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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,830 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,830
Reviews: 1,275
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 102
Gots: 364 | FT: 2
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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:
Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001

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Photo of Ochsenblut
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy burnt orange body sits beneath an off-white fluffy two finger head. The head structure is brilliant, slowly dissipating to a ring of lace a few minutes into the experience.

The perfume is sweet with a backing of banana esters and a clove presence.

The beer starts prickly, a combination of high carbonation and a citric bite which fades to a characteristic wheaty twang. Punctuated by soft banana esters, this beer finishes with an extremely faint hoppy bitterness and slightly acidic aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is both creamy and prickly, coming from the high carbonation in tandem with its substantial body.

Paulaner Hefeweizen is an excellent example of the Weizen style. It's no wonder that this is a part of a traditional Bavarian breakfast. It's filling while being pleasingly light in taste. Oh, how I dream of Bayern when I drink this beer.

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

Orange and almost clear, great lasting head, good lacing, and a torrent of great bubbles rushing from the laser etching in my snifter.

Smell is yeasty with a typically wheat beer background, some light fruits, and a little bit spicy. Nice.

Taste is boldly yeasty, lightly spiced, smooth even wheat flavors, and a touch of maltiness. There's a bit of an apple-pear flavor also.

Feel is light to slightly medium body, could be a little thicker but pretty good anyway. Lightly sweet, wheat aftertaste.

Drink is pretty good for the style. It's certainly a nice hef.

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

A - Pours hazy orange-gold color.
S - Smells of bananas, cloves, citrus, and yeast.
T - Bread w/ yeast, banana, cloves, and then orange/lemon and yeast.
M - Medium light body with crisp finish.
D - Great drinking beer for the warmer weather.

I really like this Hefe and it is certainly above most others.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

an instant classic, this one was enjoyed down by the dock and reviewed from notes.

Poured a nice and very hazy Golden yellow with a good amount of sediment floating around. A very nice large white head of foamy lace took shape on top and had very nice retention, hanging around for a good five minutes before settling down to a more respectable level and leaving behind copious side lace. Smell was very nice, lots of yeast and wheat were evident as well as a nice little bit of bittering hops. A small touch of some light, tart fruit was hinting around in there as well. The taste was classic, very nice light body with a very smooth texture. Great yeast and grass like flavor on top of a light bread back. Some light fruit notes also jumping around and accentuating it very nicely. Overall this was a great classic German brew. Very drinkable and full of flavor, and Organic too! Can't really ask for much more in the style, this was very nice all around.

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

Paulaner Hefe Weizen...in a bottle

Appearance-vibrant orange with touches of yellow gold, large head that crashes with heavy carbonation before dissipating, cloudy and hazy as one would expect.

Smell-classic notes of yeast with the clove and banana you'd expect from the style. Very strong aroma, also notes of clove spice, alcohol, and toasted bread.

Taste/Mouthfeel-Medium mouthfeel, many of the flavors mentioned in the aroma arrive here in full force, rather than muddle they work very well together. Finishes in one final haze of clove and banana. Extremely strong flavor for a hefe, very enjoyable.

Drinkability-full flavored yet very easy to drink.

Overall-well, I was excited to review this until I saw how many others had. So it's no secret but this is one of the finest Hefes out there, a true representation of the style and also a more full flavored one. Excellent and highly recommended.

Photo of nosurrender23
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Grade for the group = B.

"Great for a 'hefe.'"

First, the beer pours with a feisty head that lingers (may have been from a poor pour) and is cloudy, off orange in color. Comments were also made about the beer being "Blue Moonish," having "lots of head," and a local animal expert said the hue was monkey piss in color.

The beer had a banana, clover, "hefe" smell like "bananas under Chiquita's arm-pit."

While resting in the mouth, the beer had a flat, smooth - not overwhelming, and frothiness to it.

As far as drinking is concerned, it had a flatter, smoother "cloveness" to it with a smooth wheat taste that is drinkable and creeps up on one like a "thief in the night."

Finally, the taste was a light banana--orangy--fruity--clove taste that was more banana than orange.

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

A - Poured into a giant (stein-like) glass mug. Hazy/cloudy golden with fluffy white head that rises above the glass. Minimal to no lacing at all.

S - Smell is somewhat subdued but there is lemon/citrus, banana, cloves and bubblegum evident.

T - A little tart but the sweetness from the grain along with the banana balances things out. Also some dry graininess. Lemony on the finish.

M - Medium bodied with excellent carbonation. Nice and chewy with the yeasty body.

Drinkability - Highly drinkable. Not my favorite Weizen but a great standard that is an easy drinker and refreshing. Always a reliable choice after many years of going back to it.

Photo of dbaker61
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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.

Photo of bigrzman
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Photo of JMad
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Photo of CuriousMonk
4.2/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.66/5  rDev -9.4%
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

Photo of ticklechicken
3.92/5  rDev -3%
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.

Photo of jack11c
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo of misinformed
3.57/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Photo of ELN
4.2/5  rDev +4%
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.

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.

Photo of andrenaline
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,830 ratings.