Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen | Brauerei Tucher Brau

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Tucher Dunkles Hefe WeizenTucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen

Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau
Germany | website

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.35%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of RBorsato
4.72/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Murky light brown color with a nice big beige head. Nice balanced chocolate malt aroma and banana-clove aroma. Tastes much like it smells with both characteristics blending nicely. Medium bodied, smooth, and creamy.

A solid Dunkle Weizen - A definite buy and bargain price compared to Weihenstephen !!

Per label: Since 1672

($1.99 / 16 oz.)

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a phenomenal beer, the top of the style.

G - Weizen

A – Cloudy Lipton tea, nice solid foamy head, great retention.

S – Bread, banana, funk, hay, apples.

T – Same as above but way fruity, with a tiny sour tinge and a great delectable finish. The Germans have amazing malt.

M – Smooth, lighter bodied, and semi-low carbonation.

D – Excellent, so enjoyable and richly flavorful. Also very complementary to certain foods

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Photo of oracle
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer poured a clear medium to dark copper for the first half of the bottle (since I couldn't get the whole bottle in the glass).

Smell was pleasently yeasty, reminiscent of freshly baked bread.

Taste was smooth and delicious with notes of banana and bread. Warm and inviting, with a bit of a bite in the finsh.

When I poured the second half of the bottle is when the beer really started to shine. As is my custom with wheat beers, I swirled that last half ounce slightly to pick up some of the sediment.
That's when this beer really started to shine. The bite faded out and the flavors seemed to intensify.

Just excellent.

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Photo of finepaws
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, I really liked this beer. Can't ad much to what Jason said on his review. It poured a clear rusty brown. Smal frothy head that lasted throughtout. Nice lacing too. The smell was pegged as ripe banana with a sweet bread and spicey note. The taste was delicatable. Caramel, apple, banana, malty, bready, you name it. I think I like this one better than the Weihenstephaner. Great mouthfeel, smooth, and chunky at the same time. I wish I had more of these. Alas, it's back to the beer store.

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Photo of SilentSabre
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

If you like Hefe at all, I strongly advise you try this. It pours a reddish brown, almost like tea, with a slightly carmel toned off-white head. It has the spiciness generally associated with hefeweizen, but keyed up just a wee bit more than say, Franziskaner or Weihenstephaner. This also seemed to leave a very, very faint trace of a cream like aftertaste in my mouth. Perhaps it was just me. Nevertheless, I thought this was a fantastic Hefeweizen and will most certainly buy it again.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tucher- Dunkeles HefeWeizen

$2.30 for a 1pint1ounce bottle.

Appearance- Light brownish orange with a huge creamy head. Very hazy and full of floaters.
Smell- Strong banana/ clove with a nice strong malt flavor. bread/ biscuit flavor noted.
Taste- immediate malt with an even balace of malt. Light sugary taste.
Mouthfeel- Big and malty up front, light sugary sweetness. low carbonation and a even flavor throughout.

Overall- A delicious beer!!! Dunkels are so much better than regular Hefe's and this is my new favorite Dunkel!!!

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Photo of nocheinsbitte
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: I just finished the Schneider Weiss and cracked open one of these Tucher Dunkel Hefe Weizens and am having a hard time telling the difference between the two in color and pour. The head was a little better with the Tucher.
Smell: When smelling it, I get a sense of chocolate, a little coffee, caramel, with a hint of fruit. Interesting smell, inviting.
Taste: As with all good biers, the smell gives you a good indication of the taste and this is a good bier. Crisp taste, not bitter at all, no smokiness, a good hefe taste.
Mouthfeel: Robust feel, easy to drink and very enjoyable.
Drinkability: The dunkel hefe weizens are a more robust, full version of the helles hefe weizens and very enjoyable. This bier is best in the fall and winter months where the heaviness and more full taste works vs the helles. Any considering it is 27 degrees here in Chicago, I think I will have another. I haven't had this bier much, but will more often now, a well rounded bier that is very enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

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Photo of SetarconeX
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This one's a pretty nice solid brew. Appearance perhaps isn't anything to write home about perhaps, the head being a tad overfizzy, and dissapearing quickly. The smell's nice, sharp and clean, like a good Weizen, but with a significant malty backing. The taste is exactly where it should be, without any bonus frills, malty, and with a decent weight to it. A very drinkable beer.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First is the very foamy head, but it quickly goes and this dunkle is very drinkable. ABV is 5.3% but pound down a few of these - 1 pint - and you will notice.

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Photo of StevieW
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. bottle.......Pours a full rich brown, with a super creamy beige head. The head settled slowly, and evenly very nice. Sweet smells filled up the glass, (I guess my nose doesn't register the bananas, I nver get that.) but I can see candied apples, pears etc. Very full rich fresh smells. Tastes are dominated by the sweet malt. After the rich smell the feel is somewhat thinner than expected. I was looking for a little more doughy taste for the color and smell, but overall very refreshing, easy to drink, and I nice beer to compliment a big meal.

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Photo of beerprovedwright
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Head city, frothy, light brown, lasts for days. Even lace, but little cling. Color is a 31 on the SRM chart. Very fragrant, smells of banana, cloves, wheat, citrus, lots of malt, and vanilla. Tastes that I recognize are banana, wheat, clove, rye, chocolate, malt, and a little pepper. Plenty of body here for my mouth, good carbonation and creaminess. Great flavor and body, a good beer to drink again.

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Photo of clvand0
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy brown color with a medium head and minimal lacing on the glass. It has carbonation that stick all up and down the sides of the glass when poured - looks great! The aroma is wonderful. Reminded me of fruits and some sort of nuts - similar to Newcastle Brown. The taste is somewhat sweet and fruit is evident here. Very rich in flavor, but extremely enjoyable. The taste doesn't really remind me of a wheat (weiss) beer as it says on the label, but it's a great tasting beer either way.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass:

A: The beer poured a great murky reddish brown color with a nice cascade effect and a slightly-off white, maybe light tan, fairy thick head that lasted for a long while.

S: The beer had a strong wheat/yeast aroma to it, but it was also a little sweet smelling with a hint of banana.

T: Excellent flavor like a good weizen should, but mainly some fruit flavors, a hint of nut and some spices. Excellent combination. Really well done.

M/D: High carbonation, as expected, the beer was very smooth and very easy to drink. I could have had another. Overall, an excellent beer and I find it in a beer store I will definately be picking one or more up.

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Photo of LordChesterfield
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured to a rootbeer looking dark with a large dense billowy head that is off-wight. The smell is like banana oil. When I drink it it's like nothing i've ever tasted before. It's delicious, but it's hard to qualify. Very very slight roasted malt flavor on the back of the tongue. The hops is in perfect balance. The initial taste is, ready for this....rootbeer candy. The wheat yeast starts to become aparent on the front of your tongue as the brew gets warmer; it's funky but not at all unpleasant. Unique, delicious, and so refreshing that in your bones it feels like drinking a lager. If I were to drink this in a cozy bar with good friends, this beer would quickly become galvanized in my memory as associated with happiness. Recommended

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Photo of PhageLab
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a weizen glass.

A - Hazy brownish coloration, massive cloud-like head that refused to dissipate. Excellent lacing as well, to put it bluntly, this is a gorgeous brew.

S - Caramel candy aroma with a spicy tone and hints of banana, cinnamon, and clove. Take a few moments to really enjoy this one.

T - Mildly spicy body and not too sweet, which really suits this beer well. Some muted fruit notes shine through, mainly banana and apple. Nice flavor profile, but something seems to be lacking slightly here.

M - Light bodied, mild carbonation level, dry finish.

D - Outstanding, well balanced decently sessionable brew. It's lack of sweetness could make this a very accessible weizen. Definite reco here.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle served in a weizen glass.

Murky brown/amber color with a huge off-white head that stayed as a thick layer and left waves of lacing.
Aroma is sweet and malty with a spiced background.
Taste starts off full of sweet malt and then some spiced flavors chime in before a lemon zest flavor finishes things off nicely.
Medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.
Goes down very smooth and very easy.

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Photo of Byeast
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: deep auburn/ reddish brown , a bit hazed at first then cleared somewhat, creamy and tight offwhite head of an inch.

Smell: banana and sweet dark wheat/malt, faint green apple, touch of yeast.

Taste: Very smooth and flavorsome , rich wheaty malt that starts of with dark bread, toffee, and caramel notes, then moves towards a traditional wheat tangy feel, some yeast throughout adds to the nice complexity, greenish banana, very light green apple and clove in the finish.

Mouthfeel: very smooth, slightly creamy.

Drinkability: A really great Dunkles Hefe Weizen. Very pleasant complexity and tasty flavors , refreshing and delicious.

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Photo of jhtipton
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Last time I had this I wrote at the end, "Good but not great. I kept thinking "there should be more to this" but there wasn't." I was correct, there should be more and there is. I can only assume the previous bottle was old or otherwise compromised. Herein is a new review.

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a tight, off-white head three fingers deep. Excellent retention with no lace left behind.
Smell is malt, hops, grass,spice (nutmeg & cloves) & a light citrus (lemon, orange, grapefruit).
Taste is similar as far as malt, hops, and spice are concerned but without the grassy and citrus notes and a light alcohol presence added.
A smooth, lightly carbonated brew, medium bodied with a touch of tangy hops on the tip of the tongue at first sip then it just folds into all the other flavors in the aftertaste. Vey nice, pour me another, please.

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Photo of styrene
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an elegant Tucher weizen glass.

Appearance: Medium-brown body and a thick, creamy head that's nearly stout-like. Perfect dunkel weizen appearance.

Smell: yeast and plantains

Taste: Very mild, but nevertheless present, hop bitterness on top of good carbonation. There's nothing out of the ordinary here, just a solid, tasty dunkel weizen. Finish is clean and crisp.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thin for a weizen..I would have appreciated something a bit heavier and assertive.

Drinkability: While this beer is quite good, I think I would prefer it paired with some bold german food: of course, in such a situation, the flavors of the food would dominate and the beer would serve as a tasty means to wash it down.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Burnt orange with smoky amber trim; a lovely hue. The massive cap of sandstone colored foam is a looker as well. It's creamy and thick with a cobbled surface of variously sized pits created by lazily popping bubbles. A fair amount of Swiss cheese-like lace decorates the glass. What's not to like?

The nose is wonderful and smells like autumn to me. I can appreciate cinnamon-spiced overripe apples, as well as clove-spiced mushy bananas. There's also an earthiness that brings to mind falling leaves, although not their actual aroma. I hope the nose translates well to the palate.

Dunkels Hefe Weizen tastes like autumn too. The combination of spiced fruit (fresh apple cider), caramel and earthy hops takes me instantly to late October. That classic wheaty tang says 'weizen', and beautifully caramelized malt adds 'dunkel'. Banana and clove are subtle early in each mouthful and increase in intensity as the finish approaches. Clove is especially prominent on the finish.

Sweet, sour and bitter are all present, although the beer can't be said to be any of the three. It's a system of checks and balances that works very well. The mouthfeel approaches lush without quite getting there. The carbonation is only noticed if I make an effort to notice it; a worthy attribute that I wish more beers shared.

Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen is a damn good dunkel weizen. It's more than solid across the board and is at least as drinkable as its better known competitors. As late summer gives way to crisp autumn, I'll be sure to purchase a few bottles of this beer along with my favorite Oktoberfests.

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Photo of Portertime
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have come to the conclusion that I just like dunkels better. Here is a good example. Had it in a pilsner glass chilled. Poured the usual pleasent light brown, hazy color with a decent off white head. Smelled of chocolate, yeast, and hint of banana. Taste was clean and smooth with some yeast in the finish and chocolate, banana, cherries, and a little spiceyness in the front. It's TOO-ker!

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Photo of mschofield
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque cloudy brown, topped with a four finger rocky tan head, leaves bits of incomplete web lacing.
Awesome aroma, roasted malt, great caramelized banana note, butter and wheat.
Sweet, banana bread inspired taste, banana, wheat, roasted malt, caramel, butter, minor tobacco.
Light to medium feel, very pleasant, but a little too sweet. Gets a little puckering as a tartness builds as it warms.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A murky, dirty brown, tea-like appearance, thick, one-finger soapy/bubbly head. An aroma of banana esters and some spices detectable. Creamy and bready up front, maintains a fair amount of hefe-qualities, cloves, bubble gum texture, the clean wheat malts come to play throughout the body, bordering on medium bodied, a pepper-spicy palate and aftertaste. Not as wheaty or malty in flavor as others in it's class, however, very clean, solid and easy to drink, can't go wrong with this dunkel

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