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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: 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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 25, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, grain, wheat, moderate yeasty, rubber, yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110416]

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (32159) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is estery, slight banana fruity and mild oranges. Light yeasty flavoured, mild breadish and light banana into the finish. Ends medium dry with a subdued sweetness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29850) - 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.

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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19975) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2006
Draught at The Malthouse, Wellington. Cloudy golden, small head. Aroma of bubblegum and banana. Malty with restricted sweetness. It’s very soft and drinkable, and the esters are strong, but not overpowering. An excellently balanced session beer!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14168) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, banana, wheat malt and hops.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (14146) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (14110) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13428) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Draft at Pom’s, free drink from the b&b. hazy golden yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of citrus bubblegum. Taste is similar. Decent enough.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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.


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