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

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,257 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2257
Reviews: 1215
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%


Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: guinness33 on 08-17-2001)
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Mora2000

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 04:26:31 | More by Mora2000
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zeff80

Missouri

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2006 18:43:22 | More by zeff80
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Newly distributed beer, Bottle date of 12.06, Sampled August 2007
Pours with a frothy, three-finger thick, light tan colored head that sits atop an opaquely hazy, orangish gold colored beer. Lots of wheat & malt aromas are apparent as are some of the characteristic yeast notes; Aromas of clove, lemon zest, fresh crushed wheat, at times notes of bananas, sweet grain notes and some yeasty / bready aromatics. This beer has a nice level of yeast-driven phenolics & esters to it. Quite a nice nose to this brew really.

The taste has a sweetness that seems more driven by notes of clove & banana esters than by the grain sweetness; the wheat and barley malts do contribute some sweetness though. The carbonation provides a sharp bite to this brew, which, along with the light tartness & touch of hop bitterness, provide balance to the sweeter notes of this brew. There is a certain spiciness here that is most definitely yeast derived, but also brought on by the zesty carbonation / carbonic acid; hints of white pepper, lemon zest and maybe even a hint of wisp ginger. This is a really nice Hefe, one which I always enjoy having

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2007 01:43:35 | More by Gueuzedude
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 20:40:29 | More by Knapp85
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2006 17:09:30 | More by jwc215
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

You will never know how pleased I was to find this beer in a small supermarket on the holiday island of Skiathos (Greece). It was the beer highlight of the holiday.

I only had two half-pint tumblers in my Studio, so that is what the half-litre brown bottle was poured into.

The welcoming murky, dirty, cloudy body just oozed Hefeweizen at me.

Bananas and vanilla esters attacked my nose as the sun beat down onto my puny white body, great.

Spritzy, tangy and those banana and vanilla smells carry on into the taste.

Full flavours stay well after the beer has left the mouth, this is a good, good beer.

Really enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2009 21:45:39 | More by BlackHaddock
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2003 15:30:39 | More by WVbeergeek
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a beer sampler gift I received. I do not know the freshness of the beer.

Appearance: pours a hazy yellowish orange color. A fluffy 2" merangue-like head. No lacing develops.

Smell: banana and spices were evident.

Taste: banana, clove, mild bitterness, mild wheat profile, orange citrus, and grass. Not overwhelming but solid flavors.

Mouthfeel: very crisp throughout. Somewhat refreshing. Very quick aftertaste. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: decent. I would like to try another bottle as I feel this may be a few months old which caused the flavors to mellow too much.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2006 16:01:10 | More by Gavage
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Halcyondays

California

3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz. Euro brown bottle,

A: Pours a hazy light orange, with a thick cap of white foam that is so soft and light you can write on it.

S: Hefe esters, banana, spice.

T: Taste is mostly bubblegum esters, banana is light, clove is really not there. Overall flavour is light and fleeting, good but not great.

M: Light, spritzy, creamy, refreshing.

D: A pretty good hefe, but there are a lot of others that I would have before this, middle of the road.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 03:21:04 | More by Halcyondays
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 18:21:38 | More by StonedTrippin
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barleywinefiend

Washington

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

Nice! Poured a cloudy, rich otangish yellow color with a nice white head. Nose is full of of wheat, citrus and banana. Very good and tasty indeed. Nice finish on the end, little tart but sweet to. Mouthfeel is medium and good, not to heavy or light. Very tasty and better than I imgagined.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2009 01:31:14 | More by barleywinefiend
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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

Picked up a single from a friend.

Man, this beer drinks like candy without being cloyingly sweet. It's no wonder the 5L mini kegs always seem to disappear so fast at parties. The aroma reminds me of light frosting with banana and a hint of clove. The flavor follows the same line with the addition of mellow bready malts as a backbone. The balance here, with the sweet malts, yeast character, and mild hops is fantastic. It drinks smooth, almost like iced tea. This is a great session beer, just don't let it put you on the floor.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2008 21:59:45 | More by tempest
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kojevergas

Texas

2.53/5  rDev -37.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2011 05:09:50 | More by kojevergas
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Billolick

New York

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

pours light golden,cloudy. Nice white puffy head. Great nose of wheat, yeast, spice. One of the classic examples of this style. Paulaner is a pleasure to quaff. Light, yeasty, lemony, spices. Great creamy smooth mouthfeel. You cant go wrong with this stuff. I tried it with some ribs and its cuts through the spice of the ribs with a nice clean and fruity flavor and refreshing mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2004 23:20:33 | More by Billolick
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a weizen glass)
A- This beer has a hazy caramel colored body with a thick creamy off-white head that last and last for the full glass of beer. There is a strong carbonation of microbubbles that race to the surface.
S- The aroma is pretty clean with not much yeast characteristic. There is an tart apple aroma followed by some bread crust aroma and a flinty mineral finish that grows as the beer warms.
T- The flavor of bread crust and dried apples gives way to a slightly sweet tartness in the finish.
M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a tight fizzy finish.
D- I was really surprised not to get any of the great yeasty character typical of weizens but it did have some good bready qualities. There was a cidery flavor that was a bit off aswell. It was just a bit to drab to finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 04:12:51 | More by rhoadsrage
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.03/5  rDev -25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy amber/bronze-gold body, with languous streams of bubbles feeding a thick, pillowy overcooked-meringe-coloured head. Head stays in for the long haul, and looks beautiful all the way.

Noticeable hefe characters on the nose, but subdued and a little tired. A fair amount of carbonated water smell, and a hint of unsuitable sweetness kill of the phenols of banana and clove.

Also subdued taste. Overcarbonated on the palate - maybe those languous streams which look so good have something to answer for. They end up hindering the beer ultimately. You get the vague idea of the hefe characters, but they're so faint as to only be hints. It ends up tasting watered down.

Better than a lot of beer, but with a very disappointing hefe character.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2007 05:23:57 | More by lacqueredmouse
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a five-finger white head that fades to a thin layer leaving traces of lace. Nearly clear light amber color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Yeasty nose. Starts with a wheat-yeast flavor, nice clean finish. Good example of a hefe-weizen. $1.50 for a 12 oz bottle from Capital Convenience Concord, NH.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2006 23:17:51 | More by jdhilt
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Jason

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2002 07:14:25 | More by Jason
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Zorro

California

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy golden brew.

Smell is sweet with a spicy smell largely of cloves. The expected banana scent is present but is greatly subdued.

Taste is drier than expected from the smell. Flavor is very spicy, flavors of cloves, lemons, black pepper, cinnamon, and banana.

Mouthfeel is full.

A super drinkable brew especially for when you want a drier Hefe-Weissen. The flavor and texture of this is close to champagne.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2004 01:40:26 | More by Zorro
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Wasatch

Utah

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice brew for the style. Pours a cloudy yellow with a fizzy head and nice lacing afterwards. Scent of grassy/lemony, very nice of a wheat bier. Reminds me of Ayinger Ur-Weisse in taste, very nice. Has a very light feel which I like. This is a very socialble drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2005 23:42:46 | More by Wasatch
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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
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DoubleJ

California

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

This beer is going to christen my new Hefeweizen glass, so let the ceremony begin:

Oh, what a lovely sight. Cloudy and blonde, alomst orange in appearance with a good head that lasts all the way down. Some medicinal and yeast flavors are caught in the nose. The flavor was pleasing and light, yet refreshing. Gentle pepper and medicinal flavors dominate, which then breaks at the end for a burst of banana. The flavors ran together nicely. Just what I was looking for in an authentic German Hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2007 22:45:14 | More by DoubleJ
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tasted on tap by half-pint at the Horseshoe brewpub, N. London.

A: mango-juice like lightly murky, orangey colour; a very tight and well-sustaining white froth sits on top of a gently carbonated body with constant fizziness ascending from the bottom.
S: a caramel-like sugary note somewhat overpowers other delicate aromas, backed by an ashy note and its slightly bitter edge, along with sweet bananas. Surprisingly simplistic than the bottled version I've tried a while ago...
T: bready and grainy sweet malts lead the flavour, a touch too sweet but smooth on the texture; a flow of thin, sour-sweet fruitiness (mango and mild banana) ensues closely, mixed quite well with the bready-malty theme. Somehow the spiciness goes very faint here as well, rendering a slightly boring and straight forward palate throughout. Smooth but short finish.
M&D: very soft on the mouthfeel, with attenuated fizziness to caress the tongue and highlight the chewy grainy texture... Yet due to the lack of more complex spicy edge coming from the yeasts, this beer doesn't score very high in my book. I'm sure this is a "hefe"-weizen served on tap, but the bottled version has the upper hand on the addition of more yeasty wonders IMO. Just O.K.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2006 15:55:53 | More by wl0307
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

With its soft orange-ish hue and mushy clarity, this beer looks something like a peach nectar (overlooking the shimmering complexion of course). Its head is bounteous and tireless. The surface is a boundless patch of feathery, fluffy white clouds; looking at the head is like peering out the window of a plane at 10,000 feet elevation.

Its aroma harbors a potent premonition of spice and over-ripened fruit. It is more the sensation of clove, cardamom, white pepper (even a dash of garlic salt) than the actual spices themselves; you could never actually be convinced of their inclusion but you would note the similarly savory, seasoned, fragrant (and almost pungent) essence.

The fruitiness is also subtle; there is but a minor hint of apple and an only slightly more prominent impression of banana. The taste is underlined with the aforementioned notes of clove and white pepper but foremost showcases a dry, straw-like graininess. There is also the distinctive taste of warm bread and an unexpected amount of vanilla.

There's a few things every good wheat beer must have: ample and effervescent carbonation (check); creamy texture (yup); low bitterness and high zestiness (you betcha); and most importantly, a light-medium body with overwhelming quaffability (oh hells yes). No, there really isn't much for Paulaner to improve on in the category of mouthfeel.

Which should come as no surprise - the brewery has been up and running for over 350 years now (237 before Germany was even unified) so you'd expect them to know a thing or two about making superb, textbook-style examples of German classics. It's hard to pick a favourite German hefe-weiss so I won't. But I will say this is unquestionably one of them.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2009 20:10:22 | More by biegaman
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a hazy cloud of gold with a 2 finger white head that slowly fades. Streaky & spotty lacing.
Smell is of banana, clove, along with wheat and a touch of creamy vanilla.
Taste is of zesty wheat with a clean banana and clove freshness.
Mouthfeel is slightly peppery and fizzy with a medium body and some banana sweetness coming through.
Drinkability...this is the one that sets the bar for me for the style. Appearance is much better on draft but this is still a great beer out of the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2005 18:21:53 | More by weeare138
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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