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

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90
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2,648 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,648
Reviews: 1,249
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 93
Gots: 228 | FT: 1
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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 dbaker61
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes.

500 mL bottle. Enjoyed at Jenny's Cafe, Jinan, Shandong Province, China. Poured into a weizen glass by the bartender, who made sure to add the yeasty remains.

Appearance: Golden-brown color, very cloudy, typical of the style. Pouring built two fingers of rich head, which died slowly, leaving little lacing down the glass upon drinking.

Smell: The smell can be used as the standard for weissbiers. There were loads of banana and other fruits, wheat and yeast. Quite sweet.

Taste: Mild, malty and slightly sweet. More wheat than banana in the taste. No hops detected, which is typical of the style (in my opinion).

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry, with low carbonation. Finished nice.

Drinkability: Very. I could drink these all day. Very refreshing. Went well with mixed sausages, penne pasta and pizza.

dbaker61, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Minimal head. Thick opaque brown orange body. Smells like bananas. Slightly sweet, no bitter taste. One of the better Hefeweizens out there. Tastes slightly fruity and nutty with orange and banana. Great mouthfeel. Would go out of my way to get some more, in fact, I plan on it.

ZenAgnostic, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of bigrzman
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of 12 oz German longneck bottle. Pours out with a cloudy orange-gold color and is hazy with its natural wheat look.
Carbonation is moderate and seemingly too little for a wheat beer. Not a heady wheat beer.

Smells yeasty, bready, and like apricots. Very pleasant and soft to the nose.

Apricot and banana bread up front with grassy notes in the back. Pretty standard wheat beer. Good job.

Mouthfeel is light-moderate. Alcohol dryness comes out, probably needs more aging.

Drinkability is good. I would gladly drink another anytime.

Overall this a standard German Hefe-Weizen. Nothing bad but nothing really good to point out either besides the smell. This gets my rating of good.

bigrzman, Feb 12, 2011
Photo of JMad
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I poured a 12 oz bottle into my glass mug...

The beer was a murky, golden, light copper color with a lofty white head with violently bursting bubbles.

I could smell lemon, wheat, yeast, hints of clove, banana and peaches.

Taste a lot of yeast, wheat, lemon, banana and clove.

This beer is very soft and light, there is great carbonation and a nice dry finish.

I thought it was an excellent example of a true German hefeweizen.

JMad, Feb 09, 2011
Photo of CuriousMonk
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes: Pours dark gold and hazy. The ample, excited head left me little lacing. Smell is predominantly rotten apple and yeast. Taste includes orange cream, overripe banana, and anise at the end, but remains relatively dry in spite of it all. Airy mouthfeel as if the beer evaporates on the tongue. Low amount of stickiness, which can be a problem in weissbier. It is a solid one but from the bottle lacks the depth of character it might have in Munchen...bottle in Guilin poured by server without the yeast is strangely clear but with very thick lasting head. Aroma is fruity and not just banana but rather also yellow plum and fresh fruit skins. Soft velvet palate is smooth and goes down really well. Not sticky. Smooth easy weizen with orange as the predominant flavor. Solid.

CuriousMonk, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of Cozzatoad
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle

A- Something between brown and orange, extremely cloudy, visibly unfiltered. Head goes up much quicker than you would expect; After some sips it goes down but leaves nice lacing

S- Not so much goin on. Yeast, hints of lemon and banana

T- Pretty much what you would expect from a weisse. Bread-like sweetness from the weath malts and then banana, honey, lemon. Nothing really special but still a really pleasant flavour, thanks in part to the beer great smoothness

M- Again, very smooth and pleasant. Body tough is a bit too light and hops are actually undetectable; this means not enough complexity to be a really excellent beer

D- You could go on driniking this forever and still feel pleased. Sweetness is not boring, though of course this beer has nothing new to say after some sips

A classic and nice Hefeweizen example

Cozzatoad, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of ticklechicken
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a foamy head that leaves no lacing over its cloudy honey orange body
S - Smells of sweet banana, cloves and some yeast
T - Citrus orange, banana and a yeast aftertaste that builds
M - Smooth drinking with a little prickliness on swallowing followed by a dryness that comes with the yeasty aftertaste.
D - Very easy and enjoyable drinking, although I'm pretty biased towards wheatbeers. I'll definitely be drinking this again.

ticklechicken, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of jack11c
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

*first review*
Poured from a standard, brown, European looking bottle with dancing German people on the label. They seem to be very happy to be assiociated with this beer.

Appears hazy orange with a tint of amber with fine art like lacing after the one finger length of head gives way.

Smells of a wheat cereal with light banana and citrus fruit. im getting tangerine also

good taste. complex wheat, banana, apricot, and lemon. cereal yeasty, wheaty malt finish but smooth.

pretty good for a Hefe. dont add fruit. i could drink one or two but i am a biased IPA fan and just not enough hops here.

jack11c, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of uustal
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours and orange/yellow with a bright white two-finger head. About average lacing and better than average retention. Yeast, banana and lemon grass aroma. Taste follows. Crisp wheat and banana notes to start followed by a hint of lemon juice. Fairly sweet finish. Nice well-balanced hefe.

uustal, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pint on-tap at Mellow Mushroom.

A: It pours a hazy golden-orange color with a beautiful finger and a half of powder-white head that has great retention and leaves thick walls of lace.

S: Lemon, pepper, some herbal notes, banana, and grass.

T: Lemon juice is the main attraction with mild banana, clove, yeasty spice, and honey graham cracker.

M: This has a medium-light body with some prickly carbonation and a crisp and pleasant finish.

D: This is wonderful drinking from start to finish and reminds me of warmer days.

bucklemyshoe, Jan 24, 2011
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 spinrsx
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a murky amber colour with a very large frothy and fizzy off-white coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the murkiness of the beer and there is an average amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes or so.

Smell - light banana, breads/grains, cloves, lemon

Taste & Mouth - There beer has a slightly above average amount of carbonation and it feels creamy on the tongue. Most of the flavour is made up of bananas and cloves mixed with breads/grains. I also tasted quite of bit of lemon juice flavour. It finished with a banana and lemon aftertaste.

Drink - This was a delicious highly sessionable beer that I will be sure to seek out again. I could easily drink a 6-pack of these on a warm summer day.

spinrsx, Jan 13, 2011
Photo of misinformed
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

25 oz. bottle, best before 5/11. Reviewed 12/30/10, weizen glass.

A- Hazy gold with orange highlights. Poured with 2 1/2 to 3" of barely off-white head that settled down to a thin pad. Good thick bit of lacing.

S- Lemon, grass. Nice, but light. Apparently no wheat since I didn't write it down.

T- Light lemon, grass, light grain. Tart green apple, which occasionally translated to a sour/vinegar taste. Some mild yeast in the finish.

M- Light and refreshing, but nothing special.

D- Surprisingly not a lot of wheat/grain going on here which is kind of a disappointment. The lemon and tart apple notes were nice though. Refreshing with a good nose, but not my favorite hefeweizen. I paid $1.99 for the bottle so it's pretty hard to beat in that regard.

misinformed, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of beerprovedwright
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice orange brown color that matches a 9 on the SRM beer color chart. The head was one finger of thin bubbles, and light lace with little cling. Smells of wheat, malt, a little citrus and malt. Taste is bold mixture of roasted wheat, and sweet malt, very little influence from hops, but just a little citrus does come through during the aftertaste. I was a little let down be the mouthfeel. It has some, but I would hope for more. I would drink another, because I like the flavor.

beerprovedwright, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of rhoadsrage
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.

rhoadsrage, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of ELN
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got my bottled pint for like $2.60 at Safeway here in Vancouver, Washington. I saw some fat guy at a picnic table smoking medical marijuana as I was going in the store.

serving type: bottle
appearance: drank from bottle
smell: wheat
taste: frothy, easy, hefe-weizen. goes down super smooth
mouthfeel: full
drinkability: since you have to buy it by single bottles I guess one but if it was free then more. ;)

this stuff has a lot of head. i took a couple swigs and it frothed all over my pants which i had to take off and then it happened again and it got all over my Shaun White hoodie from Target.

good stuff, real smooth. not my favorite style of beer but it's up there. if you want something easy to drink without a harsh taste this would be a good choice I think. Trader Joes has an excellent hefe-weizen as well.

ELN, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of jbphoto88
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazed golden honey colored beer with a perfect german engineered sand colored head. This beer glows beautifully when held up to a light and reveals steady streams of bubbles. Lovely.

The nose is full of grains and golden wheat combining to give off a biscuit dough scent. There is also a natural yeast covered apple scent that hints at a lemony citrus.

Taste is similar to the nose. Heavy on the wheat and grains with subtle touches of apple and lemons. There is a yeasty bread flavor that gets more potent as the beverage warms. Clean, natural flavors that really work well together.

I find the carbonation to be a little too fizzy for my taste. It burns the tip of my tongue and mutes the flavors but that doesn't stop this beer from being an easy drinker. The mouthfeel is crisp and goes down smooth. A nice session beer.

jbphoto88, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of andrenaline
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've overlooked this on several occasions, but finally got around to picking up a 6-er.

A - Pours a very hazy, golden pale orange colour, thin layer of head with little retention and the odd spotty lacing.

S - Musty cloves and nutmeg, slight cirtrus scent with lemon and a touch of orange.

T - Much like the scent with cloves and nutmeg, some citrus and sweet bubblegum yeast esters that linger on the finish.

M - A bit prickly going down, good body carbonation and finishes nice and wet.

D - Overall, a very tasty hefeweizen and top notch quality for the style. Highly recommended to any hefe fan and great to have this readily available at the local liquor store.

andrenaline, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of mvmalesci
4.93/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fantastic Hefeweizen from Germany...

A: golden in color with a beautiful frothy head.

S: yeasty, subtle notes of banana and cloves

T: smooth and delicious...

M: slightly carbonated, crisp, and loving it.

D: refreshing even on a cold winter day...thank you sir may I have another!!!

mvmalesci, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of Lukecook
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- cloudy golden color, huge head that goes above the edge of the glass and looks like a fluffy cloud, minimial Lacing.

S- earthy, and a little lemon.

T- banana bread, lemon, and a hint of cloves.

M- light in body high carbonation, finishes dry.

D- Great beer that is very refreshing, would be a great lawn mowing beer!

Lukecook, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of fsimcox
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy off-orange, dark golden color. Thick white foamy head that leaves a half inch of foam. Eventually, foam dissipates to a thin layer. No lacing.

Smells of ripe bananas and cloves. Some hints of citrus, but not much.

Tastes of banana, a little bit of citrus, fruity and very creamy up front. Some tart sour notes in the finish. Carbonation is very noticeable.

Mouthfeel is a little creamy up front. Smooth, creamy taste and carbonation in the finish. Some banana in the aftertaste.

A good example of the style, but I think I prefer Franziskaner or König Ludwig Weissbier.

fsimcox, Dec 21, 2010
Photo of donniecuffs
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle into a weizen glass, it poured cloudy golden, with very little carbonation, less than a finger of white head, and very little head retention. Spotty lacing as well. Definitely detected the standard banana and clove in the nose, though the flavor wasn't as intense, leaving me with a little more bitterness on the finish than I had hoped for. Thin yet smooth; a good session hefe, though more balance on the finish and a better head would be desirable.

donniecuffs, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of IIKaRuII
3.03/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tall pilsner. very cloudy, with a yellow lager looking color. Smell is a sweet malt with very lite hopness to it. Taste is really nothing to brag about. has a very fluffy sweet taste. as for drinkability.. its okay. it almost drinks like a domestic lager.

IIKaRuII, Dec 15, 2010
Photo of depechemode1983
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a hazy/cloudy golden with fluffy consistent white head that leaves minimal to no lacing at all.

S - Smell is floral with a hint of bitter sweetness. Spices and fruits are in the middle, like cloves, an maybe a little cherries and bananas.

T - A little sour up front but is balanced out by a sweet fruity character and some clove spiciness. It has a nice simple semi sweet fruity finish.

M - Medium bodied,smooth and creamy, with some tingling from the carbonation.

Drinkability - Highly drinkable. Looks beautiful. Smells wonderful. Taste fantastic. Feels great on the palate. And only 5.5 ABV. Given the opportunity I might be able to polish off a mini keg of this stuff on a long night of partying with friends. I know I wouldnt be disappointed.

depechemode1983, Dec 12, 2010
Photo of swede96
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice 3 finger head in a pilsner glass. Beer had the cloudy appearance of the wheat beer.

Smell was of clove.

Taste followed the smell of clove with not much carbonation.

Mouthfeel was smoothe.

Drinkability was was light and refreshing, and would be a beer that I would buy again.

swede96, Dec 06, 2010
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,648 ratings.