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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 mrbosworth
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, golden wheat color. Looks smooth and fantastic

Amazing khaki colored head retention - a full finger of head all the way to the end. Lacing all over a .5 L Weihenstephaner glass.

Crisp sweetness - a perfect balance of wheat malty flavor ad hops. A strawberry/banana flavored aftertaste.

Great beer, I'll definitely revisit this one, or six

mrbosworth, Jan 27, 2009
Photo of Schwab
4.93/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pretty much the classic Hefeweizen besides Weihenstephan and Franziskaner. Poured it into a hefeweizen glass and ended up with a great head! Very smooth beer, slight fruity and banana flavors, etc. There is not really much to add to this beer. A classic!

Schwab, Jan 26, 2009
Photo of scruffwhor
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very hearty pour into my Hacker-Pschorr weisse glass yields a cloudy, yet bright orange and sunshine hue. Three finer head after my perect and hearty hefe pour, recedes to a film of foam. Hardly any bubblig for a weiss beer. Grassy and dry bananas and cloves in the somewhat talcy nose. Somewhat citrusy hops add a cross-point of flavor to the talcum powder dry cloves and bananas. One of the drier hefeweizen beers I've ever had.

scruffwhor, Jan 24, 2009
Photo of skrib09
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured out to a typical hefe weizen color and clarity, or rather, lack of clarity.

smells fruity and clean. hints of lemons, oranges maybe... slight banana sweetness on the nose.

taste those fruits. bananas, citrus sweet, creamy wheatness.

good mouthfeel. slightly crisp with a refreshing body.

good drinkability.

skrib09, Jan 24, 2009
Photo of Foxtrot
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally got some more use out of my Weizen glasses.

This beauty poured a opaque orange yellow, with a nice head and lacing, typical of the style.

The aroma was wonderful. Full of banana and cloves with spices and a dash of citrus notes made this one hard to get away from my nose.

This beer really hits those banana and clove flavors very well. Finishes with a lemon and citrus twang that begs for more. One the best Hefeweizen's I've had to date!

The feel of this beer is good as well with a some medium body.

This has high drinkability written all over it. The only thing that gets to me about this beer is that it is filling. Despite this, it is still a superb beer.

Foxtrot, Jan 22, 2009
Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice! Poured a cloudy, rich otangish yellow color with a nice white head. Nose is full of of wheat, citrus and banana. Very good and tasty indeed. Nice finish on the end, little tart but sweet to. Mouthfeel is medium and good, not to heavy or light. Very tasty and better than I imgagined.

barleywinefiend, Jan 21, 2009
Photo of coalcracker
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours mildly cloudy with decent head retention. Not a ton of cling.
Smell: Wheaty aroma with a little fruit in the background. Also possesses a mild 'dusty' odor.
Taste: Wheat very apparent, spicy clove, and even banana pull through at the middle of the tasting. Finishes a little sweeter that other hefeweizens I have sampled.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very smooth.
Drinkability: Quite drinkable- a great summer drink, though I'm tasting this in the heart of winter!

No lemons needed for this beer. The taste profile of this hefeweizen should suffice for those looking for a tasty hefeweizen.

coalcracker, Jan 17, 2009
Photo of AdmiralDiaz
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured to pint glass

A: Pours a golden-copper color with a creamy two finger off-white head with pretty good retention.

S: Very sweet with lots of citrus, yeast, and wheat.

T: Not as flavorful as it smells. It's rather bland with traces of wheat and oranges.

M: Not very crisp or carbonated, it's fairly creamy actually.

D: very easy to drink a few of these...its a decent session beer. I'll buy more because I've always enjoyed Paulaner.

AdmiralDiaz, Jan 15, 2009
Photo of krunchie
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Franziskaner glass at 54.5°F (12.5°C).

A: Yellow, murky. Initally I can see many fine, fast-going bubbles but they dissapear quite quickly and after 2 minutes only a few big bubbles are present. The head on this beer is magnificent, staying thick and crispy for the entire review!

S: Yeasty, VERY yeasty. Apricot and citrusy sweetness. Weak banana smell, a bit fruity.

T: Woah, a whole lot of banana! Smooth and crisp, after a few sips there's also a bit of spiciness, like cloves and coriander - although quite weak. I did find the taste pretty weak (!), I'd like it if it had more of citrusy and spicier flavors. Too much banana flavor

M: Good, medium body. A bit watery to be honest.

D: Goes down like lemonade (make that banana lemonade), however more carbonation would be great.

Summary: Yeasty and citrusy smell, banana flavors and slightly weak, watery taste. It would make a decent summer beer though, if you're into fruitier and sweeter brews that are easy to drink

krunchie, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of Squelch
2.78/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: hazy straw. Modest head that stays the duration.

Aroma: typical wheat beer aroma. Slight noble hop aroma

Taste: not impressed. Banana flavors combined with typical hefe yeast wierdness. Slightly sour. I don't like hefes

Mouthfeel: undercarbed. Too heavy

Drinkability: if you don't like hefes like me stay away

Squelch, Jan 11, 2009
Photo of jujubeast6000
2.98/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed 4/3/2006 (Tap @ Sherlock's, Clear Lake, Houston, TX):

Pours a cloudy yellow~orange colored body with a smallish head, white, small bubbles, and semi-decent lacing. Slight aroma of malts, perfume. Light tasting, citrus, lemon. Fresh tasting, kind of watery, sweet.

jujubeast6000, Jan 07, 2009
Photo of Augustiner719
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a half litre stein.

Appearance: Orange copperish cloudy color. Mildly agressive pour yielded a very thick and foamy 2.5 finger head. Very cloudy as it should be.

Smell: smells of fake bananas, citrus spritz and a little bit of clove. Nice strong aromas but a little too fake for the style IMO.

Taste: tastes fresh, and light. citrus pop with some orange zest and some unripe bananas and mellons. Great.

Mouthfeel: carbonation is a little off i think. its got strong upfront bubbles but dissapates quickly throughout the session.

Drinkability: One of the better session beers IMO. tastes fresh, delicious and on point for the style.

Augustiner719, Jan 07, 2009
Photo of HalfFull
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pours a hazy orange in color with a full inch of head. A less careful pour could easily triple the head size I've found. Retention and lacing are robust.

Aromas of banana and orange on the nose, lots of wheat. Improving and expanding as the beer warms a bit, becoming slightly tart but not sour.

Taste follows the nose with banana and wheat. Finishing with more of the orange flavors. Nice body and mouth feel with a lingering sweet breadiness on the finish. Good drinkability.

Preferred over the draft version, seeming fresher and more lively.

HalfFull, Jan 05, 2009
Photo of bbeerman
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A..Poured from a "party keg." Light golden color, but I was disappointed in the amount of head created. I suspect this was the result of the keg and I might find a difference in a bottle pour. No real lace to speak of.

S..Nice wheat tones. Hints of what lies ahead.

T..Wheat, wheat and more wheat. Let's keep this Hefeweizen train rolling, with a splash of malt.


D..A well made Hefeweizen. I'd like to try from a bottle and see how the experience changes, but I can have several of these in a session.

bbeerman, Jan 04, 2009
Photo of MTNboy
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours to a brass but almost bronze body. It has a cloudiness that does not completely settle but clears up a bit. Both the beige head and lace are frothy with a lot of staying power. The aroma is a bit biscuity and spicy. The taste has hints of banana, malt and herbed gourmet bread. The mouthfeel is smooth with some carbonation bite.

MTNboy, Dec 30, 2008
Photo of cvfish
3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - poured a cloudy golden yellow color that produced a foamy white head that left a decent amount of lacing around the glass

S - very wheaty scents, some grassy and citrus flavors

T - wheats and malts, some earthy tones, and citrus hints

M - medium bodied and moderate carbonation

D - good beer, good example of a hefeweizen

cvfish, Dec 30, 2008
Photo of Duhast500
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The head on this brew is the whitest for a beer I have ever seen. Quite foamy like an goof beer.

Color: is a cloudy yellowish gold with a white head. Well carbonated, very foamy and quite sweet to the nose

Smell: is sweet with a slight hint of lemon and orange. It is stronger than the usual Hefeweizen. Is not too strong though, and that it over powers you.

Taste: of citrus and a hint of nutmeg. It has a good hoppy taste to it and is a well balanced and does not overpower your taste buds.

Easy drinking and quite enjoyable, about 5.5% ABV rounds off the feel of this great Hefeweizen. It really is a great feeling beer that is not too rough on the palette. It is quite the tasty beer and will not be too much of a Hop overload.

Duhast500, Dec 29, 2008
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$5.00 16oz. pint served at Front Page News in the Little Five Points area of Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours an opaque, obviously unfiltered, dark orange-gold body with a thin, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Wheat male nose with notes of honey, caramel, spice, muted citrus, grain, and unripened bananas.

Taste: Firm malted wheat flavor, appropriately tangy, and with a touch of sweet caramel. Light lemon and banana fruitiness. Dash of ground cloves. Light spicy hops with a mild bitterness. Drying finish with a hint of wheat chaff. As it warms a bit, a taste of unsweetened lemonade creeps into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high, fizzy carbonation.

Drinkability: Recommended. A classic, expertly-crafted hefe from the respectable Paulaner brewery.

ChainGangGuy, Dec 29, 2008
Photo of Bagman007
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on tap in a pint glass.

A- Cloudy yellow appearance with a lot of head.

S- Definitely has that hefeweizen smell, but not as strong as most hefeweizens.

T- Excellent taste. Very well balanced beer. Not too fruity or sweet at all.

M- Very smooth mouthfeel for a hefeweizen.

D- One of the most drinkable hefeweizen's I have ever had.

Overall this is an excellent hefeweizen. One of the best and probably the most drinkable I have ever had.

Bagman007, Dec 28, 2008
Photo of TommyW
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Cloudy, orange-gold. 2 inch off-white head that slowly settles. Holds a nice lace throughout.

S- Bready wheat with notes of banana, lemon and some spice. Not an overpowering smell overall.

T- There is a bready-wheatness that can be noted throughout the whole taste. It's highlight with a fruity sweetness and tartness as well as banana and some spice on the end. An extremely well balance taste.

M- Silky and smooth. Lower but refreshing carbonation.

D- Extremely drinkable due to the mouthfeel and very well-balanced taste.

Overall, this is one of my favorite weisbiers. I compare most others to this one.

TommyW, Dec 19, 2008
Photo of kinger
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice Hefe, good golden orange pour thick creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma of wheat and mild banana. A little thin but surprisingly creamy feeling. Pretty good standard flavor, nice amount of malt with moderate banana and clove flavors. Nice and yeasty it's not the cream of the crop but still makes for a good drink.

kinger, Dec 16, 2008
Photo of madvoice
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden colour with a thick creamy head that disappears pretty quickly. Minimal lacing to the glass. Smells sweet, fruity and wheaty. Tastes sweet and wheaty with a banana undertones. Low on the carbonation and very light and refreshing. Nice drop.

madvoice, Dec 13, 2008
Photo of Tolnik
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this golden colored beer into a pint glass. The foam that came with the beer was a great bliss. The smell of wheat, coliander, cloves and good beer great the nose. The taste follows suit in this beer and overall presents a great beer to have anytime of the year no matter what the weather is like outside.

Tolnik, Dec 11, 2008
Photo of Vendetta
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Original Rating Date:
May 25, 2008

Very, very similar to Hacker-Pschorr's hefeweizen. That is not a bad thing, as I really love Hacker-Pschorr's. Most people tend to prefer Franziskaner over Paulaner or Hacker-Pschorr, however, I don't. Both HP and Paulaner have a fruity, more tropical feel to them. Slightly banana-esque, easy to drink, shocks the taste buds. Classic cloudy golden hefeweizen hue. I'd have to drink this and Hacker-Pschorr right next to each other in order to really document the difference in flavor, but one thing I noticed was that this didn't have the same overpowering, lovely flowery aroma that Hacker-Pschorr had- it was comparitively weak. Very good hefeweizen, you can't go wrong with either this or Hacker-Pschorr.

Vendetta, Dec 07, 2008
Photo of colts9016
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is cloudy golden yellow color with a white head. The smell is of wheat, citrus, and a hint of floral. Taste is wheat and citrus and a hint of hops. The mouth feel is smooth with a nice finish. Overall it is good Hefe-Weizen from Germany not great but good.

colts9016, Dec 06, 2008
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,612 ratings.