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 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle from Coop - Tuatara Mix 6 (3 of 6) Pours a clear golden yellow with no haziness to speak of. Bubbly white head dissipates quickly. Has the look of sparkling apple juice. Aroma is heavy on yeast, mild fruitiness (banana), very mild herbal note.. Taste is quite sweet, and doesnt have the natural grainy tones, or any of the mouthfeel of your typical hefeweisen. Sure doesnt look like a hefe, either. Not exciting - unsure if possibly a bad bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (7706) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 8, 2017
Bottled 500ml. -Unclear golden coloured, small white head, mild wheaty and banana in the nose. Light malty, wheaty, light caramel, touch of spices and banana with some cloves in rather sweet finish. Not bad but pretty ordinary.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tombutlin (311) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 28, 2017
It gets points for label accuracy: Cloves, banana & vanilla, exactly as described. It loses points for tasting a bit weird. Not my style of beer and a bit sweet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2017
(500ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of banana, orange, clove, banana, and vanilla. Flavor of lemon, banana, clove, orange, bread, and caramel with a moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skarecrow (637) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 22, 2016
330ml bottle Pale hazy straw with good head. Typical phenolic wheat beer aroma - cloves, banana. Sweet wheat phenolic taste. Unassuming but good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
explosivedog (927) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours cloudy with a small white head. Aroma is a little fruit, maybe some peach and banana notes, but its overpowered by funky sweaty bread. Flavour is much better, with a nice peach, wheat and hay start leading into a sweet banana finish. I could quite comfortably sit back and drink a 6 pack on a hot afternoon, but its not the most exciting of beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (1248) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2016
UPDATED: APR 21, 2017 330ml bottle into glass. Rich smell of banana and cloves. Cloudy yellow beer with foamy cream on top. Creamy zingy mouthfeel. Sweet, fruity, spicy. A touch of sourness, right at the end. Super easy-drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (9222) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
[8279-20160517] Tap. Floral soapy yeast aroma. Hazy, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head. Tangy floral soapy yeast flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/11) 2.9
(@ The Fork and Tap, Arrowtown, NZ)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
2016-05-17. Hazy golden pastel yellow body modest white head and lace. Aroma is mild but pleasant, lightly fruity esters and yeast, sweet pale malt. Flavour is pretty standard Hefe , lightly yeasty, sweet pale malt with light wheat accents. Light bitterness and lemon in the finish. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Enjoyable. 7/3-4/7/3/14 On tap at Fork and Tap, Arrowtown, NZ.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeanF (2447) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
Very white modest head and clear light gold body, rather meh, not exciting. Fruity wit notes, detergent, peach, refined and appetizing. Flavour is soft peach with hints of citrus. Somewhat watery on the mouth. Not much going on here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GarrettGotu (9) - - JAN 7, 2016 does not count
My favourite beer so far, this is the one that got me into craft beers, havent really found a wheat beer close this, smells like fruit / bubblegum, gentle really subtle clove with vanilla and banana flavours, need to tip the bottle a few times to mix up the sediment, cloudy in appearance, easy as all hell to drink. Only reason Im not going 10 out of 10 is due to me being an amateur at this stuff :) If you ever get the chance to try this please do so, its AMAZING.

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