Tucher Kristall Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau
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4.35/5 rDev +15.7%
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?
10-20-2012 01:16:46 | More by pkalix
4.16/5 rDev +10.6%
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!
10-06-2012 05:29:46 | More by TheSixthRing
4/5 rDev +6.4%
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.
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.
09-24-2012 14:54:20 | More by SuperJewBoy
3.71/5 rDev -1.3%
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)
08-27-2012 14:46:37 | More by chinchill
3.55/5 rDev -5.6%
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Reviewed from notes.
A-Two finger white head. Kind of weak retention. Pale golden color, wonderful clarity. Medium carbonation.
S- Some banana and cloves, golden wheat. Quite nice.
T- Light with some slight booziness. Tastes a little darker than a hefeweizen but still wheaty. Bready tones.
M- Thick, almost chewy body from the breadiness.
O- Not great, but above average and very drinkable.
08-20-2012 01:39:00 | More by Murrhey
4.25/5 rDev +13%
Let's make today a "Tucher Day", and why not? It's great weather for those German wheat ales, and I have yet to penetrate the Tucher brand. Coming out of a 500 ml bottle, on to the beer:
Simply beautful out of the bottle. Sparkling golden yellow color, clear (duh!), a dazzling show of large carbonaton bubbles running through the body, and a head that is fluffy in texture that dissipates slowly. Retention is okay, lacing is spotty. The nose is appealing as well. In fact, it smells almost like a weizen WITH the yeast, but more subtle. Soft notes of banana, clove, cinnamon, and lemon break in.
Good tasting. It's a fun mix of baking spices (clove, cinnamon) and bread. Banana is subtle. There's a hint of bubblegum too. A little spice hangs around in the aftertaste, but otherwise this is quite clean. Light bodied and gently carbonated despite the show of bubbles in the beer's body.
This is a very good beer overall, but for the kristalweizen style, this might be the best one that I've found so far. Well worth the wait.
08-10-2012 20:35:01 | More by DoubleJ
4.4/5 rDev +17%
Nice rocky white head poured into a tall pilsner glass. Smell is of banana, raisin, fruitcake, CO2. Super light, refreshing and smooth on the palate. Really cool and sparkly. Very mild and satisfying finish with a thirst quenching, light mouthfeel. Excellent. Good beer for a hot day. PERFECT stepping off point for a "regular" beer drinker. It has all of the good points and none of the bad of your everyday beer.
06-11-2012 01:56:34 | More by jgurley
3.98/5 rDev +5.9%
Tasted On: 06-09-2012
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle, pry-cap
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.
06-09-2012 23:35:11 | More by sommersb
3.6/5 rDev -4.3%
Pours a nice clear golden color with white foam head. smells mostly of cloves. Tastes good, light on flavor, cloves, no off flavors. Mouthfeel is smooth with a good amount of carbonation. overall a very good beer with high drinkability, just a cut below the Weihenstephaner Kristallweis,
04-24-2012 03:15:22 | More by Beermazter310
3.55/5 rDev -5.6%
Pours a clear golden color with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, banana, and slight spice aromas. Taste is of wheat, spices, yeast, and subtle banana flavors on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the aromas and flavors are somewhat subtle.
04-06-2012 04:21:45 | More by UCLABrewN84
2.35/5 rDev -37.5%
Had this one right before having the Dunkel Weizen.. I didnt care for it much... definatley a better taste then american made weizens to me but not my cup of tea... apperance and smell were very good... i had to try it though and it wasnt the worst of course but probably would try it again sometime down the road...
03-14-2012 22:44:30 | More by ouser31
Tucher Kristall Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
85 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.