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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: 100   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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3.2
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.

3.2
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.

2.6
yespr (46523) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is estery, slight banana fruity and mild oranges. Light yeasty flavoured, mild breadish and light banana into the finish. Ends medium dry with a subdued sweetness.

3.2
gunnfryd (15086) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is wheat, citrus, orange, banana. Flavour is wheat, orange, citrus, banana. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

2.7
fonefan (49997) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 25, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, grain, wheat, moderate yeasty, rubber, yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110416]

2.4
Meilby (11525) - 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
chrisv10 (17920) - 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
saxo (18959) - Højbjerg, 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
Dedollewaitor (16228) - 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
yngwie (17101) - 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 doesn’t impress in any way, but it competes easily with a few of the German ones. 110416


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