Brewed by Matilda Bay Brewing Co. (CUB)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Serve in Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2011
Clear apple juice pour, with a head that doesn’t stay around long - a hefeweizen this isn’t. Aroma is quite bready; I can only describe it as that of a Bavarian pilsner stripped of its distinctive hops. A little banana and lemon and not much else. Quite sweet. Disappointly light on character (well, it IS a kristallweizen) but I’ve had worse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davros (2066) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2011
Pours amber with a tiny fading head. Nose shows typical doughy wheat, some light phenols along with a hint of lemon. Similar flavours but with the addition of a lot of sweet, characterless and unchallenged malt. Very high carbonation and watery body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - NOV 5, 2010
Reasonably well made hefe - but POR hops? Really gives this a rough around the edges feel that is at odds with yeast. Not offensive, but not particularly special considering the flood of germans on the market.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 not very carbonated. strong wheat background with a slighty sweet finish that can hang around a bit too long.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jade (417) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2010
Clear golden colour with minimal carbonation. Starts with a fluffy white head but that vanishes almost immediately. Strong aroma of wheat. Thick, almost sweet flavour. With a pleasant aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (2587) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2010
Pale gold, white head. Smells of wheat, flowers and weeds. Taste is much the same with some quite subtle malt sweetness and touches of citrus and metal. Decent thirst-quencher. I remember when this was a revelation, but there you go.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bmeup (536) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2010
Fist taste in about 1985. Think beers in Queensland at that time. It was cloudy, yellow straw coloured with a thick Cumulous head [appearance always first] and a sensational summer Whitbier. Can’t do the whole roasty, toasty, grassy, doughy bubblegum bit. Probably one of the first boutique beers in Oz and sadly missed. This rating is for the ’New’ original.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Bottle. Disappointingly clear, golden, small white head. Estery yeast aroma has banana, is pretty boring. Very soft palate. Nice and quaffable and clean. Basically a crystal weizen (the bottle was just labeled wheat--glad they’re calling it what it is), bland boring flavors but something that can be had for refreshment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
davidm (1977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Tap. Not too bad. Wheat, grass, and apple in the nose. Flavour is sweet, with lingering bitterness. Thin and watery mouthfeel. Yellow colour, bubbly, frothy white head that disappears.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dervock (513) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle - Hadn’t had a Redback in years and what I got was not how I remembered it! pours a very light straw colour witha small tight white head. Yeasty floral aroma, slightly citric. Initial flavour is wheat up front , then a hint of banana, before the dry floral yeast and hop finish. As I mentioned not how I remembered it, this was better!

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