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


on tap

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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7226) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3514) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2009
Big frothy head on top a straw weizen,aroma banana,clove grain flavour sweet malt,grain green banana,clove,bitter that is smooth,nice maltiness,sweet to the finish,nice Weizen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2009
1.25L rigger from Regionals. Pours hazy golden, white head.

The aroma is dominated by banana esters, bubblegum - and a hint of citrus. Caramel malt aroma sits in the background.

Flavour is much the same as the aroma, caramelised bananas, clove and bubblegum dominate the mouth. It is somwhat sweet, which takes away from its palatability. I get a bit of booze, at the end, but otherwise quite a nice brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenWrist (4) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2009 does not count
A wonderful drop. Poured from the taps at Regionals. Instantly hit with the beautiful fragrance. With my nose sitting 20cm above the glass there is nothing but the smell of sweet bananas and bubble gum wafting upwards. Lovely bright colour with a slight cloud. Taste wasnít as intense as i thought it would be but still top notch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (1979) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2009
This hefe oozes all the classic characteristics that wheat beers have. Lovely bubble-gum, banana and cloves aromas and flavours It is a good looking pint too, with its lovely fluffy head and sexy bright yellow pour. I have no trouble in recommending this beer to friends and the family of my girlfriend (my own family are addicted to stout). Good publicity locally hasnít hurt it either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2009
Draught. 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, which usually fails dismally in the South Pacific.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - APR 2, 2009
...again, bottle from the wonderful Purvis Cellars. Didnít pour, and commited the Blasphemy of drinking a Hef out of the bottle, but hey, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Anyway, liked the creamyness of this brew. Nice wheat and yeast flavors, with a good balance of spicy clove, fruitiness, citrus hints and some tartness at the finish. Over, a breat brew, those guys over there know how to brew the tough styles. Definitely a must try, I was surprised

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7616) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2009
Pours a cloudy golden with a dense creamy head. Classic aromas of banana and spice and a little bubblegum. Balanced palate of banana and mildly estery wheat, subtly spicy and slightly tart finish. Lively carbonation, but soft almost creamy mouthfeel. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2009
on tap at the malthouse. very cloudy appearance. appropriate spicy, banana aromas. Nice subtle flavours that are not overpowered by sweetnes and yeastiness. Overall a very good hefeweizen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2008
Pours cloudy gold with virtually no head. Banana is strong in the aroma, with some lemon and bubblegum malt. Deliciously sweet on the nose, with very little hops. Nice carbonation that tingles the lips and renders the beer smooth and creamy in the mouth. Excellent banana and bubblegum malt, with hints of spice and citrus. A sweet, malty finish. A very good take on a hefeweizen, made in NZ! Excellent.

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