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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,747 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,747
Reviews: 1,256
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 96
Gots: 284 | 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 AKBelgianBeast
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice cloudy yellow/orange with a nice fizzy white head. Nose is banana wheat. Tast follows with nice banana wheat presence, slight clove. Mouthfeel is nice and viscous, without being undercarbonated. Drinkability is good, but the alcohol is a little more noticeable than I would like. Overall a solid hef and a good representation of the style. One I will revisit occasionally when I get sick of my franzis.

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

12 oz bottle into a large weiss glass. Freshness labeling on the side. Cloudy and pale gold it delivers a generous head of a couple fingers. Good lacing and head retention and a very active carbonation visible throughout.

Smell is heavy on the lemon and wheat malt. Quite twangy and sharp. Light sweetness from the malt is backed up by gentle banana and yeast esters. Banana develops as it warms.

Taste is wheat malt upfront and lemony right after. Good fruitiness follows with light pear and heavier banana. Clean and light hops close it out with a slightly spicy clove and pepper kiss goodbye.

Mouthfeel is tingly and effervescent with a fine layer of carbonation on the mouth. Light medium in weight.

Drinkability is easy and good for sessioning in the summer.

I've had this one with a bit more flavor so I will review it again at some time and see if it holds up. I just remember more bang in the bottle. Freshness date indicates it was produced 03/08

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

500ml bottle in a Schneider Weisse glass.

Appearance: orange, hazy brown, fluffy head

Smell: banana, wheat, clove, little spicy but not from the hop

Taste/Mouthfeel: thin, banana, wheat, clove, refreshing

I liked the Franzeskainer more but this is one of the worlds greatest hefes.

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

Poured from the bottle a hazy, orange-tinted yellow with a fast-fading bubbly white head.

Aroma of bubblegum, banana, lemon, cloves, and sweet yeast notes.

Much like the aroma. Banana, bubblegum, cloves, and lemon wedge. Finish has a slight sourness along with a touch of black pepper.

Light to medium bodied, crisp, and moderately carbonated.

Had this on a hot summer day and it hit the spot completely. In fact, so did the three others that followed it. Enjoy.

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

I always thought this was the classic hefeweizen. Not my favorite style, but I do drink it from time to time during the summer months. I'm sure I've reviewed others, but somehow I never got around to reviewing this one.

Anyway, it pours a cloudy dark yellow with orange overtones. Big, rocky, sticky white head. About what you'd expect from an authentic rendition of this style. Looks damn inviting in what Crate&Barrel classifies as a "pilsner glass," though it's closer to a real weizen glass.

Smells have all the classic hefe notes -- bubble gum, bananas, cloves. Nothing much else but there really shouldn't be. Maybe a bit of bready yeast notes as well.

The taste is well-anticipated by the smell. Again, bubble gum, bananas, cloves, a little bit of lemon and the slightest touch of German hops to provide some balancing contrast. Also some big juicy fruit in the finish. The wheat is more apparent in the taste than the smell.

Feels great in the mouth -- fairly light-bodied but still substantial. Ultra smooth without feeling flat. A real easy drinker, especially in warm weather. Definitely a refresher, but I'd probably want to switch to something else after my second because I find it a bit cloying after a while. That's true of all hefes for me.

Anyway, this rates as a big winner not because it's a personal favorite, but because it's the perfect rendition of the style. It's done better than any other I've ever had, other than Schneider Weisse and Weihenstephaner, which -- to be fair -- I've had on tap.

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

It pours a very clear and liberally carbonated ingot gold. Two fingers of uniform frothy white head sustain in a pillow. Crags of lacing rock the inside of the glass.

The aroma isn't busy, but it's genuine with mild sweetness, a wheaty tang, clove, banana, and a yeasty combo of dough and crisp esters.

Upon tasting, a mellow grain sweetness joins an earthy edge of wheat. Yeast delivers clove, banana, peach, and even a touch of watermelon. The esters also add a crisp cusp of soft apple tones. There's a little residual sweetness that dries smoothly and the finish provides a crisp, refreshing coda. It's what I expected, and that's a good thing.

Medium bodied, the carbonation punches up the fullness to give a peppy, creamy feel.

This beer, I venture to say, is a template for the style. It makes being standard-issue a badge of honor. The crisp nature and refreshing character make it a breeze to enjoy, any time and any place. Truly, every beer should be such a testament to it's breeding and style.

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

Served with a lemon wedge in tall pilsner glass at Grendel's den in Cambridge, MA (Harvard Square), this has a beautiful cloudy straw golden glow with a big white head and solid lacing. The aroma of course brings out the lemon bread one expects but it is nice. Great refreshing carbonation and full feel for the style. Lots of citrus splash sweet bread with a touch of alcohol. Very nice! Sweet almond and floral hops.

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

Found this at Walgreens down the road from my house. This was surprising to say the least! I was looking for clothes hangers, and came across a delicious Imported Hefe-Weizen! As for the beer: It pours a hazy orange, lighter colored than say a Pyramid Hef. It had a nice tan head of about 2 fingers which lasted a good while into the tasting. Very pretty beer overall. It smelled great. I'm fairly new to the game (turned 21 last week) so I couldn't pick out specific smells. It was certainly appetizing though, and was similar in aroma to other Hefs I've sampled, inlcuding Weihenstephaner. The taste was great. It had all the flavor one would look for in an import, with a sweetness that was unexpected, yet un-intrusive. The mouthfeel was my only disappointment here. Not that the mouthfeel was bad at all, but the characteristic Hefe- feel didn't last as long as I had been expecting. Not as much as I had hoped at least. It was a smooth and flavorful brew, however, just not quite a Weihenstephaner as far as mouthfeel is concerned. The flavor of this beer is great, and I cannot wait to try it at Yard House on tap, when they get it back in. I'll definitely be ordering a half-yard or two! Easily the best beer to be found within 10 miles of my house!
Enjoy one for yourself!

Photo of roadhouse
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16.9 oz. bottle into a weizen glass.

Appears a cloudy golden orange color with two finger white head. Some pretty nice lacing down the whole glass.

Aromas is dominantly banana then clove and bready wheat malt, plus some apple/pear.

Flavor is very similar. The clove is more subdued than in some other Hefeweizens. Nice fruity flavor again on the finish with the banana, apple, and pear. A touch of noble hops linger on after the swallow along with some clove spiciness.

Mouthfeel is light, and very smooth. Carbonation is almost reminiscent of some Belgian ales.

This is the ultimate summer thirst quencher. It's not overly phenolic and clovey like some Hefes but it still retains a good amount of it. Overall, this is one of the more complex Hefeweizens.

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

At last-- a decent Hefeweizen in a six-pack at a decent price! It lacks the high density of some top-level German wheat beer, such as Ayinger (the king of wheat, in my book), but is most definitely worthy. This beer has a foggy golden hue topped by nice fluffy dirty-white head, from which wafts an understated aroma of the expected yeast, bananas and cloves, but also some vanilla, lemon and even a bit of bubble gum. The same flavors are easy to spot in the taste but, again, are not overpowering. Medium carbonation and a medium density make it easy to drink. And like most good wheat beers, it looks lovely in a tall glass. Highly recommended.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle.

A - Cloudy khaki color, hazy, with a nice big fluffy head made of small bubbles. Great lacing. The ideal hefeweizen appearance. Small bubbles slowing making there way to the top to support the head.

S & T - Yeasty smell with a slight hint of banana. Has that kneaded dough smell. Taste is light and crisp with wheat and yeast. Banana taste is very faint, much less so than other weizens like Franziskaner.

M - creamy and yet drying from carbonation. Smooth.

A delicious and great example of the style. Not the best that I've ever had but very good. This could pack a little more punch to improve itself. Not as much yeast and banana flavor as I like to see.

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

Poured from a .5L bottle into my .5L Paulaner weizen glass. In case you're new to the style (or to beer in general), it is CRITICAL that hefe weizen be served quite cold and in a glass, for a number of reasons.

Appearance: A solid "weizen pour" made the beer and its thick, rocky head fit perfectly into the glass. The color is a bit more orange than many hefe weizens, and I often get a significant "fog" effect with the yeast with my initial pour. A little beer was left in the bottle for "swishing" in order to unleash that delicious, yeasty sediment into the glass (in my opinion, this is essential with traditional hefe weizens).

Smell: This one's nose is not as distinctive as those of some other hefe weizens -- it seems a little weaker. Still, you get the full complement of hefe weizen aromas here: bread, yeast, a hint of something faintly citrus-y, and a peppery spice note.

Taste: This, along with the appearance, is probably what makes Paulaner so popular. I taste a lot of bread, malt, and yeast, with no hops to speak of. There's a bit of citrus, but to me, it's hardly noticeable. That faint peppery note I smelled is barely discernible at the end of a swallow. Very satisfying.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp carbonation -- seeming more than you'll find in most hefe weizens. This, combined with the relatively cold serving temperature and the yeasty sediment, makes Paulaner hefe weizen drink "bigger" than some other wheat beers. It's still just about as refreshing as any beer I've had.

Drinkability: Low ABV plus crisper-than-usual carbonation equals a very refreshing, drinkable beer. I could easily put away two or three of these (honestly, maybe more) without a hint of regret.

Given that this is the easiest German hefe weizen to find where I live (some convenience stores carry it!), it's a reliable, inxepensive option for me. If you like wheat beers without that hoppy bite, consider adding this to your warm-weather rotation.

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

A: Poured a hazy, pale orange with a 2 finger creamy, dull white head that was fairly well lasting after several minutes, but left a sparse lacing.

S: creamy bananas, and oranges being most dominant at first with some light wheat notes coming through.

T: a nice yeastiness of bananas upfront along with a creamy wheat backing and hints of musky oranges and grains. Light lemon hints finished out the beer along with a slight tartness of oranges. Ovearll a nice and solid example per style with a good sharp citric bite found on the swallow.

M: creamy and smooth with a great carbonation fizzle around the tongues edges.

D: Good drinkability and six pack worthy and wont let you down. A classic example and pretty solid all the way around.

Photo of laituegonflable
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slight rosey-amber colour, with a thin yeast sediment cloud. Creates a thin film of off-white head, steady carbonation. Interesting hue - that's all to really distinguish it, but otherwise an exemplary hefeweizen.

Excellent complex nose of hops and fruit. Aspects of banana and pawpaw and tropical goodness blend wonderfully with a rich, deep plummy character. Bit of sultana perhaps? Otherwise a back note of fragrant hops comes through very clearly. Really excellent nose, and very hefeweizeny.

Taste is slightly less weizeny, with the rich plummy character tending to dominate over the lighter fruits. Palate is complex but a little short, with no particularly significant finish. Slightly sour character on the mid palate, caused by the fruity esters, and this blends very nicely actually with the bittering hops to create an interesting flavour overall. Mouthfeel is not very smooth - but not bad. Has a bit of a watery character is all.

A pleasant, well-crafted brew that falls just the slightest bit short in flavour. Definitely commendable on a number of levels though, particularly in the drinking.

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

A. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Semi hazy with some noticable yeast sediment at the bottom of of the bottle. I did my best to swirl it in. Not off to a bad start.

S. Some wheat, biscuity yeast, slight citric hop.

T. The semi sweet wheat note melds into a lemon zest and earthy hop follow up. A hint of the trademark banana and clove, but very distant and subdued. Not bad.

M. Medium bodied and smooth.

D. Pretty good, solid drinkability. ABV a bit strong for the style, but I'm not complaining. I've had better Hefe's, but this is far from the worst.

Photo of yemenmocha
4.78/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours luxurious hazy golden color with suggestion of brown. White, pillowy head is glorious to look at and certainly helps with aroma.

Nose has a banana lemon creme component, with seductive yeasty/bready notes that make you yearn for that first sip.

Palate has a good balance of the standard banana/clove interplay, with a pleasing wheat cracker taste. One of the best examples of this style.

Finish highlights the carbonation, wheat cracker again, and leaves a pleasant toasty bread-like taste on the palate. Amazing beer, world class.

Photo of morimech
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy gold with a large white head that had great retention. Moderate amounts of lacing is left on the glass.

Typical Hefe smell. Plenty of cloves and banana aromas.

A nice balanced flavor. The clove flavors do not overpower everything else that this beer offers. Nice fruit notes are noticeable.

Does not have the creamy texture of other great Hefeweizens. I think it is a bit overcarbonated and a little harsh.

Very refreshing and easy drinking beer. Disappeared from my glass all to quickly.

Photo of Garzan72
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I believe that this was a really good Hefe-weizen. When I looked at the color and smell the brew I knew right away that it was a Hefe-Weizen. But when I took a sip I was bombarded with this fruity almost peachy flavor that I really enjoyed. Very refreshing (compared to the other things I had that night). I will be asking for this one again for sure.

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

I love every beer I have had from Paulaner and this one proved no different. A dark gold, even orange or amber color with a nice fluffy white head. Very cloudy as well. Smell was strong smell of bananas. Taste was good, with flavors of bread, bananas, and the slightest citrus spice. Mouthfeel was good and crisp. Overall this is a wonderful hefe. Crisp and refreshing, yet offers a wide range of flavor.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz. Euro brown bottle,

A: Pours a hazy light orange, with a thick cap of white foam that is so soft and light you can write on it.

S: Hefe esters, banana, spice.

T: Taste is mostly bubblegum esters, banana is light, clove is really not there. Overall flavour is light and fleeting, good but not great.

M: Light, spritzy, creamy, refreshing.

D: A pretty good hefe, but there are a lot of others that I would have before this, middle of the road.

Photo of Mryup
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A medium pour produces an inch of dense white head and retains a 1/4 inch. A classic golden honey color with the signature haze.

S: Wheat dominates with strong pear and hints of banana and clove.

T: The yeast balances out well with the yeast. Buttery, creamy hops attack right after. A very mellow, classically balanced H-W. The malt comes out nicely with with some grassy/hayness. The spice is very subtle/nonexistent. A superbly well done hefe-weizen with the alcohol melded perfectly.

M: A very nice medium bodied mouthfeel that goes wet at the end.

D: A very drinkable beer with a higher alcohol content. A combination for the gods.

Photo of bilyboy65
3.23/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a regular pint glass at the restaurant.

A: Cloudy Golden Amber color with little head. The head did have a little life in it throughout the beer. It had some cling to it and there was plenty of film on the glass. Very little carbonation could be seen.

S: Honey and lemon malts with some yeasty and buttery hops undertones.

T: Upfront was a honey and lemon flavor with a buttered muffin follower.

M: Medium body that left a slight oily feel. Smooth with little carbonation to be felt.

D: Very easy going beer.

Photo of iceball585
4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Bright orange/yellow color, cloudy, one finger thick fluffy head that lowered to a thin layer that lasted

S- Orange peals, yeast, light malts, wheat, hint of cloves

T- Lemons, oranges, bananas, grains, bready, yeast, spices, light malt finish

M- Light/medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, sweet, refreshing

D- Worth buying again and again

This is one of my favorite hefe-weizens. Great appearance, great auroma, great flavors... great over all.

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

Pours beautifully with a very tightly beaded fine white head that is several inches high to begin with and then settles to a thin cap on the beer for the duration. Lightly bready and with balanced and subtle banana and clove, especially banana. The taste is similar, with restrained but noticeable banana and clove, a nice clean graininess up-front, and a crisp minerality on the finish. Beautifully made. Crisp but relatively soft in the mouth, this is an ultimate quencher in the sense that it is cooling on a hot day and refreshes, but there is aalso enough flavor to keep your interest. Outstanding, and one of my favorite summer beers.

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

Cloudy yellow body with a nice white head. Decent retention and a little bit of lacing.

Smells of bannana, wheat and some yeast. A little bit of spiciness.

Taste similar to smell, dominated by wheats and bannana. A little bit of spiciness in the form of clove and pepper here also. Creamy Hefe mouthfeel.

Pretty drinkable beer, not a bad hefeweizen.

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