Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen
Brauerei Tucher Brau

Tucher Helles Hefe WeizenTucher Helles Hefe Weizen
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Style:
German Hefeweizen
Ranked #29
ABV:
5.35%
Score:
88
Ranked #11,132
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 12.98%
Reviews:
316
Ratings:
619
From:
Brauerei Tucher Brau
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  36
Gots
  97
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Photo of TonyLema1
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy, yellow, big fluffy white head
S; Faint clove, bubblegum and bananas
T: It’s got a pleasant taste, but lacks the characteristics that l look for in a Hefeweizen
F: Really good mouthfeel, and a nice taste on the finish
O: Ok, probably wouldn’t revisit

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle purchased in Huntsville Alabama. Odell Teku. No date obviously.

Has a semi-transparent semi-hazy golden bronze color with a tall fluffy cap of 3 fingers that lasts awhile and gradually recedes to a half finger. Tons of creamy sticky lace. Most of the points are for the head.

Aromas are kind of dirty, like an adjunct lager. Some dirty copper coin, hay, wet metal, and slight clove. Very very slight marshmallow notes too.

Flavor is copper coins, hay, marshmallow, clove, vanilla, dry grass, and more copper. Trailing notes of marshmallow and hay.

Feel is creamy and nicely excitingly carbonated. Some dryness and parch on the finish.

Overall nothing great but works for tonight. Would probably not buy again though.

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Photo of FBarber
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz can.

Pours a light golden straw color. Hazy and cloudy - quite opaque. Thick four finger velvety white head collapses leaving a mountain of foam. On top of the beer.

Aromas has notes of clove, nutmeg, wheat, banana and some peppery notes.

Taste follows the nose with notes of clove and nutmeg, spicy peppery yeast, nice wheat backbone with some banana bread notes and a slight fruity note on the back end.

Feel is medium to full bodied, smooth and silky. Moderately carbonated. Semi-dry finish.

Overall this is a really nice Hefeweizen. Just really hits the spot for me.

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Photo of Nass
3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The pour is dark orange. The aroma is of wheat, bright citrus, & yeast. There is a bottled on date on the back of the label. The taste is citrus that has a little bit of a rotten character to along with wheat, yeast, & bread. The beer is medium bodied. for what it's worth t's a decent beer in the style but i've had better. Cheers! B-

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Photo of Stopple
4.82/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Always been a fan of hefe's. This one ranks very highly among my favorites. A very clean taste with no lingering effects. Great price point. Look for the pale blue cans.

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Photo of Beermotor
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Consumed at Ol’ Heidelberg in Huntsville, Alabama from a 500ml bottle poured at the table by the server into a tall pilsner flute. This is a German restaurant in a city with a large German population, so the beer+food were completely and totally on point.

Color was a bit darker and hazier than your typical Hefeweizen. Smelled good like a wheat beer should.

Tasting notes: the host provided a slice of orange in the glass. I tasted the beer with and without the orange, however I preferred it with orange.

WIth orange: citrus flavors exacerbated slightly, sweetness of the orange rounded out the malt and seemed to take away the late-glass tartness which I appreciated. It was absolutely delicious this way and perhaps any wheat beer would benefit from this.

Without orange (from bottle): Better than Franziskaner and almost better than Weihenstephaner. After drinking the whole 500ml I understood why monks in the middle ages were able to subsist off of beer alone during fasts.

Overall this is one of the best Heifeweizens I've had. I am super-sad that this is one of those countless yummy beers you can get back East but can't get in Colorado like Naragansett and (up until lately) Genesee.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Can - no visible date:
Light comes through this bruised banana yellow body, but shadows are all that can be discerned from behind the glass. The white head blooms into multiple fingers of foam that falls into large craters in the middle and near the edges. A little surprised that there isn't much lacing left from this white cap.

The nose has a light scent of banana in its obvious wheat malt profile. Pretty straightforward with very light accents of cereal and citrus zest. A moderate carbonation does not disrupt the smooth edges to this beer's light, but not watery body. As it warms and the carbonation lessens, the soft edges turn almost creamy.

Taste is a stronger version of the nose, with the mix of malt and banana not too far from a breakfast of wheat cereal with some thin banana slices in it. In some tips of the glass, I notice a light tang underneath this, a little more as it warms. It's actually fairly dry, and I'd guess any hopping is light. There is a thread of clove that comes about in the middle of the taste and lasts into the end taste.

A beer that pretty much checks all the boxes for the style, but in a moderately low-key way.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried a bottle of this at the Village Tavern in the Summit area of Birmingham, AL. It poured a clear golden with white head that did not leave much lace. The scent had faint grain and clove. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with grain presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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Photo of Troopintj
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

At Fishlips, Port Canaveral FL. On tap, served (foolishly) with lemon slice. Failure typical German hefe, some banana notes, good finish. Creamy mouth feel.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a hazy amber with a large fluffy white head that lasts. Bready scent in the nose. In the mouth, it is creamy feeling and delicious! Yum!

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Photo of Riv01331
4.94/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is truly, in my opinion, the best Hefeweizen brewed...if your lucky enough to find it....It disappeared from the New England area...so Julius it is..Enjoy!...Riv

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Photo of SimplySinister
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Poured bottle into standard pint glass. 1-2 finger slowly dissipating snow white head, above average carbonation. Cloudy wheat colored hefe, characteristic of style.

S- Clove and Banana bomb. Nothing out of the ordinary. Seeming very, very nice so far.

T- Faux pas. Heavy, heavy on the citrus notes. Huh? Is this a German hefe? Where did the nose go? Where did my clove disappear to? WHAA?

M- Clean and crisp. No problem here.

D- I hate to do this to a proud German Hefe.. but this one is a no-go. It’s so, so sad too. My high hopes have been dashed. It looks and smells so good but.. BUT..

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nose of banana, slight fruitiness, wheat, clove, yeast. Taste banana, wheat, slight citrus & buttery notes, clove, apples. Light body with medium carbo.

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Photo of ordybill
4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly murky orange yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is wheat, spice and citrus. The taste is mildly citrus with a very nice wheat flavor.

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Photo of Nismo2
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen, 5,2% abv.
Look: A cloudy, hazy golden colour, with a 3 finger white head. Also some carbonation

Smell: A very strong, spicy aroma with some touch of citrus, banana and bread notes.

Taste and feel: Citrus and fruity taste along with some spicy and bread touch. Dry, mild carbonated feeling.

Overall, a very good standard hefeweizen. Cheers

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Photo of James954
2.48/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

L: Slightly hazy golden yellow and minimal lacing
S: dry hay and bread with stale grain finish
T: same as the smell with a bit of honey and clove
F: medium carbonation, good feel

Overall: I'm disappointed that Tucher puts out such a low-grade brew. They are becoming the Budweiser of Germany to me.

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Photo of audiobill
4.76/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Picked several from a supermarket shelf on Andros Island, Greece, in Ahios Petros. My wife is a big Weiss beer lover and she loved it so much, that we went back and bought the lot! Perfect wheat beer!

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Photo of Beginner2
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is top-drawer for the style.
It looks and smells about average, but its taste is subtler than the typical fruity.
And this one is very, very smooth in the mouth; goes down very easy and with ease ... and enjoyment.
But this when you see it.

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Photo of stevoj
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice weizen from this Franconian brewery. All the right aromas and flavors we’ve come to expect from the style.Slight metallic tinge in the finish....

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Photo of Dentist666
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

5.2% ABV.
Poured into weizen glass.
Pours slightly hazy amber/golden beer with excellent off-white head, long retention.
Smell - very thin, clove.
Taste - spicy, banana, citrusy.
Medium, smooth body and carbonation.

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Photo of dukeandduke
2.31/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

1/29/16 Chicago (1 pint, 0.9 fl oz bottle poured into thin Hefe glass). Clear, pale yellow pour, solid white head. Minimal aroma, sweet but somewhat bland apple taste. Thin texture, minimal carbonation or texture. Disappointing Hefewezien for me.

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Photo of Malt_Man
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served cold from 500ml bottle into Schneider Weisse glass.

L) Pale orange-yellow colour, very hazy, very fizzy. Dense shaving foam head. Looks as good as any other weisse. Not much brown yeast in there though.

S) Light sweetish clove. Background honey and orange juice. Pretty standard weisse smell, i.e., apertising.

T) Nicely acidic orangey-banana milkshake. Light bready yeast lower down the list.

F) Good acidic fizz, slightly dense drink, no skanky aftertaste in fact the acidity gives it a nice clean finish. Very nice.

O) If you want to be fair to a beer when reviewing, do it at the right time of year. Drinking this in August showcases what the purpose of the beer is; pure refreshment. This one is well above average and in the top tier of Bavarian weizens.

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Photo of J_Chavez15
4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Its like Blue Moon but for some reason the Tucher beats it by leaps and bounds.
I like the spicyness. Banana and citrus are there. Smooth and refreshing.
Clove and some spices. Really good Hefe its up there with Hacker-Pschorr Weisse, Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier, Paulaner Hefe, Weihenstephan Hefe, Sierra Nevada Hefe. etc. Cheers!!

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Photo of OldManMetal
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This malt-forward hefeweizen pours to a very thick creamy white head on a cloudy, straw-colored body with moderate amounts of yeast sediment. The typical hefeweizen banana/clove spice is present on both the nose and the palate, as are bitter grapefruit and other citrus notes, but all are rather subdued, with the beer's malt character being more prominent. Alcohol flavors are also noted. The medium body and moderately creamy texture are enlivened by the strong carbonation, and the finish is characteristically clean if a bit malty.

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Photo of beersoles
4.83/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I started drinking this beer in 1979 after working in Germany for a few weeks. After returning to the U.S. I found it at a local German restaurant. This beer is what got me on the craft beer movement 36 years ago when there really wasn't much around. I still love drinking this stuff. I feel it's the Hefe Weizen that all Hefe Weizens should strive to compare themselves to.

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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 619 ratings