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

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
WheatKing (1338) - 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.

2.8
ciaranc (1306) - 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.

2.8
pintbypint (3839) - 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.

3
reebtogi (6392) - 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.

3
presario (4925) - 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.

2.6
omega (899) - 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.

3.5
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2012
Good solid Hefeweizen, orangey amber colour, a little soft on the palate, not quite the real deal, but a good overall attempt

3.1
OJB (40) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2012
The colour was pale orange amber brown, with a light head, and light carbonation. It was quite cloudy. The aroma had wheat, yeast and banana fruit. There was orange citrus fruit, with wheat and yeast flavours, light spice, and a medium crisp bitter finish. Light bodied, crisp and strong wheat flavours.

3.9
deusax (453) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 16, 2012
Pretty good try for a German Hefe copy! A bit too sweet though, and the palate is not as soft as german Hefe. Still really pleasant to drink, with a strong wheat taste.

3.2
drpimento (3764) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Got this served at a good temperature, with a medium sized, foamy, fizzy, off white head that quickly faded and no lace. Color is a very slightly hazy amber with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is banana, malt, yeast. Flavor’s similar to nose, sweetness is a little too prominant, the carbonation while too fizzy, helps against the sweetness. Body is ok otherwise. Finish is like flavor, of average length. I’d have another these only if I had a hankerin’ for a weisse and there were no other choices and the other beers were lame.


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