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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,289 Reviews
THE BROS
89
very good

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Reviews: 1,289
Hads: 3,021
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 128
Gots: 538 | 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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Reviews by thatruth:
Photo of thatruth
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

botched my pour. huge off-white head. flows a light gold color that light penetrates nicely, forms into a frothy copper in the glass with tangerine tint. very hazy. big lacing lasts forever. beautiful brew.

smells of coriander, oranges, hint of olive, smells like a floral pasture. a lot happening. foresty overtones.

plenty of bread and citrus in the initially taste. dry (not too) and thin but nice finish. crisp feeling makes you want more. light orangey aftertaste.

a legit hefe. bold yet subtle. robust yet smooth. dry yet crisp. perfect balance. (556 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -1.5%
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. (1,588 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
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. (253 characters)

Photo of Popsinc
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
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. (622 characters)

Photo of Marty
4.92/5  rDev +21.2%
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! (517 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
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. (1,964 characters)

Photo of cam477
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
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. (414 characters)

Photo of Barkley
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of yauri
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (774 characters)

Photo of DavyJones
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
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. (603 characters)

Photo of hopsleeroy
4/5  rDev -1.5%
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. (386 characters)

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of -DF-
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dmann
4.8/5  rDev +18.2%
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! (511 characters)

Photo of blackearth
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
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. (250 characters)

Photo of bueccd
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
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. (611 characters)

Photo of sabitu
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of bulldogg915
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of elinash
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (575 characters)

Photo of supermedved
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
91 out of 100 based on 1,289 ratings.