Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen
Brauerei Tucher Brau

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #29
ABV:
5.35%
Score:
88
Ranked #12,862
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 12.69%
Reviews:
333
Ratings:
656
From:
Brauerei Tucher Brau
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  37
Gots
  100
SCORE
88
Very Good
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gvickery from Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%
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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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
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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imnodoctorbut from Texas

3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

pours a hazy pale straw gold body with a billowing, white fluffy froth foam head that has high retention and leaves thick slathers of sudsy lacing behind as it settles to a thin but full cap

the aroma is sweet wheat, banana bread, and light spice with clove standing out; there is a faint herbal bitterness that resembles something like hops.

taste is a shadow of the advertised notes. dialed back flavor-wise for sure.

mouthfeel is high carbonation with a light body that runs pillowy yet crisp and clean with carbo prickles throughout. finishes semi-dry.

overall:
an easy but overall fairly boring hefe which feels artificial at worst, and uninspired at best.

Aug 22, 2021
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Sigmund from Norway

3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can, from Superbrugsen Skødstrup, Denmark. ABV is 5.2%. Brewed with hop extract. Hazy pale yellow colour, huge white head. Strong and typical hefeweizen aroma of cloves and ripe bananas, hints of candy. Moderate flavour with notes of cloves and banana, hints of citrus. Minimal hops. Light bodied and easy drinking.

Jul 29, 2021
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy, gold in color with one inch head. Taste is banana, wheat, and clove.. Light body, sweetish with high carbonation. really enjoying this one. Nice and clean. Can only imagine what this tastes like overseas but I want more.

Jul 28, 2021
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Jaasoares from Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mildly hazy orangish yellow color with a big white fluffy head which sticks around. Delish and classic aroma of a Hefeweizen with some spice notes particularly clove. Taste is wonderfully tropical with some banana and tangerine as well as some clove and bread-like flavor. Wonderful hefe!

Jul 17, 2021
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hmf05 from Colorado

4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first "real" beer I ever tried 13 years ago. This was the beer that opened my eyes to the world of beer. This is a hazy golden brew with a thick creamy head that leaves incredible lacing. Smell is classic Hefe with the banana and cloves. Seeing as this is also a Helles, it is definitely a little lighter than the average Hefe in the aroma and taste. The taste follows the nose with the banana and clove, and it has a lighter mouthfeel, again due to it also being a Helles. The perfect session Hefe. I can easily drink 2 Tall Boys of this, which I could not do with most Hefes. This is the most refreshing and sessional Hefe you can get. Perfect on a hot day.

Jun 04, 2021
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keithmurray from Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - hazy golden color with white head

Smell - yeast, banana, clove

Taste - wheat, clove, banana

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, wheat upfront, banana/clove on the back end

Overall - decent version of the style, not quite as good as the usual suspects, but solid. Worth a shot

Price Point - $7.99/ 4 pack 16.9 oz cans

May 22, 2021
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Gajo74 from New York

4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy yellow golden color with visible carbonation. A moderately large head produces a foam cap and retains well.

Nice aroma with lots of notes of banana, citrus peel and a touch of clove. Notes of bready and lightly toasted wheat; pleasant nose overall.

Nice malt profile dominated by the wheat, doughy and soft, sweet, yet nicely spiced with gentle notes of cloves. Flavors of banana, orange, grass and a modest but effective bitterness. The finish is smooth and dry with a clove like linger.

Medium bodied with a smooth, fluffy and creamy mouthfeel. Very easy to drink and lively carbonated.

This is about as good and authentic a Hefeweizen I’ve had in a while. It’s very balanced with just the right amount of spice and has a nice feel. I would have again.

Apr 21, 2021
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lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. A pale hazy gold filled the glass with a white two-finger fizzy head that dissipated slowly leaving a thin film. This beer seems paler than other German Hefes that I have had. Nose of wheat bread and banana and a touch of cloves. Tastes follows the nose with the addition of lemon and grass. However, there seems to be a bit if saltiness in the taste that is noticeable on the finish. I am not sure if that is just my perception or if there is a distinct sodium content. For that reason, I am dropping it .25 for taste. Good mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. Drinkable but I prefer Paulaner and Weihenstefaner.

Mar 27, 2021
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ANIMOUL from Vermont

4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can
L - Golden yellow with significant amount of foamy head
S - Pungent bananas
T - sweet bread and bananas with a melloing aftertaste
F - very full bodied; nice
O - great hefe and worth seeking.

Mar 05, 2021
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 01-01-14 near Pittsburgh, PA from a fresh 16.9oz can

A - Hazy straw-gold with a 3-finger head that sticks around and leaves light lace

S - Mostly banana, wheat bread, light clove spice.

T - Banana bread, mild lemon, hint of clove. Low bitterness.

M - Medium body and carbonation. True to style

O - Not complex but it's a decent Hefe and a good value at $7.99 for a 4-pack. Not world class but I enjoyed it.

Jan 14, 2021
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have long said that Hefeweizen is my least favorite style since I prefer the ones with clove-forward esters & that usually happens as the result of fermentation under Lagering conditions, making it a rare bird. I was on a mission to PHL recently when I spotted this one in a CAN at The Foodery (NLibs) & snatched it up for inCANsion in The CANQuest (tm)! Taste be damned!

From the CAN: "Vormals königlich bayerisches Weizen Brauhaus Seit 1672 Helles Hefeweizen Naturtrüb Aus Bayern"; "Authentic Bavarian Wheat Beer"; "Naturally Unfiltered"; "In accordance with the Bavarian Purity Law"; "Brewed in Germany"; "Since 1672 - former royal Bavarian wheat beer brewery".

Between its style & the mention of its being unfiltered, I did some in-CAN agitation prior to the Crack! of the vent. Once it was Crack!ed open, I went with a heavy-handed C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. It erupted, forming two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with very good retention. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose was curious with a banana-clove spiciness tinged with a slight sourness. Hmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was more banana than clove, but thankfully there was no pink bubble gum flavor to get in the way. I was happy enough with it, but I still found myself wishing throughout for more clove spiciness. Finish was semi-dry and while refreshing, one was satiating for me. YMMV.

Oct 20, 2020
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drinking this at The European Street Cafe in Jacksonville Florida.
Poured from a tap into a beer mug.
Appears light hazy orange with a foamy head that dropped quickly to nothing.
Smells banana, clove, stone fruit, pear.
Taste follows the nose.
Mouth feel is medium light for the style.
Overall a nice Hefewizen, complex with the phenols, light on the palate as Hefewizens should be.
Hefewizens are not really my thing, but if they are your thing? I'd definitely recommend it.

Sep 25, 2020
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Reef from South Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz. can

Pours hazy golden with two fingers creamy white head. Spotty lacing, full cap.
Strong clove aroma.
Coriander, clove light banana, creamsicle, light stone fruit, pear, grass.
Light hop tickle, coating mouthfeel, abundant carbonation.
Easy drinking, great for summer.
Comparable, to me , to Paulaner and Weihenstephaner.

Aug 23, 2020
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Roguer from Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very good head production and retention. No lacing to mention. Body is cloudy but not opaque, a dark yellow color reminiscent of mango flesh, and very lively.

A bit musty and spicy on the nose, leaning more on phenols than esters. Pepper, clove, tannin, tobacco, wheat. Lesser represented, but at least mildly present, are tones of banana, honey, and apple.

Sweeter on the palate, but quite balanced, with slightly more prominent notes of banana and pear, complemented by light clove and tobacco on the finish. Honey, wheat, pale dough, and cracker round out the profile. Fairly wet finish, with a long, pleasant aftertaste.

Smooth and lively; moderate-to-full bodied. Creamy.

Aug 15, 2020
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VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has banana, clove and wheat hints
The taste follows the nose with pleasant and well balanced banana, clove and wheat flavors
A light bodied well carbonated crisp beer
A great Hefeweizen

Aug 02, 2020
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
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

May 04, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Mar 13, 2020
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FBarber from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Oct 21, 2019
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Nass from Florida

3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
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-

Sep 02, 2019
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Stopple from Virginia

4.82/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

Jul 03, 2019
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Beermotor from Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Jun 28, 2019
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev +1%
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.

Jun 02, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Dec 01, 2018
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