Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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Reviews by tewaris:
4.28/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
11.2 oz bottle with a freshness date of June 2011 poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint on Nov 04, 2010.
Cloudy yellow with hints of orange, this beer poured with a HUGE creamy white head that subsided a little, but stayed around and left a kickass lacing. Very very beautiful.
It is perhaps the yeast and esters connection here but the nose immediately reminds me of Orval and Matilda. Phenolic but not overly spicy, perfumy (with wheat perhaps?), big on fruit (banana, bubblegum), and surprisingly tart. The light tartness is unexpected but pleasant. I don't get any of the breadiness though, which I believe is a freshness issue.
Banana is the king here. Starts fruity sweet, with slight tartness of bananas that are just ripe for eating, and none of that green or overly ripe shit! Crisp with carbonation but finishes medium spicy with lingering banana-esque flavors. Aftertaste is a let down: once the fruity flavors are gone, an unwelcome sweetness stays stubbornly on the palate, making me take another gulp to wash it away.
Medium body, good carbonation but finish is a drawback; if only there was a way to achieve these flavors in a drier beer.
Dangerosuly drinkable for its alcohol. Only because I make exceptions for Belgians that it reminds me of, I am rating this at 4.5: else it'd have been 4.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2010 06:57:10 | More by tewaris
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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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