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


on tap

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RATINGS: 91   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (5190) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
330ml bottle pours straw in color with a finger of white head that settles quitte quickly leaving some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is bananas, grass and yeast with a hint of cloves. Taste is light fruity and grainy malt sweetness with a grassy hop bitterness and hints of clove and yeast in the finish. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation leaving a nice tickle on the palate. A pretty decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle from mixed 6-pack. Hazy yellow with a light head. Light banana scent. Soft dusty body. Light flavour, some banana, lemon, yeast. Kind of like a brew pub mainstay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omega (869) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 29, 2012
Banana and cloves on the nose and pours nice and cloudy like a good hefe should. Quite light in flavours and not much there to engage the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2012
Good solid Hefeweizen, orangey amber colour, a little soft on the palate, not quite the real deal, but a good overall attempt

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OJB (39) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2012
The colour was pale orange amber brown, with a light head, and light carbonation. It was quite cloudy. The aroma had wheat, yeast and banana fruit. There was orange citrus fruit, with wheat and yeast flavours, light spice, and a medium crisp bitter finish. Light bodied, crisp and strong wheat flavours.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deusax (459) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 16, 2012
Pretty good try for a German Hefe copy! A bit too sweet though, and the palate is not as soft as german Hefe. Still really pleasant to drink, with a strong wheat taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (2769) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Got this served at a good temperature, with a medium sized, foamy, fizzy, off white head that quickly faded and no lace. Color is a very slightly hazy amber with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is banana, malt, yeast. Flavor’s similar to nose, sweetness is a little too prominant, the carbonation while too fizzy, helps against the sweetness. Body is ok otherwise. Finish is like flavor, of average length. I’d have another these only if I had a hankerin’ for a weisse and there were no other choices and the other beers were lame.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Brodies_Best (265) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheRealMGD (552) - 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.

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