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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,751 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,751
Reviews: 1,258
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 97
Gots: 292 | 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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(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001)
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Photo of rugerj
3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a golden yellow in color with a huge head that dissipates quickly. Decent lacing left in glass. Beer is not as cloudy as some of the better German Hefeweizens. Smell is of subtle bubblegum and banana. Taste is of banana and slight clove flavors. Mouth feel was not as great as other German wheat beers, a bit thin for my liking.

Not a bad beer, but definitely not the best German Hefeweizen out there, I can name several which a much better. I would like to see more balance in banana/clove taste and more yeast in the beer to attain the full mouth feel and taste of the beer.

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

1 pint, 9 oz. bottle poured into a Paulaner weissbier glass.

Pours a cloudy orange-yellow with a huge and thick, foamy, almost creamy head that sticks around. Very lively; lots of bubbles in the beginning that lessens after a minute or so.

Whiffs of wheat/bread upon uncapping the beer. In the glass, the nose is banana and bubblegum up front, with a solid clove spiciness underneath. Both the banana and bubblegum are strong enough to make their presence felt without being so strong as to make it annoying candy-like. Strong wheat backbone, and ultimately mouth-watering.

The taste is bubblegum on first sip, followed by a banana fruitiness. Wheat underlies it all, as in the nose, with a subtle clove spice that gives it character. In a word, refreshing.

Light to medium bodied, with a short, clean finish. The lively carbonation helps. Drinkability is very high; this would be a great beer for those warm spring days before the mercury says it's time for something with a little less body. Thirst quenching. My first German-made hefeweizen, and certainly not my last.

Photo of Vengeance526
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden color with a frothy 2 finger white head, with lots of active carbonation and a good deal of lacing.

Smells strongly of wheat and cloves.

Taste is mildly fruity with hints of banana and cloves coming in. Not quite as pronounced as in the smell though.

Lots of carbonation in the mouthfeel and seemed a little watery at times. Clearly a good thing to have on a hot day so drinkability is okay on this one when the time calls for it. Overall a pretty good hefe but there are a few others out there that are just a bit more satisfying than Paulaner.

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

Have had this many times over the years. Pours a cloudy orange with a good head. Typical cloves and banana flavors. Taste of mostly banana and some clove. Very easy to drink. A great session hefe-weizen. This is a good beer to introduce new peopl to that style of beer. Can never go wrong with it.

Photo of IBUnit63
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml with produced on date of...07/07? Really? WTF?! Anyway it went into a Victory Sunrise hefe glass.

There's a solid finger of head colored slightly eggshell-ish. Body is typical light lemon-honey for style. Rising carbonation is well-represented with a slight chill haze.

Slightly crisper than other ester-laden species, even though the esters are definitely present. Slight banana, orange zest and definite wheat and yeast electricity. Very clean.

Wow - this has a slightly sweeter taste than expected but I'm enjoying this a lot. Solid banana and slight 'Nilla wafer quality. Zest and any other spicing are less pronounced - they show up way back on the finish. Further sips round out as straightforward but this is quite good.

This has a sweet wheat heartiness to it but it remains light and refreshing in line with its style. Finish is even creamier than most with a slight banana feel. A smidge of tartness cleans it up. Hops are perhaps providing a slight dryness on the finish as well.

Downright solid, classic hefe. Good, steady offering that shows up on taps more often than Weihenstephaner so it's a great option to have around. If I can brew something as good as this I'll be more than happy.

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

This is a tasty hefeweizen with a definite classic hefeweizen character but stronger toasted grain element similar to a kolsch and with the bubblegum-and-banana element more subdued.

Slightly cloudy gold with a very large, creamy, dense off-white head that shrinks only very slowly, it leaves a little weak lace.

The aroma is very nice and complex. It is mostly toasted grain with a little bread up front but this gives way to bubblegum, banana, light yeasty wheat bread, fresh plums.

The taste has a light grain quality throughout plus a light bubblegum and banana quality, lemon-lime soda pop, sweet-bitter balance, before the toasted grain takes over for a long finish. It's engaging, zesty, and tingly.

Photo of GodOfBeer
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy peachy orange with lots of carbonation and a nice huge white head. Leaves lots of nice lacing.

Smells of cloves, banana, orange, yeast, pear, white grapes, smells like a typical hefeweizen.

Tastes very much like it smells, yeasty, banana and cloves, very nice.

Creamy smooth mouthfeel, this beer is wonderful!

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

I had this one on tap at the Broadway Brewhouse in Nashville a couple days ago. From my notes:

A= Poured appropriately cloudy, straw-gold in color, with a thin 1/2" white head. The head retention wasn't so great and left just a bit of thin lace down the glass.

S= Though not quite as fragrant as some hefeweizens I have had, this did throw off some nice citrus as well as the expected banana and clove.

T= Very yeast forward, leading off with flavors of orange, lemon, and apple, followed by bready malts. Some light spicing in the middle. Finish was a bit tart, making me want that next sip.

MF= light side of medium bodied, with a crisp feel.

D= Very true to the style and certainly very drinkable. The flavors just didn't "pop" enough to call it among the best, but its surely good.

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

Served in a tulip glass, poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle.

A - A nice medium golden color, appropriately hazy, with a big, fluffy, resilient head. Leaves a buttload of lacing.

S - Faint spiciness supported by a strong aroma of citrus and banana.

T - Starts off bready and yeasty, with the fruity notes wafting up with each sip. Slight hoppy bitterness and sweetness. The flavors are all fairly light, but very tasty nonetheless

M - decent amount of fizz and a light body, aided by the frothy head. Very smooth.

D - Damn, I really should try to savor more, but it's so hard when a beer is this drinkable. Good flavor, mild bitterness, and a non-overbearing ABV make this an excellent session brew.

Overall - A delicious, aromatic brew. If I had another, I'd crack it open right now...or I'd share it with my cousin. Definitely one to buy again and again and again...

Photo of peck95
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a) is a gold/yellow with little head and some lacing, expected more of both from a wheat
s) is good bananas, cloves, and wheat malt.
t) similar to smell and a nice spice after taste its good
m) has a very good body but is over carbonated
d) very good but mostly a seasonal type, esp. with the clove banana taste really drinkable when hot but not so when cold. the carbonation also hurts the points on drinkability.

Photo of johnmichael712
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a Paulaner weizen glass. The "produced on" date on the bottle reads 10/08, so this beer is about five months old. Pours a murky orangey-gold color that is topped by an enormous, five finger head. The head is a pale white color and has a scoop-of-melted-cream look about it and is supplemented by a torrent of small carbonation bubble rising from the bottom of the glass. The head eventually dissipates to a thin layer covering the surface of the beer and leaves a moderate amount of Belgian lace on my glass.

Smell: The nose of this beer is full of both cloves and bananas. The two scents are fairly evenly matched and are supplemented by a bit of citrusy tartness that smells of lemon zest and bitter orange peel.

Taste: This beer starts off with a good amount of malty sweetness that moves to hints of fresh bananas and cloves along with a bit of zesty citrus flavor. The beer then moves to a bit more malty sweetness and eventually fades into a dry, crisp, and slightly bubble-gum tasting finish. The hops aren't really present, but that's a good thing in a hefeweizen. Overall this is a very sweet, balanced, and delicious hefe, but it isn't quite as good as the Brauerei Weihenstephan version that I sampled earlier today.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, and very smooth and creamy. The carbonation is very restrained and adds a nice crispness to the beer without being overpowering or filling.

Drinkability: This is one exceptionally drinkable beer, and it's one of my girlfriend's favorite session beers. The smoothness, crispness, and sweetness all combine to make for one delicious beer that disappears a lot faster than expected.

Notes: As much as I enjoy this hefeweizen I have to say that it isn't quite as good as Weihenstephaner's Hefeweissbeir or Ayinger's Bräu Weisse. It is, however, more easily accessible than those two beers and probably a little cheaper (I haven't compared the prices, but I'm fairly certain it is). Definitely a must try for any wheat beer lover, and I'll have no trouble quaffing the rest of the six-pack I bought.

Photo of Draughted
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Bronze, less cloudy than most wheats, with spakling wine/champagne like bubbles.

Smell - Fruity and spice-like notes. As with all good wheats, there is definitely a sweet scent.

Taste - Yeasty and fruity at the same time; has that banana/bubble gum like taste a slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - I felt like the carbonation was bit overwhelming, not as smooth as I was hoping.

Drinkability - Easy to drink except for the excessive carbonation not typically found in wheat beers (in my opinion). Carbonation can be good, but this was a bit too much. Still, overall a great beer and one I would buy again, but 1 large pint is enough.

Photo of robbtjones68
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A quintessential Hefe-Weizen. If Germany is the home of wheat beers, Munich is the cradle in which is was born. If you've never had a hefe-weizen this is the place to start. All the classic signs of this style of brew are here; fruity, light, hazy yellow, clear lace with some hint of banana and spiciness that are incidental flavors that make it distinctive. If you don't like this Hefe-weizen you won't like any of them.

Photo of endincolorado
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- golden amber color with tall clean white head and lots of clean lace.

Smell- Strong fragrant fruity and floral esters, definitely some banana, and a light yeasty spiciness

Taste- An extremely refreshing brew, full of light fruit flavors- some banana and maybe lemon, balanced yeasty spice, clean wheat and pale malt flavor, and a crisp dry, almost bready finish

Mouthfeel- light but satisfying, with nearly perfect carbonation.

Drinkability- Excellent and refreshing, a perfect beer to down outside as the weather warms in springtime, or on a hot summer day. I could have quite a few of these before feeling the need to slow down.

Photo of Jimbo87
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In a weizen glass.

Hazy dark yellow with less than average head.

Smell: banana, nutty, bread. Great smell. One scent I really like is here but I can't identify it. Also, barley, and very very slight clove.

Taste is milder than nose, and not as good, which I've found in every hefe. However I'm very happy that the clove in this one isn't dominating all the other flavors. There's wheat, malt, banana. Clove is slight. Can't really taste hops.

MF is good.

Drinkability is good. An excellent hefe in my opinion.

Photo of wahhmaster
4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: In the interest of full disclosure, this is perhaps my favorite beer ever (as you can probably tell by my avatar). So, my review may be positively skewed.

Poured from a 0.5l can into a 0.5l branded Paulaner Weizen glass.

Appearance: Bright golden color with the normal weissbier cloudiness. Full, foamy, sexy head. Dissipates slowly leaving lots of lace.

Smell: Citrusy, with definite hints of lemon and maybe banana. Kind of a grassy hint in the background too.

Taste: This is where the beer and I fall deeply in love with one another! Heavy citrus taste with grassy notes to follow. Awesome aftertaste that lingers for a good time afterwards.

Mouthfeel: Smooth as can be. A little heavily carbonated, but not overwhelmingly so.

Drinkability: One of my favorites, if not my favorite, beer.

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

A: Light cloudy hazy orange in color, nice foamy white head that stuck around awhile and some sticky lacing.

S: Sweet yeast, orange, fermented fruit salad

T: Smooth going down, a bit yeasty. Orangey sweetness.

M: Light on the palate makes it a no brainer on the gulp factor. Pleasant withdraw too, makes you enjoy each an every respected sip.

D: Stellar hefe, great summer brew in my opinion. Very drinkable, sessionable without contest. Will try again soon when the weather permits.

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

Cool appearance with a yellow color like honey; two fingers of creamy foam; the smell is citrus with banana and spices; good body; the taste is strong, citrus and bitter, with some mango; tasty to eat italian food; when its accompained with food, the taste is sweetened.

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

We did a blind tasting of hefeweizens by Schneider, Weihenstephaner, Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr. Weihenstephaner was a clear winner, while the Hacker-Pschorr was the most disappointing of the bunch.

Classic hefe weizen pour reveals a clouded gold with a fluffy white head and some decent lace. Phenolic aromas... banana, some cloves and wheat. Soft wheat and banana flavours. Decent mouthfeel and carbonation. Compared favourably againts the Schneider and Hacker-Pschorr versions, but still pales compared to the Weihenstephaner.

Photo of Liverpool08
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

WOW! What a great Heffe. Starts with a nice white head and a cloudy golden orange color. The smell is amazing, banana bread, citrus, spice.
Such a great inviting aroma. The taste follows the scent, all of the same flavors you smell you get in the flavor. Just fills your mouth with spicey bread feel. Very drinkable, easy to have many of these. This is definately my favorite Heffe so far.

Photo of thirdeye11
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.

A: This beer pours a very thin 1/2 finger head, and dissipates quickly. Some mild lacing on the glass though. The beer pours somewhat cloudy (which I find desireable) but clears up as it rests.

S: Maybe the best thing about this beer is the smell. Tons of banana and a subdued clove aroma are present here.

T: One of my favorite hefeweizens I turn to this beer at any non-beer bar where I can't get anything else good and it never disappoints. This was maybe my first hefe I ever had, and I consistently still love it.

M: A little bit undercarbonated I wish it had more. Good thickness though and I had to move my rating up a half a point as I wrote this as it is quite enjoyable.

D: Very high on the drinkability scale. I could have 4 or 5 of these on a hot summer day and love every one of them.

Overall this is maybe in my top 3 or 4 hefeweizens I have ever had. Given its wide availability it is amazing how consistent they have kept this beer over the years and I still rarely top it in the style when trying new hefe's.

Photo of Stunner97
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- golden yellow to brown color, with cloudy body, high carbonation to be seen off the pour, starts moderate white head though quickly disappears to not much head,

Smell- Yeasty, wheat, slight sweet fruity nose,

Taste- Slightly fruity and citrus tones on the first taste, a little of bit of malt creates a decent sweetness to mix in with the wheat and grain flavors, very refreshing flavor,

Mouthfeel- soft and light bodied with very very high carbonation

Drinkability- Extremely drinkable, i imagine this is going to be a great summertime session beer for me, its definitely a good example to me of a german wheat beer, I find it to be a fair priced beer and should be a regular choice as a wheat session, very refreshing beer.

Photo of heath1agnew
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

appearance- nice golden haze with a 1 and a 1/2 finger head with good lacing and retention.

smell- nice sweet smell and spice. it almost had a candy like smell.

taste and mouthfeel- i picked up a little banana and and only a hint of citrus, which was a nice change from some of the overpowering citrus flavors in othe hefe's. spices were evident but not overpowering. the mouthfeel was great, nice full body and smooth finish.

drinkability- easy to drink and probably the best hefe i've had to date

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

The beer poured up with the familiar wheaty fogginess to the liquid. Kind of a dull orangey color. The head was full and thick, comprised of tons of bubbles all packed in there. It was very hard to see if there was any carbonation due to the beer fog. The aroma was quite perceptible, bearing the qualities of the recipe ingredients.

The first sip yielded a really great, full flavor, slightly tangy and full of body. The beer paints the tongue with a nice coating of very conservative but distinctlive taste. No surprises here. No kick in the throat and no overbearing sweetness. This is definitely a wheat beer. There is an overall tinge of citrus but I couldn't really pinpoint exactly what sort of fruit or vegetable or meat it came from, maybe orange. The taste is nowhere near thin as the flavor fills every nook and cranny of your mouth while still being mild. I find this beer to be delicious and very tasty. The wheat flavor will make you almost forget that you're drinking beer.

After a few sips, the natural sweetness came forward and settled on the frontal lobe of the tongue. The overall flavor mellowed out and sat nicely, crooning sweet tunes to my tongue. The first glass was empty before I knew it and the beer had me wondering once again how it would stack up against Hacker-Pschorr, the favorite wheat beer of our family realm. Then again, regardless of which is the favorite, it's good to have a backup. Paulaner is it.

Paulaner is great wheat beer. Try it if you're thinking about something different. Perhaps you've become jaded on those hoppy beers or you're just not in the mood for a lager or an ale. This beer would be perfect. Great taste, subtly sweet, with a unique taste. It would go well right after an especially stressful day at work or time-bomb disarming. You won't regret purchasing this beer.

Photo of sanjosey19
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If I were going to show a friend what I thought a good example of a hefeweizen was, I'd give them either Weihenstephaner or this one. Mild carbonation gives the beer a nice mouthfeel. Very bread and buttery taste, which I love. Light yet smooth. Aftertaste lingers around for a while. Some lacing. Again, solid example of a German Wheat Beer. Just a nice beer. All around.

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