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

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2,825 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,825
Reviews: 1,275
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 101
Gots: 359 | 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:
Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001

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Photo of nightcrawler
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

I was expecting it to be thin and very "commercial" in flavor. It just had to be. There was so much of it on every shelf of every liquor store in the area.

I was wrong.

For as cheap as this beer is, I was amazed by its smell & taste. I found the cloves & citrus flavors right up front. The beer is clearer than some German wheats I've had, but that didn't affect the taste or mouthfeel. There was a slight sour finish, similar to Allagash White, but that hit the spot on a hot day.

Are there better wheat beers out there? Sure. But the taste of this beer was definitely a surprise to me. For this summer, you should be able to find a couple of these chilling in my fridge at any time.

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

Appearance: A brilliantly hazy golden-yellow body with brilliant tendrils and a massive, creamy off-white head that features great retention and lacing. Perfect for the style.

Aroma: All the classic Hefeweizen smells: cloves, bananas, lemons, and yeast all over bready wheat.

Taste: It follows the aroma (and style guideline) perfectly: cloves, bananas, faint citrus, and yeast over a substantial bready wheat backbone. Well-balanced. Bananas and breadiness (but not banana bread) in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, and medium-bodied with good carbonation and a clean finish.

Drinkability: This makes for an absolutely brilliant session beer; refreshes nicely.

Verdict: How can you argue with a cracking representation of a classic German style that can be found at virtually every grocery store in the land? If you've never tried a proper Hefeweizen, this would be a great place to start.

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

Mmmm I like paulaner hef

Pours a yellow orange wheaty opaque with a huge head and thick lacing

Smell is pretty dull but a little citrus, bannana and yeast

Taste I pretty multigeared for such a session beer
First it's bright fruit, then sweetness, then it finishes wheaty and thick

Mouthfeel is hard to distinguish from taste, but seems nice

Very drinkable, great for a hefeweizen

Photo of cbros
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type- 12 ounce bottle poured into a hefe glass.

Pours a nice dirty blonde color, nontranslucent with no carbonation activty present after pour. Decent two to one finger head with a nice cling to the glass. This beer has hints of wheat added with some citrus smells. Nothing prominent but good mild smells. The taste goes along the same as the smells. Good combinations of citrus and clove tastes as well as. Nice mellow finish to the beer. Overall a good hefeweizen with a nice taste and smell. Very nice beer to have on a hot summer day.

Photo of adamette
3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle purchased at a local grocery story in Lido Island, near Venice, Italy 6 17 09 for about one Euro. Poured into a clean, clear glass.

A Opaque orange brown body under a one inch head. Solid look, appropriate to the style.

S Muted wheat smell.

T Wheat, little fruit tastes like in the Franziskaner. Pleasant enough but it just does not offer much beyond what is promised.

M Moderate feel, appropriate to the style.

D Good. I could certainly have several of these but not if the Franziskaner was offered at the same time.

Notes: A middle of the road Hefe IMO.

Photo of jwheeler85
3.32/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Pours a murky orangish brown with a tall full head with many fine bubbles.

S- Lemon and citrus acidity comes through in a fresh sharp way. Also has a subtle sweetness and spice notes behind the citrus.

T- Very neutral tasting at first, then some slight spice flavors kick in with a lemony backing. Almost no bitter notes. I would have liked some more complexity here.

M- Has almost the same mouthfeel as water.

D- Refreshing, yet leaves me looking for something more complex.

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

Pours cloudy and murky, cream-colored yellow, like white tea with milk. Big puffy head, pillowy and no real lacing.

Aroma was light banana with hints of citrus and sour fruits. Cloves and yeasty spices as the beer warmed up

Unlike some hefes this beer isn't dominated by any one particular taste, it's well balanced and drinkable above all else. Truly a subtle hefeweizen, and improves as it warms. Banana and citrus fruits aren't overly ripe, but rather slightly bitter and tart. The yeast contributes complexity and spices. Banana bread.

Good full body with a soft, delicate carbonation. Textbook hefeweizen mouthfeel

Photo of willjschmidt
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle (produced on 12/08) into the appropriate Paulaner weizen glass.

A: Pours a murky orange color with a huge pillowing white head.

S: Banana, some citrus, spice, and yeast.

T: Some spice on the tongue followed by some yeasty flavors. The finish is a big dose of banana with a touch of lemon. Classic hefe taste and it's delicious.

M: Smooth as hell with a medium body.

D: A great hefeweizen, one of the classics and a pillar of the style.

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy orange. Head starts out enormous but fades to nothing while leaving a bit of lacing.

S: Bananas, cloves, citrus. Standard hefe aroma.

T: Tart citrus and breadiness. Banana-ey aftertaste.

M: Medium-bodied. Lots of bubbly carbonation.

D: A solid German hefe. No more, no less. I wouldn't not drink one.

Photo of thain709
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy golden orange body...big smooth white head...good lacing

S - Full of bananas and spices

T - This is the first hefe that I could really pick out the banana flavor...it's all over your palate...mixed well with oranges, clover, peppery spices, and bread/yeast

M - Medium bodied...very smooth and creamy

D - A solid hefeweizen...reminded me of being over in Germany again...great any time of the year

Photo of merryjoulton
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a nice head that laces well down the glass. Smell is bananas, bread, yeast, sweet malt, and noble hops. Taste is nice and malty, a strong sense of bananas and yeast. Mouthfeel is pretty creamy and substantial, drinkability is great.

Photo of rapidsequence
3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Yellow orange and hazy with a nice white head.

Smell: Sweet and spicy. Little bit of banana.

Taste: Sweet and spicy like the smell. Very little bitterness. Grainy. Clove in the aftertaste is pretty strong.

Mouthfeel: Full, almost a little syrupy.

Drinkability: This goes down easy enough, and theres nothing really bad to say about it. There are better hefeweizens.

Photo of PsychoJedi
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours what would be a nice shade of gold, but hazy. Nice head on it. The smell is a fresh, almost fruity smell. The taste is fresh. Not watered down, but not accented either. Maybe a little bitter if you try to notice. Positively no aftertaste and easy to drink. Verdict: try it.

Photo of erz316
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pt 9 floz bottle into Paulaner weizen glass, touting that it is the: feinste Münchner Braukunst. We'll see how the motto stands up.

A - a beautiful pour, perfectly lining up to the .5 liter mark; solid white frothy head tops the amber body. the color is a bit darker than usual, and sediment can be clearly seen floating around; the seidment is just slightly darker than the beer itself so it looks like some kind of tornado in the glass. the head comes down to a good sized covering

S - a more subdued smell than, for instance, weihenstephan. the majority is a hefeweiß smell, with light hints of spices and even less a suggestion of fruit in the background. the yeast gives its characteristic fizzy smell up front.

T - a very well blended beer, nothing really sticks out at first. the spice/clove taste only comes out during the finish, but even then there is a burst of fruitiness that sends it to the back seat. not a very exciting beer

MF&D - good lot of carbonation, and a good consistency to the viscosity.

Photo of Boohausen
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

actually had a chance to drink this from a bottle in leipzig germany on my way home from Iraq, needless to say with a 7 month dry spell once i had a chance i wanted a true german style hefeweizen and wow i got it, awsome flavor and went down smooth and had a very clean finish, and a bit fruity flavor

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

A- Pours a cloudy sunset orange hue with a small, white head that dissipates quickly.

S- Smell is a bouquet of light fruit, peach, orange, citrus with deep wheaty undertones.

T- Taste is crisp and clean with light fruity notes, lots of citrus, peach, lemon, and a huge bready wheat backbone.

M- Light bodied with medium carbonation.

D- This is a massively drinkable hefeweizen, one of my favorites. Very crisp and clean with a tight and interesting flavor profile.

Photo of Rayek
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy golden orange with somewhat active carbonation. Good sized foamy white head sticks around, but only leaves bits of lace.

S: Nice nose of yeast, cloves, wheat and lemon, plus a hint of banana

T: Great stuff. Dry and yeasty malts come through first, followed by a clove and lemon laden bitterness that bites the tongue. A banana sweetness lingers in the background throughout the experience. Finishes very dry, with a lingering mild spicy bitterness.

M: Medium body is silky smooth. High level of carbonation is just right for this style.

D: I really like this beer. Relatively low ABV, plus the beer's overall lightness make it exceptionally drinkable. Perhaps not the premier Hefe, but awfully close.

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

Had in bottle at Not Your Average Joe's in Watertown 6/4
This beer pours an extremely cloudy golden copper with a one finger white head, decent head retention and wispy lacing left on the glass. Nose is of clove, corriander, yeast, and a touch of banana on the finish. Taste is spicy - clove and corriander are the first tastes to hit the tongue, wheat and a touch of biscuit fill out the middle, finish is fruity, banana, touch of pineapple and a lemon finish. Mouthfeel is lighter medium bodied, medum carbonation, light, crisp, and goes down very easily. I could see myself putting these back on a hot and muggy New England day.

Photo of teejay76
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- golden amber color w/lots of beautiful fluffy snow white head.

Smell- Banana was the first thing I sniffed. Followed by yeast, malts, and more citrus.

Taste- Was pretty surprised by this. I wasn't expecting much but it was tasty. Great after taste.

Mouthfeel- Refreshing with perfect carbonation balance.

Drinkability- I would have again!

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

12oz bottle poured into curved 20oz pint glass. Bottle date of 2/09.

A - Pours a hazy pale orange with a fluffy off-white head. Average head retention. Visible carbonation seen racing up the glass.

S - Wheat, clove, banana, hint of hop, spice. Very pleasant.

T - Sweet malt with hints of spice and a pleasant hop character to nicely round out the flavor. Notes of banana and orange. Finishes crisp.

M - Medium body, high carbonation - almost champagne-like. Very crisp.

D - Excellent balance and crisp refreshment result in a dangerously drinkable brew. Incredibly tasty!

A classic, and deservedly so.

Photo of pradipta
3.36/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a yellowish amber colour in the glass, with manageable head. faint nose of very lightly toasted malt and dry fruit. Medium carbonation with a nicely chewy feel in the mouth. Just a hint of bitter orange and an agreeable though not long lasting aftertaste.

Photo of MusicmanSD
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I just made a triple decocted homebrew hefe and although I love Paulaner's other offerings, this one, is well, weak in comparison. It might have been that my nose was slightly plugged, but the mouthfeel was very light, the taste not overwhelmingly banana or clove, and the hops very light. I haven't had franzi or weinstephan in awhile, but I say those are superior hefe's. Slightly disappointed in Paulaner...

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

A- The appearance is fairly standard, except this is a bit more dull yellow straw color department.

S- The smell is mild and not over powering with banana, clove, or other spices. They just seem to be more mellow.

T- The taste is great. It isn't sweet like other hefes can be. Plus there is a great earthyness with this one, the wheat flavor comes though more. I'm getting the standard banana and clover, but I'm also getting some mint in there as well. The overall taste is not quite as sweet, but the flavors are still there and taste great.

M- It feels a bit heartier and chewier compared to other hefes, but this is still a great one.

D- Very easy to drink. I think the sweetness helps with that.

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

Been hittin' all the classic hefe's on here lately.
12 oz bottle with a date of 12/08 on it. Hopefully this means bottled in December of 08? I'm not sure but that sounds about right.

A: The head on this beer is really quite nice, but that's almost standard for a great Hefe such as Paulaner. The brew pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a clean white head that dissipates into a cover over the beer.

S: Smells vaguely of lemon and clove with some other citrusy notes coming through. The banana that I'm so used to really doesn't show here all that much.

It tastes somewhat of banana as well as orange rind. This beer is incredibly smooth with a light-medium body and medium carbonation. Drinkability is spectacular but not necessarily a 5: I'd reserve that for more drinkable beers of the style such as the Weihenstephaner.

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

Poured with a big 2 finger white head. Beer is a light yellow orange with good carbonation in it.

Smells like wheat, citrus, bananas, cloves.

Tastes of wheat and spices. Not much of an aftertaste.

Pretty good mouthfeel, light to medium bodied and fine carbonation

Drinks very easily. A sessionable beer.

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