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


on tap

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Kiwis like to eat bread by the truckload, but we’re sometimes surprised to find that wheat can also make a mighty good beer. It gives it a sweeter, cloudier base, while the yeast produces a unique flavour of ripe bananas, vanilla and clove. So raise a glass to the Weiz Guys who invented this brew. It’s the best thing since sliced bread.

Kiwis also know their beer. Way back in 2000, when Carl’s purpose in life was to introduce true to style international beers to the locals, most of us were scratching our heads when we held up a glass of Bavarian Hefe, this cloudy concoction called a wheat beer. 16 years on, us worldly lot have weized up, caught up and arguably overtaken the rest of the world in our craft beer know how. So we have finally given our Tuatara Hefe an identity of it’s own. Because we think you’re weiz enough to figure the rest out.

Taste: Ripe banana, vanilla and clove. Balanced sweetness, with slight tart finish.
Aroma: Banana and clove
Look: Distinctively cloudy
Hops: Pacific Jade
Malt: NZ Lager, NZ Wheat, German Wheat

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hawthorne00 (3906) - 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.

johndoughty (5403) - 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.

cgarvieuk (24230) - 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

CalumScotland (182) - 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

Rex_Remes (204) - 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.

Scottishchris (723) - 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.

k0mpsa (2925) - 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.

GuideDogSaint (1404) - 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.

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.

Stuu666 (13094) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Keg at Spitfire. Pours hazy pale yellow, nose is banana, floral, taste is dry, yeasty, banana.

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