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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,851 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,851
Reviews: 1,279
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 108
Gots: 386 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001

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Ratings: 2,851 | Reviews: 1,279
Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not too tooty-fruity as others of this type, rather more balanced. Decent aroma. Light yellow cloudy colour. Tasty citrus is drinkable. Malt nice with food. Not crazy on some of the spices as pepper. In your face carbinations means an uneasy mouthfeel for some.

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 9/2012.

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, yeast, clove, and banana aromas. Taste is of wheat, yeast, and banana with a clove spice flavor that lingers on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good hefeweizen that is very refreshing and easy to drink.

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.51/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a traditional weizen glass.

A: Pours a dark apricot peach color with a torrent of bubbles rising upward before joining the monstrous four-finger head that has emerged after a standard pour. Lacing is left behind as the wavy head finally begins to recede.

S: Initial whiff is of course the German hefe yeast. This one seems to favor banana and, to a lesser extent, clove over the third member of the triumvirate--bubblegum. I'm also detecting a faint hint of nuttiness, which adds a nice touch. As it warms up, a little bit more bubblegum characteristic comes through, replacing some of the initial banana.

T: Surprisingly, a good amount of malt comes through alongside the yeast in this. The aftertaste, however, is dominated by clove and banana. A little bit of soft pink bubblegum on the palate.

M: Medium body with a good amount of creaminess. Some bitterness comes through. Moderate carbonation.

D: Pretty drinkable, although it doesn't have the intensity or intricacies that I look for in a really outstanding hefeweizen.

Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It poured cloudy dark yellow into a weizen glass with a perfect head. A moderate level of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles. There is a good amount of head retention.
S: There's a light to moderate aroma of yeast and bubble gum in the nose, along with some hints of banana and clove. The aroma becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: There are lots of bready flavors of malt and yeast along with notes of banana and cloves in the taste.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and a bit grainy. You can definitely taste the "cloudiness."
D: The beer is very refreshing and quite sessionable.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, pale golden body with a fluffy white head with plenty of large bubbles and lacing

Smell: Phenolic yeasty banana nose, with just a touch of clove spice

Taste: Banana bready flavor, very smooth, with just a touch of bitterness on the finish

Mouthfeel: Light and creamy with plenty of carbonation

Drinkability: Very inviting hefe; smooth and full-flavored

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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

Pretty standard stuff. A deep straw-yellow color with a dense haze and equally dense head formation with great retention... a very Hefe-like appearance. Solid aromas of half-bananna, half-clove, and decorated with a light peppery, bubble-gum, and lemon zest. Flavors exhibit the same attributes as those found in the nose, but seem lesser in intesity than expected. The lemon and pepper notes increase into the finish, lessening the influence of other esters and phenols. Creamy texture that wavers quickly and allowing for great drinkability. Finishes very clean with a lemony, hop / grassy bite. Sure it's a fair beer, but somehow I expected more from one of the greater German brewing institutions.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.2/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy yellowish brew with a reasonable head. Very complex mix of spice with a fresh taste of wheat. Very refreshing taste overall with a bit of sourness in the aftertaste. Overall a good example of the style without being the best of the category. I would still like to try this one on tap...

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew poured out as a hazy looking golden orange color with some yellow highlights. The head was fluffy and white and it left a little bit of lacing on the on the glass. The smell of the beer is soft with some nice light floral citrus aromas coming off of it. The taste of the beer is subtly sweet with it's wheat character blended with some banana like flavors and other minor citrus flavors. The mouthfeel was smooth also, very easy to drink. Overall this brew is quite good, I tend to enjoy these more in the summer time, but you can honestly have this anytime and be pleased.

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

Out of focus amber with a hint of orange, capped by a large, creamy, alabaster head that filled more of the glass than did the beer initially. The upper surface, with its energetically popping bubbles, resembled hot lava immediately after the pour, but has now settled down considerably. Although there's shockingly little lace, the beer-head combination more than makes up for it.

Classic hefe weizen nose of clove-studded bananas. Those two scents are well matched in terms of intensity, resulting in a perfect melding of fruit and spice. This is one of the better weizen noses that I've run across in the past few months.

Excellent beer. The flavor profile is more heavily slanted toward fresh bananas with a complimentary sprinkling of clove; just how I like it. Naturtrub is on the sweet side (fine by me) without being so sweet that drinkability is adversely affected. The body/mouthfeel is medium in heft, stopping just short of creamy. A restrained amount of carbonation is perfect and provides a wonderful smoothness in the mouth.

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier is a delicious, well-rounded hefe weizen that may not be at the very top of my 'most favored' list, but its classic, bananarific flavor assures it a spot just below the versions from Brauereien Weihenstephaner and Aying. Four out of five monkeys highly recommend this brew. Smart monkeys.

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

an instant classic, this one was enjoyed down by the dock and reviewed from notes.

Poured a nice and very hazy Golden yellow with a good amount of sediment floating around. A very nice large white head of foamy lace took shape on top and had very nice retention, hanging around for a good five minutes before settling down to a more respectable level and leaving behind copious side lace. Smell was very nice, lots of yeast and wheat were evident as well as a nice little bit of bittering hops. A small touch of some light, tart fruit was hinting around in there as well. The taste was classic, very nice light body with a very smooth texture. Great yeast and grass like flavor on top of a light bread back. Some light fruit notes also jumping around and accentuating it very nicely. Overall this was a great classic German brew. Very drinkable and full of flavor, and Organic too! Can't really ask for much more in the style, this was very nice all around.

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

one of the classic wheat beers of the world this one is. it pours a nice bright almost orange shade of gold, cloudy, with a two inch white head that slowly fades. the nose is clove and banana in subtle amounts, malted wheat, and that characteristic hefe yeast. there is a lot of flavor in this, fruity and bready and summery, and lots of body for the style, which I like a lot. still plenty drinkable though, and a 6 pack seems to be about the right dose of this stuff. bubbly with some spice on the finish, very satisfying, and supremely refreshing when its cold. priced fairly and available everywhere, this is a quality product. one of my favorite regular imports.

Photo of womencantsail
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a cloudy copper color with a finger's worth of white head.

S: A fairly mild, but traditional nose on this beer. Cloves, bananas, and even some orange zest. I didn't find the nose to be all that intense, but the right aromas are there.

T: Unfortunately, it seemed the flavors where even more muted than the aromas. Sure, the clove and banana where there, but they were mild and muddled, which I did not find all that enjoyable.

M: A slightly watery feel on the tongue with medium body and low to moderate carbonation.

D: A good but not great hefeweizen. I wanted to try this because so many people have told me they enjoy it, but I was not all that impressed.

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,851 ratings.