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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,758 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,758
Reviews: 1,259
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 96
Gots: 302 | 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 Gueuzedude
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

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of GClarkage
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
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!

Photo of Halcyondays
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.

Photo of Gavage
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.

Photo of BlackHaddock
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.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of woodychandler
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.

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  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 weeare138
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.

Photo of Billolick
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.

Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
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.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours beautifully with a very tightly beaded fine white head that is several inches high to begin with and then settles to a thin cap on the beer for the duration. Lightly bready and with balanced and subtle banana and clove, especially banana. The taste is similar, with restrained but noticeable banana and clove, a nice clean graininess up-front, and a crisp minerality on the finish. Beautifully made. Crisp but relatively soft in the mouth, this is an ultimate quencher in the sense that it is cooling on a hot day and refreshes, but there is aalso enough flavor to keep your interest. Outstanding, and one of my favorite summer beers.

Photo of mothman
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
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 tempest
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.

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of barleywinefiend
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.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
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 wl0307
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.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy yellow with an enormous white, fluffy head. Tons of bubbles, awesome head retention and plenty of lacing left behind.

S: Banana, clove, wheat. Smells terrific!

T: A very refreshing beer. Hefeweizen = warm weather, working in the yard, sunny days, bratwurst on the grill, and just plain ol' good times. This is one of my favorite hefeweizens (Live Oak, Franziskaner, Weihenstephan). There is a nice balance of fruit (mainly banana), and spice. Beautiful in its simplicity, this is a go to beer for me, especially when I'm in the mood for something light and low in alcohol.

M: Solid feel. Plenty of carbonation. Nice clean aftertaste.

D: Chuggable. A fantastic session beer.

Photo of DoubleJ
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.

Photo of Zorro
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.

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -1%

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,758 ratings.