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


on tap

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RATINGS: 89   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KapitiCritique (376) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - 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

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (4540) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stew41 (1822) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8006) - 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 (3737) - 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 wasn’t 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 (2064) - 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 hasn’t hurt it either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g (1548) - 上海 / 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.

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