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

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Ratings: 2,759
Reviews: 1,259
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 96
Gots: 303 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001)
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Photo of JohnnyChicago
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A: Pours absolutely perfect! Cloudy, creamy orange body with a glorious mountain of head that fills just to the edge of the glass and hangs around until the glass is empty.

S: Sweet banana and clove with funky hefe yeasts and tangy wheat.

T: Banana is big, but doesn't overtake the balance. Its a tad sweet, but the hops are there to balance it out.

D: Just delicious, and the great balance makes this remarkable refreshing. I could drink these all damn day!

Overall: This is right up there among the great Hefeweizens. Its incredible drinkable and refreshing, but decidingly complex and original. Great, classic brew.

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

11.2oz can served in a weizen glass.

L - clouded dingy yellow color with a fluffy white head that left streaks of lacing.

S - everything a hefeweizen should smell like.

T - very enjoyable wheat, yeast and mild citrus flavors dance all over the tongue.

F - medium bodied with a satisfying finish.

O - one of the better hefeweizens out there.

Photo of yamar68
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my go-to summer beers. I'm a huge fan of hefeweizens and other wheat beers but I especially enjoy this one. I think its sometimes seen as THE German hefeweizen and I think there is a reason for that.

Appearance - cloudy and straw-colored, gains clarity as it warms, but tastes best cold

Smell - delicious, wheat that doesn't overpower

Taste - also delicious, very crisp and not too much malt presence something that I think some American hefes struggle with

Mouthfeel - smooth, perfect, avoid yeast at all costs of it looks dead

Overall - a great example of what wheat can contribute to an already exceptional beer

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer from (several) liter bottles and on tap in Munich, Germany. I had this beer paired with German breakfast, lunch, dinner...on train rides, porch rides, and every other daily activity. Seriously drank this beer all day every day for 4 days straight. Its a great session beer.
It pours an amazing orange/yellowish hue, perfectly cloudy with a great head. The smell is sublime with citrus and floral notes hinting of the flavours to come. It is refreshing and satisfying. This has to be my favorite Weissbier (Franziskaner Dunkelweiss is second). By the buy this beer in a 20pack of glass liters for around 15 Euro! but id gladly pay double.

Photo of Vashtar
2.6/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This beer doesn't have much of an aroma.
The appearance is nice and saturated. It's also foggy.
It has a fairly strong wheat beer taste, with a poor aftertaste.
The mouthfeel is great, but is slightly too bubbly.
I would not buy a six pack of Hefe-Weisen Natural Wheat beer.

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pint can FTW!
1.60Euro (or so) at a Monoprix in Paris.

This is the ultimate refresher beer.

A - Cloudy orange body. Thick, creamy head.

S - Citrusy, floral. Yummm.

T - Yeasty and floral. Definitely some banana and mild fruit in there too.

M - Soft and smooth. Delicate on the tongue (so it's great after a long day), but robust enough as it goes down your throat to satisfy the beer drinker in you.

O - Classic hefe. Faithful to the style. Doesn't fill you up, but satisfies you. Best when fresh! This is my first time drinking it in Europe and, man, is there a difference! +the pint can rocks!

Photo of kojevergas
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.

Photo of brystmar
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A perennial favorite; hard to believe I haven't reviewed this yet. Pours a cloudy, golden color typical of the style. Tons of frothy white head atop the brew leaves beautiful lace behind. Banana, sweet malt, clove, and citrus in the nose.

Flavors follow the aroma quite smoothly. A nice infusion of spices tingles your tongue midway through differentiates this beer from the herd. Creamy and medium-bodied with prickly carbonation; top marks on drinkability.

Among the best of the easy-to-find-everywhere hefeweizens.

Photo of rfgetz
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky yellow straw color with huge plume of prickly white head, good retention and lacing. Scent leads with yeast, clove and banana before solid notes of fresh and musty wheat present themselves. Taste begins with yeasty banana and clove notes before the grainy wheat and decently bitter grassy hops present themselves, the lack of bold sweetness or citrusy fruityness found in many current renditions really add to the overall experience. Lighter side of medium bodied, a touch creamy yet smooth and crisp, dry finish. For the style, this beer is right up there in almost every category, truly a classic.

Photo of Long813
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought in Vienna

A: Pour a cloudy pale orange body with four fingers of beautiful white fluffy head. Retention is great as is the lacing.

S: Nice aroma of wheat, light fruits, cloves and interesting yeast characters.

T: Following the aromas, pleasant taste of nice grainy hops, sweet fruits, banana, cloves and yeast notes.

M: Light bodied with medium carbonation. The texture is light and froathy, much like a typical hefe. After taste is of dry fruit and yeast.

O: Great beer that was very enjoyable. I can't recall having the non-'natural' version, so I can't compare based on that.

Photo of chickenflea
3.08/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Murky, deep golden color with a medium, frothy, white head which diminishes to a small, creamy, white head. Thick, creamy lacing. The nose is spicy and malty. Soap, clove, honey and lemon. The flavor mirrors the spicy, malty aroma and then delivers a big blast of lemon zest. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, semi-dry, tart finish.

Photo of B967ierhunter177
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a slightly hazy gold with thick head that rapidly disappears. It's aroma is of banana, citrus and doughy vanilla. The flavor is banana bread, hay, fresh bread, and a hint of lemon. The mouthfeel is light-medium. Paulaner Hefeweissbier Naturtrub is an excellent beer, refreshing, very drinkable, and a terrific example of the style. Highly recommended!

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.

Photo of Paincane
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Orange golden hazy appearance when poured into snifter with white head leaving some lacing.
S: Wheat, coriander and citrus aromas.
T: Citrus, coriander and dominating wheat flavors.
M: Light to medium bodied with mild carbonation. Refreshing.
O: Delicious hefe-weizen beer with great mouthfeel. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Photo of treque
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: it has a pale orange color, thick, cloudy hazy beer. Long lasting white and creamy head. Waste left behind on the glass

S: obviously wheat, some fruitness, some phenols, clove and coriander and some citrus, but not was as i expected, is not so deep

T: medium body, refreshing, crispi on tongue, lots of carb, clove flavour, tiny banana at the end, orange peel and wheat

Photo of aeolianshredhead
3.1/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a cloudy orange colour with an enormous head that retains well. Looks like a good hefeweizen, that's for sure.

S- Typical clove/banana smell. There is really not much else.. Maybe a hint of yeast but that's it.

T- One word describes this well: subdued. There is simply not enough of everything. It's all bready yeast with a little hint of banana on the back. Sure, what's there is still quite nice, but this is way too typical for my liking.

M- Smooth and crisp. Not bad in this area stylistically.

O- This has been a pleasant albeit underwhelming experience drinking this beer. There is nothing terrible about it however. It just lacks any discernible character. As far as I'm concerned, this pales in comprising to the Weihenstephaner hefeweizen.

Photo of Bfarr
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy yellow amber with huge silky head with great retention and lacing. Light wheat and banana aroma. Balanced wheat and lager with notes of banana, citrus, and occasionally clove. Creamy feel with a light bite.

Easy drinking and flavorful with a great feel and very inviting look, though I didn’t get too much from the aroma. Fairly light bodied for a hefeweizen, it doesn’t settle heavily and can easily withstand having multiple portions.

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

Poured from 0.5 L bottle into a weizen-glass.
This is my favorite beer, to which I'm returning over and over again. A prototype of what a really fine weizen should look, smell and taste like.
Hazy golden color with thick and persistent foam, heavenly fine scent of wheat, bread yeast and some hint of fruit, smooth sweetly-sour taste and extremely refreshing pricky mouthfeel. Unlike some of other hefe-weiss beers, this one doesn't taste somehow washed-out .
Drink it chilled and enjoy every sip!

Photo of MEsoJD
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice hazy/cloudy orange body. Creamy head that has moderate dissipation.

S: Smells of orange or lemon(citrus), wheat, and yeast malt.

T: Taste of citrus(lemon), non existent hop, and light malt. I also get some banana in there.

M: High carbonation, crisp, and medium bodied.

O: It's a refreshing beer, perfect for summer or hot days. Very drinkable.

Photo of DavidST
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best before date of 2/12.

This pours a hazy straw color with a large foamy white head with long retention. The smell is of banana, wheat, and some other spice. Feel is medium to light, nice carbonation. The taste is similar to the smell, I get a sweet banana flavor, some bready / wheat malts, a very nice wheat.

Photo of scottfrie
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle into SN tulip pint glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy citrus amber color with a huge, dense, light cream colored head that slowly faded into a thick film leaving a few spots of lacing behind.
S: I get notes of chalky minerals, clove, and a bit of banana. There is a hint of peppery wheat as well. Not very potent or sweet.
T: A bit more roasted flavors than I’m used to in a heff, but I still get the classic notes of banana, wheat, and clove. There is something medicinal as well, and I also get definite notes of peppery spices. It’s sweet, but not overly so.
M: Medium-thick body but a thinnish, almost watery mouthfeel and very low carbonation. This could be fuller.
O: I was expecting better based on the reviews. It’s not bad at all, just not mind blowing. There was something in the flavor that I just didn’t love.

Photo of olimpia84
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another good introductory beer for those looking getting in the hefe style. Serving type was bottle, poured a cloudy golden color with nice foam head, retention was pretty good.

Very balanced taste of fruits, malted wheat and a very slight spice aftertaste. Goes down very smoothly. Medium to low body and carbonation. Overall, a highly recommended beer.

Photo of Jerone
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance is a very cloudy golden straw color with tiny bubbles a two finger head of foam, good lacing as well.

Smell is of wheat, banana and maybe some bubble gum, a touch of spice at the end.

The taste is very similar to the smell with lots of wheat and a touch of banana and bubble gum. I get a bit of a metallic flavor in the beer as well which I don't care for. Mouthfeel is light to medium with lots of carbonation.

If it was not for the slight metallic taste this beer would be excellent, but for now I'll just call it good.

Photo of 24Beer92
4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a great head, about three fingers width. Cloudy darker brown almost a carmel color. Strong wheat beer smell with a slight sweetness. The taste is exceptional, this is the first I have had this beer and it just shot up my chart to a new original for me. The mouthfeel is where it looses a few points with me, it seems to turn into a froth before you can swallow. Overall a wonderfull beer that i will deffinatly be drinking again.

Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is like honey with a huge eggshell head that stands firm above the rim of the glass. However, there is just a slight amount of lacing, and the head fades surprisingly quickly. Typical hefe scents of banana, clove, and a bit of lemon are detected, but could be stronger. The taste seems to lean more toward clove, with a bit of banana. It has just a touch of the bubble gum-like sweetness that I've come to love in other hefes; it's a slightly more floral taste. Mouthfeel was a bit on the thin side; carbonation a bit high. While this is a good hefe, I don't think it measures up to the great ones from Weihenstephaner and Franziskaner.

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