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Tuatara Bavarian Hefe

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (763) - - NOV 24, 2014
Pours a cloudy golden yellow. Aroma and taste are banana and some citrus, but too sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (152) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 12, 2014
Poured hazy gold with a brief fluffy head aroma of malt fruit citrus cloves the taste is crisp refreshing lightly hoppy lemony spicy with a mild bitter fruity finish very nice

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HKdIPA (285) - HONG KONG - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle from Tipping Point. Too sweet and malty. Clear amber pour. Not a repeat.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer-yum (546) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 29, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2014 An enjoyable brew that ticks all the boxes of the style - and leaves one wanting another.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (744) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
Aroma is lemon grass, citrus, slight yeast nites and some sulphur. Taste is sweet malts met with fairly well balanced bitterness. Some tang left behind at finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2014
Cloudy draw colour. Ginger / banana / bubblegum aromas. Almost no sweetness, but the same lingering ginger taste. Very smooth, not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (956) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2014
Cloudy amber with slight white head. Great aroma - orangey citrus and banana esters. Medium body with lively refreshing carbonation. Fruity start to taste with some citrus and banana notes. Pleasant hoppy bitterness develops through the mid palate into a tasty finish. Great refreshing and tasty hefe.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3361) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2014
The head is robust, the body blond and clear. it smells yeasty, malty. The taste is malty, yeasty, aromatic, bit creamy, bit banana. A nice Hefeweissbier from New Zealand

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheNucleator (21) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2014
Some malt and wheat aroma. Cloudy, cider-like appearance. Small white head. Yellow colour. Moderate wheay flavours, but not much in the way of malt or hops. Adequately balanced but light overall. Not a lot of mouth feel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2055) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Aroma: banana, clove and vanilla with bready overtones. Flavor: banana, clove and vanilla with some wheat. Tastes like Weihenstephaner Hefe -- not entirely surprising given use of thier yeast strain. Feel: crisp carbonation; light boy but not watery. O: a very good German style hefe with a slightly bolder flavor than average.


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