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

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Reviews: 1,289
Hads: 3,006
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 131
Gots: 514 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001

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Photo of njmoons
2.77/5  rDev -31.8%
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. (461 characters)

Photo of TheKingofWichita
2.79/5  rDev -31.3%
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. (272 characters)

Photo of Squelch
2.81/5  rDev -30.8%
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 (327 characters)

Photo of hoegaardenhero
2.83/5  rDev -30.3%
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 (616 characters)

Photo of LPorter33
2.86/5  rDev -29.6%
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. (757 characters)

Photo of beerguy101
2.9/5  rDev -28.6%
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. (283 characters)

Photo of ChugMan
2.94/5  rDev -27.6%
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. (1,232 characters)

Photo of jujubeast6000
2.98/5  rDev -26.6%
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. (273 characters)

Photo of Floydster
2.98/5  rDev -26.6%
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 (303 characters)

Photo of scottfrie
3.01/5  rDev -25.9%
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. (845 characters)

Photo of IIKaRuII
3.03/5  rDev -25.4%
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. (269 characters)

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.04/5  rDev -25.1%
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. (753 characters)

Photo of jarmby1711
3.06/5  rDev -24.6%
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 (272 characters)

Photo of jeranbrews
3.07/5  rDev -24.4%
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. (676 characters)

Photo of bort11
3.08/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a party keg into a hefe glass. Mild wispy head that quickly recedes to a white ring. Color is a hazy golden orange. Smell is mildly malty and fruity. Taste has a slight banana and dried fruit flavor. Mouthfeel is slightly syrupy. I think this batch may be a bit stale. (280 characters)

Photo of chickenflea
3.09/5  rDev -23.9%
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. (367 characters)

Photo of aeolianshredhead
3.11/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a cloudy orange colour with an enormous head that retains well. Looks like a good hefeweizen, that's for sure.

S- Typical clove/banana smell. There is really not much else.. Maybe a hint of yeast but that's it.

T- One word describes this well: subdued. There is simply not enough of everything. It's all bready yeast with a little hint of banana on the back. Sure, what's there is still quite nice, but this is way too typical for my liking.

M- Smooth and crisp. Not bad in this area stylistically.

O- This has been a pleasant albeit underwhelming experience drinking this beer. There is nothing terrible about it however. It just lacks any discernible character. As far as I'm concerned, this pales in comprising to the Weihenstephaner hefeweizen. (763 characters)

Photo of TheLiterati
3.11/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big headed, characteristically cloudy and golden in color. Bready scent with a citrus finish. Not as much banana as is usually the case with this style – maybe it was just this particular bottle (, but all in all it was lacking in aromatic complexity.

Smooth mouthfeel, balanced carbonation, with a dry finish, though it gets a little flat and watery if left to warm for too long.

Not the best hefe-weizen I’ve had, and maybe even a little disappointing when compared to other Paulaner offerings.

Still, all factors taken in consideration, a good representation of this style, especially for those who may be new to hefes, or when a fuller-bodied selection isn’t available. (686 characters)

Photo of kjc51478
3.12/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Appearance is golden, yellowish orange color with copious amounts of frothy, off-white head.

S: Aroma is sweet and fruit on the front end moving into a somewhat earthy spicy note.

T: Taste is fruity with a typical Hefeweizen banana flavor along with some cloves and toffee. There's also an uncharacteristic citrusy tartness that tends to override the fruit esters, especially toward the finishing.

M: Palate is medium-bodied, slightly thin, foamy carbonation, and a astringent finish.

O: This is an average Hefeweizen with some very noticable weaknesses. (565 characters)

Photo of Richardberg
3.12/5  rDev -23.2%
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. (452 characters)

Photo of Tilley4
3.13/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hmm. I loved the Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen so I wanted to give this one I shot.

Very cloudy pour with a nice thick head and some fairly decent lacing.

Smelled just like bananas. Very prominent. A little bready as well

I was a little disappointed with the flavor on this one. It definitely had the banana notes to it and some yeast but I was hoping for a little more from it.

This wasnt a bad beer but I dont' know if I would go out of my way to find it again. (466 characters)

Photo of pweis909
3.15/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this wheat after trying a Hacker Pshorr Weisse, which I preferred to this Paulaner selection. Bascially, I was exploring my palate for wheat beers and making comparisons among brands and types

A- yellow, cloudy, lacey -- similar to Hacker Pshorr
S- The estery tones I associate with this style were very faint. Perhaps because I just drank the other beer, I wasn't as sensitive to the banana thing? Others have reviewed the paulaner and noted juiciness that i am not finding in this one.
T- I found this to lack sweetness. It was slightly sour, actually, and none of that faint ester smell translated into taste.
M-This finished a bit too dry for my tastes, maybe?

If this is a good, typic german hefeweizen, I may be learning that I am not a huge fan of the style. (783 characters)

Photo of Troy518
3.17/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Beer is cloudy with copper, golden, and yellow colors. Aroma is of banana and juicyfruit. Thick head with moderate lacing. Beer is apparently 5 months old according to the packaging date of 1/08 and has a metallic taste to it. Taste is surprisingly thin beyond the metallic taste with minimal clove and banana phenols. Beer is drinkable but perhaps should have been stored better at the store.

($2.19, 500ml, Oliver's Bev., Albany, NY) (482 characters)

Photo of monkeybeer
3.18/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cloudy yellow with a slight orange tint. Good white head that hung around for about half the beer very light lacing.

S- Smell of wheat, citrus and banana

T/M- Taste of banana very light. Heavily carbonated al most to the point of too much.

D- Very good, I like wheats and there is defiantly better once out there, but all in all this one is good. (360 characters)

Photo of hotstuff
3.18/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured a large off-white very creamy head with small-medium bubbles that was long lasting. The body was cloudy with carbonation observed. The hue of this beer was golden and there was good lacing on the sides of my glass. The nose was that of banana and clove and the flavor was fruity. The mouthfeel was very smooth, thin and watery. I was not extremely impressed with the taste of this beer as it lacks some character in my opinion as German Wheats are one of my favorite styles of beer. (499 characters)

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