 01:59:39 | More by GeoffRizzo
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goz

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden pale, huge white head that mosty lasts, leaves good lacing. Lot's of tiny bubbled carbonation present in the body. Aroma is soft, mostly citric (lemon/lemon peel), some banana. Flavor is sour, citric, light amounts of banana. Thin mouthfeel, very bubbly (maybe even "spritzy"). Definately takes a back seat to the Helles Hefe, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2003 01:11:53 | More by goz
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kbub6f

New York

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2003 01:33:25 | More by kbub6f
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SetarconeX

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Really not quite sure what to make of this one. I had it on tap in a local pub over a basic hamburger. Pretty decent, yet typical Weizen look to it. Almost tossed in the traditional lemon, but then I look a sniff. If I went by smell alone, I'd swear this was some kind of fruit juice. The taste was a little more bland than I really would have liked, but still quite drinkable.

A solid Weizen. I've had better, but I've also had much worse. Good for if you're not looking for something too heavy.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2003 05:22:10 | More by SetarconeX
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RBorsato

Virginia

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.)

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2003 20:37:57 | More by RBorsato
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clvand0

Kentucky

2.93/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2003 02:35:10 | More by clvand0
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oberon

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favorite kristall weizen style I have had yet,loved the yellow/gold color with really nice rocky head.Smell was fruity and bread like(made me wanna jump in it)really refreshing.Taste light and refreshing with some citrus hints and light clove just really easy to drink.Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2003 19:08:44 | More by oberon
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, mid yellow with an amber hue. Thick, half inch white head that stayed for the duration. Strong lacing throughout. Very light fruity smell with a hint of spice. The taste was fruity with a definite clove sense that grew stronger. Very smooth and creamy texture that imparted a peppery bite after the cloves. Attractive packaging in amber glass.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2003 20:04:48 | More by AtLagerHeads
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OatmattStout

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer had a great fluffy and rocky head for a krystal. The color was a straw clear yellow. Nose was light and a little on the sweet side. The taste was nice and clean with some sweet wheaty flavor and mild floral backround. Very light and refreshing to the palate but had a good body for this style of beer. Every masss produced American beer could learn a lesson that a beer this light can have good delicate flavors and a richer mouth feel, not a watered down flavor. I could drink this all day long in the summer and dead of winter for that matter.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2003 16:04:46 | More by OatmattStout
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.63/5  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!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2002 19:20:45 | More by budgood1
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

M first stab at this style...seems like a dumbed down Hefe with less flavor..decent banana nose with some cloves...pours gold...pretty clear...nice foamy white lace that rims the glass...medium bodied with medium carbonation...not as jazzed up as some Hefe's..taste is banana mainly with a real clean, crisp finish....almost lagerish...(maybe it is, I'm not real versed on this style)...decent, but doesn't pack enough punch in the flavor department for my liking...I like it, but prefer a good Hefe....

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2002 21:52:02 | More by ZAP
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Wildman

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2002 18:14:00 | More by Wildman
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BillyBrew

Maine

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2002 17:57:19 | More by BillyBrew
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StevieW

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I like the hefe's a little better than the kristal versions. The appearance is very nice, yellow to golden color. The head was huge, bad pour maybe. Tasted nice enough, I had it both on tap and bottle. The bottle has a little more of the stale, sour taste to it. The tap version was fresher, refreshing, highly carbonated, but good. Decent yeast flavors. some hops to finish. It's the only non-macro carried at the place I had it, so I will definitly have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2002 07:53:45 | More by StevieW
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2002 07:55:20 | More by ADR
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frank4sail

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 Pt. Bottle.

Golden clean look with an airy white head. Musty malt smell. Light taste with hints of malt and yeast. It is refreshing, and would be great in warm weather. But does not overly impress me ...

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2002 13:07:40 | More by frank4sail
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 16oz brown sleek euro style bottle with a drink before date clearly marked.

Appearance: Bright pale golden-yellow in colour with a dense rocky/frothy white head that hold its ground by staying around for the duration.

Smell: Mellow fruit like floral aroma ... sweet to the nose with hints of banana and ripe pineapple.

Taste: Medium in body, clean and crisp (high carbonation) with a bready wheat malt mouth feel. Minimal hop bitterness though more hop flavour (mildly spicy) is picked towards the end in the drying finish. Slight fruit flavour lingers with some sweetness to leave the mouth not totally dry.

Notes: We could see drinking a lot of this with some messy bbq and dirty rice with beans. A well crafted brew ... pleasing to almost any beer drinkers palate.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2001 00:59:20 | More by Jason
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Brent

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +33%
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).

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2001 23:31:30 | More by Brent
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