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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,599 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,599
Reviews: 1,245
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 89
Gots: 206 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001)
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Photo of gkunkle
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours an opaque gold-orange color with a tall white head that remains for a good while but leaves no lacing. The most noticeable smell is the banana, with notes of clove and wheat. Taste brings out the wheat a lot more but the banana is still prevalent. One of the sweetest Hefewizens I have tasted. Mouthfeel is light, light carbonation, it felt a little bit watery (although the taste was all there) Overall, this was an exceptional beer, one I will likely buy again.

gkunkle, Oct 02, 2010
Photo of A380
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a very nice appearance with a very very cloudy orange body and a orange white fluffy head like many other hefeweizen.
I thought that the overall taste of the beer was good and it went down quite nicely, yet after 2 or 3 beers it you feel it very heavy in your stomach. This beer is full of fruit flavour and wow it almost sits like a guinness! But Damn, its good! Yet because its a little on the pricy side and there are other hefeweizens for cheaper and that i prefer over this i choose to only buy this beer in small amounts and treat myself on a hot day with some great food. This beer is definitely great yet a bit too heavy for my liking.
Overall good beer. Must try for everyone!
Prost!

A380, Sep 29, 2010
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.

mdaschaf, Sep 28, 2010
Photo of chadjulius
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was $2.70 for 1 pint .9 Oz (that's what it says) bottle at a local grocery store. Not too bad for a good, unique beer. Hazy golden-orange, has tangy smell. And it tastes like it smells, I guess. The aftertaste wasn't too strong. I guess it has that typical German taste with a little twang. I found it quite enjoyable.

chadjulius, Sep 24, 2010
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - very hazy light orange tinge, tall creamy white head slowly dissipated to a solid covering with consistent lacing
S - strong sweet banana and medium clove notes, wheaty malt, light leafy greens
T - like the smell in term of the yeast, grainy wheat, light leafy hop note, and slightly peppery
M - generous carbonation, light refreshing feel with a spice tingly finish
D - a classic hefe, the yeast flavours are well balance with the wheat, refreshing and slightly spicy, this is a very sessionable beer that I hope to enjoy by the litre in Munich one week from now

joemcgrath27, Sep 20, 2010
Photo of brewerburgundy
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle, weizen glass, brewed in October 2009.

The pour was perfect; a massive meringue head is plopped on top of pleasantly hazing golden rod beer.

Sweet bread, chalk, twangy wheat, clove, cotton candy, and banana bread.

Bubble gum on a dense base of sweet wheat malt. White cake, candied lemon peel, overripe banana, and a dusting of ground clove.

Like Jason says, this beer loses carbonation rather quickly but it isn't really an issue. The body is soft and full.

A great beer and alternative to lagers for summer drinking.

brewerburgundy, Sep 18, 2010
Photo of twiggamortis420
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a best before stamp of 06/11. Pours a cloudy orange-gold color with a massive cap of white head. Retention is very good and does not leave much lacing.

Nose is banano-licious! Not a whole lot of cloves and the wheat aromas are barely detectable. Sweet, fried bananas dominate.

Taste displays a bit more snappy wheat, but the yeasty banana is the main show here. Cloves are mild and the beer is highly carbonated but soft. Paulaner's hefe seems to be sweeter and richer than some of the other famous weissbiers. This is a quality brew, no doubt, but I prefer a lighter, crisper and clovier hefe.

twiggamortis420, Sep 18, 2010
Photo of dasenebler
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.5L bottle, German distribution. Best by 4/11.

Pours with a gorgeous, creamy head atop a cloudy orange body. Good retention, excellent lacing.

The aroma is strongly of bananas and medicinal phenols. A sort of perfumy, floral character is present as well.

This is a clove and phenol bomb. Really an excellent hefeweizen. Fills the palate with sweet breadiness and phenolic band-aid flavors. Somewhat spicy, and definitely clovey. You'll get your German ale yeast fix with this one, no problem. The mouthfeel is effervescent and smooth, and the drinkability is very good, despite the beer being a bit heavier than some hefes.

One of the classics. Make sure you get the Naturtrüb and not the filtered variety.

dasenebler, Sep 15, 2010
Photo of QuestionableScum
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- The beer is a hazy orange colour, with a large offwhite head. Looks quite good.

Smell- Not the most aromatic Hefeweizen. Definitely get strong notes of banana, and clove, and that sweet wheat smell. As well as some slightly malty undertones, and a little bit of orangey citrus.

Taste- Strongest flavours that come out are a very pleasant wheat malt taste, with some elements of banana, apricot, and spiciness. The beer finishes with a slight bitterness that emphasizes the clove elements of the spiciness of the beer. Overall, this beer has a flavour profile that is very monolithic however, in which the distinctive elements form one sort of malty, bready, fruity, spiced flavour. Very pleasant, but not that complex.

Mouthfeel- The mouthfeel is very standard, not really sticky, not really thin, not really oily, just quite pleasant and smooth. The amount of carbonation seems appropriate as well.

Drinkability- A very drinkable beer overall. Nice for a hot summer's day, when one is just relaxing on the patio.

QuestionableScum, Sep 06, 2010
Photo of cetherid
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass

A.

a murky orange color. a bit darker than some Weiss beers. a nice thick creamy head. a bit off-white color.

S.

The strong wheat smell and citrus tones...like's orange. a hint of banana as well

T.

a bit of spice. like clove and cinnamon. along with the familiar wheat taste.

M.

not too carbonated. not watery. a nice medium bodied beer.

D.

an above average beer. i like drinking it and think it would be thirst quenching on a hot day. not too complex, but not light enough to have a few.

cetherid, Sep 04, 2010
Photo of kwjd
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky pale orange colour with small white head that dissipates quickly and virtually no lacing. Not the best looking hefe I've ever seen. Smell is of clove, orange and banana with the wheat malt. Flavour was a little bit sweet, but quite nice. Had some bread like flavours too. Carbonation was a bit lacking, but overall a nice beer.

kwjd, Aug 31, 2010
Photo of BeerNinja007
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this 500mL bottle for $2.99 at Hoosick Beverage in Troy NY. Best before 12/10. Served cold in a chilled weizen glass.

A moderate pour gives a huge billowing cascade of light tan foam, like 5" of it on top of 3" of cloudy honey colored brew. Leaves moderate lace, more would be better. Smell is classic spicy wheat, warm spices, banana peel, mostly dry. Mouthfeel is thin and smooth, gentle carbonation, crisp, refreshing. Taste is warm cinnamon, dry banana, all-around wheatiness, very tasty. This is easily savored or chugged, very versatile.

BeerNinja007, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz brown bottle into my SA Perfect Pint.

Muted aromas of banana and spice are more subtle than you might expect.

The flavor profile is what really set Paulaner hefe apart from the pack. Barley malt is a much more prominant flavor component. Malty caramel sweetness is is accented by ripe banana, orange zest, and spice cake. Very banana bread esque.

Perhaps a touch richer in mouthfell than most. Properly carbonated, but not spritzy. Good finish.

I have to be honest here, I have really undervalued Paulaner the last few years. I think I take them for granted because their brands are everywhere. But their beer is excellent and I couldn't be more excited to celebrate their 200th anniversary next week. Its going to be an oktoberfest I will never forget!

BradLikesBrew, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of catrone
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold colour and a thick creamy head that lasts almost forever.

It smells of fruits and spices, and the taste has also a wheat note.

Is very drinkable, low carbonated and has a light taste that never becames "boring".

It's a good summer beer and it pairs almost with everything, from fish meat to pizza, from pasta to pork chops.

catrone, Aug 21, 2010
Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From tasting notes:
A: A bright appearance. White head, minimal lacing and good retention.
S: A spicy aroma, with a bit of fruity esters. Low intensity.
T/M: A thin mouthfeel, sour flavors, mixed with clove. A little low on carbonation, and no bitterness. Low intensity on the taste with a smooth finish.
D: A good goto hefe, but nothing crazy.

GDBEERMAN, Aug 18, 2010
Photo of adam42381
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours an opaque golden brown with yellow tones. Enormous 8 finger off-white frothy head which stays around for what seems like an eternity. Moderate lacing.

Smell: Banana, cloves and wheat are the dominant aromas with hints of citrus.

Taste: Sweet up front with banana and wheat dominating. Hints of spice, orange and cloves in the middle followed by sweetness and mild phenols at the finish. Aftertaste is bittersweet.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with a very low amount of carbonation. Very smooth. A little bit too light for my liking.

Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. This is a great summer beer.

Overall: Very good hefeweizen. This is one that I'll be going for again.

adam42381, Aug 15, 2010
Photo of hosehead83
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2oz. bottle into a standard pint glass
Cloudy, orange-gold with a billowy head of bone-white foam
Aroma-Clove and wheat, subtle banana notes
Taste-Wheat, clove, banana, faint lemon "tingle"
creamy head of foam.
Overall, a very drinkable and refreshing classic example of the style.

hosehead83, Aug 15, 2010
Photo of LacquerHead
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the Executive Surf Club in CC TX

On Tap - it was served in a regular pint glass
It poured a cloudy opaque orange straw color. Good head retention that settled to a strong lacing.

The aroma was floral - wheat and orange peel.

It had an orange flavor undertone. The wheat aspect was very subdued. One BA member stated it was a "nice guy beer," and I would agree. Very smooth flavors with a mellow texture on the palate.

This beer went great with 90° humid night air of Corpus Christi TX. This had a "let's just kick back and drink some beer" quality. A reliable hefeweizen.

LacquerHead, Aug 14, 2010
Photo of JDH2000
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle w/ 11/2009 date poured into a pint glass.

A- pours a cloudy amber with two fingers of head that quickly reduce to just one finger that lasts throughout the glass.

S- Great aroma of the wheat malts pretty much carries through.

T- the smooth wheat malt gives way to bananas and bread.

M- slightly oily mouthfeel with a decent amount of carbonation.

D- all in all, a pretty drinkable beer. Definitely a good choice on a hot summer day.

JDH2000, Aug 14, 2010
Photo of 828beagle
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a very clouded golden orange with a big fluffy head that stays around for the entirety. Not a whole lot of lacing or carbonation. Spicy clove smell along with floral notes. Tastes of sweet plantains, malts, and buttered bread. Hop presence is pretty much non existent. Nice unintrusive peppery bite to the tongue but extremely smooth going down. A good medium body, not as light as most hefe-weizens and packs a bigger buzz also. Overall it's a good complex brew with great personality and I like it almost as much as Franziskaner.

828beagle, Aug 13, 2010
Photo of DoctorDog
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 1 pint .9 oz. bottle into a nonic. "12/10" stamped on the lower right of the front label.

A- Hazy/cloudy straw/orange. Pours with massive 3+ fingers of rocky, light tan head, which fades gradually into a nice foam cap.

S- Banana / cloves, hints of zesty citrus, and yeast.

T- Wheat and slight banana. Cloves and spices. Bitterness low, sweetness moderate.

M- Moderate carbonation and a medium full feel.

D- Very Good. Solid on all counts and very sessionable.

Future outlook: Like an old friend...one of the beers that originally kicked open the doors to the world of "better beer" for me many years ago. Always worthy of an occasional revisit.

DoctorDog, Aug 13, 2010
Photo of lespaulrocker
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy deep gold/orangish, 2 finger fluffy white head which took awhile to dissipate, left a good amount of lacing.

S: Banana and citrus with a little bit of clove and of course, wheat.

T: Wheat and fruit at the start, clove throughout, sweet crisp finish.

M: Light, a little bit of carbonation, smooth.

D: Great taste, easy drinkability, very sessionable.

Overall: I really enjoy this beer. I'm a fan of Hefe's, and this one came straight from Berlin so I figured it'd be good. Intriguing from start to finish, great smell, tastes great, and very refreshing. I'll definitely be drinking this again.

lespaulrocker, Aug 12, 2010
Photo of cnally
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Radiant orange-yellow color in the body, small-bubbled white head has little staying power.

Dingy yeasty aroma, a little musty, but has a little citrus and lavender--very floral, but a dirty floral.

The flavor carries quite a bit of bitterness and butterscotch. Flavor finishes spicy, pumpkin spice and clove.

A little light on the feel, watery.

Decent enough of a brew. Tasty but due to the high spice, one I'd chill with slowly.

cnally, Aug 12, 2010
Photo of jneiswender
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap at a restaurant in Berlin. Served in a Hefe glass cool.

A-orange yellow body, cloudy. thick white head.

S-veggie and clove spice

T-banana, clove, some lemon and a light hop cleanse to finish.

M-light

D-okay hefe for me. Drinkable but not outstanding. When in Germany, this was the one beer I saw Germans drinking the most. I would drink this again.

jneiswender, Aug 11, 2010
Photo of NODAK
4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Aroma here is very rich and strong. Banana...fruity esters....spice...pepper. It's all there. One of the best I've had. Also extremely cloudy, as per style. For some reason, it just seems more cloudy than others. I could be wrong.

Carbonation is prickly. Initial taste is of sweet, fruit esters...banana. There's some citrus involved there as well. Spicy cloves make an appearance as well....and in the finish, there's a good mix of spices and citrus combining together. There's even a little wheat perceptible...though it is faint. Not too much aftertaste here; it's pretty clean.

Tasty beer!! I love hefeweizens, and I really love the ones with powerful flavors. This fits the bill.

NODAK, Aug 10, 2010
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,599 ratings.