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

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

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2,252 Ratings
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Ratings: 2252
Reviews: 1214
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%

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Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: guinness33 on 08-17-2001)
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Photo of DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml can from LCBO poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Wow! 3.5 fingers of creamy white head fills the glass overt top of a golden hazy beer. Very impressive. Nice lacing is left in glass.

Smell - Orange, coriander little bit of earthiness. Quite nice.

Taste - Orange Sweet citrus, clove, banana, coriander. A lot going on but it all combined together quite nicely. Very similar to the smell.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, rich and creamy, medium level of carbonation assists the smoothness here.

Overall - Not sure why I didn't enjoy this as much last time out of a bottle, but this is one of the best in favorite style. Overall tasty and fantastic.

Serving type: can

10-03-2013 00:36:15 | More by DenisKolkin
Photo of tastybeerinmybelly


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

I think this may be my new summer brew of choice... It's a good looking, good smelling beer with good light flavors that keep you coming back for more. It has a slightly fruity flavor up front, but you can definitely taste the wheat. A crisp,refreshing beer for sittin by the pool.

Serving type: can

07-09-2012 04:12:05 | More by tastybeerinmybelly
Photo of indiapaleale


4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - brilliant straw color with some golden hues and a perfect inch of stark white head on top. Clean in appearance without only slight cloudiness.

Aroma - wow. This is where this style really shines and this is a great example of it. Lots of bubblegum, cloves and ripe bananas. All spot on when it comes to aromas for this style. Sweet and tangy and very fragrant.

Taste - soft on the palate with some sweet flavors of caramalized bananas, brown sugar, cloves, honey and other subtle spices. Such a great combination of flavors without being watery or too complex. Hundreds of brewing know-how are evidently at work here.

Overall - excellent example of the style and one that many breweries the world round are aiming to replicate. The aroma is enticing and the flavors are so pronounced for such an uncomplicated beer. Extremely enjoyable and very easy drinking. I'm looking forward to seeing these on shelves again in the summertime.

Serving type: can

01-06-2012 01:29:21 | More by indiapaleale
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

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

11.2oz can served in a weizen glass.

L - clouded dingy yellow color with a fluffy white head that left streaks of lacing.

S - everything a hefeweizen should smell like.

T - very enjoyable wheat, yeast and mild citrus flavors dance all over the tongue.

F - medium bodied with a satisfying finish.

O - one of the better hefeweizens out there.

Serving type: can

10-11-2011 21:13:14 | More by JoeyBeerBelly


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

Pint can FTW!
1.60Euro (or so) at a Monoprix in Paris.

This is the ultimate refresher beer.

A - Cloudy orange body. Thick, creamy head.

S - Citrusy, floral. Yummm.

T - Yeasty and floral. Definitely some banana and mild fruit in there too.

M - Soft and smooth. Delicate on the tongue (so it's great after a long day), but robust enough as it goes down your throat to satisfy the beer drinker in you.

O - Classic hefe. Faithful to the style. Doesn't fill you up, but satisfies you. Best when fresh! This is my first time drinking it in Europe and, man, is there a difference! +the pint can rocks!

Serving type: can

09-28-2011 21:02:04 | More by TRICKYD1CK
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New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky yellow straw color with huge plume of prickly white head, good retention and lacing. Scent leads with yeast, clove and banana before solid notes of fresh and musty wheat present themselves. Taste begins with yeasty banana and clove notes before the grainy wheat and decently bitter grassy hops present themselves, the lack of bold sweetness or citrusy fruityness found in many current renditions really add to the overall experience. Lighter side of medium bodied, a touch creamy yet smooth and crisp, dry finish. For the style, this beer is right up there in almost every category, truly a classic.

Serving type: can

09-12-2011 14:03:56 | More by rfgetz
Photo of crnipeter


4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
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.)

Serving type: can

07-10-2011 22:29:30 | More by crnipeter
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.

Serving type: can

06-16-2011 23:58:11 | More by woodychandler
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!

Serving type: can

11-16-2010 19:00:34 | More by pixieskid
Photo of BoitSansSoif


3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased 50cL can at Monoprix in Grasse, France. Brewed March 4, 2010. Best by March 2011.

A-Pours a hazy orange-pinkish gold color w/one finger white head. Retention is okay. Bits of tracing.

S-Sweet wheat and malt, apricots, mandarin orange, soft spice, and light presence of the aromas typical of the style...bubble gum and a touch of banana.

T-Wheat and malt notes upfront, fruitier in the midpalate w/phenols taking over just prior to the finish. Aftertaste brings out a touch of bitter hops, mineral, and a touch of gunpowder.

M-Soft wheat mouthfeel that imparts a bit of creaminess to an otherwise light body. Moderate carbonation. Balance is decent w/just a touch of dryness in the finish.

D-Excellent on a hot day (like today). Refreshing and complex enough to be interesting.

Serving type: can

10-09-2010 17:43:07 | More by BoitSansSoif
Photo of malmquna


4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange to gold, quite beautiful. Fluffy white head, if poured correctly, that makes some fine lace along the glass. Smells of esters: banana, coconut, sour apple, citrus, and on.... Spice as well: at least clove and coriander stand out.

Immediate rush of flavors, many related to the aforementioned ester odors. Under that is a well made wheat base that provides plenty of body to support such a rich palate. As well, it still manages to finish dry, prompting you for another delicious sip.

For a light-ish beer, there is substantial body. Smooth as silk throughout.

I wouldn't recommend drinking this as a session beer, even though it tastes like you could. This is one of the greats.

Serving type: can

04-03-2010 20:56:31 | More by malmquna
Photo of eduardolinhalis


4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml can served in an Weizen glass.

A: Pours an orange to beige color. Hazy. Forms a big, creamy and fizzy and white head. Medium retention and lots of lacings left

S: Classic smell of banana and cloves. Very bubblegum. Wheat and bready yeasts. Sweet

T: Follows the nose, strong notes of banana and cloves in the mouth. Also wheat and bready yeasts. Slightly sweet upfront. In overall, a dry and smooth taste. Very light bitterness in the the very end

M: Medium and creamy body. Very smooth. Good carbonation. Bready and grainy aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. Paulaner quality. Classic German Weissbier. Stronlgy recommended

Serving type: can

02-03-2010 18:12:02 | More by eduardolinhalis
Photo of unclejimbay


4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb
Paulaner Salvator Thomasbraeu AG
Style: Hefeweizen, ABV: 5.50 %
reviewed 9/7/09, 2009 Ofest Party
mini keg > pint glass


Cloudy honey/wheat color with good head and head retention.
Aromas include a noticeable banana bomb with mild clove spice and sweet malt.
Tastes include an excellent wheat profile with hints of citrus and banana.
Mouthfeel is highly carbonated with a light-medium body.
Drinkability is one of the more respectable German Hefes, but not my favorite, but top 5 or 10 for sure. Prost!

Serving type: can

10-13-2009 18:32:04 | More by unclejimbay
Photo of jwinship83


3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

drank this from one of those 5l mini kegs and im not sure what it should serving type it should go under. can is my best guess. best by date of augest 2010 and drank from a 23oz wizen glass.

A- this one pours a lighter than normal murky golden yellow colored body with a large white head. the head lasts a minute or two before it begins to fade leaving small rings of lacing on the sides of my glass.

S- typical wheat. banana, clove, bubblegum, and coriander. very yeasty.

T- again this one is pretty typical. all the yeast and spices i can smell. nothing i couldnt smell surprises me.

M- medium to full bodied with a high level of carbonation.

D- pretty run of the mill hefe. easy to have a few of. something non beer drinkers can probably appreciate.

Serving type: can

07-16-2009 15:22:13 | More by jwinship83
Photo of Clydesdale

District of Columbia

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

A: A deep, hazy orange-bronze color. The head has an orange tint and is rather large, quite dense, and fairly creamy. Retention is very good, with pretty nice sudsy lacing.

S: Sweet banana and clove notes are most prevalent. Some musty, tangy yeast, pepper, and wheaty hints are also available. Vaguely tart orange/citric notes as well.

T: Soft wheaty and yeasty flavors up front, along with the expected banana sweetness. Cloves and coriander are present and well-balanced. Again, an orange/citric flavor that contributes a gentle edge near the finish.

M: Medium-bodied. Carbonation is very muted. Quite soft and creamy on the tongue.

D: A perfect example of a nice German Hefeweizen. It's not quite as good as Weihenstephaner, but it's a very solid brew in its own right. Quite easy to drink.

Serving type: can

05-08-2009 21:59:45 | More by Clydesdale
Photo of BucBasil

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Found this guy again in Bulgaria, this time in a can. Couldn't pass up the chance. Here it is...

Appearance: Poured from the 500mL can into a large mug. The beer is a cloudy dark orange topped with a 3 finger off white head that stays around for a while. Beautiful beer.

Smell: You can smell the bready malt coming off this one, mixed with banana and cinnamon and spices. This is like fresh baked banana bread in liquid form. Rounded out by some citrus twang, but not as strong as I expected. A very fresh, balanced smelling beer.

Taste: the bready/biscuity malt is at the forefront through the tasting of this beer, which is an interesting change for a hefe in my opinion. There is citrus evident but it is more subdued, almost like candied fruit in a loaf of bread. Banana is also evident, and a subtle spiciness is scattered around in the back, tempering the yeastiness. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Loses some carbonation, and doesn't have that hefe bite you usually see. A smoother beer with more subdued carbonation.

Drinkability: Awesome session enjoyed outside on a spring day. A little pricey here in Bulgaria, but I can see myself drinking this more often in the States. Solid.

Serving type: can

05-05-2009 10:31:58 | More by BucBasil
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4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: In the interest of full disclosure, this is perhaps my favorite beer ever (as you can probably tell by my avatar). So, my review may be positively skewed.

Poured from a 0.5l can into a 0.5l branded Paulaner Weizen glass.

Appearance: Bright golden color with the normal weissbier cloudiness. Full, foamy, sexy head. Dissipates slowly leaving lots of lace.

Smell: Citrusy, with definite hints of lemon and maybe banana. Kind of a grassy hint in the background too.

Taste: This is where the beer and I fall deeply in love with one another! Heavy citrus taste with grassy notes to follow. Awesome aftertaste that lingers for a good time afterwards.

Mouthfeel: Smooth as can be. A little heavily carbonated, but not overwhelmingly so.

Drinkability: One of my favorites, if not my favorite, beer.

Serving type: can

03-16-2009 14:55:07 | More by wahhmaster
Photo of Drew966


4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paulaner Hefe-Weizen Natural Wheat pours a golden yellow with a thick white head from a five liter mini keg. The aroma is appropriate for a weizen, more banana than clove. The same goes for the flavor, more banana than clove, quite enjoyable and very drinkable.

Serving type: can

04-08-2008 19:12:29 | More by Drew966
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3.13/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a party keg into a hefe glass. Mild wispy head that quickly recedes to a white ring. Color is a hazy golden orange. Smell is mildly malty and fruity. Taste has a slight banana and dried fruit flavor. Mouthfeel is slightly syrupy. I think this batch may be a bit stale.

Serving type: can

11-15-2006 01:59:57 | More by bort11
Photo of Todd


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

Purchased this sample in the can, while I was in Berlin in September of 2002. 0.5l can.

Pours a dark amber beer, unfiltered, cloudy and topped with a most gorgeous white foam head that can literally stand out of the glass; retains a wonderful sticking lace, too. Aroma is a bit earthy and yeasty with hints of lemon and coarse spices.

Silky smooth luscious mouthfeel; heavenly. Nice banana bread sweetness and flavour up-front, with a clove/herbal spice in the backbone. A refreshing carbonation pricks the palate. Faint bubble gum flavours grip the sides of the palate and dry out with flavours likened to chewing bubble gum for too long. Grain coarseness becomes more pronounced, with yeast flavours on the edges. Crisp, lemony hop bitterness helps to break things up and livens the palate. Malty sweetness pulls thru again, dissipating into the crisp, dry and grainy finish.

A true hefe-weissbier and incredibly fresh in the can. Good stuff ...

Serving type: can

05-11-2003 17:21:08 | More by Todd
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours orange. cloudy and carbby. levels to a decent head. just under two fingers.
dissipates abput halfway down the pint. decent far spaced lacing.

yeasty. and wheaty.being a wiess its not unexpected, the yeast and grains come thru
also a hint of orange peel. nice summer smelling white beer.

very grainy, wheat is first, then a bit of something nutty, and then it exits just pure citrus, orange peel and wheat, oats maybes. a good solid tasting wiess. not too sharp or sour, but it has some bite, and doesnt have any of the overpowering "band aid flavours" that some other wiess have for what ever reason.

starts sharp, the carb levels reaosnably quick, so its a short sharpness,
it goes down without bitterness or dryness, it isnt slick or heavy,
has a good aftertaste and drinks easily.

Im a big fan of wiess, I took a risk on this buying a 6 pack, I often have enjoyed the oktoberfest seasonal offering from paulaner, looking forward to it's quality, I grabbed this wiess on a chance it was also good, which was correct, It unfortunatly is just abit more yeasty than id prefer from a wiess, that is why it didnt score higher, although, I do enjoy it and could see myself buying it again, but, if available there are other wiess I would prefer, but, overall I'd reccomend it for wiess lovers, nothing offensive about it, just a bit different, pretty decent either way.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 18:12:50 | More by ghisty
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5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I would say that is the best beer in the world. The taste is perfect, the smell is perfect...

You can buy this beer in the US too. I am pretty sure.. it is a global-player. Drink it cold! I got one in Beverly Hills (Bar Nineteen 12). It is a dream!

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 02:41:39 | More by black_crow
Photo of RandomExile


3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy amber-gold, murkily translucent in the light; initial giant fluffy eggshell head;
S: clove, banana, yeast, minerality, bubblegum
T: yeast and malt, apples, banana, phenol (band-aid)
M: medium-bodied, dryish
O: not bad, but not especially commendable. Wonderful, rich pour, but average quality.

500mL / Weizen Glass

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 05:10:52 | More by RandomExile
Photo of angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 2/25/14

Appearance: Pours unexpectedly clear, very light haze - large, fluffy, creamy head that sticks around for quite some time - leaves blobs of lacing - quite attractive

Smell: Definitely has the aromas of a traditional German Hefeweizen, but perhaps on the mellow side (not necessarily a bad thing) - moderately yeasty, with some nice banana esters, clove, and phenols - some pale malts and wheat, not as wheaty as some others of the style - again, on the mellow side overall

Taste: In a word, archetypical - this about as Hefeweizen-y as a Hefeweizen gets - yeasty flavors, with banana, clove, and phenols - lightly earthy - maybe a hint of light citrus - pale grains and some touches of wheat - finishes clean and refreshing

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, nicely smooth thanks to the wheat, clean

Overall: Definitely better than the one with artificial wheat

This is a very good Hefeweizen. Nothing particularly stands out, however. It's just a well-rounded, easy to drink beer. It's not going to blow any minds, but it's worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 06:55:35 | More by angrybabboon
Photo of BlakeAJurgens


3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a soft, chalky white head with a thick under layer, about 2.5 fingers thick. Color is a really thick pumpkin orange with a really nice yeasty translucence.

S - very florid and deep smell; thick wheaty odor permeated with a nice banana and orange overtone and an almost almond-esque smell as well.

T - Smell is indicative of taste; begins with a crisp citrus bite backed by a nice yeast base, followed by a very even mix of wheat and banana with a nutty undertone and slowly tapers off into a finish similar to that of their filter Hefe (a nice aftertaste which i've found typical of Paulaner beers which has a slightly bitter end, although not unpleasant).

M - A very crisp and clean beer; the sugars are at a really nice balance to the yeasty thickness of the beer, making it smooth yet substantive; neither too thick or thin for a Hefe. A little less carbonation than some wheat beers.

O - a very pleasant beer, surprisingly a noticeable step up from the regular Hefeweizen; the difference lies in both the balance of flavors and in the aftertaste. Definitely a fine Hefeweizen with a lot of good qualities

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 00:42:21 | More by BlakeAJurgens
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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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