Tucher Kristall Weizen | Brauerei Tucher Brau

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84
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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
Ratings:
222
Reviews:
144
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
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Photo of JTlovesyou
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The Tucher Kristall Weizen is text book. This style is not meant to impress you. It is not meant to take you out, kiss your neck, rub your shoulders, then make sweet, sweet love to you on the waterbed while Motorhead plays on the hi-def surround sound stereo. It's meant to be simple and perfect.
The nose has a bit of honey, a bit of coriander, a bit of wheatfield. The palate has a little texture in the middle but is mainly an upfront faux-mango viscosity and then a back-end mix of orange juice concentrate and bubblegum. All of the above is ghost-whisper faint.
But that's the point. This is not a shouting beer. It is perfect, simple refreshment. Don't look for this to be anything it's not and you'll be deeply, spiritually satisfied.
If you have a dog, sit on your porch in July and watch it hunt a squirrel while you sip this out of a giant mug. I promise you, that's what God's doing at the exact same time.

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Photo of GordonQuid
3.05/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 22 oz pilsner glass.

Clear kristal yellow; almost a clear lemonade color with a nice rocky two inch head and thick lace.

Smell is not pronounced; smells fresh with just a hint of yeasty esters and noble hop.

Taste is very thin and watery but refreshingly crisp with a slight hop bite and a quick dry finish.

Drinkable like a good glass of water. I would seek this out on a extremely hot and humid day where you want to alternate between beer and hidration.

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Photo of birchstick
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a clear (some might say crystal) yellow with a gorgeous head on it

S - at first I thought this was going to be a very old beer as it smelled very off on the first couple of whiffs. But as it warmed, hints of banana, spice, and clove came out of hiding.

T - Very clean taste - all the scents noted in the smell took over the palate. Very simple, yet very refreshing and delicious at the same time.

M - kind of watery and thin, nothing to write home about.

D - this is almost too easy to drink. It is a little less flavorful than their regular hefeweizen, but this is still pretty delicious and enjoyable.

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Photo of superdedooperboy
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Imbibed this one at a hotel in Fort Benning, GA, and so sadly I had no Weizen glass on me at the time. Luckily, the glasses available were semi-wheat-beer-compatible, being a little Hoegaarden-esque.

As is to be expected, this beer pours crystal clear and bubbly, bright gold in color and with a huge, everlasting rocky white head.

The nose is bright and a little fruity, with fragrant notes of pineapple and mango, along with just a whiff of banana, white pepper and clove.

Light and effervescent, flavor notes are not disimilar to the nose, with some slightly sweet malt up front with fruity notes apparent; spicy phenols show up in the middle, with hefty peppery notes and some subdued clove, some banana lies almost hidden underneath; a mild hop bitterness helps to dry things out toward the end and the finish is dry and clean.

Much cleaner and more easily drinkable than most Hefeweizens, this would be an even better introductory beer for macro drinkers than the standard unfiltered version. My first filtered Hefe, I'm impressed by the crisp drinkability of this style.

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Photo of BamaBeerBuff
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a massive white head that's reminiscent of whipped meringue. Thick, symmetrical rings of lace all the way down the glass. Score: 4.5

S: Typical hefeweizen aromas of banana and clove, but also some raw grain flavor, light bubblegum, and a dry fruitiness. Not quite as bold as a hefeweizen, but still interesting and good. Score: 4

T&M: Highly subdued flavors of banana and light clove, but there's a lot more clean wheat flavor with a pale grainy malt base. Body is light with a zesty carbonation that's not quite as smooth as a hefeweizen.

D: Goes down easily, though I'd like some more flavor. The appearance and aroma didn't suffer noticeably from the lack of included yeast, but the flavor and mouthfeel did a bit. I think I'll stick to the hefeweizens if I'm craving a light weizen.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Weizen glass.

Appearance: The Kristall Weizen pours a delicate golden color, more robust in the thicker parts of the glass. A thick fluffy white head forms immediately, fading to leave a 2 cm head remaining. Noticeable perpetual carbonation rises from the bottom of the glass to keep the head fresh.

Smell: Light lemon notes, but the main aroma is floral. Not a strong smell overall, but it seems to drift casually up from the beer.

Taste: A smooth, mostly floral wheat taste from start to finish. Hints of lemon zest and bananas poke their way through as well. There is not much of a hop presence, not that I would expect much in a hefeweizen like this.

Mouthfeel: Definitley a smooth feel; the carbonation and wheat flavor give it a light, pleasant feel on the tongue.

Drinkability: The light floral flavors do not really move me, but that is probably a comment on the style more than this one in particular. A solid brew, but not one that I am really going to go out of my way to buy.

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Photo of gpogo
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Clear golden yellow with large white head. Very lively carbonation.

A- Wheaty. Light lemony aroma.

T- Light banana and citrus flavors. Finishes medium-dry with a bit of lingering sweetness.

M- High carbonation and a medium to light body. Very refreshing.

D- Very enjoyable. A filtered hefeweizen.

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Photo of PsychoJedi
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color that is clear. Maybe a shade on the lighter side. Massive head that goes down slow an unevenly. Smell is a classic malt liquor that is not weak, but not extreme either. Taste is a little watered down malt liquor. About the same after taste of a classic malt liquor and as drinkable as a classic malt liquor. Verdict: If you have never tried malt liquor or rarely drink it, it would be a tossup between this and "The Bull" for a classic malt liquor taste.

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Photo of Murphious
2.95/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

After trying their Heffe, was eager to try other beers in the line.
Pours in the classic wheat style, foamy with aroma of banana/apples.
Slight bubblegum after taste, but a bit weak.
Nothing special (from a quality brewer) but beats most of the Mass Producers 'run-off'...

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Photo of Anthony1
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type- bottle poured into a 0.5L weissen glass

appearance- A very pale straw color with a decent head

smell- very fruity of banana and pineapple.

taste/mouthfeel- light body, high carbonation, crisp taste. taste of the banana and pineapple with hits of hops and spice, though much less of the flavor. My girl friend loves pineapple, so she enjoyed this beer very much. I on the other hand found it to be average.

drinkability- easy to drink, although i wanted a bit more. still, worth it

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a washed-out yellow with bright gold tint. Head is thick and rocky. Some lace slashes its way across the glass as the liquid lessens.

Aroma is bright and breezy, featuring lemon, orange-roll glazing, hops, more citrus notes, light banana, yeast, earth.

Flavor is pretty much in line with the nose, featuring citrus and light hop brightness. Also some lemon, and less-tart fruit flavors. Shades of banana work their way in and stay into the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp, not too light and not too tingly, just as nice softness approprirate to the flavors.

I keep thinking "bright" as I drink this. It's an assuming, crisp, clean, clear, flavorful beer, and one that is immensely drinkable. Would love to check out more variations on this style, and would love to see more craft-level U.S. brewers give kristalweizens a shot.

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Photo of Getinthevan
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This, along with the Helles Hefe Weizen are top notch brews that certainly need no introduction.

Appearance is a strong golden/yellow with lots of good head retention and lacing. This is a nice looking beer with lots of carbonation bubbles.

Smell is fairly strong in wheat and citrus. Very yeasty towards the top and the bubbles give off more scents with each smell. This is chock full of aroma.

Taste is awesome. This is a full bodied beer with lots of flavor. This will not disappoint anyone who wants to pursue thicker beers with full flavored textures. Great stuff.

Mouthfeel is great. All the flavors keep their respective places and provide a well-rounded blend of greatness. This is a strongly crafted beer.

Drinkability is excellent. Get a pint of this for sitting with friends and enjoying a laugh, as this will satisfy any night on the town.

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Photo of jsh420
3.16/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

pours clear straw with a 1 finger white head

smell is a bit skunky malts and banana

taste is slightly metalic bready malts and suprisingly no banana??

mouthfeel was good and sharp light and crisp

drinkability is so so since the beer i drank before this one was weihenstephaner version which was amazing

overall i am glad i bought this but weihenstephaner is a superior beer

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Photo of aforbes10
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from the Vacaville BevMo. Pours a straw-like yellow brown with a huge 2 inch head. Excellent clarity and sticky Rorschach test lacing. Bready malt odor with hints of banana and tangy fruit. Some ethanol also evident. Flavor is a bit more tangy and banana-y than the odor lets on. Banana mixes with a nice soft malt body for a nice light easy-drinking experience. Hint of spicy hops and alcohol on the finish with more banana Light to medium bodied and easy to drink. Not bad.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden straw in color with a dense half inch of head. Head stuck around for a bit and offered some spotty lacing.

Somewhat sweet on the nose, with a nice ripe banana aroma and a notable wheat presence. Slight bit of funk. Banana notes diminish as the head dissipates.

Taste follows the nose with banana and wheat, somewhat creamy in texture and with a light carbonation on the tongue. Feel diminishes somewhat as the carbonation decreases but the drinkability remains high.

All in all a decent beer but not a style I anticipate making a habit of. Much of the complexities of a Hefe are lost here making this almost like a lager. I guess wheat is 'more holy' than corn...

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Photo of dakid618
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into goose island pilsner glass. Pours a light golden color with three fingers of foamy white head. Soft banana-y smell. Taste is smooth and kind of wheaty with soft banana and lemon undertones. Very carbonated. Light clean mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Perfect beer for a hot summer day. Too bad it's January. Not a big fan of light beers but this is excellent.

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Photo of babaracas
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an ultra clear light amber with billowy dense white and long lasting head. Smell: sweet pale malt, salty wheat, a hint of cloves, spiciness, yeast, and just a touch of not-quite-ripe banana. Taste: tangy lemon and wheat, grassy, with a malt sweetness and a hint of clove. Soft, active carbonation with a crisp finish. Not quite as nice as their hefeweizen, but I can see picking this over many helles or pils.

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Photo of lb123
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into a weizen glass. Indeed, a very clear....nay, extremely clear blonde. Huge billowing foam, good lacing. Appearance is actually quite striking.

S - Not as banana- or clove-oriented as a hefe. Standard wheat with notes of plastic.

T - Kind of plain. Bready wheat and not much else. Tasty but plain.

F - Without the yeast, I feel that feel takes a hit. Seems a bit soft and watery.

D - Aside from the pretty looks, nothing too distinguishing. Very easy to drink, though; it might not be a bad session choice. It may also find favor with those who don't think beer should look cloudy. Certainly not a bad beer, though.

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Photo of Patrick999
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a weizen glass. Indeed, a very clear....nay, extremely clear blonde. Huge billowing foam, good lacing. Appearance is actually quite striking.

S - Not as banana- or clove-oriented as a hefe. Standard wheat with notes of plastic.

T - Kind of plain. Bready wheat and not much else. Tasty but plain.

F - Without the yeast, I feel that feel takes a hit. Seems a bit soft and watery.

D - Aside from the pretty looks, nothing too distinguishing. Very easy to drink, though; it might not be a bad session choice. It may also find favor with those who don't think beer should look cloudy. Certainly not a bad beer, though.

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Photo of Goliath
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a really pretty clear golden color with a large two inch white head. Good retention and small bits of lacing.

The aroma is decent but fairly faint. Some tangy pale wheat, slightly citrusy and a little yeast component.

The taste is decent. A slight bit of banana, with a bit of sweet tangy wheat. Not a ton going on but super drinkable.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with plenty of carbonation giving a good cleansing tingle.

Drinkability is high. It's definitely sessionable and pleasant. Flavor is fine, but very mild which is what makes it so drinkable.

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Photo of Halcyondays
2.99/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16.9 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a crystal clear yellow with a full white head, good retention, very impressive looking in a weizen glass.

S: Light banana, sweet bread, yellow apple.

T: Flavour is nice, but feels real watered down. Hint of banana, no real clove flavour. Bubblegum hits in the aftertaste.

M: Full carbonated body, smooth, fizzy, clean.

D: Kind of a letwdown after their regular Hefe was so good. No problem drinking it, just is pedestrian.

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Photo of avalon07
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: When poured from a bottle to a weizen glass, this beer had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. Lots of head and lacing.

S: Very grassy smell, along with some hops.

T: To me, the grassy element just overwhelmed the beer. Sure, a slight tinge of hops and some other light fruits appeared, but the grassiness of this one was a little off-putting.

M: A fairly high amount of carbonation and a pretty smooth finish. Full-bodied.

D: This beer is a bit uneven in my eyes. The taste simply didn't do a thing for me in the least, but there were other elements that made it halfway decent.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- A wonderful gold color with hazy bubbles. It has only a little head that disappears quickly but forms a beautiful lace.

Smell- it has sort of a banana and bean smell to it.

Taste- It has a crisper taste than the regular weizen by Tucher. Just like the smell it has that banana and bean like taste to it.

Mouthfeel - Fizzy.

Drinkability- A their beers are good that I know of.

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Photo of Mryup
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a light golden yellow with an inch of white head after a medium pour. The head quickly dissipates into a thick sheet. Lots of CO2 visible.

S: Very anemic. Some banana pear and mild hops. Not a lot to smell really. Some metallic notes as well.

T: The flavor is very subtle. Mellow, bready yeast with some very distant hops. Interesting. Not a lot here. Fruit is there too. Wait... some floral grassy notes too. This beer is shy but has some nice attributes to it. Expertly balanced.

M: Unlike the smell and taste the mouthfeel is bolder with a medium body and lots of CO2 to make up for the bashful flavors. Nice touch.

D: Above par. The bottle doesn't list the alcohol content but I'm sure it's higher than 4.5.

Over all a nice beer but it doesn't grab my attention and win my heart. With so many other great beers out there especially with similar characteristics I don't see myself seeking this one out again.

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Photo of Brianmerrilyn
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My buddy in Coral Springs Florida sent me this one from his local Whole Foods selection. Each time I am in south FLA, I seem to always have a bottle of Tucher in my hand. This was my first Kristall of the wheat family.

A: Poured, as advertised, a clear straw golden with a muscular white head, moving down into a well placed cap. Decent lacing and high retention.

S: Mild wheat malt, cloves and esters well in the background, difficult to find.

T: Follows the nose, grainy for the most part, and citrus undertones, but all quite mellow as the style is known for.

M: Light and crisp with tangy finish from the retention and lemon citrus accents.

D: Farily good for a light wheat beer. Even on hot days, I prefer the full weiss with all of it's bananas and cloudy yeasty nature. A good wheat starter for those who think the elder brother is too pungent. Sometime NYC area will have this available(hint hint).

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Tucher Kristall Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
3.75 out of 5 based on 222 ratings.
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