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. (Donít 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShaneJ (820) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle direct from Tuatara brewery. Pale, hazy golden, decent white head quickly dissipated, quite doughy/bready, some banana, grainy wheat. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (20920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Draft at Pomís, free drink from the b&b. hazy golden yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of citrus bubblegum. Taste is similar. Decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cantabrian (975) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 18, 2013
In spite of my years living in Germany (and drinking imported stout), I am not well versed on this particular persuasion. It does look and smell and taste good enough for me. Could easily come across and a damn good Hefeweizen. The highlight is the lovely banana bublegum aroma and taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (15294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Cloudy dull yellow. Smells footy...too much yeast. The body is fairly full, but still on the yeasty side of things. Touch style to nail.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2301) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
Standard haze, etc. nutmeg, citrus, mild banana, faint tropical note, dirt. Maybe itís been a while since Iíve had I e but it smells pretty decent. The taste is solid and made my mouth water. Well put together taste - citrus tartness rolls jn and out then comes again and stays. Nice spice that doesnít overrun anything, a bit watery on occasion. Mellow banana fades, drying, zippy zoop znip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
floydian1 (1338) - FNQ, Australia, - MAR 21, 2013
Tap at Fork & Tap pub in Arrowtown. The is an ok unfiltered wheat beer with usual elements (banana, cloves, bread) but there are many better examples of the style. Hazy orange pour with decent creamy white head.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - FEB 8, 2013
A fruity, cheerful wheat beer that is light and bubbly with a dry finish. Perfect for a warm & sunny afternoon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
CapFlu (5100) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
(330ml bottle) Tuatara mixed 6-pack. Pours a thin, quick dissipating white cloudy golden. Some artificial banana flavour but overtones of canned vegetables. Slight citrus, sweet yet almost spoiled milk and horse blanket. Pretty disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPod

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
Pours an almost clear pale straw with some white head dissolving extremely quickly. Aromas of banana, some clove and wheat. Flavours are fruity, wheat, a little sweetness from the pale malt, and small amounts of clove, hop and yeast presence on the finish. Decent amount of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Pours slightly hazy with a frothy white head. Wheat, banana and clove. The mouthfeel is smooth and I liked the spicy notes here. A decent attempt at the style

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