Brewed by Moo Brew (Moorilla Estate)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Berriedale, Tas, Australia
Serve in Weizen


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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A classic German Hefeweizen beer, this is naturally cloudy with a vibrant yellow colour and strong foam head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1404) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2007
Sweet malt hop aroma. Murky yellow colour with no head or lacing. Sweet hop malt flavour. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dredd (689) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2006
an acceptable wheat beer that is more on the Belgian style rather than the German style of wheat beer. Aroma of spice and a some banana with the same flavours following through. Carbonation was minimal so was easy to go down, but the head retention was very poor for this style of beer. Given the price of the beer, I can’t say that this is a winner. Yes I know price isn’t a criteria here, but it is a factor when it is considerably more than the going market rate but is not delivering a better experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2006
A well-made, beautifully presented hefe. The beer doesn’t quite live up to the promise of the charming mini-wine bottle (charming or wanky depending on taste) but it’s a fair example of a style many local brewers have struggled to nail. Poured a cloudy bottle conditioned grapefruit juice colour with a thin rim of foam and some spent yeast in the base of the glass. Classic hefe aroma - mashed banana, clove, yeast and faint bubblegum. Quite a substantial body - mouth-filling and softly carbonated. Plenty of wheat malt and bananas but perhaps could use more clove bite in the finish. Quenching but falls away a bit. (330ml bottle from the Australian Hotel, Sydney. Best before Feb 4 2007)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2006
Looks quite good with a dense white head and unfiltered body. Nice aroma with the typical cloves and some light banana. The cloves seem to disappear with the head though. There is also some rubber on tasting too, which I seem to find with some hefeweizens. Very well balanced flavour that helps the beer slide down effortlessly. A little light bodied, even for a weizen. Nicely carbonated though. I could easily have a few of these come summertime if they weren’t so damn expensive - get rid of the wanky bottle!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2006
Bottle: Cloudy green gold (like fresh apple juice) without any head - looked a bit brackish... Strong wheat malt aroma with some slight vanilla banana notes and lots of baker’s yeast. In the mouth the story was similar; baker’s yeast and wheat malt mostly, though with a touch of floral hop flavour at the very end. Pretty forgetable unfortunately.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 24, 2006
Fruity aroma, ore banana than anything. Cloudy yellow colour. The head that was there dissapeard in a nano second. Yeasty flavour with dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2007 app: they got the cloudiness right but the head is meagre and fizzles. aroma: big banana component, some bread, perfume. not bad at all. in the mouth: creamy, bready, verging on sweet at first, then a slight tartness dries it up. could do with some more clove, and some more maltiness. and definitely more carbonation. overall a well executed hefe. i’d like to see how these tiny cute bottles would go down in bavaria though. rer8: fresh at the brewery, pretty much the same. great aroma, dry, pleasant flavour, just lacking tartness and phenolics. and definitely lacking carbonation. still, a good effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2006
Hazy straw coloured body with a compact white head. Zest, peach and lemon in the taste along with some cloves and bubblegum. Almost medium body and an average finish. The aroma is all of the above characters pleasantly balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2006
Tasted at Moorilla Winery where this beer is brewed. Fresh from the tap. Nice, fruity wheat beer with a lingering finish and pleasant mouth feel. Hint of banana. Excellent effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2006
Opaque light gold with a big foamy head. IMHO it looks more like a Belgian Wit than a German Hefe but as we’re not rating to style (another argument) that’s ok. Aroma is mostly of banana and oranges. Because I haven’t smelled a real banana for months, the aroma is a big plus. Has quite a lemony sour taste. Has fizzy carbonation and a bitter finish. Very expensive even for an Aussie micro. The guy at Purvis Cellars said you pay for the fancy bottle.

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