Brewed by Harringtons Breweries
Style: German Hefeweizen
Christchurch, New Zealand
Serve in Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our version of a traditionally brewed German wheat beer. A non filtered, non pasturised wheat beer which in return gives a satisfying yet subtle flavour, smooth to the palate and exciting on the nose.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, - JUN 16, 2013
poor effort from harringtons, very weak weiss flavours and those that are there are bland and uninteresting. a little wheat, maybe banana, and plenty of water. oh well.

Davros (3246) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2014
Pours yellow with a small head. Nose shows some doughy wheat and a bit of banana. Not bad really. More wheat as flavours but a little weak. Some grainy malt. A bit of spicy hops works well. Body feels a little light on.

Cantabrian (1151) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 9, 2013
Disappointing. If it wasn’t for the clove on the nose, it would get a lower score, as the first whiff reminds me of that of an ocelot’s enclosure. The excessive carbonation is evident on the appearance and it almost jumps through your eyes, after popping out through the nose. Too many flavours, inconsistently shuffled with a suggestion of Weizen Bier, including some lemoney tang and aluminium foil.

ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 2, 2012
Pours a cloudy gold with a white head which disappears disappointingly quickly. A weiss with no head looks wierd. Big clove and urine on the nose. Taste is better, sharp bitter yeasty notes with a short finish. Not great.

deusax (459) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 31, 2012
A pale imitation of german Weizenbier, but I’ve seen worse. in bottle, from Harrington’s brewery

Ungstrup (38159) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2011
Draft. A hazy yellow beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of wheat as well as a lighter note of soap. The flavor is sweet wheaty with lighter notes of malt, citrus, and cloves. Boring.

hawthorne00 (4036) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2010
First 3/4 of the bottle poured completely clear. Took a bit of a swirl to rouse the sediment. Then it’s cloudy orange with a large white head. Nose has lemon zest, white pepper, cloves. Taste is sour and very lemony with some spice notes. No other fruit, no breadiness. Way too lemony. I’d say something’s wrong here, but my wife liked it pretty well.

bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2010
Came across a little sweet but easily drinkable. To me it is not a lot of banana notes, lemon and wheat characters moreso though they are not that dominant either.

KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2010
500 ml bottle Aroma: yeast and spices (cinnamon or cardamon), hint of apple or pear and possibly some unripened banana; Appearance: Huge, rocky-foamy, long lasting head, thick, swiss cheese lacing, light yellow hazy colour; Taste: semi-sweet, a tinge of sourness, not a rounded taste; Palate: light to medium body, thinnish texture, fizzy carbonation; Overall: Its a wheat beer, but it is a bit light. Thus, palate would not be over 3/5. So full marks for being what it is advertised to be if perhaps a lighter regional variant.

beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2009
500ml bottle, Best before 4 September 2010. The aroma was off, like my home brew wheat beer gone bad (?acetaldehyde) Tasted sour. There must have been something go wrong with this one. Beer was fresh and storage conditions good. Would have been grateful to have abundant banana aroma and flavour others described. Not brave enough to get another, seems a waste to drain pour and 14000 other beers to rate!

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