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

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2,612 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,612
Reviews: 1,245
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 89
Gots: 212 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001)
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Photo of erz316
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pt 9 floz bottle into Paulaner weizen glass, touting that it is the: feinste Münchner Braukunst. We'll see how the motto stands up.

A - a beautiful pour, perfectly lining up to the .5 liter mark; solid white frothy head tops the amber body. the color is a bit darker than usual, and sediment can be clearly seen floating around; the seidment is just slightly darker than the beer itself so it looks like some kind of tornado in the glass. the head comes down to a good sized covering

S - a more subdued smell than, for instance, weihenstephan. the majority is a hefeweiß smell, with light hints of spices and even less a suggestion of fruit in the background. the yeast gives its characteristic fizzy smell up front.

T - a very well blended beer, nothing really sticks out at first. the spice/clove taste only comes out during the finish, but even then there is a burst of fruitiness that sends it to the back seat. not a very exciting beer

MF&D - good lot of carbonation, and a good consistency to the viscosity.

erz316, Jun 18, 2009
Photo of Boohausen
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

actually had a chance to drink this from a bottle in leipzig germany on my way home from Iraq, needless to say with a 7 month dry spell once i had a chance i wanted a true german style hefeweizen and wow i got it, awsome flavor and went down smooth and had a very clean finish, and a bit fruity flavor

Boohausen, Jun 10, 2009
Photo of Lothore
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a cloudy sunset orange hue with a small, white head that dissipates quickly.

S- Smell is a bouquet of light fruit, peach, orange, citrus with deep wheaty undertones.

T- Taste is crisp and clean with light fruity notes, lots of citrus, peach, lemon, and a huge bready wheat backbone.

M- Light bodied with medium carbonation.

D- This is a massively drinkable hefeweizen, one of my favorites. Very crisp and clean with a tight and interesting flavor profile.

Lothore, Jun 09, 2009
Photo of Rayek
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy golden orange with somewhat active carbonation. Good sized foamy white head sticks around, but only leaves bits of lace.

S: Nice nose of yeast, cloves, wheat and lemon, plus a hint of banana

T: Great stuff. Dry and yeasty malts come through first, followed by a clove and lemon laden bitterness that bites the tongue. A banana sweetness lingers in the background throughout the experience. Finishes very dry, with a lingering mild spicy bitterness.

M: Medium body is silky smooth. High level of carbonation is just right for this style.

D: I really like this beer. Relatively low ABV, plus the beer's overall lightness make it exceptionally drinkable. Perhaps not the premier Hefe, but awfully close.

Rayek, Jun 05, 2009
Photo of Jayli
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had in bottle at Not Your Average Joe's in Watertown 6/4
This beer pours an extremely cloudy golden copper with a one finger white head, decent head retention and wispy lacing left on the glass. Nose is of clove, corriander, yeast, and a touch of banana on the finish. Taste is spicy - clove and corriander are the first tastes to hit the tongue, wheat and a touch of biscuit fill out the middle, finish is fruity, banana, touch of pineapple and a lemon finish. Mouthfeel is lighter medium bodied, medum carbonation, light, crisp, and goes down very easily. I could see myself putting these back on a hot and muggy New England day.

Jayli, Jun 05, 2009
Photo of teejay76
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- golden amber color w/lots of beautiful fluffy snow white head.

Smell- Banana was the first thing I sniffed. Followed by yeast, malts, and more citrus.

Taste- Was pretty surprised by this. I wasn't expecting much but it was tasty. Great after taste.

Mouthfeel- Refreshing with perfect carbonation balance.

Drinkability- I would have again!

teejay76, Jun 04, 2009
Photo of gciccarelli
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into curved 20oz pint glass. Bottle date of 2/09.

A - Pours a hazy pale orange with a fluffy off-white head. Average head retention. Visible carbonation seen racing up the glass.

S - Wheat, clove, banana, hint of hop, spice. Very pleasant.

T - Sweet malt with hints of spice and a pleasant hop character to nicely round out the flavor. Notes of banana and orange. Finishes crisp.

M - Medium body, high carbonation - almost champagne-like. Very crisp.

D - Excellent balance and crisp refreshment result in a dangerously drinkable brew. Incredibly tasty!

A classic, and deservedly so.

gciccarelli, Jun 04, 2009
Photo of pradipta
3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a yellowish amber colour in the glass, with manageable head. faint nose of very lightly toasted malt and dry fruit. Medium carbonation with a nicely chewy feel in the mouth. Just a hint of bitter orange and an agreeable though not long lasting aftertaste.

pradipta, May 31, 2009
Photo of MusicmanSD
3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I just made a triple decocted homebrew hefe and although I love Paulaner's other offerings, this one, is well, weak in comparison. It might have been that my nose was slightly plugged, but the mouthfeel was very light, the taste not overwhelmingly banana or clove, and the hops very light. I haven't had franzi or weinstephan in awhile, but I say those are superior hefe's. Slightly disappointed in Paulaner...

MusicmanSD, May 30, 2009
Photo of Wetpaperbag
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- The appearance is fairly standard, except this is a bit more dull yellow straw color department.

S- The smell is mild and not over powering with banana, clove, or other spices. They just seem to be more mellow.

T- The taste is great. It isn't sweet like other hefes can be. Plus there is a great earthyness with this one, the wheat flavor comes though more. I'm getting the standard banana and clover, but I'm also getting some mint in there as well. The overall taste is not quite as sweet, but the flavors are still there and taste great.

M- It feels a bit heartier and chewier compared to other hefes, but this is still a great one.

D- Very easy to drink. I think the sweetness helps with that.

Wetpaperbag, May 30, 2009
Photo of originalsin
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been hittin' all the classic hefe's on here lately.
12 oz bottle with a date of 12/08 on it. Hopefully this means bottled in December of 08? I'm not sure but that sounds about right.

A: The head on this beer is really quite nice, but that's almost standard for a great Hefe such as Paulaner. The brew pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a clean white head that dissipates into a cover over the beer.

S: Smells vaguely of lemon and clove with some other citrusy notes coming through. The banana that I'm so used to really doesn't show here all that much.

It tastes somewhat of banana as well as orange rind. This beer is incredibly smooth with a light-medium body and medium carbonation. Drinkability is spectacular but not necessarily a 5: I'd reserve that for more drinkable beers of the style such as the Weihenstephaner.

originalsin, May 29, 2009
Photo of ThePeskyDingo
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured with a big 2 finger white head. Beer is a light yellow orange with good carbonation in it.

Smells like wheat, citrus, bananas, cloves.

Tastes of wheat and spices. Not much of an aftertaste.

Pretty good mouthfeel, light to medium bodied and fine carbonation

Drinks very easily. A sessionable beer.

ThePeskyDingo, May 20, 2009
Photo of drtth
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 0.5 liter Paulaner Weizen glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer is a cloudy gold color with a 1" fluffy white head that recedes fairly soon leaving a small ring that is replenished with bubbles rising from the liquid with the motion of the beer when being sipped.

Smell: The aroma contains malt, wheat, and light clove with bits of lemon and banana.

Taste: The flavor is sweet and gently spiced with clove and a background taste of banana and wheat and malt. There is no real hop flavor detectable here.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is light bodied and soft and creamy with the gentle carbonation. The finish is moderately long and sweet with no real hop bitterness.

Drinkability: This is a very nice hefe that is balanced and gentle. However it needs a trace more hop bitterness in the finish to clear the sweetness out of the finish. I'd probably not have a second one of these on its own because of the residual sweetness. But it would be great with the right meal.

drtth, May 20, 2009
Photo of DesMoinesMike
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tried this one on a recommendation from a Natty Ice fan and was skeptical, but it turnes out to be a good one.
It's a cloudy gold color with a huge amount of white foamy head and medium carbonation. It has a very light citris aroma with a bunch of wheat.
It tastes like a wheat with a very small bit of citric flavoring. It is SUPER smooth. You taste/feel the hops bit there is almost no sting, yet the body has weight to it. It finishes witha bit of wheat lingering. I'll definately get some more of this stuff.

DesMoinesMike, May 18, 2009
Photo of Anthony1
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The appearance is quite alluring. The color is light and golden though very cloudy. It has a consistent carbonation and heavy head

Smell - The beer smelled beautiful. It is a very mild, hop, wheat, and fruit aroma. Slight hints of banana and orange. A creamy sense of fruit.

Taste - To me this is a perfect example of a hefe-weizen. It holds true to its style and deserves respect. The hopps and wheat seem to balance perfectly with the fruit notes.

Mouthfeel - It beer is definitely smooth and delicious. There are no overwhelming notes. There was a medium body with medium carbonation.

Drinkability - This beer is amazingly enjoyable. The beer is smooth and tasty. I would buy this beer again any day.

Anthony1, May 18, 2009
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

You will never know how pleased I was to find this beer in a small supermarket on the holiday island of Skiathos (Greece). It was the beer highlight of the holiday.

I only had two half-pint tumblers in my Studio, so that is what the half-litre brown bottle was poured into.

The welcoming murky, dirty, cloudy body just oozed Hefeweizen at me.

Bananas and vanilla esters attacked my nose as the sun beat down onto my puny white body, great.

Spritzy, tangy and those banana and vanilla smells carry on into the taste.

Full flavours stay well after the beer has left the mouth, this is a good, good beer.

Really enjoyed it.

BlackHaddock, May 17, 2009
Photo of goblet
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pour this from a 330 ml bottle into a pint glass.

apearance: i got a one inch froth head after the initial pour though it fades rather fast and left a nice coat that lasts. the color is a cloudy orange gold like a sun rise on a hazy day.

smell: the aroma to me is wheat and bananas lightly cooked carmel malt and fresh hops some sugar ,very good,a cool breeze on a wheat plantation .

taste:awesome wheat flavor fruity citrus lemon lite carmel malt the hops are a bit piney,this is a very smooth beer some bread like quality to it also.

mouthfeel:medium body and a bit of a wheat and sugar sweetness to the after taste .

drinkability:this is a easy to drink brew i can have a few of these with a bag of german pretzels and watch a game on tv any time .cheers

goblet, May 17, 2009
Photo of Mistofminn
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ok, a little disclaimer before I write this out. I have a feeling my review is going to sound very negative. If you look at the grade I gave it, however, I rated it pretty high. The source of my negative tone is from Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. Nothing can touch it and no beer in the style comes close. Case. Closed.

I love the look to this one. Hazy golden orange with a nice light toffee colored head. Ample carbonation. Leaves some sticky lacing but nothing overly impressive.

The nose on this one is kind of reminds me of an American Hefe. Light on the spice and hops, and virtually no fruityness or citrus character. Lots of wheat malt. It's pretty much all that I'm getting here, a little disappointed.

The taste is equally as bland. Wheat malts and a tiny bit of spice and citrus. This is no Weihenstephaner, thats for sure. Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp, I do like this. Wheat malts make it smooth and slightly creamy, and the carbonation gives it that bite that I like.

Definitely drinkable, something I will purchase again. But let this be abundantly clear. There is no substitute for Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. Although my review sounds negative, I really really enjoyed this beer. But put it next to a Weihenstephaner, and it is painfully average.

Mistofminn, May 16, 2009
Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance has a cool hazy orange cloudiness to it. Two finger head with nice retention and lacing.

Smell has high notes of clove and spices. Much more in the smell than in the taste. Very intriguing.

Taste of the wheat and cloves up front and ends with the banana sweetness. Definite tastes of orange and citric notes.

Medium body with muted carbonation. I think its very drinkable on a summer day as I am enjoying it in this hot Louisiana weather.

I think this is a solid German hefe-weizen beer. I look forward to trying more types of this beer.

BayouBengal1537, May 16, 2009
Photo of TheycallmeTim
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a weizen glass.

A--Pretty dark body--medium orange, more on the Schneider end of things than the Ayinger--with a decent two finger fluffy white foam head. Good retention and lacing, per the style.

S--Spicy, very spicy. Plenty of clove esters going on here. Much more clove than banana. Some bubble gummy stuff going on in the background, too, that works well, despite my reading this description and thinking, "Gross."

T--Follows the nose. Solid, well-rounded profile that combines the zesty lightness the wheat lends with the esters well, giving the whole thing a refreshingly spicy effect. Bubble gum is a little more assertive on the tongue than in the nose.

M&D--Mouthfeel is just OK, as I expected a little more heft from this darker hefe. A tangy, lemony version like Ayinger I give more leeway to in terms of being watery. This one I expected a little more from in the way of bulk. Drinkability is fine--I could throw down a few of these on a sweaty day.

Certainly worth drinking if offered, and not a disappointment by any means, but not my favorite.

TheycallmeTim, May 15, 2009
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a deep cloudy yellowish gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is loaded with wheat & bananas, along with light malts and touches of lemon and hops.

T: The taste is bready very well-balanced with strong flavors of wheat and bananas and background flavors of lemon and spices. The hops presence is mild but it works well for this beer. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and there's just a hint of creaminess to it. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, excellent representation of style, this beer has a lot of flavor and substance and is very easy to drink making it a good choice to pound down for a whole evening.

TheManiacalOne, May 13, 2009
Photo of Clydesdale
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A deep, hazy orange-bronze color. The head has an orange tint and is rather large, quite dense, and fairly creamy. Retention is very good, with pretty nice sudsy lacing.

S: Sweet banana and clove notes are most prevalent. Some musty, tangy yeast, pepper, and wheaty hints are also available. Vaguely tart orange/citric notes as well.

T: Soft wheaty and yeasty flavors up front, along with the expected banana sweetness. Cloves and coriander are present and well-balanced. Again, an orange/citric flavor that contributes a gentle edge near the finish.

M: Medium-bodied. Carbonation is very muted. Quite soft and creamy on the tongue.

D: A perfect example of a nice German Hefeweizen. It's not quite as good as Weihenstephaner, but it's a very solid brew in its own right. Quite easy to drink.

Clydesdale, May 08, 2009
Photo of mothman
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Sam Adams Sensory Glass.

Color is a clear dark orange/gold. Lots of carbonation bubbles in glass. Pours a 2 finger pillow-topped head. Very white. Good retention leaving some lace rings and splatters.

Aroma: Bananas, cloves. Very sweet and zesty/fruity.

Taste: The obvious wheat with spices and cloves. Has some fruit notes, but no where near as much as the smell.

Mouthfeel is a little crisp, but pretty smooth. High carbonation. Medium bodied.

OVerall, I had higher expectations from this hefeweizen, but it was still a pretty decent beer. Would love to have one of these on a hot summer day, but other than that I would venture and find something with a little more flavor.

mothman, May 08, 2009
Photo of AccidentalKate
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice orange coloring, sort of an apple cider kind of look, strong head with medium length retention.

Smell: Strong grain smell with a small hint of hops. Solid and full bodied without being overpowering.

Taste: A little weak on the finish, but a nice start crescendoing into the bready wheat taste that hefeweisens are known for.

Mouthfeel:Crisp and lively on the tongue, and holds well during the slight finish.

Drinkability: A good hefeweisn that should be tried by all fans of this variety. Not great, but very good.

AccidentalKate, May 06, 2009
Photo of BucBasil
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Found this guy again in Bulgaria, this time in a can. Couldn't pass up the chance. Here it is...

Appearance: Poured from the 500mL can into a large mug. The beer is a cloudy dark orange topped with a 3 finger off white head that stays around for a while. Beautiful beer.

Smell: You can smell the bready malt coming off this one, mixed with banana and cinnamon and spices. This is like fresh baked banana bread in liquid form. Rounded out by some citrus twang, but not as strong as I expected. A very fresh, balanced smelling beer.

Taste: the bready/biscuity malt is at the forefront through the tasting of this beer, which is an interesting change for a hefe in my opinion. There is citrus evident but it is more subdued, almost like candied fruit in a loaf of bread. Banana is also evident, and a subtle spiciness is scattered around in the back, tempering the yeastiness. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Loses some carbonation, and doesn't have that hefe bite you usually see. A smoother beer with more subdued carbonation.

Drinkability: Awesome session enjoyed outside on a spring day. A little pricey here in Bulgaria, but I can see myself drinking this more often in the States. Solid.

BucBasil, May 05, 2009
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,612 ratings.