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

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Ratings: 2,784
Reviews: 1,265
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 99
Gots: 326 | FT: 1
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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 hopfiend666
4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Cloudy, but who cares? its's an unfiltered hefe, it's supposed to be cloudy.

Smell: smells like floural wheat, smooth

Taste: now what really matters. Medium bodied, smooth. Its the epitome of a hefeweizen. I found myself drinking a bunch of these on the beach during a hot day.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium bodied.

Overall: I give this a 666, for pure evil goodness.

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy, light brown. Creamy lasting head. Typical hefeweizen.

S: Wheat, lemon, faint spices and yeast.

T: Wheat, punctuated with a sour zing and a warm spice flavour at the back of everything.

M: Lightly carbonated so it's quite easy going and very drinkable.

O: Perfect summer drink, especially with (or even as) a dessert.

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass, developing a spectacular head; like a soft serve ice cream rising above the rim. The rush of bubbles through the cloudy amber glow is just gorgeous.

The nose is yeasty with a hint of lemon and clove. A note of vanilla is detectable as well.

The taste of bananas and strawberries show up front over a malty backbone with just a touch of spice. I'm reminded of rum cake in the finish. A tad thin in the mouthfeel, but very creamy and smooth.

It's a bit more on the sweet and mellow side of the spectrum compared to others in the style. A very tasty Hefeweizen.

Photo of kjc51478
3.1/5  rDev -23.3%
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.

Photo of DrinkingDrake
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy and orange with a large amount of big bubbly head. Aroma is all wheat, orange rind, banana and a lot of peppery spice. Flavor is all yeast upfront. Spicy clove and tangy wheat then over to a banana and sweet malt middle. Yeast is present over everything else but pleasing. Finishes clean and crisp, subtly bitter and tangy fruity.

Photo of phantomwyse
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours out and uber hazy orange yellow body topped with a prodigious off white head that reminds me of rising bread.

S: Supple citrus notes or orange and tangerine with a dry freshly cut dry aroma at the back, only slightly yeasty in nature.

T: Coy citrus comes in again with hints of orange and lemon rind. Not-quite-ripe bananas work their way in in the middle with a solid hay-like finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with a refreshing crispness that finishes dry and tingling.

O: A summer standard. Refreshing but not overwhelming. Not epochal by any means, but a proven workhorse.

Photo of blackcompg
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle (which I inverted and incorporated the substantial sediment into the beer)into a 12oz beer glass, about 40 degrees, this is one of my favorite styles, especially in the warmer months.

Appearance - Gorgeous, Perfect for the style. Completely opaque apricot amber orange color. Poured about 2 fingers of lite apricot eggshell colored head, diminishing to an eggshell cap of tiny bubbles, more of which continually come up from the bottom of the glass.

Smell - From the bottle: big nanana nose, with some wheat bread, and a little citrus & spice. From the glass: Wow - freshly baked banana bread, citrus, faint nutmeg, really a wonderful smell, makes the mouth water!

Taste - Oh my goodness, banana bread, nice citrus notes of orange and lemon, slight spices of allspice and nutmeg, wonderful yeast flavor throughout the sip. Starts out wheat bread and yeast, then big banana asserts itself, but not sweet - then citrus joins with the banana, slight citrus juiciness and carbonation tingle on the sides of the tongue, spices come in at the back of the tongue, slight banana breadcrust dryness and yeast at the end with some lingering spice. PLEASE don't add fruit to this beer, you will miss the many layers of flavor in this fantastic hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel - Not heavy at all, though the appearance might make you think otherwise. Lite to medium creamy mouthfeel, very refreshing and satisfying. These go down Very easily.

Overall - I've always loved hefeweizens, and so far this is the best I've ever had, with Hacker Pschorr being a close second. If you enjoy hefeweizens, or would like to try a good representative of this style, then I can't recommend Paulaner highly enough - this is truly a fantastic, delicious, gorgeous and refreshing hefeweizen. Perfect representative of the style in my opinion, Must Try :)

Photo of Arithmeticus
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in tall ale glass

A: three-finger head; cloudy orange-yellow; very nice carbonation; sweet sheet of lacing
S: pleasant, gentle lemon hanging over yeasty smell
T: very smooth, pleasant wheat beer; clarity of the flavor is amazing; low hopped; great solid rendition of the classic purity laws
M: decent

This is a really solid, surprising beer; ideal to give someone who normally dislikes wheat beers.

Photo of woodychandler
3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The CANQuest (TM) is kicking it into high gear following an extended CAN hiatus to get my numbers into alignment. Today has focused on summer beers/wheat beers and now my least favorite style, hefeweizens.

I saw an 8-pack of this today and felt CANpelled to buy it. If anyone Wants, BM for a CANTrade.

From the CAN: "Brewed and Filled in Munich/Germany"; "Brewed and filled exclusively by Paulaner Brauerei in Munich, Germany, to the exacting standard of Reinheitsgebot, the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516. Ingredients: water, malted wheat, malted barley, yeast, hop. Store cool & dry - serve at 7C (45F). Best before: see bottom [04, 2012]. A PRODUCT OF MUNICH, GERMANY. Brewed and filled in Munich Germany."

The Crack & Glug was its usual aurally stimulating self and resulted in two rocky fingers of eggshell-white head with decent retention. Color was a cloudy orangish-amber. Nose was heavy with banana and bubble gum with clove underlying. This was a prime example of why I do not like this style - it is too much like a banana split and most do not allow the much more pleasant clove esters to shine. Mouthfeel was slightly thin and while I initially got banana and bubble gum, the clove esters were definitely present. Finish was still on the sweet side, but the extreme finish had a nice clove spiciness. I am not putting it in my cooler unless someone asks me to.

Photo of flyingpig
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Golden amber colour, fluffy white head that dissipates to a half-centimetre thick cap & leaves some good lacing.

Clove and spices with the main aroma coming from the banana. The smell of wheat & yeast is also apparent

Banana, clove and spices dominating along with orange zest and mild citrus flavours.

Good carbonation and pretty smooth and refreshing. There is a slight tang on the tongue when drank but it's great.

A very well made hefeweizen that looks really good and is a joy to drink overall.

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Photo of EricCioe
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a very hazy pumpkin orange with a two finger eggshell head rising up and dying slowly to a thick ring and cap, with hints of lace. On the nose there is a classic mix of banana, clove, and cinnamon. In the mouth it's more of the same, a firm spice up front with the banana enveloping the mid-palate, with the clove and cinnamon showing up again as part of a longish finish. These hefeweizens might not vary much by elements but more by balance, and the balance here is spectacular. The body is light and creamy.

Overall, this is a fine, fine hefeweizen. I'm not huge on the style in general but this is a great beer, easy to drink, tasty, great-looking, etc.

Photo of Northsider
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Daily Bar and Grill Chicago.

Appearance is the that great cloudy yellow that hefes have. Small white head went away quick.

Smell was excellent. Mostly of banana and wheaty, slight spice?

Taste was excellent as well...one of the best hefes I've had. Banana and sweet, not bitter at all. Mouthfeel is completely smooth.

Overall a great hefe that ranks among my favorites.

Photo of jsprain1
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Cloudy golden. thick white head, lots of lacing.
S- Smell is a bit of banana, but leans more toward spicy notes.
T- Very phenolic, more so than I ever remember it tasting out of the bottle. A bit of a plastic notes that weren't great. But the banana and spice notes where exactly where hefeweizens should be.
M- Crisp at first, but it's a bit slick as well. Full bodied compared to most hefe's.
O- Not as great as I remember but still the standard by which other hefes are measured for me.

Photo of Stocean1
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured a frothy pillowy head with good retention - nice cloudy orange wheat colour - meringue like lacing

S - dry biscuit and wheat - light bananas and oranges

T - light malt/wheat - bananas, oranges, and light cloves - very dry crisp refreshing taste

M - decent carbonation and light to medium body - refreshing dryness - easy drinking

O - very nice hefe, not overpowering but well balanced and oh so drinkable (though I have not found a hefe I could not drink all day)

Photo of sweemzander
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a Hefe glass.

(A)- Pours a cloudy golden color. Produced a nice large pure white creamy froth head. Great retention and lace.

(S)- Lots of crisp and dry biscuit and wheat with banana and light clove spice.

(T)- Similar to the smell. Lots of crisp dry biscuit/wheat/yeast with tart lemon and subtle clove.

(M)- A crisp carbonation level. A great balance too of creamy wheat and fruit spice. Smooth and refreshing.

(D)- A solid Hefeweizen. A classic for the style and just plain refreshing and enjoyable. Not the best, but a great example nonetheless.

Photo of mocktm
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into traditional Hefe glass.

Pours a dark orange like golden hue with plenty of sediment and two fingers worth of a full, thick, frothy, white head that seems to be able to tower over the glass without spilling over. Leaves some serious lace as it slowly dyes down. Doesn't get much better than this.

Yeast is dominant in the nose with some serious wheat biscuit like aromas also coming through. Typical banana and spices are also prevalent with just a slight hint of citrus fruit.

Serious banana sweetness and wheat up front with the slightest hop bitterness on the back end. Good stuff.

Feel is thick, creamy and very refreshing. Could drink these all day;essential for the style and an ideal session beer.

Overall, this is the very definition of a well done traditional German Hefe. For the extensive availability and low cost, this is a no brainer.

Photo of toytan
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - cloudy, wheat looking beer. some nice white head

Smell - very clean smell, yeast,banana and some zest.

Taste - tasting the yeast with a slight banana and orange zest. some light spices, very smooth and refreshing.

Mouthfeel - all flavours, very good mouthfeel. there is an added bitterness as well.

Overall - very fine and refreshing beer, glad i can get this locally. would make for an excellent session beer.

Photo of djura
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle,0.33l

Appearence-extraordinary orange biscuit color,with high cream foam,cloudy of course.
Smell- Mild banana, cloves,spices..
Taste- Great banana flavor up front and in the aftertaste. Sour hefeweizen flavor. Very representative of the style.
Mouthfeel-Full feeling, lush, soft, chewy, with minor carbonation.

Overall- this is very good beer,recommended to everyone. You could drink 10 in a row,and then 10 more.

Photo of harrymel
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured to Paulaner Hefe glass. Looks cool

A: Pours a golden ale with a thick, two finger, whipped and persistent head. Hazy and active with plenty of mini bubbles. Sheeting lace. Excellent for the style.

S: Yeast is king here. Cloves, bananas, earthy yeasts, hints of coriander and cardamom. Grainy and tea-like.

T: Very nice! Banana and cloves are subdued and sweetened on the palate. Very nice and easy to drink. The thought that someone would want a citrus wedge on this is troubling. The beer is near perfect for the style. Grain, cream, banana bread, pecans, cloves.

M: medium to thin body and finely carbonated. Slicks the palate and resonates. nice.

O: This is an outstanding beer. Althought hefeweisen is not my favorite style by any means, this example is obvious in it's superiority to many examples.

Photo of Vdubb86
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 3Floyds pint glass

My family bought a case of this how was I to turn it down? This beer pours the expected hazy golden color that one would assume with the style. The aroma is really very bland. I get a touch of the clove and some light orange flesh, but in all honesty there's nothing really there. The flavor seriously has the most orange zest flavor of any hefe that I've ever had. Truly there is the sweetness from the wheat and the distinct stylistic clove flavor from the yeast. It goes down smooth, but there is a bit of spice that I can't truly place, but it give a very mild zip to the beer that is quite desirable. I like the overall flavor of this beer, it's not my favorite for the style, but it's still very good.

Photo of videofrog
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass - best by date was Sept 2011.

A: Hazy copperish pour with a fluffy white head that dissipated at first, then settled to a nice little cap that laced the edges of the glass all the way down.

S: Bananas, clove, tart yeast.

T: Wheat malt, bananas, slight hop bitterness in the finish. Yeast is there as well.

M: Nice & on the thin side of medium. Carbonation moderately high and goes down easy.

O: Great summer beer and great example of a German hefe. Had this after coming in from mowing the lawn and it suited its purpose perfectly. Will be picking up more of these for sessions the rest of this summer.

Photo of burkyburk
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

This was my first hefeweizen, and from what I've been told, one of the best around.

I love the color of this beer. A very vibrant, eye-popping amber color. Little head, but sticky lacing.

Smells very yeasty, but nothing too strong.

The banana and clove flavours stick out in this brew. They are balanced very well, making this beer very smooth and drinkable.

A very pleasing beer that would be great for any hot day.

Photo of Kbogac
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Adam Adams glass. Cloudy dark yellowvwith a nice cream colored head that slowly dissipates to a film and ring. Scent is nice but not strong. Some banana but not much. Taste is very well balanced. Banana and citrus with a nice clove finish. Light to medium/light mouthfeel. Excellent easy drinking beer. No problem to down several.

Photo of BilbosNuts
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a very cloudy, golden color. Looks really great. It appears to be highly carbonated. It has a good sized white head that retains a quarter-inch puck throughout drinking.

S: The smell consists of strong cloves and spices. There are undertones of wheat along with some banana fruitiness.

T: It tastes mostly of wheat and grains. Some hints of cloves and citrus were also detected.

M: There is a pleasant feel from the light-medium body. It has a nice tingle from the carbonation, while not being overpowering. The carbonation leaves a refreshing crisp feel.

D: Overall, it is a fine example of the style blending the clove and wheat smells and tastes. Could easily have a few of these in one sitting.

Photo of Swedes21
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - cloudy ale/wheat looking beer. some nice white head, about 2 fingers that dissipates pretty quick. Some decent lacing, good carbonation levels as well.

Smell - very clean smell, yeast and banana's dominate along with some zest and slight earthy tones.

Taste - tasting the yeast with a slight banana and orange zest. some light spices, very smooth and refreshing.

Mouthfeel - lotsa good levels of carbonation enhance all flavours, very good mouthfeel. there is an added bitterness as well.

Overall - very fine and refreshing beer, glad i can get this locally. would make for an excellent session beer.

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