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

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Ratings: 2,964
Reviews: 1,314
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 125
Gots: 489 | FT: 2
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Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 16 oz slender euro style brown bottle, freshness date is on the bottom right corner of the front label. The label depicts a scene of perhaps the era in Germany when Paulaner first started brewing.

Appearance: The head is extremely amazing, it foamed up real quick at first and seems to want to tower on top of the glass. Champagne like bubbles raced to the top while the rush of yeast clouded the deep orange copper toned brew. After a few minutes the white head dissipates slightly yet it leaves thick foamy rings of lace down the sides of the glass.

Smell: Fruity of lemon juice and rind, nutty yeast and a touch of clove give it plenty of depth. Hints of spicy pepper corn and a trace of medicinal phenols add to the character.

Taste: Impeccably smooth with a malty medium body, carbonation has dropped down to a moderate level after the active pouring. Sweet tart nectarines and mild banana come to mind from the fruitiness, very abundant malt flavour with suggestions raw honey and sweet rolls. Light prickly spiciness that intensifies the close the finish gets. Hops are passive a give a touch of bitterness at most.

Notes: Funny, on the website it say that their Hefe-Weizen should not be served with a lemon because the citric oils kill the head, this is true so if you don’t care about good head and must add a lemon wedge to a perfectly great beer than please don’t let us or even the brewers tell you otherwise. Remember the beer gods are watching you. Loss of carbonation after the pouring was this beers only draw back, I got over that real quick.

Photo of oberon
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites of the style for sure,pours a deep hazy yellow color with a great big rocky head.The aroma is very banana-like with some decent spiciness add a lemon and its awesome.Just plain easy to drink great on a hot day,a traditional favorite.

Photo of Popsinc
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: 330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy caramel colour with an enormous white head that holds up well.

Smell: The nose is bursting with citrus and spicey notes. The classic banana is present s well.

Taste: Automatically light and tangy on the palate. Light spicey tongue and a tartness at the back of the mouth, possibly lemon. Hints of clovey spice and nutmeg. An underlying banana flavour is present as well.

Mouthfeel: Light and spritzy. A carbonated and lively glass.

Drinkablilty: A very nice hefeweizen for almost any occassion. Good complexity and balance and also light enough to be drinkable anytime.

Photo of Marty
4.92/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served (myself) in the tall Paulaner glass that I bought at the Salvation Army for less than a dollar. Poured cloudy yellow with a beautifully thick, creamy head. Smelled like summertime in a glass; flowery and citric. Lingering tangy yeast aftertaste. Wow. This is the best hefe my tongue has ever touched, so I had to give it a 5 for taste. I cannot imagine a more refreshing beer. So smooth and easy to drink. What really boggles my mind is that supposedly there are BETTER hefeweizens out there. Bring them to me!

Photo of RoyalT
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This had a gorgeous Hefe Weizen appearance. The body was a thick and very hazy orange and the head was monstrous, foaming up rightly. It settled slowly into volcanic pits on top of the bier.

Smell – This is as authentic as it gets. The aroma is pure, unadulterated yeast with some light, fruity notes. You can almost literally chew on the aroma of this weizen.

Taste – This is awesome. The big yeast notes from the nose jumped right into the mouth at first sip (it’s still quite cold). I’m actually mashing my teeth as I drink. I’m sure the flavors would come out even more if I had the patience to let this one warm . . . but I don’t.

There’s a slight uncomfortable sharpness in the hops, which probably is all that’s keeping me from 5ing the taste, but this one is excellent on all accounts. The finish is dominated by the soft, luscious fruits that make up a traditional Hefe Weizen. The banana is wonderfully mixed with some peaches, cherries, and a splash of fresh orange.

Mouthfeel – Medium-bodied and quite big for a weizen, but the story here is the full, fluffy consistency. It’s almost like eating bread dough, it’s just that good.

Drinkability – I’m picking up a case this weekend and vow never to let the supply get below three or four. This is a must have staple for anyone who enjoys the style.

Comments – This is right on par with the WEIHENSTEPHANER with much better availability.

Update – I initially rated this with a 2003 vintage so thought it would be interesting to re-review it after being on the site now for a year and a half. I did a mini taste test with a few other weizens when I had this one, a 2004 vintage.

It really is a terrific example of the style. I feel like I’m going back in time to when I lived in Bayern whenever I drink a Paulaner Hefe Weizen. I personally favor a bit of uneven flavor bias towards the yeast for this particular style, so this one is right up my alley.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perhaps 4th or 5th on my list of preferred hefes. Wonderful cloudy orange with a thick bright white head, tiny carbonation that never dies, and one hell of a luscious creamy body. Aromas of bananas and cloves are intense to say the least. Mouthfeel is exceptionally rich and almost milkshake like. Flavors of dark fruits balance the twangy citrus and wheat. Very refreshing and enjoyable. Drinkable in the extreme.

Photo of yauri
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First - the foam! Incredible. Pure white, thick and steady, looks like snow:
This can’t be true. Unless - you have the budget for serious R&D and can employ top engineers.
No question that you can get to this appearance (the color and look in general are a piece of art) - without intervention of technology, deep engineering know how and who-knows which chemical manipulation.
Having said that, this is what you get in every industrial beer you put into your mouth, so while we`re at it - lets have it top-class. And this is what you get in this Heffe-Weis.

Taste, smell and feel - FUN.
Tasty, smells great, feels great - how much do they invest in R&D and engineers anyway?
Feels like: a lot.

Highly recommended, and I’ll be drinking lots of this nice little cutie.

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a cloudy dried lemon rind color with a dull luster and modest two inch head that doesn't make it very long but leaves a whispy lacing. The nose is musty wheat with very muted clove and overpowering bubblegum.

Taste is light and tangy, camomile hints, and big citrus flavor. Not much clove and actually not much of that bubblegum that was in the nose. Good astringent contribution from the wheat. This beer is a different animal on tap. Rediculously fresh tasting. The mouthfeel is thiner but still good. This is always a dependably tasty beer. I I made short work of a wiesse glass full.

Photo of hopsleeroy
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle.

A-Cloudy yellow/orange
S-Clove, musty yeast, little spice, some wheat grain
T-Some banana, clove, lemon citrus, wheat grain aftertaste, a little bit of sweet flavor as well
M-Medium but effervescent in the mouth
D-I can drink a few of those at a time

Very nice hefe-there are a few better that have more spice flavor in the nose and taste but this is solid.

Photo of Dmann
4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It is a toss up between this beer and the Spaten Hefe as to which one is my favorite. This one poured a hazy golden color with a great head that finally subsided and left lots of luscious lace down the side of my glass. The smell was of bananna, clove and spices. The taste was awesome with large doses of bananna flavor and a slight hoppiness to it as well. The finnish was a great lemony sourness and the mouthfeel was creamy and grand. If one does not enjoy this beer, then one cannot be a fan of this style!

Photo of blackearth
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on date 7/09. Pours a cloudy, orangish yellow with a big puffy white head. Aromas of lemon peel, clove and yeast esters. Light bodied with high carbonation level yet a smooth finish. This beer has nice subtle wheat flavors. Good drinkability.

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a nice deep golden color with a fluffy head from the big pint bottle. The smell is of a mix of banana, clove and spiciness along with some other light fruity, grainy tones. A nice nose overall.

The first sip has a nice underlying banana wheat flavor which mingles with spicy notes. Clove, pepper and fresh baked bread come to mind for me. Overall, a nice flavor that is quite enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is well done. Very smooth and easy to drink. Carbonation is good. Drinkability is good as well. A six pack of this would be a good choice for a get together with friends or a quiet evening at home.

Photo of elinash
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

To start, this is one of the best Hefe-weizens I've had.

It's big for a wheat beer, with ample complexity. The appearance is a caramel color, with some cloudyess, a frothy white head and tight bubbles. One could compare it to the appearance of meringue. Aroma is ripe fruit, with spice- clove, allspice. Taste follows with smooth bananas and spice. Mouthfeel is rounded. Excellent finish with some dryness, though just a little. I thought that it could be compared to mixing a Hoegaarden and a Leffe, with the complexity of Leffe and the refreshing quality of Hoegaarden.

Photo of Todd
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased this sample in the can, while I was in Berlin in September of 2002. 0.5l can.

Pours a dark amber beer, unfiltered, cloudy and topped with a most gorgeous white foam head that can literally stand out of the glass; retains a wonderful sticking lace, too. Aroma is a bit earthy and yeasty with hints of lemon and coarse spices.

Silky smooth luscious mouthfeel; heavenly. Nice banana bread sweetness and flavour up-front, with a clove/herbal spice in the backbone. A refreshing carbonation pricks the palate. Faint bubble gum flavours grip the sides of the palate and dry out with flavours likened to chewing bubble gum for too long. Grain coarseness becomes more pronounced, with yeast flavours on the edges. Crisp, lemony hop bitterness helps to break things up and livens the palate. Malty sweetness pulls thru again, dissipating into the crisp, dry and grainy finish.

A true hefe-weissbier and incredibly fresh in the can. Good stuff ...

Photo of grynder33
3.32/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy pour with a small head, lot going on in the aromacitrus hop, carmel malt, and banana, carmelly grainy tastethat leaves an oily coating on the tongue.Pleasant enough aftertaste, refreshing enough but not something Ill buy again. I guess its just not my direction.

Photo of generallee
4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz or 330ml bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: It has a cloudy appearance, lots of visible carbonation and a deep golden yellow color with a thick foamy white head. The head which builds up big and pillowy has very good retention and leaves lots of cool lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a deep malty wheat scent with hints of banana and a touch of spicy clove.

Taste/Mouth feel: The flavor has a refined and well balanced mix of tangy wheat and sweet malty grain with fruity/earthy yeast that has hints of banana and clove. Hop flavor is very mild, clean, somewhat lemony and most noticeable in the finish which is fairly dry. Its mouth feel is smooth and creamy with a medium body that is very drinkable.

Notes: Overall it's extremely refreshing and flavorful. Very well done.

Photo of tjthresh
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm getting ready to brew a hefe today so I want to get some insperation.

Pale cloudy yellow with a fluffy white head. Clove spicyness with some citrus in the nose. Soft wheat flavor with some yeast. Again clove spice that lingers a bit. Medium soft bodied.

Nice beer. I'd hope so since these guys have been dong it for hundreds of years. Lets go see if I can do better.

Photo of merlin48
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One pint, .9 oz bottle pours a cloudy, peach colored body with an immense, fluffy, white head. Nice retention and patchy lace gets left on the glass.

Aroma has a lemon pepper spiciness and an earthy yeastiness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with prickly carbonation.

Taste has a citrusy and yeast sourness, very bready maltiness, and a smooth wheat backbone. Plenty of spice flavors add a nice complexity, with a spicy pepper and a hint of clove and coriander.

Very pleasant, and an excellent example of the style.

Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours light golden,cloudy. Nice white puffy head. Great nose of wheat, yeast, spice. One of the classic examples of this style. Paulaner is a pleasure to quaff. Light, yeasty, lemony, spices. Great creamy smooth mouthfeel. You cant go wrong with this stuff. I tried it with some ribs and its cuts through the spice of the ribs with a nice clean and fruity flavor and refreshing mouthfeel.

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: high carbonation, brownish-orange in color, 1 inch head, cloudy

Smell: banana and clove jump out

Taste: bananas, clove, lemon, wheat

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, slightly sweet

Drinkability: A nice and clean wheaty classic. I could drink these all day. A great example of the style.

Photo of Mora2000
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy, cloudy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a wonderful mix of wheat, bananas and cloves. All of the aromas mix very well together and make the aroma very inviting.

The flavor is also very nice. The predominant notes I get are wheat and bubblegum. I also get some nice banana and clove notes.

Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's still hot as sin in the Northeast, so I've been subsisting almost entirely on hefeweizen brews. Time for one of my favorites.

Poured into a hefe glass. A lovely orange hue, with patches of gold skirting the bottom and sides of the glass. Produces a brilliant eggshell white head, at least an inch and surviving quite respectably. Superb waves of lacing. Light carbonation visible through the orange-peel murkiness.

Nose is mostly clove, lemon, orangepeel and yeast. Surprisingly yeasty, in fact. Still, nothing amiss.

An impeccably smooth hefe, quite refreshing as the mercury steadily climbs outside. Milder than, say, Schneider or Hacker-Pschorr, but still satisfying. Yeasty, with the usual hefe notes lingering in the background. A brew I could power through with relative ease.

Mouthfeel is a bit watery, but with a light creamy character makes for a smooth summer drinker. Carbonation is light.

A great go-to hefeweizen, never lets me down. Highly drinkable, great for a summer session on the back patio.

Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bottom's Up Pizza

Very cloudy bright orange in color. Lots and lots of thick white head sits atop this beer. HUGE dose of bannana. yeast, and lemony zest in the nose. Intoxicating to the ol' shnoz. Flavor is crisp and refreshing. Bannana flavor evident, along with a subtle balancing by the hops. Finish is crisp and dry. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium-bodied. Very, very drinkable. The wife even liked the taste. A great beer to sit on the deck at Bottom's Up and watch the world go by for an hour or so.

Photo of PsychoJedi
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours what would be a nice shade of gold, but hazy. Nice head on it. The smell is a fresh, almost fruity smell. The taste is fresh. Not watered down, but not accented either. Maybe a little bitter if you try to notice. Positively no aftertaste and easy to drink. Verdict: try it.

Photo of chadjulius
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was $2.70 for 1 pint .9 Oz (that's what it says) bottle at a local grocery store. Not too bad for a good, unique beer. Hazy golden-orange, has tangy smell. And it tastes like it smells, I guess. The aftertaste wasn't too strong. I guess it has that typical German taste with a little twang. I found it quite enjoyable.

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