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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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.


3.6
   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. Didn’t 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7025) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dbeers (26) - , NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2008
Bottle. pours cloudy light gold with nice white head. aroma is nice and understated which is a nice change, flavour is also subtle and nice , light banana & spice very drinkable and morish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2008
Bottle, cloudy with all that yeastie goodness, a very pale yellow with a large pillowy white head. Not so much banana on the nose, but plenty of cloves, and a touch peppery as well. Quite carbonated, a good cleansing palate. The flavours are quite understated, which I like if my weizen beers, which can sometimes be a bit sweet. Just a touch of malt and yeast. This is damn good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2008
Had on tap at the malthouse. Pours a light gold, could do with being a bit cloudier....but that’s just me. Sweet banana nose and light on the palate (i like that) It’s a interesting beer, sweet yet dry refreshing and not cloying crisp not sickly....a really enjoyable drink.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Cloudy, pale golden with a small, white head. Aroma of banana, citrus and yeast. Medium body, rather sweet banana notes and a distinct yeastiness. Distincy clove accents especially in the finish. 010208

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
Tasted in New Zealand 2008. Light body. Fizzy. Does not remind me of a german hefe.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
Hazy golden colored brew. Banana flavored aroma, sweet malty flavor with a hefe style banana taste. Nice.


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