Tucher Kristall Weizen | Brauerei Tucher Brau

Tucher Kristall WeizenTucher Kristall Weizen
BA SCORE
3.77/5
222 Ratings
Tucher Kristall WeizenTucher Kristall Weizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau
Germany
tucher.de

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 08-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,298
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
222
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
4.06
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
20
Trade:
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Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Weihenstephan Weizen glass, this clear golden brew forms a dense and creamy white head with just the slightest tint. There's plenty of activity throughout and moderate lacing clings here and there as it recedes down the glass.
The aroma is very nearly that of a hefeweizen with perhaps more malt presence. A Belgian yeast strain seems present here, giving way to clear banana and clove notes with a light peppery spice along with just a very light touch of a tangy but not zesty fruits presence (think pineapple).
The malts form the backbone of this one with a sweetness and an underlying fruit presence. The very gentle spice fades out with bready wheat and grains being most present along with the clove and banana. There's a slightly metallic tint in the finish, which brings in light hops bitterness to round it out.
The body is medium and an ample carbonation works well for this particular beer. The constant activity makes for a smooth sip and there's a crisp nip as well.
I'm still fresh to the style, but this one seems like a good example and is a pretty tasty, refreshing beer.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Bright clear golden color with a nice white head and decent carbonation. Light banana-clove aroma and flavor, Light bodied and airy.

Light classic Bavarian Hefe-weizen but I prefer the unfiltered and dark versions they make.

Per label: Since 1672

Date(?): 10/02
Tasted: 08/09/03

($1.99 / 16 oz.)

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Photo of CNOTEKC
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of karait95
4/5  rDev +6.1%
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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Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Presentation: 1 Pint and 1 Fluid Ounce brown glass bottle. Labels look exactly like that in the BA Database Avatar. Has a best before date numerical system on the side of the back label, but it isn’t nicked so who knows when it was bottled or expires.

Appearance: Streamers fill the lovely clear golden body. Big white head forms easily and stays put at ½” thick after the pour. Nice thick lacing on the glass edges. Decent levels of carbonation when swirled aid the head retention.

Nose: Light hint of cloves and some mashed bananas punctuate the air above the brew. Some yeast fills the back end also.

Taste: Very much a reflection of the nose. Soft bananas and cloves, yet the yeast I get in the nose is barely detectable. Clean, crisp and very easy going. Spritzy sweet cider feel in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Delicate soft feel in the mouth. Light bodied but certainly never lacking. Conditioning is creamy at times.

Drinkability: Easily swigged, but the sweet cider feel takes the edge off of this one after a while.

Overall: The second of the Tucher brews that I have tried, both have been solid offerings. The Kristall Weizen is worth a try and is a good above average brew overall.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of clemtig76
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz brown bottle purchased at Greens in Columbia, SC. Tucher Kristall Weizen pours a nice slightly cloudy golden color with a billowy, thick white head. Aroma is of banana and cloves with some yeastiness as expected. Crisp and clean with the usual clove and banana flavors present and just enough hop bitterness to let you know they are there. My first kristal weizen and definately not my last.

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Photo of IIKaRuII
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a light gold appearance to it, the smell is a very fruity almost banana smell. the taste is a VERY sweet but enjoyable apple/banana taste. its almost too sweet. the mouthfeel on this is amazing. i wish it was never ending personally. As for drinlability i find it hard to do. this beer gave me terrible burps and i was unable to get rid of them. one or two of these and i could honestly say i wouldnt wanna drink anymore because my stomach would feel a little bloated. with that being said its not bad. but its not great.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden hue, thick/soapy head, decent retention. Grainy, malty on the nose, although a bit faint. Solid and crisp off the cuff; sweet, tender malty flavors, massive carbonation, yet not overpowering. Decent flavoring via wheat, bananas, and some cloves. Citrus notes towards the end, a clean palate to boot. Flavoring somewhat subdued, yet smooth and ever so slick - awesome!

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Tucher Kristall Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 222 ratings
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