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

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2,715 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,715
Reviews: 1,253
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 93
Gots: 257 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001)
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Photo of uustal
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours and orange/yellow with a bright white two-finger head. About average lacing and better than average retention. Yeast, banana and lemon grass aroma. Taste follows. Crisp wheat and banana notes to start followed by a hint of lemon juice. Fairly sweet finish. Nice well-balanced hefe.

uustal, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pint on-tap at Mellow Mushroom.

A: It pours a hazy golden-orange color with a beautiful finger and a half of powder-white head that has great retention and leaves thick walls of lace.

S: Lemon, pepper, some herbal notes, banana, and grass.

T: Lemon juice is the main attraction with mild banana, clove, yeasty spice, and honey graham cracker.

M: This has a medium-light body with some prickly carbonation and a crisp and pleasant finish.

D: This is wonderful drinking from start to finish and reminds me of warmer days.

bucklemyshoe, Jan 24, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, from the splendiferous and yet rather limited in its style choices local Indian restaurant chain's beer fridge.

This beer pours a pretty cloudy, medium tarnished golden amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, frothy, and moderately foamy off-white head, which leaves an irregular ring of streaky lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet grainy wheat, banana chips, orange peel, clove, and softly edgy and musty yeast. The taste is more sweet, and somewhat sharp wheat malt, banana cream pie, hollow juicy citrus, neutered clove, and mildly astringent yeast.

The carbonation is moderate, with a fine prickliness, the body a solid medium weight for the style, and quite smooth overall, a playful creaminess sidling up as we merrily plod along. It finishes on the increasingly dry side, with a lingering wheat graininess, and some residual spice and yeast.

I suppose that I've waited too long to try the world beaters for this particular style - my previous lack of enthusiasm for hefeweizens is now fading quickly. A pleasant and enjoyable beer to accompany the savoury cornucopia that is a workday lunchtime Indian buffet.

biboergosum, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a murky amber colour with a very large frothy and fizzy off-white coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the murkiness of the beer and there is an average amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes or so.

Smell - light banana, breads/grains, cloves, lemon

Taste & Mouth - There beer has a slightly above average amount of carbonation and it feels creamy on the tongue. Most of the flavour is made up of bananas and cloves mixed with breads/grains. I also tasted quite of bit of lemon juice flavour. It finished with a banana and lemon aftertaste.

Drink - This was a delicious highly sessionable beer that I will be sure to seek out again. I could easily drink a 6-pack of these on a warm summer day.

spinrsx, Jan 13, 2011
Photo of misinformed
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

25 oz. bottle, best before 5/11. Reviewed 12/30/10, weizen glass.

A- Hazy gold with orange highlights. Poured with 2 1/2 to 3" of barely off-white head that settled down to a thin pad. Good thick bit of lacing.

S- Lemon, grass. Nice, but light. Apparently no wheat since I didn't write it down.

T- Light lemon, grass, light grain. Tart green apple, which occasionally translated to a sour/vinegar taste. Some mild yeast in the finish.

M- Light and refreshing, but nothing special.

D- Surprisingly not a lot of wheat/grain going on here which is kind of a disappointment. The lemon and tart apple notes were nice though. Refreshing with a good nose, but not my favorite hefeweizen. I paid $1.99 for the bottle so it's pretty hard to beat in that regard.

misinformed, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of beerprovedwright
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice orange brown color that matches a 9 on the SRM beer color chart. The head was one finger of thin bubbles, and light lace with little cling. Smells of wheat, malt, a little citrus and malt. Taste is bold mixture of roasted wheat, and sweet malt, very little influence from hops, but just a little citrus does come through during the aftertaste. I was a little let down be the mouthfeel. It has some, but I would hope for more. I would drink another, because I like the flavor.

beerprovedwright, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a weizen glass)
A- This beer has a hazy caramel colored body with a thick creamy off-white head that last and last for the full glass of beer. There is a strong carbonation of microbubbles that race to the surface.
S- The aroma is pretty clean with not much yeast characteristic. There is an tart apple aroma followed by some bread crust aroma and a flinty mineral finish that grows as the beer warms.
T- The flavor of bread crust and dried apples gives way to a slightly sweet tartness in the finish.
M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a tight fizzy finish.
D- I was really surprised not to get any of the great yeasty character typical of weizens but it did have some good bready qualities. There was a cidery flavor that was a bit off aswell. It was just a bit to drab to finish.

rhoadsrage, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of ELN
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got my bottled pint for like $2.60 at Safeway here in Vancouver, Washington. I saw some fat guy at a picnic table smoking medical marijuana as I was going in the store.

serving type: bottle
appearance: drank from bottle
smell: wheat
taste: frothy, easy, hefe-weizen. goes down super smooth
mouthfeel: full
drinkability: since you have to buy it by single bottles I guess one but if it was free then more. ;)

this stuff has a lot of head. i took a couple swigs and it frothed all over my pants which i had to take off and then it happened again and it got all over my Shaun White hoodie from Target.

good stuff, real smooth. not my favorite style of beer but it's up there. if you want something easy to drink without a harsh taste this would be a good choice I think. Trader Joes has an excellent hefe-weizen as well.

ELN, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of jbphoto88
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazed golden honey colored beer with a perfect german engineered sand colored head. This beer glows beautifully when held up to a light and reveals steady streams of bubbles. Lovely.

The nose is full of grains and golden wheat combining to give off a biscuit dough scent. There is also a natural yeast covered apple scent that hints at a lemony citrus.

Taste is similar to the nose. Heavy on the wheat and grains with subtle touches of apple and lemons. There is a yeasty bread flavor that gets more potent as the beverage warms. Clean, natural flavors that really work well together.

I find the carbonation to be a little too fizzy for my taste. It burns the tip of my tongue and mutes the flavors but that doesn't stop this beer from being an easy drinker. The mouthfeel is crisp and goes down smooth. A nice session beer.

jbphoto88, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of andrenaline
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've overlooked this on several occasions, but finally got around to picking up a 6-er.

A - Pours a very hazy, golden pale orange colour, thin layer of head with little retention and the odd spotty lacing.

S - Musty cloves and nutmeg, slight cirtrus scent with lemon and a touch of orange.

T - Much like the scent with cloves and nutmeg, some citrus and sweet bubblegum yeast esters that linger on the finish.

M - A bit prickly going down, good body carbonation and finishes nice and wet.

D - Overall, a very tasty hefeweizen and top notch quality for the style. Highly recommended to any hefe fan and great to have this readily available at the local liquor store.

andrenaline, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of mvmalesci
4.93/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fantastic Hefeweizen from Germany...

A: golden in color with a beautiful frothy head.

S: yeasty, subtle notes of banana and cloves

T: smooth and delicious...

M: slightly carbonated, crisp, and loving it.

D: refreshing even on a cold winter day...thank you sir may I have another!!!

mvmalesci, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of Lukecook
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- cloudy golden color, huge head that goes above the edge of the glass and looks like a fluffy cloud, minimial Lacing.

S- earthy, and a little lemon.

T- banana bread, lemon, and a hint of cloves.

M- light in body high carbonation, finishes dry.

D- Great beer that is very refreshing, would be a great lawn mowing beer!

Lukecook, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of fsimcox
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy off-orange, dark golden color. Thick white foamy head that leaves a half inch of foam. Eventually, foam dissipates to a thin layer. No lacing.

Smells of ripe bananas and cloves. Some hints of citrus, but not much.

Tastes of banana, a little bit of citrus, fruity and very creamy up front. Some tart sour notes in the finish. Carbonation is very noticeable.

Mouthfeel is a little creamy up front. Smooth, creamy taste and carbonation in the finish. Some banana in the aftertaste.

A good example of the style, but I think I prefer Franziskaner or König Ludwig Weissbier.

fsimcox, Dec 21, 2010
Photo of donniecuffs
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle into a weizen glass, it poured cloudy golden, with very little carbonation, less than a finger of white head, and very little head retention. Spotty lacing as well. Definitely detected the standard banana and clove in the nose, though the flavor wasn't as intense, leaving me with a little more bitterness on the finish than I had hoped for. Thin yet smooth; a good session hefe, though more balance on the finish and a better head would be desirable.

donniecuffs, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of IIKaRuII
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.

IIKaRuII, Dec 15, 2010
Photo of depechemode1983
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a hazy/cloudy golden with fluffy consistent white head that leaves minimal to no lacing at all.

S - Smell is floral with a hint of bitter sweetness. Spices and fruits are in the middle, like cloves, an maybe a little cherries and bananas.

T - A little sour up front but is balanced out by a sweet fruity character and some clove spiciness. It has a nice simple semi sweet fruity finish.

M - Medium bodied,smooth and creamy, with some tingling from the carbonation.

Drinkability - Highly drinkable. Looks beautiful. Smells wonderful. Taste fantastic. Feels great on the palate. And only 5.5 ABV. Given the opportunity I might be able to polish off a mini keg of this stuff on a long night of partying with friends. I know I wouldnt be disappointed.

depechemode1983, Dec 12, 2010
Photo of swede96
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice 3 finger head in a pilsner glass. Beer had the cloudy appearance of the wheat beer.

Smell was of clove.

Taste followed the smell of clove with not much carbonation.

Mouthfeel was smoothe.

Drinkability was was light and refreshing, and would be a beer that I would buy again.

swede96, Dec 06, 2010
Photo of sixerofelixir
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle.

Pours the hazy straw. Big, creamy white head. Smell is toasty, with a pinch of lemony spices. Taste is big and banana, with major clove accents and minor plum character. Great malt and grain flavor. Finish is smooth and dry, with a lot of residual citrus. Delicious. One of the best.

sixerofelixir, Dec 02, 2010
Photo of JayS2629
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy deep orange with with big frothy foam that quickly disseminates with spiderweb lacings. Pretty beer, but nothing outside the normal for this style. A little deeper orange than normal.

S- Wheat and orange peel. Coriander and grapefruit.

T- Citrus and wheat. Slight hint of pepper.

M- Grainy and thin with a dry finish.

D- Very drinkable. Clean and quality for this style.

JayS2629, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of sfprint
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Huge foamy head, on the dark side for a hefe, very cloudy, not much visible carbonation. Color gradient from light yellowy orange to brown orange.

S: Fresh, citrusy yeast, sweet.

T: Creamy. Nice but the flavors don't stand out. The aftertaste hints at bitterness. Relatively bland, but pleasant.

M: Creamy, soft and smooth but with micro carbonation.

D: Good, although the flavors don't come through. Very easy and inoffensive.

sfprint, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of Sachsenfreude
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance; thick and stiff foamy head that can raise about 3 inches above glass line. Cloudy brown-yellow body. Not much lacing.

smell; yeasty and sour with some malty sweetness. A little bit of hops and alcohol burn.

taste; sweet an sour wheat and yeast flavors. A bit of sour in the finish and a very slight bitter note for a half second.

mouthfeel; really light and a cloudy smoothness. Leaves a bit of sour puckering, bready in the aftertaste.

drinkability; very drinkable! I'm all about this one, not the best but the best of the big München exporters.

Sachsenfreude, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of mbusster88
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 24oz bottle into Harpoon UFO Hefe Glass.

A: Poured hazy yellow color with white head. Small bubble on the head, which is very dense. Carbonation is decent on the bottom of the glass.

S: Cloves, citrus, some grain, but really its primarily cloves.

T/M: Very smooth as it should be. Get the cloves right away and some citrus flavors as well. Very light body feel and clean. Also get some light banana characters as well.

D: Really easy drink to have, love the clean flavors and wonderful hefe style. Would definitely seek this one out again!

mbusster88, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of pixieskid
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have had this beer so many times and for whatever reason, never reviewed it. I have had it in a bottle, can, and tap; my review is based on a tall can here in Europe.

This beer is always so gorgeous, great orange hue with a nice pillowy white head; just be careful when pouring, sometimes it gets a little wild.

Smell is so fresh, strong citrus and bubblegum.
Low and behold, it was canned on 3/10/10! Cans are where it's at!

Med body, incredibly frothy and unfiltered mouth feel, amazing biting carbonation.
Great wheat malt presence upfront with a strong flavor of banana. Nice clove notes throughout with a hint of citrus hops and nice fruity esters.
Finishes with a strong bubblegum note and a lingering citrus bite.
Overall; fresh tasting, definitive notes, amazing mouth feel.

I have said it before and will continue to say it; this is my favorite beer for the following reason...I can seriously drink it all day, any time, any day...hand me a Paulaner hefe in the middle of the night and I will gladly wake up and drink it!

Honestly, if there is a better Hefeweizen; I can't wait to try it!

pixieskid, Nov 16, 2010
Photo of afinepilsner
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle

Paulaner Hefe-weizen was golden in color and cloudy. It had a large white head with good retention and lots of sticky lace. The smell was light banana and clove. The taste was lemony upfront with banana, clove and pepper flavors coming through towards the fry finish. It was medium bodied with plenty of prickly carbonation. Drinkability was good. This is a nice Hefeweizen and well worth trying.

afinepilsner, Nov 12, 2010
Photo of sommersb
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce brown bottle with a best before date of 04-11.

Poured into a weizen glass, this is a beautiful beer. Color is a hazy straw, with a huge white head of 3-4 fingers. The head lasted long and lacing was very good. A moderate amount of bubbles streaming from the bottom.

Aroma was strong and clean; smelled of banana and spices (clove). The spice and fruity flavors were well balanced - a very refreshing beer. Not sweet, finished dry with no bitterness present.

The mouthfeel was moderately carbonated with a medium body. A lingering taste of the spices were left. This is an outstanding hefeweizen that I would definitely purchase again.

sommersb, Nov 12, 2010
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
91 out of 100 based on 2,715 ratings.