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Brewed by Matilda Bay Brewing Co. (CUB)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1229) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2006
4 Oct 05 - Good citrus wheat hop aroma. Clear yelloq golden colour, good head and OK suds lacing. Big citrus hop flavour. Low biterness, light m outhfeel, lacks complexity or something, but easy drinking

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2006
Very tasty wheat beer...my second favorite Australian beer on tap (after Alpha Pale Ale, also by Matilda Bay). Is flavourful, with banana/clove. Very easy drinking and interesting wheat beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djm (5) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 3, 2006 does not count
Excellent filtered wheat beer without the expected flavors of a german hefe, banana/clove, but far more tasty and refreshing than most american style wheat beers. Delicious with just a thimble of raspberry syrup too. Sadly, this beer hasn’t been available in the US since the early 90s. Why we get Fosters and not this is beyond me.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Monty84 (18) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2005
I really love this beer. Easily the best Australian brewed beer that I have tried. When drinking redback I always find it to be refreshing and easy to drink. The taste is difficult to describe - sweet, yeasty and wheaty. It has a lovely aroma too. I could drink these all day. Well done to Matilda Bay for producing such a fine beer.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wenzeled (10) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2005
A reasonable attempt, but not what you would call an outstanding beer. Lacking in bannana/clove characteristics. lacking in aroma. A nice summer beer if you couldnt get a Hoegarden.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - NOV 11, 2005
Found this in Tokyo at an International Food Festival right outside Shibuya Station (Thanks for directions TimE) A clear medium gold with a white head. Mostly bubblegum, some Banana not much with the cloves though. Sweet but a bit sticky. Not bad but I’d call it a Kristalweizen not a Hefe, no cloudyness at all.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2005
Nothing wrong with this one really, just a bit lacking in all of the characteristics I would expect from a good hefe. Its like the yeast derived banana, bubblegum flavors wanted to get out but were held back. Nice mouthfeel that you would expect and a lasting frothy head lead you to believe the wheat beer claim, but it just isnt quite up to the challenge.

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 (5063) - 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.


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