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Tucher Kristall Weizen | Brauerei Tucher Brau

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85
very good
140 Reviews
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
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
214
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
14.4%
 
 
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Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle into a Franziskaner Weizen glass.

A: It pours "kristall" clear with a three finger head of white foam.

S: Herbal hops, cereal, cloves, and strong yeastiness.

T: Light grassy hoppiness, a little banana taffy, cloves, and some other light fruity tastes.

M: Medium-light body with a very smooth finish.

O: This is more flavorful than expected and is delightfully light and delicious.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 ounce bottle - $2.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours clear, golden in appearance, with a tall, foamy, whitish head.

Smell: Sweetish nose, smelling of malted wheat, natch, with a faroff hint of lemon drop candy.

Taste: Middling maltiness, lightly wheaty, with very, very, very small touches of light-colored caramel and honey. Moderately sweet. Near nil lemon included, but, sorry, not really picking up any spice, banana, hop character, and bitterness. Just a fairly clean beer throughout. Sweetish taste of honey wheat loaf on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium (just barely) carbonation.

Overall: About average for a kristalweizen, and, when tried side-by-side with Tucher's underpowered hefe, I preferred actually this.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into weizen glass. Pilsner yellow, clear w/ a huge, rocky head of medium bubbles that leaves big patchy blotches of lace. Nose is fruity and spicy, mild banana predominates w/ a hint of allspice or clove. The flavor here is a little watered down w/ a hint of tartness and alight banana cream flavor being just about all this has to off. Lack of off flavors and brisk enough carbonation keep it quaffable which is I guess pretty much what you want out of a kristall.

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Photo of Rootdog316
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear, yellow-orange pour with a frothy white head. The aroma has banana, cloves, and some bread. The light body has a slightly thin texture with average carbonation. The taste is on the sweet side with only a hint of hop bitterness right before the finish. This is a good thirst quencher on warm days.

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Photo of di5co5teve
2.42/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Light and clear as a Kristall should be.

Smell: Lacking in banana ester. Smells grainy

Taste: Minimal phenolic and estery flavors. Taste is more like a helles lager than a weiss bier.

Mouthfeel: carbonation is too high for this style and dulls out the classic weizen flavors even more.

Drinkability: Drinkable but not really enjoyable. Weihenstephaner has a much better example of this style.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The pour is a clear pale golden straw color with a moderate amount of white foam.

S: Intensely sweet nose. It mostly smells like banana candy (banana flavored runts seem to be a good comparison). Minimal wheat and bread and almost no spice notes at all.

T: Surprisingly, the flavor is much, much better. Nice banana and clove esters with a moderate sweetness of wheat and bread. There is a little bit of clove in there, but still restrained compared to other beers of the style.

M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation.

O: Nice wheat beer here. The nose was a little off-putting, but a nice flavor.

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Photo of desiderius
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Four fingers of creamy off-white head; average retention. little lacing; crystal clear dark yellow color; bubbles ascending in beautiful bunches.

Smell: Ripe banana, hops, hints of nuts.

Taste: Subtle and nice; barley malt, some hop bitterness; no bread, but some wheat crackers, and perhaps pop-corn; lemony tartness; dry, pilsner-like finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium - yet fuller than many lagers; carbonation is abundant, but not more than I would wish for.

Drinkability: Goes easily down one's throat, and every sip leaves you wanting another one. Combines a hefeweizen's intrigue and a pilsner's freshness.

This is my first kristallweizen, and I like it. Wouldn't mind some more wheat-ness though.

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Photo of KajII
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

Poured a medium sparkling clear amber with a large white rocky head that was fully diminishing and had good lacing. The aroma was heavy with yeast, a mild herbal hop and a straw malt with a slight note of banana and clove. It tasted midly bitter yet very smooth at first and finished with a nice yeast flavor with just an ever so slight hint of banana that stayed with you only a short time. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery yet creamy in texture with a nice soft carbonation. Overall a very nice refreshing brew.

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Photo of ThirstyBird
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasting this one at Uncle Fred's

Appears a clear golden yellow with a three finger head. Full, thick white head that falls to a blanket. Nice lace. Smell is typical banana and clove - this one heavier on the clove. Some gentle malt sweetness. Taste has more of a balance between the banana and clove. Damn nice. The mouthfeel is splendid. Mellow and soft on the carbonation. Wow a real nice feeling beer. Light body.
A really drinkable hefe. I will drink this whenever I see it!

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Photo of metter98
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high head that died down but has good retention properties as it never disappeared altogether.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of apples, bananas, lemons and clove in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell with added flavors of wheat and a slight amount of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and smooth on the palate with a high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink, refreshing and thirst quenching.

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Photo of russpowell
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I used to drink beers from these all the time when I was TDY in Bavaria, good times, here one for nostalgia! Indiscernible date coding, but seems fresh...

Pours a light straw color with 2+ fingers of ivory colored head. Above average head retention & some lacing

S: Slight juicy fruit notes, some banana

T: Follows the nose, slight grassyness as well. green banana & light grassyness & cloves are there as this warms & a touch of dryness. Finishes juicy, with slight lemon & hay notes, plus banana peel

MF: Light/medium bodied, semi-firm carbonation

Easy to drink, but really just makes me thirsty for hefe....

I hope that I get more of Tucher's offerings soon (besides the dunkles I bought the same day...

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Photo of beerprovedwright
4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big Head, three fingers of white foam, taking a good three minutes to subside. Lace for days clinging from the top of the glass to the liquid. Color is a 3 on the SRM beer color chart. Started hazy, but cleared in a few minutes. Such flavor in such a light colored beer. Smells like lots of malt, roasted wheat and oats and some hops. Taste is great, well balanced, flavors of malt, citrus, wheat, barley, corn, vanilla, and pepper. Lots of body in my mouth. Not easy on the wallet, but great for the price. Shell out the green for this one.

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Photo of IIKaRuII
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
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 bigrzman
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured this into my Wheat glass from a 500ml bottle. It poured out with a creamy white head much like the natural helles weizen, except this is in fact crystal clear. It is a golden straw color with plenty of evervecent bubbles. Smells slightly of bananas and grain. Tastes like a sweet banana bread much like the natural weizen and of a fruity wheat mix. This beer is a little dryer than the natural. Mouthfeel is a little watery and bubbly. Drinkability is good but I prefer the natural weizen over this. However this beer is solid.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(served in a weizen glass)
A- The crystal clear yellow body has a strong carbonation strands of microbubbels leading up to a thick white head of cream foam that last a bit.
S- The light clean white bread note has a faint sulfury green note in the finish.
T- The light fruity flavor malt has a note of clove to it and a dry clean flavor and a light tartness in the finish. There is a taste of mineral water that comes through as the beer opens up.
M- The light mouthfeel has a tight fizzy and a slightly water texture.
D- This beer is really nothing without all the yeast character that its cloudy cousin has. It is a bit bland without much character.

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Photo of ruckus232
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 Ounce brown bottle poured into a wheat glass

Appearance: Very nice clear yellow color with a really good amount of white foamy head.

Smell: Apple and Banana smells are probably the most noticeable with some spices in the background.

Taste: At first there is the nice banana flavor that is followed by some spices giving it that banana bread flavor. That sticks around for a little but then goes away leaving not much of a lingering taste (which I sometimes prefer).

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Photo of Magpie14
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: blurry golden yellow tones encompass my glass. A slab of clean white foam gathered on top and took its time melting away. A handful of bubbles make there way about to the surface

S: bananas and cloves. This has a deeper smell and more intense whiff than I was previously thinking. I find it more hefeweizen-like...this is not a problem

T: the initial flavors are sweet honey coated bananas sprinkled with some crushed cloves. Next, a nice clean wheat malt character arises. This is followed by a nice crisp, slightly bitter hop character that slaps the tongue. This is a highly satisfying beer. Continual sips unlock a sort of mild bread and yeast character floating about. Pretty solid, still a bit timid for my blood

M: the feel is worthy of noting. I find light to light-mild in feel with a lush level of carbonation. It goes down incredibly smooth, I mean, really smooth. Way to easy to drink

D: great drinker and great stuff, a gratifying beer. High marks

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Photo of mavesba
4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a rich, crystal clear, bronze color. Two finger head that lasted through the first few drinks. Active carbonation.

Smell - Sweet, banana and faint spice aroma. Definitely smell the wheat.

Taste - Rich, banana notes up front, with a faint vanilla at the finish, with crisp taste.

Mouthfeel - Light carbonation up front on the tougne, with a smooth finish.

Drinkability - This is a great hefe. I will be drinking it regularly.

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Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +6.7%
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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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well I was a little curious when I saw 'malt liquor" on single of beer in the imports section, but it wasn't too expensive for this 16.9oz bottle, so what the hey, I picked a couple up. Turns out they're not bad at all, though not outstanding. I certainly wouldn't group it with "malt liquors" tho, this is a quite decent beer and not just cheep malt liquor.

This clear and golden brew had a decent head but it dissipated after a while, tho some lacing did remain.

The smell was of wheat and a hint of spice or citrus, but wasn't very impressive, tho not in any way unappealing.

The taste was good, wheaty and malty, with light overtones of lemon and an indiscernible, light spiciness. It has ample carbonation and feels nice on the way down.

The drinkability is quite fine, an easy downing beer that would make for an easy going afternoon of barbeque and horseshoes.

I can't say that this beer will ever make a top ten list, but it's certainly worth the moderate price, a good value and tasty little brew.

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Photo of kimcgolf
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours to a pale yellow with a foamy white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left decent lacing. Nose is a light mixture of wheat, yeast, floral and a hint of bubblegum. Mouthfeel is muted and only slightly tingly. Taste is har dto pick up, as nothing from the nose really stands out. Finsih, while pleasant, is fairly non-descript, although the beer is a nice thirst quencher.

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Photo of kegger22
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tucher Kristall Weizen was a golden color with a generous two finger, cream shaded head that displayed good retention.

The aroma was wheat, a little lagerish, and completely inoffensive.

The taste was sweet malt, smooth with no after taste. There was a fruit taste at the back of the throat that I could not quite identify, not lemon, maybe mango? More sweet than sour or bitter though.

The mouth feel was light bodied with sufficient carbonation.

With an ABV of less than 5.5 and a satisfying flavor, Tucher KW is very drinkable.

A solid effort and I was happy that bananas were not a dominating flavor.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.14/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aroma is fairly strong, yeasty and wheaty with just a touch of citrus. It pours a rather wan clear yellow, but at least it has a fairly thick and persistent white head. Flavor is typical for a wheat beer, yeasty and a little thick with more than a hint of lemon, pleasant if not outstanding. Texture is smooth and refreshing and a little tingly.

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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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Tucher Kristall Weizen from Brauerei Tucher Brau
3.75 out of 5 based on 214 ratings.
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