Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen | Brauerei Tucher Brau

Tucher Helles Hefe WeizenTucher Helles Hefe Weizen
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3.9/5
581 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:
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Added by kbub6f on 06-01-2001

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304
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581
pDev:
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Photo of ChopperSmith
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
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 gpogo
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
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 yelterdow
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

While shopping for Saisons last week that will soon be included in a blind taste-off, I couldn't help reaching for a hefeweissbier that doesn't break the bank, nor have I ever tried before. $2.29 at Cable Beverage, Bardonia, NY.

Served in a traditional weissbier glass at just over fridge temperature. The numbers 2 and 4 are notched on the label of this 16.9 oz. bottle.

Appearance- A beautiful cloudy bright gold, this beer is a fine looking example of this wonderful style. The head peaks at about three fingers, then condenses down to a thick mat without much in the way of lacing. My glass is glowing with incandescence that beckons a first sip.

Smell- Excellent presence and subsequent balance of clove, banana, and wheat malt, finishing with a whiff of spice that places a razor's edge on the aroma. Sweet and fruity with that signature banana bread nose, It's elegant and full. There's even a hint of vanilla, like 'Nilla Wafers cookies coming through as the beer comes to temperature.

Taste- A wonderfully balanced display of wheat malt, banana, and clove that carries a subtle sweetness which doesn't take anything away from it. The finish exemplifies this sweet character, more prominent than any hefeweizen that I've ever sampled.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- You could hold this beer is your mouth for quite a while and it remains slick and creamy, providing a pleasant canvas for the flavors to develop and show themselves. A very impressive and enjoyable Bavarian classic, again offering more of a dessert quality to the taste with its sweet, cookie-like personality.

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Photo of LauraAlberts
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy Orange

Smell: Coriander - sea salt

Taste: Coriander, witbier yeast, orange, citrus, mild grapefruit, sweet more than spicy.

Mouthfeel: spice mostly creamy

Drinkability: Great session beer, goes down easy - I could throw back three or four of these and go for a jog!

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Photo of rtepiak
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a timid sweet hef that has the characteristics more so of a helles. looks like a hef with a golden yellow cloudy color and a pancake head that has more lace than most hefs. nose is 'bright'. there is the banana and clove and bubblegum but there is also a delicate citrus and honey malt. the nose even has a pilsner crisp odor which transfer over into the palate as something very minimal... its all there on the tongue but simple and crisp. the bitter is in the finish but more as a balancing agent of the sweet. an excellent hef/helles blend and a must for one's that are not particular for the over sweet hef.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz bottle poured into a Sprecher weizen glass. L 1 4 8 16 notched on label.

A - Giant white lumpy 3 finger head with fantastic retention! Ever-so-slightly hazy straw yellow that's profusely effervescent.

S - Clove spicing with a small citrus aroma and banana esters. The aroma is somewhat weak and minerally.

T - Light, sweet malts and wheat flavors with low spicing and fruity esters. Extremely moderate hop flavor. Unlike any other hefe I've had in terms of flavor.

M - Light bodied, crisp, and refreshing, this beer goes down just a tad harsh with the carbonation but does well for the style.

D - Nice and light, it's a fantastic clean and refreshing summer beer!

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Photo of Naugled
3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

served in wheat glass from bottle

a: average at best, the beer I poured had almost no head or retention. nice lemon straw color with haze

s: subtle fruitiness and spice, with banana and clove present but at very low levels

t: taste follows smell somewhat. banana and clove a bit more prominent in the taste but not much more. There is some tartness to it that saves it for me. That was the best part of it.

m: medium thin and carbonated mouthfeel

d: good drinkability. its just not a very interesting hefe for me.

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Photo of Durge
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
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 kshankar
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a cloudy orange with a thick head with good retention.

Aroma: Banana, yeast, spices. Pretty typical hefeweizen aroma..which is to say, good

Taste: Yeast, wheat, clove, banana...spices are just right...all the hallmarks of an excellent hefeweizen

Mouthfeel: Light and somewhat creamy, goes down well

Drinkability: No question..excellent.

Recommended

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Photo of Anthony1
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer has a very cloudy yellow glow. The head was about 1.5 inches before it slowly began to flow into the beer.

Smell - The small is not as flavorful as I hoped. There are hints of fruit, although mostly a smell of yeast and banana.

Taste - This beer fits the style very well. It starts with a warm, smooth wheat taste but ends with an almost tart finish

Mouthfeel - The beer is medium in body and moderately high in carbonation. very smooth taste.

Drinkability - Drinks VERY well. would definitely purchase this beer again.

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Photo of sammyadams617
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this in Rothenburg ob der Tauber while on vacation in Germany at outdoor restaurant. Honestly, perhaps the best beer I have ever tasted. I really can't think of any ways to improve this beer.

Wonderful foamy, thick head with beautiful golden color. The smell was heavenly, and would have been perfectly content just smelling the beer for a while without taking a sip. The beer is wonderfully complex and about as smooth as anything you'll ever drink. Tremendous finish leaves you wanting to take the next sip asap. The only negative is that it's really hard to get in the States. Absolutely recommend it to anyone who knows beer.

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Photo of mhatters
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at TND in Wayne, PA served in a Weizen glass

Really light and bright with a big and think dense head that lasts and lasts.

Fabulous nose - strong banana and wheat nose backed by clove, spice, yeast and some sweet malt.

The taste follows the nose very well, some lemon with sweet malt and some grass.

Good carbonation in the finish, crisp and clean - good beer

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Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured a lemonade-like, cloudy, dishwater yellow. Three fingers of thick foam developed at the top and settled to a less dense cap about a finger thick before it thinned to a lacing.

Smell: It smells like a beautiful summer day. A sweet mixture of apple and banana, and a squeeze of lemon adds zest. Floral and caramel malts are also present. A bread-like wheat also comes through.

Taste: Oh, sweet nectar! Tastes great, especially after not having a hefe since October. So great, in fact, I'm guzzling it, completely ignoring this review. The apple from the smell is more pronounced in the taste than the banana, and the squeeze of lemon is still in attendance. It is much more bread-like. Has a yeasty tail, which is a welcome variant to the normal hops tingle that usually trails my tastings.

Drinkability: The hefeweizen style is unrivaled in drinkability, in my opinion. It's not even hot out and it still hits the spot. I'm being biased, but Tuchers Helles Hefe Weizen will do the job regardless.

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Photo of cpmau11
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a .3 liter weizen glass. Swirled around the last inch of beer to get the yeast active and top it off nicely. Cloudy as a bavarian hefe weizen should be. The aroma reminds me of a distinctive clove smell. The taste is very nice, smooth yet not bland, phenolic flavor. Compared to other bavarian weizens, this is not too far from the crowd but it doesnt get mistaken for something else. This helles weizen is a great beer for a hot summer day. Refreshing to the last drop.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a weizen glass)

A- This beer has a hazy lemon yellow body that is a bit darker at the top of the fluted glass and a thick soft peak white head that is supported by a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- The soft wheaty bubblegum aroma has notes of light lemons and a dry flowery honey hint in the finish.

T- The smooth taste of white wheat bread has a slight tartness to it and a warm clove quality with a bright tart note in the finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a clean finish and a bit more body as long as the head last.

D- This beer is a smooth light flavored beer that has a nice bright lemon quality and doens't make me feel like I have just eaten a 5 course meal when I'm finished.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this one on-tap at a random Irish Pub here in Boston, and I can't believe I have never tried it up to this point.

A pale straw colored body that is very hazy. A big, lumpy head that boasts some good retention and leaves a few strands of lacing behind.

Some bready and wheat aromas coupled with a touch of pepper and fruits including bannana.

Good flavor also. The bready characterisitcs that team up with the wheat to create a twang that is almost sour is the main foucs here, and it is very well done. But also in there are some fruity flavors like lemon and bannana. Just as in the aroma there is just a touch of pepper or coriander that comes through here. Well-balanced and adequately complex.

The mouthfeel is great. It has that almost creamy body that somehow still remains light and fluffy.

This sucker is pretty drinkable all right. A high quality wheat beer for sure.

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Photo of diabecktic
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Man, is this head formation INTENSE. A good 3 fingers of creamy head forms quickly and regresses slowly - lacing is excellent. It's fairly translucent for a hefeweizen; the color is a very light gold with a hint of yellow-orange.

Smell:
The first thing that comes to mind is spice; I'm not sure which ones are present, but this is the most obvious smell. Aside from this, it's quite complex; though largely floral, it has a hint of what I would consider to be akin to a green banana. It's definately an experience, to say the least.

Taste:
Maltiness hits first and then fades into subtle hop tones. It's almost as if a banana-flavored biscuit turned into a hoppy grain of wheat (as odd as that sounds). That being said, the balance is excellent - not too sweet, nor too bitter.

Mouthfeel:
The carbonation is mild, but the body is fairly thick. It's slightly on the creamy side, but I'm not sure if that's the head I'm tasting or the beer itself. Either way, an amazing aftertaste remains - it's like a more intense version of the malt flavor(s).

Drinikability:
This is definately a beer you want to sip on. It's fairly thick, but the flavor is downright amazing. You do NOT want to pass it up - it's something quite unique (given the style).

Summary:
I picked up a pint of this for ~$3.00 at a local liquor store. Damn - am I impressed. This is probably one of the better hefeweizens I've tasted, even though it's largely devoid of the traditional wheat character. I'd love to try this on-tap. Regardless, it's a must-try if you've never had it.

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Photo of introvertedone
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tucher Helles Hefeweizen was given as a gift of part of a 'Beers of the World' package from World Market. This hefeweizen poured a cloudy, golden color and presented with a spicy, floral aroma. It was a smooth hefe but not as spicy as others that I've had in the past. Shaped up to be a decent hefe but I prefer other spicier hefeweizens.

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Photo of twbrewer
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
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 Jeffo
2.93/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked this up at Bert's Bier Huis in Utrecht.

Into my weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours relatively clear, but then quickly becomes more opaque. A cool effect indeed. A lighter yellow-orange, lighter than most weizen and looks a little pissy. A big fluffy white head eventually settles into a film. Medium carbonation with very little bubbles. Good lacing as well.

SMELL: Wheat malt with a decent amount of clove as well. A little bit weaker on the banana and lemon hops. Decent.

TASTE: Some wheat malt but a little weak overall. A bit of mild sweetness at the end, but pretty much lacks any punch. Nothing off, but nothing to talk about.

PALATE: Medium body and goes down creamy smooth with low end carbonation. No bite and finishes rather dry. Pretty good feel actually.

OVERALL: Not bad of course, but there was nothing much to the taste. That disappointed what was otherwise a good looking and feeling weizen. It doesn't offend at all, so it's definately drinkable, but I wouldn't go back for this one.

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Photo of colts9016
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Orange yellow cloudy with a white thin head.
Nose orange wheat lemon yeast/
Taste orange wheat thin yeast lacing between the swill.
Finish nill.
Overall an okay beer, a pour foundation. I had hopes for this beer, it let me down. An okay Heffe..

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Photo of Murphious
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers. Poured from 500ml bottle into a tall Hefe glass, 1 1/2in off-white foam, cloudy yellowish-orange. Slight aromas of banana & citrus? Slight hop bitterness near end of finish, but a very drinkable brew! If an older bottle is opened, I have noticed a lack of banana aroma right away. Even past it's prime, this Hefeweizen beats a lot of other beers out of a tap!

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Photo of bigkahunas4
2.61/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a hefe glass.

Appearance: Had a straw maize body, with minimal head.

Smell: Nose was complete citrus.

Taste: Taste was extremely sweet citrus, which moved to some spice and metal. This was far too sweet for me.

Mouthfeel: Light and smooth

Drinkability: Too sweet for me. Though refreshing and easy to put down.

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Photo of TheTrevor
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
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 clayrock81
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pale, cloudy orange with a mountainous head that leaves lace patches as it descends. My stomach is already jealous of my eyes. Citric smell, lemon mostly, along with some spices. Standard hefe aroma, and good on this beer. The beer is fluffy and medium-bodied, real smooth, a good combo of citric notes and spices mix well as this beer passes over the tongue, leaving for a good, almost sweet finish that is refreshing. A standard hefe and a great beer overall...I could sit at the bar and drink this ALL day.

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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 581 ratings
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