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

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BA SCORE
90
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2,650 Ratings
THE BROS
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very good

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Ratings: 2,650
Reviews: 1,249
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 93
Gots: 228 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001)
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Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
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

brentk56, Oct 09, 2005
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

BuckeyeNation, Jan 08, 2005
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.

BEERchitect, Jun 01, 2008
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1%

kjkinsey, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.23/5  rDev -20%
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...

Phyl21ca, Nov 11, 2003
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.

mikesgroove, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

ygtbsm94, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jaydoc, Aug 27, 2013
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.

womencantsail, Jun 19, 2010
Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

kylehay2004, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Knapp85, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Dec 29, 2008
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of oberon
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

oberon, Jul 13, 2003
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

JAHMUR, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Had this many a time at my local pub. Poured into the 0.5L Paulaner weizen glass, it's a beauty; cloudy, yeasty straw-yellow. On a good pour, the head is two fingers or more, rising slightly over the glass.

Smell: Bready sweetness, hints of banana and lemon zest. Not a lot going on aromatically, but it's pleasant enough.

Taste & mouthfeel: Ultra-bready and yeasty, this one's on the sweet side for the style. Banana bread and bubble gum comes to mind. Not much clove or spiciness in general. Medium-bodied, definitely refreshing but perhaps too rich to truly session.

largadeer, Sep 17, 2008
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -1%

SocalKicks, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

emerge077, Apr 19, 2008
Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

biboergosum, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of zeff80
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

zeff80, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
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.

NeroFiddled, Aug 09, 2002
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.

StonedTrippin, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -1%
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.

Jason, Jun 10, 2002
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

WVbeergeek, Jun 25, 2003
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

TheManiacalOne, May 13, 2009
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,650 ratings.