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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,791 Ratings
THE BROS
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very good

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Ratings: 2,791
Reviews: 1,266
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 100
Gots: 329 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

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 harrymel
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured to Paulaner Hefe glass. Looks cool

A: Pours a golden ale with a thick, two finger, whipped and persistent head. Hazy and active with plenty of mini bubbles. Sheeting lace. Excellent for the style.

S: Yeast is king here. Cloves, bananas, earthy yeasts, hints of coriander and cardamom. Grainy and tea-like.

T: Very nice! Banana and cloves are subdued and sweetened on the palate. Very nice and easy to drink. The thought that someone would want a citrus wedge on this is troubling. The beer is near perfect for the style. Grain, cream, banana bread, pecans, cloves.

M: medium to thin body and finely carbonated. Slicks the palate and resonates. nice.

O: This is an outstanding beer. Althought hefeweisen is not my favorite style by any means, this example is obvious in it's superiority to many examples.

Photo of Vdubb86
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 3Floyds pint glass

My family bought a case of this how was I to turn it down? This beer pours the expected hazy golden color that one would assume with the style. The aroma is really very bland. I get a touch of the clove and some light orange flesh, but in all honesty there's nothing really there. The flavor seriously has the most orange zest flavor of any hefe that I've ever had. Truly there is the sweetness from the wheat and the distinct stylistic clove flavor from the yeast. It goes down smooth, but there is a bit of spice that I can't truly place, but it give a very mild zip to the beer that is quite desirable. I like the overall flavor of this beer, it's not my favorite for the style, but it's still very good.

Photo of videofrog
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass - best by date was Sept 2011.

A: Hazy copperish pour with a fluffy white head that dissipated at first, then settled to a nice little cap that laced the edges of the glass all the way down.

S: Bananas, clove, tart yeast.

T: Wheat malt, bananas, slight hop bitterness in the finish. Yeast is there as well.

M: Nice & on the thin side of medium. Carbonation moderately high and goes down easy.

O: Great summer beer and great example of a German hefe. Had this after coming in from mowing the lawn and it suited its purpose perfectly. Will be picking up more of these for sessions the rest of this summer.

Photo of burkyburk
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

This was my first hefeweizen, and from what I've been told, one of the best around.

I love the color of this beer. A very vibrant, eye-popping amber color. Little head, but sticky lacing.

Smells very yeasty, but nothing too strong.

The banana and clove flavours stick out in this brew. They are balanced very well, making this beer very smooth and drinkable.

A very pleasing beer that would be great for any hot day.

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

Poured into a Adam Adams glass. Cloudy dark yellowvwith a nice cream colored head that slowly dissipates to a film and ring. Scent is nice but not strong. Some banana but not much. Taste is very well balanced. Banana and citrus with a nice clove finish. Light to medium/light mouthfeel. Excellent easy drinking beer. No problem to down several.

Photo of BilbosNuts
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a very cloudy, golden color. Looks really great. It appears to be highly carbonated. It has a good sized white head that retains a quarter-inch puck throughout drinking.

S: The smell consists of strong cloves and spices. There are undertones of wheat along with some banana fruitiness.

T: It tastes mostly of wheat and grains. Some hints of cloves and citrus were also detected.

M: There is a pleasant feel from the light-medium body. It has a nice tingle from the carbonation, while not being overpowering. The carbonation leaves a refreshing crisp feel.

D: Overall, it is a fine example of the style blending the clove and wheat smells and tastes. Could easily have a few of these in one sitting.

Photo of Swedes21
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - cloudy ale/wheat looking beer. some nice white head, about 2 fingers that dissipates pretty quick. Some decent lacing, good carbonation levels as well.

Smell - very clean smell, yeast and banana's dominate along with some zest and slight earthy tones.

Taste - tasting the yeast with a slight banana and orange zest. some light spices, very smooth and refreshing.

Mouthfeel - lotsa good levels of carbonation enhance all flavours, very good mouthfeel. there is an added bitterness as well.

Overall - very fine and refreshing beer, glad i can get this locally. would make for an excellent session beer.

Photo of SWMeyer4141
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance-I honestly have no idea how a Hefeweizen can look any better then this beer. Perfect looking dark orange hazy body with hints of yellow with a huge 3 finger creamy white head. Leaves a good amount of beautiful lacing. I want to go swimming in it.

Smell-A good amount of yeast with some spice aroma. Hints of citrus, especially lemon.

Taste-Up front alot of yeast and mellow malts with. Followed by some Citrus, Banana and Spice. The Citrus fades off but the banana and clove last a while on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-Nice mouthfeel, what you would expect out a hefe. Good amount of carbonation.

Overall-Reasonable, Refreshing, Nice looking beer. Not much more to say, buy it and enjoy

Photo of atis
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orange with huge and soft white head that leaves thick patches of creamy lacing. Aroma is wheat malt, fruit and some spice.

Taste is fruity yeast and clove first, followed by wheat malt and banana, very faint bitterness in the aftertaste along with hints of citrus. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation.

Overall, a tasty and well made Hefe.

Photo of fitzy84
3.27/5  rDev -19.1%
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
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
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
3.41/5  rDev -15.6%
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
4.77/5  rDev +18.1%
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
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
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
4.12/5  rDev +2%
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
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Notes:
-.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
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
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
2.68/5  rDev -33.7%
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
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
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
4.12/5  rDev +2%
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.

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,791 ratings.