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

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2,426 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,426
Reviews: 1,225
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 74
Gots: 124 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of Cyberkedi


3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a cloudy amber with a thick, white, fairly persistent head. Aroma is strong and wheaty with some citrus component - but this may have come from the obligatory slice of lemon. Flavor is rich, wheaty with a hoppy undertone and just a touch of bitterness, and a lemony hint. Smooth, enjoyable, refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2008 00:14:57 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of BeerTaster

New York

3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this is one of the best looking hefewiezens I have ever seen cloudy copper in color huge white head that stuck around for a while leaving nice lace on the way. Smell not as much banna and clove as I would expect but still present non the less. Taste yeast bread and hints of apple. Not bad but not profound a solid beer though.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2008 03:19:42 | More by BeerTaster
Photo of Gehrig


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

Two white fingers of fluff top a somewhat cloudy lemon body. Lots of malt greet the nose, with hints of lemon to come and some grassy hops. The taste confirms the lemon, which is pleasant and not overbearing, while biscuity malt predominates. In all, refreshing and pleasant, if rather uncomplicated.

Ample carbonation and smooth taste make this go. It's not the type of hefeweizen to knock one's socks off, but rather it's delicious and easy to consume. This I've found fairly characteristic of what Paulaner beers I've had: they're not the most complex beers, but what they do they do well. They're delicious, as is this. Worth the grab, and at under $2.50 a bottle, the price is right.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2008 20:18:56 | More by Gehrig
Photo of Natural510


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

Originally served on-tap at the Cheiftain Irish Pub in San Francisco. Poured into a traditional 22(?)oz Paulaner Hefe-weiss glass.

Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with thick head.
Scents of yeast & citrus are immediately apparent.
Besides the wheat, a puckery citric-acid aftertaste, and more yeast detected without overpowering the brew. Banana is also apparent here. Very tangy.
A nice mouthful which creates a tingling sensation throughout the mouth even after finishing.
An exceptionally drinkable weiss bier from one of the originators.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2008 22:08:56 | More by Natural510
Photo of AlexLMS


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

Appearance: very hazy with a pale orange colour. The head is white, large, and moussy. It is long lasting and presents a beautiful lacing as I was drinking it.
Aroma: mix of yeast, cloves, wheat and citrus.
Taste: confirms the aroma plus the enjoyable banana flavour.
Mouthfeel: smooth and silky, high carbonation, average alcoholic strength and a medium body.
Finish: yeast and wheat medium length aftertaste.

Overall: crisp and refreshing, a good example of a hefeweizen. Nice characteristic banana taste. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2008 12:38:19 | More by AlexLMS
Photo of choyhosoi


4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a hefe glass
Appearance-This one has a golden orange murky yellow color to it as it poured from the bottle. The head was a nice white that was very lazy and stuck around.

Smell-This has a nice fruit smell with a scent of banana and a little bit something else that I cant recognize but definetly earthy.

Taste-Definetly one of the better hefes I have come across and no i dont put citrus in mine.This one is put together just about perfect.

Mouthfeel/Drinkabilty-This is a crisp very fresh tasting beer I highly recommend. The abv is 5.5 so pick up a couple 6's and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2008 03:05:47 | More by choyhosoi
Photo of clayrock81


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

Poured a cloudy, orange body that was dense but didn't give off much head or carbonation. It did leave some lacings, but could've done more. Overall though, a textbook hefe. Smell is yeasty with dominant citrus tones - flowery if you will. The taste is pretty much bananas and orange peels with the yeast and hops adding a pinch of bitterness to compliment the clove spices (I don't really know if it was clove or just some generic pepper spice but there is pinch of it) on the backend. Very smooth and not bitter at all, I could down a six-pack easily. Nothing at all screams greatness, but it can hold its own with most hefes, especially with the price.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2008 05:44:59 | More by clayrock81
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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a weizen glass with typical amble head, amazing lacing, and a cloudy body. The smell is bready with banana and a slight spiciness. The taste is full of banana, slight clove spice, breadyness, and a bit of caramel. nice medium mouthfeel, not too cloying and lively carbonation. Overall, a very nice Hefe.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2008 18:11:58 | More by MSchae1017
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4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - 16.9 Ounce freezer chilled bottle in a chilled glass. Softly poured but like any real Hef produced an enormous head with a hazy haylike color.

Smell - Instant whiff of banana like a piece of saltwater taffy.

Taste - Taste of banana near the beginning with a more pronounced clove taste near the middle and end. The more I drank the more the cloves shone through and the more the banana took a backseat.

Mouthfeel - Very rich a fullflavor hef that is also extremely drinkable without being too watery or light. Excellent balance of flavor and drinkabilty.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2008 04:30:41 | More by Rciwws
Photo of Finn


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

From a bottle dated 11/07

Appearance: Hazy burnt orange with strong carbonation, thick, white, creamy head.

Smell: Classic clove/banana/yeast, with a touch of maltiness

Taste: Light spiciness and vanilla/fruit blends into a smooth malt background

Mouthfeel: Strong carbonation, yet still allows for a subtle creaminess.

Drinkability: Very high drinkability on this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2008 01:12:47 | More by Finn
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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I decided to test the Paulaner Natural Wheat against the Pryamid Hefe-weissen this evening to see which is better.

A- Holy carbanation. This beer had a huge head on it and it was definitely a highly carbonated beer like I expect from a Hefe. Beautiful straw color and cloudy.

S- Nice crisp smell to the beer. Immediately made me look forward to drinking the beer.

T- Banana taste to it. The wheat is easy to taste and it comes through in the beer.

M- Definitely activated the sweet taste buds. A nice thick feel to the beer.

D- It is a little bit heavy and filling. Due to the thickness of the beer I don't think I could sit and finish off a six pack.

This is a really good hefe to compare other wheat beers to. It is a good solid beer that is easy to drink and looks good.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2008 01:25:10 | More by rgrholmes168
Photo of tonistruth


4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- cloudy pale straw color with a huge taunt and fluffy head (great retention), fluffy soapy lace

S- moist wheat, banana (candy like), phenolic

T- fresh banana bread, wheat, and some clove flavors come about here and there, solid and tasty aftertaste

M- smooth, clean, and soft medium body

D- sessionable, tasty, and really just beautiful, one of the best hefe's out there (one of my personal faves)

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2008 22:13:19 | More by tonistruth
Photo of hiikeeba


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

A - Pours up a cloudy golden, typical for the style, with a thick creamy head that takes a while to dissipate.

S - Slight banana aroma, with a hint of hops.

T - Flavor starts off with slight malt sweetness, then light banana flavor develops and finishes with a hint of clove and hops.

M - Slightly thin, but accented with a lot of carbonation.

D - A very smooth, drinkable beer. This should always be in the beer fridge.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2008 02:25:30 | More by hiikeeba
Photo of katan


3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Undated 12 oz bottle straight from Munich, Germany.

A - Pours a dark golden color - with strong appearance of carbonation. Leaves a decent 3mm head on it which was retained for a while. A slight amount of haze, consistent with the style.

S - I smell a spicy clove or nutmeg background at first. Its backed up with yeast and wheat malts.

T - Very interesting flavor here - not what I expected. Stronger than its American cousins, it has a well defined flavor of yeast - spicy. Not sure what spice I'd say that is. It finishes without much fanfare.

M - A somewhat smooth mouthfeel. The carbonation is there, but but it doesn't bite me.

D - I like this one as a year rounder Hefe - a good summer light beer, but also a strong enough malt background to keep it handy as a warmer too.

I'm just now making the rounds with German Hefes - so far this one is standing out.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2008 05:06:32 | More by katan
Photo of 3leggeddub


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

12oz bottle. Poured into Harpoon UFO weizen glass.

White fluffy initial head that slowly dissipates leaving nice lacing. Cloudy translucent golden yellow color.

Definitely a banana fruit smell, but balanced with earthy yeast and wheat. Mild spice/herb.

Taste is rich and full-bodied. Nice balance of banana with a citrus twang and a little bitterness and some pepper. Mouthfeel is excellent; hearty, but not thick. Covers the palate well.

Solid example of a hefe. A good sturdy beer that isn't too heavy to session with. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2008 16:47:38 | More by 3leggeddub
Photo of JohnGalt1


4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz from the Coop for about $2.50.. poured into my small weizen glass.

nice 3 finger head took a while to die down atop a slightly hazy straw gold brew.

spicy yeast notes are softer than some hefe's... middle of the road clove and some white pepper.. pale husky grains.

Flavor is classic hefe with just a little less spicy flavors than remembered... light clove and lighter bubblegum and just a touch of banana trails off into pale malts with a dry finish. Palate is creamy with a fair amount of small bubble carbonation.

Delicious and more banana as it warms... and a more pronounced clove finish... certainly one of the best hefe's I've ever had... I've been buying it for years and will continue... fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2008 07:07:13 | More by JohnGalt1
Photo of pirate252


4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from a 1 Pint 9 Oz bottle into a cool mug. Developed a nice head, was thin though and dispersed immediately. The color is as you would expect, dark straw color, cant see through it.

Smell: Good strong hefe smell, lots of fruity esters in the smell of this one.

Taste: Wonderful, nice and balanced hefe, one if not the best I have tried, similar to my own Bavarian hef we made, just a lot stronger, and better :)

Mouthfeel: If I could describe it in one word it would be thick, its not grossly thick but definably has a lot of body to it.

Great beer

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2008 05:50:46 | More by pirate252
Photo of argock


4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a clear imperial pint glass

A: Murky orange-copper color, with thick creamy head with lots of lace

S: Less aromatic than most hefes but banana, pear, and clove notes are there

T: Much less fruity and estery than most hefeweizens, but very enjoyable nonetheless. Very bready with clean, crisp, tangy finish with some esters and spiced fruit flavors.

M: Very full-bodied and almost creamy without the usual thinness that can plague an average hefe. Lots of carbonation and pleasant but short aftertaste.

D: An excellent hefe with an earthier overall feel and flavor than most.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2008 02:59:29 | More by argock
Photo of BiereBlanche


4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Cloudy, rich coppery-orange with a fluffy, lacy white head. Looks like a great hefe-weizen. The nose is full of citrusy notes, undertones of banana and hints of fresh, spicy banana bread. Lots of carbonation welcomes in the tasty, complex bread. Lots of balanced flavors start to finish. Sweet start with hints of banana, spicy and lightly bittered middle with plenty of spicy notes and a tangy, short finish. Medium mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation that fits perfectly with the flavors. Really tasty, easily drinkable and nicely balanced flavors make this a classic for the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2008 19:37:40 | More by BiereBlanche
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South Africa

4.72/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW, what more can I add, other than this is by far the best hefe that I have ever had the privelege of drinking.

A - Deep orange/flame color. Good head that holds reasonaably well.

S - Fruity, with tones on citrus and banana.

T - A typical whilst pleasant weissbier, with dominant banana/toffee tones.

M - Perfect carbonation, and exceptionally well balanced.

D - Very drinkable, even after a 500ml, you certainly can go for more, unlike many other weissbier that I've drunk.

Overall, personnaly, the best weissbier I've had to date.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2008 16:57:21 | More by pirates
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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a massive weizen glass (22oz?) with a lemon wedge already in it. I left it in there, simply because I had nothing other than my hands to fish it out with. As a result, this will effect the flavor I know.

A - Gorgeous hazy golden yellow which fades slowly to a deep orange. Nice head, great retention. Excellent presentation.

S - Very potent (of course) citrus aromas, and a bit of yeast.

T - Spices are significantly muted, but that didn't bother me as much as I would have thought, because the big citrus/yeast characters are so refreshing and tasty.

M - Creamy medium body, nice smooth feel on the palate. Great carbonation level.

D - Too good. This disappeared far too fast. Excellent Hefe and a definite recommendation. I'm going to look for some bottles to stock up on myself.

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2008 17:13:04 | More by PhageLab
Photo of champ103


3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy pale orange/yellow color. A huge white head forms, but recedes after a while and leaves some patchy lace. About average for a hefe.
S: A faint clove, citrus, banana, and floral aromas.
T: Follows the nose pretty closely, as in all hefe's this is the aspect I like best. Plenty of banana and citrus flavor as mentioned above.
M/D: A very crisp beer, and a bit over carbonated. This is an easy drinking beer, and good session in the summer. Very refreshing.

A quafable and enjoyable beer, like any good hefe should be. Though, it does not knock my socks off, but I would still recommend this.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2008 01:18:17 | More by champ103
Photo of Aquavit


4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A cloudy amber with orange brown stain colour and very creamy haed that stick around the glass
Smell: Malty wheat with minimal hop aroma, Spiciness and some of odor that remind me lemon peel
Taste: Medium body, Minimal sweet at the tip of your tounge, Well balance for fruity and bitterness stain with a little spicy and lemon flavor, refreshing with nutty aftertaste. Carbonation is well blend with the other flavor.
Drinkability: Compare to Weihenstephaner Hefe- Weissbier this beer is more easy to drink but lack of strong flavor that fulfil my need.
Overall: Excellent Hefe-weizen for all more drinkable and best for the one who want to know this beer better.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2008 08:59:02 | More by Aquavit
Photo of KarlHungus


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

This beer pours a cloudy deep orange color. The head is massive, billowy, and fluffy. It is three inches in height, and bright white in color. This is how a hefe should look. The aroma is of cloves, bubblegum, and had a tangy wheat note. The taste has a little more bubblegum than the aroma, and a little less clove. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a chewy texture, and appropriately high carbonation. Overall, this is a fine hefe, and I will certainly drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 01:11:44 | More by KarlHungus
Photo of jwebster412


3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is my first review.

I thought this was a beautiful natural wheat with tons of head, nice lacing and a nice rich orange color that I find very appealing. The smell is somewhat more fruity than I like, but is still very pleasant with notes of banana, citrus, hops and a slight tint of alcohol. As already said in another review, the taste closely follows the smell, with a lot of fruit and spice coming through. It finishes somewhat bitter and leaves a slight dry feeling in the mouth, somewhat like a persimmon. Toward the end of the beer, its starts leaving a lot to be desired.

Decent, not the best. I will get this again. Wheat Ales are my favorites, and I look forward to adding this beer to my rotation.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2007 20:46:24 | More by jwebster412
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,426 ratings.