Tucher Kristall Weizen

Extremely interesting. If we (I) were reviewing entirely within the style (sorry, but I think that is *almost* impossible to do) this would be close to perfect! Absolute clarity in the pour with a great looking head and some lacing that was quite "hard", with significant lines of foam separated by large areas of non-lacing. Aroma is perfect to style, with subdued cloves and bananas. Good mouthfeel, quite crisp. Taste gives an unusual smoky flavor which significantly detracts from the...

Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock

Delicious. Super, dark-brown, garnet body. Aggressive pour produces a magnificent thick frothy head. Some nice lacing into the bargain. Looks great. Caramel malts are completely and magnificently present. It's all malt but it has an unexpected, and wonderfully balance-effecting, peppery ending. The finish adds a real unexpected bitterness that is unusual for the style but makes it a great beer. The balance makes this amazingly drinkable. Brown sugar malts with some burned chocolate in there...

Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen

A light butterscotch, cloudy pour with a classic large head and some lovely lacing. True to the style this shows some great appearance attributes. Bananas and cloves are present in the nose, but these are somewhat muted. Good and typical for the style, but not large. Creamy smooth mouthfeel and taste, with a little more promise that the nose suggests but not a lot more. Clean and easy to drink, but not really big in taste or presence. I quantify this as a high quality Hefe, with some classic...

Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen

Large frothy head sits atop a hazy amber body. The color is verging on the dirty brown as it sits in my Southampton Publick House glass. Good lacing. Mild cloves and alcoholic bananas in the nose as one would expect, plus a rather unepected rubber smell!! Mouthfeel is rather thin. I think this is a trait in the style that continues to surprise me. When I look a these Dunkels they always promise a much deeper body than I get - even though that appears to be par for the course, I am still...