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

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (11114) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours cloudy pale yellow with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt and wheat and light fruity. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (16143) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Slightly hazy golden with small white head. Flavour is wheat, sweet, bitter, clove and a little banana.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (17588) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, banana, wheat malt and hops.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (15770) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Easter Tasting, 2011. Pours muddy orange with a small off white bubbly head. Nose is yeast and banana. Very yeasty flavor. A bit of rubber and sweet wheat. Medium bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
Bottle. It pours a clear, golden body and a small, white head. Bubble gum and banana on the nose, some pale malts and lemon. The flavor is pretty much the same, with some bitterness. Quite metallic towards the end. Medium body, effervescent. A rather mediocre hefeweizen that doesnt impress in any way, but it competes easily with a few of the German ones. 110416

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (35861) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
Bottled. A hazy straw yellow beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of bananas and cloves, as well as a bit of soap. The flavor is sweet with notes of wheat, cloves, and bananas - leaning on being over ripe, leading to a dry wheaty finish where a light note of lemon comes along.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
Flaske, diset til uklar hlde med et tt cremet hoved. Aroma og smag af hvede, med note af banan og krydderi. Let syrlig finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13638) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Nice fruity notes. Moderate bitter nice fruity flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2010
on tap at hashigo zake cloudy yellow with minimal head and lacing, aromatic fruity wheat beer, semi-sweet and fizzy yet sour and not really well rounded or complex Cloying finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snuffla (160) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 5, 2010
Cloves - check. Banana - check. Pale straw yellow. Some bubblegum notes. Not a bad wee beer for a sunny day, tho not really my bag. Good, without being great


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