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

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2,589 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,589
Reviews: 1,243
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 88
Gots: 203 | FT: 1
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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 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
Photo of tempest
4/5  rDev -1%

Picked up a single from a friend.

Man, this beer drinks like candy without being cloyingly sweet. It's no wonder the 5L mini kegs always seem to disappear so fast at parties. The aroma reminds me of light frosting with banana and a hint of clove. The flavor follows the same line with the addition of mellow bready malts as a backbone. The balance here, with the sweet malts, yeast character, and mild hops is fantastic. It drinks smooth, almost like iced tea. This is a great session beer, just don't let it put you on the floor.

tempest, Jun 23, 2008
Photo of Troy518
3.1/5  rDev -23.3%

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Beer is cloudy with copper, golden, and yellow colors. Aroma is of banana and juicyfruit. Thick head with moderate lacing. Beer is apparently 5 months old according to the packaging date of 1/08 and has a metallic taste to it. Taste is surprisingly thin beyond the metallic taste with minimal clove and banana phenols. Beer is drinkable but perhaps should have been stored better at the store.

($2.19, 500ml, Oliver's Bev., Albany, NY)

Troy518, Jun 21, 2008
Photo of SingleFin1969
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

After chilling for 2 days to proper temperature, I poured this Hefe into a proper glass without trying to get the yeast off the bottom.

It poured a great orange-yellow color with a good head that was very sweet smelling, like spicy citrus.

The taste was very balanced, neither sour nor sweet, with a touch of fruit and wheat. The carbonation woke the tongue and produced a clean after-taste.

This beer is very refreshing, coupled with a low alcohol content, makes it a good choice for a summer session. I will be stocking up and pouring these for my friends.

SingleFin1969, Jun 20, 2008
Photo of johanvond
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%

This is what I concider to the the absoult standerd for the German Heffewizen style. It pours to a rich golden orange color with some chill haze. There was plenty of dense foamy head supported by a storm of carbonation. Spicy wheat aroma eminate form the disipated head that now covers the the surface of the beer. It's all about balence in the beer. The balence of spices and wheat are perfect fit to the way the yeast strain gives off that Palunder like bubble gum flavor. I Love to drink this after a hot and humid day. It's bubble gum flavors and high carbonation make it increadably refreshing. A crossover beer that will win hearts, and lead to an apperation to good beer.

johanvond, Jun 18, 2008
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It poured a really nice very hazy yellow with hints of orange. Poured a big fluffy white head. The aroma is what you expect from a Hefeweizen, wheat/yeast with hints of banana and some other citrus. The taste follows the aroma, it is bready and sweet, but not too sweet. It is full bodied, moderate carbonation and very drinkable (I had 4 in one setting, over a couple of hours). One of the better ones that I have tried lately

PhillyStyle, Jun 16, 2008
Photo of hustlesworth
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%

A- yup. big puffy wheat head. off-white with a yellowish tint to it and full of different sized bubbled with a soft protein skin on top. big craters open up taking the foam down a chunk at a time but the retention is pretty good and to me that says nutritious! the body is nearly opaque and golden orange when held up to the window.

S- very spicy clove and a hint of banana. tropical fruits hid in the background but the yeast really dominates. a light floral bubblegum fragrance as well and as it warms, the smell of rich homemade white bread comes into play.

T- bready with somewhat of a chemical taste in the middle. kind of like envelope glue. hrmm. not a huge rush of flavor, but it does taste traditional and the yeast goes from clove in the aroma to a very mellow light fruit in the taste, orange peel and flowers, with a very wheaty finish and little bitterness. and i don't know what that chemical taste was but after the beer aired out a little bit that nastiness went away.

MF- feels heavy on the tongue and the light carbonation makes for a nice silky feeling with some drying of the cheeks.

D- i've had much better but this isn't a bad example, it's an old brewery and tradition receives an enormous amount of respect from me. no problem finishing this bottle, but the whole time i desired something more (e.g. ayinger).

hustlesworth, Jun 12, 2008
Photo of KeefD
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

Poured a very hazy golden yellow color with nice amount of foam and good lacing. Smell is of huge wheat malts, and very sweet. taste is very much the same. Big time malt goodness, tons of wheat malt, sweet banana flavor, hints of spices. Super smooth and creamy, an overall delight. This is the standard Hefeweizen that most brews can be judged by. Average to say the least, but there are much worse examples of this style.

KeefD, Jun 10, 2008
Photo of Kyle987
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%

This was the first beer I tried during my year abroad in Germany, and I loved it, but unfortunately the bottles imported to America don't quite live up to that experience.

I had the 0.5 liter bottle poured into a weizen glass; it had a big, perfect, beautiful head and cloudy golden-tan body. Good lacing. Its aroma was a little weak, but what was there was nice; obviously wheaty, with a bit of lemon/lime. The taste is similar, but stronger than the smell, and with more banana flavor. Great mouthfeel, and very drinkable, but still not quite as good as some of the other hefeweizens.

Kyle987, Jun 09, 2008
Photo of Larrytown
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

This was the first hefe that I really fell in love with. Upon discovering more of the style, I realized that it wasn't as exceptional as I thought, but it's still a damn fine wheat brew and I'll take it any time.

The appearance is standard: golden with a billowy head, though the head fades rather quickly. The aroma is of banana and clove.

The taste is what I always want a hefe to be (largely because I've always measured them against this one, the original for me). It's balanced and not overly sweet and dainty, but it does have noticeable fruit.

I go back and forth about where to include this in the hierarchy of hefeweizens, but there's no question about the drinkability. It's pretty easy to knock back a couple on a hot day.

Larrytown, Jun 09, 2008
Photo of meatmallet
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%

Poured a golden yellow with a nice head. Head had good retention. Very hazy looking.

Smells like citrus and fruit as it should. A little banana and wheat in there also went well together.

Tasted more sour than I was expecting. Had more banana and lemon flavoring than anthing.

Overall worth a try but not my favorite of the style. Still a drinkable beer.

meatmallet, Jun 07, 2008
Photo of cvstrickland
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%

12-ounce bottle poured into a weizen glass yields a hazy yellow-orange body capped with four fingers of creamy white foam that retains at a finger and leaves plump patches of lacing.

Smells yeasty and tangy with a solid wheaty background.

Tastes of sweet wheat with a touch of fruit and a light yeasty tanginess. A mineral character emerges near the mild bubblegum finish.

Smooth and nicely carbonated with good drinkability.

cvstrickland, Jun 07, 2008
Photo of NatetheGreat
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%

produced on 12/07 printed on bottle.

A: deep straw color, like cloudy yellow-orange, with some brown tints. Large white, bubbly head.

S: crisp wheat, some lemon and bananna, but not very strong.

T: taste delivered more than aroma, thankfully. Spicy clove in the front with soft ripe bananna following and a crisp, slightly tart wheat finish.

M: crisp, moderately carbonated, appropriate.

D: could drink quite a few. Good and complex flavor plus incredibly refreshing.

Really enjoyed this beer.

NatetheGreat, Jun 05, 2008
Photo of PatrickJR
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into weizen glass.

A - Extremely hazy even before rousing the yeast, golden/amber colored, a little darker than most hefe's. Off-white head was smaller than expected with moderate retention and lacing.

S - Typical hefe smells of banana, wheat, yeast, and lemon peel. A bit more complex than the majority of it's counterparts.

T - Taste isn't quite in line with the nose. A hint of banana starts it off, but it quickly turns into a sour, tangy flavor akin to unsweetened lemonade. Finish is a little bitter, overall it's a bit one-dimensional.

M - Too thin and carbonated for my tastes, but it works considering the acidity and lack of sweetness.

D - Not my favorite hefe, and probably not something I'll revisit too often, but a few of these wouldn't be terrible during the course of an evening. High carbonation works against it some though.

I'd heard/read a lot about Paulaner and was overjoyed to find one at the 3rd store I checked, but I'm unimpressed. It doesn't kick my taste buds in the ass like Plank, but it hasn't the softness or depth of Franziskaner or Weihenstephaner.

PatrickJR, Jun 03, 2008
Photo of Slynger
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%

Pours a hazy lemon-orange color with an amber lean. Finely bubbled and creamy cap of lemon-cream.

Smells of lemony bananas and cloves, with light wheat and solid yeastiness.

Tastes of just pre-ripe bananas with fresh lemons and lightly toasted wheat. Solidly yeasty, but I don't pick up clove.

Holy . . .
The body is medium with one of the finest, creamiest, super fuzzifyingly, silky-slippery-zippery carbonations I have ever encountered.

Nice. I found Paulaner to be a really good authentic German hefe. The flavor and smell fall a bit shy of the best hefeweizen's, but this one makes up some serious ground in mouthfeel.

Slynger, Jun 02, 2008
Photo of BEERchitect
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%

Pretty standard stuff. A deep straw-yellow color with a dense haze and equally dense head formation with great retention... a very Hefe-like appearance. Solid aromas of half-bananna, half-clove, and decorated with a light peppery, bubble-gum, and lemon zest. Flavors exhibit the same attributes as those found in the nose, but seem lesser in intesity than expected. The lemon and pepper notes increase into the finish, lessening the influence of other esters and phenols. Creamy texture that wavers quickly and allowing for great drinkability. Finishes very clean with a lemony, hop / grassy bite. Sure it's a fair beer, but somehow I expected more from one of the greater German brewing institutions.

BEERchitect, Jun 01, 2008
Photo of kenito799
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%

0.5 l pour in a Paulaner Weizen glass at Ulysses, Stone St, NYC.

Lemon wedge immediately discarded, it wasn't there long enough to taint the beer. Fairly perfect looking hazy light orange-yellow brew, with large creamy white head. Very pretty lacing. Excellent.

Aroma is softly banana, some clovey spice, and citrus (after the lemon wedge wore off). Fairly high carbonation on the tongue. The flavor is crisply referashing, very lovely balance between the soft banana notes and the spice, a cirtic twang, light sweetness perfectly balanced with tartness. Classic hefeweizen; wonderful outside in the summer.

kenito799, May 31, 2008
Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%

Appearance: Cloudy orange with a somewhat peachy tint. Foamy white head sits on top, and beer appears to have pretty good carbonation.

Smell: Banana, citrus fruits and peach? I think it's peach that I'm smelling. Malt scent is fairly strong.

Taste: Banana and citrus (orange and lemon). Maybe a little peach. Nice malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied (heavier than what I expected), with fairly high carbonation. Aftertaste is... meh.

Drinkability: With summer approaching, I could see myself buying this one again (or at least something like it). Wheat beers aren't my fave, but they definitely get the job done on hot days.

ThreeWiseMen, May 28, 2008
Photo of tai4ji2x
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%

on tap at an overpriced restaurant/bar called "buffalo", in beijing, along the western shore of qianhai, (houhai area).

hazy golden, almost slightly brown honey color. lots of head slowly fades to a thin but constant layer. decent lacing.

faint banana and clove-like sweet spice. phenolic notes with toasted grains and underlying yeast aroma. some traces of honey.

taste is a bit more phenolic upfront, before going into the aforementioned banana and clove, albeit much more diluted, almost watery. appropriately moderate bitterness.

feel is slightly thin, but still decently smooth and fluffy.

not sure if this was imported, or brewed in-town by the local beijing-based paulaner brauhaus. either way, my second glass was served to me in a stein by the clueless waiter.

being overpriced probably affected my score...

tai4ji2x, May 26, 2008
Photo of Traquairlover
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

1 pint, 9 oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A = Light brown tinted orange gold with a lot of swirling traces of the sediment, bright white frothy head with decent retention. Would have been a perfect looking hefe if the head had just a little more retention.

S = Strong scent of cloves, light banana, even lighter lemon zest. Good but a little subdued.

T = Good tart lemons, cinnamon at mid-palate, bananas join in toward the end. Very refreshing but could be a little fruitier with the banana flavor up front rather than waiting until the finish.

M = Medium-light body, decent mouthcoating, carbonation stings the tongue just a bit too much.

D = Good drinkability, good and refreshing beer, but not my favorite hefe.

Traquairlover, May 24, 2008
Photo of Ch1mpy
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%

Pours a foggy orange colour. I can't see through the glass. This hefe-weißbier has an off-white head. Very little lacing.

The smell is fruity to say the least. The aroma is dominated by banana but also has citrus in it.

After having accidentally dipped my nose into the brew it is time to finally drink the beer. It is surprisingly spicy with tastes of bananas and wheat.

It has a thick, creamy, intense mouthfeel. The carboration really helps to bring out the flavours.

Very drinkable.

Ch1mpy, May 24, 2008
Photo of homebrewhawk
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%

12oz. brown bottle served in a pilsner glass (my hefe glass is a 500ml). Pours a hazy pale gold with lots of carbonation. Three fingers of fine, white bubbled head. Subdued aroma of spicy clove. Light bodied, some citrus. Banana and clove in the finish. A very refreshing summer beer, but not my favorite hefe. Aroma was a little lacking to me.

homebrewhawk, May 24, 2008
Photo of usmittymc
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Tucher Weizen glass. Bottle marked: "produced on 02/08".

A: Hazy gold with a rocky white 2 finger head that reduces to faint cap. Moderate lacing remains through the session.

S: Faint banana and clove. Grainy, earthy aromas dominate the nose.

T: Just as the nose advertises, faint banana and clove flavors. More of a malt presence than other German Hefe's I have recently sampled. More of a balanced flavor. The sweetness does not linger cloyingly as others I have tried either.

M: Very crisp and refreshing. Very good carbonation.

D: A very nice summer brew. Crisp, refreshing, and very enjoyable.

usmittymc, May 24, 2008
Photo of CJfromPhilly
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%

Pours from the 16.9 oz (25% more than your regular 12 ouncer!) bottle a cloudy apple juice amber with a foamy one finger head that settles int a thick collar. Mild carbonation present in the haze. Aroma is tangy citrus with maybe a hint of banana. Taste is a sharp snap of crisp, tart citrus and banana. The tell-tale wheat zing is very present and also very refreshing! Mouthfeel is crisp, slighly effervescent, and medium bodied. Drinkability is very good, especially on a sweltering summer day! Overall, this is a very tasty beer. I picked up a single for sampling & rating purposes, but i'll soon be going back for a couple of sixers to put away for those hot, humid summer days to come!

CJfromPhilly, May 23, 2008
Photo of JBogan
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured a hazy light to medium orange with a very thick and creamy head which retained well but left minimal lacing.

Smelled of banana, lemon, some yeast and wheat.

Tasted much the same as the smell, with bananas and citrus present as well as the wheat.

Very smooth mouthfeel, with just enough carbonation. Perhaps a bit lighter in body than other beers of this type, but very nice.

I was impressed with this beer and will certainly have it again and recommend it to friends. Worth a try if you come across it.

JBogan, May 20, 2008
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,589 ratings.