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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,252 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2252
Reviews: 1214
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%


Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: guinness33 on 08-17-2001)
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palliko

California

2.35/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I just finished reading all 160+ reviews. Because I just finished my second bottle of this "natural wheat" hefe. I too was expecting more of this beer. After the buildup, it was a major disappointment. Yes, everyone else raved about it. Yes, I am comitting sacrilege by saying something negative. But I must point out that FOR ME, it was not a satisfying experience. For a hefeweizen, the bitterness, and the lack of drinkability was amazing. Definitely not smoooth. I keep reading about how it tasted like: Lemon. Banana. Clove. Bubblegum (?) Bread. Orange. Wheat. Grass-like. Pepper. Malt. Acerbic. Phenols. Yeast.

Everyone kept saying "drink this beer if you want to know what a hefe is SUPPOSED to taste like."

WHY has no one mentioned that IT TASTES LIKE SOMEONE ADDED A FEW DROPS OF TURPENTINE?! I distinctly taste pine! Is that normal for a Hefe? Sorry, guys! but this beer is nasty.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2003 05:52:46 | More by palliko
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thelagerheads

Michigan

2.35/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Give something a head and it comes alive. Give it a body and it's an animal of sorts. Give it a name and it's an historical fact. Give it fungus and sweetness and it becomes a hefe-weizen. This beer and its cohorts are just not for me. Sweet malty bread in a bottle may be European for purity and beer but to me it's the last stage before candy goes stale and cannot be consumed for enjoyment. Enjoyment to me is a confidence of similar likes. There is no need to force it together for an expected end, it'll just happen. This isn't happening for me on any level.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2006 17:37:06 | More by thelagerheads
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Rhynes2

Ohio

2.38/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

This is my first review of a wheat ale and I learned that this style is not for me. I found the taste to have lots of spice and lemon zest but throw together in a kinda unpleasant way. The appearance was good, decent foamy head and the beer itself a nice copper color. I think i can appreciate this brew, it seemed really complex and well done, just not what im looking for in a brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2009 14:03:56 | More by Rhynes2
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kojevergas

Texas

2.53/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served on draught into a 33cl Paulaner glass in France. Price was 3.50 euro.

A: Pours a two finger head of soft delicate cream, good thickness, and great retention. Colour is a hazy orange.

Sm: Orange and lemon peel. A mild strength aroma.

T: Orange and lemon peel ester hops with a curtailing nasty finish. Muted and bland for the style. Simple and poorly built, but balanced.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Far too wet. Not really complementary of the flavours.

Dr: Easy to drink, but lacking flavour. A high price by French standards.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2011 05:09:50 | More by kojevergas
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radshoesbro

California

2.55/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz brown bottle with best by date

a - golden, cloudy, foamy head. lots of visible yeast! bottom of glass is crystal clear and the middle is all cloudy yeast. very interesting!

s - noticable wheat with a hint of lemon and other spices. tiny bit of yeast on nose.

t - not enough wheat! some yeast. this is actually fairly watery.

m - light bodied with a very weak finish.

notes: this has to be a bad bottle. that or paulaner just isn't nearly as good as everyone here says it is.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2005 16:57:56 | More by radshoesbro
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Vashtar

Texas

2.6/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This beer doesn't have much of an aroma.
The appearance is nice and saturated. It's also foggy.
It has a fairly strong wheat beer taste, with a poor aftertaste.
The mouthfeel is great, but is slightly too bubbly.
I would not buy a six pack of Hefe-Weisen Natural Wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 02:01:46 | More by Vashtar
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ThaCreep

Belgium

2.63/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Apricot color, nose a little stale corn but where we feel the yellow fruit (especially bananas) which somehow tries to point the tip of his nose, but without much success. The taste is slightly sweet with a slight bitterness with an additional finish virtually nonexistent.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 21:18:18 | More by ThaCreep
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ChadQuest

Illinois

2.65/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thick 3 finger head, hazy body that is tangerine sunburst orange.
Banana and yeast, some light lemon, not the strongest aromatics from a Hefe, but not dead as water.
Flavors are the estery yeast and banana you expect from the aroma, but honestly kinda faint and watery, i was expecting a more upfront full bodied texture and flavors, but this one is sailing at half mast.

I've had alot of much better hefes, just grab a Weihenstephaner.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 02:50:17 | More by ChadQuest
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Audifanatic518

New York

2.65/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

I'm probably going against the grain a bit here, but this beer didn't do much for me.

Just finished my second bottle, drank it from a hefeweizen glass. I found it to be quite bland and almost watery. No real noticeable flavors popped out at me. Maybe I got a bad batch, but this beer was a real letdown for me Honestly, even Blue Moon tastes better in my opinion and I'm a big hefeweizen fan; at the moment, Allagash White is still my trophy beer, with White Rascal and Wisteria Wheat tied for second. Paulaner doesn't even come close, there's just not much flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 04:26:40 | More by Audifanatic518
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njmoons

New Jersey

2.68/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Tried the Paulaner Hefe-Wiess on tap at the local bar.

Poured a nice hazy blond with a one finger head, and had a nice smell. Overall first impression was favorable.

Taste was dry and not to malty on the front end, pretty bland as I would like to taste more of the wheat flavors. On the back end the taste was strongly influenced by the yeast with fruit and a lemony flavor. Way too much yeast influence.

For my tastes I found the beer way out of balance.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2009 14:06:48 | More by njmoons
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Squelch

United Kingdom (England)

2.78/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: hazy straw. Modest head that stays the duration.

Aroma: typical wheat beer aroma. Slight noble hop aroma

Taste: not impressed. Banana flavors combined with typical hefe yeast wierdness. Slightly sour. I don't like hefes

Mouthfeel: undercarbed. Too heavy

Drinkability: if you don't like hefes like me stay away

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 23:16:06 | More by Squelch
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LPorter33

Massachusetts

2.83/5  rDev -30%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased single bottle from Martignetti's (dated 10/04 :( )

Appearance: Ridiculous amount of carbonation. I couldn't even get the entire thing down without overflow. Head stays for a long time. Nice golden honey color.

Smell = Rather malty with a strong display of fruits. A little smokey too.

Taste = Not too impressed. A sour tangy taste, almost like whiskey. You can really taste the alcohol. Reminds me of the single malt smoked whiskey that Johnny Walker uses in their Black Label. There just doesn't seem to be enough flavor and variety in the palate department. It's light and easy drinkable though.

Overall = I've had much better HefeWeizen's. This one isn't awful but I can't really recommend it and don't see why it's rated so high.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2005 22:32:50 | More by LPorter33
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TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

2.83/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark orange yellow color with a thick white head that doesn't go away, tons of lacing. Smells of oranges and wheat. Tastes a little like banana and oranges that have spoiled and some wheat. Mouthfeel is nice and drinkability is nice. A very common beer in my area.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 19:43:31 | More by TheKingofWichita
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hoegaardenhero

California

2.85/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle just a few days before drink before date, maybe had an effect on rating.

a: cloudy/hazy; medium orangish/rust with very minimal head and limited head retention

s: appley yeast flavor comes through the w/ a little bit of rusty/iron smell; overall not too fragrant

t: sort of thick bloody/irony flavor first to come through; followed by hints of hoppiness and finishing with yeasty/malty sweetness; slightly unpleasant wineyness present as well

m: nicely carbonated and light but slightly syrupy/cloying for style

d: ultimately a pretty flavorless beer and a little too cloying to be a good session as well

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2007 16:08:15 | More by hoegaardenhero
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beerguy101

California

2.88/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pale gold color, very hazy. Medium head. Aroma is banana and yeasty. A mild flavored hefe-weizen. Mild malts, some banana and clove flavor. Smooth taste. A touch citrusy. Lively carbonation. Well balanced. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2003 02:57:31 | More by beerguy101
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ChugMan

Washington

2.91/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Food Pairing: (1)Tuna steamed with some vegetables. Good compliment to the beer, but the food was missing a starch component which I think would have put the pairing over the top. (2)Bananas sauteed with some brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon. The citrus bitterness contradicted the sweetness of the bananas, just enough to dominate and not wholly compliment the food's flavor.
A - Cloudy golden / light yellow-orange, very nice. Abundant pillowy head which settled to nothing and left little to no lacing. Disappointing.
S - Vanilla wafers, sugar cookies, apples. Interesting. Almost like a white wine.
T - Faint vanilla and orange. Lime zest, lemon, banana. Star fruit quite prominent. Yeast flavor very present- overstated. Not nearly as sweet as I expected from the aroma.
M- Light, but bitter. Somewhat sour. Citrusy hops linger well after the swallow, with yeastyness clinging throughout the mouth if care isn't taken to enjoy at a leisurely pace.
O- Given this beer's glowing reputation here and elsewhere, I can't help but wonder if I received a mishandled bottle. The main issue involves my limited experience with this style, which prevents me from properly appreciating or assessing it. Worth another look down the road.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 03:17:15 | More by ChugMan
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Floydster

California

2.98/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pint from Naja's Place in Redondo Beach

Poured an orangish brown with a 1/2 inch silky white head

Smell was full of oranges and lemons

Taste was a little sweet, but full of wheat, hey that rhymed and I did not try to do that

Could drink a fair amount of these, but sweetness get to you after a while

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2007 05:12:23 | More by Floydster
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jujubeast6000

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed 4/3/2006 (Tap @ Sherlock's, Clear Lake, Houston, TX):

Pours a cloudy yellow~orange colored body with a smallish head, white, small bubbles, and semi-decent lacing. Slight aroma of malts, perfume. Light tasting, citrus, lemon. Fresh tasting, kind of watery, sweet.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2009 03:49:25 | More by jujubeast6000
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jeranbrews

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

*Wondering if I got a bad batch

A - Poured 2 fingers of strong white head. A bit cloudy, which is understandable. Some lacing, and even some continued carbonation. Was the color of varnished pine.

S - Wheat, tons of it. Some yeast. Basically the quintessential weissbier. Smells dry, like roasted tea leaves, some flowery esters.

T - Grassy notes. A hint of lemon. Strong apple-cider vinegar taste. Fortunately the aftertaste only lasts about 3 seconds.

M - Disappointing. Loose. Watery. Needs at least more carbonation.

D - Simple. Easy to drink, but too simple flavor-wise. Needs more hops and malts. Just watery enough that it goes down easy. Would like to try on tap.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2009 13:04:38 | More by jeranbrews
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scottfrie

California

3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle into SN tulip pint glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy citrus amber color with a huge, dense, light cream colored head that slowly faded into a thick film leaving a few spots of lacing behind.
S: I get notes of chalky minerals, clove, and a bit of banana. There is a hint of peppery wheat as well. Not very potent or sweet.
T: A bit more roasted flavors than I’m used to in a heff, but I still get the classic notes of banana, wheat, and clove. There is something medicinal as well, and I also get definite notes of peppery spices. It’s sweet, but not overly so.
M: Medium-thick body but a thinnish, almost watery mouthfeel and very low carbonation. This could be fuller.
O: I was expecting better based on the reviews. It’s not bad at all, just not mind blowing. There was something in the flavor that I just didn’t love.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 17:30:12 | More by scottfrie
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.03/5  rDev -25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy amber/bronze-gold body, with languous streams of bubbles feeding a thick, pillowy overcooked-meringe-coloured head. Head stays in for the long haul, and looks beautiful all the way.

Noticeable hefe characters on the nose, but subdued and a little tired. A fair amount of carbonated water smell, and a hint of unsuitable sweetness kill of the phenols of banana and clove.

Also subdued taste. Overcarbonated on the palate - maybe those languous streams which look so good have something to answer for. They end up hindering the beer ultimately. You get the vague idea of the hefe characters, but they're so faint as to only be hints. It ends up tasting watered down.

Better than a lot of beer, but with a very disappointing hefe character.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2007 05:23:57 | More by lacqueredmouse
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IIKaRuII

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tall pilsner. very cloudy, with a yellow lager looking color. Smell is a sweet malt with very lite hopness to it. Taste is really nothing to brag about. has a very fluffy sweet taste. as for drinkability.. its okay. it almost drinks like a domestic lager.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 04:53:04 | More by IIKaRuII
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jarmby1711

Australia

3.05/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The appearance of this beer was its greatest attribute.
Brilliantly fluffy white head adorned a rather clear loking Hefe.
From then on everything about the beer was plain and understated.All was pleasant enough but no oomph or depth of flavour.
A plain ,if not boring beer

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2009 02:06:00 | More by jarmby1711
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Richardberg

New York

3.05/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - light, translucent orange with a bit of cloudiness. Moderate head.

S - banana esters, citrus. hint of spice; wouldn't be able to pick it out as clove if not for past experiences with the style.

T - pretty thin. some bready flavors, some echoes of the fruity smell, not much else. any spiciness is long gone.

M - very light bodied; slightly fizzy water

D - like most hefeweizens it's very easy drinking. just not super enjoyable, at least to me.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2009 02:26:31 | More by Richardberg
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chickenflea

Florida

3.08/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Murky, deep golden color with a medium, frothy, white head which diminishes to a small, creamy, white head. Thick, creamy lacing. The nose is spicy and malty. Soap, clove, honey and lemon. The flavor mirrors the spicy, malty aroma and then delivers a big blast of lemon zest. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, semi-dry, tart finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 21:39:06 | More by chickenflea
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