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 Jon
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy brown color with a sizeable tan head which retains and laces well. The smell is of faint clove and perhaps some banana and bread, but none come in very prominently like other beers of this style. The taste is somewhat sweet at first and features a good deal of caramel malt. The mouthfeel, on the other hand, is a little watered-down and thin for the style. It does feature a little carbonation, but not enough for the style. This is certainly an easy drinker, but could easily be improved with some more malt, which would give it a desireable, fuller body. Still not a bad beer.

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Photo of marc77
3.13/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Murky light brown in hue, topped by a stiff and sticky light tan head. Wheat tartness and banana esters are most prominent in aroma, with hints of chocolate and toasty Munich adding depth. Caramel sweetness is perceptible upfront, yielding to mild roasted grain and light chocolate. Understated banana ester profile. Lightly bodied for style, perhaps even a touch thin in mouthfeel. Finishes w/ lingering wheat tartness and hints of toasted grain. A clean, but unimpressive Dunkelweizen that could use more malt and yeast character. It's not unlike many prosaic US microbrewed versions.

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

Had this yesterday at a restaurant called the Austrian Village, in Rockledge, PA. Pours a cloudy reddish-brown color, with a decent creamy off-white head. Banana and other fruity aromas are on the nose… possibly apples. Mouth feel is fairly smooth, body sort of thin. Enjoyable on the palate though, pretty balanced, a nice sweetness, fruitiness, banana notes, apples, and caramel malt. I though this went pretty well with my (warm) corned beef sandwich. Overall this was an enjoyable brew.

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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 jackndan
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dunkles Hefe Weizen: (half liter brown bottle) Cloudy reddish beer, with a very pale beige head. Very pleasant odor of bananas and sweet apples. Nice sticky Belgian Lace. Refreshing. The taste is very sweet, but the beer is not very lively, although I see by the side of the bottle that I’ve got an old one. I’ll get a fresher one, as it is worth another look.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another Hefe-Dunkles without much oomph... Dark bronze, slight haze even without any yeasties poured in and with lots of carbonation bubbling up. Huge, creamy pancake-batter like head (hangs around a bit...) and nice lacing. Mild nose of, of, ? Touch banana, but more clove....some chocolate malt....a bit mild. Fairly decent on the tongue, with medium (at-best) body. Some banana and good clove flavors, but way-too understated.... Needs more depth. Oh well, I tried it.... Looks and smells better than it tastes. I may be sticking with the Hefe-Hells as opposed to the Hefe-Dunkels in the future... Prosit!!

overall: 3.85
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 4


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Photo of frank4sail
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

1 Pt. bottle.

Deep orange color with a fluffy tan head. The beer gets darker the higher in the glass you look (orange type of black and tan). Slightly sweet/wheat malt nose. Smooth and malty brew. Not complex in any way, but straight at you with mouthfeel.

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Photo of Jason
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 16oz brown sleek euro style bottle with a drink before date clearly marked.

Appearance: Tawny amber with a thick haze, powdery and pillowy head sticks all over the glass.

Smell: Ripe banana with a cake like sweetness ... mild spicy note in the nose also.

Taste: Creamy, smooth and crisp with a medium bodied that leans towards a chewy malt mouth feel. Bready malt sweetness from the wheat malt with a touch of caramel and ripe fruit (mostly banana). Subtle spicy flavours mingle with a light hop bitterness which merely tames the malt. Mild clove spiciness, good dose of fruity esters and a ghost like buttery diacetyl just add to the complexities. Some nutty yeast and a faint light chocolate flavour are also present. Clean palate with a even cleaner finish.

Notes: A very tasty Dunkelweizen ... on par for style and a sure thing for any traditional wheat beer lover. Lots of flavours going around to satisfy all of your taste buds. 5.35% abv.

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Photo of inebrius
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm still looking for a dunkel weiss that has enough malt sweetness to balance out the tart finish associated with this style. Except for a lucky batch of homebrew, I have yet to find it. This is a quality weissbier, no doubt, but to my taste, still lacking as a dunkel.

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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 John
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as dark as some dunkel weizens but that doesn't take away from the flavor. All the classic hefe flavors with a little added malt character. A pleasure to look at when poured into proper glassware.

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Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tucher's Kristall is a hard act to follow, and this dunkel did a pretty fair job. Substantial bannan esters which are pretty well integrated in the balance. Overall, a tasty dunkel, but seemed like it needed just a little more kick to in order to be outstanding.

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Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm always impressed by Tucher brews, and this one is no different. A very crisp and flavourful dunkeles hefe. I highly recommend pouring the beer, leaving a bit in the bottle, then rolling the bottle between your hands to losen the yeast and pour it into the glass. You'll gain much more flavour.

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