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
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Portertime
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was an all around good hefe weizen. I had it at a bar at Sawgrass Mariott in Ponte Verde, Florida the "Hotel for the Professionals" as the slogan says because many of the PGA greats have graced their doors. The beer was served chilled in a classic pilsner glass. Poured a clear gold with a decent head and some lacing with a single line of everlasting bubbles cascading up from the bottom of the glass. The initial whiff was peaches but then I got some good pear and honey aromas. The taste was tangy on the tongue from the tiny bubbles with some pear, peach, yeast, and green apple flavors. Nice and fruity for a hefe. The biting on the tongue turned me off though.

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Photo of BamaBeerBuff
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A hazy amber-yellow with a massive off-white head that settles slowly with a nice cap in the middle and slight amounts of lacing on the glass. Thin wisps and trails of yeast and sediment cloud the beer from the head down. This beer looks fantastic.

S: Subdued wheat with primary clove aromatics. Banana is much in the background (unlike the Weihenstephaner). The aroma isn't incredibly forceful or prominent, and there's nothing that really jumps out at me, but it's still solid.

T&M: Taste is similar to the nose--nothing really stands out a lot, but it's got a solid balance of wheat, clove, and a hint of banana in the background. The flavor of this has more spice than other hefeweizens I've had. Mouthfeel is excellent--it's got a light body with a creamy, smooth feel and little carbonation.

D: It's great mouthfeel and solid taste make it a very drinkable beer, but I can think of some others I'd prefer to drink in its place. It would definitely be easy to put a lot of these down.

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Photo of Augustiner719
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 500 ml bottle into a weihenstephan heft weizen glass.

Pours a hazy yellow honey color with a touch of orange peel on the body. Very little head retention and formation which also lends to little lacing down the glass. not a great start to this one. The aromas are lemon spritz, a touch of bubblegum and some wheat notes. Pretty straight forward, not over powering , though it does lack the "hefe" feel you get from the other germans. There is a very refreshing lemon and even some basil on the taste that sets this apart from most other hefeweizens i have had. there is a nice lightness to this that i also didn't expect from this. The overall mouthfeel was good and made this more drinkable than i would normally rate a hefeweizen that lacks such flavor. Not my go to hefeweizen, but a good alternative to blue moon or whatever macro version is at the bar.

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Photo of JPadilla
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SayBoom
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of trbergman
3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Cloudy pale gold with plenty of carbonation and about one finger of soft white foam. Some floating hop particles in addition to the yeast sediment.

S - Loads of ripe banana with some grainy cereal aroma.

T - Tart cereal/wheat flavor with banana and just the barest hint of clove. It's not bad, but kind of thin.

M - Light bodied and smooth, but lacking the creaminess of a good example of the style.

D - This is a tolerable hefe, but not very exciting. It's definitely worth spending a little extra for Ayinger or Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of xav33
3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen
Half Liter bottle
Medium pour in a weizen glass
Notched 1,2,8 and 16, prosit 11/06

Poured a hazy bright golden yellow with a large frothy white head with good lacing.

Smelt of moderate banana, dough, grain, light lemon.

Taste was upfront moderate sweet bananas and cloves with light lemon meringue feel followed by a soft spicy and doughy taste on an average length finish. Palate was light bodied, watery, overly fizzy.

Overall, another possibly great tasting brew ruined by the tingly prick of overly tiny bubbles of carbonation.

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Photo of BierStein711
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from pint bottle into weizen glass. Straw yellow with two and half finger head.

This beer was an awesome partner to the Knackwurst platter I was enjoying for lunch. The mouthfeel of the beer was moderate and very drinkable. The typical Hefe smells were throughout the brew: cloves, banana, etc. The taste was banana, bubble gum, and a slight peppery finish.

Great introduction to hefeweizen for a beginner.

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Photo of goz
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy yellow, with a large frothy white head that sticks around to the last drop, leaving amazing lace as it goes down. Aroma is bready, doughy, and lot's of banana. Flavor is dominated with the banana, hints of the dough and bread show up as well, and maybe a touch of lemon. Light-Medium in body, very lively carbonation.

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Photo of wnh
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

9/10/09
500 mL bottle poured into a weissbier glass.

Pours a cloudy orange-tinted straw with a large, long-lasting, fluffy meringue-like white head.
Quite subtle on the nose: moderate clove up front, with mild banana, bubblegum, and yeasty bread in the background, but dominated on the whole by a lactic tart lemon citrus quality.
Soft but bright on the palate, with bubblegum-turned-orange on the entry, and a subtle undercurrent of clove throughout, all on top of a solid grainy bread backbone.
Light bodied, just barely leaning toward medium, with a moderate amount of carbonation.

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Photo of beerprovedwright
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow watch that head, three fingers plus. Very clinging lace. Color is a hazy 5 on the SRM beer color chart. Deep aroma of malt, some orange peel, and other citrus, wheat, and pepper. Taste is really good, flavors of malt, orange, pepper, really clean and balanced. Heavy cream texture in my mouth...great. A bit pricey, but for the little extra change, it is worth the experience.

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Photo of caustin90
2/5  rDev -48.2%

Photo of Loki
3.26/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled from a 12oz bottle.

Appearance: Pours golden, orange with a big white frothy head. Tiny streams of bubbles and moderate lacing.

Smell: When cold, its smells of adjuncts, corn and rice. As it warms scents of wheat, coriander, and citrus come out, but they are very, very muted.

Taste: Sweet wheat malt with mild citrus tones. Not great, but not bad.

Mouthfeel: Light, slightly sticky.

Drinkability: Nothing above average. Not bad, but there are much better choices.

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Photo of AaronRed
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At first, this beer seemed like it did not have enough yeast in it. But as it settled, the creamy rocky head gave off a nice appearance and the beer looked more cloudy, like the yeast dropped in later. A very dinkable brew, strong wheat flaovors, but not overpowering on the yeast or any fruit flavor. Slight tang, but overall extremely smooth. This is one of the smoothest weizen I have had in a while. Cleary worth a try, as it is a little different from the typical German Hefe's.

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Photo of ChopperSmith
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a half liter bottle into a tall Weizen glass

Appearance: Slightly hazy deep golden. Small foamy head that didn't retain long.

Smell: Yeasty with scents of clove and sweet fruits. Also a noticeable alcohol whiff for a relative lower ABV beer.

Taste: Thinner and spicier than most Hefe's and not quite as sweet. More spice than fruit or bubblegum. Not one of the better Hefe's I've had, but not terrible either. Fairly mediocre. It's interesting that they call it a "Helles" (or "bright") HefeWeizen, because "bright" is not a flavor profile I would associate with this beer.

Mouth feel: Thin and low carbonation. Somewhat lifeless.

Drinkability: It's not bad, but I prefer other German Hefe's (Weihenstephaner or Franziskaner) slightly over this one. There are even some American made Hefe's I like a little better (Sprecher or August Schell's).

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Photo of yaron73
4.59/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Antnyd82
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of r0nyn
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a weizen glass.

Color is the typical lovely hazy gold of the weizen beers, with a nice two-inch head that dissipates gradually, leaving behind a nice amount of lacing. Smell has a fruity, slightly citrus-y aroma. Bit of a slight tartness arising out of the malts as well. Interesting to say the least.

Tiny bit of bitterness to kick things off on the taste, followed quickly by a snap of bubblegum flavoring, then the prevalent wheat and yeast esters of the brew. Slight banana and citrus starts off the back end, but with little of the breadiness that is present in other examples of hefeweizen. In its place, there's actually a bit of an alcoholic tinge to it, giving the beer a little sourness to it that was unexpected. It seemed to disappear and reappear with subsequent sips. Pretty unusual. Mouthfeel is very nice and smooth, giving it a pleasant feeling around the palate along with the just-right carbonation.

Drinkability is good, though it is one of the more interesting hefes I've had. Has that typical hefeweizen look, but certainly a very unique taste. Still nowhere near Weihenstephaner's effort, but a serviceable beer nonetheless.

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Photo of Jerid
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Giesch
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerDreadz
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of PorterThwarter
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of everlong353
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of OldManMetal
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
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 Cozzatoad
2.86/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle

A- the classic hazy gold colour. A perfectly white head spreads up quickly and there's decent retention

S- Wheat malt is of course present, but i can feel mostly citrus, maybe some clove. Too much sweetness

T- Not much going on to be telling the truth. The classic bread-like flavour that is usual with weizens is a bit subdued, but does not seem to be replaced by something else. You may find some citrus and a fruity aftertaste but they are quite weak

M- The mouthfeel is nothing heartbreaking but still good. This is bodied enough and still refreshing, with a nice crispness. The main issue is an unpleasant metallic aftertaste on the palate

D- Sure drinkable and refreshing, but not an "i want another sip right now" beer

A weizen with not much personality, really average

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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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