Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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4.25/5 rDev +5.2%
Very thick frothy head that lasts the whole way down. I love it. Cloudy yellow color and a lot of tiny bubbles rushing to the top. Smells like a grade A Hefe, cloves , slight hints of fruit (banana I guess, I don't have the best nose oh well). Very refreshing on the tongue, clean and tasty slightly bitter. I love having this beer one a hot day or just whenever I want to sit back and relax.
07-13-2007 18:56:33 | More by irishkyle21
4.35/5 rDev +7.7%
Bottle poured into a Weizen glass.
A- It poured a hazy golden yellow with a 1" off-white head. Medium carbonation was apparent toward the bottom of the glass which was more transparent. I swirled the end of the pour to get out the yeast and there were still remnants left in the bottom of the bottle. There was good lacing.
S- Sweet and bready scent. There were a lot of aromas I assume are caused by the wheat and the yeast. The banana scent was present, but didn't jump out at you like some other Hefes.
T- More complex than some hefes. Up front there was some citrus flavor along with the classic banana flavor which seemed to be backed up by spice. There were some sweet malts apparent also.
M- Typical wheat feel with medium carbonation.
D- I've been a fan of the Paulaner version of the Hefe Weizen for a number of years now. It is a Summer favorite and is perfect for a mid-day tipple.
07-01-2007 21:44:46 | More by GRPunk
3.13/5 rDev -22.5%
This Weißbier is, according the 2005 figures, the second best selling Weißbier in Deutschland, second only to Erdinger by a few hundred thousand Hektoliters. Rounding out third is Franziskaner who saw big gains in 2005 with production up by 58,000 hektoliters while Paulaner saw a drop of 35,000 Hektoliters. This only leaves a difference of less than 40,000 hektoliters between the second and third spot. It will be interesting to see when the numbers come out from last year if Paulaner will drop to third. Weißbier in Germany is strong growing segment however only accounts for about 9% of all Bier sells. Its actually third behind Pils(60%) and Export/Spezial/Edel(12.4%). Of course numbers would be very different if they were only taken in Bayern!!! On to the Bier
This Bier pours out a very nice billowy head that leaves very nice lace throughout the session(s). The color found under the beautiful cloud of a head is bright orange to copper and milky with fresh yeast. No sediment in the glass from this fresh one! The aroma is about text book Weißbier as it gets. It features very nice balance between phenolic spiciness and ripe bananas. Behind the bready yeast aroma youll find a very solid malt backbone. Hints of bubblegum are to be found but are subtle. The flavor profile is also pretty text book. A slight sweetness hits the tongue first and leads into a mild hop bitterness. The body of the Bier is medium and features very nice toasted malt flavors and a maltiness that can only be provided but Munich Malt (style of malt. Not from Munich). The yeast tastes clean and fresh and provides a nice fruitiness to the Bier. I do find the bitterness for this Bier at the appropriate level, with that said I find the bitterness itself to be harsh and not rounded. I assume found the use of high Alpha acid hops or oils. Either or.... its not as pleasant as it should/could be. Nice Bier. A big brewery .But they still deliver.
07-01-2007 17:24:45 | More by Ungespundet
3.85/5 rDev -4.7%
Poured from 16.0 oz glass into pint glass. First attempt beer was bad with a date of 8/05 (which I didnt notice at purchase), this one is 3 months old so much fresher. Pours cloudy, golden orange, with good head but not great for a hefe. Head didnt hang around for too long either. Smell is typically hefe, bananas, bread, citrus. Taste is good but somewhat bland in my opinion. Good wheat taste too it but it didnt seem that complex, medium-high carbonation led way to a light mouthfeel. Overall a very drinkable beer but thats partially because flavor seems to be lacking slightly. A good hefe, dont get me wrong, but didnt live up to the hype.
06-23-2007 01:12:35 | More by bunnyhustle
4.18/5 rDev +3.5%
Serving type: 0.5L bottle pruchased from a Carrefour supermarket in Gdansk, Poland, drank from a proper 0.5L glass.
Appearance: cloudy, deep gold, with hints of amber, orange, lovely soft billowy head that settled into a thin layer of creamy foam that lasted until my last sip. A beautiful looking beer.
Smell: a light, delicious, weisse smell, in my experience (which is by no means extensive), weisse beers smell nice, but are not particularly known for their aromatic complexity, so enough said here.
Taste: oh, so good. Apple, malt, and citrus with the slightest gracenote of clove. Was great with a lemon wedge, but would have be even better with an orange wedge.
Mouthfeel and drinkability: Excellent on both counts. Creamy and smooth in the mouth, an outstanding summer session beer.
06-22-2007 22:08:12 | More by sbe1
3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
Poured into a weizen glass from a 16.9oz. bottle. The beer pours a hazy light orange, forming a very thin head which quickly dissipated. No lacing on the glass. The aroma is fruit and wheat. Very full and extremely enjoyable. The taste doesnt dissapoint either. Fruity at the beginning and finishing with smooth wheat malts. Average mouthfeel and smooth finish. Balanced full flavor make for a good session ale. Highly drinkable. Overall, I was impressed with this ale, since I have been dissapointed in the past by the other offerings of Paulaner. Maybe my tastes are changing, or I've just found a beer by them that I like. Either way, this is a great beer worth trying!!
06-15-2007 22:53:11 | More by beeragent
4.2/5 rDev +4%
Gift from Shan's Uncle Mark during a nondescript visit--ever so thoughtful of him...pours a perfect cloudy haze with a four-finger head that settles into sparse cumulus clouds...fresh citrus smell, with clove and banana and a citrus orange/lemon zest that separates from other hefe's with its backbone...soft palate, smooth and crisp...as far as long-range partying through a hot day, this is the most available choice, sure to win even the most apprehensive beer drinkers...
06-09-2007 22:33:53 | More by dacrza1
3.93/5 rDev -2.7%
This beer is going to christen my new Hefeweizen glass, so let the ceremony begin:
Oh, what a lovely sight. Cloudy and blonde, alomst orange in appearance with a good head that lasts all the way down. Some medicinal and yeast flavors are caught in the nose. The flavor was pleasing and light, yet refreshing. Gentle pepper and medicinal flavors dominate, which then breaks at the end for a burst of banana. The flavors ran together nicely. Just what I was looking for in an authentic German Hefeweizen.
06-05-2007 22:45:14 | More by DoubleJ
3.8/5 rDev -5.9%
Eye: Cloudy lemon yellow with maple wood shade of brown highlights mixed in. Head is creamy looking and at least two fingers in height and is not going anywhere soon. That's one damn good looking beer.
Nose: Large phenolic characteristics here, banana and clove dominate the beer's aroma. Can't really smell anything else the banana is so strong that it hides wheat and hop character.
Tongue: Banana and clove characters are huge in the flavor. Wheat malts are easily detected. Some noble hop character fleeting near the end. Finishes the semi-dry leaving the mouth wanting more.
Mouthfeel and Drinkability: This brew is light bodied and has much less carbonation than I expected it to, though the levels are just right. They compliment the light body that this beer has, and also compliment the delicate flavors of this brew. This is one that I'll most likely end up buying again, though there are many other Hefe-Weizens to try. Really enjoyable on a hot steamy day.
06-03-2007 23:32:52 | More by becktone
4.18/5 rDev +3.5%
I picked up a couple of 25 oz bottles of Paulaner Hefe-Weizen on a business trip. Poured in to a weizen glass.
Pours a deep honey gold color and is slightly hazy. A robust foamy white head forms, hangs around almost with the consistency of whipped cream, and dissipates slowly, show tinges of yellow on top as the foam melts back in to the beer.
The smell is of soft fruits, pears, peaches, honey dew melon, and some spices.
The taste is fairly typical of a good hefe, clove spiced banana flavors. A hint of wheat flavor in the background, and then a wispy hop finish.
Mouthfeel is very nice. Full-bodied but not sticky, and well carbonated.
This is a very drinkable beer. It would be good most any time. I'm having it on a 90+ degree late spring day, and it is very refreshing. Very nice beer indeed.
06-03-2007 23:07:19 | More by RJLarse
3.83/5 rDev -5.2%
Pours a bright, cloudy golden color with a real nice soapy white head that dissipated into a nice cap in the pilsner glass I was drinking out of. The smell is of bananas, spice, a very nice hefe aroma. The brew has a mellow banana and light tart apple taste, not the strongest flavor and a bit too tart for a hefe but its good. A very good hefe and very drinkable but not the best that is out there, a bit on the tart side not enough banana or clove taste to it. You won't go wrong with picking this up.
06-03-2007 00:36:35 | More by Gmann
4.1/5 rDev +1.5%
German Weizens and Hefeweizens are refreshing and tasty beers and I really appreciate them.
Paulaner is one such German brew that I really appreciate. The Paulaner's Hefe-Weissbier
poured out a bight yellow with a generous head. It's smell is not very strong but I was
able to detect a yeasty smell. When I tasted it; I found the beer to be medium bodied, yet
balanced and very drinkable. It has a mild taste of wheat and yeast which immediately
transform into a strong and pleasing after taste that is mainly wheat and slightly yeasty
This Hefeweizen very drinkable and refreshing and I appreciate the strong Hefeweizen after
taste. I would like to try this beer in its fresher state; I felt that the yeast did not
smell or taste really fresh and I am looking forward to taking this on the tap one of these
05-30-2007 18:01:55 | More by basica
4.38/5 rDev +8.4%
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!
05-30-2007 00:52:58 | More by fenwaybeer
4.43/5 rDev +9.7%
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.
05-28-2007 00:51:49 | More by therica
4/5 rDev -1%
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.
05-20-2007 13:34:35 | More by gunnerman
4.53/5 rDev +12.1%
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.
05-15-2007 03:35:53 | More by BadRockBeer
4.35/5 rDev +7.7%
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.
05-14-2007 03:05:18 | More by gotweid
3.65/5 rDev -9.7%
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.
05-09-2007 22:50:39 | More by Procrastinator
4.18/5 rDev +3.5%
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!
05-05-2007 23:59:42 | More by whiplash3825
4.13/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
05-03-2007 04:33:42 | More by gmfessen
District of Columbia
3.98/5 rDev -1.5%
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.
04-30-2007 21:35:16 | More by soupyman10
4.18/5 rDev +3.5%
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.
04-28-2007 12:03:35 | More by kRaa
4.65/5 rDev +15.1%
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!!
04-28-2007 01:47:22 | More by mandarin
4.53/5 rDev +12.1%
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!!
04-27-2007 22:40:52 | More by Bitterbill
4.13/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
04-24-2007 05:44:19 | More by MrMcGibblets
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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