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

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2,588 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,588
Reviews: 1,243
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 88
Gots: 203 | FT: 1
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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 gfreed
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%

At last-- a decent Hefeweizen in a six-pack at a decent price! It lacks the high density of some top-level German wheat beer, such as Ayinger (the king of wheat, in my book), but is most definitely worthy. This beer has a foggy golden hue topped by nice fluffy dirty-white head, from which wafts an understated aroma of the expected yeast, bananas and cloves, but also some vanilla, lemon and even a bit of bubble gum. The same flavors are easy to spot in the taste but, again, are not overpowering. Medium carbonation and a medium density make it easy to drink. And like most good wheat beers, it looks lovely in a tall glass. Highly recommended.

gfreed, Aug 05, 2008
Photo of MrIncognito
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured from a 12oz bottle.

A - Cloudy khaki color, hazy, with a nice big fluffy head made of small bubbles. Great lacing. The ideal hefeweizen appearance. Small bubbles slowing making there way to the top to support the head.

S & T - Yeasty smell with a slight hint of banana. Has that kneaded dough smell. Taste is light and crisp with wheat and yeast. Banana taste is very faint, much less so than other weizens like Franziskaner.

M - creamy and yet drying from carbonation. Smooth.

A delicious and great example of the style. Not the best that I've ever had but very good. This could pack a little more punch to improve itself. Not as much yeast and banana flavor as I like to see.

MrIncognito, Aug 04, 2008
Photo of UGADawgGuy
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured from a .5L bottle into my .5L Paulaner weizen glass. In case you're new to the style (or to beer in general), it is CRITICAL that hefe weizen be served quite cold and in a glass, for a number of reasons.

Appearance: A solid "weizen pour" made the beer and its thick, rocky head fit perfectly into the glass. The color is a bit more orange than many hefe weizens, and I often get a significant "fog" effect with the yeast with my initial pour. A little beer was left in the bottle for "swishing" in order to unleash that delicious, yeasty sediment into the glass (in my opinion, this is essential with traditional hefe weizens).

Smell: This one's nose is not as distinctive as those of some other hefe weizens -- it seems a little weaker. Still, you get the full complement of hefe weizen aromas here: bread, yeast, a hint of something faintly citrus-y, and a peppery spice note.

Taste: This, along with the appearance, is probably what makes Paulaner so popular. I taste a lot of bread, malt, and yeast, with no hops to speak of. There's a bit of citrus, but to me, it's hardly noticeable. That faint peppery note I smelled is barely discernible at the end of a swallow. Very satisfying.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp carbonation -- seeming more than you'll find in most hefe weizens. This, combined with the relatively cold serving temperature and the yeasty sediment, makes Paulaner hefe weizen drink "bigger" than some other wheat beers. It's still just about as refreshing as any beer I've had.

Drinkability: Low ABV plus crisper-than-usual carbonation equals a very refreshing, drinkable beer. I could easily put away two or three of these (honestly, maybe more) without a hint of regret.

Given that this is the easiest German hefe weizen to find where I live (some convenience stores carry it!), it's a reliable, inxepensive option for me. If you like wheat beers without that hoppy bite, consider adding this to your warm-weather rotation.

UGADawgGuy, Aug 04, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%

A: Poured a hazy, pale orange with a 2 finger creamy, dull white head that was fairly well lasting after several minutes, but left a sparse lacing.

S: creamy bananas, and oranges being most dominant at first with some light wheat notes coming through.

T: a nice yeastiness of bananas upfront along with a creamy wheat backing and hints of musky oranges and grains. Light lemon hints finished out the beer along with a slight tartness of oranges. Ovearll a nice and solid example per style with a good sharp citric bite found on the swallow.

M: creamy and smooth with a great carbonation fizzle around the tongues edges.

D: Good drinkability and six pack worthy and wont let you down. A classic example and pretty solid all the way around.

beerthulhu, Aug 03, 2008
Photo of laituegonflable
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%

Pours a slight rosey-amber colour, with a thin yeast sediment cloud. Creates a thin film of off-white head, steady carbonation. Interesting hue - that's all to really distinguish it, but otherwise an exemplary hefeweizen.

Excellent complex nose of hops and fruit. Aspects of banana and pawpaw and tropical goodness blend wonderfully with a rich, deep plummy character. Bit of sultana perhaps? Otherwise a back note of fragrant hops comes through very clearly. Really excellent nose, and very hefeweizeny.

Taste is slightly less weizeny, with the rich plummy character tending to dominate over the lighter fruits. Palate is complex but a little short, with no particularly significant finish. Slightly sour character on the mid palate, caused by the fruity esters, and this blends very nicely actually with the bittering hops to create an interesting flavour overall. Mouthfeel is not very smooth - but not bad. Has a bit of a watery character is all.

A pleasant, well-crafted brew that falls just the slightest bit short in flavour. Definitely commendable on a number of levels though, particularly in the drinking.

laituegonflable, Jul 28, 2008
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%

A. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Semi hazy with some noticable yeast sediment at the bottom of of the bottle. I did my best to swirl it in. Not off to a bad start.

S. Some wheat, biscuity yeast, slight citric hop.

T. The semi sweet wheat note melds into a lemon zest and earthy hop follow up. A hint of the trademark banana and clove, but very distant and subdued. Not bad.

M. Medium bodied and smooth.

D. Pretty good, solid drinkability. ABV a bit strong for the style, but I'm not complaining. I've had better Hefe's, but this is far from the worst.

Stinkypuss, Jul 27, 2008
Photo of yemenmocha
4.78/5  rDev +18.3%

Pours luxurious hazy golden color with suggestion of brown. White, pillowy head is glorious to look at and certainly helps with aroma.

Nose has a banana lemon creme component, with seductive yeasty/bready notes that make you yearn for that first sip.

Palate has a good balance of the standard banana/clove interplay, with a pleasing wheat cracker taste. One of the best examples of this style.

Finish highlights the carbonation, wheat cracker again, and leaves a pleasant toasty bread-like taste on the palate. Amazing beer, world class.

yemenmocha, Jul 24, 2008
Photo of morimech
4.08/5  rDev +1%

Pours a cloudy gold with a large white head that had great retention. Moderate amounts of lacing is left on the glass.

Typical Hefe smell. Plenty of cloves and banana aromas.

A nice balanced flavor. The clove flavors do not overpower everything else that this beer offers. Nice fruit notes are noticeable.

Does not have the creamy texture of other great Hefeweizens. I think it is a bit overcarbonated and a little harsh.

Very refreshing and easy drinking beer. Disappeared from my glass all to quickly.

morimech, Jul 21, 2008
Photo of Garzan72
4/5  rDev -1%

I believe that this was a really good Hefe-weizen. When I looked at the color and smell the brew I knew right away that it was a Hefe-Weizen. But when I took a sip I was bombarded with this fruity almost peachy flavor that I really enjoyed. Very refreshing (compared to the other things I had that night). I will be asking for this one again for sure.

Garzan72, Jul 16, 2008
Photo of nickynick
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

I love every beer I have had from Paulaner and this one proved no different. A dark gold, even orange or amber color with a nice fluffy white head. Very cloudy as well. Smell was strong smell of bananas. Taste was good, with flavors of bread, bananas, and the slightest citrus spice. Mouthfeel was good and crisp. Overall this is a wonderful hefe. Crisp and refreshing, yet offers a wide range of flavor.

nickynick, Jul 16, 2008
Photo of Halcyondays
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%

16.9 oz. Euro brown bottle,

A: Pours a hazy light orange, with a thick cap of white foam that is so soft and light you can write on it.

S: Hefe esters, banana, spice.

T: Taste is mostly bubblegum esters, banana is light, clove is really not there. Overall flavour is light and fleeting, good but not great.

M: Light, spritzy, creamy, refreshing.

D: A pretty good hefe, but there are a lot of others that I would have before this, middle of the road.

Halcyondays, Jul 12, 2008
Photo of Mryup
4.2/5  rDev +4%

A: A medium pour produces an inch of dense white head and retains a 1/4 inch. A classic golden honey color with the signature haze.

S: Wheat dominates with strong pear and hints of banana and clove.

T: The yeast balances out well with the yeast. Buttery, creamy hops attack right after. A very mellow, classically balanced H-W. The malt comes out nicely with with some grassy/hayness. The spice is very subtle/nonexistent. A superbly well done hefe-weizen with the alcohol melded perfectly.

M: A very nice medium bodied mouthfeel that goes wet at the end.

D: A very drinkable beer with a higher alcohol content. A combination for the gods.

Mryup, Jul 10, 2008
Photo of bilyboy65
3.23/5  rDev -20%

This was poured into a regular pint glass at the restaurant.

A: Cloudy Golden Amber color with little head. The head did have a little life in it throughout the beer. It had some cling to it and there was plenty of film on the glass. Very little carbonation could be seen.

S: Honey and lemon malts with some yeasty and buttery hops undertones.

T: Upfront was a honey and lemon flavor with a buttered muffin follower.

M: Medium body that left a slight oily feel. Smooth with little carbonation to be felt.

D: Very easy going beer.

bilyboy65, Jul 09, 2008
Photo of iceball585
4.63/5  rDev +14.6%

A- Bright orange/yellow color, cloudy, one finger thick fluffy head that lowered to a thin layer that lasted

S- Orange peals, yeast, light malts, wheat, hint of cloves

T- Lemons, oranges, bananas, grains, bready, yeast, spices, light malt finish

M- Light/medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, sweet, refreshing

D- Worth buying again and again

This is one of my favorite hefe-weizens. Great appearance, great auroma, great flavors... great over all.

iceball585, Jul 08, 2008
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%

Pours beautifully with a very tightly beaded fine white head that is several inches high to begin with and then settles to a thin cap on the beer for the duration. Lightly bready and with balanced and subtle banana and clove, especially banana. The taste is similar, with restrained but noticeable banana and clove, a nice clean graininess up-front, and a crisp minerality on the finish. Beautifully made. Crisp but relatively soft in the mouth, this is an ultimate quencher in the sense that it is cooling on a hot day and refreshes, but there is aalso enough flavor to keep your interest. Outstanding, and one of my favorite summer beers.

Georgiabeer, Jul 08, 2008
Photo of Hojaminbag
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%

Cloudy yellow body with a nice white head. Decent retention and a little bit of lacing.

Smells of bannana, wheat and some yeast. A little bit of spiciness.

Taste similar to smell, dominated by wheats and bannana. A little bit of spiciness in the form of clove and pepper here also. Creamy Hefe mouthfeel.

Pretty drinkable beer, not a bad hefeweizen.

Hojaminbag, Jul 07, 2008
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.18/5  rDev -21.3%

Pours a cloudy orange-ish/ yellow color with a white fluffy head. In the aroma, a faint clove and banana. In the taste, clove, banana, and a yeasty presence. A small hop bute in the mouthfeel, with a dry banana aftertaste. Dry banana and clove and very refreshing.

OWSLEY069, Jul 06, 2008
Photo of donchata
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%

This beer is solid. It pours cloudy with a nice rusty orange haze. The head develops quick with a strong and sturdy presence. I drop a slice of lemon for that extra kick of bitter acidity that brings out a flowerful pungent aroma. A delicious taste of wheat, pepper, clove and citrus.

This is a refreshing beer to kick back with on a hot summer day.

donchata, Jul 03, 2008
Photo of Tdizzle
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%

16.9 ounce bottle purchased at Vendome Fullerton.
Produced on 01/2008.

A- Poured into my Erdinger Weizen glass, this beer pours a cloudy dark straw color with a billowy, white head that sticks around for quite a while. The head finally settles to a thick layer, leaving some sheets of lacing on the glass.

S- Heavy aromas of wheat, yeast, spices, and pepper, with banana and clove off in the distance. There's a faint chemically aroma of bubblegum as well.

T- Flavors of wheat, yeast, grass, and a faint lemon rind-bitterness are most prominent. The finish is slightly bland, leaving no lingering flavors on the palate.

M- This beer feels a tad watery in the mouth, and I would have liked more lively carbonation.

D- This is a very refreshing and drinkable Hefeweizen. The 5.5% ABV makes this a sessionable treat on a hot summer's day.

Tdizzle, Jul 01, 2008
Photo of czfreeman
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%

Watching Germany play spain in the Eurocup right now, go Deutchland!!!
Pours out a hazy murky of wheaty goodness, light golden hay color, yeast swirls throughout. mild carbonation bubbles after the beautiful head settles.
Aromas are bananas,clovs, a touch of some orange juice, nice yeasty wheat spice. drinkability is utterly beautiful,as in all true German Hefeweiss. This is a great beer, love it!

czfreeman, Jun 29, 2008
Photo of Lexluthor33
4/5  rDev -1%

Pours cloudy orange with a big head and a nice foamy lace.
The aroma is of fruits,bananas and cloves.
The taste is sweet with notes of bananas,cloves and wheat.
There is a dry finish with some fruity notes and yeast in the finish.
Carbonation is moderate for this medium body drink.

Notes: A good brew for the style ad for sure a good buy. I thought it was full of flavor and a very good summer brew.

Lexluthor33, Jun 27, 2008
Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%

I've been drinking this one for years but passed it up recently in my seach of other Hefeweizens. I always considered this to be the BUD of wheats out of Bavaria in a good way, that is' the standard and has been around for so many centuries for a reason. My return campaign of quaffing did not change my opinion. I am quite surprised that this has been reviewed less than a 100 times but here are my two cents.

A: Cloudhy golden blur, with gargantuan head that grows and laces all over the place, a great way to start 'er off.

S: Nose gets yeast fast with mild banana but fruit peels accents prolly a pear more sublte than an apple. Some cloves and peppers at the 2nd finish.

T: Banana pushes it way foward, which is why I'v always been found of this but not overpoweringly sweet with gum flavor. Each one melds well and does not overpower the other, another example of quality brewing with a long history.

M: Medium near thick with carbonation prominent but fading into dry finish.

D: Easy and simple for a true heffe fan, and a good benchmark as you move through other creations.

Brianmerrilyn, Jun 26, 2008
Photo of hopsleeroy
4/5  rDev -1%

Poured from 12 oz bottle.

A-Cloudy yellow/orange
S-Clove, musty yeast, little spice, some wheat grain
T-Some banana, clove, lemon citrus, wheat grain aftertaste, a little bit of sweet flavor as well
M-Medium but effervescent in the mouth
D-I can drink a few of those at a time

Very nice hefe-there are a few better that have more spice flavor in the nose and taste but this is solid.

hopsleeroy, Jun 25, 2008
Photo of jakon
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12oz bottle dated 01/08

This beer pours a hazy gold/straw color with a light, fluffy white head.

The aroma is enticing. Banana bread, clove, yeast and light

The taste reveals tons of banana and spice. Very light and refreshing. High carbonation. Great summer beer.

jakon, Jun 24, 2008
Photo of julian
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%

A: cloudy apricot color. head was pretty average, had to pour vigorously to get a solid 1 finger's worth. head is off white in color and vanishes quickly. no lacing and no noticeable fizziness

S: true to the German hefeweizen style, there is a strong scent of banana and cloves. sweet fruitiness to the nose and somewhat biscuity. smells like franziskaner.

T&M: dominant sweet & spicy taste consisting of mostly cloves, maybe some nutmeg, or cinnamon...slightly peppery with a bite of lemon in the aftertaste. fizzy yet smooth at the same time. nice summer beer!

D: low ABV, crisp, clean and smooth taste. this is what I expect of a good german wheat beer. could easily knock back a 6 pack on a hot summer's day!

julian, Jun 24, 2008
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,588 ratings.