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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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.


bulldogops' rating

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bulldogops (1140) - Edmonton, Alberta, - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle from Coop - Tuatara Mix 6 (3 of 6) Pours a clear golden yellow with no haziness to speak of. Bubbly white head dissipates quickly. Has the look of sparkling apple juice. Aroma is heavy on yeast, mild fruitiness (banana), very mild herbal note.. Taste is quite sweet, and doesn’t have the natural grainy tones, or any of the mouthfeel of your typical hefeweisen. Sure doesnt look like a hefe, either. Not exciting - unsure if possibly a bad bottle.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4402) - 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 (17618) - 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 (84) - 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 (451) - 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 (1805) - Järvenpää, 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 (832) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cruzer (103) - 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 (6751) - 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 (2199) - 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.


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