Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen | Brauerei Tucher Brau

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Tucher Dunkles Hefe WeizenTucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen

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Brauerei Tucher Brau

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.35%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.62/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Photo of stlfatguy
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.47/5  rDev -8%
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.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
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

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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 busternuggz
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of sajaffe1
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of Reaper16
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of barczar
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of stan66
3.62/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

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Photo of ouser31
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
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!!

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.58/5  rDev -5%
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.

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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 karait95
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: well build body with a brown color, it is not clear but not cloudy so it feets perfectly the style, carbonation is constant and rich keeping a permanent layer on top of the beer, the head is prominent and dissipates slowly the color is light brown.

S: could be more intense it is a little faint it has the basic components for the style, there is wheat, citrus and little hops but malt is not clearly perceived as toasted.

T: good flavor as this one is filtered it is decreased in intensity, still can be sensed the general characters of the style such as the wheat the citrus and little hops again the toasted character is not very present as should be.

M: nice mouthfeel, it is simple but nice not to bitter nor too sweet.

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Photo of treque
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: good deep copper colour, the body is hazy, cloudy and shows some reddish tints, the head is a slightly off-white with a nice retention and moussy, lace left on the glass

S: there are phenols and esters, a little hop notes, wheat aroma and some munich malt

T: the same way as the smell, very refreshing, medium body, chewy and long lasting end

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Photo of schlimenhaumer
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1 pint 0.9oz. bottle into a pint glass at low altitude.

A: Pours a hazy amber color with a substantial creamy one-finger head. Nice retention and a decent amount of lacing.

S: Banana, orange peel and a hint of vanilla with a base of wheat. Smells tasty.

T: Citrusy orange notes up front followed by banana and a bit of molasses on the finish. As it warms up, the faintest hint of alcohol comes through. Tastes a bit more subdued than I expected from a dunkles; definitely as light as a lot of the hefeweizens I've had before in terms of flavor.

M: Medium-bodied with a very creamy mouthfeel and a slightly dry finish. Very nice.

D: This one is a little bit on the heavy side for the summer, but I think this might be preferable during the colder months of the year.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.28/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

1 Pint 0.9 fl oz bottle poured into Trois Pistoles snifter.

Appearance - Tons of yeast sediment. Small tan lace. Dark brown body. Almost no retention. Great lacing.

Smell - Light banana. Maybe a little sweeter smelling than others in style.

Taste - Musky finish. Not much before that. Maybe some sweet banana. Lifeless. Not bad. Insofar as water isn't bad.

Mouthfeel - Watery. Lifeless.

Overall Drinkability - Worst I've had in style. Flavorless. Bodyless. The high point is the appearance. Not a bad beer, just horrible in style. If BMC made a Hefe-lite, this would be it.

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Photo of JayS2629
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark brown with huge creamy white head that fades slowly and leaves ample walls of creamy lace.

The aroma is of banana bread with a touch of cocoa.

The flavor follows the nose, but lacks on banana. Clove comes out with a touch of cinnamon and cocoa.

The feel is creamy and smooth.

Delicious and enjoyable. Easy drinking.

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Photo of crossovert
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle.

It pours a murky brown with amber highlights with a fluffy off-white head that doesn't leave much lacing.

The smell is very wheaty and citrusy with some caramel, not so much banana-y, perhaps a hint if you really take a good whiff.

The flavor is more wheat and caramel with some lemon.

It is a decent Franconian Dunkelweizen, but not amazing.

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Photo of jgurley
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque brown with a tan, creamy head that leaves spotty lace and some sediment. Smell is yeasty banana bread and a little dark fruit. Taste is sweet up front with a touch of banana, drying in the middle with a small hop bite on the end. Overall the taste leans toward dry. Mouthfeel is light and drinkable, yet not watery. Finishes clean with little aftertaste.

EDIT: Had to go back and rethink my scores after this beer warmed SO nicely. I thought it was good to begin with, but after it's finished, I think it's excellent

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