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


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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bulldogops (1108) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2370) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3478) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4973) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (773) - - NOV 24, 2014
Pours a cloudy golden yellow. Aroma and taste are banana and some citrus, but too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (187) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HKdIPA (299) - HONG KONG - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle from Tipping Point. Too sweet and malty. Clear amber pour. Not a repeat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer-yum (590) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (790) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
Aroma is lemon grass, citrus, slight yeast nites and some sulphur. Taste is sweet malts met with fairly well balanced bitterness. Some tang left behind at finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2014
Cloudy draw colour. Ginger / banana / bubblegum aromas. Almost no sweetness, but the same lingering ginger taste. Very smooth, not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (973) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2014
Cloudy amber with slight white head. Great aroma - orangey citrus and banana esters. Medium body with lively refreshing carbonation. Fruity start to taste with some citrus and banana notes. Pleasant hoppy bitterness develops through the mid palate into a tasty finish. Great refreshing and tasty hefe.

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