Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen
Brauerei Tucher Brau

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Dunkelweizen
Ranked #25
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #26,945
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 10.76%
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
299
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Brauerei Tucher Brau
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  31
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Nass from Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There is no date on the bottle. The pour is brown. The taste is bread crust, stale banana bread, & yeast. The body is thick & filling. This style is okay but I prefer the regular hefeweizen over this. Cheers! B

Aug 17, 2020
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Radome from Florida

4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted from a 500 ml bottle.

L - A beautiful beer. Deep brown color seems opaque in the glass, but holding it up to the light reveals a chestnut color with red hues, and a brilliant clarity. The light tan head is thick, creamy, and mousse-like. It persists as a sticky quarter-inch layer.

S - Aromas of bready malt, cracked grain and light dried fruit. The fermentation characteristics show through as low black pepper and very low clove. The aroma is more like a dark saison than other dunkelweizens, but is fresh and inviting in its own way.

T - Flavors of a classic German wheat beer: wheat and cracked grain, backed by low clove and black pepper. I find it lacking in the dark malt flavors of dried fruits that I enjoy in some other dunkel examples.

F - Medium to heavy body with moderate carbonation that lightens it. Light bitterness is almost imperceptible. Low alcohol presence. Some sweetness in the finish and lingering mouth-coating effect.

O - This is an excellent, hearty German wheat beer. For my taste, I'd prefer more dark malt characteristics to show through, but it is hard to argue with this beer's pleasant aromas and flavors.

Oct 19, 2019
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Smakawhat from Maryland

3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Creamy rich, a bit foamy looking khaki off yellow colored head, reaching a good solid three fingers on the tilt and punch pour. Soft retention and good staying power. Body color is very nice, a mixture of deep mahogany almost copper red but leans more in brown with lighter hues along the edges. Very nice looking brew.

The aroma is basic but classic. Soft touches of banana and clove like estery quality, not much in caramel or dark malts on the nose. There is though a very nice almost vanilla creamy scent to this and quality.

Palate is a bit lighter than I anticipated. Almost session like mouthfeel and quite wet on the palate. Light cloves in the mid palate, with some banana like flavors, mixing to lots of watery mineral like tastes and quality. Aftertaste finally provides some malt quality, as a little bit of caramel manages to come out.

A pretty light bodied tasting dunkelweizen, but certainly not anything horrible or mediocre.

Feb 16, 2019
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brauerei Tucher Brau "Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen"
16.9 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "L025 18:12"
$2.59 @ ABC Fine Wine & Spirits #139, Wildwood, FL

Look: Very hazy/cloudy dark russet brown body with orange highlights beneath a full head of off-white foam.

Smell: Moderate aroma of bready malt and soft banana.

Taste: The flavor is fuller than the aroma suggests but not too much different. There's some sweetness to the malt with a bit of brown sugar and maybe even a light hint of toastiness, and some clove and apple as well as the aforementioned banana. A light bit of acidity and a delicate bitterness balance it, and it finishes dry and lightly spicy.

Feel: Medium to medium-light in body and gently effervescent and crisp.

Overall: While it's not a particularly stand-out dunkle weizen it is really well made, and easy to drink in quantity if so desired.

Review# 6,427

Dec 25, 2018
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wattoclone from California

4.79/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Finally found this version after moving to CA. It is much better than I expected from the reviews, a perfect dunkelweizen with all of the essential flavors: banana, caramel, roasted malt and a hint of dark fruit. No detectable bitterness at all. Why this style is not more popular is a HUGE mystery.

Jun 28, 2018
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ordybill from Georgia

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

Poured from a 500ML bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark brown color with a giant off-white head. The aroma is toasted caramel malt and cloves. The taste is toasted caramel and yeast.

Jan 14, 2018
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steveh from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Haven't had a Tucher of any kind in a long while -- can't recall the last time I had a Dunkelweizen. Spotted this at the local good beer store and it called to me. Bottling code looks to be similar to HB -- bottled the 90th day of 2017. Poured into my Libbey Weizen glass.

L -- Pours a cloudy copper to bronze color with a great deal of carbonation and a dense, firm, cream colored head that holds up through the duration of the beer.

S -- Banana and clove up front, light vanilla character follows. Vaguest of citrus in the finish.

T -- Light banana up front followed by spicy clove. Some mellow wheat malt comes through, but not as prominently bready or toasty as I'd expect from darker malts. The clove lingers throughout and there's a hint of doughy bread in the finish, but overall the beer is rather mellow -- even lackluster.

F -- Mouthfeel is soft to spritzy with a light-medium body.

O -- This beer is certainly tasty and drinkable, but it's difficult to distinguish it from a straight Weizen -- at least in flavor. A mild, sweetish caramel note comes through in the finish as the beer goes down, but it by no means "reflects the best yeast and wheat character of a Weissbier blended with the malty richness of a Munich Dunkel." as the BJCP guidelines suggest.

May 31, 2017
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ygtbsm94 from Utah

3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nose of banana, wheat, caramel, dark fruit, faint spice, nice carbo. Taste light caramel, yeast, clove, slight bubblegum & nuts, medium body with a slight bitter finish.

Feb 02, 2017
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 pint, 0.9 fluid ounce bottle
Served in a weizen glass

This beer pours brown with amber and golden highlights. It is topped with several inches of tan head that hangs around awhile.

The aroma is pretty basic with cocoa, banana, and clove.

It tastes like a hefeweizen with cocoa added.

Moderate mouthfeel

It is a solid beer but nothing special.

Nov 03, 2016
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stlfatguy from Missouri

3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured dark and hazy into a weizen glass. Typical of the style. Brown, hazy bottle drifting towards burnt amber in thinner part of glass. Huge head is just of white, but didn't last too long. Smell is fresh banana bread with definite cloves. Taste is less sweet, more spices, and no bubble gum (which I appreciate). Feel is pure, clean, water... not watery, just a clean feel.

Apr 02, 2016
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mahogany colored with plenty of carbonation bubbles churning from within. There's quite a bit of cloudiness in the body. There's a solid inch of tan tightly packed head comprised of small bubbles. Aroma is that of dark wheat with a bit of oxidization present. The taste is dark wheat with just a hint of banana esters. The mouth is creamy and dry.

Nov 22, 2015
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StJamesGate from New York

3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Suspiciously clear oxblood with lumpy too-white froth. 3.5
Bubble gum, clove, and fresh soda loaf on the nose. 3.75
Flinty grain, tad of whole wheatiness, slightest toffee apple, no real yeast, grassy end. 3.5
Leafy comeback and tingly linger.
Light, fizzy, dry, slight chew. 3.5


-- Classic aroma, if nothing more. Thin, over-carbed, and I’m missing all those fruity esters. Almost a weizen with food colouring, and even then not a great one. A sub-par example of the style. 3.5

Dec 16, 2014
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from 2 yr old bottle into hefe glass. I was anticipating some clumping of yeast due to being in cellar, but was fine. Pours a nice reddish brown with plenty carbonation and nice creamy head. Smell of fruitiness with banana. Tastes much like smell with some malt insets and other fruit. Fruitiness with malty biscuit following and a slight happiness bite on back end. Comes together very well with smooth feel. A very good dunkle hefe. A favorite for sure.

Aug 01, 2014
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busternuggz from California

3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Inverted pour from a 16.9 oz bottle into a weizen glass.

Nice orangish-brown, kind of toffee color, appropriately cloudy. 1/2" beige head that settles after a bit. Leaves some spotty lacing. Looks good, I like the color.

Smells like overripe mashed bananas, brown sugar, a little cloves. Nice.

Taste follows suit. Overripe bananas, clove, light brown sugar/caramel. Kind of creamy. Lush wheat character. Not too malty or sweet, it actually tastes less malty than their hefeweizen to me. Caramel lingers but then it ends fairly clean.

Wheaty, creamy texture. Full bodied but not too heavy.

A solid, tasty dunkelweizen, well balanced.

Jun 05, 2014
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sajaffe1 from Utah

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A- This weizen is dark brown and murky due to the yeast. There is that typical fluffy white head.

S- Strong smell of wheat, spice and banana. It is basically liquid banana bread. There is a small amount of hopping noticeable.

T- This tastes like banana bread upfront, but finishes a bit bland. Still pretty good.

M- I quite like the rather smooth carbonation and the way it goes with the flavor. Quite nice.

O- It is worth trying if you are a weizen fan. I will likely have this one again.

Apr 17, 2013
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TheSixthRing from California

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours dark, reddish brown with a 2 finger off-white head. Decent retention, the resulting lace is consistent and with a fair amount of stick.

Smell - A bit of caramel is the first thing to hit my nose, with scant notes of banana and spice off in the distance.

Taste - As with their hefe, the dunkel is not much different. Mellow, scaled back flavor. Very subtle hints of caramel and clove. Even less so, banana. Finishes fairly bland.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with a lively, aggressive carbonation. Wonderful from tongue to swallow... if only the flavor could match.

Overall - disappointing. The krystalweizen was the big winner between the three Tucher's tonight, and it wasn't even close. It's good, but nowhere close to great, and I probably wouldn't buy it again.

Oct 06, 2012
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange-brown with a thick, off-white head.

Aroma: typical yeasty banana and clove.

Taste: like the aroma but mellower and more refined. [3.75]

M: near medium body; good medium+ carbonation level.

O: very drinkable; not too much clove or banana.

Aug 28, 2012
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Reaper16 from Alabama

3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500mL bottle served into a weizen glass

Pours a very brown ale-like color. It's a moderately dark brown closer to the top of the glass, and more of a honey'd shade towards the bottom. A nice, frothy head of 2 fingers forms.

The aroma is pretty light, all things considered. There's plenty of hefeweizen character here: clove, banana. Some breadcrusts character (not toasted) bolsters things. There's also some stewed apple here...not dissimilar from an English ale.

The taste is a weaker version of the nose. Flavors of apple and breadcrust meld with the traditional hefeweizen flavors, but nothing stands out. It's not so much balanced as it is unassertive.

The mouthfeel is pretty light, almost watery. The carbonation level is fairly sharp, but a touch more body would help the dark wheat flavors shine.

Overall, this is pretty average for the style. It's a nice, affordable quaff for sure, though.

Aug 22, 2012
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally, on to the dunkel:

Amber brown colored with orange and yellw hues, visible carbonation running through the body, and a creamy beige head on top that is thick and holding on top well. There's a good aroma, reasonable cinnamon apple, nuttiness (walnuts), and some phenolic action as well.

The flavor of smashed apples is dominant all the way around. Well, the first sip is a mix of cider and nuts, then the apple note starts to take the stage. Not quite as delicious as its kristal or helles sibling. A slap of alchol makes appearances from timr to time. Mouthfeel....that's the best part. It's rather smooth and creamy, with a medium body that picks itself up quickly.

Solid dunkleweizen, and another warm day refresher.

Aug 13, 2012
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barczar from Kentucky

3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber color with a solid one inch cream head that dissipates somewhat quickly, leaving no lacing. Could be a used glass issue.

Melanoidin aromas, caramelized sugar, toffee, and classic hefe scents of banana and wheat are present. There's a slight fruity ester quality underlying the profile.

Flavor is predominantly hefeweizen, with wheat, banana, clove, and orange peel comprising the initial sip. There's a bit of toasted malt that forms the backbone of the beer. Hints of nutty caramel add complexity as it warms. Citrus undertones are a little overpowering.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation, and a bit of a bite at the finish.

Overall, a fairly hefe heavy dunkel weizen. The malt character is pretty much overshadowed by the wheat, citrus, and spice characteristics.

Aug 08, 2012
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stan66

3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a beer with great appearence, pours a nice brown dark honey color. head is big creamy beige in color with low retention. lacing is medium. carbonation high. It has some sediment at the bottom og the glass. It is a nice thirst quencher with dry taste.

Apr 30, 2012
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a murky dark brown with a 1 inch puffy light beige head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Random chunks of lace stick to the glass on the drink down. Some sketchy looking chunks of sediment sink to the bottom of the glass after the pour. Smell is of dark wheat, burnt caramel, and some off metallic notes. Taste is the same with some subtle banana flavors on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average dunkelweizen with some weird stuff going on.

Apr 06, 2012
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ouser31 from California

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer the other night at home while watching movie and enjoying dinner... it poured really nice and formed a great head... glass apperance was good and smell was decent as well..

for a dark hefe it is pretty good... ive had better of course but id definately drink this again... looing forward to try another one os Tucher Brews!!

Mar 14, 2012
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falloutsnow from Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from Hyvee in Council Bluffs, IA.
No bottled-on date visible.
Poured into a Weihenstephaner hefeweizen glass.

Pours tall, thick head, off-white in color. Gradually recedes to a 1cm cap atop body. Little lacing. Body is dark amber brown out of light, dark orange-brown when held to light, with orange highlights. Opaque, no carbonation visible.

Aroma is bread-like, with some lemon and clove. Missing the banana-like esters.

Taste has mild malt sweetness, some caramel or brown malt aspects. Spicy clove very abundant in mid-taste, dominates here. Soma bananas, but fairly weak. Overall, a pleasant, bready taste, the bread-like component being particularly noticeable in the aftertaste.

Medium-bodied with medium-low carbonation gives this a fairly smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

Generally slightly above average. Very bready with less emphasis on the esters and phenols. A little plain. Not really what I'm looking for in a dunkelweiss, but I could see how some prefer this.

Dec 21, 2011
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jhtipton from Spain

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice presentation in my stemmed pint tulip. Bold hazy brown with lots of stuff floating around. Rocky head with nice lacing. Like a meal in a beer. Smell is good and fruity and a bit malty. Tastes great but not less filling. Wheaty sweet and a little fruity like a peach marmalade on wheat toast. Mouthfeel is great a medium bodied jefe. Overall an excellent beer and well worth looking for again, also, sessionable if you don'tind the caloric value. Cheers. Btw I poured most of it in the glass and then rolled the last ounce or two around the bottom to loosen up the yeast for the final pour. Didn't want to waste the bonus on the bottom. Another great Tucher.

Nov 20, 2011
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