Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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Reviews by ngandhi:
4.43/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I was in my kitchen pouring a 16.9 ounce bottle of Paulaner Hefe-Weizen into a 14 ounce goblet when suddenly, the storm came. Vicious indeed; the streets flooded, children and dogs raced from their homes. But what had come of the hefe? Where had it gone, the bottle, and what was this new thing in front of me?
A tap? Had this been poured from a tap? Impossible. You're in your kitchen, idiot. There are no taps here. It's raining outside and you have no time to make it to the bar. As if they'd serve Paulaner around here anyway!
When the storm subsided, the streets cleared of flood, and the kids went in to mothers and their warm, open towels. The beer, too, had gone somewhere and returned, bubbling with its stories, clouded rich with its song. You are so lovely in the afternoon.
The pour is as good as any beer I've ever seen on tap, including Guinness. The huge head subsides to a strong quarter-inch. The dark amber body is not "cloudy" in the normal sense of the world but veritably opaque. As one might speak of the blackest of stouts, so too might one speak of this beer. Light travels slowly around a goblet of Paulaner Hefe-Weizen.
Gumball and clove on the nose open to fruits. As I sniff, somewhere, a ripe tangerine is being peeled.
Malty on the tongue with pronounced gumball from the yeast. The gumball is very important here, not only for the beer for the style en masse. Paulaner shows the difference between American and true hefes. Paulaner presents gumball as a base around which the beer is assembled, not a flavor unto itself. Thus, an extreme gumball like the 3Floyd's doesn't better depict the style, instead it is an oversimplification of something remarkably complex.
Your typical hefe flavors then come out in the brew, highlighted by sweet citrus. Not the fruit of the orange, but the rind spritzing with oils. Controlled banana. The most sincere of hop bites, as a feline holds her kitten's neck. Full-circle finish back to clove, light cinammon, rosemary, and nutmeg.
Grab a knife and fork to chew through this beer. Leaves a little yeasty grit on the back of the teeth. A touch watery near the end -- remember to shake up the sediment. From nose to palette to aftertaste, this brew is a steady, honest development of the hefe-weizen style.
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2003 20:19:57 | More by ngandhi
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4.3/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Sampled last night on 7/21/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a "Cheers-Boston' handled glass stein.
Pours a hazy golden pour with a good 2- finger thick head that lasted a while. Left lots of lacing when sipped. Smells of wheat with sweet orange and spice. The taste was pretty much the same and on the sweet side. Very easy to drink and no bad aftertaste. Hefeweizens are all over the board and this one is one of the best!
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 14:13:17 | More by BeerWithMike
3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a nice deep golden color with two fingers of fluffy white head. Quite nice in appearance and very true to form. Scents of clove-like phenols, banana-like esters, hints of bubblegum and some doughy, bready wheat malt. A good aroma that is true to style, though not standout. Flavor begins with a nice sweet banana flavor with hints of clove and grainy malt balancing. In the middle light bubblegum flavors join the banana and clove and add depth. Finish is semi-sweet, with notes of banana, clove, bubblegum and grainy malt. Aftertaste is grainy wheat malt and clove. A good, though basic hefeweizen flavor profile. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with high carbonation and a smooth, creamy feel. Quite pleasant and very true to style. Overall this is a good basic hefeweizen that hits the main notes of the style, though it doesn't do a great deal to standout. Still a nice beer and very refreshing in Summer.
Serving type: on-tap
07-22-2014 03:55:01 | More by Auraan
3.74/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz. bottle poured into a hefe glass.
A- gorgeous dark gold with orange hints, cloudy, especially after the swirl and dump at the bottom of the bottle.
S- some yeasty sweetness, spices, mainly clove, hints of lemon peel.
T- some banana bread sweetness up front, then you get the hints of spice (cloves mainly), hints of bubble gum. Good flavors, I just wish the flavor intensity was ramped up.
M- Pretty heavy for a hefe, very active carbonation.
O- It's good, but is a notch below it's German counterparts.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 23:56:25 | More by JWU
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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