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

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Ratings: 2,787
Reviews: 1,265
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 99
Gots: 328 | FT: 1
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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 ocmpoma
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured out an opaque gold into a Schneider Weisse hefe glass. Huge, cream-colored head that hangs around for quite a while with excellent lacing.

Nose has the traditional hefe notes, but is a tad weak. Citrus and malt on the front and a very, very slight hint of pine and musk on the back. The taste is much better than the nose; again hitting all the right spots. Solid orange and lemon dominate the up-front citrus and spice flavors; malt and pine come in fast on the mid palate. Little aftertaste as the beer finishes clean, just a bit of fruit and rind lingers.

This one's got an excellent mouthfeel - just the right amount of carbonation and thickness. Combine that with the crisp finish and this is also a very drinkable beer. One of my favorite hefeweizens.

Photo of malmquna
4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange to gold, quite beautiful. Fluffy white head, if poured correctly, that makes some fine lace along the glass. Smells of esters: banana, coconut, sour apple, citrus, and on.... Spice as well: at least clove and coriander stand out.

Immediate rush of flavors, many related to the aforementioned ester odors. Under that is a well made wheat base that provides plenty of body to support such a rich palate. As well, it still manages to finish dry, prompting you for another delicious sip.

For a light-ish beer, there is substantial body. Smooth as silk throughout.

I wouldn't recommend drinking this as a session beer, even though it tastes like you could. This is one of the greats.

Photo of NA1NSXR
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Slightly darker than most hefe's I've had, nice rush of carbonation after the pour, medium size foamy head, near opaque, looks nice.

Smell - Nice rich fruitiness, some wheat malt, some spice. Very nice overall.

Taste - Wheaty, slight hoppiness detectable here where it wasn't in the smell, not much fruit or spice really. The flavor is quite straightforward, or rather, I should say, the balance is tilted torwards the wheat and away from the fruit or spice flavors, although all three are present. Its good.

Mouthfeel - Slight tinge from the carbonation, nothing out of place for a hefe.

Drinkability - This one is quite good, but I would suggest letting it warm just slightly to release more of the aromas and flavor or else you will probably just be getting the straight wheat.

Photo of dogfishandi
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a hefe glass. i kinda had a difficult time pouring this one, took awhile. i poured carefully and still got a huge head. a wonderful end result however. tall, creamy looking slightly off white head. some really nice retention. a slight lace. juice like dark yellow color, really cloudy with a little sediment visible.

i think i was maybe expecting something a little more exciting in the aroma. the hefe yeast is present, clove, spice, and bannana. lots of citrus. nothing too exciting, but true to the style for sure.

such a soft refreshing mouthfeel. a light body, but still has a little something behind it. a fine light carbonation. tastes of citrus mainly. some wheat and maybe grainy like taste. subtle hints of the yeast are in the mix with clove, bannana, a little spice, but definatly not big on these flavors that i really enjoy. finishs with a clean citrus and a little bit of bitterness.

this one drinks really good. great for hot summer days, or when you wanna enjoy a lot of beer on the weekend.

overall, its just slightly above average for an authentic german hefe. i would go with wienstphoner well before i would ever buy this again. not my favorite style, but ive enjoyed enough of them.

Photo of thekanna
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Beautiful radiant cloudy gold with an impossibly tall, foamy yet not sticky white head.

S: Beautiful strong wheat malts and yeast. Almost purely wheat malt shines through.

T: Wheat malts with a slight hop bitterness and a citrusy sourness. I have to say the taste is slightly disappointing given the bounty of the smell.

M: Somewhat thin and under-carbonated.

D: The smell and appearance were more promising than the brew itself. Not a bad hefe, but not as spectacular as it could have been.

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into a Blanche De Chambly glass.

A: Orange-gold, lighter at the bottom though becoming progressively darker until meeting with a nice foamy white head, about a half finger deep, with excellent retention. It is cloudy, when held to the light some carbonation can be seen and the color becomes like the skin of an orange.

S: Some banana, bread, spice, and citrus.

T: Citrus at first but quickly changing into banana and bread, a hint of spice combines with bready notes on the finish.

M: Light at first, however, has a pleasant creaminess that becomes lighter once more towards the finish.

D: Very drinkable. It has a low alcohol percentage, is rather light and refreshing.

Overall: The Hefe:Weizen and Wit Beer styles are my favorite types of beer. Though I love to try new things, and my tastes do change with the seasons, I often come back to these unfiltered types. That said, Paulaner has a fine Hefe, very characteristic of German Hefes. However, for the extra dollar, I would buy Weihenstephaner, that Hefe is on a different level.

Photo of SamN
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Dark golden, two finger dark white head, thin soapy bubbles, rich deep color, tiny visible bubbles. Very attractive beer, darker and I like that.

S- Crisp clear metallic notes, sweet and sour aromas, lemon, slight citrus smells, and a of sort ham-and-bean smell. Good, not great, unique let's say.

T- Initial taste is metallic and sour, followed by a herbal creaminess, finishing on dry lemon tartness which I really like. A different yeast character, the unmistakable sourness of this beer. Not bad, different. Weaker taste, I feel they could make this taste match the bold look. Also, too much metal taste.

M- Light body, thinner consistency, too much carbonation.

D- Good, a solid import wheat. A change up from the usual hefe, if you feel like shaking things up a bit.

Photo of woosterbill
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bottled 08/09, into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a thoroughly hazed, radiant orange body with a steady column of carbonation rising to refresh the soft 2+ finger head of white foam. Excellent retention and some lace; a bit more lace and this would have been the picture-perfect hefe; as it is, still a beautiful beer.

S: Straightforward grainy wheat is dominant, with banana esters following in a close second. Not much spice. Fairly tame for a hefe, but certainly pleasant.

T: Light and quite dry, with some tangy wheat and just a bit of banana on the finish. Again, enjoyable enough but a bit dull.

M: Fairly light bodied and extremely clean, with an appropriately assertive dose of lively carbonation. Very refreshing.

D: Goes down easily enough, but doesn't have the intensity of flavor that usually makes me gulp hefes down in a hurry.

Notes: This bottle's been sitting in the back of my fridge for a while, and I busted it out tonight for a refreshing quaff after a particularly grueling rugby practice. It hit the spot refreshment-wise, but I'm regretting letting it sit this long. There's certainly nothing off about it, and it's definitely a solid example of the style, but it just doesn't have the zest that I'd expect from such a good German hefe. Most of all it just makes me yearn for Dancing Man...


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

500ml bottle 5.5%abv

Appearance: Beautiful apricot gold, typically cloudy. This beer pours with a huge (well lasting) cream-white head. There is surprisingly little lace.

Smell: Typical weizen banana and cloves. There are also hints of dried peaches/apricots. On the whole a wonderful nose.

Taste: Again typical of a hefeweizen, banana and cloves, fresh fruit (peaches/apricots). The beer is a tad too sweet for my liking, but still a wonderful hefeweizen flavour.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, well balanced, perfect carbonation.

Drinkability: Very drinkable beer, perfect for a hot day.

Note: This was one of the first beers I tried, after deciding to explore the beer world outside of macro-lagers and I absolutely hated it. I am so glad I tried it again and was able to appreciate this quality brew.

Photo of mfkr
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A hazy orange colored liquid with a large white head that leaves no lacing.

S - Wheat, cloves, banana, some hints of citrus.

T - A very well ballanced Hefeweisse. Wheat, banana cloves and citrus.

M - Smooth and creamy. Pretty mild carbonation.

A really good Weissbier.

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

this hefe has a nice dull and hazy orange appearance, under a white head that thins to a ring. no retention or lacing from head. has an earthy smell to it, accompanied by citrus, coriander, and mellow banana. taste is pleasant; up front its spicy (clove and coriander) and citrusy with good carbonation zip and some grassy notes. has that banana flavor going on in the middle, underneath come coriander, yeast and other flavors. a well balanced, refreshing beer. the finish is a bit tangy, and more spicy/sweet than bitter. mouthfeel is great, medium bodied and nicely carbonated. i thought the carbonation levels were spot-on for complementing the spiciness. drinkability for this as expected is very high as most hefeweizens should be.

Photo of PhilfromPA
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Thick offwhite head, nice opaque golden color, head diminishes to leave a fair amount of lacing

S- wheat, cloves, banana, bread

T- Wheat, cloves, sweetness, malts, banana, really pleasant, everything in balance. Very crisp.

M-Nice amount of carbonation, not too much or too little. Has good body for the style, while remaining smooth.

D-High, the blend of flavor, crispness, and good body gives this beer great drinkability.

Photo of FreshHawk
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy, golden tangerine color. Large foamy head with a off-white/cream color.

S - For the most part traditional Hefe smells. Wheat is in the forefront. Also some banana, bubblegum, and clove. Also had a slight lemon citrus and mineral smell.

T - Wheat provides the base for this, but it seemed to have a bit more of an earthy/grainy taste than other beers with wheat as the main base (particularly other Hefes). Banana, bubblegum, and honey interplay with the clove and lemon giving it a slightly sweet taste with a little kick to it.

M - Medium to light body and decent carbonation. Definitely a smooth drink but not as creamy as what I was expecting.

D - Good as it is light on the tongue and in the belly it is easy to drink a number of these. Flavors won't overpower your palate, but linger long enough that you want more.

Notes: Good summer brew, like most Hefes. Solid example of the style, I found it a bit lighter and less creamy than others, but that's not necessarily a bad think (a could be a good think as far as drinkability), however the flavor is also not as intense.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a traditional weizen glass.

A: Pours a dark apricot peach color with a torrent of bubbles rising upward before joining the monstrous four-finger head that has emerged after a standard pour. Lacing is left behind as the wavy head finally begins to recede.

S: Initial whiff is of course the German hefe yeast. This one seems to favor banana and, to a lesser extent, clove over the third member of the triumvirate--bubblegum. I'm also detecting a faint hint of nuttiness, which adds a nice touch. As it warms up, a little bit more bubblegum characteristic comes through, replacing some of the initial banana.

T: Surprisingly, a good amount of malt comes through alongside the yeast in this. The aftertaste, however, is dominated by clove and banana. A little bit of soft pink bubblegum on the palate.

M: Medium body with a good amount of creaminess. Some bitterness comes through. Moderate carbonation.

D: Pretty drinkable, although it doesn't have the intensity or intricacies that I look for in a really outstanding hefeweizen.

Photo of cpetrone84
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a straw colored liquid, slightly cloud, pure white head, thick and creamy looking, a little retention and no lace.

S-the nose is quite brings and fruity, lots of phenols in the nose. clove and banana start it off, hints of peppery spice, a good amount of lemon.

T/M-very smooth and a lighter medium body. cloves, banana, not much spice but a touch, lemon, and some bubble gum at the finish. well carbonated and crisp finish.

D-very tasty and drinkable. i'm not a huge phenol guy and wheats aren't my deal; but big flavors and a nice balance of each.

Photo of VWBuggirl
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This Hefe, is not nearly as heavy as what I am used to and it shows in that it is lighter in color than most. The Munich Hefes have that banana flavor and this did not disappoint. It had it is scent and taste.

Overall, I enjoyed it and would have it again, but I generally prefer other Hefes like Erdinger instead. It is definitely drinkable though and a good gateway into beer for those that aren't beer fans.

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

500ml can served in an Weizen glass.

A: Pours an orange to beige color. Hazy. Forms a big, creamy and fizzy and white head. Medium retention and lots of lacings left

S: Classic smell of banana and cloves. Very bubblegum. Wheat and bready yeasts. Sweet

T: Follows the nose, strong notes of banana and cloves in the mouth. Also wheat and bready yeasts. Slightly sweet upfront. In overall, a dry and smooth taste. Very light bitterness in the the very end

M: Medium and creamy body. Very smooth. Good carbonation. Bready and grainy aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. Paulaner quality. Classic German Weissbier. Stronlgy recommended

Photo of sitarist
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cloudy, honey, golden, just a hint of orange color. Thick three finger head fades in a minute to coat the top, with a nice ring. Spotty lacing clings to the glass.

S- Bananas(ripe and green), some spice, vanilla, almost candy like(tootie fruity), nice funk from the yeast, some hints of apple also.

T- Banana, powdered sugar, some hints of spice. There is a good yeasty funk also.

M- Creamy fades quickly to dry.

D- All good flavors, The flavors may become too much after a few. Its like desert in a glass.

Photo of icetraxx
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark golden opaque color, a tad darker than I am used to seeing for this style. A three finger head is produced that dissipates to a one finger rather rapidly while leaving some lacing whilst doing so. The head appears to be very nice and creamy as good wheats often are. Nice and creamy lacing.

S: Apple and banana are upfront, oddly sharing about equal ground with each other. Clove is in the background, this already appears to be within the style of Franziskaner rather than Weihenstephaner. As per the style, a malty aroma is definitely at the forefront here. Not as aromatic as the best Hefe I've ever had, but definitely up there.

T: Banana and malt dominate the flavor profile. The malt has an almost cornbread like undertone, not quite adjunct, but actually quite pleasing. The finish is extremely malty yet crisp and dry, rather perfect, actually. There isn't quite as much tartness as Franziskaner, but it has a slight acidity that is similar to Hacker-Pschorr, though a bit more tart. Pretty malty and hearty, yet never too sweet, the way I like it
There is a tiny bit of medicinal alcohol that I usually don't get with this style. Hops and clove flavor are completely lost, this is an issue as there is little to balance the malt. Overall this is similar to a slightly more tart version of Hacker-Pschorr, having roughly the same strengths and weaknesses in the taste. The bottle I have tastes very fresh.

M: Thick and creamy, one of the best of the style so far, goes down very smoothly.

D: Unusally light and refreshing for a Hefe, yet just complex enough that I could session this beer. Just slightly under-carbonated from perfection.

O: The banana esters in this beer pop almost like a Franziskaner, yet everything else about this beer is like a Hacker-Pschorr, which is a good thing overall. A good solid beer for a relatively good price, yet nothing screams out at me to want to buy it again. This beer is a very good example of the style.

Photo of DKMonroe
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this one, drink it at the bar downstairs while in Germany at the hotel. They serve it from a .5l bottle, the head on these are huge and take some time to dissipate some, during consumption while the glass is tipped the entire side of the glass is covered with lacing. Smell and taste are pretty much like others with the banana and some citrus. Taste is awesome, and you can find it ANYWHERE

This one will serve my memories in Germany well.

Photo of baseballrock
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - cloudy gold color. very thick 1 1/2 inch white head with lots of carbonation.

s - clove aroma, sweat maltyness.

t - tart bannana goodness, slight sweetness on the front end.

m - heavily carbonated. this is a well balanced hefeweizen.

d - bannana notes are kept in check much more than on other hefeweizen i have had.

freshness date bottled on 03/09

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

poured into pint glass.

A: pours light cloudy orange, with a finger and a half head small amount of lace.
S: yeast, wheat, sweet banana
T: wheat, banana, sweet malt and light clove, slight earthy hop
M: smooth carbonation, slightly thick
D: easy to drink, clean

Photo of jovy1097
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint.

Appearance: Opaque, pear juice color w/ huge, creamy head that dissipated rather quickly. The head was initially so huge that my 19 oz glass couldn't contain it. Impressive!

Smell: Fruity, some apple and pineapple with a citrus twist.

Taste: Tangy pear mixed with lemon flavor, somewhat sweet. None of the banana or vanilla that I expected. Very slight bitter finish that counters the sweetness some.

Mouthfeel: Creamy but moderate carbonation, a little syrupy.

Drinkability: Perhaps too sweet and syrupy for me to want more than one in a single session. I love that it didn't leave a bitter aftertaste.

Comments: My first ever hefeweizen. Definitely would buy again, especially at the low price I found it. Not as much banana or vanilla as I was expecting from a hefe. Much creamier than any other beer I've tried to this point.

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

330ml bottle poured into pint glass jan17 2010

A very cloudy peachy orange with a big white head after a gentle pour. lots of carbonation and the foam has great retention and leaves a few patches of lace

S like a good hefe there's plenty of banana and clove with a little yeast, some spice and perhaps some lemon

T not far from the smell and that's not a bad thing

M nice and light with decent carbonation, fairly thin but not to bad

D my only complaint is the cold weather outside, this would be perfect for a hot sunny day

I don't have a bad thing to say about this beer, a good example of the style. I could drink this all day and I just might come spring.

Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful hazy yellow orange peaked with a tall white foamy head.

Smells of the cloves, citrus and bananas typical for the style, though the yeasty aromas are muted in this particular brew.

The taste of the classic Paulaner is packed with citrus notes. Lemons as and oranges pop out onto the palate first, accompanied with pleasant carbonation followed by the bananas, though not as prominent as in the nose.

The grainy mouthfeel give this beer a pleasantly medium body paired with the low ABV make for a pleasingly drinkable Weizen.

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