Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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3.25/5 rDev -19.6%
Good beer, head was outstanding and lingered. Light flavor but still plenty of it. The sweetness hit first and then faded into a little malt with ever ever so lightly a bit(a little bit) of bitterness that balanced this beer well
08-18-2014 04:22:58 | More by hophugger
4/5 rDev -1%
I had a 500ml can of this but had previously had it on tap and in bottles in Germany. The head on this beer is exceptional. Sometimes you get a head on a beer and it's unwelcome, because it's too bitter. Not so with this one, the large head and the amber beer beneath merge to create a very pleasant and smooth drinking experience. As others have said, the banana taste and even possibly treacle hints spring forth but in a velvet way, so that each sip invites the next and each point from smelling the drink as you raise it to your mouth, sipping it and then the aftertaste are all as pleasant as each other. The only slight downside to this beer is the carbonation. It's just a little too fizzy, imo, but still an excellent beer.
08-16-2014 13:35:27 | More by Markiboy
4.3/5 rDev +6.4%
(review #800 - 11.2 oz bottle, best before 11/14 - poured into a tulip pint)
A: only slightly cloudy, amber in color... beautiful pillowy cream-colored suds - long-lasting... retains a cap the whole way down, but no firm lacing... 4
S: rich, proofing-doughy aromas the depth of which are fantasmic, bit of a lightly-browned roll crust... banana esters are there but really faint and/or pushed to the background... the spice is clean and light and is more of a gentle highlight than brash... overall, the smell just pops as it always has... 4.5
T: doughy... softly grassy and grainy - these flavors seem to linger, enhanced by the residual hop (but more so yeast) bitterness in the aftertaste... a bit of muddy citrus in the aftertaste as well, maybe even some tobacco, but somewhat muted on esters and phenolics (or simply well-reigned)... seems like it's missing out on what sweet nuances alcohol could bring to it to enhance its flavor dynamics... 4.25+
M: silky suds wash full into the front of the palate, while the body has a porous sort of medium roundness to it... feels a bit heavier than it actually is... like the foam, pillowy... 4.25
O: this might very well be the first hefeweizen I ever tried (c. '03-'04)... had a few better ones since, but this one does stick out among the pack - could easily pick it out in a blind tasting... probably could only have a couple of these before moving on to something else - a Mass of this would be folly...
08-16-2014 04:42:09 | More by Bouleboubier
3.91/5 rDev -3.2%
Poured from an 11.2oz bottle with a best before date of 05/15; into a pint glass.
Appearance - a very hazy, overcast orange, with a creamy off-white head. Lacing is fair.
Smell - sweet banana bread and faint citrus.
Taste - more Hawaiian bread as opposed to the banana bread in the nose; lacking just enough flavor to keep from giving a 4, but a very nice hefeweizen nonetheless.
Feel - creamy feel upfront, which leads to a mild sweetness and then a tangy bitterness. Easy to drink and enough complexity to make it interesting!
Overall - some better options if you're seeking out a hefeweizen, but this is not one to overlook!
08-12-2014 02:23:51 | More by DenverHopHead
4.68/5 rDev +15.8%
12oz bottle into a pilsner glass
A - Cloudy yellow / light orange. An almost merinque-thick head that stands well above the rim of the glass. It stays about 1/4" thick and leaves an impressive lace all the way up.
S - Rich, luxurious rising bread with an hint of banana. Just a faint and pleasant hint of spicy hops.
T - Rich bread dough and ripe bananas. Very well complimented by citrusy hops that become more spicy as the beer warms and a hint of cloves that also comes out more on warming. A bit more bitter than any other hefe I've tasted- and very enjoyable.
M - Full. Not really heavy- just definitely there. The carbonation is refreshing and just right for the style. It doesn't cloy or overwhelm.
O - What a great hefeweizen!!! This is the apex of the style. The other great German hefes I've tried each have their own brilliance- from more prominent esters to definitive cloviness, but this one just balances it all perfectly. Yet another beer that is better just at cellar temp.
08-09-2014 04:04:36 | More by TheVenerableMead
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,514 ratings.