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


on tap

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Kiwis like to eat bread by the truckload, but were 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. Its the best thing since sliced bread.

Kiwis also know their beer. Way back in 2000, when Carls 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 its own. Because we think youre 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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   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rex_Remes (184) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scottishchris (718) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (2661) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Tap at ivy&lolas, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (1266) - 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.

   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 dont 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (11993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Keg at Spitfire. Pours hazy pale yellow, nose is banana, floral, taste is dry, yeasty, banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3789) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4283) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
[email protected] 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 (7350) - Birmingham, 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.

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