omhper (18350) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
HenWrist (4) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy, thin yellow appearence. Nice banana/bubble gum aroma! Light bodied, relatively crisp and clean, with a banana yeast flavour that is not overpowering. My only complaint is the weak head.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2006 Tasted 13/03/2005. Cloudy golden appearance with big soft pure white head that fades slightly quicker than I’d have liked. Huge banana bouquet with a very slight sulphur hint in the beginning that disappears completely after a few sniffs. Banana and wheat flavour with just the slightest citrus note. Soft, yet spritzy, mouthfeel. A good authentic German Weiss interpretation.
Retasted 20/01/2006. Longer lasting head; rounder spicier aroma with some bubblegum and without that sulphur note; good sweetness up front and super clean tartness through the middle. One of NZ’s best wheat beers without a doubt.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
deusax (418) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good try for a German Hefe copy! A bit too sweet though, and the palate is not as soft as german Hefe. Still really pleasant to drink, with a strong wheat taste.
kiwibt (55) - , NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy yellow/white with good head.
Aroma of banana,lemon,phenolics,esters.
Tastes quite full bodied with good wheat malt balance, with good esters, lots of banana.
Overall a very good heff, carbonation is too low and there is a bit to much residual sweetness,very true to style.
Dbeers (26) - , NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.