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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,902 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,902
Reviews: 1,295
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 115
Gots: 433 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001

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Ratings: 2,902 | Reviews: 1,295
Photo of zac16125
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a here glass
no bottling dates


A: Very hazy, a dark golden almost orange-brown tint, big 3 fingers width of off white colored head, good retention, and leaves a fair amount of lacing. 3.75

S: Estery banana, clove and other spice, subtle citrus. There something a bit off though, that smells like wet feet. Its not super pungent, but once I pick it up its hard to ignore. 3.5

T: Spice, fruity esters, lots of wheat characters, like the nose theres an off character that I can only describe as pungent cheese/stinky feet. 3.5

M/D: Fuller side of medium body, carbonation appropriate, pretty filling, drinkability is average. 3.5

O: Not bad, but disappointing. Plenty of great hefe’s out there, so I don’t think I’ll be revisiting this one again anytime soon. 3.5

Photo of CtyLineBeerBlog
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Probably the most popular hefeweizen on the market today and could be found almost anywhere. It has average flavor but not a disappointment by any means. Great history with these German beers too.

Photo of TommyK154
4.66/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oh my god. I bought this from the grocery store in a make your own six pack just for the sake of trying something new. I thought it would be just another run of the mill beer. Wow was I wrong. Took the first sip and was blown away by the taste. This is incredible. The banana taste on the back end is incredible as well as a nice spicy, orangey taste up front. I might be biased because I was underestimating it so much, but this is truly a great beer

Photo of JoLight
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: a white, finger-width head with that dissipates into a thin white ring, leaving some nice spotty lacing. Unfiltered, and honey colored.

Aroma: sweet breadiness, white wheat, some grassy notes.

Taste: White wheat, with some grassy notes toward the middle; breadiness on the back end. Somewhere in there, in various places—mainly toward the beginning and end of the sip—I taste banana peel, especially in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel and finish: fluffy ale mouthfeel, semi-dry, and refreshing.

Photo of Bone53
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy orange color, darker than most weizens. A huge three finger white frothy head

Smell: Very, very clean balanced aromas of bananas, light citrus, cloves, and bready yeast

Taste: Spice upfront, banana quickly follows suite, and bready yeasty/wheat finish. Light lemon note as well

Mouthfeel: Light medium body; Very creamy and crisp with a subtle dry finish as expected from a hefe. Caronation is spot on

Overall: Im typically not a big fan of wheat beers, but i do enjoy a good hefeweizen during the spring/summer, and this would be up there with the best iv had in the style. Not quite as great as weihenstephaner, but still very solid. I love how balanced, clean, and refreshing it is. I definitely recommend this one within the wheat beer category

Photo of ThannyRooCrew
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just a fucking solid beer

Photo of javier_font
1.49/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Good wheat german beer taste

Photo of marko7
4.66/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I remember the first time I tried this beer in a bar, I was blown away. I did not expect it would be that good.

In contrast with the old saying "if you can see through a glass of beer, it isn't very good", you definitely CANNOT see through a glass of Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier. The colour is sort of medium orange with just a hint of brown perhaps, when not exposed to direct light.

During the pour, a very thick white head is formed, and it doesn't dissolve very quickly, as is the case with many (if not most) other light beers.

The taste is sweet with some bitterness, but the sweetness is really the dominant taste note at first, and bitterness surfaces at the back of the throat. This stronger sweet taste is no doubt in part thanks to the larger ABV percentage relative to most other commercial light beers and lagers.

The only thing that doesn't particularly impress me with this beer is the smell. But maybe it's because I don't drink wheat beers every day, so I'm not very familiar with them.

All in all, a very, very good beer. Considering the price, one might even call it "outstanding".

Photo of josanguapo
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A Drinkable but not memorable beer

Photo of CTbrew32
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Golden in color with an orange/amber hue. Very hazy and pours a foamy two finger head.

Aroma- Sweet banana fruits, mild spice, and a dry grainy wheat in the background.

Taste- A spicy citrus kick is noticeable upfront, which is then followed by banana and a dry wheat malt sweetness that linger to the finish. The wheat malt is a much needed balance to the banana flavors and prevents the finish from being too sweet.

Feel- Medium/high carbonation, light/medium bodied, and a dry yet creamy finish.

Overall- A very enjoyable hefeweizen with great flavor and even better drinkability. The flavor seems a tad dull at first, but as it warms up the flavors shine more. Definitely a must try for the style.

Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy orange, with huge off white fluffy head, little lacing

S: Little spice, wheat malts and yeast

T: Little bit of spice up front, sweet malts, then the earthiness from the yeast

M: Medium to light

O: Not my favorite from this style but definetly worth the $8 I paid for a six pack. Wouldnt mind trying it again sometime.

Photo of Bulent76
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Refreshing summer beer, good quality

Photo of ElJacobian
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is probably my favorite Hefeweizen that's sold at most grocery stores. The beers at places like Zum Schneider in NYC are much better of course, but I do enjoy this beer for what it is. Very drinkable and a great pungent aroma.

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. A semi-cloudy peach color with five fingers of fluffy, airy, sudsy white foam that breaks down to a more manageable three fingers fairly quickly. Nice head retention though. Between that and the burnished appearance, a solid visual presentation.

Aroma is inviting as well. One is immediately greeted by mellow toasted wheat breakfast cereal, bananas, cloves, and a hint of baked apple. On the palate, somewhat more clove than other German macro hefeweizens but still skewed towards the banana esters, with a notable rich maltiness. The cereal and Ovaltine notes are keeping pace with the yeast. Medium bodied with rather high carbonation. Finish is also malt-forward, with some lingering banana chip fruitiness and a slight metallic ting. Yields a rather tart and refreshing overall impression.

Better than workmanlike (see Erdinger). I am appreciating the malting and better than average banana-clove balance.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light brown in color and moderately hazy with a tightly knit off white head resting in top. Pleasant aroma of wheat and banana greets me. The flavor is composed of wheat with a hint of clove. The mouth is light,delicate and smooth.

Photo of ordybill
4.62/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500 ML bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a very nice wheat, malt and floral smell.
Appearance- Pours a dark yellow color with some sediment and a large white head.
Taste- The wheat is blended nicely with the malt and is a smooth and flavorful blend.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with light carbonation, has a slightly oily texture that goes well with the flavor.
Overall- A very nice example of a hefeweizen, try it if you haven't had it before.

Photo of DeepBrew
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into hefe glass

A: Hazy honey color with huuuge white foam and retention. Good looking lacing

S: Wheat, floral, malt and some spice

T: Sweet malt, some spice, bananas and just a hint of hops. Aftertaste is cloves and malt.

M: Light mouthfeel, good carbonation

O: Very refreshing and easy to drink, tasty

Photo of PorterPro125
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 33 cL (330 mL) Bottle

A- Pours a hazy Honey Golden colour topped by a 2 1/2 finger head that dissipates to a 1/2 finger head fairly quickly. Good retention and a little bit of lacing on the glass. Minimal amount of champagne like carbon dioxide bubbles visible.

S- Mild aroma on this brew but spicy cloves and banana are quite noticeable.

T- Citrusy flavours such as orange and lemon come through, along with some cloves and a hint of banana towards the finish.

M- Light Body, Medium carbonation. Very clean drinking and refreshing.

O- One of the better Hefeweizen's I've had. Excellent brew.

Photo of MOFALLINGLEAF
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice , VERY drinkable brew.
This hefeweizen is among one of my favorites, I was disappointing with the lack of toasty yeast in the smell and taste as most delicious hefeweizen. However...
TASTE: crisp, subtle citrus notes like warm lemon and over-ripe orange, malts take a very high back seat to this brew, which is appropriate. pumpkin (like) malts do linger on the palate for a minute or two.
SMELL: sweet malts, some root vegetables like pumpkin, and squash (which don't come into the taste much, except for the pumpkin, in which you do taste some)
FEEL: clean, the malts do leave a presence on the back of the palate.

Photo of HamdenHector
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: hazy; dull gold in color; 2 finger ivory head that receded slowly to a thick cap; nice lacing;

S: clove with banana behind it;

T: balance between clove and banana up front; banana becomes more dominant by mid-palate and it stays that way through the finish; light bitterness at the end;

M: light bodied; highly carbonated; dry finish;

O: outstanding hefeweisen;

Photo of Garbageman10
2.5/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

While the color is a very nice hazy orange, with a nice fluffy white head, the taste was a bit lacking. The smell was also a bit too much like a light beer in my opinion, but then again that could be my bad sense of smell. Just more to be desired from a hefeweizen.

Photo of mikeg67
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head, nice lacing and lovely carbonation. Aroma is of spicy yeast, wheat malt and ripe apples. Body is medium and crisp. Wheat malt, yeast, ripe pears and spices fill the mouth. Finish is light and fruity. Good brew but I’m not a fan of the style.

Photo of Joncasso
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The taste is not quite like (Franz) but is just as enjoyable. This beer isn't really sweet but is a great tasting hefe. I like this beer I just like (Franz) better

Photo of eddiefontaine13
4.94/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

one of the most enjoyable beers you will ever drink, great all day long, a true labor of love went into making this fine beer, clean and crisp with just enough fruit flavors to give a distinct enjoyable taste, you won't go wrong in ordering this beer over and over...

Photo of jimdisser
4.69/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The standard by which I measure all wheat beers. Crisp and refreshing but with great body and taste. Opaque with beautiful color. I've only had it in bottles but would love to try it on draft.

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,902 ratings.