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

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91
outstanding

2,966 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,966
Reviews: 1,314
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 125
Gots: 490 | FT: 2
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 BuckeyeNation
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
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 mikesgroove
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
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 biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of emerge077
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only reviewing under this entry because my beer is identical to the name and picture. This is the same as "Naturtrüb" no doubt.

Benchmark Hefeweizen. One of the first "better beers" that got me into the whole world of craft beer. It pours a uniquely opaque orange, with a billowing head. Stray bits of lacing are left behind.

Sweet bready, peanut butter aroma. Dusty wheat too.

Flavors of banana, clove, the usual, but in perfect mellow harmony. Some light citrus and fruit on the back end. Very smooth feel to it, although over time the sweetness tends to slow me down.

Photo of oberon
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites of the style for sure,pours a deep hazy yellow color with a great big rocky head.The aroma is very banana-like with some decent spiciness add a lemon and its awesome.Just plain easy to drink great on a hot day,a traditional favorite.

Photo of womencantsail
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

Photo of zeff80
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Cherry Hill Brasserie in Columbia, MO.

Nice two finger head, golden yellow color. It smelled of wheat and hops. The taste was much the same as the smell. The wheat taste was very prevalent. The mouthfeel was slightly grainy, but not bad. It was certainly very drinkable, but I was nearly done with my meal so I was a little too full of steak to have more.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$5.00 16oz. pint served at Front Page News in the Little Five Points area of Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours an opaque, obviously unfiltered, dark orange-gold body with a thin, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Wheat male nose with notes of honey, caramel, spice, muted citrus, grain, and unripened bananas.

Taste: Firm malted wheat flavor, appropriately tangy, and with a touch of sweet caramel. Light lemon and banana fruitiness. Dash of ground cloves. Light spicy hops with a mild bitterness. Drying finish with a hint of wheat chaff. As it warms a bit, a taste of unsweetened lemonade creeps into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high, fizzy carbonation.

Drinkability: Recommended. A classic, expertly-crafted hefe from the respectable Paulaner brewery.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A classic Bavarian hefe-weizen! Cloudy with a thick, fluffy, bright white head. Fine, tiny bubbles continually rise keeping a head throughout the entire glass. Intense aromas of sweet malt, cloves and banana. It's texture is rich, creamy, and silky - yet it's incredibly refreshing with it's bright flavors and zesty carbonation! The flavor follows the aroma with the addition of a light note of darkish fruit, maybe ripe plum. It's really amazing how complex and fulfilling this beer is. Finishes with a lingering note of clove. Extremely enjoyable and refreshing. One of the best examples of the style. Able to be enjoyed throughout the entire year.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a deep cloudy yellowish gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is loaded with wheat & bananas, along with light malts and touches of lemon and hops.

T: The taste is bready very well-balanced with strong flavors of wheat and bananas and background flavors of lemon and spices. The hops presence is mild but it works well for this beer. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and there's just a hint of creaminess to it. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, excellent representation of style, this beer has a lot of flavor and substance and is very easy to drink making it a good choice to pound down for a whole evening.

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 16 oz slender euro style brown bottle, freshness date is on the bottom right corner of the front label. The label depicts a scene of perhaps the era in Germany when Paulaner first started brewing.

Appearance: The head is extremely amazing, it foamed up real quick at first and seems to want to tower on top of the glass. Champagne like bubbles raced to the top while the rush of yeast clouded the deep orange copper toned brew. After a few minutes the white head dissipates slightly yet it leaves thick foamy rings of lace down the sides of the glass.

Smell: Fruity of lemon juice and rind, nutty yeast and a touch of clove give it plenty of depth. Hints of spicy pepper corn and a trace of medicinal phenols add to the character.

Taste: Impeccably smooth with a malty medium body, carbonation has dropped down to a moderate level after the active pouring. Sweet tart nectarines and mild banana come to mind from the fruitiness, very abundant malt flavour with suggestions raw honey and sweet rolls. Light prickly spiciness that intensifies the close the finish gets. Hops are passive a give a touch of bitterness at most.

Notes: Funny, on the website it say that their Hefe-Weizen should not be served with a lemon because the citric oils kill the head, this is true so if you don’t care about good head and must add a lemon wedge to a perfectly great beer than please don’t let us or even the brewers tell you otherwise. Remember the beer gods are watching you. Loss of carbonation after the pouring was this beers only draw back, I got over that real quick.

Photo of russpowell
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber with a decent white foamy head. Head retention good, lacing excellent

S: Bubble gum & bandaids and not much else.

Taste: Yeast, bubblegum, fruittyness and some floral taste

MF: Slick, very good carbonation

Drinkable enough, but strong tastes with no countertastes are not my cup of tea. Classic to the style though

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I love me a weizen on a hot summer day, and yesterday was one of those. Pours a hazy sunshine golden tone with a bright white highly carbonated head and leaves nice lace with each sip. Aroma is full of pleasing banana, citrus, and clove all characteristics from Paulaner's signature yeast very nice aroma. A touch of hops thrown in there but primarily wheat malt sharpness comes through just the way I like it. Taste is much of the same balance between the wheat malt, banana, clove, and slightly citrus tones come about well done classic representation with all of the fireworks expectected from any great hefeweizen. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied chalk full of carbonation lacking in the fluffy texture I look for just a little thin bodied for me, but so damn drinkable as refreshing as a lemonade...a tasty treat I will continue to enjoy.

Photo of kojevergas
2.55/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served on draught into a 33cl Paulaner glass in France. Price was 3.50 euro.

A: Pours a two finger head of soft delicate cream, good thickness, and great retention. Colour is a hazy orange.

Sm: Orange and lemon peel. A mild strength aroma.

T: Orange and lemon peel ester hops with a curtailing nasty finish. Muted and bland for the style. Simple and poorly built, but balanced.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Far too wet. Not really complementary of the flavours.

Dr: Easy to drink, but lacking flavour. A high price by French standards.

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: perfectly cloudy straw yellow, with a majestic white head atop.
Aroma: everything you want in a hefe weizen, fresh, citric, fruity, but still somehow dry, straw-like, so very lemony, and that element of yeast fills the nostrils as well.
Excellent texture, great play on the tongue, spicy, but smooth. Fresh, fruity, delicious. Medium bodied, tasty, longish finish, very memorable flavor. The yeast and citrusy taste dominate and create a most adequate beverage for any occasion.
Drinkability? I could toss down a million of them!
I still rank Schneider and Weihenstephaner up above, just slightly, but there's not a thing wrong with Paulaner's offering, not a thing at all!

Photo of drabmuh
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet. Beer is orangish and cloudly, high haze. Forms a white tight head, falls away relatively quickly leaving very little lacing on glass. Carbonation moderate to high.

Smell is subtle, some fruity esters, a little banana and some wheat character, smells good, smell fades with head. No hop character that I can detect.

Beer is smooth. Flavor is mild, some sweetness, some bitterness from the wheat at the back end of the mouth. Cereal flavor. Some yeasty character in the mouth as well. Tastes good. I love wheat beers. Beer is pretty thin, as expected, high attenuated. Drinkability high.

Photo of jwc215
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy orangish yellow with a nice foamy head that is fairly well retained before becoming a lacing. It has a steady carbonation.
It has aromas of citrus blended with bubblegum.
The taste is of lemon, orange and other citrusy flavors with a hop bitterness at the finish.
The mouthfeel is slightly thin and a little bitter, but the flavors stay. It is very refreshing. This makes for a good session beer, especially on a warm or hot day. The best part of this beer is its flavorful, refreshing qualities. While it is not an outstanding example of this style, it is a good example and certainly above average.

Photo of superspak
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, best before 2/2014. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, banana, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, bubblegum, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with very well balance malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of banana, pear, lemon, apple, wheat, bread, clove, bubblegum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, pear, apple, wheat, bread, clove, bubblegum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a really excellent hefeweizen! All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of chinchill
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle with stamped best by date of 3/2014, served in a Paulaner Weissbier glass.

Pours hazy light orange-amber with a large frothy white head. Good retention and lacing effects.

Aroma: sweet and spicy banana notes with some wheat.

Taste: slightly sweet with a pronounced, but not overpowering banana note. Bready malts.

Feel: crisp; medium-light body.

O: well above average for what is not a favored style
4.3 3.6 3.7 3.66 3.5

Photo of WesWes
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a sweet wheat malt scent along with clove and banana aromas. The yeast adds a fruity scent as well. The taste is good also. It has a dry, yet fully flavored wheat palate that boasts of clove and bananas. It goes down easy and finishes smooth and refreshing. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a great hefe. It has a great flavor and aroma; an awesome drinker.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.05/5  rDev 0%

A: Pours a cloudy dark golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint medium yellow highlights. The beer has a four finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to medium to large sized finger thick cap surrounded by a very thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of banana + clove from the yeast as well as some lighter notes of wheat and hints of bubble gum. The aroma intensifies as the beer warms.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of wheat malts along with some lighter flavors of bready malts. That is followed by moderate flavors of banana and a light presence of clove from the yeast contribution. Minimal amounts of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink and sessionable - reminds me of my many visits to Bavaria over the years, where much of this was consumed. Very enjoyable and a very good example of the style.

Photo of Mora2000
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy, cloudy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a wonderful mix of wheat, bananas and cloves. All of the aromas mix very well together and make the aroma very inviting.

The flavor is also very nice. The predominant notes I get are wheat and bubblegum. I also get some nice banana and clove notes.

Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured form a 500ml bottle

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow. Very impressive head, it seemed to want to climb out of the glass. Eventually, it dissipates to a layer of small bubbles.

S: A little bit of citrus/lemon, as well as some wheat and of course cloves. A little bit of banana, but not as strong as other hefeweizens.

T: The banana flavor is much more pronounced on the taste, the lemon flavor is more intense as well. The wheat and a yeasty flavor hit on the back end.

M/D: Medium bodied with good carbonation, very refreshing and easy to drink. A great example of a Hefeweizen.

Photo of mothman
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Sam Adams Sensory Glass.

Color is a clear dark orange/gold. Lots of carbonation bubbles in glass. Pours a 2 finger pillow-topped head. Very white. Good retention leaving some lace rings and splatters.

Aroma: Bananas, cloves. Very sweet and zesty/fruity.

Taste: The obvious wheat with spices and cloves. Has some fruit notes, but no where near as much as the smell.

Mouthfeel is a little crisp, but pretty smooth. High carbonation. Medium bodied.

OVerall, I had higher expectations from this hefeweizen, but it was still a pretty decent beer. Would love to have one of these on a hot summer day, but other than that I would venture and find something with a little more flavor.

Photo of GClarkage
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11/05/04- Had on tap at O'Neill's Irish Pub in San Mateo, CA

Appearance- Poured with a gigantic head! Some of it was still sitting at the bottom when I was finished 30 minutes later. Poured into a correct Paulaner Weisbier glass. A beautiful cloudy yellowish color.

Smell- Lots of traditional malt and wheat scents. Much citrus and clove in the air too.

Taste- Lemony, cloves, banana, spices, malt, wheat. This beer has lots going on, but it a subtle way. Nothing hits you diffectly in the face.

Mouthfeel- Aewsome. Sooo smooth. Perfect carbonation for a hefe. You don't need the lemon because there is already enough citurs flavor in there.

Drinkability- Extremely drinkable. This is my #1 hefe so far. Even if I find a better one; you can't go wrong with a Paulaner. On tap it's even better than the bottle and fairly easy to find in stores at a semi-decent price usually. Find it and drink it!

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