Tucher Original Urbräu
Brauerei Tucher Brau

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From:
Brauerei Tucher Brau
 
Germany
Style:
Helles
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
79
Avg:
3.23 | pDev: 12.38%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
9
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 02, 2019
Added:
May 06, 2003
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  3
SCORE
79
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.32/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
L- A bright yellow-gold, clear, pours with 1Cm fine-bubble white head.
S- Very mild in general.
T- Toasty grains, then some hops come in balancing up in the satifying finish.
F- It's got some oomph for 4.8%, more than a typical pilsener or 'basic lager' would.
O- Add up all the points^ and I'd rate this as a versatile beer, and sessionable too. I don't note anything out of place/'wrong'. It's quite dry, it has a decent meaty body for 4.8% It's refreshing. That said there is nothing really compelling enough about it to buy it again in the UK as a £-niche import,
500ml bottle BB: 05/04/2020. Bought in the UK from BeersOfEurope.
Nov 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.27 by Anacross from Oregon

May 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by AAG from New York

Mar 26, 2019
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Rated by Mclusal from Colombia

3.74/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
M42
Sep 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Sep 10, 2018
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

3.01/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Pours a clear golden color with a huge, white head.

Smells of wheat, skunk and copper, together with a hint of toffee. Offers a note of grass underneath, together with even more toffee.

Has a very light, very metallic carbonation with an equally vivid effervescence.

Tastes of sweet caramel with a faint hint of herbal hops, calmed even more by soft wheat. Tastes pretty watery and one dimensional onwards from the mid palate, with toffee and some wheat. Finishes with a very subtle hop impact among a non developing flavor profile.

Pretty much an industrial brewed beer, which appears quite thin and effervescent, focussing on sweet malts.
Feb 18, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

2.93/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Nice flavor, but subdued. Thick, creamy head with lots of carbonation keeping it up. Clear golden in color, aroma is faint hay and malt. Taste is nice, not too strong and not too bitter.
Apr 26, 2016
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Reviewed by jonb5 from England

3.84/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Golden, clear, medium head, decent retention.

S: Hints of honey and red cabbage.

T: Malt, grain honey. Sweet but not cloying.

M: Crisp, light body, moderate carbonation.

O: Subtle, balanced and refreshing, just what I want from a Helles.
Jul 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.17 by UniversitateaDeBere from Romania

Feb 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by borutp from Slovenia

Sep 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by rredshift from Germany

Jun 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by DuncanMcBommer from Germany

May 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by herrburgess from South Carolina

May 28, 2013
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Reviewed by stan66

3.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a nice pale yellow color. head is medium with low retention and low lacing. Smell is rich, complex, high presence of sweet barley malt. I am pleasantly surprised and I enjoyed it. It is a very good lager beer. I can buy it again without hesitate
Apr 26, 2012
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Reviewed by wl0307 from England

3.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
500ml slim brown bottle, at 4.9%abv.; BB 21/06/09, served lightly-chilled in a pint-size weizen glass.

A: pours a golden hue with lively carbonation full of large bubbles, while the cottony white head sustains well; overall, looking overly fizzy.
S: an assertive note of lemony sourness typical of a lager bier comes on top of a mildly plastic note, floral hops, and a soothing backbone of grainy/nutty/honey-ish lager malts. Not bad, but there's nothing to write home about apart from the standard performance.
T: the pretty effervescent foretaste shows a decent honey-ish malty backbone behind random lemon syrup, but the hoppy edge comes rather timid in terms of aroma and bitterness; the finish is only slightly dry, not as crisp and clean as a German Helles or even Pilsner. It's more like an overall richer Czech Pilsner to me, for the malty elements are almost as rich as Moravian malts as in most Czech Lezak. Alas, the level of hop-bitterness doesn't stand up to the other elements in this beer, and the finishing touch is not integrated at all.
M&D: not too fizzy, yet the carbonation disappears on the palate rather abruptly; while the body remains medium, the overall mouthfeel gears slightly to the syrupy side. All in all, this is to me like a hybrid of Dortmunder and Czech Svetle Lezak as the malt dominates the profile on top everything else. An OK beer.
Feb 21, 2009
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Reviewed by seanyfo from Scotland

3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
50cl bottle poured into seidel.

A- Dark blonde colouring, 3 finger rocky head that disappates quickly but with good lacing. Beading is lively

S- Sweet lightly toasted malt, faint hop bitterness.

T- Malt sweet backbone blends to a faint hop bite in the finish, all a bit subtle. Feeling like im having to hunt for the flavour yet its not watery.

M- Moderate to low carbonation, a little syrupy.

D- Pretty bland helles, a bit lifeless. Certainly drinkable but no interesting unique notes or real helles refreshment value.
Oct 03, 2008
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

2.15/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Deep golden color, quite dark. Strong carbonation, with big bubbles. A soapy and bubbly foam.
In the smell, a malty base, with some wet hay, and metalic notes.
At the taste a normal maltiness, again wet hay, a bit stale.
Useless.
On the positive side, there is some bitterness in the aftertaste, and it is almost drinkable.
Jul 21, 2008
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