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Tucher Kristall Weizen - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
85
very good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(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.

rhoadsrage, Jul 26, 2010
Photo of ruckus232
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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).

ruckus232, Jul 17, 2010
Photo of Magpie14
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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

Magpie14, Jul 16, 2010
Photo of mavesba
4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a rich, crystal clear, bronze color. Two finger head that lasted through the first few drinks. Active carbonation.

Smell - Sweet, banana and faint spice aroma. Definitely smell the wheat.

Taste - Rich, banana notes up front, with a faint vanilla at the finish, with crisp taste.

Mouthfeel - Light carbonation up front on the tougne, with a smooth finish.

Drinkability - This is a great hefe. I will be drinking it regularly.

mavesba, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Weihenstephan Weizen glass, this clear golden brew forms a dense and creamy white head with just the slightest tint. There's plenty of activity throughout and moderate lacing clings here and there as it recedes down the glass.
The aroma is very nearly that of a hefeweizen with perhaps more malt presence. A Belgian yeast strain seems present here, giving way to clear banana and clove notes with a light peppery spice along with just a very light touch of a tangy but not zesty fruits presence (think pineapple).
The malts form the backbone of this one with a sweetness and an underlying fruit presence. The very gentle spice fades out with bready wheat and grains being most present along with the clove and banana. There's a slightly metallic tint in the finish, which brings in light hops bitterness to round it out.
The body is medium and an ample carbonation works well for this particular beer. The constant activity makes for a smooth sip and there's a crisp nip as well.
I'm still fresh to the style, but this one seems like a good example and is a pretty tasty, refreshing beer.

Brenden, Jun 08, 2010
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

AlCaponeJunior, May 27, 2010
Photo of kimcgolf
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours to a pale yellow with a foamy white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left decent lacing. Nose is a light mixture of wheat, yeast, floral and a hint of bubblegum. Mouthfeel is muted and only slightly tingly. Taste is har dto pick up, as nothing from the nose really stands out. Finsih, while pleasant, is fairly non-descript, although the beer is a nice thirst quencher.

kimcgolf, Feb 16, 2010
Photo of kegger22
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tucher Kristall Weizen was a golden color with a generous two finger, cream shaded head that displayed good retention.

The aroma was wheat, a little lagerish, and completely inoffensive.

The taste was sweet malt, smooth with no after taste. There was a fruit taste at the back of the throat that I could not quite identify, not lemon, maybe mango? More sweet than sour or bitter though.

The mouth feel was light bodied with sufficient carbonation.

With an ABV of less than 5.5 and a satisfying flavor, Tucher KW is very drinkable.

A solid effort and I was happy that bananas were not a dominating flavor.

kegger22, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aroma is fairly strong, yeasty and wheaty with just a touch of citrus. It pours a rather wan clear yellow, but at least it has a fairly thick and persistent white head. Flavor is typical for a wheat beer, yeasty and a little thick with more than a hint of lemon, pleasant if not outstanding. Texture is smooth and refreshing and a little tingly.

Cyberkedi, Nov 15, 2009
Photo of JTlovesyou
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The Tucher Kristall Weizen is text book. This style is not meant to impress you. It is not meant to take you out, kiss your neck, rub your shoulders, then make sweet, sweet love to you on the waterbed while Motorhead plays on the hi-def surround sound stereo. It's meant to be simple and perfect.
The nose has a bit of honey, a bit of coriander, a bit of wheatfield. The palate has a little texture in the middle but is mainly an upfront faux-mango viscosity and then a back-end mix of orange juice concentrate and bubblegum. All of the above is ghost-whisper faint.
But that's the point. This is not a shouting beer. It is perfect, simple refreshment. Don't look for this to be anything it's not and you'll be deeply, spiritually satisfied.
If you have a dog, sit on your porch in July and watch it hunt a squirrel while you sip this out of a giant mug. I promise you, that's what God's doing at the exact same time.

JTlovesyou, Sep 26, 2009
Photo of GordonQuid
3.05/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 22 oz pilsner glass.

Clear kristal yellow; almost a clear lemonade color with a nice rocky two inch head and thick lace.

Smell is not pronounced; smells fresh with just a hint of yeasty esters and noble hop.

Taste is very thin and watery but refreshingly crisp with a slight hop bite and a quick dry finish.

Drinkable like a good glass of water. I would seek this out on a extremely hot and humid day where you want to alternate between beer and hidration.

GordonQuid, Sep 18, 2009
Photo of birchstick
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

birchstick, Aug 28, 2009
Photo of superdedooperboy
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Imbibed this one at a hotel in Fort Benning, GA, and so sadly I had no Weizen glass on me at the time. Luckily, the glasses available were semi-wheat-beer-compatible, being a little Hoegaarden-esque.

As is to be expected, this beer pours crystal clear and bubbly, bright gold in color and with a huge, everlasting rocky white head.

The nose is bright and a little fruity, with fragrant notes of pineapple and mango, along with just a whiff of banana, white pepper and clove.

Light and effervescent, flavor notes are not disimilar to the nose, with some slightly sweet malt up front with fruity notes apparent; spicy phenols show up in the middle, with hefty peppery notes and some subdued clove, some banana lies almost hidden underneath; a mild hop bitterness helps to dry things out toward the end and the finish is dry and clean.

Much cleaner and more easily drinkable than most Hefeweizens, this would be an even better introductory beer for macro drinkers than the standard unfiltered version. My first filtered Hefe, I'm impressed by the crisp drinkability of this style.

superdedooperboy, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of BamaBeerBuff
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a massive white head that's reminiscent of whipped meringue. Thick, symmetrical rings of lace all the way down the glass. Score: 4.5

S: Typical hefeweizen aromas of banana and clove, but also some raw grain flavor, light bubblegum, and a dry fruitiness. Not quite as bold as a hefeweizen, but still interesting and good. Score: 4

T&M: Highly subdued flavors of banana and light clove, but there's a lot more clean wheat flavor with a pale grainy malt base. Body is light with a zesty carbonation that's not quite as smooth as a hefeweizen.

D: Goes down easily, though I'd like some more flavor. The appearance and aroma didn't suffer noticeably from the lack of included yeast, but the flavor and mouthfeel did a bit. I think I'll stick to the hefeweizens if I'm craving a light weizen.

BamaBeerBuff, Jul 26, 2009
Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Weizen glass.

Appearance: The Kristall Weizen pours a delicate golden color, more robust in the thicker parts of the glass. A thick fluffy white head forms immediately, fading to leave a 2 cm head remaining. Noticeable perpetual carbonation rises from the bottom of the glass to keep the head fresh.

Smell: Light lemon notes, but the main aroma is floral. Not a strong smell overall, but it seems to drift casually up from the beer.

Taste: A smooth, mostly floral wheat taste from start to finish. Hints of lemon zest and bananas poke their way through as well. There is not much of a hop presence, not that I would expect much in a hefeweizen like this.

Mouthfeel: Definitley a smooth feel; the carbonation and wheat flavor give it a light, pleasant feel on the tongue.

Drinkability: The light floral flavors do not really move me, but that is probably a comment on the style more than this one in particular. A solid brew, but not one that I am really going to go out of my way to buy.

KickInTheChalice, Jun 30, 2009
Photo of gpogo
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Clear golden yellow with large white head. Very lively carbonation.

A- Wheaty. Light lemony aroma.

T- Light banana and citrus flavors. Finishes medium-dry with a bit of lingering sweetness.

M- High carbonation and a medium to light body. Very refreshing.

D- Very enjoyable. A filtered hefeweizen.

gpogo, Jun 16, 2009
Photo of PsychoJedi
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color that is clear. Maybe a shade on the lighter side. Massive head that goes down slow an unevenly. Smell is a classic malt liquor that is not weak, but not extreme either. Taste is a little watered down malt liquor. About the same after taste of a classic malt liquor and as drinkable as a classic malt liquor. Verdict: If you have never tried malt liquor or rarely drink it, it would be a tossup between this and "The Bull" for a classic malt liquor taste.

PsychoJedi, Jun 14, 2009
Photo of Murphious
2.95/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

After trying their Heffe, was eager to try other beers in the line.
Pours in the classic wheat style, foamy with aroma of banana/apples.
Slight bubblegum after taste, but a bit weak.
Nothing special (from a quality brewer) but beats most of the Mass Producers 'run-off'...

Murphious, Jun 05, 2009
Photo of Anthony1
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
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

Anthony1, Jun 01, 2009
Photo of Metalmonk
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Metalmonk, Jun 01, 2009
Photo of Getinthevan
4.1/5  rDev +9%
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.

Getinthevan, May 17, 2009
Photo of jsh420
3.15/5  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

jsh420, May 04, 2009
Photo of aforbes10
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

aforbes10, Apr 27, 2009
Photo of HalfFull
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
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...

HalfFull, Feb 12, 2009
Photo of dakid618
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

dakid618, Jan 12, 2009
Tucher Kristall Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
85 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.