Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen | Brauerei Tucher Brau

very good
580 Ratings
Tucher Helles Hefe WeizenTucher Helles Hefe Weizen

Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.35%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of BierManVA
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours extremely attractive. Nice orange color with a full whipped cream head similar to a nice Pilsner. The smell is not as aromatic as I would like. But pleasant none the less.

Flavor is crisp and clear. No hiding. Flavor of a light wheaty orange comes to mind. Earthy, yet not complex. This is a Helles bier which explains it well.

An early morning bier on a hot summers day.


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Photo of Globetrotter
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Comes in a standard brown half liter bottle with a light blue and dark blue label of little actual appeal. Purity law applies. Best before 7/31/04, I opened it on 2/15/04.

Pours a nice cloudy pale yellow color under a big snow white head that turns watery but leaves a bit of lace. The nose is full of sweet spices and yeast. The mouth is not quite as prickly as it could be, and fairly heavy. The taste is good: spice, malt, fruits. There are very little hops here - pretty much undetectable, in fact. The aftertaste is mainly sweet and spicey. This is a very pleasant drinking beer, but by no means extraordinary. My wife, who likes wheat beers, thought it was boring.

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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 ItsBeer4Me
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JTuomi
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Albinas
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of bwbetts
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of morebeergood
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was one of the featured bottles on special this past Saturday at The Field in Central Sq. Poured right into the bottle into a Tucher hefe glass. What's not to like about this beer? Huge white head and beautiful yellow cloudy color. Tons of banana in the nose. Flavor wise, it ranks right up there with the best of them. Loads of clove, spice and bubble gum aspects all down the throat. I could drink these all night. One of the best (and most popular) hefes that you can find regularly out of Germany.

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Photo of ryanocerus
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden color with a thick white head that took a while to dissipate. Good carbonation with a nice citrusy aroma. The citrusy flavor lingers in the mouth for awhile. What I would expect from a good Hefeweizen. My personal preference is for Tucher's Dunkel.

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Photo of Bung
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. Bright gold pour, solid finger of white head.

Aroma is very German lager like. Some hay, wheat I suppose. Light caramel, malt, citrus.

Taste is quite malty and bready at first. Citrus and slight spice, clove, corriander break the sweetness slightly. Really wasn't expecting it from the aroma. Void of the overwhelming banana American version overload on, which is just fine with me. Some may not care for this though.

Lively enough light yet chewy body. The body is the strongest point of this brew. Goes down real nice, refreshing without all that sticky banana.

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Photo of kimcgolf
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tuchers pours to a hazy golden color, with a frothy white head. It has a slightly fruity aroma, and tends to taste spicy from mid-glass through the finish. ’m not a real Hefeweizen fan, but this is the best one I have tasted so far. Wheat beers are known for being good thirst quenchers, and this one lived up to that nicely.

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Photo of EmoBeerGuy
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this hefe on tap at Big City in Alston, MA after a suggestion from the bartender steer me towards it. This is quite a good beer and I look forward to trying the entire Tucher line. Was light and crisp with pleanty of wheat for the wheat heads. Poured with little to no head, but this was more the result of a neglected keg than the beer itself I believe. Tangy on the palate. Well balanced. A quality brew.

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Photo of JohnTurano
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of granger10
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great looking shiny golden pour with a sturdy white head that holds for a bit. Aroma is very lemony with a spicy hop precense. Taste brings about more of that citric flavor but the main part of this beer is the wheat malts. This is a very refreshing beer, the body is rather light as well which makes it an easily quaffable beer. Finish is almost nonexistant. This tastes more like a Belgian White Ale than a German Hefeweizen which isn't necessarily a bad thing and actually was probably a good thing for what I was wanting at this moment. Good beer.

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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 Foxman
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours a hazy lemonade yellow. An expansive multi-finger pillowy white head swells rapidly and dwindles slowly to a soft pad of foam. Brows and loops of lacing adorn the inside of the glass.

The aroma delivers a tart grainy sweetness that's soon befriended by clove and coriander. A mild peachy essence drifts wantonly in the distance.

First sip brings a veritable but somewhat restrained grain sweetness leavened by a proportionate tartness. A spicy character, studded with cloves, works the center of the room, along with a blended fruity yeastiness, revealing perhaps peach and banana. A very gentle dryness lingers on the center of the tongue at the finish. Overall, the flavor is balanced and pleasant enough, but also rather dimensionally thin.

Between light and medium bodied, the elements play on the tongue and wash away quickly and utterly, leaving little memory of themselves in their wake.

Well, maybe I won't loudly sing the praises here, but I'll at least hum them audibly. Sure, it's simple, light, somewhat thing, and it goes away fast. but what's there tastes good and the fresh wheat identity makes it smooth and very drinkable. I'll grant you, it will never be my first choice, given a decent selection, but if I find one in my hand, I'll be happy enough. I mean, there may not be a huge smile on my face, but there surely will be a beaming grin.

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Photo of afordney
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good two finger head, retained for a few seconds, a little lacing gathered around the glass, cloudy pale straw color was very attractive.

Smells hoppy, with spicy cloves

Tastes strongly spicy, cloves and hints of banana, well hopped

Mouthfeel is kind of thin but very well balanced

Refreshing hefeweizen for warm weather days, will definately drink again

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Photo of Dentist666
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
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 GPHarris
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a - poured a three finger fluffy white head into a weizen glass. the body was golden with a slight haze that left a slight ring throughout.
s - cloves and banana.
t - banana.
m - light with a slightly crisp bite. the texture was also oily or slightly soapy.
d- nicely done and easily drinkable.

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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 Gabriel_Vaughn
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

my housemate had this brew ready for me when I got off work. What a treat. anyhow this hefeweisen has a nice golden cloudy glow to it, smells grainy, like a light yeasty barley and wheat, the taste is incredible, light yet full of flavor. Very faint hints of citrus. ITs like your mouth is smelling it.
Mouthfeel is not the best attribute though overall this beer is a 4

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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 radshoesbro
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - cloudy gold with a massive head and loads of carbonation. lots and lots of lacing.

s - wheat and faint fruits and cloves (bananas, lemons, etc).

t - lots of wheat with mild fruits. typical of a weizen. i could understand how one might say this is a little watery.

m - light bodied hefe with a good smooth texture. above average finish.

d - hell yeah i'd have this again. definately would go great with a pool and a warm summer evening!

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Photo of Clockwork420
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale hazy yellow, fluffy frothy peaky white head. Smell is that of spice. Maybe white pepper. Coriander. Bubblegum. Taste is light but spicy. Has a nice earthy balance. Taste got better as it warmed up. Feel was thin, lightly carbonated. Very nice. Overall, as this beer warmed up a bit it was clear that this is highly sessionable. Flavor profile changes once it his optimal "euro" temp. Solid brew. A go to all year for me, and a steal at $1.99 a bottle.

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

Pours a deep yellow with a a huge blooming head nice yeasty sediment down toward the bottem of the glass.The aroma is very banana-like and yeasty.Taste is of cloves and bananas with wheaty finish and aftertaste, this beer rounds into form nicely with a lemon to go with the yeasty spiciness.Very easy going down nice for the hot weather.

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Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
3.86 out of 5 based on 580 ratings.
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