Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen | Brauerei Tucher Brau

BA SCORE
87
very good
578 Ratings
Tucher Helles Hefe WeizenTucher Helles Hefe Weizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau
Germany
tucher.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.35%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 06-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
578
Reviews:
304
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
13.21%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
84
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Photo of Sixpoint
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours out a golden hue with a foamy white head about 2-fingers and leaves lacing.

S - Smelled of wheat, yeast and clove.

T - The wheat and clove flavors come through with a sweet kick. Also, subtle notes of spice.

M - Sharp and crisp. Beer is light to medium-bodied.

D - A nice hefe. It is certainly worht picking up again.

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Photo of REEK
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kaszeta
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at AOBF: Stammtisch 2003

This weissbier pours wit ha nice cloudy yellow body and a thick foamy white head. The beer's aroma is that of a nice fruitiness, reminiscent of grapefruit, with hints of yeast and softer nutmeg spice. The taste was rather sharp, with strong spice nots and a more mellow fruitiness (more citrus than banana, but both were present), and a hint of wheat. It has a nice light body, which results in a nice combination of taste and texture for a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of TheTrevor
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a cloudy golden color with a fluffy single-finger head. The scent is fruity with some banana and melon, some spices. The taste starts off with some sweet lemon that gives way to banana and ends with some spices. The mouthfeel is nice and crisp thanks to some fairly aggressive carbonation. This is a very drinkable beer that's a great example of the style.

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Photo of Zorro
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy yellow-orange colored beer with a medium sized white colored head.

Smells strongly of malt and about equally strong of clove and banana. Pound cake malt aroma. No off scents at all, this is a German Hefe.

Starts out malty and a little sweet. Clove kicks in pretty quick and banana is the weaker flavor. Quite mildly flavored with no off tastes like Medicinal that sometimes shows up in Hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a solid Hefeweizen.

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Photo of slipperysoup
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twbrewer
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a cloudy yellow color with a bright white huge foamy head that quickly fades.

S-At first it smelled like a pilsner but after it warmed there was a slight clove and banana scent with a touch of bubblegum.

T-Like the smell it was light on the clove and banana.The finish is a nice smooth light malt.Not as sweet as other examples I've had.

M-Light bodied,effervescent.

D-Not being very sweet makes this a very drinkable beer.Good example of a true hefe.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My Dad and I picked up a few weizens for yesterday's Kentucky Derby and this is the only one we didn't finish. Tucher's example features an unorthodox clarity in the body underneath ample, tightly bubbled, snow white head. Nose has banaana and clove but seems to be slightly off although I can't fully place why. Something just not perfect.

Nicely balanced between fruit and dry notes and a honey sweetness to the finish but a clean aftertaste. Wheat flavors are somewhat muted. Carbonation is a touch high but otherwise decent texture. This is refreshing and drinkable, I'd like to see it on tap.

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Photo of Reaper16
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served at Little Willie's, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a pint glass

Pours an Icterine shade of yellow. Typical yeasty haze. 1.5 fingers of sterling white head form on top and it doesn't really go away for a long time. Almost no lacing, despite the persistence of the head.

Nice yeast character on the nose: fresh-squeezed lemon and banana and clove. Zippy wheat base. A small kiss of hops. Nothing about this hefe is original, but all of the familiar components are in excellent balance with each other.

That sense of balance carries over to the palate. Lots of lemon flavor from the tang of wheat to the fruits coming out of the hefeweizen yeast. Some green hop cone flavor lends a fresh bitterness to all of that grainy/tangy flavor. Not original at all but it tastes good. Classic flavors.

Solid motuhfeel. It doesn't coat the mouth yet has enough creaminess to carry all of the yeast flavors. A low ABV% (5.3%) means that you could happily session this hefe.

This hefeweizen will not amaze you. It goes about its business all workmanlike. You can count on it to get the job done. Very solid example of the style.

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Photo of chilidog
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've picked up more than a-few of these now, our local brew store brought in a one time price at .99 each.

Pours a slight hazy straw gold with a lazy nice white head. Carbonation was good, no fizz and the head maintained well to lace some.

The aroma is bread-like, some tropical fruit.

The taste is bread dough, lots of yeast, some banana, fruits like pear and citric lemon. Alittle metalic finish.

The beer is crisp, clean and goes down nice, alcohol is not even noticed.
For the $...a good deal indeed!

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Photo of lstokes
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is not your average Hefeweizen, although it does look it, a very cloudy beer, with no carbonation to speak of but a very substantial and creamy head.

The smell was of weak citrus and the whole beer is a little off-style: instead of a sweet-toothed banana-and-spiced-clove confection, it takes a tarter and drier approach, characterized by fruity malts and a hop/grain ending more prominent than usual.

It's a bit sour and edgy for a Hefeweizen--much more like the beers I tend to like to drink, and very very tasty, but not really what I would reach for first if I wanted a Hefe, you know? Still, I would definitely drink this again in all of its slightly imperfect glory.

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Photo of aaronh
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a traditional Paulaner Weizen Glass, this beer was a cloudy lemon yellow, and topped by a rather modest (for a weizen) slightly off-white head. However, it displayed good retention and a decent lacing. Aroma was more banana than clove, and was very fresh. The flavor has a nice crispness to it, with more banana flavors. Mouthfeel was rather smooth, yet fully carbonated. Drinkability was very good, as I had 60 ounces in a short period of time. I actually expected this to be the pils, since there was absolutely nothing else worthwhile on tap. Nice surprise when a hefe showed up, and a good one at that.

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Photo of gpogo
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy golden yellow with large white head.

A- Yeasty. Light lemony aroma. Light banana.

T- Semi sweet malt. Not much banana, very lightly fruity.

M- Medium body, moderate carbonation. Smooth drinking beer.

D- Tasty. Seemed a little different than most hefeweizens.

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Photo of Tballz420
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Either hazy or cloudy, tough to tell with this one, straw colored brew, big white hefe head. Similar hefe scent, not as great as the best though, slight banana/clove, some wheat malt. Pretty nice clovey, bananay, wheaty, hefey tastes, though thinner and wetter than you would probably hope for. Youll find worse, but ive some id recommend over this.

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Photo of baos
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy blonde two finger white head that almost . Very nice lacing. Head sticks around

S: Bananas, sweet wheat breads. Mild maltiness.

T: Lemon grass intermingled with bananas. Nice sour notes in the background. Nice crisp dry finish.

M: Nice body here. Feels good to drink.

D: Not too sweet actually kinda sour,very drinkable all season brew.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle, capped.

This hefeweizen poured a hazy, yellow color with creamy, white foam that settled. The smell was tangy (citrus) and malty with light banana fruitiness. The taste was mildly malty with light citrusy tang, mild banana, a hint of vanilla, and a touch of yeast. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with medium-light body and medium carbonation. This was a light and refreshing hefeweizen, though a bit thin on body.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well I do love my German Hefe's, especially in the summer. Went on a spee last week and picked up a bunch I had never had before. This is the first one of the group to try. Poured a nice bright yellow, very hazy with suspended particles. Great carbonation streamed up from the bottom of the glass. A small, one inch or so head formed immediatly and faded quickly leaving behind just a thin film on top and a small amount of residual lace. The smell was all about the wheat. Deep yeasty smell, mixed in with a touch of banana, and the slightest bit of bittering hops. The taste was pretty much identical. Nice balanced taste, but totally all about the wheat flavor here. This was a nice hefe. The feel was very smoth, very crisp, clean with no residual lingering taste and great carbonation. Overall a classic german Hefe. Nothing that really blows you away, and has superior drinkability as most due. If you like the wheat this is a good beer, it was perfect tonight after dinner, would not turn it down.

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Photo of arevalo
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Durge
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found this cold in bottles at the Mayfair Country Club 19th hole in Sanford, FL. The color was a very light yellow-gold as it poured energetically into a frosted pint glass. Very high carbonation with a giant white fluffy top and decent lacing. The aroma is a bit metallic wheat and cherry gin? Not so bad really, but a tad different. The flavor is crisp wheat bread and pumpernickel along with a touch of grainy clove. The feel is a bit more full than the crispy bubblage would imply. I still pick up a little metallic something in the flavor but it's subtle enough to keep from disrupting things and overall it's a satisfying refreshment as is usual for the style. It's highly drinkable and I would drink it again but there are better choices out there, of course.

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Photo of kamilgracki
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bongobeer
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fattyre
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy medium light golden yellow with a large cream/foamy white head and a full silky mouthfeel from the suspended yeast. The smell is sweet and lemony/bananna. The tast is grassy, spicy, and apple like with a dry finish. Overall an enjoyable wheat though not my favorite of the style.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

@ Greenland, Salem MA

Served in a strange. Thin white head that never diminishes and rides down to glass bottom. One large sweeping arc of foam splayed upon the glass. I'd like a bigger, sexier head.

Aroma is more clove and pepper than banana. Husky.

My banan-o-meter is once again sadded by the lack of 'nana phenols. Clove and lemon zest dominate. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth but snappy yeast and carbonation could make this a summertime chug fest.

Not one of those give me a spoon for my banana pudding hefs that I prefer but a solid, easy drinking one in its own right.

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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
3.86 out of 5 based on 578 ratings.
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