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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 82   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.


Oakes' rating

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAY 14, 2013
Cloudy dull yellow. Smells footy...too much yeast. The body is fairly full, but still on the yeasty side of things. Touch style to nail.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cruzer (67) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
I don’t normally enjoy yeasty wheat beers, but this was pretty good. Pours light yellow, with a big head. Aroma of yeasts and spices. Flavour of wheat, yeasts, and spices.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (4008) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Keg at Spitfire. Pours hazy pale yellow, nose is banana, floral, taste is dry, yeasty, banana.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1642) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Keg at Spit/Fire. Hazy golden body with a short-lived white head. No visible carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of banana, mashed apple and white pepper. Aroma of juicy orange, chalky wheat, musty yeast and cereal. Thin body with a smooth texture. Soft fizz. Bright and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2460) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle@cherry reds, birmingham. Pale yellow beer with small head. Aroma of yeast and citrus. Taste is citrus, some mild banana and yeast. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3672) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle at Cherry Reds; cloudy straw yellow pour with a thin white head, spicy clove aroma, taste has bubble gum aroma, some lemon.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5132) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle from Cherry Reds, Birmingham. Poured a slightly hazy straw colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is yeast, wheaty citrus. The flavour is light acid sour with a crisp refreshing acid light lemon citrus palate. Light bodied with average carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (844) - - NOV 24, 2014
Pours a cloudy golden yellow. Aroma and taste are banana and some citrus, but too sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (238) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 12, 2014
Poured hazy gold with a brief fluffy head aroma of malt fruit citrus cloves the taste is crisp refreshing lightly hoppy lemony spicy with a mild bitter fruity finish very nice

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HKdIPA (328) - HONG KONG - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle from Tipping Point. Too sweet and malty. Clear amber pour. Not a repeat.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer-yum (655) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 29, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2014 An enjoyable brew that ticks all the boxes of the style - and leaves one wanting another.


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