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

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Ratings: 2,757
Reviews: 1,259
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 97
Gots: 297 | 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 fitzy84
3.28/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bought a six pack from Table and Vine in West Springfield. The drink poured with a huge head that eventually dissipates into some lacing. Has a slight burnt orange look to the drink. The aromas some citrus, but definitely yeast and bread. Taste was not too bad: some sour citrus and light wheat flavoring. The mouthfeel was a bit light and watery. Helped the drink be refreshing, but it did water down the flavor. Overall, not too bad, but a little too watery.

Photo of beerphan
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle -> pint
best before 8/11 L227016 is screened on the bottle

Pours a mostly clear yellowish orange with a thin creamy white head that doesn't last very long and leaves only dotted lace. Carbonation appears persistent and robust.

Nose: banana yeasty notes, but not much else.

Medium body that finishes light a tight. Sweet malts take a back seat to the banana yeast along with some tangy fruits. Only light tad of bitterness is needed at the end.

Easy to drink but not really jumping out at me.

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours hazy and apricot-colored with a huge cloudy head. Smells like apples, pancakes and flowers.

The taste is wonderful, tangy and crisp. Refreshing. More apples, citrus, and cloves. The tanginess is undermined by a slight malty sweetness, which is married to a gentle hops bitterness. It is incredibly smooth and drinkable, yet sadly it is a bit bland and watery on the finish.

Of all beer styles, this may be my favorite and the one I have explored the most. When it comes to flavor and refreshment, for my money there is just nothing like a good hefeweiss. I first had this one in Munich about 10 years ago. Two years ago, I bought one of those mini-kegs and polished it off in 2 days. This is not my favorite hefeweiss, but it is still a darn good one. You cannot go wrong with Paulaner.

Photo of WhiteOak
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy amber-copper color, with a mountainous head of snowy egg-white meringue. Lacy.

S- Malt and golden raisin aromas dominate the muted notes of fruit & spice. Not nearly as inviting as Weihenstephaner or the Edel-Weisse.

T- Flavors of decoction mash wheat, grains, and slightly oxidized yellow fruits.

M, D- Very pleasant feel, and the drinkability is quite effortless.

Photo of MattyG85
4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Deep and slight cloudy honey gold. Big white foam head fades into a thin white layer. Decent lacing.

Smell: Banana, yeasty bread, apple, and clove followed by a hint of citrus and malts.

Taste: Banana and bread up front followed by a hint of caramel malts and a slight citrus hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a high level of carbonation.

Overall: A great tasting Hefeweizen. One of the better ones around.

Photo of ramseye4
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I first had this in Munich some time ago, and drink it fairly frequently over here but for some reason haven't reviewed it yet. It pours a very murky and cloudy orangish copper color with a cloudy, fluffy two finger head, that leaves a bit of lacing. An absolutely beautiful beer, and exactly as a hefeweizen should look. Aroma is of banana, clove, faint orange, and a load of yeast. Yeast hits the tongue first, with pronounced clove and a bit of spiciness, and an almost bubblegum like taste as well. Mouthfeel is very highly carbonated and medium bodied with a great aftertaste. Great beer overall, and not one to miss for Hefeweizen fans.

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

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.
5.5% ABV, Best Before 05/11

A - With a moderate haze, it's one of the clearer hefes out there. The color still shines a bright golden yellow color. The head is as thick as my hand and lowers very slowly. The sparkly pile of bubbles doesn't leave much lace though.

S - A glowing, effervescent aroma of yeasty esters erupts from this brew; banana, clove, clay, damp earth. Soft wheat is delicate but persistent throughout for a fantastic classic hefe nose!

T - The flavor seems fairly reserved after the potency of the aroma. Light straw hints roughen up the soft wheat and yeast esters fall to the back. Banana and clove mostly.

M - Medium-bodied and soft with a smooth, relaxed finish and higher level of carbonation.

O - Holy summer beer Batman, this thin was brewed to be consumed on a hot day! Good but not one of the more flavorful German hefes out there.

Photo of eric5bellies
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Erdinger weizen glass.

A - Pors a niceclocdy honeycomb colour with a nice two fingered tight head that retains reduces quickly and laces.

S - Yeast, citrus and banana

T - Bread up front followed by caramelised banana
malts and biscuit. Slightly citrus on the bitter finish.

M - Full carbonation and medium body.

D - One of the better hefes around

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

on tap at old chicago

A- pours a cloudy yellow/orange color with a staying 2 finger head and some nice chunky lacing on side of glass

S- bananas,apples,some clove a dash of peper and some bubblegum

T- lots of fruit mainly bananas,with some apples and pears ,some clove is mixed in with a tart bit of citrus and some lingering hop

M- medium carbonation/body with a tart refreshing well balanced fruity yeast finish

O- this is a good representation of the style its well made and very tasty

Photo of bump8628
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy apricot with a well-bubbled, white head. Bubble gum, banana skins, clove and nutmeg, and apricot fill out the yeast profile. Warm bread with a substantial (for the style) hit of hop bitterness and grass. A bit of CO2 scrubs the tongue. A slightly unique hefeweizen. I'm guessing this is a different yeast strain than the famous Weihenstephan strain. $3 a pint special can't be beat.

Photo of clayphilly
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one with Paul Dana Bryce and friend. Great head, great flavor, much better than Hoegardden. Whereas Hoegardden leaves an "empty" or watery feeling when you're sipping on it, this Paulaner has a more "complete" taste. Great beer.

-.5L On tap while listening to Celtiberian music
-Bar in Oviedo, Asturias

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

Sitting at an airport hotel (Air Hotel Wartburg) bar in Dusseldorf. The keg has broken, so I go for this bottle of Hefe!

Nice presentation, it was served from a tall glass, with a full head. Nice retention.

Smells the way weiss should. Yeasty and “banana-y”

Carbonation is good, malted wheat and barley taste. Filling.

The sweet taste lingers with a shallow aftertaste.

A very drinkable Weissen.

Photo of smakawhat
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale style glass.

Great bursting three to four finger head with snapping sounding bubbles, all white and tight. Classic carbonation body that is only slightly cloudy that lends to orange more than yellow. Head does not even move. I like this beers look because of its body's color.

Smell is classic Hefeweizen a little banana but unfortunately gaseous C02 smelling that is predominant over everything else. It's still fairly pleasant though.

Taste is a soild body with banana like flavor and a good feeling. A hint of spice in the taste but more fruity mushy banana than anything else. Good palate coating as well.

Overall, fits the style but I am not drawn to it, I can't get pass the gaseous smell when it comes to my face. You could do a hell of a lot worse than this, so I am not complaining.

Photo of ChadQuest
2.65/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thick 3 finger head, hazy body that is tangerine sunburst orange.
Banana and yeast, some light lemon, not the strongest aromatics from a Hefe, but not dead as water.
Flavors are the estery yeast and banana you expect from the aroma, but honestly kinda faint and watery, i was expecting a more upfront full bodied texture and flavors, but this one is sailing at half mast.

I've had alot of much better hefes, just grab a Weihenstephaner.

Photo of MinnesotaRIS
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with medium body. Golden with white pale haze making the beer opaque but bright. Classic hefeweizen appearance. Thick white head that dissipates slowly leaving lots of lacing and scant top foam.

Smells of wheat! Banana and yeast esters that complement the body of the beer.

Taste of wheat. Spicy and clove tasting with hints of banana. Very low bitterness if you would even call it that. Smooth and creamy texture.

This is a classic wheat and should be tried by those who say Blue Moon is a good beer.

Photo of Mora2000
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.

Photo of Intrinsic
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Not much to speak of in terms of appearance, Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb still looks reasonable appetizing. It is a brownish orange colour and quite cloudy, with very little head.

I definitely enjoy the smell of this beer. Very light floral and fruity scents are the major players, with faint notes of spice as well.

The taste is quite good and ranks up there with my other favourite hefeweizens. Its a crisp, clean beer with great balance and lightness that would be perfect on a warm summer day.

Refreshing is definitely a word that comes to mind when describing the mouthfeel. Not dry at all, but just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall, this beer will be considered next time I'm looking for a hefeweizen. Its pretty darn good.

Photo of TheYeagermeister
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A--Cloudy, golden orange. Pours a nice head that doesn't retain well but does have nice lacing.

S--Mmm, the smell is appetizing...floral, yeast, and citrus.

T--With the yummy breadiness there is also a bit of banana, honey, and pear initially. Malts are just sweet enough and pair well with the biscuity yeast. Complex. Finishes with a slight lemon tang. Rather bitter, sort of funky aftertaste.

M--Medium bodied and very carbonated.

D--Highly drinkable.

Not bad, but the yeast is slightly funky to me. Also, feels like the hops could have been better balanced.

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

Tried at molly Malpnes in puerto in the middle of s bike ride. Nice lacing cloudy and golden. Nice wheaty fruit with some tart aftertaste. Carbonation continues. Very sessionable. will try often. Perfect for a spring day in southern Spain. Also recommend thevpatio at mollys

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

pours an unfiltered golden orange with a huge amount of tasty and creamy head.

smell is sweet malty with some sour. fruity undertones.

taste is smooth and creamy.

mouth is light-medium bodied with good medium-high carbonation.

good typical german hefe. stands up to the typical german serving in 1 liter glasses and is good till the end. had this and enjoyed it on my recent trip to germany.

Photo of bfields4
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy unfiltered off yellow body. Nice white frothy head.

Bananas and clove dominate the aroma. A little bit more on the banana side.

A little more clove. Very spicy. Mellow banana flavor compliments. Slight wheaty citrus bite at the end.

Nice even cabonation. Smooth light body. Very drinkable.

Photo of philbe311
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly less than a fingers worth of perfectly uniform fizzy slightly off-white colored head... Minimal retention gives way to a sparse lacing and a thin collar with loads of carbonation bubbles bursting through the surface... The color is a warm orangish amber that shows undertones of pale straw when back lit... Streams of rapid paced carbonation throughout...

S - A wonderfully intoxicating nose... Citrus... Banana... Clove... Wheat... Golden raisins... Sweet bread... A subtle touch of candied sugar... Wonderful balance and complexity...

T - Muted citrus... Sweet bananas... A touch of clove... Bubblegum notes...

M - Medium bodied... Quite sturdy... A surprising creaminess... Loaded with prickly carbonation... A bit too fizzy... A bit sticky...

D - A solid, surprisingly robust Hefeweizen...

Photo of realbeerbaron
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle to blanche de chambly glass. Best before date on back.

A: poured a nice orange in colour with a very fluffy white pillow-top head. Thick in colour ( opaque)

S: Scents of citrus and clove dominate this wheat beer. Orange and coriander as well.

T: citrus fruits off the top, with hints of spice onj the finish.

M: almost creamy on the palate. Little carbonation. Quite smooth

This beer is one of my all time favorites, very drinkable, and refreshing, espcially on a hot day. This one is always in my fridge/

Photo of happy4hoppybeer
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drink by/best-by date is 4/2011

Cloudy orange, with nice creamy off-white head,taking it's time to fizzle away,sticks around for a good while. Creamy white lacing,fairly thick. Wow.

Tartness,malt backbone, with some good nuttiness,fruits,maybe peanuts?? Nice aroma, a good hint of what's to come.

Sweet taste of banana,nuts fruits with good malt balance.Light carbonation,light bodied and smooth. Great for a those coming soon(hopefully) hot summer days.

Another solid German session brew, from a respectable brand. Look forward to having more.

Photo of ThaCreep
2.63/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Apricot color, nose a little stale corn but where we feel the yellow fruit (especially bananas) which somehow tries to point the tip of his nose, but without much success. The taste is slightly sweet with a slight bitterness with an additional finish virtually nonexistent.

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