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Brauerei Tucher Brau

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 01-12-2003

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Reviews by bigrzman:
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3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Big soft white head, straw yellow color, almost no carbonation. Pilsners are vibrant not dead. However, the head is phenomenal.

S:Very clean with some grass notes. Correct to style.

T: Grassy grains, some spicy hops, and sweet pilsner malt.

M:Smooth and watery. Dry back finish. no carbonation.

O: Not bad not great. This good drinkable beer. Not the best Tucher product.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2014. Acquired a little while back from my local B&M. The bottle says Pils on the front label, and states that this beer is 'Kaltgehopft'.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear golden hue with medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a couple of minutes before subsiding. Aroma of grassy, spicy hops with hints of light malt, pepper and faint fruitiness. More depth than the average macro lager.

Tastes of light malt and leafy hops, with a crisp bitter finish. Notes of grass/hay, subtle spice, mild grain, earthy yeast, a faint fruitiness and a hint of stewed hops. Dry, followed by a piquant bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with peppery hop oils stimulating the palate. Good body for the style, but a shade undercarbonated. Mildly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of leafy, grassy hops, yeast esters and faint malt.

Rather nice - a tasty German pils and probably the best bottled version I've encountered over here. Looks good, while the aroma and flavour have a delicate hop character that suits the style perfectly. Decent body; could be more effervescent. The dry-hopping has a discernible impact on the flavour. Goes down all too easily - worth sampling if you come across it.

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Photo of JohnW
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap in the Tucher Brewery Bar/Restuarant on the Nuremberg City Walls, just 10 walk from the main Railway Station in September 2006.
Pale gold and brilliant white big head, dry crisp slightly nutty aroma, typical for the style. Has a dryish crisp taste as expected from the type, some bitterness of the hops in the finish, only very little sweetness or malts in the overall favours. Was very carbonated in the pour, which may have added to the dry finish and aroma. I enjoyed this, thought it refreshing, though I would not class it as one of the best pilsner beers, but worth having on tap when in Nuremberg, both at the Tucher bar and in the many outlets thoughout the city.

B'ham UK

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Photo of jbphoto88
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear beer with just a touch of yellow discoloration. It looks like lightly steeped chamomile tea. A standard German head rises two fingers in a soapy white tower of foam.

Smell is lightly grainy with some Nobel hops in the background. Weak and watered down but not gone.

Taste is smooth and clean sticking to the Pils style. A stable malt structure with a delicate bitterness to the finish.

Just a simple good clean beer. Why mess with something as perfect as water, grain and hops. Tucher is a perfect example of a Local German Pils. Clean, crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of stan66
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This Pilsener is refreshing, dry and crisp. It pours a nice yellow tone with high carbonation. Head is high with good retention. I enjoyed this in a hot day, so I find it very proper for thirst quencher. Nice beer, not the greatest but I can drink two or three easily.

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Photo of EBeckett3
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Karpowich
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tall half-litre bottle: BBD 15 Feb 14. Bought in a local cheap supermarket (B&M) and poured into an embossed 'Cobra' pint glass at home on 18 Dec 13.

Pale golden, bright and clear, very clean looking: on top a large white foaming head.

A hop bite to the initial taste, some hop esters in the smell, grains also. Better than a lot of the 'mainstream' German lager/pilsners in both aroma and taste. Once into it you realise It is sweeter than a lot of the well known German beers in this style, which is maybe why I've enjoyed it so (my sweet tooth coming through again).

Refreshing and somehow wholesome in it's make-up. Evokes memories of happy times in Nurnberg and Germany in general.

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Photo of DamageCase76
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Globetrotter
2.82/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tall half liter white can with blue markings. Purity law applies. Best before 8/20/04, I opened it on 2/15/04.

Poured a standard clear pale gold under a 1/2 finger white head that faded very quickly; shamefully quickly for a pilsener. The nose is mild and flowery.. The mouth has medium carbonation but is fairly heavy, almost syrupy. The taste opens with subdued malt, followed by a tinny metallic hops finish. There is some bitterness in the aftertaste, but this is a poor excuse for a pilsener.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A golden beer with a thin head.

Smell is light malty with a little grainy smell, which reminds me of opening a big drum of barley. There is a slight green vegetable smell in the back.

Taste is light and appears to be mostly pilsmalt, light and a little grainy. The beer has a very minor fruitiness and a little vegetable. Body is thin and drinkability is good. This beer is clean and non-offensive, but nicely brewed.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled and purchased from budget supermarket B&Ms
Clear gold color with small white head. Medium bitter taste with soft water. Aftertaste are dry bitter with some kind barley sweetness. A bit refreshing. Average lager.

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Photo of gnikola
1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

Photo of woscar
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of TR0219
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of karait95
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Very very light and clear straw yellow color with a medium to rich carbonation that forms a medium head that dissipates not too fast and maintain a permanent layer of small and compact bubbles.

S: Good aroma, malts and some hops also, with not many defects or incorrect variations such as too much alcohol.

T: Full malty body, very classic not very complicated but very straight as high should be.

M: Very refreshing and easy drinking beer, with a medium lasting ending not very bitter nor sweet with a little dry sensation.

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Photo of maltydog
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Probably the most widely available beer in Nuremburg. Classic german pilsner - light, straw golden color, dense white head and extremely refreshing. Hop flavor is very dominant. This pils pairs extremely well with the beechwood grilled Nurnberger brats sold all over the city. Next time you are in Nuremberg be sure to visit one of the many snack stands (called Imbiss) located throughout the city and order "drei brats mit brotchen und ein Tucher Pils" for lunch. You won't regret it! If you would like to try this same experience in a "sit down" atmosphere, visit the famous Bratwursthausle which has been in operation since the 1500's.


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Photo of dandy14
3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Sixpoint
3.17/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hogrider
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of bmaggot
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stoutman
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Typically average german brew with a nice all around malt and aromatic hop nose. Pale and bubbly, fine head. Malt dominates, firm bodied with an ok (but not great) bitter finish. Seems to be bit of a mix between a typical bavarian helles and a bohemian pils.

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Photo of spycow
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of JEdmund
3.91/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden yellow, lots of carbonation, and a full, frothy head; everything looks normal except the head, which is much healthier looking than I'm used to; (canned Sept. '07, so this is more than a year old beer); some healthy lacing left

A bit grainy, but not a whole lot of aroma; after it warms, aroma becomes bigger with bread notes appearing

Taste & Mouthfeel
First thing that strikes me are the hops--I can actually taste them! That's especially remarkable considering this is a year old (making me a believe out of cans). In addition to the hop bitters, there's some other bitters either coming from either the mineral content in the water or the yeast; it tastes somewhat sulfury, but not over-the-top or bad like say Heineken; body is light and smooth, with a slightly oily texture; malts become noticeable after it warms

A nice pilsener with character. I will definitely drink it again.

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