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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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.

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.

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

OJB (39) - 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.

deusax (459) - 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.

drpimento (3570) - 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.

Brodies_Best (269) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 3, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2012 320 ml bottle, banana and yeasty sweet aroma. Pours cloudy with no real head. Flavour in the yeast sediment. Citrous aftertaste but no real flavour. Not my favourite style and I have had nicer wheat beers that agree more with my palette. Served cold at crazy horse in wellington nz on a cloudy arvo.

kiwibt (55) - , NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2011
Pours cloudy yellow/white with good head. Aroma of banana,lemon,phenolics,esters. Tastes quite full bodied with good wheat malt balance, with good esters, lots of banana. Overall a very good heff, carbonation is too low and there is a bit to much residual sweetness,very true to style.

TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle @ Brew on Quay. Hazy gold pour with a tall white head leaving moderate lace. Yeasty nose with some fruit. Medium body with fine carbonation. Typical wheat flavors, but also lemon, banana and orange peel. A hair on the heavy side for a hefeweizen, but very flavorful and enjoyable. A must-try in NZ.

grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2011
Pale yellow/straw colour with aroma of banana, clove and pepper spice and mandarin. Soft round texture in the mouth but crisp on the finish.

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