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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,831 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,831
Reviews: 1,276
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 102
Gots: 365 | FT: 2
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 Daredevil
3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a murky apricot colour with a fat but fast disappearing head

nose: ripe banana and rye bread

palate: ripe banana, tangy citrus, with a toffee finish

this would be a typical medium bodied but flavorwise rich Hefe-Weizen slightly impaired by some tarty citrus notes

Photo of AEArider
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy golden orange with a wonderful, billowing head. Looks heavenly. Both smell and taste resemble other craft german hefe-weissbiers I've had (especially that advertise following the standards of Reinheitsgebot), with the citrus, clove, and banana hints, although I believe this one focuses on the spicier notes more so than the fruity ones. Smooth mouthfeel, slightly dry. Great beer, and pretty accessible where I'm at, so I'm sure to enjoy again.

Photo of engagechad
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a case from Costco

Pours a very hazy deep gold color with massive pillow head, great lacing. Smells clovey and vaguely banana. Taste is slightly spicy and very smooth. Feels perfect with just the right amount of zing and smoothness.

This is a solid hef - one to keep on hand for hot summer days or with food as well.

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

500 ml bottle from Fred Meyer Hawthorne PDX, poured into Wit glass 8.1.11.

Three finger rocky white head after deliberate pour, medium dissipation with marginal lacing. Aroma is banana centric, with deep wheat tones, muted clove notes with floral hops. Taste mirrors nose with some pear notes for sweetness. Medium-light mouthfeel, pretty dry finish clean. Quite drinkable, would go well with a variety of foods.

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

Appearance: It’s nicely carbonated with a little head on top. It’s brassy in color with a murky appearance.

Smell: There is a light lemon fragrance, which lends itself well to an orange garnish on the glass, and a very doughy or yeast-like smell.

Taste: There is only a little bit of hop flavor here. The flavor is complex and a little difficult to describe. I get a blend of lemon, spice, and banana. None of which are strong or overpowering, but it makes for a refreshing taste – perfect for a summer day.

Mouthfeel: It's thick but not heavy. This hefe has a smooth feel and dry finish.

Overall: I like it. It’s not my favorite hefeweizen, but I feel it is a perfect example of a delicious, traditional wheat beer.

I definitely recommend it, and I’ll definitely buy it again. I’ll probably only buy it again on draught though – this particular beer lends itself well to a fresh pour and weizen glassware.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours murky orange with a whiped-cream like white enormous head that slowly dissipates into rich lacings.

S: Sweet ripe bananas - obvious wheat. Some yeast, some spices. Oranges and lemon sezt.

T: Ripe bananas, not too sweet. Oranges and lemon sezt. Bready malt. Spicy and yeasty.

M: Aftertaste is short and bitter rahter than sweet, just as it should be. Body is light and very smooth. Carbonation is mild. Very refreshing and very smooth.

O: This is a pretty nice Hefeweizen. If you havn't had a beer from this style - this should be your first.

Photo of karait95
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: very nice looking as a hefewaizen, nice amber yellow orange color no totally clear mostly cloudy with a medium size head of about four fingers that dissipates slowly leaving some traces behind on the German pint, the carbonation is good and enough to preserve a permanent layer on top of the beer.

S: Is not very intense the smell but it is nice it very clear the wheat and citrus and of course some bananas are present, it has some herbs that I cannot identify.

T: The flavor is balanced with good ingredients you can feel the wheat and all the malts and herbs that are well mixed for pleasant tasting.

M: Again it is to be said a well balanced feeling on the mouth, with a slow beginning and a good medium lasting ending on the mouth and in the back.

Photo of rvdoorn
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: the beer pours a nice hazy-golden-yellow color with a nice fluffy white head.
Smell: yeast, bread, banana and some hints of clove
Taste: Yeast, wheat, some lemon, full of banana with some clove in the aftertaste. Almost no hop bitterness in this one.
Mouthfeel: creamy texture, medium carbonation
Overall: Nice beer

Photo of kflorence
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Imported from my ratebeer.com profile - JAN 20, 2008

Pours a thick amber orange color with nice foamy white head. Smells like wheat, citrus, spice and a little yeasty. It is slightly fruity, very crisp and dry and finishes with a lemon, wheat and yeast flavor. Very smooth on the mouth, very refreshing! Reminds me of a slightly less fruity version of Franziskaner with a slightly higher alcohol content. I like this a lot.

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

A - Nicely carbonated but let down with the head. Pleasant gingery body.

S - Fresh lemon over a yeasty aroma.

T - Only slightly hoppy. Spicy lemon and orange rind.

M - A bit too much carbonation for me and quite thin.

O - Was looking forward to this one as a big fan of hefeweizens. Somewhat underwhelming from that perspective. A nice refreshing beer but not a top notch hefeweizen in my view.

Photo of jtingue
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a weisen glass.

Appearance- Pours with a huge 4 fingers of head which reduces down to about a finger and a half. Cloudy yellow orange in color. Effervescent bubble rise from the bottom of the glass.

Smell- Banana is dominant, with a sweetness and breadiness in the background . Strangely there is a bit of booziness in the nose.

Taste- Slight fruity tartness right up front, followed by a sweet banana flavor. An herbal note is present in the middle, followed by a faint spiciness similar to coriander. Short moist finish with a lingering

Mouthfeel- Very thin body, though very drinkable. Slight carbonation.

The mouthfeel is definitely the weakest part of the beer. It doesn't have the thicker body and dense carbonation that I like in hefeweisens. Overall a very sessionable beer though.

Photo of patra7
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Huge, off-white head; cloudy orange colour.
Smell: Yeast, wheat and some banana.
Taste: Mostly yeast, then banana and other fruity (green apple?) notes. A light sweetness feel overall.
Mouthfeel: Thin, smooth and slightly oily texture at the same time. Very refreshing. Medium carbonation and body.
Drinkability: Wonderfully drinkable. I used to not like it as it doesn’t have any... extremities but I now appreciate its mainstream character.

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

Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a bit more amber than other hefes. Nice white head and lacing.

Aroma is a bit more malt forward than hefe yeast. Wheat and a bit of malt. Some banana and clove.

Taste is the same. Bit more malty than other hefes but pleasant. Subdued clove and banana but that may be desirable to some people.

Mouthfeel is smooth. Nice carb.

Overall a tasty hefe. Would have again and I have had it several times.

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

Discovered this beer on a trip to Europe, and became obsessed with hefeweizens for a long time after. A somewhat dark, wheat beer with a good kind of bitterness, Paulaner is a great beer that you can just sip nicely on a hot day or pound one after another on a rough day. Can't go wrong.

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

Paulaner On a business trip to Europe, I had an evening in Munich to catch an early flight home. The hotel bar served a local dark Hefewisen on tap. I am a big wheat beer fan, but this beer blew me away. What a flavor! Paulander HW is about the closest thing to that experience I have come across in the States. If you are into wheat beers, this Hefe should be in your mix. Dark color and nice head deliver a smooth drinking wheat with slightly more body and flavor that your more common lighter wheats.

Photo of rarbring
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is foggy orange, has a firm white head that leaves some lacing.

The smell is fruity, bananas and spicy, cardamom.

The taste is sweet. white bread with orange marmalade, some christmassy sppices, a note of green bitter banana peel.

High carbonation, small fizzy bubbles, soft texture and a medium body, a light dry finish.

Really refreshing in the afternoon heat in Frankfurt.

Photo of ncmussell
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle brought back from Germany a week ago. This has a nice white foamy head that slowly goes away. Nice nose of banana glove and bubblegum that doesn't overwhelm. The taste and mouthfeel is a little creamier than some other hefes that I have had recently although that is probably the style difference between German and American. Overall this was very good although I would be interested to try it against the American imported version to see if there are differences.

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

Incredibly persistent moussy white head that never sets and creates firm laces on the walls is underlain by hazed deep, dark golden body with orange-brown hue. The nose is somewhat fruity and exhibits good balance between strong clove phenols and banana esters, followed by moderate wheat aroma perceived as freshly baked bread, malted wheat sweetness and faint citrusy tartness. Medium body with creamy fullness is doughy on the palate, with evident clove while yeast hanging in suspension and high CO2 content donate citrusy tartness toward the relatively dry finish, that is somewhat spritzy due to high carbonation which ,nevertheless, embedded by firm body remains soft for most of the time. Incredible how such widely available beer can be so good. An excellent example of German beer-culture where good beer represents natural rights and wide availability doesn't mean deficiency on quality.

(500 ml can, freshness date April 2012, into tulip.)

Photo of vkv822
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle into weizen glass.

Cloudy golden-orange with a frothy off white head.

The aroma is of weizen yeasts, some clove and esters.

The taste is again of clove and estery fruit. A good bit of bread as well. There are faint citric notes as well.

Has a medium body with fairly active carbonation.

A nice hefe, though nothing really stood out to me.

Photo of Jwale73
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle served in my Weihenstephan weizen at 51 degrees. Best Before 08/11 indicated on the label. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a dense, rocky, four inch bright white head that eventually settles into a solid quarter inch cap. Some sheets of lacing are revealed during the tasting, but adhesion is somewhat weak. Nose is fairly non-discrete - a trace of overripe banana, wheat and a bready/figgy character towards the back. Flavors are really quite muted and somewhat watery. There's also a slight herbal and perhaps a slightly metallic quality. Mouthfeel is light-medium with an easy, even carbonation. All and all a decent hefe. I've definitely had better, but I'm also not sure if this brew might be a bit past it's prime. I'll have to re-visit this one either on-draft or with a fresher bottle.

Photo of ktrillionaire
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - The brew pours a radiant hazed golden-caramel hue and is capped with a moderate sized ecru head.

S - The nose is banana, spice and sweet wheat, the requisite elements; it also is quite pale grainy and mineral-y.

T - The taste reinforces the dynamic found in the aroma with this brew exhibiting nearly as much Lager character as Hefeweizen. Banana, spice and the like are dialed down, even in comparison to the nose; alternately, the pale grain huskiness and mineral notes are strengthened. It does not taste bad by any stretch of the imagination; it does seem, however, a bit off-style.

M - The feel is a bit too prickly and not creamy enough, though the weight is just about right.

O - This is a decent beer but there are literally a half-dozen widely available examples of the style that are better.

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

Appearance - Cloudy/hazy rust colored body 3 fingers of egg shell white head that died down after about 5 mins.

Smell - Yeast malts with banana and the hops buried under all that not that powerful a scent.

Taste - Follows the nose almost to the letter yeast, banana, little to no spice in the taste here its very very faint.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and quite refreshing on a night when its 100 out. A tad bit thin, boarder line watery going down as well.

Overall - Good example of a real Hefeweizen but not the best. I would pick this up over a lot of other beers but I'm not jumping for joy over it either. That said go grab one and see for yourself.

Photo of hopfiend666
4.82/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Cloudy, but who cares? its's an unfiltered hefe, it's supposed to be cloudy.

Smell: smells like floural wheat, smooth

Taste: now what really matters. Medium bodied, smooth. Its the epitome of a hefeweizen. I found myself drinking a bunch of these on the beach during a hot day.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium bodied.

Overall: I give this a 666, for pure evil goodness.

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy, light brown. Creamy lasting head. Typical hefeweizen.

S: Wheat, lemon, faint spices and yeast.

T: Wheat, punctuated with a sour zing and a warm spice flavour at the back of everything.

M: Lightly carbonated so it's quite easy going and very drinkable.

O: Perfect summer drink, especially with (or even as) a dessert.

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

Poured into a weizen glass, developing a spectacular head; like a soft serve ice cream rising above the rim. The rush of bubbles through the cloudy amber glow is just gorgeous.

The nose is yeasty with a hint of lemon and clove. A note of vanilla is detectable as well.

The taste of bananas and strawberries show up front over a malty backbone with just a touch of spice. I'm reminded of rum cake in the finish. A tad thin in the mouthfeel, but very creamy and smooth.

It's a bit more on the sweet and mellow side of the spectrum compared to others in the style. A very tasty Hefeweizen.

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,831 ratings.