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Brewed by Matilda Bay Brewing Co. (CUB)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
batchsaid (1) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2005 does not count
This pours as quite a nice beer, first sip in good but when it leaves your mouth the overwhelming flavour is... BACON!!! WTF. It is seriously wired. I didn’t expect it and certainly didn’t appreciate it one bit. Salty cured meet is not a nice flavour in beer. But if have to give them points for ingenuity I cant imagine how the hell you get a bacon flavour into beer.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
caesar (5642) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2005
I had this beer at the 3 wise monkey’s pub in Sydney. Crowdy bar for young people (like me or younger), but the reason i went over there was the live music. However, they served this draft beer with a huge slice of citrus in it, so I couldn’t recognise this one as a Hefeweizen. Clear yellow color, short head. The slice of citrus made it smell like citrus, sweet and penetrating, only some hops. I couldn’t recognise any banana or clove. Taste was like a regular pale lager, but with a more sirupy texture. Still, it was not too bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 10, 2005
Tasted 10/08/2005. 345ml bottle from BrewNZ. Yellow gold, crystal clear (where’s the yeast), with a few bubble trails rising through the glass. Just off-white head that dimishes and disappears. Nice, subtle, nose that is all german wheat yeast - banana, bubblegum and cloves. Same notes dominate mouth; a sweetish flavour up front is followed by a woody, spicey, middle and a lingering lemon and mint (!?) finish. Spiciness lingers all around the mouth. Mouthfeel is lightweight, a little fluffy and has a slightly sharp tingle. A better beer than I, sceptically, thought this would be but it definitely lacks the smoothness of a great interpretation. Perhaps a bit light on the wheat.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2005
Bottled. Doughy aroma with hints of banana. Pours a small head that disappears within a few seconds. A fairly modest flavour, but not unpleasant. Compared to most other widely available Australian beers this is a pretty good beer. Compared to other international hefeweizens it would be considerred average.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7618) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2005
This was soooo much better when I had it on tap at The Vic after my first footy match, so I’ll base my rating on that experience. Pale gold, hazy, with a big head and nice lacing. Terrific sweet citrus aromas, with a light palate of tangerine and vanilla, and something else... cinnamon? I’m not sure of the latter, but overall it was surprisingly excellent. Equally surprising was how the bottled version failed to deliver any of these flavours! Much better on tap.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - MAY 17, 2005
Bottle. I little pale and clear for a hefeweizen, but it tasted better than it looked. Good spicey clove aroma and taste. Just a hint of banana, personally I prefer more fruit. Overall pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Draught. Had this one on tap at an Irish Pub in the Hunter Valley. True to style for a change here in Australia. Good Hefeweizen with nice clovey, spicy nose and a great sweet spicy flavor. Good carbonation and enjoyable from top to bottom. This beer was nothing incredibly special, but it was solid and it hit the spot on a nice warm day.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2005
Moderate summer session wheat beer. A pale imitation of the best of the German brews but it’s still better than 95% of the beers in most Australian pubs. The recipe has changed over the years and regrettably the current incarnation is blander than ever. Pale gold colour with a decent head. Subtle aroma with faint banana and clove notes. Light-bodied and quenching. Flavour profile seems to be much diminished from the early days. It’s refreshing, with little or no finish. (Bottle)

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ALLOVATE (2547) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2004
Another beer to fall to the mass corporate monster. This beer used to be an unpasteurised, Hefe-weizen. Now almost resembling a typical Australian lager, it joins the blandness of the mainstream. Crystal clear yellow gold, honey- lemon like aroma with a short lacey head. Taste is in the background, slight sweetness and short clove like spice. Sessional but undemanding.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Bottle. Off yellow color. Small head, nice sweet smell. Not so much on the hef taste. Still an enjoyable beer to drink, just not up to the other wheat beers ive tasted.


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