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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Easter Tasting, 2011. Pours muddy orange with a small off white bubbly head. Nose is yeast and banana. Very yeasty flavor. A bit of rubber and sweet wheat. Medium bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13399) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
Bottle. It pours a clear, golden body and a small, white head. Bubble gum and banana on the nose, some pale malts and lemon. The flavor is pretty much the same, with some bitterness. Quite metallic towards the end. Medium body, effervescent. A rather mediocre hefeweizen that doesn’t impress in any way, but it competes easily with a few of the German ones. 110416

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
Bottled. A hazy straw yellow beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of bananas and cloves, as well as a bit of soap. The flavor is sweet with notes of wheat, cloves, and bananas - leaning on being over ripe, leading to a dry wheaty finish where a light note of lemon comes along.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
Flaske, diset til uklar hælde med et tæt cremet hoved. Aroma og smag af hvede, med note af banan og krydderi. Let syrlig finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Nice fruity notes. Moderate bitter nice fruity flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - DEC 3, 2010
on tap at hashigo zake cloudy yellow with minimal head and lacing, aromatic fruity wheat beer, semi-sweet and fizzy yet sour and not really well rounded or complex Cloying finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 5, 2010
Cloves - check. Banana - check. Pale straw yellow. Some bubblegum notes. Not a bad wee beer for a sunny day, tho not really my bag. Good, without being great

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (3339) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2010
330ml bottle. Typically cloudy with a fresh straw colour and a moderate head. Looks like your styandard Germa hefeweizen. Sweety clingy aromas of fresh ripe bananas mixed with vanilla and cloves. Mellow sweet flavour with a nice follow through. Feels good in the mouth with a noce silkiness to it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2009
Nothing out of the ordinary here. Hi fizz style with relatively subtle spice, banana and clove. Hard to get int the beer such is the impact of the fizz. Finish is a little sticky ahla Asahi. Much much better options from Germany at the price.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Draft at Galbraith Alehouse in Auckland. Pours a hazy gold with a fairly large frothy white head. Aroma of banana, clove, wheat, yeast, malt, lemon citrus and a dash of vanilla. Flavor is incredibly consistent with the nose. Smooth, medium-full-bodied, sweet, satisfying, and easy to drink. Nice hefeweizen overall.


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