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

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BA SCORE
90
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2,421 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,421
Reviews: 1,224
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 74
Gots: 123 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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BuckSpin

Maine

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

Presentation: 12oz bottle in a Weizen glass

Poured rich & smooth with a subtle energy. Nose is classic Hefe but subdued. Ripe banana peel & clove are semi-sweet & subtly up front, very round & soft. Grass, straw & hay provide a floor for them to stand on. With some time to air it grows slightly estery with faint summer field wild flowers. In the background is some lite honey. There is a sweetness to the nose that is slightly atypical, yet nice.

The head, comprised of a fat finger's worth of loose, lively, softly snappin' pearl white foam fades rather quickly to a thin sheeting with an edge ring that does not lace. Body is rather striking & darker than most Hefes I've seen - a very warm, lite golden amber hue that fades from brassier near the head to more golden in the base. A steady stream of lazy bubbles rises thru it as a backdrop.

Crisp, clean, semi-sweet taste, sharper than the nose hints at. It has a cider-like dryness that, combined with the clove quality, really lifts the mouthfeel overtop a soft banana base. Overall the effect walks the line between crisp & sharp and soft & round.

It grows a little maltier on the palate with a wet, soft, muted crunching dryness, leveling out significantly as the base malts grow in presence. It finished very clean with a cider feel & banana sweetness that is very nice & chewy,,,a most enjoyable after taste if you like banana bread!

A nice, easy to drink, safe Hefe Weizen. I've had better and I've also had worse. This is a tweener for mouthfeel, and was also somewhat sweeter than most I've had. As a result, the banana bread aftertaste is wonderful. This would be a good pairing with a fruited salad like a Waldorf, chicken, pork with apples, any non-citric fruits/desserts, lobster, etc. This is a safe bet that I would drink again, and I would love to try with some banana bread! Check it out.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2007 18:19:46 | More by BuckSpin
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hylton44

Minnesota

4.93/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My favorite Hefeweizen. Very odiferous, with a smell of some sort of aged yeast mash and pumkin spice that makes my mouth water. Foams up like a racehorse if you don't take care when pouring, and it's hard to wait for the bubbles to recede. When I do take a first drink, my mouth is awash with spices many & varied that give it an overtone not unlike an Oktoberfest. I think "late Summer harvest." Some sort of candied apple sweetness, clove, and much more that I can't really place but that really makes me sit up and take notice. Complex, the spices, but the the end effect simple, and immensely enjoyable. Given this brewery's history, I am both honored and satisfied to partake in their craft (which is also available in 2.5 gallon mini-kegs for those entertaining a small circle of very, very good friends).

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2007 03:32:37 | More by hylton44
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

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

A- Translucent straw yellow body with uniform cloudiness. Large head eventually tames to 1 finger and has great retention. Lots of bubbles rising to the top.

S- This one has a big clove nose. Behind this is some bananas and yeast.

T- classic. Clove and bananas upfront with firm yeast backing. The finish is consistent with the start-clove bananas and a sweet bready yeast. What lingers is sweet-sugary bready yeast.

M- Medium carbonation and smooth yeasty body.

D- Though this one is good and a good example of the style I found myself getting bored with it quickly. It just doesn't carry that extra zest or creamy body that other hefe's offer. Though I would not mind having it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2007 15:12:56 | More by PittBeerGirl
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billybob

Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours a cloudy golden color with a three finger white head that holds well and nice lacing to the finish. smells of spice and clove with hint of bubble gum. flavors of lemon, coriander, spice, and clove balance very well with the wheat malt. mouthfeel is medium body and silky smooth with a light carbonation. great tasting beer, definitely at the top for a hefeweizen and definitely on my list.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2007 18:02:54 | More by billybob
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bonezx86

Pennsylvania

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

Purchased a case for a night of heavy drinking.

A: Poured into a nice weizen glass. Head quickly formed. The color is a hazy yellow.

S: Mostly herbal/clove with some citrus.

T: Very smooth, nice carbonation. Cloves and citrus upfont with a hint of banana finish. Well balanced with traces of hop bitterness and slightly minty.

D: Very good session beer. Next ill have to get two cases. Once you open one, you are immediately reaching for another.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2007 04:27:14 | More by bonezx86
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Budro

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured into a room-temp pint glass, this hefe presents with a gorgeous, gushing white head, foaming up like champagne atop a cloudy body boasting rich hues of peach, honey, and butterscoch.

S: Clean and brisk, with just a hint of the vegetal aroma--calling to mind a grain silo after heavy rain--characteristic of wheat ales.

T: The taste is bracing and dry, like club soda, with a hint of melony sweetness underneath. The bitter finish lingers pleasantly but doesn't overwhelm the palate, giving rise to a mild, pleasantly sour aftertaste.

M: The head is rich and creamy, almost like a meringue. The brew proper greets the palate with a lightly bracing tingle of carbonation, which washes quickly over the palate, leaving the tongue almost dry. The palate feels clean after swallowing, prepared for the next taste.

D: Not my favorite style for a session. The flavors are so delicate that, in my opinion, the palate yearns for something bolder after one of these. In addition, in spite of the delicate flavors, the brew sits somewhat heavily in the belly. Regardless, this is a fine, well-crafted brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2007 21:01:53 | More by Budro
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mdup8819

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is currently my favorite wheat beer. When I poured it into a glass it had a very frothy, full head, and smells of citrus and banana stood out. The flavor is very typical wheat beer- citrusy, banana, and good levels of carbonation. Overall an excellent wheat beer, the only drawback being the price, which Paulaner keeps raising.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2007 01:49:04 | More by mdup8819
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Overlord

California

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

My favorite Hefeweizen. I enjoyed this on a recent trip to Germany, and I can't get enough.

Tastes of citrus, with some more tropical flavors (is that banana?). Pours a beautiful cascading gold with a nice, one and a half finger head. Easy to drink all day, and a good, satisfying feel to it.

Great.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2007 02:38:04 | More by Overlord
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cichief

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Friscoe's Grille, Columbia, MD.

A- Pours a nice hazy gold, lots of creamy white head.

S- Slight scent of clove and banana, very spicy.

T- Strong wheat flavors, ester, banana, and clove. No hops, as per the style, a very refreshing brew.

M- Well carbonated, medium body, goes down quite smoothly.

D- A very refreshing beer, but not as flavorful as others in the style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2007 00:48:03 | More by cichief
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abcsofbeer

Virginia

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

Made on date of 11\06. Pours a pale amber color that is mostly clear. It is topped by a white, fluffy head, two fingers high, which falls down to a thin topping.

The aroma is typical of a hefe, banana, cloves. The taste has some apple tartness along with some pepper. This one is very refreshing and light to medium bodied. A good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2007 17:53:42 | More by abcsofbeer
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biggmike

Mississippi

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

I thought this was very tasty, and a very smooth and extremely drinkable beer. Poured golden with creamy white head that it retained forever. Has a crisp citrusy flavor. One of the best Hefeweizens out there, this is a great beer. Aroma was very pleasing as was the mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2007 14:56:00 | More by biggmike
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Newly distributed beer, Bottle date of 12.06, Sampled August 2007
Pours with a frothy, three-finger thick, light tan colored head that sits atop an opaquely hazy, orangish gold colored beer. Lots of wheat & malt aromas are apparent as are some of the characteristic yeast notes; Aromas of clove, lemon zest, fresh crushed wheat, at times notes of bananas, sweet grain notes and some yeasty / bready aromatics. This beer has a nice level of yeast-driven phenolics & esters to it. Quite a nice nose to this brew really.

The taste has a sweetness that seems more driven by notes of clove & banana esters than by the grain sweetness; the wheat and barley malts do contribute some sweetness though. The carbonation provides a sharp bite to this brew, which, along with the light tartness & touch of hop bitterness, provide balance to the sweeter notes of this brew. There is a certain spiciness here that is most definitely yeast derived, but also brought on by the zesty carbonation / carbonic acid; hints of white pepper, lemon zest and maybe even a hint of wisp ginger. This is a really nice Hefe, one which I always enjoy having

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2007 01:43:35 | More by Gueuzedude
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bigone4

Rhode Island

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

12 oz. brown bottle bought from Table and Vine in West Springfield, MA. No freshness marking on the bottle or six pack holder. This beer poured out with a big fluffy white head that dissipated to a minor layer of foam. There were some clingy fingers of lace dipping down the sides of the glass. The color was a hazy tan orange color with a darker straw tone when back lit. The smell was floral, mild yeast tones with hints of clove, spice and a sweetness like a sugar cookie. Slight dough like notes are mixed into the nose as well. The mouth feel was smooth and light bodied. There was the mild sourness of the yeast mixed in with a light taste of banana. There was also a detection of lemon on the tongue. The flavor is well rounded and very enjoyable. Spices mixed with the well balanced wheat notes round out the flavor. It is a rather dry finishing brew that makes for a great summertime treat. This beer is a perfect picture of what the Hefeweizen style should be. You should always look to the originators of the style to have a truly remarkable beer experience. I would base all my other Hefeweizen tastes off this great creation. Paulaner does this brew right.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2007 14:23:35 | More by bigone4
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BDIMike

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

There is hard to find much fault with Paulaner Hefe-Weizen. It has the paramount look of a wheat beer and the taste is superb. The only thing I wasn't fond of was the mouthfeel. I usually expect a thicker taste and feel when it comes to wheat beers. That being said, I guess finding fault in this beer is like finding faults with a supermodel's body. There is definitely a reason that Paulaner has been making and selling this beer successfully since 1634...

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2007 01:11:50 | More by BDIMike
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TheSarge

Illinois

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

Paulaner Hefe has to be one of the best around. Hands down a great beer. The appearance of this brew is displayed with a two finger thick, off white head, which dissipates a bit but sticking around to the end. I has the standard aromas of bannana nut bread, and is well defined in the taste as well. Each sip of this brew feels like I'm biting into a slice of bannan nut bread right now.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2007 16:36:14 | More by TheSarge
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Kendo

New York

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

A: On tap at the Firkin & Fox on Wolf Rd in Colonie. It took the bartender quite some time to pour a glass (a pint glass, I should mention) that wasn't all head. When she finally got me a glass full of beer instead of foam, it was light orange with a white head that left nice rings of lacing on the way down. At least she asked whether I wanted a lemon (I said no thanks) instead of just putting it in. . . .

S: Cloves, orange peel and a hint of lemon.

T: Same stuff as the nose: wheat, cloves, orange peel and lemon zest. Finishes pretty clean.

M: Light in body, as expected. Slightly creamy while at the same time it's somewhat spritzy in feel.

D: Very good. Tasty but light, a great beer for the summer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2007 21:57:29 | More by Kendo
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Ricochet

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark yellow, really cloudy, almost looks to be, if it wasn't liquid, a good bread. No head, no lace, no carbs, still and dark. Doesn't have much smell I'm afraid to say, there is the slight Hefe scent. Mouth was chewy. Chew on and let the fruity taste go down and leave you with juicy fruit aftertaste, but this aftertaste is not fakey, it tastes like the real fruit.

So, how is the flavor? It's the most natural flavor in a hefe I've had. There is something processed in the other hefes I have tried, this one just whizzed down my gullet without a care. Wheat and fruity hops, thick yet not harsh, nothing nasty, I just drank this quick and wanted more. Great stuff.

Yep. A standard. Buy more.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2007 04:08:32 | More by Ricochet
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Spikester

Oregon

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

Served about 40 deg. F. Poured in to a 12 oz. clear glass. Nice head, well carbonated, medium amber color.

A medium beer with exceptional balance between hops and malt. I detected no bitterness at all. I could enjoy 4 or 5 of these on a hot day. Slightly sweet overall.

Recommended, will try again. Would very much like to try on tap.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2007 03:16:40 | More by Spikester
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.18/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a big 3 finger white head that held up very well. Light golden body - somewhat hazy.

S: Pleasant, inviting aroma - hints of lemon zest.

T: A bit light for my taste. Citrusy (which I liked), with hints of banana and spice, maybe clove (none of which I liked).

M: Light body. Heavily carbonated.

D: Goes down very easily - it's just not my taste/style.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2007 03:44:19 | More by OKCNittany
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

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

Very thick frothy head that lasts the whole way down. I love it. Cloudy yellow color and a lot of tiny bubbles rushing to the top. Smells like a grade A Hefe, cloves , slight hints of fruit (banana I guess, I don't have the best nose oh well). Very refreshing on the tongue, clean and tasty slightly bitter. I love having this beer one a hot day or just whenever I want to sit back and relax.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2007 18:56:33 | More by irishkyle21
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GRPunk

Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A- It poured a hazy golden yellow with a 1" off-white head. Medium carbonation was apparent toward the bottom of the glass which was more transparent. I swirled the end of the pour to get out the yeast and there were still remnants left in the bottom of the bottle. There was good lacing.

S- Sweet and bready scent. There were a lot of aromas I assume are caused by the wheat and the yeast. The banana scent was present, but didn't jump out at you like some other Hefes.

T- More complex than some hefes. Up front there was some citrus flavor along with the classic banana flavor which seemed to be backed up by spice. There were some sweet malts apparent also.

M- Typical wheat feel with medium carbonation.

D- I've been a fan of the Paulaner version of the Hefe Weizen for a number of years now. It is a Summer favorite and is perfect for a mid-day tipple.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2007 21:44:46 | More by GRPunk
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Ungespundet

Germany

3.13/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This Weißbier is, according the 2005 figures, the second best selling Weißbier in Deutschland, second only to Erdinger by a few hundred thousand Hektoliters. Rounding out third is Franziskaner who saw big gains in 2005 with production up by 58,000 hektoliters while Paulaner saw a drop of 35,000 Hektoliters. This only leaves a difference of less than 40,000 hektoliters between the second and third spot. It will be interesting to see when the numbers come out from last year if Paulaner will drop to third. Weißbier in Germany is strong growing segment however only accounts for about 9% of all Bier sells. It’s actually third behind Pils(60%) and Export/Spezial/Edel(12.4%). Of course numbers would be very different if they were only taken in Bayern!!! On to the Bier…

This Bier pours out a very nice billowy head that leaves very nice lace throughout the session(s). The color found under the beautiful cloud of a head is bright orange to copper and milky with fresh yeast. No sediment in the glass from this fresh one! The aroma is about text book Weißbier as it gets. It features very nice balance between phenolic spiciness and ripe bananas. Behind the bready yeast aroma you’ll find a very solid malt backbone. Hints of bubblegum are to be found but are subtle. The flavor profile is also pretty text book. A slight sweetness hits the tongue first and leads into a mild hop bitterness. The body of the Bier is medium and features very nice toasted malt flavors and a maltiness that can only be provided but Munich Malt (style of malt. Not from Munich). The yeast tastes clean and fresh and provides a nice fruitiness to the Bier. I do find the bitterness for this Bier at the appropriate level, with that said I find the bitterness itself to be harsh and not rounded. I assume found the use of high Alpha acid hops or oils. Either or.... it’s not as pleasant as it should/could be. Nice Bier. A big brewery….But they still deliver.
ZumWohl!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2007 17:24:45 | More by Ungespundet
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bunnyhustle

Illinois

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

Poured from 16.0 oz glass into pint glass. First attempt beer was bad with a date of 8/05 (which I didnt notice at purchase), this one is 3 months old so much fresher. Pours cloudy, golden orange, with good head but not great for a hefe. Head didnt hang around for too long either. Smell is typically hefe, bananas, bread, citrus. Taste is good but somewhat bland in my opinion. Good wheat taste too it but it didnt seem that complex, medium-high carbonation led way to a light mouthfeel. Overall a very drinkable beer but thats partially because flavor seems to be lacking slightly. A good hefe, dont get me wrong, but didnt live up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2007 01:12:35 | More by bunnyhustle
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sbe1

New York

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

Serving type: 0.5L bottle pruchased from a Carrefour supermarket in Gdansk, Poland, drank from a proper 0.5L glass.

Appearance: cloudy, deep gold, with hints of amber, orange, lovely soft billowy head that settled into a thin layer of creamy foam that lasted until my last sip. A beautiful looking beer.

Smell: a light, delicious, weisse smell, in my experience (which is by no means extensive), weisse beers smell nice, but are not particularly known for their aromatic complexity, so enough said here.

Taste: oh, so good. Apple, malt, and citrus with the slightest gracenote of clove. Was great with a lemon wedge, but would have be even better with an orange wedge.

Mouthfeel and drinkability: Excellent on both counts. Creamy and smooth in the mouth, an outstanding summer session beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2007 22:08:12 | More by sbe1
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beeragent

Texas

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass from a 16.9oz. bottle. The beer pours a hazy light orange, forming a very thin head which quickly dissipated. No lacing on the glass. The aroma is fruit and wheat. Very full and extremely enjoyable. The taste doesnt dissapoint either. Fruity at the beginning and finishing with smooth wheat malts. Average mouthfeel and smooth finish. Balanced full flavor make for a good session ale. Highly drinkable. Overall, I was impressed with this ale, since I have been dissapointed in the past by the other offerings of Paulaner. Maybe my tastes are changing, or I've just found a beer by them that I like. Either way, this is a great beer worth trying!!

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2007 22:53:11 | More by beeragent
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,421 ratings.