Tucher Kristall Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau
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4.35/5 rDev +15.7%
Bottle purchased from Hyvee in Council Bluffs, IA.
No bottled-on date visible.
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass.
BIllowing white head, >4cm, collapses to thin ring atop body of beer. Leaves copious lacing on sides of glass. Body golden yellow, totally transparent, very bright hue. Carbonation very active, very visible.
Smells of lemon citrus, floral hops, clean wheat malt. Very clean, uplifting aroma. Bubblegum, bananas present, of a medium intensity.
Sharp, tart, clean. Not quite as tart as a Berlinerweisse, but about 1/4 of the way there. Fruity, slight bananas, slight malt character.
Medium-bodied throughout, medium-level carbonation, high enough to be felt, but not painful or ill-fitting to the body. Crisp and clean, with a dry finish.
Surprisingly very good. Definitely drinkable, enjoyable, would seek out and have again.
12-21-2011 19:56:04 | More by falloutsnow
3.8/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
11-02-2011 07:41:21 | More by droomyster
4/5 rDev +6.4%
A: Very bright looking, clear light yellow color filtered as must according to the style. Carbonation is vivid forming a permanent withe layer on top after a big to medium head that dissipates slowly and leaves some traces behind on the glass.
S: The aroma is very clear, medium intensity but definitely banana and wheat can be detected at once.
T: Very good flavor, wheat is present all the time with some orange peel or some other citrus, also the banana is there.
M: The beginning is neutral, balanced with some tending to sweet as per the style changing a little at the end to a faint bittersweetness.
10-19-2011 01:27:10 | More by karait95
4.05/5 rDev +7.7%
Appearance: Poured into a weizen glass. The color is a clear, clean medium straw, almost light gold. Three fingers of white head dissipated fairly quickly for a wheat beer, leaving a thin lacing and ring around the edge.
Smell: Lots of ripe banana and apple. There is also strawberry, bubblegum, yeast, and cloves.
Taste: The taste is much more yeasty/bready than the smell. The mouthfeel is like the beer was never filtered. The fruit flavors of banana, apple, and strawberry are present. The bubblegum and cloves, though, are not as prominent.
Drinkability: It is a good brew, but I am not too impressed. On the spectrum of Bavarian wheat beers, it probably falls smack dab in the middle. Which is still saying a lot. Few American wheats have this much character. And I hang my head in shame.
09-28-2011 04:12:19 | More by TheQuietMan22
3.78/5 rDev +0.5%
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
09-28-2011 01:07:38 | More by treque
4.22/5 rDev +12.2%
Poured the 16oz bottle into my Weizen glass. This beer has a translucent golden light color, very pilsner-like. Two-finger head dissipated rather quickly. Nose was very light fruit smell that translated into the mouth: hops, wheat, and light flavor with an initial fruit punch of bananas and citrus on the tongue with a carbonation feel at the end that doesn't get in the way of enjoying it. Like some pilsners and lagers this beer goes down very easy.
This beer is probably one of the best in its style, highly recommended.
08-25-2011 00:19:29 | More by olimpia84
4.13/5 rDev +9.8%
500 mL bottle into a Franziskaner Weizen glass.
A: It pours "kristall" clear with a three finger head of white foam.
S: Herbal hops, cereal, cloves, and strong yeastiness.
T: Light grassy hoppiness, a little banana taffy, cloves, and some other light fruity tastes.
M: Medium-light body with a very smooth finish.
O: This is more flavorful than expected and is delightfully light and delicious.
07-30-2011 23:42:29 | More by bucklemyshoe
3.2/5 rDev -14.9%
16.9 ounce bottle - $2.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours clear, golden in appearance, with a tall, foamy, whitish head.
Smell: Sweetish nose, smelling of malted wheat, natch, with a faroff hint of lemon drop candy.
Taste: Middling maltiness, lightly wheaty, with very, very, very small touches of light-colored caramel and honey. Moderately sweet. Near nil lemon included, but, sorry, not really picking up any spice, banana, hop character, and bitterness. Just a fairly clean beer throughout. Sweetish taste of honey wheat loaf on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium (just barely) carbonation.
Overall: About average for a kristalweizen, and, when tried side-by-side with Tucher's underpowered hefe, I preferred actually this.
07-26-2011 17:08:23 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.88/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
07-18-2011 21:15:58 | More by CuriousMonk
3.6/5 rDev -4.3%
A clear, yellow-orange pour with a frothy white head. The aroma has banana, cloves, and some bread. The light body has a slightly thin texture with average carbonation. The taste is on the sweet side with only a hint of hop bitterness right before the finish. This is a good thirst quencher on warm days.
05-30-2011 02:27:18 | More by Rootdog316
2.38/5 rDev -36.7%
Appearance: Light and clear as a Kristall should be.
Smell: Lacking in banana ester. Smells grainy
Taste: Minimal phenolic and estery flavors. Taste is more like a helles lager than a weiss bier.
Mouthfeel: carbonation is too high for this style and dulls out the classic weizen flavors even more.
Drinkability: Drinkable but not really enjoyable. Weihenstephaner has a much better example of this style.
05-04-2011 03:38:06 | More by di5co5teve
3.8/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
04-13-2011 23:15:14 | More by womencantsail
4/5 rDev +6.4%
Appearance: Four fingers of creamy off-white head; average retention. little lacing; crystal clear dark yellow color; bubbles ascending in beautiful bunches.
Smell: Ripe banana, hops, hints of nuts.
Taste: Subtle and nice; barley malt, some hop bitterness; no bread, but some wheat crackers, and perhaps pop-corn; lemony tartness; dry, pilsner-like finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium - yet fuller than many lagers; carbonation is abundant, but not more than I would wish for.
Drinkability: Goes easily down one's throat, and every sip leaves you wanting another one. Combines a hefeweizen's intrigue and a pilsner's freshness.
This is my first kristallweizen, and I like it. Wouldn't mind some more wheat-ness though.
03-11-2011 22:07:16 | More by desiderius
3.55/5 rDev -5.6%
[Best served in a Weizen glass]
Poured a medium sparkling clear amber with a large white rocky head that was fully diminishing and had good lacing. The aroma was heavy with yeast, a mild herbal hop and a straw malt with a slight note of banana and clove. It tasted midly bitter yet very smooth at first and finished with a nice yeast flavor with just an ever so slight hint of banana that stayed with you only a short time. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery yet creamy in texture with a nice soft carbonation. Overall a very nice refreshing brew.
03-09-2011 17:11:09 | More by KajII
4.08/5 rDev +8.5%
Tasting this one at Uncle Fred's
Appears a clear golden yellow with a three finger head. Full, thick white head that falls to a blanket. Nice lace. Smell is typical banana and clove - this one heavier on the clove. Some gentle malt sweetness. Taste has more of a balance between the banana and clove. Damn nice. The mouthfeel is splendid. Mellow and soft on the carbonation. Wow a real nice feeling beer. Light body.
A really drinkable hefe. I will drink this whenever I see it!
01-30-2011 04:03:34 | More by ThirstyBird
3.65/5 rDev -2.9%
A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high head that died down but has good retention properties as it never disappeared altogether.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of apples, bananas, lemons and clove in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell with added flavors of wheat and a slight amount of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and smooth on the palate with a high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink, refreshing and thirst quenching.
01-27-2011 00:13:19 | More by metter98
3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
I used to drink beers from these all the time when I was TDY in Bavaria, good times, here one for nostalgia! Indiscernible date coding, but seems fresh...
Pours a light straw color with 2+ fingers of ivory colored head. Above average head retention & some lacing
S: Slight juicy fruit notes, some banana
T: Follows the nose, slight grassyness as well. green banana & light grassyness & cloves are there as this warms & a touch of dryness. Finishes juicy, with slight lemon & hay notes, plus banana peel
MF: Light/medium bodied, semi-firm carbonation
Easy to drink, but really just makes me thirsty for hefe....
I hope that I get more of Tucher's offerings soon (besides the dunkles I bought the same day...
01-15-2011 06:16:02 | More by russpowell
4.43/5 rDev +17.8%
Big Head, three fingers of white foam, taking a good three minutes to subside. Lace for days clinging from the top of the glass to the liquid. Color is a 3 on the SRM beer color chart. Started hazy, but cleared in a few minutes. Such flavor in such a light colored beer. Smells like lots of malt, roasted wheat and oats and some hops. Taste is great, well balanced, flavors of malt, citrus, wheat, barley, corn, vanilla, and pepper. Lots of body in my mouth. Not easy on the wallet, but great for the price. Shell out the green for this one.
12-25-2010 18:12:12 | More by beerprovedwright
4/5 rDev +6.4%
This beer has a light gold appearance to it, the smell is a very fruity almost banana smell. the taste is a VERY sweet but enjoyable apple/banana taste. its almost too sweet. the mouthfeel on this is amazing. i wish it was never ending personally. As for drinlability i find it hard to do. this beer gave me terrible burps and i was unable to get rid of them. one or two of these and i could honestly say i wouldnt wanna drink anymore because my stomach would feel a little bloated. with that being said its not bad. but its not great.
11-24-2010 07:05:08 | More by IIKaRuII
3.85/5 rDev +2.4%
I poured this into my Wheat glass from a 500ml bottle. It poured out with a creamy white head much like the natural helles weizen, except this is in fact crystal clear. It is a golden straw color with plenty of evervecent bubbles. Smells slightly of bananas and grain. Tastes like a sweet banana bread much like the natural weizen and of a fruity wheat mix. This beer is a little dryer than the natural. Mouthfeel is a little watery and bubbly. Drinkability is good but I prefer the natural weizen over this. However this beer is solid.
10-15-2010 22:27:34 | More by bigrzman
3.5/5 rDev -6.9%
(served in a weizen glass)
A- The crystal clear yellow body has a strong carbonation strands of microbubbels leading up to a thick white head of cream foam that last a bit.
S- The light clean white bread note has a faint sulfury green note in the finish.
T- The light fruity flavor malt has a note of clove to it and a dry clean flavor and a light tartness in the finish. There is a taste of mineral water that comes through as the beer opens up.
M- The light mouthfeel has a tight fizzy and a slightly water texture.
D- This beer is really nothing without all the yeast character that its cloudy cousin has. It is a bit bland without much character.
07-26-2010 16:39:32 | More by rhoadsrage
3.98/5 rDev +5.9%
16.9 Ounce brown bottle poured into a wheat glass
Appearance: Very nice clear yellow color with a really good amount of white foamy head.
Smell: Apple and Banana smells are probably the most noticeable with some spices in the background.
Taste: At first there is the nice banana flavor that is followed by some spices giving it that banana bread flavor. That sticks around for a little but then goes away leaving not much of a lingering taste (which I sometimes prefer).
07-17-2010 21:29:56 | More by ruckus232
3.93/5 rDev +4.5%
A: blurry golden yellow tones encompass my glass. A slab of clean white foam gathered on top and took its time melting away. A handful of bubbles make there way about to the surface
S: bananas and cloves. This has a deeper smell and more intense whiff than I was previously thinking. I find it more hefeweizen-like...this is not a problem
T: the initial flavors are sweet honey coated bananas sprinkled with some crushed cloves. Next, a nice clean wheat malt character arises. This is followed by a nice crisp, slightly bitter hop character that slaps the tongue. This is a highly satisfying beer. Continual sips unlock a sort of mild bread and yeast character floating about. Pretty solid, still a bit timid for my blood
M: the feel is worthy of noting. I find light to light-mild in feel with a lush level of carbonation. It goes down incredibly smooth, I mean, really smooth. Way to easy to drink
D: great drinker and great stuff, a gratifying beer. High marks
07-16-2010 01:32:02 | More by Magpie14
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