Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen
Brauerei Tucher Brau

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From:
Brauerei Tucher Brau
 
Germany
Style:
Hefeweizen
Ranked #40
ABV:
5.35%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,197
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 12.5%
Reviews:
343
Ratings:
348
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 24, 2022
Added:
Jun 01, 2001
Wants:
  37
Gots:
  102
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Rated by Jelenovipivonelej from Slovak Republic

4.74/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Very tasty wheat beer. Fruity taste, I immediately wanted to have more.
Nov 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Holderness from Massachusetts

Nov 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by HopBelT from Belgium

Nov 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Oct 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by igl from Russian Federation

Oct 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Oct 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Barettes from Washington

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 16.9 oz can, canning date not decipherable. While this is not the top hefeweizen I've ever had, it's pretty darn quaffable. The flavor is perhaps a bit one-note, I get banana with clove and not much else, maybe a hint of pepper in the background. Still it's delicious and what really sets this one apart is way the carbonation results in such a soft and creamy feel. A solid 4.
Sep 18, 2022
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Cloudy copper,orange appearance.
Aroma is a really nice mix of banana, banana bread,malt,grain,and cereal.
Taste is banana upfront,almost coming off a bit artificial at first taste. Otherwise it is almost identical to Aroma but a bit more subdued.
Light carbonation that fades fast with a light body.
Overall it was good and worth a try. Its very inexpensive in comparison, took a chance and am not disappointed.
Aug 21, 2022
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 500mL can into my BeerAdvocate teku.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a moderate haze and two thick fingers of creamy ivory foam. Quite good looking.

Smell: nicely wheaty with an aroma a bit more toward the clove side of the banana-clove spectrum. A pretty classic hefeweizen; it's perhaps just a tad more phenolic than I care for, but it's still enticing.

Taste: a bit on the sweet side; it's wheaty and malty and has a bit more banana than the aroma. There's still plenty of spiciness here; I don't think I'd like it any spicier, but it's good where it is.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent level of carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: I think this beer is well within stylistic bounds, and I like it, but it just has a little bit of a ... harshness, or something. Worth checking out but not my favorite hefeweizen.
Jul 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by Haybeerman from Colorado

Jul 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From the 16 oz can in a snifter. This solid brew pours a lightly hazed golden yellow
with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thick ring and layer with nice lacing.
Nose of soft wheat and grains, honey sweet malt, light clove, subtle banana, and subtle
peach notes. Flavors hit the note with peach, bubblegum, lightly spicy clove, banana, and
soft wheat with honey. Mouthfeel is medium, light soft carbonation, and a almost
clean finish with a touch of citrus on the finish.

Overall, a legend still as good as when I first tried it

Cheers
Jul 21, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
0.5 L Can
Glass: 0.5 L Hefeweizen Vase
Pouring Temp: 51.2 F


Look:
Cloudy and opaque golden yellow. I can see vague shadows of my fingers at the narrow part of the glass. 2-finger foamy and creamy white head slowly dissipates to about 3/4 finger. Lacing is OK.

Smell:
Tart but also sweet citrus fruits. Cloves. Apricots. Some banana. Touch of bubblegum, perhaps. There is a slight perfume note.

Taste:
Ripe banana, tart citrus, and cloves. The cloves die down some but don't go away. There is a hint of honey. Apricot pops in at the end. The finish is soft and lightly sweet but underlaid by the citrus and the cloves.

Feel:
Smooth, soft, and creamy. The body is medium, with a definite lean to the light side.

Overall:
An enjoyable Hefeweizen that hits all of the right notes and is a solid representation of the style. The tartness and the lighter-than-usual body (for a Hefeweizen) make this a nice summertime brew, especially in the evenings. I must admit to being spoiled with respect to Tucher - I had my first ones (both the Dunkelweizen and the Hefeweizen) vom Fass in Nürnberg. I have liked Tucher ever since.
Jul 21, 2022
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Reviewed by UWDAWG from Washington

3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 16.9 ounce can into a weizen glass.

Look- Deep straw, very hazy, no visible particulate, white super frothy head, above average head retention and lacing.

Smell- Floral, sweet, bready.

Taste- Sweet, grassy, bready.

Feel- Medium body, average carbonation, crisp/dry finish.

Overall- Nice look, but flavor and bouquet predominantly sweet and not very complex.
Jul 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.45 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Jun 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by PaulMayer from Virginia

Jun 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by CJRubes from Massachusetts

May 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazed orange-amber color with a big puffy head. The head has a great level of retention, fading slowly over time to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big of a wheat bread and banana smell mixed with notes of coriander, clove and orange. Along with these aromas comes smells of black pepper and yeastcake. Other light aromas are there as well, consisting of a bit of hay and grass, as well as a touch of lemon.
Taste – The taste starts out with a rather strong flavor of wheat malt mixed with a light orange sweetness and a bit of coriander and clove spice. At the same time there are flavors of yeast and hay present with a touch of lemon. As the taste moves forward, some of the orange and lemon fade, all while the wheat and the yeast get stronger. At the same time some pepper and banana develop on the tongue, and with all the transitions, one is left with a rather wheat heavy, somewhat drier and more spiced hefe taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is slightly thicker and more chewy for a 5.2 % abv. brew, with a carbonation level that is high. Overall, the feel is great for the style, accentuating all the nice flavors while still keeping it more refreshing.
Overall – A rather nice wheaty and slightly drier hefe, with a good body and easy drinking nature. A nice brew overall.
May 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

May 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

May 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by JMkalos

Apr 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Apr 27, 2022
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Reviewed by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: pours a huge frothy head. Looks delicious.
S: banana, clove, pink bubble gum.
T: lemon, anise.
M: creamy, light bodied.
O: super easy to drink. Great hot-day beer.
Apr 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Apr 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.73 by sokol_1993 from California

Apr 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.88 by ckaire69 from Georgia

Mar 08, 2022
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Rated by Deano_53 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Good beer at Busch Gardens
Mar 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by clm9 from North Carolina

Feb 20, 2022
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Rated by conradklein

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Great example of a traditional Hefeweizen - not quite as complex as Weihenstephaners offering but still a very good Hef.
Feb 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.58 by Rhetion from Florida

Jan 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.46 by BeerWasp from Germany

Jan 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Jan 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by EdmundBlackadder from Ohio

Jan 02, 2022
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Clear golden yellow brew with a tall pile of foam in the GameCraft Pilsner glass. Malty and slightly sweet with the gush of aroma. Smells like banana and clove, straight out of the textbook. Warm and spicy with long nose of banana bread. The lush and creamy German carbonation should be a lesson to us all.

This is actually one of the better Hefeweizens I've had. The usual flavors are robust without being too much of a good thing. It's highly drinkable with enough complexity, a fine mouthfeel, and endless aromatics. From the 500 ml can purchased on the West Coast.
Dec 28, 2021
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Reviewed by SkeezixDilemma84

4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Dark cloudy amber color with dense, moderate head. Smell is typical for a hefeweizen with the banana and clove. The scent is more subdued on first sip with a pleasantly but lightly sweet wheat flavor that is almost perfectly blended and balanced with the malt. Hard to think of many beers with a better mouthfeel, you almost need to chew it. Not quite as good off the shelf as on tap during my trip to Nuremberg, but still my favorite hefe.
Dec 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut

Dec 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Pens1866 from Pennsylvania

Nov 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by Myboymi from Kansas

Nov 18, 2021
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Light yellow gold. Tall fluffy white head. Smells of banana and cloves. Tastes predominantly of clove with banana on the back end. There’s a slight sour note in the aftertaste. Overall it’s very good.
Oct 22, 2021
 
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16.9oz can poured into a glass

Three finger creamy white foam cap , very good retention , streaky lacings , settles to a thick layer over a translucent amber liquid

Aroma is yeasty , sweet banana, clove

Taste is yeasty , sweet banana, clove. Not as prominent a taste as Weihenstephaner . This is lighter , more subtle

Sudsy mouthfeel , quaffable , clean, light

Good beer
Sep 26, 2021
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