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


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RATINGS: 98   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - FEB 8, 2013
A fruity, cheerful wheat beer that is light and bubbly with a dry finish. Perfect for a warm & sunny afternoon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
CapFlu (5115) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
(330ml bottle) Tuatara mixed 6-pack. Pours a thin, quick dissipating white cloudy golden. Some artificial banana flavour but overtones of canned vegetables. Slight citrus, sweet yet almost spoiled milk and horse blanket. Pretty disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPod

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
Pours an almost clear pale straw with some white head dissolving extremely quickly. Aromas of banana, some clove and wheat. Flavours are fruity, wheat, a little sweetness from the pale malt, and small amounts of clove, hop and yeast presence on the finish. Decent amount of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Pours slightly hazy with a frothy white head. Wheat, banana and clove. The mouthfeel is smooth and I liked the spicy notes here. A decent attempt at the style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
WheatKing (1329) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - NOV 16, 2012
Pours cloudy, banana on the nose, cloves of course... taste is not on the sour lemon side of the hefes but sweeter, finish is mildly bitter. The viscosity is quite creamy, which is what brought this above a 2.9. My favourite New Zealand hefeweizen so far.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 14, 2012
Pours hazy gold, not much head, bit disappointing. Nice banana and clove nose, bit of yeasty tang. Taste follows the nose, mellow and not overdone. Like many Tuataras, a nicely done if not overly adventurous twist on the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintbypint (3451) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
330ml brown bottle. Yellow pour with expected haze, small white head on top with creamy edges. Soft banana nose with light wheat. Taste has wheat, light banana and minerally yeast. Slight citrus note in the finish. Light body with average carbonation. Overall the yeast under performs, not enough clove or banana or other hefe like characters to push this further... a bit bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (6061) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
330ml bottle pours straw in color with a finger of white head that settles quitte quickly leaving some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is bananas, grass and yeast with a hint of cloves. Taste is light fruity and grainy malt sweetness with a grassy hop bitterness and hints of clove and yeast in the finish. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation leaving a nice tickle on the palate. A pretty decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle from mixed 6-pack. Hazy yellow with a light head. Light banana scent. Soft dusty body. Light flavour, some banana, lemon, yeast. Kind of like a brew pub mainstay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omega (900) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 29, 2012
Banana and cloves on the nose and pours nice and cloudy like a good hefe should. Quite light in flavours and not much there to engage the palate.

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