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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.


2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Brodies_Best (239) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 3, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2012 320 ml bottle, banana and yeasty sweet aroma. Pours cloudy with no real head. Flavour in the yeast sediment. Citrous aftertaste but no real flavour. Not my favourite style and I have had nicer wheat beers that agree more with my palette. Served cold at crazy horse in wellington nz on a cloudy arvo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwibt (55) - , NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2011
Pours cloudy yellow/white with good head. Aroma of banana,lemon,phenolics,esters. Tastes quite full bodied with good wheat malt balance, with good esters, lots of banana. Overall a very good heff, carbonation is too low and there is a bit to much residual sweetness,very true to style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle @ Brew on Quay. Hazy gold pour with a tall white head leaving moderate lace. Yeasty nose with some fruit. Medium body with fine carbonation. Typical wheat flavors, but also lemon, banana and orange peel. A hair on the heavy side for a hefeweizen, but very flavorful and enjoyable. A must-try in NZ.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grapengrain (125) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2011
Pale yellow/straw colour with aroma of banana, clove and pepper spice and mandarin. Soft round texture in the mouth but crisp on the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is estery, slight banana fruity and mild oranges. Light yeasty flavoured, mild breadish and light banana into the finish. Ends medium dry with a subdued sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is wheat, citrus, orange, banana. Flavour is wheat, orange, citrus, banana. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 25, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, grain, wheat, moderate yeasty, rubber, yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110416]

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (7386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours cloudy pale yellow with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt and wheat and light fruity. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (10888) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Slightly hazy golden with small white head. Flavour is wheat, sweet, bitter, clove and a little banana.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13852) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, banana, wheat malt and hops.


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