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

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Reviews: 1,297
Hads: 3,049
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 131
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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 CtyLineBeerBlog
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Probably the most popular hefeweizen on the market today and could be found almost anywhere. It has average flavor but not a disappointment by any means. Great history with these German beers too.

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Photo of TommyK154
4.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oh my god. I bought this from the grocery store in a make your own six pack just for the sake of trying something new. I thought it would be just another run of the mill beer. Wow was I wrong. Took the first sip and was blown away by the taste. This is incredible. The banana taste on the back end is incredible as well as a nice spicy, orangey taste up front. I might be biased because I was underestimating it so much, but this is truly a great beer

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Photo of JoLight
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: a white, finger-width head with that dissipates into a thin white ring, leaving some nice spotty lacing. Unfiltered, and honey colored.

Aroma: sweet breadiness, white wheat, some grassy notes.

Taste: White wheat, with some grassy notes toward the middle; breadiness on the back end. Somewhere in there, in various places—mainly toward the beginning and end of the sip—I taste banana peel, especially in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel and finish: fluffy ale mouthfeel, semi-dry, and refreshing.

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Photo of Bone53
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy orange color, darker than most weizens. A huge three finger white frothy head

Smell: Very, very clean balanced aromas of bananas, light citrus, cloves, and bready yeast

Taste: Spice upfront, banana quickly follows suite, and bready yeasty/wheat finish. Light lemon note as well

Mouthfeel: Light medium body; Very creamy and crisp with a subtle dry finish as expected from a hefe. Caronation is spot on

Overall: Im typically not a big fan of wheat beers, but i do enjoy a good hefeweizen during the spring/summer, and this would be up there with the best iv had in the style. Not quite as great as weihenstephaner, but still very solid. I love how balanced, clean, and refreshing it is. I definitely recommend this one within the wheat beer category

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Photo of marko7
4.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I remember the first time I tried this beer in a bar, I was blown away. I did not expect it would be that good.

In contrast with the old saying "if you can see through a glass of beer, it isn't very good", you definitely CANNOT see through a glass of Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier. The colour is sort of medium orange with just a hint of brown perhaps, when not exposed to direct light.

During the pour, a very thick white head is formed, and it doesn't dissolve very quickly, as is the case with many (if not most) other light beers.

The taste is sweet with some bitterness, but the sweetness is really the dominant taste note at first, and bitterness surfaces at the back of the throat. This stronger sweet taste is no doubt in part thanks to the larger ABV percentage relative to most other commercial light beers and lagers.

The only thing that doesn't particularly impress me with this beer is the smell. But maybe it's because I don't drink wheat beers every day, so I'm not very familiar with them.

All in all, a very, very good beer. Considering the price, one might even call it "outstanding".

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Photo of CTbrew32
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Golden in color with an orange/amber hue. Very hazy and pours a foamy two finger head.

Aroma- Sweet banana fruits, mild spice, and a dry grainy wheat in the background.

Taste- A spicy citrus kick is noticeable upfront, which is then followed by banana and a dry wheat malt sweetness that linger to the finish. The wheat malt is a much needed balance to the banana flavors and prevents the finish from being too sweet.

Feel- Medium/high carbonation, light/medium bodied, and a dry yet creamy finish.

Overall- A very enjoyable hefeweizen with great flavor and even better drinkability. The flavor seems a tad dull at first, but as it warms up the flavors shine more. Definitely a must try for the style.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy orange, with huge off white fluffy head, little lacing

S: Little spice, wheat malts and yeast

T: Little bit of spice up front, sweet malts, then the earthiness from the yeast

M: Medium to light

O: Not my favorite from this style but definetly worth the $8 I paid for a six pack. Wouldnt mind trying it again sometime.

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Photo of ElJacobian
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is probably my favorite Hefeweizen that's sold at most grocery stores. The beers at places like Zum Schneider in NYC are much better of course, but I do enjoy this beer for what it is. Very drinkable and a great pungent aroma.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. A semi-cloudy peach color with five fingers of fluffy, airy, sudsy white foam that breaks down to a more manageable three fingers fairly quickly. Nice head retention though. Between that and the burnished appearance, a solid visual presentation.

Aroma is inviting as well. One is immediately greeted by mellow toasted wheat breakfast cereal, bananas, cloves, and a hint of baked apple. On the palate, somewhat more clove than other German macro hefeweizens but still skewed towards the banana esters, with a notable rich maltiness. The cereal and Ovaltine notes are keeping pace with the yeast. Medium bodied with rather high carbonation. Finish is also malt-forward, with some lingering banana chip fruitiness and a slight metallic ting. Yields a rather tart and refreshing overall impression.

Better than workmanlike (see Erdinger). I am appreciating the malting and better than average banana-clove balance.

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Photo of drmeto
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

-pours a cloudy bright golden with a big,frothy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-bread,earthy,clove,banana,zesty,slight dishwater off-flavour
-medium body
-medium to high,soft carbonation
Third times the charm.Good Hefeweizen

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light brown in color and moderately hazy with a tightly knit off white head resting in top. Pleasant aroma of wheat and banana greets me. The flavor is composed of wheat with a hint of clove. The mouth is light,delicate and smooth.

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Photo of ordybill
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500 ML bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a very nice wheat, malt and floral smell.
Appearance- Pours a dark yellow color with some sediment and a large white head.
Taste- The wheat is blended nicely with the malt and is a smooth and flavorful blend.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with light carbonation, has a slightly oily texture that goes well with the flavor.
Overall- A very nice example of a hefeweizen, try it if you haven't had it before.

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Photo of DeepBrew
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into hefe glass

A: Hazy honey color with huuuge white foam and retention. Good looking lacing

S: Wheat, floral, malt and some spice

T: Sweet malt, some spice, bananas and just a hint of hops. Aftertaste is cloves and malt.

M: Light mouthfeel, good carbonation

O: Very refreshing and easy to drink, tasty

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 33 cL (330 mL) Bottle

A- Pours a hazy Honey Golden colour topped by a 2 1/2 finger head that dissipates to a 1/2 finger head fairly quickly. Good retention and a little bit of lacing on the glass. Minimal amount of champagne like carbon dioxide bubbles visible.

S- Mild aroma on this brew but spicy cloves and banana are quite noticeable.

T- Citrusy flavours such as orange and lemon come through, along with some cloves and a hint of banana towards the finish.

M- Light Body, Medium carbonation. Very clean drinking and refreshing.

O- One of the better Hefeweizen's I've had. Excellent brew.

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4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice , VERY drinkable brew.
This hefeweizen is among one of my favorites, I was disappointing with the lack of toasty yeast in the smell and taste as most delicious hefeweizen. However...
TASTE: crisp, subtle citrus notes like warm lemon and over-ripe orange, malts take a very high back seat to this brew, which is appropriate. pumpkin (like) malts do linger on the palate for a minute or two.
SMELL: sweet malts, some root vegetables like pumpkin, and squash (which don't come into the taste much, except for the pumpkin, in which you do taste some)
FEEL: clean, the malts do leave a presence on the back of the palate.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: hazy; dull gold in color; 2 finger ivory head that receded slowly to a thick cap; nice lacing;

S: clove with banana behind it;

T: balance between clove and banana up front; banana becomes more dominant by mid-palate and it stays that way through the finish; light bitterness at the end;

M: light bodied; highly carbonated; dry finish;

O: outstanding hefeweisen;

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Photo of Garbageman10
2.5/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

While the color is a very nice hazy orange, with a nice fluffy white head, the taste was a bit lacking. The smell was also a bit too much like a light beer in my opinion, but then again that could be my bad sense of smell. Just more to be desired from a hefeweizen.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head, nice lacing and lovely carbonation. Aroma is of spicy yeast, wheat malt and ripe apples. Body is medium and crisp. Wheat malt, yeast, ripe pears and spices fill the mouth. Finish is light and fruity. Good brew but I’m not a fan of the style.

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Photo of Joncasso
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The taste is not quite like (Franz) but is just as enjoyable. This beer isn't really sweet but is a great tasting hefe. I like this beer I just like (Franz) better

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Photo of eddiefontaine13
4.94/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

one of the most enjoyable beers you will ever drink, great all day long, a true labor of love went into making this fine beer, clean and crisp with just enough fruit flavors to give a distinct enjoyable taste, you won't go wrong in ordering this beer over and over...

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Photo of jimdisser
4.69/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The standard by which I measure all wheat beers. Crisp and refreshing but with great body and taste. Opaque with beautiful color. I've only had it in bottles but would love to try it on draft.

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This classic was served on tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, New York. It arrived in a house 22oz. Weizen glass showing a murky sandstone apricot coloring. It held a fat two finger head of eggnog colored bubbles which remained with us, in some capacity, for the full duration of the tasting. Lacing was thick, laying down in rings and swirled patterns. Dense haze cut clarity, but no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared to be active. The aroma was clean and fresh, offering notes of crispy wheat and crystal graininess, wet white and wheat flour, sweet and fruity banana esters, cooling date fruitiness, light lemon rind, raw whole coriander seed, the faintest cloven phenol, hints of sweet booziness, vanilla extract, parchment paper, doughy hefe yeast, and burnt toffee sugars. The taste followed with bittered and cooling wet wheaty wash that effectively cut a lot of the residual sweetness of those banana bread esters, white sugar inclusions, and soft caramel malts. Otherwise you got chemical phenol bite, subtle booze, lightly oxidized copper, cocoa butter, aloe, nutmeg and clover spice, eggnog lactics, faint pear fruitiness, greasy fried pickles, and singed crème brûlée topcoat. The body was easily medium, and the carbonation was high but soft. Each sip gave hearty slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop, lending well to the seriousness of flavor. The mouth was left wet and coated upfront, but ultimately dried and powdery. The abv was appropriate, and the beer glugs away without notice.

Overall, as we’ve mentioned about a lot of these authentic German and Belgian beers, this offering is truly no-nonsense. Many Americanized versions, including stateside attempts even at authenticity, tend to overdo their recipes, especially when it comes to the grain. This either results in leeched tannins or way too much residual sugary sweetness. Here you get neither. The malts are serious, and both well positioned and approximately between the other necessary ingredients, rather than against them or overwhelming them. The spice and citrus remain complimentary and not overbearing, adding fresh zest to the final blended product. This is a wonderful beer, and reminds us not to forget these heavy hitting European beers. Many of us were drinking this at dinner, both beer nuts and not, so this could easily stand as a nice introductory beer for Blue Mooners stuck sitting on the fringe.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a yellow/orange with fluffy head, beautiful hazy appearance that look delicious. Smell is also outstanding, mostly wheat but it smells rich, maybe a hint of banana and I think orange. Very sweet, you pick up more of the citrus in the taste, the wheat is still there but it is all kinda gentle, does not jump out at you. Extremely smooth and clean, goes down very quickly and easily. Not quite creamy but certainly not thin, good carbonation. Overall a very good hefe that I would gladly enjoy at any time.

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Photo of car2052
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle to pilsner glass.

A: Hazy yellow-orange with a huge off-white head, helped by a big pour. Visible carbonation.
S: Grainy, with notes of banana, clove, citrus, and licorice. Very yeasty as well.
T: Banana and clove hefeweizen taste. Watery, with some citrus flavors peeking through. Leaves a citrus, sort of orange juice-like aftertaste. Refreshing.
M: Light-medium. Creamy.
O: Not bad. Pretty flavorful. I enjoy Hefeweizens more than Witbiers.

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Photo of TimZebGir
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: caramel gold with light haze though that's probably my fault for laying it sideways and putting it in the freezer for a bit (3/3)
S: most certainly a wheat beer with some apple and pepper to balance the gluten (9/12)
T: again solidly wheaty but there's a sweet malt that balances the spicy wheat (16/20)
M: very bubbly and the odd astringency that I usually associate with things like fruits and juice that have started to ferment (4/5)
O: a solid wheat beer but doesn't hold a candle to weihenstephaner I will try it again since I'm somewhat concerned about shelf turnover where I bought this. (7/10)

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