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

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OJB (39) - Dunedin, - MAY 2, 2012
The colour was pale orange amber brown, with a light head, and light carbonation. It was quite cloudy. The aroma had wheat, yeast and banana fruit. There was orange citrus fruit, with wheat and yeast flavours, light spice, and a medium crisp bitter finish. Light bodied, crisp and strong wheat flavours.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeanF (2227) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
Very white modest head and clear light gold body, rather meh, not exciting. Fruity wit notes, detergent, peach, refined and appetizing. Flavour is soft peach with hints of citrus. Somewhat watery on the mouth. Not much going on here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GarrettGotu (9) - - JAN 7, 2016 does not count
My favourite beer so far, this is the one that got me into craft beers, haven’t really found a wheat beer close this, smells like fruit / bubblegum, gentle really subtle clove with vanilla and banana flavours, need to tip the bottle a few times to mix up the sediment, cloudy in appearance, easy as all hell to drink. Only reason I’m not going 10 out of 10 is due to me being an amateur at this stuff :) If you ever get the chance to try this please do so, its AMAZING.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3316) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy brownish yellow with a large white head. Lots of cloves and pepper, some banana and lemon, slightly toasty bread. Light bodied. Sweet with bread and banana, nice spices at the end. Lacks that wheaty tanginess you sometimes get, but its pleasant enough and quite refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4772) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Orange appearance with a small head that soon dissipated to virtually nothing. Slight wheat flavour with some citrus in the background. The embossed bottle was lovely which is more than can be said about the beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (20238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Keg at fynefest 2015... Hazy yellow amber... Small white head... Soft zezty banana fruits nose... Soft banana fruit.. Soft sweet fruits

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
CalumScotland (174) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Had this at fynefest this year lovely beer really easy to drink great banana after taste lovely fir a hot summers day

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rex_Remes (102) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JUN 3, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2015 (330ml, bottle, Beijing) Appearance: medium yellow... a bit brown/beige (touch of amber color). light cloudiness, light head with oily tracing. Aroma: nice nose. heavier on the citrus, sour/tart, yeast/dough side. less banana. Taste: acidic/tart. with good yeast flavor. some grainy malt coming through. Anice, clove, herb/cilantro, touch of sweetness upfront but dry follow through. some hoppy bitterness and a hint of metallic. Palate: sparkly on the palate with some creamy oiliness. lingering dry bitterness on the cheeks Overall: above average yummy and nose. average in looks. maybe a couple off flavors, but the beer i have is nearing expiration. tastes like they did not skimp on the ingredients, robust and flavorful. Better than most hefe weissbiers ... I recommend.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scottishchris (628) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Spitfire in the dark. Clear golden, no head. Esters, wheat bananas. Medium clean body, low carbonation. Pretty dry, banana fruity. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (2315) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Tap at ivy&lola’s, queenstown nz. Little hazy golden color, white head. Aroma is nicely wheaty, little yeasty and fruity. Balanced wheaty taste, fresh and tasty. Tuatara guys know what they are doing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (1028) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 8, 2015
330ml bottle from BEPlus, Xiamen. Pours hazy yellow orange with a dissipating white head. Aroma of banana and clove with yeast.and malt. Sweet finish, a bit too sweet.


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