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Tuatara Bavarian Hefe

Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: German Hefeweizen
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Serve in Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Wheat beers have been around for centuries, but you can still startle unsuspecting New Zealanders with a good one. Most beer malts are barley-based, but a portion of wheat in the mash results in a sweeter, cloudier base. In combination with a Weinstephan yeast, this produces distinctive flavours of ripe banana, vanilla and clove. (Don’t be alarmed, they all do that.) Hop additions are used to balance the sweetness, but things never get bitter like the Australians when they lose the cricket.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (1015) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2016
330ml bottle into glass. Rich smell of banana and clives. Cloudy yellow beer with foamy cream on top. Creamy zingy mouthfeel. Sweet, fruity, spicy. A touch of sourness, right at the end. Super easy-drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
[8279-20160517] Tap. Floral soapy yeast aroma. Hazy, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head. Tangy floral soapy yeast flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/11) 2.9
(@ The Fork and Tap, Arrowtown, NZ)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9877) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
2016-05-17. Hazy golden pastel yellow body modest white head and lace. Aroma is mild but pleasant, lightly fruity esters and yeast, sweet pale malt. Flavour is pretty standard Hefe , lightly yeasty, sweet pale malt with light wheat accents. Light bitterness and lemon in the finish. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Enjoyable. 7/3-4/7/3/14 On tap at Fork and Tap, Arrowtown, NZ.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
Very white modest head and clear light gold body, rather meh, not exciting. Fruity wit notes, detergent, peach, refined and appetizing. Flavour is soft peach with hints of citrus. Somewhat watery on the mouth. Not much going on here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GarrettGotu (9) - - JAN 7, 2016 does not count
My favourite beer so far, this is the one that got me into craft beers, haven’t really found a wheat beer close this, smells like fruit / bubblegum, gentle really subtle clove with vanilla and banana flavours, need to tip the bottle a few times to mix up the sediment, cloudy in appearance, easy as all hell to drink. Only reason I’m not going 10 out of 10 is due to me being an amateur at this stuff :) If you ever get the chance to try this please do so, its AMAZING.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3545) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy brownish yellow with a large white head. Lots of cloves and pepper, some banana and lemon, slightly toasty bread. Light bodied. Sweet with bread and banana, nice spices at the end. Lacks that wheaty tanginess you sometimes get, but its pleasant enough and quite refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5006) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Orange appearance with a small head that soon dissipated to virtually nothing. Slight wheat flavour with some citrus in the background. The embossed bottle was lovely which is more than can be said about the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Keg at fynefest 2015... Hazy yellow amber... Small white head... Soft zezty banana fruits nose... Soft banana fruit.. Soft sweet fruits

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
CalumScotland (174) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Had this at fynefest this year lovely beer really easy to drink great banana after taste lovely fir a hot summers day

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rex_Remes (129) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JUN 3, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2015 (330ml, bottle, Beijing) Appearance: medium yellow... a bit brown/beige (touch of amber color). light cloudiness, light head with oily tracing. Aroma: nice nose. heavier on the citrus, sour/tart, yeast/dough side. less banana. Taste: acidic/tart. with good yeast flavor. some grainy malt coming through. Anice, clove, herb/cilantro, touch of sweetness upfront but dry follow through. some hoppy bitterness and a hint of metallic. Palate: sparkly on the palate with some creamy oiliness. lingering dry bitterness on the cheeks Overall: above average yummy and nose. average in looks. maybe a couple off flavors, but the beer i have is nearing expiration. tastes like they did not skimp on the ingredients, robust and flavorful. Better than most hefe weissbiers ... I recommend.

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