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

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2,440 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,440
Reviews: 1,226
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 75
Gots: 126 | 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: guinness33 on 08-17-2001)
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Photo of fenwaybeer

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great hefe-weizen. Increasingly available on tap in my area, which is a good thing. Bartender claims it's becoming very popular. When ordering on tap, expect it to be served with citrus slice (often orange). This is an American, not German, tradition. But, it's your choice.

Appropriate cloudy appearance (for an unfiltered), with crisp taste. Good aroma, and nice feel. Enjoy!

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2007 00:52:58 | More by fenwaybeer
Photo of therica


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

A= modest head, extremely cloudy even for many wheat beers, just as it should be. Medium-honey-yellow, darker than most more pale-yellow wheat beers. Nice.

S= absolutely gorgeous scent from the first moment. Fruity floral, apples, pear, hops flowers, maybe plum or cherry or both.

T= much like the scent. Only mild hops-bitters taste. Slight bubblegum.

M= nothing unpleasant whatsoever, a nice mild memory.

D= as much as you can consume. Probably the best wheat-beer that I can remember.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2007 00:51:49 | More by therica
Photo of gunnerman


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

Was at my Brother in law's home and he asked me if I wanted a Hefe, I coudn't believe it was Paulaner version. Poured into a pint glass pours an pale yellow color with a fluffy head that didn't hang around to long but did leave some lace on the glass. Smell is very sweet but subtle I can smell a bit of outdoor freshness. Taste is bready and yeasty with a nice sweet chewing gum flavor. Perfect for those hot summer months this goes down smooth and invites you to have 2 or maybe 6.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2007 13:34:35 | More by gunnerman
Photo of BadRockBeer


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

Serving Type Sampled: Sampled on tap at Old Chicago., Kearney Nebraska

Appearance: Poured a hazy straw in color with a nice white head that lasted quite a while.

Smell: Phenols and esters / clove and bananas, wheat malt.

Taste: Spicy, Clove and banana dominate the overall flavor of this beer. I detect a slight taste of wheat malt and german hops are subtle. Slight citrusy character.

Mouthfeel: Light in body, Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Great. This is an extremely drinkable refreshing beer. Text book example of style.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2007 03:35:53 | More by BadRockBeer
Photo of gotweid


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

Recently sampled from the bottle. Produced on 12.06 (?)
APPEARANCE...Wow. Great, thick foamy head that rose above the glass and thick enough to not run over. Kind of a cloudy, hazy field of gold look. SMELLed like a true wheat; semi-sweet, slight hops, but nothing too strong. TASTE is amazing. This is a very smooth wheat, not too sweet, too bitter or too strong. MOUTHFEEL..nice carbonation, but not too much and with an almost dry aftertaste(in a good way). DRINKABILITY..very refreshing, excellent top notch wheat beer that you can drink in any environment. Sit back and enjoy this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2007 03:05:18 | More by gotweid
Photo of Procrastinator


3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Yes I know, but I didn't have my Hefe glass handy, so sue me. Produced on 10.06 on bottle.

Appearance: cloudy orange hued body with overflowing head after swirling yeast in bottom of bottle. Creamy off-white head clings to
glass sides. Nice display of the style.

Smell: wheat bread crusts. Banana and clove scents seem slightly muddled. Not much hop aroma which is right on for the style. Slight
pepper spice along with sweetness.

Taste: nice banana sweetness is creamy up front, but light on taste at the finish when slight acetic lemon zest overpowers.
Little alcohol can be detected at finish.

Mouthfeel: carbonation is rather nice and mild with a body that's on the watery side, a bit too thin.

Drinkability: refreshing and tasty brew is an easy drinking light wheat beer that would be fine anytime of the day. This would be a great thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2007 22:50:39 | More by Procrastinator
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4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A top-notch hefe! Poured into a weitzen glass a cloudy golden color with a beautiful four finger head which very gradually diminishes to a nice lace. Smells of phenols... not quite as pronounced as some of the other weitzens. Has a really great wheat beer taste... this is a prototypical Bavarian hefe-weitzen. Seems pretty filling, so I'm not sure why these slide down so easy I could drink'em all night. Great session beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2007 23:59:42 | More by whiplash3825
Photo of gmfessen


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

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a hazy orange-yellow color with a huge, bubbly yellow-white head that sticks around for a while before subsiding. The smell is like your typical hefe, bananas, cloves, spicy yeast and wheat; very pronounced. The taste is just like the smell, with the sweet cloveyness dominating the palate, but finishes rather smooth and somehow balanced. A sweet fruitiness persists on the tongue. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a bubbly, creamy consistency. This is a drinkable hefe, an excellent example of the style and readily available. This was not the first time I've had this beer and no doubt, not the last.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2007 04:33:42 | More by gmfessen
Photo of soupyman10

District of Columbia

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

Pours a light tan, orange color, a little foggy. Huge billowy head that dissolves slowly. Nose is your strong hefe scent. Cirtus and yeast. Some bread. Taste is a little milder. Wheat and lemon up front, some orange. Very refreshing, tasty. Feel is medium bodied, maybe a little high in carbonation. Drinkability is high. It's a really tasty, upligting, happy kind of beer. Perfect for a spring afternoon outside.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2007 21:35:16 | More by soupyman10
Photo of kRaa


4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange color with an average sized white head. Most of the head diminishes quickly. Aromas of citrus and banana. The initial flavor is slight acidic and tastes of citrus. Sweet finish with banana flavor. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Generally a beer with a very refreshing taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2007 12:03:35 | More by kRaa
Photo of mandarin


4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I fell in love with this beer the first time I tried it, and I enjoy it more and more over time. No wonder it ranks as one of the best session beers. There's nothing like a glass of Paulaner Hefe-Weiss on a hot day. I highly recommend this beer. For me, this is what a hefe is all about. Great foamy head, excellent mouthfeel, and the taste -- Delicious!!

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2007 01:47:22 | More by mandarin
Photo of Bitterbill


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

This pours from 12oz bottle a cloudy light orange with a very large head of foam. After a few minutes, the foam dies down to leave some small islands in the middle anf there's some good lacing.

The smell is nice. I'm getting clove, wheat, and some fruit.

The taste on first sip has a good clove presence with some banana tones and a wheat flavour. Further sips in and that combo of cloves and banana really starts to hit my palate just right. The finish has a nice tarty twang to it beckoning me to take yet another sip. Tasty as all heck, this Hefe. I could drink this all day long.

Bottom line: This, imho, is a superb example of the style. Highly recommended!!

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2007 22:40:52 | More by Bitterbill
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4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a light orangey, very hazy blond with a nice rocky head. bouquet is the classic hefeweizen notes of banana, clove, and bread dough. nice light doughy, wheaty malt upfront and finishes crisp and creamy. light/medium mouthfeel. hops not noticeable except to provide balance. lively carbonation. a nice summer beer, very well balanced but doesn't blow me away. very nice, chewy mouthfeel, though. must be great when fresh in deutschland.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2007 05:44:19 | More by MrMcGibblets
Photo of hammer09


4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy and honey-colored, Paulaner Hefe-weizen exhibits good carbonation. Dense head that lasts.

Smell is typical for a hefe-weizen, but exhibited almost flawlessly: banana, citrus and pepper/cloves.

Taste is sweet and citrusy with natural lemon flavor and banana. Very good.

Mouthfeel is slightly sticky, but overall is well carbonated and very refreshing.

Impressive in its simplicity, this is an outstanding hefe-weizen. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2007 16:25:10 | More by hammer09
Photo of Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

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

found this at the Redcliff Alberta liquor store, which FYI is the number 1 store in the province for Old Milwaukee sales. Needless to say I was shocked, as was the store clerk who had to blow the dust off the bottles..

nice looking hefe with that classic orange hue and cloudiness. Found it had good head retention. A small, white cap remained the entire time. Some decent lacing as well.

smelled mostly of banana with just a hint of spice.

i fount it had some pepper spice right up front followed by some sweet wheat malt. This actually repeated itself once again...spice followed by sweet banana malt. Cool!

very smooth and almost creamy mouthfeel.

A very good example of the style..too bad it cost me $14.25 per six.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 23:46:48 | More by Shadman
Photo of NJpadreFan

New Jersey

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

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier

Appearance- Cloudy yellow with a thick foamy white head.
Smell- Strong cloves and bubblegum.
Taste- Big sweet bubblegum flavor with the prototypical banana and clove.
Mouthfeel- Huge flavor dominates from beginning to end. Sweet yet never cloying.

Overall- A damn good tasting hefe. An easy drinker and a Hefe pre-requisite.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2007 23:23:54 | More by NJpadreFan
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New York

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

To start, this is one of the best Hefe-weizens I've had.

It's big for a wheat beer, with ample complexity. The appearance is a caramel color, with some cloudyess, a frothy white head and tight bubbles. One could compare it to the appearance of meringue. Aroma is ripe fruit, with spice- clove, allspice. Taste follows with smooth bananas and spice. Mouthfeel is rounded. Excellent finish with some dryness, though just a little. I thought that it could be compared to mixing a Hoegaarden and a Leffe, with the complexity of Leffe and the refreshing quality of Hoegaarden.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2007 22:34:53 | More by elinash
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4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I fell in love with this beer five years ago, and still have not had another hefe-weizen that's come close.

Pours with a respectable head. Cloudy, brownish-golden color ... darker than you may expect from a hefe.

Refreshing smell of clove, nutmeg and banana, which is definitely more noticeable (and inviting) as it warms.

Has a light, refreshing citrus flavor up front, and finishes with a pleasantly yeasty, banana-induced flavor on the back-end.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with an appropriate level of carbonation.

Drinkability is fantastic - could easily have another.

If you would like to find an authentic hefe-weizen from which to judge all others, this would be it.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2007 19:38:34 | More by BeerImmediately
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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from a Weizen glass (finally a proper beer for this glass). Have had on tap many times but this time drank from the bottle.

Appearance- Pours a very nice hazy orange that turns to a yellow down on the stem. Nice big creamy head dissipates quickly leaving almost zero lacing. You can see the extreme amounts of carbonation bubbling from the bottom of the glass.
Smell- Lots of banana yeast with hints of clove and nutmeg. Nice spicy background complements the banana well. Hints of a doughy malt hides in the background. Smells like a Hef should.
Taste- Very nice banana bread taste that you expect from the smell. Nice spiciness that you’d expect with some very subtle doughy wheat. Very subtle sweetness finishes medium dry with a almost cotton candy like aftertaste.
Mouthfeel- Strong carbonation at first that fades rather quickly. Very smooth and crisp with a almost sticky finish.
Drinkability- This is a fantastic summer time beer. Is the best I’ve had thus far and will definitely seek this beer out when my Hef mood strikes. IMO this is better on tap, but still awesome from the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2007 05:08:46 | More by younger35
Photo of atsprings

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served a hazy orange with a thin head that was mostly diminishing. The aroma was of sweet fruits and freshly baked bread. The taste was a good mix of light fruits with a surprising amount of hoppiness for a hefe. The beer was light and well carbonated. A good example of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2007 00:13:07 | More by atsprings
Photo of Graebner


3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

light orange/amber with moderate/heavy bubble column activity. Translucent. Develops a finger or two of fine white head.

Smells of oranges, banana, cloves, freshly baked cinnamon bread. Slight pineapple.

Taste is not all that the smell had me hoping, but it's nonetheless quite good. Banana, clove, bread, citrus bite, dryness in the finish.

Overall great mouthfeel, incredibly crisp and clean. The carbonation is high even for the style, but it somehow manages to remain tolerable.

I wouldnt session this one due to the high carbonation, but it's dirnkable other than that. It would be better if I had just come in from mowing the lawn or something like that, but it's good just as an after-work beer too. Nevertheless, I probly wont buy it again because Franziskaner is the same price-ish and superior. Still, not bad, and I suspect it would be much better on tap. In Munich.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2007 23:24:12 | More by Graebner
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4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Medium orange color with lots of bubbles ascending the glass. Head is a brilliant white, which pours big and settles to an eighth inch. Lacing reduces to small groups of head on the side of the glass.

S - Light bready malts with pronounced banana-like yeast. Also a bit of spiciness in there as well.

T - Sweet and bready maltiness with a chewy banana yeast note with a spicy finish, just as in the smell. Taste gets better as the beer warms and as the carbonation fades.

M - Medium chewy consistency, carbonation is at a slightly higher level that I would like to see (but only very slightly).

D - One of the best Hefe's the world has to offer and definitely needs your attention if you've never had it. One that I keep coming back to. Haven't bought a party keg of this stuff yet but I probably will when spring time rolls around.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2007 00:49:03 | More by umustdrink
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer on tap, and it poured a cloudy, light yellow with a white head. The aromas were Belgian spices, bananas, and a bready quality.

The taste was more of the same. Banana, lightly citrus flavor, spices, and a hint of pine all create a fairly standard hefe taste. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and creamy. Even though it's slightly sweet, it's still a drinkable brew. I didn't come in expecting anything, and I didn't come out overly impressed. It is a solid, true-to-style hefe weizen, but nothing extraordinary, in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2007 16:10:21 | More by BBM
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4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a dark straw color with a perfect cloudiness. A hugebillowy head forms and laces the glass. A beuatiful beer.

S: Phenols, cloves, some banana and yeast dominate the wonderful aroma.

T: High carbonation is immediately apparent. A sweet maltiness is cut immediately by a clove and banana character. The lemony finish lingers nicely, eventually fading into a nice driness.

M: Very light on the tongue. Almost perfect for the style.

D: Highly quaffable. I could drink this all day.

Overall: A really nice weiss or weizen. Complemented my sushi perfectly; far better with it than any sake could be.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2007 00:20:20 | More by MCDuhamel
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North Carolina

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

Poured into the Wezien glass a cloudy straw yellow. Fluffy white head. Smell of banana, cloves and bread. Taste is the same, but with a bit of citrus, not overly complex but nice just the same. This is one of my favorite German styles and it's been so many years since I've had the Paulaner version. Highly drinkable but I prefer to relax with one, or enjoy it with pizza.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2007 21:40:50 | More by srrn
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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