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

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

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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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cavedave

New York

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy (duh) orange-ish tan, a finger's off white head that quits quickly in favor of a nice skim and ring.

Clove and nutmeg, neutral sweet, rounded tart yeast aroma, some nondescript fruitiness.

Sip starts sweet and lightly tart, bright clove, bread, some herbosity sneaks in to the end of the sip. Very nice flavor profile that begins to shine as it warms. Nutmeg and clove strengthen presence as beer warms.

Med. body and carb. for style, nicely light in the mouth, very clean on palate, decent finish.

Another great German beer showcasing how mixing artistry, craftmanship and cultural heritage can produce liquid art. Yumm.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 18:53:05 | More by cavedave
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Anthonyjames

New Hampshire

4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Well, this will be my first review here, though I have checked out this site for many years. I decided, given the time of year (Near Oktoberfest) and how nice this beer is, to start with Paulaner Heffe-Weissbier.

I have actually never had this beer before in my entire life, but I am a huge fan of Hefe-Weizen, and knew this was the beer I had to try.

Let's start with the initial appearance, as poured into the glass..It has a beautiful, almost burnt orange look to it, that suits the season very well. It's almost golden. I noticed a lot of head when I poured it, so I had to pour quite slowly.

I then move on to take a nice whiff of the very nice aroma coming out of the glass. This has to be one of the best smelling beers I've ever had, by far. It smells quite sweet to me...almost like Agave or Honey. Quite similar to most Hefe-Weizen I have had, but a bit lighter and almost sweeter.

Taste is just splendid, it has the great, almost sweet flavor of Hefe-Weizen I enjoy, and tastes quite similar to how it smells. The mouthfeel is also very enjoyable, and I believe this beer would go great with food.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer, and a must try for anyone. Especially if you enjoy Hefe-Weizen. :) 4.75!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 00:14:43 | More by Anthonyjames
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JCBears

Germany

4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

appearance: beautiful amber gold love it. perfect example of the type

smell: Wow beautiful fruity heady smell. LOVE IT. Bit of alcohol on the edges

taste: Light on the taste bids with a fruity bit of banana taste but more floral feel

mouthfeel: Stays just long enough as a welcomed visitor. I like the texture and the smoothness

overall: A great brew a perfect feel and taste GET THIS BREW

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 21:03:58 | More by JCBears
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Cloudy yellow/orange. Decent foam that disipates somewhat quickly but keeps its presence throughout the glass.

Smell: Banana/citrus bits. Inviting.

Taste: Banana/citrus with a hit of wheat.

Mouthfeel: No worries on the carbonation, almost spot on. A very sessionable beer that tickles the tongue.

Overall: Definitely a very good beer. Not my overall favorite Hefeweizen, but it is definitely up there. A solid Hefe for people who want to expand their horizons.

Serving type: Bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 01:09:30 | More by BrandonOakes
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Libationguy

Nevada

4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy medium amber with orange and yellow hues. Pillowy white head with medium retention.

Lemon zest, orange peel, cilantro, white pepper and celery seed on the nose. There is a subtle earthy tone to the background.

Clean on the palate with a rounded spice note. Mace, nutmeg, orange peel and coriander.

Medium bodied mouthfeel that is slightly watery around the edges. Hop presence is quiet, but enough to keep everything balanced. Medium length in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 17:35:00 | More by Libationguy
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler and served in a 16 ounce pilsner glass. Pours a hazy golden pour with a good 3+ finger head! I even poured it very slowly. Left lots of lacing when sipped. Smells of wheat with a sweet orange and spice. The taste was pretty much the same and on the sweet side. Very easy to drink and no bad aftertaste. A really good Hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 01:49:18 | More by BeerWithMike
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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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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 01/14:

Into a weizen:

A: cloudy/hazy golden orange body, two finger white foamy lumpy head that lasts for a good three minutes and then ends up leaving a spectacular clingy yet somewhat foamy lacing

S: "banana"/estery aroma and cloves, light citrus

T: previously mentioned flavors with a nice big wheat bite, all combined in the aftertaste, dry clove-like finish

M: light to medium, sessionable, carbonation is spot on for the style and for me, also becomes a bit creamy

O: well, hefeweizens are originally from Germany, so its hard to bust on this one period as the Germans know how to make 'em - very good for its style and very good to me (and that says a lot since I'm not a true hefeweizen fan)

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 15:54:02 | More by BeerKangaroo
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Hulk_Beer

Texas

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

app- Golden cloudy orange. Head big on semi-aggressive pour, lots of yummy sediment. Head white and rocky but thick. Lots of solid lacing all down beer-clean wheat glass. Awesome.

sml- Pan-fried under-ripe banana. Lightly toasted clove, sweet orange flesh.

tst- Hulk get lots of banana. Sweet medium-sized fruit like apricot or mango. Gentle application of some hop oils.

mf- Light carbonation. Liquid is heavy and creamy. Feels like Heaven for Hulk.

Hulk guess Hulk a big fan of wheat beers. The complexity rivals stouts and IPAs for Hulk. This a really, really good beer. All senses are pleased.

HULK

p.s. follow Hulk on Instagram @hulk_beer !!!

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 04:39:48 | More by Hulk_Beer
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Snowman

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look - This is a simple style Hefe with not a lot of Bam. If you want traditional without a lot of high notes, this is the beer for you. I wanted a Hefe with something more. In general it was good, smooth tasting, not real high notes beyond wheat and subtle hits of cloves.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 05:42:52 | More by Snowman
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz bottle was poured into a large stemmed tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a huge head that eventually reduced to a small layer. It is a cloudy pale straw yellow with no clarity, but slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Banana, clove, spices, sour dough bread, and sweet malts.

Taste: As tasty as it smells. You can't go wrong.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, full bodied, medium carbonation, smooth, and refreshing.

Overall: Such a quintessential classic hefeweizen that has stood the test of time. Pretty solid and pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 04:04:25 | More by Flounder57
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured in a Hefeweizen glass: a golden color with a 2 finger head. The head was smaller than the Weihenstephaner Vitus I drank the day before( due to less malt?)

The head wafted aromas of clove and banana. Not as strong as a Weizenbock, but very pleasant.

The mouth feel was mildly carbonated, and transitioned well into the taste and finish.

Taste: clove, banana, and fruit. The fruit taste- citrus- set it apart from the Weihenstephaner. The taste was milder and was more enhanced with warming.

Nice finish. Tingling carbonation on the back of the tongue, with some fruit.

Overall, excellent Weissbier. Balanced, fruity, cloves, banana, nice finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 23:39:15 | More by brureview
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A: Pale, cloudy golden color with a monstrously thick white head. Retains extremely well, leaving nice lacing all along the glass. The color is rather typical for its style, but what really sets the appearance over the edge is the glorious head that just seems unwavering.

S: Kind of lemony and citric. Undertones of banana, wheat, and clove. Very clean, very fresh.

T: Banana comes to mind instantly, with a spicy clove bite. Malty sweetness all throughout, with very light, almost non-existent hop bitterness. Finishes with a nice yeasty touch.

M: Very creamy, due to the massive head. Carbonation is a little overbearing at first, but it seems to settle as the beer sits in the glass for a few minutes.

O: An extremely good example of the style. While I still prefer the world-renowned Weihenstephaner Hefeweiss over this, I would definitely go back to this beer in a heartbeat on a warm day out with good friends. Give this one a shot if you have a chance to pick it up.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 04:51:50 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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yauri

Missouri

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 17:13:34 | More by yauri
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scomstock55

Kansas

3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A--this beer poured a light straw color and was slightly cloudy...not a significant head...small bubbles and disappeared in just a minute or two

S--smelled sweet...like a clove and also some citrus

T--again, I could taste citrus and a bit of clove

M--very crisp clean finish...a good bit of carbonation

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 13:30:05 | More by scomstock55
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groverj3

Arizona

4.84/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My first BA review. Hefeweizen is my favorite style, and Paulaner's is my favorite interpretation of the style.

Poured into a mug, chilled. Swirled to get the yeast out and generate head.

Appearance: Golden, cloudy, with a foamy head that goes away quickly. Exactly how a hefeweizen should. Something about the look of the beer just screams "Drink me!"

Smell: A hint of esters make it smell vaguely fruity. It's not overpowering though. I've tried several other hefeweizens and, in my experience, the Paulaner version has managed to avoid any sort of unpleasant notes. Which is part of what makes this remarkable.

Taste: It's fuller bodied than the Weihenstephaner stuff, about equal to Hacker-Pschorr in terms of how it tastes, like a medium bodied beer. It also avoids any unpleasant aftertastes. It has the banana bread taste that most German hefeweizens have, rather than the orange taste that most american wheat ales go for. It's a little more neutral, and encourages you to continue drinking. Getting it on-tap is obviously better, don't let them serve this to you with a lemon or orange. It contains all the flavor it needs.

Mouthfeel: Some people say this tastes watery, sure... in comparison to a Stout. It's a medium weight beer. The yeast adds to this. I can't stress enough that every offensive flavor a beer could have is absent. The taste lingers, but doesn't overstay its welcome and it succeeds at being pleasantly full-bodied without being heavy. However, in a perfect world it would be nice if it could be just a bit heavier.

Overall: A little heavier than your typical wheat-beer. This makes it ideal to have in the summer, but still gives you a reason to drink it year round. I don't know why the US-based craft brewers can't figure this out. Less orange peel and lemon zest, please! I might be a little biased, but this is the hefeweizen of all hefeweizens, in my opinion. I just wish it was a tad heavier, but I don't think that exists. You owe it to yourself to try this.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 02:03:11 | More by groverj3
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MustaPekka

Norway

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer available on bottles or on tap. Nice foam and should be drinken cold.Maybe a beer considered as mainstream, but still it tastes good if you like Weizen beer. Weizen beer I have tried many in the world, but in general no one matches the original's from Bavaria.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 17:21:05 | More by MustaPekka
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BeerAficionadoMCMXC

California

4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Great head retention and carbonation. The color is a slightly hazy gold.
S- I can get both the banana esters and slight clove aroma. No off flavors.
T- A clean weissbier with both the estery taste and aroma as well as the clove-like smell. No bitter aftertaste.
M- Medium light.
O- This is what the weissbiers should smell and taste like. Perfection for the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 23:11:19 | More by BeerAficionadoMCMXC
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BeerWizard

Colorado

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got about half a bottle into an event goblet before the head got a little out of control and I had to wait a while - quite a while actually - before I could pour the rest in. Hazy and translucent orange brew with large white head and very active carbonation. Smells like bananas, apple, and yeast. Yummy, easy-drinker with a slight peach aftertaste and a little spice. Almost no bitterness, and sweet, but not sticky. It falls a little short for me in the mouthfeel, which has nice carbonation, but is pretty light. To be fair, I usually drink tripels and IPA's that have a bit more weight to them, and this is also the lowest ABV beer I've bought in a long while, so go figure. Overall, I do really like this beer, and think it's a great summer/fall choice. Especially in a giant Paulaner stein (one of which, I do own) at an Oktoberfest event.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 00:25:28 | More by BeerWizard
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured with a thick, off-white head, a good three fingers. Cloudy (but not the cloudiest I've seen in a Hefeweissen), slight carbonation, beautiful copper color. Leaves nice but scattered lacing on the glass.

S - Strong banana aroma; very strong! As the beer sits, the banana fades a little and allows some spice to come through.

T - This is the strongest, clearest banana taste I've had in a wheat beer. Very smooth, not overly sweet. Really only the slightest, barest hint of citrus, no hops, but not a dominant malt; slight, slight toast. Plenty of spice comes through, but not sharp or peppery. A slight sour flavor that grows as the beer warms.

M - A little thin and watery, you can really let your mouth soak in the flavors. A slight warming effect that is surprising, considering the lack of alcohol flavor. Thin enough to gulp, but I wouldn't want to do so.

O - This is a different Weissbier. It still fits for a summer day, but its heavier, smoother flavor sets it apart. I normally smell banana in a Weissbier, but don't taste it so strongly; here, it is the dominant flavor. Not my favorite or go-to Weissbier, but interesting, unique, and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 19:09:30 | More by Roguer
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spoony

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 330 ml bottle (best by December 2013) into a hefe glass.

A-A slightly tentative pour produced about two fingers of dense, white foam. The head dropped slowly into a thick cap that never went away thanks to the steady stream of carbonation. The brew had more clarity than most hefes and presented a orange-tinted, light amber color.

S-The smell is pretty true to style with light lemon, cereal grain, a touch of straw, and very little hop bitterness. It is a touch astringent.

T-The taste is also pretty true to style, if slightly underwhelming. There is lemon, orange rind, a hint of bitterness in the mid-palate, and a slightly grassy-tasting wheat/cereal maltiness. The brew opens a little as it warms to near room temperature and loses its coarseness.

M-The carbonation is pretty soft, but ample, and the finish is mildly crisp. The body is medium for the style. Nice and drinkable, but not a chugging beer.

O-I am a bit underwhelmed by this hefe. The smell and taste are touch on the coarse side for me. I could have used more banana and spice to go along with the pleasant lemon/citrus flavors. Oh well, they can't all be winners and I'm always game to try again as hefe season (summer) opens up.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 03:20:10 | More by spoony
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biteme398

Virginia

4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass. A large head on top that recedes slowly, leaving some lacing behind. The color is a typical opaque yellow-orange with some traces of yeast floating around after pouring. The beer has a sweet smell to it, primarily of bananas, cloves and sugar. The taste is very complex, with the yeasty overtones dominating, along with a some maltiness. There is almost a creaminess to the mouthfeel with some carbonation too. Paulaner Hefe-Weizen is among the best of the type that Germany has to offer.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 22:37:23 | More by biteme398
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bbluemzbeer

California

5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I bought this beer at Bevmo a week ago,

Apperance- A grea goldlook, amall head and goodr amount of lacing.

Smell - It smells like a greatvhefeweizen smell like bannas , apples, bread and bubblegum.

Taste- Very good tasting with cloves and banana. Has some wheat aftertaste.

Moutful- Light and refreshing but with no watery.I will buy somr more

Overall, I comppare thsi to Weihenstephaner. I love both of them and can not really know which one is better without the other in front of me at the moment, but bot of are great tasting and you can not go wrong with both.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 05:47:17 | More by bbluemzbeer
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WissBrauSean

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I poured this beer into a standard pint glass at about 45 degrees F and it is a lovely tone of cloudy gold with an awesome one to two fingered head of tiny bubbles that stays as a full creamy cap the entire drink and leaves a beautiful dragon scale pattern of lacing on the glass!

The aroma is definitely of the yeasty phenols like banana, apples, bread and very light bubble gum on top of some sweet light maltiness. Enamoring!

The flavour is sweet yet dry at the same time and is a perfect balance throughout the sip, the carbonation tantalizes the tip of the tongue with banana and citrus and as the beer moves across the tongue some tartness on the sides in the form of very mild grapefruit become apparent and ends with a nice bubble gum taste on the tongue to be finished with a mildly dry black peppery hop finish. Very mild hops and floral ones at that. The alcohol is a little noticeable in the taste, but not much, but it's warming in the stomach for sure. Excellent!

The mouthfeel is a little bit dryer than sweet with a medium body with a peppery finish. The carbonation is moderate to lively and really works in bringing out all the fruity flavours.

This is a very enjoyable beer and I would think that is is world class even though it's not listed as so on Beer Advocate. It meets all the criteria for the class and I really can't see anything deserving of criticism other than I can taste a bit of the alcohol and maybe a little of a tin type of taste to it, which I attribute to the yeast anyway. It may be a little thin on the body side, but I'm not familiar with that too much. I'm going to give it a 4.5 out of 5 overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 02:29:37 | More by WissBrauSean
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TastyAdventure

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - extremely cloudy, 1 1/2 finger of head, lots of rushing carb

S - banana, fresh yeast

T - refreshing lemon, very clean, smooth, somewhat flat taste in the middle, not alot going on, banana at the end

M - thin, goes down too easy like water, plenty of carbonation which is appropriate for the style,

Overall, a little disappointed. Not bad, would be better in the middle of summer, but I'm going to search for better Weizens

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 02:33:51 | More by TastyAdventure
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,252 ratings.