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

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2,832 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,832
Reviews: 1,276
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 103
Gots: 366 | FT: 2
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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 Elimination
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A very classic hef!

Pours a golden amber with a great white head.

Smell is slight citrus lemon fruity and zesty with a tad bit of banana. A little malt and a tad bit of bread

Taste is lemon banana mixed with a good amount of white bread and Carmel.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, the fruity sweetness makes the mouth water.

Drink is so high a very high this is a great beer

Photo of mariposafan
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber with no more than one finger of head. Traces of the head last throughout the drink, though.

The smell is the high point for me - banana, cloves and sweetness.

After that smell the taste is a letdown. All of the players are there - some sweetness, banana, spices, tartness - but the only one really coming through is the tartness. Mostly the flavors are a little week and watery. There's a bit of a sour aftertaste as well.

The mouthfeel is a little on the watery side and there's a bit too much prickly carbonation for my liking. Nothing too bad, but not great.

Drinkability is fine, though it would be better if more flavor was in the offing. Not a bad hefeweizen but nothing I'd buy over Franziskaner (which I'm hoping is available year round) or New Glarus' Dancing Man.

Photo of Schneic8
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first beer review. Here it goes:

Appearance: Medium Carbonation, dark amber color, cloudy appearance, unable to see through beer. Bottle it came in has a nice illustration which caught my eye and got me to try it.

Smell: Sweet smell that has citrus tones. Wheaty malt.

Taste: Grainy wheat flavors. The taste is similar to the smell. The after taste is slightly sweet and leaves a good taste.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation with medium body. Refreshing and easy to drink. It seems to have a bit of creaminess and has a dry finish.

Drinkabilty: Great tasting beer that is easy to drink. Very refreshing drink. Not too complex but enough going on to keep it interesting.

Photo of wmtxbb
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Typical Hefe. Lasting head, its very impressive.

Smell: It has a sweet wheat smell. Notes of banana and clove, possibly almond.

Taste: Spot on for a Hefeweizen. Plenty of grainy wheat flavor with banana.

Drinkability: almost perfect. Great by itself, I'm not sure how this would pair with food.

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: high carbonation, brownish-orange in color, 1 inch head, cloudy

Smell: banana and clove jump out

Taste: bananas, clove, lemon, wheat

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, slightly sweet

Drinkability: A nice and clean wheaty classic. I could drink these all day. A great example of the style.

Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased 50cL can at Monoprix in Grasse, France. Brewed March 4, 2010. Best by March 2011.

A-Pours a hazy orange-pinkish gold color w/one finger white head. Retention is okay. Bits of tracing.

S-Sweet wheat and malt, apricots, mandarin orange, soft spice, and light presence of the aromas typical of the style...bubble gum and a touch of banana.

T-Wheat and malt notes upfront, fruitier in the midpalate w/phenols taking over just prior to the finish. Aftertaste brings out a touch of bitter hops, mineral, and a touch of gunpowder.

M-Soft wheat mouthfeel that imparts a bit of creaminess to an otherwise light body. Moderate carbonation. Balance is decent w/just a touch of dryness in the finish.

D-Excellent on a hot day (like today). Refreshing and complex enough to be interesting.

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

33 cl bottle, BB 07/11, poured into a tulip.

A: A hazy brew moving more towards amber, if not brown-orange than I had expected with a glorious head that doesn't want to drop. 4.5

S: While pouring banana smacks you in the face, later the cloves came through but this is really a banana-centric Hefe. Just up my alley 4.5

T: A viscous brew with low carbonation that has a banana flavour that just sticks to your tongue and lingers seemingly forever. Not a complex beer, but it has a nice balance between the sweetness and the banana with a touch of clove and a hint of spicy hop. 4.5

This is a beer I could drink many too many of... Stellar when fresh. I don't know what more I could ask of a hefe...

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

Labeled for US retail as "Natural Wheat"

Appearance: Golden yellow color. Barely lets in light (cloudy) and shines. Pours into a pint glass with a 2 finger head that rises.

Smell: Smells of yeast, hops and spices.

Taste: I can taste the hops, yeast, wheat and a hint of pepper. Has a nice after bite to it. As you move half-way through the drink, the citrus flavors become profound. (If you drink the foam as it rises when you pour, very bitter and delicious).

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but a little sticky. Although the yeast and wheat are balanced, they do a toll on the saliva of the mouth.

Drinkability: I couldn't imagine drinking this on a hot summer day, but while relaxing on a cool evening. Definitely a book-reading beer, not drinking at a fast pace. Enjoyable.

Photo of gkunkle
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours an opaque gold-orange color with a tall white head that remains for a good while but leaves no lacing. The most noticeable smell is the banana, with notes of clove and wheat. Taste brings out the wheat a lot more but the banana is still prevalent. One of the sweetest Hefewizens I have tasted. Mouthfeel is light, light carbonation, it felt a little bit watery (although the taste was all there) Overall, this was an exceptional beer, one I will likely buy again.

Photo of A380
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a very nice appearance with a very very cloudy orange body and a orange white fluffy head like many other hefeweizen.
I thought that the overall taste of the beer was good and it went down quite nicely, yet after 2 or 3 beers it you feel it very heavy in your stomach. This beer is full of fruit flavour and wow it almost sits like a guinness! But Damn, its good! Yet because its a little on the pricy side and there are other hefeweizens for cheaper and that i prefer over this i choose to only buy this beer in small amounts and treat myself on a hot day with some great food. This beer is definitely great yet a bit too heavy for my liking.
Overall good beer. Must try for everyone!
Prost!

Photo of mdaschaf
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured form a 500ml bottle

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow. Very impressive head, it seemed to want to climb out of the glass. Eventually, it dissipates to a layer of small bubbles.

S: A little bit of citrus/lemon, as well as some wheat and of course cloves. A little bit of banana, but not as strong as other hefeweizens.

T: The banana flavor is much more pronounced on the taste, the lemon flavor is more intense as well. The wheat and a yeasty flavor hit on the back end.

M/D: Medium bodied with good carbonation, very refreshing and easy to drink. A great example of a Hefeweizen.

Photo of chadjulius
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was $2.70 for 1 pint .9 Oz (that's what it says) bottle at a local grocery store. Not too bad for a good, unique beer. Hazy golden-orange, has tangy smell. And it tastes like it smells, I guess. The aftertaste wasn't too strong. I guess it has that typical German taste with a little twang. I found it quite enjoyable.

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - very hazy light orange tinge, tall creamy white head slowly dissipated to a solid covering with consistent lacing
S - strong sweet banana and medium clove notes, wheaty malt, light leafy greens
T - like the smell in term of the yeast, grainy wheat, light leafy hop note, and slightly peppery
M - generous carbonation, light refreshing feel with a spice tingly finish
D - a classic hefe, the yeast flavours are well balance with the wheat, refreshing and slightly spicy, this is a very sessionable beer that I hope to enjoy by the litre in Munich one week from now

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

16.9oz bottle, weizen glass, brewed in October 2009.

The pour was perfect; a massive meringue head is plopped on top of pleasantly hazing golden rod beer.

Sweet bread, chalk, twangy wheat, clove, cotton candy, and banana bread.

Bubble gum on a dense base of sweet wheat malt. White cake, candied lemon peel, overripe banana, and a dusting of ground clove.

Like Jason says, this beer loses carbonation rather quickly but it isn't really an issue. The body is soft and full.

A great beer and alternative to lagers for summer drinking.

Photo of twiggamortis420
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a best before stamp of 06/11. Pours a cloudy orange-gold color with a massive cap of white head. Retention is very good and does not leave much lacing.

Nose is banano-licious! Not a whole lot of cloves and the wheat aromas are barely detectable. Sweet, fried bananas dominate.

Taste displays a bit more snappy wheat, but the yeasty banana is the main show here. Cloves are mild and the beer is highly carbonated but soft. Paulaner's hefe seems to be sweeter and richer than some of the other famous weissbiers. This is a quality brew, no doubt, but I prefer a lighter, crisper and clovier hefe.

Photo of dasenebler
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.5L bottle, German distribution. Best by 4/11.

Pours with a gorgeous, creamy head atop a cloudy orange body. Good retention, excellent lacing.

The aroma is strongly of bananas and medicinal phenols. A sort of perfumy, floral character is present as well.

This is a clove and phenol bomb. Really an excellent hefeweizen. Fills the palate with sweet breadiness and phenolic band-aid flavors. Somewhat spicy, and definitely clovey. You'll get your German ale yeast fix with this one, no problem. The mouthfeel is effervescent and smooth, and the drinkability is very good, despite the beer being a bit heavier than some hefes.

One of the classics. Make sure you get the Naturtrüb and not the filtered variety.

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

Appearance- The beer is a hazy orange colour, with a large offwhite head. Looks quite good.

Smell- Not the most aromatic Hefeweizen. Definitely get strong notes of banana, and clove, and that sweet wheat smell. As well as some slightly malty undertones, and a little bit of orangey citrus.

Taste- Strongest flavours that come out are a very pleasant wheat malt taste, with some elements of banana, apricot, and spiciness. The beer finishes with a slight bitterness that emphasizes the clove elements of the spiciness of the beer. Overall, this beer has a flavour profile that is very monolithic however, in which the distinctive elements form one sort of malty, bready, fruity, spiced flavour. Very pleasant, but not that complex.

Mouthfeel- The mouthfeel is very standard, not really sticky, not really thin, not really oily, just quite pleasant and smooth. The amount of carbonation seems appropriate as well.

Drinkability- A very drinkable beer overall. Nice for a hot summer's day, when one is just relaxing on the patio.

Photo of cetherid
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass

A.

a murky orange color. a bit darker than some Weiss beers. a nice thick creamy head. a bit off-white color.

S.

The strong wheat smell and citrus tones...like's orange. a hint of banana as well

T.

a bit of spice. like clove and cinnamon. along with the familiar wheat taste.

M.

not too carbonated. not watery. a nice medium bodied beer.

D.

an above average beer. i like drinking it and think it would be thirst quenching on a hot day. not too complex, but not light enough to have a few.

Photo of kwjd
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky pale orange colour with small white head that dissipates quickly and virtually no lacing. Not the best looking hefe I've ever seen. Smell is of clove, orange and banana with the wheat malt. Flavour was a little bit sweet, but quite nice. Had some bread like flavours too. Carbonation was a bit lacking, but overall a nice beer.

Photo of BeerNinja007
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this 500mL bottle for $2.99 at Hoosick Beverage in Troy NY. Best before 12/10. Served cold in a chilled weizen glass.

A moderate pour gives a huge billowing cascade of light tan foam, like 5" of it on top of 3" of cloudy honey colored brew. Leaves moderate lace, more would be better. Smell is classic spicy wheat, warm spices, banana peel, mostly dry. Mouthfeel is thin and smooth, gentle carbonation, crisp, refreshing. Taste is warm cinnamon, dry banana, all-around wheatiness, very tasty. This is easily savored or chugged, very versatile.

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

Poured from an 11.2 oz brown bottle into my SA Perfect Pint.

Muted aromas of banana and spice are more subtle than you might expect.

The flavor profile is what really set Paulaner hefe apart from the pack. Barley malt is a much more prominant flavor component. Malty caramel sweetness is is accented by ripe banana, orange zest, and spice cake. Very banana bread esque.

Perhaps a touch richer in mouthfell than most. Properly carbonated, but not spritzy. Good finish.

I have to be honest here, I have really undervalued Paulaner the last few years. I think I take them for granted because their brands are everywhere. But their beer is excellent and I couldn't be more excited to celebrate their 200th anniversary next week. Its going to be an oktoberfest I will never forget!

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

Pale gold colour and a thick creamy head that lasts almost forever.

It smells of fruits and spices, and the taste has also a wheat note.

Is very drinkable, low carbonated and has a light taste that never becames "boring".

It's a good summer beer and it pairs almost with everything, from fish meat to pizza, from pasta to pork chops.

Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From tasting notes:
A: A bright appearance. White head, minimal lacing and good retention.
S: A spicy aroma, with a bit of fruity esters. Low intensity.
T/M: A thin mouthfeel, sour flavors, mixed with clove. A little low on carbonation, and no bitterness. Low intensity on the taste with a smooth finish.
D: A good goto hefe, but nothing crazy.

Photo of adam42381
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours an opaque golden brown with yellow tones. Enormous 8 finger off-white frothy head which stays around for what seems like an eternity. Moderate lacing.

Smell: Banana, cloves and wheat are the dominant aromas with hints of citrus.

Taste: Sweet up front with banana and wheat dominating. Hints of spice, orange and cloves in the middle followed by sweetness and mild phenols at the finish. Aftertaste is bittersweet.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with a very low amount of carbonation. Very smooth. A little bit too light for my liking.

Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. This is a great summer beer.

Overall: Very good hefeweizen. This is one that I'll be going for again.

Photo of hosehead83
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2oz. bottle into a standard pint glass
Cloudy, orange-gold with a billowy head of bone-white foam
Aroma-Clove and wheat, subtle banana notes
Taste-Wheat, clove, banana, faint lemon "tingle"
creamy head of foam.
Overall, a very drinkable and refreshing classic example of the style.

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,832 ratings.