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


on tap

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RATINGS: 94   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HKdIPA (643) - HONG KONG - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle from Tipping Point. Too sweet and malty. Clear amber pour. Not a repeat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer-yum (1263) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1466) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (1268) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3428) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4136) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (1531) - HONG KONG - NOV 8, 2013

330 ml bottle bought at YATA in Grand Century Place, Mong Kok.

Cloudy hazy golden yellow orange colour with substantial dirt- like yeast sediments; One and a half finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for about 90 seconds; small sticky lacing and low carbonation; Pretty fragment aroma of banana, vanilla, orange, malt, cloves, and coriander; Slightly tart and light sweet taste of light malt, with light banana, cloves, spices, light lemon and very light herbal grass; Mid to light body, slightly slick and quite crisp palate; Mouth feel is slightly dry but crispy, with good dose of light malt, wheat, light banana for a good weiss base. Also very yeasty, with pretty nice cloves and spicey taste. Nice! Hoppiness is light lemon and herbal nose, good lemony and shade of herb taste, plus the a shade of bitterness. Also no astringency, pretty much wheaty and malty finish; Pretty dry after taste, very easy and crispy to mouth.

Comments: This is simple, no complicated or explosive tastes like Paulaner or Lammsbräu, but it is all round solid, good looking, decent head, pretty bright banana and clove nose and taste, and a just-right body and crisp mouth feel. A cut above the middle, I will buy again for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bulldogops (1689) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle from Coop - Tuatara Mix 6 (3 of 6) Pours a clear golden yellow with no haziness to speak of. Bubbly white head dissipates quickly. Has the look of sparkling apple juice. Aroma is heavy on yeast, mild fruitiness (banana), very mild herbal note.. Taste is quite sweet, and doesn’t have the natural grainy tones, or any of the mouthfeel of your typical hefeweisen. Sure doesnt look like a hefe, either. Not exciting - unsure if possibly a bad bottle.

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