Tucher Kristall Weizen
Brauerei Tucher Brau

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Style:
German Kristalweizen
Ranked #4
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
85
Ranked #26,175
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 11.32%
Reviews:
148
Ratings:
230
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Brauerei Tucher Brau
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  13
Gots
  20
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Photo of Smakawhat
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

Deep brass body color, with a touch of faint brown slightly, crystal clear, with excellent reams of linear carbonation as well. Head is egg foam big white, not a gusher out of the bottle, but a good controlled and forming head, with a foamy top that settles slower. Good looking brew!

Solid large banana estery aroma, mild phenols, but a strong banana flavor that dominates. Touches minimal malt aromas, almost a bit of toast hidding it seems also, and minimal sweetness. Pretty solid.

Palate seems no big surprise. Banana flavor forward, with a mid palate that seems a little light and crisp. Very good and surprising minerality, with a touch of dry parching quality on the finish as well. Light flavors of clove, but also a bit of gaseous almost seltzer hot finish strangely.

A pretty solid kristall, with classic estery flavor, comes out a bit drier and with less malt definition than I was hoping, but a solid all around brew.

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Smakawhat from Maryland, Feb 07, 2019
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3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very nice surprise from this brewer...

I really enjoyed how this looked in the glass - an dark champagne colored brew with a head that pours out nice and thick and easy. The smell consisted of sweet barley with a mouthfeel that was oh so light on the tongue. The rest of it reminded me of most other Tucher brews I have had, not necessarily making itself distinct in any other way. A decent beer, one I would not hesitate to reach for again, but nothing overly 'special' either.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brauerei Tucher Brau "Tucher Kristall Weizen"
16.9 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "L002 13:24"
$2.59 @ ABC Fine Wine & Spirits #139, Wildwood, FL

Look: Clear golden body beneath a full head of bright white foam. Somewhat limited head retention and lacing for the style.

Smell: Grainy, bready, sweetish, wheaty malt, with some banana and just a touch of clove.

Taste: The flavor follows the aroma with the yeasty phenolics somewhat restrained. A subtle spiciness helps to round it out.Nicely balanced with a stiff bitterness and mostly dry finish as the malt steadily erodes from the palate.

Feel: Medium-light in body and crisply effervescent.

Overall: A solidly made kristalweizen that's perfect for everyday consumption.

Review# 6,416

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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania, Dec 24, 2018
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4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500ML bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden color with a large white head. The aroma is sweet malt and hops. An excellent hefeweizen.

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ordybill from Georgia, Jan 05, 2018
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3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a glass

A: Pours a light clear golden orange with a bright white creamy full head, lots of carbonation and retention, slight lacing.

A: Lots of banana, spice, bread, biscuit malt, sweet bread as well, subtle aromas.

T: Follows the nose with banana, spice, herbs, malts, light fruity candy taste, very smooth, incredibly drinkable.

M: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a smooth drinkability a great warm weather beer.

O: Basic, not much depth or complexity, but a well brewed beer that I found surprisingly enjoyable, was not expecting much but this would make a great warm weather beer.

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Brolo75 from California, Aug 17, 2017
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3.31/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nose of sour wheat, faint banana, bubblegum, & spice, slight Apple. Taste banana, light yeast, grains, clove, pears, sweet malt, light body, soft carbo, refreshing light!

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear deep straw or pale gold producing a 1.5 inch, white, tight/fine bubbled, somewhat lasting head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is wheat, with notes of banana, lemon & apple/pear & a very faint hint of sulfur. Taste nice blend of wheat, banana & apple/pear tones with notes of cloves & black pepper spice in the finish. Finish is crisp & dry with little detectable hop presence. A bit thin (watery) bodied with a medium-high carbonation but clean & refreshing. Aftertaste is a faintly bitter, yeasty fruitiness. Very drinkable.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Crystal clear, golden straw color with a mammoth white head from an aggressive pour,

S: Straw, wheat malts, I get a little of the classic spice and banana associated with a hefewiezen but not a pronounced as the unfiltered cousin.

T: Sweet malts from the wheat, then a subtle spicyness that I smelled but everything is so much more mild than I expected.

M: Light

O: Hefewiezen is one of my favorite styles and I was excited to try this when I saw it. I like it but a lot of the reasons I like the style is thwarted by the filtering. I guess I will stick with the Hefewiezen.

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Photo of Vestlake
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pour. One finger head with decent lacing. Aroma is banana and wheat. Taste follows aroma. I really enjoyed this beer. To me, this is a great example of the style.

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Vestlake from Alabama, Jun 30, 2016
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L: Clear, golden, minimal white lacing
S: Bready, malt, Honey
T: same as the smell with a touch of bitterness, a very low profile taste that allows for higher drinkability
F: standard feel, medium carbonation

Overall: This is a lighter kristall weizen that has more long-term drinkability than Weihenstephaner's version. If you're drinking more than 1, Tucher is the way to go...if you're drinking just 1 beer and going for full flavor, Weihenstephaner has a bigger flavor profile and is a few cents more in cost.

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James954 from Florida, Jun 20, 2016
Photo of tone77
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is very weak, some muted banana. Nothing weak about the taste. Banana, spices, wheat, refreshing and delicious. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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tone77 from Pennsylvania, Apr 01, 2015
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4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

gettin' back to basics- this is what i was raised on.... does anyone else miss the spaten club-weisse?
pours an awesome white head, pure gold color of brew.
smell . . . . GERMAN. plain and simple
taste . . . GERMAN. plain and simple. geez, i had gotten away from these for too long.... belgium is a great place to visit, but too rich to stay....
mouthfeel is medium with a little bit of carbonation.
overall, it's a decent beer, and one that just may take me back to where i think my heart yearns to be. lower abv than i'm accustomed to lately with all the belgiums and trippels, but there's always whiskey, right?

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pkalix from California, Oct 20, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear, brilliant golden color with a thick, white 2 finger head. Good retention. The resulting lace is thin, but consistent and with a bit of stick.

Smell - Aroma is distinctly European. Notes are clean and somewhat floral, with hints of bublegum and, to a lesser extent, banana and mild clove spice.

Taste - Mellow, with notes of bubblegum and banana at the forefront. Undetone of clove spice throughout. Mid-taste a solid note of butter toffee hits the palate and rides into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body, backed by a bubbly carbonation which keeps it fresh and lively. Quite slick on the tongue, likely due to some diacetyl.

Overall - Awesome crystal wheat; one of the best ones I've had. Will buy again. Very refreshing. Their regular hefe and dunkel are average; this one is superb!

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TheSixthRing from California, Oct 06, 2012
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4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 1 Pint bottle to weizen glass.

A: Light and clear, with medium carbo. Full 1+" foamy head, but faded quicky. Lacing was pretty good, with medium retention.

S: Bananas!

T: Bananas again, but with yeast, subtle apricots, and a punch of cloves at the end.

M: A little on the bready side, not really heavy, just right for the style. The carbonation disapated quickly though, last few sips were a little flat.

O: Not usually a weizen fan, but this one is actually pretty good. Great for a warm late-summer day. Very nice.

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Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light golden color with a durable white head that leaves exceptional lacing.

M: thin with medium-high but soft carbonation; this sounds like a soda but the feel of this beer is fine for the style.

The aroma features plenty of banana and cloves. As expected then, the flavor is fruity with banana, vague light fruit juice, and yeast. Perhaps true enough to style but a bit under-hopped for my tastes.

(re-visited in July 2013)

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chinchill from South Carolina, Aug 27, 2012
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3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Reviewed from notes.

A-Two finger white head. Kind of weak retention. Pale golden color, wonderful clarity. Medium carbonation.

S- Some banana and cloves, golden wheat. Quite nice.

T- Light with some slight booziness. Tastes a little darker than a hefeweizen but still wheaty. Bready tones.

M- Thick, almost chewy body from the breadiness.

O- Not great, but above average and very drinkable.

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Murrhey from Washington, Aug 20, 2012
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4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let's make today a "Tucher Day", and why not? It's great weather for those German wheat ales, and I have yet to penetrate the Tucher brand. Coming out of a 500 ml bottle, on to the beer:

Simply beautful out of the bottle. Sparkling golden yellow color, clear (duh!), a dazzling show of large carbonaton bubbles running through the body, and a head that is fluffy in texture that dissipates slowly. Retention is okay, lacing is spotty. The nose is appealing as well. In fact, it smells almost like a weizen WITH the yeast, but more subtle. Soft notes of banana, clove, cinnamon, and lemon break in.

Good tasting. It's a fun mix of baking spices (clove, cinnamon) and bread. Banana is subtle. There's a hint of bubblegum too. A little spice hangs around in the aftertaste, but otherwise this is quite clean. Light bodied and gently carbonated despite the show of bubbles in the beer's body.

This is a very good beer overall, but for the kristalweizen style, this might be the best one that I've found so far. Well worth the wait.

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DoubleJ from Wisconsin, Aug 10, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice rocky white head poured into a tall pilsner glass. Smell is of banana, raisin, fruitcake, CO2. Super light, refreshing and smooth on the palate. Really cool and sparkly. Very mild and satisfying finish with a thirst quenching, light mouthfeel. Excellent. Good beer for a hot day. PERFECT stepping off point for a "regular" beer drinker. It has all of the good points and none of the bad of your everyday beer.

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jgurley from Florida, Jun 11, 2012
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3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 06-09-2012
Freshness: Unknown
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Weizen
Purchased: Single from Liquor Express, Huntsville AL

A: Clear, sparkling straw color. Head is rocky, 5+ fingers and white, showing good retention and lacing.

S: Sweet biscuit wheat malts and typical weizen aromas of banana fruit and bubble gum. Also smell a little lemon, hay and light hops.

T/M: Nice clean taste of wheat malts, with a lively carbonation. Moderate sweetness with a pleasant fruit character. Body is medium and creamy in texture. The finish is sweet with also a bit of a tangy quality.

O: I enjoyed this kristall weizen and would recommend it. Perfect for the end of a summer's day.

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sommersb from Tennessee, Jun 10, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear golden color with white foam head. smells mostly of cloves. Tastes good, light on flavor, cloves, no off flavors. Mouthfeel is smooth with a good amount of carbonation. overall a very good beer with high drinkability, just a cut below the Weihenstephaner Kristallweis,

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3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, banana, and slight spice aromas. Taste is of wheat, spices, yeast, and subtle banana flavors on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the aromas and flavors are somewhat subtle.

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UCLABrewN84 from California, Apr 06, 2012
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2.4/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had this one right before having the Dunkel Weizen.. I didnt care for it much... definatley a better taste then american made weizens to me but not my cup of tea... apperance and smell were very good... i had to try it though and it wasnt the worst of course but probably would try it again sometime down the road...

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ouser31 from California, Mar 14, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Hyvee in Council Bluffs, IA.
No bottled-on date visible.
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass.

BIllowing white head, >4cm, collapses to thin ring atop body of beer. Leaves copious lacing on sides of glass. Body golden yellow, totally transparent, very bright hue. Carbonation very active, very visible.

Smells of lemon citrus, floral hops, clean wheat malt. Very clean, uplifting aroma. Bubblegum, bananas present, of a medium intensity.

Sharp, tart, clean. Not quite as tart as a Berlinerweisse, but about 1/4 of the way there. Fruity, slight bananas, slight malt character.

Medium-bodied throughout, medium-level carbonation, high enough to be felt, but not painful or ill-fitting to the body. Crisp and clean, with a dry finish.

Surprisingly very good. Definitely drinkable, enjoyable, would seek out and have again.

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3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold body with a big white head that is very frumpy and long-lasting, and laces the glass in puffy clumps. Aromas are very subdued. I get some sweet wheat and general graininess, but not much else besides some light bananas and cloves. The banana and cloves express themselves more distinctly on the palate, which is sweet up front before leading to a very chalky finish with an unusual texture. This is an intriguing beer. One well worth investigating to see if one of its challenging corners is particularly appealing to you.

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droomyster from Virginia, Nov 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very bright looking, clear light yellow color filtered as must according to the style. Carbonation is vivid forming a permanent withe layer on top after a big to medium head that dissipates slowly and leaves some traces behind on the glass.

S: The aroma is very clear, medium intensity but definitely banana and wheat can be detected at once.

T: Very good flavor, wheat is present all the time with some orange peel or some other citrus, also the banana is there.

M: The beginning is neutral, balanced with some tending to sweet as per the style changing a little at the end to a faint bittersweetness.

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karait95 from Mexico, Oct 19, 2011
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