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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%
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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (47110) - 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]

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (42642) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (36182) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Cloudy, pale golden with a small, white head. Aroma of banana, citrus and yeast. Medium body, rather sweet banana notes and a distinct yeastiness. Distincy clove accents especially in the finish. 010208

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (24516) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2006
Draught at The Malthouse, Wellington. Cloudy golden, small head. Aroma of bubblegum and banana. Malty with restricted sweetness. Its very soft and drinkable, and the esters are strong, but not overpowering. An excellently balanced session beer!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23340) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Draft at Poms, free drink from the b&b. hazy golden yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of citrus bubblegum. Taste is similar. Decent enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (22983) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Keg at fynefest 2015... Hazy yellow amber... Small white head... Soft zezty banana fruits nose... Soft banana fruit.. Soft sweet fruits

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (17909) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16819) - 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

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Cloudy dull yellow. Smells footy...too much yeast. The body is fairly full, but still on the yeasty side of things. Touch style to nail.


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