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

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2,830 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,830
Reviews: 1,275
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 102
Gots: 364 | FT: 2
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001

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Photo of Stunner97
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
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
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
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
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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

A) Nice cloudy golden glow, off-white head that disperses quickly with small lacing.

S) Like a bread truck and citrus fruit truck collided on the autobahn. Fantastic smell.

T) Grandmas' banana nut bread made into a delicious beer. Good near Great hefeweizen

M) Coats the pallet quite well. Not overly light and watery.

D) I would drink many of these, they are quite good.

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

Served up on-tap at The Pizza Joint in Evans, GA.

Pours a hazy golden-amber hue, with a thick, creamy, slightly off-white head that shows great retention and grabs on to the sides of the vessel, leaving nice broken sheets of lacing.

Nose is of slight clove and banana, married to a mild underlying body of sweet toffee.

Bright and effervescent on the tongue, with slight caramel sweetness being overtaken by bready wheat flavors combined with a subdued clove spiciness and citric orange peel.

Light and very drinkable, with the typical characteristics of a good Hefeweizen but without overly powerful spicy notes that tend to be cloying in some examples. Tasty and refreshing.

Photo of KTCamm
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy golden yellow - very active fizz, but develops a small head with no noticable lacing.

Very pleasing smell - bananas, citrus, yeast, bread. Its all in there.

The taste is classic hefe - citrusy with a lingering yeast taste. Some tartness. Little noticable hop taste. Less fizzy than anticipated in the mouth.

A very drinkable hefe - drinking mine a little out of season (not necessarily the ideal winter beer - can imagine having this after mowing the lawn.

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

330ml bottle poured into my 0.5L wheat beer glass...

A - Cloudy orange body with a nice rich frothy head. Good head retention and some lacing.

S - White bread, a touch of yeast, clove, and cinnamon. Some citrus-like fruitiness.

T - Wheaty and moderately sweet, with a typical hefeweizen banana-esque feel to it. A very mild spiciness, followed by light citrusty notes. The finish is very bready, but the breadiness does not linger on for too long. Very refreshing.

M - Light-to-medium body to it. Mildly carbonated and very smooth.

D - Very high. This was my first ever favourite beer, and it still remains one of my top hefeweizen picks. World-class!

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

a - Big soapy head fades pretty quickly to a faint ring along the edge, burnt orange and hazy.

s - Banana, biscuits.

t - Banana and clove the whole way. Drys up a little towards the end. Flavor lingers briefly.

m/d - Fairly smooth, a little chewy. Very tasty, real clean. Recommended

Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 16.9oz brown Euro-type bottle

Appearance: Hazy dark golden orange beer with a nice lasting off-white cap

Smell: The typical banana and cloves are present...there's a little spice as well, almost a peppery note, quite pleasant

Taste: Kind of a letdown...phenols and esters are somewhat understated from what I got from the aroma...there's a strong wheatiness present (as should be expected) but this is just somewhat lackluster compared to some of the better examples of this style

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, finishes crisp and clean

Drinkability: Medium...it's ok, but I don't crave another

Conclusion: Not bad, but if I want a good German Hefeweizen, this won't be at the top of my list...

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

Had on tap at Fat Heads Pittsburgh

A: A hazy, golden/orange color. Plenty of carbonation with a 2 finger foam head. More than ample lacing down the side.

S: A good amount of wheat, with some hints of citrus, banana and some spice.

T: An extremely well put together beer. A balanced amount of wheat, bananas, orange and just a enough spice.

M: A light bodied Hefe, very crisp and clean.

D: I don't really drink many Wheats or Hefe's in the winter, but was glad I tried this. A perfect summertime beer to have all afternoon long.

Photo of LadyGisellys
3.46/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy caramel color, about an inch and a half of white head at first and then down to a thin layer after a few minutes. Lacing throughout.

S: Fruity and wheaty. The fruit notes are appley and citrusy.

T: Begins with a fruity taste that is quickly overrun by wheaty goodness. A nice balance is had.

M: Relatively full and smooth. A touch too carbonated for the first few sips.

D: Quite drinkable/enjoyable. I would order another.

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Big, thick, tan head reminds me of the surface of the moon. Leaves lots of clumpy lacing behind. Hazy, translucent, gold/brown body.

S- Wet wheat along with a sweet, citrus hop and a funky yeasty(I made sure to pour all of the cloud in) flavor sort of like clove

T- Taste is savory sweet. A subtle bitter characteristic carries through the entire experience. Reminds me of lemon/wheat bread

M- Very exciting in the mouth with plenty of carbonation provided by yeast.

D- All the wild characteristics of this beer come together surprisingly well to make for easy drinking

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

Color is a pale light copper. Rapid carbonation. Slightly off color head, thick at first and lingers with numerous craters forming. Lacing so thick I thought I was drinking whipped cream. Sharp banana, citrus and clove smell, not overpowering though.

A delicate, smooth taste. A touch of wheat and a bit of citrus but not as strong as other beers I have had in this class. Smooth finish, no aftertaste. immediately want to take another sip.

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

Pours a hazy mellow light orangish yellow, huge head, huge carbonation, exellent lacing. Aroma of raw wheat, malted wheat and a light dose of banana and clove esters. Flavor of malted wheat, and a fair dose of hefe yeast flavor, esters and very well balanced and the beer finished crisp and clean.

Photo of mattffrost
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into glass.

Appearance Beer is a cloudy light amber color. Head is offwhite and lingers quite awhile

Smell Wheat, banana, citrus, cloves

Taste A nice mild bread taste with wheat. No bitter finish at all. A bit of watery taste as well. I like the beer its light and a bit fruity.

Mouthfeel Not much carbonation a nice sweet mild feel.

Drinkability Very nice mild could drink many of these.

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

Poured from the 500ml bottle into a weizen glass.

A: Straw, light golden and hazy. Pretty hefty carbonation pours into giant, frothy, white head. Slowly settles forming littles mountains and craters as it does. Eventually leaves a little layer of bubbly foam on the surface of your brew to keep it nice and cozy. Rather persistent carbonation continues to rise. Nice spotty lacing clings desperately to sides of the glass as you drink, slowly retreating back into the body of the brew.

S: Wheat, yeast, lemon, and a little spice (oregano, cloves, basil. . . that sort of thing), even a slight fresh-baked bread sort of thing working.

T: Wheat and citrus, touch of spice.

M: Light, refreshing, but kind of coats the palette. Wheat is subdued but significant. The citrus and spice follow up. The citrus sticks with you for a bit.

D: Great drinkability. Flavor and feel are just about right.

Great atmosphere. Nose has a certain pleasing harmonious complexity. Flavor is simple, but full and well balanced. Light but satisfying feel. All this adds up to . . . 12+17(3/4*26), let's see, carry the 9 . . . a great quaff.

Photo of CMW
4.92/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

When I first poured this brew into my weizen glass a large fluffy white head began to form and quickly rose to the top of the glass. This inch and a half head quickly dissipated though and left a nice lacing around the side of the glass. The color is a hazy yellowish-orange and you can tell there is a good amount of carbonation here.

The nose is exactly what I would expect from a quality unfiltered wheat beer. I definitely detect citrus and banana, as well as a hint of spice. You can also catch some hops in there as well. Overall, a very sweet smell

Typically a summer beer, I have no problem drinking this in December. The first flavor I taste is citrus and banana. Then the wheat makes its appearance along with some spice and in the finish I catch a bit of the hops and some bitterness. This is a lighter-bodied beer than many other hefeweizens, but it just adds to the drinkability.

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

Cloudy, golden wheat color. Looks smooth and fantastic

Amazing khaki colored head retention - a full finger of head all the way to the end. Lacing all over a .5 L Weihenstephaner glass.

Crisp sweetness - a perfect balance of wheat malty flavor ad hops. A strawberry/banana flavored aftertaste.

Great beer, I'll definitely revisit this one, or six

Photo of Schwab
4.92/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pretty much the classic Hefeweizen besides Weihenstephan and Franziskaner. Poured it into a hefeweizen glass and ended up with a great head! Very smooth beer, slight fruity and banana flavors, etc. There is not really much to add to this beer. A classic!

Photo of scruffwhor
3.57/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very hearty pour into my Hacker-Pschorr weisse glass yields a cloudy, yet bright orange and sunshine hue. Three finer head after my perect and hearty hefe pour, recedes to a film of foam. Hardly any bubblig for a weiss beer. Grassy and dry bananas and cloves in the somewhat talcy nose. Somewhat citrusy hops add a cross-point of flavor to the talcum powder dry cloves and bananas. One of the drier hefeweizen beers I've ever had.

Photo of skrib09
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured out to a typical hefe weizen color and clarity, or rather, lack of clarity.

smells fruity and clean. hints of lemons, oranges maybe... slight banana sweetness on the nose.

taste those fruits. bananas, citrus sweet, creamy wheatness.

good mouthfeel. slightly crisp with a refreshing body.

good drinkability.

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

Finally got some more use out of my Weizen glasses.

This beauty poured a opaque orange yellow, with a nice head and lacing, typical of the style.

The aroma was wonderful. Full of banana and cloves with spices and a dash of citrus notes made this one hard to get away from my nose.

This beer really hits those banana and clove flavors very well. Finishes with a lemon and citrus twang that begs for more. One the best Hefeweizen's I've had to date!

The feel of this beer is good as well with a some medium body.

This has high drinkability written all over it. The only thing that gets to me about this beer is that it is filling. Despite this, it is still a superb beer.

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

Nice! Poured a cloudy, rich otangish yellow color with a nice white head. Nose is full of of wheat, citrus and banana. Very good and tasty indeed. Nice finish on the end, little tart but sweet to. Mouthfeel is medium and good, not to heavy or light. Very tasty and better than I imgagined.

Photo of coalcracker
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours mildly cloudy with decent head retention. Not a ton of cling.
Smell: Wheaty aroma with a little fruit in the background. Also possesses a mild 'dusty' odor.
Taste: Wheat very apparent, spicy clove, and even banana pull through at the middle of the tasting. Finishes a little sweeter that other hefeweizens I have sampled.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very smooth.
Drinkability: Quite drinkable- a great summer drink, though I'm tasting this in the heart of winter!

No lemons needed for this beer. The taste profile of this hefeweizen should suffice for those looking for a tasty hefeweizen.

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