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

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2,794 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,794
Reviews: 1,268
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 100
Gots: 331 | FT: 1
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 PeprSprYoFace
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a bit more amber than other hefes. Nice white head and lacing.

Aroma is a bit more malt forward than hefe yeast. Wheat and a bit of malt. Some banana and clove.

Taste is the same. Bit more malty than other hefes but pleasant. Subdued clove and banana but that may be desirable to some people.

Mouthfeel is smooth. Nice carb.

Overall a tasty hefe. Would have again and I have had it several times.

Photo of Ahoyhoyindeed
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Discovered this beer on a trip to Europe, and became obsessed with hefeweizens for a long time after. A somewhat dark, wheat beer with a good kind of bitterness, Paulaner is a great beer that you can just sip nicely on a hot day or pound one after another on a rough day. Can't go wrong.

Photo of iSip
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paulaner On a business trip to Europe, I had an evening in Munich to catch an early flight home. The hotel bar served a local dark Hefewisen on tap. I am a big wheat beer fan, but this beer blew me away. What a flavor! Paulander HW is about the closest thing to that experience I have come across in the States. If you are into wheat beers, this Hefe should be in your mix. Dark color and nice head deliver a smooth drinking wheat with slightly more body and flavor that your more common lighter wheats.

Photo of rarbring
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is foggy orange, has a firm white head that leaves some lacing.

The smell is fruity, bananas and spicy, cardamom.

The taste is sweet. white bread with orange marmalade, some christmassy sppices, a note of green bitter banana peel.

High carbonation, small fizzy bubbles, soft texture and a medium body, a light dry finish.

Really refreshing in the afternoon heat in Frankfurt.

Photo of ncmussell
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle brought back from Germany a week ago. This has a nice white foamy head that slowly goes away. Nice nose of banana glove and bubblegum that doesn't overwhelm. The taste and mouthfeel is a little creamier than some other hefes that I have had recently although that is probably the style difference between German and American. Overall this was very good although I would be interested to try it against the American imported version to see if there are differences.

Photo of crnipeter
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Incredibly persistent moussy white head that never sets and creates firm laces on the walls is underlain by hazed deep, dark golden body with orange-brown hue. The nose is somewhat fruity and exhibits good balance between strong clove phenols and banana esters, followed by moderate wheat aroma perceived as freshly baked bread, malted wheat sweetness and faint citrusy tartness. Medium body with creamy fullness is doughy on the palate, with evident clove while yeast hanging in suspension and high CO2 content donate citrusy tartness toward the relatively dry finish, that is somewhat spritzy due to high carbonation which ,nevertheless, embedded by firm body remains soft for most of the time. Incredible how such widely available beer can be so good. An excellent example of German beer-culture where good beer represents natural rights and wide availability doesn't mean deficiency on quality.

(500 ml can, freshness date April 2012, into tulip.)

Photo of vkv822
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle into weizen glass.

Cloudy golden-orange with a frothy off white head.

The aroma is of weizen yeasts, some clove and esters.

The taste is again of clove and estery fruit. A good bit of bread as well. There are faint citric notes as well.

Has a medium body with fairly active carbonation.

A nice hefe, though nothing really stood out to me.

Photo of Jwale73
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle served in my Weihenstephan weizen at 51 degrees. Best Before 08/11 indicated on the label. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a dense, rocky, four inch bright white head that eventually settles into a solid quarter inch cap. Some sheets of lacing are revealed during the tasting, but adhesion is somewhat weak. Nose is fairly non-discrete - a trace of overripe banana, wheat and a bready/figgy character towards the back. Flavors are really quite muted and somewhat watery. There's also a slight herbal and perhaps a slightly metallic quality. Mouthfeel is light-medium with an easy, even carbonation. All and all a decent hefe. I've definitely had better, but I'm also not sure if this brew might be a bit past it's prime. I'll have to re-visit this one either on-draft or with a fresher bottle.

Photo of ktrillionaire
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - The brew pours a radiant hazed golden-caramel hue and is capped with a moderate sized ecru head.

S - The nose is banana, spice and sweet wheat, the requisite elements; it also is quite pale grainy and mineral-y.

T - The taste reinforces the dynamic found in the aroma with this brew exhibiting nearly as much Lager character as Hefeweizen. Banana, spice and the like are dialed down, even in comparison to the nose; alternately, the pale grain huskiness and mineral notes are strengthened. It does not taste bad by any stretch of the imagination; it does seem, however, a bit off-style.

M - The feel is a bit too prickly and not creamy enough, though the weight is just about right.

O - This is a decent beer but there are literally a half-dozen widely available examples of the style that are better.

Photo of Jinholic
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Cloudy/hazy rust colored body 3 fingers of egg shell white head that died down after about 5 mins.

Smell - Yeast malts with banana and the hops buried under all that not that powerful a scent.

Taste - Follows the nose almost to the letter yeast, banana, little to no spice in the taste here its very very faint.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and quite refreshing on a night when its 100 out. A tad bit thin, boarder line watery going down as well.

Overall - Good example of a real Hefeweizen but not the best. I would pick this up over a lot of other beers but I'm not jumping for joy over it either. That said go grab one and see for yourself.

Photo of hopfiend666
4.82/5  rDev +19.3%
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
3.12/5  rDev -22.8%
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
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
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
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
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
4.16/5  rDev +3%
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.

1001 Beers @ http://abarwithnoname.wordpress.com

Photo of EricCioe
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
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
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
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
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,794 ratings.